Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
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).
It’s a fantastic time to be a specialist in aerospace materials. Sheffield is at the heart of the UK aerospace industry. 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.
- Engineering Alloys
- Science of Materials
- Materials Processing and Characterisation
- Practical, Modelling and Digital Skills
- Design and Manufacture of Composites
- Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue
- Advanced Materials Manufacturing
- Heat and Materials with Application
- Research Project in an area of your choice
Working alongside students and staff from across the globe, you’ll tackle real-world projects, and attend lectures, seminars and laboratory classes.
You’ll be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.
1 year full-time
I applied to Sheffield as I thought it was the best place to study materials. I now know this to be true having experienced such a supportive environment where staff are on hand to answer questions and reassure you in your studies.
MSc Aerospace Materials graduate. Now Edison Engineer at GE Aviation.
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.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+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.