The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

UON program code: 40203

Study materials science and engineering

Delivered through the Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN) and in collaboration with industry partner CSIRO, the new Master of Materials Science and Engineering will develop and train the next generation of material scientists and engineers to meet global demand.

The program was designed in consultation with leading organisations in the material science and engineering industry including Andromeda, Minotaur, Zinc oxide Australia (ZOA), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Keliqiang Pte Ltd (China), and Baosteel (China).

With a focus on the fast-growing field of advanced nanomaterials, you’ll learn how the processing of a material influences its structure, properties and performance.

Graduate with the knowledge, skills, and industry connections needed to address key challenges in fields like education, vehicles, cosmetics, medicine, pharmacy, petroleum, steel, electronics, information technology, energy and environmental technologies, forensic engineering, and space science.

Why study with us?

  • Be recognised Internationally – the University of Newcastle is number 8 in the world for Automation and Control Engineering, in the top 50 for Mining and Mineral Engineering and the top 150 for Civil Engineering.
  • Study with a team of world-leading materials science experts at the Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN) led by Professor Ajayan Vinu.
  • Flexible study options – At UON, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.


What you will study

Take advantage of state-of-the-art infrastructure at the University’s Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN) to focus on the design and discovery of new materials such as advanced nanomaterials, functional materials, biomaterials, drug carriers, photovoltaics, electrode materials for batteries and supercapacitors, electro catalytic materials, photocatalytic materials, soft materials and useful metal alloys.

The unique program involves a broad range of disciplines such as chemistry, solid-state physics, ceramics, metallurgy, polymer science, engineering, computing, biology, pharmacy, energy and environmental technologies.

Career opportunities

Materials science and engineering expertise is in high demand across a range of industries including defence, medical technology, environmental services, catalysis, petrochemical, adsorption and separation, metallurgist, mining and minerals, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, clean fuels, energy technology (solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells) and data analyst (financial and information).