Composites & Polymers - Advanced
This specialist programme has been designed to provide postgraduate education and training in advanced composites (such as those based on carbon fibre or aramid) and polymers. The course covers both the materials and their processing.
Driven by our internationally recognised research, the course draws upon expertise within the School in areas such as 3D woven preforms (for use in the aerospace and other transportation sectors), polymers, nanocomposites and technical textiles. The course team has a wealth of industrial experience built from collaborations with key companies including Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Airbus.
The course attracts both local and international full-time students together with part-time students from industry. Part-time students who are in full-time employment can obtain credit for work-based activity in the work-based learning modules. Upon successful completion of the programme students will be more employable within the industry. Another important opportunity for MSc graduates is to explore an academic and/or research career through a PhD programme such as those offered by the School of Engineering at Ulster.
Work placement / study abroad
Part-time students can undertake work based learning modules.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
PgDip - Normally, an Honours or non-Honours degree or postgraduate diploma/certificate in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant working/industrial experience, a portfolio of written evidence may be considered as an alternative entrance route. It is possible to transfer onto the MSc version of the course after successfully completing the PGDip. MSc - Specific details on the admission criteria can be found at the course webpage provided below. Normally, a second class honours degree or better in a relevant engineering, science, physics or technology discipline. Or a postgraduate diploma/certificate in a relevant engineering or technology discipline. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant working/industrial experience, a portfolio of written evidence may be considered as an alternative entrance route.
If English is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.
Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details.
This course is open to international (non-EU) students (full-time only).
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
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Upon successful completion of the programme students will be more employable, particularly within the industry. Another important opportunity for MSc students is the academic career and/or research career through a PhD programme such as those offered in the Engineering Research Institute (ERI) which hosts the MSc programme.