Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

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ACC 501. Principles of Financial Accounting

Curriculum Area: Accounting and Finance

3 credits | Prerequisites: No credit in ACC 471, ACC 502, ACC 503

This course introduces the basic concepts and methods used in corporate financial statements for the information of investors and other interested external parties. Readings, problems and cases are used. Major topics included are: The Basic Accrual Model, Analysis of Transactions, Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement Construction and Analysis. The course also emphasizes analysis of cases and actual financial reports and concerns the applications of the basic concepts and methods of financial accounting to issues such as long-term assets, inventory, sales, receivables, debt securities, corporate ownership, international operations, and analysis of financial statements.

ACC 551. Principles of Managerial Accounting 

Curriculum Area: Marketing and Strategy
3 credits | Prerequisites: ACC 501 and no credit in ACC 552

This course deals with decision-making in organizations, where the decisions involve the generation, analysis, or use of financial information. The major topics in this course include the use of accounting in making alternative choice decisions, the development and use of product cost information, and the use of accounting information for managerial planning and control. Throughout the course, a managerial viewpoint is stressed. Cases are used.

AEROSP 483 Aerospace System Design 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: preceded by AEROSP 345. Preceded or accompanied by AEROSP 315, 325, and 335

Introduction to the engineering design process for space systems. Includes a lecture phase that covers mission planning, launch vehicle integration, propulsion, power systems, communications, budgeting, and reliability. Subsequently, students experience the latest practices in space systems engineering by forming into mission component teams and collectively designing a space mission. Effective team and communication skills are emphasized. Report writing and presentations are required throughout, culminating in the final report and public presentation.

AEROSP 510 Finite Elements in Mechanical and Structural Analysis I 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: AEROSP 315

Introductory level. Finite element solutions for structural dynamics and nonlinear problems. Normal modes, forced vibrations, Euler buckling (bifurcations), large deflections, nonlinear elasticity, transient heat conduction. Computer laboratory based on a general purpose finite element code.

AEROSP 516 Mechanics of Fibrous Composites 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: AEROSP 315 or MECHENG 412

Effective stiffness properties of composites. Constitutive description of laminated plates. Laminated plate theory. Edge effects in laminates. Nonlinear theory of generally laminated plates. Governing equations in the Von Karman sense. Laminated plates with moderately large deflections. Postbuckling and nonlinear vibration of laminated plates. Failure theories and experimental results for laminates.

BE 501. Applied Microeconomics 

Curriculum Area: Marketing and Strategy
3 credits | Prerequisite: No credits in BE 502, BE 503

This course provides students with the foundations of microeconomic analysis. The primary objective is to develop the abilities of students to apply fundamental microeconomic concepts to a wide range of managerial decisions, as well as public policy issues. Foundation topics include: costs and supply behavior of the firm; consumer behavior and market demand; market forces, price formation and resource allocation; international trade and trade restrictions; and, market power and price-setting behavior. Students will also be introduced to more advanced aspects of microeconomic analysis. Advanced topics include; decision-making with risk and imperfect information; and, complex pricing strategies.

CEE 536 (MFG 536) Critical Path Methods 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate Standing

Basic critical path planning and scheduling with arrow and precedence networks; project control; basic overlapping networks; introduction to resource leveling and least cost scheduling; fundamental PERT systems.

CHE 517 (MFG 517) Biochemical Engineering Science and Technology 

Curriculum Area: Safety, Health and Ecology

3 credits | Prerequisites: ChemE 344, and Biochem 415 or equivalent; permission of instructor

Concepts necessary in the adaptation of biological and biochemical principles to industrial processing in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Topics include rational screening, functional genomics, cell cultivation, oxygen transfer, etc. Lectures, problems, internet, and library study will be used.

EECS 406 (ENGR 406) High-Tech Entrepreneurship

Curriculum Area: Marketing and Strategy
Also offered via distance learning

4 credits | Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate Standing

Four aspects of starting high-tech companies are discussed: opportunity and strategy, creating new ventures, functional development, and growth and financing. Also, student groups work on reviewing business books, case studies, elevator and investor pitches. Different financing models are covered, including angel or VC funding and small business (SBIR) funding.

EECS 410 Patent Fundamentals for Engineering 

Curriculum Areas: Marketing and Strategy

4 credits | Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing) or Graduate Standing

This course covers the fundamentals of patents for engineers. The first part of the course focuses on the rules and codes that govern patent prosecution, and the second part focuses on claim drafting and amendment writing. Other topics covered include litigation, ethics and licensing.

EECS 414 Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: Math 215, Math 216, Physics 240 or Graduate Standing

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), devices, and technologies. Micromachining and microfabricating techniques, including planar thin-film processing, silicon etching, wafer bonding photolithography, deposition, and etching. Transduction mechanisms and modeling in different energy domains. Analysis of micro-machined capacitive, piezoresistive, and thermal sensors, actuators and applications. Computer-aided design for MEMS layout, fabrication and analysis.

EECS 423 Solid-State Device Laboratory 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 320 or Graduate Standing

Semiconductor material and device fabrication and evaluation: diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, passive components. Semiconductor processing techniques: oxidation, diffusion, deposition, etching, photolithography. Lecture and laboratory. Projects to design and simulate device fabrication sequence.

