Professor Milton L. Smith, Interim Chairperson.
Horn Professor Ayoub; Professors Ramsey, J. Smith, and Zhang; Associate Professors Beruvides, Hsiang, Kobza, and Liman; Assistant Professor Yang; Emeritus Faculty: Burford and Dudek.
This department supervises the following degree programs: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy; SYSTEMS AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, Master of Science in Systems and Engineering Management.
The mission of the department is to provide the highest quality of industrial engineering education by stimulating discovery, integration, application, and communication of knowledge. Modern industrial engineering is a combination of basic engineering knowledge and quantitative analysis techniques to support managerial decision making. Industrial engineers use the information and techniques from physical, mathematical, biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences to plan, control, design, and manage complex organizations and systems. Just as the other branches of engineering use the laws of physical sciences in designing and operating a product, industrial engineering applies these same laws to designing and operating systems in which these products are produced or in which services are provided. The major distinction between industrial engineering and other branches of engineering is that the industrial engineer must consider not only the behavior of inanimate objects, as they are governed by physical laws, but also the behavior of people as they interface with inanimate objects and as they operate together in organizations, whether these organizations be simple or complex.
The objectives of the industrial engineering program are: To graduate well-rounded industrial engineers who are prepared for employment for entry into a graduate program; to graduate industrial engineers who have a strong send of professionalism, with respect for fellow workers and their profession; and to provide graduates with a set of skills that will allow them to grow professionally and provide service and leadership in their careers.
The curriculum provides students with an opportunity to apply their engineering, mathematical, and science knowledge to design systems (production or processes) and solve engineering problems. Students learn to function on teams, to communicate effectively, design and conduct experiments, and to utilize current engineering tools. Students gain an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities as they examine contemporary issues and the impact of engineering solutions in the global workplace. Perhaps most importantly, students learn to learn, so that they can continue to update their industrial engineering skills throughout their careers.
The curriculum is continually evaluated by faculty, students, alumni, and industry to provide a contemporary industrial engineering program that meets the needs of our customers. A variety of assessment tools are utilized in the evaluation process. Program changes are implemented on an ongoing basis.
Students entering the industrial engineering program are assigned a faculty advisor and are responsible for arranging a course of study with the advisor's counsel and approval. All students enrolled in this program must satisfy the requirements of the Dynamic Enrollment Management Plan (DEMP) for the Department of Industrial Engineering. Copies of the DEMP are available in the department.
Industrial Engineering Curriculum. The curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive education in Industrial Engineering and to balance the breadth and depth of instruction to develop effective engineers. The minimum hours required for graduation is 134. The courses are offered so that progress through the program is efficient and flexible to individual students' needs. A faculty advisor assists each student with his or her individual program on a semester by semester basis.
Industrial Engineering Curriculum.
|IE 1305, Engr. Anal.||3||IE 1101, Intro. to I E||1|
|MATH 1351, Calculus I||3||MATH 1352, Calculus II||3|
|ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric||3||ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric||3|
|CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I||3||EGR 1306, Engr. Graphics||3|
|CHEM 1107, Prin. Chem. I (Lab.)||1||CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem II||3|
|*Social ScienceHumanities||3||CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem II Lab.||1|
|IE 2301, Engr. Design Prod.||3||IE 3301, Engr. Eco.||3|
|MATH 2350, Calculus III||3||ME 3311, Materials||3|
|PHYS 1308, Prin. of Phys. I||3||MATH 3350, Higher Math Engr. I||3|
|PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.)||1||I E 2351, Princ. of Ind. Auto||3|
|CE 2301, Statics||3||PHYS 2301, Prin. of Phys. II||3|
|ECO 2305, Prin. of Eco.||3||PHYS 1106, Prin. of Phys. II (Lab)||1|
|IE 3351, Manuf. Engr.||3||IE 3311, Op. Research I||3|
|IE 3341, Engr. Stat.||3||IE 3343, Q. C. & Engr. Stat.||3|
|IE 3361, Work Anal. & Des.||3||IE 3371, Production Contr.||3|
|ME 2322, Engr. Thermo. I||3||IE 3372, Mgt. Syst. Contr.||3|
|**Math. or Science elective||3||EE 2304, Elec. Sys. Analy.||3|
|*Soc. Sci.Humanities||3||*Soc. Sci.Humanities||3|
|IE 4311, Operations Res. II||3||IE 4333, Senior Design Proj.||3|
|IE 4361, Engr. Des. for People||3||IE electives||6|
|IE elective||3||*Soc. Sci.Humanities||6|
|CE 3302, (or M E 3331) Dynamics||15|
|or CE 3303, Mech. of Solids||3|
Minimum hours required for graduation 134.
*Choose from Core Curriculum requirements.
**Mathematics and science elective from the following courses: GEOL 1303; BIOL 1401, 1402; ZOOL 2403; MATH 2360, 3351, 4310.
