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Degree Pathway for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Plastics Engineering - Fall 2018 to Spring 2022

Suggested Degree Pathway for Plastics Engineering

For students who entered fall 2018 to spring 2022.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
PLAS.1070Intro to Plastics Engineering (AIL)2
ECON.2010Principles of Microeconomics (SS)3
ENGL.1010 /
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)13
CHEM.1210Chemistry I (SCL)13
CHEM.1230LChemistry I Lab (SCL)1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)14

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)13
CHEM.1220Chemistry II13
CHEM.1240LChemistry II Lab1
MATH.1320Calculus II1 (STEM)4
PHYS.1410Physics I1 (SCL)3
PHYS.1410LFund. Exp. Physics I (SCL)1

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
PLAS.0010Pl. Safety Lecture0
PLAS.2010Polymer Materials I13
PLAS.2150Pl. Processing Lab I1
CHEM.2040Intro. Org. Poly. Chem.3
MATH.2310Calculus III4
PHYS.1440Physics II13
PHYS.1440LFund. Exp. Physics II1

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
PLAS.0020Pl. Safety Lecture0
PLAS.2020Polymer Materials II13
PLAS.2100Prof. Development Seminar41
PLAS.2110Eng. Mechanics3
PLAS.2160Pl. Processing Lab II1
MATH.2340 /
Differential Equations3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
PLAS.0010Pl. Safety Lecture0
PLAS.3060Methods of Exp. Analysis3
PLAS.3140Fluid Flow3
PLAS.3150Pl. Processing Lab III1
PLAS.3770Pl. Process Eng. I3
PLAS.3810Polymer Science. for Eng. I (QL)3
PLAS.3830Polymer Science I Lab1
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)33

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
PLAS.0020Pl. Safety Lecture0
PLAS.3160Pl. Processing Lab IV1
PLAS.3480Heat Transfer3
PLAS.3730Pl. Mold Engineering4
PLAS.3780Pl. Process Eng. II3
PLAS.3820Polymer Science for Eng. II3
PLAS.3840Polymer Science II Lab1
PHIL.2030 /
Intro to Ethics / Engin. and Ethics (AH), (SRE)3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
PLAS.0010Pl. Safety Lecture0
PLAS.4030Mech. Behavior of Polymers3
PLAS.4040Proc. Control Systems (CTPS)3
PLAS.4150Capstone Design I (IL), (WOC)1
xxxx.xxxxTechnical Elective23
xxxx.xxxxTechnical Elective23
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)33

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
PLAS.0020Pl. Safety Lecture0
PLAS.4060Polymer Structures3
PLAS.4160Capstone Project II1
PLAS.4180Product/Process Design3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxTechnical Elective23

Total Minimum Credits = 127

1Appropriate honors courses may be substituted for students enrolled in the honors program.
2The list of “Technical Electives”, “Materials Electives” and “Design Electives” can be found in undergraduate catalog. An upper level technical course given by another Engineering Department can be substituted if pre-approved by your advisor.

3Plastics Engineering students meet the Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome of Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) outside of the major. See the DCA course listing for a complete list of options.

4PLAS.2100 Prof. Development Seminar may also be taken in Spring of the Junior Year.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements. 

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Last Updated: 6/19/2018