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Packaging Concentration - Engineering Management (BS)

E-commerce has fueled the growth of the packaging industry, which is now the third largest industry in the world. Packaging comprises everything from food boxes and bags to containers that transport hazardous materials. Our Concentration in Packaging is a technical and science-based program that incorporates various aspects of packaging from materials and processes through system development and testing.

Program Highlights

Choice in Engineering Focus

The Engineering Management major is a great option if you discover, during your study of engineering, that you are most interested in the management aspects of engineering. You'll build a strong foundation in engineering knowledge, then develop the skills you need to manage people and processes in engineering.

Internships with Major Corporations

A required internship during your study provides you with first-hand management experience. CBU Engineering Management (Packaging Concentration) students have interned with businesses including:

  • FedEx
  • International Paper
  • Microport Orthopedics
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Wright Medical

What You’ll Study

The Packaging Concentration requires 122 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education and liberal arts courses, plus courses in:

  • Chemistry
  • Packaging
  • Healthcare packaging
  • Digital imaging
  • Engineering

The academic catalog lists all course requirements for this program.


The base salary for a packaging engineer ranges from $56,393 to $72,730 with an average base salary of $64,591. Positions include:

  • Packaging engineers
  • Packaging laboratory technicians
  • Packaging development engineers
  • Packaging managers


Engineering Management faculty will guide you through your program and give you help and support.

Is Engineering Management for You?

The Engineering Management major combines two sets of skills. You’ll excel in this field if you:

  • Adapt quickly to new information or situations
  • Communicate well verbally and in written communications
  • Can delegate well to others
  • Possess strong technical and business skills
  • Have good people skills

Related Programs

You may be interested in another CBU program:

Master of Science in Engineering Management

Five Year BS/MSEM Program

The School of Engineering also offers an accelerated five-year BS/MSEM program that allows you to combine a bachelor of science (technical) with a master of science (management) degree that you can complete in five years.

Contact Us

Dr. Siripong Malasri, Professor, Healthcare Packaging Consortium Director, or (901) 321-3419

Next Steps

Ready to take the next step toward becoming a CBU student?
Schedule a visit, request more information, or apply online.