Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Composites (The Science, Technology and Engineering Application of Advanced Composites)

This programme addresses the broad field of advanced composites, specifically the manufacturing and characterisation of composites and engineering design.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree in an appropriate subject or equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Analytical techniques, fractography, electrical characteristics; composite systems (polymer, metal, ceramic); design, joining, finite element analysis; detection of defects, non-destructive evaluation; fatigue, impact, environment; fibre/matrix interfaces; introduction to composites; fibres; laminate analysis; manufacturing science; mechanical testing; fracture; stiffness and strength; stress analysis; literature review; project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: coursework; examinations; project thesis and viva voce.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of bursaries are avaiable to assist well qualified applicants; some industry sponsorship may also be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 27,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 13,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7594 5066