The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of science in packaging engineering technology that prepares students for professional careers in packaging engineering and management.
The Packaging Engineering Technology Program combines classroom learning with hands-on experiences. Students explore the technical use of equipment to learn design techniques and to gain an understanding of management practices. The program offers a number of options for specialization, from manufacturing or mechanical technology to graphic/commercial art or marketing.
Coursework includes study in technology, business, the sciences, and mathematics—plus a cooperative work experience. Courses offer both theory and practical experience in such areas as:
In addition, students complete the University's Foundational Studies Program, which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills.
Students participate in a Co-op Internship Program, which enables them to:
Coursework is centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, filled with up-to-date equipment and supplies, including a state-of-the-art packaging laboratory.
A number of activities enable students to interact with other students and professionals in the industry. These include campus chapters of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and Epsilon Pi Tau (the international honorary for professions in technology). Benefits include opportunities to participate in local chapter monthly meetings, to be involved in state and national meetings, to attend regional and national conventions, and to qualify for scholarships and other financial grants.
Every product manufactured is in some way involved with a package. Packaging is the third largest industry in the United States—and offers excellent career opportunities for graduates with the knowledge gained in Indiana State University's Packaging Engineering Technology Program.
The Packaging Engineering Technology Program at Indiana State University has earned national recognition—and places 100% of its graduates in rewarding careers. Our graduates are hired for a variety of positions, including:
Listed below are a few of the employers who hire our graduates:
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. In addition, the program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The Packaging Engineering Technology Program, which is one of only a few such fully accredited programs offered at colleges or universities in the United States, was developed through a cooperative effort between the University's College of Technology and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.