Packaging Engineering Technology

Department of Applied Engineering & Technology Management (AETM)

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:

Program Vision

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.

Program Mission

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:

Program Objectives:

Graduates of the program:

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.


Undergraduate Minor
Course Catalog
Course Catalog

Program Outcomes:

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: