[ 479PISD12 ] Subject Polymer Industry and Sustainable Development

Workload Mode of examination Education level Study areas Responsible person Coordinating university
8 ECTS Structure M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Reinhold W. Lang Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) 2015W
Objectives The elective track "Polymer Industry and Sustainable Development" aims to enhance the awareness of polymer engineers towards a variety of challenges faced specifically by the polymer industry but also by society at large. It provides an opportunity to strengthen and broaden the knowledge on topics related to the environmental, ecological, economical and social impact of various polymer technologies. Furthermore, it covers the role and perspectives of polymer technologies to contribute towards technological solutions of some major global problems and challenges (e.g., climate change, future energy strategies and scenarios, welfare for a growing world population). To widen the scope towards the potential for future polymer based material technologies, these topics are complemented by course offers dealing with biopolymers, biological materials, and novel synthesis and production routes for polymers based on regenerative resources.
Subject The elective track "Polymer Industry and Sustainable Development" contains courses covering the following subject fields:

- Fundamental aspects of ecology and environmental management
- Energy and raw material supply and utilization
- Principles, concepts, criteria and strategies for Sustainable Development economies and associated technologies
- Energy and raw material supply and efficiency in polymer technologies
- Polymer technologies and Sustainable Development strategies
- Advanced polymeric materials for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
- Biopolymers, biological materials, and novel polymeric materials based on regenerative resources
Further information Please notice the regulation concerning "Seminars in Polymer Technologies" in the subject "Elective Track".
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