Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
The UK Government requires that all UK Higher Education Institutes comply with the obligations of the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS).
An ATAS clearance certificate is a mandatory requirement for some postgraduate students in science, engineering and technology.
You do not need an ATAS certificate if you are a UK/EU/EEA national.
You do need an ATAS certificate if:
- you require a Tier 4 student Visa, Entry Clearance or Extension to Stay to study in the UK
- you wish to study within certain subject areas at the University where the exit award will be a doctorate or postgraduate Masters degree
Take a look at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website for full details.
In your ATAS certificate application you must include a research statement as agreed with your selector/supervisor.
Postgraduate Masters applicants
In your ATAS certificate application you need to include a list of classes you are studying on your course. You can look up the regulation number in the Course Regulations for details of the classes for each course listed below.
Advanced Chemical & Process Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing: Technology & Systems
Advanced Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Energy Systems
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Materials
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Power Plant Technologies
Sustainable Engineering: Chemical Processing
Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems & the Environment
Undergraduate Integrated Masters applicants
If you’re applying for an undergraduate integrated masters course you need to include a list of your final year classes in your ATAS application.
You can look up the regulation number in the University Regulations for details of the classes for each course listed below. The numbers are in the document called General & Course Regulations for Graduate & Postgraduate Award & Degrees 15-16
Department of Physics
Department of Chemical & Process Engineering
MEng Chemical Engineering
Regulation 12.43.7 and 12.43.8
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
MEng Aero-Mechanical Engineering
MEng Mechanical Engineering
MEng Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics
MEng Mechanical Engineering with Financial Management
MEng Mechanical Engineering with International Study
MEng Mechanical Engineering with Materials Engineering
Regulation 12.47.8 and 12.47.9