Advanced Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for Undergraduates

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

Who needs to apply for an ATAS certificate?

You do not need an ATAS certificate if:

  • You are a UK, EEA or Swiss national or you hold Indefinite Leave to Enter/Remain in the UK.
  • 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.

MEng Aeronautical Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-01-04
MEng Automotive Materials - CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02
MEng Biomaterials Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02
MEng Chemical Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-01-09
MEng Materials Science and Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02
MEng Mechanical Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-01-02
MPhys Engineering Physics - CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01
MPhys Mathematics and Physics - CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01
MPhys Physics - CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01
MPhys Physics with Theoretical Physics - CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01

 

  • 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

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 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:

MEng Aeronautical Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-01-04)

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
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Design
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Gas Turbine Design 1
  • Gas Turbine Design 2
  • Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Language
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Noise Control
  • Principles of Composite Materials & Structures
  • Sensor Fusion for Intelligent Vehicles
  • Spacecraft Engineering
  • Stress & Structural Analysis 
  • University Module Catalogue - at an appropriate level
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules
  • Advanced Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
  • Aerospace CFD
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Experimental Fluid Mechanics
  • Propulsion Design for the Environment
  • University Module Catalogue - at an appropriate level

MEng Automotive Materials
(CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02)

Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules
  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)
Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules. One from:  
  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)
Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules.  Two from:
  • Surface Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Language module of appropriate level
  • Project Management 
  • Materials Modelling
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules.  One from:
  • Language *with the approval of the Programme Director
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Product Innovation Managment
  • Advanced Materials Dissertation
  • Polymer Engineering - Properties and Design
  • Industrial Case Studies
  • Up to two other level 7 modules from University module catalogue with agreement of the Programme Director

MEng Biomaterials Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02)

Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules
  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)
Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules. One from: 
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Language *with the approval of the Programme Director
Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules. Three from:
  • Project Management
  • Language *with the approval of the Programme Director
  • Surface Engineering 
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • 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
  • Industrial Case Studies
  • Advanced Materials Dissertation
  • Polymer Engineering - Properties and Design
  • Up to two other level 7 modules from University module catalogue

MEng Chemical Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-01-09)

Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules.  One from:
  • Choice of Applied Languages
  • Introduction to Materials Processing 
Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules.  One from:
  • Choice of Applied Languages
  • Food Engineering
Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules.  Two from:
  • Business Systems
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Data Analysis 
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules.  Three from:
  • Downstream Processing
  • Advanced Separations
  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • Clean Energy, Materials and Sustainability
  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles
  • Chemical Product Design
  • Process Intensification 

MEng Materials Science and Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-02-02)

Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules
  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)
Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules. One from:  
  • Vehicle Design and Development
  • Vehicle Loading and Suspension
  • Language module of appropriate level
  • Biomaterials 1
Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules.  Three from:
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Language module of appropriate level
  • Vehicle and Component Design
  • Project Management 
  • Automotive Crash Protection
  • Biomedical Component Design
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules.  Three from:
  • Crystallographic Analysis of Materials
  • Advanced Materials Dissertation
  • Enterprise Technology
  • Elasticity
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Industrial Case Studies

MEng Mechanical Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-01-02)

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
  • Laser Materials Processing
  • Materials in Service
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Polymer Engineering – Processing & Manufacture
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 1
  • Vibration and Noise
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Contact Mechanics: Tribology
  • Ballistics and Rocket Propulsion
  • Industrial Machine Vision
  • Sustainable Engineering
 Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules
  • Structural Integrity
  • Polymer Engineering 2: Properties and Design
  • Drive Train Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 2
  • Project Leadership
  • Sustainable Product Design
  • Language
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Sports Engineering
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Ballistics and Rocket Propulsion
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Mechatronics
  • Laser & Optical Measurements
  • Additive Manufacturing for Product Development
  • Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering
  • Non Linear Dynamics
  • Industrial Sustainability

MPhys Engineering Physics
(CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01)

Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules
  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)
Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Materials Modelling
  • Phase Transformations in Materials
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials I
  • Systems Integration
Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules
  • Embedded Systems Design and Implementation 
  • Digital Interfacing and Instrumentation
  • Nano Materials
  • Advanced Principles of Materials
  • Functional Materials
  • Laser Materials Processing
  • Mechanics of Materials 2
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 
  • Fracture and Failure
  • Systems Methods
  • Systems Architecture, Simulation and Modelling
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules
  • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Solar Power 
  • Wind Power 
  • Mobile Network Technologies
  • Antennas
  • Radio Frequency and Microwave Integrated Circuit Design
  • Design with Engineering Materials
  • Advanced Characterisation of Materials
  • Materials Modelling  
  • Advances in Biomaterials
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Structural Analysis
  • Thermofluids
  • Systems Architecture
  • Systems Modelling for Control Engineering
  • Systems Design
  • Validation and Verification 

MPhys Mathematics and Physics
(CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01)

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
  • Studies in Science and Mathematics Education
  • Number Theory
  • Graph Theory
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Introduction to Dynamical Systems
  • Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • Random Processes and Time Series Analysis
  • Advanced Differential Equations
  • Game Theory
  • Mathematics Report
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules
  • Quantum Information
  • Physics of Complex Systems
  • Superconductivity and Nanoscience
  • Quantum Computing
  • Mathematical Methods for Interdisciplinary Science
  • Mathematical Modelling I
  • Mathematical Modelling II
  • Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
  • Lie Groups and Lie Algebra
  • Functional Analysis
  • Regular and Chaotic Dynamics
  • Elements of PDEs

MPhys Physics
(CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01)

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
  • Statistical Physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Studies in Science and Mathematics Education
  • Introduction to Dynamical Systems
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules
  • Quantum Information
  • Superconductivity and Nanoscience
  • Quantum Computing
  • Characterisation Techniques in Solid State Physics
  • Mathematical Methods for Interdisciplinary Science
  • Physics of Complex Systems
  • Regular and Chaotic Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mathematical Modelling I
  • Mathematical Modelling II
  • Elements of PDEs

MPhys Physics with Theoretical Physics
(CAH3 code: CAH07-01-01)

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
  • Statistical Physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Studies in Science and Mathematics Education
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Inviscid Fluid Dynamics
  • Linear Differential Equations
  • Vibrations and Waves
  • Introduction to Dynamical Systems
  • Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • Random Processes and Time Series Analysis
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules
  • Quantum Information
  • Physics of Complex Systems
  • Superconductivity and Nanoscience
  • Quantum Computing
  • Mathematical Methods for Interdisciplinary Science
  • Programming and Numerical Methods
  • Mathematical Modelling I
  • Mathematical Modelling II
  • Nonlinear Waves
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Regular and Chaotic Dynamics
  • Elements of PDEs