Manufacturing Engineering- Bachelor of Science in Engineering

For information, contact the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 56 Garland Hall, 513-529-0710.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The primary mission of the department is to prepare high quality graduates to meet the emerging needs of society and industry. Manufacturing engineering deals with product and process design. It requires the ability to plan the practices of manufacturing; to research and develop tools, manufacturing processes, machines and equipment, control strategies; and to integrate the facilities and systems so that quality products can be produced at a competitive cost.

Industry has a pressing need for academically qualified manufacturing engineers due to the fact that today’s products and the technology to manufacture them have become increasingly more sophisticated. Examples of new manufacturing technologies being applied to increase productivity, improve quality, and reduce costs include computer-aided design, robotics, statistical process control, and computer-integrated manufacturing systems.

Contemporary society’s and industry’s problems are not only technical, but also social and economic. The department provides graduates with in-depth education in mathematics, science, engineering science, manufacturing processes and methods, and engineering design, as well as requiring a broad education in computing, business, and liberal arts. The department is committed to excellence in undergraduate education: student learning, classroom effectiveness, assessment, engineering design and ethics integration, opportunities for leadership and student advising.

Graduates typically work as manufacturing engineers in areas such as product and process design, quality control, computer-aided manufacturing, and plant-facilities engineering. After having gained industrial experience in the above areas, graduates can move into technical management positions. Graduates are also prepared to continue their education at the graduate level. Graduating seniors are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination, which is the first of two examinations that lead to becoming a licensed professional engineer.

Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department expects its graduates in the Manufacturing Engineering program will attain or achieve the following Program Educational Objectives within a few years of graduation:

  • Development in their chosen profession and/or progress toward an advanced degree
  • The trust and respect of others as effective and ethical team members
  • A reputation as a source of innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Positions of leadership in an organization and/or on teams.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes, from ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) criteria, prepare Manufacturing Engineering graduates to attain the Program Educational Objectives.

EAC A: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

EAC B: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

EAC C: An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

EAC D: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

EAC E: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

EAC F: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

EAC G: An ability to communicate effectively.

EAC H: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

EAC I: A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

EAC J: A knowledge of contemporary issues.

EAC K: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Manufacturing Engineering Program Criteria

The Manufacturing Engineering curriculum also provides graduates with:

MFG L: An ability to design manufacturing processes.

MFG M: An ability to design products and the corresponding processing machinery.

MFG N: An ability to create competitive advantage by manufacturing planning, strategy, and control.

MFG O: An ability to analyze, synthesize, and control manufacturing operations using statistical methods.

MFG P: An ability to make technical inferences about a manufacturing process by measuring process variables.

Departmental Honors

If you excel in your studies, you may qualify for the University Honors Program or the program for Honors in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. As a senior in these programs, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty on research projects of interest.

Credit/No Credit Policy

All courses in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, statistics and those in the College of Engineering and Computing (CPB, CSE, ECE, MME, CEC, EGM) that are used to fulfill requirements of the major, must be taken for a grade.

Program Requirements

(128 semester hours minimum)

Core Requirements
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ENG 313Technical Writing3
MTH 151Calculus I5
MTH 245Differential Equations for Engineers3
MTH 251Calculus II4-5
or MTH 249 Calculus II
PHY 191General Physics with Laboratory I5
PHY 192General Physics with Laboratory II5
STA 301Applied Statistics3
Engineering Science
ECE 205Electric Circuit Analysis I4
MME 211Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems3
MME 223Engineering Materials3
MME 311Dynamic Modeling of Mechanical Systems3
MME 312Mechanics of Materials3
MME 313Fluid Mechanics3
MME/CPB 314Engineering Thermodynamics3
Manufacturing Engineering Core
CEC 101Computing, Engineering & Society1
MME 102Introduction to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent)3
MME 213Computational Methods in Engineering3
MME 231Manufacturing Processes3
MME/ECE 303Computer-Aided Experimentation3
MME 334Quality Planning and Control3
MME 335Design of Experiments for Quality Control1
MME/CPB 341Engineering Economics3
MME 411Machine and Tool Design4
MME 434Manufacturing Design3
MME 435Manufacturing Competitiveness3
MME/ECE 436Control of Dynamic Systems3
MME 437Manufacturing Automation3
Senior Capstone Engineering Design
MME 448Senior Design Project2
MME 449Senior Design Project2
Technical Electives
Select two of the following: 16
Material and Energy Balances
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Process Control
Introduction to C/C++ Programming
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Object-Oriented Programming
Optimization Modeling
Stochastic Modeling
Digital Systems Design
Energy Systems Engineering
MATLAB and its engineering applications
Electronics
Signals and Systems
Mechanical Vibrations
Special Topics
Human Robot Interaction
Heat Transfer
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Engineering Thermodynamics II
Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
Introduction to Computational Physics
Total Credit Hours104-105
1

 Other courses may be approved by petition.