PLST2007 Properties and Tests of Selected Plastics

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental methods of identifying plastics, laboratory testing of plastic materials, testing specifications and measurement systems used in the plastics industry. Hands on training in setup and operation of many types of destructive and non-destructive instruments will be emphasized.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

PLST1008

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Classify materials identification methods
Identify plastics testing agencies
Practice mechanical properties testing
Practice physical properties testing
Practice thermal properties testing
Practice environmental properties testing
Practice optical properties testing
Practice electrical properties testing
Practice chemical properties testing
Figure out processing characteristics tests

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3

lab:

1