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The Minor in Manufacturing

Course Requirements for the Minor: 28-30 units

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

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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:

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Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 051 and MATH 118 at CSU, Chico).
Mechanics, properties of matter, wave motion, sound, heat. Science majors are encouraged to take PHYS 204A instead of this course. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (007394)
Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of MATH 121 (second semester of calculus) or equivalent.
Vectors, kinematics, particle dynamics, friction, work, energy, power, momentum, dynamics and statics of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation, fluids. Calculus used. A grade of C- or higher is required before progressing to either PHYS 204B or PHYS 204C. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (007401)

In addition to the above, students must select and complete one of the following groups for completion of the Minor:

Group 1- Manufacturing Processes Focus

6 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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. Formerly SMFG 160. (005149)
Prerequisites: AMAR 160 (with a grade of C- or higher), MATH 119 or MATH 120, MECH 100, PHYS 202A or PHYS 204A. Recommended: MATH 105.
Industrial applications of subtractive and additive manufacturing. Traditional and advanced material removal techniques including the physics of metal-cutting, cutting-tool materials and geometry, conventional and semi-automatic machine tools, and electrical discharge machining (EDM). Additive manufacturing topics include 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and emerging additive manufacturing, processes and technologies. Also includes cost estimating and power management as applied to industrial scale manufacturing. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 260. (005212)
Prerequisites: AMAR 260, MECH 200.
A study of computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools used in the manufacture of engineered products. Integration of computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software. Course activities utilize industrial scale CNC machining centers and lathes. Advanced manufacturing topics such as toolpath optimization and factory floor integration are introduced. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 360. (005278)
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: 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)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, junior standing.
A study of effective industrial safety and supervisory management practices used in the manufacturing industry. Supervisory and managerial procedures used in industry by supervisors, managers, field and sales representatives, and inspectors. Instruction in communication, training, organization, ethics, conflict management, safety practices, and OSHA standards. Instruction in effective technical safety documentation - gathering, organizing, and reporting industrial safety data. 3 hours discussion. 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. Formerly SMFG 352W. (005670)
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. Formerly SMFG 451. (005784)
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. Formerly SMFG 458. (005291)

Group 2- Manufacturing Materials Focus

5 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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. Formerly SMFG 160. (005149)
Prerequisites: AMAR 160 (with a grade of C- or higher), MATH 119 or MATH 120, MECH 100, PHYS 202A or PHYS 204A. Recommended: MATH 105.
Industrial applications of subtractive and additive manufacturing. Traditional and advanced material removal techniques including the physics of metal-cutting, cutting-tool materials and geometry, conventional and semi-automatic machine tools, and electrical discharge machining (EDM). Additive manufacturing topics include 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and emerging additive manufacturing, processes and technologies. Also includes cost estimating and power management as applied to industrial scale manufacturing. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 260. (005212)
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: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111, PHYS 202A or PHYS 204A.
Corequisite: MECH 210L for MECA, MECH, and AMAR majors only.
Processing, structure, properties, and performance of engineering materials. Applied knowledge of material properties as engineering design parameters. Advanced manufacturing processes, including microfabrication are discussed. 3 hours discussion. (005402)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready, Intermediate Algebra.
A survey of the principles of chemistry, primarily for students in agriculture, industry and technology, and pre-nursing. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (001826)
Prerequisites: GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Ready; second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)
Principles of chemistry for students in science and engineering programs. Topics include atoms, molecules and ions, reactions, stoichiometry, the periodic table, bonding, chemical energy, gases, and solution chemistry. The laboratory sequence supports the above topics including both qualitative and quantitative experiments, analysis of data, and error propagation. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved General Education course. (001816)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111, MECH 210 (may be taken concurrently).
Survey of polymer chemistry, mechanical properties, and industrial processing of thermoplastics with emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 316. (022071)
Prerequisite: AMAR 316.
An introduction to composite materials and processing. Topics include thermoplastic and thermoset composites, glass and carbon fiber reinforcements, biobased polymers and natural fibers, core materials, tooling, and thermoset processing equipment. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 318. (022070)
Prerequisite: EECE 315 or MECH 210.
This course introduces the manufacturing processes for various classes of nanoscale devices from logic/memory semiconductors to nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS). Study of processes including photoresist lithography, ingot growth, ion implantation, chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, and molecular beam epitaxy. Course covers the fundamental performance barriers for each material/device type and perform defect analyses to assess how defects either improve or degrade these materials. Also covered are financial aspects of nanoscale manufacturing including capital equipment costs, the financial history of these industries, return on investment, amortization, and case studies of both industry failures and successes. 3 hours lecture. Formerly SMFG 477. (021768)

