Industrial Application of Macromolecules


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


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


  • 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


  • 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



Name of examIndustrial Application of Macromolecules
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleIndustriel anvendelse af makromolekyler
Module codeK-KEM-K2-48
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Chemistry)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science