Materials Engineering

The BEng (Hons) Materials Engineering programme has been developed in partnership with industry leaders, thus creating an industry relevant degree education that will continue to be developed and partnered through close industry consultation, ensuring that the programme remains industry specific and of high quality. The programme explores the complex world of materials engineering from a holistic perspective, creating effective Materials Scientists and Engineers for the future.

Your skills will be developed in multi-disciplinary engineering approaches and technical competences covering, engineering science, materials manufacturing and testing processes, leadership, management and chemistry. You will also develop an appreciation of the through life complexities of the business including safety and how to support environmental and future operational changes to benefit the industry.


Mat Modules

Entry Requirements

The normal entry criteria at level 4 of this degree is five GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above, (or equivalent Level 2 qualifications), including English, Mathematics and a Science subject PLUS a minimum of 48 UCAS points (excluding functional skills) from one of the following:

  • Two A Levels (or equivalent), to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or a science based subject.
  • A National Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a science or technology based subject, including merits in mathematics.

For direct entry to level 5 of this programme applicants will have achieved a Higher National Qualification (HNC or HND) in an appropriate engineering discipline, having achieved a final classification as a merit or above.

If English is not the candidates first language, an IELTS score of at least 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills is also required.

Note: Mature candidates and applicants who have alternative equivalent qualifications or can demonstrate relevant industrial experience will be interviewed on an individual basis to determine suitability for the programme.

Applicants must also be employed within an appropriate setting/sector. Your employer will be able to offset the tuition fees associated with this programme against the Apprenticeship Levy; they should seek financial guidance on this through professional services.

Equipment Requirements

You will be required to provide your own stationary and scientific or graphical calculator. You will also require regular access to a PC with internet access to complete independent study via Canvas and Teams.

Learning Resources are provided on-site and free for students to use Monday to Saturday at both our Bispham Campus and University Centre.

Other equipment during your course may include personal protective equipment for workshops, such as boots, gloves and overalls. Guidance as to what specific equipment is required will be provided in advance of your workshop.

It is recommended that students join a Professional Engineering Institution as a student member, with a small associated cost.


This degree has been written with the intention to be accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)  and to meet the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). 

Accreditation will be sought for this programme at the earliest opportunity, and will be backdated to retrospectively apply from the start of this programme. Other degrees from the same provider have already been accredited, therefore there is confidence that this programme will meet the same standards.

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