Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

Performance Criteria

A1. Selects appropriate CAx tools throughout the design and/or manufacturing process.

A2. Demonstrates effective use of one or more tools (CAD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CAE) in presentation, analysis, research of a design.

A3. Applies systems tools (LP, MSM) to model and solve problems.

B1. Selects and uses tools or technologies to transfer design information.

B2. Applies appropriate statistical techniques.

B3. Uses appropriate engineering, science, and/or mathematical tools for decision making (OR, statics, materials).

B4. Uses standard design information to determine appropriate application procedures.

C1. Gathers and uses data to assess process and product quality.

C2. Uses experiments and their results to improve a process.

C3. Uses decision making tools to analyze or improve a process or system

D1. Creates models and/or product designs using various design tools.

D2. Modifies CAx tools to enhance design.

D3. Evaluates the performance of a system and/or process.

D4. Develops appropriate design parameters (use, dimensions, economics, life cycle) considering identified constraints and criteria.

D5. Identifies customer needs and performance criteria.

E1. Demonstrates follow-through on team commitments (peer reviews, meeting minutes).

E2. Researches and gathers information for team project.

E3. Supports team activities through professional behaviors.

E4. Contributes to team products.

E5. ICES #158: The group projects taught me valuable skills beyond just learning course content.

E6. ICES #214: I have learned how to work better in groups as a result of this course.

F1. Defines technical problems, compares alternative options, and designs a solution.

F2. Uses tools (CAx, simulation) to improve product or process designs.

F3. Applies tools and modeling techniques suited to the problem (DFDs, inventory control, FEA, OR, NPV).

F4. ICES #176: Did you improve your ability to solve real problems in this field?

G1. Provides content that is factually correct, supported with evidence, and properly documented.

G2. Conveys technical information effectively in graphical form (posters, PPT, histograms, FEA outputs).

G3. Presents information in writing that is well-organized, addresses objectives, and meets required standards of grammar and language rules.

G4. Presents information in oral format that is well-organized, useful, and effectively delivered.

G5. ICES #175: Did you improve your ability to communicate clearly about this subject?

G6. ICES #187: This course increased my ability to speak in public effectively.

H1. Seeks and responds to learning and professional activities outside the classroom setting.

H2. Demonstrates an understanding of the current job market and job search process.

H3. Articulates intention to pursue professional development (certification, advanced degrees).

I1. Evaluates the ethical dimensions of professional, engineering, and/or technological practices.

I2. Identifies ethical dilemmas and proposes solutions.

I3. Demonstrates professional and ethical behavior (attendance, punctuality, professional work submitted).

I4. Demonstrates a knowledge of professional codes.

J1. Evaluates material/product disposal and end-of-use alternatives.

J2. Applies knowledge that considers professional, societal, and/or global impact.

J3. Evaluates societal impact of proposed solutions.

J4. ICES #189: This course broadened my perspective of working in a global / societal context.

J5. Demonstrates an understanding of technology in society.

K1. Establishes measurable product quality definitions for improvement.

K2. Uses project management tools (task list, CPM, Gantt) to assist in the completion of projects in a timely fashion.

K3. Considers the role of time in the design process, in decision making, and/or in manufacturing and service processes.

EAC-J2. Researches current topics in the industrial engineering discipline.

EAC J3. Attends professional society presentations, meetings and/or conferences.

EAC-L1. Applies product design processes.

EAC-L2. Identifies customer needs and performance criteria.

EAC-L3. Develops financial analyses and business plans.

EAC-L4. Develops distribution networks and identifies sourcing of materials.

EAC-L5. Creates conceptual and working prototypes.


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