|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Study modes:||full-time, part-time|
This unique course combines in-depth study of advanced materials with cutting-edge additive manufacturing. Highly flexible and featuring part-time and online study options, it also provides a route for students from non-engineering backgrounds to pursue careers in pioneering areas of materials and manufacturing development.
This distinctive new course has been established in partnership with the University’s Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE), which supports the growth of advanced manufacturing and engineering companies across the region. It was launched with the backing of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
The MSc Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing is designed both for recent graduates and for professionals in work who are keen to broaden their career prospects.
It also acts as a conversion programme for students who have come from non-engineering undergraduate routes, such as Physics, who would like to embark on a career in manufacturing and other high-tech industries.
Each application from a non-engineering subject area will be judged on its own merits, so please contact us to discuss your plans further. We offer a bridging module which enables you to make a smooth transition to the MSc.
This degree is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM³) at Chartered Engineer level and this satisfies further learning towards the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
As a student on this course, you will also benefit from a discounted student membership with IOM³. You'll gain access to a range of resources including online magazines and journals, career development advice, and professional networking opportunities.
There are growing opportunities for graduates who can help companies forge a future in the exciting area of materials and manufacturing development. The way materials can be designed and manufactured sustainably in complex geometries is particularly important for innovation in the industries of automobiles, trains and planes, as well as architecture and biomedical applications.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is an emerging advanced manufacture technology. By combining your AM studies with knowledge of advanced materials, you will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges involved in using this technology to produce specific properties in components.
We have designed the MSc Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing as an intellectually stimulating and research-orientated course. You will draw on the expertise of staff at our research centre, IISE, which helps companies to test new products and processes.
The Institute contains an advanced machining and additive manufacturing facility where you can hone your skills. You can also take advantage of our excellent teaching resources on campus, including our new £12 million STEM Centre.