Posted on 17 September 2012
The course consisted of 7 modules involving an intense week of lectures at the University of Surrey. The modules were as follows:
The final project was research based with a dissertation title "An investigation of a bio-board, to be manufactured from natural fibres - a study of the failure mechanisms".
Chris Mortimer commented:
"When I started out on this course in late 2005 I was looking for a simple metallurgy course and struggled to find one, choosing this one. This was a postgrad course requiring a good degree to get on, of which I do not have, I managed to get on with 'industrial experience'. My main achievements are a more holistic view on my work and that of the research around me, enabling me to have a greater understanding."
Chris was also awarded the James Huges prize for best part-time student.