Polymer Engineering

 

Polymers are materials composed of large numbers of smaller molecules, monomers, to form large molecular structures. The annual world production of polymers is currently 80 million tonnes and rapidly growing. New polymers are synthesized to create functionalities (chemical, optical and electrical) not obtainable in traditional materials, and improved polymer- processing operations are then developed that convert these polymers to products with completely new properties.

This MSc Eng programme covers all aspects of polymer engineering and science including:

Polymer chemistry: synthesis of polymers with controlled structure such as chain backbone, branching, cross links and functional units for special optical, electrical, surface and barrier properties.
Polymer technology and physics: connection between given chemical composition and the macroscopic properties. Compounding and preparation of polymer blends and composites. Polymer rheology and connection to structures. Multiphase polymeric systems and polymers with nano-scale structures.
Polymer processing: numerical modelling of injection moulding, extrusion, thermoforming and film blowing.

Program Provisions

To complete the study line in Polymer Engineering, the student must fulfil the following requirements:
  • Have passed General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points.
  • Have passed Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points.
  • Have performed a Master Thesis of at least 30 ECTS within Polymer Engineering.
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of ECTS points of the entire study to 120 points.

Study line coordinator

Study line Polymer Engineering

General Competence Courses
Mandatory:

All students should take one of the following three courses. (the course content of the three courses are identical, but the course are places in different 3-week periods

42501 Innovation in Engineering 5 point June
or
42504 Innovation in Engineering 5 point August
or
42500 Innovation in Engineering 5 point January

Students with advanced innovation competences may take one of the following courses as an alternative to 42500/42501/42504

42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point August
or
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point June
or
42502 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point January

In addition the 5 points achieved in the above courses, all students need to obtain 5 points in other innovation courses. The student can choose between the following courses.

Only 5 points from these courses count as general competences and extra point obtained will count as technological specialization.

26620 Chemistry and Innovation 5 point June
28310 Chemical and Biochemical Product Design 10 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17) and January
28485 Biobusiness and Process Innovation 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
38103 X-Tech Entrepreneurship 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17), Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)

Choose at least 20 points among the following courses.

26231 Physical Chemistry 3 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
26317 Instrumental chemical analysis 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
26422 Biomolecular Chemistry 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
26433 Organic Chemistry 3 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
28212 Polymer Chemistry 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
28315 Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
47339 Solid state and structural chemistry 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
or
26134 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry 3) 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)

If the total General Competence Courses passed exceed 30 ECTS points, the surplus courses may be used in fulfilling the requirement for Technological Specialization Courses.

 

Among the General Competence Courses the following course is mandatory for the studyline

28212 Polymer Chemistry 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)

Technological Specialization Courses

The following course is mandatory to fullfill the requirements for the studyline:

28213 Polymer Technology 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)

Choose at least 25 points among the following courses:

22281 Biomaterials 5 point Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)
23522 Rheology of food and biological materials 5 point January
26428 Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)
26438 NMR Spectroscopy 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
28214 Polymer synthesis and characterization 5 point June
28316 Laboratory Course in Colloid and Surface Chemistry 5 point January
28434 Membrane Technology 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
41737 Design of plastic products 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
41739 Experimental plastic and metal processing technology 5 point June

Recommended Elective Courses

The following courses are recommended for the studyline:

02450 Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
12772 Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Systems 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
28216 Organic Coatings Science and Technology 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
28530 Transport Processes 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
28535 Rheology of complex fluids (light) 5 point June
28811 Polymers in processes and products 5 point August
46420 Composite Materials and Fibres 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)

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Autumn start - proposed study plan

It is recommended to supplement the study plan with courses from the list of recommended elective courses or with additional technological specialization courses.

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
26433
Organic Chemistry 3
5 point
28213
Polymer Technology
5 point
28310
Chemical and Biochemical Product Design
10 point
Electives
Elective
5 point
Electives
Elective
5 point
2.Semester
22281
Biomaterials
5 point
26317
Instrumental chemical analysis
5 point
26428
Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds
5 point
28212
Polymer Chemistry
5 point
41737 / 28434
Design of plastic products
5 point
28214
Polymer synthesis and characterization
5 point
3.Semester
26438
NMR Spectroscopy
5 point
28315
Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry
5 point
28316
Laboratory Course in Colloid and Surface... Laboratory Course in Colloid and Surface Chemistry
5 point
12772
Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Systems
10 point
42500
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
4.Semester
Thesis
Master's thesis
30 point

It is recommended that the elective courses are the August course 28811 taken before starting, 41735, 33281, 47320 and 28434.

Spring start - proposed study plan

It is recommended to supplement the study plan with courses from the list of recommended elective courses or with additional technological specialization courses.tafsnit

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
1.Semester
26231
Physical Chemistry 3
5 point
26317
Instrumental chemical analysis
5 point
26428
Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds
5 point
28811
Polymers in processes and products
5 point
41737
Design of plastic products
5 point
41739
Experimental plastic and metal... Experimental plastic and metal processing technology
5 point
2.Semester
26438
NMR Spectroscopy
5 point
28213
Polymer Technology
5 point
28315
Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry
5 point
28310
Chemical and Biochemical Product Design
10 point
3.Semester
22281
Biomaterials
5 point
28212
Polymer Chemistry
5 point
28434
Membrane Technology
5 point
28214
Polymer synthesis and characterization
5 point
28535
Rheology of complex fluids (light)
5 point
4.Semester
Thesis
Master's thesis
30 point

It is recommended that the elective courses are the August course 28811 taken after the first spring semester, 47320, 33281 and 28434.