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Advanced Engineering Materials MSc(Eng)


Course Description

The Advanced Engineering Materials MSc programme offers engineering, chemistry and physics graduates the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary expertise and specialise in material disciplines. You will develop advanced knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of microstructures, semi-conductor materials used for electronic and optoelectronic devices, explore the concepts and criteria of materials selection and smart materials and use a wide range of experimental techniques to identify materials characterisation.

There is an ever-increasing demand in industry for graduates with interdisciplinary expertise in the science and engineering aspects of materials. Consequently, this programme has been developed for graduates from almost any of the other physical science or engineering disciplines to convert to Materials Science and Engineering. The programme is also suitable for students with an initial qualification equivalent to a three year BEng degree in a materials discipline. Successful candidates will acquire a good knowledge of the microstructure – property relationships of structural and functional materials and of the methods available for processing, testing, examining and characterising these materials.

This programme is fully accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

The programme consists of a taught component and a major research based project. The taught component is organised in two 12-week semesters with examinations at the end of each semester. The taught part of the programme is assessed in January and May and represents 120 credits from a total of 180. The remaining 60 credits are allocated to the project.

Projects

Project work contributes 60 credits, which will be based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, and will be carried out in laboratories in the University or at an approved placement in industry. The project is examined by dissertation, and award of the MSc (Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques, ability to analyse assembled data, and assessment of outcomes.

Why School of Engineering?

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, our research was ranked 5th in UK for 4* and 3* research (world leading and internationally excellent research)

Our teaching programmes are also highly rated and this is underpinned by an extensive programme of research.

Outstanding facilities

The School of Engineering has a welldeserved and highly respected reputation for its excellent experimental and computational facilities. Our £32 million redevelopment includes the state-of-theart ‘Active Learning Labs’, a cutting-edge teaching facility, one of the largest and best equipped in Europe. We have two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique in the academic world), mechanical robotics, wind turbines, water flumes, additive layer manufacturing and many more facilities.

Career prospects

We equip our students for rewarding careers and our graduates have found jobs in a wide range of industries and organisations, both in the UK and abroad.

Programmes include a strong practical element and incorporate the latest academic and industry research, enabling you to work effectively at the forefront of engineering.

When you graduate you can count on the University's Careers and Employability Service to help you plan your future.

Employers

We've consistently achieved the highest grades in research assessments and many of our research programmes are supported by industrial companies such:-

- Agusta Westland
- Airbus
- BAE Systems
- QinetiQ
- Unilever
- Jaguar
- Ford
- National and international bodies such as EPSRC and the European Commission.

Visit the Advanced Engineering Materials MSc(Eng) page on the University of Liverpool website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a UK 2.1 or equivalent but students graduating from a UK university with a 2.2 degree can be considered on a case by case basis. This should be in Engineering or Science with appropriate knowledge of core engineering science topics at bachelor degree level.

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