Welcome to one of the most wide ranging and well established programmes of short courses in Materials in the world.
You Will Find
This programme is taught by an experienced team of academics and industrialists and organised by an equally experienced team of support staff. You will find excellent teaching material prepared specifically for post-experience short courses. You will find a pleasant environment with air-conditioned meeting rooms and state of the art presentation, with en suite accommodation on an attractive campus. You will be well looked after by friendly staff and have plenty of time to discuss matters of interest with lecturers. You will also be given a set of lecture notes, containing copies of visual presentation material. In addition, on several courses a textbook is included in the cost.
We are Here
The University of Surrey is in the pleasant town of Guildford, 35 minutes by train from London Waterloo station. The University can be reached in just over one hour from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
University of Surrey Short Courses
Our 24 current short courses are listed below:
- Introduction to Materials Science
- Introduction to Materials Engineering
- Introduction to Physical Metallurgy
- Light Metals and Alloys
- Corrosion and Corrosion Control
- Ceramics: Processing, Properties and Applications
- Engineering Ceramics and their Composites
- Polymers for Advanced Applications
- Introduction to Composite Materials Science
- Composite Materials Technology
- Introduction to Materials Analysis
- Electron Microscopy: Imaging and Analysis
- Surface Analysis: XPS, Auger and SIMS
- Scanning Probe Microscopy
- Research Methods
- Design and Manufacture
- Manufacturing Process Selection
- Materials under Stress: An Introduction to Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue
- Adhesive Bonding Technology
- The Science of Adhesion
- Surface Engineering
- Materials for Biomedical Engineering
- Numerical Modelling in Materials Engineering
- Waste and Recycling Technology
Click here for the course schedule for the next few months.
Each short course may be taken as a stand alone course, or it may be taken as a module for credit towards a postgraduate qualification. In this case the short course is followed by an ‘assessment package’ - an assignment to be completed after the course.
Various qualifications can be obtained by taking different numbers of modules. Four for a Postgraduate Certificate, eight for a Postgraduate Diploma and seven and a project for the Degree of Master of Science.
Each of these short courses may also contribute to a ‘Matching Section’ for BEng graduates seeking Chartered Engineer status.
The MSc programme was designed from the outset to be practicable for engineers and scientists in full-time employment, and it is. We can put you in touch with graduates who will tell you their stories about the programme.
At the University of Surrey, the School of Engineering Offers Two MSc Programmes in Materials, on a Part-Time or Full-Time Basis
The Advanced Materials Technology Degree was amongst the very first modular programmes; frequently updated and benefiting from strong industrial input, it offers personal attention to every student. The Materials for Engineering Applications Degree grew out of the expanding range of modules developed for the first programme and shares the same ethos of flexibility, relevance and individual support.
Advanced Materials Technology MSc
An opportunity to study the structure, processing and properties of a range of advanced materials and associated analytical techniques.
Materials for Engineering Applications MSc
A comprehensive coverage of aspects of the properties, manufacture, selection, design and economics relating to the use of materials in engineering applications.
Teaching and learning are carried out through a varied schedule of lectures, laboratory classes, demonstrations and tutorials. Discussion of individual applications and problems is encouraged.
Part-time MSc students come to the University for seven short courses, each of five days duration, probably two or three a year. At the end of each course they take away an assessment package. This takes about 120 hours to complete for submission within six months.
A project is carried out in their place of work. This is written up as a thesis, under the supervision of one of the academic staff. If students can not undertake an experimentally based project, they can write a thesis which is a review or a theoretical piece of work. This ‘Independent Study’ carries less credits than a project so these students will take two additional short courses.
Please visit our web site to get full details of all our courses, including acrobat files of all the course brochures, detailing lecturers, topics etc.
Also given are full details of the MSc Programmes, other activities in the School of Engineering and much more information about the University of Surrey.
If you would like to contact us directly, please contact either Lesley Watts using the information below: