Research course

The Composites Centre, Aeronautics Department

Imperial College London · Department of Aeronautics

Entry requirements

First or upper 2nd-class undergraduate degree, or MSc in Science or Engineering

Months of entry


Course content

A collaborative activity involving the departments of Aeronautics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Physics. The administration of the centre is based in Aeronautics.

Department specialisms

Interfaces; Failure Analysis; Joining and Repair; Mechanical Properties; Non-Destructive Evaluation; Polymer Blends; Structural Applications and Evaluation; Metal Matrix Composites; Ceramic Matrix Composites; Computer Modelling; Manufacturing.

Information for international students

Minimum language required as stated on college web site.

Fees and funding

EPSRC, industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    full or part time, internal or external.

Course contact details

Dr S. J. Sherwin
020 7594 5052