Ph.D. course - Topics included

  • Materials Science and Engineering - compulsory course
  • Mathematics in Science and Technology - compulsory course
  • Physical Metallurgy- compulsory course
  • Techniques for Studying Materials - compulsory course
  • Metal Forming and Theory of Metal Forming - compulsory/optional course
  • Technical Physics - compulsory/optional course
  • Powder Metallurgy - compulsory/optional course
  • Fracture of Engineering Materials - compulsory/optional course
  • Modelling Composite Properties - compulsory/optional course
  • Functionally Graded Materials - compulsory/optional course

         There will be 6 hours of timetabled contact time per week in the Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering Course throughout the winter and summer semesters. This contact time should be supplemented by about 30-40 hours of independent work per week, using the self-access facilities in the Faculty. It is not envisaged that there will be any formal supervisions concerning work in the Faculty. By joining one of the Faculty's research groups, students work alongside a supervisor and academic staff. In addition to using the in-house research facilities many projects are industrial collaborations, which provide an even more advanced research and development experience. Such work can lead to larger Ph.D. research projects, with the opportunity to continue working towards an advanced degree through specialist postgraduate research. Ph.D. degree is awarded to a graduate student who has completed an advanced course of study in Materials Science and Engineering, passed comprehensive examinations on the subject, written a thesis containing original research, and defended its content before a committee of professors.