Supporting informationfor applicants

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Please note: If you are applying under the China Partnership Agreement, please see the ATAS for China Partnership applicants information.

In common with other Governments around the world, the British Government is working hard to stop the spread of knowledge and skills that could be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery.  The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) is designed to ensure that people who are applying to study certain sensitive subjects in the UK do not have links to WMD programmes.

As a result, if you are a non-EU/EEA (including Switzerland) national planning to undertake postgraduate study in the UK in certain science, engineering or technology disciplines, then you will need to acquire an ATAS certificate before you can apply for a Visa, Entry Clearance (EC) or Extension of Stay (EoS).

Because the ATAS scheme is targeted only at a small range of sensitive subjects, it is more streamlined and much faster than similar schemes in other countries. The vast majority of ATAS applications will be processed by ATAS within 10 working days of receipt.

Once you have obtained your ATAS certificate you will be able to apply for your student Visa / EC / EoS. Possession of an ATAS certificate does not guarantee you a Visa / EC / EoS, but your application will automatically be refused if you need an ATAS certificate but cannot provide one. We therefore advise you to find out if you need an ATAS certificate before applying for a student Visa / EC / EoS.

For more information please visit the ATAS website

Who needs to apply for an ATAS certificate?

 

You do not need an ATAS certificate if:

  • You are a UK, EU or EEA (including Switzerland) national 
  • The undergraduate programme for which you are applying for is not listed below

You do need an ATAS certificate if:

  • You are currently in receipt of an offer to study one of the following undergraduate programmes at this University.

Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
H402 MEng Aeronautical Engineering
H403 MEng Aeronautical Engineering
H342 MEng Automotive Engineering
H343 MEng Automotive Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering
H802 MEng Chemical Engineering
H803 MEng Chemical Engineering

Department of Materials

J5BX MEng Biomaterials Engineering
J5BW MEng Biomaterials Engineering
J503 MEng Materials Science and Engineering
J502 MEng Materials Science and Engineering
J552 MEng Automotive Materials
J553 MEng Automotive Materials

Department of Physics
F304 MPhys Physics
F303 MPhys Physics
F313 MPhys Engineering Physics
F312 MPhys Engineering Physics
FG3D MPhys Physics and Maths
FG3C MPhys Physics and Maths

Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

H302 MEng Mechanical Engineering
H303 MEng Mechanical Engineering

  • and you require a student Visa, Entry Clearance or Extension of Stay to study in the UK

Note:

If you are already in the UK as a student (or in one of the limited number of other immigration categories which permit switching into the student route) and you would like to extend your stay in the UK as a student, then you will also need to obtain an ATAS certificate if you meet the criteria above. You must do this before applying for an extension of stay.

 

How to Apply

Before you submit an application you must be in receipt of the official Loughborough University offer letter as the information needed to apply is contained within your offer letter.

Once you have your offer letter you should go to the ATAS Website where you will be able to apply on line.  When applying you will need the following information, most of which will be contained within your offer letter or the information with it:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Application Number (UCAS Personal ID): This is as stated on your offer letter
  • Programme Title: This is as stated on your offer letter
  • JACS code: This is as stated on the information with your offer letter
  • Qualification: This should be MEng or MPhys (depending on your proposed programme of study) and is indicated on your offer letter
  • Length of Programme: This is as stated on the information with your offer letter
  • Date of Entry: This is as stated on your offer letter
  • Method of Study: This should be Taught
  • Registration (Full or Part time): This should be Full-time
  • Optional Modules: Please see below

Please email admissions@lboro.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

 

Core and Optional Modules

ATAS also require information on the modules contained in the programme for which you have an offer.  Loughborough University has informed ATAS of the core modules for the programme, but you will also be asked to provide a list of the optional modules which you may want to take when you register as a student.  This is only an indication as you will not be required to choose the specific modules until you arrive and register at the University.

