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Advanced Aerospace Materials Engineering MSc by Research

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Degree awarded
MSc by Research
Duration
1 Years. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

You will need to be a science and engineering graduate with at least a 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent.  Subject to satisfactory progress, it is possible to transfer to PhD at the end of the degree, requiring a further two years full-time study, or four years part-time.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Programme description

The Advanced Aerospace Materials Engineering MSc by Research degree is an industrially relevant programme, developed at a time of great change within the aerospace industry.  The move from aluminium airframes to carbon fibre reinforced polymers, the continuous drive to improve aeroengine efficiency and drive down cost, and the movement of the supply chain up the skills ladder are all driving dramatic change and creating demand for new skills, which this programme will provide.

The programme

One third taught, two thirds research project, the programme is divided into two semesters.  The taught modules in semester one are made up of compulsory and optional units and include:

Concepts of Metals and Ceramics

Mechanical Properties of Metals and Ceramics

Composites, Principles and Practice

Deformation Processing

Engineering Alloys

Engineering Ceramics and Glasses

Joining Materials

In semester two, you will complete an eight-month supervised research project.  The research project may be undertaken at the Schools of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering or Materials at The University of Manchester, or at one of our prestigious partner institutions in China, India, Singapore and USA, or even in industry.

Career prospects

Developed in co-ordination with major international aerospace companies, as a graduate of this programme, you will be qualified for key positions as a material scientist, engineer, manager or consultant within the aerospace sector.  The course is also a launch-pad into an accelerated PhD in UK academia or study at one of our international partner institutions.

Open days

Next Open Day - Wednesday 25 November 2009

Our Open Days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the School, discover more about our courses and research, and find out what Manchester has to offer you.

The next Open Day will take place on 25 November 2009 and further details will be available on this page closer to the time.

International students - if you are based overseas and can't make our Open Days, please visit the international section of our website to see if a member of our International Team will be visiting your country soon.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc by Research (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £8,400
    International students (per annum): Standard £18,000, Low, £19,150, High £20,100
  • MSc by Research (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,200
    International students (per annum): Standard £9,000, Low £9,575, High£10,050

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Contact details

Academic department
School of Materials
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 3559
Email
Website
www.manchester.ac.uk/materials/

Academic department overview

See: About Us

Related subject areas

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

You will need to be a science and engineering graduate with at least a 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent.  Subject to satisfactory progress, it is possible to transfer to PhD at the end of the degree, requiring a further two years full-time study, or four years part-time.

English language

If English is not your first language, you will need to take and meet minimum requirements for the following recognised English language qualifications:  IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE).  Please contact us if you have an alternative qualification and we will make an individual assessment.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

How to apply

Apply online

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Programme description

The Advanced Aerospace Materials Engineering MSc by Research degree is an industrially relevant programme, developed at a time of great change within the aerospace industry.  The move from aluminium airframes to carbon fibre reinforced polymers, the continuous drive to improve aeroengine efficiency and drive down cost, and the movement of the supply chain up the skills ladder are all driving dramatic change and creating demand for new skills, which this programme will provide.

The programme

One third taught, two thirds research project, the programme is divided into two semesters.  The taught modules in semester one are made up of compulsory and optional units and include:

Concepts of Metals and Ceramics

Mechanical Properties of Metals and Ceramics

Composites, Principles and Practice

Deformation Processing

Engineering Alloys

Engineering Ceramics and Glasses

Joining Materials

In semester two, you will complete an eight-month supervised research project.  The research project may be undertaken at the Schools of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering or Materials at The University of Manchester, or at one of our prestigious partner institutions in China, India, Singapore and USA, or even in industry.

Career prospects

Developed in co-ordination with major international aerospace companies, as a graduate of this programme, you will be qualified for key positions as a material scientist, engineer, manager or consultant within the aerospace sector.  The course is also a launch-pad into an accelerated PhD in UK academia or study at one of our international partner institutions.

Additional fee information

For entry in 2009, the tuition fees are £3,400 per annum for home/EU students and £13,400 per annum for international students. For information on funding available, please visit: Research Funding

Facilities

To underpin the research and teaching activities, we have established state-of-the-art laboratories, which allow comprehensive characterisation and development of materials.  These facilities range from synthetic/textile fibre chemistry to materials processing and materials testing.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: disability@manchester.ac.uk

CPD opportunities

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