Sidebar    Degree Requirement

To graduate, a student needs to accumulate a total of no less than 40 MCs and obtain a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.00 (equivalent to an average of Grade B-) for the best modules equivalent of 40 MCs, inclusive of the two core modules. Of the 40 MCs, at least 30 MCs must be from the approved list of core and elective graduate level modules, the remaining credits may be from other levels in the same or other disciplines subject to the approval of the Department.

The following modules are offered for the MSc (Materials Science and Engineering):

Core Modules
MST5001    Structures and Properties of Materials
MST5002    Materials Characterisation

Elective Modules
MLE5102    Mechanical Behaviours of Materials
MLE5104    Physical Properties of Materials
MLE5210    Modelling and Simulation of Materials
MLE6101    Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials
MLE6103    Structures of Materials
MLE6205    Magnetic Materials and Applications
MLE6206    Nanomaterials: Science and Engineering
BN5201    Advanced Biomaterials
CE5604    Advanced Concrete Technology
CN5161    Polymer Processing Engineering
CN5162    Advanced Polymeric Materials
CN5251    Membrane Science and Technology
CN6163    Inorganic Nanomaterials for Sustainability
EE5431R    Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
EE5508    Semiconductor Fundamentals
ME5506    Corrosion of Materials
ME5513    Fracture and Fatigue of Materials
ME5516    Emerging Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies
ME5611    Sustainable Product Design & Manufacturing
ME6504    Defects and Dislocations in Solids
ME6505    Engineering Materials in Medicine
MT5002    Management of Industrial R&D
MT5007    Management of Technological Innovation

All modules are of 4 MCs each.

Not all modules listed are necessarily available in any one year and the curriculum is subject to changes.


List of Materials Engineering electives from which students must select at least 16 MC in order to graduate from the programme.
Materials Engineering Basket
MLE5001 Structures and Properties of Materials
MLE5002 Materials Characterisation
MLE5102 Mechanical Behaviours of Materials
MLE5104 Physical Properties of Materials
MLE5210 Modelling and Simulation of Materials
MLE5211 Nanomaterials
MLE5212 Energy Conversion & Storage
MLE5213 Magnetic Materials
MLE5214 Advances in Polymeric Materials
MLE5215/CN5220 Atomistic modelling of molecules and materials
MLE6101 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials
MLE6103 Structures of Materials