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Manufacturing Technology Course Offerings

Please see the section on “Course Description Symbols and Terms” in The University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

MFGT 021

Industrial Design Documentation    3.0 Inquire

This course is designed to familiarize students with the use of detail and presentation drawings in industry. Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) will be an integral part of this course. It includes documenting a three dimensional CAD model, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and the production of drawings for mechanical, electrical, architectural, and facilities planning. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Formerly ITEC 021.

MFGT 041

Introduction to Plastics    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: CHEM 027. Recommended: CHEM 028, MATH 005.

Survey of polymer chemistry, mechanical properties, and industrial processing of thermoplastics. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITEC 041.

MFGT 051

Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering    3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of manufacturing engineering, i.e., an understanding of the common manufacturing materials and processes, and the knowledge to solve manufacturing problems. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

MFGT 054

Material Removal    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MFGT 051. Recommended: PHYS 002A.

A study of the industrial applications of material-removal technology. Emphasis will be placed on the management of the application of the technology. Units involving the physics of metal-cutting, cutting-tool materials and geometry, conventional and semi-automatic machine tools, and cost-estimating are included. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITEC 154.

MFGT 104

Materials and Quality Testing    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MFGT 041, MFGT 051. Recommended: MATH 006, PHYS 002A.

Study of the manufacturing, processing, applications, and testing of common industrial materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITEC 104.

MFGT 124

Solids Modeling for Manufacturing    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: M E 025.

This course provides a survey of 3D computer-aided design (CAD) systems that focus on mechanical manufacturing. Wireframe, surface, and solids modeling systems as well as detail drawings derived from their 3D databases will be covered. An indepth exposure to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) of these annotated drawings will also be included. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

MFGT 141

Polymer Materials    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: MFGT 041. Recommended: CHEM 028.

Study of engineering thermoplastic materials, thermoplastic blends, elastomers, and thermoset composites. Investigation of injection molding, and structural foam. Introduction to plastic flow analysis. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 144.

MFGT 142

Plastics Processing and Manufacturing    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MFGT 041.

Study of plastics manufacturing, plastics processing, plastics compounding, plastic flow analysis, gating systems, tool design, data acquisition, experimental design, tooling, and processing equipment for injection molding, extrusion, compression molding, thermoforming, and rotational molding. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

MFGT 147

Composite Materials & Processing    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: MFGT 141.

Study of thermoplastic and thermoset composites and materials and processing with epoxy, polyester, and polyurethane reinforced with glass, kevlar, carbon fiber, and cored materials. Introduction to composites tool design and processing, including compression molding, resin transfer molding, hand lay-up, and vacuum assisted molding. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

MFGT 152

Material Joining    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: MFGT 051.

A study of the industrial applications of material-joining technology directed toward managing the applications of the processes. Units involving adhesive bonding, mechanical fasteners, and welding are included, along with metallurgy, specimen testing, and cost estimating. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITEC 152.

MFGT 156

Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)    4.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MFGT 054, MFGT 124.

A study of the concepts involved in programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. This course includes integration of computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). 3.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITEC 256.

MFGT 198

Special Topics    1.0-4.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

This course is for special topics offered as 198A-D for 1.0 to 4.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Normally taught by professionals from the field. Formerly ITEC 198.

MFGT 199

Special Problems    1.0-3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Senior standing, approval of supervising faculty member.

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered as 199A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Designed to allow senior students time to pursue an independent study problem within their areas of interest. Prior approval of definition of problem, method of problem-solving, and form of final report required. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly ITEC 199.

MFGT 210

Industrial Safety Management    4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher,
junior standing.

A study of effective industrial safety management practice and the philosophy and principles of industrial accident prevention. Coverage includes examination of current industrial safety practices and federal and state programs designed to improve safety in an industrial environment. Instruction in effective technical safety documentation—gathering, organizing, and reporting industrial safety data. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

MFGT 216

Industrial Management, Supervision,    3.0 Spring
and Inspection Procedures

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Current supervisory and managerial procedures used in industry for supervisors, managers, field and sales representatives, and inspectors. Formerly ITEC 216.

MFGT 232

Manufacturing Automation Systems    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: ECE 031, MFGT 156.

A study of the programming and function of industrial robots and other automation systems used in modem manufacturing environments. Concepts include end effector design, material movement, storage and retrieval systems, programmable logic controllers, and vision systems. Lecture, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises designed to promote understanding of manufacturing automation. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITEC 232.

MFGT 242

Polymer Flow Analysis    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: MFGT 141.

