Curriculum for Academic Year 2017-2018

Learning Outcomes

After completing their studies, students will understand the synthesis and characterisation of polymeric materials, both synthetic and natural polymers. These studies offer tools for developing expertise in tailoring materials based on structure/property relationships. In addition to skills in engineering, polymer technology, and bio product technology, the students will receive comprehensive knowledge in business, communication, problem solving and teamwork. Studies in this specialization track deepen understanding of plant-based raw materials, and give knowledge to assess alternative uses of them for sustainable development.

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. knowledge and skills to understand the problems      from the point of view of the end-users, technical and social systems, and      of environment, ability to solve undefined problems
  4. skills to work in an international working environment, good language and communication skills proficiency in both oral and written communication, and ability to present professional results in a convincing manner

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


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 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-E2210

Product   Development – Project Course

10 ECTS

II-V

CHEM-A1610

Design   Meets Biomaterials

3-5 ECTS

IV-V

CHEM-E1100

Plant   Biomass

5 ECTS

I-II

LC-0420              

Introduction   to Intercultural Communication

3 ECTS

I, III

Kie-98.1410

or

LC-1310

Industrial   Communications (o + w) (V)

 

Academic   Communication for MSc Students (o + w)

3 ECTS

 

 

I, III

 

I-II, III-IV

 

 

 

 


 

Second year: Biomaterials Science 30 ECTS

Obligatory if not included in prior studies (10 ECTS)

CHEM-E2100

Polymer   Synthesis

5 ECTS

I

CHEM-E2130

Polymer   Properties

5 ECTS

II


 

Elective courses (to reach 30 ECTS)

CHEM-E1110

Lignocellulose   chemistry

5 ECTS

I

CHEM-E2140

 

Cellulose-based fibres

5 ECTS

I-II

CHEM-E2195

Interfacial   Phenomena in Renewable Materials Research Project P V

5-10 ECTS

I, II,   III, IV, V

CHEM-E2200

Polymer   Blends and Composites

5 ECTS

I

CHEM-E2210

Product Development – Project Course

10 ECTS

II-V

CHEM-E2145

Polymer   Reaction Engineering

5 ECTS

III-V

CHEM-E1150

Biomass Pretreatment and Fractionation

5 ECTS

III-V

CHEM-E2165

Computer aided visualization and scientific presentation

3-5 ECTS

V

CHEM-EV

Individual study in Biomaterials Science

5-10 ECTS

I-II

CHEM-E%120

Interfaces and Nanomaterials

5 ECTS

I

Kie-98.1410

or

LC-1310

Industrial Communications (o + w) (V)

 

Academic Communication for MSc Students (o + w)

3 ECTS

 

 

I, III

 

I-II, III-IV

LC-1320

Thesis Writing for Engineers (w) (MSc)

3 ECTS

I, II, III, IV,   V

 

The Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS)