BS Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable Manufacturing is an integrated field of study that combines technical feasibility with environmental responsibility and economic viability.  The relative advantages and disadvantages of each process will be examined through lectures, discussion, and research, as well as experience in hands-on laboratories with industrial-grade machinery.  It is a practical, applications oriented, hands-on program that prepare students for a variety of manufacturing careers ranging from management of manufacturing facilities to research and development to technical sales.

Design for manufacture, material selection, life cycle assessment, environmental and quality standards will be emphasized while health and safety, project management, and sustainable practices will be embedded in every aspect of the curriculum.

Students will learn to anticipate the implications of decisions and to evaluate options in a global context that minimizes the impact of manufacturing activities on people, the environment, and resources, while understanding the underlying economics of producing goods.  The identification of alternatives in design, materials and process is stressed and allows informed trade-off decisions to be made.

For information contact the Program Coordinator, Daren Otten at 530.898.4316. DMOtten@csuchico.edu

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