This minor is designed to prepare students for careers with companies involved in the manufacturing, design, and use of polymer materials. Use of polymeric materials in industry today covers a wide and varied array of companies that value employees with a fundamental understanding of polymer materials selection, design and processing.
In addition to your normal engineering curriculum, students will take specialized courses in polymer material fundamentals, materials processing and testing, polymer design, and mold design and construction. Students will get actual hands-on experience in the Polymers Lab with Extrusion, Injection Molding, Vacuum Forming and Blow Molding equipment.
The minor is open to any student enrolled in any Engineering program.
Those interested in this minor should contact Tom Barkimer, Department of Engineering Technology.
Plastics Engineering Minor - 25 hours
Required core courses
ETD 353 Thermodynamics and Heat
Transfer for Technologists
PET 223 Polymer Structure, Properties
PET 224 Plastics Processing & Testing
PET 323 Plastics Product Design
PET 333 Plastics Mold Engineering &
Electives (choose three)
ETD 313 Design for Manufacturing
ETD 433 Computer Numerical Control
GE 413 Design of Experiments
GE 313 SPC and Lean Manufacturing
MGT 413 Management of Quality