Overview of the ProgrammeMuch 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 the majority of engineering areas and disciplines.The rapid emergence of composites has revealed a difficulty in supplying the industry with Engineers that have the requisite knowledge of the materials. This MSc in Composite Material Engineering has
Overview of the Programme
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 the majority of engineering areas and disciplines.
The rapid emergence of composites has revealed a difficulty in supplying the industry with Engineers that have the requisite knowledge of the materials. This MSc in Composite Material Engineering has been developed with that in mind. Students will learn the full lifecycle of components designed and manufactured with composites.
From first principles, potential students will learn the constituent parts of a 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.
Students will be taught by lecturers from industrial and research background through a combination of lectures, tutorials, Laboratory sessions and computer classes. Industry standard software will be taught to enable the students to graduate with the skills required for industry.
Key Course Features
The university shares an Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre, (ACT&DC) with Airbus at the Broughton site a fully-equipped specialist composite laboratory will be used for lab tutorials throughout and also the student’s dissertation project if required.
Access to cutting edge computer-aided design, analysis and simulation software, including ANSYS, Abaqus, MATLAB and Simulink, etc.
The opportunity to add a specialist edge to your skill set.
The university is perfectly placed with a number of composite manufacturers within 30 miles, namely Solvay, Sigmatex and Excel. In addition there are a number of SME and large engineering companies that utilise composite materials for their designs and components.
Solid base for career progression in industry
Assessment and Teaching
You will be assessed throughout your course through a variety of methods including portfolios, presentations and, for certain subjects, examinations.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.
Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills.
Independent learning is promoted through guided study or feedbacks given to students.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within industry or to pursue research careers within academia.
Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, along with part-time courses and professional qualifications.
The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification.
The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority of student services, facilities and accommodation. There is an additional rural campus in Northop a short distance away that specialises in Animal Studies and Biodiversity as well as a cutting edge research centre in St Asaph that focuses on Opto Electronics Technology.