Minor in Engineering Product Development

About the Minor

One of the final steps in creating a marketable product is the manufacturing of components. Throughout the design process, engineers must fully understand a variety of processes in which parts can be produced and assembled. Selecting a manufacturing method and ensuring the parts are capable of production is a difficult but critical part of the product design process.

The minor in Engineering Product Development (EPD) will allow students to apply the theory of design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) to the overall design process. Topics include practical techniques for selection of materials and processes, design considerations for production, manual assembly and automated assembly, and Boothroyd and Dewhurst methods. Students review case studies and analyze production assemblies.

Program Requirements

EET 208Introduction to Programming for Embedded Systems3.0
MET 100Graphical Communication3.0
MET 101Engineering Materials3.0
MET 201Introduction to Manufacturing Processes3.0
MET 316Computer Numerical Control3.0
MET 321Changing World of 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping3.0
MET 322Design for Manufacturing and Assembly 3.0
PROD 101History and Analysis of Product Design3.0
PROD 220Product Design Form Studio4.0
Total Credits28.0
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