Learning Outcomes

Biomaterials Science

 

The goal of the Biomaterials Science track at the Aalto University is that the student is able to utilize biomass in an ecologically and economically sustainable way and has profound knowledge of the trends in modern polymer technology. The specialization track Biomaterials Science has a strong focus on natural polymers, polymers based on renewable recourses, biodegradable polymers and the interphase between polymer science and biological sciences. This track is for students with a solid background in chemistry and chemical engineering.

 

 

Learning outcomes

Studies in polymer technology provide the students with understanding of synthesis and characterisation of polymeric materials. Both synthetic and natural polymers are covered. These studies offer tools to develop expertise in tailoring of materials based on structure/property relationships. In addition to basic skills in engineering and polymer technology, as well as bio product technology, the students will receive comprehensive knowledge in business, communication, problem solving and team work. Studies in the specialization track deepen understanding of plant based raw materials and give the basic knowledge to assess alternative uses for them for sustainable development. Teaching incorporates a wide variety of different teaching methods: laboratory and group work, projects and problem based learning.

 

The aim of these studies is to train graduates who can utilize biomass in an ecologically and economically sustainable way. The graduates are able to take part in the debate in society as experts.

 

After completing the MSc degree the student will have:

  1. good overall knowledge and understanding of      synthesis and characterization of biobased polymeric materials
  2. knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific      knowledge and scientific methods, as well as knowledge and skills for      continuing and flexible learning
  3. ability to solve undefined problems
  4. knowledge and skills to understand the problems      of the field from the point of view of users, technical and social systems      as well as environment
  5. knowledge and skills to operate as an expert      and developer of the field in working life
  1. skills to work in an international working environment
  2. good language and communication skills proficiency in both oral and written communication, and is ability to present professional results in a convincing manner

Education shall be based on scientific research and/or practices of the field.

The courses are defined and confirmed annually as a part of the curriculum at the Aalto School of Chemical Technology.


First year: Polymer Technology and Polymeric Biomaterials, 60 ECTS

Obligatory courses 30 ECTS

CHEM-E2100

Polymer   Synthesis

5 ECTS

I

CHEM-E2120

Fibres   and Fibre products

5 ECTS

I

CHEM-E2130

Polymer   Properties

5 ECTS

II

CHEM-E2110

Polymer   Technology Laboratory Exercises

5 ECTS

I-II

CHEM-E2150

Interfacial Phenomena in Biobased Systems

5 ECTS

III-IV

CHEM-E2155

Biopolymers   L

5 ECTS

III-IV


Elective courses (to reach altogether 60 ECTS)

CHEM-E1110

Lignocellulose chemistry

5 ECTS

I

CHEM-E1150

Biomass   Pretreatment and Fractionation

5 ECTS

III-V

CHEM-E2165

Computer   aided visualization and scientific presentation

3-5 ECTS

V

CHEM-E2145

Polymer   Reaction Engineering

5 ECTS

III-V

CHEM-E2165

Computer   aided visualization and scientific presentation

3-5 ECTS

V

CHEM-E2175

Research   project in polymer technology

4-7 ECTS

I, II,   III, IV, V

LC-0420              

Introduction   to Intercultural Communication

3 ECTS

I, III

Kie-98.1410

Industrial   Communications (o + w) (V)

3-5 ECTS

I, III

LC-1310

Academic   Communication for MSc Students (o + w)

3 ECTS

I-II, III-IV,   IV-V


 

Second year: Biomaterials Science 30 ECTS

Obligatory  10 ECTS

CHEM-E2155

Biopolymers   L

5 ECTS

III-IV

CHEM-E2150

Interfacial   Phenomena in Biobased Systems

5 ECTS

III-IV


 

Elective courses (to reach 30 ECTS)

CHEM-E2200

Polymer   Blends and Composites

5 ECTS

I

CHEM-E2140

 

Cellulose-based   fibres

5 ECTS

II

CHEM-E1110

Lignocellulose   chemistry

5 ECTS

I

CHEM-E1150

Biomass   Pretreatment and Fractionation

5 ECTS

III-V

CHEM-E2165

Computer   aided visualization and scientific presentation

3-5 ECTS

V

LCA-1018

Academic   Writing (w)

3 ECTS

I, IV

LC-1310

Academic   Communication for MSc Students (o, w)

3 ECTS

I-II, III-IV,   IV-V

LC-1320

Thesis   Writing for Engineers (w) (MSc)

3 ECTS

I, II, III, IV,   V, June

 

 

Second year spring:

The Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS)