BEng (Hons) in Polymer Processing (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 2

Course Summary

Programme Code: SG_EPOLY_K08

Use of polymers for a variety of engineering, medical-device, pharmaceutical, and general consumer applications continues to grow. With this is a continuous impact on the environment. The honors degree in Polymer Processing (Level 8) continues on from the main polymer streams of study identified in the level 7 programme. It focuses on the processes and analysis, design of tooling used in relation to polymers as well as the impact on the environment and the processes for recycling. Candidates completing the B Eng Level 8 in Polymer Processing meet the requirements of the internationally-recognised Six Sigma Black Belt Award. Candidates can attain this award in addition to their degree by passing an external Black Belt exam with the completion of an optional project.

About this Programme

This programme was jointly developed by the Institute of Technology, Sligo, and First Polymer Training SkillNet.

In this programme the participants learn to analyze various polymer processes (including injection moulding, blow moulding, and extrusion), and factors in the detailed design of tooling for these processes. The course also presents modules that are relevant to recycling and reuse of polymer materials and management modules relating to Six Sigma methodology

Key Course Information

Application Closing Date : 1st October 2021

Entry Requirements

Level 7 BEng in Polymer Processing, Polymer Engineering or a related discipline.

Career Opportunities

Typically, graduates will be employed in polymer processing in the engineering, medical device, pharmaceutical or materials recycling sector. Successful graduates from this programme may apply for the Masters degree (Level 9) in the BSc (Hons) in Quality Management and Technology, which are offered online by IT Sligo, or for related polymer programmes from other providers.

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Students can avail of a 30% reduction on fees via your employer - Contact Catherine Collins at First Polymer Training Skillnet
Tel: 090 647 1223