Suggested Degree Pathway for Plastics Engineering

For students who entered fall 2015 to spring 2018.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
PLAS.1070 Intro to Plastics Engineering (AIL) 2
ECON.2010 Economics I (SS) 3
ENGL.1010/ HONR.1100 College Writing I/FYSH (CW)1 3
CHEM.1210 Chemistry I (SCL)1 3
CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.1310 Calculus I (MATH)1 4
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW)1 3
CHEM.1220 Chemistry II1 3
CHEM.1240L Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH.1320 Calculus II1 (STEM) 4
PHYS.1410 Physics I1 (SCL) 3
PHYS.1410L Fund. Exp. Physics I (SCL) 1
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
PLAS.0010 Pl. Safety Lecture 0
PLAS.2010 Polymer Materials I1 3
PLAS.2150 Pl. Processing Lab I 1
CHEM.2040 Intro. Org. Poly. Chem. 3
MATH.2310 Calculus III 4
PHYS.1440 Physics II1 3
PHYS.1440L Fund. Exp. Physics II 1
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
PLAS.0020 Pl. Safety Lecture 0
PLAS.2020 Polymer Materials II1 3
PLAS.2100 Prof. Development Seminar4 1
PLAS.2110 Eng. Mechanics 3
PLAS.2120 Part/Rigid Body Mech. 1
PLAS.2160 Pl. Processing Lab II 1
PLAS.2470 Thermodynamics 3
MATH.2340/2360 Differential Equations 3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
PLAS.0010 Pl. Safety Lecture 0
PLAS.3060 Methods of Exp. Analysis 3
PLAS.3140 Fluid Flow 3
PLAS.3150 Pl. Processing Lab III 1
PLAS.3770 Pl. Process Eng. I 3
PLAS.3810 Polymer Science. for Eng. I (QL) 3
PLAS.3830 Polymer Science I Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
PLAS.0020 Pl. Safety Lecture 0
PLAS.3160 Pl. Processing Lab IV 1
PLAS.3480 Heat Transfer 3
PLAS.3730 Pl. Mold Engineering 3
PLAS.3780 Pl. Process Eng. II 3
PLAS.3820 Polymer Science for Eng. II 3
PLAS.3840 Polymer Science II Lab 1
PHIL.2030/3340 Intro to Ethics / Engin. and Ethics (AH), (SRE) 3
Total 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
PLAS.0010 Pl. Safety Lecture 0
PLAS.4030 Mech. Behavior of Polymers 3
PLAS.4040 Proc. Control Systems (CTPS) 3
PLAS.4150 Capstone Design I (IL), (WOC) 1
xxxx.xxxx Materials Tech. Elective2 3
xxxx.xxxx Design Tech. Elective2 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)3 3
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
PLAS.0020 Pl. Safety Lecture 0
PLAS.4060 Polymer Structures 3
PLAS.4160 Capstone Project II 1
PLAS.4180 Product/Process Design 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
xxxx.xxxx Technical Elective2 3
Total 16

Total Minimum Credits = 127

1Appropriate honors courses may be substituted for students enrolled in the honors program.
 
2The list of “Technical Electives”, “Materials Electives” and “Design Electives” can be found in undergraduate catalog. An upper level technical course given by another Engineering Department can be substituted if pre-approved by your advisor.

3Plastics Engineering students meet the Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome of Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) outside of the major. See the DCA course listing for a complete list of options.

4PLAS.2100 Prof. Development Seminar may also be taken in Spring of the Junior Year.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements. 

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Last Updated: 6/19/2018