Course syllabus

Polymer Chemistry

KASN25, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2024-04-17
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Elective for: K4-m, N4-m
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course shall give the necessary special knowledge required to read scientific literature in the area of polymer chemistry, and to participate in chemical 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


The course includes the following main topics:


The theoretical contents of the course are discussed during the lectures. The ability of the student to solve problems in polymer chemistry 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 industry the student will be introduced to modern production and development in the area.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam. Approved laboratory and home 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.

Code: 0117. Name: Polymer Chemistry.
Credits: 7.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5).


Assumed prior knowledge: KASF05 Material and Polymer Technology, or KASF10 Functional Materials.
The number of participants is limited to: 20
Selection: Completed university credits within the programme. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: KTE080

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Baozhong Zhang,
Course homepage:
Further information:

The course is based on independent work. The use of generative artificial intelligence (GAI) is permitted for self-study but may not be used for examination activities such as laboratory reports, assignments, assignments and exams.