EECS 425 Integrated Microsystems Laboratory 

Curriculum Area: Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing Concentration

4 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 311 or EECS 312 or EECS 414 or Graduate Standing

Development of a complete integrated microsystem, from functional definition to final test. MEMS-based transducer design and electrical, mechanical and thermal limits. Design of MOS interface circuits. MEMS and MOS chip fabrication. Mask making, pattern transfer, oxidation, ion implantation mantation and metallization. Packaging and testing challenges. Students work in interdisciplinary teams.

 EECS 427 VLSI Design I 

Curriculum Area: Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing

4 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 270 and EECS 312 and EECS 320 or Graduate Standing

Design techniques for rapid implementations of very large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuits, MOS technology and logic. Structured design. Design rules, layout procedures. Design aids: layout, design rule checking, logic and circuit simulation. Timing. Testability. Architectures for VLSI. Projects to develop and lay out circuits.

EECS 434 Principles of Photonics

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 330 or 334 or permission of instructor or graduate standing

EECS 434 provides an introduction to photonics, optoelectronics, lasers and fiber-optics. The course begins by analyzing optical propagation, reflection/refraction at interfaces and optics in anisotropic media. Polarization is discussed, with application to liquid crystal displays and waveplates. Anti-reflection coatings, dielectric mirrors, and interferometers are studied. Dielectric waveguides and fiber optics are discussed, together with methods of modulating radiation for communications and metrology. Optical spectral analysis, filtering, resonators, lasers and coherence are covered. The course concludes with semiconductor optics: laser diodes, LEDs, photo-detectors and communication systems.

EECS 493 User Interface Development 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 281 or Graduate Standing

Concepts and techniques for designing computer system user interfaces to be easy to learn and use, with an introduction to their implementation. Task analysis, design of functionality, display and interaction design, and usability evaluation. Interface programming using an object-oriented application framework. Fluency in a standard object-oriented programming language is assumed.

EECS 497 EECS Major Design Project 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: Senior standing and successful completion of at least two-thirds of the credit hours required for the program subjects

Professional problem-solving methods developed through intensive group studies. Normally, one significant design project is chosen for entire class requiring multiple EECS disciplines and teams. Use of analytic, computer, design, and experimental techniques where applicable are used. Projects are often interdisciplinary allowing non-EECS seniors to also take the course (consult with instructor).

EECS 514 Advanced Micro Electro Systems Devices and Technologies

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 414

Advanced micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) devices and technologies. Transduction techniques, including piezoelectric, electrothermal, and resonant techniques. Chemical biological sensors, microfluidic and biomedical devices. Micromachining technologies such as laser machining and microdrilling. EDM, materials such as SiC and diamond. Sensor and actuator analysis and design through CAD.

EECS 523 Digital Integrated Circuit Technology 

Curriculum Areas: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: (EECS 423 or EECS 425) and EECS 311 and EECS 320

Integrated circuit fabrication overview relationships between processing choices and devices performance characteristics. Long-channel device I-V review, short-channel MOSFET I-V characteristics including velocity saturation, mobility degradation, hot carriers, gate depletion. MOS device scaling strategies, silicon-on-insulator, lightly doped drain structures, on chip interconnection parasitics and performance, Major CMOS scaling challenges. Process and circuit simulation.

EECS 528 Principles of Microelectronics Process Technology 

Curriculum Areas: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

3 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 421 and EECS 423

Theoretical analysis of the chemistry and physics of process technologies used in microelectronics fabrication. Topics include: semiconductor growth, material characterization, lithography tools, photoresist models, thin film deposition, chemical etching, plasma etching, electrical contact formation, microstructure processing and process modeling.

EECS 567 (MFG 567) (MECHENG 567) Introduction to Robotics

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: Graduate Standing or permission of instructor

Introduction to robots considered as electro-mechanical computational systems performing work on the physical world. Data structures representing kinematics and dynamics of rigid body motions and forces and controllers for achieving them. Emphasis on building and programming real robotic systems and on representing the work they are to perform.

EECS 569 (MFG 564) Production Systems Engineering 

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Engineering

3 credits |  Prerequisites: None

Production Systems Engineering (PSE) investigates fndamental laws that givern production systems and utilizes them for analysis, design, and continuous improvement.  The topics covered include quantitative methods for analysis and design, improvability, measurement-based management, and the PSE Toolbox.  The skills acquired will make students marketable as engineering managers of manufacturing organizations.

EECS 594 Introduction to Adaptive Systems

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits |  Prerequisites: EECS 203 and Math 425 (Stat 425)

Programs and automata that "learn" by adapting to their environment; programs that utilize genetic algorithms for learning. Samuel strategies, realistic neural networks, connectionist systems, classifier systems, and related models of cognition. Artificial intelligence systems, such as NETL and SOAR, are examined for their impact upon machine learning and cognitive science.

EECS 627 VLSI Design II 

Curriculum Area: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

4 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 427

Advanced very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design. Design methodologies (architectural simulation, hardware description language design entry, silicon compilation, and verification), microarchitectures, interconnect, packaging, noise sources, circuit techniques, design for testability, design rules, VLSI technologies (silicon and GaAs), and yield. Projects in chip design.

EHS 652 Evaluation of Chemical Hazards 

Curriculum Area: Safety, Health and Ecology

3 credits | Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in a biostatistics course.

 This course covers concepts and techniques related to the evaluation of occupational exposures to gases, vapors, and aerosols. Emphasis is on operating mechanisms and practical aspects of industrial hygiene air-monitoring equipment, characterizing exposure distributions, and developing sampling strategies. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises, demonstrations, problems, technical reports, and readings, and is targeted primarily towards students in occupational health and safety.

