Taught course

Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing

University of Derby · College of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree or similar qualification in engineering or a related analytical discipline; A2 Mathematics or equivalent. If you don’t have a relevant degree, we can consider your application if supported by significant industrial experience within appropriate sectors. If English is not your first language you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

  • This unique course combines in-depth study of advanced materials with cutting-edge additive manufacturing.
  • This programme has been developed in correlation to the Engineering Council UK-SPEC and prepares you for professional registration.
  • You can study this course at the University or online with short course attendance.
  • Choose to study either full or part-time to suit your other life commitments.

This new course has been established with the Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Engineering (IISE) and with funding from HEFCE. It’s appropriate to both recent graduates and those in work.

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. You’ll have access to facilities and specialist staff at our research centre, IISE, which contains an advanced machining and additive manufacturing facility. You’ll also take advantage of our excellent teaching resources on campus, which will be complemented by our new £14 million engineering building, opening in 2017.

Upon completion of this degree, you’ll have the potential to individually apply for professional accreditation as a Chartered Engineer.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6000 per stage
International students
£12,000 for the full programme

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months
full time
3 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Engineering and Technology
01332 590500