Polymer engineering field concerns the structure and characteristics of polymer materials which have engineering applications. The polymer engineering curriculum emphasises on the student understanding in the basic knowledge of polymer characteristics such as thermoplastics, elastomers and thermosets, as well as their processing methods. Polymer characteristics include related aspects covering structures, rheology, testing and characterisation. The polymer processing meanwhile covers basic knowledge and techniques in thermoplastics processing, thermoset and rubber, operation methods, manufacturing processes , as well as the relationship between processing parameters and product quality.
Apart from the core courses, students are also equipped with other polymer engineering courses such as composite polymer, polymer application, engineers in society, mould and die design. Elective courses are also offered which include environmental friendly polymer, polymer adhesive and coating, polymer in biomedical applications and photoluminescent polymers and their applications. At the end of their study, graduates from this programme are able to design polymer-based products as well as applying their knowledge and resources which contribute to the development of polymer engineering.
PEO1 - Engineering graduates engaged in the field of polymer engineering as demonstrated through career advancement.
PEO2 - Engineering graduates who are members and contribute to professional society.
PEO3 - Engineering graduates embracing in life-long learning or pursuing continuing education opportunities.
Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialisation to defined and applied engineering procedures, processes, systems or methodologies.
Identify, formulate, research literature and analyse broadly-defined engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to their discipline or area of specialization.
Design/ Development of Solutions
Design solutions for broadly-defined engineering problems, and to design systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, as well as cultural, societal, environmental and sustainability concerns.
Conduct investigations of broadly-defined problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, data bases and literature, design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.
Modern Tools Usage
Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to broadly-defined engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
The Engineer and Society
Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technology practice and solutions to broadly-defined engineering problems.
Environment and Sustainability
Understand the impact of engineering solutions of broadly-defined engineering problems in societal and environmental context and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practice.
Individual and Team Work
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse technical teams.
Communicate effectively on broadly-defined engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
Recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in specialist technologies.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering
Project Management and Finance
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
- Plastic Processing Engineer
- Composite Engineer
- Production Engineer
- Quality Engineer
- Mold Designer
- Polymer Scientist/specialist