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Programme structure: Advanced Composites (PhD) - what's running in 2021/22

The maximum period of study for full-time students is 4 years. This catalogue only shows the taught units on the programme and may not show all years of study.

AENGM0007 is a must pass unit. For the definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Research Project (Advanced Composites) AENGM0007 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Composites Design and Manufacture Principles AENGM0025 10 Mandatory TB-1
Advanced Composite Materials AENGM0040 10 Mandatory TB-1
Principles of Design for Manufacture of Composites AENGM0041 10 Mandatory TB-2
Composite Structures: Design, Build & Test AENGM0050 10 Mandatory TB-2
Sustainable Composite Material AENGM0051 10 Mandatory TB-2
Composite Products Development AENGM0052 10 Mandatory TB-1
Mechanics of Composite Materials AENGM0053 10 Mandatory TB-1
Principles of Numerical Analysis and Research Software Development AENGM0071 10 Mandatory TB-1
Students from a non-engineering background take AENGM0054. Students with an Engineering background take AENGM2200
Structural Analysis AENGM0054 10 Optional TB-1
Advanced Composites Analysis AENGM2200 10 Optional TB-2
Select at least 20 credit points from this list (up to a maximum of 30 credit points):
Smart Materials AENGM0010 10 Optional TB-2
Nanocomposites and Nanoengineering AENGM0011 10 Optional TB-2
Nature's Materials AENGM0044 10 Optional TB-2
Imaging for mechanics and non-destructive evaluation of composite structures AENGM0077 10 Optional TB-2
Subject to CDT Director approval, if only 20 credit points are selected from the list above then select one 10 credit point unit from the list below or a postgraduate unit from elsewhere in the Faculty:
Nonlinear Structures and Structural Stability AENGM0057 10 Optional TB-2
Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power AENGM3102 10 Optional TB-1
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.

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