The optional modules for the programme you are being offered are given below. Please click your programme name from the list below to go to your optional modules listing:


Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
H402 / H403 MEng Aeronautical Engineering
Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules

  • Risk Analysis
  • Language

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules

  • Systems Reliability Assessment
  • Language

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Design
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Gas Turbine Design 1
  • Gas Turbine Design 2
  • Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Language
  • Mechanical Vibration
  • Noise Control
  • Principles of Composite Materials & Structures
  • Rotorcraft Engineering
  • Signal Analysis
  • Sound Radiation from Structures
  • Spacecraft Engineering
  • Stress & Structural Analysis 

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules

  • Advanced Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
  • Aerospace CFD
  • Aircraft Structural Analysis
  • Propulsion Design for the Environment
  • Structural Vibration
  • Autonomous Vehicles

H342 / H343 MEng Automotive Engineering
Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules

  • Risk Analysis
  • Language

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules

  • Language
  • Systems Reliability Assessment

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules

  • Crashworthiness
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Language
  • Mechanical Vibration
  • Noise Control
  • Principles of Composite Materials & Structures
  • Signal Analysis
  • Sound Radiation from Structures
  • Stress & Structural Analysis
  • Vehicle Dynamics & Simulation
  • Vehicle Engine Analysis 

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules

  • Structural Vibration
  • Advanced Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Vehicle Energy Technology
  • Vehicle Handling
 

Department of Chemical Engineering
H802 / H803 MEng Chemical Engineering
Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules.  One from:

  • Choice of Applied Languages
  • Chemical Engineering and Society

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules.  One from:

  • Choice of Applied Languages
  • Food Engineering

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules.  Two from:

  • Operations Management
  • Business Systems
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules.  Three from:

  • Downstream Processing
  • Filtration
  • Interfacial Science and Engineering
  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • Clean Chemical Energy and Sustainability
  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles

H8NF / H8N2 MEng Chemical Engineering with Management
Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules.  One from:

  • Choice of Applied Languages
  • Chemical Engineering and Society

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules

  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules

  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules.  Three from:

  • Downstream Processing
  • Filtration
  • Interfacial Science and Engineering
  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • Clean Chemical Energy and Sustainability
  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles

 


Department of Materials
J502 / J503 MEng Materials Science and Engineering

Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules 
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules.  Two from:

  • Operations Management
  • Language * with approval of Programme Director
  • Product Innovation Management
  • Laser Materials Processing
  • Automotive Crash Protection
  • Other Level 6 module from the University module cataloge with agreement of the Programme Director

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules.  Two from:

  • Language * with approval of the Programme Director
  • Management of the Human Resource
  • Product Innovation Management
  • Polymer Engineering - Properties and Design
  • Advanced Materials Dissertation
  • Up to 20 credits from level 7 modules from the University module catalogue.

J552 / J553 MEng Automotive Materials

Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules

No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules 
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules 
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules

  • Language
  • Management of the Human Resource
  • Product Innovation Management
  • Polymer Engineering - Properties and Design
  • Laser Processing of Materials
  • Advanced Materials Dissertation
  • Level 7 module(s) from University module catalogue

J5BX / J5BW MEng Biomaterials Engineering

Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules 
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules. One from:

  • Project Management
  • Language *with the approval of the Programme Director
  • Electrochemical Technology
  • Other level 6 module from the University module catalogue with agreement of the Programme Director

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules. One from:

  • Language *with the approval of the Programme Director
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Product Innovation Management
  • Polymer Engineering - Properties and Design
  • Up to two other level 7 modules from University module catalogue

 


Department of Physics
F303 / F304 MPhys Physics
Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules

  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules

  • Engineering Computation
  • Astrophysics
  • Control Engineering
  • Language in Sem 1
  • Language in Sem 2

