M.Sc. Plastics Engineering

Kaunas University of Technology | Kaunas, Lithuania
The MSc programme of Plastics Engineering deals with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and control of all contemporary plastic materials. Gained knowledge enables to be a leading expert in companies dealing with polymer recycling, plastics production development and manufacturing.

Description of Plastics Engineering

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The MSc programme of Plastics Engineering deals with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and control of all contemporary plastic materials. Gained knowledge enables to be a leading expert in companies dealing with polymer recycling, plastics production development and manufacturing.

Career Opportunities

After graduating this programme students are able to design polymer products and to develop technical and technological specifications. They can design, organise, reorganise, modernise and control technological processes of polymers processing as well as analyse labour and materials costs having abilities to meet production and management challenges.

After graduating this programme students can work as designers, technologists or engineers in the enterprises associated with polymer recycling, plastics production development and manufacturing, maintenance, restoration, logistics, retail and service areas. They can work as researches, experts or inspectors in research and educational institutions, or continue their studies for PhD degree.

Profile of the programme:

A graduate has comprehensive knowledge in plastic research methods, rheology, adhesion, structure and properties of composites, design and development of plastic products, computer-aided design and manufacturing, understands principles of materials and product research, management of engineering projects and economic evaluation of innovations, is able to analyse and to apply the achievements of plastic science, industry and market, can foresee development tendencies, solve plastics engineering as well as other scientific problems, select appropriate research methods and equipment, examine materials, products and production processes, can simulate, analyse and optimize structure, properties and performance behaviour of plastics products, and is able to understand, interpret and critically assess the obtained research results as well as present scientific conclusions and recommendations.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June for non EU and EEA citizens; July for EU and EEA citizens.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 4000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 3200 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
1 KTU credit coresponds to 1 ECTS credit.
One semester equals to 30 KTU credits (30 ECTS credits).
One academic year equals to 60 KTU credits (60 ECTS credits).
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
  • Lithuanian
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The MSc programme is a 2-year programme (4 semesters) equivalent to 120 ECTS credits. The programme is taught in English and incorporates an international dimension in all subjects.

Academic Focus

The Master´s programme in Plastics Engineering is aimed to provide in-depth knowledge about contemporary plastic material (elastomers, reactoplastics, thermoplastics, cellulars, foams, composites, electrically conductive, optically active, smart and intelligent plastics, etc.), products, advanced technology and equipment, methods of scientific research, digital technologies in plastics production, rheology and adhesion of plastics, design and development of plastic products, project management, marketing and economical assessment of innovations.

Programme Contents

Students are provided with advanced studies of contemporary plastic materials and their behaviour, mathematical theory of engineering experiment, physical, mechanical and statistical methods of materials investigation, management, and economics as well as industrial and communicational technologies.

The main study modules are: Mathematical theory of engineering experiment, Physical methods of material investigation, Adhesion science and technology, Technical creation, Rheology of polymers, CAD/CAM systems for plastic products, Marketing management, Product design and development, Special plastics and products, Polymer matrix composites, Research projects, Final degree project.

Requirements for Plastics Engineering

Admission requirements:

Minimum access requirements: Bachelor degree or its equivalent

Minimum access qualification degree: Bachelor qualification degree of technological sciences

Specific admission requirements:

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (formal, non-formal and informal):

Study subjects or parts thereof, corresponding to formal and subject requirements of selected study programme, may be included to individuals who graduated, studied or are presently studying at institutions of higher education in Lithuania or other countries, accredited in accordance with Lithuanian higher education curriculum, and who want to continue their studies at the University at the same or inferior cycle or studies of other studies programmes.

Work Experience for Plastics Engineering

No work experience is required.

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