Polymer Technology

Nordic Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Polymer Technology

– Joint Nordic Master

Pre-study information for MSc Polymer Technology

Pre-study information for MSc Polymer Technology

In order to become registrered as a student at NTNU, get access to student facilities such as the Studentweb and Blackboard and register for classes and exams, it is of uttermost importance that you complete all the steps found here. 

The Faculty of Natural Science also organises an induction week for all new masters students. We strongly encourage all international students to participate.

Due to the current situation with the Corona pandemic, the induction week will be based online. For more information on the detailed program of this week, please refer to the information posted below.

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start. The matriculation ceremony is NTNUs way of officially welcoming new students as part of our University. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digital.   

We want everyone to get a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digitally the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony.

The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. These sessions will be live-streamed, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.

For more information on this programme and how to join online, please check out this page. 

The Buddy programme at the Faculty of Natural Science (NV) will help new international students to quickly become familar with the university. 

On Wednesday 12th of August, buddies Clara Gansert og Ragnhild Sødal Gjennestad will guide you through Gløshaugen Campus life (Online on Zoom). 

To keep updated, please join the Facebook group for international students at NV which is offically launched from July 1st: 
Buddy 2020 – Faculty of Natural Sciences

*More information on how you can join online will come when this has been confirmed. 

The Faculty of Natural Science and the Department of Chemical Engineering is excited to welcome you as a new student! 

13:00 (GMT+1) Welcome by Øyvind Gregersen, the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Science* 

13:45 (GMT+1) Orientation meeting by the program council of the MSc Polymer Technology.* 

*Online for international students. Physical room for norwegian students. More information to follow. More information on how you can join will come when this has been confirmed. 

Physical HSE-training is mandatory for all students at the Faculty of Natural Science. The training for the 2-year master students is run on the 14.08 and is set to run in English. 

For those international students arriving on campus in January 2021, you will recieve this training when you arrive.

You will not be able to get access to any of NTNUs labratories prior to the completion of this course. 

For more details and information on the HSE-trainings please refer to this webpage. 

Academic calendar

Please check this page for the academic calendar for 2020. 

Library services

Through our online library service, you can get acccess to books, journals etc. 

How to learn norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

Many students are in need of adaptations during the course of their studies, for shorter or longer periods of time. If you have any kind of special needs, we would love to help you with adaptations to ensure your study is as successfull as possible.

Please note that there are deadlines you need to adhere to, as early as 01.09.2020. Thus it is important that you contact the right department at your earliest convenience. 

For more information about who to contact, deadlines, the various support services, courses, groups and adaptation possibilities at NTNU, please refer to this page. 

About the Programme

About the Programme

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.

Application deadline - mspolytech

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 15 January. Study start in September only.

Admission requirements and how to apply

Study at two Nordic universities

Study at two Nordic universities

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

Read more in the curriculum overview.

Study track: Industrial processes

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 30 ECTS consisting of a specialization topic and a specialization project in addition 1-2 courses and a 30 ETCS master's thesis during the spring semester.

Read more about the specialization topics, recommended courses and suggested master thesis topics.

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coordinator - mspolytech

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

You will find more Information on study tracks, programme structures and courses on the KTHs webpage.

Read more about the program

Programme facts


Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science in Polymer Technology

Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSPOLYTECH
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: 15 January

Location: NTNU (Trondheim), and partner universities

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

Joint Nordic Master's Application

Joint Nordic Master's Application

Application deadline
15 January

Admission Procedure

There is joint admission for the Nordic Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering. This means that all applications must be submitted through the KTH Royal Institute of Technology online application portal.

Meet Alexis

Meet Alexis

Alexis Morfin from Nice, France studied the joint programme in Polymer Technology. After his studies, he took a job as a research engineer at specialty chemicals and advanced materials company Arkema where he formulated new polymer powders for 3D-printing.