Department of Applied Engineering

Department Head and MS Program Coordinator: Dr. Dana Ingalsbe, ingalsbe@jsu.edu

The Department of Applied Engineering offers courses leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree with a major in Manufacturing Systems Technology. Manufacturing Systems Technology is a field of study designed to prepare management oriented technical professionals. The program balances academic instruction with practical applications in manufacturing systems to provide graduates with a broad base of knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and control production in manufacturing facilities.

Specifically, the purpose of this master’s program is to produce industrial leaders who:

  • Make decisions to integrate appropriate technologies into manufacturing operations.
  • Apply advanced principles and practices used in manufacturing systems.
  • Creatively use technology in solving practical problems in the manufacturing environment.
  • Manage technology systems in manufacturing industries.
MFG 505  Manufacturing Operational Systems I  (3)  

The analysis, design, and implementation of world class manufacturing systems and their integration with functions of the production system for the manufacture of superior quality, low cost products. Topics include lean manufacturing, cellular manufacturing, integrated quality systems, Just-In-Time/Pull production control, and other current manufacturing strategies.

MFG 507  Manufacturing Operational Systems II  (3)  

A detailed examination of competencies required of technology managers in contemporary manufacturing, with emphasis on integrating quality into all areas of the organization with the manufacturing system. Topics include quality management, manufacturing teams, safety and health management, total productive maintenance, vendor relationships, and other global manufacturing issues.

MFG 511  Manufacturing Computer/Information Systems  (3)  

The theory and practice of using the computer to integrate the functional manufacturing areas into an effective system. Emphasis on computer interfacing, including hardware and software.

MFG 515  Manufacturing Systems Simulation  (3)  

An examination of decision-making competencies required of manufacturing managers using current manufacturing system-modeling packages. Emphasis will be on solving manufacturing system problems consisting of labor, material, and equipment to predict future outcomes of various alternatives. Topics include computer simulation of manufacturing systems, computer simulation of materials handling systems, data collection, validation, output analysis, job shop applications, and line balancing.

MFG 521  Manufacturing Value Analysis  (3)  

A comprehensive course covering topics necessary for making effective manufacturing economic decisions with emphasis on using a computerized engineering economic decision packages for application of cost controls and budgeting. Topics include evaluation of alternative projects, make versus buy decisions, cost justification methods, cost of product tolerances, and replacement analysis.

MFG 531  Automated Manufacturing Technology  (3)  

A summary course of material processing & machining methods with an emphasis on planning and implementation of flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) and computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM). Topics include robotics & computer numberical control (CNC) systems, automated material handling and storage, and automated inspection.

MFG 540  Safety and Health Administration  (3)  

The examination and analysis of administrative concepts and principles for organizing and managing the functional areas of safety and health within an organization, to include methods for improving management's safety effectiveness. Specifically, the course focuses on the application of behavioral principles to motivate safe workplace behavior.

MFG 580  Advanced Topics in Manufacturing Systems Technology  (3)  

This course will focus on an advanced manufacturing systems technology topic of interest.

MFG 595  Project Development and Management  (3)  

Students are directed in methods and techniques used in project development and management as they develop a proposal for completion of a project manufacturing systems technology.

MFG 596  Comprehensive Project in Manufacturing Systems Technology  (3)  

Students complete an independent, comprehensive project integrating the functional areas of manufacturing systems technology. Students will be required to present a seminar outlining the project and submit a detailed technical project report.

MFG 598  Selected Problems in Manufacturing Systems  (3)  

Independent study of selected problems under the guidance of a member of the graduate faculty.

Professor

Bekhouche, Noureddine

Associate Professor

Godbey, Jessie

Ingalsbe, Dana

Assistant Professor

Wang, Xiaoqing