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General Course Information for DEN422: Materials and Manufacturing

Course: DEN422 - Materials and Manufacturing
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: An introduction to the thermal, bonding, usage and machining characteristics of materials and manufacturing processes used in the production industry. The course introduces the basic concepts of manufacturing and emphasizes quantitative analysis of manufacturing processes and the relationships between material properties and the variables of manufacturing processes.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the mechanical and physical properties of material
  • Define use and characterize of materials
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic manufacturing processes and production systems
  • Understand the elements of material matching and cutting
  • Understand the elements of material matching and cutting
  • Understand the principles of material bonding
  • Understand design implications in manufacturing and production
  • Comprehend production planning and control concepts
  • Utilize various types of estimator's forms
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • MAJOR IN MANUFACTURING DESIGN ENGINEERING
    • Analyze a production problem and design and/or develop a manufacturing system
    • Analyze human factors, ergonomics, and safety issues as part of the requirements for design of engineering systems, products, and services
    • Apply the concepts of engineering experiment design and analysis
    • Demonstrate global awareness and team skills needed in manufacturing design engineering

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
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URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
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  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures