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1. Students must have completed at least eight (8) of the ten 1st year courses before being allowed to register into 2nd year courses, including all prerequisite courses required for registration into 2nd year courses.
2. Students must have completed all 1st year courses and at least ten (10) of the twelve 2nd year courses before being allowed to register into 3rd year courses, including all prerequisite courses required for registration into 3rd year courses.
3. Students must have completed all 1st and 2nd year courses and at least ten of the twelve 3rd year courses before being allowed to register into 4th year courses, including all prerequisite courses required for registration into 4th year courses.
4. Taking courses out of sequence can be allowed at the discretion of the Department Head.

92-210. Dynamics
Review of kinetics and kinematics of particles; work-energy and impulse-momentum methods; moments of inertia of areas and masses; kinematics of rigid bodies; plane motion; forces and accelerations for rigid bodies, energy and momentum methods for rigid bodies in plane motion. (Prerequisite: 85-111 or 64-140) (3 lecture, 2 tutorial hours a week.)

92-311. Stress Analysis
Analysis of stresses and strains in simple mechanical structures subjected to combinations of axial, torsion and flexural loads; two-dimensional transformations of stress and strain components; yield and fracture criteria; deflection of statically determinate and indeterminate beams; buckling of columns with various end conditions; introduction to energy methods. (Prerequisite: 85-218.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)

92-317. Applied Thermodynamics
Ideal gas mixtures and psychrometrics. Reacting mixtures and combustion. Power cycles, refrigeration and heat pump cycles. (Prerequisite: 85-212.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)

92-320. Fluid Mechanics II
Navier-Stokes equations and some exact solutions, external flows boundary layer over a flat plate, drag forces; turbulent flows in pipes and mixing length theory, flow measurement, compressible flows and introduction to potential flows. (Prerequisite: 85-233.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)

92-321. Control Theory
Control system concepts, linear modelling and analysis of response and stability of physical systems, complex variables and Laplace transforms, frequency, and transient response analysis and performance specifications. (Prerequisites: 62-215 and 62-216.) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)

92-323. Machine Dynamics
Linkages of flexible connectors, cams, toothed gearing, intermittent motion mechanisms, trains of mechanisms, static and dynamic analysis of mechanical flywheels, balancing of rotating and reciprocating masses. (Prerequisite: 92-210.) (3 lecture, 2 tutorial hours a week.)

92-324. Engineering Measurements
Basic concepts in instrumentation; error analysis; instrumentation and measurement systems including sensors, transducer, signal conditioning and display; microcomputer-based data acquisition and analysis. (Prerequisite: 85-222 or 65-205.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)

92-328. Heat Transfer
Introduction to the three heat transfer modes: conduction, convection, and radiation. Application of heat exchange equipment.(Prerequisite: 62-216 and semester 6 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

92-400. Capstone Design
Student design teams, operating within a "company" environment, utilize the broad range of their undergraduate experience in interdisciplinary projects selected to promote interaction between the mechanical, automotive, and materials programs. Design methodologies and team interaction simulate future professional practice. Project milestones include: a design proposal with cost analysis and scheduling, construction and commissioning of the designed appartus, and a final report and presentation having both global and detail completeness. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing.) (2 semester course.)

92-411. Design for Failure Prevention
Philosophy of machine design. Design factor/reliability relationships. Contemporary fatigue analysis, including low- and high-cycle, triaxial state of non-reversed stress and fatigue damage, with applications of selected mechanical elements. (Prerequisites: 92-311, 92-323, and Semester 7 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.)

92-418. Thermofluid Systems Design
Evaluation of major thermofluid systems: HVACandR, power generation. Factors affecting design and selection of thermofluid devices: boilers, pumps and compressors, valves, piping systems, heat exchangers, evaporators, and turbines. Effect of device characteristics on process efficiency. Application of optimization techniques to thermofluid systems. (Prerequisites: 85-212, 85-233, 92-328; and either 92-317 or 92-320.)

