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Advising Plastics & Composites Engineering

As with all programs in the Engineering & Design Department, it is strongly recommended new students seek early advising with our department Program Coordinator. Students must initially declare as a Pre-Major in order to register for courses in the Engineering & Design department. Students interested in pursuing the PCE program must complete a set of prerequisite coursework (below) as a Pre-Major before they can apply for acceptance as a full major in the program. Students should meet with the Program Coordinator for course advising as a pre-major.

For Major Application details and due dates see Admissions section.

Contact Information

Lisa Ochs
Pre-major Advisor
360.650.4132; ET204
lisa.ochs@wwu.edu

 

Nicole Larson
Associate Professor, PCE Program Director
360.650.3428; ET 117
Nicole.Larson@wwu.edu


Advising and Registration Resources


Plastics & Composites Engineering (148 credits)

Supporting Courses

CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II 5
CHEM 251 - Elementary Organic Chemistry 5
CHEM 308 -  Intro to Polymer Chemistry 3
CSCI 140 or 141 - Programming Fundamentals 4
ENGR 104 - Intro to Engineering & Design 3
ENGR 170 - Intro to Material Science & Engineering 4
ENGR 214 - Statics 4
ENGR 225 - Mechanics of Materials 5
MATH 124 - Calculus & Analytical Geometry I 5
MATH 125 - Calculus & Analytical Geometry II 5
PHYS 161 - Physics w/ Calculus I 5
PHYS 162 - Physics w/ Calculus II 5
PHYS 163 - Physics w/ Calculus III 5

Core Courses

EE 351 - Electronics for Engineers 4
MFGE 231 - Intro to Manufacturing Processes 4
MFGE 261 - Into to CAD 4
MFGE 341 - Quality Assurance 4
MFGE 342 - Design of Experiments 4
MFGE 362 - CAD Using Surfaces 4
MFGE - 332 Intro to CAM & CNC 4
PCE 331 - Injection Molding 4
PCE 371 - Intro Plastics Materials & Processes 5
PCE 372 - Intro to Composite Materials & Processes 5
PCE 471 - Advanced Materials & Characterization 4
PCE 472 - Advanced Composites 4
PCE 431 - Advanced Materials & Processes 4
PCE 461 - Tooling for Plastics Processing 4
PCE 491 - Project Research 4
PCE 492 - Project Proposal 2
PCE 493 - Project Implementation 4

Technical Electives (13 required credits) - see Plan of Study for approved technical electives