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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.


Bridgette M. Budhlall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies
UMass Nanomanufacturing Center and Department of Plastics Engineering 
Ball Hall 203B. One University Avenue
University of Massachusetts
Lowell, MA 01854
Office: (978) 934-3414 | Fax: 978-934-3089 

Department of Plastics Engineering Main Office 
Ball Hall Room 204 
Phone: 978-934-3420 
Fax: 978-934-3089

The Registrar’s Office (part of The Solution Center) 
University Crossing 
220 Pawtucket St., Suite 131 
Lowell, MA 01854-5141 
Phone: 978-934-2000 
Fax: 978-934-2041

Main Office: 
Phone: 978-934-2550, or 800-656-GRAD 
Fax: 978-934-4076 
TTY: 978-934-2367

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.