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Plastics Engineering Technology - Vehicle Engineering Technology Option, BS (In Moratorium)

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Department of Engineering Technology, College of Sciences and Technology

This program option is not currently accepting new students. For further information contact the Engineering Technology Department, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9086, 360-650-3380.

132 credits

Introduction/What is the Study of Plastics Engineering Technology?

The Plastics Engineering Technology-Vehicle Engineering Technology (PET/VET) 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, http://www.abet.org.

Why Consider an Engineering Technology Option in Plastics Engineering Technology Major?



 Contact Information

Department Chair
Jeff Newcomer
Engineering Technology 209

PET Program Advisor
Nicole Hoekstra
Engineering Technology 204

Engineering Technology Advising
Engineering Technology 204

 Sample Careers


 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (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 a Vehicle Design pre-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.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


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