Minor in Engineering Product Development

About the Minor

Effective June 15, 2021, new students are no longer being accepted into this minor, however similar options are available. Contact Gerry Willis at gtm23@drexel.edu or 215-895-6253 for additional information.

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 210Introduction to Product Design3.0
Total Credits27.0

Additional Information

For more information on the Engineering Product Development minor, please contact Gerry Willis at gtm23@drexel.edu or 215-895-6253.

  • Schedule of Classes
  • All Course Descriptions
  • Co-op
  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Tuition & Fees