Master of Science

Polymer Science | M.Sc.(Polymer Sci.)

This is a post graduate full time 2 year Industry-Academia Jointly Taught Programme which aims to provide the student with specialized skill in polymer field. The course comprises of 3 semesters in depth class room study of all the aspects of polymer subjects and one semester internship in various polymer industries and polymer research institutes.

The course offers post graduate studies through the participating Polymer Industries leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Polymer Science. Taking into account the needs of the industry and the direction of the leading scientific achievements, the course has been designed to capitalize on research strengths. The courses focus on various specializations of polymer field and concludes with an independent research project related to these areas. The programme is designed in a way to enable the student to make use of the latest technology in order to perform their work effectively and efficiently.

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Key Information

  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Programme Code
    ST3119
  • Course Type
    Masters
  • Mode of study
    Full time
  • Campus
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Institute

Programme Objectives

  • Candidate would gain an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • Candidate would gain an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet Industrial needs.

  • Candidate would gain an ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams and communicate effectively.

  • Candidate will be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

  • A holistic development for understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  • Will also gain the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Pedagogy

Multifaceted Post-graduate teaching, training and research capacity building in one of the central industrial growth sectors. A combination of innovative teaching methods, renowned guest speakers, hands-on experience of new technology, interaction with subject experts provide the student with an ambience that help them flourish their talents in subject specific areas. It encourages team building activities and gives a glimpse of the real world. It helps the student get a perspective and encourages logical thinking with flexibility of execution.

Scope

Polymer Industry is a broad well developed sector and there are various job options after completing the Msc.-Polymer science programme. Students can seek jobs in various fields of polymer industries like Research and Development, Application testing and Development, Quality assurance, Market Development, Sales, Business development. After successful completion of the course, student can opt for higher education like doctoral and post doctoral studies.

  • Research and Development
  • Application Testing and Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Market Development
  • Sales
  • Business Development
 

After successful completion of the course, student can opt for higher education like doctoral and post doctoral studies.

The course also encourages self-employment and entrepreneurship among students and inspires them to turn an emerging idea into viable start up.

Specializations Offered

  • Polymer Science

Curriculum

 
 
Semester I Semester II
Core Course Core Course
Concepts and Methods in Polymer Science Spectroscopy and its application in Polymer
Polymer Structure and Properties Ionic and Coordination Polymerization
Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions Polymerization of Cyclic Organic Compound
Molecular weights and sizes and its Determination Copolymerization and Blends
Polymer synthesis: Step Polymerization Chromatographic Separation Techniques and its application in Polymers
Free-Radical Polymerization Thermo-analytical Methods for Polymer Characterization
Organometallic Surface Characterization Techniques for Polymers
Stereochemistry of polymers Mass Spectrometry and Hyphenated technique
Kinetics of Polymerization Polymerization techniques(Solution polymerization,Emulsion Polymerization and Bulk polymerization)
Morphology, Glass Transition and Polymer Crystallinity Naturally Occurring Biological Polymers
Testing and Characterization of Polymers Inorganic Polymers
Polymer viscoelasticity and Rheology Amorphous and Crystalline state of polymers
Industrial Polymers I Liquid Crystalline State in Polymers
Polymer-Plastic Industry and Sustainability Polymer Processing Moulding, Extrusion, Calendaring, Coating
Mathematical  Methods Fabrication, Product and Tool Design
Computational Methods Introductory Rubber Technology
  Introductory FiberTechnology
  Industrial Polymers-II
  Industrial Polymer Waste Management & Recycling
  Skill Enhancement Course
  Design Thinking
Laboratory course Laboratory course
Polymer Lab I Polymer Lab I
Polymer Lab II Polymer Lab II
Polymer Lab III Polymer Lab III
  Polymer Lab IV
  Elective Course I
  Biomedical Polymers
  Elective Course II
  Nano Composites
Open Course Open Course
Seminar / Viva - Voce Seminar / Viva - Voce

Graduate Attributes

  • Academic excellence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking:
  • Creativity and originality
  • Engagement with the Society
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Leadership and team spirit
  • Professional Efficiency
  • Strong presentation & communication skills