TEK2113 - Material science II -Polymers and Composites


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

History of plastics and composites. Basic polymer chemistry. Fiber and core materials. Mechanical properties of plastic and composite materials. Industrial use of plastic and composite. Various manufacturing processes for plastic and composite products.

Learning outcome

Knowledge Students will: -Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of polymeric materials and the use of reinforcements in these (fiber and core materials) -Explain monomers, polymers and plastics. -Explain the term glass conversion temperature (Tg) and explain the kinetic and thermodynamic theories for Tg. -Explain simple models the influence of mixing two materials (rule of mixture) -can sum up the most common polymers and some applications for these Skills The student should be able to: -Could carry out building a simple structure in the laboratory Composite competence Students should: -Describe the most common production processes for polymeric components -Account for the historical development of plastics and composites -To know the modern development features of plastic and composite applications

Learning methods and activities

Excursions, lectures, group work, laboratory exercises, online learning. Complementary information: Mandatory work requirements. Completion of 1 laboratory exercises and submission of 1 lab reports. In case of less than 6 students registered, the course will take place as a self-study with guidance.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Product Design and Technology (BTEKD)
Product Design and Technology (ÅRTEK)

Required previous knowledge

TEK1312 Materials Science or TEK2091 Materials Science

Course materials

Information will be given at course start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TEK2012 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Materials and Processes - Plastics Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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