Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering is concerned with designing, building, planning, operating, and managing economical production systems for discrete manufacturing. Manufacturing engineers need to have a thorough knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes. They should also be able to design, operate and manage integrated systems that include people, materials, machine tools, material handling equipment, robots, quality measuring equipment, controls and computers.

Traditionally, there has been a strong division between manufacturing engineering and design engineering. Today, however, the boundary between these two functions is narrowing. Both groups work together in teams to assure soundness of design and manufacturability of the product. Manufacturing engineers must understand engineering materials and design besides having expertise in manufacturing tooling and processes, systems and technology. They design and evaluate the capabilities of manufacturing tools and processes, and interact with design engineers during the development of product specifications and tolerances.

Today’s manufacturing equipment is becoming increasingly computer-based. Manufacturing engineers must have a working knowledge of programmable equipment, as well as its interfaces with control hardware. They must understand the multi-layered control architecture of the integrated factory, and the computer-based technologies that enable it.

Undergraduate Degree Program

The undergraduate program in manufacturing engineering provides first a strong foundation in all of the basic ingredients of engineering: the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, socioeconomic-cultural background, the behavioral sciences and finally the basic engineering sciences that begin the development of problem-solving skills. Then, the program develops intermediate bases on which manufacturing engineering and systems are founded. This includes studies in engineering materials, manufacturing processes, probability and statistics, electronics, computers, human factors/ergonomics and operations research. The program then provides for the detailed study of several advanced topics related to process, assembly, and product engineering; manufacturing productivity and quality; and manufacturing integration methods and system design. Excellent laboratory facilities are available for students to conduct experiments and measure process variables.

Finally, students are required to complete a project dealing with the design of a production system to manufacture a product. The student has to address issues related to technological cost, aesthetics, feasibility, reliability, safety and ethics wherever applicable.

The BSE in Manufacturing Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org

An unusual opportunity is available to obtain considerable practical experience in manufacturing industries for those who elect the internship option.

Students who do well in their undergraduate program are encouraged to consider graduate work. Information and assistance regarding fellowships and assistantships for graduate studies may be obtained from the department chairperson.

Educational Objectives of the BSE (Manufacturing Engineering) Program

Consistent with providing a strong academic foundation in the field of Manufacturing Engineering, the program educational objectives for our graduates are:

  • To remain gainfully employed in Manufacturing Engineering related fields,
  • To continue develop professionally, and
  • To serve in leadership roles.

Program Outcomes

To achieve the educational objectives, the graduates of the program will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and society context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to, engage in lifelong learning and graduate studies
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Major Requirements

A candidate for the degree Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering) is required to pursue scholastic quality and to complete satisfactorily the following program of study:

(128 hours minimum)

Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement

The minimum passing grade for a Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) course is 2.0. The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.

Foundational Studies

Written and Oral Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits

Capstone

Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

In addition to completion of the Dearborn Discovery Core, the following courses are required to earn a BSE degree in Manufacturing Engineering from UM-Dearborn. 

Basic Requirements for Engineering
Tech Writing for Engineers (Also fulfills 3 credits of DDC Written and Oral Communication)
Prin: Macroeconomics (ECON 201 or 202 also fulfill 3 credits of DDC Social and Behavioral Analysis)
Prin: Microeconomics
ENGR 100Intro to Eng and Computers2
ENGR 126Engineering Computer Graphics2
MATH 115Calculus I4
MATH 116Calculus II4
MATH 205Calc III for Engin Students3
MATH 216Intro to Diff Equations3
MATH 217Intro to Matrix Algebra2
CHEM 144Gen Chemistry IB4
CHEM 146General Chemistry IIB4
PHYS 150General Physics I4
PHYS 151General Physics II4
Programming and Core Engineering
IMSE 255Computer Programming for Eng3
ENGR 250Principles of Eng Materials3
ME 230Thermodynamics4
ME 260Design Stress Analyses4
or ME 265 Applied Mechanics
ECE 305Intro to Electrical Eng4
Professional Requirements
IMSE 317Eng Probability and Statistics3
IMSE 382Manufacturing Processes4
IMSE 421Eng Economy and Dec Anlys3
IMSE 4425Human Factors and Ergonomics4
IMSE 4675Six Sigma & Stat Proc Improv4
IMSE 4795Prod, Inven Control & Lean Mfg4
IMSE 4825Industrial Controls4
or ME 442 Control Syst Anly and Design
IMSE 4835Comp.-Aided Prcs Desgn & Mfg4
ENGR 400Appl Business Tech for Engr3
IMSE 4951Design Project I2
IMSE 4952Design Project II2
Upper Level Manufacturing Process Course
Select one course from the following:3-4
Manufacturing Process II
Manufacturing Poly Comp Matl
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Metal Forming Processes
Technical Electives
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Intro to Operations Research
Industrial Robots
Information Systems Design
Simulation in Systems Design
Facilities Design
Design for Assembly & Mfg
Metal Forming Processes
Manufacturing Poly Comp Matl
General Electives
Select 5-6 credit hours5-6
Technical and General Electives must total a minimum of 9 credits.

