MSc Advanced CompositesFind a programme
|Programme length||One year full-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||No, full-time only|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Start date||September 2017|
Composite materials are increasingly replacing traditional metallic components in several industrial applications, such as aerospace engineering, wind turbine blades and the automotive industry. This MSc provides you with an in-depth theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of advanced composite materials.
The programme is based in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), one of the world's leading centres in composite materials, which houses a number of state-of-the-art composites manufacturing facilities.
ACCIS has strong industrial and research links with companies like Rolls-Royce, Airbus, BAE Systems and GE Aviation as well as government research labs such as the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the European Space Agency and the US Army International Technology Centre.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
- Composites Design and Manufacture
(design of composite structures; composites manufacture and practices)
- Elements of Polymer Composite Materials
(advanced composites processing method; properties of composites constituents)
- Research Skills
(literature review: research project related; journal club: advanced composites topics)
- Mechanics of Composites
(experimental mechanics of composites; numerical analysis of composite materials)
- Composites Product Development
(modelling of manufacturing processes; axiomatic design and CAD modelling)
- At least one of these materials units must be chosen:
- Smart Materials
(capabilities, understanding and modelling of smart materials and structures)
- Nanocomposites and Nano engineering
(properties, characterisation, processing, modelling and engineering applications of nanocomposites)
- Nature's Materials - Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Sustainability
(structure-function relationship of natural materials adaptivity and functional biological materials and biomaterials)
- Smart Materials
- One of these structural units must be chosen:
- Advanced Composites Analysis
(finite element modelling of composite structures lamination theory, shell and plate theory damage and failure theories of composite materials)
- Structures and Materials 1
(architecture and properties of engineering materials)
- Structures and Materials 2
(generalised beam theory; introduction to elasticity theory and finite element modelling; processing and properties of advanced engineering materials)
- Structures and Materials 3
(laminate plate theory, finite element analysis; analysis of aircraft structures; manufacturing of aerospace materials and structures)
- Advanced Composites Analysis
- Other options might include:
- Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power
- Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing
- Structural Engineering 4
- Advanced Techniques in Multi-Disciplinary Design
- Nonlinear Behaviour of Materials
To complete the MSc programme you will carry out a research project, which may be either academically or industrially led.
Find out more about the programme structure and units available for MSc Advanced Composites
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline or in a closely related field.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
Graduates from this programme could enter a career in one of the rapidly growing composites-related industries, such as aerospace, marine, automotive and wind turbine, materials testing/manufacturing or in engineering consultancy sectors. Some of our MSc graduates continue to PhD study, either at Bristol or other relevant PhD programmes.
18 August 2017
Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- 38% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 55% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 6% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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Faculty of Engineering
University of Bristol
BS8 1TR, UK http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/postgraduate/ http://www.bristol.ac.uk/composites/training/