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.

MFGT160 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 051.

MFGT198 Special Topic 1.0-3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See The Class Schedule for specific topic being offered. Formerly MFGT 098.

MFGT201 Graphics Applications for Manufacturing 2.0 Spring
Prerequisites: MATH 105, MECH 200.

Advanced solid modeling techniques, quality assurance (inspection, metrology, coordinate measuring machines, statistical process control, six sigma), and design considerations (design for manufacturing, rapid prototyping). Formerly MFGT 201.

MFGT216 Introduction to Plastics 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: CHEM 107. Recommended: CHEM 108, MATH 105.

Survey of polymer chemistry, mechanical properties, and industrial processing of thermoplastics. Formerly MFGT 041.

MFGT218 Polymer Materials 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: Either MECH 210 or MFGT 216. Recommended: CHEM 108.

Study of engineering thermoplastic materials, thermoplastic blends, elastomers, and thermoset composites. Investigation of injection molding, and structural foam. Introduction to plastic flow analysis. Formerly MFGT 141.

MFGT260 Material Removal 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: MFGT 160. Recommended: PHYS 202A.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 054.

MFGT298 Special Topic 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See The Class Schedule for specific topic being offered. Formerly MFGT 195.

MFGT310 Materials and Quality Testing 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: MFGT 160, MFGT 216. Recommended: MATH 119, PHYS 202A.

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

MFGT350 Industrial Supervision 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: Junior standing.

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

MFGT352 Industrial Safety Management 4.0 Spring
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (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. Formerly MFGT 210.

MFGT360 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 4.0 Fall
Prerequisites: MFGT 201, MFGT 260.

A study of the concepts involved in programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. This course includes integration of computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Formerly MFGT 156.

MFGT362 Material Joining 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: MFGT 160.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 152.

MFGT370 Plastics Processing and Manufacturing 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: MFGT 216.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 142.

MFGT372 Composite Materials & Processing 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 147.

MFGT386 Manufacturing Automation Systems 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: EECE 110, MFGT 360.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 232.

MFGT389 Industrial Internship 1.0-6.0 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Formerly MFGT 289.

MFGT398 Special Topic 1.0-4.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Normally taught by professionals from the field. Formerly MFGT 198.

MFGT399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.

Independent study of a special problem. See department office for registration procedure. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly MFGT 199.

MFGT444 Concurrent Engineering 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: MECH 102, MFGT 160.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 258.

MFGT454 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. Formerly MFGT 257.

MFGT458 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 468. 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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 280.

MFGT464 Fluid Metallurgy 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: MFGT 310. Recommended: MFGT 360.

A study of metal-casting technologies directed at the management of a metal-casting plant. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 250.

MFGT468 Capstone B: Manufacturing Tooling 4.0 Spring
Prerequisites: MFGT 218, MFGT 360, MFGT 458.

Continuation of the capstone manufacturing project from MFGT 458. 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 458. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 281.

MFGT472 Advanced Composites 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.

Investigation of aerospace composites materials and processing, including vinyl esters, polyesters, epoxy, PEEK, kevlar, metal matrix composites, ceramic composites, composite tooling and design. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 247.

MFGT474 Polymer Flow Analysis 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 242.

MFGT476 Polymer Design and Tooling 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: MFGT 218, MFGT 360. Recommended: MFGT 474.

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. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 243.

MFGT478 Elastomers 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: MFGT 218.

Study of rubber-like materials, including thermoplastic rubbers, thermoset rubbers, silicones, thermoplastic elastomers, and urethanes. Investigation of tooling and processing of elastomers. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 246.

MFGT490 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. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly MFGT 290.

MFGT498 Special Topic 1.0-3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. This course is normally taught by professionals from the field. Formerly MFGT 298.

MFGT499 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.

Independent study of a special problem. See department office for registration procedure. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly MFGT 299.

MFGT499H 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 better in 6 units of MFGT 499H 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 better 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. Formerly MFGT 299H.

MFGT697 Independent Study 1.0-6.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Approval from supervising faculty member.

This is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly MFGT 398C.

MFGT698 Advanced Topic 1.0-3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 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. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Formerly MFGT 397.

MFGT699P Master's Project 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Approval from supervising faculty member.

Independent study of a special problem approved by student's graduate advisory committee. See the department office for registration procedures.. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly MFGT 399P.

MFGT699T Master's Thesis 1.0-6.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Approval from supervising faculty member.

Independent study leading to a Master's Thesis of a special problem approved by the student's graduate advisory committee. See the department office for registration procedures. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly MFGT 399P.