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Nordic Master in Polymer Technology

The Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is a world class joint program providing comprehensive tools and skills for developing future materials. It leads to Master of Science degree.
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Master of Science (Technology)

Application period:

16.10.2019 – 15.1.2020

Language of instruction:



2 years, full-time


Relevant Bachelor's degree

Field of study:

Technology and Engineering


120 ECTS

Organising school:

School of Chemical Engineering

The application period has closed

Study objectives

The Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is based on the expertise of the participating uniersities within polymer technology, polymers and polymeric materials. The programme targets international students wishing to profit from the Nordic Five Tech universities' long standing tradition and competence in the field and Nordic students wishing to specialize in a specific area of expertise offered within the alliance.

The programme provides a solid base in the chemistry and physics of organic materials, as well as their connection to real-life applications. A broad range of courses and the choice of one of five specialisation tracks allow students to customise their degree and focus on individual areas of particular interest.

Students will learn about design, synthesis, characterisation, production and development of polymeric materials throughout the duration of the programme. The materials covered in the programme includes plastics, rubber, composites, paper, wood and other biological materials. Students will be able to tackle challenges pertaining to the choice of raw materials (renewable versus fossil), and the choice of production processes, material combinations and manufacturing methods. Great emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as environmentally-friendly material production and the development of sustainable materials.

The first year covers a broad range of topics providing students with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of polymer technology and related areas. The curriculum also contains selective courses to prepare students for the second-year study track. Each university provides one specialisation track designed to deepen the students’ knowledge in a specific area. The tracks are:

  • Biomaterials science (Aalto University)
  • Advanced materials (Chalmers University of Technology)
  • Polymer engineering (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Macromolecular materials (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Industrial processes (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

More info on the Program website

Degree at two Nordic universities

The Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is a collaboration between the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech).

The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double Master’s degree from the two universities. 

The universities participating in the Nordic Master in Polymer Technology are:

More detailed info at the coordinating university's program website


The application deadline is 15 January 2020. In the application you must indicate your choice for the first year university, and for the second year university. Entry requirements for the program are listed on the coordinating university's website. The administrational process for Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is administered by the KTH admission services

Contact information

For enquiries regarding the application process, application documents and language tests, please follow the application instructions of the coordinating university

For enquiries regarding the content of programme and studies at the Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering, please contact Learning Services of Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering, [email protected]

Academic Coordinator Dr. Sami Lipponen

Program Coordinator  Anja Hänninen, [email protected]

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