Department of Plastics Engineering

Mission Statement

The primary objective of the Plastics Engineering program is to provide a well-rounded engineering education that prepares our graduates to be readily employable professionals in a lifetime career of Plastics Engineering. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in science, engineering, and communication along with theory and practice related to plastics materials, properties, processing and design. The curriculum aims to foster professionalism, ethics and safety. The department maintains the highest standard of academic excellence in plastics engineering, and maintains a caring environment for students of diverse backgrounds.

Overview / Description

The Plastics Engineering Department is an internationally recognized leader in plastics engineering education. Founded in 1954, we offer the only ABET accredited Plastics Engineering program in the U.S. More than 3,000 graduates are working in the plastics industry in leadership positions worldwide. We offer rewarding education from the undergraduate to the graduate level and continuing education.  Faculty and students conduct innovative research and provide assistance to industry through technology transfer. We foster a caring educational environment that addresses, from concept to commercialization, the design and manufacture of plastic products.

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