Advanced Materials MSc - 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

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

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

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

21/11/2017

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

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

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

For full-time students ENGM241 Research Project Planning and ENGM242 Project are compulsory modules as well as a further two modules.

In addition to this students choose five optional modules.

A minimum of three optional modules must be chosen from the following list:
ENGM102 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
ENGM103 Characterisation of Advanced Materials
ENGM099 Introduction to Physical Metallurgy
ENGM100 Polymers: Science, Engineering and Applications
ENGM174 Ceramics and Ceramic Coatings

All five of the above can be chosen as optional modules, if only three or four are chosen from above students choose their remaining optional modules from the following:
ENGM124 Nanomaterials
ENGM106 Materials Under Stress
ENGM107 The Science and Technology of Adhesive Bonding
ENGM114 Corrosion Engineering
ENGM104 Composite Materials Technology
ENGM244 Complete Materials Technology

Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

For part-time students students ENGM241 Research Project Planning is a compulsory module if undertaking ENGM242 Project.

Students undertaking ENGM242 project must choose five optional modules

Students undertaking ENGM170 Independent Study must choose seven optional modules.

A minimum of three optional modules must be chosen from the following list:
ENGM102 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
ENGM103 Characterisation of Advanced Materials
ENGM099 Introduction to Physical Metallurgy
ENGM100 Polymers: Science, Engineering and Applications
ENGM174 Ceramics and Ceramic Coatings

All five of the above can be chosen as optional modules. Students choose their remaining optional modules from the following:
ENGM124 Nanomaterials
ENGM106 Materials Under Stress
ENGM107 The Science and Technology of Adhesive Bonding
ENGM114 Corrosion Engineering
ENGM104 Composite Materials Technology
ENGM244 Complete Materials Technology

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Credits achieved from completing the dissertation / final project module cannot be attributed to a subsidiary award. Taught modules are delivered as one-week intensive courses.

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.