Course Detail



This program is scheduled to commence in Trimester 2-2020.

Help create new materials to drive the technologies of tomorrow with this Griffith degree.

Materials science covers chemistry, physics and engineering. From a chemical perspective it involves the design and molecular assembly of new smart materials that are useful chemically, physically or both. Every day scientists are inventing new molecules and materials for a growing range of applications that will make positive differences in people's lives. Clean energy systems, better sensors for disease, smart drug delivery systems, more efficient farming technologies, green and sustainable polymers and plastics all arise from a knowledge of contemporary materials research. There is strong demand from existing industries and emerging start-up companies for graduates with materials science skills. All sectors of society are being influenced by the technologies, both present and future, that this area of science has to offer.

With this degree you will learn how to apply your new knowledge of the chemical sciences to solve problems and discover new materials that will drive the technologies of tomorrow, and be able to design, review and conduct experiments in modern materials chemistry. You will also develop the ability to analyse and interpret data from a range of modern analytical tools, as well as how to apply that knowledge in the characterisation of new materials. You will contribute to the provision of scientific solutions to national and international problems and develop new technologies for the sustainable advancement of society, as well as the skills to effectively communicate your findings and developments, and to work collaboratively and effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

In this degree you also have the option to undertake a practical work placement to help further refine your skills and understanding of materials science.

If you choose you can also pursue a research pathway and undertake a research project to create practical outcomes and insights for your employer, business or an industry partner.

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/6.0

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: $36000 per year

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Materials Science, an applicant must have:

  • a related Bachelor or Bachelor (Honours) degree with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.
  • English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

    • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
    • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
    • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
    • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
    • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
    • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

    English test results must be no more than two years old.

    Students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.

    Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the following University policy for exceptions to these overall requirements:

    • Postgraduate Programs Admission Policy

    If you do not meet the University's specified English language requirements, you may wish to contact the Griffith English Language Institute to increase your eligibility for entering a Griffith University program. This Institute offers a number of English language and other courses at both its Brisbane and Gold Coast branches.

    • Griffith English Language Institute