COURSE NAME POLYMER CHEMISTRY
COURSE CODE: SCB3423
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: ASSOC PROF DR SITI SALHAH OTHMAN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course is designed as an exposure to the chemistry, synthesis, properties and characterization of polymer, as one of the most important component of advanced material, in industry and in nature
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM VI / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON-FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

27

T

 

3

P

 

12

SCL

 

1 

O

 

77

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3 (2+1)
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.   To acquire and apply knowledge of polymer chemistry, in process design, production technology and management fundamentals concerning polymer chemistry.

2.   To design and conduct experiments, safely prepare polymeric samples and analyze data.

3.     To solve authentic polymer chemistry problems, scientifically and critically.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.   Differentiate the various types of chemical reactions and techniques applied in preparing and characterizing polymeric materials (LO1-C4).

2.   Assemble laboratory apparatus and conduct experiments related to preparation and characterization of polymers (LO2-P4, CTPS3).

3.   Distinguish important parameters needed to determine special and unique characteristics of polymeric molecules (LO3-C4, CTPS3).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures, tutorials and laboratory practical sessions.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of laboratory practicals, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course will cover topics on materials and productions characteristics; as well as technological problems relating to specific polymeric materials. It provides an introduction to the different classes of polymers and the ways in which they are synthesized, modified and their kinetics behaviours.  The later part of the course covers the physical methods that are employed for the characterization of polymers and emphasizes on the uses of polymers and the ways in which the molecular structure can be correlated with their properties and applications.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, tutorial, laboratory practical and group work
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage (%)
•       Cognitive

•       Team Work

20

20

10

B. Final Examination (50%)
Written  Examination 50
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING 1. Chanda, M.  2013.  Introduction to Polymer Science and Chemistry: A Problem-Solving Approach (2nd Ed.).  CRC Press.

2. Carraher Jr., C.E.  2012.  Introduction to Polymer Chemistry (3rd Ed.).  CRC Press.

3. Carraher Jr., C.E.  2013.  Carraher’s Polymer Chemistry (9th Ed.).  CRC Press.

4. Ravve, A.  2012.  Principles of Polymer Chemistry (3rd Ed.).  Springer.

5. Young, R.J. and Lovell, P.A.  2011.  Introduction to Polymers (3rd Ed.).  CRC Press.