The Master of Materials Technology is a one- to two-year full-time degree which provides you with a comprehensive yet flexible study of the full range of materials, including ceramics, composites, metals and polymers. It also offers graduate education for professionals to broaden their knowledge in these areas. This degree covers a broad spectrum of materials science and engineering, emphasising the application of the basic sciences to the understanding of the structure, properties and processing of materials.

You will take compulsory courses in the fundamentals of materials processing and design, presentation skills for materials technology and materials industry management, as well as nine electives covering everything from process metallurgy and phase transformations to thermodynamics, kinetics and polymer science. You will also complete a component of experimental or design project work, and an original research project in an area of your choice.Recognition of Prior Learning in Materials subjects may be granted, reducing the program duration of the program to one or one and a half years.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree will provide you with skills, attributes and knowledge in the materials sciences. You will graduate having received training in research, analytical skills and communication.???�

Who should choose this degree?

Graduates from cognate disciplines, such as the physical sciences or engineering, who want to acquire expertise in the design, selection, use and performance of modern materials choose this degree. The program is also suitable for materials graduates who want to deepen their knowledge of advanced materials.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Manufactoring of aerospace, communications or biomedical and electronic devices
  • Technical sales
  • Project management

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

As a relatively new program, it is not presently accredited with Engineers Australia. An application for accreditation will be submitted in 2019.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for the Masters of Materials Technology is one of the following:

  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65 in a cognate science or engineering discipline OR a WAM of 50-65 PLUS approximately five years professional experience in a relevant field such as in the materials processing or testing industry.
  • An Honours degree at a recognised university;
  • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the Materials Sciences with a minimum WAM of 65;

Applicants with other relevant qualifications and experience will need to demonstrate that they have achieved the same knowledge and skills through their formal or informal learning. This may be evidenced by qualification certificates, records of assessment activities relating to course or program learning outcomes, examples of experience from the workplace, community, or other context demonstrating relevant skills, knowledge or competencies, membership of (or eligibility to join) professional organisations requiring the attainment of certain qualifications, or testimonials of skills, knowledge or competencies from workplace supervisors.

Relevant documentation should be attached to the application and will be considered by the Academic Coordinator for the Program.

Those applying for admission from a cognate field and/or with an Honours degree may receive RPL. Those entering from a non-cognate Bachelor or other degrees will only be eligible for credit where it is directly relevant to materials technology.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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