92-421. Machine Design
Gearing and gear trains: spur, helical, worm, and bevel gears. Clutches, brakes, couplings, flywheels. Chain and belt drives. Design of shafting. Student-developed software to support mechanical design. (Prerequisite: 92-323 and 92-311.) (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.)

92-459. Computer Aided Engineering - CAE
Three-dimensional graphics; fundamentals of finite element methods for problem solving in heat transfer, solids, and trusses using finite element computer programs. (Prerequisite: 92-311.) (2 lecture, 3 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)


Some of these courses may not be offered in any given year.

92-315. Mechanical Vibrations
Free, damped, and forced vibration of single and multi-degree of freedom systems with discrete masses. Exact and approximate methods of solution. Vibration isolation, vibration transducers, use of computers in vibration analysis. (Prerequisite: 92-210 and Semester 6 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 2 tutorial hours a week.)

92-412. Mechatronics
Review of electromechanical components. Practical application of microcontrollers in electromechanical systems. Use of infrared sensors, photoresistors, operational amplifiers, timers, servomotors, and analog/digital converters in mechatronics systems. A hands-on, laboratory-based course.(Prerequisite: Semester 7 or 8 standing for Mechanical Engineering students; other students require instructor approval.) (2 lecture, 3 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)

92-428. Sustainability in Engineering
Environmental impact assessment. Biophysical and socioeconomic impacts from engineering activities, processes, and projects. Human health and environmental risk concepts. Introduction to life cycle analysis, corporate/industrial environmental management, and environmental management systems. Students will undertake various project related and problem-based assignments. (Cross-listed as 93-428.) (Prerequisite: 85-250 and Semester 6 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 2 tutorial hours a week.)

92-440. Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Selected topics of current interest in Mechanical Engineering. (Prerequisite: 4th-year Semester 7 or higher standing or permission of instructor.) (3 lecture, 1 laboratory hour a week.)

92-441. Directed Studies in Mechanical Engineering
A special course of studies in Mechanical Engineering with content and direction approved by the Department Head. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing with a 70% average or better.)

92-450. Gas Dynamics
Basic concepts and one-dimensional flow equations of gas dynamics. Emphasis on isentropic flows in variable area ducts as well as Fanno, Rayleigh and Isothermal flows in constant area ducts. Normal shock waves, their appearance in various flow types, their application in nozzles and diffusers. Oblique shock and Prandtl Meyer expansion waves. Considerations in compressible flow measurements. (Prerequisite: 92-320.) (3 lecture, 1 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)

92-451. Turbomachines
Dimensional analysis and similitude; definitions of efficiency, two dimensional analysis of axial flow turbines and compressors, three dimensional flow, centrifugal pumps and compressors. (Prerequisite: 92-320.) (3 lecture, 1 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)

92-453. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Principles of environmental air quality and occupant comfort control. Psychrometric analysis of buildings as applied to common air distribution system designs. Current solar radiation estimation techniques and other energy transfer mechanisms; their application to cooling and heating load calculations. Analytical and numerical calculations. Computational tools. (Prerequisite: 92-317.) (3 lecture, 1 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)

92-455. Environmental Effects and Control of Noise
Physical properties of sound and noise, measurement of noise, noise control, hearing characteristics and environmental effects of noise. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 1 tutorial/laboratory hours a week.)


94-370. Aerospace Engineering Fundamentals
History of flight and aircraft evolution. Aircraft operating principles. Airfoil and wing aerodynamics. Aerospace propulsion systems (turbojets, turbofans, turboprops, and rockets). Lab on performance estimation and measurement for a turbojet engine. Aircraft design. Weight estimation. Aircraft systems. Aircraft materials and structures. Governance of aviation in North America. Design studies of aircraft or spacecraft and/or components thereof. (Prerequisites: 62-215, 62-216, semester 6 or higher standing; and Aerospace option students or permission of instructor.) (Co-requisites: 92-317, 92-320.)

94-371. Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing
Properties and selection of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composite materials for aerospace applications. Structural and gas-turbine alloys. Machining, casting, forming, heat treating, and joining processes for original manufacture and repair. Manufacture and application of composites. In-service materials degradation. (Pre-requisites: 94-370.)

