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MSc in Polymer Engineering

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  • Objectives
    To equip students for a broad range of roles in the modern plastics or composites industry.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements MSc: A good honours degree, or equivalent, in science or engineering. Diploma: Degree, or equivalent, in science or engineering discipline. Additional Information for International Students Evidence of competence in English is required and acceptable qualifications include satisfactory results in a TOEFL test (minimum 550) or the IELTS test (minimum 6.0).
  • Academic Title
    MSc in Polymer Engineering
  • Course description
    Course Content
    Taught courses equivalent to six full modules (120 CATS points), followed by a major MSc project (60 CATS points), which is generally laboratory based and completed in collaboration with industry.

    The main course subjects are:
    -Polymer Science (10)
    -Polymer Materials (10)
    -Polymer Testing and Characterisation (10)
    -Polymer Processing (10)
    -Polymer Product Design (10)
    -Emerging Polymer Technologies (10)
    -Design and Performance of Medical Devices (10)
    -Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (10)
    -Polymer Additives, Blends and Composites (10)
    -Computational Modelling for Polymer Engineering (10)
    -Polymer Processing Laboratories (20)
    -MSc project (60)

    Written examination or continuous assessment in each taught module. MSc: Written thesis for assessment of final MSc project.

    The School offers a limited number of scholarships to top ranked non-EU international students who apply for the MSc course. Each scholarship is worth up to £3,000 and will be deducted directly from course fees.

    Special Features
    The School’s very strong research work on polymer materials and processes has driven the development of the MSc course programme. Modules cover the very latest technologies and students can gain unrivalled practical experience through training on the facilities of the University’s Polymer Processing Research Centre (PPRC) and Medical Polymers Research Institute (MPRI).

    Opportunities for Careers
    Engineering and management roles in polymer processing, composites and general manufacturing industries. There are also excellent opportunities for PhD study within the School’s very active polymer research programmes.

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