University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Advanced Materials

This course aims to: Increase and update the knowledge of those with some years� experience in materials; be a conversion course for graduates in other subjects who are moving into materials; equip graduates with a thorough understanding of a wide range of advanced engineering materials and the techniques used for their characterisation.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in an appropriate science or engineering subject. Alternatively a combination of academic qualifications, training and several years of experience which is considered to be a suitable background for the programme. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 6.5, IELTS minimum by component: 6.0.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Introduction to materials science and engineering; project (optional for part-time students); research methods; research project planning (optional for part time students). Optional modules include: Ceramics and ceramic coatings; characterisation of advanced materials; composite materials technology; corrosion engineering; independent study (optional for part-time students); introduction to composite materials; introduction to physical metallurgy; materials under stress: An introduction to fracture mechanics and fatigue; nanomaterials; polymers: Science, engineering and applications; surface analysis: xps, auger and sims; the science and technology of adhesive bonding.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a final project or a 10,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 60 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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