Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5110. Advanced Manufacturing Quality Control

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Graded

Concepts and techniques of real time statistical process control. Statistical analysis will primarily be conducted using software like Excel/Minitab/R. Students will be introduced to measurement system analysis and hypothesis testing techniques to obtain and test for quality data. These techniques will be applied using design of experiments. Process optimization methods like the Taguchi method will be implemented and control charts will be studied.

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5120. Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Products

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Department consent required.

Grading Basis: Graded

Integrated analysis of traditional and non-traditional manufacturing processes. Topics include tolerance/ precision, surface finish/roughness, material properties of products such as hardness, and specific processes such as cutting, welding, metal deformation, ceramic processing, powder processing/metallurgy, and additive manufacturing.

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5130. Manufacturing Automation and Industry 4.0

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Department consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory of automation as related to manufacturing and design integration, including hardware, software, and algorithm issues involved in fast and flexible product development cycles. Topics cover automated manufacturing systems, CAD-CAM and integration, programming and simulation, robotics, reverse engineering virtual reality, and sensor fusion for machine tool monitoring.

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5140. Manufacturing Systems Planning

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Department consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Decision making in production, process, and warehouse environments. Topics include analysis of production flows, bottlenecks and queuing, types of manufacturing operations, aggregate production planning, lot sizes and lead times, and pull production systems, warehouse layout, and inventory management.

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