The course provides training for employees involved in designing fiber reinforced plastics and planning their industrial manufacture. Direct linking of the theoretical and practical knowledge means that the participants acquire a fundamental understanding of the effects of the individual components (e. g. fibers, matrix materials, core materials, fillers) on the properties of the final FRP components. This knowledge is vital to be able to effectively monitor production processes. The course thus teaches the participants how to select suitable raw materials and manufacturing methods in order to meet the product requirements. After successful completion of the course, the participants will be able to select suitable matrix materials to manufacture highquality FRP components. They also acquire a comprehensive overview of current manufacturing methods and learn the differences between processing thermosets and thermoplastics.