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Masters degrees in Metallurgy equip postgraduates with the vocational and critical skills needed to extract, refine and manufacture metals and alloys, and examine their properties and uses.
Related subjects include Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Mechanical Engineering.
Metals are used across a broad range of industries, making Metallurgy a dynamic field of study. Numerous specialisations are available for you to choose from, allowing you to work towards a specific future career if you have one in mind.
Typically, courses offer practical training in the techniques for mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, including mining techniques and suitable distribution and storage methods. Other technical approaches are also explored, including the processing of metals and the engineering of alloys,to change or improve their properties, structure, and mechanical behaviour.
Modelling and performance is a large component, with activities including digital methods like graphic design, studio work such as aerodynamics testing, and workshops on thermodynamics.
Careers in Metallurgy may include roles in producing metals and alloys for the automotive, rail and aerospace industries. Other careers could involve product design of consumer items or surgical equipment.
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First established in the early 1950s, the MMet course has produced over 1000 graduates, with many now working in senior positions within metallurgical companies across the globe.
This full-time course is designed to provide further training in research in materials science after a minimum of at least three years’ university-level education to UK bachelor’s level, or overseas equivalent.
For graduates from a science, mathematics, technology or another engineering discipline, this programme provides the knowledge and skills to convert to a specialism in materials science and engineering or metallurgy.
New materials underpin development and progress across a wide variety of sectors. New technologies, from planes to batteries, from hip implants to electronic devices, are made possible, and often limited by, the materials we currently know and use.
The Advanced Master is the ideal stepping-stone to a high-level job in the field of welding and joining technology. In many countries, there is a permanent and growing demand for scientists and engineers who are knowledgeable and trained at an academic level in the field of welding engineering.
This programme comprises a major research project and six taught modules, four compulsory and two optional. The research project can be taken full-time or part-time and can be carried out in the University or by industrial collaboration with a company.
Engineering at Swansea University has key research strengths in materials for aerospace applications and steel technology. As a student on the Master's course in Materials Engineering, you will be provided with the depth of knowledge and breadth of abilities to meet the demands of the international materials industry.
The MPhil in Nuclear Energy, provided by the department in collaboration with the Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre and co-sponsored by a Nuclear Energy Industry Club, is a one-year full-time nuclear technology and business master's for engineers, mathematicians and scientists who wish to make a difference to the problems of climate change and energy security by developing nuclear power generation.
It is estimated 70 per cent of innovations are due to an advance in materials. This course provides a solid grounding in all types of materials, and aims to prepare you for a career in industry or research by teaching the concepts and theories that make materials science and engineering possible.
The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to a Master of Science) trains professionals with solid engineering foundations, a good scientific approach and a broad range of technical and applied contents.
This course is aimed at those who wish to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering with a focus on materials. It's been developed to provide you with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical engineering topics.
This course was introduced last year and is aimed at students who want to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering with a focus on power plant technologies.
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham offers a breadth of quality postgraduate programmes in Engineering that few institutions in Europe can match.
The School of Chemical and Process Engineering is globally renowned for its teaching and research with an established reputation across the entire spectrum of chemical, energy, petroleum, nuclear engineering and aviation technology.
The College is based at Swansea University’s brand new beachfront Bay Campus, which has four buildings dedicated to engineering, holding 30,000m2 of laboratory and office space and over £10 million of new research and teaching equipment
As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are helping create future technology leaders today.