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Greenfield Coalition

Office: 216, Engineering Building
Director: David G. Lee
Telephone: (313) 993-3360
Fax: (313) 993-1187
E-mail:
leedg@udmercy.edu

Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
The manufacturing engineering program at UDM was developed in cooperation with its university, industrial and organizational partners, as part of the National Science Foundation supported Greenfield Coalition. It is centered on the integration of experiential and academic activities which it is able to offer through the Center for Advanced Technologies at Focus:HOPE (CAT).

Instruction is provided through a coach/tutor paradigm with instructional materials developed and produced by faculty from the five partner universities. The instructional materials have been developed in modular format which are packaged to constitute courses (knowledge areas) which in turn satisfy the curricular objectives of educating ‘manufacturing engineers for the 21st century’. The integration of this academic work with experiential manufacturing activities creates the necessary set of competencies defined by the Coalition for that 21st Century Manufacturing Engineer.

Academic Partners
University of Detroit Mercy, Lawrence Technological University, Lehigh University, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University

Industrial Partners
Cincinnati Machine, Daimler Chrysler Corporation, Detroit Diesel Corporation, EDS, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation

Institutional Partners
Focus:HOPE and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Degree Programs
For students at Focus:HOPE who successfully complete the prescribed curriculum, UDM will confer a degree of Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering.

Students wishing to pursue this degree program should contact:
Academic Dean
Focus:HOPE
1400 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan, 48238
(313) 494-4293

All candidates for the Greenfield Coalition degrees, including the Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering degree from University of Detroit Mercy, must be employees of Focus:HOPE. Before becoming candidates, each person must either complete the Machinist’s Training Institute curriculum at Focus:HOPE or demonstrate equivalent competence as a machinist.

Description of Greenfield Courses
In the following course descriptions, the institution responsible for the development and delivery of the course, as well as awarding the designated credits, is identified in italics. The grade a student earns for the course will be transferred to the degree granting institution. All courses from partner institutions are offered with the full approval of the institution. The identification of the courses, as given, derives from a common scheme that is used by all partner institutions for the Greenfield courses. A few exceptions will be noted where courses were approved by the institution before the Greenfield identification scheme was established. In these cases the Greenfield identification is given in the brackets [ ] following the institutional identification.

Course numbers and titles are subject to change.

Greenfield Coalition Orientation

GCO 099.       0 cr.
Orientation & Teaming

Prerequisites: MTI.
Required of all candidates entering the Center for Advanced Technologies. Begin the introduction of the concept working in teams, presentation of ideas for developing appropriate study skills and for time management, discussion of strategies for writing and taking tests, introduction to reference searches using the library and Internet, and review of basic computer skills for opening files and using the network. (Focus:HOPE Center for Advanced Technologies) [Under development]+

Greenfield Coalition Chemistry

GCC 101, 102.            1 cr. Each
Basic Chemistry I & II
Prerequisites: GCM 101.
A study of the scope of chemistry, chemical reaction/measurement, mass, weight and density, temperature, periodic table, Factor-Label Method, solutions, acid and base chemistry (Lewis’ Law), redox reactions, energy/enthalpy, and Hess’s Law. (University of Detroit Mercy) [To be finalized]*

GCC 201.        1 cr.
Chemistry / Materials Science I: Chemical Equilibria and Kinetics
Prerequisites: GCC 101,102, GCF 103, GCM 214 (co-requisite).
Study of chemical equilibria and kinetics. Introduction to concepts of entropy and Gibbs free energy. Importance of metastable states in materials science. Strong emphasis on heterogeneous and solid-state reactions. Applications of rate laws. (University of Detroit Mercy) [To be developed]+

GCC 202.        1 cr.
Chemistry / Materials Science II: Electrochemistry, Corrosion and Materials
Degradation, Advanced Kinetics Topics.
Electrochemistry, Corrosion and Degradation of Materials, Phase Transformations in Solids, Crystal structure, Phase diagrams, Solid solutions software studied, case study report. Prerequisites: GCC 201. (University of Detroit Mercy) [To be developed]+

