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 basics of polymer physics
  • understands structure hierarchy of polymers
  • understands basics of most important methods of polymer analysis
  • understands basic theories of polymer rheology
  • knows basics of stability and degradation of polymers
  • is able to calculate the above mentioned phenomena

Credits: 5

Schedule: 24.10.2022 - 08.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Structure hierarchy in polymers. Theoretical aspects related to polymer analysis, physics and rheology. Basics of stability and degradation of polymers. Calculation of polymer properties.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Other independent studying

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 24 h
    Exercises and demonstrations 12 h
    Other independent studying 120 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Max 70 students priorized in the following order

    1. All the students in majors 'Fibre and polymer engineering' and 'Nordic master in Polymer technology' are selected if enrolled in time.

    2. Students in majors 'Chemical and process engineering' and 'Functional materials'

    3. Students in major 'Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering' and minor 'Textile Chemistry'

    A course implementation may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled to the course implementation does not meet the required minimum of five students. In the case of cancelled course implementations, the students enrolled to them must be provided with an alternative way of completing the course or be advised to take some other applicable course.