Spår, polymerteknologi (POTE)

The programme provides a solid base in the chemistry and physics of organic materials, as well as their connection to real-life applications. A broad range of courses and specializations allows students to customize their own degree profile enabling the focus on individual areas of interest. Students will learn of design, synthesis, characterization, production and development of polymeric materials throughout the duration of the degree programme. The material group includes plastics, rubber, composites, paper, wood and other biological materials; students will be able to handle questions pertaining to the choice of raw materials (renewable versus fossil), and the choice of production processes, material combinations and manufacturing methods to achieve the desired characteristics in the finished product. Great emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as environmentally-friendly material production and development of sustainable materials.

The language of instruction is English. Upon graduation, students will be awarded a degree from each of the two universities they attended, thus receiving a double degree.

The student should apply directly to the desired first year university and  inform in the motivation letter, in which university he/she will study the second year; Aalto University, Technical University of Denmark or Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Information concerning the applications and about the academic year at the different partner universities is available from their local websites.