Polymer science in undergraduate chemical engineering and industrial chemistry curricula: A modular approach

Stenzel, M. H. & Barner-Kowollik, C. (2006) Polymer science in undergraduate chemical engineering and industrial chemistry curricula: A modular approach. Journal of Chemical Education, 83(10).

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The possibility of constructing a modern and engaging polymer science curriculum for students from various degrees by providing a fusion of traditional elements of polymer science and contemporary polymer science at the nexus of organic and inorganic chemistry embedded in a lively and diverse teaching practice is demonstrated. Student engagement and interest is maximized by varied activities in the course and, where applicable, unconventional assessment practices. It is emphasized that polymer science should be made an integral element of every contemporary chemistry and chemical engineering degree.

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ID Code: 99131
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Export Date: 5 September 2016
Correspondence Address: Stenzel, M.H.; Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, The University of South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia; email: m.stenzel@unsw.edu.au
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Keywords: Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Curricula, Demonstrations, Polymers, Teaching, Inorganic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Polymer science, Engineering education, HERN
ISSN: 00219584
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2016 04:50
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 01:35

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