24 months
38500 AUD/year
25000 AUD/year
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Help create new materials to drive the technologies of tomorrow with this Materials Science degree from Griffith University. 

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Materials science covers chemistry, physics and engineering. From a chemical perspective it involves the design and molecular assembly of new smart materials that are useful chemically, physically or both. 

Every day scientists are inventing new molecules and materials for a growing range of applications that will make positive differences in people's lives. 

Clean energy systems, better sensors for disease, smart drug delivery systems, more efficient farming technologies, green and sustainable polymers and plastics all arise from a knowledge of contemporary materials research. 

There is strong demand from existing industries and emerging start-up companies for graduates with materials science skills.  

All sectors of society are being influenced by the technologies, both present and future, that this area of science has to offer.With this degree offered at  Griffith University you will learn how to apply your new knowledge of the chemical sciences to solve problems and discover new materials that will drive the technologies of tomorrow, and be able to design, review and conduct experiments in modern materials chemistry.

You will also develop the ability to analyse and interpret data from a range of modern analytical tools, as well as how to apply that knowledge in the characterisation of new materials. 

You will contribute to the provision of scientific solutions to national and international problems and develop new technologies for the sustainable advancement of society, as well as the skills to effectively communicate your findings and developments, and to work collaboratively and effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

In this Materials Science degree you also have the option to undertake a practical work placement to help further refine your skills and understanding of materials science.


Graduates with skills in materials chemistry are employed in a wide range of industries, often at the cutting edge of technology research. 

Typical industries would include the aerospace and motor industries, drug and related medical diagnostics companies, the advanced plastic and polymer industries, oil and energy industries, communications and information hardware manufacturing companies, the water and food security sector, academic and government research organisations, mining and numerous other high-tech manufacturing industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Entrepreneurship and New Product Development
  • Digital and Interactive Marketing 
  • Strategic Marketing 
  • Business Plan Development
  • Accounting and Governance  
  • Community Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements


To be eligible for admission to the Master of Materials Science, an applicant must have:

  • a related Bachelor or Bachelor (Honours) degree with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38500 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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