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2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lean Systems Engineering Technology, B.S.


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The proposed Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Lean Systems Engineering Technology (LST) degree offers curriculum designed to provide in-depth knowledge of lean operations along with the skills needed to improve quality output, streamline operations, and reduce waste. The proposed four year B.S. in LST is designed as a feeder-completer program in which students earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Integrated Engineering Technology (IET) from the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), and then a B.S. in LST from UK. 

UK offers only junior and senior level course work. A total of 127 credit hours are required with 71 credit hours taken at BCTC and 56 at UK. Of the courses taken at UK, 53 credit hours consist of major requirements and the remaining 3 credit hours are guided electives.

In addition to the collaboration with BCTC, the proposed program will incorporate industry partnerships to provide students with the needed industrial experiences and applications so they are career ready. This degree program is for students seeking distinctive career paths and opportunities in creative industrial design, production, and service. Graduates of the program are prepared for jobs with titles such as Lean Continuous Improvement Engineer, Lean Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Lean Process Improvement Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer, Lean Manufacturing Specialist, and Quality Engineer.

Degree Requirements


Students complete the first two years at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) and earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Integrated Engineering Technology. They will then transfer to the University of Kentucky for their junior and senior years to earn Bachelor of Science in Lean Systems Engineering Technology.

In addition to the University graduation requirements listed in the Graduation Requirements section of College of Engineering Bulletin, to be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in any field of engineering or Computer Science, a student must:

  1. complete the University and College requirements relating to writing and the UK Core.
  2. complete the required number of hours, exclusive of those earned in freshman college algebra and freshman college trigonometry, with a cumulative standing of not less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of departmental courses at or above the 300 level.
  4. complete all departmental courses and technical electives with a cumulative standing of 2.0 or higher.
  5. complete any additional departmental graduation requirements.

Each student must complete the following:

UK Core Requirements


See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . Students will complete BCTC’s general education requirements which will fulfill UK’s Core requirements via the GETA transfer agreement, except for Arts & Creativity.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity


Choose one course from approved list  Credit(s): 3

UK Core Hours: 3


Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)


Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3


Premajor Requirements


NOTE: Students take the premajor courses below at Bluegrass Community and Technical College:

  • MAT 126 - TECHNICAL ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 3
  • IET 111 - LEAN SAFETY CULTURE Credit(s): 1
  • IET 207 - ELECTRO-HYDRAULICS/PNEUMATICS Credit(s): 4
  • IET 121 - BASIC ELECTRICITY Credit(s): 4
  • IET 202 - MOTOR CONTROLS AND SENSING DEVICES Credit(s): 4
  • IET 208 - MECHANICAL DRIVE SYSTEMS Credit(s): 4
  • IET 112 - LEAN MANUFACTURING CONCEPTS Credit(s): 1
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  • Credit(s): 3
  • OR

  • Credit(s): 3
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  • Credit(s): 3
  • MAT 170 - ELEMENTARY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS (prereq: MAT 150) Credit(s): 3
  • IET 104 - BLUEPRINT READING/SCHEMATICS Credit(s): 2
  • IET 128 - MACHINE TOOL OPERATIONS Credit(s): 3
  • IET 113 - LEAN 5S METHODOLOGY I Credit(s): 1
  • IET 204 - AUTOMATED MOTOR CONTROLS Credit(s): 6
  • IET 114 - LEAN PROBLEM SOLVING METHODOLOGY Credit(s): 1
  • CAD 100 - INTRODUCTION TO CAD Credit(s): 3
  • UK CORE - ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Credit(s): 3
  • UK CORE - SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORIAL SCIENCE (not SOC) Credit(s): 3
  • IET 110 - WELDING AND FABRICATION Credit(s): 4
  • IET 205 - ROBOT MAINTENANCE Credit(s): 5
  • IET 115 - LEAN MACHINE RELIABILITY Credit(s): 1
  • UK CORE - HERITAGE Credit(s): 3
  • UK CORE - SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL Credit(s): 3

Premajor Requirements: 71


Major Hours: 53


Guided Electives


A minimum of 3 hours can be selected by the student. The technical electives allow the student an opportunity to concentrate or gain depth in one or more of the various specialty areas of lean systems engineering technology. The technical electives must be selected from the courses listed below and approved by the student’s academic advisor. Other courses may be considered, each on its individual merit.

Approved Technical Electives:

Subtotal Electives: 3


Subtotal BCTC Hours: 71


Subtotal UK Hours: 56


TOTAL HOURS: 127


Curriculum


Freshman Year


Fall Semester


  • Credit(s): 3
  • MAT 126 - TECHNICAL ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY Credit(s): 3
  • IET 111 - LEAN SAFETY CULTURE Credit(s): 1
  • IET 207 - ELECTRO-HYDRAULICS/PNEUMATICS Credit(s): 4
  • IET 121 - BASIC ELECTRICITY Credit(s): 4

Spring Semester


  • IET 202 - MOTOR CONTROLS AND SENSING DEVICES Credit(s): 4
  • Credit(s): 3
  • IET 208 - MECHANICAL DRIVE SYSTEMS Credit(s): 4
  • IET 112 - LEAN MANUFACTURING CONCEPTS Credit(s): 1
  • Credit(s): 3
  • MAT 170 - ELEMENTARY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS Credit(s): 3

Summer Session


  • IET 104 - BLUEPRINT READING/SCHEMATICS Credit(s): 2
  • ​IET 128 - MACHINE TOOL OPERATIONS Credit(s): 3
  • IET 113 - LEAN 5S METHODOLOGY Credit(s): 1

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • IET 204 - AUTOMATED MOTOR CONTROLS Credit(s): 6
  • IET 114 - LEAN PROBLEM SOLVING METHODOLOGY Credit(s): 1
  • CAD 100 - INTRODUCTION TO CAD Credit(s): 3
  • UK CORE - ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Credit(s): 3
  • UK CORE - SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE Credit(s): 3

Spring Semester


  • IET 110 - WELDING AND FABRICATION Credit(s): 4
  • IET 205 - ROBOT MAINTENANCE: Credit(s): 5
  • IET 115 - LEAN MACHINE RELIABILITY Credit(s): 1
  • UK CORE - HERITAGE Credit(s): 3
  • UK CORE - SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL Credit(s): 3

Junior Year


Senior Year


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