MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) IN POLYMER TECHNOLOGY

Polymer science and technology is a fast moving field that has had a major impact on the way we live. It allows us to develop ever more sophisticated materials to suit the needs of society and the planet. This programme is designed to give you a broad understanding of polymer science and technology with a focus on the underlying properties of polymers in relation to their utilisation in industrial applications. The programme covers the latest science and technology of plastics, rubbers and composites including aspects of nanotechnology and biomaterials. Core study areas include polymer synthesis, polymer processing, polymer additive, blend and rheology, polymer physics and properties, polymer characterization and a project dissertation. The optional study areas include surface and foam technology and rubber and latex technology. In order to meet the manpower and R&D demand of the industry, the Department of Bioprocess and Polymer Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia offers Master of Science in Polymer Technology (mixed mode).

Benefits:
To produce graduates who are capable of conducting systematic research, conducting lifelong learning and contribute towards knowledge and wealth creation.

Career opportunities:
Graduate from this programme is able to start their careers with many industrial sectors including plastics, rubber, chemical and additives industries as well as packaging. Possible roles include technical and project management, R&D, technical support to manufacturing as well as sales and marketing. Many of our master’s degree students continue their studies with us, joining our PhD students engaged in materials projects of real-world significance.

 

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO1  Graduate becomes the expertise in polymer technology discipline and contribute to national development.

PEO2  Graduate become creative, innovative and adaptable technology specialist as leaders or team members in their organization and society.

PEO3  Graduate contributes toward the environmental well-being and sustainable development.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

PLO1 – Ability to master the knowledge in polymer technology discipline.

PLO2 – Ability to apply research skills in polymer technology discipline.

PLO3 – Ability to analyze problems in polymer technology field using scientific and critical thinking approaches.

PLO4 – Ability to conduct professional ethics in research with minimal supervision and adhere to a legal, ethical and professional code of practice.

PLO5 – Ability to associate ideas through communication on societal issues in polymer technology discipline.

PLO6 – Ability to manage information for lifelong learning in polymer technology field.

PLO7 – Ability to demonstrate team working qualities and working effectively with peers and stakeholders.

Entry requirement

Candidate must hold a Bachelor Degree in chemistry, physics, biology, technology or engineering with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other Institutions of Higher Learning recognized by the Senate.  In the case where CGPA is less than 3.0, a minimum of 1 year working experience is needed.

Candidate with other Bachelor of Science Degree from Institutions of Higher Learning recognized by the Senate with CGPA of 3.0/4.0 must have at least 3 years of minimum working experience in the relevant field and must pass 1 prerequisite course that will be determined by the Faculty. The prerequisite course must be registered as HW*.

*HW is a registration status of a course which is stipulated by the faculty and is subjected to normal assessment.

Programme Structure
Mainstream
6 max semesters | 3 min semesters
LIST OF COURSES | sem 1
University Elective
Polymer Synthesis
Polymer Characterization
Polymer Physics & Properties
LIST OF COURSES | sem  2
Polymer Processing
Polymer Additive, blend and Rheology
Elective: Rubber & Latex Technology or Surface and Foam Technology
Research Methodology
LIST OF COURSES | sem 3
Dissertation

 

 

Areas of research
  • Plastic-Rubber Blend
  • Modification and Processing of Polymer
  • Recycling of Plastics Waste
  • Fibre-Reinforced Composite
  • PVC Technology
  • Polymer Synthesis and Characterisation
  • Biopolymers
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymeric Materials
  • Microwave Processing of Polymers
  • Rheology of Polymer Melts
  • Polymer Additive and Adhesive
  • Polymer for Membrane Application
  • Rubber and latex technology

For further enquiries please contact:

ASSOC. PROF. DR. ZURINA MOHAMAD
Programme Coordinator
Office: +607 5535611
Email: r-zurina@utm.my

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