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Industrial engineers are the gurus of continuous improvement. They work in manufacturing, service industries, healthcare organizations, shipping and logistics, and other organizations. Applying their analytical skills, engineering expertise, and a broad business background, they focus on improving productivity and efficiency, while reducing costs, without compromising safety or the quality of products and services.

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Industrial Engineering

Apply your know-how.

Change things for the better.

Industrial engineers are the gurus of continuous improvement. They work in manufacturing, service industries, healthcare organizations, shipping and logistics, and other organizations. Applying their analytical skills, engineering expertise, and a broad business background, they focus on improving productivity and efficiency, while reducing costs, without compromising safety or the quality of products and services.

Overview

Overview

The Industrial Engineering program at Baker prepares you for involvement in a broad range of industries where the efficiency of people, machines, materials, and information are critical to the success of the organization.

In our program, which combines classroom studies with hands-on labs and internship experience, you learn how to apply your knowledge of math, science, and engineering to identify and formulate problems, design appropriate solutions, develop and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data. At the same time, you develop complementary skills in communication, teamwork, and ethical responsibility to prepare you for today’s workplaces.

As a program graduate, you’ll be prepared to begin your career, ready to help improve integrated systems in diverse areas such as computers, education, financial services, government, healthcare, and manufacturing organizations.

Course Information

Course Information

Industrial Engineering Major145 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

CQI 311

4 Quarter Hours

Develops a working knowledge and skills in basic Statistical Process Control (SPC) which includes process data collection, display, interpretation, and application to improve the overall quality of a process system. Topics include quality responsibility, quality improvement techniques; fundamentals of statistics; control charts for variables; and process capability. Students will conduct a quality improvement project that is work related which applies the SPC tools discussed in this course.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 111 or acceptance in the program.
Statistical Process Control I 4

CQI 312

4 Quarter Hours

Develops a working knowledge and skills in basic Statistical Process Control (SPC) which includes process data collection, display, interpretation, and application to improve the overall quality of a process system. Topics include variable control charting, capability study development, techniques for batch processes and short runs, fundamentals of probability, attribute control charting, acceptance sampling, reliability, and measurement variation. Students will conduct a quality improvement project that is work related which applies the SPC tools discussed in this course.

Prerequisite(s):
CQI 311
Statistical Process Control II 4

CQI 421

4 Quarter Hours

Develops a working knowledge and skills in Advanced Statistical Process Control (SPC), which includes hypothesis testing, statistical estimation, single factor design of experiments, multifactor design of experiments, multilevel design of experiments, orthogonal arrays, the loss of function, and the concept of analysis of variance.

Prerequisite(s):
CQI 311
Design of Experiments 4

ECN 201

4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to aggregate economic issues to include inflation, unemployment, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP); economic theories; market system; and the role of government.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111.
Principles of Macroeconomics 4

EET 111A

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces electrical fundamentals, including nomenclature, symbols, SI units, and schematic diagrams. Covers conductors, voltage, current, resistance, and power. Uses Ohm’s Law, Watt’s Law, and Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law to analyze series circuits and voltage dividers. Emphasizes hands-on lab experiments in building and measuring circuits using a breadboard, multimeter, and power supply.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental essential math concepts or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Electrical Technology 4

EGR 101

4 Quarter Hours

Surveys the use of drafting instruments and computers to generate the necessary geometry for design, analysis, and manufacturing. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Engineering Graphics 4

EGR 105

4 Quarter Hours

Surveys the profession of engineering through analysis and design problem-solving examples. This course also introduces students to engineering sketching.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 124
Introduction to Engineering and Design 4

EGR 111

4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to communicate technical information in written, digital and oral forms in an effective manner to a variety of audiences. Use of supporting computer software is emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Technical Communications for Engineering Sciences 4

EGR 321

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the foundations of engineering economy. Students will develop an understanding and the ability to work problems that account for the time value of money, cash flow, and equivalence at different interest rates. The techniques are mastered from the basis of how an engineer in any discipline can take economic value into account in virtually any project environment. Eight factors commonly used in engineering economy computations are introduced and applied. One or more engineering alternatives are formulated to solve a problem or provide specified results. Different methods by which one or more alternatives can be evaluated economically using factors and formulas learned.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 112A or MTH 131.
Engineering Economy I 4

ISE 311

4 Quarter Hours

Studies the relationship between product engineering and manufacturing engineering. Casting processes, bulk deformation processes, sheet metal processes, mechanics of material removal processes, non-traditional machining, plastics and powder metallurgy, fastening and joining methods, design for manufacturing, and the factory of the future are covered.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 124
Manufacturing Processes 4

ISE 331

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the principles of systems engineering for accomplishing organizational goals in manufacturing and service industries. This course includes capabilities, productivity measurement, work and methods study, process planning, and design for productivity enhancement. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ISE 311
Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering 4

ISE 335

4 Quarter Hours

Teaches students to effectively utilize methods analysis tools and techniques in the design and improvement of manufacturing systems and to apply work measurement techniques in the appropriate situations.

