Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
It is estimated 70 per cent of innovations are due to an advance in materials. This course provides a solid grounding in all types of materials, and aims to prepare you for a career in industry or research by teaching you the concepts and theories that make materials science and engineering possible.
Our research-led teaching introduces you to all the latest developments. You’ll have the option to keep your course general or tailor your degree with optional modules to specialise in the area that interests you the most. Specialist modules include functional and structural ceramics and advanced solid state chemistry.
- Science of Materials
- Materials Processing and Characterisation
- Practical, Modelling and Digital Skills
- Heat and Materials with Application
- Functional and Structural Ceramics
- Glasses and Cements
- Metallurgical Processing
- Design and Manufacture of Composites
- Solid State Chemistry
- Materials for Energy Applications
- Metals Processing Case Studies
- Nanostructures and Nano-structuring
- Advanced Materials Manufacturing: Part I
- Advanced Nuclear Systems
- Nuclear Reactor Engineering Studies
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.
A good honours degree in materials, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.