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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (IE)

Professor Robert P. Davis, Department Head
Office: 233 H. M. Comer Hall (MIB)

IE 203 Engineering Economics. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 100.

Annual cost, present worth, rate of return, and benefit-cost methods of determining prospective differences between or among design alternatives. Fixed and variable costs; retirement and replacement problems.

IE 253 Work Methods Design and Measurement. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 203, CS 114, and GES 255.

Methodology related to the design, improvement, and evaluation of man-machine systems, with emphasis on human factors. (ES1.5, ED1.5)

IE 321 Manufacturing Systems. (3-3) Four hours.

Prerequisites: CS 114 and IE 203.

Corequisite: MTE 271.

Introduction to modern manufacturing processes, technology, and systems. (ES1, ED1)

IE 351 Human Factors Engineering I. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisite: PY 101.

Corequisites: GES 257 and IE 253.

Study of humans as a component in man-machine systems; psychophysical measurements; human work capacity and environmental measurements; laboratory. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. (ES2, ED1)

IE 363 Operations Research I. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 227.

Deterministic operations research including linear programs; duality and sensitivity analysis; integer programs; network models; CPM and PERT, transportation model and its variants; and computer solutions. (ES3)

IE 364 Operations Research II. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: GES 255 and IE 363.

Markov chains and processes, queueing theory, nonlinear programming, and dynamic programming. (ES3)

IE 415 Advanced Engineering Economics. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 203 or CHE 479; and GES 255 or GES 400 or GES 500.

Capital budgeting, decision making under risk and uncertainty, utility theory, cost estimation, and design of financial control through management simulation. (ES3)

IE 417 Project Management. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 203 or CHE 479, and GES 255 or equivalent.

This is an engineering management course designed to introduce students to the functions of project engineers and managers. It details the processes of planning and controlling project scope, time, and cost.

IE 418 Engineering Management (also GES 418). (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 203 or CHE 479.

An introduction to management principles and the management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling. Management of research design, manufacturing, and quality will be studied.

IE 421 Reliability, Maintainability, and Total Productive Maintenance. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 255 or GES 500.

Measures and methods of reliability engineering, maintainability engineering, and total productive maintenance, as used in the system design process. (ES2, ED1)

IE 425 Statistical Quality Control. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 255 or GES 500.

Use of statistical tools and techniques in the control of quality of manufactured products: Shewhart control charts; advanced control charts; capability analysis; single, double, and multiple sampling inspection plans. (ES3)

IE 426 Design and Analysis of Experiments. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 257 or GES 400 or GES 500.

Design of experiments and the application of analysis of variance, regression analysis, and related statistical methods.

IE 434 Ergonomics of Cumulative Trauma Disorders. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 351.

Theory and application of ergonomics interventions to control occupationally related cumulative musculoskeletal injuries in industry. Field trips and design projects will provide experience in application of theoretical material. (ES2, ED1)

IE 446 Advanced Information Systems Design. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 464.

Current concepts in information systems architecture and applications. Includes decision support systems and CASE tools. Emphasis is placed on expanded use of systems design methodology. (ED2)

IE 448 Expert Systems in Manufacturing. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 464.

The objective of this course is to detail the methods by which expert systems technology may be applied to the manufacturing environment. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge engineering techniques and the use of expert system shells. (ED2, ES1)

IE 454 Safety Engineering. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 255 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

An introduction to safety management and accident prevention, including related state and federal laws. Topics include motivation, planning, implementation, accident investigation, costs, statistics, reporting, and human factors. (ES3)

IE 455 Product Safety Management. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 255 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

Governmental regulations, court cases, and problems and solutions concerning product safety for current and potential engineering and business managers. Reports, projects, discussions, and local field trips involving a wide range of products and services of interest to students.

IE 460 Facilities Planning and Design. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 253.

Corequisite: IE 321 and IE 363.

Factors and techniques for the economic location and layout of a manufacturing facility; relationship of material handling and layout; analysis and design of integrated material handling systems.

IE 461 Systems Simulation. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisites: CS 114 and IE 203.

Corequisite: GES 257.

Simulation methodology emphasizing discrete, computer simulation modeling. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. (ES1, ED2)

IE 462 Material Handling and Distribution in Discrete Manufacturing. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 321 and IE 364.

An investigation of material flow and physical distribution systems in discrete parts manufacturing. Topics include principles and techniques for the analysis and design of material handling systems, unit load design, equipment selection and justification, and warehousing and distribution logistics. (ES1, ED2)

IE 463 Systems Design I. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 253, IE 363, and IE 460.

Corequisites: IE 351 and IE 425.

Application of the morphology and iterative process of systems design, with emphasis on designing and implementing solutions to actual industrial problems. Students function independently in manufacturing and service systems. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. (ED3)

IE 464 Information Systems Design. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisites: CS 114 and IE 321.

An overview of management information systems (MIS), focusing on practical aspects, applications, and methodology of MIS, particularly from the industrial engineer's perspective. Covers information systems design methodology in detail. (ED2, O1)

IE 466 Manufacturing Systems Design. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 364 and IE 321.

Investigation of design issues and approaches for the analysis and design of manufacturing systems. (ES1, ED2)

IE 467 Production Planning and Control. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: GES 255 or GES 500; and IE 363 or GES 501.

Forecasting and estimation, aggregate planning, charts and network models, resource allocation, inventory control, sequencing and scheduling, dispatching, flow control, bills of material, and requirements planning. (ES1.5, ED1.5)

IE 468 Inventory Systems. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 467.

Introduction to the planning and operation of inventory systems, including independent demand models, hierarchical systems, in-process planning, just-in-time, and aggregate inventory considerations. (ES1, ED2)

IE 478 Advanced Linear Programming. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 363 or GES 501.

Linear programming, duality, postoptimality analysis, decomposition principle, bounded and discrete variables, goal programming, and multiobjective programming. (ES3)

IE 483 Computer-Aided Manufacturing. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: DR 125 or DR 133, and ME 383.

Introduction and application of several technologies used in computer-aided design/manufacturing; computer-aided design, solid modeling, rapid prototyping, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, machining process optimization, NC programming CNC machines, software-based product, and process design in machining.

IE 485 Systems Design II. (1-6) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 463.

Corequisites: IE 364, IE 461, and IE 467.

A continuation of IE 463 Systems Design I emphasizing the designing and implementing solutions to actual industrial problems. Students learn to function as team members solving problems in manufacturing and service systems. (ED3)

IE 491 and IE 492 Special Problems (Area). One to six hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Special topics courses designed to study in depth one or more topics related to industrial engineering. Credit is based on the amount of work undertaken.

Advanced Undergraduate/Entry-level Graduate Courses

IE 502 Work Design and Human Performance. (2-2) Three hours.

Corequisite: GES 500 or equivalent.

Not open to students with credit for IE 253 or IE 352. Design and evaluation of man-machine systems and working environments to optimize human productivity and performance with emphasis on the industrial environment. (ES1, ED1)

IE 515 Advanced Engineering Economics. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 203 or CHE 479; and GES 255 or GES 400 or GES 500.

Not open to students with credit for IE 415. Capital budgeting, decision making under risk and uncertainty, utility theory, cost estimation, and design of financial control through management simulation. (ES3)

IE 517 Project Management. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 203 or CHE 479; and GES 255.

Not open to students with credit for IE 417. An engineering management course designed to introduce students to the functions of project engineers and managers. Details the processes of planning and controlling project scope, time, and cost.

IE 518 Engineering Management (also GES 518). (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 203 or CH 479.

Not open to students with credit for IE 418. An introduction to management principles and the management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling. Management of research, design, manufacturing, and quality will be studied.

IE 521 Reliability, Maintainability, and Total Productive Maintenance. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 255 or GES 500.

Not open to students with credit for IE 421. Measures and methods of reliability engineering, maintainability engineering, and total productive maintenance as used in the systems design process. (ES2, ED1)

IE 525 Statistical Quality Control. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 255 or GES 500.

Not open to students with credit for IE 425. Use of statistical tools and techniques in the control of quality of manufactured products. Shewhart control charts; advanced control charts; capability analysis; single, double, and multiple sampling inspection plans. (ES3)

IE 526 Design and Analysis of Experiments (also GES 526). (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 257, GES 400, or GES 500.

Not open to students with credit for IE 426. Design of experiments and the application of analysis of variance, regression analysis, and related statistical methods. (ES3)

IE 528 Advanced Design of Experiments. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 476, IE 526, or GES 526.

Theory and application of experimental design, including randomized block, Latin squares, factorial, tractional factorial, and nested designs. (ES3)

IE 534 Ergonomics of Cumulative Trauma Disorders. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 351 or IE 502.

Not open to students with credit for IE 434. Theory and application of ergonomics interventions to control occupationally related cumulative musculoskeletal injuries in foundry. Field trips and design projects will provide experience in application of theoretical material. (ES2, ED1)

IE 546 Advanced Information Systems Design. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 464 or equivalent.

Not open to students with credit for IE 446. Current concepts in information systems architecture and applications. Including decision support systems and CASE tools. Emphasis placed on expanded use of systems design methodology. (ED2)

IE 548 Expert Systems in Manufacturing. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 464 or IE 546.

Not open to students with credit for IE 448. The objective of this course is to detail the methods by which expert systems technology may be applied to the manufacturing environment. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge engineering techniques and the use of expert system shells. (ED2, ES1)

IE 554 Safety Engineering. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: GES 255 or equivalent.

Not open to students with credit for IE 454. An exposure to safety engineering and accident prevention, including related state and federal laws. Topics include accident theories, safety regulations, hazards and their control, human behavior and safety, and safety management. (ES3)

IE 560 Facilities Planning and Design. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 203, IE 321, or MTE 443.

Not open to students with credit for IE 460. Economic factors in and techniques for the location and layout of a manufacturing facility; relationship of material handling and layout; analysis and design of integrated material handling systems. (ED3)

IE 561 Systems Simulation. (3-3) Three hours.

