PTC633 - Polymer Technology

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Subject Title
Polymer Technology

Subject Description
This subject correlates the structure, properties, applications, processing and fabrications of polymeric materials. Apart from traditional plastic materials, the most advanced plastics and composites used in aircraft, aerospace and automobile industries, body implants and optoelectronics will be discussed. The course includes the waste management, degradation and recycling of plastics for environment protection. The laboratory component emphasizes testing and processing.

Credit Status
Credit Status:
One credit towards the CHY program.

MTR 533

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

- Be aware of the main types of polymeric materials used in industry and have some elementary knowledge of their processing.

- Have basic knowledge of structure of polymeric materials and how their structure is related to some of their properties.

- Be better able to select a material for specific engineering application.

- Conduct testing of basic properties of various polymeric materials.

- Have some direction of where to obtain further information about polymeric materials.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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