Plastics Engineering Technology
The Plastics Engineering Technology program focuses on the practical application of new technologies and engineering principles for the development, optimization, and production of plastic products and processes. The facilities rank among the best in the nation. Being plastics-specific, graduates enter the plastics industry in positions of responsibility and are effective immediately with a minimum of additional training.
The Penn State Plastics Engineering Technology degree program is one of four recognized programs in the country.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The Plastic Engineering Technology degree is offered at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Penn State Behrend Plastics Engineering Technology Program are to produce graduates who, within three years of graduation are able to:
- be employed in fields of engineering such as design, research, development, applications, testing, manufacturing, processing, safety, quality, and technical sales or service as an engineer or engineering technologist
- achieve positions of increased responsibility (technical and/or supervisory) within an organization; and progress through advanced degree or certificate programs or participate in continuing education in engineering, business, and/or other professionally related fields
- progress through advanced degree or certificate programs or participate in continuing education in engineering, business, and/or other professionally related fields