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TitleMotion and Control Specialization Certificate
Submitting DeanDr. S.G. Kelly
Submitting CollegeEngineering -- Alderman x5536-grad;Naumoff x7817-undergrad
Departments Generating the ProposalME
Objection DeadlineMay 03, 2001
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedMay 21, 2001 by PR Nancy Stokes
Effective DateFall 2001
Brief Summary of ProposalAll manufacturing processes involve motion and control which may range from simple use of pneumatic cylinders in robotics to coordinated motion and sequence control in assembly lines. Mechanical engineers work in the design, production, and marketing of a full spectrum of motion and control components and systems to provide force, motion and control for industrial machinery and equipment. The leading companies, such as Parker Hannifin, Allen Bradley, and Bailey Controls are within fifty miles from The University of Akron and scattered around them there are several medium-capital companies serving the local industry on motion and control applications. The technology in motion and control grows and changes at a pace that makes systems of less than five years almost obsolete. The primary purpose of the motion and control certificate program is to provide the graduating engineers with a focused expertise in motion and control and to furnish the necessary tools in order to enable them to follow the changes in technology after graduation. In addition, the program will also serve the practicing engineers and life-long learners to come back to school and refresh their skills using the certificate program proposed here. Mechanical engineering students who may choose this certificate program with special emphasis in motion and control will take all mechanical engineering electives in motion and control related courses.
Type of ProposalNew program
Graduate School Endorsement StatusApproved
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedMarch 26, 2001 by GS asst to dean Dolli Markovich
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedApril 11, 2001 by IR Dolores Bezilla
Library StatusApproved
Library Status UpdatedNovember 17, 2000 by UL Aimee de Chambeau
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedOctober 19, 2000

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