The mission of the programme is to provide education and conduct research in the broad area of Polymer Technology, i.e. the industrial arts of manufacturing of polymer-based products. Special emphasis is placed on bridging the gap between science and technology in the area of polymer processing and design, through the use of experimental and computational tools in the modeling of the full thermo-mechanical history of material (elements) during their formation, processing and final design, to quantitatively predict the properties of processed objects.