Polymer Engineering

Be a part of an industry-driven program.

Develop, design, and produce everyday plastic products.

Whether you land on the associate or bachelor degree option, you’ll have an opportunity to dive into extensive hands-on training with industrial-scale processing equipment. Both programs are ABET-accredited and introduce students to the five major plastics processes. The bachelor-level program is designed for future engineers while the associate-degree option lays the groundwork for technical positions within the industry.

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Polymer Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Master the major plastics processes and take the lead as a process, design, or research engineer.

Polymer Technology (A.A.S.)

Gain the technical skills to become a key player in plastics operations.

Minors & Immersions

Pair a minor with any bachelor's degree, or an immersion with any bachelor's or associate's degree.

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Saturday, February 24 8:30 AM - 3 PM

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Undergraduate Open House

Sunday, April 7 8:30 AM - 3 PM

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Penn College News
02.02.2024

Guaranteed momentum at SEKISUI KYDEX

Meet five Pennsylvania College of Technology alumni who are making names for themselves with SEKISUI KYDEX, a global thermoplastics leader. Learn how they are applying their polymer engineering expertise to innovate and create sustainable thermoplastic material solutions for the next generation of product design.

01.12.2024

Guaranteed momentum at B. Braun Medical

A new YouTube video explores how Penn College graduates are answering the demand for tomorrow-minded polymer engineers through their work at B. Braun Medical. Challenged to develop innovative medical solutions, alumni – Daniel M. Dietrich, '09, processing engineering manager; and Joshua A. Berger, '20, injection molding process engineer – are committed to designing sustainable solutions to meet today's health care demands.

12.05.2023

College joins in corporate partner's resurgent Manufacturing Day

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sekisui Kydek opened its Bloomsburg operation to more than 100 secondary and vocational school students and their faculty chaperones this fall for Manufacturing Day – an immersive exploration of the vast career opportunities available in polymer engineering at which a five-member Pennsylvania College of Technology team actively participated.

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong corporate partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.