Course Description Listing


MFGE- 106 Impacts Of Engineering Design (2.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Technology
Repeatable: No
Investigation and exploration into past and present practices of engineering design and the resulting impacts on people, society,and the environment.

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MFGE- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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MFGE- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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MFGE- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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MFGE- 275 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamentals and engineering applications of thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Prerequisite: take PHYS-291 and MATH-250 (which may be taken concurrently)

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MFGE- 325 Computer Aided Manufacturing For Manufacturing Engineers (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Effects of product mix and demand patterns on manufacturing system design and selection of process control methods. Introduction to quick changeover strategies and reprogrammable automation including numerically controlled machine tools, robotics, group technology, CAD/CAM, automated inspection and other computerized processing techniques.

Prerequisites: take ENGGR-210, and take MFGT-252 or MFGT-341

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MFGE- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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MFGE- 351 Manufacturing Process Engineering I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Understanding, analysis, and control of machining and metal forming processes. Emphasis is given to process characteristics of heat transfer, process forces and pressures, and machine tool dynamics. Sheet metal designs utilizing solid modeling software.

Prerequisites: take CHEM-341, MECH-294, MFGT-252, MFGE-275, and STAT-330

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MFGE- 352 Manufacturing Process Engineering II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis of polymer and metal behavior in processing; mechanics of processing; identification of appropriate fabrication processes; diagnosis of process related problems; mathematical modeling of process designs.

Prerequisites: take MFGT-251, MFGT-253, MECH-294, MFGE-275, and STAT-330

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MFGE- 363 Controls And Instrumentation (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Programmable logic controllers, structured ladder logic developments, input/output module description, and interfacing with analog and digital sensors and actuators. Motion, temperature, pressure and flow sensors. Advantages of closed loop control, mathematical modeling of electric and mechanical systems, stability analysis and frequency response. Introduction to motion control.

Prerequisites: take ELEC-290 and MATH-250

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MFGE- 365 Control Theory (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Mathematical modeling of electrical and mechanical systems, stability analysis, and frequency response. Laplace transforms and transfer functions. Introduction to classical control theory. Controller design for stabilization and/or performance.

Prerequisites: take ELEC-290 and MATH-250; not for students taking MFGE-363

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MFGE- 391 Fluid Mechanics (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamental fluid properties. General Flow characteristic, including viscid/inviscid, laminar/turbulent, steady-state/transient, compressible/incompressible, and internal/external flow. Static pressure distributions and related forces. Conservation of mass and energy applied to both inviscid and viscid flows. Pump behavior and sizing of pumps for systems. Fluid equipment, including valves, actuators, flow measurement, and pressure measurement.

Prerequisite: take MFGE-275

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MFGE- 395 Seminar (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
(Title will reflect specific manufacturing content.) Designed to upgrade effectiveness of teachers or secondary school manufacturing content.

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MFGE- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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MFGE- 400 Workshop: (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Special topics in manufacturing, providing hands- on or experiential learning activities. Specific content and title to reflect the topic of the workshop.

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MFGE- 400 Intro to FAB Lab: How to Make Anything (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to personal digital fabrication using the UW-Stout Discovery Center BAB Lab, modeled after the FAB Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Bits and Atoms. Use of laser cutters, 3-D printers, vinyl cutters, SHOPBot CNC routers, and desktop milling machines and other digital and analog tools to fabricate and test design projects. Explore a variety of fields including graphic design, art, business, computer-assisted design, physical and natural science, mathematics, and engineering.

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MFGE- 405 Capstone I: Concurrent Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concurrent product design and development. Concept of design; brainstorming, problem solving, and creativity methods. Engineering methods. Design analysis, solid modeling, finite element analysis and information sources. Development of teamwork and communications skills. Consideration of cell needs and limitations.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: take MFGE-351, MFGE-352, and MFGE-441

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MFGE- 410 Capstone II: Manufacturing System Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Dedicated and flexible manufacturing systems through the design, building and testing of a flexible manufacturing cell that produces a discrete family of parts, design of part transfer, tooling, sensing, production control and integrated inspection systems will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: Take MFGE-405; Prerequisites or corequisites: MFGE-325, MFGE-363, and MFGE-415

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MFGE- 415 Machine Vision And Robotics (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design of machine vision and industrial robotic applications, including cost justification.

Prerequisites: take INMGT-300 and MECH-293

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MFGE- 416 Machine Vision Systems (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design a machine vision system to inspect parts geometry.

Prerequisite: take PHYS-282 or PHYS-293

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MFGE- 440 Manufacturing System Design And Simulation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design of manufacturing systems using contemporary methods and philosophies. Modeling and comparison of system designs using simulation software. Interpretation of experimental simulation results to evaluate system design alternatives. Preparation of technical reports summarizing projects.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: take INMGT-335

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MFGE- 441 Design Of Jigs, Fixtures, And Tooling (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design of tooling used for machining, locating and transferring multiple parts for fixed and flexible manufacturing. Design, setup and development of tooling for robots, computer numerical control machines and other production equipment. Transfer line tooling.