Dual Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Students must take at least 15 hours beyond the 128 hours needed for the Manufacturing Engineering degree including IMSE 3005, IMSE 4585 and IMSE 4745 and one elective course from the courses listed in the ISE curriculum.

IMSE 150     Computer Science I     3 or 4 Credit Hours

This course provides a foundation for further studies in computer and information science. It emphasizes a structured approach to problem solving and algorithm development. Students learn principles of program design, coding, debugging, testing, and documentation. Student are introduced to the Unified Modeling Language for requirements analysis using use-cases and activity diagrams, an object-oriented programming language (C++), and the fundamentals of computer hardware, system software, and components.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 115*

Corequisite(s): IMSE 150L

IMSE 200     Computer Science II     3 or 4 Credit Hours

This course presents techniques for the design, writing, testing, and debugging of medium-sized programs, and an introduction to data structures (stacks, queues, linked lists) using the C++ programming language. C++ topics covered include pointers, templates, and inheritance. The principles of UML modeling are also introduced. This course will consist of three lecture hours and one two-hour laboratory.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 115 and (CIS 150 or CCM 150) or IMSE 150

Corequisite(s): CIS 275, IMSE 200L

IMSE 255     Computer Programming for Eng     3 Credit Hours

Intermediate topics in computer programming: arrays, files, structured data types, pointers, functions. Overview of digital computer hardware and system software components: machine architecture, operating systems, computer networks, data security, and performance evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 100 or MATH 105 or MPLS with a score of 113

IMSE 299     Internship/ Co-Op     1 Credit Hour

This is a Cooperative Education course. Students wishing to experience a work experience before graduation may elect to participate in the Cooperative Education Program (minimum of two terms). (F,W,S).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior or Graduate

IMSE 3005     Intro to Operations Research     4 Credit Hours

This course introduces some basic techniques or operations research used in decision making and system performance evaluation in both deterministic and probabilistic environments. Topics in linear programming, especially the simplex method with duality theory and sensitivity analysis is included. Other topics include integer programming, deterministic dynamic programming, network problems, PERT-CPM, discrete-time and continuous-time Markov chain models of random processes, queuing theory and applications. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 217 or MATH 227) and IMSE 317*

IMSE 317     Eng Probability and Statistics     3 Credit Hours

Set theory, combinatorial analysis, probability and axioms, random variables, continuous and discrete distribution functions, expectations, Chebychev's inequity, weak law of large numbers, central limit theorem, sampling statistics and distributions, point and interval estimation and linear regression. Three hours lecture.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 116 or MPLS with a score of 215 or MATH 114

IMSE 334     Org of Hospital Systems     3 Credit Hours

The fundamental concepts of organizational behavior are explored. The interrelationships among personnel in an organization, and the functions and responsibilities of individuals are discussed. Topics studied include decision-making theory, organizational authority and adjunct responsibility, leadership and supervision. Particular emphasis is placed upon hospitals and the health care industry. Lectures are supplemented with actual case studies from the health care industry in which the student has the opportunity to apply problem-solving techniques to true-to-life situations. Three hours lecture.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior or Graduate

IMSE 350     Data Structures     4 Credit Hours

This course focuses on data design and algorithm designs. Data design topics include object-oriented discussions of hashing, advanced tree structures, graphs and sets. Algorithm design topics include the greedy, divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, backtracking, and branch-and-bound techniques. A significant discussion of algorithm complexity theory, including time and space trade-off and elementary computability theory is included.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 275 MATH 115 and (CIS 200 or IMSE 200) and CIS 275

IMSE 351     Data Struc & Algorithm Anlysis     3 Credit Hours

Object-oriented design, programming, and analysis techniques review; structured programming concepts; data structures; algorithm design and analysis; lists, stacks, and queues; heaps, sorting, trees, graphs, and algorithm development utilizing modern languages, such as C++, Java.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 255 or CIS 150 or IMSE 150 or CCM 150

IMSE 352     Intro to File Processing     3 Credit Hours

File processing environment, storage media, sequential, random and indexed sequential files, inverted lists, multilists, tree structures, file control systems. Three hours lecture.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 200 and CIS 175