Prerequisite(s):
ISE 331, MTH 401
Work Analysis and Design 4

ISE 411

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the integration of computers in the manufacturing process. This course includes such concepts of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) as: production planning, robotics, industrial automation, CAD/CAM, and design for CIM manufacturability. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
one level of 3-D modeling.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing 4

ISE 421

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a scientific approach to decision making that involves the operations of organizational systems and is applied to problems that concern how to conduct and coordinate the operations or activities within an organization. The process begins by carefully observing and formulating the problem and then constructing a scientific (typically mathematical) model that attempts to abstract the essence of the real problem in the context of the entire system. Operations research solutions yield an optimal value of the system measure of desirability. Topics include: linear programming, network analysis, dynamic programming, probability theory, queuing theory, inventory theory, reliability, and decision analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 112A
Introduction to Operations Research 4

ISE 431

4 Quarter Hours

Covers the techniques for achieving organizational goals in the design of manufacturing and service facilities. Includes plant location, building design, plant layout, and material handling.

Prerequisite(s):
ISE 335
Facilities Design 4

ISE 491

4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes project management strategies for planning and assignment of work, estimating hours for project completion, tracking for progress and change in job requirements. This course includes critical path scheduling, resource allocation, and client/customer interface. Students may not receive credit for both ISE491 and ME491.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 321
Senior status
Engineering Project Management 4

ISE 498

2 Quarter Hours

Continues the topics in ISE491 (Engineering Project Management) and utilizes concepts from industrial engineering courses to complete a design project and prepare an engineering report on the design. This is a capstone course where students work in teams. Students may not receive credit for both ISE498 and ME498.

Prerequisite(s):
ISE 491
Senior Design Project I 2

ISE 499A

2 Quarter Hours

Continues the topics in ISE498 to complete a design project and prepare an engineering report on the design. This is the second course in the capstone design course sequence. Students may not receive credit for both ME499A and ISE499A.

Prerequisite(s):
ISE 498
Senior Design Project II 2

LNM 411

4 Quarter Hours

Covers the Six Sigma methodology to ensure customer satisfaction and ensure profitability. Six Sigma is a world class, fact based, system approach for both administrative and manufacturing operations. Students will follow the five phase D-M-A-I-C process in two unique case studies. This course will help prepare students to obtain Green Belt certification.

Six Sigma Basics-Green Belt 4

ME 107

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to 3D computer aided design modeling techniques using industry typical software. Builds on connection between 2D drawings/sketches and 3D solid modeling. Introduces concepts of projects, parts, libraries, catalogs, and other topics related to industry application of CAD programs.

Introduction to 3-D Modeling 4

ME 201

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the basic principles of mechanics with engineering applications. This course includes the concepts of vectors; moments and couples; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; free body diagrams; analysis of trusses, frames, machines, and beams; centroids and moments of inertia.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 141
SCI 215 or SCI 251.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 142
Statics 4

ME 281

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the principles of engineering materials. This course covers the correlation of the internal structure and service conditions with the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of metals, polymers, and ceramics. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 247
Materials Science 4

ME 350

4 Quarter Hours

Studies the natural laws of work. This topic deals with the minimization of the hazards and maximization of the efficiency of the work system in which the human is a part. The scope of this system can be as simple as a carpenter and a hammer or as complicated as the control system of a nuclear power plant.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 105, ME 201
Ergonomics for Engineers 4

MGT 211

4 Quarter Hours

Investigates the developmental role of the modern manager. Areas covered in the course are planning, decision making, forecasting, goal-setting, motivation, communication, staffing, and utilizing problem-solving concepts through group simulation and case studies.

Management and Supervision 4

MTH 124

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes trigonometric functions, their properties, solution of right and oblique triangles, radian measure, graphs, trigonometric equations, and applications.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 112A.
Trigonometry 4

MTH 141A

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the topics of functions, limits, continuity, the process of taking derivatives, and the application of derivatives such as related rates, curve sketching, and optimization problems. This course is for Education majors only based on the prerequisite.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in MTH 124.
Calculus I 4

MTH 142

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on antiderivatives, the process of integration, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse trigonometric functions, simple differential equations, and applications of integration such as area and volume.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 141
Calculus II 4

MTH 143

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on techniques of integration, improper integrals, testing sequences for convergence or divergence, the development and application of a Taylor or Maclaurin series, and the application of calculus techniques to conic sections, parametric equations, and polar equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 142
Calculus III 4

MTH 244

4 Quarter Hours

Includes topics such as functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and three space vectors.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143
Calculus IV 4

MTH 261

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to linear algebra including algebra of matrices, vectors in space, vector spaces and subspaces, eigenvalues, linear transformations, and the applications of matrix methods to find solutions to systems of linear equations and linear programming problems.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 143
Linear Algebra 4

MTH 401

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111
Statistical Methods 4

SCI 247

4 Quarter Hours

Expands the principles of Chemistry I to include an in-depth investigation of quantum numbers and the study of precipitation, neutralization, and redox reactions. Also included is the investigation of molecular structures and the concept of chemical equilibrium. Students are also introduced to electrochemical principles and nuclear chemistry. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 246
Chemistry II 4

SCI 251

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes classical mechanics. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
MTH 141
General Physics I 4

SCI 253

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes oscillatory motion, heat and thermodynamics, optics, and modern developments. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
SCI 251
General Physics III 4

SCI 451

4 Quarter Hours

Explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students examine the balance between natural resources including wildlife, their habitats, and the needs of man in the twenty-first century.

