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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 policies will be the same as for other graduate students in polymer science and engineering: 1) B.S. degree in chemistry, physics, or any branch of engineering and 2) undergraduate GPA: 2.80 or higher.
- Prospective students wishing to pursue this certificate for credit will apply for non-degree admission. Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and the courses will be listed on an official Lehigh University transcript. Degreed students can apply these 12 credits of coursework towards their M.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering degree.
- For students wishing to pursue this certificate for non-credit participation (professional development), please review the Professional Development Course Listing to view course information and registration information. After completion of four required courses, participants will be issued a Certificate of Completion upon request.