Advanced Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for China Partnership Students

Information for China Partnership students studying in the following Departments:

  • Department of Materials
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Physics
  • Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

If you planning to undertake a China Partnership programme in the UK in in one of the above disciplines, you will need to acquire an ATAS certificate before you can apply for a Visa, Entry Clearance (EC) or Extension of Stay (EoS).

For more information please visit the ATAS website

Who needs to apply for an ATAS certificate?

You do need an ATAS certificate if:

You have an offer to study a China Partnership programme in one of the subject areas below:

  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Materials
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

You do not need an ATAS certificate if:

You have an offer to study a China Partnership programme in any other subject area.

How to Apply

You can submit an application once you have received the official Loughborough University offer letter, as the information needed to apply is in your letter.

Once you have your offer letter you should go to the ATAS Website where you will be able to apply online. 

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

Core and Optional Modules

ATAS also require information on the modules for the programme you have an offer for. Loughborough University has informed ATAS of the core modules for these programmes 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. If you are not sure what optional modules you will want to study, include the titles of allof those you are interested in. 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:

MSc Chemical Engineering (China Partnership Programme)
(CAH3 code: CAH10-01-09)

Year 1 Optional Modules
  • Particle Technology
  • Food Engineering
Year 2 Optional Modules - Advanced Chemical Engineering route
  • Interfacial Science and Engineering
  • Advanced Separations
  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • Clean Chemical Energy and Sustainability
  • Process Intensification
  • Management
Year 2 Optional Modules - Advanced Chemical Engineering with IT and Management route
  • Chemical Product Design
  • Filtration
  • Clean Chemical Energy and Sustainability
  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles
  • Downstream Processing
  • Interfacial Science and Engineering

MSc Materials Engineering (China Partnership Programme)
(CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02)

Year 1 Modules (all compulsory)
  • English for Materials Engineering
  • Experimentation
  • Composite Materials
  • Advanced Materials Characterisation or Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering (depending on student’s academic background)
  • Materials Processing
  • Materials in Service
  • Project
Year 2 Optional Modules - Polymer Science and Engineering route
  • Nanomaterials and Composites
  • Advances in Biomaterials
  • Materials Modelling
  • Clean Energy: Materials and Sustainability
 Year 2 Optional Modules - Advanced Materials Science and Engineering route
  • Nanomaterials and Composites
  • Advanced Joining Methods
  • Colloidal Science and Engineering
  • Advances in Biomaterials

MSc Mechanical Engineering (China Partnership Programme)
(CAH3 code: CAH10-01-02)

Year 1 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 2 Optional Modules
  • No optional modules, all modules are compulsory
 

MSc Physics (China Partnership Programme)
(CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01)

Year 1 Optional Modules
  • General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Quantum Physics
  • Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum
  • Mathematics for Physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Vibration and Waves
Year 2 Optional Modules - Advanced Physics route
  • Quantum Information
  • Quantum Computing
  • Physics of Complex Systems
  • Polymer Properties
  • Polymer Science
  • Characterisation Techniques in Solid State Physics
  • MATLAB as a Scientific Programming Language
  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques
  • Stimulation of Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Materials Modelling
Year 2 Optional Modules - Physics of Materials route
  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques
  • Polymer Properties
  • Polymer Science
  • Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Materials Modelling