Id | AP-21-894

Plastic Engineering

Plastic Engineering

DURATION: 1,275 HOURS (13 Months)

The technician is involved from design to the finished product, including the assembly and adjustment of plastic processing machines.

From specifications, he works on a computer to develop a three-dimensional product. Then he has tests carried out, in particular by subjecting the plastic to defined temperature or pressure parameters.

Average Annual Salary

CAD 54,080

Course Summary


  • Develop and interpret plans, drawings and technical specifications, prepared using traditional methods or computer aided (CAD).
  • Prepare estimates of costs and materials required as well as work schedules, and write reports.
  • Test and analyze machinery, attachments and equipment to determine performance, power, stress resistance and other characteristics.
  • Design molds, tools, dies, jigs and accessories used in manufacturing.
  • Supervise and monitor projects and inspect mechanical installations.


  • Very practical training that matches the needs of the market.
  • Work placement at the end of the program increasing your chances of employment.
  • Team of experienced teachers.
  • Personalized framing | Proximity to teachers.
  • State-of-the-art equipment.
  • 3D printer lab available to students.

Course Grid

First Session

202-223-RA | Elements of chemistry (45 hours)

The aim of this course is to expose the basic principles which link atoms to monomers. To do this, certain concepts will be reviewed (eg: subatomic particles, chemical bonds, etc.) and new ones will be introduced (eg: electronic configurations, atomic orbitals, etc.). In this way, all students will have the necessary tools to complete the next course, Polymer Chemistry.

211-2B6-RA | Production of plastic parts (90 hours)

This course will be used to make the student autonomous to operate an extruder to make tubes and an injection molding machine. An interesting feature of this course is that the student will do his apprenticeship in an industrial context with the school factory “Plastic-production activities” which is located in the department of plastic engineering techniques.

211-443-RA | Analysis of plastic objects (45 hours)

This course will cover the basic knowledge in order to start a training in plastics. The student will find there a basic training on polymer materials, the various processing processes in industry and the learning of related terms. In addition, it will be possible to see the 3 major fields of expertise related to the plastics industry, namely production, design, and research and development. This will allow the student to become familiar with these three niches. New additive manufacturing technologies will also be discussed since they are now an integral part of the field of plastics.

241-274-RA | Mechanical maintenance (60 hours)

The future plastics technician must understand, develop or modify concepts and mechanical mechanisms related to his specific field of employment. It can be modification work on moulds for plastic parts, adaptation work of power transmission mechanisms at his workplace, designing simple tools, performing maintenance on machinery or quite simply to understand mechanically the functioning of a mechanism. This course mainly covers the main families of metals, the different mechanical manufacturing processes and notions of simple maintenance, but essential for the proper functioning of the machinery.

242-226-RA | Introduction to computer-assisted drawing (90 hours)

In the field of plastics, the use of CAD software has become essential for the design of plastic parts as well as moulds. With these 3D design software, it is possible to produce interrelated part and assembly documents allowing rapid modifications while avoiding many errors. This software has a wide variety of part shaping tools and functions specific to the field of plastics. Such software, which is parametric, allows for increased flexibility for pervasive modifications in any design process. 3D drawing software is very efficient and more and more used in industry, always on the lookout for efficient and productive technologies. This course is an introduction to 3D drawing as well as an understanding of technical drawing. All the basic design functions of the software used will be seen, while integrating the concepts of drawing a drawing.

Second Session

201-253-RA | Mathematics applied to plastics (45 hours)

This course aims to make the student able to effectively handle certain mathematical concepts related to his professional orientation, and to prepare for the differential calculus course. The emphasis is as much on modelling and problem solving as on the interpretation of the results. Here are examples of concepts from this course:

  • Scientific and engineering notations.
  • Converting units of measure.
  • Affine model and systems of linear equations.
  • Angle measurements and angular velocities.
  • Trigonometry of right triangles.
  • Surfaces and volumes.
  • Vectors and forces.
  • Exponential function and logarithms.
  • Descriptive statistics and probabilities.
  • Binomial, Poisson and normal distributions.

202-243-RA | Polymer chemistry (45 hours)

This course will allow the student to acquire knowledge so that he can explain the physical and mechanical properties of polymer materials from their chemical characteristics. The practical part of this course will also allow the student to synthesize, analyse and identify polymer materials.

211-2E4-RA | Design of extrusion and blow moulding tools (60 hours)

This course follows the basics of drawing and learning drawing software. In addition, we will be able to rely on the elementary notions of mechanics; type of machining, type of tools and metals.

Tooling design in this course will focus on extrusion and blowing only. In general, a die or a blow mold is a processing tool comprising a cavity intended to receive a liquid material, more or less fluid, and to shape it in order to obtain an object whose design has been designed determined in advance. In this perspective, the study will focus on the tooling to be designed from an existing part or from a part drawing, eventually the demand will come or will be comparable to the industry.

Third Session

203-303-RA | Study of movement (45 hours)

In this course, the student will learn the concepts of mechanics which is the science of the movement of bodies, mainly the following components: kinematics and dynamics.

