The University of Auckland Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (Plastics)

2017 Block Course Details

The PGCertEng in Plastics is designed to provide advanced knowledge of plastics materials and processing. The programme is aimed at science and engineering graduates employed in the plastics industry, is highly industry relevant with lectures presented by industry experts.

The four courses have a strong focus on the development of commercial products and include intensive practical content. Note that only one course is held each Semester (ie. the full programme requires two years to complete).

        March 6-10: CHEMMAT 742 - Plastics Materials Design.

          Course Content Includes

  • Material properties and selection.

  • Drying and heat transfer.

  • Plastics part and mould design, moulding simulation software.

  • IML, co-moulding and advanced moulding techniques.

  • Fabrication and lifecycle considerations 

    July 24-28: CHEMMAT 743 - Selected Topics in Plastics Processing

    Course Content Includes

  • Thermosetting elastomers, reaction injection moulding and liquid moulding of siloxanes and urethanes.

  • Reactive compounding of alloys, sintering.

  • Specialised processes including thermoforming, coil coating, powder coating, cast film and rotational moulding. 

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