ENGR 520 Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals for Engineers & Scientists 

Curriculum Area: Accounting and Finance

3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior and Graduate Standing

This course provides students with a perspective in looking to form or joint startup companies and those that are looking to form or join startup companies and those that are looking to create corporate value via industrial research. The students are taught the entrepreneurial business development screening tools necessary to translate opportunities into businesses with focus on: strategy, finance and market positioning.

ENGR 521 Clean Tech Entrepreneurship

Curriculum Areas: Manufacturing Design and Sustainability or Marketing and Strategy

3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior and Graduate Standing. Students must take ENGR 520 before taking ENGR 521

This course teaches the students how to screen venture opportunities in various cleantech domains. Venture assessments are approached through strategic, financial and market screens, and consider the impact of policy and regulatory constraints on the business opportunity. A midterm, and final project as well as six home works are required.

FIN 551. Financial Management and Policy

Curriculum Area: Accounting and Finance
3 credits | Prerequisites: (ACC 501 and OMS 50) and no credit in FIN 503, FIN 513, FIN 553, FIN 553)

This course is primarily devoted to the principles of financial valuation. We will first discuss the concept of present value in extensive detail, and then apply the principles of valuation to value (a) real projects (or what is commonly referred to as capital budgeting) and (b) financial securities (stocks and bonds) under certainty. Since financial decision-making virtually always involves risk & uncertainty, we will then introduce the concept of risk, and the relation between risk & return. We will integrate our knowledge of cash flows with our understanding of risk to modify capital budgeting techniques in the presence of risk & uncertainty. The course concludes with an introductory treatment of the effects of financing on capital budgeting decisions.

IOE 425 (MFG 426) Manufacturing Strategies 

Curriculum Areas: Marketing and Strategy

2 credits | Prerequisites: Senior standing

Review of philosophies, systems, and practices utilized by world-class manufacturers to meet current manufacturing challenges, focusing on "lean production" in the automotive industry, including material flow, plant-floor quality assurance, job design, work and management practices. Students tour plants to analyze the extent and potential of the philosophies.

IOE 440 (MFG 440) Production and Inventory Operation Analysis and Management 

Curriculum Areas: Production Systems & Quality Engineering or Organizational Behavior

(If taking MFG 605, cannot take IOE 440)

3 credits, no credit granted for students who have credit for OMS 605 | Prerequisites: IOE 310 and 316 or Graduate Standing

Principles and models for analyzing, engineering, and managing manufacturing and service operations as well as supply chains. Emphasis on capacity management; queuing models of operational dynamics (including cycle time, work-in-progress, inventory, throughput, and variability); operational flexibility; the math and physics of lean enterprises.

IOE 441 (MFG 441) Production and Inventory Control 

ISD Instructor: Izak Duenyas 
Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Engineering

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 310 and IOE 316

Basic models and techniques for managing inventory systems and for planning production. Topics include deterministic and probabilistic inventory models, production planning and scheduling; and introduction to factory physics.

IOE 447 (MFG 447) Facility Planning 

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Engineering

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 310 and IOE 316

Fundamentals in developing efficient layouts for single-story and multi-story production and service facilities. Manual procedures and microcomputer-based layout algorithms. Algorithms to determine the optimum location of facilities. Special considerations for multi-period, dynamic layout problems.

IOE 452 (MFG 455) Corporate Finance 

Curriculum Area: Accounting and Finance

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 201 and IOE 310 and IOE 366

The goal of this course is to introduce a basic understanding of financial management. The course develops fundamental models of valuation and investment from first principles and applies them to problems of corporate and individual decision making. The topics of discussion will include the net present valuation, optimal portfolio selection, risk and investment analysis, issuing securities, capital structure with debt financing, and real options.

IOE 453 (MFG 456) Derivative Instruments 

Curriculum Area: Accounting and Finance

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 201 and IOE 310 and IOE 366

The main objectives of the course are first, to provide the students with a thorough understanding of the theory of pricing derivatives in the absence of arbitrage, and second, to develop the mathematical and numerical tools necessary to calculate derivative security prices. We begin by the absence of static arbitrage. We proceed to develop the implications of no arbitrage in dynamic trading models: the binomial and Black-Scholes models. The theory is applied to hedging and risk management.

IOE 461 (MFG 461) Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis

ISD Instructor: Patt Hammett
Curriculum Areas: Production Systems & Quality Engineernig

(If taking IOE 461/MFG 461, cannot take IOE 466/MFG 466)
This course is not for D. Eng. in Mfg. Students

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 366, (Only for M. Eng. in Mfg. Credit not for D. Eng. in Mfg.)

This course provides students with the analytical and management tools necessary to solve manufacturing quality problems and implement effective quality systems. Topics include voice of the customer analysis, the Six Sigma problem solving methodology, process capability analysis, measurement system analysis, design of experiments, statistical process control, failure made and effects analysis, quality function development, and reliability.

IOE 463 (MFG 463) Measurement and Design of Work 

Curriculum Area: Organizational Behavior

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 333 or ME 395 or BME 231 and IOE 265 or Stats 412

Design of lean manufacturing systems requires knowledge and skills for describing manual work, identifying value added and non-value added work elements, designing efficient work equipment and methods preventing fatigue and related worker health problems and predicting work performance.

