MSc(Eng) Ceramic Science and Engineering

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 working on my project as the research facilities were top notch. All the staff in the department were very friendly and helpful, and I also got to meet people from several countries from around the world.

Jenitta Thomas, MSc(Eng) Ceramic Science and Engineering GRADUATE

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

The sheer scope of applications for ceramics engineering is mind-blowing. This discipline has the potential to revolutionise everything from computing to space travel. Our MSc introduces you to the theories and concepts that make it all possible.

This course takes you through the underpinning concepts and how they are applied to electroceramics, refractories, glasses, cements and a wide range of new ceramic materials.

We cover fabrication, processing, properties and application of ceramics.

Through group work, presentations and report writing, you'll develop skills that provide a solid foundation for your professional development.

We'll give you training in professional research methods and you'll carry out a project of your own, supervised by an academic. This project gives you the chance to apply what you've learnt. It also provides the basis for your dissertation.

Ceramic Science and Engineering student

Modules

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

Core modules

  • Functional and Structural Ceramics
  • Glasses and Cements
  • Science of Materials
  • Materials Processing and Characterisation
  • Materials Selection, Properties and Applications
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials
  • Research project in an area of your choice

Optional modules

  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Materials for Energy
  • Nanomaterials

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory classes

Assessment

  • Formal exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Ceramic materials range from new electroceramics and high-temperature materials for aerospace, as well as other engineering applications, to the more traditional refractories and cements where new systems are being developed.

Our course introduces you to the theories and concepts that make it all possible.

Ceramic Science and Engineering student

Core modules

  • Functional and Structural Ceramics
  • Glasses and Cements
  • Science of Materials
  • Materials Processing and Characterisation
  • Materials Selection, Properties and Applications
  • Technical Skills Development
  • Heat and Materials
  • Research project in an area of your choice.

Examples of optional modules

  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Materials for Energy
  • Nanomaterials

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.