Greenfield Coalition Engineering

GCE 226.        1 cr.
Control Elements in Manufacturing Systems.
Prerequisites: GCM 101, GCM 211-214, GCT 122.
An overview of control systems and an introduction to the application of sensors and actuators in controls, digital logic, and programmable logic controllers. (Lawrence Technological University) [Under Development]+

GCE 241, 242.            1 cr. Each
Manufacturing Planning I & II
Prerequisites: GCF 102, GCM 102, 211.
Introduction to manufacturing economics, basic concepts of direct and indirect costs, and time value of money. A study of basic optimization tools, such as linear programming, used to model manufacturing optimization problems. Candidates will learn about inventory control, the tradeoffs involved in holding inventory, the different types of inventory in manufacturing processes, and basic models in inventory control to determine the optimal amount of inventory in the system. Candidates will also learn about material requirements planning, basic dynamics of material requirements planning, the basic lot sizing techniques used in MRP, and the difference between MRP and other release control techniques such as kanban. (University of Michigan)+

GCE 246, 247.            1 cr. Each
Engineering Economics I & II
Prerequisites: GCM 105.
Time value of money, interest factors, and relevance of economics analysis in manufacturing engineering; cash flow scenarios encountered in the manufacturing environment, different types of annuities, and nominal versus effective rates; Equivalent Uniform Annual Cost, present worth, Internal Rate of Return (IRR) techniques, relationship between Minimum Attractive Rate of Return (MARR), IRR and Pay-Off Periods, and the implication of income tax on project returns; economic analysis of mutually exclusive projects using decision criteria; and allocation of limited resources among many competing projects using capital budgeting techniques. (Wayne State University) [Under development]+


GCE 301.        1 cr.
Engineering Materials III
Prerequisites: GCT 201, 202.
This course covers inspection & testing, heat treatment, and adhesives & coatings. Candidates will learn sample preparation techniques for microstructure examination and mechanical testing and testing procedures, the effect of heat treatment on microstructure and properties of metals, and the basics of inorganic coatings, polymeric coatings and adhesives. [To be developed] (University of Detroit Mercy)+

GCE 302.        1 cr.
Engineering Materials IV
Prerequisites: GCT 201, 202, GCE 301.
Structure property relations in materials. Failure modes. Microstructural characterization. Corrosion measurement and control. [To be developed] (University of Detroit Mercy)+

GCE 311.        1 cr.
Machining Processes III: Material Removal
Prerequisites: GCM 211-214, GCS 318, 324.
Study of the analysis of shear mechanism of cutting, forces and power in machining, surface finish and thermal behavior of the cutting process. (University of Detroit Mercy)*

GCE 316, 317.            1 cr. Each
Materials Forming II
Prerequisites: GCT 211, 212, 315, 316.
Engineering analysis of forming processes including bulk deformation (extrusion, forging, drawing) and sheet forming of metals; extrusion and injection molding of polymers. Flow criteria, defect formation, design of product and tooling. [To be developed]

GCE 326.        1 cr.
Advanced Control Elements in Manufacturing Systems
Prerequisites: GCE 226.
Introduction to numerical controls and linear systems, provides mathematical foundation for control systems, presents case studies, and involves the candidates in projects. (Lawrence Technological University) [Under development]+

GCE 327.        1 cr.
Control System Analysis and Design - PID Control
Prerequisites: GCE 326.
Feedback control: time domain techniques, frequency domain techniques, PID controls, case studies and projects. (University of Detroit Mercy) [Under development]+

GCE 331, 333.            2 cr. Each
Manufacturing Systems: Systems Management, Executing Change, Human Factors & New Operations Models
The first course provides an overview of systems management and an introduction to the concepts of planning and executing change. The second course provides an overview of human factors and how these relate to the success of a manufacturing operation and introduces new operational models. (Lehigh University)+

GCE 346.        1 cr.
Engineering Economics III
Prerequisites: GCE 246, 247, GCM 211.
A study of depreciation accounting for capital goods procured for manufacturing operations and income tax consequences of various accounting methods and the analysis of investment opportunities in manufacturing processes where information on likely outcomes is either imperfect or incomplete; development of a comprehensive case study comprising data collection, analysis, interpretation and conclusions. (Wayne State University) [Under development]+

