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Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing

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, and is ideal for students who have undertaken study in other subjects who wish to start a career in manufacturing and other high-tech industries. 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.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 undergraduate degree or similar qualification in chemistry, biology, geology, engineering or a related analytical discipline. You'll also need an A2 in Mathematics or equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 or above.

Course modules

Modules include: research methods: application and evaluation; environmental risk and responsibility; additive manufacture processes; advanced materials; design and materials selection; CPD and strategic manufacturing; additive manufacturing applications; data science; independent scholarship (technology).

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a number of examinations, coursework exercises, and projects which may be assessed through written reports, oral examination, presentations and academic posters.

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