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Engineering Materials (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science)

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop specialist knowledge of mechanical engineering materials at this Engineering Materials (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Explore material properties and how they are transforming the aviation, aerospace and manufacturing industries.


Course Details

This Engineering Materials (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) MSc course offered by the University of Southampton combines the traditional aspects of mechanical engineering with interdisciplinary subjects, so you can specialise to suit your career plans. The international centre for research and teaching has a global reputation for excellence. 

This degree explores the latest techniques and methods in this growing area of advanced mechanical engineering. You’ll study different material properties and discover their limitations and use in engineering.  

New materials are transforming industry with their strong, lightweight and flexible properties. Materials engineers are needed in the aviation, aerospace and manufacturing industries to continue important research into composites.  

On this master's programme you’ll learn about microstructural and surface characterisation and investigate the performance of structural materials in application.  

You’ll explore key topics and choose specialist modules on subjects like biomaterials, fuel cells and photovoltaic systems. You’ll also study materials manufacture, design and their use in transport applications in the following industries: 

  • aerospace 
  • marine 
  • automotive 
As part of this materials science and engineering course, you’ll need to complete a research project. You’ll be able to use our facilities, including a 3D computed tomography imaging lab, used to study internal structures of materials. 

You’ll learn from academics at the forefront of their fields, they teach the latest in technology advancements. Studying at Southampton gives you access to a global network of companies, shared facilities and specialist expertise to enhance your learning.

Career Opportunities

This master’s course will prepare you to work in a range of application sectors. These sectors usually have a reputation for good starting salaries and career progression opportunities. 

In the UK our graduates work across different organisations and application areas, including in the following sectors: 

  • aerospace  
  • automotive 
  • power generation 
  • biomedical  
  • finance  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Failure of Materials and Components
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science (AMES)
  • Materials for Transport Applications
  • Microstructural and Surface Characterisation
  • Surface Engineering
  • Advanced Electrical Systems
  • Advanced Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Batteries
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Structural Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in one of the following subjects: 

  • engineering 
  • maths 
  • physical sciences 
  • a engineering related subject 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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