Polymer Specialty - Certificate

The Polymer Specialty Certificate is designed to provide a strong interdisciplinary educational program for undergraduate engineering and suitably prepared science students interested in pursuing a polymer career. The certificate will also provide knowledge to reduce the training time required to turn Texas A&M students into productive members of the industrial workforce. This program is the first of its kind offered in the State of Texas and is administered by the Polymer Technology Center. No schools in the State of Texas offer a formal polymer curriculum, despite the significant role the polymer industry plays in the state’s economy.

For additional information, contact the Polymer Specialty Certificate coordinator or Engineering Academic and Student Affairs, Engineering Activities Building B, (979) 845-7200.

Select two of the following:6
Polymer Nanocomposites and their Applications
Multifunctional Materials
Polymeric Biomaterials
Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Engineering with Plastics
Processing and Characterization of Polymers
Polymer Physical Properties
Flow and Fracture of Polymeric Solids
Polymer Chemistry
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Viscoelastic Materials
Elements of Composite Materials
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Polymer Laboratories 1
Polymeric Biomaterial Synthesis 1
Viscoelasticity of Solids and Structures I 1
Colloidal and Interfacial Systems
Total Semester Credit Hours12
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Up to 3 hours of credit can be substituted with research emphasizing polymers (provided polymer coursework has been initiated). Research must be approved by the director of the Polymer Technology Center.

Students should take at least 2 courses outside their department to receive the Polymer Certificate.