Industrial Engineering (IE)

IE 515. Operations Research Methods3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 330.

Description: Formulation and solution of basic models in operations research. Topics to be covered include applications of linear, integer and nonlinear programming; transportation and assignment problems, and network flows models.

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IE 516. Stochastic Operations Research3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): IE 360 or equivalent.

Description: A selection of the probabilistic topics of operations research are included: queuing, renewal and Markov processes, simulation, decision analysis.

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IE 525. Project Management3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission in IE or EM program or instructor permission.

Description: Use of CPM, PERT, precedence diagramming, resource allocation heuristics, and other techniques for planning, managing, and controlling engineering projects involving research and development, production, maintenance, and construction.Computer procedures and codes for analyzing complex project networks will be covered.

Note: Cross-listed with EM 525.

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IE 540. Robots and Manufacturing Automation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): IE 360.

Description: Computer aided manufacturing; robot programming, implementation, application, and computer control; research trends; social impacts.

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IE 541. Simulation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): IE 240, IE 250, and IE 360.

Description: The use of discrete event simulation to analyze systems. Topics include Monte Carlo techniques, sampling from and identifying stochastic distributions, estimating performance measures from simulation outputs, validation methods, and SIMIO simulation language.

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IE 561. Developing Decision Support Systems with Excel3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): IE 250.

Description: This course teaches the fundamentals of computer programming using Excel's macro language, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), as the language of instruction. The course starts by teaching students to simplify and extend code generated by Excels macro recorder and then builds on that base toward developing applications that analyze information and enhance decision making. This course also provides an introduction to the concepts and methods of Decision Science, which involves the application of mathematical modeling and analysis to management problems. It also provides a foundation for modeling with VBA in Excel.

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IE 563. Experimental Design in Engineering3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): IE 360.

Description: Design of engineering experiments and projects using theory of least squares, analysis of variance, randomized blocks, factorial experiments, nested designs, split plot designs and logistic regression techniques. Covers a combination of analysis by hand and using Minitab statistical software.

Note: Cross-listed with CECS 563.

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IE 580. Introduction to Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: The main goal of this course is to introduce students to the study of human cognitive and physical abilities and limitations, and application of that knowledge to engineering design. This course will demonstrate how the application of the human factors and ergonomics principles can improve the design of systems involving the interaction of humans with tools, technology, and the work environment.

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IE 581. Advanced Topics in Human Factors Engineering3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): IE 580.

Description: The main goal of this course is to learn and apply advanced methods in human factors engineering, as well as newer models, theories, and frameworks related to the field.

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IE 590. Special Topics in Industrial Engineering1-6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: A theoretical and/or experimental investigation of an industrial engineering design topic.

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IE 600. Additive Manufacturing Processes3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 320 or Graduate Standing.

Description: This course introduces students to additive manufacturing, also known as rapid prototyping or 3D printing, processes. An overview of all additive manufacturing processes is provided. Projects are used to develop in-depth knowledge in key applications of additive manufacturing. Design project gives students an opportunity to apply their knowledge to the design and/or re-design of a component.

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IE 601. Additive Manufacturing Structure Design3 Units

Description: This course focuses on the overview of design issues in additive manufacturing (AM), including the design of structures, materials and processes. The students are expected to gain in-depth understanding of the design issues with current AM technologies. Hands-on projects will be assigned that gives the students the opportunity of understanding the design issues and applying the knowledge to the design of functional parts and assemblies.

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IE 602. Graduate Internship in Industrial Engineering2 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission required.

Description: Supervised professional experience in industry at the graduate level. This course provides the structure and focus for the graduate intern field assignment to ensure that the assignment is appropriate and consistent with the intern's graduate course of study and professional development. May be repeated for credit.

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IE 610. Foundations of Optimization I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 515.

Description: Formulation and solution of applicable optimization models for linear, integer, and network problems. Efficient algorithmic methods and use of computer modeling languages and systems.

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IE 611. Discrete Optimization3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 515.

Description: A study of the techniques and applications of discrete optimization, especially as related to integer and dynamic programming.

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IE 614. Foundations of Optimization II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 330 and IE 610.