Prerequisites: CS 114 and IE 203.

Corequisite: GES 257 or GES 500.

Not open to students with credit for IE 461. Simulation methodology, emphasizing discrete, computer-simulation modeling. (ES1, ED2)

IE 565 Advanced Systems Simulation. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 461, or IE 561 and IE 321.

Simulation methodology and simulation modeling of complex systems by use of digital computers. Computer models simulating operating characteristics of manufacturing plants and service industries.

IE 566 Manufacturing Systems Design. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 321, and IE 364 or GES 501.

Not open to students with credit for IE 466. Investigation of design issues and approaches for the analysis and design of manufacturing systems. (ES1, ED2).

IE 567 Production Planning and Control. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: GES 255 or GES 500; and IE 363 or GES 501.

Not open to students with credit for IE 467. Forecasting and estimation; aggregate planning; charts and network models; resource allocation; inventory control; sequencing and scheduling; dispatching; flow control; bills of materials and requirements planning. (ES1.5, ED1.5)

IE 568 Inventory Systems. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 363 or GES 501.

Not open to students with credit for IE 478. Introduction to the planning and operation of inventory systems including independent demand models, hierarchal systems, in-process planning, just-in-time, and aggregate inventory considerations. (ES1, ED2)

IE 578 Advanced Linear Programming. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: IE 363 or GES 501.

Not open to students with credit for IE 478. Linear programming, duality, postoptimality analysis, decomposition principle, bounded and discrete variables, goal programming, and multiobjective programming.

IE 583 Computer-Aided Manufacturing. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: DR 125 or DR 133, and ME 383.

Introduction and application of several technologies used in computer-aided design/manufacturing; computer-aided design, solid modeling, rapid prototyping, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, machining process optimization, NC programming CNC machines, software-based product, and process design in machining.

IE 591:592 Special Problems (Area). One to six hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

IE 595:596 Seminar. (1-0) One hour each semester.

Presentation and discussion of recent journal articles of importance to the field of industrial engineering. Required each semester for IE students.

IE 598 Research Not Related to Thesis. Variable credit.

IE 599 Master's Thesis Research. Variable credit.

IE 613 Systems Engineering I. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Modern practices and theory of design and analysis of systems in industry.

IE 614 Systems Engineering II. (3-0) Three hours.

A continuation of IE 613 Systems Engineering I.

IE 622 Quality Engineering. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 257 or GES 400/GES 500.

Introduction to Taguchi methods, including loss function, orthogonal arrays, and parameter design experiments. Role of Taguchi methods in quality function deployment (QFD) process. (ES3)

IE 631 Occupational Biomechanics. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 351 or IE 502, and GES 257 or GES 400/GES 500.

Human musculoskeletal system, statics and dynamics of anthropometry, analysis and measurement of body motions, analysis of force systems in the body, and applications of biomechanics in the design of workplace, tasks, and hand tools to improve productivity and reduce injuries. (ES1, ED2)

IE 632 Work Physiology. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 351 or IE 502, and GES 257 or GES 400/GES 500.

Theory and techniques for measurement of the physiological costs of physical work with applications in job design and worker selection. (ES2, ED1)

IE 633 Human Information Processing. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 351 or IE 502, and GES 257 or GES 400/GES 500.

Human mental capabilities and limitations, human-machine interfaces, mental workload, human-computer interfaces, human errors, and system design. (ES 2, ED1)

IE 634 Research Techniques in Human Engineering. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 526 or GES 526, and IE 631 or IE 632 or IE 633.

Research design, laboratory versus field experiments, methods of measurement, observation, data collection, and statistical analysis. (ES 2, ED1)

IE 667 Discrete Event Control in Flexible Manufacturing. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, IE 566, some C-programming experience, and at least one of the following: IE 670, IE 678, IE 679, IE 680, or IE 682.

Presentation of the recent developments in the modeling and implementation of discrete event controllers for large-scale flexible manufacturing automation. Emphasis is placed on formal discrete event modeling, analysis, and control techniques.

IE 671 Decision and Value Theory. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisites: IE 364 and GES 501.

Decision models; utility curves; subjective probability; uncertain payoffs; value of information, revision of prior probability; decision trees; multi-attribute utility models; risk sharing and group decisions. (ES3)

IE 679 Nonlinear Programming. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 501 or IE 363 or equivalent.

Theory and solution algorithms for nonlinear programs. Optimality conditions, convexity, linear approximation, gradient methods, search techniques, and geometric programming.

IE 680 Network Optimization. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 501 or IE 363 or equivalent.

Theories, algorithms, and applications for networks and graphs: shortest path, k-shortest, traveling salesman, multi-terminal flow, minimum cost flow, and multi-commodity problems.

IE 682 Integer Programming. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GES 501 or IE 363 or MGS 500 or equivalent.

Optimization of integer variables by cutting planes, branch-and-bound, group theoretic, and implicit enumeration. (ES3)

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