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Engineering Materials (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) (MSc)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop specialist knowledge of mechanical engineering materials on this master's degree in engineering materials. Explore material properties and how they are transforming the aviation, aerospace and manufacturing industries.

Our MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering pathways combine the traditional aspects of mechanical engineering with interdisciplinary subjects, so you can specialise to suit your career plans. Our international centre for research and teaching has a global reputation for excellence.

Our MSc Engineering Materials degree explores the latest techniques and methods in this growing area of advanced mechanical engineering. You’ll study different material properties and discover their limitations and use in engineering.

New materials are transforming industry with their strong, lightweight and flexible properties. Materials engineers are needed in the aviation, aerospace and manufacturing industries to continue important research into composites.

On this master's programme you’ll learn about microstructural and surface characterisation and investigate the performance of structural materials in application.

You’ll explore key topics and choose specialist modules on subjects like biomaterials, fuel cells and photovoltaic systems. You’ll also study materials manufacture, design and their use in transport applications in the following industries:

  • aerospace
  • marine
  • automotive

As part of this materials science and engineering course, you’ll need to complete a research project. You’ll be able to use our facilities, including a 3D computed tomography imaging lab, used to study internal structures of materials.

You’ll learn from academics at the forefront of their fields, they teach the latest in technology advancements. Studying at Southampton gives you access to a global network of companies, shared facilities and specialist expertise to enhance your learning.

This master's programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement for Further Learning, for Chartered Engineer registration. Candidates must hold a BEng/BSc undergraduate first degree that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration to comply with full CEng registration requirements.


This master’s course will prepare you to work in a range of application sectors. These sectors usually have a reputation for good starting salaries and career progression opportunities.

In the UK our graduates work across different organisations and application areas, including in the following sectors:

  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • power generation
  • biomedical
  • finance

In addition to engineering careers, many of our graduates go into other employment such as finance and consultancy, where the numeracy and excellent communication skills developed on the programme are highly valued.

You'll graduate with excellent analytical skills as well as significant project management and leadership skills.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 23,136per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    167 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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