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Cranfield University’s Advanced Composite and Lightweight Structures MSc equips you to develop safer, next-generation vehicles and aircraft

June 11, 2022 11:45 a.m. STI

New Delhi [India], Jun 11 (ANI/SRV): Cranfield University, one of the UK’s leading postgraduate technology universities, is offering its Advanced Masters in Lightweight and Composite Structures course to meet the challenges of industry in the aerospace, automotive, motorsport, marine and renewable energy industries. The one-year full-time program aims to provide strong experimental, numerical and analytical skills in structural mechanics for composite and metallic components.
The course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the continuing education requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Candidates applying for the course must hold an accredited first undergraduate degree BEng/BSc (Hons) CEng to show that they have met the educational basis for CEng registration.
Respond to strong industry demand for specialists with a solid understanding of advanced lightweight metallic and composite materials, materials technologies and numerical simulation; the MSc Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures was introduced in 2003. Companies that have recruited graduates from this course include Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran, Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin.
The MSc Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures is advised by an industry advisory group made up of senior technical specialists from the aerospace, automotive and related sectors. It includes representatives from Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover and the Cranfield Impact Centre. This keeps the course relevant and ensures graduates have the skills and knowledge required by leading employers.
To provide a holistic learning experience, students on the course follow a series of structured lesson plans, tutorials, case studies, hands-on computing, individual projects and guest lectures. Course delivery involves a 40% weighting given to taught modules (students must complete eight compulsory modules); 20 percent weighting given to group projects and the remaining 40 percent for an individual research project. Some of the course modules include Advanced Composite Analysis and Impact; Introduction to Continuum Mechanics; Thin-walled structures; Advanced simulation for impact, among others.
Through the course, graduates can learn how to solve industry challenges to gain weight; understand how advanced lightweight metallic and composite materials and structures perform under static and dynamic loads, including collisions and bird strikes. They gain knowledge and skills in design and analysis that help them address sustainability and carbon emission reduction issues in structural designs for automobiles, aircraft, and wind turbines without compromising structural reliability and safety. .
In addition, students on the Advanced Masters in Lightweight and Composite Structures course also have the opportunity to participate in industry-sponsored group or individual projects. This helps them apply their learning in practice, gain hands-on problem-solving experience and strengthen their future career opportunities.

The Advanced Masters Course in Lightweight and Composite Structures is suitable for graduates in engineering, science, applied science or a related field, who wish to take up positions as design engineers, stress engineers, research engineers and development, digital code developer, consultant and academic researcher. . This course provides graduates with the skills necessary to pursue a successful career in the automotive, aerospace, marine and defense industries.
To apply for the course, interested applicants should have a UK First or Second Class Honors degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or an engineering discipline. Candidates with a degree in a less applicable discipline or older candidates with other qualifications may be accepted at the discretion of the Course Director.
According to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautics and Manufacturing at Cranfield University was ranked 27th in the world, climbing 18 places from last year’s rankings and securing top employer and academic reputation scores.
Additionally, Cranfield University has been awarded the Queen’s Birthday Prize six times; a national honor given to educational institutions for work carried out in the public interest.

Cranfield University brings world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unparalleled industry partnerships to create technology leaders. The University also has one of the best teacher-student ratios of any university in the UK, with one academic staff member for every five students. In addition, the University’s strong global alumni base brings a host of benefits to outgoing students and professionals while helping them apply their knowledge and expert skills in the global economy.
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