Degree in Polymer Processing

Dates: To be verified.

Duration: 2 years part-time - primarily online ( Sept- May each year)

Location: ATU Sligo and First Polymer Training Athlone

Accreditation: B. Engineering in Polymer Processing

Programme overview

Going back to college doesn’t have to be hard!

With our programmes you can fit going back to college around your lifestyle.

  • Are you interested in gaining a qualification in plastics, without leaving your job?
  • Would you like to attend online lectures when and where you want?
  • Are you comfortable using the internet and email?
  • Would you like to gain credit/exemptions for programmes that you have already completed with First Polymer Training?
  • Would you like to gain credit/exemptions for study already undertaken or for work experience achieved?

 

If so then we have the programme for you across our three part-time third level courses to suit you. 

Application Deadline for 2024/2025: Friday, 16th August 2024 (early application is recommended to avoid disappointment)

 

Certificate in Polymer Technology – Level 6

LEVEL:  6

 

Duration:  1 Year part-time (primarily online from September – May)

 

Entry Requirements:  Level 5 Qualification (Leaving Certificate) and preferably be working in the industry with a technical aptitude. For those who do not have the required entry qualification RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) may apply.

 

Full Fees:  €2,450 per year / €1,225 per semester.

 

Funding:  30% available via your employer from First Polymer Training Skillnet. €1,715 per year / €858 per semester. If you decide to apply and are accepted please let us know (before paying a deposit) if you wish to avail of funding.

 

Course information: ATU Sligo

 

Download all the details on the Certificate in Polymer Technology Level 6 here

 

B. Engineering in Polymer Processing – Level 7

LEVEL:  7

 

Duration:  2 Years part-time (primarily online from September – May each year)

 

Entry Requirements:  Level 6 trade/engineering qualification plus at least 5 years’ experience in industry. For those who do not have the required entry qualification RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) may apply.

 

Full Fees:  €3,400 per year / €1,700 per semester.

 

Funding:  30% available via your employer from First Polymer Training Skillnet. €2,380 per year / €1,190 per semester. If you decide to apply and are accepted please let us know (before paying a deposit) if you wish to avail of funding.

 

Course Information: ATU Sligo

 

Download all the details on B. Engineering in Polymer Processing Level 7 here

 

 

B. Engineering in Polymer Processing – Level 8

LEVEL:  8

 

Duration:  2 Years part-time (primarily online from September – May each year).

 

Entry Requirements:  Level 7 BEng in Polymer Processing, Polymer Engineering or a related discipline.

 

Full Fees:  €4,200 per year / €2,100 per semester.

 

Funding:  30% available via your employer from First Polymer Training Skillnet. €2,940 per year / €1,470 per semester. If you decide to apply and are accepted please let us know (before paying a deposit) if you wish to avail of funding.

 

Course Information: ATU Sligo

 

Download all the details on the B.Engineering (Hons) in Polymer Processing Level 8 here

 

Next Steps

  1. Apply through the ATU Sligo online portal here before the deadline.
  2. Complete our form here to apply for funding.
  3.  If accepted onto the programme, contact catherine.collins@ibec.ie immediately with your acceptance email to apply for funding. Do not pay the deposit requested.
  4. First Polymer Training Skillnet will notify the University that you are being supported and therefore the deposit is waived. We will contact you with further information about fees.

 

For More Information: 

 

Contact Catherine Collins at First Polymer Training Skillnet if you are interested in this programme and need further support in relation to making an application and/or wish to avail of funding.

Please note funding is available to a limited number of participants.

 

All businesses/ their employees can access this funding except:

• Public sector organisations

• Charity or not-for-profit organisations

• Businesses based outside the Republic of Ireland

 

 

 

 

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