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General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Within this study unit we will focus on the
following competencies:
Natural science, Sustainability, Materials

SDGs in focus:
#12 Responsible consumption and production
#13 Climate action
#14 Life below water
#15 Life on land

Learning outcomes

Understanding the nomenclature, structures,
properties and polymerization and degradation
reactions of synthetic and natural polymers.
Awareness of the importance of polymers in current
materials sustainability and circular economy
issues, with a focus on bio-based polymers.
Ability to apply knowledge of polymeric
structures, properties, and sources to finding
solutions to theoretical and experimental
problems. (Skill)

Course contents

Lectures, theoretical exercises, laboratory
demonstrations, laboratory exercises, excursion

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Technology and Learning (or Laboratory Safety for
Engineering Chemistry
Organic Chemistry

Recommended or required reading

Course material in itsLearning.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 55 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

Exam and laboratory reports


Makkonen-Craig Stewart


Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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