Manufacturing Engineering Minor
Most industrial enterprises engage in the production of some sort of goods in some way and to some degree. Students majoring in other disciplines can enhance their career value by expanding their knowledge of the technologies, processes and systems of manufacturing. A minor in Manufacturing Engineering may be earned by any student in good standing and majoring in any engineering discipline or applicable agricultural or physical sciences. Students electing to pursue this minor will be expected to have achieved the necessary pre-requisite knowledge, consisting of basic calculus, statistics and physical sciences. Students completing a minor in Manufacturing Engineering will gain highly relevant understanding of the technologies, machine tools, fixturing and tooling, and production systems employed in the manufacture of a wide variety of goods used in modern society.
Minors at NDSU require a minimum of 16 credits. Due to the limitations imposed by available courses, the Manufacturing Engineering minor will usually cover 17 or 18 credits. The foundation requirements for the MfgE minor are:
IME 330, Manufacturing Processes
IME 380, CAD/CAM in Manufacturing
IME 430, Process Engineering
IME 431, Production Engineering
The remainder of the minor can be completed through the student’s choice from the following list:
IME 335, Welding Technology
IME 427, Electronics Manufacturing
IME 432, Composite Materials Manufacturing
IME 435, Plastics Processing
IME 461, Quality Assurance and Control
IME 482, Automated Manufacturing Systems
Interested students are encouraged to visit with relevant faculty in the IME Department for advice on course selection to best suit their career interests. Students must complete the graduation requirements for their home department major before the designation of the Manufacturing Engineering minor can be placed on their transcripts.