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 who have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  7. an ability to communicate effectively

  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues

  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

  12. the ability to apply knowledge of the material properties of plastics to part design and processing.

Enrollment & Graduation Data

Program enrollment and graduation data is found in the UW-Stout Fact Book's Student Data chapter: 


ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission

UW-Stout's Plastics Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.