What is Polymer?
Polymers are inorganic and organic, amorphous and crystalline substances consisting of monomeric units, connected in long macromolecules by chemical or coordination bonds. A polymer is a high-molecular compound: the amount of monomer units in the polymer (degree of polymerization) should be sufficiently large. In many cases, the number of units can be considered sufficient to classify the molecule as a polymer if the molecular properties do not change with the addition of the next monomer unit.
Due to their valuable properties, polymers can be used in machine building, textile industry, agriculture, medicine, automobile and shipbuilding, aircraft building and everyday life (textile and leather goods, dishes, glue and varnishes, jewelry and other items). Rubber, fibers, plastics, paint and varnish are made on the basis of high-molecular compounds.
Polymer Engineering is a branch of Engineering which is dedicated to design, analysis and development of polymer structures, and apply them to industry, medicine or other areas of human life. Polymer Engineering can be taught in universities as a part of Materials or Chemical Engineering, or as a separate degree (usually Master degree).
Study programs in Polymer Engineering
Several study programs in Polymer Engineering can be found on our website, for example, MA Polymer Materials Science and Engineering in University of Manchester, UK, MA Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals in University of Leeds, UK, or MA Polymer Engineering in Napier University in UK. Use the Search button to find the best study program for you.