MSc(Eng) Advanced Aerospace Materials Manufacturing

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Explore the challenges faced by industry in your chosen area of expertise. Employers around the world know we take talented students and push them to achieve their best.

This is one of the largest, best equipped materials departments in the UK. Our teaching is supported by internationally recognised research from our eight interdisciplinary centres.

We use science to solve problems. We understand how research is applied. Our work with some of the biggest names in industry brings an extra dimension to our masters courses.

About the course

The potential for growth in the UK aerospace industry is widely acknowledged, and considerable effort is being made to put the UK in the best position to take advantage of these new opportunities.

Our brand new course is designed to produce graduates with all the technical skills and personal qualities necessary to underpin these developments in a high-level career in industry.

With support from our dedicated, enthusiastic staff and industry collaborators, we will encourage you to develop the attributes that mark you out as a future leader: adaptability, creativity and entrepreneurial outlook.

You'll develop the mindset and the technical skills to find solutions to complex problems through a series of training exercises including: group metals manufacturing case studies; modelling group work; industry site visits; totally quality management; departmental and industry seminars.

Upon completion of the course you will have the skillset equivalent to that of an MEng graduate in Aerospace Materials Manufacturing, enabling you to progress quickly to a position of responsibility and leadership.


There may be some changes to these modules before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department.

  • Aerospace Metals
  • Composites
  • Metallurgical Processing
  • Industrial Training Programme
  • Introduction to Finite Element Modelling
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing: Parts I and II
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials with Application
  • Research project of your choice


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory classes


  • Formal exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation

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Momin Saeed Shah, postgraduate student in the department of Materials Science

The Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Sheffield is one of the best research institutes for engineering materials. I'm inspired by the research work the University has done in this area over the past few years.

Momin Saeed Shah, postgraduate student in Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Key facts

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in physical science or engineering from an approved institution.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses


We have a global reputation for advanced manufacturing. The department's Mercury Centre combines production-scale manufacturing equipment with a powerful suite of analytical facilities, including electron microscopy and computer modelling.

We also work closely with the University's world-class Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Your career

Our graduates are in demand all over the world. Some are now leaders in their chosen fields. This course will give you the skills to progress rapidly to a position of responsibility and provide technical, managerial, and entrepreneurial leadership in the advanced aerospace materials manufacturing industry. You could become a materials technologist or a manufacturing, production or quality engineer.

Learn from experts

Our teaching is supported by our internationally recognised research. Our reputation is built on a strong collaborative ethos, bringing together experimental, theoretical and modelling methodologies to solve problems. We're a member of eight interdisciplinary research centres within the University and we have strong links with industry.

Your projects will be based on our own original research. Enthusiastic and supportive staff will take you through the latest theories and discoveries in the field. You'll be challenged and stretched as we encourage you to exploit opportunities for innovation across the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

Our six research themes describe what we do: biomaterials and tissue engineering; nuclear engineering; nanomaterials and nanoengineering; functional materials and devices; advanced structural materials; multiscale materials modelling.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Andrew Keating
T: +44 (0)114 222 5941