Graduate Certificate (GradCert) in Materials Science

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    Duration
    6 Month Full Time
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    Course Type
    Graduate
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    Location
    On Campus
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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    60

About Course

Graduate certificates are intended to develop your knowledge and skills in a subject area that is different to your first degree's major. You may be eligible if you haven't studied for a degree before if you can demonstrate an interest in the subject area and a satisfactory academic ability. By choosing to study a graduate certificate you can quickly develop career competency in a single subject area.

The Graduate Certificate comprises a minimum of 60 points at 100 level or above.

Materials Science

Materials Science focuses on understanding the intrinsic structure of a material and the control of its structure through processing. It studies the relationship of the engineering properties of the three main classes of materials (metals, polymers and ceramics) as well as composites and semiconductors.

Materials Scientists are in high demand internationally – particularly within the thriving polymer/plastics, metals, ceramics and composites industries. Your detailed understanding of material properties will help you to make important decisions on how to develop new materials and which materials should be used for specific products or applications.

As a Materials Science student at the University of Waikato, you will benefit from teaching that is research-led, provided by experts from across the materials spectrum who are internationally renowned for their research in light metals and composites.

Career opportunities

Materials Scientist
Materials Consultant
Materials Selection Consultant
Materials Production Scientist/Consultant
Materials Failure Analyst
Life Cycle Analysis Scientist/Consultant
Sustainable Development Scientist/Consultant
Corrosion Consultant
Failure Analysis Consultant
Metallurgical Manufacturing Scientist/Consultant
Ceramic Manufacturing Scientist/Consultant
Composites Manufacturing Scientist/Consultant
Wood Manufacturing Scientist/Consultant
Sustainable Materials Scientist/Consultant
Research Scientist

Eligibility Criteria

A recognised bachelors degree.

You also need to meet an English language entry requirement as follows: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 90 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Waikato Pathways - successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic (CAAE) programme.

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