Taught course

Engineering Materials (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science)

University of Southampton · School of Engineering Sciences

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

Our MSc in Engineering Materials provides exposure to modern issues in advanced mechanical engineering science and is suitable for graduates of engineering, mathematics or physical science. On our course you will have the opportunity to specialise in material properties, their limitations and engineering context. We offer a sound understanding of the relevant fundamental science, methods, analysis and engineering applications.

Compulsory modules include: Introduction to Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science; Microstructural Engineering for Transport Applications; Surface Engineering; Failure of Materials and Components; Microstructural and Surface Characterisation; MSc Research Project

Optional modules include: Manufacturing and Materials; Biomaterials; Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Composites Engineering Design and Mechanics; Experimental Mechanics; Aircraft Structural Design; Advanced Electrical Systems; Bio, Nano and Modelling Aspects of Tribology; Aircraft Propulsion; Fuel Cells and Photovoltaic Systems I; Fuel Cells and Photovoltaic Systems 2; Advanced Management.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Engineering and the Environment
+44 (0)23 8059 4651