Department of Materials

Undergraduate study

Outstanding employability

Our Materials Engineering courses will guarantee to give you a diverse and varied skillset that can be applicable to a plethora of varied career paths. This will include project management, team work, leadership, business acumen and people management as well as technical expertise, setting you up for a successful future.

Our latest graduates have achieved

  • Salary 

    £26,500 average starting salary1

  • Employability 

    98% of our graduates are either in graduate-level employment or full time education within the first 6 months of completing their degree2

Due to their unique and specialist skills, engineers are the top earners in terms of starting salaries alongside graduates from medicine and dentistry (Times Good University Guide). Chartered Engineers command even higher salaries and once you have reached this status you can expect to earn a salary of over £60,000 per year.

As well as a top salary, a degree in Engineering presents wide reaching opportunities from world leading blue chip organisations to developing countries.


1DLHE 2017 graduates. Mean salary, FT UK & Channel Isles first degree students in professional employment.

2Under the Engineering: Materials and Minerals Catagory in the Guardian University guide 2020.