More than 70% of our students find jobs after finishing the diploma

The Specialist Diploma in Polymer and Composite Materials (DEMPC) is a university-accredited qualification taught by the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). 

It offers specialist training covering polymer and composite materials, quality control, rheology, adhesion, adhesives and recycling of plastic materials.

Our goal is to produce professionals who are capable of working in the plastics industry and to boost companiescompetitiveness 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

3.500 €
3.100 €*

*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 offers platform

Objectives

  • Selection of polymeric materials and additives based on the application.
  • Undestand 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.
  • 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 for 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 40 ECTS credits associated with this degree are divided into 220 hours of theoretical and practical learning (both face-to-face and distance learning) and 375 hours spent carrying out an internship at a company in the sector.

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
INTERNSHIPS (15 ECTS)
MASTER’S THESIS PROJECT (3 ECTS)

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.

Internships at companies and high employment rate

At AIMPLAS, we are committed to finding employment for our students. That’s why the master’s 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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