Indust/Manufctrng Engrg (IME)

IME-601  Fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
A general overview of the field of Manufacturing Engineering is provided in this course. Topics introduced include: various manufacturing processes, materials, quality assurance, quality control, safety, ISO/QS 9000, process and facilities planning, project management, and lean manufacturing. This course is delivered entirely via the internet.
Lecture: 3, Lab 0, Other 1

IME-603  Numerical Control Machining    4 Credits

Prerequisites: IME-301
The fundamentals of computer numerical control (CNC) programming and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) are introduced in this course. The fundamental theoretical and operational concepts of machining are also presented. The course focuses on the programming of cutting operations; tool materials, selection, and uses. Significant topics include: G-code programming, Introduction to CAM software, Taylor’s tool life model, Criteria for tool selection, and the Orthogonal Cutting Model. Laboratories use CNC machine tools for programming and cutting, and are designed to illustrate theoretical concepts and methods for solving practical engineering machining problems.
Lecture: 3, Lab 2, Other 0

IME-652  Designing Value in the Supply Chain    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
Students gain an understanding of the decision-making tools necessary to design value in the global supply chain from concept to customer. Quantitative methods are employed to aid the decision-making process of demand forecasting and enterprise planning for the purpose of increased profit and value to stakeholders. Basic concepts in strategy, forecasting, demand planning, inventory control and value stream mapping will be taught and utilized to enable the decision-making process to be based on quantitative metrics.
Lecture: 3, Lab 0, Other 1

IME-654  Enterprise Resource Planning    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
An understanding of the integrated approach to enterprise planning and its evolution from MRP I and MRP II is provided in this course. It describes the core structure of ERP systems and highlights the characteristics of emerging ERP based organizations. Various ERP tools and techniques are described and compared. The fundamental success factors in moving from traditional business functions to an integrated process-based ERP environment are introduced.
Lecture: 3, Lab 0, Other 1

IME-660  Design for Manufacture and Assembly    4 Credits

Prerequisites: IME-601
A study of the current methodologies associated with product design for manufacture and assembly. Topics include DFMA overview, Design for Function, Design for Assembly Principles, BDI-DFA Manual Methodology, Creative Concept Development, and Concept Selection Methodologies. Note: Students who have taken IME-474, Design for Manufacture or its equivalent are not eligible to enroll in this course but must substitute another engineering course approved by their faculty advisors.
Lecture: 3, Lab 0, Other 1

IME-674  Quality Assurance and Reliability    4 Credits

Prerequisites: (IME-605 or MATH-605)
The topics in quality assurance are covered in this course. Specifically, it includes introduction to quality and quality philosophy, statistical methods of quality improvement, concept of variation and its reduction, statistical process control, and acceptance sampling. Statistical software such as MINITAB is used throughout the course. Terms Offered: At least once on a live/tape basis and the rest via tape-delay basis. This is out of necessity and flexibility expected of the master’s program.
Lecture: 3, Lab 0, Other 1

IME-676  Lean Six Sigma    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
This techniques to maximize production efficiency and to maintain control over each step in the process are examined in this course. The structured problem-solving methodology DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) will provide the framework for the course.
Lecture: 3, Lab 0, Other 1

IME-680  Computer Integrated Manufacturing    4 Credits

Prerequisites: IME-601
CIM is defined with current terminology and recent concepts. It includes the relationships among the three major functions - design, manufacturing and business. CIM examples, obstacles to development and future trends are covered. Flexible manufacturing is highlighted. Key components of CIM are explored with special emphasis on robotic automation and control through interaction with the environment, CAD-CAM link with numerical control, computer supervisory control, process planning and quality assurance. Concurrent Engineering will be used in process and product quality selection. Lean manufacturing principles will be applied. Communication and networking, the artery of CIM, will be studied in the context of data compatibility and hierarchical control. Manufacturing analysis tools will be used to plan and implement a CIM system.
Lecture: 3, Lab 0, Other 1