Plastics Processing, Certificate

Program Code: PLSPRO_UCT

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Plastics Processing, a minimum of 16 credits is required.

Prescribed Courses
PLET 205Introduction to Plastics3
PLET 206WPlastic Materials and Properties3
PLET 222Introduction to Plastics Processing4
PLET 227Plastics Processing & Statistical Methods4
Select one of the following:2-3
Computer Applications for Plastics Engineering Technology
Computer Applications for Technologists
Cornerstone Engineering Design
Introduction to Engineering Design

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Erie

Jonathan Meckley
Associate Professor of Engineering
213L Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6147
jam135@psu.edu

Career Paths

The certificate in Plastics Processing is available to most students majoring in Penn State Behrend School of Engineering degree programs. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.

Careers

A certificate in Plastics Processing widens your engineering career opportunities by giving your broad engineering education an element of specialization.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A CERTIFICATE IN PLASTICS PROCESSING

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Students interested in plastics processing can pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in plastics engineering, polymer science, materials science, medical plastics, and elastomeric materials.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Professional Resources

Contact

Erie

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
242 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6153
engineering@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-engineering