University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Engineering Materials (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science)

This programme provides students with exposure to modern issues in advanced mechanical engineering science. Students may specialise in any relevant aspect of tribology, from the traditional concepts of friction and wear to the cutting-edge development in surface engineering and bioengineering.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in engineering, physical sciences or a related subject. Those candidates with relevant employment experience will be considered if they do not meet the requirements. Applications are assessed individually and any candidates who do not match the standard profile, but who have appropriate academic qualifications and/or industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: introduction to advanced mechanical engineering science (ames); tribology engineering and engine tribology; surface engineering; bio; NANO and modelling aspects of tribology; microstructural and surface characterisation core modules: MSc research project. Optional modules: manufacturing and materials; failure of materials and components; advanced sensors and condition monitoring; experimental mechanics; finite element analysis in solid mechanics; biomaterials; advanced management.

Sponsorship information

The School of Engineering Sciences offers 20 entry scholarships of �1000 each to reward excellence; there are also 40 annual scholarships of �1000 for excellence in academic performance during the degree; the maximum possible award is �4000 over the duration of all programmes.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Engineering and Environment
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4651