Department of Engineering Technology, College of Sciences and Technology
The Plastics Engineering Technology (PET) 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 Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Admission and Declaration Process
Meet with a Department of Engineering Technology advisor to declare a Plastics Engineering Technology major. Admission to the Plastics Engineering Teachnology major is a two-phase process. When students initially declare, they are designated as pre-majors. Admission to full major status is determined by academic performance as a pre-major. See the department’s website for details, http://www.etec.wwu.edu/.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.