Learning Outcomes and Educational Objectives

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 for a successful lifetime career. The curriculum aims to foster professionalism, ethics and safety with the highest standard of academic excellence in plastics engineering amidst a caring environment for students of diverse backgrounds with these Program Educational Objectives:
  •  To foster a caring educational environment that supports the successful degree completion for students of diverse backgrounds.
  •  To provide rewarding undergraduate and lifelong continuing education that addresses, from concept to commercialization, the design and manufacture of plastic products.
  •  To deliver Plastics Engineering professionals possessing both theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are ready to make immediate contributions.
  •  To position graduates as project/team leaders, who pursue advanced degrees in support of technical and managerial careers.
  •  To inspire graduates to recognize and adapt to emerging issues in Plastics Engineering such as globalization, environmental concerns, and sustainability.
Plastics Engineering graduates shall meet the student outcome requirements of ABET Criterion 3 as follows:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively (orally and written)
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.