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Plastics Electives

Plastics Electives and Course Descriptions

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The Plastics Engineering Department offers electives that have a technical focus, a materials focus, or a design focus.


Technical Electives

During the second semester of senior year, students are required to take a "technical" elective. Students can select a course from the course list below. Some courses are available only when there is sufficient demand. As an alternative, students can take an upper level technical course offered by another College of Engineering Department if it is approved by the Plastics Engineering chairperson and the student's advisor.


Materials Electives

During the first semester of the junior year, Plastics Engineering students in the class of 2009 and beyond are required to take a "materials" elective. Students can select a course from the course list below. Some courses are available only when there is sufficient demand. Students can take an upper level design course offered by another College of Engineering Department (e.g. material science, composites….) if it is approved by the Plastics Engineering chairperson and the student's advisor.


Design Electives

During the first semester of senior year, students are required to take a "design" elective. Students can select a course from the course list below. Some courses are available only when there is sufficient demand. Students can take an upper level design course offered by another College of Engineering Department if it is approved by the Plastics Engineering chairperson and the student's advisor.

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