Plastics Engineering



This minor is designed to prepare students for careers with companies involved in the manufacturing, design, and use of polymer materials. Polymeric materials are used for products designed in industry today in a wide and varied array of companies. This minor provides the skills that companies value in their employees by providing a fundamental understanding of polymer materials selection, design and processing.

In addition to your normal engineering curriculum, students will take specialized courses in polymer material fundamentals, materials processing and testing, polymer design, and mold design and construction. Students will get actual hands-on experience in the Polymers Lab with extrusion, injection molding, vacuum forming and blow molding equipment.

The minor is open to any student enrolled in an engineering program.

Those interested in this minor should contact Associate Professor Tom Trusty, Chair of the Department of Engineering Technology.

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Program Information


Plastics Engineering Minor


25 hours



Campus Location

Angola, IN