Viewing: PSE 465 : Process Engineering

Last approved: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:02:39 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:02:39 GMT

Changes proposed by: medbyrd
Change Type
Major
PSE (Paper Science Engineering)
465
022550
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Process Engineering
Proc. Engr.
College of Natural Resources
Wood and Paper Science (15WPS)
03.0101
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2.0
Laboratory2.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Lokendra Pal
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4040NoN/A
Laboratory4040NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: Senior standing in PSE or SMT
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Advanced use of process engineering tools in process design, improvement and operation. Particular emphasis is placed on pulp and paper industry. Topics include basic statistics, Lean Six Sigma/DMAIC methodology, statistical software, measurement system analysis, process mapping/value stream mapping, statistical process and quality control, control charts, process capability analysis, hypothesis testing, design of experiments, Excel modeling, and big data analysis. An independent project is required, which can lead to Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt trained status.

The original course focused on the product side of the pulp and paper industry, with some paper physics applied for product design.  There was modest emphasis on the processes used to produce those products.   The industry has changed significantly since the course inception, and now entry-level engineers need a better understanding of the process side.  The course title and content are thus being changed to reflect this necessary change.


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Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Students completing this course will be better process engineers, using advanced analytical tools to increase process efficiency, improve quality, increase customer satisfaction, reduce operating costs, and optimize operations.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:



  • Apply advanced process engineering tools commonly used in the industry

  • Demonstrate and apply skills leading to Lean Six Sigma trained status

  • Elucidate the requirements for professionalism in the industry, especially leadership and teamwork

  • Apply critical thinking skills to solve a variety or engineering problems


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes30 %10 quizzes @ 3 % each
Homework20 %2 homeworks @ 10 % each
Multiple exams25 %2 exams @ 12.5 % each
Project25 %N/A
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Course introduction1 lecture
Process engineering basics1 lecture
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma1 lecture
Project Initiation1 lectureHomework #1 Assigned
Projects Assigned
Voice of the customer1 lecture
Process mapping/intro to Minitab1 lecture
Value stream mapping/basic statistics1 lectureQuiz #1
Data visualization1 lectureQuiz #2
Histograms and normality1 lecture
Measurement and system analysis1 lectureQuiz #3
Control charts1 lectureQuiz #4
Process capability2 lecturesQuiz #5
Identifying potential root causes1 lecture
FMEA analysis1 lectureQuiz #6
Analyzing Big Data2 lecturesHomework #2 Assigned
Regression analysis1 lectureQuiz #7
Hypothesis testing2 lecturesQuiz #8
Design of Experiments2 lecturesQuiz #9
Statistical Process Control2 lecturesQuiz #10
Control Plans1 lecture
Cast studies: improving the process1 lecture
Tests2 lectures
Minitab applications for lecture topics8 labs
SPC Software applications2 labs
Control chart generation2 labs
Final project computer workshop2 labs

LAM: Received request to drop course "Delete course; it is no longer taught" with signatures through COE Dean level. Course needs to route through CNR as well.
aeherget (Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:25:27 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at initiator's request via email 8/31/2017.
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