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4 Credits
Available Fall term

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ME 382 or ME 382 H or IE 366
Robert Paasch
414 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Introduces students to the use of computers in several extended areas of product design and manufacturing. These areas include product data management in a sustaining engineering environment; computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numerical control (CNC) operations and technology; the use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for industrial control systems; and the use of simulation software for virtual prototyping for Design/Manufacturing/Validation.


  • Product data management
  • Manufacturing process modeling and CNC mill operation
  • Industrial control systems and programmable logic control
  • Virtual reality for engineering simulation

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Navigate a complex bill of materials and propagate an engineering change through the bill of materials, manufacturing plan, tooling plan and schedule.
  2. Create manufacturing models from imported solid models, then create NC code from the manufacturing model and use NC code to create parts.
  3. Describe components of an industrial control system, demonstrate Boolean algebra and its use for logic control, and demonstrate the use of a PLC for process control.
  4. Create virtual prototypes and simulate the motion and operation of those prototypes.