Plastics Research and Education Center

Overview of Our Program

Ball State University is the only Indiana university offering a bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering technology (MET) with an emphasis in plastics. The MET program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

As a student in our program, you will gain practical, real-world experience by working directly with local companies on industrial projects and research activities. Internship opportunities with these companies can give you even more hands-on experience.

You can gain even more experience by becoming a member of Ball State's chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

The plastics emphasis within the Department of Industry and Technology at Ball State consists of

  • plastics materials' properties and applications
  • plastics testing
  • plastics processing

Plastics Research and Education Center
Applied Technology Building (AT), room 134
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5695