Universities and colleges offering courses in composites
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- College courses
- University undergraduate and post-graduate courses
- PhD and research opportunities
Composites content in main MEng. Aeronautical Engineering Degree programme:
External courses to industry at the industrial site:
Advanced Materials course is approximately 20% composites:
Motorsport Engineering course is around 10% composites:
Aerospace Materials (This course covers the improvement and development of materials for aviation applications, including materials for airframe, aeroengine and the increased use of smart and functional materials)
Materials for Energy Systems (This course develops professional engineers and scientists able to respond to the urgent need to achieve more sustainable futures for human society.)
MSc in Composites
MRes in Composites
MPhil and PhD also available in this area
Imperial College London
MSc in Composites: the Science, Technology and Engineering Application of Advanced Composites
Composites Centre - http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/compositescentre/
Automotive Systems Engineering
Advanced Engineering Materials – Masters
The following undergraduate courses within School of Manufacturing, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (M3), University of Nottingham, have significant composite materials content:
BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering:
BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace):
BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering (Automotive):
Content related to composites (all courses):
Year 1 - Materials & Material Forming
Year 3/4 - Fibre Reinforced Composites Engineering
Material Models & Modes of Failure
Stress Analysis Techniques
In addition, a significant number of Year 3 Individual Projects and Year 4 Group Development (design and manufacture) projects are focused on composite materials.
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites:
MATS324 Composites Design and Manufacture (20 credits)
MATS320 Composites Engineering (20 Credits)
PRME304 Honours Project BEng (30 credits)
BSc (Hons) Marine and Composites Technology:
MATS231 Composite Materials And Structures For The Marine Environment (10 credits)
MATS333 Composites Design And Manufacture (20 credits)
PRMD306 Project (20 credits)
A normal undergraduate year is 120 credits
Queen Mary, University of London
Composites are covered in many of our individual modules.
We have a specific polymers and composite modules
Information on aspects of composites will appear through the programme in modules on mechanical properties.
Teaching on composites is mainly included in the MEng and BEng Materials Science and Engineering programmes (JACS codes: J500 and JH51). Currently there are also students on a MEng Polymer Science and Engineering programme. Although we no longer accept UCAS applicants onto the first year of this course, it is possible for students to transfer onto it after completing one or two years of Materials Science and Engineering. Students studying MEng Materials Science and Engineering with a Modern Language (J5R9) and MEng or BEng Materials Science and Engineering with Industrial Management (FH21/FHF1) also have opportunities to study composites (although less than on the 'straight' Materials course).
At Masters level, there is a popular MSc (Eng) in Polymer and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering.
Composites modules are also taught to students studying Aerospace Engineering. The Aerospace courses are taught by a number of departments across the Engineering Faculty.
Advanced Materials Technology - Modular, full or part time
University of Ulster
PgDip/MSc Advanced Composites and Polymers
The programme has been designed to provide postgraduate education and training in the concepts and methods within the advanced composites and polymers area and their intelligent application to problems within modern industry.
PhD and Research opportunites
These positions are supported by an allowance provided by the European Commission. Candidates must fulfil two eligibility criteria for this award: (1) not residing in the country of the host organization for at least 24 months in the last 3 years, and (2) having not more than 4 years of research experience (working as researcher after obtaining your master’s degree).
Please note that some of the positions are hosted by an industrial partner. In this case, the researcher will also be enrolled in a PhD program at a university.