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Advanced Materials Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Materials Science Materials Engineering (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course is information rich, but also provides a significant degree of hands-on practical work that utilises a wide range of manufacturing, testing and characterisation equipment. The limited number of graduates in this area, combined with the knowledge, expertise and practical skills developed in this specialised field, gives you a major advantage over other engineering graduates as you seek employment within the materials-related industries. We have been successfully teaching a Masters programme in materials engineering for more than 20 years, leading the way in the study of this field. Staff are very experienced and undertakes both academic research and commercial projects, both of which support students’ learning experience. Careers: Manufacturing; Design, energy engineering and renewables; Chemical engineering; Offshore engineering, materials testing; Advising and assuring companies; Regulatory authorities and automotive; Aerospace and defence industries.

Different course options

Full time | Edinburgh Napier University | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module allows the student to have a critical knowledge of engineering ceramics and composites. Engineering ceramics and glasses are in important classification of material and an understanding of these materials from their crystal structure and imperfections to their many astonishing applications including ? thermal, electrical, mechanical and optical properties are explored. To evaluate the properties and gain knowledge of the various ceramic and glass structures and manufacturing processes must be characterised. Composites in engineering are an amalgamation of metals, polymers or ceramics in various compositions or structures. This module will investigate the various manufacturing methods and properties of the different families of composites; metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, polymer matrix composites, natural and structural composites. Applications of composite materials are very important in the world today due to the nature of the composites being tailored for a specific job. Within both classes of materials the non-destructive testing, joining and failure mechanisms and will be considered.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in physical science, engineering, physics, chemistry or sports science in order to be eligible for this programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if they have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.