Course Descriptions

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Professors G. K. Bennett, S. Cetinkaya, G. L. Curry, A. V. Deshmukh, R. M. Feldman, G. A. Klutke, V. J. Leon, C. O. Malavé, B. A. Peters (Head), D. T. Phillips, W. E. Wilhelm, M. A. Wortman; Associate Professors A. P. Banerjee, S. Butenko, Y. Ding, D. N. Ford, N. Gautam, S. A. McComb, D. R. Smith, H. Uster; Assistant Professors G. M. Gaulker, A. L. Johnson, K. Kianfar, L. Ntaimo, J. T. Yates

Industrial Engineering
(ISEN)

101. Introduction to Industrial Engineering. (1-0). Credit 1.

Introduction to industrial engineering; overview of the curriculum; presentations by faculty and industry to familiarize students with the department and the scope of industrial engineering applications.

220. Introduction to Production Systems. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Introduction to manufacturing and production systems; provides an overview of various aspects of manufacturing systems; includes design, analysis, operation and control; a perspective for manufacturing systems related problems and the complex interactions that they entail. Corequisites: CSCE 206; ENTC 181; STAT 211.

285. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S

Problems of limited scope in industrial engineering approved on an individual basis intended to promote independent study. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

302. Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects. (2-0). Credit 2. I, II, S

Principles of economic equivalence; time value of money; analysis of single and multiple investments; comparison of alternatives; capital recovery and after-tax analysis of economic projects. Prerequisite: MATH 152.

303. Engineering Economic Analysis. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S

Principles of economic equivalence; time value of money; analysis of single and multiple investments; comparison of alternatives; capital recovery and tax implications; certainty; uncertainty; risk analysis; public sector analysis and break-even concepts. Prerequisite: MATH 152.

314. Statistical Control of Quality. (2-3). Credit 3. I, II

Quality control with statistical principles applied to problems in various production systems, including probability concepts, density and distribution functions, control chart concepts and sampling inspection plans; laboratory exercises for exposure to basic metrology and applied statistics for quality control applications in discrete-item manufacturing systems. Prerequisite: STAT 212.

315. Production Systems Planning. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Principles, models and techniques for planning, analysis and design of integrated production systems; optimization principles, including linear programming, unconstrained and equality constrained optimization and dynamic programming applied to production planning; topics to include capacity expansion models, learning curves, aggregate planning models, deterministic and stochastic inventory, MRP and project scheduling. Prerequisites: ISEN 220; MATH 304. Corequisite: ISEN 420.

316. Production Systems Operations. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Analytical principles of manufacturing systems design, analysis and control; emphasis placed on stochastic analysis; role of variability and impact on cycle time; push versus pull production strategies including Kanban and constant wip control; probability, queuing theory, Little’s Law, heavy traffic approximations, and queuing networks. Prerequisites: ISEN 220, 424; MATH 304.

333. Project Management for Engineers. (3-0). Credit 3.

Basic project management for engineering undergraduates; project development and economic justification; estimating; scheduling; network methods; critical path analysis; earned value management; recycling and rework; project organizational structures; project risk assessment; resource allocation; ethics; characteristics of project managers. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification in Dwight Look College of Engineering. Cross-listed with CVEN 333 and MEEN 333.

411. Engineering Management Techniques. (3-0). Credit 3.

Techniques relating to managing engineering activities; engineer’s transition into management; engineering managerial functions; motivation of individual and group behavior; productivity assessment/improvement; managing the quality function and communications. Prerequisite: Senior classification in industrial engineering.

414. Total Quality Engineering. (2-3). Credit 3.

Introduction to the principles of total quality engineering; total quality management philosophy, engineering approaches for designing quality into products and processes; off-line experimentation methods for the robust design; emphasis on teamwork and continuous quality improvement. Prerequisite: ISEN 314.

416. Facilities Location, Layout and Material Handling. (3-3). Credit 4. I, II

Analytical treatment of facilities location, physical layout, material flow and handling, combined with heuristic algorithms to assist in the design of production/service facilities; fundamental concepts applied through a sequence of design projects. Prerequisites: ISEN 315; ISEN 316 or registration therein.

420. Operations Research I. (3-0). Credit 3.

Development and application of fundamental deterministic analytical methods including linear programming, integer programming, dynamic programming and nonlinear optimization. Prerequisite: MATH 304 or equivalent.

421. Operations Research II. (3-0). Credit 3.

Development and application of probabilistic analytical methods including Markov chains, queuing systems and digital simulation modeling. Prerequisites: MATH 304 or equivalent; STAT 212.

424. Systems Simulation. (2-3). Credit 3. I, II

Systems simulation structure, logic and methodologies; generation of random numbers and deviates; system simulation languages, models and analysis; applications to industrial situations. Prerequisite: STAT 212.

425. Design and Analysis of Industrial Systems with Simulation. (2-3). Credit 3.

In-depth study into the design-modeling and subsequent analysis of contemporary production/service systems; factory/service systems are modeled using the ARENA/SIMAN V simulation-animation language; emphasis is placed on the critical analysis of alternative flow designs of modeled systems using flow and economic parameters to assess system improvement. Prerequisites: ISEN 303 and 424.

430. Human Factors and Ergonomics. (3-0). Credit 3. II

Human biological, ergonomic, and psychological capabilities and limitations; techniques and procedures for developing and applying the principles of human factors engineering to systems design; stresses interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

455. Principles of Programmable Automation. (2-3). Credit 3.

Comprehensive treatment of the principles of computer numerical control, direct numerical control, computer-aided part programming and industrial robots; emphasis on the operations and applications of CNC, DNC machine tools and industrial robots; laboratory experience in using part-programmable software and robotic programming languages to develop programmable automation systems. Prerequisites: ISEN 316 and ISEN 416 or registration therein.

459. Manufacturing Systems Design. (1-6). Credit 3. I, II

Capstone design course emphasizing analysis and design of manufacturing systems, cellular design, flexible manufacturing systems and manufacturing integration; integrates knowledge gained from all required industrial engineering courses in a system design project; for students in their final semester of undergraduate studies. Prerequisites: ISEN 314, 316, 416.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 6. I, II, S

Permits work on special project in industrial engineering. Project must be approved by department head. Prerequisite: Senior classification in industrial engineering.

489. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 5.

In-depth study of areas of current student interest and recent advances; normally used for first time offering of new courses. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.