Packaging Engineering Technology
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.
Enrich your experience through student involvement A number of activities
are available through Indiana State’s Packaging Technology Program that
allows you to interact with other students and professionals in the
packaging industry. Campus chapters of the Institute of Packaging
Professionals and the National Association of Industrial Technology offer
you opportunities to:
- Participate in local chapter monthly meetings and be part of
campus wide activities such as homecoming
- Be involved in state and
- Attend regional and national conventions
- Qualify for scholarships and other financial grants
The Packaging Engineering Technology Program at Indiana State University is a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment that prepares productive citizens for Indiana and the world while creating and maintaining a
nationally known presence in the packaging sector of education and industry.
The mission of the Packaging Engineering Technology Program at Indiana State University is to prepare application oriented graduates with the technical
and managerial skills necessary to excel as packaging engineers and designers.
Program Guiding Principles:
- Inculcates high standards for learning, teaching, and inquiry
- Provides a well-rounded education that integrates professional preparation and study in the arts and sciences with co-curricular involvement
- Demonstrates integrity through honesty, civility, fairness, and ethical principles
- Embraces the diversity of individuals, ideas, and expressions
- Fosters personal growth within an environment in which every individual matters
- Upholds the responsibility of university citizenship
- Exercises stewardship of the global community
Graduates of the program:
- Are competent in the application of computer technologies commonly used in industry.
- Have a working knowledge of the design, fabrication, testing, and utilization of package systems for consumer and industrial applications.
- Can demonstrate the ability to apply modern and effective management skills in identification and investigation of problems, analysis of data, synthesis and implementation of solutions.
- Have the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in design, engineering, testing, and manufacturing in the field of packaging engineering technology.
Be Prepared for the Future:
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’s Packaging Technology Program.
- Packaging Engineer
- Materials purchasing
- Package designer
- Technical development including structural package and
design and surface design
- Material research and testing
- Graphic/commercial design
- Technical sales and marketing
Students completing the program are expected to demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of automotive engineering technology.
Specifically, students must demonstrate:
- Ability to select and apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
- Ability to select and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
- Ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- Ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
- Ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- Ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
- Ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- Knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.