Advanced Materials - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Advanced Materials

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGCert Advanced Materials
PGDip Advanced Materials

Professional recognition

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFD61001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFD61002 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

F200, J511, F200, J511

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Programme Leader

WHITING MJ Dr (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

23/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide students with a broad knowledge of the manufacture, characterisation and properties of advanced materials

To address issues of sustainability such as degradation and recycling

To equip graduate scientists and engineers with specific expertise in the selection and use of materials for industry

To enable students to prepare, plan, execute and report an original piece of research

To develop a deeper understanding of a materials topic which is of particular interest (full-time students) or relevance to their work in industry (part-time students) by a project based or independent study based thesis

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
The different major classes of advanced materials K
Routes for manufacturing and processing of advanced materials K
Characterisation techniques for analysing bonding and microstructure K
Mechanical, chemical and physical properties of advanced materials K
Processing -microstructure - property relationships of advanced materials K
Material selection and use K
Appropriate mathematical methods K
Reason systematically about the behaviour of materials C
Select materials for an application C
Predict material properties C
Understand mathematical relationships relating to material properties C
Plan experiments, interpret experimental data and discuss experimental results in the context of present understanding in the field C
Research information to develop ideas and understanding P
Develop an understanding of, and competence, in using laboratory equipment and instrumentation P
Apply mathematical methods, as appropriate P
Use the scientific process to reason through to a sound conclusion T
Write clear reports T
Communicate ideas clearly and in an appropriate format T
Design and carry out experimental work T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.