Check out some of the courses you can take as part of the IME Department!
Introduction to computer-aided drafting and modeling of solid objects. Visualization and sketching for engineers. Communication of design information to manufacturing using pictorials, orthographic projection, section views, and auxiliary views. Manufacturing tolerances.
Metal casting as a net shape process in manufacturing. Properties of molding materials and methods of casting. Introduction to rapid prototyping. Pattern and casting design principles.
Uses, capabilities, and theoretical and operational characteristics of lathe and milling machine tools, including conventional, automatic and numerical control. Cutting tool characteristics, machining parameters, quality control, and production methods. Design considerations for manufacturing. Introduction to robotics and automation. Open to all majors
Supplemental review of visualization, sketching, and drafting fundamentals. Computer-aided solid modeling of parts and assemblies. Introduction to conventional machining processes on lathes and mills, computer numerical control, quality control, production methods, and design for manufacturing.
Practical electronics manufacturing knowledge expanded through concepts such as CAD/CAM design, Design for Manufacture (DFM), documentation requirements, prototyping and production planning. Hands-on techniques learned for project planning, soldering, automation, hand tool usage and production methods.
Principles of work simplification and motion analysis. Recording of work flow and methods. Process improvement through work measurement and standards, time study, synthetic data, predetermined time systems and work sampling. Allowances and performance rating, productivity measures. Introduction to lean manufacturing principles. Client based project.
IME 312 - Data Management and Systems Design
Design and management of industrial databases and reporting systems. Relationships of financial accounting databases and production systems. Efficient data entry and reports, queries, macro function, and Internet based database applications.
Use of the computer to communicate design information to manufacturing. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming. Use of CAD/CAM software. Overview of manufacturing systems in an automated environment, including cellular manufacturing and computer-aided process planning.
IME 356 - Manufacturing Automation
Computers in the factory automation environment. Basic control theory including feedback. Programming and use of programmable logic controllers (PLC), human-machine interface (HMI), and industrial control systems. Interfacing of electro-mechanical systems; analog and digital inputs, output; programmable controllers. Computer process control.
IME 420 - Simulation
Queueing systems. Design and analysis of production and service systems using the simulation technique. System modeling. Random number and function generators, programming, and characteristics of simulation languages. Design projects using real world problems.
Investigation of various physiological, sensory, and cognitive capabilities and limitations of people in work and living environments through laboratory data collection, design of experiments and statistical analysis.
Engineering design of fixtures and tools for manufacturing processes. Interpretation of engineering design specifications. Analysis of cost, quality, productivity, and safety in tool design. Mechanical analysis of tool design. Detailed process design for net shape production and component design for manufacture. Process and tool design projects.
Coverage of precision engineering fundamentals pertaining to the design and manufacturing of hardware ranging from industrial machines to consumer products. Topics covered include kinematic design, positioning systems, thermal control, vibration isolation, machine tool design, error budgeting, metrology, and uncertainty analysis.
Survey of traditional industrial engineering applications in the healthcare industry. Background on healthcare reform. Simulation, operations research, supply chain, facility engineering, and process improvement case studies. Emerging topics of the role of industrial engineers in healthcare industry, change management, patient flow, Lean Six Sigma, nursing, patient safety, and decision-making support. Prerequisites: IME 223 or consent of instructor.