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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARET 4305 - Manufacturing Processes

Credit(s): 3
Students engage in an experiential learning environment where they learn process management and the function and importance of a hands-on design project. Students engage in a factory simulation, learning the various roles and rules used in the process and how to report on performance and progress data. Additionally, the fundamentals of data
communications and local area networks are taught in order to show students how to integrate modern manufacturing systems. The course includes an emphasis on the various levels of communications between shop floor computers, PLCs, robots, and automatic identification equipment. Database technology is used as an integration tool. Students learn to work in a team and are given specific parameters to simulate a real-world application. Students will apply and evaluate the concepts presented in the factory simulation, including Cycle
Time, Production Time, First Pass Yield, and Barrier Identification; analyze and design a process map; demonstrate project team organization and evaluation; develop meaningful recommendations on how to improve manufacturing and work processes; analyze and evaluate a project with significant time and budgetary constraints.

Prerequisite(s): ARET 4401  

Faculty Consent: Y