BEng in Polymer Processing (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 2

Course Summary

BEng in Polymer Processing (Level 7)

Programme Code: SG_EPOLY_J07

About Polymer Processing

Use of polymers for a variety of engineering, medical-device, pharmaceutical, and general consumer applications continues to grow. The Polymer Processing Degree programme focuses on the materials, processes, and tooling used in relation to polymers. 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.

About this Programme

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

In this programme 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. The course also presents modules that are relevant to automated production (such as Control Systems) and management modules relating to Six Sigma methodology.

Key Course Information

The Mathematics Module (Level 7) is offered on Year 2 of the programme.

For candidates who do not have the required Level 6 Mathematics, a course in Mathematics is available in year 1.

The Level 6 Mathematics examinations take place annually (in May or August).

Application Closing Date : 1st October 2021

Entry 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

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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