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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.
You can still apply before you complete your bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.