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Master of Materials Science and Engineering

24 months
43040 AUD/year
32900 AUD/year
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This Materials Science and Engineering program from University of Newcastle will develop and train the next generation of material scientists and engineers, not only for Australia, but also as a significant source of intellectual talent for the global materials economy.


Graduate of the Materials Science and Engineering program from University of Newcastle with an understanding of how the processing of a material influences its structure, properties and performance, and learn to apply this knowledge to address challenging issues in a variety of fields, including education, vehicles, cosmetics, medicine, pharmacy, petroleum, steel, electronics, information technology, energy and environmental technologies, forensic engineering, and space science.

Career opportunities

Materials science and engineering expertise is in high demand across a range of industries including defence, medical technology, environmental services, catalysis, petrochemical, adsorption and separation, metallurgist, mining and minerals, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, clean fuels, energy technology (solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells) and data analyst (financial and information).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managing Engineering Projects
  • Engineering Complexity
  • Materials Synthesis and Processing
  • Materials Characterisation Techniques
  • Industry Seminar
  • Multifunctional Advanced Nanomaterials
  • Applications of Nanomaterials: Energy and Environmental
  • Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.


160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0100265

  • Applicants with a Bachelor Degree (AQF level 7) in a related Science and/or Engineering discipline area will be assessed by the Faculty.
  • If admitted into the program, applicants completing the General Pathway may be eligible for up to 40 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) reducing the program to 120 units.
  • Applicants completing the Research Specialisation will not be eligible for the 40 units of RPL and must complete the 160 unit program.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor Honours Degree/Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8), Master Degree (AQF Level 9) in a related Science and/or Engineering discipline area will be assessed by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis. Exact RPL can only be determined on application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43040 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43040 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    32900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32900 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 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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