GCE 411.        1 cr.
Other Joining Issues
Prerequisites: GCT 313.
More about traditional and non-traditional joining methods, defects and corrective actions. Mechanical Fasteners Design methodology for bolted and riveted joints. Other mechanical joints: shrink/press fit, adhesives, etc. Electric Arc, Radiation, Mechanical and Thermo-mechanical Welding, Brazing and Cutting Electric arc, laser, friction, plasma and exothermic welding, metal transfer mechanism power supply requirement and possible applications, flame cutting. Welding Defects and Joint Soundness Cracks and distortions, distortion correction methodologies, defect testing methods, residual stresses and stress relieving. (University of Detroit Mercy) [Under development]+

GCE 412.        1 cr.
Assembly Processes I
Prerequisites: GCT 211, 212.
Design for assembly, part feeding, part storage and retrieval, analysis of part motion. Design for Assembly Part symmetry, parts tangling and how to design to avoid it, apply part feeding technologies, per-in-hole problem minimize/standardize fasteners, "only goes one way" principle. Parts Storage/Retrieval and Handling Automated storage/retrieval (AGVs); analyze part motion and orientation using basic principles. (University of Detroit Mercy) [Under development]+

GCE 413.        1 cr.
Assembly Processes II
Prerequisites: GCE 412.
Systems hardware and software, sensors, actuators, etc., machine vision, robotics. Assembly Systems Hardware/Software Sensors, actuators, drives, and controllers. Machine vision systems & applications. Robots in Assembly Robot degrees of freedom, drive mechanisms, understand end effectors and make an appropriate selection, the tradeoff between robots and hard automation. (University of Detroit Mercy) [Under development]+

GCE 417, 418, 419.    1 cr. Each
Tool Design & Construction
Prerequisites: GCT 211, 212, 219, 315, 316, GCE 311, 317, 318.
The study of cutting tool and die design and selection, tool setting and gage design and selection.(University of Detroit Mercy) [Under development]+

GCE 431-433. 1 cr. Each
Facilities Design Facilities Planning, Storage and warehousing, Cell design
(Wayne State University) [To be developed]+

GCE 441-443. 1 cr. Each
Operations Management
Introduction to operations management, manufacturing planning concepts, manufacturing control, quality design and planning, advanced manufacturing planning and control. (Wayne State University) [To be developed]+

GCE 451, 452, 453.    1 cr. Each
Prototype Design I, II, III.
Prerequisites: Senior Standing.
Candidates will work on a comprehensive design project. (University of Detroit Mercy) [To be developed]+

Greenfield Coalition Fundamentals

GCF 101, 102, 103.    1 cr. Each
Computers in Engineering
Prerequisites: GCO 099 and keyboard skills.
Instruction in the use of computers providing basic knowledge, skills in several applications, and background in programming. Introduction to operating systems and computer hardware, to word processing, spreadsheets, and Visual Basic. (Wayne State University)+

GCF 110.        1 cr.
Basic Graphics
MTI Core I: Executing basic AutoCAD commands to develop working CAD drawings and Slide Show to display drawings. MTI Core II: Introduction to Unigraphics for Manufactur-ing Applications covering CAD/CAM/CAE, concurrent engineering process, creating and editing curves and lines, wireframe construction, 3D modeling, parametric modeling fundamentals, sketching, tool path creation. [Candidates completing the Core I & II CAD courses at the Machinist Training Institute will receive credit for this course by Advance Placement.] +

GCF 111.
Design/Graphics        3 cr.
Prerequisites: GCF 110 and GCF 101-103.
Review of wireframe CAD fundamentals. A study of visualization processes and application in design and manufacturing; linkages with design analysis; generation, control, and utilization of design geometry using 3-dimensional solids as the geometry primitives, and generation of engineering properties via CAD. Also, introduces the candidates to the design-graphics and the CAD to CAM processes. Candidates will have the opportunity to work on an extensive project. (University of Michigan) [Under development]+

