The Master of Engineering Science (Materials) is a 72 unit program offered by the College of Science and Engineering.
The Master of Engineering Science (Materials) articulates with the 36 unit Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science (specialisation in Materials Engineering - M1-M2).
In addition to being taken as a stand-alone degree, it can also be used as a pathway by graduates without an engineering degree to the University's accredited Master of Engineering (Materials) degree. Such a transfer can be done after completing at least one year of study with an average grade of credit or higher
The admission requirements for the award are one of the following:
- an engineering degree
- a science degree
- an Australian TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma (AQF Level 5) qualification in an appropriate field plus 7 years relevant work experience
- an equivalent overseas qualification.
In addition, whatever qualification is held, students are expected to be able to demonstrate previous study or recognised prior learning in chemistry and/or materials, communication and planning skills, mathematics (equivalent to first year university mathematics) and science (equivalent to university undergraduate topics in physics).
Credit Transfer Arrangements
Students who have completed the Flinders University Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science (specialisation in Materials Engineering - M1-M2) will be eligible for 36 units of credit.
Students who have completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree may receive up to 18 units of credit towards the Master's degree. This credit will be calculated on a like-for-like topic basis.
The course provides graduates with:
- advanced study in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of engineering that builds on a student's previous knowledge and experience
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- well developed written and oral communication skills
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- preparation for future roles as a technical specialist.
The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
On completion of the award, students will be able to:
- critically evaluate problems and use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex engineering systems
- communicate effectively with other science and engineering professionals and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
- understand and describe the processes through which current knowledge has been developed
- understand the engineering fundamentals needed to generate a solution appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- plan and execute a research project, applying relevant methodologies and knowledge
Program of study
To qualify for the Master of Engineering Science (Materials), a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Students who have completed 36 units with a grade of credit or higher will be eligible to transfer to the Master of Engineering (Materials).
The topics selected depend on the entry qualifications. Students must consult with the Director of Studies regarding their program of study.
Option - Year 1 topics*
36 units selected from:
CHEM8801 Chemical Reactivity GE (4.5 units)
CHEM8802 Spectroscopy and Data Analysis GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8722 Analysis of Engineering Systems GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8752 Engineering Physics and Materials GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8761 Engineering Mathematics GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8801 Fluid Mechanics GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8812 Engineering Mechanics GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8891 Mechanical Design Project GE (4.5 units)
PHYS9712 Thermodynamics and Energy Systems GE (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics**
22.5 units comprising
ENGR7921 Materials Selection in Design (4.5 units)
ENGR8822 Engineering Materials 2 GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9704 Project Management and Innovation (4.5 units)
ENGR9710A Masters Project (4.5/9 units)
ENGR9710B Masters Project (4.5/9 units)
Option - Year 2 topics
Plus 13.5 units selected from:
CHEM8701 Applied Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry GE (4.5 units)
CHEM8702 Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry GE (4.5 units)
CHEM8711 Organic Synthesis and Mechanism GE (4.5 units)
CHEM8712 Introduction to Polymer Science GE (4.5 units)
ENGR7702 Biomaterials (4.5 units)
ENGR7752 Advanced Solid Mechanics (4.5 units)
ENGR7811 Advanced Mechanical Design (4.5 units)
ENGR7871 Corrosion (4.5 units)
ENGR7881 Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Materials and Devices (4.5 units)
ENGR7891 Fatigue and Fracture Analysis (4.5 units)
ENGR7901 Manufacturing Processes and Metal Forming (4.5 units)
ENGR7911 Materials for Civil and Construction (4.5 units)
ENGR7961 Finite Element Methods (4.5 units)
ENGR9811 Solid Mechanics GE (4.5 units)
FACH8702 Drug Action, Metabolism, Toxicology and Analysis GE (4.5 units)
NANO8701 Structure and Characterisation GE (4.5 units)
NANO8702 Frontiers of Nanotechnology GE (4.5 units)
NANO8710 Fundamentals of Nanotechnology GE (4.5 units)
*Students who have completed an engineering degree may undertake an alternative program of study. Students who complete this alternative program of study with an average grade of credit or higher will be able to transfer to the Master of Engineering (Materials) and complete in 2 years. Students should discuss their program with the Director of Studies.
**For students who have achieved an average grade of credit or higher at the end of Year 1, an alternative second year program that includes an 18 unit Masters thesis and advanced coursework is available that will facilitate entry to a postgraduate research degree. Students are advised to discuss an alternative program of study with their Director of Studies. Note that students who wish to use their masters qualification to satisfy entry into a Flinders University research higher degree program are required to complete an 18 unit thesis.