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The Minor in Manufacturing

Course Requirements for the Minor: 22-25 units

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

5 courses required:

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)
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)
A modern introduction to fundamental manufacturing practices as well as cutting-edge industrial manufacturing process advancements. Hands-on practice in traditional and advanced manufacturing methods. Integration of Life Cycle Assessment and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle principles. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (005149)
Prerequisites: OSCM 306 or faculty permission; MATH 105 or MATH 108 for Business majors only.
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 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.
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: GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready, 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: GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready; 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
An introductory survey of macroeconomic analysis. Use of fundamental economic concepts to analyze the over-all economy. Determination of gross national product, rates of unemployment, problems of inflation, recession, and the use of governmental policies. Discussion of current problems. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (002636)
Prerequisite: GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.
Summary of numerical data, distributions, linear regression, and introduction to statistical inference. Statistical software is used. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005501)
Prerequisite: GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready.
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. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (001042)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: CMGT 332, CMGT 360W.
This course involves the study of the methods used to plan and control construction projects. Critical path scheduling techniques, project planning processes, Lean practices of scheduling, and schedule diagramming are developed. Students create and update cash and resource loaded digital schedules using current industry scheduling software. Schedule update reports are analyzed and narratives produced. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002078)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, MECH 200; MECH 340 with a grade of C- or higher. Recommended: MECA 380, MECH 308, MECH 338.
Design methods applied to mechanical systems. Group design projects. Project planning and management, manufacturing cost control, and environmental and social impact. Oral and written presentation of design results. Needs, resources, and technology for continuing self-education as professional engineers. Initial stage of the capstone design project to be continued in MECH 440B. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours supervision. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (005433)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, EECE 237, MECH 200; MECH 340 with a grade of C- or higher. Recommended: MECA 380.
Design methods applied to mechatronic systems. Group design projects. Project planning and management, manufacturing cost control, and environmental and social impact. Oral and written presentation of design results. Needs, resources, and technology for continuing self-education as professional engineers. Initial stage of the capstone design project to be continued in MECA 440B. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours supervision. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (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 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MECH 100 and MECH 100L.
A study of advanced topics in Engineering Graphics. Concepts include drawing standards, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, working drawings, model based definition, intermediate to advanced solid modeling, advanced assemblies, renderings, animations, equations, and design considerations. Preparation for advanced certifications in Engineering Graphics. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (015854)
Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111. Recommended: MECH 210.
Survey of polymer chemistry, mechanical properties, and industrial processing of thermoplastics with emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (022071)
Prerequisites: MECH 100, MATH 119 or MATH 120, SMFG 160 with a grade of C- or higher. Recommended: MATH 105, PHYS 202A.
industrial applications of material-removal and associated inspection technologies. Emphasis on traditional and advanced manufacturing methods applied to conventional and semi-automatic machine tools. Additional topics include, inspection, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, process control, sustainable materials, cost estimation, and power management. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005212)
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
This course familiarizes students with techniques for managing technical projects while they design, plan, and implement a manufacturing project through the mock-up stage. Students work in groups on projects of mutual interest to gain experience in planning and updating schedules. Students learn to define requirements, estimate and manage resources, and structure decisions and trade-offs. Discussion includes global project management and supply chain responsibility. Emphasis is placed on group dynamics in communication and problem solving. 3 hours lecture. (005291)
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