GCF 321-323. 1 cr. Each
Kinematics of Machines
Prerequisites: GCS 213, 311, 312, 313, 314, GCF 311-314, 321.
Presents definitions, terminologies and fundamental concepts which are required in the synthesis and analysis of mechanisms; systematic approaches for determining the position, velocity and acceleration of any point on a linkage as required in computation of the static and dynamic forces on various parts of a mechanism; systematic approach for designing cam and cam-follower systems; theory of gear tooth action and the design of gear trains for motion control; theoretical approaches to determining the forces present in moving mechanisms and machinery; and mathematics for determining and designing statically or dynamically balanced rotating elements. Candidates will be involved in a final project. (Wayne State University) [Under development]+

GCF 431-434. 1 cr. Each
Mechanisms and Machinery Design
Basic Principles, Synthesis of Linkages, Transmission System components, Production Machinery. (University of Michigan) [To be developed]+

Greenfield Coalition Liberal Arts

GCL 101, 102, 103.    1 cr. Each
Fundamentals of English Composition
Introduction to the writing process: strategies for setting objectives, planning, drafting, testing, revising, editing, and proofreading. Presentation of techniques for revising and editing reports, study of the analytical (investigative research) report applying strategies for collecting materials, using library and computer sources, introduction of the essay for designated audiences and purposes, and the design of visuals to enhance communication of complex ideas. Exercises in writing various types of documents. (Wayne State University)+

GCL 121, 122, 123, 124.        1 cr. Each
Applied Psychology.
Prerequisites: GCO 099, GCL 102.
A study of the methods used in social sciences, the ways in which social sciences, physical sciences, and engineering use common methods, an inquiry into the principles of learning and memory. The neural, glandular, and genetic bases for behavior with coverage of the visual, auditory, olfactory, and other sensory systems, the various glandular systems, and the genetic component of human behavior. The maturation process from prenatal to old age. The formation of the normal and abnormal human personality through the viewpoints of prominent theories, implications for human relations and psychotherapy. The basic function and formation of groups, attitude formation, prejudice, larger social perspectives as treated in the discipline of sociology, including the socialization process, status, roles, and conflict. (Lawrence Technological University)+

GCL 201, 202, 203.    1 cr. Each
Fundamentals of Communication in Manufacturing I, II, & III
Prerequisites: GCL 101-103.
A presentation of the foundations and techniques of effective written and oral communication, encompassing both technical and not technical materials. The theory behind effective communication and the practical application of these underlying principles are explored. The three course sequence covers fundamentals and methods of communications, the development of project proposals, technical presentations, and the use of traditional, as well as non-traditional, media presentations. (Lehigh University)+

GCL 261, 262, 263, 264.        4 cr. Each
Comparative Politics and Economics
Preparation to become active participates in globalization issues, learning how to integrate social, political, and economic knowledge for a manufacturing company’s expansion in the global market. A study of team building, research strategies, cultural understanding, project planning, comparative political systems, an economic development model, comparative economics systems, and political and economic integration.(University of Detroit Mercy)+

GCL 301-303. 1 cr. Each
Technical Communications in Manufacturing
Prerequisites: GCL 201-203.
Basic technical writing and visual presentations. (Lehigh University) [To be developed]+

GCL 351-353. 1 cr. Each
Arts in Action
Explores the nature of the arts as an integral part of each student’s everyday life using specific arts events and works of art in the Detroit metropolitan area, transforming the city into a cultural laboratory. Ways of Seeing provides a foundation for the appreciation of visual art as it transforms the student’s world into a cultural laboratory. Constructing Zone: Look! Listen! introduces music composition and video creation. Performance and Plays: The Art of the Times establishes an understanding of the ways in which the principles of other art forms are adapted for the theater. (Wayne State University) +

Greenfield Coalition Mathematics

GCM 101, 102, 103, 104, 105.          1 cr. Each
Technical Mathematics
Prerequisites: MTI Tech Math.
A study of topics in algebra, analytical geometry, trigonometry, logarithms, vectors, and series. (Lawrence Technological University) [Under development]+

GCM 211, 212, 213, 214.      1 cr. Each
Calculus
Prerequisites: GCM 101-104.
The study of limits and derivatives, curve sketching, integration including numerical methods as well as classical methods, and transcendental functions.(Lawrence Technological University) [Under development]+

