Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2019 - 05.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pirjo Pietikäinen, university lecturer

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • is able to work independently in laboratory.
  • is able to draw conclusions based on experimental results: understands how the structure of macromolecules affect e.g. thermal and mechanical -properties of polymer materials.
  • knows in practice different processing methods for polymers
  • can analyse experimental results and draw appropriate conclusions
  • can write a technical report

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The students do experimental work that supports their theoretical studies in polymer technology. They learn about polymerization, polymer analysis, polymer processing and testing. The course consists of 9 laboratory exercises and their reporting. The course ends with a seminar.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 2h

Excersise and reporting 128 h

Seminar 4 h

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Intro and seminar 8 h

Excersises 54 h

Independent studying 73 h

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

KE-100.3500, KE-100.3510

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic concepts of polymer technology.
Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students chosen to this course are primarily major students (Fibre and Polymer Engineering). If more than  26 students enroll to this course, the number of course participants can be limited. All major students are, however, chosen to the course if enrolled in time.


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