Course Synopsis The course highlight the fundamental principles of polymer chemistry and technology; which involves investigation of structure, properties, polymerization process, characterization, viscoelasticity, rheology and molecular weight . This course also will cover industrial polymers and technology, including engineering and specialty polymers, industrial polymerization technique and polymer processing. Learning activities are planned to be delivered during lectures which will focused on (i) Introduction to polymers (i.e., classification, structure and molecular weight), (ii) Polymerization process (i.e., step-growth polymerization, chain growth polymerization, polymerization conditions and polymer reactions), (iii) Polymerization techniques (i.e., bulk, solution, suspension, emulsion), (iv) Characterization (i.e., measurement of molecular weight, analysis and testing of polymers), (v) Solid-state properties of polymers (i.e., Amorphous state, crystalline state, thermal transition properties and mechanical properties), (vi) (Viscoelasticity and rubber elasticity (i.e., mechanical models of viscoelastic behaviour, introduction to rubber elasticity), (vii) Thermoplastic, thermosets and elastomers (i.e., general purposes thermoplastic, engineering thermoplastic, thermosets and elastomers (natural rubber and synthetic rubber), (viii) ( Polymer processing (i.e., extrusion, molding, calendering additives and compounding). Industry visit to polymers based company (i.e., Polyplastic, Kaneka, MTBE Petronas, Gebeng) is scheduled; to ensure sufficient exposure to polymers manufacture and processing in industry to the students. Two problem-based assignments are designed to develop students’ ability to analyze and carry out polymer investigations, apply theoretical knowledge, and write a good technical report. Students need to sit for test 1, test 2, final semester examinations, and four quizzes (i.e., two offline quizzes during class, and two online-based quizzes); to ensure sufficient theoretical and fundamental knowledge. Students should be able to (i) apply comprehensive knowledge, identify problems and formulate creative and innovative solutions in polymer manufacture, and processing in industry, and (ii) practice empathy, responsibilities, integrity, and professionalism in their endeavors; upon completion of the course. Assessment Distribution Assesment method Weightage Quizzes 10% Tests 30% Lab Reports 0% Assignments/ Mini Projects 20% Final Exam 40% TOTAL 100%