ECTSPolymer Science and Technology

Polymer Science and Technology (CEAC423) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Polymer Science and Technology CEAC423 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Atilla Cihaner
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The main purpose of the course is to provide polymer fundamentals; historical development, basic definitions and concepts, classification of polymers and application. Major topics include polymer synthesis and nomenclature; molecular weight and molecular weight distribution; reactions of polymers; morphology; stereoregular polymers; polymer blends; step-growth, chain-growth, and ring-opening polymerization, polymer industry. This course also aims to emphasize the structure-property relationships.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss various polymer preparation methods.
  • Discuss polymer reaction mechanism and kinetics.
  • Learn the fundamental principles of polymer chemistry.
  • Give a logically approach in polymer characterization.
  • Teach historical development of polymers, basic definitions and concepts.
  • Discuss the relationships between structure and property.
  • Teach the properties and applications of polymers
Course Content Historical development, basic concepts and definitions, classifications of polymers, polymerization mechanisms, chain-reaction polymerization, ionic and coordination polymerizations, step-growth polymerizations, ring-opening polymerization, chemical bonding and polymer structure, morphology, crystallinity, glass transition temperature, polymer modi

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Chapter 1
2 Polymerization Mechanisms Chapter 2
3 Polymerization Mechanisms Chapter 2
4 Chemical Bonding and Polymer Structure Chapter 3
5 Chemical Bonding and Polymer Structure Chapter 3
6 Thermal Transitions in Polymers Chapter 4
8 Polymer Modification Chapter 5
9 Condensation (Step-Reaction) Polymerization Chapter 6
10 Chain-Reaction (Addition) Polymerization Chapter 7
11 Chain-Reaction (Addition) Polymerization Chapter 7
13 Copolymerization Chapter 8
14 Polymer Reaction Engineering Chapter 9
15 Polymer Properties and Applications Chapter 10
16 Final Examination


Course Book 1. Robert O. Ebewele. Polymer Science, CRC Press, 2000
Other Sources 2. Textbook of Polymer Science. 3rd Ed., F. W. Billmayer, Wiley Publication, 1984.
3. G. Odian, Principles of Polymerization, 4th ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004.
4. R. B. Seymour, Structure-Property Relationships in Polymers. Plenum Press, 1984.
5. M. P. Stevens, Polymer Chemistry: An Introduction, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 1999

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge needed for the solution of advanced chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems.
2 An ability to self-renewal by following scientific and technological developments within the philosophy of lifelong learning.
3 An understanding of social, environmental, and the global impacts of the practices and innovations brought by chemistry and chemical engineering.
4 An ability to perform original research and development activities and to convert the achieved results to publications, patents and technology.
5 An ability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to advanced engineering problems.
6 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results.
7 Skills in design of a system, part of a system or a process with desired properties and to implement industry.
8 Ability to perform independent research.
9 Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team.
10 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 17 34
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 11 11
Total Workload 125