Materials Engineers are at the forefront of discovering the best material solutions for products. From designing the perfect combination of components for an aeroplane wing to developing materials for medical implants, they build the foundations of new technology and groundbreaking progress. Currently in high demand, graduates of Materials Engineering have a vast range of employment opportunities awaiting them. The employment market straddles many manufacturing sectors, such as construction, power generation and biomedical engineering. Here at Exeter, the emphasis of our programme is not just on understanding materials science but on putting this theory into practice by teaching you the hands-on practicalities of designing and manufacturing with the materials you study. Our main aim is to equip you with a thorough understanding of how materials behave and are best used in design and manufacture, as well as how this applies to the latest advancements in real world components and industry. Group project work plays an important part of your course, in preparation for real industry practice. Our strong links with engineering companies also allows us to bring the subject theory to life by providing, for example, fieldtrips to Airbus to experience composite manufacturing in action. Why choose Materials Engineering at Exeter? •This degree is professionally accredited under licence from the Engineering Council. Visit the Careers tab for further information. •Our multidisciplinary first year encourages you to explore other engineering disciplines, such as electronic or civil engineering; broadening your subject knowledge as you progress with materials. •Practical, hands-on experience starts from your first year when you use our Additive Layer Manufacturing technology to construct a water-wheel. •You will use first-class equipment and facilities with access to the extensive materials, structures, fluids and mechanics labs. •Our staff capitalise on their strong links with industry to arrange industry tours and help you gain summer work placements with companies like Airbus and Rolls Royce. •Our research-active academics continually adapt the programme to encompass new technology and systems being used in the materials industry, such as rapid manufacturing and powder techniques.