Industrial Studies 5140 4 credits
General Construction Estimating
Principles, theories, and systems of general construction estimating; quantity survey techniques; standard forms; material costs and labor pricing; and the use of computer estimating software.
Industrial Studies 5150 3 credits
Polymeric and Ceramic Materials
An analytic course that introduces students to the science and chemistry of polymeric and ceramic materials. The course is divided into two parts. Part I contains the fundamentals of atomic bonding, crystalline structures, phase diagrams, kinetics and effects; Part II discusses the properties, design considerations, and applications of these industrial materials.
Industrial Studies 5210 3 credits
Laboratory and field experience in basic carpentry and masonry principles, concrete forming, brick and block laying, estimating, scheduling, and related areas.
Industrial Studies 5220 3 credits
Planning and analysis of work methods, scheduling, control of crews, materials and equipment selection, CPM and PERT methods of scheduling, construction safety, the project manual concept, and construction specification writing and interpretation.
Industrial Studies 5230 3 credits
Integrated Circuit Fundamentals
The study of digital and linear integrated circuits utilized in control systems applications. Operational amplifier circuits, timer circuits, logic gates, programmable logic gates, and programmable memory will be emphasized.
Industrial Studies 5480 3 credits
Cast Metals Technology
Technical study and laboratory investigation into processes used in the manufacturing of metalcastings. Special emphasis on the following laboratory processes: green sand molding, evaporative pattern casting, investment casting, and shell sand casting. Also lecture and discussions on the following topics: gating practices, sand technology, coremaking, casting defects, pattern development, mold making with applications to the plastic industry, metallurgy of cast irons, cast iron melting furnaces, and trends in the metalcasting industry.
Industrial Studies 5550 3 credits
Fluid Power and Servo Systems
Fluid power theory and application to industrial processes. The course includes the examination of fluids, pumps, compressors, conditioners, control devices, actuators, symbols, and circuitry. Other course areas include an introduction to electrical and fluid servo systems.
Industrial Studies 5560 3 credits
Industrial Control Systems
The course includes the principles of measurement and control fundamentals including relay control systems, ladder logic, programmable controllers, industrial sensors, control software, D/A and A/D conversions, and computer-controller systems.
Industrial Studies 5590 3 credits
Industrial Hygiene Technology
e course is concerned with the chemical and physical hazards that impair the health of workers while on the job. Emphasis in the course is in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards. Students receive experience in monitoring exposure of workers to toxic hazards and harmful physical conditions.
Industrial Studies 5610 3 credits
Safety and Worker Compensation Laws
A study of the function of federal, state, and local laws in occupational safety. Emphasis is placed on OSHA and worker compensation legislation. The course reviews current requirements and court decisions as they relate to injury, accidents, and occupational disease. An opportunity is provided to evaluate various standards as each applies to educational and industrial facilities.
Industrial Studies 5650 3 credits
Specialized Drafting Practices
Theory and practices as applied to fixture layout, applied mechanics, graphic statics, and other symbolic diagrams. CADD applications of these areas will be employed.
Industrial Studies 5730 3 credits
A study of the principles and techniques used to illustrate three-dimensional forms. Traditional techniques and CADD techniques are employed to construct wire-frame, surface, and solid models.
Industrial Studies 5750 3 credits
Production Machining and Manufacturing
Study of the principles of production manufacturing, production tooling, cost and time estimating, measurement and inspection, metal cutting theory, chipless machining processes, and an introduction to CNC programming.
Industrial Studies 5810 3 credits
Alcohol and Other Drugs as Related to Safety
Accident causation by alcohol and other drugs. Units of study include drug classification, alcohol and its effect on the American society, alcohol and driving, drug education curricula and resource materials, and handling drug problems on the job.
Industrial Studies 5820 3 credits
A study of the principles, techniques, and practices involved in selling products, services, and ideas to final consumers and organizational buyers. The selling processes used by manufacturers, distributors, and direct marketers are considered. Changes in the selling environment due to global marketing and international sales are discussed. Several sales presentations are required.
Industrial Studies 5930 3 credits
Teaching Technology Education
Teaching methodology, delivery styles, and developing learning sessions and their utilization in technology education are presented. Each student will develop skills in effectively presenting information via several forms of instructional technology. Prerequisites: Teaching 2220 and Junior standing.
Industrial Studies 5940 3 credits
Material and Processes Evaluation
A technical study and evaluation of industrial materials and processes using laboratory test equipment. The course is designed to increase breadth and depth of knowledge of differing material characteristics and properties. Emphasis is given to current manufacturing processes; however, space age materials and processes will be evaluated.
Industrial Studies 5950 3 credits
Industrial Design for Production
Design principles, production methods, and design considerations for manufacturing are studied. Laboratory activities are centered around the design and production of a new product.
