Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The Plastics Engineering program develops plastics engineers who are: 

  • In demand by plastics industry employers.
  • Recognized for their ability to apply engineering expertise in the plastics industry.
  • Recognized for their leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrating continued career growth and professional development.


Student Outcomes

UW-Stout Plastics Engineering program graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Recognize the need for and the ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Identify contemporary issues in the field.
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Apply knowledge of the material properties of plastics to part design and processing.