Packaging Engineering Technology

The Packaging Engineering Technology degree program prepares students for careers in corrugated and paperboard packaging. This industry is growing and has a significant presence in Pennsylvania. This four-year degree program will develop well-rounded, critical-thinking, and problem-solving technology professionals who are prepared to meet the industry needs of our region, the Commonwealth, and the nation.

The world comes packaged to you!

You'll learn about design and structure of modern packaging - a growing industry.

Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering Technology

The Packaging Engineering Technology degree program focuses on the application of scientific, technological, industrial design, and business principles to the development of packages and packaging materials. This includes raw material production, conversion of raw materials into usable forms, industrial design, distribution, and post-use recycling and reuse. This program includes instruction and hands-on technical experiences related to the principles of packaging, materials testing, graphic and structural package design, prototype construction, print for packaging, manufacturing, as well as related business and marketing concepts including regulation and quality control.

  • Hours of Operation

    Office Hours:
    7:30am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday


  • Download the Info
    PET Information SheetClick on the image or click here to download the Packaging Engineering Technology Program Information Sheet.
  • Top Four Reasons

    Top Four Reasons to Choose Packaging Engineering Technology at Millersville U.

    1. There is opportunity for high-paying jobs.
    2. Stability. There is always a need for packaging.
    3. The industry employs a wide variety of people.
    4. This innovative field requires thinkers and designers.

  • PET Program Coordinator
    Dr. Mark SnyderDr. Mark Snyder is the program coordinator for the Packaging Engineering Technology program. Please email Dr. Snyder if you have any questions about the PET program or if you would like more information. His email address is
  • Laboratory Facilities

    Osburn Hall is uniquely equipped to teach packaging development and design using hands-on, project-based learning. Packaging Engineering Technology students have access to several classroom and laboratory facilities such as:
    • Package Engineering lab
    • CAD lab
    • Research and Development area
    • Digital Publishing lab
    • Print Production lab