Investigation of flow simulation for injection molding using C-Mold and Moldflow CAE computer programs, and an introduction to finite element methods and analysis principles. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

MFGT 243

Polymer Design and Tooling    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: MFGT 141, MFGT 156. Recommended: MFGT 242.

Investigation of polymer design principles and tooling standards for injection molding, blow molding, and extrusion. Development and construction of injection molding and extrusion dies using computer analysis programs and metal removal machines. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

MFGT 246

Elastomers    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: MFGT 141.

Study of rubber-like materials, including thermoplastic rubbers, thermoset rubbers, silicones, thermoplastic elastomers, and urethanes. Investigation of tooling and processing of elastomers. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

MFGT 247

Advanced Composites    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: MFGT 141.

Investigation of aerospace composites materials and processing, including vinyl esters, polyesters, epoxy, PEEK, kevlar, metal matrix composites, ceramic composites, composite tooling and design. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

MFGT 250

Fluid Metallurgy    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MFGT 104. Recommended: MFGT 156.

A study of metal-casting technologies directed at the management of a metal-casting plant. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITEC 150.

MFGT 257

Advanced Laboratory Practices    2.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.

Provides advanced and qualified students an opportunity to do individual special interest study and practice toward gaining proficiencies in the student’s area of specialization. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

MFGT 258

Concurrent Engineering    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: M E 025, MFGT 051.

A study of the concepts of concurrent product and process design using computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, and computer-aided manufacturing techniques (CAD/CAE/CAM). Focus will be primarily on the design and manufacture of mechanical parts and assemblies, including the use of rapid prototyping and rapid inspection. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITEC 258.

MFGT 280

Capstone A: Project Management    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

This course familiarizes students with techniques for managing technical projects while they design, plan, and implement a capstone manufacturing project through the mock-up stage, to be continued in MFGT 281. Students work in groups on projects of mutual interest to gain experience in planning and updating schedules. Students learn to define requirements, estimate and manage resources, and structure decisions and trade-offs. Emphasis is placed on group dynamics in communication and problem solving. 2.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule.

MFGT 281

Capstone B: Manufacturing Tooling    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MFGT 141, MFGT 156, MFGT 280.

Continuation of the capstone manufacturing project from MFGT 280. Students design, fabricate, test, and evaluate production tooling used in the manufacture or assembly of metal or plastic parts in their capstone projects. Must be taken the semester immediately following MFGT 280. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 255.

MFGT 289

Industrial Internship    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Approval of faculty internship coordinator prior to off-campus assignment.

Manufacturing experience in an industrial setting which provides an opportunity to apply academic learning to professional practice. Minimum duration of 400 hours of work under the direct supervision of an on-site manufacturing supervisor. On completion of the internship, a written report prepared under the direction of a faculty member is required. May be taken only once for credit. Credit/no credit grading only.

MFGT 290

Manufacturing Fundamentals and Practice    1.0 Spring

Prerequisites: Graduation in MFGT expected within 12 months.

Review of manufacturing technology fundamentals and foundation for professional practice. Current topics in manufacturing. Preparation and encouragement for the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Examination. 2.0 hours activity. Credit/no credit grading only.

MFGT 298

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

This course is for special topics offered as 298A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. This course is normally taught by professionals from the field. Formerly ITEC 298.

MFGT 299H

Honors Project    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 units of upper-division MFGT courses, faculty permission.

Open by invitation to MFGT majors who have a GPA among the top five percent of MFGT students, based on courses taken at CSU, Chico. This is an Honors in the Major course; a grade of B or higher in 6 units of MFGT 299H certifies the designation of “Honors in the Major” to be printed on the transcript and the diploma. If taken twice, prerequisite to the second semester is a grade of B or higher in the first semester. Each 3-unit course will require both formal written and oral presentations. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

MFGT 397

Advanced Topics in    1.0-3.0 Inquire
Manufacturing Technology

Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

This course is for special topics offered as 397A-C for 1.0-3.0 units respectively. Typically a topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and topics vary from term to term and from section to section. See The Class Schedule for the specific topics being offered.

MFGT 398

Independent Study    1.0-6.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Approval from supervising faculty member.

This is a graduate-level independent study offered as 398A-C for 1.0-3.0 units respectively.

MFGT 399

Master’s Study    1.0-6.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Approval from supervising faculty member.

This course is a master’s study offered as either a Master’s Thesis, identified as 399A-F for 1.0-6.0 units respectively, or as a Master’s Project, identified as 399G-L for 1.0-6.0 units respectively.