Packaging systems are used just about everywhere; for protecting food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, automobile, and electronics. Large and small companies in these fields need you to design and produce creative packaging materials to transport and protect products, market those products to the public, and ultimately to allow the packaging materials to be re-used or recycled.
Internship and Co-ops are an internal part of the curriculum to provide real life practical experience in the industry environment.
Packaging is the third largest industry in the US. The global market size of the packaging and containtainer industry is $420 billion
and it is forecasted to grow to $439 billion by 2014. The size and diversity of the Packaging Systems and Design field means that there are a large number of employment opportunities for graduates in the area. These opportunities range from Packaging Engineers to Packaging Managers, Packaging Development Scientists, and Designers.
Find out what courses to take this fall if you are interested in Packaging Systems and Design.