Advanced Materials Engineering

Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


The course has been designed to provide you with knowledge of materials (Polymeric, Metallic, Ceramic and Composite); allowing you to develop your skills further in more application and research based areas of materials engineering such as smart materials and materials in energy based applications.

Gain exposure to the latest trends in design, materials, manufacturing processes, testing and advanced applications by taking full advantage of our modern technology and computing facilities.

Subjects include:
Metallic Materials; Plastics Materials; Ceramics and Composites; Smart Materials and Surfaces
Forensic Materials Engineering and Energy Materials

MSc Project – a focused piece of industrially relevant research, normally carried out on placement.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above with a background in physical science, engineering, physics, chemistry or sports science. Lesser qualifications may be considered with sufficient relevant work experience in the industry.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

3 years



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy