Industrial Engineering Courses

IE 221 - General Metal
Hours: 4

IE 305 - Facilities Planning & Management
Hours: 3
Study of production facilities, including location, planning, design and maintenance. Emphasis on production systems, machine selection, automation, material handling, storage and warehousing, quality, retrofitting and preventative maintenance. Prerequisites: MATH 335.

IE 311 - Data Analytics
Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the application of statistical tools to real-world problems. You will learn how to process, analyze and visualize large data sets. The topics include statistical data analysis, multiple regression, design of experiment, big data and neural networks. Prerequisites: Lvl U IE 211 Min Grade C or Lvl U ENGR 213 Min Grade C.

IE 312 - Industrial Operations Research
Hours: 3
This course focuses on the application of linear programming techniques. Most of the mathematic models presented in the course are normal prescriptive or optimization applications. The models include the Diet, Work-Scheduling, Capital Budgeting, Short-Term Financial Planning, Blending, Multi-period Decision (Inventory model), Multi-period Financial Model, and Multi-period Work Scheduling. The course includes discussions of the simplex algorithm and other methods to derive solutions for the above models. The Excel Solver software is also used in the course to solve linear programming problems. Discussions (Sensitivity Analysis) are included as to how changes or variations in a linear programming’s parameters affect the optimal solution. Prerequisites: MATH 335.

IE 313 - Industrial Operations Research II
Hours: 3
This course focuses on the application of linear programming techniques. The models included in this course are Transportation, Assignment and Transshipment. The network models (Shortest Path; Maximum-Flow; Minimum-Cost; and CPM and Pert) are included. The course includes formulating integer programming problems. Prerequisites: IE 312.

IE 314 - Statistical Quality Control
Hours: 3
A comprehensive coverage of modern quality control techniques to include the design of statistical process control systems, acceptance sampling, and process improvement. Prerequisites: IE 311.

IE 316 - Manufacturing Systems Design and Control
Hours: 3
Advanced course emphasizing the analysis and design of job requirements, workplace arrangements, material handling devices/systems and machine controls which improve the human workplace. Students will research and create a system design project. Prerequisites: IE 311 and MATH 2413.

IE 318 - Analysis of Production Systems
Hours: 3
Analytical principles of production systems analysis and control; emphasis placed on stochastic analysis; role of variability and impact on cycle time; push versus pull production strategies; inventory models; production planning and scheduling; queuing models. Prerequisites: IE 311 and IE 312.

IE 397 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topic varies.

IE 403 - Human Factors Engineering
Hours: 3
The emphasis of this course is the design of the human-system interface. The principles of the life sciences, engineering, and mathematics are applied to the investigation of existing and proposed socio-technical systems. Methods for the reduction of fatigue and human error are taught. Prerequisites: Lvl U IE 211 Min Grade C or Lvl U ENGR 213 Min Grade C.

IE 407 - Production Systems Operations
Hours: 3
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, queueing theory, Little's Law, heavy traffic approximation and queueing networks. Prerequisites: IE 316.

IE 409 - Work Design
Hours: 3
Advanced course emphasizing the analysis and design of job requirements, workplace arrangements, human-machine system design processes and principles which improve the human workplace. Students will research and create a system design project. Prerequisites: IE 318.

IE 410 - Systems Simulation
Hours: 3
The application of simulation to facilities layout for manufacturing industries, service business models, entertainment and crisis management is emphasized. Areas covered include system structure, system analysis, model construction, data collection, and computer simulation languages. Prerequisites: IE 311.

IE 431 - Manufacturing Support Systems
Hours: 3
Concepts and principles of automation and automation control, including sensors, actuators, process variable conversion, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), logic controllers, microcontrollers, industrial robotics, NC technology, and flexible manufacturing systems. Prerequisites: Phys. 2426 with a minimum of C.

IE 444 - Systems Engineering
Hours: 3
A study of the systems acquisition life cycle, contract negotiations, life cycle cost (LCC) analyses, project cost estimation, project schedule and tracking techniques, reliability and maintainability (R&M) analyses, trade off analyses, test and evaluation (T&E), design for maintainability, design for manufacturability, design for manageability. Prerequisites: Senior classification in Industrial Engineering and instructor's consent.

IE 471 - Planning for Industrial System Design
Hours: 3
This course is a precursor for IE 495. Each student will enroll the following spring in IE 495 and as member of a student team. The objective of the course is for each team to prepare a proposal (technical and management sections) to outline the approach and methodology that the team plans to follow in working with industry sponsors on real-world industrial engineering process improvement activities. The proposed improvement activity will be the systems design project planned for the following spring semester in IE 495 Industrial Systems Design. The proposal prepared during this class is intended to present: the background for the problem, statement and description of the problem, the approach, the methodology and analytical support of the team's plans for the execution of the project. Prerequisites: IE 312 or IE 313, Senior Classification, IE Majors only, Course must be scheduled in the fall semester prior to the student's IE 495 enrollment in the final spring semester and Instructor's consent.

IE 486 - Service Systems Analysis
Hours: 3
This course focuses on analyses and visualization of engineering issues faced by service industries contrasted against production and manufacturing industries, service business models, development of support facility requirements, technological tools used in serving various business, and metrics to measure quality of services. IE Major. Course scheduled in the final semester of the student's IE Program. Prerequisites: Senior Classification. Corequisites: IE 495.

IE 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-3
Independent Study. One to Three semester hours Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies.

IE 490 - H HONORS THESIS
Hours: 1-6

IE 491 - Honors Reading
Hours: 3

IE 495 - Industrial Systems Design
Hours: 3
This course is the Industrial Engineering Capstone Design course, covering: flexible manufacturing systems and manufacturing integration; integrated knowledge to be gained from using all required industrial engineering courses in a system design project. Laboratory component will be used to reinforce team activities by working with industry sponsors on real-world industrial engineering process improvement activities. Prerequisites: IE 411 and IE 471; Senior classification in Industrial Engineering and instructor's consent. Corequisites: IE 486.

IE 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topic varies.