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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.4k / 2015 cohort
  • Foreign: $ 32.9k / 2015 cohort
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 756pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    The undergraduate degree courses in Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial contain a strong core of applied Physics and Chemistry. Teaching focuses on applied science, with a grounding in theory and a great emphasis on practical work. You’ll be expected to take part in challenging experiments with advanced equipment. The degree deals with the fundamentals of matter, both its structure and its properties. You’ll learn how to manipulate existing materials and how to develop new and improved ones. You will also study engineering and business skills to help you take the first steps into industry.
    With our MEng you’ll benefit from an integrated Master’s programme in Engineering with a longer and enhanced term of study than on a BEng. You’ll develop your skills and work on broader and more involved individual and group projects. The MEng can lead to Chartered Engineer status, and a qualification that will help you stand out in the job market. As an MEng student you will have to do a work placement over the summer period, lasting from 12 to 16 weeks. As we have strong links with organisations in Europe, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and East Asia you can even choose to go abroad.

    The programme aims/objectives are to: provide a course that ranks as the top course in the UK and
    one of the best World-wide. This is done through an integrated programme of study wherein the
    specific engineering disciplines are learnt from the first week of the first year; we strongly believe
    that this is the most appropriate approach to achieve our aim and as such we have no general
    engineering foundation.
    We also aim to graduate students of the highest quality, who will not only demonstrate technical
    and professional leadership in their fields, but who are adaptable and therefore well-suited to
    careers in both the industrial and service sectors. Our students must demonstrate both knowledge
    and skills and apply them to problems relevant to modern engineering practice in both general
    terms and in discipline specific terms.
    Specifically, the programme aims are:
     To provide students with a solid technical basis in all key areas of the modern discipline
    specific engineering profession through delivery of a coherent, coordinated and balanced
    degree course, integrating core engineering science and practical application.
     To enable students to acquire a mature appreciation of the context in which engineering
    projects are developed.
     To develop in our students excellence in oral, written and graphical communication.
     To invest graduates with a fitness to enter professional practice and the capacity to have a
    beneficial impact upon it, whether in the industrial or service sectors generally or in the
    specific engineering discipline in particular.
     To develop an understanding of the physical world and the use of mathematics to represent
    it.
     To develop the ability to make rational decisions.
     To develop clarity and style in professional communication.
     To develop skills of management, planning, organisation and teamwork.
     To appreciate the conceptual and creative aspects of design; to develop the ability to
    incorporate concepts into the design of new products or processes.
     To develop an awareness of the place of an individual in business, society and the
    environment.
     To develop a commitment to the public interest.
     To inculcate an understanding of professional behaviour.
     To develop the intellectual capacity and breadth of vision to remain a learner for life.

    Year 1
    Term One:
    MSE 101 Mathematics and Computing
    MSE 102 Materials Chemistry
    MSE 104 Structures and Properties of Materials
    MSE 105 Materials Physics
    Term Two:
    MSE 101 Mathematics and Computing
    MSE 102 Materials Chemistry
    MSE 103 Mechanical Behaviour
    MSE 104 Structures and Properties of Materials
    MSE 105 Materials Physics
    MSE 106 Materials Engineering (computer aided design)
    Examination: Progress Examination on all subjects taught in term one
    Term Three:
    MSE 102 Materials Chemistry
    MSE 105 Materials Physics
    MSE 106 Materials Engineering (Technical Drawing)
    Examinations:
    MSE 101 Mathematics and Computing
    MSE 102 Materials Chemistry
    MSE 104 Structures and Properties of Materials
    MSE 105 Materials Physics

    Year 2
    Term One:
    MSE 201 Mathematics and Computing
    MSE 202 Materials Chemistry
    MSE 203 Mechanical Behaviour
    MSE 204 Microstructure
    MSE 205 Electronic Properties of Materials
    MSE 206 Materials Engineering (Materials Characterisation)
    Term Two:
    MSE 201 Mathematics and Computing
    MSE 202 Materials Chemistry
    MSE 203 Mechanical Behaviour
    MSE 204 Microstructure
    MSE 205 Electronic Properties of Materials
    MSE 206 Materials Engineering (Process Principles)
    MSE 206 Materials Engineering (Business for Professional Engineers and Scientists: Project
    Management)
    Examination: Progress Examination for mathematics
    Term Three:
    MSE 202 Materials Chemistry
    Examinations:
    MSE 201 Mathematics and Computing
    MSE 202 Materials Chemistry
    MSE 203 Mechanical Behaviour
    MSE 204 Microstructure
    MSE 205 Electronic Properties of Materials
    MSE 206 Materials Engineering (Business for Professional Engineers and Scientists)

