Taught course

Engineering Materials (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science)

University of Southampton · Engineering

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Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences or a related subject.

Those candidates with relevant employment experience will be considered if they do not meet the requirements. Applications are assessed individually, and any candidates who do not match the standard profile but who have appropriate academic qualifications and/or industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The latest generation of strong, lightweight and flexible materials is transforming industry. Aviation, aerospace, manufacturing and other sectors rely on our cutting-edge research into composites and other materials.

Material properties, their limitations and engineering context are widely studied in this course. You will develop your knowledge of microstructural and surface characterisation and investigate the performance of structural materials in engineering applications.

The year is divided into two semesters. Each semester, you will study core modules as well as choosing specialist modules, including Biomaterials and Fuel Cells and Photovoltaic Systems. You will advance your understanding of materials manufacture, design and their use in transport applications in the aerospace, marine and automotive sectors. There is also the opportunity to advance your management skills in the first semester.

Information for international students

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency:
Band B, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 4651