Examining how manufacturing enterprises can develop cost-effective strategies for products and processes that address current and future needs for sustainability. The course focuses on manufacturing processes, systems, and tool/machinery, including energy, materials, and supply chain and distribution factors as they impact manufacturing.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: IME 2500, IME 3200 and IME 3520.
Credits: 2 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 0)
Performance Criteria Measured1
|Investigate, understand, and critique new and ongoing developments in sustainable engineering practices.||i, j*||
J3: Evaluates societal impact of proposed solutions.
|Identify analysis tools and concepts to apply to manufacturing processes / products in order to develop continuous improvement applications for sustainability||a, b, k|
|Analyze an existing manufacturing process in an industry setting, and design or develop changes that will result in sustainable improvements.||d, f|
|Be a member of a project team and apply appropriate skills and techniques to solve a real-world problem.||e, f|
|Effectively communicate project activities, analysis, and recommendations in professional written, oral, and graphical formats.||e, g, i|
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
None. A thorough compilation of handouts and assignments is provided.
Western Michigan University
F-227 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2011