94-470. Aerospace Propulsion
Application of gas dynamics and thermodynamics to aerospace engines. Analysis of engine cycles. Theory and design of propellers; turboprop engine analysis, Internal combustion and gas turbine engines. Component design for compressors, combustors, afterburners, exhaust nozzles. (Pre-requisites: 92-317, 92-320, 94-370, and semester 7 or higher standing.)

94-471. Aerodynamics and Performance
Analysis of aircraft configurations. Viscous and compressibility effects. Manoeuvering loads and load factors; implications of manoeuverability on thrust requirements. Aircraft stability and control. (Pre-requisites: 92-320, 94-370, and Semester 7 or higher standing.)

94-472. Flight Dynamics and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Flight dynamics modelling for fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. Low-Reynolds number considerations applicable to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Control theory and state-space control schemes. State-space controller design for UAVs. Lab(s) involving control of virtual and/or physical UAV models. (Pre-requisites: 94-370 and 94-471)


94-330. Automotive Engineering Fundamentals
Overview of primary automotive systems. Engine types and configurations, combustion, emission control, vehicle performance. Powertrain, suspension, frame and chassis. Materials and fabrication issues. Engine and vehicle dissection laboratory. Identification of industry issues and trends. (Prerequisite: Automotive Option students only and Semester 6 or higher standing.) (2 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.)

94-440. Topics in Automotive Engineering
Selected topics of current interest in Automotive Engineering. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing or permission of instructor.) (3 lecture, 1 laboratory hours a week.)

94-441. Directed Studies in Automotive Engineering
A special course of studies in Automotive Engineering with content and direction approved by the Department Head. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing with a 70% average or better.)

94-461. Design for Manufacturability
Expansion of engineering graphics: tolerance design; tolerances for precision fits; tolerance stack-up; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing ((GD&T); design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA). (Prerequisites: 85-230 and Semester 7 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 1 laboratory hours a week.)

94-463. Vehicle Dynamics
Classification and analysis of suspension types and geometry, powertrain layout, and ride quality. Tire modeling, stability, and numerical simulation of vehicle dynamics, including longitudinal and lateral vehicle response to driver inputs. Selected topics from industry experts. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing.) (Co-requisite: 92-315 or 92-321.) (3 lecture, 1 tutorial hours a week.)

94-465. Internal Combustion Engines
Mechanical design of vehicular internal combustion engines for different applications. Covers basic engine types and their operation from an energy conversion systems viewpoint, where the system needs to satisfy a number of requirements. These performance and operational requirements are derived from basic thermodynamics, operation of heat engine cycles, ignition and combustion processes, fuel system design, heat transfer, emissions formulation, available instrumentation and testing procedures. Environmental impact of vehicular designs on global pollution and government standards. Recent developments in energy-efficient and alternate fuel engines. (Prerequisites: 92-317, 92-320.) (3 lecture, 1 tutorial hours a week.)

94-467. Vehicle Thermal Management
A study of controlled passenger compartment environment, and automotive thermal management hardware: radiator, heater core, air-conditioning components. Topics include the thermal comfort model of occupants in a vehicle, determination of heating and cooling loads, the practical application of refrigeration in automotive air-conditioning followed by design of equipment and HVAC system, description and design of engine cooling system. (Prerequisites: 92-317, 92-328, 85-233.) (3 lecture, 1 laboratory hours a week.)

94-469. Diesel Engine Fundamentals
Theory and practice of modern diesel engines. Diesel combustion cycle. Engine design aspects including fuel injection, turbocharging, and intercooling. Measurement and control of engine emissions. Engine performance testing. Future and advanced technologies including exhaust aftertreatment. (Prerequisites: 92-317 and Semester 6 or higher standing.)


