Manufacturing - Undergraduate Minor

The Manufacturing Minor provides students with an augmenting skillset to better facilitate entry-level employment in manufacturing related industries.  Students completing the Minor also acquire specialized knowledge needed for successful pursuit of a career in the manufacturing sector.

Typical skills gained from Manufacturing Minor coursework include: management and coordination of manufacturing processes, design for manufacturing, fabrication and assembly, product design and development, product specification, operations planning, scheduling, material handling, quality control, testing, evaluation and product validation.

A grade of C- or better is required in each course (may not be taken S/U). All prerequisites must be met before enrolling in a course. Engineering Technology students can meet most of the requirements for this minor by judicious selection of their electives.

Required Courses: Select one manufacturing course with any accompanying/embedded lab from the following:3-4
Manufacturing Processes
and Manufacturing Processes Lab
4
Manufacturing Processes
and Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
3
Introduction to Product Development3
Select one from the following:3
Business and Government3
Production and Operations Management (note: NOT a VWW course)3
Quality and Competitiveness: An International Perspective3
Select four from the following:12
Introduction to Product Design3
Advanced 3-D Modeling and Design3
Manufacturing Management and Productivity3
Innovation and Product Development3
Advanced Manufacturing3
Total Credits18-19