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules

  • General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Modern Optics
  • Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum
  • Business Skills for Scientists
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Studies in Science and Mathematics Education
  • Language Module Sem 1
  • Language Module Sem 2
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Biophotonics Engineering
  • Advanced Principles of Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Sports Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics I
  • Materials in Service
  • Surface Engineering
  • Inviscid Fluid Mechanics

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules

  • Quantum Information
  • Superconductivity and Nanoscience
  • Quantum Computing
  • Characterisation Methods for Solid State Physics
  • Mathematical Methods for Interdisciplinary Science
  • Physics of Complex Systems
  • Regular and Chaotic Dynamics
  • Programming and Numerical  Methods
  • Static and Dynamic Optimisation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Solar Power 1
  • Wind Power 1
  • MATLAB as a Scientific Programming Language
  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques
  • Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Materials Modelling

  

F312 / F313 MPhys Engineering Physics
Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules

  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules

  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules

  • Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Business Skills for Scientists
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Biophotonics Engineering
  • Power Electronics for Renewables
  • Bioelectricity – Fundamentals and Applications
  • Advanced Principles of Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Sustainability, Recycling and Environmental Issues
  • Vibration and Noise
  • Sports Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics I
  • Materials in Service
  • Surface Engineering
  • Mathematics for Physics 4

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules

  • Quantam Information
  • Superconductivity and Nanoscience
  • Quantum Computing
  • Characterisation Methods for Solid State Physics
  • Mathematical Methods Interdisciplinary Science
  • Physics of Complex Systems
  • Mathematical Modelling 1
  • Mathematical Modelling 2
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Solar Power 1
  • Wind Power 1
  • MATLAB as a Scientific Programming Language
  • Structural Analysis
  • Polymer Properties
  • Polymer Science
  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques
  • Advanced Photovoltaics
  • Wind Power 2
  • Laser and Optical Measurements
  • Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Tomorrow's Materials
  • Materials Modelling  

 

FG3C / FG3D MPhys Physics and Maths
Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules 
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules

  • General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum
  • Business Skills for Scientists
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Studies in Science and Mathematics Education
  • Language Module Sem 1
  • Language Module Sem 2
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Composite Materials
  • Sports Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics I
  • Materials in Service
  • Surface Engineering
  • Inviscid Fluid Mechanics
  • Probability Theory
  • Introduction to Dynamical Systems
  • Operational Research
  • Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • ODEs and Calculus of Variations
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Linear Differential Equations
  • Vibrations and Waves
  • Random Processes and Time Series Analysis
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Elements of Topology

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules

  • Quantum Information
  • Superconductivity and Nanoscience
  • Quantum Computing
  • Characterisation Methods for Solid State Physics
  • Mathematical Methods for Interdisciplinary Science
  • Physics of Complex Systems
  • Regular and Chaotic Dynamics
  • Programming and Numerical  Methods
  • Mathematical Modelling 1
  • Static and Dynamic Optimisation
  • Mathematical Modelling 2
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Solar Power 1
  • Wind Power 1
  • MATLAB as a Scientific Programming Language
  • Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Materials Modelling

Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
H302 / H303 MEng Mechanical Engineering
Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules 
No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules

  • Fracture and Failure
  • Language
  • Robotics and Control
  • Energy Systems Analysis
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Laser Materials Processing
  • Materials in Service
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Polymer Engineering – Processing & Manufacture
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 1
  • Vibration and Noise
  • Kinematics of Machinery
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Turbomachinery
  • Contact Mechanics: Tribology
  • Ballistics and Rocket Propulsion

 

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules

  • Structural Integrity
  • Polymer Engineering 2: Properties
  • Drive Train Dynamics
  • Dynamics of Machinery
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 2
  • Project Leadership
  • Language
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Sports Engineering
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Ballistics and Rocket Propulsion
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Mechatronics
  • Laser & Optical Measurements
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Advanced Engineering Research
  • Sustainable Product Design
  • Additive Manufacturing for Product Development
  • Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Non Linear Dynamics