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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To give knowledge of functional materials and
their relevant applications

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able
-to relate the structure of the material to the
functional properties of the product
-to choose an appropriate functional material
for different applications and manufacturing
-to define the origin of functionality for
chosen products

Course contents

Smart materials
Biomimetic materials
Additive manufacturing materials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Polymer Chemistry

Recommended or required reading

Material provided in itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 60 hours
  • Individual studies - 45 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

40% online exam
60% assignments


Makkonen-Craig Stewart


Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • 2018-06-15 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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