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Product Realization Minor

University Park, College of Engineering (PRODR)

This 21-credit interdisciplinary minor is designed for any engineering student who is interested in state-of-the-art practice in integrated product/process design and manufacturing. The program culminates with a one-semester project involving the design and manufacture of a new product.

The purpose of the minor is to offer students state-of-the-art practice in integrated product/process design and manufacturing. Students completing the minor should:

  • understand the interaction of design and manufacturing through practical examples;
  • be familiar with the entrepreneurial skills needed to transfer a new product from initial idea to market;
  • understand the technical and management aspects of concurrent engineering and total quality management; and
  • have hands-on experience in designing and manufacturing a product, organizing and managing the effort, and interacting with the customer.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


ME 240(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGR 407(3) (Sem: 5-6)
IE 466(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 9 credits in Product Design, Quality Engineering, and Manufacturing Processes courses approved by the professor in charge of the minor (Dr. Simpson). Example courses include: EE 310, EE 441, IE 305, IE 306, IE 310, IE 311, IE 312, IE 424, IE 428, IE 464, ME 340, ME 445 (Sem: 5-8)
Select a 3-credit senior project: team-based design or industrial projects course, as approved by the coordinator (Sem: 7-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-01-138

Review Date: 8/29/06

UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07



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