Course Descriptions

MFG Graduate Course Descriptions

Following are descriptions of some of the graduate courses offered by Oregon Tech.  Specific course offerings may vary by term and location.  Not all of these courses will be offered in all locations.  In addition, new courses constantly being developed and are not included in this list.  New courses are usually offered as a 59X course depending upon which curriculum content area the course best fits.

MFG 503 Thesis (1 - 16) May be repeated many times.

MFG 507 Seminar (1) May be repeated many times.


Engineering Science & Design Technology

MFG 531, Engineering Mechanics, (3)  Fundamentals of statics. Dry, viscous, and rolling friction. Kinematics of particles: rectilinear and curvilinear motion. Kinetics of particles: work and energy, impulse and momentum. Kinematics of rigid bodies: translation and rotation. Kinetics of rigid bodies: work and energy, impulse and momentum. Fundamentals of stress analysis.

MFG 533Thermal Processes and Technology in Manufacturing, (3)  Review of the laws of thermodynamics. Review of heat transfer including conduction, convection, and radiation. Vacuum technology. Autoclave processes. Cryogenics: materials, techniques, and safety. Plasma processes. The processing of non-metalics. The processing of insulation materials. Energy costs and conservation in manufacturing processes.

MFG 534Design Technology for Manufacturability, (3)  Cutting costs and improving productivity, Managing the manufacturing supply chain. Reducing time to market. Establishing core competencies and maintaining vital corporate best practices. The role of standards and lean manufacturing in design.

MFG 596 Selected Topics in Engineering Science & Design Technology (3)  Manufacturing related topics in engineering science and design.  May be repeated many times.

Manufacturing Software & Computer Integration

MFG 535Product Life Software, (3)  Use of high-end enterprise-wide software products for integrating design, automating the workflow, and comprehensively controlling security. Revision management over all types of data. Creating document links. Leveraging subject matter experts across the extended enterprise.

MFG 536Automated Technology for Tool Path Generation, (3) Reviewing and validating manufacturing processes for administrators, managers, and designers. Reviewing the creation of tool paths using standard 3D and 2D mechanical design tools and the generative 2.5-axis and 3, 4 and 5-axis surface machining NC software tools. Controller, machine, and software selection and integration.

MFG 537Product Data Management and Configuration Control, (3) Capturing intellectual property at its source from CAD design, manufacturing and maintenance, driving the product information across the extended enterprise, and enabling its use in other branches and partners in the enterprise. Creating the integration of better and more efficient decisions and processes over the life cycle of the product.

MFG 538Special Problems in Manufacturing Software, (3) Independent study using advanced functionality in high-end manufacturing and enterprise software. Approval of faculty advisor required.

MFG 597 Selected Topics in Manufacturing Software & Computer Integration (3) Manufacturing related topics in software and computer integration.  May be repeated many times.

Advanced Manufacturing Materials & Processes Technology

MFG 561, Plant Layout for Lean and Agile Manufacturing, (3)

MFG 562Advanced Materials Science and Technology, (3) Advanced engineering materials. Recent advances in development and applications of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Emphasis on the relationship between structure and properties. Manufacturing processes explored. Application of established standards for materials properties determination.

MFG 563Inventory and Supply Train Management, (3) Reducing overall supply chain costs. Worldwide competition pressures. Standardization and ensuring consistency throughout the value chain. Simultaneous design and lean manufacturing processes. Mistake proofing. Collaborative teams. Outsourcing non-core activities. Continuous improvement in critical performance areas, including building-to-order, process capability, product quality, product delivery, cycle time reduction, and service improvement.

MFG 564Quality Concepts and Philosophies, (3)  Understanding quality, Models and Framework for TQM, Leadership & Commitment, Planning, Strategy & Goal deployment, Partnerships & Resources, Performance measurement, Self-assessment, Audits & Reviews, Benchmarking, Process Management, Continuous Improvement; Culture change through teamwork, Communication, Implementing TQM, and Case studies.

MFG 565, Microelectronics Manufacturing Processes, (3)

MFG 598 Selected Topics in Advanced Manufacturing Materials & Processes Technology  (3)Manufacturing related topics in materials and processing technology.  May be repeated many times.

Business, Financial & Management Processes

MFG 521 The Manufacturing Management Team in the Global Enterprise, (3)  Concepts and theories needed to understand the management of people, work groups, and organizations in a global environment. Exploration of cultural differences, organizations, communication and business relationships; strategic thinking in a global context, and international e- communications. Emphasis on contemporary case studies regarding the operational problems facing the international firm.

MFG 522, Manufacturing Business Philosophies, (3)  Contemporary world class manufacturing concepts and philosophies including Just-in-Time (JIT) applications for manufacturing and inventory management; methods and practices of total quality control in manufacturing; and continuous improvement techniques in manufacturing. Focus on contemporary cases in global manufacturing.

MFG 523Capitalization Principles for Manufacturing, (3)  Theory and concepts of capitalization for manufacturing assets; land, buildings, and equipment. Historical cost for valuing an asset. Net income, real and tax depreciation, and timing the disposal or exchange of assets. Exploration of capitalization of cost, post-acquisition asset costs, interest capitalization and expense, asset impairments, and multinational capital budgeting and financial management.

MFG 524, Project and Budget Planning for Manufacturing, (3)  Exploration of the theories, tools, and techniques needed to effectively plan and manage manufacturing projects and budgets. Development of the characteristics of project plans including scope of work statements, work breakdown structure, project schedules, schedule and budget metrics, and project change cost analysis. Core topics include cost, time, and resource estimation, management and budgeting.

MFG 525, International Economics for Manufacturing, (3) Exploration of international economics. Impact on manufacturing industries. Focus on the foundations of international trade including classical and modern theories of production and industrial organization. Free trade policies; foreign competition; direct foreign investment, fiscal and monetary policy; tariffs, quotas, and subsidies. International monetary market on production, and anti-globalization politics. Concentration on contemporary cases in manufacturing. Prerequisite: ECO 201 and ECO 202 or equivalent (See instructor).

MFG 599 Selected Topics in Business, Financial & Management Processes  (3) Manufacturing related topics in business and management.  May be repeated many times.