Industrial Engineering (IE)
1385. Computing Principles for Industrial and Systems Engineers (3). Computational problem solving, abstraction, algorithm design, global impact of computing, professionalism and ethics, team design. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.Back to Top
2301. Engineering Design in Production Operations (3). The engineering design process applied to development management objectives, resource planning, product design, production operations, and engineering design team operations. (Writing Intensive)
2311. Engineering Economic Analysis (3). Prerequisite: MATH 1451. Evaluation of economics of engineering proposals for cost and profitability. Fulfills Core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.Back to Top
3244. Engineering Data Analysis (2). Prerequisite: IE 3341. Techniques for data collection from engineering systems, analysis of data for modeling and system description. Data graphing and presentation.
3311. Operations Research I (3). Perequisite: MATH 2360. Introduction to operations research, linear programming, dynamic programming, integer programming, traveling salesman problem, transportation, and assignment problems.
3325. Management Systems Control (3). 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
3341. Engineering Statistics (3). Prerequisite: MATH 1452. 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). 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). Prerequisite: ME 3311, EGR 1206, 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). Prerequisite: 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). 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.
4120. Innovation and Intellectual Property (1). Prerequisite: Senior standing. Innovation and creativity for engineering design. Protection strategies for intellectual property.
4316. Simulation Systems Modeling (3). Prerequisite: IE 3341. Fundamentals of Monte Carlo methods. Systematic development, programming, and analysis of computer simulation models using a high-level simulation language such as Arena.
4320. Fundamentals of Systems (3). 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). Prerequisites: Industrial engineering senior and last long semester before graduation. Individual industrial engineering design project. Applications of systems thinking, oral and written communications, professionalism, and ethics. (Writing Intensive)
4351. Facilities Planning and Design (3). Prerequisites: IE 3311, 3361. 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). 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). Prerequisite: IE 3361. Design of systems for human use, including 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). 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). 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. Back to Top
5301. Ergonomics and Design (3). Functional anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system and their applications in work design. Introduction to work physiology, kinesiology, and anthropometry and their applications.
5302. Bayesian Analysis for Human Decision (3). Emphasizes the human decision making process under uncertainty. Topics include subjective probability, satisficing principle, signal detection theory, cross-entropy, discriminant analysis, Bayesian causal structures, and data envelopment analysis.
5303. Work Physiology (3). Study of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and muscular responses to work, including energy costs of work endurance, fatigue, physical work capacity, and physiological modeling.
5304. Occupational Biomechanics (3). Historical development and theoretical fundamentals of body mechanics. The body link system and kinematic and kinetic aspects of body movement. Applications to work systems.
5305. Cognitive Engineering (3). Implications of human perceptual, cognitive, and psycho-motor capabilities for the design of systems for effective human use and control.
5306. Safety Engineering (3). Loss prevention principles, practice, and regulations; accident factors, models, costs, and analysis; systems safety; product safety; safety and health related workplace hazards.
5307. Loss Assessment and Control (3). Advanced topics in worker safety and health; hazard recognition and analysis; system safety techniques and applications; loss assessment and control.
5308. Risk Assessment of Human Behaviors (3). Prerequisites: MATH 2360, IE 3341. Topics include risk perception, psychophyics, multinomial logit choice, life regression, competing risks, proportional hazards, multi-objective and multi-attribute decision models, group decisions, Choquet integral, copula, social networks.
5309. Human Factors in Engineering and Design (3). Introduction to human factors issues in the design of human-machine systems. Design of workstations, controls, and displays, human-computer interfaces, and the environment in industrial systems.
5311. Principles of Optimization (3). Linear optimization models: theory and application. Includes simplex, revised simplex, dual, and primal-dual algorithms, sensitivity and parametric analysis, duality theory, decomposition, linear complementarity problem, assignment and transportation problems, and Karmarkar’s algorithm.
5312. Queueing Theory (3). Modeling and analysis of simple and complex service systems. Includes single and multiple server Markov queues, queues with general arrival processes and service times, bulk and batch queues, priority queues, and queueing networks.
5314. Multistage Decision Processes (3). Prerequisite: IE 5311. Discrete dynamic programming: Knapsack problem, path problems, equipment replacement, capacity expansion, inventory, partitioning problems, sequencing problems; introduction to continuous dynamic programming; Markov decision processes.
5316. Simulation Models for Operations Analysis (3). Prerequisite: Any scientific programming language. Application of simulation techniques to analysis of large scale operations. Production-distribution models; model construction; validation of simulation models; limitations of simulation techniques; programming with simulation languages.
5317. Statistical Analysis for Digital Simulation (3). Prerequisite: Proficiency in a current discrete event simulation language. Generation of random variants. Statistical tests for randomness in random number streams. Collection and analysis of data for input parameters and distributions. Detection and removal of transients in simulation model data. Computation of variance of simulation model output; variance reduction techniques.
5318. Operations Research Modeling with Spreadsheets (3). Development of models for linear, integer, and nonlinear programming; problem formulation, solution, and analysis. Monte Carlo models; sampling methods; and accuracy. Software for current spreadsheet packages.
5319. Risk Modeling and Assessment (3). Probabilistic risk models; probability distributions for risk modeling; input data for risk modeling; low probability events; risk modeling software; and analysis of risk modeling results.
