This minor exposes engineering students to the fundamentals and applications of manufacturing. This minor is not allowed for Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) engineering students. This minor includes design and fabrication techniques, including evaluating the impact on the human and environmental factors, process, and profit associated with the steps from design through production. Actual case studies will help reinforce the concepts. The two core classes are ENGR 2215 and 3215. The minor relies on the two core manufacturing courses and an elective as well as a manufacturing-focused senior design from the student’s home department. This elective can also be counted as an elective in their home department. The minor requires the completion of 15 credits including as follows:
- Application for the minor two semesters before graduation;
- An approved Plan of Study one semester before graduation;
- Group I (Required Courses): ENGR 2215 and 3215;
- Group II: Nine or more credits selected from the list of Manufacturing minor electives from any engineering department, which may include Senior Capstone from the student’s home department related to a manufacturing problem, subject to approval by Minor advisor. Group II courses can simultaneously be used towards the student’s major requirements.
- Manufacturing minor electives: MEM 3221, 4225; ME 3217, 3221, 3222, 3225, 3295 (when taught as Principles of Machining and Machine Tools); MSE 2101, 2102, 3004, 4004, 4040.