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Materials Science and Engineering with Management

J52N BEng (Hons) 3 years

Overview

*Please note this programme is pending approval for 2018 entry

Overview

This programme is designed for strong students with ambitions to be the future leaders of major organisations such as financial institutions, technology companies, and multinational corporations. This is a joint programme, taught in collaboration with the School of Business and Management. The business modules are designed speci¿cally for this programme and you will be taught alongside other mathematicians, engineers and scientists. In this way you will combine excellent numerical, analytical and design skills, developed through an engineering degree, with strong business acumen and an in-depth understanding of the corporate environment.

You will have the option to extend your degree to a four-year sandwich programme, including a one year paid Professional Placement (in the third year).

Structure

In the first year you will take specialist engineering modules, while learning the fundamentals of finance and business management. In the second and third years you will choose modules from a wide range of Materials Science and Engineering subfields and expand your knowledge of business strategy, analytics and entrepreneurship (see Programme Structure below).  For further details for each module, projects and facilities please also visit the SEMS website

From 2017 we introduced the QMUL Model to all of our degrees. For further information on this initiative please contact the admissions team at sems-ugadmissions@qmul.ac.uk

Please note the modules are correct at the time of reading; however we constantly review and update our modules, meaning that they may be subject to change in the future.

Year 1

Semester A:

Materials Science Modules

MAT100 Materials Science 1: Properties of Matter

MAT4001 Molecules to Materials

MAT106 Student Centred Learning 1

Business Modules

BUS001 Fundamentals of Management

Semester B:

Materials Science Modules

MAT115 Mathematics for Materials Scientists

MAT206 Materials Science 2: Processing and Applications

MAT106 Student Centred Learning 2

Business Modules

BUS017 Economics for Business

From 2017 we are introducing the QMUL Model to all our degrees. For further information on this initiative please contact us at sems@qmul.ac.uk

Year 2

Semester A:

Materials Science Modules

MAT313 Polymers

MAT210 Surfaces and Interfaces in Materials

MAT5308 Student Centred Learning 2

Business Modules

BUS021 Financial Accounting

Semester B:

Materials Science Modules

One from:

MAT5309 Student Centred Learning 2.2

MAT102 Materials Selection and Mechanical Modelling

Business Modules

BUSXXX Project Management

BUSYYY Entrepreneurship

BUSZZZ Business Analytics

Year 3

Semester A:

Materials Science Modules

MAT500 Final Year Undergraduate Research Project

MAT602 Materials Selection in Design

MAT522 Ceramics

MAT507 Environmental Properties of Materials

Business Modules

BUS324 The Management of Human Resources

Semester B:

Materials Science Modules

MAT500 Final Year Undergraduate Research Project

Three from:

MAT321 Metals

MAT400 Structural Characterisation

MAT5030 Composites for Aerospace Applications

MAT601 Manufacturing Processes

Business Modules

BUS204 Strategy

Entry requirements

General Admission Entry Requirements can be found below.

2018 Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include at least two A-Level subjects of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. At least two subjects of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry are required at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics and Mathematics based discipline. Entry will normally be to the BEng or BSc. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 33 credits must be at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Before a decision is made, applicants will be invited to a Maths test at Queen Mary, normally in April. This Maths test will assess whether an applicants ability in Maths is at the required level. Applicants will be contacted shortly after the test with a decision on their application.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

2019 Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include at least two A-Level subjects of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. At least two subjects of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry are required at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics and Mathematics based discipline. Entry will normally be to the BEng or BSc. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 33 credits must be at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Before a decision is made, applicants will be invited to a Maths test at Queen Mary, normally in April. This Maths test will assess whether an applicants ability in Maths is at the required level. Applicants will be contacted shortly after the test with a decision on their application.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.
Advanced EntryPlaces are extremely competitive and we do not guarantee that you will be made an offer. You must typically have met the standard A-Level (or equivalent) requirements, in addition to achieving good grades throughout your current study of a closely related degree programme. Applications must be submitted via UCAS, and most programmes will only consider transfer applications if submitted before the first UCAS deadline of 15th January. Details of current modules and credits must be declared in your UCAS application and you must provide an academic reference from your current institution. Offers of study are typically made subject to suitable performance and modules throughout the first year of study, the conditions of which would be communicated in any offer. Please note, it is not possible to transfer to the final year of any programme.

