Welcome to the Department of Materials
Graduates that are in demand
Materials is probably “Engineering’s best kept secret”
Only small numbers of Materials Engineers graduate each year in the UK, making good materials graduates highly sought after
Richard Simkins working at Rolls-Royce in Derby
Put your learning into practice with leading companies
All our undergraduate courses have a one year industrial placement option
Pawel Malon working in the materials engineering section at Jaguar Land Rover
Making investments to give our students the best learning experience
New teaching laboratory and computer suite facilities opened in August 2010
First year materials students conducting mechanical testing experiments in the new teaching laboratory
What is materials?
As a subject
Many people simply haven't come across materials and don't realise how important it is to society and what a great career choice it makes
Operating a dual beam scanning electron microscope
Small is beautiful
With an annual intake of just 45 undergraduate students, 50 masters students and a community of 70 PhD students, we are a small friendly multinational department, where learning is fun and you get fantastic support
First or equal first for Materials in the National Student Survey five times in recent years
Research that makes a 'Material' difference
95% of our innovative research was of ‘an international standard’ in the latest Research Assessment Exercise
Ultra high temperature testing of ceramic heat shield materials @2700°C
World class characterisation facilities in the Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre
Oxide Platelet grown on the surface of a stress corrosion crack in a sample of martensitic stainless steel after 98,000 hours of service in a power plant
For nearly 50 years Materials Science and Engineering has been a core strength at Loughborough University, contributing to the advancement of the field through teaching, research and enterprise activities.
Working closely with industry we offer all our students a first class educational experience with excellent career prospects and we have been voted first overall for materials, in the National Student Survey, for five out of the last six years.
New discoveries and improvements to materials have led to major advances in all aspects of life and our research continues to push developments forward in many areas of strategic and global importance.
Materials is Engineering's best kept secret, a great mix of Science, Engineering and Design. Three different course choices for either an MEng or BEng
Two advanced MSc postgraduate courses open up a whole new world of career options for science and engineering graduates
Make a real difference and join a vibrant and active research community working with industry on projects of real world importance
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Fax: +44 (0)1509 223949
Department of Materials