Materials Engineers are at the forefront of discovering and developing the best material solutions for products. You will learn to design and understand the optimised material requirements for new products along with developing new materials, to meet the demands of modern technology.
Our graduates from this Materials Science degree find a wide range of employment opportunities focused around metallurgical industries, such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical and sustainable development fields.
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Why choose this course
- Programme shaped in partnership with Industry and in the process of being integrated onto the degree apprenticeship framework commissioned by the Welsh Government. Funding should become available for employed prospective students.
- Lectures are delivered every Friday afternoon, 1 pm -7 pm, to fit with Industry working week.
- Extended academic year to complete the BEng part-time in just 3 years if coming with an HNC, 4 years if starting at Level 4.
- The Engineering Department has over 19 years of experience in delivering successful part-time Programmes.
- Study on our state-of-the-art £300m Swansea Waterfront campus (SA1).
What you will learn
The programme is designed to fit with one working week, so classes are scheduled on Friday afternoons in the new SA1 Waterfront Development from 1pm to 7pm. Being over an extended academic year, studying 42 weeks of the year, means that students are making the most of their time at work and University.
Our industry-focused curriculum aspires to produce engineering industry leaders of tomorrow.
- Engineering Science 1 | 20 credits
- Physical Science for Materials | 20 credits
- Mathematics | 20 credits
- Engineering Design | 20 credits
- Materials & Introduction to Manufacturing Technology | 20 credits
- Engineering Applications & Study Skills I | 20 credits
- Group Project | 20 credits
- Management Innovation & Sustainability | 20 credits
- Manufacturing and Quality Systems | 20 credits
- Manufacturing with Materials | 20 credits
- Materials in Service | 20 credits
- Structure & Properties of Materials | 20 credits
- Major Project | 40 credits
- Lean 6 Sigma Manufacturing Strategies | 20 credits
- Metallurgy of Non Ferrous Alloys | 20 credits
- Welding Engineering | 20 credits
- Metallurgy of Steel | 20 credits
Students are taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical sessions. Assessment of progress is made through assignments, exams and individual projects.
One of the main parts of the final year will be the final year project. This is a work-based project that will allow students to use the knowledge built up through the course to solve a genuine workplace-engineering problem.
Dr Arnaud Marotin (Programme Director)
A-level Mathematics and suitable science subject, BTEC National Diploma in Engineering or an engineering foundation year are the traditional requirements. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experiences. Students holding a HNC, HND or equivalent are granted direct entry to level 5. Each application and professional work experience is considered on an individual basis. We will also want to see that you are enthusiastic and motivated to take this course and that you have the potential to benefit from part-time study, which can support your career development.
The School of Engineering has provided very successful part-time BEng programmes for almost 19 years. The portfolio currently consists of three programmes – BEng Manufacturing Systems Engineering, BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and BEng Materials Science.
One of the most notable effects on the employability of students on the school’s part-time BEng programmes is the marked career enhancement that has resulted. A high proportion of the students have been promoted at least once during their time on the programmes and often again on graduation.
No additional cost
- BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
- BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- HNC Advanced Manufacturing Operations
Jaimie Waters, BEng Materials Science, Tata Steel
“After working in the steel industry for 22 years, this course has allowed me to understand the theory behind steel making. It has also opened up new opportunities for progression for me having gained promotion since starting the course. Being a mature student and having spent a long time out of education the university and the lecturers have made the transition back into education a smooth one and have helped me greatly along the way to achieving a degree.”