Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Learning outcomes

Having successfully completed this course the student will be able to:
- understand the chemical, physical and mechanical features of polymers
- understand the basic principles of polymerisation

Course contents

Functional groups of monomers and polymers
Structure and features of polymers
Polymerisation techiques
Methods of analysing polymers

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basics of plastics

Recommended or required reading

Strong,A.Brent: Plastics materials and Processing, Pearson Prentice Hall 2006
Challa,G.: Polymer Chemistry, Ellis Horwood 1993

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 20 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 10 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 25 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 140 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 40 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 100 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Holmberg Mariann


Holmberg Mariann

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2008-02-06 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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