May 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

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MANE 4380U – Life Cycle Engineering


The course introduces the fundamentals of both product and process engineering with an emphasis on life cycle models. A mixture of practical and theoretical topics, methodologies, principles, and techniques of life cycle engineering are covered such as design reviews, re-engineering, mass customization, product modularity, cost/benefit analysis, value engineering, and life-cycle design [e.g. Design for Assembly (DFA), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Serviceability (DFS), Reliability design etc.]. Students develop an understanding of the performance, cost, and environmental implications of both product design and manufacture and become capable of translating these into engineering cradle-to-grave responsibility requirements, goals, and specifications in order to maximize the values of products and the effectiveness of supply chain management while containing the costs to the manufacturer, the user, and society. Energy utilization is considered throughout along with energy-related life cycle methods.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Tutorial hours: 1 (biweekly)
Prerequisite(s): MECE 3030U  



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