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Minor in Manufacturing

The expansion of the manufacturing enterprise, and advances in manufacturing technologies, have increased manufacturing related career opportunities for students across engineering. The Minor in Manufacturing will complement engineering majors by providing depth in the area of additional depth of knowledge in methods, processes, and technologies related to the analysis and design of manufacturing systems.

Admissions Requirements

  • You must be an approved engineering major in good academic standing or satisfy the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences general undergraduate admissions criteria to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as appears in https://www.eng.buffalo.edu/undergrad/admissions/current
  • You must have completed or be registered for a total of 45 credits (at UB or elsewhere) to apply to the program
  • You must have overall and UB GPAs of at least 2.5 to be considered
  • You must submit a minor application by May 1st

Curriculum

All students must complete EAS 207 (Statics).

Students choose an additional five upper division courses related to manufacturing processes, manufactured project design, manufacturing systems, and manufacturing quality across multiple SEAS departments. Two of these courses must be selected from an MAE or ISE track.

At least three courses applied to the minor must be in addition to those used for a student’s major.

Lower Division Course (required):

EAS 207 Statics

Upper Division Courses (Choose 5. As part of the 5 courses, at LEAST one two-course Core Track must be selected)

Core Track 1:

IE 326 Production Planning and Service Enterprises
IE 327 Facility Design and Material Handling

Core Track 2:

MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes

Other Upper Division Courses

IE 409 Six Sigma Quality
IE 406 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
MAE 435 Principles of Material Design
MAE 464 Manufacturing Automation
MAE 477 Computer-Aided Design Applications
MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
BE 472 Biomedical Microtechnology and Nanotechnology
BE 480 BioMEMS Fabrication Laboratory
EE 448 Microelectronic Device Fabrication
EE 453 Microelectronic Fabrication Lab
EE 415 Microelectromechanical Systems
EE 478 HDL Based Digital Design with Programmable Logic
CE 404 Chemical Engineering Product Design

(Other upper division SEAS courses related to manufacturing as they are offered, subject to approval of the minor advisor).

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand and describe current methods, processes, and /or technologies in manufacturing.
  2. Identify, formulate and solve problems in the area of manufacturing.
  3. Apply appropriate theories and methods to analyze and design of manufacturing technologies and systems within realistic constraints (e.g., economic, manufacturability, sustainability, environmental)
  4. Communicate effectively about manufacturing engineering problem solutions, technologies, and system designs.

Sample Program Course Sequences

ISE Student

Semester Course
FA Sophomore EAS 207
FA Junior IE 326, MAE 381
SP Junior IE 327, MAE 364
SP Senior Choose 1 Upper Division Course

ME Student

Semester Course
FA Sophomore EAS 207
FA Junior MAE 381, IE 326
SP Junior MAE 364, IE 327
SP Senior Choose 1 Upper Division Course

BE Student

Semester Course
FA Sophomore EAS 207   
SP Junior Choose 1 Upper Division Course
FA Senior Choose 1 Upper Division Course
FA Senior IE 326 or MAE 381
SP Senior Choose 1 Upper Division Course
SP Senior IE 327 or MAE 364

EE Student

Semester Course
FA Senior EAS 207   
FA Senior IE 326 or MAE 381
FA Senior Choose 1 Upper Division Course
SP Senior IE 327 or MAE 364
SP Senior Choose 1 Upper Division Course
SP Senior Choose 1 Upper Division Course

Other Student

Semester Course
SP Sophomore EAS 207   
FA Junior MAE 381   
SP Junior MAE 364   
FA Senior IE 326   
SP Senior Choose 1 Upper Division Course
SP Senior IE 327   

How to Apply

Apply for the Minor in Manufacturing in person by visiting the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering:

Academic Coordinator
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

342 Bell Hall
(716) 645-2357

Contact Information

For more information about the program, contact:

Academic Coordinator
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

342 Bell Hall
(716) 645-2357