BSc Materials Science and Engineering / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

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Career opportunities

Materials science and engineering graduates are highly sought after by a range of employers, so you will finish your degree with an excellent chance of gaining meaningful employment. Typically, our graduates progress to rewarding careers in research and development; management; and technical roles with both large materials manufacturing and end-users.

Just some of the companies our recent graduates have gone on to work for include Rolls Royce, Airbus, Jaguar, 3M, Alcoa, and Corus. Other graduates choose to apply their technical and analytical skills in fields such as patent law or accountancy, while your degree can also open up opportunities in careers as diverse as teaching, engineering, consultancy and technical development.

A materials science and engineering degree also provides an ideal springboard for higher level study (towards a PhD, for example), while the course - accredited by the Institute of Materials - can count as academic training towards Chartered Engineer status.

Accrediting organisations

Institute of Materials

Associated organisations

Institute of Materials