Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.) Curriculum

Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.) Curriculum

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Typical Course Sequence - Plastics Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Below is a typical course sequence for the Plastics Engineering Technology bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Intro to Graphics and Solids Modeling 3 Chemical Principles I 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Technical Mathematics II 3
Technical Mathematics I 3 Experimental Chemistry I 1
Computer Applications for
Plastics Engineering Technology
2 Applied Solid Modeling 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Introductory Physics I 4
Arts course 3 Humanities course 3
First-Year Seminar 1 Total Credits 17
Total Credits 16.5    
Semester 3     Semester 4  
Technical Calculus 4 Plastic Materials and Properties 3
Mechanics Technology: Statics 3 Plastics Processing and Statistical Methods 4
Introduction to Plastics 3 Introduction to Part and Tool Design 3
Introduction to Plastics Processing 4 Tool Design and Machining 3
Instrumentation, Control, & Automation for Plastics 2 Calculus with Engineering Technology Applications 3
Total Credits 16 Effective Speech 3
    Total Credits 18
Semester 5     Semester 6  
Intermediate Calculus and Differential
Equations with Applications
3 Effective Writing: Technical Writing 3
Plastic Material Properties and Applications 3 Finite Element Analysis for Plastics Design 3
Advanced Tooling and Rheology 3 Packaging Process 3
Strength and Properties Materials 3 Heat Transfer 2
Fluid and Thermal Sciences 3 Design of Plastic Parts 4
Total Credits 16 Health and Physical Activity 1.5
    Plastics Projects I 1
    Total Credits 17.5
Semester 7     Semester 8  
Project Management for Engineers 3 Plastics Management Issues 3
Packaging Design and Materials 2 Plastics Projects III 1
Plastics Projects II 1 Arts course 3
Technical Elective 3 Humanities course 3
Natural Science course 3 Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Social and Behavioral Science course 3 Technical Elective 3
Management Elective 3 Total Credits 16
Total Credits 18    

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,