Polymer Technology

Photo: Kim Ramberghaug/NTNU.

Polymer Technology

Polymer Technology (Nordic Master's Programme)


MSPOLYTECH, Wed Mar 22 03:25:40 CET 2023 | M2

Start of studies 2022
See information regarding your first few days at NTNU


The joint Master's programme in Polymer Technology provides students with the comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials for advanced health care, energy production, green packaging, surface coatings and many other applications.

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  specialisations allows students to customise their own degree profile enabling the focus on individual areas of interest. Students will learn of design, synthesis, characterisation, production and development of polymeric materials throughout the duration of the degree programme.

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

Study tracks

You can choose between five study tracks:

  • Advanced materials (1st Year: Aalto or DTU, 2nd Year: Chalmers)
  • Biomaterials science (1st Year: DTU or KTH, 2nd Year: Aalto)
  • Industrial processes (1st Year: Aalto, DTU or KTH, 2nd Year: NTNU)
  • Macromolecular materials (1st Year: Aalto or DTU, 2nd Year: KTH)
  • Polymer engineering (1st Year: Aalto or KTH, 2nd Year: DTU)

Read more in the curriculum overview.

Read more about what you will learn



Read more about job opportunities

Read more about student life

Study track: Industrial processes

The Departments of Chemical Engineering at NTNU take the chemistry from the laboratory scale to industrial production. This requires a broad range of knowledge, from molecular processes to construction and operation of large processing plants. Important research areas with connection to the suggested master programme include biorefinery, biopolymers, petrochemistry and catalysis, and colloid and polymer chemistry.

Year 2. at NTNU

Specialization topics at the Department of Chemical Engineering include crude oil production and processing, pulp and paper, biopolymers, biofuel, biomedicine and bionanotechnology, catalysis and materials science.

Study year 2 consists a total of 60 ECTS credits. The Fall consists of 30 ECTS credits with a specialization course and a specialization project in addition to 1 elective course. The Spring term consists of the 30 ETCS credits Master’s Thesis.

Read more about the programme structure

The coordinator of the Nordic Master programme in Polymer Technology  is KTH Royal Institute of Technology

You will find more Information on study tracksprogramme structures and courses on the KTHs webpage.

Read more about the program

Read more about admission and requirements

If you have general questions about the program structure, application process, and how to apply, please contact KTH. All questions about the study track "Industrial processes", please contact NTNU.

Hosting the Program

Please contact KTH if you have questions regarding the program overall, study tracks, application process, how to apply:

Academic contact

Professor Minna Hakkarainen

Administrative contact

Head of Administration Marie Larsson

Contact us

Felles map N5T

Map Nordic Five Tech: Chalmers University Of Technology, Sweden     Aalto University, Finland     Norwegian University of Science And Technology (NTNU), Norway     Royal Institute Of Technology (KTH), Sweden     Technical University Of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

Joint Nordic Master's Programmes give you the opportunity to study at two of the  five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech), spending one year at each.

Handbook for administration and implementation of the joint N5T master programmes