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Composites & Polymers - Advanced

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).

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

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.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Exemptions and transferability

Students can apply for exemptions for specific modules based on prior learning.

Duration

Attendance

Full-time students take four modules per semester for semesters 1 and 2 and then undertake the dissertation during the summer. Part time students generally take two modules per semester but this can be altered as required. Part time students typically attend on Fridays during term time and some of the modules run in the evening.

Careers or further progression

Upon successful completion of the programme students will be more employable, particularly within the industry. Another important opportunity for MSc students is the academic cateer and /or research career through a PhD programme such as those offered in the Engineering Research Institute (ERI) which hosts the MSc programme.

Further enquiries

Contact
Admissions
Kerry Moran
T: +44 (0)28 9036 8111
E: kl.moran@ulster.ac.uk

Dr Dorian Dixon
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6153
E: d.dixon@ulster.ac.uk

Subjects taught

About

Core modules • Composite engineering • Polymer technology • Process product optimisation • Research Methods & Facilities Students can then tailor the course to their needs and interests by selecting from a wide range of optional modules.

Application date

Application is through the University's online application system.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 20 February 2020
Register at: ulster.ac.uk/pg-information-events

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