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2132 Manufacturing Processes Lab. (0-2) Hands-on experience in variety of material removal processes such as turning, milling, drilling, and CNC machining; joining processes such as gas/arc welding, and soldering; metal casting, polymer and composite processing, and microelectronics manufacturing. Corequisite: ENGR 2300.

2332 Material Selection and Manufacturing Processes. (3-1) Overview of material processing, material selection and process parameter determination. Processes covered include: material removal, forming, casting, polymer processing, semiconductor manufacturing and assembly processes. Laboratory activities provide opportunities for applying the design through manufacture activities of the product cycle. Corequisite: ENGR 2300.

3316 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing.(3-1) Topics include design process, description of wireframe/surface/solid models, transformation and manipulation of objects, finite element analysis, data exchange, process planning, machine elements, fundamentals of numerical control programming for turning and milling processes, fundamentals of CAD/CAM systems, CNC code generation by CAD/CAM software, waterjet, and plasma cutting. Prerequisites: ENGR 1313; MFGE 2332.

4355 Design of Machine Elements. (3-0) This course will cover the general procedures in designing various machine elements. These elements include shafts and flexible elements, springs, welded/riveted/brazed joints, screw fasteners, rolling/sliding contact bearings, gears, cams, and followers. Emphasis will be placed on using standard design practices. Prerequisite: ENGR 3311 or TECH 2351.

4357 Dynamics of Machinery. (3-0) This course will cover kinematics and kinetics of particles; kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; application of dynamics to the analysis and design of machine and mechanical components; mechanical vibrations; linkages; gear trains; and balancing of machines. Prerequisites: MATH 3323 and 3375.

4363 Concurrent Process Engineering. (2-3) Integrated design and development of products and processes; impact of ethical issues on design; the discussion of real-world engineering problems and emerging engineering issues with practicing engineers; preparation of reports; plans or specifications; cost estimation; project management, communication and the fabrication of an engineered product/system. Prerequisites: ENGR 3311, MFGE 4365, and senior standing.

4365 Tool Design. (3-1) Design of single and multi-point cutting tools, jig and fixture design, gage design, and the design of tooling for polymer processing and sheet metal fabrication. Laboratory projects will involve the use of computer aided design and rapid prototyping. Prerequisite: MFGE 3316 or ENGR 3316 or TECH 2310.

4367 Polymer Properties and Processing. (3-1) Structure, physical & mechanical properties, design considerations and processing methods for polymer-based materials are presented. Processing methods include: injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, compression molding, extrusion, filament winding, lay-up methods, vacuum bag molding and poltrusion. Prerequisite: MFGE 2332 or TECH 4362.

4376 Control Systems and Instrumentation. (3-0) The theory of automated control systems and its applications to manufacturing systems are covered in this course. Topics covered include: modeling of systems, time and frequency domain feedback control systems, stability analysis, transducer and sensor technology and digital control. Prerequisites: PHYS 1430 and either MFGE 2332, TECH 4362, or EE 3370. Co-requisite: MATH 3323.

4392 Microelectronics Manufacturing I. (3-3) Provides an overview of integrated circuit fabrication including crystal growth, wafer preparation, epitaxial growth, oxidation, diffusion, ion-implantation, thin film deposition, lithography, etching, device and circuit formation, packaging and testing. The laboratory component involves production and testing of a functional semiconductor device. Prerequisites: CHEM 1141 and CHEM 1341.

4394 Microelectronics Manufacturing II. (3-3) Topics include: atomic models for diffusion, oxidation and ion implantation; topics related to thin film processes i.e. CVD, PVD; planarization by chemical-mechanical polishing and rapid thermal processing; and process integration for bipolar and MOS device fabrication. Students will design processes and model them using a simulation. Prerequisite: MFGE 4392.

4395 Computer Integrated Manufacturing. (3-1) An overview of computer integrated manufacturing is presented. Topics include control strategies for manufacturing systems, automated material handling systems, production planning, shop floor control, manufacturing execution systems, manufacturing databases and their integration, data communication and protocols and man/machine interfaces. Prerequisite: MFGE 3316 or ENGR 3316 or TECH 4375.

4396 Manufacturing Systems Design. (3-2) Applications of simulation modeling to the design and analysis of manufacturing systems are presented in this course. Topics covered include queuing theory and discrete event simulation methods. Design projects will involve the use of current simulation language for modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems. Prerequisites: IE 3320. (WI)

4399 Special Topics in Manufacturing Engineering. (3-0) This course will cover advanced topics that cannot be fitted into a regular course in the curriculum. Prerequisite: Faculty advisor approval.

4399A Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping. (3-0) In this course 3D scanning technology for design, analysis, and inspection, is covered. Also, applications of the 3D scanning in reverse enigneering and different rapid prototyping processes in a hands-on approach will be explained in this course. Prerequisite: MFGE 3316.

4399B Introduction to Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites in Industrial Applications. (3-0) Introductory course in reinforced polymer nanocomposites focusing on materials, manufacturing, characterization, and applications. Include, primarily nanoclay polymer matrix composites. Thrust will be the challenges in low-cost manufacturing for industrial applications, commercial successes, its impact on current material market, and future. Prerequisite: ENGR 2300.

4399C Introduction to Industrial Robotics. (3-1) This course will cover the basic principles and techniques involved in industrial robotics. Emphasis will be placed on industrial robot applications, analysis of robot manipulators, components of industrial robots, robot programming and control. Prerequisites: MATH 3377, MFGE 4376, and PHYS 1430.