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 national, a national from an exempted country or you hold Indefinite Leave to Enter/Remain in the UK.
  • The undergraduate programme to 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: CAH10-03-02
MEng Biomaterials Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-03-02
MEng Chemical Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-01-09
MEng Materials Science and Engineering - CAH3 code: CAH10-03-02
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 Computing - 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)

University Supervisor name: Dr Christopher Harvey
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
  • Battery Technology
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: CAH10-03-02)

University Supervisor name: Dr Christopher Harvey
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.  One from:
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Sustainability, Recycling and Environmental Issues
  • Nano Materials
  • Language module of appropriate level
  • Industrial Case Studies
  • Other level 6 module from the University module catalogue with agreement of the Programme Director
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules.  Two from:
  • Nano Materials and Composites
  • Technological Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Joining Methods
  • Other level 7 module from University module catalogue with agreement of the Programme Director.

MEng Biomaterials Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-03-02)

University Supervisor name: Dr Christopher Harvey
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:
  • Language *with the approval of the Programme Director
  • Industrial Case Studies
  • Nano Materials
  • Advanced Processing Methods
  • Sustainability, Recycling and Environmental Issues
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Other level 6 module from the University module catalogue with agreement of the Programme Director
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules. Two from:
  • Research Methods
  • Materials Modelling
  • Nano Materials and Composites
  • Technological Entrepreneurship
  • Colloid Science and Engineering
  • Polymer Science
  • Advanced Joining Methods
  • Other level 7 module from University module catalogue with agreement of the Programme Director

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Christopher Harvey
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. 
  • Business Systems
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Data Analysis
  • The Circular Economy in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Operations Management
  • Polymer Engineering – Processing and Manufacture
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Water Resources, Sustainability and Climate Change
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules. 
  • Downstream Processing
  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • Clean Energy, Materials and Sustainability
  • Mixing of Fluids and Particles
  • Chemical Product Design
  • Process Intensification and Integration
  • Drug Delivery and Targeting
  • Fundamentals of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
  • Colloid Science and Engineering
  • Technological Entrepreneurship

MEng Materials Science and Engineering
(CAH3 code: CAH10-03-02)

University Supervisor name: Dr Christopher Harvey
Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules
  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)
Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules. One from:  
  • Vehicle Loading and Suspension
  • Language module of appropriate level
  • Biomaterials 1
Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules.  Two from:
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Sustainability, Recycling and Environmental Issues
  • Language module of appropriate level
  • Vehicle and Component Design
  • Automotive Crash Protection
  • Biomaterials 2 (Biomaterials for drug delivery)
  • Biomedical Component Design
Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules.  Three from:
  • Materials Modelling
  • Nano Materials and composites
  • Polymer Science
  • Advanced Joining Methods
  • Collide Science and Engineering
  • Clean Energy Materials and Sustainability
  • Technological Entrepreneurship
  • Advances in Biomaterials

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Lewis Jones

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
  • Intelligent Automation Using Machine Learning
  • Laser & Optical Measurements
  • Additive Manufacturing for Product Development
  • Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering
  • Non Linear Dynamics
  • Industrial Sustainability
  • Sustainable Engineering

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Mark Everitt

Year 1 (Part A) Optional Modules

  • No optional modules, all compulsory (core)

Year 2 (Part B) Optional Modules

  • Materials Modelling
  • Robotics Project Design and Management
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials I

Year 3 (Part C) Optional Modules

  • Nano materials
  • Advanced principles of materials
  • Functional materials
  • Laser materials processing
  • Mechanics of materials 2
  • Computational fluid dynamics 1
  • Fracture and failure
  • Composite materials
  • Electronics
  • Interfacing for Mechatronic Systems
  • Manufacturing Automation and Control
  • Control System Design
  • Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality

Year 4 (Part D) Optional Modules

  • Digital signal processing
  • Information theory and coding
  • Solar power
  • Introduction to Wind Turbine Technology
  • Mobile network technologies
  • Antennas
  • Radio frequency and microwave integrated circuit design
  • Advanced processing of materials
  • Nanomaterials and composites
  • Materials modelling
  • Advances in biomaterials
  • Systems architecture
  • Mechatronic System design
  • Validation and verification
  • Holistic engineering
  • Laser and Optical Measurements
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 2
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Computer Control and Instrumentation
  • Healthcare Engineering

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Mark Everitt

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
  • Introduction to Dynamical Systems
  • Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • Linear 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
  • Lie Groups and Lie Algebras
  • Elements of PDEs
  • Spectral Theory

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Mark Everitt

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

  • Advanced Statistical Physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum
  • Studies in Science and Mathematics Education
  • Introduction to Dynamical Systems
  • Medical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mathematical Modelling I
  • Mathematical Modelling II
  • Elements of PDEs
  • Spectral Theory

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Mark Everitt 

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

  • Advanced Statistical Physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Studies in Science and Mathematics Education
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning 

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
  • Mathematical Modelling I
  • Mathematical Modelling II
  • Programming and Numerical Methods (MAP102)
  • Statistics for Large Data (MAP103)
  • Statistical Methods and Data Analysis (MAP501)
  • Computational Methods in Finance (MAP203)
  • Stochastics Calculus and Theory of Pricing (MAP204)
  • Programming for Specialist Applications
  • Programming for Data Science
  • Computer Vision
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Cryptography and Secure Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Robotics and Intelligent Systems

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

University Supervisor name: Dr Mark Everitt

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

  • Advanced Statistical physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Medical Physics
  • Studies in Science and Mathematics Education
  • Linear Differential Equations
  • Vibrations and Waves
  • Introduction to Dynamical Systems
  • Introduction to Differential Geometry

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
  • Elements of PDEs
  • Spectral Theory