Department of Manufacturing Engineering

The Master of Science in Applied Engineering (MSAE) degree program at Georgia Southern integrates state-of-the-art technology and interdisciplinary and conceptual science with hands-on, operational skills preparation. Graduates gain valuable knowledge and are placed in a unique position to make an immediate impact on their career and their employers. The undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering program was launched in the fall semester 2015. With a projected program rollout over four years, the first program graduates are expected in spring semester 2019. Graduate level courses in the areas of Lean and Six Sigma, Additive Manufacturing, NanoManufacturing, and Packaging will be offered as the rollout process progresses. These graduate courses are applicable as electives in MSAE concentrations as determined in consultation with the major advisor. MSAE concentrations are Electrical and Electronic Systems, Energy Science, Engineering Management, Information Technology, or Mechatronics. Thesis or Non-thesis tracks are available within the program. Research conducted through the thesis or independent study project provides opportunity for individualized in-depth study within the concentration.

MFGE   5131G   Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt-1

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This introductory course will emphasize communication using Six Sigma principles. It will help relate six sigma principles to the overall business mission and objectives. The Five step DMAIC model for organizational and process improvement will be emphasized. A wide range of process improvement techniques with the DMAIC model will be employed. Graduate students will be expected to independantly research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MFGE   3132 or permission of the instructor for graduate students.

MFGE   5132G   Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt-2

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Graphic and numerical tools to implement DMAIC procedure will be introduced. This includes introduction to Normal distribution, process capability analysis, measurement systems analysis, correlation and regression analysis, statistical process control, value stream mapping as well as the use of six sigma in service based industries. Graduate students will be expected to independantly research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MFGE   5131.

MFGE   5238G   Facilities Maintenance

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

An advanced topic course in the area of scheduled and preventative maintenance of automated manufacturing systems. Graduate students will be expected to independantly research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MFGE   3337 and MFGE   3423 and MFGE   4533 or permission of instructor for graduate students.

MFGE   5333G   Additive Manufacturing Studio

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

A comprehensive overview of additive manufacturing, spanning from fundamentals to applications and technology trends. Students will learn the principles of additive manufacturing of polymers, metals, and ceramics and how process capabilities (rate, cost, quality) are determined by the material characteristics, process parameters, and machine designs. Graduate students will be expected to independantly research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: MFGE   2421 and MFGE   3131 or ENGR   2112 and MENG   3135 and MENG   3333 or permission of instructor for graduate students.

MFGE   5534G   Packaging

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course will introduce functions of packaging and its fundamental characteristics; materials, processes, and technology used in package development; applications of various materials and systems used to package manufactured products. Graduate students will be expected to independantly research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MENG   5138 and MFGE   3531 or permission of the instructor for graduate students.

MFGE   5535G   NanoManufacturing

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides a survey introduction of nano-science and technologies of micro-fabrication and nano-manufacturing. Graduate students will be expected to independently research an additional topic, write a summary report, and present their findings to the class.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MFGE   3531 and MENG   5138 or permission of the instructor for graduate students.

Cross Listing(s): MFGE   5535.