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FdEng Materials Engineering

Course Overview

This course will develop and build students professional engineering technical skills in accordance with the Engineering Council’s AHEP3 framework and the IOM3 requirements. This is to ensure FdEng Materials Engineering graduates have the appropriate engineering technical knowledge and skills to become (and maintain) being a professional incorporated engineer with a relevant professional engineering institution. In addition the course is designed to provide the academic basis for partial registration with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer as defined by AHEP3.

The course aims to address industry’s requirements for Materials Engineering graduates who can:
– Design, develop, analyse and test materials through having an understanding and application of pertinent properties, structures and processing.
– Solve materials engineering problems to ensure that devices perform their intended tasks in accordance with appropriate specifications, standards, legislation and with consideration of environmental aspects.

This programme is validated by Sheffield Hallam University.

The programme is offered on a part-time basis over 3 years.


Level 4 (Year 1)

– Applied Engineering Mathematics
– Principles of Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
– Materials Science
– Investigative Project (Work Based Learning)

Level 4/5 (Year 2)

– Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
– Mechanical Engineering Design and CAD
– Maths for Materials and Design
– Professional Practice (Work Based Learning)

Level 5 (Year 3)

– Engineering Ceramics and Polymers
– Engineering Metallurgy
– Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
– Project (Work Based Learning)

You will normally be required to have achieved the BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, A Level or NVQ/VRQ Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area.

Students with significant practical experience or craft qualifications who do not hold the Level 3 entry requirement would also be welcomed.

There is a direct progression route onto a BEng programme at Sheffield Hallam University for those who may wish to consider a career as a Chartered Engineer.

Modules are assessed by various combinations of coursework, in-class timed assessment and formal examination.

In general, modules which are more practical or involve case studies or project work are assessed entirely by coursework. Modules which are intended to develop more fundamental concepts and apply them to practical situations are partially assessed by coursework, but with a formal examination at the end.

A variety of forms of coursework assessment are employed on the programme. These include written descriptive and numerical assignments, short tests, laboratory and workshop appraisals, personal projects, group work, self- and peer-assessment, portfolio preparation and case studies.

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay.

Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
Printing and photocopying
If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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    • Course Title

      FdEng Materials Engineering

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    • Full Time – Typically Sept-Jun delivery

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