89-330. Materials and Their Properties
The relationship of the engineering properties of materials to their atomic structure, bonding, crystal structure, imperfections and microstructure. The processing of materials to produce required structure and properties. Includes consideration of crystal structure determination, phase diagrams, diffusion, phase transformations, solidification, heat treatment and deformation. The laboratory is a term-long project designed to familiarize students with the use of materials-related equipment commonly found in industrial and research laboratories. (Prerequisite: 85-219 and Semester 6 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

89-331. Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials
Thermodynamics: review of First and Second Laws, gas laws, humidity, thermochemistry, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, equilibrium criteria, Gibbs free energy, activity and activity coefficient, solution thermodynamics, Raoult's and Henry's Laws, Gibbs-Duhem equation, alloy phase equilibria, free energy-composition diagrams, Ellingham diagrams. Kinetics: empirical treatment for homogeneous reaction rates, reaction order and specific rate constant, activation energy, Arrhenius' Law, energy distribution in reacting systems, heterogeneous reactions. Selected problems in materials processing to illustrate theory. (Prerequisites: 85-212 and Semester 7 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

89-420. Ceramic Materials
Uses of traditional and advanced ceramics. Monolithic and composite ceramics. Comparison of ceramics with metals and alloys. Processing: raw material preparation, forming techniques, theory and practice of sintering, quality control. Properties: modulus of rupture, creep, corrosion, erosion, and electrical, magnetic and optical properties. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing.) (3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hours a week.)

89-421. Deformation and Fracture
Introduction to basic plasticity theory and its application to common metal forming and metal cutting processes. Fracture mechanics and its applications in brittle and ductile fracture, creep and fatigue, for purposes of design and of analysis. (Prerequisite: 92-311 and Semester 7 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

89-432. Modern Steels
Traditional and advanced high strength steels. Automotive sheet steels. Stainless and tool steels. Cast irons. Steel industry in Canada. Mechanical and microstructural characterization laboratories. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing.) (3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour a week.)

89-434. Polymers
The structure, properties, and processing of polymers (plastics) with emphasis on polymer forming processes, including extrusion, injection molding, blowmolding, and thermoforming, including tours of local industry. Fabrication and properties of composites with a polymer base. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing.) (3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour a week.)

89-440. Topics in Materials Engineering
Selected topics of current interest in Materials Engineering. (Prerequisites: Semester 7 or higher standing or permission of instructor.) (3 lecture, 1 laboratory hours a week.)

89-441. Directed Studies in Materials Engineering
A special course of studies in Materials Engineering with content and direction approved by the Department Head. (Prerequisites: Semester 7 or higher standing with a 70% average or better.) (3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour a week.)

89-450. Welding Engineering
Design and qualification of arc welding procedures to met the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Arc welding processes, weld discontinuities, mechanical and non-destructive testing. Welding metallurgy, base and filler metal classification. Control of hydrogen-assisted cracking, preheat and postweld heat treatment. Fabrication issues. Canadian and international welding codes. (Prerequisite: Semester 7 or higher standing.) (3 lecture, 1 laboratory hours a week.)


1. Students must have completed at least eight (8) of their 1st year courses before being allowed to register into the 2nd year courses including all pre-requisite courses required for registration into the 2nd year courses.
2. Students must have completed all their 1st year courses and at least ten (10) of their 2nd year courses before being allowed to register into the 3rd year Industrial Engineering courses including all pre-requisite courses required for registration into the 3rd year courses.
3. Students cannot register into any of the 4th year courses until all their courses from 1st, and 2nd year have been completed.
4. Students cannot register into 4th year courses if they have more than two (2) outstanding 3rd yr mandatory courses.

