Master of Materials Engineering
Course code: 3260 ~ Course abbreviation: MMatEng ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering
Study mode and course location
This course is intended for graduate engineers and scientists. The course structure is highly flexible, with opportunities in many units to work on projects of personal or professional interest. Materials engineering is a very broad discipline, incorporating elements of the physical sciences and the traditional fields of metallurgical, ceramic and polymer engineering. With the choice of units available, the course taken by a particular student will encompass generic skills applicable to a range of materials, as well as specialised knowledge in his/her area of need.
While the course will be offered flexibly in terms of study location, the units will be scheduled during the normal teaching semesters to take advantage of the university's off-campus learning (distance education) infrastructure. High-demand units may be additionally run as short, intensive courses. While the normal progress through the course could be a minimum of two years (part-time), the duration of the course is unrestricted, allowing gradual accumulation of credit towards the award.
Graduates will gain an understanding of the role of materials selection in the design cycle of an engineering component; be able to evaluate (unit dependent) manufacturing, processing or remediation scenarios; plan and execute an investigation into a practical materials-related problem and analyse the results of that investigation; communicate their arguments effectively to teams and clients and critically evaluate their own and work of others.
Select eight units from:
Total: 48 points
Students undertaking this course will be able to make an alternative exit from the course with a Postgraduate Diploma in Materials Engineering provided the requisite units (24 points including at most 6 points selected from postgraduate courses external to the department) have been successfully completed.