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Plastics Processing Certificate


The Department of Plastics Engineering at UMass Lowell has a long history as a leader in the area of plastics engineering education. Today, plastics materials are being used extensively in the manufacture of new products.

This four-course Plastics Processing Certificate is intended for students who have attained a bachelor’s degree and want more plastics processing background, but are not ready to commit to completion of a master’s degree.

Admission to the program is open to candidates with a B.S. in Engineering or a related field. The graduate record exam (GRE) is not required for admission.

Courses previously used for another Plastics Certificate may not be used for a second Plastics Certificate. However, certificate courses may be applied to appropriate graduate degrees if students want to continue their education.

The Plastics Engineering Department makes every attempt to offer many of these courses during the evening so that students having full-time jobs can complete the certificate program. The UMass Lowell Plastics Engineering website has a listing of evening graduate courses. Graduate students who have already completed these course requirements can receive a retroactive certificate.

More information can be found on this UMass Lowell Plastics Engineering website. You can apply for this certificate program through UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions.

For the latest course information, including course descriptions, degree pathways and more please visit the UMass Lowell Graduate online Academic Catalog.


Graduate Admissions Office:  
Phone: 978-934-2373 
Fax: 978-934-4058 

To apply for this certificate program, go to UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions.

For courses and descriptions, go to the UMass Lowell online Graduate Academic Catalog.