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Manufacturing Technology Minor

CCE Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
  • The minor coursework is fully online.
The manufacturing technology minor explores systems, processes, and tools integral to global enterprise. Essential study of the emerging manufacturing environment and quality engineering combines with technical elective options to enhance effectiveness in diverse research/production oriented industries (biomedical, chemical, construction, electronic, environmental, food, textiles, and transportation).
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Minor Coursework
Note: MT 4035 prerequisite is ABUS 4102 or equivalent operations course or professional experience.
MM 3001 - Manufacturing in a Global Economy (3.0 cr)
MM 4201 - Quality Engineering and Process Improvement (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· MM 4001 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· MM 4011 - Design of Manufacturing Systems and Simulations (3.0 cr)
· MM 4012 - Manufacturing Processes and Technology (3.0 cr)
· MM 4035 - Global Supply Chain Management (3.0 cr)
· MM 4045 - Regulated Industry Compliance (3.0 cr)
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MM 3001 - Manufacturing in a Global Economy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How global economy has transformed manufacturing sector. Systems, quality engineering, process improvement, supply-chain management, product/systems innovation, regulatory affairs, technology use to manage change.
MM 4201 - Quality Engineering and Process Improvement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and historical foundations of total quality. Best practices of high-performing quality organizations. Role of leadership and strategic planning. How to implement continuous improvement in manufacturing processes. Baldrige criteria, ISO 9000 standards, Lean Six Sigma. prereq: Statistics, 45 cr
MM 4011 - Design of Manufacturing Systems and Simulations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Flow lines, assembly systems, cellular manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, automated systems. Facility layout, scheduling, batch sizing, group technology, bottleneck management. Modeling/analysis tools, including computer simulation/operations. prereq: 3001 or manufacturing experience
MM 4012 - Manufacturing Processes and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview and modeling of commonly used core manufacturing processes. Process descriptions, process capabilities and performance, process models relating process parameters to part/process characteristics, process and quality control methods consistent with ISO9001 requirements. prereq: 3001 or manufacturing experience
MM 4035 - Global Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Technology/processes to manage operations/quality accurately and real-time in global business environment. Supplier selection, costs of procurement, risk, time management, outsourcing. Current issues/trends. prereq: 4102 or ABUS 4102 or professional experience
MM 4045 - Regulated Industry Compliance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
High tech industry compliance with government regulations, using medical tech sector: agencies, regulations/standards, compliance strategy, challenges, processes/controls, costs/risk/ethics, tracking/analysis/reporting. Product development and compliance systems for design, regulatory, quality, facilities/equipment, materials, packaging/labeling. prereq: 3001 or manufacturing experience