MSc(Eng) Aerospace Materials

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

This course gives you the grounding you need for a career in the industry.

You'll develop your knowledge of the manufacturing, processing and properties of the metals and composite materials used in airframes and aeroengines.

You'll also be trained in the fundamentals of thermodynamics, structure and mechanical behaviour.

We will help you to develop skills that provide a solid foundation for your professional development through tutorials, laboratory work, lectures and masterclasses, delivered by industry professionals and colleagues from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing.

Plus there will be the opportunity to base your dissertation on research projects with such industrial partners.

Aeropsace Materials 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.

  • Aerospace Metals
  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • 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

A fantastic time to be a specialist in aerospace materials, Sheffield is in the heartland of the UK aerospace industry, meaning many international aerospace companies look to the Department to discover ways to improve both materials and processes for use in their products.

You’ll develop knowledge of the manufacturing, processing and properties of the metals and composite materials used in airframes and aeroengines. You’ll also be trained in the fundamentals of thermodynamics, structure and mechanical behaviour.

Recent graduate Klaudiusz Raszka is now working as Metallurgical Engineer at Alcoa Forgings and Extrusion.

Aeropsace Materials student

Core modules

  • Aerospace Metals
  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • 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. A good honours degree in dentistry or medicine is also acceptable.

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.