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Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Materials (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Highfield, Boldrewood
UCAS course code

About this course

Choosing the correct materials is crucial to the success or failure of an engineering project. On this 4-year Masters, you'll explore the properties and uses of common and brand new materials. You'll develop the skills to design materials and surfaces, from the atomic level up to their application. This advanced course will help you find a rewarding career as an engineer.

This course focuses on mechanics, structures and materials, and how they are managed. It will inspire you to use your knowledge and skills to address real engineering needs in society, in areas like:

  • transport

  • housing

  • recreation

  • food processing

  • medicine

You'll explore material use, including their design and manufacture, and you'll study how they behave throughout their service.

As part of this course you can:

  • take an additional year-long paid placement in an engineering organisation

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • choose from a range of optional modules, including biomaterials, surface engineering and aircraft structures

You'll put your skills into practice with an individual project and final year group design project, where you can work with students from other engineering specialisms.

The course draws on research from the Engineering Materials Research Group, which is actively involved in a broad range of activities in the advanced materials field.

We're a designated university for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS).

This course is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and offers a route to chartered status.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 555.57 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield in Southampton and Boldrewood campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.