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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


    Materials Science

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Materials Engineering course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    25 July 2019

The MSc in Materials Engineering provides you with a deep understanding of the field, and a range of abilities required to meet the demands of the international materials industry.

Accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), this MSc in Materials Engineering is informed by world class Swansea University research expertise in materials for aerospace applications and steel technology.

Why Materials Engineering at Swansea?

Did you know?

Swansea is one of the UK’s leading centres for materials teaching and research. The internationally leading materials research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations including Rolls-Royce, Airbus, The European Space Agency and Tata Steel.

Our Materials Science and Engineering departments was recently ranked 4th in the UK for its Research Quality by The Complete University Guide 2020.

Your Materials Engineering experience

Your experience of the Materials Engineering MSc is defined by expert training across a range of subject areas.

These include metallurgy and materials selection, modern methods for engineering design and analysis, polymers, and modern business management issues and techniques.

Your studies will be nourished by an international community of over 500 postgraduate students and 120 research staff at the College of Engineering.

Further study support comes in the form of 24 hour access to our on-site library, advanced laboratories, a year-round programme of guest lectures, and dedicated postgraduate work rooms.

Materials Engineering employment opportunities

Graduates of the Materials Engineering MSc degree at Swansea are well placed for rewarding employment.

Your future could lie in any of the following roles:

  • Materials engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Product development scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Manufacturing systems engineer
  • Process development scientist

Materials Engineering modules

Modules on the Materials Engineering course may include:

  • Polymer Processing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Simulation Based Product Design
  • Strategic Project Planning
  • Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals
  • Aerospace Materials Engineering
  • Environmental Analysis and Legislation
  • Communication Skills for Research Engineers
  • Composite Materials
  • Ceramics
  • Polymers: Properties and Design
  • Physical Metallurgy of Steels
  • Group Project (Mechanical & Materials)
  • Leadership Development
  • Power Generation Systems

How you're taught on the Materials Engineering course

The College of Engineering uses a variety of teaching methods including; taught/lecture-based, small group work, laboratory-based, project/assignment-based, use of Blackboard. Increasingly lectures are exploring the use of lecture recording, blended learning and flipped learning.  

Professional Body Accreditation

MSc Materials Engineering course at Swansea University is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Further Learning for Engineering Council registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on an accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by many countries that are signatories to international accords.

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Visit the Materials Engineering MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!




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