ENG 266, 267 [GCM 241, 242, 243].           1-2 cr. Each
Manufacturing Statistical Methods I & II
Prerequisites: GCM 101-104.
Multimedia instruction in the use of statistical methods in manufacturing. Topics covered in ENG 266 are problem-solving tools, descriptive statistics, data collection, control charts, process capability, and tolerancing systems; in ENG 267 the topics covered are hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Statistical computer packages will be used and field studies will be required.(University of Michigan)+

GCM 315-319.           1 cr. Each
Engineering Technology Calculus & Differential Equations
Prerequisites: GCM 211-214.
Applications in integration and differential linear equations, and the study of infinite and power series, analytical geometry, differentiation of several variables, Laplace transforms. [Under development]]+

GCM 321.      1 cr.
Differential Calculus III
Prerequisites: GCM 211-214.
L’Hopital’s Rule, Newton’s method, inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, compound transcendental functions. [To be developed]+

GCM 322, 323.          1 cr. Each
Integral Calculus II, III
Prerequisites: GCM 211-214, 321.
Integration by parts, integration of compound functions, improper integration. Applications of integration. [To be developed]+

GCM 324.      1 cr.
Applications of Calculus
Prerequisites: GCM 323.
Infinite and power series applications in engineering problems. [To be developed]+

GCM 325.      1 cr.
Vector Calculus
Prerequisites: GCM 324.
Cartesian and polar coordinate systems; translation and rotation of axes; two variable graphs; vectors in multidimensional space; dot and cross products divergence and curl; parametric equations. [To be developed]+

GCM 326, 327.          1 cr. Each
Multivariate Calculus I, II
Prerequisites: GCM 325.
Multi-variable functions; partial and higher order partial derivatives; chain rule of functions; directional derivatives; graphing of functions; double and triple integrals; local and absolute extrema; Lagrange multipliers; approximations; applications. [To be developed]+

GCM 328.      1 cr. Each
Matrix Algebra
Prerequisites: GCM 327.
Characteristics of matrices and matrix operations to solve systems of equations; linear dependence and independence; linear combinations and transformations; characteristic equations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. [To be developed]+

GCM 331-334.           1 cr. Each
Differential Equations
Prerequisites: GCM 328.
Terminology; separable equations; linear first order differential equations; homogeneous equations; LaPlace transforms; solution of initial value problems; Gamma and periodic functions; second order differential equations; real and complex roots; homogeneous and inhomogeneous equations; complementary functions; particular solutions; differential operators; applications of differential equations; exact and approximate solutions. [To be developed]+

GCM 341.      1 cr.
Design of Experiments
Prerequisites: GCM 214, 241, 243.
Concepts of Design of Experiments (factors, levels, randomization, blocking, interaction, cube and interaction plots); Taguchi methods (signal to noise ratios, orthogonal arrays, planar groups). [To be developed]+

Greenfield Coalition Science

GCS 211, 212, 213.    1 cr. Each
General Mechanophysics I, II,& III
Prerequisites: GCM 101 - 104.
An introduction to basic physics concepts related to the study of motion, the study of forces, and static equilibrium of forces and load supporting elements; introduction to the engineering analysis of moving mechanical components, and the kinematics of translation and rotation are considered in the context of machine elements. (Lawrence Technological University)*

GCS 214.        1 cr.
Engineering Mechanics: Introduction
Prerequisites: GCS 213, GCM 104, 211.
Introduction to vibrations of mechanical systems and to the basic concepts of engineering structural analysis. (University of Michigan)+

GCS 221.        1 cr.
Introduction to Thermal Sciences
Prerequisites: GCM 101-104, GCM 211 & 213.
Introduction to the properties and laws associated with thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Topics covered are fluid density, pressure, and viscosity; fluids at rest; conservation of mass; Bernoulli equation; temperature scales; thermal expansion of liquids and solids; heat transfer; specific heats and heats of transformation; the first law of thermodynamics; kinetic theory of gases; and the second law of thermodynamics. (University of Detroit Mercy)*