Kinematics is a part of mechanics allowing the description, over time, of the movement of simple or complex physical systems in one, two or three-dimensional space. The three main elements of kinematics are position, speed and acceleration. In kinematics, we write the mathematical relations that describe the movement examined and studied experimentally.

Dynamics, on the other hand, is concerned with the causes that are at the source of movement or that influence movement. Briefly put, dynamics provide the mathematical laws that relate forces to motion.

211-2H3-RA | Simple injection tools (45 hours)

The teaching of production tools dedicated to the injection process mainly aims to understand and optimize their operation. This course also aims to train technicians sufficiently qualified to work and stimulate innovation in this sector of activity. This course also aims to acquire the knowledge and know-how required to carry out the design and 3D modelling of a simple injection tooling from a 3D model of a plastic part.

211-265-RA | Characterization of plastics (75 hours)

The main objective of this course is to allow the student to know the physico-chemical behaviour of plastics and to understand the relationships that exist between their structure and their properties. It also provides the student with the necessary knowledge on polymers so that he can anticipate their behaviour during their transformation, but also during their commissioning as a finished object. They will allow him to make a judicious choice of material when designing plastic objects.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to identify a general-purpose polymer and name its main characteristics. He must understand and interpret a technical sheet in both French and English. He will be able to choose adequately the measuring and control devices necessary for any study of the properties of a polymer, to carry out the tests according to the prescribed standards and to draw the relevant conclusions. He should be able to consolidate his observations into a technical, precise and concise report.

Fourth Session

201-FBR-RA | Calculation in TGM (75 hours)

Through the concepts of derivative and integral, the student will take a further step towards the understanding of complex physical systems, towards the optimality of solutions to various problems, and towards an increased capacity of mathematical and logical reasoning applicable in all fields. . Here are examples of concepts from this course:

  • Derivatives of algebraic functions.
  • Derivatives of compound functions.
  • Successive derivatives.
  • Implicit derivation.
  • Derivative of exponential functions.
  • Derivative of logarithmic functions.
  • Derivative of trigonometric functions.
  • Derivative of inverse trigonometric functions.

203-293-RA | Balance and analysis of structures (45 hours)

This course will allow the student to know the forces which act on a part or inside it is important to properly design this part or to predict its behaviour in service. Theoretical calculations make it possible to avoid a potentially long and expensive empirical approach carried out by trial and error. Static physics makes it possible to theoretically design a part on a simple sheet of paper from elementary calculations.

In this course, different subjects will be covered. These elements will be introduced sequentially: vector computation, the equilibrium of a material point, the notion of moment of force, the equilibrium of an extended body, 2D lattices, the mechanical properties of materials as well as the stresses and strains.

211-2J4-RA | Complex injection tools (60 hours)

This course aims mainly to understand and optimize complex mechanical systems as well as to present new technologies allowing to increase the quality of the produced parts and the productivity. This course also aims to train highly qualified technicians to stimulate innovation and creativity in this sector of activity. Finally, the teaching of this course allows to acquire the knowledge and the know-how required to carry out the design and the 3D modelling of a complex injection tooling from a plastic part model.

211-343-RA | Surface modelling and parameterization (45 hours)

This course provides the knowledge and know-how required to carry out the design and 3D modelling of a parting line as well as the design of complex plastic parts. In addition, programming CAD software (also known as “parametrization”) has become an essential tool that considerably reduces the time required to design production tooling. Finally, this course aims to train highly qualified technicians who will be able to stimulate innovation and creativity in the injection tooling design sector.

Fifth Session

211-384-RA | Finite element simulation for plastic (60 hours)

The objective of this course is to train highly qualified technicians in the field of plastic product and tooling design and to optimize the moulding parameters of production equipment. Given the close links that exist between the design of a part, the design and manufacture of the tooling, the process and the material, it is essential that a plastics technician be able to fully understand the various steps involved constitute the process of developing a new plastic product.

211-408-RA | Plastic part design project (120 hours)

This course is a unique opportunity for the student to experience these different stages of the product development process through a work environment that reproduces as closely as possible the industrial context. This course is condensed over a period of 5 weeks to the height of approximately 28 hours of work per week in order to reproduce the work environment of a project manager and a designer of plastic parts working within the plastics industry.

211-473-RA | One-piece plastic design (45 hours)

This course provides the knowledge and know-how required to imagine an innovative concept that meets a need, make a judicious choice of material and carry out 3D modelling with the help of CAD software. In addition, the use of new work techniques (eg: simultaneous engineering) and new technologies (eg: 3D printer, 3D scanner) which now greatly accelerate the development process.

Sixth Session

211-42A-RA | Tooling design project for industry (180 hours)

This course allows you to acquire the know-how required to imagine innovative mechanical systems that meet a need and to carry out 3D modelling with the help of CAD software. In addition, the use of new work techniques (eg: simultaneous engineering) and new technologies (eg: 3D mouse, 3D scanner) now greatly accelerates the development process.

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