MSc (Eng) Polymers and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering - Sheffield - South Yorkshire - University of Sheffield - I18567

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MSc (Eng) Polymers and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering

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  • Objectives
    All our courses aim to give you: In-depth technical knowledge and advanced expertise in your chosen materials field Excellent analytical and research skills Enhanced project planning and management capabilities and experience.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Honours degree or equivalent in materials, metallurgy, chemistry or a related engineering or science subject from an approved institution. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take a suitable test, e.g. IELTS minimum score 6.5 (with at least 6 in each component); TOEFL, minimum score 575, plus a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English, or minimum of 232 in the computer-based TOEFL
  • Academic title
    MSc (Eng) Polymers and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering
  • Course description
    Polymers and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering - MSc (Eng)

    T
    his programme is interdisciplinary with the University of Sheffield Polymer Centre, and offers options specialising in chemistry, physics or engineering with polymeric materials.

    Course content

    Modules common to all courses:

    -Advanced laboratory techniques
    -X-ray diffraction techniques
    -Electron optics
    -Thermal methods
    -Transferable computing and library skills
    -Individual research project.

    Additional course-specific modules:

    -Fundamental polymer chemistry
    -Physics of polymers
    -Polymer characterisation and analysis
    -Biopolymers and biomaterials
    -Polymer fibre composite materials
    -Design and manufacture of composites
    -Smart polymers and polymeric materials
    -Polymer surfaces and interfaces
    -Electroactive polymers
    -Liquid crystals.

    Teaching
    Lectures, laboratory practicals, problems classes, individual research project.

    Assessment
    Most modules are assessed by written examination but there is some continuous assessment associated with specific modules. This may include essays on specialised topics or problems exercises. All students produce a 15,000-word dissertation based on their individual research project, which may be experimentally, theoretically or industrially based.

    Industrially-based research topics are normally suggested by an industrial organisation, and may involve close co-operation with that organisation

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