The programme has been designed to provide postgraduate education and training in advanced composites (such as those based on carbon fibre or aramid) and polymers, covers both the materials and their processing.
The course draws upon the internationally recognised research 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 team which delivers the course also has a wealth of industrial experience built from collaborations with key companies including Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Airbus. The course also attracts part time students from the local polymer processing sector.
The MSc version of the course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).