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|DPT0050||Diploma in Packaging Technology||School of Business & IT|
This is a three months course will be offered by the Institute of Packaging (SA), and widely recognised by the packaging industry in GCC. It is accredited by the World Packaging Organisation, and by the IOP: Packaging Society (UK) (formerly known as the British Institute of Packaging), as well as the Australian Institute of Packaging.
‘Packaging’ is a multi-faceted discipline and science, requiring the packaging specialist to have an all round understanding of both technical and business related aspects. This course addresses these needs and is suitable for both the newcomer to the field as well as the more experienced.
The course will begin by reviewing the major business aspects that the packaging specialist requires to be conversant with, from economics to marketing. The course majors on the technical aspects of packaging covering the essentials of protection and preservation for a wide variety of consumer and industrial goods, from the factory to the final consumer, in particular the requirements of foodstuffs, pharmaceutical and industrial goods. Other pertinent aspects addressed are graphics design, printing processes, environmental aspects, legal aspects, specifications and materials handling.
The need to understand and utilise ‘Packaging’ cost effectively and efficiently underpins most positions in the packaging, printing and related industries. The course therefore is applicable to people in the following positions: sales, marketing, design, technical, production, quality control, R&D, buyers, warehouse managers and logistics managers. It is popularly attended by both packaging converters and users of packaging, including retailers.
The course will runs with a duration of about 3 months, with usually one or 2 sessions (lectures) per week. It sets a high standard academically with 5 tests and 2 exams during its duration, A ‘packaging assignment’, spread over approximately a 3 months period, which each student is required to research and report on. Potential students (most of whom are working people) should be aware that the course imposes a fairly severe academic work load on participants – that is, it is no “walkover” academically, and this needs to be weighed up carefully in regard to their employment work load.
The 3 months diploma has been developed over many years to meet the particular needs of the packaging industry in GCC. It is bench marked against similar first level ‘packaging’ courses offered in Britain, USA, and Australasia.
A three months course – lectures will be held every week in the major lecture center in Dubai.
However, additional practical course work may on occasions be required at other times by agreement with the students.
Business aspects of Packaging
Product Handling and Packaging
Graphics (summarised, as this is a wide field)
Provided a student achieves the necessary pass mark in 5 tests throughout the course, in mid and course end examinations, in a practical student assignment, he / she will receive the ETHRAA official Diploma in Packaging Technology. A pass mark is 50%.
Our lecturers will be drawn from both the academic field, and from practising professionals within the packaging industry. Students therefore receive not only theoretical input but benefit from contact with practical people with hard won knowledge and experience in their fields.
A proficiency in the English language, and maths and science (normally at about grade 12 level) is advisable if the student is to cope with the course requirements.
Bearing in mind the number of potential students whose mother tongue is NOT English, we ask that this proficiency be testified to in writing by the employer’, in support of the students enrolment application.
The purpose of these requirements is to give the student the best chance of success and to avoid the payment of fees by a student (or employer) where the student has little chance of completing the course successfully.