Curriculum: Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

March 15, 2020

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The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering online requires students to successfully complete a minimum of 27 semester credit hours of specific coursework and one capstone course (3 semester credit hours), for a total of 30 semester credit hours.

Production Planning & Control

Basic production planning and control techniques including forecasting, aggregate planning, master production scheduling, material requirement planning, inventory control, and operation scheduling.

Effectiveness in Technical Organizations

This course examines the non-technical factors that enable engineers and other technical professionals to maximize their contribution to organizational effectiveness. The course covers communication processes and impediments to effective communication including written communication, presentations, and meeting facilitation. Models of motivation as regards technical professionals are presented and their application to the work setting are examined. Leadership models and the interaction of leaders and followers are also presented. Conflict management and appropriate methods for constructively dealing with this are discussed. Students develop personal development plans for continued learning and performance improvement.

Design for Manufacturability and Assembly

The Design for Manufacturability and Assembly course introduces students to a proactive and concurrent design process that allows for early consideration of manufacturing aspects in product and process development. The course provides fundamental concepts and principles for engineering design, manufacturing, and assembly sothat students develop a cross-functional approach in order to optimize the design for cost effectivemanufacturing.

Intelligent Systems Theory

This is a course for students in their first or second year of their graduate studies and for undergraduate students in the senior year. This course introduces and analyzes intelligent systems used in flexible manufacturing systems. The coursework includes expert systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks and applications with intelligent systems in manufacturing and material handling. The student's understanding gained from this course will be evaluated by a midterm and final exams, homework assignments and a course project.

Quality Control

Examines the processes and the techniques used to ensure quality of an item, a system, a process, oran engineering endeavor. The topics of total quality management, statistical process control, and quality systems are explored. Also, the historical development and current trends in quality are examined.

Occupational Safety Engineering

An introduction and overview into the subject of occupational safety and health. The identificationof hazards and the effective control of hazards through engineering is examined. The establishmentof OSHA and Workers Compensation is studied along with the historical development of occupational safety and health. The course also explores the topics of safety management and emergency planning.

Lean Six Sigma

In an attempt to become more competitive, industry is looking for individuals that understand how to both problem solve and eliminate waste within an organization. Although lean six-sigma is associated with manufacturing, the principles can also be applied to any process, eliminating the 8 types of waste: • Defects • Overproduction • Waiting • Transportation • Inventory • Extra processing • Under Utilized talent • Motion The course will be project based and utilize lectures and various case studies to demonstrate the application of principles.

Supply Chain Management for Engineers

Basic supply chain concepts, models, and optimization techniques including demand and supply planning, inventory management, distribution network design, and supplier selection.

Master of Engineering Capstone Project

Individual projects under supervision of departmental faculty in partial fulfillment of the Master of Engineering degree. Students will conduct a project under the direction of a program faculty, provide a formal report on the project, and present the project to faculty and peers.

Management of Innovation

The Management of Innovation course is a comprehensive review of the concepts of imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This practical course focuses on the twelve elements of innovation and the twelve innovation competencies: innovative behaviors, thinking, problem solving, knowledge, creativity insights, culture building, innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, leadership, ecosystems, and technology accelerators. This online course is designed for student-centered learning and integrates personalization, challenge-based learning teams that develop a meaningful value-added prototype, and student produced evidence-based research mini-documentary videos.

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