This Diploma programme is designed to prepare technicians for a career in the field of the transformation of rubbers and plastics, their different types and compositions, into finished specialised products.
It provides a good level of knowledge in the fields of polymer sciences and manufacturing technologies. The scientific background of the technologies and processes involved, including material properties, process control and the effect of variables such as temperature, pressure, cycle time and other is also studied.
Training is through a combination of theory and practical sessions of this latest technology in our lecture rooms and workshops, as well as at local industry leaders of this ever growing sector of manufacturing.
An induction programme will be provided at the beginning of the academic year so as to ensure the candidate fully understands the requirements of the qualification they will work towards.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Understand the science of plastic/rubber transformations × Apply engineering knowledge in resolving problems encountered during manufacturing × Maintain and improve machinery involved in the processes to optimise their performance × Understand the operations and failure modes of the large variety of specialised equipment.
Core Study Units
Health and Safety Mathematics, Language and Communication Skills, IT Business Systems Classification of Polymers Mould Materials Fluid Mechanics Thermodynamics Engineering Drawing and CAD Electrical & Electronic Technology Industrial Practice Testing of Material Manufacturing Processes Auxiliary Processes/Maintenance and Repair Type of Machines Quality Systems and Process Control Industrial Control and PLC/Mechanics of Machines Practice that needs to be carried out in Industry