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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.1k / 2015 cohort
  • Foreign: $ 32.1k / 2015 cohort
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 947pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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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.

    Core modules:

    Materials Chemistry and Biology
    Materials Engineering
    Materials Physics
    Mathematics and Computing
    Mechanical Behaviour
    Microstructure and Properties of Materials
    Project Management

    Third year

    Core and optional modules

    Managing Innovation 

    Materials Characterisation

    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

      Engineering Alloys

      Nanomaterials I

      Polymers and Composites

      Metals Processing


      A course offered by the Centre for Co-Curricular Studies or Imperial College Business School

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    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.

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