MSc (Eng) Advanced Materials Manufacturing

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.

Studying at the University of Sheffield has definitely moulded me to become a better individual as well as a team mate. The knowledge and skills I have learnt have enabled me to secure a good job, and allowed me to grasp the concept of my new job responsibilities within a shorter time frame.

Alumni Jasmin Wong, Project Engineer at Plazology Limited

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

High-value manufacturing companies all over the world need well qualified specialists with the equivalent of an MEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering.

High-value materials are vital across all sectors, including transport, energy, renewables, healthcare, food production, and construction.

Through specific aerospace and advanced metallic materials options, you’ll be equipped with all the technical skills and personal qualities necessary for a high-level career in the advanced manufacturing industry.

This course will suit students from a physics or chemistry background, looking to transition into a career in engineering.

It will equip you with a skill set equivalent to that of an MEng graduate in Materials Science and Engineering.

Student on MSc(Eng) Advanced Materials Manufacturing course

Modules

Core modules

You'll take 95 credits of core taught modules:

  • Metallurgical processing
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing – Part I
  • Deformation, fracture and fatigue
  • Introduction to Finite Element Modelling
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials with Application

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

You'll have the option to take one of our innovative Industrial Training Programmes (ITP), which provides direct contact with CEOs and managing directors from industry.
Choose your own career pathway

You'll complete a further 25 credits of taught material focused on either aerospace materials or advanced metals.

Advanced metals route

  • Metals
  • Science of materials

Aerospace materials route

  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • Metallury

All students then carry out a piece of original research, worth 60 credits, on advanced materials.

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory classes

Assessment

  • Formal exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Companies (many of whom are world leaders) specialising in advanced manufacturing of high value materials, which are vital across all sectors, require qualified specialists with the equivalent skillset of an MEng degree in Materials Science and Engineering.

This course will suit students from a physics or chemistry background, looking to transition into a career in engineering. Through specific aerospace and advanced metallic materials options, you’ll be equipped with all the technical skills and personal qualities necessary for a high-level career in the advanced manufacturing industry.

Through our innovative Industrial Training Programme (ITP) you will have direct contact with CEOs and Managing Directors from industry, and will be encouraged to develop the attributes that mark you out as a future leader: adaptability, creativity and an entrepreneurial outlook.

Student on MSc(Eng) Advanced Materials Manufacturing course

Core modules

  • Metallurgical processing
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  • Deformation, Fraction and Fatigue
  • Introduction to Finite Element Modelling
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials with Application

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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Fees and funding

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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.