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Programme structure: Advanced Composites (PhD) - what's running in 2017/18

The MRes is an exit point from the PhD in Advanced Composites and may be awarded to students who leave the PhD at the end of the first year having successfully completed 180 credit points.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Research Development AENGM0009 60 Mandatory
Nanocomposites and Nanoengineering AENGM0011 10 Mandatory
Smart Materials AENGM0010 10 Mandatory
Nature's Materials - Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Sustainability AENGM5124 10 Mandatory
Composites Design and Manufacture Principles AENGM0025 10 Mandatory
ONE of the following (AENGM2200 is compulsory for all engineering students, AENG31201 is compulsory for all non-engineering students):
Advanced Composites Analysis AENGM2200 10 Optional
Materials and Structures AENG31201 10 Optional
ONE unit from the following list:
Elements of Polymer Composites AENG34730 10 Optional
Advanced Techniques in Multi-Disciplinary Design AENGM2005 10 Optional
Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power AENGM3102 10 Optional
Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing MENGM0019 10 Optional
Non-Linear Behaviour of Materials MENGM5022 10 Optional
or any M level unit in the Faculty of Engineering (subject to approval)
ONE of the following (AENGM0007 is compulsory for students exiting with an MRes, AENGM0006 is compulsory for students continuing with their PhD):
Extended Research Project AENGM0006 100 Optional
Research Project (Advanced Composites) AENGM0007 60 Optional
MRes Advanced Composites   180  

Progression/award requirements

The assessment of the taught component of a doctoral degree is governed by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and is assessed separately from the research project. Progression to the research project may be dependent on the successful completion of the taught component - please refer to the relevant handbook for the structure of the particular programme.

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

Exit awards

It may be possible to exit the programme with a taught award. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.