Industrial Application of Macromolecules


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of the project is 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


  • write an electronic project report following the standards of the field of study, include relevant original scientific literature, use the correct terminology, and communicate the research-based foundation and problem and results in writing, graphically and orally in a professionally reasoned and coherent way
  • use relevant software to present, analyze and visualize theories, hypotheses and data in writing as well as orally
  • assess and select relevant original scientific literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific and social contexts


  • handle the planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and/or developmental tasks and take professional responsibility to implement academic assignments and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

Type of instruction

Project work

Extent and expected workload

450 hours


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


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-K2-48B
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


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