M.Sc. On Campus

Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and Polymer Engineering

Aalto University

24 months
15000 EUR/year
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As a graduate from Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and Polymer Engineering from Aalto University you will have a diverse set of science and engineering skills that you can apply to the development of tomorrow’s sustainable materials.


Polymers are to be found in a great variety of everyday and high performance applications ranging from medical to aerospace. Fibres and fibre-based materials, including wood, paper and composites are also extremely widely used, in areas as diverse as fashion textiles and construction products. Both fibres and polymers as well as the materials manufactured from them can be derived from renewable as well as non-renewable resources. 

Current research is, for example, leading to new developments in plastics and resins derived from plants, whilst stiff and strong fibres are being ‘regenerated’ from cellulose derived from wood. These bio-based polymers and fibers will become increasingly important in a sustainable future. In addition to the advances in bio-based materials, the use of fossil-based polymeric materials and fibres continues to evolve quickly in the face of the challenges of resource efficiency and sustainable development.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Fibre and Polymer Engineering from Aalto University you will have the skills and knowledge to work as pacesetter of your field in various managerial, planning and research duties serving industry or related stakeholders, the scientific community or public sector.

Programme Structure

After graduating from the major Fibre and Polymer Engineering, you:

  • have a deep understanding of the fibre and polymer value chain, from raw material to customer-specific end products
  • have a solid fundamental knowledge of polymers, their structure, processing and properties
  • know how polymers are synthesized from bio-based as well as fossil-based precursors
  • know how molecular structure controls the material properties of polymers derived therefrom
  • knows the main fibre types, their production, properties and applications
  • know the principle routes to isolate fiber from biomass feedstock and possess expertise in natural fibers, their composition, structure and behavior
  • have specialized knowledge in the manufacture, properties and application of materials and products manufactured from fossil- as well as bio-based fibers and polymers
  • can apply knowledge of surface chemistry in composite technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant's success in his/her previous studies (those that give basis for applying to the programme) will be evaluated based on the grade point average (GPA). Applicants are required to have a GPA equivalent to a minimum of 3.0 (on a scale 1.0 - 5.0, 1.0 being the minimum passing grade).
  • Transcript of records, degree certificate
  • BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field in the natural sciences or engineering. 

  • Relevant degrees (fields): Chemical engineering, chemistry, polymer science, physics, nanotechnology, fibre science, pulp and paper technology or materials science. Degrees in other engineering fields, and physical and bio sciences may also be relevant.
  • Examples of key subjects: Polymer-, organic-, physical- and analytical chemistry. Material properties, biology, process engineering, thermodynamics, engineering physics, unit operations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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