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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MEng, BEng Materials Science and Engineering

Programme code:MEBE-MS&EUCAS code:
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor AM Mullis Contact address:a.m.mullis@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

A Level: AAA (to include Maths and one of either Chemistry or Physics), IB: 35 points overall (18 at higher level), IELTS: 6.0 overall.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Engineering (Materials)

Programme specification:

The programme will: deliver a unique, multidisciplinary perspective on the teaching of Materials Science and Engineering. Materials Science is acknowledged as a naturally multi-disciplinary subject, with a number of Materials Science and Engineering courses stressing the links across materials, chemistry and physics. The Leeds programme is however unique in being the only example from a research intensive university that is actually co-taught with the Schools of Chemistry and Physics across all levels of the programme. The programme is built around the University’s £100M Bragg Centre for Materials Research, where a unique and diverse range of world-class, cutting edge materials research, spanning the traditional disciplines of Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, have been brought together to tackle real world challenges.

The programme is designed to equip graduates with fundamental understanding and a range of advanced skills in materials science and engineering, thereby enabling excellent career prospects in the materials or metallurgical production industries, as well as those many industries where correct selection, specification and processing of materials is a key to their success. Students will have the opportunity to spend a year in industry as a formal part of their course, with such placements normally occurring between years 3 and 4 of the MEng degree programme. The programme will seek accreditation by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, enabling professional membership and chartered engineer status.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE1000Technical Skills and Applications20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE1040Mathematical Techniques 110 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE1720Materials Science and Engineering20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM1101Chemistry 1: Bonding and Behaviour20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM1202Chemistry 2A: Energy and Structure15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM1465Practical Materials Science 110 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS1280Vibrations and Thermal Physics (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

CAPE1060Fundamentals of Process Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE1070Foundation Engineering Physics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE1700Topics in Nanotechnology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1046Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
IDEA1100Science & Society: An Ethical View10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1170Introduction to Management10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

- CAPE1060 is compulsory for candidates without A-level chemistry or equivalent
- CAPE1070 is compulsory for candidates without A-level physics or equivalent.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE2000Mathematical Techniques 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE2020Safety, Health and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE2710Materials Synthesis and Characterisation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM2231Quantum Mechanics and Bonding10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2291Analytical and Applied Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2XXX   
PHYS2300Physics 3- Fields and Energy25 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE300X   PFP
CAPE3700Structural Materials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE3711Functional and Nano-Materials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM3211Properties and Applications of Materials10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30/35 credits from the following optional modules:

Route 1 (Hard Materials)

PHYS3394Quantum Matter15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3422Magnetism in Condensed Matter15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Route 2 (Soft Matter)

CHEM3212Big Data, Big Science10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3522Bionanophysics 115 creditsNot running in 202122


Year4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE500XM   PFP
CAPE5730MMaterials Selection and Failure Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS5016MSoft Matter Physics: Liquid Crystals15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

Route 1 (Hard Materials)

CAPE5710MMaterials Modelling15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5725MMaterials for Photonic Applications15 creditsNot running in 202122
PHYS5900MNanomagnetism15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students will take CAPE5710M AND either CAPE5725M OR PHYS5900M

Route 2 (Soft Materials)

CAPE5701MBiomaterials and Applications15 creditsNot running in 202122
CHEM560XM   
PHYS5342MSoft Matter Physics: Polymers, Colloids and Glasses15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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