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Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc

Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Manufacturing (General) Materials Science

Course type


Course Summary

This new course has been established with the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE) and with funding from HEFCE. It’s appropriate to both recent graduates and those in work, and is ideal for students who have undertaken study in other subjects who wish to start a career in manufacturing and other high tech industries. Each application from a non-engineering subject area will be judged on its own merits, so please contact us to discuss further. Additive manufacturing (AM) is an emerging advanced manufacture technology. By combining study in this area with advanced materials, you’ll gain an understanding of the challenges in using this technology to produce specific properties in components using this technique. Materials and their ability to be designed and manufactured sustainably in complex geometries is particularly important to innovation in the industries of automobiles, trains and planes, as well as architecture and biomedical applications. There are growing opportunities for graduates who can forge a future for companies in the exciting area of materials and manufacturing development. This intellectually stimulating and research orientated course will provide you with the innovative skills and understanding of advanced materials and additive manufacturing and their applications. Upon completion of this degree, you’ll have the potential to individually apply for professional accreditation as a Chartered Engineer. This unique course combines in-depth study of advanced materials with cutting-edge additive manufacturing. Upon graduating, you can expect to work in the manufacturing industry with roles related to the implementation of new and emerging technologies, specifically additive manufacturing. The skills gained will enable you to work in roles related to component design and engineering, the management of this technical resource or at a strategic level formulating business plans based on complex data analysis.

Different course options

Full time | Markeaton Street Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This online module aims to provide the academic underpinning required in technical areas for entry to the MSc Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing degree. It will provide the underpinning design skills and software skills required for entry into specialist subject areas. You will study a variety of content, such as: 3D Parametric CAD modelling; Product Design and Development Methodologies; Introduction to Material and Manufacturing Science; Introduction to Engineering Mathematics; Principles of Design for Manufacture; Manufacturing Process Categorisation and Personal Development Planning. If you are a student from a non-engineering background, you will need to take an online bridging module before you start the MSc.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee for students entering in 2018/19 is £600 per 20 credits and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The tuition fee for students entering in 2018/19 is £13,500 per 20 credits and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have: a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree or similar qualification in engineering or a related analytical discipline; A2 Mathematics or equivalent. Students with significant industrial experience within appropriate sectors will also be considered.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study...more

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