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Throughout history, major technological advancements have almost always been linked to developments in metallurgy or materials engineering. This is by the availability of new or improved materials or processes, which open up new potential applications or by the development of new materials, which are required to enable the evolution of existing technologies.
This course will benefit professional engineers already working in the materials sector who wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise, which in turn, will enhance and develop future careers. Graduates from science, mathematics and other engineering disciplines, will also benefit, who wish to convert to a specialism in materials science and engineering or metallurgy.
It will enable you to acquire the understanding and skills to contribute towards the present needs and future challenges of advanced materials and manufacturing within transportation, bioengineering, energy, electronics and information technology, sport, sustainable development amongst other areas.
The course has been tailored to meet the needs of both industry and research for better trained and more highly qualified professional materials engineers and metallurgists. It is designed to give you a solid grounding in the principles of engineering materials and allows you to specialise in one field to fit with your current or future career plans.
Flexible study methods are available to suit your situation; choose to study full time and complete your course in 12 months or take 24 months studying by blended learning (combining distance learning with 1 week, intense Summer schools at the University of Leeds.
* Research Project
* Structure-Property Relationships
* Materials Structures and Characterisation
* Phase Transformations and Microstructural Control
* Materials Selection and Failure Analysis
* Materials Modelling
* Interdisciplinary Design Project
* Materials for Functional Applications
* Metals and Alloys
* Process Metallurgy
* Polymers, Ceramics and Composites
* Biomaterials and Applications
* Extractive Metallurgy
Scholarships worth up to £3,000 available. For more information, please visit our website.