5320. Systems Theory (3). Examines theoretical foundations of general systems theory applied to engineering and organizational enterprises addressing issues of systems efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, economics, innovation, quality, and QWL.
5321. Decision Theory (3). Philosophy, theory, and practice of management; decision theory and social responsibility.
5322. Industrial Cost Analysis (3). Cost analysis and/or control of industrial enterprises. Economic budgeting, planning, decision making, and financial analysis for engineering and engineering management.
5323. The Engineering Management Environment (3). Management of research and development; the legal, financial, and professional interrelationships of engineers and their environment in relation to the modern production organization.
5324. Advanced Economics of Systems (3). Prerequisite: Course in basic engineering economy. Design analysis and sensitivity of complex economic systems with evaluation of economic system performance measures and modeling.
5325. Productivity and Performance Improvement in Organizations (3). Productivity and performance improvement (including efficiency, effectiveness, quality, QWL, innovation, profitability, and budget ability theories, techniques, analysis, and applications for industrial systems.
5328. Activity Scheduling (3). Deterministic sequencing of single machine, parallel machines, flow shops, and job shops. Theory of complexity. Optimization and heuristic algorithms for combinatorial sequence generation.
5329. Project Management (3). Technical, organizational, and personnel project management examination including planning, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, resources management, control. Risk analysis and management using software for project performance evaluation.
5331. Theoretical Studies in Advanced Industrial Engineering Topics (3). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and departmental approval. Individual theoretical study of advanced topic selected on the basis of departmental recommendation. May be repeated.
5332. Experimental Investigation in Advanced Industrial Engineering Topics (3). Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and departmental approval. Individual experimental study of an advanced topic selected on the basis of departmental recommendation. May be repeated.
5342. Design of Experiments (3). Prerequisite: Understanding of basic probability and statistics. Single factor, factorial, blocked, split plot designs. Means comparisons, contrasts, estimates of variation. Confounding and fractional factorials.
5344. Statistical Data Analysis (3). Prerequisite: Understanding of basic probability and statistics. Exploratory data analysis, graphical displays and analysis. Linear and nonlinear regression, response surfaces. Selected mainframe and microcomputer packages.
5345. Reliability Theory (3). Prerequisite: Understanding of basic probability and statistics. System level reliability, redundancy, maintainability, and availability analysis and modeling. Life testing, acceleration, parametric, and nonparametric models.
5346. Total Quality Systems (3). Total quality philosophy, customer definition and demands, quality strategies, planning and integration, benchmarking, team structures and interaction, supplier qualification, and quality audits.
5351. Advanced Manufacturing Processes (3). Advanced topics in manufacturing materials and processes, including metallic/nonmetallic materials and their fabrication, nanomaterials, powder metallurgy, nontraditional machining, rapid prototyping, and materials' testing.
5352. Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (3). Focuses on advanced topics in the manufacturing systems and technologies, including design for manufacturing, failure mode and effect analysis, concurrent engineering, lean manufacturing, cellular manufacturing, Six Sigma, statistical process control, and emerging nanotechnology.
5353 Sustainable Manufacturing (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Life Cycle Assessment for product design and manufacturing process design; three-dimensional sustainability—environmental, social, and economical aspects.
5355. Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3). Computer usage in manufacturing systems, CAD/CAM, numerical control, CNC, DNC, computer-aided process planning, manufacturing engineering database systems, industrial robot applications, flexible manufacturing systems, and integration of CAD and CAM.
5356. Biomedical Design and Manufacturing (3). Introduction to concepts and issues in biomedical design and manufacturing, including biomaterials and nanomaterials, medical devices, body mechanics, design requirements, manufacturing, quality control, and ethics.
5357. Manufacturing Facilities Planning and Design (3). Theory and application of the location, layout, and design of modern manufacturing facilities, including materials handling practice, manufacturing systems layout, and warehouse operations.
5358. Nanomanufacturing (3). Introduction to principle and application in nanomanufacturing, including self
5371. Bioengineering Systems (3). Fundamentals of bioengineering with an emphasis on a systems viewpoint. Use of engineering tools to understand, mimic, and utilize biological processes.-assembly, nanomolding and embossing, nanotransfer printing, scanning probe lithography, and synthesis of nanostructured materials.Back to Top
6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6).
6304. Control Theory for Humans (3). Prerequisites: MATH 2360, IE 3341. Topics include cybernetics, feed-back and feed-forward, Fitts’ law, linear system, laplace transforms, gain and lag, Fourier analysis, coherence, stochastic resonance, frequency domain, bode analysis, optima control law.
6323. Systems Management Global Environment (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program. Explores the critical quantitative as well as qualitative issues shaping the practice and research of systems-technical management.
6329. Systems Management Seminar (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program. Doctoral research seminar exploring the latest trends in systems engineering and technical management research.
6331. Advanced Industrial Engineering Topics (3). Prerequisites: Doctoral degree status and departmental approval. Advanced theoretical and/or empirical studies in industrial engineering, ergonomics-human factors, quality or manufacturing engineering, or OR-engineering systems management.
6399. Research Methods in Science and Technology (3). Prerequisites: Doctoral degree status and design of experiments or equivalent. Examines the research process and differing methodological approaches to research in laboratory, industrial, field work, and case study settings.Back to Top
7000. Research (V1-12). Back to Top
8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).Back to Top