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Polymer Processing, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
The Polymer Processing Degree programme from Institute of Technology Sligo focuses on the materials, processes, and tooling used in relation to polymers. 
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Overview

In this  Polymer Processing programme from Institute of Technology Sligo the participants learn the characteristics of various polymers, the common polymer processes (including injection moulding, blow moulding, and extrusion as well as plastic part design), and factors in the design of tooling for these processes. 

Candidates completing the B Eng in Polymer Processing meet the requirements of the internationally-recognised Six Sigma Green Belt Award. Candidates can attain this award in addition to their degree by passing an external Green Belt exam.

Careers

Typically, graduates will be employed in polymer processing in the engineering, medical device, or pharmaceutical sectors. Successful graduates from this programme may apply for the Honours Degree (Level 8) in Mechatronics or the BSc (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology, which are offered online by IT Sligo, or for related programmes from other providers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plastic Part Design
  • Materials for the Polymer Industry
  • Polymer Tooling Design 
  • Six Sigma Statistical Control
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Control Systems
  • Polymer Processing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    65

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    513

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General Requirements

  • Higher Certificate NFQ Level 6 (Previously called National Cert) in a relevant discipline or Advanced Craft Certificate or equivalent. 
  • Candidates holding other qualifications and/or with relevant experience will also be considered through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3400 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3400 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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