IOE 466 (MFG 466) (STAT 466) Statistical Quality Control 

Curriculum Areas: Production Systems & Quality Engineering

(If taking IOE 461/MFG 461, cannot take IOE 461/MFG 461)

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE/STAT 265 and IOE 366 or STAT 401

Quality Improvement Philosophies; Modeling Process Quality, Statistical Process Control, Control Charts for Variables and Attributes, CUSUM and EWMA, Short Production Runs, Multivariate Quality Control, Auto Correlation, Engineering Process Control, Economic Design of Charts, Fill Control, Pre-control, Adaptive Schemes, Process Capability, Specifications and Tolerances, Gage Capability Studies, Acceptance Sampling by Attributes and Variables, International Quality Standards.

IOE 474. Simulation 

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Engineering
4 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 316, IOE 366, IOE 373

Simulation of complex discrete-event systems with applications in industrial and service organizations. Course topics include modeling and programming simulations in one or more high-level computer packages such as ProModel or GPSS/H; input distribution modeling; generating random numbers; statistical analysis of simulation output data. The course will contain a team simulation project.

IOE 533 (MFG 535) Human Motor Veh Eng Sy 

Curriculum Area: Organizational Behavior

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 333 and IOE 366

Principles of engineering psychology applied to engineering and industrial production systems visual task measurement and design, psycho-physical measurements, signal detection theory and applications to industrial process control. Human information processing, mental workload evaluation, human memory and motor control processes.

IOE 534 (MFG 534) (BioE 534) Occupational Biomechanics 

Curriculum Area: Organizational Behavior

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 333, IOE 334, or IOE 433

Anatomical and physiological concepts are introduced to understand and predict human motor capabilities, with particular emphasis on the evaluation and design of manual activities in various occupations. Quantitative models are developed to explain (1) muscle strength performance, (2) cumulative and acute musculoskeletal injury, (3) physical fatigue, and (4) human motion control.

IOE 539 (MFG 539) Safety Engineering Methods 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 265 or Biostat

Recognition, evaluation, and control of generic safety hazards (confined spaces, electricity, fire, mechanical energy, etc.) found in contemporary work places, using case studies from manufacturing, transportation and power generation. Students perform an interdisciplinary team project using contemporary systems safety methods (e.g., fault tree analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, or job safety analysis) to redesign a work station or consumer product.

IOE 543 (MFG 543) Scheduling 

Curriculum Area: Organizational Behavior

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 316 or IOE 310

The problem of scheduling several tasks over time, including the topics of measures of performance, single-machine sequencing, flow shop scheduling, the job shop problem, and priority dispatching. Integer programming, dynamic programming, and heuristic approaches to various problems are presented.

IOE 545 (MFG 545) Queuing Networks

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Engineering

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 515 or EECS 501

Introduction to queuing networks. Topics include product and non-product form networks, exact results and heavy and light traffic approximations, queuing networks with blocking, and polling systems. Applications from manufacturing and service industries are given as examples.

IOE 547 (MFG 547) Supply Chain Facilities 

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Engineering

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 265 and IOE 310

When a global supply chain is viewed as a network, the arcs in the network correspond to transportation systems such as land-based transport (trucking and railways), sea transport, and air transport. The nodes, on the other hand, represent the facilities through which the goods are handled. Our focus in this course is the nodes, and their interface with the arcs. Such facilities include: · Manufacturing facilities · Warehouses · Distribution Centers · Container terminals (or Seaports) · Consolidation/Deconsolidation Centers · Railway yards · Crossdocks · Airports (freight; not passenger) Since manufacturing facilities and warehouses are addressed in other courses, this course will focus on the remaining facilities in the above list.

IOE 549 (MFG 549) Plant Flow Systems 

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Engineering

3 credits | Alternate Years | Prerequisites: IOE 310 and IOE 416

Analytical models for the design and throughput performance evaluation of material handling systems used in discrete parts flow production facilities. Analysis of design and control issues for manual and automated handling systems including lift trucks, microload automatic storage/retrieval systems and automated guided vehicle systems.

IOE 562 (STAT 535) Reliability 

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Control
3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 316 and IOE 366 or STATS 425 and STATS 426

Reliability concepts and methodology for modeling, assessing and improving product reliability: common models for component and system reliability; analysis of field and warranty data; component reliability inference; repairable systems; accelerated stress testing for reliability assessment; reliability improvement through experimental design.

IOE 568 Statistical Learning & Applications in Quality Engineering

Curriculum Areas: Production Systems & Quality Engineering
3 credits | Alternate Years | Prerequisites: IOE 466 or STATS 500

Statistical learning and data transformation methods to advance quality control techniques for variation reduction. Focus on feature extraction of waveform signals, change point detection for system monitoring, data pattern recognition for fault diagnosis and Bayes/reinforcement learning for decision making.

IOE 570 (STATS 570) Experimental Design 

Curriculum Areas: Production Systems and Quality Control
3 credits | Prerequisites: STATS 500 or background in regression

Basic design principles, review of analysis of variance, block designs, two-level and three-level factorial and fractional factorial experiments, designs with complex aliasing, data analysis techniques and case studies, basic response surface methodology, variation reduction and introductory robust parameter designs.

ISD 520 Integrative Systems Engineering - Objectives, Principles and Practices 

Curriculum Area: Marketing and Strategy

3 credits

This course is intended to introduce the student to the systems engineering process used to create multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems which have multiple, often conflicting objectives. The course will provide an overview of systems engineering in the context of large developmental programs, with examples taken from a wide range of application areas, including civil engineering and transportation systems, space and missile systems, ship systems and land vehicle development. By focusing on the objectives, principles and practices of systems engineering, the course will enable the student to better understand the functions, capabilities and limitations of systems engineering. The course will be of value to all who will participate in major engineering efforts in the commercial, civil or defense communities.

