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MSc Engineering (Composite Materials)

MSc Engineering (Composite Materials)

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Full time | Wrexham | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Composite Materials Materials Engineering & Technology

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

The MSc Composite Materials Engineering programme will equip you with the knowledge in manufacturing and characterisation of composite materials and engineering design.

Much has been made of the use of composite materials in the aerospace industry with the Airbus A350XWB and the Boeing Dreamliner being headline news. However, the advantages of using composite materials can be extended to most engineering areas and disciplines also including automotive, motorsport, marine and renewable industries. The rapid emergence of composites has revealed a difficulty in supplying the industry with Engineers that have the requisite knowledge of the materials.

You will learn the full lifecycle of components designed and manufactured with composites. From the first principles, you will learn the constituent parts of composite material and understand the reasons for selecting each material. From there manufacturing methodologies will be understood. Design using composites will be taught after the different types of failure mechanisms are shown. Finally, repair, recycling and disposal of composites will be discussed in detail.

Wrexham Glyndwr University shares an Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre (ACT&DC) with Airbus at the Broughton site. This fully equipped specialist composite laboratory will be used throughout the MSc Composite Materials Engineering programme.

You will be taught by lecturers from industrial and research backgrounds through a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and computer classes.

The University is perfectly placed with several composite manufacturers within 30 miles, namely Solvay, Sigmatex and Exel Composites.

In addition, there are a few SME and large engineering companies that utilise composite materials for their designs and components.

The programme has been developed to allow different undergraduate qualifications (provided they are from STEM backgrounds) to study for their masters.


Composite Manufacture, Assembly & Repair
Environmental & Sustainable Aspects of Composites
Analysis, Testing & QA of Composites
Design with Composites-Theory & Practice
Engineering Design & Innovation
Engineering Research Methods & PG Studies

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Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements for full-time and part-time intake will be one: A Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree, or other Bachelor Honours Degree, normally with an honour’s degree with at least a 2:2 classification or equivalent in an appropriate engineering discipline. Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirement but have substantial professional experience in a relevant specialist area may be accepted, subject to interview and references. Equivalent qualifications of another overseas country are deemed satisfactory by the program team.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of postgraduate courses, along with part-time and professional qualifications. Renowned for its high standards of teaching and inclusive learning community, the university is home to over 9,000 students, with around 1,500 of these enrolled in postgraduate study. The university's main campus, based in Wrexham, is where you'll find the majority of programmes. There's also a rural campus a...more

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