This course covers how to improve and develop materials for aviation applications, including materials for airframe, aeroengine and the increased use of smart and functional materials. Plus the development of new materials, improvement of current materials, and application in new and novel structures.
Who is it for?
There is a need for engineering graduates with specialist skills to develop new materials for next-generation aircraft and the future aerospace industry. During this course, you will cover the improvement and development of materials for aviation applications, including materials for airframe, aeroengine and the increased use of smart and functional materials.
Why this course?
The course combines Cranfield's long-standing expertise for delivering high-quality Masters' programmes in both aerospace and materials. Our courses receive strong support from the global aerospace industry, both the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) such as Airbus, BA systems, Safran and Rolls-Royce, as well as their tiers of the supplier. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge in the industrial environment and all teaching is in the context of the industrial application.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course:
- Introduction to Materials Engineering
- Aerospace Materials Properties and Processing
- Composites Manufacturing for High-Performance Structures
- Functional Materials
- Failure of Materials and Structures
- Finite Element Analysis
- Materials Selection
- Surface Science and Engineering
- Design Durability and Integrity of Composite Aircraft Structures
A first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.
Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for the second year of study.
This qualification takes you on to senior engineering positions in the aerospace industry with a focus on exploiting next-generation materials. Many graduates find employment with one of their project sponsors.
About the School
Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.