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Master of Materials Science
Master of Materials Science

Master of Materials Science

  • ID:GU610197
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$38,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$38,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$102,218.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Materials Science, an applicant must have:

  • a related Bachelor or Bachelor (Honours) degree with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

English Requirements

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

  • English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

This program is scheduled to commence in Trimester 2-2020.

Help create new materials to drive the technologies of tomorrow with this Griffith degree.

Materials science covers chemistry, physics and engineering. From a chemical perspective it involves the design and molecular assembly of new smart materials that are useful chemically, physically or both. Every day scientists are inventing new molecules and materials for a growing range of applications that will make positive differences in people's lives. Clean energy systems, better sensors for disease, smart drug delivery systems, more efficient farming technologies, green and sustainable polymers and plastics all arise from a knowledge of contemporary materials research. There is strong demand from existing industries and emerging start-up companies for graduates with materials science skills. All sectors of society are being influenced by the technologies, both present and future, that this area of science has to offer.

With this degree you will learn how to apply your new knowledge of the chemical sciences to solve problems and discover new materials that will drive the technologies of tomorrow, and be able to design, review and conduct experiments in modern materials chemistry. You will also develop the ability to analyse and interpret data from a range of modern analytical tools, as well as how to apply that knowledge in the characterisation of new materials. You will contribute to the provision of scientific solutions to national and international problems and develop new technologies for the sustainable advancement of society, as well as the skills to effectively communicate your findings and developments, and to work collaboratively and effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

In this degree you also have the option to undertake a practical work placement to help further refine your skills and understanding of materials science.

If you choose you can also pursue a research pathway and undertake a research project to create practical outcomes and insights for your employer, business or an industry partner.

CRICOS CODE: 099122E

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Dissertation

You must complete the following courses:

  • Principles of Research Writing and Presentation - 6002NSC
  • Topics in Materials Science - 7200ESC
  • Advanced and Energy Materials - 7201ESC
  • Research Design and Planning - 7161ENV OR FutureLearn Program: Why Research Matters (see Note 1) (not offered from 2021)

OR

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC (offered from 2021)
  • Micro- and nanofabrication - 6105NSC
  • Advanced Synthetic Chemistry - 6103NSC
  • Inorganic and Organic Materials Assembly - 7202ESC
  • Characterisation and Analysis of Materials - 7203ESC

Note 1: For more information, please visit the FutureLearn Program: Research Methods website.

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Science (3358). To exit (after completing 40 credit points of courses), you should apply for a program transfer.

Exit point: Graduate Diploma of Science (4204). To exit (after completing 80 credit points of courses), you should apply for a program transfer.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 5.0 over all courses in the program before undertaking the Dissertation courses. Students must also have a research project proposal approved by the Program Director together with the nomination and consent of a supervisor.

You must complete the following courses:

  • Research Project - 8001ESC_P1
  • Research Project - 8001ESC_P2
  • Research Project - 8001ESC_P3
  • Research Project - 8001ESC_P4
  • Research Project - 8001ESC_P5
  • Research Project - 8001ESC_P6
  • Listed electives

Standard

You must complete the following courses:

  • Principles of Research Writing and Presentation - 6002NSC
  • Topics in Materials Science - 7200ESC
  • Advanced and Energy Materials - 7201ESC
  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC (see Note 1) OR FutureLearn Program: Why Research Matters (see Note 3) (not offered from 2021)

OR

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC (offered from 2021)
  • Micro- and nanofabrication - 6105NSC
  • Advanced Synthetic Chemistry - 6103NSC
  • Inorganic and Organic Materials Assembly - 7202ESC
  • Characterisation and Analysis of Materials - 7203ESC
  • Exploring the Literature - 7181ESC (capstone course) (see Note 2)

Note 1: 7161ESC should be undertaken after the completion of at least 40 credit points of core courses.

Note 2: The capstone course 7181ESC involves a significant research project and should be undertaken after the completion of the 80 credit points of core courses including 7161ESC.

Note 3: For more information, please visit the FutureLearn Program: Research Methods website.

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Science (3358). To exit (after completing 40 credit points of courses), you should apply for a program transfer.

Exit point: Graduate Diploma of Science (4204). To exit (after completing 80 credit points of courses), you should apply for a program transfer.

You must complete the following courses:

  • Work Integrated Learning - 7103ESC_P1

AND

  • Work Integrated Learning - 7103ESC_P2

AND

  • Work Integrated Learning - 7103ESC_P3

AND

  • Work Integrated Learning - 7103ESC_P4

AND

  • Listed electives

OR

  • Listed electives
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates with skills in materials chemistry are employed in a wide range of industries, often at the cutting edge of technology research. Typical industries would include the aerospace and motor industries, drug and related medical diagnostics companies, the advanced plastic and polymer industries, oil and energy industries, communications and information hardware manufacturing companies, the water and food security sector, academic and government research organisations, mining and numerous other high-tech manufacturing industries.

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OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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