An Undergraduate Minor in the College of Engineering
The Product Realization Minor offers students in traditional engineering disciplines an alternative path to a degree which directly prepares them for careers in manufacturing, design and product realization. Students who choose this program begin working in the Learning Factory (a new hands-on interdisciplinary laboratory for integrated manufacturing and design) in the first year as a direct component of their course work. This multi-disciplinary, hands-on experience continues and expands in scope each year to compliment the academic programs in individual departments. Throughout, students will experience the total process of product realization to meet customer needs: from conceptual design through prototyping, marketing, business planning, production, total quality improvement and ultimate disposal.
The Manufacturing Engineering
Education Partnership (MEEP) was among 12 teaching projects to
receive the Provost's Awards for Collaborative Instruction and
Curricular Innovation. The awards recognize and support a variety
of collaborative projects that move away from the chalkboard to
reach students through innovative techniques and technologies.
Developing the Product Realization Minor were Russell R. Barton,
Paul H. Cohen, and Edward C. De Meter, (all of Industrial Engineering); John S. Lamancusa - Mechanical Engineering), and Renata Engel, Engineering Science and Mechanics.
This page last updated June 2010.