TEK3101 - Sustainable Polymers and Composites


Course content

Production methods

Sustainable polymers

Sustainable composites


Life cycle assessment

Life cycle cost analysis

Learning outcome

At the end of the term, students should be able to:

- Describe the regulations that apply to plastic and composites

- Describe various methods of plastic and composite manufacturing processes and plan production processes for selected products

- Understand the main principles for sustainability

- Understand the basic recycling methods of polymer-based products

- Identify the most important factors in a production process with emphasis on sustainability, innovation and recycling

Learning methods and activities

Excursions, lectures, lab exercises, project work

Additional information:

Online students may require 1 compulsory laboratory at Gjøvik during the semester.


Mandatory work requirements:

There are two laboratory exercises where two separate lab reports are to be written.


In case of less than 10 students registered, the course will be arranged as a self study with guidance.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

One obligatory assignment

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department

Re-sit of written exam in August.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (BIMAS)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMAS-F)

Course materials

Information will be given at course start

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


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