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MFGT- 110 Materials And Manufacturing Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Manufacturing processes, material properties and their selection for product functions. Structure and characteristics of metal, polymer/wood, ceramic and composite materials will be examined.

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MFGT- 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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MFGT- 150 Introduction To Engineering Materials (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exposure to engineering materials, their properties, and behavior. Topics will include: material types, testing, mechanical properties, heat treatment, and material selection. Students are expected to have had H.S. chemistry.

Math Placement or MATH-120

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

Department consent

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MFGT- 202 Welding And Casting Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Lab intensive class utilizing various processes and parameters in the welding and foundry areas.

Prerequisite: take MFGT-110

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MFGT- 203 Machining Metal Forming Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Machine tool concepts providing an operational knowledge of traditional and non-traditional machining processes. Fundamental forming machine and hand tool operations. Sheet metal pattern development.

Prerequisite: take MFGT-110

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MFGT- 204 Polymer Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to properties of plastic, elastomeric and fiber-reinforced composite materials and the processes used to manufacture products from them. Primary and secondary manufacturing processes used to convert wood-fiber materials into components and/or finished products.

Prerequisite: take MFGT-110

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MFGT- 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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MFGT- 250 Introduction To Plastics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examine basics of molecular structure, mechanical behavior, and rheological properties of plastics. Overview of plastics processing, new technologies related to processing, post-consumer-life, and introduction to ASTM/ISO standards used for testing and materials characterization.

Prerequisite: take MFGT-150

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MFGT- 251 Fundamentals of Plastics Materials and Processing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to polymers, including their material, mechanical, and rheological properties. Process fundamentals including setup, operation, and troubleshooting of primary and secondary processes through a combination of classroom lectures and laboratory experiments. Introduction into analytical testing methods for characterizing polymers and analyzing defects and failures.

Prerequisite: take MFGT-150 or MFGT-110 or PKG-220

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MFGT- 252 Material Removal And Forming Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Machine tool concepts providing an operational knowledge of machining and metal forming processes. Analysis and application of primary and secondary processing methods for the manufacture of products. Measurement principles and practice applied to inspection and process control. Development of process designs appropriate for product specifications.

Prerequisite: take either MFGT-150 or MFGT-110

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MFGT- 253 Joining And Casting Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Process concepts providing an operational knowledge of the practice and theory of welding, thermal cutting, adhesive bonding, and metal casting processes. Analysis and application of primary and secondary processing methods for the manufacture of products. Development of process designs and practices appropriate for product specifications, inspection and process control.

Prerequisite: take either MFGT-150 or MFGT-110

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MFGT- 303 Computer Aided Manufacturing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Justification for and application of computer assistance in manufacturing process; machine process control, inventory and materials handling, robotics and automated assembly, product design and part grouping in relation to total manufacturing operation.

Prerequisites: take MFGT-203 or MFGT-252, and take ENGGR-112 or AEC-131

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MFGT- 315 Metallurgy (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Properties of crystalline solids, production of iron and steel, the carbon-iron equilibrium diagram, principles of heat treatment, properties of ferrous alloys. Production, properties, and theory of the most important non-ferrous metals and alloys.

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MFGT- 330 Plastics For Teachers (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of plastics as a manufacturing material. Focus on plastics processes: injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming, and reinforced resin composites. Includes lab projects for the technology education classroom and tours to plastic processing industries.

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MFGT- 341 Injection Molding Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Injection molding process parameters, part and tooling design, materials selection, quoting, rapid prototyping, troubleshooting, and cycle time reduction efforts. Laboratory experiments for understanding various technologies associated with injection molding of quality parts.

Prerequisite: take either MFGT-250 or MFGT-251

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MFGT- 342 Thermoform and Blow-Molding Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Part/mold design, film/sheet forming techniques, methods of heating, sheet stretching and cooling, draw ratio calculations, materials selection, part thinning, and other aspects of thermoforming. Laboratory experiments for understanding various technologies associated with thermoforming and blow molding of quality parts, including tooling options, failure analysis, and product design.

Prerequisite: take either MFGT-250 or MFGT-251

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MFGT- 343 Extrusion Technology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Extrusion and the various processes associated with extrusion; profile, flat film, blown film and die design. Laboratory experiments for understanding various technologies associated with extrusion of quality parts, including tooling options, failure analysis, and product design.

Prerequisite: take either MFGT-250 or MFGT-251

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MFGT- 345 Design And Simulation Of Manufacturing Systems (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. Recommended: statistical knowledge.

Prerequisites: take STAT-130, STAT-320 or STAT-330

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

Department consent

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

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MFGT- 405 Industrial Robotics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Specifications, planning, purchasing decisions, and programming of industrial robots.

Prerequisites: take MECH-290 or PKG-350

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MFGT- 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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MFGT- 497 Field Experience (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

Department consent

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

Department consent

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MFGT- 503 Computer Aided Manufacturing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Justification for and application of computer assistance in manufacturing process; machine process control, inventory and materials handling, robotics and automated assembly, product design and part grouping in relation to total manufacturing operation.

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MFGT- 515 Metallurgy (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Properties of crystalline solids, production of iron and steel, the carbon-iron equilibrium diagram, principles of heat treatment, properties of ferrous alloys. Production, properties, and theory of the most important non-ferrous metals and alloys.

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MFGT- 530 Plastics For Teachers (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of plastics as a manufacturing material. Focus on plastics processes: injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming, and reinforced resin composites. Includes lab projects for the technology education classroom and tours to plastic processing industries.

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MFGT- 545 Design And Simulation Of Manufacturing Systems (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. Recommended: statistical knowledge.

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MFGT- 600 Workshop: (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Special topics manufacturing, providing hands-on or experiential learning activities. Specific content and title to reflect the topic of the workshop.

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MFGT- 605 Industrial Robotics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Specifications, planning, purchasing decisions, and programming of industrial robots.
Instructor's consent

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MFGT- 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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MFGT- 792 Special Projects In Manufacturing Technology (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.

Prerequisite: take TECED-739

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

Department consent

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