Glyndwr University

MSc Composite Materials Engineering

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.


Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in  relevant subject
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no individual skill score below 6.0) 2 years before the course start date.
  • AS / A Level English Language and/or Literature Grade C

Career Prospects

The MSc Composite Materials Engineering programme facilitates the need for a range of diverse industries at local, national, and international levels, to provide them with potential future employees of the highest calibre. The programme has been devised to give you opportunities to demonstrate your relevant technical expertise, innovation, commitment, and sound judgment. Thereby producing students who are Engineering professionals and a sought-after asset to future employers. Previous students are either in full-time employment or pursuing a PhD.

Course Details

Semester 1

Engineering Research Methods & PG Studies (Core)
Engineering Design & Innovation (Core)
Composite Manufacture, Assembly & Repair (Core)

Semester 2

Design with Composites-Theory & Practice (Core)
Analysis, Testing & QA of Composites (Core)
Environmental & Sustainable Aspects of Composites (Core)

Semester 2/3

Dissertation (Core)

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