Industrial Studies 6020 1-3 credits
Topics in Industrial Studies
The study of selected topics common to the industrially oriented disciplines. The topic to be covered will be identified in the course title.
Industrial Studies 6030 3 credits
A study of the methods and systems of AC and DC power generation and distribution; an introduction to AC and DC motors; and industrial control systems.
Industrial Studies 6130 3 credits
Industrial Laser Application
An investigation of principles and applications of lasers and laser systems as they pertain to manufacturing, service, and communication industries. The use of lasers in industrial, medical, and military applications will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to industrial applications such as cutting, welding, and heat treating.
Industrial Studies 6470 3 credits
CNC Machining Processes
A course combining academic and laboratory principles of Computer Numerical Control, Direct Numerical Control, computer-assisted part programming, and CAD/CAM communications.
Industrial Studies 6480 3 credits
An investigation of the operation, performance, and job assignments of robots used in manufacturing, service, governmental, space, health, defense, home, and related activities. Emphasis is placed on applications; however, robot anatomy, coordinates, grippers, and control systems along with their interfacing are studied. Robot programming in VAL is applied.
Industrial Studies 6530 3 credits
Residential Planning and Design
Residential planning, design, and construction; specific emphasis is placed on the presentation plans, home ownership, housing, design requirement, and special structural design considerations. Laboratory work consists of developing a complete set of working architectural plans and related specifications using conventional and CADD drafting practices.
Industrial Studies 6560 3 credits
Flexible Manufacturing and Control Systems
The principles of automated material handling systems, interfacing machine tools with automatic systems, and automatic industrial ID systems. The course will emphasize industrial manufacturing system integration.
Industrial Studies 6630 3 credits
Building Systems Analysis
The major building systems, which include electrical systems, climate controlling systems, lighting systems, and water supply and drainage systems are studied.
Industrial Studies 6640 3 credits
Curriculum and Facility Planning
Curriculum development and course of study construction. Procedures for identifying content and organizing a teaching plan, correlating laboratory facilities with instructional content including laboratory specifications, placement of equipment, and laboratory management. Prerequisite: Teaching 2220.
Industrial Studies 6720 3 credits
Seminar in Safety
Programs in safety will be explored with safety resource experts from industry, education, and government agencies invited as speakers. Additional time is devoted to topics to prepare the safety student for the safety profession. Included would be such topics on how to develop resumes, employment opportunities in the safety profession, and certification available in the safety profession.
Industrial Studies 6750 3 credits
Principles of organization on the local, state, and national levels concerning natural and human disasters. A systematic and realistic approach to hazard analysis and mitigation. An opportunity will be provided to participate in a class disaster preparedness project.
Industrial Studies 6770 3 credits
Loss Control Safety Management
The role of management involved with principles of organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation of occupational safety programs. Methods of controlling losses caused by all types of incidents are studied. Emphasis is placed on accountability and measuring safety performance at all levels of industry.
Industrial Studies 6780 3 credits
Ergonomics in the Workplace
Ergonomics is the study of fitting jobs to workers and doing whatever is necessary to improve worker comfort. Topics covered in this course include: identifying ergonomic problems, office ergonomics, biomechanical principles, determining physical stress on the job, back problems, flexibility exercises. OSHA guidelines for meatpacking plants, NIOSH lifting standard and equation, cumulative trauma disorders, ergonomic job analysis, workstation design cost vs. poor design, and others.
Industrial Studies 6790 3 credits
Developing Safety Programs
The course stresses the importance of communications to the safety professional. Areas of communication studied include setting up and conducting safety conferences, building safety training programs, current research in safety, written safety communications, and using audio-visuals in safety.
Industrial Studies 6810 3 credits
A study of the nature and theory of fire hazards; preplanning to prevent fires; the systems approach to fire protection services; the technology of fire control; and the application of theory and technology to solving fire problems. Special attention is given to preparing comprehensive fire programs for any type of business or industry.
Industrial Studies 6820 2 credits
Principles of Vocational-Technical Education
The principles of vocational-technical education including the needs for vocational-technical education in society; status of vocational-technical education with special emphasis on the Wisconsin Plan. Satisfies vocational certificaiton. Prerequisite: Teaching 2220 or equivalent.
Industrial Studies 6840 3 credits
Construction company organization; contract documents; legal, ethical, business, and management procedures; and principles of construction management. Prerequisite: Industrial Studies 2430.
Industrial Studies 6850 3 credits
Plastic Processes I
A course emphasizing process description and process evaluation. The course is divided between lab and lecture. The students will learn theoretical knowledge of plastic forming processes and practical experience running equipment. Topics include injection molding and extrusion.
