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The Engineering Graphics and Design Technology curriculum deals with design communication related to product and tooling activities of industry including documentation methods, graphic science, computer-aided design, industrial processes, and materials. Selection of approved electives allows tailoring the thrust of the program toward cast metals, plastics processing, ergonomics, or automotive systems.
The program prepares students to assume such leadership roles as product designers, documentation and standards supervisors, technical publication specialists, or administrators. They are prepared to enter a variety of jobs such as supervision, quality control, and marketing in manufacturing-related industries.
The educational objectives of the Engineering Graphics and Design Technology program are:
- Use technological tools effectively in engineering design.
- Transfer engineering designs to engineering and manufacturing processes.
- Plan, design, analyze, implement, and improve cost-effective manufacturing/service systems.
- Communicate effectively in verbal, written, and graphic forms.
- Practice engineering design as a responsible, global professional.
(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 Engineering Graphics and Design Technology curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing IME 4910: Multidisciplinary Senior Proposal and IME 4920: Multidisciplinary Senior Project.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must satisfy the following requirements in addition to University requirements stated elsewhere in this bulletin:
- A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be earned in courses presented for graduation with ECE, MSE, and IME prefixes.
- No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
- Complete the following program of 127 semester credit hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall.
- 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, ECE 1000, IME 1020, PHYS 1150, and MATH 1230 or 1710. These courses are indicated below.
- The Engineering Graphics and Design 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. Engineering Graphics and Design Technology majors are required to take IME 4220 for Area V.