Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student

  • understands how the most common polymeirzation mechanisms affect polymerization reactions.
  • knows the production technologies of the most common polymers and understands the special features of reactor types.
  • knows how the safety and stability of polymer reactors can be affected and is able to use stability analysis in research and development of polymer processes.
  • understands how viscosity affects polymerization processes and can design mixing and heat transfer of polymerization reactors.
  • can scale up/down mixing of polymerizations.
  • understands the use of reactor calorimeter in polymerzations reactors.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 04.06.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jukka Seppälä

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jukka Seppälä

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course covers the following topics: basics of polymerization processes, special features of process technology and reaction engineering of polymers, and production processes of most important polymers.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    In the year 2021 the course will be lectored remotely.

    First lecture starts on Tuesday 12.1. at 12.15

    Letures for 6-7 weeks on Tuesdays 12.15 - 14 and Wednesdays 10.15 - 12

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Home assignments
    Other independent studying

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 24 h
    Home assignments 60 h
    Independent studying 20 h
    Exam and its preparation 30 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Odian: Principles of Polymerization, 3rd. ed. (selected parts). Compendium.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    KE-100.3700, KE-100.3710

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basics of polymer structures.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action