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BEng Materials Science and Engineering
BEng Materials Science and Engineering

BEng Materials Science and Engineering

  • ID:ICLSKC440079
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£31,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£31,750.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requiment

English Requiment

IELTS 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements)

TOEFL 100 overall (minimum 22 in all elements)

PTE 69 overall (minimum 62 in all elements)





Course Information

Many of the technological advances that have transformed our lives are founded in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Modern life would be impossible without the thousands of manufactured items we use every day, from the clothes we wear, to our phones, cars, computers and the buildings we inhabit, as well as more advanced and life-changing technologies like biomedical devices or satellite communications.

The motivation to invent or improve materials comes from our need to solve real societal problems, in fields such as healthcare, energy, environmental sustainability and transport. New opportunities are growing in areas such as biomedical engineering, 3D printing, robotics and quantum computing.

Our courses engage you in both the scientific and engineering aspects of the discipline. You will learn about the processing, structure, properties and performance of materials and much more.

This course focuses on understanding the relationship between the fundamental structure and properties (mechanical, electrical, optical and magnetic) of matter. You will learn how to manipulate existing materials and how to develop new and improved ones, with access to cutting edge equipment and tools for advanced materials imaging and characterisation.

All of our undergraduate courses follow a core series of modules. These will provide you with a strong base of theoretical principles.

Experimental work is a core part of all our courses. This starts with a series of laboratory tutorials that introduce foundational ideas and key techniques in a practical setting.

The laboratory sessions associated with the modules will introduce you to the key practical skills. As the course progresses, you are given more opportunity to design your own experiments to test a hypothesis and investigate materials using electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.

Your third year includes modules from the Business School which is triple-accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.  These will focus on innovation management and entrepreneurship. You'll also have the chance to choose from a selection of optional materials modules.

 You will further broaden your educational experience by taking an I-Explore module.

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Year 1

  • Engineering Practice 1

  • Fundamentals of Processing

  • Mathematics and Computing 1

  • Performance of Structural Materials

  • Properties 1

  • Structure 1

Year 2

  • Engineering Practice 2

  • Materials Characterisation

  • Mathematics and Computing 2

  • Performance of Functional Materials

  • Properties 2

  • Structure 2

Year 3

  • Business for MSE

  • Materials Processing

  • Processing Laboratory

  • Research Techniques

  • Theory and Simulation of Materials

You will also undertake one I-Explore module.

Optional modules

You choose four modules from below.

  • Biomaterials

  • Ceramics and Glasses

  • Engineering Alloys

  • Mathematics and Quantum Mechanics

  • Nanomaterials

  • Optoelectonic Materials

  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Pre Courses

Pre-sessional programme

Our pre-sessional programme prepares international students joining Imperial College London to study STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) degrees.


To ensure the health of its students and staff, the College is operating remotely currently. So we have transformed our 6-week and 3-week face-to-face pre-sessional courses into courses that will be delivered and assessed remotely for summer 2020. Please note that the course dates have been brought forward to allow time for successful students to obtain a visa for entry to their main programme and/or to travel to the UK. 

Our online Pre-sessional English courses can help you learn the real academic language and skills that you need for successful study at Imperial. Our 6-week and 3-week pre-sessional courses are now available online for distance learning. Our online courses are specifically designed for students studying science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine (STEMM) at Imperial. They deliver the same academic content as our face-to-face courses and are full-time and intensive.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


A degree in Materials Science and Engineering can open the door to careers in a wide variety of sectors from chemicals manufacturing and pharmaceuticals to technical management and scientific research and development (R&D). There are lots of emerging sectors to think about too, such as nanotechnology, biomedical materials, high performance textiles and composites.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Power Electronics Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover

  • Management Consultant, Deloitte

  • Engineer, Rolls-Royce

  • Research Engineer, SIMTech

  • Materials Scientist, Morgan Advanced Materials

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance_fee:£300/year

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