Plastic & Polymer Engineering - College of Engineering Roorkee

Plastic & Polymer Engineering

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VISION

The department of Plastic & Polymer Engineering aspires to achieve excellence by imparting world class education and training to students to cater the growing needs of plastics, rubber industries, manufacturing and processing sector and research institutes.

MISSION

  1. To equip aspiring students with latest developments and skills in the field of polymer science and technology, supplemented with practical oriented training to meet the challenges of various plastic industries engaged in manufacturing, processing, mold design and other research institutions.
  2. To liaise with professional societies to keep the students and faculty abreast with latest developments in the field of plastic and polymer engineering.
  3. To encourage students to pursue MOOC - NPTEL online courses for value addition.
  4. To encourage students to acquire knowledge through establishing Industry-Academia association, training and internships in India and abroad for improvement in the quality of teaching and learning.

ABOUT DEPARTMENT

The Department of Plastic and Polymer Engineering of COER is the only department which conducts B.Tech Plastic and Polymer Engineering in Uttarakhand & West UP. Plastic and Polymer Engineering is a specialized branch for engineering which involves the application of scientific and engineering principles to the  development of a wide variety of polymer products for different applications  such as packaging, home appliances, automobiles, paints, synthetic textiles, medical and surgical products, aircraft and shipping as well as defence equipment etc.

It also involves the study of structure-properties relationship, manufacturing process design of molds, various processing techniques, rheology and quality control during manufacturing and processing for plastic materials. Polymer Science and Technology is an interdisciplinary area that establishes a coherent bonding between chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and chemical, electronics, and polymer engineers. In recent years, the polymer industry is witnessing a very rapid growth.

The department offers a comprehensive and extensive course combined with the excellent infrastructural facilities. The department, besides being piloted by elite faculty, what sets it apart from the flock is the laboratories - one of the best equipped in the country. The syllabus is reviewed regularly to incorporate the cutting edge technologies prevailing in the field from time to time. The Department has justifiably provided itself on the quality of its academic programs and is keeping pace with the latest developments in engineering education. The Plastic and Polymer Engineering department has been producing exceptional academic results on a consistent basis ever since its inception. The Department endeavors to produce confident professionals tuned to real time working environment. The Department offers excellent academic environment with a team of highly qualified faculty members to inspire the students to develop their technical skills and inculcate the spirit of team work in them. The primary focus of our curriculum is to impart technical know-how to students, promote their problem solving skills and also to guide and motivate them to come up with innovations in latest technological domains. Industrial visits and Educational tours are made an integral part of the curriculum to familiarize the students with the industrial environments, working conditions and great industrial developments. The students of the Department get placed in premier Indian and multinational core Polymer manufacturing and processing companies and go on to attain prestigious positions. Many of our students are also pursuing Masters/Doctorate from NITs/IITs.

Hence, Polymer engineering is emerging as one of the most important fields of engineering. This has increased a great demand of qualified personnel in this field. This department, established in the year 2014 has consistently served as a genesis of engineers of excellent caliber in the field of Plastic and Polymer Engineering.

Full Time Degree Program:

B.Tech: Plastic and Polymer Engineering (Duration: 04 years)

B.Tech: Plastic and Polymer Engineering (Duration: 03 years) (Lateral Entry)

Program Outcomes (POs)

PO1Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO2 Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO3 Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO4 Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5 Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO6 The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO7 Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO8 Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO9 Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO10 Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO11 Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO12 Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO1To enhance the foundation and the knowledge base of students in various fields of Plastic and polymer engineering and to make them capable for effectively analyzing and solving the problems associated in this field.
PEO2To train students in such a way that they can develop core competency to be successful in industry or research laboratory and motivate them to pursue higher studies and research in interrelated areas and should function effectively in the multicultural and multidisciplinary groups for the sustainable development and growth of the individual.
PEO3To encourage the students to take up real life and/or research related problems and to create innovative solutions of these problems through comprehensive analysis and designing.
PEO4To provide an academic environment that gives adequate opportunity to the students to inculcate culture of professionalism, ethical conduct, team work with good communication skills needed for their successful professional career.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

PSO1The students will acquire comprehensive understanding of concepts, analysis, operation and performance of all major aspects of plastic and polymer engineering such as polymer synthesis, material testing, characterization, analysis, mold design, and property evaluation.
PSO2The student will have rigorous training on experimental support to the theoretical concepts, so as to enable them to launch their start-ups in the field of polymer engineering.
PSO3The students will have knowledge of designing and other analytical tools such as ANSYS, CAD/CAM/CAE, CATIA, SCILAB, MATLAB, MINITAB for developing designs, modelling and simulation and analysis of testing results.
PSO4The students will have acquired ability to understand the scope of research work in major streams such as mold design, plastic packaging, composites, drug delivery.

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