Polymers and Polymer Composites


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge gained in Materials Characterization and Solid Mechanics with Microstructure.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained an understanding of the chemical structure and morphology of polymers and their relations to polymer properties
  • Attain knowledge on the interdependency between structure, morphology and thermomechanical treatments 
  • Attain knowledge about selected polymerization processes
  • Have gained an understanding of the different types of polymer composite materials, their manufacturing methods and theories for modelling at fiber-, laminae and laminate scale


  • Be able to grasp different polymerization principles.
  • Be able to model the kinetics of polymerization
  • Be able to apply concepts, theories and methods for analysis and design of composite materials.
  • Be able to characterize polymers through rheometric experimental techniques.
  • Be able to understand the relation between processing conditions and subsequent material properties of polymer and composite materials.


  • 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 §17.

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 Polymer Composites
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 polymerkompositter
Module codeM-MN-K2-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Materials and Nanotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science