MCAST Advanced Diploma for Polymer Process Technicians
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years on apprenticeship|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering|
MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)
4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes
Compulsory: Mathematics, Physics
|Other Entry Requirements|
|Course Description||This Diploma programme is designed to prepare technicians for a career in the field of the transformation of rubbers and plastics, with 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, and cycle time are also studied.
Training is achieved 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.
The training will be reinforced by the practical and hands-on experiences that students will be exposed to during the work phase of their apprenticeship.
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Understand the science of plastic/rubber transformations|
2. Apply engineering knowledge in resolving problems encountered during manufacturing
3. Maintain and improve machinery involved in the processes to optimise their performance
4. Understand the operations and failure modes of the large variety of specialised equipment.
|Core Study Units|
|Progress After Completion||Business Systems|