M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Science (Advanced)

Australian National University

24 months
47940 AUD/year
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The Master of Science in Materials Science (Advanced) at the Australian National University is a two year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that can equip you with the knowledge and skills in materials chemistry.


Materials science is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that aims to understand the fundamental properties of materials. Materials science has broad applications across technology, healthcare, engineering and environmental science. 

At Australia’s top-ranking university, you will gain a broad understanding in the fundamentals and specialist knowledge to face the key challenges in the development of new materials including nanomaterials. You can apply this knowledge to address current global challenges, such as producing materials for renewable energies, battery storage, energy efficiency, tissue engineering, and environmentally conscious and biocompatible materials such as biodegradable plastics.  

As an interdisciplinary science, materials science draws on the cognate disciplines of chemistry, physics and engineering to equip you with a broad skillset. This program includes a mix of coursework and research projects, equipping you with the required skills and knowledge of the scientific, technical, and societal aspects of materials to be highly competitive in the rapidly expanding materials science industry of the present day and of the future.

Employment Opportunities

Drawing on world leading expertise from materials scientists across our chemistry, physics and engineering research schools, the Master of Science in Materials Science (Advanced) at the Australian National University will provide you with the techniques and skills that are in high demand. It will prepare you for a bright future in industry, government or education across areas including green energy technologies, polymer technologies, biomedical engineering, materials engineering, and chemical engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Chemical Structure and Reactivity
  • Structure Elucidation in Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry 
  • Laboratory Work in Chemistry
  • Modern Materials Characterisation
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a grade point average of at least 5.5/7.0
  • with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline with minimum grade point average of 5.5/7.0 in these subjects.
  • with the equivalent of an ANU minor in Chemistry and a minimum of 2 courses of undergraduate Maths and a minimum of 2 courses of undergraduate Physics

In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 

Cognate Disciplines

  • Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47940 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47940 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /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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