Prerequisites: MFGT-252, ENGGR-210, and MECH-294

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MFGE- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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MFGE- 465 Reliability Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A practical introduction to reliability engineering with the opportunity for application. Topics covered include reliability need, calculations, prediction and modeling, and test design.

Prerequisite: take STAT-330

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MFGE- 490 Manufacturing System Design Problems (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Manufacturing system design through the application of previously learned principles and techniques. Issues to be addressed include: product design for manufacturability, process and tooling design and fabrication, system layout and equipment configuration, information and control architecture, implementation of quick-changeover strategies, task sequencing and scheduling, and simulation and evaluation of alternatives.

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MFGE- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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MFGE- 551 Manufacturing Process Engineering I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Understanding, analysis, and control of machining and metal forming processes. Emphasis is given to process characteristics of heat transfer, process forces and pressures, and machine tool dynamics. Sheet metal designs utilizing solid modeling software.
Instructor's consent

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MFGE- 552 Manufacturing Process Engineering Ii (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis of polymer and metal behavior in processing; mechanics of processing; identification of appropriate fabrication processes; diagnosis of process related problems; mathematical modeling of process designs.

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MFGE- 595 Seminar (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
(Title will reflect specific manufacturing content.) Designed to upgrade effectiveness of teachers or secondary school manufacturing content.

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MFGE- 600 Intro to FAB Lab: How to Make Anything (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to personal digital fabrication using the UW-Stout Discovery Center BAB Lab, modeled after the FAB Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Bits and Atoms. Use of laser cutters, 3-D printers, vinyl cutters, SHOPBot CNC routers, and desktop milling machines and other digital and analog tools to fabricate and test design projects. Explore a variety of fields including graphic design, art, business, computer-assisted design, physical and natural science, mathematics, and engineering.

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MFGE- 615 Machine Vision And Robotics (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design of machine vision and industrial robotic applications, including cost justification.

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MFGE- 640 Manufacturing System Design And Simulation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design of manufacturing systems using contemporary methods and philosophies. Modeling and comparison of system designs using simulation software. Interpretation of experimental simulation results to evaluate system design alternatives. Preparation of technical reports summarizing projects.

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MFGE- 665 Reliability Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A practical introduction to reliability engineering with the opportunity for application. Topics covered include reliability need, calculations, prediction and modeling, and test design. Statistical proficiency required.

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MFGE- 690 Manufacturing System Design Problems (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Manufacturing system design through the application of previously learned principles and techniques. Issues to be addressed include: product design for manufacturability, process and tooling design and fabrication, system layout and equipment configuration, information and control architecture, implementation of quick-changeover strategies, task sequencing and scheduling, and simulation and evaluation of alternatives.

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MFGE- 707 Field Project Formulation (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Critical reviews of manufacturing engineering field problems and analyses. Discuss, identify, and write a detailed, statistical, and realistic data collection method in preparation for the field problem.
Instructor's consent

Prerequisite: INMGT-625 (may be taken concurrently)

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MFGE- 735 Field Problem In Manufacturing Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Identification, selection and completion of a problem in manufacturing engineering culminating in a Plan B paper. Application of advanced manufacturing engineering topics. Admission into the MS in Manufacturing Engineering required.
Department consent

Admission to MS in Manufacturing Engineering

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MFGE- 737 Seminar in Manufacturing Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Engaging students in original, critical, and advanced level presentation-discussion on current manufacturing topic and/or research related topic or outreach industry project implementation, The seminar topic is determined by the advising faculty and the students based on faculty expertise and students interest.

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MFGE- 749 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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MFGE- 753 Polymer Engineering (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced analysis of polymer behavior in processing; prediction of mechanical behavior; analysis of polymer failure; analysis of polymer electrical and optical properties.
Instructor's consent

Prerequisite: take MFGE-552 or obtain instructor consent

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MFGE- 770 Thesis-Manufacturing Engineering (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Conduct an independent research in manufacturing engineering under the direction of research adviser. Identify, develop and outline, conduct literature review, develop a plan and method, conduct research, interpret findings, and submit final report. Students may enroll for 2-6 credits hours in various semesters with a final total of six credits.

Prerequisite: take MFGE-707

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MFGE- 771 Emerging Manufacturing Materials (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and application of new and emerging materials in manufacturing. Principles of materials design and development. Properties and behavior of new and emerging materials and their enabling role in industry. Undergraduate courses in chemistry and engineering materials recommended.

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MFGE- 792 Special Projects In Manufacturing Engineering (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Substantive study and activity for specialists in the industry and technology field to include library work, field observation, laboratory work planned by the student and approved and supervised by a faculty consultant. Preparation of a technical report. May be repeated for a maximum of six semester credits.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take TECED-739

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MFGE- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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