The UMass Lowell Department of Plastics Engineering offers eight graduate certificates in a wide variety of topics.
All Plastics Engineering graduate certificates are comprised of four courses (12 graduate credits) designed to provide specific knowledge and expertise vital to today's changing and complex needs in the workplace. In all cases courses may be applied toward a degree program provided they meet transfer credit requirements.
Admission to the program is open to candidates with a B.S. in engineering or a related field. There is no application fee and the graduate record exam (GRE) is not required for admission.
Note: Courses used as credit towards one Plastics Engineering Certificate may not count towards another Plastics Engineering Certificate.
The four courses must be completed within a five year period with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and with no more than 3 credits below a B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for another certificate, but can be used for the graduate degrees.
Individuals must complete a simplified application, provide an official undergraduate transcript indicating that a baccalaureate degree has been awarded, and submit a nominal application fee. GRE is are not required.
For more information visit the Plastics Engineering Department website.
The use of plastics in medical products and medical devices is rapidly increasing. The Plastics Engineering Department at UMass Lowell is continuing its leadership role in Plastics Engineering Education by responding to industry's need for Medical Plastics training. This 12 credit program will provide knowledge needed for the development of new "engineering intensive" medical products which combine complex material compositions, designs, and manufacturing processes. The certificate program is intended for medical professionals, engineers and technologists working in the medical products industry.
Required Courses (six credits):
Elective Courses (choose two - total of six credits):
The certificate program is designed for students who have attained a bachelor’s degree and need more plastics design background.
This 12 credit certificate program is designed for students who have attained a Bachelor's degree and need more plastics materials background.
This 12-credit certificate program is designed for students who have attained a bachelor's degree and need more plastics processing background.