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Applied Engineering Management Courses

AEM — Applied Engineering Management
Dr. Dennis Field, Coordinator

For more information, see the 2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

AEM 195 Computer Aided Drafting. (3) I, II. An introductory course in freehand sketching and computer-aided drafting/design. Students will be taught basic CAD commands, tools, multi-view drawings and dimensioning techniques. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 201 Metallic Material Processes. (3) I, II. Introduction to manufacturing processes involving metallic materials. Families of processes covered are casting, molding, forming, separating, conditioning, assembling, and finishing. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 202 Introduction to Quality. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or higher mathematics, and STA 215, or 270. Role of statistical thinking in modern quality control. Methods for problem solving, data collection, and process improvement. Deriving actionable conclusions from data analyses. Understanding, quantifying, and reducing variation to improve business performance.

AEM 242 Furniture and Cabinet Construction. (3) A. Prerequisite: TEC 141. Principles of furniture and cabinet construction, elements of structural design,  advanced woodworking operations; care and sharpening of tools; related technical information; furniture and cabinet construction and finishing. 2 Lec/2  Lab.

AEM 301 Non‑Metallic Material Processes. (3) II. Introduction to manufacturing processes used to shape or form wood, plastic, and composite materials. Families of processes covered are casting, molding, forming, separating, conditioning, assembling, and finishing. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 308 Methods of Lean Operations. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or higher, and STA 215 or 270. Examination of lean principles, such as value mapping, continuous flow, continuous improvement, determination of customer demand, and standard work. Concepts and implementation of pull, line  balancing, lean accounting, FMEA, time studies, and total productive maintenance.

AEM 310 Computer Communications in Industry. (3) I. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and TEC 161. A conceptional approach to computer aided communication  systems typically applied in industrial environments. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing computer technology to integrate text and graphics in the  preparation of documents and presentation materials. Credit will not be awarded for both AEM 310 and AEM 310W.

AEM 310W Computer Communications in Industry. (3) I. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or ENG 105(B) or HON 102, TEC 161. An approach to computer aided  written communication typically applied in the industrial environment. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing computer technology to integrate text and  graphics in the preparation of documents and presentation materials. Credit will not be awarded for both AEM 310W and AEM 310.

AEM 320 Warehousing and Material Handling. (3) A. Pre/Corequisites: AEM 202 and 308. A laboratory oriented course that examines basic warehouse  layout configurations, material flow, an a critical evaluation of the application of computers to control material flow, plus the use of computer simulation to  analyze various warehouse layout options for scheduling, picking and material tracking. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 330 Materials Testing and Metrology. (3) A. Prerequisites: AEM 195, 201, and MAT 120. A study of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing as used in detail working drawings and the principles, standards, equipment, and techniques of precision electronic, mechanical measurement, and material testing. 2  Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 332 Process Control and Auditing. (3) A. Prerequisite: AEM 202. An advanced study of the Statistical Process Control methods and procedures in industry, and auditing as a method of evaluating the documentation, implementation, and effectiveness of a Quality System.

AEM 336 Reliability and Sampling. (3) A. Prerequisite: AEM 202. An overview of reliability, testing, and sampling theories. Topics include component and  system reliability, product safety, sampling plans, control charts, and standards.

AEM 338 Engineered Materials Testing. (4) A. Prerequisites: AEM 201, MAT 120, and TEC 190. Structure, composition, properties, tolerances, standards, and common applications of engineering materials. Use of GD&T and techniques for precision electronic and mechanical measurement and testing.

AEM 349 Applied Learning in Industrial Technology. (.5-8) I, II. Prerequisite: departmental approval. Work under faculty and field supervisors in placements related to academic studies. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. Total hours: eight, associate, sixteen, baccalaureate. A minimum of 80 hours work required for each academic credit.

AEM 349 A-N Cooperative Study: Industrial Technology. (.5-8) I, II. Prerequisite: departmental approval. Work under faculty and field supervisors in placements related to academic studies. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. Total hours: eight, associate, sixteen, baccalaureate. A  minimum of 80 hours work required for each academic credit.

AEM 352 Automated Technology Devices. (3) A. Prerequisite: EET 251. The electronic  hardware used in computer integrated manufacturing. Topics include PLCs, interfacing devices, sensors, data entry and bar coding, motors, ADCs, and  DACs. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 371 Hydraulics and Pneumatics. (3) II. Principles of the operation, construction, control, and application of hydraulic and pneumatic components and  circuits. The study of control applications includes manual, mechanical, fluid, electrical, and computer controlled fluid circuits. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 382 Advanced Material Processing. (3) A. Prerequisites: AEM 201 and 301. A laboratory course involving advanced material processing which includes  project planning and management, machining, welding, precision layout, and measuring. Students will design and fabricate projects that include two-part  mold designs, CNC machining, and multi-process welding. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 383 CAD/CAM Integration. (3) A. Prerequisites: AEM 201. The use of computer application software to link data bases created with computer aided  design software to computer numerical controlled machine tools. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 390 3-D Parametric Solid Modeling. (3) A. Prerequisite: AEM 195. A study of advanced topics in three-dimensional computer aided design. The  content will include advanced modeling and rending. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 392 Computer Aided Machine Drawing. (3) I. Prerequisite: AEM 195. Computer generated detail and assembly drawings. Topics include threads and  fasteners, gearing and cams, and dimensioning and tolerancing. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 395 Special topics in AEM:_________ (2-3) Prerequisite: AEM 202, Departmental approval, junior or higher standing. Explores emerging technologies in the area of applied engineering. May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 hours provided subject matter is different each time.

AEM 397 Advanced Machine Drawing. (3) A. Prerequisites: AEM 390 and 392. Advanced machine drawing applications to include detail and assembly drawings, threads and fasteners, gearing and cams. Emphasis on shape description. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 406 Integrated Materials Mgmt. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: AEM 202. A senior course which examines consumer demand characteristics, product bill  materials, establishing sales and operations plans, planning and controlling inventory in the supply chain.

AEM 407 Fundamentals of Project Management. (3) I. Prerequisite: AEM 202. Introduction to project selection, life cycle, planning using scope of work,  WBS, CPM, scheduling, execution, resource allocation, expediting and closing.

AEM 408 Human Resource Development. (3) I, II. Topics in human relations and production management. To be scheduled the semester before graduation.

AEM 467 Comprehensive Exam for BS in AEM (0) A. Prerequisite: Consent of Advisor. Registration is required of all Applied Engineering Management B.S.   majors during their last semester. A comprehensive assessment exam is required.

AEM 499 Senior Capstone Project. (3) II. Prerequisite: AEM 310, 352, 407, and Senior Standing. A synthesis experience involving the application of theory in solving a realistic industrial problem. Emphasis is placed upon project setup, solution, justification, report and presentation. 2 Lec/2 Lab.

AEM 506 Six Sigma Quality. (3) A. Prerequisite: AEM 202. A study of six sigma methodology and current practices with an emphasis on key quality drivers  and statistical methods for world-class products and companies.

AEM 530 Design of Experiments. (3) A. Prerequisite: AEM 202. Principles and practices of efficient experiment design for industry. Topics include the  philosophy of experiment design, comparison of various designs, hypothesis testing, and the analysis of data.

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