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Programme structure: Advanced Composites (MSc) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Progression to the dissertation stage is normally only permitted on the satisfactory completion of the taught component.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Composites Design & Manufacture AENGM0028 20 Mandatory
Elements of Polymer Composites AENG34730 10 Mandatory
Mechanics of Composite Materials: Experimental and Numerical Approaches AENGM0037 20 Mandatory
Composite Products Development AENGM0035 10 Mandatory
Research Skills AENGM0036 10 Mandatory
Research Project (Advanced Composites MSc) AENGM0030 60 Mandatory
At least one of these four structural units must be chosen after consultation with the Programme Directors.
Advanced Composites Analysis AENGM2200 10 Optional
Structures and Materials 1 AENG11200 20 Optional
Structures and Materials 2 AENG21200 20 Optional
Structures and Materials 3 AENG31200 20 Optional
At least one of these materials units must be chosen after consultation with the Programme Directors.
Smart Materials AENGM0010 10 Optional
Nanocomposites and Nanoengineering AENGM0011 10 Optional
Nature's Materials - Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Sustainability AENGM5124 10 Optional
In addition, students will choose from the list below.
Earthquake Engineering 4 CENGM1900 10 Optional
Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power AENGM3102 10 Optional
Advanced Techniques in Multi-Disciplinary Design AENGM2005 10 Optional
Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing MENGM0019 10 Optional
Non-Linear Behaviour of Materials MENGM5022 10 Optional
MSc in Advanced Composites   180  

Progression/award requirements

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

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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