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110-3 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) principles based on industry standards such as ANSI and ASME. Includes terminology, symbol identification feature control frames, modifiers, datums, etc. Selection of datum features, calculation of bonus tolerances, assignment of form, run-out and positional tolerances, and tolerance stack-up.

208-3 Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes. [IAI Course: MTM 913] Introduction to the basic processes, equipment, and material used in manufacturing. Includes plastics, metal removal, materials joining, casting, and some of the newer processes.

209-3 Manufacturing Process Laboratory. Laboratory experiments to familiarize the student with the theory and operation of manufacturing processes. Laboratory. Prerequisite: 208 or consent of instructor.

258-2 to 30 Work Experience Credit. Credit granted for past work experience while employed in fields related to the student’s educational objective. Credit is established by departmental evaluation.

259-2 to 60 Occupational Credit. For occupational credit earned at junior colleges and technical institutes. Credit is established by departmental evaluation.

305-3 Industrial Safety. Principles of industrial accident prevention; accident statistics and costs; appraising safety performance; recognizing industrial hazards and recommending safeguards. Includes a study of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act.

307-3 Applied Calculus for Technology. Applying mathematical techniques to technology problems, including the analysis, formulation, and problem solutions. Techniques of differentiation, max-min problems, and elementary techniques of integration. Prerequisite: MATH 108 or equivalent.

319-2 to 16 Industrial Internship. Industrial experience includes job skills, manufacturing processes, technical information, and labor-management relationships with supervised instruction, conferences, and examinations. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Mandatory Pass/Fail.

340-3 Introduction to Supervision. Analysis of problems of first-line supervisors. Topics include leadership, motivation, communication, grievances, training, discipline, group and individual effectiveness, and labor relations.

342-1 to 12 Industrial Management and Applied Engineering Cooperative Education. Supervised work experience in industry with an emphasis on manufacturing. Students will gain first-hand knowledge of the various aspects of Industrial Management and Applied Engineering. Work experience is supervised by a faculty. Reports will be required from the student and employer. Hours may count toward technical electives. Mandatory Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: junior standing.

351-3 Industrial Metrology. Methods and equipment of industrial measurement and inspection. Includes 3-D measuring machines, lasers, and non-destructive testing.

375-3 Production and Inventory Control. Production and inventory control systems. Includes topics in forecasting, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, inventory management, production activity control, and applicable operations research techniques.

376-3 Supply Chain Operations and Logistics. Basic principles and techniques of supply chain operations and logistics. Major topics covered include overview of supply chain management, roles of logistics in supply chains, global dimensions of supply chains, demand management, order management and customer service, managing inventory in the supply chain, transportation, distribution, and other modern supply chain management techniques and issues. Prerequisite MATH 108 or equivalent.  Restricted to College of Engineering students or departmental approval required.

390-3 Cost Estimating. Study of the techniques of cost estimation for products, processes, equipment, projects, and systems. Prerequisite: MATH 108 or equivalent.

392-3 Facilities Planning. [IAI Course: MTM 934] The analysis of data to produce a complex facilities plan which maximizes the efficiency of the operation. Methods and equipment of material handling are an important part of the course. Prerequisite: IMAE 208 or consent of instructor; MATH 108 with minimum grade of C.

405-4 Applied Robotics and Control. Laboratory experiments to familiarize the student with writing robotic programs for performing specific tasks, developing and debugging PLC code, integrating robotic programming and PLC programming in the control of a robotics cell, developing basic programming skills using computer simulation packages; milling and lathing applications of CNC machining. Prerequisite: IMAE 445 and IMAE 455 or concurrent enrollment in both.

442-3 Fundamentals of Leadership. Introduction to leadership by focusing on what it means to be a good leader. Emphasis in the course is on the practice of leadership. The course will examine topics such as: the nature of leadership, recognizing leadership traits, developing leadership skills, creating a vision, setting the tone, listening to out-group members, handling conflict, overcoming obstacles, and addressing ethics in leadership. Attention will be given to helping students to understand and improve their own leadership performance.

445-3 Computer-Aided Manufacturing. [IAI Course: MTM 933] Introduction to the use  of computers in the manufacture of products. Includes the study of direct and computer numerical control of machine tools as well as interaction with process planning, inventory control, and quality control. Laboratory. Prerequisite: IMAE 208, MATH 108 or equivalent.

450-3 Project Management I. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the project management process followed by an in-depth examination of the activities needed to successfully initiate, plan, schedule, and control the time and cost factors of the project. Prerequisite: none.

455-3 Industrial Robotics. Study of industrial robots and their applications; pendant and numerical programming of robots. Robotics design including tactile and visual sensors. Technical and psychological problems of justification, installation, and management of robotic systems.

465-3 Lean Manufacturing. This course will cover the principles and techniques of lean manufacturing. Major topics covered include lean principles, 5S, value stream mapping, total productive maintenance, manufacturing/ office cells, setup reduction/quick changeover, pull system/Kanbans, continuous improvement/ Kaizen, lean six sigma, lean simulation, and other modern lean manufacturing techniques and issues.

470A-3 Six Sigma Green Belt. Study the knowledge areas of Six Sigma Green Belt. Topics include six sigma goals, lean principles, theory of constraints, design for six sigma, quality function deployment, failure mode and effects analysis, process management, team dynamics, project management basics, data and process analysis, probability and statistics, measurement system analysis, and process capability.

470B-3 Six Sigma Green Belt. Study the knowledge areas of Six Sigma Green Belt. Topics include exploratory data analysis, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing, single-factor ANOVA, design of experiments basics, statistical process control, and control plans. Prerequisite: IMAE 307 or equivalent, IMAE 470A or consent of instructor.

476-3 Supply Chain Design and Strategy.  Basic principles and techniques of supply chain design and strategy. Major topics covered include supply chain network analysis and design, sourcing materials and services, producing goods and services, supply chain sustainability, strategic challenges and change for supply chains, supply chain relationships, supply chain performance measurement and financial analysis, managing information flow and other modern supply chain management techniques and issues. Restricted to College of Engineering students or departmental approval required and has Junior or Senior status. Prerequisite: IMAE 376.

480-3 Six Sigma Black Belt. Study the knowledge areas of Six Sigma Black Belt. Topics include analysis of variance, fractional factorial experiments, Taguchi robustness concepts, response surface methodology, robust design and process, and other advanced six sigma  principles and techniques. Prerequisite: IMAE 307 or equivalent, IMAE 470B.

492-1 to 6 Special Problems in Industry. Special opportunity for students to obtain assistance and guidance in the investigation and solution of selected industrial problems. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

494-1 to 9 (1 hour per section) Applied Project. Selected applied project. Requires the students to apply knowledge learned in various courses to the solution of industrial problems. (a) Motion and time study, (b) Cost estimating, (c) Materials handling and plant layout, (d) Production and inventory control, (e) Quality control, (f) Manufacturing policy, (h) Fundamentals of industrials processes, (i)Industrial safety, (k) Computer-aided manufacturing. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.