Faculty of Engineering

Master of Engineering Studies in Plastics

MEngSt (Plastics)

An advanced programme targeted at the plastics industry. It builds on the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (Plastics), extending studies of plastics materials and processing through completion of projects in specialised areas of the plastics industry.

Quick facts - MEngSt (Plastics)
Points per degree 120 points
Full-time study Not available
Part-time study Two years
Applications close Semester One: 8 December 2017
Semester Two:  4 July 2018

Who should apply?

The Master of Engineering Studies is for students with an academic engineering background who wish to continue their studies at an advanced level, develop an advanced technical foundation and gain industrial perspective in a specialised area.

Candidates should hold a Bachelor of Engineering with a minimum Second Class Honours Second Division and must have at least three years' worth of industry experience.

The programme is also suitable for postgraduate students in both science and engineering who have an interest in the areas of polymer science and engineering.

FOE-PG02 Masters Project Enrolment Form
You will need to complete this form as part of your enrolment. (59.9 kB, MSWORD)
White space

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (Plastics)

A student who has passed courses for the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (Plastics) that are also available for the Master of Engineering Studies in Plastics can reassign those courses as long as the PGCertEng (Plastics) has not been awarded.



Programme outline

The programme has a strong focus on research and development through industry relevant courses, lectures presented by industry experts and intensive practical content.

CHEMMAT 740-743 are delivered as one-week block courses that include both theory and practical exercises accompanied by self-directed learning and assignments.

Highlights include:

  • Industry relevant courses.
  • Lectures presented by industry experts.
  • Programme designed to be completed through part-time study.
  • Intensive practical content at Plastics Centre of Excellence.
  • Focus on processing, problem solving and product development.


Programme structure

The following courses are compulsory as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (Plastics):
  • Semester One 2018: CHEMMAT 740 Advanced Polymer Materials (15 points)
  • Semester Two 2018: CHEMMAT 741 Processing of Plastics (15 points)
  • Semester One 2019: CHEMMAT 742 Plastic Materials Design (15 points)
  • Semester Two 2019: CHEMMAT 743 Selected Topics in Plastics Processing (15 points)


Programme convenor