Course syllabus

Polymer Physics

KASN20, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Compulsory for: K4-m
Elective for: N4-m
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course shall give the necessary special knowledge required to read scientific literature in the area of polymer physics, and to participate in research and development within industries that produce or use polymers.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

have insight in the relevance of polymer physics in research and development activities of polymer producing, polymer processing and polymer using industries.


The course includes the physical properties of polymers in the crystalline state, the amorphous state, mechanical and rheological properties, structure-property relations and processing.


The theoretical contents of the course are discussed during the lectures. The ability of the student to solve problems in polymer physics is practised during the exercises. Through home assignments, the student will practise his or her ability to independently solve problems. Selected main topics are treated during practical laboratory exercises. During visits to local industries, the student will be introduced to modern production and development activities in the area.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam. Approved laboratory assignments and participation in compulsory visits to polymer industries. The final mark of the course is given by the final score on the written exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: KASN25 Polymer Chemistry.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KPO010

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Patric Jannasch,
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