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MSc Advanced Materials Engineering

This masters course allows you to develop your technical abilities in materials engineering as well as your managerial skills, with modules aimed at helping you advance your career in roles with increased responsibility.

Course length 12-36 Month(s)
Location City Campus

Course description

This course is for practising engineers or graduates who want to become technical specialists or managers in industrial and manufacturing companies.

It increases your career potential by improving your
• knowledge and experience of materials engineering
• technical and problem solving skills
• management skills
• ability to take on greater responsibility

You also develop your understanding of current best practice in the theory and application of leading edge technologies, processes and systems in materials engineering.

You study
• two management modules
• five technical modules
• one optional module

Option modules include advanced manufacturing technology • CAD/CAM • engineering for sustainability • equipment engineering and design • finite element / finite difference analysis

The international product development module involves working in multidisciplinary teams to develop a new product within a global market. This develops much sought after advanced technical and business skills. The project provides a supported environment to develop your ability in an area of your interest.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer; graduates who have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng will be able to show that they have satisfied the further learning requirement for CEng accreditation.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

UK students

Normally one from

• an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a science or engineering subject

• suitable professional qualifications in an engineering field

• a degree in any discipline plus at least one year of relevant experience

• a diploma in a technological area plus at least three years of relevant experience

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Overseas students

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

India

• a first class BE in an relevant discipline, or a good second class BE with a strong performance in mechanical and manufacturing subjects

China

• a four year Bachelors degree in an relevant discipline, with an overall average of at least 80 per cent or equivalent

Other countries

• a good honours degree or equivalent in an relevant subject

2018 entry requirements

UK students

Normally one from

• an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a science or engineering subject

• suitable professional qualifications in an engineering field

• a degree in any discipline plus at least one year of relevant experience

• a diploma in a technological area plus at least three years of relevant experience

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Overseas students

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

India

• a first class BE in an relevant discipline, or a good second class BE with a strong performance in mechanical and manufacturing subjects

China

• a four year Bachelors degree in an relevant discipline, with an overall average of at least 80 per cent or equivalent

Other countries

• a good honours degree or equivalent in an relevant subject

International and European entry qualifications

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Course structure

Full time – September start – typically 12 or 18 months

Full time – January start – typically 12 or 18 months

Part time – September start – typically 36 months

Part time – January start – typically 36 months

Typical modules may include

Core management modules

• finance and marketing • project and quality management

Core technical modules

• fatigue and fracture mechanics • advance investigatory techniques for materials engineers • advanced metallic materials • competitive materials technology • group project – international product development

Option modules

One from advanced manufacturing technology • CAD/CAM • sustainability energy and environmental management

MSc

• project and dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment
  • examination
  • coursework
  • project reports

Employability

If you are a new graduate, this course gives you the knowledge and skills to begin a career as a technical specialist in cutting edge materials industries. If you are already employed in materials engineering, it improves you career potential and can lead to roles with greater responsibility. It can also help towards research, consultancy and academic career paths.

Fees

Home / EU student

Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

2017/18 academic year

Typically £6,400 for the course

Part-time study should be calculated pro rata.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,280 are available across the majority of subject areas. Find out more and check course eligibility.

2018/19 academic year

£6,590 for the course

International student

2017/18 academic year

Typically £13,250 for the course

2018/19 academic year

£13,250 for the course

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs information

How to apply

Apply now by completing our online application form.

Full time

Apply for January 2018 (12 months)

Apply for January 2018 (18 months)

Apply for September 2018 (12 months)

Apply for September 2018 (18 months)

Part time

Apply for January 2018 (36 months)

Apply for September 2018 (36 months)

If you require an alternate version of the application form please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.

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