Taught course

Composites: The Science, Technology and Engineering Application of Advanced Composites

Imperial College London · Department of Aeronautics

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2.1 UK Honour's degree in aeronautical/mechanical engineering, materials science, physics or chemistry.

Months of entry


Course content

This course addresses the broad field of advanced composites, specifically the manufacturing and characterisation of composites and engineering design.

New aircraft and other challenging engineering applications are becoming increasingly dependent upon the unique capabilities of high performance composite materials.

This course addresses the broad field of advanced composites, and is presented by experts in the field from the College, other universities, major aerospace companies and government research organisations.

It will appeal to graduates of engineering, materials science, physics or chemistry. You will develop an outstanding knowledge of composite technology, allowing you to take up specialist roles in industry and research.

The facilities in the Department are of a high standard with numerous technicians on-hand to support you when using the equipment and software in the laboratories and workshops.

The programme has been designed to provide a breadth and depth of knowledge of composite materials that will be of relevance to a wide range of companies who use these materials.

This is reflected by the professional accreditation awarded to the programme, as detailed below. Many of the research projects and literature review topics proposed to students are from industry contacts.

The programme is one of the primary providers of postgraduate education in composite materials in Europe, and strives to pursue excellence through the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated programme attracting ambitious applicants of high intellectual calibre.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Admissions
+44(0) 20 7594 5066