GCS 231, 232, 233.    1 cr. Each
Electroscience I, II, & III
Prerequisites: GCM 101-105 for GCS 231 & 232; GCM 211-213 for GCS 233.
A presentation of the fundamental principle of Electrostatics which includes Coulomb’s law, electric fields, potential difference and case studies; introduction to electric circuit concepts and applications, concepts of DC-circuits, Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s law, and DC-circuit analysis methods such as mesh analysis, nodal analysis, superposition principle, voltage division rule; study of fundamental principles of electromagnetism and the properties of inductors and capacitors. (University of Detroit Mercy)+

GCS 311 & 312.         1 cr. Each
Mechanics for Engineering Technology
Prerequisites: GCS 211-213.
The first course provides an introduction to the section and mass properties of mechanical elements; centroids, inertia and their relation to kinetics are presented. The second course provides an introduction to the concepts of power and energy and how they relate to translating and rotating objects; the technology of measuring translation and rotation is also described. (University of Detroit Mercy) *

GCS 313 & 314.         1 cr. Each
Engineering Mechanics
Prerequisites: GCS 214, 312, GCM 212, 213.
Presents an introduction to the mechanics of deformable bodies, comprising axial loads, beam bending, and torsion and twist of circular rods and to mechanical properties of materials; provides an introductory study of vibrations of mechanical systems, comprising simple undamped and damped free and forced vibrations, and an introduction to mode shapes and frequencies. (University of Michigan)+

GCS 316, 317, 318.    1 cr. Each
Manufacturing Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics Analytical foundation for kinematics and kinetics concepts
Prerequisites: GCS 311, GCM 211-214.
Differential and integral relationships of the classical equations of motion are considered. Momentum, inertia, virtual work are applied to translating and rotating machinery.(University of Detroit Mercy)*

GCS 319.        1 cr.
Engineering Mechanics: Solid Mechanics - Mechanics of deformable bodies including transverse shear in beams, stress and strain transformations, deformation of plate structures and columns
Prerequisites: GCS 313, GCM 213, 214.
Application to fixture design. (University of Michigan) [To be developed]+

GCS 321-324. 1 cr. Each
Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer for Manufacturing Engineers
Prerequisites: GCF 113, GCM 211-214, GCS 221.
The first course explores the First and Second Laws of thermodynamics, covering such topics as heat and work, internal energy and enthalpy, engine operation, energy conservation in machining operations, p-v-T diagrams and thermodynamic tables, entropy, and power and refrigeration cycles. The second course provides an introduction to fluid properties, covering such topics as forces on submerged objects, buoyancy, equations of fluid statics, fluid machines, and fluid flow. The third course introduces modes of heat transfer and relationships between conservation of energy and heat transfer. The last course involves the study of applications of thermal science fundamentals to industrial processes.(University of Detroit Mercy)*

GCS 331.        1 cr.
AC Circuit Analysis and Topics in Electronics
Prerequisites: GCS 232, and GCM 315-319, or, GCM 322, 326, 327, 332.
Introduces the concepts of AC-Circuits, sinusoidal waveform, complex algebra, phasors, power calculations and measurements, power factor, and transformers. In addition it introduces operations and applications of electronic elements like the diode and the operational amplifier. (University of Detroit Mercy)+

GCS 336.        1 cr.
Transient and Digital Fundamentals
Prerequisites: GCM 314, 331-333, GCS 331.
Transient circuit analysis including RL, RC and RLC circuits. Introduction to basic digital concepts. (University of Detroit Mercy)+

Greenfield Coalition Technology

GCT 111, 112.            1 cr. Each
Machining Processes I, II: Cutting & Process Technology
Prerequisites: GCM 101-103, GCF 111-113, & GCS 212, 221.
An introduction to: basic machine tool operations and material removal technology, geometry of cutting tools, and technological perspective on the process technology associated with material removal. Candidates will become familiar with cutting tool mechanics, mathematical process relations, cutting fluids and process planning. (University of Detroit Mercy)*


GCT 121.        1 cr.
Foundations of Measurements
Presentation of terminology, procedures, and capabilities of devices used in the field of measurement; and introduction to measurement statistics. (Lehigh University)+

