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PGCert Materials Science and Engineering

Overview of the Programme

PGCert Materials Science And Engineering

This Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is for individuals with general qualifications in the physical sciences or in engineering, or for those with previous relevant professional / workplace experience in the materials science and engineering arena.

The course is designed to develop specific understanding about fundamental aspects of the properties, appropriate selection and characterisation of materials. Technical content will be delivered online and, while absorbing and understanding new information is important, there will be a strong emphasis on the application of new knowledge to solve problems or perform critical analysis.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 BSc UK honours-equivalent primary degree in physical sciences or engineering. Applicants with non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, based on the University's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy

Places available on this programme are limited.  Where there are more eligible applications received than places available, the academic selectors for this programme will make offers in rank order based on academic merit and potential as evidenced in the totality of the information provided in each application.  We will operate a waiting list as required to allow us to fill all available places.

Course Delivery

This course will start on 11 January 2021.

Opportunities for Progression

To Diploma or Master of Science Degrees

The three modules presented in this PGCert (60 CATS points) are a subset of those taught within both the Diploma (120 CATS points) and the MSc (180 CATS points) in Materials Science and Engineering. Individuals who pass the modules for the PGCert may therefore choose not to graduate and instead engage in further study to obtain either the Diploma or full MSc.

If you are seeking to continue with your professional development you will have the opportunity to self-fund progression to the full Master’s subject to meeting the academic requirements for progression.