A minor allows an undergraduate student to specialize in a secondary discipline. A student may minor in any subject, provided the title of the minor differs from the title of the student’s major or major concentration.
To pursue a minor, you must first be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and file a curriculum change request with the Registrar's Office to declare the minor. We recommend that you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career.
The Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology offers the Manufacturing Systems minor, which provides students with a broad exposure to the skills necessary for the design, set-up and troubleshooting of automated machinery for assembly, inspection and testing and/or robotic systems used to improve efficiency and safety. Skilled engineers with a background in manufacturing fundamentals—such as lean, six sigma, production planning and safety along with knowledge of automated control systems used to communicate between devices—are necessary for industries such as chemical processing, steel manufacturing, or power generation.