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Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give the student the
ability to understand how polymer materials react
when they are exposed, processed and used in
different environments.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to:
-understand how molecules in a polymer are
formed by polymerization
-understand the properties of the chain
molecule in terms of structure, length, form,
mobility, and interactions with neighboring
chain molecules
-Explain polymer properties such as cohesion,
adhesion, solubility and compatibility
according to functional groups and secondary

Course contents

Lectures and exercises on nomenclature, structure,
molecular weight, step-growth polymers, chain-
growth polymers, cross-linking, solutions and

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-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

Online exam and project


Makkonen-Craig Stewart


Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • 2018-02-27 - Exams
  • 2018-02-27 - Demonstrations and presentations

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