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Certificate in Polymer Science and Engineering

This 12 credit graduate level certificate program in polymer science and engineering is designed to meet the needs of working engineers and scientists who are seeking professional advancement in this growing field. Our graduate certificate program is designed to accommodate technical professionals in the plastics and plastics-related industries to further enhance their knowledge of polymer science and engineering. This graduate certificate option complements (and also serves as an alternative to) our masters degree program in polymer science and engineering.

*Courses may vary from year to year, please check with Professor Ray Pearson (rp02@lehigh.edu) for more details. Some courses are offered every other year, and a few may not be available for the distance education program.

Students will take four courses (12 credits total)

Required Core Courses (Must choose at least one):
CHE/CHM/MAT 393 Physical Polymer Science (3)
CHE/CHM 394 Organic Polymer Science I (3)

Polymer Related Graduate Courses (Choose 2-3):
MAT/ME 309 Composite Materials
MECH 454 Mechanics and Design of Composites
CHE/MAT/ME 460 Engineering Project (3)
CHE/CHM /MAT 482-Eng. Behaviors of Polymers (3)
CHE/CHM 483 - Emulsion Polymers (3)
ME 485 Polymer Product Manufacturing (3)
CHE/CHM MAT 485 - Polymer Blends and Composites (3)
CHE/CHM/MAT 492 – Special Topics in Polymers (3)

Admission Criteria:


Contact Information:
Professor Ray Pearson, Director of CPSE, (610) 758-3857, rp02@lehigh.edu
Lisa Arechiga, PSE Graduate Coordinator, (610) 758-4222, lia4@lehigh.edu