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This major focuses on development of an understanding of the relationship between properties of materials and their relationship to engineering design. Concepts covered include: mechanical properties; fracture and fatigue mechanics; composite materials; ceramics and glasses; structure-property relationships; and selection of materials.

Graduate opportunities

Career opportunities in materials can be found in industry, research organisations, universities, private companies and hospitals, with materials being investigated and designed for a huge array of applications- everything we touch is made from some sort of material, whether man-made or naturally occurring or a combination of the two.

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