Course: MSE 603. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3)
Prerequisites: MSE 508/L or instructor consent. The integration of CAD/CAM, information management and communication technologies in manufacturing environments. Provides advanced instruction in design and implementation of integrated CAD/CAM, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems, with particular attention toward bridging information gaps. Topics include analysis of product definition processes, communication in manufacturing environments, technological and organization requisites for CIM, manufacturing requirements planning, just-in-time manufacturing and future directions for factory automation.