Packaging Engineering Master's Degree

Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s Master of Science in Packaging Engineering offers a multi-disciplinary program in a dynamic and expanding field. Designed to provide engineering professionals from a variety of disciplines with the skills and training necessary for career advancement in the areas of packaging design and development, manufacturing, project management, and sustainable and innovative packaging. Professionals working in packaging or a related field may enhance their education and on-the-job experience by earning this degree.

The demand for packaging engineers continues to rise in what has become a multi-billion dollar business and the world’s third largest industry. Today’s packaging engineers have backgrounds in mechanical, materials science, industrial, and chemical engineering. Rutgers School of Engineering offers one of the few packaging engineering programs in the nation, preparing next-generation talent across a wide array of industries.

The Rutgers packaging engineering graduate program offers three areas of specialization, recognizing both the demands of the industry and employer need. Students have the opportunity to tailor their studies in the areas of materials, design, and application.

Areas of Specialization

  • Packaging Materials
  • Packaging Design
  • Packaging Applications

Core Packaging Courses

  • Fundamentals of Packaging Engineering
  • Instruments for Analysis of Packaging Materials
  • Packaging Distribution and Dynamics
  • Packaging Invention and Innovation
  • Simulation, Modeling, and Analysis in Packaging Engineering

Packaging Courses by Specialization

Packaging Materials

  • Polymeric Packaging Materials
  • Processing of Plastics for Packaging Development
  • Advanced Packaging Materials
  • Stability and Recyclability of Packaging Materials

Packaging Design

  • Anti-Counterfeit Strategy and Product Protection
  • Packaging and the Environment
  • Packaging Laws and Regulations
  • Packaging Value Chain
  • Advanced Packaging Printing

Packaging Applications

  • Principles and Practice of Packaging Development
  • Packaging Barrier and Protection Properties
  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Packaging
  • Regulatory Oversight in Pharmaceutical Packaging

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