What courses will you take?
The UMass Lowell Plastics Engineering Department is an internationally recognized leader in plastics engineering education.
You will begin your first year with Introduction to Plastics Engineering (design) and Introduction to Polymer Sustainability (materials). The sophomore year brings courses and hands-on laboratories in basic plastics materials, processing (manufacturing), and the design and automation of processing machinery.
In the junior year, you will take intermediate level courses and hands-on laboratories in polymer materials, processing and design (including the design and manufacturing of an injection mold). During your senior year, you choose among advanced courses and a student-selected capstone project.
All students also take the Professional Development Seminar. Most students then participate one or more cooperative work experiences.
Relevant humanities and social science courses are included with the context of engineering education to create well-rounded graduates with strong communications skills.
Visit the Academic Catalog for a complete course listing.