Group 3- Applied Robotics Focus

3 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: EECE 344 or MECA 380.
An overview of robotics and its application to advanced manufacturing. Topics include vision, motion planning, mobile mechanisms, kinematics, dynamics, and sensors. Course activities will utilize industrial scale robots and associated hardware as well as modern simulation tools. This course will also introduce contemporary topics in robotics research and its application. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (022128)
Prerequisite: MATH 120.
The definite integral and applications to area, volume, work, differential equations, etc. Sequences and series, vectors and analytic geometry in 2 and 3-space, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. 4 hours discussion. (005507)
Prerequisite: MATH 121. Recommended: PHYS 204A.
A foundation course in technical computing for engineering. Introduces commercial software commonly used in the solution of engineering problems. Application areas include kinematics and kinetics, fluid flow, thermal systems, and machine design. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (021113)

1 course selected from:

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Prerequisite: AMAR 420.
A continuation of robotics and its application to advanced manufacturing. Implementation of smart manufacturing systems on the factory floor. Practical automation workflows based on parametric modeling, scripting, simulation, and optimization. Course activities will utilize industrial scale robots and associated hardware. This course will also introduce contemporary topics in robotics research applied to machine learning and artificial intelligence. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (022129)
Prerequisites: CSCI 211, EECE 237 both with a grade of C or higher.
This course introduces students to the field of robotics by emphasizing the task of endowing machines with intelligence. Topics include various case studies of robot architectures and algorithms that facilitate embodying a robot with behaviors that are traditionally associated with human cognition (e.g., perception, reasoning, intelligent navigation, vision, learning, etc.). Students conduct research and experiments with robotics hardware and software. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002361)

4 units selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: PHYS 204B (may be taken concurrently).
Corequisite: EECE 211L.
This course introduces students to core concepts related to analysis and applications of linear circuits. Topics include electrical quantities and components; Kirchhoff's Laws and circuits analysis methods; Thevenin and Norton theorems; operational amplifiers and applications; first-order transient response of RC and RL circuits; AC steady-state analysis including phasors and impedance; circuit simulation and analysis using SPICE. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002519)
Corequisites: EECE 211.
Experiments to reinforce the principles taught in EECE 211. 2 hours activity. (002520)

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

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MATH 109 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent), or MATH 120, or passing score on the Math department administered calculus readiness exam.
Provides Mechanical Engineering students an applications-based introduction to electrical and electronic components. Course topics include circuit analysis; the selection and use of components; applications of transistors and diodes; logic gates and digital circuits; microcontroller applications and interfacing with sensors; three-phase circuits and ideal transformers. Instruments used in the study of basic electronics are discussed, demonstrated, and used. Mechanical Engineering majors may substitute EECE 211L for this course. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (022099)

1 course selected from:

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Prerequisites: EECE 211 and EECE 211L, or EECE 215, or PHYS 327; PHYS 204A.
An introduction to recording and analyzing electronic data collected from biological systems. Topics include measurement methods, design principles of biomedical instruments, bioelectronics, sensors, transducers, interface electronics, and embedded data acquisition systems. Explores sources of biomedical signals, bioelectrical signal monitoring, acquisition, processing, analysis, and interpretation of results. 3 hours discussion. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (022130)
Prerequisites: EECE 144, EECE 237; EECE 110 or EECE 215 or EECE 211 and EECE 211L (All with a grade C- or higher).
Extends the study of digital circuits to LSI and VLSI devices. Microcontrollers, architecture, bus organization and address decoding. Design concepts for microcontroller systems, including A/D and D/A conversion, serial communications, bus interfacing, interrupt processing, power regulations, timers, pulse width modulation, programmable I/O ports, and error control coding. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (002102)
Prerequisites: EECE 211 and EECE 211L or EECE 215; and CSCI 111, MECH 208 or AMAR 300.
Measurement of steady-state and dynamic systems using standard laboratory instruments. Topics include calibration and dynamic response of instruments, statistical treatment of data, and applied feedback control systems. Concepts are reinforced with hands-on laboratory exercises. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (005420)