    Year 3
    Term One:
    MSE 301 Integrated Materials Engineering Portfolio (Core)
    MSE 302 Materials Characterisation (Core)
    MSE 309 Polymers and Composites (Core)
    AE 101 Introduction to Aerodynamics (Core)
    AE 110 Introduction to Structural Analysis (Core)
    MSE 308 Ceramics and Glasses (Option)
    MSE 312 Nanomaterials 1 (Option)
    MSE 315 Biomaterials (Option)
    MSE 316 Humanities (Option)
    BS 0806 Entrepreneurship (Option)
    BS 0815 Managerial Economics (Option)
    BS 0820 Innovation Management (Option)
    ME3-HNUCN Introduction to Nuclear Energy (Option)
    Term Two:
    MSE 301 Integrated Materials Engineering Portfolio (Core)
    MSE 307 Engineering Alloys (Core)
    MSE 305 Metals Processing (Option)
    MSE 310 Electronic Structures and Opto-Electronic Properties (Option)
    MSE 316 Humanities (Option)
    MSE 317 Modelling (Option)
    BS 0808 Finance and Financial Management (Option)
    BS 0821 Project Management (Option)
    Examinations:
    BS 0806 Entrepreneurship (Option)
    BS 0815 Managerial Economics (Option)
    BS 0820 Innovation Management (Option)
    Term Three:
    Examinations:
    NOTE: * indicates modifications for current 3rd year and subsequent years
    MSE 401 Comprehensive exam (Core)*
    MSE 302 Materials Characterisation (Core)
    MSE 307 Engineering Alloys (Core)
    MSE 309 Polymers and Composites (Core)
    AE 101 Introduction to Aerodynamics (Core)
    AE 110 Introduction to Structural Analysis (Core)
    MSE 305 Metals Processing (Option)
    MSE 308 Ceramics and Glasses (Option)
    MSE 310 Electronic Structures and Opto-Electronic Properties (Option)
    MSE 312 Nanomaterials 1 (Option)
    MSE 315 Biomaterials (Option)
    ME3-HNUCN Introduction to Nuclear Energy (Option)
    BS 0808 Finance and Financial Management (Option)
    BS 0821 Project Management (Option)

