Industrial Application of Macromolecules

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Unit Operations

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To give the students an extensive knowledge and competences in molecular applications of natural and synthetic macromolecules, principles of their production and characterisation of polymers from molecular architecture to properties in relation to their industrial use.

Projects will deal with industrial problems related to the chemistry and application of macromolecules. Projects could cover macromolecule synthesis, modification and/or characterization as well as applications of macromolecules.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Understand and account for the chemical properties of selected natural and synthetic macromolecules on molecular and macroscopic level
  • Relate the chemical properties to the production of natural and synthetic macromolecules

Skills

  • Select relevant techniques for the characterization of macromolecules and the study of their applications
  • Synthesize, modify and characterize macromolecules with selected physical and chemical functionalities
  • Apply separation principles for manufacturing, purification and characterization of macromolecules

Competences

  • Analyze and solve problems related to industrial use of macromolecules, implementing knowledge of molecular ans macroscopic properties of macromolecules

Extent and expected workload

450 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examIndustrial Application of Macromolecules
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleIndustriel anvendelse af makromolekyler
Module codeK-KEM-K2-48
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science