Everything we use is made of materials, yet only a handful of these materials occur naturally. All the rest have been microscopically engineered originally by nature, but increasingly by materials engineers/scientists. The Master of Materials Technology is the leading Australian postgraduate degree for those looking to pursue a career in this field.
Your study will include both a coursework component (75%) and a research component (25%). This degree covers a broad spectrum of materials science and engineering, emphasising the application of the basic sciences to the understanding of the structure, properties and processing of materials. This program is suitable for graduates with science, engineering, technology or related backgrounds.
IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90
You must take MATS6114 Research Project A twice and MATS6113 Research Project once to satisfy the research component of this program.
Fundamentals of Materials Processing
Fundamentals of Materials Design
Presentation Skills for Materials Technology
Materials Industry Management
You’ll choose eight courses from the following list of electives.
Engineering in Process Metallurgy
Process Metallurgy Advanced
Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis
Polymer Science and Engineering 2
Recycling of Materials
Sustainable Materials Engineering
Advanced Functional Materials
Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Kinetics and Phase Transformations
Physical Properties of Materials
Chemical Properties of Materials
Mechanical Properties of Materials
Thermal Properties of Ceramics
Functional Properties of Materials
Polymer Materials Science
Computational Materials Science
Processes in Materials Engineering
Characterisation of Materials
For entry into this degree, you must have one of the following:
a four-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65 in a cognate science or engineering discipline (e.g., materials science and engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, mineral engineering and mechanical engineering)
a bachelor’s degree with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 50-65 in a cognate science or engineering discipline and approximately five years’ professional experience in a relevant field such as in the materials processing or testing industry
an honours degree at a recognised university
a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the materials sciences with a minimum WAM of 65.
Applicants with other relevant qualifications and experience not listed above may apply for admission to this program. You will need to demonstrate that you have achieved the same knowledge and skills through your formal or informal learning as the qualifications listed for entry into this program.
Those applying for admission from a cognate field and/or with an honours degree may receive Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). Those entering from a non-cognate bachelor’s degree or other degrees will only be eligible for credit where it is directly relevant to materials technology.
Indicative First Year Fee
fundamental scientific research
manufacturing and materials processing
business and finance
the environmental impact of materials
the commercialisation of materials technologies.
The Master of Materials Technology will also prepare you for a career in emerging fields such as nanomaterials, biomaterials, and electronic and advanced materials.