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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Plastics Engineering Technology (PL ET)

PL ET 050 Computer Applications for Plastics Engineering Technology (2) Programming, spreadsheets for the solution of technical problems, internet access for background and support information, formatting professional reports, creating presentations.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

PL ET 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

PL ET 098 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

PL ET 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

PL ET 198 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

PL ET 205 Introduction to Plastics (3) Introduction to the plastics industry including fundamental aspects of plastic materials and processing; introduces the chemical influence on mechanical and flow properties of plastic materials.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: MATH 081, MATH 041 orMATH 140 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 110  

PL ET 206W Plastic Materials and Properties (3) Coverage of the most common commercial plastics including their additives, fillers, and fibers; includes common physical tests used to determine material characteristics; writing intensive.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: PL ET 205  

PL ET 222 Introduction to Plastics Processing (4) Introduction to plastic processing methods, materials, tooling, design, and equipment. Safe operation and practices are emphasized.
Effective: Spring 2016
  Concurrent: PL ET 205

PL ET 227 Plastics Processing & Statistical Methods (4) Study of advanced issues in plastics processing, such as design of experiments and SPC/SQC will be covered.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: PL ET 050 orEDSGN 100S, PL ET 205, PL ET 222  

PL ET 232 Introduction to Part and Tool Design (3) CAD techniques for designing plastic products and related tooling.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: PL ET 222 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:EG T 121  

PL ET 235 Tool Design & Machining (2) Study of the methods used to create the tooling used in plastics fabrication and the methods of maintaining tooling.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:PL ET 232  

PL ET 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1992
 

PL ET 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1992
 

PL ET 304 Plastic Material Properties and Applications (3) Synthesis, polymerization, and characterization of thermoplastic and thermoset polymeric materials.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: PL ET 206W  

PL ET 323 Packaging Processes (3) In-depth studies and laboratory experiments will be conducted on processes such as blow molding, thermoforming, extrusion and other packaging processes.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: PL ET 227, PL ET 304  

PL ET 330 Advanced Tooling & Rheology (4) Tooling design strategies are developed considering a material's physical and rheological influences on processing and part formation.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: PL ET 206W, PL ET 227, PL ET 232, PL ET 235, PHYS 250  

PL ET 345 Heat Transfer (2) Fundamentals of heat transfer including conduction, convection, and radiation.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: PL ET 366  

PL ET 350 Design of Plastic Parts (4) Designing plastic parts utilizing CAD, FEA, and CAE technologies for the design and for structural, dimensional, and process evaluation and optimization.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: MCH T 213, PL ET 232, PL ET 304, PL ET 330 . Prerequisite or concurrent:MET 418  

PL ET 366 Fluid and Thermal Sciences (3) Fundamentals of thermodynamic principles, fluid statics, and fluid dynamics.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: MATH 083, PHYS 250, PL ET 222, PL ET 227 . Prerequisite or concurrent:PL ET 330  

PL ET 380 Introduction to Plastic Medical Devices (1) Introduction to plastic medical devices and their manufacture. Also covers the regulatory requirements of plastic medical devices.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: PL ET 205, PL ET 222  

PL ET 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

PL ET 425 Automation for Plastics Processes (2) Control methods, sensors, and other hardware used in the manufacture of plastic products.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

PL ET 430 Packaging Design & Materials (2) Study of design and materials for plastic packaging including blow molded, thermoformed and extruded products.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:PL ET 304, PL ET 330  

PL ET 462 Advanced Injection Molding (3) New and advanced injection molding technologies, implementing statistical methods such as design of experiments.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: PL ET 227, PL ET 330  

PL ET 464 Plastics Failure Analysis (3) Fundamentals of Plastics Materials Process and Design Failure Analysis.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: PL ET 304  

PL ET 465 Advanced CAE for Plastics II (3) Advanced Computer-Aided Engineering techniques for plastic part design.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PL ET 345, PL ET 350, MET 418  

PL ET 467 Secondary Operations (3) Fundamentals of decoration and assembly methods used in the plastics industry.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: Seventh semester standing  

PL ET 468 Rapid Commercialization (3) Techniques to help get plastic products to market quicker and to build solids and surface modeling skills.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: PL ET 350  

PL ET 477 Novel and Emerging Technologies (2) Study of novel and emerging technology in plastics.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: PL ET 323, PL ET 350  

PL ET 481 Plastic Product Development (3) This course provides students with an in-depth overview of the integrated new product development process.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: PL ET 350  

PL ET 482 Medical Product Development (1) This course provides students with medical device development requirements and processes. The course is to be taken in conjunction with PL ET 481 as both courses will utilize a semester project to invent and design a new product. Over the course of the semester students will review the FDA classifications, filing requirements, and recommended practices for medical device development. This knowledge will be applied and practiced through the semester projects. Students will learn techniques for Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and how to properly document and manage product change through the development process.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: PL ET 380, PL ET 350   Concurrent: PL ET 481

PL ET 483 Plastics in Medical Applications (3) This course focuses on plastics materials and properties and how they meet the unique medical application and device requirements.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: PL ET 304, PL ET 380  

PL ET 484 Medical Manufacturing Methods (3) This course provides instruction in the methods and practices used in the manufacturing of plastic devices in the medical industry.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: PL ET 380  

PL ET 494A Plastics Projects (1-12) Supervised student activities on research and/or design projects identified on an individual or small group basis. A specific title may be used in each instance and will be entered on the student's transcript.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MET 418, PL ET 350, PL ET 323  

PL ET 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

PL ET 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1992
 

PL ET 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1992
 

PL ET 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

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