University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Advanced Engineering Materials

The taught units cover the structure and design of advanced engineering materials and provide graduates with an increased depth and breadth of knowledge of materials science, technology and engineering; there is particular emphasis on introducing, and extending, basic materials concepts that govern the control of a materials structure and performance, through the study of advanced alloys, ceramics and composite systems and their comparison to more traditional materials; in addition, the course provides an insight into state of the art materials processing techniques, as well as more novel materials, such as metal matrix composites and functional ceramics; students also receive training in engineering communication, materials selection and advanced techniques of materials characterisation.

Entry requirements

For Master's: A UK 2.2 Honours degree in a science, engineering or technology field, or equivalent international degree; other professional qualifications or relevant work experience will be considered for the progressive entry route (registered first for the PGCert and assessed at the end of each level)For PGCert and PGDip: applications considered on an individual basis those with a mix of UK Honours degree or equivalent international qualification, professional qualifications and postgraduate work experience.

Course modules

Introduction to materials science and engineering; industrial processing of materials; composite materials; materials performance - life cycle design (option); advanced analytical techniques (option); engineering design and communication; high performance alloys (option); functional and engineering ceramics (option).

Sponsorship information

Students from the UK/EU have the opportunity to be awarded a MMM Scholarship covering up to 100% of the tuition fee; overseas students: students from a country outside of the EU have the opportunity to be awarded a part-tuition fee MMM Scholarship.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 3,970 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Full-time £ 13,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 5,950 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
PgCert Distance learning - 24 months
PgDip Part-time - 38 months
PgDip Distance learning - 38 months
MSc Part-time - 46 months
MSc Distance learning - 46 months
PgCert Full-time £ 1,985 per Academic year (home fees) 60 months
PgCert Full-time £ 8,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 60 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0161 275 4740