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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Degree Offered
Master of Science in Engineering

Facilities for Graduate Work

Facilities that include state-of-the-art capability in computer-aided design and manufacturing are available in the Engineering-Science Building and the Engineering Teaching Center, along with teaching laboratories for robotics and computer vision and a variety of other equipment related to manufacturing systems engineering.

Also available in the Engineering-Science Building are extensive facilities for processing semiconductor materials, including optical lithography equipment, two ion implantation systems, various evaporation and sputter deposition metallization systems, etching nitrides in low-pressure and plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition systems, several rapid thermal processing systems, and numerous furnace tubes for annealing, oxidation, and diffusion. The processing facilities are supported by a four-thousand-gallon-per-day deionized water system, clean room for lithography, numerous laminar flow and wet processing hoods, and an ultrahigh-purity gas delivery system. The Microelectronics and Engineering Research Center at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus provides additional facilities for research in microelectronics, materials science and engineering, and manufacturing systems engineering.

Areas of Study

The manufacturing systems engineering program is multidisciplinary, with a faculty that includes members from several departments of the College of Engineering and the McCombs School of Business. The current research of this faculty includes such topics as computer vision applications in manufacturing automation, robotics applications, automated manufacturing equipment design, multivariable control theory, robust and optimal control, computer-aided design, instrumentation design, scheduling algorithms for manufacturing systems, production and inventory control, facilities design and operations, hierarchical optimization of production systems, reaction injection molding, polymer blends, membranes, chemical vapor deposition, plasma processing, process control, process modeling of integrated circuit fabrication processes, improved integrated circuit fabrication processes, and device optimization for integrated circuit manufacturability.

At the doctoral level, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering offer concentrations in manufacturing systems engineering.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2000-2001.

Sanjay K. Banerjee
K. Suzanne Barber
Jonathan F. Bard
Joel W. Barlow
Joseph J. Beaman Jr.
Michael D. Bryant
Richard H. Crawford
John H. Davis
Mircea D. Driga
James Albert Fitzsimmons
Robert H. Flake
Genaro J. Gutierrez
John J. Hasenbein
Paul A. Jensen
     Viswanathan Krishnan
Jack C. Lee
Frederick F. Ling
Glenn Y. Masada
Hirofumi Matsuo
Tessie J. Moon
Douglas J. Morrice
David P. Morton
Dean P. Neikirk
Elmira Popova
Valerie Tardif
Al F. Tasch
Baxter F. Womack

Admission Requirements

To enter the graduate program in manufacturing systems engineering, a student should normally have an undergraduate degree in engineering or in one of the physical sciences. Standards for entrance into the program generally exceed the minimum standards established by the University; a subcommittee of the Graduate Studies Committee recommends admission to the program.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the master's degree are expected to write a thesis or master's report. The thesis option requires thirty semester hours of coursework, of which six hours are earned in the thesis course. The report option requires thirty-three semester hours of coursework, of which three hours are earned in the report course. The option of a master's degree without a thesis or report is available by petition; this program requires thirty-six semester hours of coursework.

Curriculum

All students must complete the core courses listed below and the courses in one of the indicated option areas. With the approval of the chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee, other courses may be counted toward fulfillment of the option area requirement.

Core Courses

Electrical Engineering 390C, Statistical Methods in Engineering and Quality Assurance

Management 386, Topic 2: Manufacturing Management; or Mechanical Engineering 392Q, Manufacturing

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering 390Q, Topic 4: Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems

Option Areas

Integrated Circuit Manufacturing

Electrical Engineering 380N, Topic 7: Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems

Electrical Engineering 396K, Topic 7: MOS Integrated Circuit Process Integration

Electrical Engineering 396K, Topic 8: VLSI Fabrication Techniques

Physics 389K, Quantum Mechanics

Physics 392K, Solid-State Physics

Advanced Electronics Packaging

Electrical Engineering 396K, Topic 7: MOS Integrated Circuit Process Integration

Electrical Engineering 396K, Topic 8: VLSI Fabrication Techniques

Mechanical Engineering 339, Heat Transfer; or Mechanical Engineering 381R, Topic 4: Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

