Plastics Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering Technology

Products made by the plastics industry range from simple articles like bottles and cups to highly intricate molded parts for the automotive, electronics, and medical products industries. Their production requires knowledgeable technologists who can design a product, select the best plastic for that product, design a mold, and establish the optimum operating conditions for the machines that are used to mold the product. The plastics engineering technology program prepares you to become a member of the team that accomplishes these objectives.

The program emphasizes plastics processing operations and includes significant components in the areas of materials, mold design, and production methods. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume professional positions in the plastics manufacturing industry. Typical job titles are process engineer, project engineer, and production manager.

Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering Technology Requirements

General Education 24 Hours
The General Education Program is composed of 34 credit hours minimum of which 10 hours may be satisfied by the following mathematics and science requirements in the plastics engineering technology curriculum: MATH 1300 and Natural Sciences Option 2: CHEM 11
Engineering Technology Courses 7 Hours
Mathematics/Science Courses 29 Hours
Plastics Engineering Tech. Courses 54 Hours
Electives Courses 14 Hours
Total Hours Required 128 Hours
Engineering Technology Courses (7 Hours)
Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ETCA 1301 3D Parametric Modeling 3
ETCO 2225 Industrial Mgt. & Occup. Saftey 3
ETCO 3320 Ethics, Prof. & the Eng. Tech. 1
Mathematics/Science Courses (29 Hours)
CHEM 1141 General Chemistry 1 4
CHEM 1142 General Chemistry 2 4
MATH 1300 Precalculus 5
MATH 2110 Calculus 1 4
MATH 2120 Calculus 2 4
PHYS 2201 Physics 1 4
PHYS 2201 Physics 2 4
Plastics Engineering Technology Courses (54 Hours)
ETPL 1100 Plastics Manufacturing 3
ETPL 1120 Software Tools for Technology 3
ETPL 2200 Plastics Processing 1 4
ETPL 2220 Plastics Processing 2 4
ETPL 2230 Properties of Polymers 1 4
ETPL 2235 Statistical Proc./Quality Control 1 4
ETPL 3320 Plant Layout & Cost Analysis 4
ETPL 3330 Properties of Polymers 2 4
ETPL 3335 Statistical Proc./Quality Control 2 4
ETPL 3345 Advanced Processing 1 4
ETPL 3360 Plastics Part & Molding Design 1 4
ETPL 3370 Plastics Part & Molding Design 2 4
ETPL 4445 Advanced Processing 2 4
ETPL 4470 Part & Mold Making & Foams 4
Technical Electives (14 Hours)
The student, in consultation with their academic advisor, can choose technical elective classes, 14 credit hours total. The classes should be in the areas of math, natural science, CADD, computer engineering technology, business, or other areas aprroved by the advisor.


For more information on degrees in Plastics Engineering Technology:

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Professor: Dr. Larry Miller (740) 351-3176
Senior Instructor: Adam Miller (740) 351-3568

Department Chair: Larry (Skip) Miller (740) 351-3176 
Department Secretary: Cindy Hopkins (740) 351-3224

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