University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Advanced Materials Engineering

The aims for the course are to: Gain broad knowledge of the properties, processing, characterisation, design and selection of materials for transportation, energy and aerospace applications. Obtain board knowledge of computer aided engineering design and mathematical modelling of processes to engineering materials with advanced properties. Develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between processing, structure and mechanical properties of major classes of advanced engineering materials. Develop the organisational, practical and computational skills necessary to carry out research in advanced materials engineering. Experience individual research project work for materials used in transport, energy and aerospace industry. Enable students to propose, plan, conduct research and report research outcomes in the areas related to materials processing, characterisation and failure analysis, component life prediction. Secure knowledge and research skills so that students are able to take their studies further to do a PhD, in case they complete the full MSc Course modules.

Entry requirements

A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject or a qualification recognised by the University as equivalent.

Course modules

MATLAB and CAD; advanced fluid dynamics; advanced solid mechanics; individual project; computational fluid dynamics; advanced materials modeling; aerospace materials; dynamics of mechanical systems; plus one option module from: current trends in aerospace; modeling and classification of data; systems engineering and spacecraft systems; understanding surfaces in engineering

Assessment methods

Performance in modules is assessed by means of open and closed examination papers and a range of continuously assessed work. All MSc students are required to produce a dissertation including the results obtained in the individual project module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,715 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 5381