Industrial Studies 6860 3 credits
Plastic Processes II
A course designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of design, evaluation, and processing techniques as they pertain to the plastics industry. The course emphasizes parts design, process description, process evaluation and cost evaluation. The course consists of lab and lecture. The students will learn theoretical knowledge of thermoforming, rotational molding, blow forming, and other techniques.
Industrial Studies 6900 3 credits
Time and Motion Study
The study and application of work measurement systems such as direct time study, MTM standard data, and work sampling. Methods improvement is analyzed by the use of motion economy principles, process charting, and flow diagrams. The course also examines computer application techniques for the above.
Industrial Studies 6940 3 credits
The study of techniques and procedures of assuring and maintaining the quality of industrial products and services; Statistical Process Control (SPC) procedures as utilized currently; acceptance sampling, and probability and reliability topics are examined. ISO standards and TQM concepts are studied. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2430 Elementary Statistics.
Industrial Studies 6950 3 credits
Production Planning and Control
An investigation and study of the integrated approach of effective management practices associated with production planning, scheduling, and control. Operation strategy, quality of work life, labor relations, governmental regulations, global competition, economic conditions, sales forecasting, inventory management practices, and plant facilities layout will be stressed.
Industrial Studies 6960 3 credits
Commercial Building Planning and Construction Techniques
Specific emphasis is placed on the planning/materials/methods and construction practices associated with general building construction including people/buildings/cities, land planning, infrastructure, architectural programming, equipment/machines, codes, pre-engineered buildings, and innovative technologies.
Industrial Studies 6980 3 credits
Industrial Training and Supervision
An investigation of the duties and responsibilities of first line supervisors. Emphasis is given to worker motivation, effective communication with employees, recruiting and selecting employees, supervisory leadership, employee evaluation and discipline, special interest in the workplace, employee training needs, and industrial training programs.
Industrial Studies 6990 2-8 credits
An on-the-job assignment commensurate with the instruction program and approved by the industrial internship coordinator. May be repeated for up to eight credits, but must be progressively more advanced. Prerequisite: See department program notes.
Industrial Studies 7000 3 credits
Introduction and background to the scientific method of inquiry, types of research, problem clarification, data gathering techniques, research data analysis, and proposal and research paper writing.
Industrial Studies 7020 3 credits
This is an advanced course to discuss the new technical and managerial innovations in a production environment. The emphasis is the discussion of the principles, study of the concepts, and the application of new computer base technology in the area of production design, material selection, process simulation and control, and part evaluation. The course is dynamic in nature stressing the rapid advancement in production processes and the availability and integration of new technology into the production process.
Industrial Studies 7050 3 credits
Current Issues in Manufacturing
A study of current issues related to manufacturing management. An overview of the operations of an industrial organization that, when managed properly, lead to effective coordination and control with an emphasis on current trends and issues impacting manufacturing management such as challenges of manufacturing, social issues, economic issues, the global economy, and advancement of technology.
Industrial Studies 7060 3 credits
Operations Research and Interface Systems
A study of the activities, concepts, and the quantitative and qualitative techniques utilized by those who manage operations associated with the production of goods and services.
Industrial Studies 7080 3 credits
Investigation of the properties, microstructure, and mechanical characteristics of industrial production materials, material composition analyses, fabrication characteristics, strength of materials, and production techniques.
Industrial Studies 7190 3 credits
Technology in Industry and Society
A study of technology to include an understanding of what technology is, the implications of technology, the relationship of technology to life and our social environment, and the relationship of technology to industry and production. Designed to develop technological literacy and assist with decision making in a technological society.
Industrial Studies 7220 3 credits
Issues in Management and Leadership
A course designed to provide a background of experiences relative to leadership effectiveness. The course examines major theories of leadership and demonstrates their potential for managing work performance in organizations. Leadership roles are identified for managing and enabling subordinates with manufacturing of industrial products and services.
Industrial Studies 7330 3 credits
Design of Experiments
This is an advanced quality control class as well as an advanced statistics class. It is a study of the causes of variation and what variables more significantly contribute toward variation. Study will involve different types of designs of experimentation to obtain a better understanding of process control, with the goal of reducing variation.
Industrial Studies 7490 1-2 credits
Seminar in Industrial Studies
Critical examination of selected industrial issues, the role of the management professional in the industrial workplace, and current literature will be studied.
Industrial Studies 7920 2 credits
Seminar Paper Research
Industrial Studies 7980 1-4 credits
Independent Study in Industrial Studies
The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the student's advisor and the graduate dean. Approval must be secured from the department faculty member before independent study courses are begun by completing a form secured from the department. This form must include a description of the subject to be covered and must be submitted before registration will be approved. Signatures of the advisor and the instructor are necessary. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.
Industrial Studies 7990 3-6 credits