14:440 Engineering Courses

14:440:100 Introduction to Engineering (1) Brief overview of each of the specific fields of engineering offered as degree programs at the school. Describes the major fields of study, as well as the engineering profession in general. Graded Pass/No Credit.

14:440:107 Methods of Inquiry for Engineers (E3) Study skills. A system of thinking strategies and critical and analytical thinking skills applicable across the engineering curriculum.

14:440:125 Engineering Exploration (3) Discipline based, engineering design, project course for first-year engineering students.

14:440:127 Introduction to Computers for Engineers (3) Introduction to MATLAB, a powerful programming package for engineers and scientists. Students will learn the fundamentals of MATLAB, how to write programs in MATLAB, and how to solve engineering problems using MATLAB. Emphasis on problem-solving skills and mathematical tools of importance in engineering. Prerequisite: Some prior programming experience is preferred.

14:440:191 Honors Introduction to Engineering  I (3) Covers the same material as 14:440:100 but in a more thorough and demanding fashion. Open only to honors program participants.

14:440:221 Engineering Mechanics: Statics (3) Classification of systems of forces and their resultants; geometrical and analytical conditions for the equilibrium of force systems; frames and trusses; friction; parabolic and catenary cables; centers of gravity. Prerequisites: 01:640:151 or 153 or 191; and 01:750:115 or 123 or 203.

14:440:222 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics (3) Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies; rectangular, path, and polar descriptions. Relative motion. Kinetics of particles, particle systems, and rigid bodies; equations of motion, principles of work and energy, linear and angular impulse and momentum. Impact. Prerequisites: 01:640:152 or 154 or 192 or 50:640:122 or 21:640:136; and 14:440:221 or 291; and 01:750:124 (or equivalent). Spring 2015 syllabus

14:440:291 Honors Engineering Mechanics: Statics (3) Covers the same material as 14:440:221 but in a more thorough and demanding fashion. Open only to honors program participants.

14:440:292 Honors Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics (3) Covers the same material as 14:440:222 but in a more thorough and demanding fashion. Open only to honors program participants.

14:440:301 Introduction to Packaging Engineering (3) General introduction of packaging engineering in various packaging engineering areas such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foods, consumer products, and specialty products, and manufacturers of various packaging materials and packages. Prerequisites: 01:160:160, 01:640:152, and 14:440:221.

14:440:302 CAD For Packaging Engineering (3) Detailed instructions for designing a variety of package structures and packaging mechanisms with SolidWorks. Design examples and projects are discussed using simplified versions of real-world designs. Prerequisite: 14:440:301.

14:440:371 Packaging Evaluation Methods (3) Evaluation methods of typical packaging materials. Typical packaging materials' characteristics and behaviors in the form of actual packaging used in the real world of industries. Fundamental packaging materials to be studied are paper and paperboards, plastics, glass, and metals according to their various industrial applications. Provides students with tools necessary for use in packaging evaluation in all forms of real-world packaging design. Students gain knowledge of how to justify an application of a specific packaging material before use. Prerequisites: 14:440:222 and 301.

14:440:373 Packaging Manufacturing (3) General manufacturing principles of packaging materials and packages prior to use such as paper and paperboards and their converted forms, plastics and their converted forms, glass containers, and metal containers through lectures and field trips to actual manufacturing sites. Emphasis on products, packaging materials and containers, methods to fill containers, and distribution of filled containers. Prerequisites: 14:440:222 and 301.

14:440:378 Sustainable Packaging (3) Packaging design must be able to "protect, inform, and sell" the product with minimal ecoimpact. This course covers the packaging industry's global landscape for sustainability and introduces Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and scorecard tools. Case studies and LCA tools will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will learn how to make smart and informed decisions at all points throughout the packaging design process. Prerequisite: 14:440:301.

14:440:403 Safety Engineering in Packaging (3) An introduction to the principles in safety engineering to design, maintain, and manage a workplace free from hazard for general and packaging engineering. Mechanical hazards, fall and lifting hazards, climatic and environmental hazards, electrical hazards, fire and explosive hazards, pressure hazards, ventilation hazards, and the design of specialty building/facilities. Problems and solutions in designing and constructing hazard-free environments are presented including OSHA requirements and consensus standards. Prerequisite: 14:440:301.

14:440:406 Packaging Printing and Decoration (3) This course covers both traditional analog printing methods and the state-of-the-art technological infrastructure for digital printing. The complexities of digital data, digital prepress operations, printing techniques, and finishing options are studied. Discussion of customer-defined quality management, including introductions to total quality management (TQM) and statistical process control (SPC) techniques, is also included. Prerequisites: 14:440:301 and 302.

14:440:408 Pharmaceutical Packaging (3) Finishing and packaging systems in the pharmaceutical industry and the processes leading up to the final package. Starting with the general scope of facility layout, ergonomics, and maintenance of processing and packaging equipment, the student will move on to the finishing and packaging operations. Design and operation of packaging equipment will be detailed and discussed as it applies to the various facets of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Semester paper project will require students to select a subject and prepare a paper on approaching the selected topic. Prerequisites: 14:440:301 and 01:160:209 or 307.

14:440:419 Innovative Design (3) First of a two-semester design sequence in packaging engineering. Prerequisites: 14:332:301 and 302.

14:440:420 Senior Design Project (3) Seniors work in teams to design solutions to real-life packaging problems. Written report and oral presentation. Prerequisites: 14:440:301 and 419.

14:440:468 Packaging Machinery (3) General principles of packaging machinery used in production of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foods, consumer products, and other products. Complete packaging line from reception of product to be packed through all related functions required to achieve a complete set of packaged products ready to leave the point of production including health and legal requirements. Students perform their own packaging line design based on assignment of a specific product and operate machinery in the packaging machinery lab. Prerequisites: 14:440:222 and 301.

14:440:470 Packaging Engineering Lab I (2) Students apply a variety of test methods to materials to collect and analyze data and characterize materials based on results. Tests include mechanical strength tests such as tensile and compression tests of typical packaging materials, and physical tests such as water vapor and gas transmission rate tests of barrier materials. Prerequisite: 14:440:301.

14:440:471 Distribution Packaging (3) Logistics of transportation of a variety of types of packaged products from the point of manufacturing to the ultimate point of use. Product analysis as a part of the distribution packaging design. According to the modes of transportation and distribution environment, the characterization of products and their modes of packaging are harmonized into the point of optimization with regard to the packaging function and cost. Distribution package design activities are practiced with emphasis on environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging policy in materials selection and structural consideration of distribution packaging. Prerequisite: 14:440:301.

14:440:473 Packaging Engineering Lab II (2) Students apply a variety of heavy and bulky packaging test methods and practices. Tests include mechanical shock and vibration tests for products and assessment of package cushioning materials for optimization of packaging function and cost. Students learn through lab experiences how to perform various test methods required by law such as ASTM, TAPPI, ISTA, IATA, military, DOT/federal, and UN Hazardous Materials Packaging Test. Optimization of packaging design under constraints of cost, sustainability, and environmental concerns is discussed and applied. Prerequisites: 14:440:301 and 470.             

14:440:489-490 Special Problems in Packaging I,II (BA,BA) Independent study under direction of a Rutgers faculty member in the area of packaging engineering. Prerequisite: 14:440:301.