The primary objective of the Plastics Engineering Program is to provide a well-rounded basic level engineering education that prepares our graduates to be readily employable professionals in a lifetime career of Plastics Engineering.
The curriculum provides a sound foundation in basic sciences, engineering disciplines and communication skills along with a detailed study, including a laboratory experience, of 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. The Plastics Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOX) listed below allow graduates to secure and develop the following post-graduation skills:
This program is designed to prepare the graduate for a professional career in the polymer industries of which plastics is the largest. Other segments include rubber, coatings and adhesives. The Plastics Engineering B.S. Program has been designed to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive level of engineering education, with a curriculum offering a solid foundation in the basic sciences, engineering fundamentals, plastics materials science, processing, mold design, die design, product design testing and characterization. In addition, the program has emphasized interaction and communication skills and laboratory experiences related to plastics materials, properties, processing and design. The program also puts special emphasis on engineering ethics and safety. A list of program outcomes that have been established for the Plastics Engineering program appears below. As a result of such a multi-faceted emphasis students are expected to possess the following skills at graduation:
* The Plastics Engineering graduates shall meet the outcome requirements of mandated ABET Criterion 3 as follows: