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Master of Science in Materials Science (Advanced option available)

Overview

The Master of Science in Materials Science is a two year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that can equip you with the knowledge and skills in materials chemistry.

Materials science is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that aims to understand the fundamental properties of materials. Materials science has broad applications across technology, healthcare, engineering and environmental science.

Key facts

  • #1 for Natural Sciences (QS 2022) in Australia

  • 2 years full time

  • First intake: semester 1, 2022

  • #1 in Australia for graduate employability (Times Higher Education)

World-class facilities

Access state-of-the-art facilities including the Joint Mass Spectrometry Facility, NMR spectroscopy, electron microscopy and x-ray crystallography.

Advanced program

This advanced program includes a mix of coursework and research projects, equipping you with the required skills and knowledge of the scientific, technical, and societal aspects of materials to be highly competitive in the rapidly expanding materials science industry.

Program details

At Australia’s top-ranking university, you will gain a broad understanding of the fundamentals and specialist knowledge to face the key challenges in the development of new materials including nanomaterials. You can apply this knowledge to address current global challenges, such as producing materials for renewable energies, battery storage, energy efficiency, tissue engineering, and environmentally conscious and biocompatible materials such as biodegradable plastics.  

As an interdisciplinary science, materials science draws on the cognate disciplines of chemistry, physics and engineering to equip you with a broad skillset. This program includes a mix of coursework and research projects, equipping you with the required skills and knowledge of the scientific, technical, and societal aspects of materials to be highly competitive in the rapidly expanding materials science industry of the present day and of the future.

Advanced program

The Advanced program provides you with the opportunity to extend your practical, coursework experience in materials science with the development and implementation of research projects supervised by an academic. You will be required to develop expertise in a nominated area through independent research and completion of a dissertation. It is particularly relevant to those who wish to benefit from the research strengths of ANU. A Master of Science (Advanced) in Materials Science can also lead to a PhD.

Careers

Drawing on world leading expertise from materials scientists across our chemistry, physics and engineering research schools, the Master of Science in Materials Science will provide you with the techniques and skills that are in high demand. It will prepare you for a bright future in industry, government or education across areas including green energy technologies, polymer technologies, biomedical engineering, materials engineering, and chemical engineering. 

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.

Learning experience

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Battery Lab

Battery Materials and Energy Storage Laboratory (Battery Lab)

Hosted within the ANU Research School of Chemistry, the Battery Lab enables research into new battery and storage technologies.

Read more on the Battery Lab website

Fees & scholarships

Fees

Please visit the Programs and Courses website for information about fees.

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Scholarships

Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.

Teachers

Associate Professor Zongyou Yin

Associate Professor Zongyou Yin

Zongyou’s research is interdisciplinary, encompassing chemistry and physics of two/mixed-dimensional nano-to-atomic materials, fundamental relationship among materials-structures-devices, and synergistic integration of multi-functions towards systems for energy conversion&storage, body-wearables and (opto)electronics. Associate Professor Yin has been honored as one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds - Highly Cited Researchers every year since 2015.

Associate Professor Alexey Glushenkov

Associate Professor Alexey Glushenkov

Associate Professor Alexey Glushenkov is a joint appointment between Research School of Chemistry and Research School of Engineering at ANU. He is a part of Battery Storage and Grid Integration program and is a Research Leader in Battery Materials within this initiative. His research interests are centred on electrochemical energy storage in metal-ion batteries, electrochemical supercapacitors and hybrid metal-ion capacitors as well as materials that enable these energy storage cells.

How to apply

Understand the how to apply steps

Visit the international postgraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

International postgraduate applications

Understand the how to apply steps

Visit the domestic postgraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

Domestic postgraduate applications

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