Description

This challenging inter-disciplinary programme spans the major classes of engineering materials used in modern high technology manufacturing and industry. The course has considerable variety and offers career opportunities across a wide range of industry sectors, where qualified materials scientists and engineers are highly sought after.

Programme information

This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), allowing progression towards professional chartered status (CEng) after a period of relevant graduate-level employment.

Core study areas include advanced characterisation techniques, surface engineering, processing and properties of ceramics and metals, design with engineering materials, sustainability and a project.

Optional study areas include plastics processing technology, industrial case studies, materials modelling, adhesive bonding, rubber compounding and processing, and polymer properties.

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert 1 to 4 years

Module Details:

 

Full-time Modules

Core Modules

  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques (SL)
  • Surface Engineering (SL) 
  • Ceramics: Processing and Properties (SL)
  • Design with Engineering Materials (SL) 
  • Sustainable Use of Materials (OW)
  • Metals: Processing and Properties (SL) 
  • MSc Project

Optional Modules

  • Plastics Processing Technology (OW)
  • Industrial Case Studies (OW)
  • Materials Modelling (SL) 
Part-time Modules

Core Modules

  • Ceramics: Processing and Properties (DL)
  • Design with Engineering Materials (DL)
  • Sustainable Use of Materials (OW or DL)
  • Metals: Processing and Properties (DL)
  • Surface Engineering (DL)
  • Plastics Processing Technology (OW)
  • MSc Project

Optional Modules

  • Industrial Case Studies (OW)
  • Adhesive Bonding (OW)
  • Rubber Compounding and Processing (OW or DL) 

Alternative modules*

  • Polymer Properties (DL)
  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques (SL)
  • Materials Modelling (SL)

Key: SL = Semester-long, OW = One week, DL = Distance-learning
Alternative modules* are only available under certain circumstances by agreement with the Programme Director.

Student Destinations

Typical careers span many industrial sectors, including aerospace, power generation, automotive, construction and transport. Possible roles include technical and project management, R&D, technical support to manufacturing as well as sales and marketing.

Many of our best masters students continue their studies with us, joining our thriving community of PhD students engaged in materials projects of real-world significance

Fees

UK/EU £6,600; International £14,950

Entry Requirements

Normally an upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in a science or engineering subject. Applicants with a lower second class degree will be considered.

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