Pilot case

Online Course on Basics in Polymer Technology

Providing the basics of polymer technology for every student.
Online Course on Basics in Polymer Technology

Pilot leader

Pirjo Pietikäinen


School of Chemical Engineering


96 students


Aug 2016 – July 2017


The goal of the pilot is to develop a material that provides a possibility to learn the very basics of polymer technology. The material can be used to learn or revice the basic concept of the field as self-study or as either part of any course of materials science and technology or as a core material to become an independent course.

Polymer technology is taught in Aalto at CHEM, ENG, SCI and ARTS. The needs and requirements of all schools are studied and the material will be developed to fulfill the general needs.

The material provided begins with introduction of macromolecules i.e. polymerization reactions and the variety structures formed. The most important polymeric material and properties thereof are introduced as well as the most important processing technologies to form the final products for customers.

The material in web consists of short lectures, video demonstrations, polymer dictionary and quizzes for students to check out their knowledge. The material will be complemented with possibilities of group discussions, peer-evaluation, chat channels etc. when it is used as an independent basic course.

Involved courses

CHEM-C2400 – Materaalit sidoksesta rakenteeseen (5 ECTS)
CHEM-C2410 – Materaalit rakenteesta ominaisuuksiin (5 ECTS)
CHEM-C2400 – Materials performance (5 ECTS)
CHEM-C2110 – Materaalitieteen teolliset prosessit (5 ECTS)


Pirjo Pietikäinen
School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Pilot leader

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