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Manufacturing Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 14.3601 Manufacturing Engineering)

Completing the Manufacturing Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Students must be in good academic standing. Minimum GPA for minor completion is 2.000 in minor courses.

Minors are awarded in conjunction with a major. All university degree requirements must be met upon completion.

At least three courses applied for the minor cannot be used to fulfill any other program requirements (UB Curriculum, major, or other minor).

Academic Advice

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how to best incorporate a minor within their major program of study.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no specific course prerequisites for admission but note that some of the courses have their own specific prerequisites and therefore might not be available to all students in the minor.

Required Courses

Lower Division Course (required):
EAS 207 Statics

Upper Division Courses (choose five, at least ONE two-course Core Track must be selected)
Core Track 1:
IE 326 Production Planning and Service Enterprises
IE 327 Facility Design and Material Handling

Core Track 2:
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes

Other Upper Division Courses (choose three):

  • IE 409 Six Sigma Quality
  • IE 406 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • MAE 435 Principles of Material Design
  • MAE 464 Manufacturing Automation
  • MAE 477 Computer-Aided Design Applications
  • MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
  • BE 472 Biomedical Microtechnology and Nanotechnology
  • BE 480 BioMEMS Fabrication Laboratory
  • EE 448 Microelectronic Device Fabrication
  • EE 453 Microelectronic Fabrication Lab
  • EE 415 Microelectromechanical Systems
  • EE 478 HDL Based Digital Design with Programmable Logic
  • CE 404 Chemical Engineering Product Design

Notes: As long as one two-course core track is taken, one or two of the two courses from the other core track could be applied to the minor. Other upper division SEAS courses related to manufacturing as they are offered, subject to approval of the minor advisor. At least three courses applied to the minor cannot be used to satisfy major requirements.

Departmental Honors Requirements

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Manufacturing Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: May 24, 2022 09:34:15