Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and Polymer Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #190 (WUR) ,
The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of  research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and polymer engineering programme is offered by Aalto University.

About

The School provides education for a wide range of responsible future professionals. M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduates in technology work in diverse positions in Finland's largest industrial sectors, in the metal and electronics industry, wood processing industries as well as chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries. The research and teaching are supported by an extensive international academic and industrial cooperation network.

This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and polymer engineering programme is offered by Aalto University.

Study programme

The learning outcomes of the master's degree are based on the aims set for education leading to a Master of Science (Technology) as defined in the degree regulations of the School of Chemical Technology. The learning outcomes of the degree are further specified in the major- and course- specific descriptions of learning outcomes.

The focus areas of the education are the sustainable use and processing of natural resources and new materials, including their technical applications. In the studies towards the major, students acquire advanced knowledge in a specific area of biotechnology, chemical technology or material science and technology.

The education leading to a master’s degree is based on the professional practices of fields requiring expertise in science and technology and on scientific research generating new knowledge. Students may choose their minors or elective study modules so that their degree is a combination of technology, business, and art, typical of Aalto University.

Students will adopt a responsible, goal-oriented and systematic way of working, and develop skills to work as experts in their area of specialisation both independently and in cooperation with experts of different fields, also in an international working environment. They will be able to express themselves clearly and unambiguously both orally and in writing and to tailor their communication to the target audience.

Learning outcomes:

  • have a deep understanding of the fibre and polymer value chain, from raw material to customer-specific end products
  • have a solid fundamental knowledge of polymers, their structure, processing and properties
  • know how polymers are synthesized from bio-based as well as fossil-based precursors
  • know how molecular structure controls the material properties of polymers derived therefrom
  • knows the main fibre types, their production, properties and applications
  • know the principle routes to isolate fiber from biomass feedstock and possess expertise in natural fibers, their composition, structure and behavior
  • have specialized knowledge in the manufacture, properties and application of materials and products manufactured from fossil- as well as bio-based fibers and polymers
  • can apply knowledge of surface chemistry in composite technology

This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and polymer engineering programme is offered by Aalto University.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Academic Learning Community
  • Polymer Synthesis 
  • Polymer Properties
  • Polymer Technology Laboratory Exercises
  • Fibres and Fibre Products
  • Cellulose-Based Fibres
  • Interfacial Phenomena in Biobased Systems
  • Product Development Practices
  • Polymer Blends and Composites
  • Product Development - Project Course
For more information, please visit programme website.

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Credits
                    120 ECTS
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    6.5

                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

                    180

                    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                  • Minimum required score:

                    580

                    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                  • Minimum required score:

                    92

                    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                  Academic Requirements

                  • An appropriate Bachelor´s degree or an equivalent qualification.
                  • A printed and signed cover letter from the online application system. 
                  • An officially attested copy of an official Bachelor's degree certificate/diploma
                  • An official transcript of records
                  • An authorised translation of the degree certificate/diploma and an authorised translation of the official transcript of records
                  • Language certificate
                  • Portfolio
                  • A CV

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    15000 EUR/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                    Free
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  Tuition in bachelor's and master's programmes taught in English from August 2017 onwards are subjected to annual fees for non-EU/EEA citizens.

                  Living costs for Helsinki

                  910 - 1400 EUR/month
                  Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                  Funding

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