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Materials Engineering

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). Materials Engineering underpins almost all engineering applications. Swansea University has key research strengths in materials for aerospace applications and steel technology. Students will be provided with the depth of knowledge and breadth of abilities to meet the demands of the international materials industry.The course provides training and experience in a broad range of topics including: metallurgy and materials selection; modern methods used for engineering design and analysis; the relationship between structure, processing and properties for a wide range of materials; materials and advanced composite materials; structural factors that control the mechanical properties of materials, and modern business management issues and techniques. This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

Entry requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Materials Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Engineering or a similar related discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).

Course modules

Modules typically include: composite materials; communication skills for research engineers; simulation based product design; aerospace materials engineering; additive manufacturing; structural integrity of aerospace metals; ceramics; environmental analysis and legislation; polymers (properties and design); polymer processing; physical metallurgy of steels; strategic project planning.

Assessment methods



Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,950 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,150 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 9,750 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,300 (Year 1) International 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years

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