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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems


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Steven E. Butt, Chair
Main Office:  F-232 Floyd Hall (Parkview Campus)
Telephone:  (269) 276-3350
Fax:  (269) 276-3353


Betsy M. Aller
Kailash M. Bafna
Alamgir Choudhury
Paul V. Engelmann
Tarun Gupta
Pavel G. Ikonomov
Mitchel J. Keil
Michael Konkel
David M. Lyth
Larry A. Mallak
Troy R. Place
Sam N. Ramrattan
Jorge Rodriguez
Thomas E. Swartz
Slobodan Urdarevik
James VanDePolder


The Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems offers the following curricula:

Bachelor of Science (Engineering Design Technology)
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Management Technology)
Bachelor of Science (Manufacturing Engineering Technology).

Graduates from these programs are employed in a wide variety of positions in both manufacturing and service industries. Several departmental minors are offered in plastics, automotive, cast metals and manufacturing. Students may also take other approved minors.

Cooperative Education

Students may elect the cooperative plan of education. In this plan, the student alternates a semester of study on campus with a semester of compensated industrial experience. Students may work in their area of study, gaining valuable professional experience.

Academic Advising

Students should contact the Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems departmental advisor as early as possible. The advisor is available to assist in individual program planning, recommend electives appropriate to a student’s educational objectives, discuss employment opportunities, and help resolve academic problems. Substitutions and transfer credit must be approved by the advisor, curriculum committee, and department chair. The advisor is located in Room E-102 Floyd Hall (269) 276-3260. Because of prerequisites and limited offering times, students must consult with an academic advisor for proper course sequence.

Engineering Technology Curricula

“Engineering Technology” is the profession in which knowledge of the applied mathematical and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience centered on practice, and competence developed in a specific field is devoted to application of engineering principles and the implementation of technological advances for the benefit of humanity through its focus on product improvement, manufacturing, and automation of technological processes and operation functions.

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