    Year 4
    Term One:
    Industrial Placement (Core)
    Individual Research Project (Core)
    MSE 413 Advanced Structural Ceramics (Core)
    AE3/406 Airframe Design (Core)
    MSE 410 Advanced This Films for Manufacturing (Option)
    MSE 412 Nanomaterials 2 (Option)
    MSE 414 Nuclear Materials 1 (Reactor Systems) (Option)
    MSE 416 Humanities (Option)
    MSE 417 Advanced Biomaterials (Option)
    MSE 418 Advanced Tissue Engineering (Option)
    BS 0806 Entrepreneurship (Option)
    BS 0815 Managerial Economics (Option)
    BS 0820 Innovation Management (Option)
    AE4-401 Applications of Fluid Dynamics (Option)
    BE3-HHCARD Computer Assistive and Rehabilitive Devices (Option)
    BE3-MBMX Biomechanics (Option)
    CHE-429 Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics (Option)
    EE4.29 Optimisation (Option)
    EE4.47 Modelling and Control of Multi-Body Mechanics (Option)
    ME3-hDNVC Design-led Innovation and New Venture Creation (Option)
    Term Two:
    Individual Research Project (Core)
    MSE 406 BPES: Strategy Management (Core)
    MSE 409 High Performance Alloys (Option)
    MSE 411 Electroceramics (Option)
    MSE 416 Humanities (Option)
    MSE 419 Nuclear Materials 2 (Decommissioning, Waste Management and Disposal (Option)
    BS 0808 Finance and Financial Management (Option)
    BS 0821 Project Management (Option)
    BE9-MBMI Brain Machine Interfaces (Option)
    BE9-MHNCL Human Neuromechanical Control and Learning (Option)
    CHE-430 Nuclear Chemical Engineering (Option)
    CHE-431 Transport Processes for Biological Systems (Option)
    CO341 Introduction to Bioinformatics (Option)
    CO422 Computational Finance (Option)11
    CO484 Quantum Computing (Option)
    EE4.50 Sustainable Electrical Systems (Option)
    ESE-UG4.33 Environmental Impact Assessment (Option)
    ME4-mNURP Nuclear Reactor Physics (Option)
    Examinations:
    MSE 416 Humanities (Option)
    BS 0806 Entrepreneurship (Option)
    BS 0815 Managerial Economics (Option)
    BS 0820 Innovation Management (Option)
    Term Three:
    Examinations:
    NOTE: * indicates modifications for current 3rd year and subsequent years
    MSE 401 Comprehensive exam (Core) [moved to year 3]*
    MSE 413 Advanced Structural Ceramics (Core)
    MSE 409 High Performance Alloys (Option)
    MSE 410 Advanced This Films for Manufacturing (Option)
    MSE 411 Electroceramics (Option)
    MSE 412 Nanomaterials 2 (Option)
    MSE 414 Nuclear Materials 1 (Reactor Systems) (Option)
    MSE 415 Surfaces and Interfaces (Option)
    MSE 416 Humanities (Option)
    MSE 417 Advanced Biomaterials (Option)
    MSE 418 Advanced Tissue Engineering (Option)
    MSE 419 Nuclear Materials 2 (Decommissioning, Waste Management and Disposal (Option)
    MSE 416 Humanities (Option)
    BS 0806 Entrepreneurship (Option)
    BS 0815 Managerial Economics (Option)
    BS 0820 Innovation Management (Option)
    AE4-401 Applications of Fluid Dynamics (Option)
    BE3-HHCARD Computer Assistive and Rehabilitive Devices (Option)
    BE3-MBMX Biomechanics (Option)
    BE9-MBMI Brain Machine Interfaces (Option)
    BE9-MHNCL Human Neuromechanical Control and Learning (Option)
    CHE-429 Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics (Option)
    CHE-430 Nuclear Chemical Engineering (Option)
    CHE-431 Transport Processes for Biological Systems (Option)
    CO341 Introduction to Bioinformatics (Option)
    CO422 Computational Finance (Option)
    CO484 Quantum Computing (Option)
    EE4.29 Optimisation (Option)
    EE4.47 Modelling and Control of Multi-Body Mechanics (Option)
    EE4.50 Sustainable Electrical Systems (Option)
    ESE-UG4.33 Environmental Impact Assessment (Option)
    ME4-mNURP Nuclear Reactor Physics (Option)

     

     

     

     


    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.


    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.

    Ceres scholarship

    Value - £5,000 /year
    Available - 1

    Minimum academic grades of A*, A*, A (two of these A-levels must be in Maths and Physics), IB 40 with 7 in Maths at Higher Level and 7 in Physics Higher Level or international equivalent, and who excel at their interview. You will also need demonstrate an interest in the areas of Energy.

    To continue with the scholarship into years 3 and 4 you will need a 1st average in each of the previous two years, and to choose energy related modules. The scholar will also be considered for summer placements at Ceres Power. 
    You do not need to apply for this scholarship. You will be selected from your UCAS application form and after your admissions interview. 

    Applicants to the Ceres scholarship will be selected through a second interview with one of our Admissions tutors.

    Departmental scholarships
    Value - £1,000 /year
    Available - 4
    Minimum academic grades of A*, A*, A (two of these A-levels must be in Maths and Physics), IB 40 with 7 in Maths at Higher Level and 7 in Physics Higher Level or international equivalent, and who excel at their interview.

    To continue with the scholarship into years 3 and 4 you will need a 1st average in each of the previous two years
    You do not need to apply for this scholarship. You will be selected from your UCAS application form and after your admissions interview.

    Third Year Work Placement

    An important part of the MEng Course is the work placement, which may be either in the UK or abroad. The placement will give you a greater understanding of the relevance of your academic studies and experience of a working environment. Placement projects vary greatly;  you may become involved in the day-to-day running of a production facility, or work in the marketing division of a firm or even a museum. 

    MEng work placements last approximately 12-16 weeks from late May or early June until the end of September. At the end of the placement you are required to write a marked report on your project
     

    Fourth Year Research Project

    The Research Project is probably the most important and enjoyable single piece of work that you will do in the course. You will have been allocated a project at the end of Year 3.
    Each project will have one supervisor (occasionally, projects may also have a second supervisor) and one assessor.

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