91-201. Engineering Management and Globalization
As globalization leads to an internationally integrated production and consumption of goods, cultural products, and services, local and national identities are challenged. Globalization creates both challenges and opportunities for companies providing goods or services. This course discusses the impact of globalization on the industrial and systems engineering discipline, in a multidisciplinary and multi national context. For engineers to competently operate in a globalized environment, they must understand the context, methodologies content and outcomes. Critical thinking, systems thinking, integration of technical and, professional and business acumen is necessary. Stability requires knowledge about understanding the complexity involved and learning to manage it. The course will also deal with: impact on industrial, production, and national systems. It should help prepare students and giving them skills for solving complex systems, and life-long learning and continuous improvement.(Prerequisites: 85-119 and 85-133) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

91-302. Health, Safety and Human Factors
Fundamentals of manufacturing safety and health are studied to provide manufacturing engineers with the knowledge to effectively incorporate design solutions for health and safety considerations in the workplace. Human capabilities and limitations in the industrial workplace are also assessed and taken into account when implementing design solutions. Topics will include: machine guards, confined space protocol, accident losses, prevention, liabilities and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board by-laws, the Ontario Occupational Safety and Health Act, and related standards and codes. Also addressed are ergonomic issues such as the design of the workplace and environment, design of display and control systems and human factors in expanding technology. (Pre-requisite: 85-219) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

91-311. Computer-Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing
This courses focuses on CAD/CAM from theory to practice. Basic and generic design principles and tools are introduced and the course material is complemented with significant hands on practice and engineering applications. Students will learn modelling strategies, and advanced computer aided engineering design, analysis, manufacturing and measurement tools. Topics include: Solid modelling, GD & T, tolerance stack ups, assembly modelling and mechanism analysis, process planning, CNC code generation, tool path optimization and principles of measurement.(3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

91-312. Operations Research I
Deterministic O. R. models. Linear programming-graphical and simplex methods, duality theory. Transportation, assignment and network models. Sensitivity analysis. Integer programming, branch-and-bound and cutting plane methods, mixed IP algorithms, 0/1 programming. Use of LP and IP computer software programs. Dynamic programming-principle of optimality, stagecoach problems, recursive relationship. (Prerequisite: 62-126.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

91-315. Product and Process Design
Engineering design and work measurement principals are studied and applied to quantify and reduce the base engineered assembly content of automotive product designs. Non traditional methods for designing and building products for profit are studied with a goal of minimizing total assembly costs, manual labour and associated ergonomic injuries. Recent advances in manufacturing driven product designs in the automotive industry are presented to educate students on the contributions of product designs to the minimization of assembly costs, assembly labour content and the risk of injuries. (3 lecture and 2 lab hrs per week.)

91-317. Systems Analysis and Design
Fundamental concepts, philosophies, and trends that provide the context of systems analysis and design methods. Information systems in terms of common building blocks: Data, Processes, and Interfaces. Basic concept of systems and systems engineering; system representation; system life cycle; system design process; and system design methods. Formulation of decision problems in engineering and management. Decision criteria. Strategies. Utility theory and decision functions. Information requirements of decision-making systems. Methods in systems analysis and design are applied to a wide variety of problem domains. (3 lecture hours and 2 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)

91-321. Manufacturing Process Design
This curriculum provides students with the basic science and engineering science background required to lead the design and manufacturing of products for profit in a globally competitive marketplace. Successful students will understand manufacturing in the broadest sense and emphasis is placed on the basic science of converting select raw materials into quality products anywhere on earth. Successful graduates will know and be able to compare the difference between the mechanical behaviors of materials, select materials for manufacturing based on desirable physical properties and lead the design of the most important manufacturing processes used in industry. The manufacturing processes studied include the engineering science of: metal casting, rolling of metals, forging, extrusions and drawing of metals, sheet metal forming, and the forming and shaping of plastics parts. This course includes the laboratory analysis of the materials and the study of manufacturing processes used to produce automotive components. (3 lecture hours and 2 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.) (Prerequisite: 06-85-219, in addition to the program prerequisites.)

91-327. Product Quality and Reliability
Impact of quality on manufacturing processes and product design. Methods and theories of statistical process control. Control charts for attributes and for variables. Process capability analysis and six-sigma method. Acceptance sampling and sampling standards. Reliability engineering and various failure models. Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA). Taguchi method. Product design and quality function deployment (QFD). ISO 9000/ QS 9000 standards. Total Quality Management (TQM) method. (Prerequisite: 85-222.) (3 lecture, 2 tutorial hours a week.)

