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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (133 units)

Program under consideration for discontinuance.

The BSMET is designed to provide a solid technical foundation for its graduates, which will enable them to perform well in a variety of employment situations. The program focuses on the applications of current manufacturing and quality assurance technologies to solve real-world problems by offering a broad curriculum which covers current trends in industry.

The BSMET degree will prepare students for career positions as: manufacturing engineering technologist, manufacturing management, manufacturing process engineering technologist, line supervisor, research and development technologist, industrial/technical representative, industrial/technical sales, production technologist, or quality assurance technologist. Students have the opportunity to prepare for mid-management or supervisory positions, as well as technical positions, sales, service or research.

BSMET students are offered a wide range of training opportunities in topics such as: materials, manufacturing processes, quality control, and different production environments. Moreover, the program emphasizes written and oral communication skills as well as modern methods of industrial administration and supervision. The program is designed to meet ABET criteria for accredited programs in engineering technology.

The BSMET program has been developed to accommodate students who may wish to transfer credits earned at other colleges or approved technical or military schools. It is recommended that prior to submitting an application for admission, prospective students should contact the BSMET Advisor to discuss admission requirements.

There are two emphases in the BSMET Program: (1) Manufacturing Processes and (2) Quality Assurance.

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

  • First-Time Freshmen: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 111 and 113, and PHYS 100A within one calendar year.

  • Transfer Students: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 and PHYS 100A&B within one calendar year.

Core Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended.

  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and 113, or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 117.

  • ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering Profession (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 111 or 113 or 122

  • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ENGR 203 Engineering Problems and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ENGR 203L.

  • ENGR 203L Engineering Problems & Analysis Lab (1)
    Prerequisite: MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ENGR 203.

  • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    Prerequisite: MATH 109 or 113 or 117 or 119A or 120 or 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.

  • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    Prerequisites: PHYS 100A with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology (1)
    Prerequisites: None.

  • ET 170 Engineering Drafting and Design (3)
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

  • ET 202 Probability and Statistics for Technology (3)
    Prerequisite: High school algebra.
    Corequisite: ET 202L.

  • ET 202L Probability & Statistics for Technology Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: 2 yrs high school algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra (or MATH 010) or equivalent.
    Corequisite: ET 202.

  • ET 204 Applied Mechanics-Statics (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 120, PHYS 100A all with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ET 205 Computer Systems and Programming (1)
    Corequisite: ET 205L.

  • ET 205L Computer Systems & Programming Lab (1)
    Corequisite: ET 205.

  • ET 244 Machine Tools (1)
    Corequisite: ET 244L.

  • ET 244L Machine Tools Laboratory (1)
    Corequisite: ET 244.

  • ET 250 Circuit Analysis (2)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 100B all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 250L.

  • ET 250L Circuit Analysis Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 100B all with a grade of "C" or better .
    Corequisite: ET 250.

  • ET 264 Industrial Tooling (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 170 all with a grade of "C" or better .
    Corequisite: ET 264L.

  • ET 264L Industrial Tooling Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 170 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 264.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.

  • ET 301 Engineering Materials (2)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A all with a grade of "C" or better .
    Corequisite: ET 301L.

  • ET 301L Engineering Materials Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A all with a grade of "C" or better .
    Corequisite: ET 301.

  • ET 304 Applied Mechanics Strength of Materials (3)
    Prerequisite: ET 204 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ET 307 Industrial Safety (2)
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing.

  • ET 309 Industrial Communications and Leadership (3)
    Prerequisites: ET 101 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ET 311 Quality Engineering Technology (3)
    Prerequisites: ET 202, 202L all with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ET 312 Statistical Quality Control (3)
    Prerequisite: ET 311 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ET 313 QA, Inspection Measurement and Testing (2)
    Prerequisite: ET 311 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 313L.

  • ET 313L QA, Inspection Measurement and Testing Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite: ET 311 all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 313.

  • ET 335 Engineering Materials and Processes I (3)
    Corequisite: ET 335L.

  • ET 335L Engineering Materials Processes I Lab (1)
    Corequisite: ET 335.

  • ET 390 Applied Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing (2)
    Prerequisites: ET 170, 205, 205L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 390L.

  • ET 390L Applied Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 170, 205, 205L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 390.

  • ET 410 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: Economics course, Junior standing.

  • ET 418 Production Methods & Process Improvement (3)
    Prerequisite: ET 410 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ET 435 Engineering Materials and Processes II (3)
    Prerequisites: ET 335, 335L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 435L.

  • ET 435L Engineering Materials & Processes II Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: ET 335, 335L all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 435.

  • ET 461 Management of Manufacturing Operations (3)
    Prerequisite: ET 410 with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ET 498 Manufacturing Engineering Tech Capstone Project (3)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Emphasis in Manufacturing Processes

This emphasis offers students a wide range of training in topics such as materials, manufacturing processes and different production environments. Written and oral communication skills and modern methods of industrial administration and supervision are emphasized. Program is designed to meet ABET criteria for accredited programs in engineering technology.

Requirements

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • ET 363 Kinematics of Mechanisms (3)
    Prerequisites: ET 170, ET 204 all with a grade of "C" or better.

  • ET 365 Fluid Power and Control (2)
    Prerequisite: ET 204 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 365L.

  • ET 365L Fluid Power and Control Laborator (1)
    Prerequisite: ET 204 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: ET 365.

Take 4 units of electives from the following courses:

  • ET 409C, 387, 387L

Emphasis in Quality Assurance

This objective of this emphasis is placed on specific job skills required of entry level professionals in the manufacturing industries including oral and written communication, and management principles. The program is applications-oriented. Designed to meet ABET criteria for accredited programs in engineering technology.

Requirements

Upper Division:

Take the following course:

  • ET 419 Design of Experiments (3)
    Prerequisite: ET 312 with a grade of "C" or better.

Take 2 units of electives from the following courses:

  • ET 409D, BLAW 220

Fieldwork Requirements

Fieldwork experience is required for the BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, consisting of no less than three months of full-time (40 hours/week or equivalent part-time) employment in an approved industry or governmental agency. The student must hold a position equivalent to a technician or higher which affords the opportunity to exercise responsibility usually given to those who have completed at least two years of college. The fieldwork must be completed prior to graduation, then certified and approved by the program advisor.

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