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    wanting to apply and study for a degree in materials science engineering, and was wondering about a few things.

    1. if you categorise it by subject, what is it mostly made up of(like 25% maths, 40% chemistry etc..)

    2. Generally, is it hard as a degree and how does it compare to other engineering fields, particularly chemical engingeering?

    3.and does it provide good jobs and careers and can i move into other fields?
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    is this in the right forum as I dont seem to be getting any replies
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    (Original post by wrc123)
    is this in the right forum as I dont seem to be getting any replies
    Be patient

    1. It'll vary between universities and which year you're in, but it'll probably be all materials except in the first couple of years where you'll have ~10-15% maths. And if you have a specialty like biomaterials you'll do some of that as well for a similar proportion.

    2. Depends on the person and how much time and effort you're willing to put in.

    3. Yeah it's a good source of jobs and you can move into other fields relatively easily, materials have quite broad applications after all.
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    Be patient

    1. It'll vary between universities and which year you're in, but it'll probably be all materials except in the first couple of years where you'll have ~10-15% maths. And if you have a specialty like biomaterials you'll do some of that as well for a similar proportion.

    2. Depends on the person and how much time and effort you're willing to put in.

    3. Yeah it's a good source of jobs and you can move into other fields relatively easily, materials have quite broad applications after all.
    yes thanks for the response, I wanted to ask if you know of any ways that I can find out more information about this degree, and any taster days or something of that sort?

    And is it easier than chemical and mechanical engineering?
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    yes thanks for the response, I wanted to ask if you know of any ways that I can find out more information about this degree, and any taster days or something of that sort?

    And is it easier than chemical and mechanical engineering?
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    I would be thankful if I could get some more insight about this degree from anyone here or if anyone could direct me to where I could get more information to make my choice about this degree. Thanks guys
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    1. It varys be university but from what I have heard is a relatively equal mix of chemistry physics and maths, supposed to be quite well balanced.
    2. I can't answer that really, but I think how hard it is depends on how interested you are in a subject more so, because that will determine if you have any drive or want to learn and therefore soak up knowledge better.
    3. Materials graduates are in very high demand and seems to be very little gaining a degree each year compared to how much it is wanted, also all engineering is a bit interchangeable except you will obviously have a materials specialise you could have the oppitunity for other fields
    4. materials is also just super cool
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    Have a look at a couple of universities that offer material sciences, and look at their modules to have a precise idea of what you're going to be studying.....
    Personally I applied to the university of Manchester, Sheffield, and Imperial because their courses interested me most.... As for subjects, obviously maths, then a blend of physics and chemistry
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    I found materials science quite interesting but it had a lot of chemistry aspects to it ( I'm not a huge fan of chemistry though...hate it tbh )
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    (Original post by a10)
    I found materials science quite interesting but it had a lot of chemistry aspects to it ( I'm not a huge fan of chemistry though...hate it tbh )
    If u don't mind me asking , what part of chemistry do you not like or hate in particular ?
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    And what engineering course would you say is the closest / most similar in terms of content and learning style to materials engineering ? Thanks guys
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    (Original post by wrc123)
    And what engineering course would you say is the closest / most similar in terms of content and learning style to materials engineering ? Thanks guys
    Not sure as I haven't looked into others kinds much but it is put together with mechanical and chemical a bit and that civil normally has materials aspects but it is its own specialise really and you will just focus on any materials in them and more really
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    what part of chemistry do you not like or hate in particular ?
    All of it.... :lol:
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    And what engineering course would you say is the closest / most similar in terms of content and learning style to materials engineering ? Thanks guys
    Probably Aerospace materials

    But yeah, Mechanical has a bit of crossovers, you'd probably get more materials if you pick the right modules for Aerospace engineering though
 
 
 
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