GCT 122.        1 cr.
Introduction to Instrumentation and Sensors
A study of instrumentation used in manufacturing environments. Topics covered: Overview of control systems terms, discrete/binary signals, analog signals, multiplexed signals, analog to digital conversion, Programmable Logic Controllers. (Lehigh University)+

GCT 201, 202.            1 cr. Each
Engineering Materials I & II
Prerequisites: GCM 101 & 102.
The study of production, forms, composition, and specifications used in metal products; of the structure, properties and manufacturing of ceramics; the chemistry, types, properties and manufacturing techniques of polymers; of development of composite materials composed of two or more different component materials to obtain resultant properties that are superior to the properties of the individual materials; and of material selection and materials for manufacturing. (University of Detroit Mercy)+

GCT 211, 212.            1 cr. Each
Manufacturing Processes I & II
Prerequisites: MTI Experience, GCT 121-122, GCT 201 & 202.
Introduction to the issues of product quality and tolerances, manufacturing processes for casting and how the various methods influence secondary operations such as machining, metal forming processes, and joining processes including various types of welding, brazing and soldering and considering heat flow in the workpiece, weld microstructure, and weld discontinuities. (University of Michigan) +

GCT 218, 219.            1 cr. Each
Tool Design I & II
Prerequisites: GCM 101, 102, GCF 111-113, GCT 111, 112, 201, 202.
The presentation of the design process, conceptual ideas and tentative solutions, cost analysis, and tooling design and layout. The study of tool-work interaction, tool materials, holding principles (location, devices, clamping), and design of drill jigs and fixtures. A guide to tool design. (University of Detroit Mercy) [Under development]+

GCT 221, 222.            1 cr. Each
Electrical Machines I & II
Prerequisites: GCS 232, 331, GCT 221.
Involves the analysis of dc/ac circuits and the study of industrial electric power specifications, static electromagnetic devices, industrial electric machines, and industrial solid state motor controllers and devices. (Wayne State University) [Under development]+

GCT 231, 234.            1-3 cr. Each
Manufacturing Systems I
An overview of manufacturing systems; introduction to graphical analysis tools such as flow charts and decision tables, structured analysis in manufacturing, state transition models, material flow modeling, and data flow; study of production concepts employing mathematical programming and computer-based simulations; presentations regarding data communications and networking; consideration of human factors and the relationships to success of a manufacturing operation; an overview of new operational models such as Just in Time, synchronous manufacturing, Total Quality, concurrent engineering, Factor C3, lean manufacturing and agile manufacturing; a study of systems management; and an exploration of planning and executing change considering such issues as the need for change, the relationship between technology and cost management, project management, and the three steps to improvement. (Lehigh University)+

GCT 245, 246.            1 cr. Each
Ethics & Industry
(University of Detroit Mercy) [ Under Development]+

GCT 251.        1 cr.
Design Project
(Lawrence Technological University) [To be developed]+

GCT 311.        1 cr.
Machining Processes: Production Technology
Prerequisites: GCM 101-105.
Reviews the technological basis for the production of machined parts, considering preparation, selection and optimization of production processes. (University of Detroit Mercy)*

GCT 313.        1 cr.
Introduction to Joining
Prerequisites GCS 324, GCS 331.
Introduction to methods of joining: electric arc, thermo-mechanical, and radiation welding and fasteners. Different joining methods, consumable and non-consumable electrodes power source requirement and energy balance, applications. (University of Detroit Mercy) [Under development]+

GCT 315 & 316.         1 cr. Each
Materials Forming I
Prerequisites: GCT 211, 212, GCS 211-213, 214.
Forging, Extrusion, Rod and Wire Drawing, Sheet Metal forming topics. (Lehigh University) [To be developed]+

GCT 411-413. 1 cr. Each
Computer-Aided Manufacturing
Introduction to computer software, EIA standard programming code; two- and three-dimensional applications; numerical control and programming; introduction to rapid prototyping. (University of Michigan) [To be developed]+

GCT 490.        1-6 cr.
Independent Study
Prerequisites: Approval of outline of proposed study prior to registration by Academic Dean.
Supervised study and instruction in the field selected by the candidate. +

GCT 495.        1-6 cr.
Special Topics
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Academic Dean.
Topics to be announced. +