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A degree in Materials Science and Engineering can lead to a wide variety of career options. You could look forward to a career in research, innovation or technical management. Like many of our graduates, you could expect to rise rapidly to a senior executive position.
First and Second year
In the first two years of any degree with us you will cover all the fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering through a series of core modules. These core modules are essential in giving you a broad understanding of Materials Science and Engineering (about both the physical and application aspects). They will open as many opportunities as possible for you to choose from a range options in the third and fourth years of your degree. These modules also include business elements.
Materials Chemistry and Biology
Mathematics and Computing
Microstructure and Properties of Materials
Core and optional modules
Materials Engineering Portfolio, including Engineer in industry, Design Study and Literature Review, Business Plan, IP and QA Essay
Ceramic and Glasses
Electronic Structure and Optoelectronic Behaviour
Polymers and Composites
A course offered by the Centre for Co-Curricular Studies or Imperial College Business School
Minimum A-level grades
• A in Mathematics
• A in Physics
• A in a third A-level (Chemistry and Biology are the most common)
Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA including Maths and Physics
IB: 38 overall with 6 in Maths and Physics at Higher level
Advanced Placements (AP):
• 5 in Calculus BC
• 5 in Physics B or C
• 5 in Chemistry
We also require an English qualification, for example at least a B grade at GCSE, 6.5 at IELTS, or 5 out of 7 at subsidiary level IB.