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TLMT351 - Packaging

Course Details

Course Code: TLMT351 Course ID: 3333 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines the role of packaging marking and labeling as part of the physical distribution process. It examines inner, outer, and intermediate packing, packaging media, dunnage, lading and ISO & non-ISO containers. Topics include: packaging as containment; packaging as a physical barrier, packaging as an impediment to in-transit visibility and handling; packaging as a carrier of arachnids, nematodes and plant and animal life; and contaminated packaging incompatibilities.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/21 - 06/03/22 06/06/22 - 07/31/22 Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/22 - 07/29/22 08/01/22 - 09/25/22 Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

  1. Examine packaging as a profession and examine the resources available to individuals in the packaging profession.
  2. Compare the various frameworks for packaging design, function, research, and planning of a package.
  3. Examine the challenges in the typical transport and distribution chain and the use of structural packaging design as a solution.
  4. Examine various types of packaging materials.
  5. Examine handling and transportation systems.
  6. Identify hazardous materials packaging and packaging issues.
  7. Interpret Hazardous Materials regulations with respect to liability, unique packaging requirements and bulk packaging
  8. Evaluate the challenges and solutions of packaging as a communication tool; the technical elements of labeling, marking, and coding; and the printing methods
  9. Apply environmental, health, and safety (EHS) solutions for safe packaging
  10. Evaluate the Packaging Function at an organizational Level.
  11. Examine the use of Package Testing and its role in the design process.
  12. Examine the use of barcodes and RFID in packaging.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

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Book Title:Packaging Design: Successful Product Branding from Concept to Shelf - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Lib
Unit Cost:$15.00
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Emergency Response Guidebook, 2016 - available free online
Publication Info:Claitor's Law Books and Publishing
Author:US Department of Transportation
Unit Cost:$8.45

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.