Materials Science and Engineering (Industry) (BEng (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BEng (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 18450 per year

All study options

About Materials Science and Engineering (Industry) at Swansea University

Materials Engineering at Swansea University

Key features

  • 6th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2017)
  • 1st in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Times University Guide 2017)
  • 91% of graduates in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE)
  • Year in Industry + Year Abroad Schemes
  • Materials Scholarships available
  • Outstanding facilities on brand new beachside £450million Bay Campus

Course description

The objectives of the Materials Science and Engineering programme are:

  • To introduce concepts of design, selection and processing of materials for a range of applications in engineering and other disciplines.
  • To provide students with a solid background in Materials' Science, focusing on the link between structure and physical and functional properties of materials.
  • To provide students with the practical, experimental and technical writing skills demanded by our industrial partners and collaborators
  • To build a critical awareness of the effects of processing conditions on the structure and physical properties of a material 


You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.


Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEng (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 18450 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BEng (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £9,000 £18,450

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the BEng Materials Science and Engineering (with a Year in Industry) degree are:

AAB-BBB at A level

Recommended subjects include:
Further Mathematics
Design Technology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 32 to include 5 at HL or 6 at SL Mathematics and 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language. .

Students studying for BTEC qualifications in relevant subjects require D*D*D* - D*D*D to include B at A Level Mathematics. If they are not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in 'Mathematics for Technicians' and D in 'Further Mathematics for Technicians' modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Swansea University to prepare for your chosen course:

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