Department of Engineering Technology, College of Sciences and Technology
The plastics engineering technology program prepares students for productive, professional careers in the plastics and composites industries. The technical curriculum is built upon a firm base of mathematics, physics, chemistry and materials science, and provides extensive coverage of polymeric and composite materials and processing methods. Practical experience and applied research in design, tooling, processing, testing, analysis and production is a crucial part of the curriculum that is provided in the program’s extensive and well-equipped laboratory facilities.
Students can expect to complete the program in four years by carrying 15-16 credits per quarter in a prescribed sequence of courses. The plastics engineering technology degree program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, phone 410-347-7700.
Admission and Declaration Process
Declaration of Major
Declaration Process: PET/VET Declaration is a two-phase process for a PET/VET Bachelor of Science major. In phase one, students declare as an Industrial Technology – Vehicle Design major. Entrance to the PET/VET major (phase II) is competitive and based on performance in ETEC 220, 280, 281, CHEM 121, and additional project work. Students must submit grades in these courses, evidence of project work and any additional academic work three weeks prior to registration for the following term. Students are allowed to apply to the PET/VET major three times per year.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.