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Mr. Philip Rufe

Interim School Director

Product Design and Development and Applied Technology

School of Engineering Technology

120 Sill Hall




Professional Summary

Interests and Expertise

Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing,Patents.


CADM 101 Introduction to Engineering Graphics
MFG 103 Introduction to Automation
MFG 123 Manufacturing Processes I
MFG 203 Industrial Operations
MFG 290 GD&T and Metrology
CADM 325 Applied Mechanics
MFG 421 Manufacturing Engineering Analysis
MFG 470 Integrated Product and Process Design
MFG 479 Aircraft Fabrication
MFG 479 Certified Manufacturing Technologist Exam Review
MFG 490 Manufacturing Enterprise Capstone
EM 511 Fundamentals of Manufacturing
EM 570 Patents and Engineering Law
MFG 591 Design for Manufacture and Assembly
MFG 636 Manufacturing Processes Analysis
EM 670 Design for Manufacturing

Selected Publications

Rufe, Philip. ed. 2002. Fundamentals of Manufacturing, 2nd ed. Dearborn, MI: Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Rufe, Philip. 1998 Certified Manufacturing Technologist Practice Exam Solution Manual. Dearborn, MI: Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Rufe, Philip 1998. Fatigue Fundamentals and Review of Critical Literature. Journal of School of Engineering Technology, 14 (3).

Selected Presentations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations


Awards and Patents

Additional Information

I have been a Manufacturing faculty member at Eastern Michigan University since 1990. I hold degrees in education, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering. I have taught courses in manufacturing processes, industrial operations, drafting, statics and strength of materials, analysis of manufacturing processes and design for manufacture and assembly. I have taught industrial seminars in design for manufacture and assembly, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and dimensional metrology. I have also taught both the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Review course and the Manufacturing Review course for SME at various locations across the country.