ISD 503* - ISD Practicum

Course Description

This project course is intended to provide students with an industrially-relevant team project experience in manufacturing.





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Course Instructor

Pat Hammett

Pat Hammett

Lead Faculty, University of Michigan College of Engineering Six Sigma Programs
Lecturer, Integrative Systems + Design

Dr. Patrick Hammett is the Lead Faculty for the University of Michigan College of Engineerings Six Sigma Program and teaches related Quality and Statistical Analysis Method courses as a Lecturer for the Division of Integrative Systems + Design. As lead instructor for live and online Six Sigma training, including Lean-Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, Master Black Belt, and Design for Six Sigma courses, Dr. Hammett has taught over 10,000 students and mentored hundreds of continuous improvement and student research projects. 

Outside his teaching duties, Dr. Hammetts primary research focus involves data analysis methods to support the validation phase of new product development. Among his areas of interest are dimensional engineering, usability engineering, tolerance adjustment methods, functional build manufacturing validation strategies, and 3D non-contact measurement technology. Among his past research sponsors are General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Visteon, and Harley Davidson. 

Outside his University work, Dr. Hammett is president of two small companies, QETools and Manufacturing Validation Solutions, LLC. Dr. Hammett received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he worked for General Motors.

*503 project courses are available only to students enrolled in the respective U-M degree programs.