Polymers and Polymer Composites


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge obtained in 1st Semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained a comprehensive understanding of polymers.


  • Be able to choose a polymer/polymer composite for a given application
  • Be able to specify a material system for a composite to a given application
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of microstructure for polymers and polymer based composites.
  • Be able to give a critical evaluation of the methods applied for determining microstructure, chemical composition or mechanical and other properties.
  • Be able to use correct terminology.
  • Be able to compare theoretical and experimental results.


  • Be able to devise experiments for documentation.
  • Be able to set up a realistic hypothesis for the outcome of a process, obtaining a property, or the like, within the field of polymers and polymer based composites.
  • Be able to devise an experimental method to falsify or validate a given hypothesis.
  • Be able to use advanced experimental techniques within the field of polymers and polymer composites.
  • Be able to apply the background theory and the insight obtained, for validation of the material choice for a given application.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organize and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS course module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examPolymers and Polymer Composites
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titlePolymerer og polymer kompositter
Module codeM-MAT-K2-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science