Materials science

Have you ever wondered how a Formula One car can weigh so little, how the touchscreen on your mobile works, or what an artificial heart valve is made of?

The materials industry is one of the world's biggest industrial sectors

The School of Engineering and Materials Science attracts some of the brightest minds from across the country, and the world. Our academic staff have extensive contacts with major industrial companies in engineering and materials science, and many of our programmes have professional accreditation.

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I was impressed with the range of analytical equipment we used during first year and was made even happier when we were able to use the equipment for our coursework.
— Jack Devile, Materials Science and Engineering with Industrial Experience BEng (2020)

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School of Engineering and Materials Science

The School of Engineering and Materials Science attracts some of the brightest minds from across the country, and the world. The most recent national assessment of the quality of university research (REF 2014) placed us seventh for our general engineering research (Times Higher Education).

Our academic staff have extensive contacts with major industrial companies in engineering and materials science, and there is constant interaction between industry, research and our teaching.

Our students benefit from personal contact with approachable teaching staff in small-group settings, where discussion and feedback is actively encouraged.

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