Manufacturing System Engineering:   Offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

MnE 601 - Computerized Manufacturing Systems (3 credits)
Development of automated manufacturing systems with applications including Industrial Robotics, Programmable Logic Controller, Lean Manufacturing and other artificial intelligence technologies. Laboratory experimentation using hardware and software necessary for various industrial robots & PLC systems in the automotive assemble; pharmaceutical and chemical industries are included. Effective From: Fall 2011

MnE 602 - Flexible and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3 credits)
Prerequisites: MNE 601. Flexible manufacturing systems are developed including Robotic applications, PLC & CNC programming as automated inspection and transportation systems. Laboratory experience with hardware and software needed for various industrial robots & other automated systems are included. Effective From: Fall 2011

MnE 603 - Management of Manufacturing Systems (3 credits)
Methods of planning and control of manufacturing organization, processes and facilities including demand forecasting, product development, capacity planning, inventory control, site selection, finance development, decision processes, personnel development and training, and manufacturing policy formulation.

MnE 612 - Robotic Manufacturing Systems (3 credits)
Industrial robotic programming and control. Robotic end effectors and sensors, tactile and vision. Cell design and control. Artificial intelligence. Robotic project using one of twenty industrial robots. Economic analysis and productivity. Material transfer, machine loading, assembly, inspection, welding, painting, and safety aspects. Hardware/software interfacing.

MnE 638 - Industrial Ecology & Sustainability (3 credits)
Prerequisites: basic knowledge of applied probability and statistics. Considers the fundamental elements of multi-lifecycle engineering from a systems perspective forming a framework for industrial ecology and a pathway towards sustainable development. `Topics emphasized include lifecycle assessment, demanufacturing systems, design for environment, reengineered materials, and environmental risk management and product stewardship. Assignments include working in a team setting and, when appropriate, using relevant software. Effective From: Fall 2009

MnE 654 - Design for Manufacturability (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MnE 601 or instructor's approval. Methodologies used in the synthesis and analysis of product design to optimize manufacturability. The relationship of design to production processes, product material, material handling, quality costs, and CAD/CAM are presented. Emphasis is on both formed products and assembled products. Simulation and other design analysis tools are employed.

MnE 655 - Concurrent Engineering (3 credits)
Concurrent/simultaneous engineering methods and tools such as system analysis, system modelling and system integration, market oriented, integrated design for manufacturing, assembly, quality and maintenance, product design analysis, integrated product design and manufacturing innovation methods, QFD (Quality Function Deployment) ? applied to concurrent engineering, FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), POKA-YOKE, KANZEI, waste reduction, quality circles, rapid prototyping of designed objects and various other advanced processing methods.

MnE 700 - Master's Project (3 credits)
An interdisciplinary team project performed in collaboration with industry. The project must reflect proficiency in the student's selected area of specialization.

MnE 701 - Master's Thesis (6 credits)
In special cases, a thesis based on an important industrial problem will be substituted for the master's project. Research for the thesis should be performed with industrial sponsorship and collaboration.

MnE 715 - Selected Topics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: approval of the program director. Topics in various areas of specialization.

MnE 725 - Independent Study in Manufacturing (3 credits)
Prerequisites: written permission from the director of manufacturing systems engineering programs, and courses prescribed by the supervising faculty member. Areas of study in manufacturing computer systems analysis and design in which one or more students may be interested, but that are not of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course offering.

MnE 791 - Manufacturing Engineering Seminar (1 credit)
A series of invited speakers, primarily from industry, will discuss current manufacturing problems and methods. Attendance at these seminars is required for all students enrolled in the manufacturing systems engineering program.