Nov 30, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Design Technology


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

The Engineering 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.

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 Engineering Design Technology Educational Objectives are:

  1. Plan, design, analyze, implement, and improve cost-effective manufacturing service systems.
  2. Build and use management tools to analyze and solve production problems effectively, and make decisions from a systems perspective.
  3. Communicate effectively in verbal, written, and graphic forms.
  4. Pursue professional growth and interact effectively in work environments.

The Engineering Design Technology Student Learning Outcomes are:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, or technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems.
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

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

WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements

Students who have chosen the Engineering Design Technology curriculum will satisfy the WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements as outlined within the course listings below. To satisfy these requirements student take courses in twelve (12) categories. Six (6) of the courses are designated within the Engineering Design Technology program requirements and six (6) are free electives which students choose from a list of courses in the corresponding course category. Students will meet the planetary sustainability outcome in EDMM 1500: Introduction to Manufacturing and must select a course that satisfies the Diversity and Inclusion outcome when choosing a course in the other six (6) categories.

Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must satisfy the following requirements in addition to University requirements stated elsewhere in this bulletin:

  1. A “C” or better must be earned in all required courses with EDMM or IEE prefixes.
  2. No more than two grades of “DC” or “D” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
  3. Complete the following program of 127 semester credit hours. The schedule below is one example leading to graduation in eight semesters. No minor is required.
  4. Prior to enrollment in 3000/4000-level courses, students must:
    • Place resume with Career and Student Employment Services
    • Complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: CHEM 1100 and CHEM 1110, IEE 1020, EDMM 2460, IEE 2610, PHYS 1150 and PHYS 1160, (MATH 1220 or MATH 1700),and (MATH 1230 or MATH 1710)
  5. The Engineering Design Technology curriculum requires students to complete twelve (12) WMU Essential Studies (WES) courses.

Cognate Courses


At least one of these WMU Essential Studies (WES) courses must fulfill the Diversity and Inclusion requirements.

  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Personal Wellness Category   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Societies and Cultures Category   Credits: 2 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – World Language and Culture Category   Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Artistic Theory and Practice Category    Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Inquiry and Engagement: Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities Category   Credits: 3 hours

First Semester (16 hours)


Second Semester (16 hours)


Third Semester (17 hours)


Fifth Semester (17 hours)


  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Personal Wellness Category*   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Societies and Cultures Category*   Credits: 2 hours

Sixth Semester (15 hours)


  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – World Language and Culture Category*   Credits: 3 hours

Seventh Semester (15 hours)


  • Approved Technical Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Artistic Theory and Practice Category*    Credits: 3 hours

Eighth Semester (15 hours)


  • Approved Technical Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • Approved Technical Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category*   Credits: 3 hours
  • WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Inquiry and Engagement: Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities Category*   Credits: 3 hours

Note:


* At least one of these WMU Essential Studies (WES) courses must fulfill the Diversity and Inclusion requirements.

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