Applied Polymer Science (CEAC418) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Applied Polymer Science CEAC418 2 2 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, 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 students with a basic practical grounding in the principles and practices of polymer chemistry. This course also aims to develop advanced laboratory skills in polymer chemistry.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Enable to apply the fundamental principles of Polymer Chemistry.
  • Give a logically approach in polymer characterization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application of and use of different instrumental methods of polymer analysis.
  • Make to gain practical applications of polymer synthesis methods.
  • Teach to classify the polymer types.
Course Content Primary classification of polymeric materials, synthesis of nylon 6-10 and nylon 6, synthesis of polystyrene, synthesis of pol (methylmetacrylate), synthesis of bakelite: the world?s first synthetic plastic, synthesis of polysulfide rubber, synthesis of linear and crosslinked polyesters, photopolymerization of methyl methacrylate, chemical polymeri

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Primary Classification of Polymeric Materials Lab Manual
2 Synthesis of Nylon 6/10 and Nylon 6 Lab Manual
3 Synthesis of Polystyrene Lab Manual
4 Synthesis of Polystyrene Lab Manual
5 Synthesis of Poly(methylmetacrylate) Lab Manual
6 Synthesis of Bakelite: The World’s First Synthetic Plastic Lab Manual
7 Synthesis of Bakelite: The World’s First Synthetic Plastic Lab Manual
9 Synthesis of Polysulfide Rubber Lab Manual
10 Synthesis of Linear and Crosslinked Polyesters Lab Manual
11 Photopolymerization of Methyl Methacrylate Lab Manual
12 Chemical Polymerization of Aniline Lab Manual
13 Chemical Polymerization of Aniline Lab Manual
14 Synthesis of Polyurethane Foam Lab Manual
15 Make-up Lab Manual


Course Book 1. Lab Kitapçığı (Lab Manual)
Other Sources 2. Textbook of Polymer Science. 3rd Ed., F. W. Billmayer, Wiley Publication, 1984.
3. Robert O. Ebewele. Polymer Science, CRC Press, 2000.
4. R. B. Seymour, Structure-Property Relationships in Polymers. Plenum Press, 1984.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 10 60
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 20
Toplam 12 100
Percentage of Semester Work 80
Percentage of Final Work 20
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Laboratory 13 2 26
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 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125