ISD 599C  Development and Verification of System Design Requirements 

Curriculum Area: Organizational Behavior

3 credits

Data collection and analysis techniques for developing and verifying system design requirements are studied: identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing stakeholder objectives, minimizing test procedures cost, validation vs. verification, and limited vs. mass production strategies. Course work includes a term project.  Knowledge of introductory statistics is required.

ISD 599A Software Systems Engineering 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits

Prerequisites: Student should have some basic background in the development of software or software/hardware systems. Development of mid-sized software system using object-oriented programming language is beneficial.

Focus on the process for software development of a large, complex software systems.  Pragmatic aspects of the production of software systems, dealing with structuring principles, design methodologies and informal analysis.  Emphasis is given to development of large, complex software systems.

ISD 599B  Modeling Analysis of Vehicle Systems 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits

This course is an introduction to the desgin of road vehicles through modeling and system analysis.  The course is designed to provide basic introduction to various vehicle subsystems and their functional performance characteristics.  Domain specific modeling and analysis methods will be discussed and applied.  The scope of this course will be limited to modeling and analysis of hte basic phenomena related to longitudinal motion, propulsion systems and lateral motion.

MATSCIE 480 (MFG 480) Materials Science in Engineering Design 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior standing

Design concepts. Engineering economics. Problems of scaling. Materials substitution. Competitive processes. Case histories. Professional and ethical considerations. Written and Oral presentations of solutions to design problems.

MATSCIE 489 (MFG 489) Materials Processing Design

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective
3 credits | Prerequisites: MATSCIE 330 and MATSCIE 335

The design of production and refining systems for engineering materials. Unit processes in the extraction and refining of metals. Production and processing of ceramic and polymeric materials, and electronic materials and devices.

MATSCIE 514 (MFG 514) (MacroSE 514) Composite Materials

Curriculum Area: Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing

3 crdits | Prerequisites: MATSCIE 350

Behavior, processing, and design of composite materials, especially fiber composites. Emphasis is on the basic chemical and physical processes currently employed and expected to guide the future development of the technology.

MATSCIE 577 (MFG 577) Failure Analysis of Materials

Curriculum Area: Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing
3 credits | Prerequisites: MSE 350

Analysis of failed structures due to tensile overload, creep, fatigue, stress corrosion, wear and abrasion, with extensive use of scanning electron microscope. Identification and role of processing defects in failure.

MATSCIE 622 (MFG 622) (Nucl. Eng. 622) Ion Beam Modification and Analysis of Materials 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: NERS 421/521 or MSE 350 or Permission of Instructor

Ion-solid interactions, ion beam mixing, compositional changes, phase changes, micro-structural changes; alteration of physical and mechanical properties such as corrosion, wear, fatigue, hardness; ion beam analysis techniques such as RBS, NRA, PIXE, ion channeling, ion microprobe; accelerator system design and operation as it relates to implantation and analysis.

MECHENG 451 (MFG 453) Properties of Advanced Materials for Design Engineers 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 382

Mechanical behavior and environmental degradation of polymeric-, metal-, and ceramic matrix composites; manufacturability of advanced engineering materials; use of composite materials in novel engineering designs.

MECHENG 452 (MFG 452) Design for Manufacturability

Curriculum Areas: Manufacturing Design and Sustainability or Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 350

Conceptual design. Design for economical production, Taguchi methods, design for assembly; case studies. Product design using advanced polymeric materials and composites; part consolidation, snap-fit assemblies; novel applications. Design projects. Study of systematic methods in product design which improve overall quality and cost. Methods include analysis of customer needs, function analysis, product architecture, material and process selection, design for assembly, robust design, and Taguchi methods. A course project to implement the methods by redesigning a product is required.

Please Note: MFG 599/MECHENG 452 Advanced Design for Manufacturability includes an additional module on Quantifying Customer Preference for Decision Making in Design. If interested in taking MFG 599/MECHENG 452 instead of MECHENG 452, please contact Kathy Bishar at

MECHENG 482 (MFG 492) Machining Processes 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior standing

Introduction to machining operations, cutting tools and tool wear mechanisms. Cutting forces and mechanisms of machining. Machining process simulation. Surface generation. Temperatures of tool and work piece. Machine Dynamics. Non-traditional machining. Two hours lecture and one laboratory session.

MECHENG 487 (MFG 488) Welding 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: ME382

Study of mechanism of surface bonding, welding metallurgy, effect of rate of heat input on resulting microstructures, residual stresses and distortion, economics and capabilities of the various processes.

MECHENG 513 (MFG 513) Automotive Body Structures 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 350

The emphasis for this course will be on gaining insight into auto body structural behavior and the relationship to the vehicle. Body structure element behavior will be examined including thin walled members, panels, joints, spot welds, and local attachments. Structural models for the primary requirements will be analyzed in detail. These include global body bending, body torsion, crashworthiness, and vibration behavior. The importance of bending and torsion stiffness on the perceived level of refinement will be discussed, and tools for analysis will be developed. The interaction between structural topology and vehicle packaging and styling will be treated, including the need for trade-off analysis in selecting the best structure configuration. Methods for selection of alternative body materials will be covered.

MECHENG 552 (MFG 552) Mechatronics Systems Design 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 350, MECHENG 360, EECS 314 or equivalent

Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanical disciplines, controls, electronics and computers in the design of high-performance systems. Case studies, hands-on lab exercises and hardware design projects cover the practical aspects of machine design, multi-domain systems modeling, sensors, actuators, drive circuits, simulation tools, DAQ, and controls implementation using microprocessors.

MECHENG 553 (MFG 553) Microelectromechanical Systems 

Curriculum Area: Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing

3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate Standing

Basic integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing processes; electronics devices fundamentals; microelectro-mechanical systems fabrications including surface micromachining, bulk micromachining, LIGA and others. Introduction to microacturators and microsensors such as micromotors, grippers, accelemeters and pressure sensors. Mechanical and electrical issues in micromachining. IC CAD tools to design microelectro-mechanical structures using MCNC MUMPs service. Design Projects.

MECHENG 555 (MFG 555) Design Optimization 

Curriculum Areas: Manufacturing Design and Sustainability or Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing

3 credits | Prerequisites: Math 451 and Math 217 or equivalent

Mathematical modeling of engineering design problems for optimization. Boundedness and monotonicity analysis of models. Differential optimization theory and selected numerical algorithms for continuous nonlinear models. Emphasis on the interaction between proper modeling and computation. Students propose design term projects from various disciplines and apply course methodology to optimize designs.

MECHENG 558 (MFG 558) Discrete Design Optimization 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: senior or Graduate Standing
Also offered via distance learning

Fundamentals of discrete optimization for engineering design problems. Mathematical modeling of engineering design problems as discrete optimization problems, integer programming, dynamic programming, graph, search algorithms, and introduction to NP completeness. A term project emphasis application to realistic engineering design problems.

MECHENG 599, Section 004 Metal Processing

Curriculum Area: Advanced Materials Design and Manufacturing Concentration

3 credits | 

This course examines how metal components are made, highlighting the choice of processing options and parameters based on material properties and part design.  We focus on metal forming plasticity theory and application; elastic and plastic stress-strain relations; yield criteria and fow rusles; analyses of various plastic forming operations; and the effects of hardining and friction, temperature, strain rate, and anisostropy. We also examine other key metals processing options: casting, machining and additive manufacturing.  Students will analyze processes using some of the key equations governing product quality (e.g., dimensional accuracy), process rate, and manufacturing energy intensity.  Metals processing is a significate contributor to global energy demand and greenhouse gase emissions; we will also examine material production, end-of-life options, and explore emerging paradigms in sustainable metals processing.

MECHENG 599, Section 003 Time Series Modeling, Analysis, Forecasting 

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Engineering

3 credits | Prerequisites: IOE 366 or ME 401

Time series modeling, analysis, forecasting, and control, identifying parametric time series, autovariance, spectra, Green's function, trend and seasonality. Examples from manufacturing, quality control, ergonomics, inventory, and management.

MECHENG 572 (MFG 580) Rheology and Fracture 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: ME 382

Mechanisms of deformation, cohesion, and fracture of matter. Unified approach to the atomic-scale origins of plastic, viscous, viscoelastic, elastic, and inelastic behavior. The influences of time and temperature on behavior. Stress field of edge and screw dislocations, dislocation interactions, and cross slip. Surface stress and energy states, wetting, solid adhesion, friction. Ductile, creep, brittle, and fatigue failure mechanisms.

MECHENG 576 (MFG 556) Fatigue in Mechanical Design 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: 382 or equivalent

A broad treatment of stress, strain, and strength with reference to engineering design and analysis. Major emphasis is placed on the analytical and experimental determination of stresses in relationship to the fatigue strength properties of machine and structural components. Also considered are deflection, post-yield behavior, residual stresses, and temperature and corrosion effects.

MECHENG 577 (MFG 557) The Use of Materials and Their Selection in Design 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective
3 credits | Prerequisites: senior or Graduate Standing

Material properties, including physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, economic, corrosion and environmental properties. Interaction of function, shape, choice of materials, processing, economics and environmental impact in design. Methodology for materials selection and optimization, including performance indices, multiple constraints and multiple objectives. Introduction to analysis of environmental impact from materials selection.

MECHENG 584 (MFG 584) Adv Mechatronic Mfg

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective
3 credits | Prerequisites: ME 461 or equivalent

Advanced control and sensing methodologies for machining processes: milling, turning, drilling, grinding and laser cutting. Machine tool structure. CNC programming. Drive components. Trajectory interpolators. Selection of control parameters. Software compensation and adaptive control. The design process of a comprehensive machining system. Two-hour lecture and two-hour lab per week.

MECHENG 586 (MFG 591) Laser Materials Processing 

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: senior or Graduate Standing

Application of lasers in materials processing and manufacturing laser principles and optics. Fundamental concepts of laser/material interaction. Laser welding, cutting surface modification, forming, and rapid prototyping. Modeling of processes, microstructure and mechanical properties of processed materials. Transport phenomena. Process monitoring.

MECHENG 587 (MFG 587) Global Manufacturing

Curriculum Area: Manufacturing Design and Sustainability or Production Systems & Quality Engineering

3 credits | Prerequisites: ME 481 and ME 401 or equivalent

Globalization and manufacturing paradigms. Product-process-business integration. Product invention strategy. Customized, personalized and reconfigurable products. Mass production and lean production. Mathematical analysis of mass customization. Traditional manufacturing systems. Reconfigurable manufacturing systems. Reconfigurable machines. System configuration analysis. Responsive business models. Enterprise globalization strategies. The global integrated enterprise.

