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Packaging Engineering Technology (PET)

Description

The packaging engineering technology degree prepares students to become professionals in the challenging and demanding industrial environment of packaging engineering and management. Program instruction is designed to involve students in combinations of classroom learning situations and hands-on laboratory experiences. These activities allow students to explore the use and application of machines and test equipment, learn design techniques, and gain an understanding of the management function. The program utilizes new and well-equipped laboratories.

The Packaging Technology Program at Indiana State has earned national respect and recognition and places 100 percent of its graduates in exciting careers. The program offers a number of options for specialization, from manufacturing or mechanical technology to graphic/commercial art or marketing. Department facilities feature a state-of-the-art packaging laboratory, which includes a classroom area, a test and research laboratory, and an equipment laboratory.

Accreditation

The Packaging Engineering Technology undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Enrollment & Graduation Data 

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Graduates two to three years into their career should have the foundation to:

  • PEO 1 (Technology) apply disciplinary reasoning, critical thinking, and hands-on skills to identify, analyze and solve problems
  • PEO 2 (Communicate) communicate effectively in both oral and written form to articulate technical knowledge, ideas, and proposals 
  • PEO 3 (Management &/or Teamwork) perform effectively, think independently and work collaboratively in a team environment in a membership or leadership role 

Student Outcomes (SOs)

Students at the time of graduation are prepared to demonstrate:

(1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline

(2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline

(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes

(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams

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