MSc(Eng)
2021 start

Aerospace Materials

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Develop knowledge of the manufacturing, processing and properties of the metals and composite materials used in airframes and aeroengines.
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Course description

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.

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Accreditation

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
  • 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

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

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

Student profiles

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.

Maria Martinez-Escobedo
MSc Aerospace Materials graduate. Now Edison Engineer at GE Aviation.

Entry requirements

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

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

International pathway programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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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

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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