More than 70% of our students find jobs after finishing the master’s degree programme

The Master’s Degree in Polymer and Composite Materials Technology (MTMPC) is a university-accredited qualification taught by the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).

The master’s degree provides the most comprehensive training in polymer and composite materials, processing technologies, property modification mechanisms for the design of new materials, and recyclability.

Our goal is to produce specialists who are capable of working in the plastics industry and to boost companies’ competitiveness and innovation.

Dates and timetable

10 October 2019 to 19 June 2020

Thursdays at the CFP (UPV), 08:30 to 13:30 and 15:00 to 17:30; Fridays at AIMPLAS, 08:30 to 13:30

On Wednesdays, scheduled visits are made to companies

Location

Lifelong Learning Centre (CFP)
of the UPV

Camino de Vera, s/n. Edificio 6G. – Valencia

AIMPLAS
Plastics Technology Centre

C/ Gustave Eiffel 4 – Parque Tecnológico – Paterna

Price

6.350 €
5.700 €*

*Applicable to UPV degree holders and staff members of AIMPLAS partner companies and professional associations with which AIMPLAS currently has agreements.

Internships at companies and access to AIMPLAS job listings

Objectives

  • Selection of polymeric materials and additives based on the application.
  • Understand the properties of polymeric and composite materials related to their structure and composition.
  • Determining the properties of polymeric and composite materials.
  • Testing of plastic materials and products.
  • Becoming familiar with applications and trends in polymeric materials and products.
  • Learning different processing technologies and how to optimize them.
  • Acquiring practical experience with operations in companies in the plastics industry in terms of production, quality control and innovation by participating in internships.

Who is it aimed at?

  • Upper- and mid-level graduates in science and engineering.

Professionals who are working at industrial, commercial or service companies, have at least three years’ professional experience and can prove that they fulfil the legal requirements for accessing university postgraduate studies.

  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Other types of engineering

University degrees

Chemical engineering – 50%

Chemistry – 30%

Other types of engineering – 20%

Programme

  • The MASTERS DEGREE IN POLYMER AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY is made up of two diplomas. The 80 ECTS credits associated with the degree are divided into 330 face-to-face class hours and 110 distance-learning hours, as well as 750 hours spent on an internship at a company and a Masters Thesis Project.

To obtain the degree, it is necessary to pass all corresponding modules.

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN POLYMER AND COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Dates: 10 October 2019 to 14 February 2020

MATERIALS 110hrs
Industrial Plastics 50hrs
Composite Materials and Design 20hrs
Design of Composite Materials 40hrs
QUALITY CONTROL AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PLASTIC MATERIALS 55hrs
Characterization of Plastics and Composites 40hrs
In-Service Behaviour of Plastics and Composites 15hrs
POLYMER RHEOLOGY 20hrs
ADHESION AND ADHESIVES 15hrs
RECYCLING POLYMERIC MATERIALS 20hrs

SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN POLYMER AND COMPOSITE MATERIAL PROCESSING

Dates: 4 March 2020 to 19 June 2020

PROCESSES 145hrs
Compounding 20hrs
Extrusion 40hrs
Injection 40hrs
Composite Manufacturing 30hrs
Surface Modification Process. Finishes 15hrs
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 35hrs
Moulds, Dies and Tools 20hrs
Production Management and Control 15hrs
SECTOR APPLICATIONS: INDUSTRY 40hrs
Packaging, Construction, the Automotive Industry, Navigation and Aeronautics
INTERNSHIPS (30 ECTS credits)
MASTER’S THESIS PROJECT (6 ECTS CREDITS)

TEACHING STAFF

  • Teaching staff from the Universitat Politècnica de València.
  • Research and teaching staff from AIMPLAS, the Technological Institute of Plastics.
  • Professional experts from the sector

Enrollment

Ordinary price:

3.500€

Reduced price*:

3.100€

*Applicable to UPV degree holders and staff members of AIMPLAS partner companies and professional associations with which AIMPLAS currently has agreements.

Grants to complete the master’s degree

The AIMPLAS CHAIR at the UPV awards six grants of 2,850 to cover tuition fees.

Internships at companies and high employment rate

At AIMPLAS, we are committed to the labor insertion of our students. Thats why the masters degree requires you to spend 750 hours on an internship at a company between October 2020 and June 2021

Once you have completed the master’s degree, your details will be entered in the AIMPLAS Job Offers platform, which specializes in the plastics industry. You may also include your profile on our talent website.

Our students work at companies such as:

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