The course consists of four compulsory modules, two optional modules and a project.
-Fundamentals of Polymer Science
-Principles of Polymer Engineering
-Manufacturing and Finishing Processes
Optional modules from:
-Formulation and Design of Polymer Materials
-Professional and Technical Issues
-Advanced Polymer Processing and Simulation
-Industrial Work Experience
A project can be on any topic within the range of the course, subject to approval. The Research Methods module will prepare you for the project.
Assessment is on a continuous basis for most elements of the course, but a variety of techniques are employed, for example, assignments, written reports, group and individual projects, case studies, computational analysis, seminars and examination. The project is assessed by a dissertation.
This specialised degree will provide enhanced career prospects for those already employed in polymer and related industries, or those considering a move into the polymer sector, as polymers are of increasing importance in many aspects of our lives.
Attendance & duration
-Full-time: one year
-Part-time: two to three years, one day a week