Minors (IMET)

Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering & Technology

Minor in Applied Ergonomics
Minor in Quality Engineering
Minor in Manufacturing

Minor in Applied Ergonomics

Today’s fast-paced work systems and advancements in technology have increased repetitious tasks and, consequently, increased the risk of ergonomic-related problems. The minor in applied ergonomics prepares students in engineering, physical therapy, nursing, business administration, mathematics, and science with the foundation and skills to address these problems in their work area, thereby complementing the focus of their majors and enhancing employment opportunities. The minor in applied ergonomics requires a total of 15 semester hours.

Required courses (9 hours)

  • IME 587 Occupational Safety and Health - 3 hrs.
  • IME 585 Occupational Ergonomics - 3 hrs.
  • HS 460 Basic Science of Human Movement - 3 hrs.

Electives (6 hours)

Choose one of the following two courses:

  • IME 386 Industrial and Managerial Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • HS 480 Motion Analysis - 3 hrs.

Choose one course from the following group:

  • IME 383 Industrial Management (not open to IME majors) - 3 hrs.
  • IME 466 Facilities Planning - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 310 Industrial and Organizational Psychology - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 405 Issues in Applied Psychology - 3 hrs.
  • BMA 352 Managing in Organizations - 3 hrs.
  • BMA 356 Human Resource Management - 3 hrs.

Minor in Quality Engineering

The minor in quality engineering is designed to give students in engineering, mathematics, science, and business an opportunity to learn the methodologies for designing, producing, and delivering quality products and services. This experience should prepare students better for future careers and give them a competitive edge in the job market.

Requirements

A minimum of 21 hours must be taken from the following list of required and elective courses. At least 9 hours must be taken from the College of Engineering and Technology. Students desiring admission to the minor must have completed one semester of college calculus. A second semester of college calculus is strongly encouraged. Admission to the minor as well as the granting of the minor must be approved by the chair of the IMET Department.

Required Courses (12 hours)

Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics - 6 hrs.

Choose one pair.

  • IME 311, 312 Engineering Statistics I, II
  • MTH 325, 326 Probability and Statistics I, II
  • QM 262, 263 Quantitative Analysis I, II

Basic Quality Methods, Quality Costs, and Quality Systems, TQM - 3 hrs.

Choose one.

  • IME 302 Introduction to Quality Engineering
  • IME 522 Manufacturing Quality Control
  • IMT 262 Applied Statistics & Quality Control

Management Methods for Quality - 3 hrs.

  • BMA 352 Managing in Organizations

Electives (9 hours)

Choose no more than one course from each area.

Metrology

  • IMT 362 Metrology & Instrumentation
  • ME 303 Instrumentation and Measurement

Advanced Diagnostic Tools

  • IME 512 Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • IME 524 Advanced Quality Control

Information Systems

  • IME 497 Information Systems Design
  • BMA 372 Management Information Systems
  • CS 310 Information Structures and Management

Quality in Design

  • IME 526 Reliability Engineering

Other Quality-Related Areas

  • Other courses to be approved by the IMET Dept.

Minor in Manufacturing

The minor in manufacturing is designed to provide students in engineering and business with adjunct knowledge of value to their chosen major. Students may choose a minor in manufacturing to advance their personal career goals or to prepare for graduate studies. This experience should give students a competitive edge in the job market.

Requirements

A minimum of 21 hours must be taken from the following list of required and elective courses. Students desiring admission to the minor must have completed one semester of college calculus. A second semester of college calculus is strongly encouraged. Admission to the minor as well as the granting of the minor must be approved by the chair of the IMET department.

Required Courses

  1. IME 301 Engineering Economy or
    IME 383 Industrial Management or
    BMA 353 Operations Management (for business majors only) - 3 hrs.
  2. IME 331 Fundamentals of Materials Science or
    ME 351 Engineering Materials Science I (for ME majors only) - 3 hrs.
    and IME 333 Materials Science in Engineering Lab 1
    or IMT 232 Physical Metallurgy - 4 hrs.
  3. IME 341 Intro to Manufacturing Processes - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses

Students must choose one additional course from each of the four concentration areas listed. Students must complete a minimum of five credit hours from the courses designated with *.

Facilities and Management

  • BMA 352 Managing in Organizations
  • IME 301 Engineering Economy
  • IME 383 Industrial Management
  • CON 394 Construction Labor & Unions
  • CON 492 Construction Contracts
  • IME 466 Facilities Planning

Design

  • *IME 103 Computer Aided Graphics
  • *IME 395 Solid Modeling & Rapid Prototyping
  • M E 448 CAD in Mechanical Engineering
  • *IME 591 Design for Manufacturability
  • *IME 491 Manufacturing Design
  • *IMT 392 Mechanical Component Design I

Automation

  • M E 441 Mechanical Control Systems
  • M E 560 Principles of Robotic Programming
  • *IMT 346 Computer Aided Manufacturing & Automation I
  • *IME 445 Computer Aided Manufacture

Product Assurance

  • IME 302 Introduction to Quality Engineering
  • *IMT 262 Applied Statistics & Quality Control
  • IME 522 Manufacturing Quality Control
  • *IMT 362 Metrology & Instrumentation
  • IME 311 Engineering Statistics
  • QM 263 Quantitative Analysis II