BS in Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering
The Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering program prepares students to engineer products as well as their production, in an integrated manner. The goal of design and manufacturing activities is the cost-effective conversion of raw materials and intermediate products into higher value products through the use of various design, processing, assembly, automation and mass-production techniques. Students in this program learn to appreciate and use the relationships between design, materials selection, processing, productivity, quality and cost to enhance profitability. The strength of this program is its curriculum in three areas — materials and processes, product engineering and assembly, and manufacturing quality and productivity — with an emphasis on aviation in course materials, projects and a capstone design project. Graduates of this program can apply their broad and comprehensive skills in a wide spectrum of industries.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the product design and manufacturing (PDM) engineering program are driven by WSU’s mission as an urban university. PDM engineering graduates are expected, within three to five years after graduation, to meet the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):
- PEO1: Be engaged, innovative professionals and leaders in designing, modeling, analyzing, implementing, managing, and improving products, processes and systems in manufacturing sectors at local, regional, national and global levels.
- PEO2: Pursue life-long learning, such as graduate studies and research, certification and licensure from professional organizations, Fundamentals of Engineering certification, or active participation in professional societies/activities.
- PEO3: Achieve professional success through the program's emphasis on experiential learning through solving real world problems.
The BS in Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering (BSPDM) program requires the completion of 128 credit hours for graduation, minus hours commensurate with advanced placement credit. Students may select 12 credit hours of technical electives to emphasize the study of advanced engineering concepts and topics in other engineering disciplines that impact design and processing. Selection of appropriate courses allows students to tailor their studies to fit their individual interests and needs. Students’ programs of study are determined in consultation with their faculty advisors. All the prerequisite courses must have a grade that generates 2.000 or more credit points per credit hour.
Specific requirements for the product design and manufacturing engineering program are given below.
|ENGL 101||College English I||3|
|or ENGL 100||English Composition|
|ENGL 102||College English II||3|
|COMM 111||Public Speaking||3|
|PHIL 385||Engineering Ethics||3|
|Other fine arts/humanities & social/behavioral sciences courses 1||15|
|MATH 242||Calculus I||5|
|MATH 243||Calculus II||5|
|MATH 451||Computational Mathematics Using MATLAB||3|
|MATH 555||Differential Equations I||3|
|PHYS 313||Physics for Scientists I||4|
|PHYS 315||University Physics Lab I||1|
|PHYS 314||Physics for Scientists II||4|
|PHYS 316||University Physics Lab II||1|
|CHEM 211||General Chemistry I||5|
|IME 254||Engineering Probability and Statistics I||3|
|EE 282||Circuits I||4|
|IME 222||Engineering Graphics||2|
|IME 222L||Graphics Lab||1|
|IME 255||Engineering Economy||3|
|IME 425||Kinematic and Dynamic Design||3|
|IME 625||Product Performance Evaluation using CAE||3|
& ME 251
and Materials Engineering Laboratory
|AE 333||Mechanics of Materials||3|
|ME 672||Manufacturing of Composites||3|
|IME 554||Statistical Quality Control||3|
|IME 258||Manufacturing Methods and Materials I||3|
|IME 258L||Manufacturing Methods and Materials I Lab||1|
|IME 361||Industrial Controls and Instrumentation||4|
|IME 410||Robotics Technology||3|
|IME 553||Production Systems||3|
|IME 558||Manufacturing Methods and Materials II||4|
|IME 676||Aircraft Manufacturing and Assembly||3|
|IME 590||Industrial Engineering Design I||3|
|Technical Electives 2||11|
|Total Credit Hours||128|
Refer to graduation requirements at the beginning of this section for details.
Students should consult their faculty advisor for a list of approved technical electives.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in manufacturing engineering program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing the capstone design experience consisting of IME 590.