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02 August 2017
This exciting programme brings together the latest developments in materials science and their application into new technology, providing you with specialist knowledge and skills which will enhance your engineering career.
Alongside the core engineering modules, you will also study three management modules taught by the Business School which will help you develop transferable professional management skills that will enhance your study experience and improve your career prospects.
It focusses on the theory and computational simulation of material structures for application into automotive, aerospace, technology and energy sectors. You will gain a strong understanding of the properties and behaviours of different substances, from raw materials to finished products, identifying their strengths and limitations, enabling you to find solutions to complex contemporary problems.
Our particular research strengths are drawn into the programmes, in areas including functional materials (those with extra functionality such as electro-magnetic screening, self-sensing and active materials, and materials with negative thermal expansion and Poisson’s ratios), polymers, composites and bio-materials.
MSc Materials Engineering with Management will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career, whether you have a desire to lead and manage teams, or wish to progress in a technical materials engineering role.
This programme is modular and consists of seven core modules totalling 150 credits, and two 15-credit option modules.
The core modules can include; Mechanics of Materials; Software Modelling; Advanced Materials Engineering; Computer Aided Engineering Design; Management Concepts; Professional Skills; and Engineering MSc Project
Some examples of the optional modules are Contemporary Advanced Materials Research; Functional Materials. Strategic Innovation Management and Strategy. The modules listed here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand
Teaching and assessment
The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, industrial presentations, case studies, industry visits, computer simulations, project work and a dissertation. It has particular value in developing transferable skills development including management skills, communication skills, computational techniques, data handling and analysis, problem solving, decision making and research methodology. Many of these skills will be addressed within an industrial and commercial context.