MECHENG 588 (MFG 588) (IOE 588) Assembly Modeling for Design and Manufacturing 

Curriculum Area: Manufacturing Design and Sustainability

3 credits | Prerequisites: MECHENG 381 and MECHENG401 or equivalent

Assembly as product and process. Assembly representation. Assembly sequence. Datum flow chain. Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. Tolerance analysis. Tolerance synthesis. Robust design. Fixturing. Joint design and joining methods. Stream of variation. Auto body assembly case studies.

MECHENG 589 Sustainable Design of Technology Systems

Curriculum Area: Manufacturing Design and Sustainability

3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate Standing

The purpose of the course is to teach students how to evaluate and communicate sustainable designs, specifically by providing them with an introduction to tools and models that quantitively link economic decisions with environmental impact.

MFG 499 Special Topics in Manufacturing

1 to 3 credits

Special Topics in Manufacturing.

MFG 501 Topics in Global Operations 

Required course for Tauber Institute Students only

1.5 credits | Prerequisites: Restricted to Tauber Institute Students

This course is intended to provide students with an overview of various topics in operations, such as lean production systems, supply chain management, design for manufacturability, facilities planning, the environmental, legal, and ethical issues in operations, and product design. Students learn how all these aspects of operations interconnect.

MFG 502 Manufacturing Systems Design 

Required for M. Eng. in Mfg. Students

3 credits | Prerequisites: Graduate Standing in Manufacturing Engineering

This course is to provide students an introduction to the procedures and methodologies for designing manufacturing systems. Topics covered include paradigms of manufacturing system configuration, performance, optimization, launch and reconfiguration of manufacturing systems.

MFG 503 Manufacturing Project 

Required for M. Eng. in Mfg. students

3 credits | Prerequisites: Mfg 501

This project course is intended to provide students with an industrially-relevant team project experience in manufacturing.

MFG 504 Tauber Institute Project 

Required for Tauber Institute Students only

3 credits | Prerequisites: MFG 501 and Must be enrolled in Tauber Institute program

Tauber Institute students will participate in the required Team Project, which is a multidisciplinary internship. In preparation students will refine their communications, team building, and project management skills through specialized seminars. Upon completion, each student will perform an advanced analysis of the project results under the supervision of UM faculty.

MFG 590 Study or Research in Selected Manufacturing Topics

1 to 3 credits

Individual study specialized aspects of Manufacturing engineering

MFG 599 Special Topics in Manufacturing

1 to 3 credits

Special Topics in Manufacturing

MFG 599 Design in Quality: Design Six Sigma (Section 003)

Curriculum Area: Manufacturing Design and Sustainability or Production Systems & Quality Engineering

3 credits 

As many organizations improve their operational quality, they recognize the need to focus their improvement efforts on designing quality into new products and services. This course, organized around the IDDOV Design for Six Sigma Methodology, examines methods and analysis tools for designing in quality to increase customer satisfaction and reduce downstream operations quality and warranty concerns. The IDDOV methodology involves identifying customer requirements, evaluating design concepts, and then optimizing new processes to meet the customer-driven design objectives. Among the tools and methods covered in this course include: Voice of the Customer Analysis, Design Scorecards, Transfer Functions, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, TRIZ, Pugh Method, Design of Experiments, Response Surface Methodology, Taguchi Robustness and Optimization Methods, Design for Reliability, Tolerance Simulation and Analysis, and Product/Process Validation. Working in new product development is an exciting and enriching career, but also challenging. This course is focused on improving your skills to succeed in this critical area.

MFG 990 Dissertation/Pre-Candidate

1 to 8 credits

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted to status of candidate

MFG 995 Dissertation/Candidate

4 to 8 credits

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student who has been admitted as a doctoral candidate. The defense of the dissertation, that is, the final oral examination, must be held under a full term candidacy enrollment.

MKT 501 Marketing Management

Curriculum Area: Marketing and Strategy
3 credits | Prerequisites: No credit in MIT 502, 503

This course is concerned with understanding 1) an entity's own goals and abilities and 2) its potential and existing customers and competitors as bases for setting objectives and making decisions about products, services, pricing, promotion, and distribution. The ability to analyze current situations and objectives, recognize impediments, and generate solutions is the foundation for creating, achieving, and maintaining competitive advantage. This is a management-oriented course designed to give students an integrative framework for analyzing marketing programs and making marketing decisions. Leveraging the Business School's action-based learning approach, student teams take an active part in course development by creating cases based on their own areas of interest.  The course consists of a mixture of lectures, student case presentations, in-class exercises, and a case-based final examination.

MO 501. Human Behavior and Organization

Curriculum Area: Organizational Behavior
3 credits | Prerequisites: No credit in MO 503, MO 552

The purpose of this course is to improve your effectiveness as a manager by introducing you to frameworks for understanding organizational processes and by giving you experience in applying these frameworks. The field of management and organizations is at the intersection of several social science disciplines and focuses on applying their insights to solving organizational problems and building organizational competencies. Topics include improving decision making, building networks, negotiation, power and politics, organization design, motivation and compensation systems, and leading (and surviving) organizational change.

NAVARCH 410 (MFG 410) Marine Structures II

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: NAVARCH 310

Structural modeling and analysis techniques applied to ship and marine structure components. Equilibrium and energy models applied to elastic beam theory; static bending, torsion and buckling. Shear flow and warping of multi-cell cross sections. Stiffened and composite plates. Plastic analysis of beams. Thick walled pressure vessels. Course project using finite element analysis.

