Packaging Undergraduate Program Overview

The packaging engineering undergraduate program focuses on classroom instruction enhanced through multidisciplinary project-teams finding solutions to real-world packaging and manufacturing problems.

Coursework requires a strong background in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and computers, drawing heavily from chemical, industrial, materials, and mechanical engineering fields.

Packaging engineering students conduct tests in state-of-the-art labs which meet industrial standards. There are also co-op/internship opportunities where students work with professionals in the field learning their trade. Students’ senior design projects are sponsored by working professionals who request they find real solutions to problems facing the packaging world today. In addition to senior design, students also attend various packaging engineering shows and events where they network with packaging professionals.

Detailed course list: Curriculum or Curriculum for Co-Ops


Students in any major, who complete 14:440:301 and three additional three credit packaging courses from the following list will earn a certificate in Packaging Engineering. This certificate program does not apply to students in the Applied Sciences in Engineering who complete the full Packaging Engineering curriculum.