Environmental Science 4

WRK 291B

1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate’s employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies 1

WRK 301

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour bachelor’s level, learning experience in a business or technical environment structured to allow students to further develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, 106 Credit Hours in CYBER DEFENSE MAJOR, 48 Credit Hours in GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, minimum GPA 2.00.
Internship 4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

EGR 322

4 Quarter Hours

Reviews the principles of Engineering Economy I to extend the use of economic evaluation tools in real-world situations. Replacement analysis is performed and applied to the evaluation tools to make the correct economic choice. Breakeven analysis is introduced and used to assist in the economic evaluation of process. The effects of inflation, depreciation, income taxes in all types of studies, and indirect costs are incorporated into the methods previously performed in Engineering Economy I. An expanded version of sensitivity analysis is developed, and students will formulate the approach to examine parameters that vary over a predictable range of values. The elements of risk and probability are considered using expected values, probabilistic analysis, and Monte Carlo – based computer simulation.

Prerequisite(s):
EGR 321
Engineering Economy II 4

ISE 435

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the understanding of manufacturing as a production system. This course recognizes the challenges associated with the flow of the production system and allows students to understand and apply principles and practices of lean manufacturing. The Toyota Production System is used as an example of a lean production system.

Prerequisite(s):
ISE 335
Manufacturing Strategies 4
General Education Requirements64 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

ELECT 131A

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective 4

ENG 101

4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I 4

ENG 102

4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students’ critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II 4

HUM 401A

4 Quarter Hours

Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Philosophy of Ethics 4

MTH 111

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational equations.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra 4

MTH 112A

4 Quarter Hours

Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 111.
College Algebra 4

PSY 111

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology 4

PSY 231

4 Quarter Hours

Explores selection, placement, and evaluation of personnel, work motivation, leadership, worker well-being, group organization, and processes in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Organizational Psychology 4

SCI 246

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to general chemical principles, particularly emphasizing periodic properties, fundamental chemical calculations, formulas, equations, bonding, and nomenclature. Students develop selected chemistry lab skills through the practical application of techniques and procedures. 30 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in MTH 108 or B- or better in MTH 111.
Chemistry I 4

SOC 201

4 Quarter Hours

Examines social organization, culture, and the relationship between society and the individual. The areas studied are social groups, roles and statuses, institutions, social stratification, socialization, social change, and social policy.

Sociology 4

SOC 321

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

Cultural Diversity 4

SOC 341

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the values and cultural contexts of global professional settings. Emphasis is on analyzing problems and possible solutions in global interactions.

Global Perspectives 4

SPK 201

4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication 4

SPK 401A

4 Quarter Hours

Practices individual formal presentations in a business context. The format includes a variety of speaking situations such as parliamentary procedure, briefings, sales, formal and informal discussions, and formal report presentations.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 201.
Professional Speaking 4

WRI 115

4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students’ critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student’s individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Workplace Communication 4

WRI 301A

4 Quarter Hours

Improves students ability to write for business and technical purposes relevant to student’s major field or career aspirations. Emphasis is on writing formal reports including research of published technical information and presentation of a formal paper. In addition, less formal aspects of business and technical communications are studied. Students will practice and develop skills for writing and communicating in a professional environment.

Prerequisite(s):
WRI 115
Report Writing 4
Quarter Hours Required for Graduation 209
Program Description

Program Description

Industrial engineers work in manufacturing, service industries, entertainment industries, healthcare organizations, shipping and logistics, and many other organizations. They focus on improving productivity and efficiency, and reducing costs while ensuring the quality of products and services, as well as the safety of the workplace. Industrial engineers often transition to managerial positions due to their combined engineering and business background and exposure. This program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in this exciting field. The need for industrial engineers continues to grow as companies strive to control costs and maintain a competitive edge.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Industrial Engineering program are to prepare graduates who:

  • Demonstrate competence in engineering practice in local and global industry environments, or in related careers in government or academia.
  • Exhibit effective communication, teamwork, and readiness for leadership while acting ethically and professionally. • Maintain awareness of societal and contemporary issues and fulfill community and society’s needs.
  • Actively engage in lifelong learning, by completing professional development/training courses and workshops, acquiring engineering certification, or pursuing and completing an advanced degree.
Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. a recognition for the need for an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. an ability to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment, and energy.
Accreditation

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
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    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?

    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?

    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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