NAVARCH 461 (MFG 462) Marine Structures Construction

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

3 credits | Prerequisites: NAVARCH 260, NAVARCH 310

Principles and applications of modular construction and assembly, major manufacturing processes, thermo-mechanical interactions and contributions to quality and dimensional accuracy, accuracy control methods and practices.

NAVARCH 470 (MFG 470) Foundations of Ship Design

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective

4 credits | Prerequisites: NAVARCH 321, NAVARCH 332, NAVARCH 340, Co-Requisites: NAVARCH 310

Organization of ship design. Preliminary design methods for sizing and form; powering, maneuvering, and seakeeping estimation; arranging; propulsion; structural synthesis; and safety and environmental risk of ships. Extensive use of design computer environment. Given owner's requirements, students individually create and report the conceptual/preliminary design for a displacement ship.

NAVARCH 514 (MFG 515) Fatigue of Structures

Curriculum Area: Engineering Elective
3 credits | Prerequisites: None

Fundamental concepts associated with fatigue damage and failure in engineering structures and contemporary design and analysis procedures with an emphasis on fatigue of welded structures, including most recent developments in finite element based fatigue design and analysis procedures, e.g., mesh-insensitive structural stress method and master S-N curve approach.

NAVARCH 562 (MFG 563) Marine Systems Production Business Strategy and Operations Management

Curriculum Area: Marketing and Strategy

4 credits | Prerequisites: NAVARCH 260 or equivalent or Graduate Standing

Examination of business strategy development, operations management principals and methods, and design-production integration methods applied to the production of complex marine systems such as ships, offshore structures, and yachts. Addresses shipyard and boat yard business and product strategy definition, operations planning and scheduling, performance measurement, process control and improvement.

NAVARCH 570 (MFG 572) Advanced Marine Design 

Curriculum Area: Organizational Behavior

4 credits | Prerequisites: Graduate Standing

Organization of marine product development; concurrent marine design. Shipbuilding policy and build strategy development. Group behaviors; leadership and facilitation of design teams. General theories and approaches to design. Conceptual design of ships and offshore projects. Nonlinear programming, multicriteria optimization, and genetic algorithms applied to marine design. Graduate Standing required.

 NAVARCH 582 (MFG 579) Reliability, Risk and Safety Analysis 

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Control or Manufacturing Design and Sustainability or Safety, Health and Ecology

3 credits | Prerequisites: EECS 401 or Math 425 or STAT 412

Overview of Reliability analysis; Probabilty review; Introduction to estimation and data analysis; Reliability of simple systems; Reliability and availability of systems with repair; Using continuous-time Markov Models; Maintenance, replacement and repair decisions using deterministic and stochastic dynamic programming; Human error. Intro to basic Structural Reliability; Risk Assessment Safety and safeguards analysis: FMEA, Fault and event tree analysis; Marine, Manufacturing, Health Care, Industrial and Operations and other engineering applications.

NRE 557 Industrial Ecology 

Curriculum Area: Safety, Health and Ecology

3 credits | Prerequisites: Senior Standing

Analysis of material and energy flows in industrial and ecological systems to enhance eco-efficiency and sustainability in meeting human needs. Methods: life cycle assessment quantifies energy, wastes and emissions for materials production, manufacturing, product use, and recovery/disposition; life cycle design integrates environmental, performance, economic, and policy/regulatory objectives. This interdisciplinary course also includes a series of industrial/municipal site assessments (one-credit optional).

STRAT 566. Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development and Enterprise

Curriculum Area: Organizational Behavior
3 credits | Prerequisites: None

Challenges to a sustainable human future such as climate change, population growth, biodiversity loss and persistent poverty are characterized by extraordinary detail and dynamic complexity. This course fosters the skills of systems thinking and systems dynamics modeling necessary for understanding global environmental and social change. This holistic and dynamic understanding is employed to chart pathways for sustainable human development and business.

STRAT 601. Corporate Strategy 

Curriculum Area: Organizational Behavior
3 credits | Prerequisites: ACC 501 and no credit in STRAT 502

This course focuses on the job, perspective, and skills of the general manager in diagnosing what is critical in complex business situations and finding realistic solutions to strategic and organizational problems. It is designed to build upon previous required coursework in the MBA program drawing upon the integration of various functional and technical areas and providing a "total business" perspective. Since the focus is on pragmatic, action-oriented, general management skills, the course will be taught primarily through the case method.

TO 551. Introduction to Operations 

Curriculum Area: Marketing and Strategy
3 credits | Prerequisites: TO 501 and no credit in TO 552

This course prepares students to think managerially and analytically about operations processes, and to use the results of analysis to make things work better, faster and cheaper. Operations management studies the value-creating processes by which inputs of materials, labor, capital and information are transformed into products and services which customers want and are willing to pay for. These processes can be managed well or poorly. Knowledge introduced in this course will help you understand the reasons for both.


TO 605 (MFG 605) Manufacturing and Supply Operations 

Curriculum Area: Production Systems & Quality Engineering or Marketing and Strategy or Organizational Behavior

(If taking MFG 605/TO 605, cannot take IOE 440/MFG 440)

3 credits

This is a course on the basic concepts and techniques of operations and inventory management. The foundation of the course is a system of manufacturing laws collectively known as "Factory Physics". These laws relate measures of plan performance, such as throughput, cycle time, work-in-process, customer service, variability, and quality, in a consistent manner and provide a framework for evaluating and improving operations. Concepts and methods are examined via exercises and case studies.