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.

Manufacturing Processes
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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005149)

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. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. 1.0 hours activity. (015894)

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). 1.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (015853)

Materials and Quality Testing
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: CHEM 107, PHYS 202A. Recommended: CHEM 108, MATH 105.

Study of the manufacturing, processing, applications, and testing of common industrial materials, including metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Formerly MFGT 310. (005164)

Introduction to Plastics
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MFGT 211 or MECH 210.

Survey of polymer chemistry, mechanical properties, and industrial processing of thermoplastics. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005146)

Polymer Materials
3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: 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. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005200)

Material Removal
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MFGT 160 with a grade of C or higher. 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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours lecture. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005212)

Special Topic
1.0 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. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. (015850)

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. (005255)

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. (005670)

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). 3.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005278)

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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005210)

Plastics Processing and Manufacturing
3.0 Inquire

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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. (005195)

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. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005669)

Manufacturing Automation Systems
3.0 Spring

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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005190)

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 report prepared under the direction of a faculty member is required. May be taken only once for credit toward the major. Credit/no credit grading only. (005294)

Manufacturing Laboratory Practice
1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: MFGT 160 (may be taken concurrently).

Provides additional time in the manufacturing laboratories for completion of manufacturing and engineering course-related projects and assignments. 2.0 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 7.0 units. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Credit/no credit grading only. (020682)

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 the specific topic being offered. Normally taught by professionals from the field. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. (005250)

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. (005251)

Quality Management
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.

The study and application of the quality management process in both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy. Topics include process analysis and improvement, statistical process control, cost of quality, quality measurement, and quality in the global marketplace. This course is also offered as SCMS 451. (005784)

Advanced Laboratory Practices
2.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.

Provides qualified students an opportunity to do individual special interest study and practice toward gaining proficiencies in the student's area of specialization. (005279)

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 manufacturing project through the mock-up stage. 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. (005291)

Fluid Metallurgy
3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MFGT 211 with a grade of C or higher; MFGT 360.

A study of metal-casting technologies directed at the management of a metal-casting plant. 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005209)

Capstone: Manufacturing Tooling
4.0 Spring

Prerequisites: MFGT 218, MFGT 360; MFGT 458 or MGMT 444.

Students design, fabricate, test, and evaluate production tooling used in the manufacture or assembly of metal or plastic parts in their capstone projects. 3.0 Note: The highlighted is different from what appears in the printed catalog. What is displayed is current and correct. hours discussion, 1.0 Note: The highlighted is different from what appears in the printed catalog. What is displayed is current and correct. hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005213)

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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005206)

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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. (005671)

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. 2.0 hours discussion, 3.0 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005672)

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. 3.0 hours laboratory, 2.0 hours discussion. (005204)

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. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Credit/no credit grading only. (005673)

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. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. (005308)

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. (015852)

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. 9.0 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005674)

Independent Study
1.0-6.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Approval from supervising faculty member.

This is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-6.0 units. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005676)

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. 3.0 hours clinical. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (005675)

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. (005679)

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. (005677)