Group 4- Business Management Focus

5 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
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. Formerly SMFG 160. (005149)
Prerequisites: AMAR 160 (with a grade of C- or higher), MATH 119 or MATH 120, MECH 100, PHYS 202A or PHYS 204A. Recommended: MATH 105.
Industrial applications of subtractive and additive manufacturing. Traditional and advanced material removal techniques including the physics of metal-cutting, cutting-tool materials and geometry, conventional and semi-automatic machine tools, and electrical discharge machining (EDM). Additive manufacturing topics include 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and emerging additive manufacturing, processes and technologies. Also includes cost estimating and power management as applied to industrial scale manufacturing. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 260. (005212)
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. Formerly SMFG 451. (005784)
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
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)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, junior standing.
A study of effective industrial safety and supervisory management practices used in the manufacturing industry. Supervisory and managerial procedures used in industry by supervisors, managers, field and sales representatives, and inspectors. Instruction in communication, training, organization, ethics, conflict management, safety practices, and OSHA standards. Instruction in effective technical safety documentation - gathering, organizing, and reporting industrial safety data. 3 hours discussion. 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. Formerly SMFG 352W. (005670)
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. Formerly SMFG 458. (005291)
This course introduces students to qualitative and quantitative decision analysis techniques and practical tools for critical thinking and problem solving in business. A primary emphasis is on the problem solving process including problem identification, data collection and evaluation, analysis, consideration of alternatives, and the presentation of logical and persuasive conclusions. 3 hours lecture. (021798)
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
An in-depth study of federal and California employment laws as they affect the management of human resources, with appropriate consideration of ethical and global dimensions. Emphasis is on the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in the employment relationship, primarily in a private-sector, non-union environment. 3 hours discussion. (001352)
This course explores the four fundamental pillars of intellectual property study: 1) patents 2) trademarks 3) copyrights 4) trade secrets. Balance is struck between theory (textbook content of the above four main areas) and practice (students applying theory in joint venture simulations). The text and lectures set out the theory, historical, and present context of intellectual property law. Beyond this, however, a critical component of the course shall focus on applying theory to practice. By semester's end, IP portfolios containing real world intellectual property forms and applications, are complied or constructed by entrepreneurial teams evidencing understanding of each of the four aforementioned domains of intellectual property. 3 hours discussion. (021776)
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
An overview of the economics of government regulation with emphasis on the formulation of regulatory policy, alternative methods of regulation, and the economic impacts of such policy. Topics may include environmental regulation, energy conservation policy, consumer protection, antitrust policy, and a critical evaluation of market-based regulatory policy. 3 hours lecture. (002668)
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)
Prerequisite: Junior Standing
This course introduces students to the concept of information systems as the application of technical resources to support organizational processes. Given this foundation, students build an integrative, process-oriented understanding of information systems and their deployment, management, and use within distributed and global organizations. Projects focus on introductory enterprise systems, fundamentals of database systems, and basic Web programming. This course is designed for BADM majors. 3 hours lecture. (005770)
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)
Prerequisites: OSCM 306.
This course provides an overview of the supply chain management function in modern business. The objective of the course is to provide students with an integrative view of how supply chain decisions affect other functional areas of the firm and impact financial performance. The course focuses on three primary areas of supply chain management: strategy and design, planning, and operations. Business cases studies and enterprise information systems (EIS) are a central feature of the course with EIS providing a foundation for understanding the integrative nature of the business organization. 3 hours discussion. (007744)
Prerequisite: OSCM 306.
This course examines the business role and ethical consideration of purchasing and procurement. Students learn to identify supplier sources, negotiate terms and conditions of sale, and build and manage supplier relationships linked to organizational goals. Students learn how purchasing operates across all functional areas - including inbound logistics, manufacturing, and outbound logistics - and contributes to competitive advantage and added value through teamwork. 3 hours discussion. (021469)
Prerequisites: OSCM 306.
An in-depth study of inventory management and material requirements planning (MRP). Topics include the study of inventory systems and modeling, master production scheduling, and purchasing systems and control. 3 hours discussion. (005785)
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