CET848 Processing of Organic Materials

Course Provider

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)



Academic Unit



The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to critically link the material properties of polymers with modern manufacturing techniques and subsequently design, select, and tailor polymers for production of a wide range of products.  

Processing and Processability of Polymers aims to link intrinsic polymer properties to product performance through the fundamental processing techniques commonly used in modern manufacturing of thermoplastic and thermosetting polymeric products.  The effects of fillers and stabilizers on properties of the polymer materials are introduced.  Factors of polymer processing are correlated with structure and morphology and in turn – to product properties.


This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering
- FlexiMasters in Materials Science and Engineering

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Course Availability

  • Date(s): 09 Jan 2023 to 14 Apr 2023

    Venue: Online

    Registration is closed.

At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. Describe intrinsic properties and how they are determined by polymer composition. Explain Van Krevelen’s Additive Molar Function model and apply it for a range of properties.

2. Design and assess product properties in terms of its mechanical properties and physical performance.

3. Describe how processing parameters and conditions generate specific structures and morphologies, which in turn determine properties.

4. Explain the fundamental aspects of polymer properties, viz., phase transitions, viscoelasticity, stress-strain behaviour, which are manifested in product properties.

5. Describe the basic industrial polymer processing technologies, including those of composite materials.

6. Describe emerging materials and technologies including nanocomposites, biomimetics, 3D printing and electrospinning.

1. General Introduction

2. Processability - Dependent Property

3. Mechanics Properties

4. Emerging Materials and Technologies

5. Guided Student-driven Teaching and Learning

Suitable for professionals working in Engineering, Quality Control, Failure Analysis, Manufacturing and R&D.

Standard Course Fee: S$4,815

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes
Cat-A SSG Funded CoursesS$1444.50
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) S$544.50
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)S$544.50
  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information. 
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    CET774 Organic Structural Materials1
    CET775 Organic Electronic Materials1
    CET776 Organic Optical Materials1
    CET779 Tissue – Material Interactions1
    CET780 Materials in Medicine1
    CET781 Tissue Engineering & Drug Delivery1
    CET782 Processes for Particulate Materials and Bulk Materials1
    CET783 Vacuum Processes1
    CET784 Solution Processes1
    CET847 Inorganic Materials 3

    Listed courses are:

    • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Materials Science and Engineering (total 15AUs).
    • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.