Do you have a physics background with an interest in the physics and properties of matter, and skills in problem-solving and theoretical analysis? You could be developing new materials for aerospace to create, faster more efficient air travel or analyse novel nanoparticle formulations at atomic level.
The UK Government has predicted that 182,000 people with engineering skills will be required by 2022, with an average starting salary of 27k.
With industry recognising physics graduates as having transferable skills and experience for a career in engineering, we have developed our courses to support and further enhance these skills to equip you with all the technical and personal qualities necessary to become a professional engineer.
“After graduating with a degree in Physics, I was at a crossroad. I decided to study for a Master’s degree in Materials Science looking primarily at materials such as cement, ceramics and glass. I would suggest looking at programmes that have considerable industrial exposure, so that, once you do leave academia, there are avenues you can explore to start your career.”
Mehul Chavda, Research Analyst at Advanced Morgan Materials.
MSc(Eng) Advanced Materials Manufacturing
This course recognises that companies specialising in high value materials, which are vital across all sectors including transport, energy, and healthcare, require specialists with a Masters level Materials qualification. As the number of such graduates is low, this course has been designed for students from a physics background looking to build on their current degree and experience to transition into a career in engineering.
Through tailored options, including focus on the important aerospace and advanced metallic materials industries, you’ll gain high level technical expertise and be equipped to progress rapidly to a position of responsibility, providing technical, managerial, and entrepreneurial leadership in the advanced materials manufacturing industry.
- Industrial contact with CEOs and Managing Directors
- Group open-ended industrial project
- Individual research project focused on advanced materials
MSc Materials Science and Engineering
This course covers the full range of Materials Science subjects, and materials of all types, including metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and natural and biomaterials. It aims to prepare you for a career in industry or academia, by teaching you the concepts, theories and practical skills that make Materials Science and Engineering possible. With access to state-of-the-art facilities for materials processing, characterisation and testing, you’ll receive in-depth technical knowledge and advanced expertise from academic staff working at the cutting edge of Materials science and Technology.
- Module choices include functional ceramics, glasses and cements, metallurgical processing and materials for energy applications
- Individual research project (experimental, theoretical or industrial based)
MSc Nanomaterials and Materials Science
The principles of nanotechnology, engineering down to atomic scale, are at the heart of this course, combining the rapidly advancing field of nanomaterials with general materials engineering modules, important for various industries (energy storage, solar cells, data storage, strong composite materials, health care, catalysis).
- Foundation semester of general materials science and engineering
- Nanoscience and nanotechnology specialisation
- Individual research project (experimental or computational)
Contact Andy Keating, Taught courses Administrator for further information.
T: 01142 225941