Materials Science

Materials technology begins with the production of goods from raw materials which are used in engineering, to the processing of those materials into ways that can be used for specific functions.

Materials is the umbrella term for useful products like metals, plastics and ceramics, which typically have completely different properties, meaning knowing how to make and use them requires a range of skills.

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Universities Offering Degrees within

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Materials Science

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Exeter
UK
Streatham and St Luke’s Campuses – Suburban Campus Penryn Campus – Rural Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have single subject and combined subjects for most of our programmes, but we do also off more interdisciplinary options such as Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Flexible Combined Honours.
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Georgia Tech’s main campus spans 400 wooded acres in the heart of Atlanta.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Technologically based education combined with experiential learning.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Hong Kong
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated and Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution
Johns Hopkins University
USA
City Island Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted) - We are looking for students who have taken a challenging course of study and who have succeeded.
Hopkins is a research university with a liberal arts curriculum.
University of Leeds
UK
Campus university in the heart of a city
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We offer a wide variety of single honours and interdisciplinary programmes
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BEng
Circular Engineering
BSc/MChem
Materials Chemistry
BSc/BEng
Metallurgy
BSc/BEng
Materials Technology
BSc
Business Engineering
BEng
Industrial Engineering
BSc
Materials Science
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
ICT
Note Taking
Practical (working with your hands)
Analytical
Mathematical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Design Mindset
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