Manufacturing Systems Engineering 397K, Topic 1: Advanced Packaging Materials

Manufacturing Systems Engineering 397K, Topic 2: Signal Integrity in High-Speed Digital Systems

Manufacturing Automation and Assembly

Electrical Engineering 371R, Digital Image and Video Processing

Electrical Engineering 380N, Topic 7: Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems

Electrical Engineering 380N, Topic 9: Fundamentals of Robotics and Mechatronics

Electrical Engineering 380N, Topic 10: Robotics II; Electrical Engineering 394, Topic: Electrical Machines for Robotics/Control; Mechanical Engineering 392Q, Topic 6: Mechatronics I; or Mechanical Engineering 392Q, Topic 9: Mechatronics II

Electrical Engineering 384N, Topic 3: Electromechanical Sensors/Actuators; or Mechanical Engineering 384N, Topic 3: Electromechanical Sensors/Actuators

Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Chemical Engineering 381P, Advanced Analysis for Chemical Engineers; or a chemical engineering elective

Chemical Engineering 391, Elements of Modern Control Theory

Chemical Engineering 392, Polymer Science

Chemical Engineering 395C, Chemical Processes for Microelectronics

Chemical Engineering 395E, Polymer Science and Engineering Laboratory

Design for Manufacturing

Electrical Engineering 380N, Topic 7: Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems

Mechanical Engineering 392G, Topic 2: Computational Geometry for Engineering Design; Mechanical Engineering 392M, Topic 7: Product Design, Development, and Prototyping; or Mechanical Engineering 392Q, Topic 1: Introduction to Manufacturing Systems

Mechanical Engineering 392Q, Topic 2: Computer Fundamentals for Manufacturing Systems

Mechanical Engineering 392Q, Topic 5: Manufacturing Processes: Unit Processes

Mechanical Engineering 392Q, Topic 6: Mechatronics I; or Mechanical Engineering 392Q, Topic 9: Mechatronics II

Production and Logistics Management

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering 390R, Topic 1: Applied Probability

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering 391Q, Topic 5: Linear Programming

And three of the following courses:

Management 392, Topic 6: Sequencing and Scheduling

Management 392, Topic 7: Inventory Theory

Management Science 380, Topic 6: Systems Simulation

Management Science 380, Topic 17: Logistics

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering 390Q, Topic 1: Project Management

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering 390Q, Topic 2: Production and Inventory Control

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering 390Q, Topic 3: Facility Layout and Location

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering 390R, Topic 9: Digital Systems Simulation

Joint Degree Program

Master of Science in Engineering/Master of Business Administration

The objective of this joint program is to offer an opportunity for a well-rounded professional education in the design and management of manufacturing technology. For the manufacturing engineer, this program offers the opportunity to understand the labor and management issues in the design of the manufacturing complex. For the manager of manufacturing, it offers the opportunity to develop an appreciation of world-class manufacturing technology.

A student must complete a total of at least seventy-two semester hours, including a report in the College of Engineering. Areas of specialization include design for manufacturing, manufacturing automation and assembly, advanced electronics packaging, integrated circuits, production and logistics management, and advanced materials manufacturing.

A student interested in the joint degree program should apply through the Graduate and International Admissions Center. He or she must be accepted by each individual program in order to be admitted to the joint program. Like all other graduate applicants, the student is responsible for submitting any additional information required by the Graduate Studies Committee for each program.

Upon admission to the joint degree program, the student must pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit to indicate that he or she accepts the offer of admission. The deposit serves to confirm the student's intention of enrolling in both programs and is applied to the payment of fees when the student enrolls. Students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for assistance to cover the deposit.

For More Information

Campus address: Engineering Teaching Center (ETC) 5.218, phone (512) 471-7571, fax (512) 232-2702; campus mail code: C2200

Mailing address: Graduate Program in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1063

E-mail: gradofc@www.me.utexas.edu

URL: http://www.me.utexas.edu/~bryant/mfg/


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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