The Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (BScEng) is a 4 year professional full-time degree.
Students of materials engineering take courses on engineering sciences related to materials (micro structure, crystal structures, the structure and properties of materials) and the processing and behaviour of materials (materials processing, heat treatment, corrosion, wear, welding and forming processes, failure analysis, and powder metallurgy).
Core subjects in materials engineering focus on the structure and behaviour of materials (failure analysis, crystal structures, corrosion and wear) and their formation into usable forms (heat treatment, welding and forming processes, and powder metallurgy).
As in the chemical engineering curriculum, the curriculum also focuses on the issues of environmental engineering, management and professional ethics. There is a strong emphasis on design and project work and the programme culminates with an extensive laboratory project and a large design project. Altogether, the degree programme provides a sound foundation for future postgraduate study as well as a career in technical management.