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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Materials Science and Engineering

The Master of Materials Science and Engineering offers students the opportunity to participate in both coursework and research. Using state-of-the-art infrastructure available at the world-renowned Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN) at the University of Newcastle, students will undertake research related to the design and discovery of new materials, such as advanced materials, nanomaterials, functional materials, biomaterials, drug carriers, photovoltaics, soft materials and useful metal alloys.

This program will develop and train the next generation of material scientists and engineers, not only for Australia, but also as a significant source of intellectual talent for the global materials economy.

Graduate with an understanding of how the processing of a material influences its structure, properties and performance, and learn to apply this knowledge to address challenging issues in a variety of fields, including education, vehicles, cosmetics, medicine, pharmacy, petroleum, steel, electronics, information technology, energy and environmental technologies, forensic engineering, and space science.

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career opportunities

Materials science and engineering expertise is in high demand across a range of industries including defence, medical technology, environmental services, catalysis, petrochemical, adsorption and separation, metallurgist, mining and minerals, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, clean fuels, energy technology (solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells) and data analyst (financial and information).

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor program or approved equivalent in order to apply for entry.




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