91-391. Supply Chain Engineering
This course explores the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a typical enterprise supply chain. This includes the design and operation of manufacturing and warehousing facilities. Students will examine a complete overview of material and information flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from the enterprise. Topics covered include: basic elements of the supply chain; planning and managing inventories in supply chains; just-in-time; enterprise resource planning; demand and aggregate planning; the analysis of logistics capabilities and transportation issues; and interrelationships among customer service. The impact of e-commerce on supply chain management is also included. The students have the opportunity to explore and use SAP and other software packages. (Pre-requisite: 91-312) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

91-400. Capstone Industrial Design Projects
Students working in teams, and supervised by Faculty, will undertake an industrial design project, eight hours per week. This design course integrates mathematics, basic sciences, engineering sciences and complementary studies in developing elements, systems and processes to meet specific needs of the industrial sponsor. It is a creative, iterative and often open-ended process subject to constraints which may be governed by corporate standards or applicable legislation to varying degrees depending upon the project. These constraints may relate to economic, health, safety, environmental, social or other pertinent interdisciplinary factors. (The Faculty advisor and industrial preceptor will advise the students and evaluate the progress and results of the design project. Students participate in faculty instruction and group meetings. An Oral exam and written engineering design reports (interim and final) are required.) (1 lecture hour and 8 industry laboratory hours a week. ) (2 semester course)

91-412. Operations Research II
Probabilistic O.R. models. Markov chains and their properties; continuous-time Markov chains. Queuing theory; the role of Exponential and Poisson distributions. Applications of queuing theory in production systems. Markovian decision processes. Reliability. Renewal Theory. Use of computer software programs to solve optimization problems in queues and Markov Processes. (Prerequisite: 85-222.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

91-413. Production Analysis
Analysis and control of production systems. Demand forecasting. Deterministic and stochastic inventory systems. Aggregate planning and master scheduling. Material requirement planning. Operations sequencing and balancing. Job shop scheduling and control systems. Introduction to group technology and flexible manufacturing systems. (Prerequisite: 91-312.) (3 lecture and 2 laboratory hours per week.)

91-422. Simulation of Industrial Systems
Introduction to Simulation-Random number and variate generation. Applications to queues, inventories and related models. Special purpose simulation languages-SIMAN/ARENA. Input data analysis and model validation. Simulation output analysis, design of experiments. Use of computer software. (Prerequisite: 91-327.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)

91-428. Facilities Design and Logistics
Approaches to establishing location and layout of space, equipment and services for industrial facilities. Criteria and data for generating & comparing alternatives. Computerized layout planning models, storage systems, AS/RS, Material handling, scope, definitions, and principles, unit load design, types of equipment, flow of material and line balancing. Environmental, human and cost considerations. Electrical and lighting systems and atmospheric systems. (Prerequisite: 91-315.) (3 lecture and 2 laboratory hours per week.)

91-430. Directed Study
The student will undertake a literature survey and/or a laboratory project in consultation with the Department Head. A written report is mandatory and participation in the Industrial Engineering Program seminars may be part of the requirement. (Prerequisite: fourth-year standing with at least an 8.0 average.)

91-431. Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Production Systems, Flexible Automation, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Group Technology And Cellular Manufacturing, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Assembly Systems, Materials and tools handling, Robotics In Manufacturing, Principles Of Design For Manufacture, Process Planning And Concurrent Engineering, New Trends-Lean, Agile And Re-Configurable Manufacturing Systems. (Corequisite or prerequisite: 91-413 or equivalent.) (3 lecture, 2 tutorial/laboratory hours a week.

91-435. DOE Techniques for Manufacturing
Use of designed experiments (DOE) in engineering product and process design processes. Experiments involving one factor; ANOVA; fixed, random, and mixed models; randomized blocks, Latin squares, and incomplete block designs. Factorial designs. Fractional designs. The Taguchi method and robust product/process design. Emphasis is put on industrial applications of various designs. (Prerequisite: 91-327.) (3 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)