IMSE 356     Real Time Computing     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to real time computing concepts applicable to discrete systems. Fundamentals of real time hardware, operating systems and C programming language. Selected coverage of instrumentation, input/output modes, data conversion, single task and multitask programming. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 150 or IMSE 255

IMSE 381     Industrial Robots     4 Credit Hours

The course introduces students in engineering and computer science to fundamentals of robotics technology, programming and their applications in industrial environment. The emphasis will be on robotics anatomy and configurations, robotocs kinematics, end effectors, use of sensors in robotics, robotics programming, design of robot workcell, robotics applications to production problems, cost justifications and robotics safety, rather than on the extensive theory of robotics. Three-hour lecture and three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 115

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior

IMSE 382     Manufacturing Processes     4 Credit Hours

This course introduces the students to the fundamentals and principles of manufacturing processes for engineering materials. It seeks to transfer an understanding of the application of principles of engineering materials and their influence on manufacturing processes. Topics covered include structure and manufacturing properties of metals, casting, heat treatments, bulk deformation processes, sheet metal working processes, processing of polymers and composites, surfaces and coating, powder metallurgy, machining and joining. Case studies of design for manufacturing and measurement of product quality; economical aspects and cost considerations in manufacturing systems will be studied. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 250 and (ME 265 or ME 260)

IMSE 390     Selected Topics I     3 Credit Hours

Study of topics selected from any of the areas of Industrial and Systems Engineering. May include design or laboratory research.

IMSE 391     Selected Topics II     3 Credit Hours

Study of Advanced topics selected from any of the areas of Industrial and Systems Engineering. May include design or laboratory research.

IMSE 398     Independent Study in IMSE     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Individual study design or laboratory in an area of interest to the student. Contents may be chosen from any of the areas of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. The student will submit a report on his or her project at the end of the term. Written permission of the instructor required. (F,W,S).

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

IMSE 399     Internship/ Co-Op     1 Credit Hour

A four-month professional work experience period of the Engineering Internship Program, integrated and alternated with the classroom terms.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior or Graduate

IMSE 400     Programming Languages     4 Credit Hours

Systematic study of programming languages with regard to their implementation, structures, and use. Languages are compared with regard to their various data types, data structures, operations, control structures, programming environments, and ease of use in solving various programming problems.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 350 or CIS 350 or CCM 350

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 421     Eng Economy and Dec Anlys     3 Credit Hours

Study of the concepts involved in the analysis of engineering management decisions, both short and long term. Time valued investments and the effects of depreciation and taxes in comparing alternatives are discussed. Specific attention is devoted to deterministic and probabilistic replacement policies for single and chain replacements of equipment. Basic elements of utility theory are introduced. Applications of decisions under risk, uncertainty, and of game theory to capital investment, bidding, and to competitive decisions are included.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior or Graduate

IMSE 437     Health Care Management     3 Credit Hours

This course is intended for those who have to deal with the administrative aspects of health care systems and not only the technical. The goal of the course is to provide the hospital staff member with an understanding of operations of the total hospital system. Topics covered include functions, problems, and organization of the medical agencies and their effect upon hospitals; methods of nursing staff organization; techniques of determining nursing staff levels; development of staff schedules; financial reimbursement and governmental regulations.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior or Graduate

IMSE 4425     Human Factors and Ergonomics     4 Credit Hours

The course integrates the elements of traditional methods of engineering and time-motion studies with ergonomics and human factors concepts. Methods improvement, work measurement, and work design, applied to manufacturing and service industries, so as to increase productivity and improve worker health and safety. The topics covered include: problem solving tools; operation analysis; time-motion analysis; work sampling; manual and cognitive work design; workplace, equipment, tool and work environment design; allowances; and lean manufacturing. Lectures and laboratory. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 317 or BENG 364

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 450     Operating Systems     4 Credit Hours

Introduction to computer operating systems. Process management, CPU scheduling, memory management, file systems and I/O devices. Advanced topics, e.g., multiprogramming and multitasking, virtual memory, deadlock, I/O, job scheduling, and performance analysis using queueing models, will be introduced. Case studies of modern operating systems. A design project is required.

Prerequisite(s): (CIS 350 or CIS 3501 or IMSE 350) or (ECE 370 and MATH 276) or (ECE 276 and IMSE 317 and ECE 370)

IMSE 451     Computer Graphics     3 Credit Hours

The mathematics, algorithms and data structures of computer graphics programming in 2 or 3 dimensions. Applications of computer graphics in Engineering Science and Data Processing.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 351 or CIS 350 or CIS 351 or IMSE 350 or CCM 350

IMSE 453     Data Comm/Distributed Process     4 Credit Hours

Study of the technical and management aspects of computing networks and distributed systems. Topics include network architectures (ISO/OSI, TCP/IP, ATM), communication hardware (transmission media, network adapters, switches), encoding, framing, error detection and correction, reliable transmission, data link control and LAN technology, internetworking, routing/congestion control, network design/management.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 350 or CIS 3501 or IMSE 351 or (ECE 370 and MATH 276) or (ECE 370 and ECE 276) and IMSE 317

IMSE 4545     Information Systems Design     4 Credit Hours

Role of information systems in organizations. Economic factors and social impact of information systems. Phases to design an information system: systems objectives and criteria establishment, fact investigation and analysis, feasibility study, output-input design, processing design, file and database design, safety and reliability considerations, detailed systems description, programming specifications, testing analysis and design skills will be assigned. A series of cases will be used in developing an information system. SQL will be used to develop data tables and access information. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory. (W)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 255 or CIS 205

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 456     Intro to Data Base Systems     4 Credit Hours

An introduction to database system concepts and techniques. Topics covered include database environments, ER modeling, relational data model, object-oriented database, object-relational database, database design theory and methodologies, database languages, query processing and optimization, concurrency control, database recovery, and database security.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 350 or CIS 350A or IMSE 351 or (ECE 370 and MATH 276)

IMSE 457     Compiler Design     3 Credit Hours

The design and construction of compilers and programming systems. Lexical scan; parsing techniques; code generation and optimization. Run-time organization; storage allocation. Applications of formal language theory in compiler design. Translator writing systems; XPL. Three one-hour lectures.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 350 or CIS 350 or CCM 350

IMSE 4585     Simulation in Systems Design     4 Credit Hours

This course introduces digital simulation as a design and modeling tool. The fundamental techniques of constructing a simulation model and evaluating the results are studied. A computer simulation software is used (such as ARENA, ProModel, Witness, Simul8). Topics include random number and random variate generation, input and output data analysis, design of experiments and optimization of simulated systems, verification and validation, discrete and continuous simulation models, comparison of simulation modeling software, and applications of simulation in different industries. Students are asked to select problems of interest and present final project reports. Four lecture hours. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 317 and IMSE 3005*

Corequisite(s):

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 4675     Six Sigma & Stat Proc Improv     4 Credit Hours

Review of graphical methods, probability theory and statistics (stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, scatter diagrams, counting methods, axioms of probability, common discrete and continuous probability models, expectation, linear combinations, estimation, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and A vs. B type of experimentation for both unpaired and paired data); introduce quality terminology in manufacturing and service industry contexts, study the theory, design and application of common statistical process control models for variables and attributes; study process capability and gauge and measurement capability methods; study the design and analysis, both graphical and analytic, of statistically designed experiments (one-way completely randomized designs, and randomized, complete block designs); study the application and analysis of two-level, factorial and fractional factorial designs. Learn to apply and interpret analysis of variance to above situations. Extensive analytic homework and applications used throughout course to motivate material. Each student completes an individual project of his/her own design, subject to instructor approval, entailing a modeling application or controlled experiment where the student collects the data. Four hours lecture. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 317

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 4745     Facilities Design     4 Credit Hours

Analysis, planning and design of physical facilities utilizing research, engineering and economic principles. Synthesis of physical equipment and workers into an integrated system for either service or manufacturing activities. Design of material handling and storage systems. Layout of lean manufacturing facilities. Design of atmospheric, electrical, lighting, and life safety systems for a facility. Students are required to select problems of interest and present design project reports. (F)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 3005*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 4795     Prod, Inven Control & Lean Mfg     4 Credit Hours

Study of concepts involved in forecasting demand, inventory control, MRP, JIT production, lean manufacturing, aggregate scheduling, and project management. The application of mathematical programming techniques, bottleneck analysis, and lean techniques such as value stream mapping, error proofing, cellular manufacturing, etc. are used in design and analysis of production systems. Use of the computer programs in the design and analysis of such systems. Students are asked to select problems of interest and present final project reports. (OC)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 317

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 4815     Manufacturing Process II     4 Credit Hours

This course introduces the students to machining processes, metal forming processes and molding and forming of plastics. Metal cutting theory is emphasized including the mechanics of metal cutting, cutting tools, measurement of tool life, selection of cutting conditions, and chip control; theory and applications of non-traditional manufacturing processes. Metal forming theory is emphasized including formability of metals; analysis of bulk and sheet metal forming processes as applied to practical cases such as automobile manufacturing. Basic principles of plastic molding and forming processes of plastics, ceramics and composites. (W)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 382 or ME 381

Corequisite(s): IMSE 4675

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 4825     Industrial Controls     4 Credit Hours

This course introduces the basics of calibration, error analysis, and dynamic response characteristics of instrumentation. Fundamentals of metrology include linear and angular measurements, standards, gauges, machine tool accuracy, and automation of inspection processes. The course also introduces the principle aspects of computers and their applications in system control, as well as principles of automation with emphasis on manufacturing industries. Discussion of the hardware and software associated with this task and other topics such as integrated systems modeling, sensor technologies, digital and analog signal processing and control, and information communication are also included. Laboratory exercises and projects are required. (F)

Prerequisite(s): ME 265

Corequisite(s): ECE 305

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

IMSE 4835     Comp.-Aided Prcs Desgn & Mfg     4 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the fundamentals of component and system designs through the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools. Issues related to the manufacture of molds, jigs and fixtures are also introduced and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) tools are used as means for the production of these machine components. The principles of design for manufacture and assembly as applied to tool and machine design are also discussed. Computer-Aided Process Planning (CAPP) tools, flexible manufacturing systems, and information flow in manufacturing systems are also presented. Hands-on experiments and course projects are required. (W)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 382 or ME 381

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 484     CA Machine and Tool Design     3 Credit Hours

Study of the fundamentals of machine tool design, cutting tools, metal forming dies, and jig fixtures for practical applications in machining and assembly. Principles of design for manufacture and assembly as applied to tool and machine design. Laboratory exercises and projects are required using computer-aided design software. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 382 or ME 381

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 486     Design for Assembly & Mfg     3 Credit Hours

This course will cover topics in manufacturing with emphasis on the parallel product design and selection of specifications for processes. Topics included are the principles of concurrent engineering, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), process engineering, process planning, cost estimating, and design for manufacturing. Projects using computer tools are required on a team-oriented basis.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 382

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 488     Metal Forming Processes     3 Credit Hours

This course focus is on fundamentals of metal forming processes; mechanics of metal forming; formability of materials; tool and die design; design for manufacture; and economic aspect of the process. Emphasis is placed on analysis of bulk and sheet metal forming processes as applied to practical cases such as automobile manufacturing. Laboratory and course project are required.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 382

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

IMSE 489     Robotics Systems Simulation     3 Credit Hours

The course emphasizes the fundamentals of the design of robotics systems with the aid of robot simulation technology; structure and basic components of robots and robotics manufacturing workcells; control, kinematics, and dynamics of robots and manufacturing devices; robot accuracy and calibration of robot motion; applications of robots in manufacturing such as spot welding, arc welding, machining, assembly and CMM; robot simulation software such as ROBCAD or IGRIP. Course project is required. Available for graduate credit. (YR)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior or Graduate

IMSE 490     Selected Topics     3 Credit Hours

Individual or group study, design or laboratory research in a field of interest to the student. Topics may be chosen from any of the areas of industrial and systems engineering including management, work measurement, methods, organization, industrial sciences, industrial mathematics, systems and procedures. If preliminary arrangements are made, the work internship periods can be used to formulate the problem and gather data. Completion of the analysis and submission of a report shall be done during the academic periods under the supervision of a faculty member or members. The student should be prepared for both a written and oral presentation of the report. This course is highly recommended as a technical elective. Permission of department.

IMSE 491     Directed Studies in IMSE     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Group study of contemporary topics in industrial and systems engineering and general systems design. Course may be elected for credit more than once under different instructors. Permission of department.

IMSE 4951     Design Project I     2 Credit Hours

Design of a system to produce or service using knowledge gained in previous courses in the program. Two two-hour lecture/lab periods. (F,W,S)

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 400* and (COMP 270* or COMP 106* or COMP 220*)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Major is Industrial & Systems Engin, Manufacturing Engineering

IMSE 4952     Design Project II     2 Credit Hours

Design of a system to produce or service using the knowledge gained in previous courses in the program. It is the continuation of the project started in Design Project I course. (F,W,S)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 4951

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Major is Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engin

IMSE 4953     Design Project in Mfge     1 Credit Hour

Design of a manufacturing system to produce product using the knowledge gained in previous courses in the program. (F,W,S)

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 400*

Corequisite(s): ME 4671

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Major is Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

IMSE 498     Guided Study in IMSE     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Individual study, design, or laboratory research in a field of interest to the student. Content may be chosen from any of the areas on industrial and manufacturing engineering. The student will submit a report on his or her project at the close of the term. Permission of department. (F,W,S).

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

IMSE 499     Internship/ Co-Op     1 Credit Hour

A four-month professional work experience period of the Engineering Internship Program, integrated and alternated with classroom terms.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

 
*

An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally