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Packaging Science Program Educational Objectives

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Program Goals

  1. Demonstrate a professional work ethic and commitment to lifelong learning through the clear ability to achieve increasing technical and/or management responsibility
  2. Demonstrate an ability to participate and lead in teams that act as change agents and innovators in the packaging field and related organizations
  3. Demonstrate an ability to design effective new packaging systems, as well as improve the performance of existing packaging systems
  4. Demonstrate an ability to communicate at all  levels of the organization and articulate the economic and organizational importance of packaging to companies, individuals and the community
  5. Demonstrate a mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to function in a packaging organization and the ability to apply this knowledge creatively in the design of packaging systems, components or processes appropriate to the project objectives.


Student Learning Outcomes- Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to assess, draw conclusions and apply this knowledge creatively in the design of sustainable and innovative package systems
  2. Demonstrate skills for designing transport packaging that will be compatible with manufacturing, distribution and end user requirements.
  3. Demonstrate creative/innovative packaging designs and approaches within the project work
  4. Demonstrate the value and role of the packaging discipline and its execution to the total supply chain
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between the packaging material, conversion process and container performance
  6. Identify requirements for food degradation systems and necessary conditions for them to exist
  7. Demonstrate the ability to generate effective written internal documents 
  8. Demonstrate the ability to apply major government regulations to organizations, departments, and quality systems and work processes within a global supply chain
  9. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively on multi-disciplinary design teams
  10. Calculate the levels of displacement, velocity and acceleration in product/package systems
  11. Demonstrate the ability to explain the basic terms of engineering design graphics