Imperial College London

Course Introduction

This course addresses the broad field of advanced composites, specifically the manufacturing and characterization of composites and engineering design. New aircraft and other challenging engineering applications are becoming increasingly dependent upon the unique capabilities of high performance composite materials. It will appeal to graduates of engineering, materials science, physics or chemistry. You will develop an outstanding knowledge of composite technology, allowing you to take up specialist roles in industry and research. The programme has been designed to provide a breadth and depth of knowledge of composite materials that will be of relevance to a wide range of companies who use these materials. This is reflected by the professional accreditation awarded to the programme, as detailed below. Many of the research projects and literature review topics proposed to students are from industry contacts. Graduates of this MSc are in high demand and possess the skills necessary for leading roles in design, research, development and manufacturing. This degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and The Royal Aeronautical Society. Our graduates find employment in a variety of industries from the aerospace and motorsport sectors to the marine and offshore sectors, from the sports goods industry to civil engineering.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,250 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £31,250 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,625 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,625 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £15,625 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, physics or chemistry.
  • International entry requirements: Students must achieve the College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification: Standard IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all elements); Higher 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements).