A total of 210-212 quarter credit hours are required for the BS degree in manufacturing engineering:
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (67-69 hours): Nineteen (19) of these credits apply also to the manufacturing engineering (MFE) program requirements; see University General Education Requirements, and the MFE checksheet for additional stipulations which apply for manufacturing engineering (MFE) majors.
MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
MFE 111d,121d,130d, 210, 220, 225, 230d, 231d, 310, 311, 312d, 315d, 321d, 323d, 324d, 331d, 332d, 333d, 334d, 335d, 410d, 411d, 412d, 413d, 420d, 421d, 423d, 431d, 433d. MFE courses with "d" designations contain design, the process of devising a system, component, or process to meet some desired need. The design course work provides experience in openended problem solving by combining decision making and creative thought with basic and engineering sciences. The design experience is incorporated across a variety of subject areas and increases in amount and complexity; IET 149; CHM 171, 172, 173; MTH 252, 253, 311, 302; PHY 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206. Technical electives (9 hours) are selected with approval of advisor from courses numbered 200 or higher in the areas of accounting (ACC), biology (BIO), business (BUS), chemistry (CHM), computer science (CPS), finance (FIN), management (MGT), management information systems (MIS), manufacturing engineering (MFE), marketing (MKT), mathematics (MTH), physics (PHY), or water resources management (WRM).
MFE 101, 201, 301. Selected Topics in Manufacturing Engineering (I, II, III, IV; 25) These courses are designed to provide the flexibility to cover selected manufacturing engineering topics not normally available in the required major courses. The courses may be used, for example, as follows: provide a mechanism for a visiting professor/scientist to offer a course in his/her area of expertise; enable a faculty researcher to offer a course to prepare students for par-ticipation in a departmental research project; serve as a tech-nical elective to provide more depth in a specific topic in the current curriculum, or to explore important emerging engi-neering technologies. MFE 101 is assigned for freshmen/sophomore level offerings, MFE 201 for sophomore/junior level offerings, and MFE 301 for junior/senior level offerings. Courses are to be offered when justified by student demand and faculty availability and carry variable credit ranging from 2 to 5 quarter hours, subject to the approval of the department curriculum committee and the chair. Courses may be repeated. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
MFE 111. Introduction to Engineering I (I; 4) Presents fundamental engineering design and problem solving techniques including a general approach to problem solving and creativity enhancement techniques. Covers units and dimensions as an aid to engineering analysis and design, and the concepts of work, energy and power. Includes an introduction to concepts of probability and statistics and the C-programming language with applications to engineering problem solving and design. Briefly investigates the role of the engineer with regard to social issues including environmental, safety, legal and ethical. Features three student design contests. Three lectures and two laboratory periods per week. Corequisite: MTH 142
MFE 121. Introduction to Engineering II (II; 4) Features a team design project with formal oral and written technical report requirements. Provides a descriptive overview of di-verse manufacturing processes and stresses their importance relative to product design. Builds on the C-programming language fundamentals and probability and statistics concepts introduced in MFE 111 with particular emphasis on appli-cations to manufacturing and engineering design. Requires writing and testing of programs. Three lectures and two lab-oratory periods per week. Prerequisite: MFE 111; Corequisite: IET 149.
MFE 130. Applied Linear Algebra (III; 3) Presents the fundamentals of matrix analysis, vector spaces, and mapping with application to engineering systems. Covers matrix properties, partitioning, determinants, inversions, rank and bases; mappings, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, coordinate transformation and linear programming. Includes three dimensional representation of forces and torques, matrix analysis of electrical networks, Cprogramming and MATLAB exposure provided. Prerequisite: MFE 121; Corequisite: MTH 253.
MFE 201. Selected Topics in Manufacturing Engineering (I, II, III, IV; 25) See course description for MFE 101.
MFE 210. Statics (I; 4)The study of static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies subjected to two and three dimensional loading. Concepts of force, moments, couples, centroids and moments of inertia are covered. Vector algebra and free body diagrams are utilized in the solutions. Prerequisites: MTH 253, MFE 130.
MFE 220. Dynamics (II; 4) The study of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies under rectilinear and curvilinear motion. Concepts of Newton's law, work and energy, and of impulse and momentum are utilized in the solutions. Inertia concepts for rigid body translation, fixed axis rotation, and planar motion are presented. Prerequisites: MFE 210, MTH 311.
MFE 225. Numerical Methods and C Programming (II; 3) Numerical solution of engineering problems with applications of the Cprogramming language and MATLAB. Includes solution of systems of linear and nonlinear equations, interpolating polynomials, curve fitting, numerical integration and differentiation, boundary and initialvalue problem solutions for ordinary and partial differential equations. Applications for electrical network analysis, beam deflection, heat conduction, vibration analysis, etc. Pre-requisites: MFE 130, MTH 311.
MFE 230. Strength of Materials (III; 4) Concepts of stress, strain, internal forces, and elementary structural analysis. Covers axial, torsional and bending loads. Analysis of combined loading effects using Mohr's stress circle. Introduction to experimental stress analysis by means of photoelastic techniques and electrical strain gauges. Three lecture periods and two laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites: MFE 210, MTH 311.
MFE 231. Design of Engineering Experiments (III; 5) Provides fundamentals for designing experiments and making technical inferences from measured variables with an emphasis on manufacturing applications. Reviews fundamental concepts of probability and statistics, pictorial and graphical representation of manufacturing data. Analysis of univariate and bivariate distributions germane to industrial processes, maximum likelihood estimations and unbiased estimators. Statistical distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. Applied design of manufacturing experimentation via k treatment comparisons. Manufacturing process control and input parameter optimization using factorial, fractional factorial, one, two and three way ANOVA and graecolatin square and experimental designs for ensuring inferential validity. Overview of orthogonal arrays and Taguchi approaches. Prerequisite. MFE 130.
MFE 301. Selected Topics in Manufacturing Engineering (I, II, III, IV; 25) See course description for MFE 101.
MFE 310. Materials Science (I; 4) Relates the composition and structure of engineering materials to their performance in service. Metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and semiconductors are studied. Atomic bonding, crystalline structure, noncrystalline structure, phase diagrams are included. Mechanical properties are evaluated in the laboratory. Three lecture periods and two laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites: CHM 171, 172, 173, PHY 205, MFE 230.
MFE 311. Circuit Analysis I (I; 5) Provides the fundamentals of DC circuit analysis including circuit elements, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's law, mesh and node equations, second order circuits, transient and frequency response, applications of operational amplifiers and linear IC circuits, and computer simulation using PSPICE. Laboratory focuses on the measurement of circuit parameters and electrical quantities. Four lectures and two laboratories per week. Prerequisites: MTH 311, PHY 205.
MFE 312. Thermal Engineering (I; 5) Fundamental principles and methods of energy transformations. Rates of spatial and temporal energy changes and the properties of engineering systems undergoing such processes. Introduces the theory of both thermodynamics and heat transfer with application to cooling, cutting, fabrication, molding and welding processes. A design project applying concepts of thermal engineering is required. Prerequisites: CHM 171, 172, 173, MTH 302, 311, PHY 205.
MFE 315. Mechanical Design I (I;3) First course in mechanical design covering design fundamentals for mechanical devices and systems. Briefly reviews related topics covered in earlier courses including beam stresses and deflection, axial and torsional stress and deflection, Mohr's circle and combined stresses. Covers Castigliano's theory, column theory, failure theories, stress concentration, impact, and brief introduction to fatigue analysis. A team design project is required in which alternative solutions to a mechanical design problem must be proposed and evaluated. For the best alternative, a more detailed design must be developed which utilizes previous analysis techniques and engineering judgment. The design process must consider ergonomics, feasibility, manufacturability, assembly, cost, performance, aesthetics, and safety. The design project requires a formal written report and oral design reviews. Prerequisites: MFE 121, 230, IET 149.
MFE 321. Circuit Analysis II (II; 3) Complements the materials covered in Circuit Analysis I to provide an integrated sequence. Covers AC circuits, power analysis, polyphase systems, mutually coupled circuits and linear transformers, complex frequency, and two port networks. Graph theory and digital computer simulation programs are employed as circuit design and analysis aids. Prerequisite: MFE 311.
MFE 323. Manufacturing Processes I (II; 3) The fundamentals of manufacturing processes with a focus on quality products at an economical price on a prescribed schedule. The emphasis will be on the measurement and interpretation of physical and mechanical properties. Experimental designs are utilized to investigate the effects of various process parameters. Processes covered are conventional and nonconventional metal removal and heat treatment. Properties to be measured include hardness, tensile and compressive strength, impact and fatigue resistance, and creep measurements. Two lectures and two laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites MFE 231, 310, 312, 315.
MFE 324. Measurement and Instrumentation (II; 3) Preparation for diverse measurements required for research or production. Techniques for obtaining reliable and cost-effective measurements including the proper selection and use of instruments and interpretation of the measured data. Consideration of accuracy, precision and statistical analysis of error in measurement. Topics to be covered include AC sensors and transducer, digital instruments, frequency response, loading effects, noise, digital sampling rates and statistical data analysis. Two lectures and two laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: MFE 231; Corequisite: MFE 321.
MFE 331. Microprocessors I (III; 4) Binary systems Boolean algebra and switching theory. Logical gates, mathematical operations, functional decomposition, combinational logic and sequential circuit analysis and syntheses, register/bus level CPU design, instruction interpretation and control design. Three lecture periods and two laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: MFE 321.
MFE 332. Hydraulics and Pneumatics (II; 5) Review of fundamentals of fluid properties. Overview of the fluid flow theories of conservation including mass, linear and angular momentum using the control volume concept. Analysis of incompressible viscous flows in piping systems and conduits using Bernoulli's equation(s), and in open channels using Hazen-Williams' and Manning's equations. One dimensional analysis of compressible flows. Comparison of incompressible and compressible fluids with respect to energy and power delivery. Laboratory study of fluid flow using series and parallel piping systems. Brief overview of network fluid flow. Dimensional analysis and the Buckingham Pi's theorem and similitude. Study of the sources of hydraulic power: pumps, actuators, directional control valves, pressure and flow control valves, servo valves, pipes and fittings, motors. Pipe sizing using concepts of factor of safety via burst and working pressures. Study of pump types, characteristics and their efficiencies. Pump sizing based on flow demands and head requirements. Hydraulic circuit representation, design and analysis. Brief study of pneumatic components: compressors, orifices, air control valves, pneumatic actuators. Laboratory exercise on pressure drop in pneumatic piping systems. Fluid power economics, maintenance and safety. Use of fluid flow software for analysis of flow in piping and network systems. A design project integrating fluid power principles is required. Prerequisite: MFE 312.
MFE 333. Manufacturing Processes II (III; 3) An indepth continuation of the manufacturing processes covered in Manufacturing Processes I. Provides a broad overview of manufacturing methods including metal casting, and joining, sheet metal processing, surface preparation, coatings and finishes. Includes mold and die design concepts. Testing and characterization of various metals, ceramics and polymers are performed in the laboratory. Two lectures and two laboratory periods per week. Pre-requisites MFE 323.
MFE 334. Automatic Control (III; 3) Analysis and design of linear feedback control systems, transfer functions, frequency response, root locus techniques, state variable representation, performance and stability. Two lectures and two laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites MFE 220, 324.
MFE 335. Mechanical Design II (III; 3) This course builds upon related material from previous courses such as Mechanical Design I. Strength of Materials, Dynamics, Statics, Materials Science, Manufacturing Processes I and Computer-Aided Drafting. Focus is on the application of analytical and empirical methods to assist in the design of mechanical systems with special emphasis upon the area of tool design. Topics covered in some detail will include workholding principles, jig design, fixture design, design of tools for inspection, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), impact loading, fatigue loading, threaded fasteners, rolling element bearings and gears. A design project carried out by design teams will provide experience in the application of classroom theory. the project will emphasize the inter-relationship between the product design process, the associated manufacturing processes, and the engineering documentation needed to control product uniformity and quality. The design project will also provide experience in the use of catalog data for the selection of commercial components in the design and manufacturing process. Prerequisites: MFE 315, 332, 333.
MFE 401. Undergraduate Research (I, II, III, IV; 13) Research performed by an individual student or a small team of students. It is the responsibility of the student to identify an appropriate faculty research advisor willing to supervise the work. The research topic, work plan and number of credit hours are to be determined in advance by mutual agreement between the student and research advisor. A formal written final report is required. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credit hours. Prerequisites: Sophomore or higher standing and approval of the Department chair.
MFE 410. ComputerAidedDesign (I; 4) The application of the digital computer in the design of products. Introduction to engineering software for drafting, design and analysis of machine parts. Introduction to the use of finite element-analysis techniques, and the use of commercial CAD and FEA packages. A design project to implement concepts learned during the course is required. Three lecture periods and two laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites: MFE 335.
MFE 411. Microprocessors II (I; 4) Continuation of MFE 331 with emphasis on complete systems design and applications in manufacturing. Provides students with hands-on experience in the application of microprocessors in digital systems design, assembly language programming and inter-facing to microprocessorbased systems: programmable logic controlers (PLCs) are discussed and utilized for student laboratory experience and projects. Three lecture periods and two laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites: MFE 331, 334.
MFE 412. Engineering Economy (I; 4) Concepts of the time value of money and equivalence, discounted cash flow analysis, breakeven and payback analysis, economic analysis of engineering alternatives for justification of machine procurement and processes using the following techniques: equivalent uniform annual cost, present worth, rate of returns, incremental analysis, benefit cost, before and after tax cash flow analysis. Issues in corporate accounting practices; depreciation and inflation accounting, cost control and budgeting. Overhead costs and their application. Sources and use of funds. Make or buy decisions, equipment re-placement analysis. Engineering economy relative to value engineering, standardization, tolerances and product quality. Multi-attribute evaluation of advanced manufacturing systems case studies. Prerequisites: MFE 231, MTH 311.
MFE 413. Senior Design Project (I; 1) The first phase of the threecourse capstone design component to provide experience in the practical application of prior course work. Includes topic selection, literature search, selection of faculty advisor, and development of a work plan and formal written proposal. Prerequisites: Senior standing.
MFE 420. ComputerAidedManufacturing (II; 4) Overview of CAD/CAM/CIM technologies as applied to the optimization of the overall manufacturing operation including product design, product modification, production automation and economy. NC part programming languages and applications. Overview of robotics, machine vision, artificial intelligence and expert systems, group technology and flexible manufacturing systems. A design project pooling concepts learned during the course is required. Three lecture periods and two laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites: MFE 333, 410.
MFE 421. Product Quality (II; 4) Principles of total quality control for maximization of product and process effectiveness, including contemporary philosophies in quality control, statistical process control, process capability, variability reduction and maintainability, customer satis-faction, teamwork, statistical methods for continuous improvement, reliability theories, assessment and prediction. Statistical distributions and Weibull failure analysis. Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). Covers inspection sampling, experimental design for quality, human factors in quality control, quality cost analysis, and quality audits. Case studies. Prerequisite: MFE 412.
MFE 423. Senior Design Project II (II; 1) The second phase of the threecourse capstone design component to provide experience in the practical application of prior course work. Includes initiation of the work plan devised in MFE 413, oral and written biweekly progress reports, and a final written report including a revised work plan and schedule, if needed, to ensure timely completion of the design project. Prerequisite: MFE 413.
MFE 431. Manufacturing Planning and Control (III; 3) Philosophies and procedures for planning, organizing and controlling the resources for the manufacture of quality products. Overview of JustInTime manufacturing, Manu-facturing and enterprise-wide Resource Planning systems for large scale manufacturers and small businesses. Demand management and resource planning, master production scheduling and planning, materials and capacity requirement planning, shop floor control and scheduling practices, inventory control, manufacturing databases, facilities planning. Factory simulation. Project planning. Modeling of the operational characteristics of manufacturing and management systems to support efficient manufacturing, quality processes and information flow. Utilizes computer methods, including MRPII, Discrete/Continuous simulation with animation using WITNESS or ARENA TEAM MRP- II, STORM, MPX, Prima Vera Project Planner, CRAFT/CORELAP, etc., and spreadsheets, Microsoft Office System. Prerequisites: MFE 420, 421.
MFE 433. Senior Design Project III (III; 2) The final phase of the threecourse capstone design component to provide experience in the practical application of prior course work. Includes completion of the design project work plan, oral weekly progress reports, written biweekly progress reports, and formal oral and written final reports. Prerequisite: MFE 423.