Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

Cast Metals Minor

The cast metals minor would be most suitable for engineering, engineering technology and applied sciences graduates as they will have most of the prerequisites for the minor. It is recommended that students fulfill their General Education Area VI requirements by taking CHEM 1100 and CHEM 1110 and Proficiency 4b by taking MATH 1220 or MATH 2000 or MATH 1700. The cast metals minor totals 15 hours.

Students must take 15 credit hours not in the major to satisfy the cast metals minor requirements.

Required Courses

Course No. Course Title Credits
IME 2460 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design 3
IME 3520 Metal Casting 3
IME 4520 Die Casting 3
ME 2500 Materials Science 3
And Either
IME 2540 Machining Processes 3
ME 2200 Processes and Materials in Manufacturing 4


Select courses to achieve a total of 15 hours:

Course No. Course Title Credits
IME 2990 Cooperative Education 1 to 3
IME 3420 Ergonomics and Design 3
IME 4560 Process Testing and Measurement 3
IME 4590 Mold Design and Construction 3
IME 5520 Casting Simulation and Solidification 3

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