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Course content

Chemical structure of polymers. Crystalline and amorphous polymers. Morphology. Mechanical, thermal and chemical properties. Polymers with high temperature stability. Thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, fibres, adhesives and coatings. Polymer blends and composites. Soft polymer materials. Degradation and stabilisation of polymers. Rheology.

Learning outcome

Students will increase their knowledge of the chemistry, properties and uses of polymers and be able to use it in practical work with polymer materials.


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The course comprises 34 hours of lectures and 16 hours of exercices.

The first lecture is mandatory. If you are unable to attend, the Expedition Office has to be informed in advance (phone 22 85 54 46, or e-mail, or else you will lose your place in the course.


Oral exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.


The teaching will be cancelled if less than 3 students have registered for the course by the closing date for course registration in January/August.

Facts about this course






Every fourth semester. The course is cancelled spring 2012.


Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)