General Admissions Entry Requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course, to the indicated levels for the area of study. See our guidance on English Language requirements for all degree programmes.

Vocational and Other Qualifications

The College accepts a wide range of qualifications such as Access and Foundation programmes, vocational awards, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers and other Baccalaureates. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application so that we can give individual advice.

Admission is based on academic merit and on the proven ability of the applicant to achieve success on their chosen programme of study. Every application to Queen Mary is considered on its individual merits with personal statement and reference taken into consideration.

Combined Qualifications

If you are taking a combination of qualifications at Level 3, we will consider your academic profile and may make offers on a case-by-case basis. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application so that we can give individual advice.

Advanced Entry

Subject to the policy of the programme, it may be possible for students to join undergraduate degree programmes at the beginning of the second year of a three or four year degree programme or, sometimes, the beginning of the third year of a four year programme. Please note, not all schools will consider advanced entry. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application for individual advice.

If you are applying for advanced entry on the basis of a post A-Level qualification, such as the BTEC HND, you should apply via UCAS in the usual way. If you wish to transfer your degree studies from another UK higher education institution, you will be considered on the basis of your original A-Level or equivalent qualifications, current syllabus, academic references and results.

We typically expect you to have achieved a 2.1 standard on your current programme and have already met the standard equivalent first year entry requirements. Applications must be submitted via UCAS.

Non-UK students

European and International Applicants

Our students come from over 162 countries and we accept a wide range of European and International Qualifications for entry, in addition to A-Levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please see our International Admissions webpages for further details of our academic requirements, and information regarding how we assess the equivalence of your qualification.

Applicants will typically be expected to be taking academic subjects relevant to the programme of study. You are advised to review the A-Level and IB requirements for an indication of these subjects. If you are at all unclear, the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) is happy to advise you further.

Further Information

For any other enquiries directly relating to our entry requirements, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5511
Email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk

See our information and guidance on how to apply.

Learning and teaching

As a student of both the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) and the School of Business and Management, you will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, problem-solving classes, laboratory practicals, problem-based learning and a variety of coursework.

Additionally, you will be expected to pursue independent study which will develop your ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area.

In the third year you will undertake an individual research project based around the current internationally-recognised research taking place in SEMS. This project will be based in the labs and gives you the opportunity to apply the theory you will have learnt in the first two years of study while taking advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities within SEMS.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full-time £9,250

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full-time £19,000

You can either take out a Tuition Fee Loan (see Funding section below) to pay your fees or, if you are paying them yourself, you can pay in instalments.

Tuition fees for a year abroad or placement year on a full time undergraduate course will be a proportion of the full fee for the year in which you commence your time abroad or placement.

For information on field trip and other course related costs which are not included in your tuition fee, please contact the relevant Department/School.

See more general information about fees.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7676
email: fees@qmul.ac.uk

Funding

Queen Mary has a substantial package of scholarships and bursaries which will benefit around 50 per cent of our undergraduate student body.

Scholarships and Bursaries available at Queen Mary for Home/EU Students

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available each year for home students. Visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information.

Visit our Advice and Counselling website for more information about financial support.

Scholarships available at Queen Mary for International Students

There are a number of Scholarships available each year for International Students including bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas.

Find out more about international scholarships.

Some International students may also be eligible for a fee reduction.

Loans and Grants available to help with tuition fees and living costs

Student Finance England administers all grant and loans for your studies if you normally live in England.

If you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland you have an equivalent Student Finance department for your region.

Through Student Finance England, you can apply for (figures relate to programmes starting from September 2016):

  • A Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,000 to pay all or part of your fees
  • A Maintenance Loan of up to £10,702 to help pay your living costs like rent, food and travel
  • Extra grants if you have a disability or you have children or an adult dependant
  • You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.

Visit Student Finance Information to find out more about:

  • How to apply for student finance
  • What eligibility rules apply, including if you already have a degree or previous higher education study
  • What the income thresholds are and how much you might personally get for each element of Student Finance
  • What to do if you have problems getting your Student Finance

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

  • Additional sources of funding
  • Planning your budget and cutting costs
  • Part-time and vacation work
  • Money for lone parents

For more information visit the Advice and Counselling service website, or call +44 (0)20 7882 8717.

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