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The Minor in Manufacturing

Course Requirements for the Minor: 23-26 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

3 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of GE Pathway Foundation Quantitative Reasoning required for all majors.
An overview of the operations function in organizations; topics include operations strategy, manufacturing philosophies, process selection, supply chain management, inventory management, forecasting, production planning and control, capacity planning, material requirements planning, quality management and project management. 3 hours lecture. (005774)
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of manufacturing processes with an emphasis on using sustainable practices. Students gain an understanding of the principle manufacturing materials and processes, learn how to solve manufacturing problems, and understand how Life Cycle Analysis and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle principles can be integrated into manufacturing processes. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (005149)
Prerequisites: OSCM 306 or faculty permission.
This course is also offered as OSCM 451 .
The study and application of the quality management process in both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy. Topics include process analysis and improvement, statistical process control, cost of quality, quality measurement, and quality in the global marketplace. 3 hours lecture. (005784)

1-2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: Diagnostic assessment of fundamental knowledge for MS Operating System, Office, and Adobe software.
Develops the graphic communication knowledge and skills needed by the construction management professional. Establishes a working vocabulary of symbols, details, and views used in construction drawings. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002056)

Or the following group of courses may be selected:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Corequisites: MECH 100L.
Introduction to engineering graphics. Orthographic projection, auxiliary views, isometric views, dimensioning, tolerancing, drawing standards, working drawings, free-hand sketching, solid modeling. 1 hour discussion. (015811)
Corequisites: MECH 100.
Introduction to solid modeling using a parametric, feature-based application software, SolidWorks. Solid modeling of parts and assemblies, detail and assembly drawings. 3 hours laboratory. (020257)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
Solutions to systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, combinatorics, probability, binomial and normal distributions. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005521)
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, and either 1/2 year of high school trigonometry or MATH 118 (may be taken concurrently).
Functions and graphs, including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Systems of equations and inequalities, polar and parametric equations, complex numbers, and analytic trigonometry. 4 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005504)
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or college equivalent); first-year freshmen who successfully completed trigonometry and precalculus in high school can meet this prerequisite by achieving a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.
Limits and continuity. The derivative and applications to related rates, maxma and minima, and curve sketching. Transcendental functions. An introduction to the definite integral and area. 4 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005506)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: For Business Administration majors: MATH 107.
For others: Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement. Descriptive statistics, sampling theory, statistical inference and tests of hypotheses, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, simple regression and correlation, and multiple regression and correlation. BADM 103 and MATH 108 are equivalent courses and each may be substituted for the other. 3 hours discussion. (015718)
Prerequisites: MATH 121, junior standing.
Analysis of alternatives by basic engineering economic methods and applications of statistics including probability, sampling theory and data analysis, and tests of hypotheses. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (001495)
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
Summary of numerical data, elementary probability, distributions, and introduction to statistical inference. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005501)
Prerequisites: For business administration students: MATH 107. For other students: completion of GE Pathway Foundation Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
Descriptive statistics, sampling theory, statistical inference and tests of hypotheses, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, simple regression and correlation, and multiple regression and correlation. MATH 108 and BADM 103 are equivalent courses and each may be substituted for the other. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (001042)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: CMGT 450.
Includes critical path method techniques, planning, logic, scheduling and updating, diagramming, analysis, and the use of computer for scheduling. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (002078)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, MECH 200, MECH 340. Recommended: CIVL 302, MECA 380, MECH 308, MECH 338.
System design methods applied to mechanical systems. Group design projects. Consideration of the manufacturing cost, and environmental and social impact. Oral and written presentation of results. Initial design of the capstone design project to be continued in MECH 440B. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours supervision. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005433)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, EECE 237, MECH 200, MECH 340. Recommended: CIVL 302, MECA 380.
System design methods applied to mechatronic systems. Group design projects. Consideration of the manufacturing cost, and environmental and social impact. Oral and written presentation of results. Initial design of the capstone design project to be continued in MECA 440B. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours supervision. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005656)
Using a combination of theory and application, this course focuses on the human side of organizations, including issues of 1) making good decisions, 2) enhancing performance, 3) steering through a turbulent global environment, 4) combining and unifying multiple business functions and 5) enabling change. Students gain an understanding of management and how and why organizations are structured. The themes of quality, technology, ethics, and adaptation are emphasized. 3 hours lecture. (005704)
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Current supervisory and managerial procedures used in industry by supervisors, managers, field and sales representatives, and inspectors. Societal aspects of manufacturing along with industrial waste stream management are discussed. 3 hours discussion. (005255)

1-2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
Survey of polymer chemistry, mechanical properties, and industrial processing of thermoplastics with emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005146)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: SMFG 160 with a grade of C- or higher. Recommended: PHYS 202A.
A study of the industrial applications of material-removal technology. Emphasis will be placed on the management of the application of the technology, including the application of sustainable materials, consumables and power management. Units involving the physics of metal-cutting, cutting-tool materials and geometry, conventional and semi-automatic machine tools, and cost-estimating are included. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005212)

Or the following group of courses may be selected:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MECH 100 and MECH 100L.
Drawing standards, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, working drawings, product data management, intermediate solid modeling, introduction to Rapid Prototyping and specialized graphic applications. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (015854)
Prerequisites: MATH 105, MECH 200.
Advanced solid modeling techniques, quality assurance (inspection, metrology, coordinate measuring machines, statistical process control, six sigma), and design considerations (design for manufacturing, rapid prototyping). 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (015853)
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