MSc Materials Engineering

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 2Yr PT
    MSc 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

MSc Materials Engineering

Engineering at Swansea University has key research strengths in materials for aerospace applications and steel technology. As a student on the Master's course in Materials Engineering, you will be provided with the depth of knowledge and breadth of abilities to meet the demands of the international materials industry.

Key Features

  • 8th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • 4th in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • 2nd in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Outstanding facilities on brand new beachside £450million Bay Campus

Through the MSc Materials Engineering course you will be provided with training and experience in a broad range of topic areas, including metallurgy and materials selection, modern methods used for engineering design and analysis, the relationship between structure, processing and properties for a wide range of materials, ceramics, polymers, advanced composite materials and modern business management issues and techniques.

The MSc Materials Engineering course is an excellent route for those who have a first degree in any scientific or technical subject and would like to become qualified in this field of materials engineering.

Scholarships: College of Engineering MSc Scholarships.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-M106Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Polymer Processing
EG-M37Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Additive Manufacturing
EG-M83Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Simulation Based Product Design
EG-M85Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Strategic Project Planning
EGSM00Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals
EGTM60Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Aerospace Materials Engineering
EGTM79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Analysis and Legislation
Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 50 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : The following modules must be chosen by Swansea Materials graduates

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-M47Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)10Leadership Development
EG-M62Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Group project (Aerospace)
EGTM71Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Generation Systems

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-D06Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Materials Engineering


Modules on the MSc Materials Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:      

Composite Materials
Polymer Processing
Environmental Analysis and Legislation
Communication Skills for Research Engineers
Simulation Based Product Design
Aerospace Materials Engineering
Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals
Environmental Analysis and Legislation
Polymers: Properties and Design
Physical Metallurgy of Steels
MSc Research Project

Entry Requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Materials Engineering course is a first or second class honours degree in Engineering, or a similar related discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:


How To Apply

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If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the MSc Materials Engineering course

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £9,000 £19,500
MSc Part-time £4,550 £9,750
MSc Part-time £3,000 £6,500

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Materials Engineering course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.


MSc Materials Engineering course at Swansea University is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Further Learning for Engineering Council registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on an accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.