Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering
The Doctor of Philosophy program prepares competent industrial engineers for industry, consulting, university teaching and research.
The Ph.D. program will incorporate courses taken in each of the three specialty areas below:
- Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering − occupational biomechanics, work physiology, industrial ergonomics, environmental hygiene, cognitive engineering, human performance, human computer interaction, and occupational safety.
- Manufacturing and Quality Assurance − manufacturing engineering and design, computer integrated manufacturing/CAD/CAM, process analysis and economics, automated manufacturing and process planning, programmable control systems, reliability and maintainability, on−line and off−line quality assurance, and total quality assurance.
- Operations Research and Engineering Management − simulation modeling, scheduling and sequencing, just−in−time production systems, inventory and production control, linear and nonlinear programming, network analysis, artificial intelligence and expert systems, and productivity management.