2020 start
MMet

Advanced Metallurgy

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Gain an in-depth understanding of current developments in metallurgy and metallurgical engineering, while developing enhanced analytical, research, project planning and management skills.
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Course description

First established in the early 1950s, the MMet course has produced over 1,000 graduates, with many now working in senior positions within metallurgical companies across the globe.

We teach 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 more advanced courses on engineering alloys, processing, modelling and performance in service.

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

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Fully accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3). Graduates will have the underpinning knowledge for later professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Modules

Core modules

  • Engineering Alloys
  • Science of Materials
  • Materials Processing and Characterisation
  • Practical, Modelling and Digital Skills
  • Metallurgical Processing
  • Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing Part 1
  • Heat and Materials with Application
  • Research project in an area of your choice

Teaching

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

Assessment

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

Duration

1 year full-time

Image of Abhishek Jain MMet Metallurgy graduate from India. Now PhD researcher at ETH Zurich in Switzerland

I was so impressed with the work of the academics in the department that I chose to study the MMet course. In receiving the scholarship, I’m not only more secure financially but with such an honour from a world-class institution, it will help me in future career applications.

Abhishek Jain
MMet Metallurgy graduate from India, now PhD Researcher at ETH Zurich in Switzerland

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in materials, a physical science (chemistry or physics) or a related engineering subject.

English language requirements

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

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

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Contact

mse.pgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5941

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