Polymers and Composite Materials


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 an in-depth understanding of the overall topical area of polymers and composite materials including their properties, manufacturing, analysis and design.
  • Be able to document understanding of following concepts and theories:
    • Applications of composites: past, present and future.
    • Fibers and polymer resin materials: Types and properties.
    • Manufacturing methods, their processing characteristics and influence on the mechanical properties of composites.
    • Laminae and laminates: Micro-mechanical models, modeling of the laminae, classical lamination theory (CLT).
    • Thermal effects.
  • Microstructural Fracture and failure


  • Be able to apply concepts, theories and methods for analysis and design of composite materials.
  • Be able to characterize polymers and composite materials in terms of various experimental techniques.
  • Be able to understand the relation between processing conditions and subsequent material properties.


  • Be able to undertake development and product design using polymers and composite materials.
  • Be able to develop procedures for production and verification of components made from polymer and composite materials.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum ยง17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examPolymers and Composite Materials
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titlePolymerer og kompositmaterialer
Module codeM-MAT-K2-4
Module typeCourse
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