Entry requirements

An honours degree with at least a 2:2 classification or equivalent in an appropriate engineering discipline or relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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.
  • The university is perfectly placed near 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.
  • The course will provide a solid base for career progression within the industry, as well as the opportunity to add a specialist edge to your skillset.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01978 290666