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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Manufacturing Engineering Technology


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Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission ETAC of ABET, www.abet.org.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology curriculum offers preparation for entry positions in manufacturing industries. Understanding of materials and production processes equips graduates to plan manufacturing practices and to develop tooling, machines and systems necessary for efficient production. Program minors allow students to specialize in cast metals or plastics.

The educational objectives of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program are:

  1. Plan, design, analyze, implement, and improve cost-effective manufacturing methods.
  2. Synthesize and use technical tools to monitor and control manufacturing processes to solve production problems effectively.
  3. Manage projects, people, and resources effectively.
  4. Communicate effectively in verbal, written, visual, and graphical forms.
  5. Pursue professional growth and interact effectively in work environments.

(For up-to-date educational objectives and learning outcomes, see department web page at www.wmich.edu/ime)

 

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Manufacturing Engineering Technology curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing EDMM 4910: Multidisciplinary Senior Proposal and EDMM 4920: Multidisciplinary Senior Project.

 

Requirements

  1. A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be earned in required courses with ECE, MSE, ME, IEE, and EDMM prefixes.
  2. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
  3. Complete the following program of 128 semester hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall.
  4. Prior to enrollment in 3000/4000-level courses, students must 1) place resume with Career and Student Employment Services; 2) complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: CHEM 1100 and 1110; IEE 1020; EDMM 2460; IEE 2610; PHYS 1150 and 1160; and MATH 1220 or 1700. These courses are indicated below.
  5. The Manufacturing Engineering Technology curriculum requires students to complete a course in General education Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000/4000-level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements. Manufacturing Engineering Technology majors are required to take EDMM 3020 for Area V.

First Semester (15 hours)


  •  General Education Area VIII: Health and Well-being   Credits: 2 hours

Second Semester (16 hours)


Fifth Semester (18 hours)


  • General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations*   Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Sixth Semester (15 hours)


  • General Education Area II: Humanities*
  • Approved Elective   Credits: 3 hours 

Seventh Semester (17 hours)


  • General Education Area I: Fine Arts*   Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved Elective   Credits: 3 hours 

Eighth Semester (14 hours)


  • General Education Area III: United States: Culture and Issues*   Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved Elective   Credits: 3 hours

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* At least one of these General Education courses must be at the 3000/4000-level.

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Some courses taken as part of other CEAS degrees or technical degrees may be used as electives. Please see an advisor prior to taking any course not on this list.

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