Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM)

Co-Director, School of Business: Associate Professor Robert Day

Co-Director, School of Engineering: Professor Jiong Tang

1151. Introduction to the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Program

Three credits.

Introduction to the goals of engineering and management for manufacturing enterprises, including lean concepts in business and engineering. Review of the history of technological development, including its effects on new products and processes. Written and oral communication skills will be developed.

2210. Manufacturing Equipment Lab

One credit. One and one-half hours of laboratory per week.

Introduction to machine shop equipment, metrology, general safety, and hands on experience in machining and fabrication of metals. Topics include: introduction to instrumentation; knee miller, engine lathe, drill press, grinder, and sander operation; welding; chipping; and grinding.

2211. Introduction to Manufacturing Systems

Three credits. Prerequisite: STAT 1000Q or 1100Q or 3025Q or 3345Q or 3375Q, or CE 2210 or 2251, or MATH 3160.

Fundamental engineering aspects of manufacturing. Students become familiar with common processes in manufacturing such as cutting, casting, and bending and are introduced to advanced techniques such as additive manufacturing. Overview of manufacturing operations management, production optimization, and the systems used in controlling manufacturing enterprises including the concepts of global competition and manufacturing as a competitive weapon.

2212. Introduction to Manufacturing Systems Lab

One credit. One 3-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: MEM 2211, which may be taken concurrently. Open only to Management and Engineering for Manufacturing majors.

Introduction to the steps required for manufacturing. Students will move from a part sketch, to an engineering drawing, to a drawing using state-of-the-art CAD software. Students will build both a prototype and an improved final model of the part, which are required to be of different materials. One or more site visits are included as parts of this laboratory, for students to gain exposure to operational manufacturing facilities.

2221. Principles of Engineering Management

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher; not open to students who have passed or are taking OPIM 3104 or BADM 3761. Will not substitute for OPIM 3104 for students who enter the School of Business. Will not substitute for BADM 3761. May not be used to satisfy Junior-Senior level major requirements of the School of Business.

The fundamentals of engineering management tasks of planning and control; the human element in production, research, and service organizations; the stochastic nature of management systems.

3221. Introduction to Products and Processes

Three credits. Prerequisite: MEM 2211.

Overview of the factors affecting the design of products and the various processes used in their manufacture. An introduction to manufacturing processes and their capabilities and limitations. Value engineering, methods improvement and simplification techniques will be covered.

3231. Computers in Manufacturing

Three credits. Prerequisite: MEM 2211, which may be taken concurrently.

The utilization of computers and information systems in manufacturing, with special emphasis placed on Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). The study of actual CIM applications will be incorporated.

3281. Manufacturing Internship

No credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and MEM program director. May be repeated. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Designed to educate students in the MEM program with the realities of the manufacturing environment and to provide them with the opportunity to exercise problem solving skills while fulfilling a need of the internship sponsor.

3293. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement, up to a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; consent of the specific MEM program co-director from the appropriate school, Business or Engineering, required prior to the student’s departure. These credits must be awarded for regularly scheduled course work at a recognized foreign university in a clearly defined technical area of Business or Engineering. Credits used to-wards the technical elective credits must be approved by the specific MEM program director from the appropriate school, Business or Engineering.

3295. Special Topics in Management and Engineering for Manufacturing

Credits and hours by arrangement or as announced. Prerequisite and/or consent announced separately for each offering. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

A classroom course on special topics as announced.

3299. Problems in Management and Engineering for Manufacturing

Semester and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Credits by arrangement, not to exceed four. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

Designed primarily for students who wish to pursue or continue to pursue a special line of study or investigation.

4225. Advanced Products and Processes

Three credits. Prerequisite: MEM 3221.

Introduction to advanced topics relevant to the design and manufacture of products. Special emphasis on the relationship between manufacturing products and processes. Student projects.

4289. Honors Research

Credits and hours by arrangement, up to a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Open to Honors students; con-sent of instructor. May be used to convert independent research into course credit that may be applied toward the Honors Program requirements and will count as a technical elective.

Research programs of students’ choice in areas of Management and Engineering for Manufacturing. Research work will be directed by an MEM faculty member who serves as the research advisor for the course. Projects will provide significant independent problem solving experience to supplement the classroom experience obtained from traditional coursework.

4971W. Senior Design Project I

Two credits. Three 1-hour classes per week. Prerequisite: ME 3221 and MEM 2211; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Not open to students who have passed MEM 4915W.

Part 1 of the capstone design course for the MEM Program. This semester will cover manufacturing and production cases in preparation for the senior design experience. Both written and oral reports are required. Students will also complete the first phase of their two-semester engineering design project focused on product/process creation or improvement, including problem definition, background, and a preliminary proposal. The Business and Engineering faculty will be jointly involved.

4972W. Senior Design Project 2

Two credits. One 2-hour class per week. Prerequisite: MEM 4971W. Not open to students who have passed MEM 4915W.

Part 2 of the capstone design course for the MEM Program. Students will perform the design, fabrication, and testing of their product design; or implementation, testing, and procedure writing for their process design. The proposal from MEM 4971W will guide the fabrication or implementation and testing to meet a detailed specification of engineering requirements. Both written and oral reports will be required. The Business and Engineering faculty will be jointly involved.

4977. Senior Design for Visiting International Students

Three credits. Prerequisites: Open only to visiting international students subject to prior approval of the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing co-directors. Not open to UConn students.

A one-semester version of the capstone design course for the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Program. Both written and oral reports are required. Students will work on an engineering design project focused on product/process creation or improvement, including problem definition, background, and proposed solutions, followed by fabrication or implementation and testing to meet a detailed specification of engineering requirements.

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