Masters degrees in Solid Mechanics offer advanced study of the mechanical and static properties of solid materials and objects.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Mechanical Engineering or Physics.
Courses in this field equip you with the skills to analyse the behaviours of solids when under the action of forces, temperature changes and other external or internal agents.
Students are therefore given the opportunity to explore the design and development of a range of materials for various purposes. This may include an analysis of polymers, nanotechnology, nuclear materials, raw metals and so on.
Expertise in this field may be applied to a range of industries and services, from the production of medical equipment such as prosthetics and implants, to the design of smart technology, machinery and vehicles.
Careers may include the design and prototyping of various consumer products including apparel, furniture and mobile technology. Other careers may include environmental sustainability and urban planning.