Masters in Materials Science & Engineering

Materials science deals with the structural analysis of materials, the discovery of new material substances and their application to various industries. The materials engineering field looks into relationships between properties of materials and their mechanical structure at the atomic level.

Professional scientists and engineers develop materials such as metals, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, composites and biomaterials – that other engineers need for their designs. The right materials help drive product innovation in all industries from aircrafts, medical equipment, gadgets, to musical instruments and environmental friendly technologies.

Materials engineering is based on supportive areas such as thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and nanoscience. Study programmes in material sciences combines in-depth knowledge of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of materials with the training in production techniques and the selection of appropriate materials for a wide range of applications. Universities offer a wide range of specialisations in the field, such as magnetic and nano-materials, structural materials, electronic materials and interfaces, energy materials and application, biomaterials, and more.

Graduates learn how materials behave and how their properties change during the process of raw materials becoming designed products. Most professionals work in offices using computer-aided design (CAD) software or in development labs, where they have access to cutting-edge equipment. Others work as supervisors in factories or research institutes.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Applied Science (Clothing and Textile Sciences) Applied Science (Clothing and Textile Sciences)
  • Feb 2016
  • International € 27,400 per year
  • 12 months

The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.

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Engineering Materials Science Engineering Materials Science
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 16,000 per year
  • 24 months

The Masters Programme in Engineering Materials Science is characterised by a cross- functional view on development of new materials and processes, as well as on todays materials, processes and applications.

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Materials Engineering Materials Engineering
  • Sep 2016
  • Non-EEA € 15,000 per year
  • 24 months

Materials science and engineering belongs to a fascinating high-tech field and is of key importance for a sustainable future. Traditional and novel materials are cornerstones in industry and constitute platforms for new technology such as telecommunication and bioimplants.

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Mining and Materials Engineering (Thesis) Mining and Materials Engineering (Thesis)
  • Aug 2016
    Not specified
  • Not specified

Course programs leading to the M.Eng. (Project) degree in Mining or Materials Engineering and the Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering are also available. Special programs are available for those holding degrees in subjects other than Materials or Mining Engineering (e.g., Chemical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Geology).

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Advanced Materials Science Advanced Materials Science
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 7,600 per year
  • Non-EEA € 7,600 per year
  • 24 months

Master's program "Advanced Materials Science" is focused on the study of new construction materials used in space engineering, accurate mechanical engineering, medicine, information technologies and other fields. The program also undertakes study of the fundamental physical principles of measurements, modern analytical methods of materials properties study, as well as methods of their production.

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Material Science and Engineering (Polymers) Material Science and Engineering (Polymers)
  • Jan 2016
  • May 2016
  • International $ 12,680 per year
  • 24 months

EDGE enables engineering professional, military members, and students worldwide to participate in courses, certificates, and degree programs from the UF College of Engineering. Engineers can earn a master’s degree at a time and place convenient to them through programs from UF EDGE. As an EDGE student, you view the same course lectures, complete the same assignments and exams as UF campus based engineering students.

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Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology
  • Sep 2016
  • Non-EEA € 15,000 per year
  • 24 months

The purpose of the programme is to provide an engineering education within the materials field where emphasis is on synthesis, chemical characterisation, physical and chemical properties and applications

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Material Science and Engineering ( Metals) Material Science and Engineering ( Metals)
  • Jan 2016
  • May 2016
  • International $ 12,680 per year
  • 24 months

EDGE enables engineering professional, military members, and students worldwide to participate in courses, certificates, and degree programs from the UF College of Engineering. Engineers can earn a master’s degree at a time and place convenient to them through programs from UF EDGE. As an EDGE student, you view the same course lectures, complete the same assignments and exams as UF campus based engineering students.

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Aerospace Materials PgDip/PgCert Aerospace Materials PgDip/PgCert
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,500 per year
  • 12 months

This course addresses the vital need identified in various industry and Government reports for engineering graduates with the specialist skills to exploit future technologies for long-term economic growth in the aerospace sector.

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Materials Science & Engineering Materials Science & Engineering
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 47,060 per year
  • International $ 47,060 per year
  • Not specified

Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree is a traditional full-time master’s degree program, although it can also be completed on a part-time basis. Courses are offered on the Homewood Campus. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers two options for students pursuing a Master of Science in Engineering: an M.S.E. degree with essay and an M.S.E. degree. Below, the requirements for each degree are detailed. Students interested in applying must adhere to the standard graduate admissions process.

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