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Polymer Materials Technology PMT

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Engineering Technology

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
PPET 100 Survey Plastics-Elastomer Tech 2
PPET 115 Plastics Product Manufacturing 2
PPET 120 Plastic-Polymer Mat'l Selec 1 2
PPET 223 Plastics Testing 4
PPET 280 Intro to Rubber Technology 3
PLTS 342 Plastic Material Select-PDET 3
PLTS 361 Plastics Composites 2
Total 18

Why Choose to Minor in Polymer Materials Technology?

The polymer materials technology minor is intended for non-Plastics/Rubber majors who are interested in the polymer industry. This minor is intended to complement existing degrees within FSU. Affording students a technical focus which could result in employment opportunities in the fourth largest industry in the United States.

Students will:
- Understand and learn the terminology in the plastics and rubber industry.
- Know the most used materials and their significant properties and applications.
- Learn how to measure and evaluate polymer materials by their physical and mechanical properties.
- Know the major polymer suppliers associated with the industry.
- Know and understand the typical rubber and plastics fabrication techniques.
- Understand polymer materials selection as it related to materials and product design.

Admission Requirements

Approval from the Plastics and Rubber department and satisfying prerequisites.

- Chemistry 121 Science elective (5 credits) or equivalent (University Scientific Understanding)
- Math 116/115 or equivalent

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate at Ferris State University.

A 2.0 GPA must be maintained for this minor to be granted.

More Information

National Elastomer Center
College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
Plastics and Rubber Department
Phone: (231) 591-2640

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