IE electives from the following courses: IE 4312, 4320, 4331, 4351, 4352, 4362, 4363.
Communications elective from the following courses: COMS 2300, 3358, HDFS 2320, MGT 3373, PETR 3308, CH E 2306.
+Technical elective from the following courses: CE 3302, 3303, 3305, EE 3311, 3388, ME 3331, 3370.
Courses in Industrial Engineering. (IE)
1101. Introduction to Industrial Engineering (1:1:0). The profession of industrial engineering, history of production systems, the profession and its relation to resources utilization and control.
1305. Engineering Analysis (3:3:0). Use of microcomputers in engineering analysis and design. Structured programming languages.
2301. Engineering Design in Production Operations (3:3:0). Prerequisite: IE 1305 and EGR 1306. The engineering design process applied to development management objectives, resource planning, product design, production operations and engineering design team operations.
2351. Principles of Industrial Automation (3:2:3). Prerequisite: IE 1305. Principles of design of industrial automation and real-time systems using structured languages. Hardware and software interfacing.
3301. Engineering Economic Analysis (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MATH 1352 or equivalent. Evaluation of engineering proposals using time value of money. Selections between alternatives, break even and minimum cost studies, depreciation, taxes, replacement studies, life cycle costing, and inflation.
3311. Operations Research I (3:3:0). Corequisite: MATH 2350. Introduction to operations research, linear programming, dynamic programming, integer programming, traveling salesman problem, transportation, and assignment problems.
3341. Engineering Statistics (3:3:0). Corequisite: MATH 2350. Descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions, point and interval estimates, sampling distributions, one- and two-parameter hypothesis testing, simple linear regression and linear correlation.
3343. Quality Assurance and Engineering Statistics (3:3:0). Prerequisite: IE 3341. Quality assurance systems, quality control and statistical quality control including control charting, acceptance sampling, quality costs, and loss functions, multiple linear regression, goodness of fit testing and introduction to experimental design.
3351. Manufacturing Engineering I (3:2:3). Prerequisite: ME 3311, PHYS 1105, or consent of instructor. Properties of materials as related to manufacturing. Processing methods for metals, plastics, ceramics, semiconductors, and composites. Process selection, planning, and economics.
3361. Work Analysis and Design (3:2:3). Corequisite: IE 3341. Principles and techniques of work measurement, methods engineering, workplace design, work sampling, and predetermined time systems. Basic ergonomic principles applied to workplace design and physiological work measurement.
3371. Production Control (3:3:0). Prerequisite: IE 3341. Production control systems, production planning, forecasting, scheduling, materials and inventory control systems and models, learning curves, critical path methods of PERT and CPM.
3372. Management Systems Control (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cost control techniques for management, methods of financial statement analysis, capital and expense budgets, cost ratios, cost behavior, pricing methods, and overhead allocation methods.
4311. Operations Research II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: IE 3311 or equivalent and a working knowledge of microcomputer operation. Fundamentals of Monte Carol methods. Systematic development, programming, and analysis of computer simulation models using a high level simulation language such as GPSS, SLAM II, or SIMAN.
4312. Operations Research Problems (3:3:0). Prerequisite: IE 3311 and 4311 (or equivalents). Course focuses on the application of operations research methods. Extensive use is made of case studies and projects. Problems are drawn from both public and private service systems and industrial operations.
4320. Fundamentals of Systems (3:3:0). Basic foundations and applications of general systems theory applied to engineering and organizational enterprises addressing systems efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, economics, innovation, quality, and QWL.
4331. Individual Studies in Industrial Engineering (3). Prerequisite: Advanced standing and departmental approval. May be repeated.
4333. Senior Design Project (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Industrial engineering senior. Individual industrial engineering design project. Applications of systems thinking, oral and written communications, professionalism, and ethics.
4351. Facilities Planning and Design (3:3:0). Prerequisite: IE 3311, 3361, 3371. Modern plant layout and materials handling practices, stressing the importance of interrelationships with management planning, product and process engineering, methods engineering and production control.
4352. Manufacturing Engineering II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: IE 3351 or consent of instructor. Introduction to computer-aided manufacturing. Computer-aided process planning; control and monitoring of processes. Numerical control and industrial robots.
4361. Engineering Design for People (3:2:3). Design of systems for human use. Includes human sensory and information processing abilities, human-machine system design processes and principles, and reduction of human error in systems design.
4362. Industrial Ergonomics (3:2:3). Prerequisite: IE 3361. Advanced ergonomics principles. Emphasis on physiological, biomechanical, and psychological assessment of work. Establishing human capabilities and limitations.
4363. Work and Product Safety Engineering (3:3:0).
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Principles of design for work
and product safety, accident theory, loss prevention, accident cost analysis, standards and regulations, system safety, hazards
recognition, evaluation and control, product safety, and liability.
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