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
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

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 Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science