At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for a minor may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the minor. Students may not change from a campus that offers their major to a campus that does not offer their major for the purpose of completing a minor.
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.
You Might Like This Program If...
You are an engineering student interested in hands-on, state-of-the-art practice in integrated product/process design and manufacturing.
|Requirements for the Minor||21|
Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|ENGR 407||Technology-Based Entrepreneurship||3|
|IE 466||Concurrent Engineering||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 9 credits in Product Design, Quality Engineering, and Manufacturing Processes courses approved by the professor in charge of the minor (Dr. Simpson)||9|
|Example courses include:|
|Electronic Circuit Design I|
|Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Technology|
|Product Design, Specification and Measurement|
|Machining Process Design & Analysis|
|Principles of Solidification Processing|
|Product Design and Manufacturing Processes|
|Process Quality Engineering|
|Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology|
|Microcomputer Interfacing for Mechanical Engineers|
|Select a 3-credit senior project: team-based design or industrial projects course, as approved by the coordinator||3|
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Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing
205 Leonhard Building
University Park, PA 16802