Description: Formulation and solution of applicable optimization models for nonlinear, stochastic programming, robust optimization and convex problems. Efficient algorithmic methods and use of computer modeling languages and systems.

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IE 621. Facilities Planning3 Units

Description: Techniques for planning and design of facilities found in both manufacturing and service industries. Emphasis is placed on location, layout and analysis of facilities, material handling systems, warehouses, and logistic operations.

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IE 630. Advanced Production Systems Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 421, IE 425, IE 430.

Description: This course is organized around the principles of Lean Manufacturing Engineering. Topics include lean manufacturing, including value, value stream, flow, pull and continuous improvement. Improvement and efficiency are facilitated through a study of factory dynamics, the influence of variability, and "Push and Pull" production systems.

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IE 631. Advanced Quality Control3 Units

Description: Advanced techniques for quality improvement and process control are investigated; these include advanced techniques of SPC, trouble shooting and diagnostics and Taguchi methods of experimental design.

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IE 634. Case Studies in Production and Industrial Engineering3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 425, IE 515, IE 541.

Description: Case studies illustrate the application of industrial engineering techniques to the design of production systems, the control of construction projects, and health care delivery systems.

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IE 640. Applied Systems Analysis3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 360, IE 370, IE 515.

Description: Problem formulation, data collection, alternative design generation, design evaluation, specification, and implementation for large scale systems.

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IE 642. Statistical Methodology in Simulation3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 360 and IE 541.

Description: Discrete simulation modeling, input probability distributions, random variate generators, output data analysis, validation, variance reduction, experimental design and optimization.

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IE 643. Analysis for Decision Making3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 360 and IE 515.

Description: The role of decision analysis in design; techniques for multicriteria decision analysis; systematic creativity in design.

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IE 650. Material Flow Systems Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 515.

Description: Material handling and equipment concepts; computerized plant layout; problem formulation; requirements definition; queuing; location analysis; conveyor theory; simulation; developing and evaluating alternative systems; systems implementation.

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IE 657. Models for Design and Analysis of Logistical Systems3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 425, IE 515.

Description: This modeling oriented course for the design, analysis and operation of logistical systems includes topics such as inventory control, transportation, distribution network design, and supply chain management. Both deterministic as well as stochastic models are studied.

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IE 660. Reliability and Maintainability3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 360.

Description: Design, development, and test techniques required to assure the reliability and maintainability of new systems. Design of maintenance programs for new and existing systems.

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IE 670. Advanced Engineering Economy3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 370.

Description: Inflation; cost of capital; revenue requirements; uncertainty and risk; propagation of errors; Hillier's results; simulation; capital budgeting.

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IE 680. Usability Engineering3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: This course exposes students to the constructs of usability, usefulness, user-centered design, and user-experience (UX) and their relation to engineering design. The course covers an interactive evaluation-centered user experience (UX) lifecycle as a template intended to be instantiated in many different ways to match the constraints of a particular development project. The UX lifecycle, sketching, conceptual design, and formative UX evaluation.

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IE 690. Master of Science Thesis in Industrial Engineering1-6 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Department Chair permission required.

Description: Research on MS thesis project. Grade shall be deferred by the major professor until evaluation of the thesis by the student's committee. Grade on pass-fail basis by the examining committee.

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IE 693. Independent Study in Industrial Engineering1-12 Units

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IE 694. Advanced Topics in IE1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: An advanced course in Industrial Engineering topics not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

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IE 697. MEng Thesis in Industrial Engineering1-8 Units

Description: A candidate for the Master of Engineering degree, specializing in the field of industrial engineering, is required to perform a study, design, or investigation under the direction of a faculty member. A written thesis is required to be presented orally and submitted to the faculty for approval.

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IE 699. Industrial Engineering Master's Degree Project3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Instrucor permission required.

Description: The Industrial Engineering MEng or MS student carries out an engineering project under the supervision of a faculty mentor, prepares an acceptable written report, and presents a seminar on the project.

Note: Cross-listed with EM 699.

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IE 700. Dissertation Research in Industrial Engineering1-18 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Dept Chair permission required.

Description: Research on dissertation project. Grade shall be deferred by the major professor until evaluation of the dissertation by the student's committee. Graded on a Pass/Fail basis by the examining committee.

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