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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2005
End Date: Spring Semester 2011

Plastics Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (PLTBD)

This major prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to provide high level engineering technology support to a wide variety of industrial, developmental, commercial, consulting, and sales organizations dealing with the development, manufacture and/or distribution of plastics related products, materials and technologies. The program emphasizes the integration of engineering and scientific principles, practical hands-on experience, application of state-of-the-art computer technologies, and management methods.

Graduates are qualified for positions in product development, part design, tooling design, R&D, processing, plant engineering, production control, technical sales and marketing in the plastics industry, and are provided a path to a wide variety of graduate degrees in engineering, science or business.

The four-year baccalaureate program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET), 111 Market Place Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - Telephone: 410-347-7700. Graduates of the Penn State University associate degree program in Plastics Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology may complete this degree in two years and 2 1/2 years respectively.

For the B.S. degree in Plastics Engineering Technology, a minimum of 134 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 1 credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 106 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (82 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), EG T 120(3), EG T 121(3), PHYS 250 GN(4), PL ET 050(2) (Sem: 1-2)
PL ET 222(4) (Sem: 2-3)
MCH T 111(3)[1], MCH T 213(3)[1], PL ET 205(3)[1], PL ET 206W(3)[1], PL ET 225(2)[1], PL ET 227(4)[1], PL ET 232(3)[1], PL ET 235(2)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), MATH 211(3), MET 418(3)[1], PL ET 304(3)[1], PL ET 323(3)[1], PL ET 330(4)[1], PL ET 345(2)[1], PL ET 350(4)[1], PL ET 366(3)[1], PL ET 494A(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
MGMT 409(3)[1], PL ET 400(3)[1], PL ET 430(2)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
MATH 081 GQ(3), MATH 082 GQ(3), MATH 083 GQ(4), MATH 210 GQ(3) and two credits of GN electives; or MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), 2 credits of GN electives, and 5 credits of general electives (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select a total of 9 credits of technical electives from School-approved list. (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-06-009

Review Date: 10/26/06

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07

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