For more information about Advanced Engineering Materials at University of Liverpool, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5135 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15251 per year

All study options

About Advanced Engineering Materials at University of Liverpool

This programme has been developed for graduates from most physical science and engineering disciplines who would like to move their careers into integrated materials science and engineering.

It would also be perfect for people with first degrees in a materials or equivalent discipline.

You'll gain a thorough knowledge of the microstructure- property relationships of structural and functional materials; and of the methods available for processing, testing, examining and characterising these materials.

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, or 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.

Other Courses You May Be Interested In

Below are some suggested courses at other providers that you may also be interested in:

Study options for this course

Entry requirements

For taught programmes in the School of Engineering, Programme and Major codes are indicated for the MSc (Eng) route only. However, PGDip and PGCert routes are available and students requiring advice about the codes for these programmes should contact the School. For all taught degree programmes the typical minimum entry requirement is a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at second class (2.2) level or better and in an appropriate field of study. Equivalent overseas degrees together with an acceptable English language qualification are also accepted. Individual consideration is given to mature engineers with significant and relevant experience and with professional qualifications. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international/countries/index.htm for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course. If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre. IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). Note that other programmes within the School of Engineering may require higher IELTS, please visit individual programme entry requirement pages for details. TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23. International Baccalaureate Standard Level 5 Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

Foundation and Pathway Courses at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these courses from another institution:

Other courses at University of Liverpool

There are 442 other courses listed from University of Liverpool. A selection of these are displayed below:

Location of University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool main campus is shown on the map below: