Bachelor of Technology in Polymer Science and Technology

The BTech (Hons) in Polymer Technology and Engineering is a unique programme designed to provide an optimal education and training in the theory and practice of polymer science, technology and engineering. The programme places great emphasis on the applications of science, technology and engineering to produce the next generation of highly skilled graduates who will assume leadership positions in the Chemical Industry, Research, Academia, and in Government.

Polymers are organic macromeloceular materials that include plastics, rubbers, fibres, coatings and adhesives. Polymers are extraordinary materials that pervade our daily lives with a wide range of applications that far exceeds that of any other class of material available to man today. Polymer Science is a multidisciplinary science that deals with chemical synthesis, characterisation, processing and applications of polymers. Polymer Technology is defined as the manufacture, processing, analysis and application of polymers. Polymer Engineering encompasses design, development, analysis, modification, processing and manufacture of polymer materials.

Key Areas of Study

  • Polymer Science
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Structure & Properties
  • Analytical Polymer Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry of Polymers
  • Polymer Rheology
  • Plastic Materials and Applications
  • Plastic Processing Operations
  • Rubber Materials & Applications
  • Rubber Processing Operations
  • Polymer Testing Methods
  • Polymer Composites and Blends
  • Specialty Polymers
  • Adhesives and Surface Coatings
  • Fibre Reinforced Plastics
  • Polymer Recycling & Environmental Protection
  • Chemical Kinetics & Chemical Reactors
  • Process and Product Design
  • Process Modeling, Simulation and Optimisation
  • Health & Safety in Industrial Plants
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Control
  • Mould and Die Design
  • Tool and Die Manufacture
  • Engineering Design
  • Workshop Technology
  • Technopreneurship
  • Capstone Design Project