Study year 1

Master's Programme, Macromolecular Materials, 120 credits (TMMMM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2020

The following courses are part of study year one.

The course application codes and study periods are valid for the academic year 2020/2021. For other academic years, different application codes and study periods may apply.


During the master studies two courses are mandatory, at least three out of five conditionally elective courses must be chosen, some recommended courses will be taken, 15 credits can be freely chosen, and the last semester a master thesis project will be performed. It is recommended that the mandatory and conditionally elective courses are taken during the first year, but the students are free to create their own schedule during the two years. Note that courses given during the spring semester should be taken in the first year since the master thesis project is scheduled to the spring semester in the second year.

There might be changes. Recommended courses may be cancelled if number of admitted students are less than minimum of places, or will be given every second year.

ME2814 Can be replaced by the following courses and counted as a recommended course: ME2016 Project Management, Leadership and Control, AL2160 Environmental Management,  LS2429 Technical communication in English (period 2 or 3 in year 2), or corresponding course(s) with a maximum of 7.5 credits. If the student wants to take another course than the ones listed here, the program responsible must approve before the course starts.

The courses KF2110 and AK2036 are mandatory courses for all students admitted to the program, except students admitted to program with a background at the Degree Programme in Materials Design and Engineering (CMATD), which instead must follow the courses: KD1230 and AK2036. If the student has studied the course KD1230, he/she should instead follow a course from the recommended or conditionally elective courses list.

For students following the Degree Programme in Biotechnology (CBIOT) who want to obtain the Degree of Master of Science in Engineering, must study 2 of these courses;
BB2460 Biocatalysis, 7,5 credits
BB2020 Molecular Enzymology, 7.5 credits
BB2425 Glycobiotechnology, 7.5 credits

Mandatory Appl.code Scope Study period
 1   2   3   4 
KF2110 Mechanical Properties of Materials
Except students admitted to the program with a background at the Degree Programme in Materials Design and Engineering (CMATD)
51440 7.5 hp 7.5
AK2036 Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science) 60135 7.5 hp 7.5

Conditionally elective Appl.code Scope Study period
 1   2   3   4 
KF2140 Polymer Physics 50637 7.5 hp 7.5
KF2460 Bio Fibre Chemistry 51437 7.5 hp 7.5
KF2130 Polymer Chemistry 50478 7.5 hp 7.5
KF2450 Fibre Technology - Natural and Synthetic Fibres 60414 7.5 hp 7.5
KD2155 Solid State Chemistry: Structures and Methods 60969 7.5 hp 7.5
Recommended Appl.code Scope Study period
 1   2   3   4 
KD2310 Advanced Organic Chemistry 51423 7.5 hp 7.5
KE2310 Sustainable Systems for Heat, Power and Materials Production 51409 7.5 hp 7.5
BB2020 Molecular Enzymology 51422 7.5 hp 7.5
KD2320 Spectroscopic Tools for Chemistry 51424 9.0 hp 9.0
KD2350 Surfaces, Colloids and Soft Matter 51421 7.5 hp 7.5
BB2460 Biocatalysis 60970 7.5 hp 7.5
KF2180 Biopolymers 60979 7.5 hp 7.5
ME2814 Ideation- Creating Your Own Company 60966 7.5 hp 7.5
BB2425 Glycobiotechnology 60407 7.5 hp 7.5
KF2190 Polymeric Materials: Structure and Properties 60980 7.5 hp 7.5
KF2480 Chemistry of a Biorefinery 60975 7.5 hp 7.5
KF2495 Polymer Composites - Micro and Nanoscale 60974 7.5 hp 7.5


Nordic Master in Polymertechnology

  • Study year 1 consists of four mandatory courses
  • and 4 recommended courses