MMet Advanced Metallurgy

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Our one year postgraduate taught courses provide an innovative programme of study in which students are challenged to achieve their best; developing specialist skills and knowledge sought after by employers, as well as establishing an ideal background for PhD research.

I enjoyed being part of cutting-edge research while working on my project. This gave me a sense of achievement and scientific satisfaction.

ALUMNUS Yevgeni Brif, Materials Development Engineer at Heraeus Electro-Nite

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

This course prepares you for a career in the industry by teaching you the concepts and theories that make materials science and engineering possible. It is taught by experts who are working at the cutting edge of materials science and technology.

The course will give you in-depth technical knowledge and advanced expertise in your chosen materials field. You’ll develop analytical and research skills and gain experience in project planning and management.

You'll carry out a research project, which may be experimentally, theoretically or industrially based:

Industrially-based research, suggested by an industrial organisation, may involve close co-operation with that organisation.
An experimental or theoretical-based research project will be with one of our world-leading research groups, and involve significant amounts of hands-on work practical work.

MMet Advanced Metallurgy student

Core modules

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

  • Metals
  • Metallurgical Processing
  • Science of Materials
  • Materials Processing and Characterisation
  • Materials Selection, Properties and Applications
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials with Application
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing Parts I and II
  • Research Project in an area of your choice

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory classes

Assessment

  • Formal exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

First established in the early 1950s, the MMet course has produced over 700 graduates, with many now working in senior positions within metallurgical companies across the globe.

You’ll receive an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of current developments in metallurgy and metallurgical engineering. You’ll learn the fundamentals of thermodynamics, structure and mechanical behaviour. As well as the option to study the more advanced courses on engineering alloys, processing, modelling and performance in service.

Fully accredited by the IoM3 graduates will have the underpinning knowledge for later professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

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

Core modules

  • Metals
  • Metallurgical Processing
  • Science of Materials
  • Materials Processing and Characterisation
  • Materials Selection, Properties and Applications
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials with Application
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  • Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue
  • Research Project in an area of your choice

Teaching and assessment

Working alongside students and staff from across the globe, you’ll tackle real-world projects, and attend lectures, seminars and laboratory classes delivered by academic and industry experts.

You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in materials, metallurgy, chemistry, physics or a related engineering subject from an approved institution.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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

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Any questions?

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

Andrew Keating
E: a.keating@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5941

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.