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2018-19 Catalog 
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Plastics Engineering Technology BS

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Products made by the plastics industry range from simple articles like bottles and cups to highly intricate molded parts for the automotive, electronics, and medical products industries. Their production requires knowledgeable technologists who can design a product, select the best plastic for that product, design a mold, and establish the optimum operating conditions for the machines that are used to mold the product. The plastics engineering technology program prepares you to become a member of the team that accomplishes these objectives.

The program emphasizes plastics processing operations and includes significant components in the areas of materials, mold design, and production methods. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume professional positions in the plastics manufacturing industry. Typical job titles are process engineer, project engineer, and production manager.

Degree Requirements

General Education Program 31 Hours

The General Education Program, including the First Year Experience, is composed of 41 credit hours minimum of which 10 hours may be satisfied by the following mathematics and science requirements in the Plastics Engineering Technology curriculum: MATH 1250 and Natural Sciences: CHEM 1141 and 2200. Further information about the GEP is listed in the General Education Program  or can be obtained from the department chairperson’s office.

Engineering Technology Courses 9 Hours
Mathematics/Science Courses 19 Hours
Plastics Engineering Tech. Courses 53 Hours
Technical Electives Courses 8 Hours
Total Hours Required 120 Hours

Technical Electives (8 Hours)

Courses to be determined with faculty academic advisor approval.  A recommended technical elective is the CADD Minor.  This will require completion of an interdisciplinary integrative paper and oral presentation as required for IDST4490-Senior Seminar.  This credit will be awarded via the Petition for Course Substitution form available at the Registrar’s office and approved by the course instructor and department chair of engineering technologies.

Sample Schedule

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