IE 501 - Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering (3 credits)
Basic concepts of industrial engineering for students who lack an undergraduate degree in the discipline, including: manufacturing processes, work methods and measurement concepts, basics of human factors, quality control, facilities design, production planning, operations research tools, and simulation models.
IE 590 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience I (3 additive credits)
Prerequisites: permission from the industrial engineering program director and the Division of Career Development Services. Cooperative education internship providing on-the-job reinforcement of academic programs in industrial engineering. Work assignments and projects are developed by the co-op office in consultation with the industrial engineering program director. Work assignments are related to student's major and are evaluated by faculty coordinators in the IE department. Course cannot be applied toward degree credit.
IE 591 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience II (3 additive credits)
Prerequisite: permission from the industrial engineering program director and the Division of Career Development Services. Course cannot be applied toward degree credit.
IE 592 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience III (3 additive credits)
Prerequisites: graduate standing and permission from the industrial engineering program director, and the Division of Career Development Services. Course cannot be applied toward degree credit.
IE 593 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience IV (0 credits)
Prerequisites: One immediately prior 3-credit registration for graduate co-op work experience with the same employer. Requires approval of departmental co-op advisor and the Division of Career Development Services. Must have accompanying registration in a minimum of 3 credits of course work. Effective From: Fall 2006
IE 601 - Measurement Methods for Performance Analysis of Operations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate mathematics for management science, or EM 602. Quantitative study of various analytical methods for designing and evaluating systems employed in the management of complex enterprises such as decision-making, efficiency measurement, and methods for obtaining optimal system performance.
IE 603 - Behavioral Science in Engineering Organization (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate probability and statistics, or EM 503. A study of scientific research on human behavior in organizations. Processes and problems of communication in engineering activities; line-staff and supervisor-subordinate relationships; formal and informal organizations; organization models; and technical and social structure of organizations.
IE 604 - Advanced Engineering Statistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 331 (see undergraduate catalog for description) or equivalent. The foundations of modern quality improvement, scientific basis of quality engineering, probability, statistical inference, statistical experimental design issues such as randomized blocks, factorial design at different levels, application to factorial design, building models, and implementation and critique of Taguchi's contributions. Statistical software is used in the data analysis.
IE 605 - Engineering Reliability (3 credits)
Prerequisite: statistics. Concepts of modern reliability applied to practical industrial problems: statistical concepts, reliability through design, reliability through testing, analysis of reliability data, and the organization and management of a reliability program. Offered alternate years.
IE 606 - Maintainability Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: statistics. Factors affecting maintainability design applied to military and industrial problems: statistical concepts; maintainability prediction, allocation, and demonstration; availability, system and costeffectiveness; provisioning; optimal maintenance policies; and management of a maintainability program.
IE 608 - Product Liability Control (3 credits)
Product liability and the effect of legal doctrines on minimizing hazards of design and manufacture. Use of actuarial techniques and legal precedents applicable to design, manufacturing, advertising, and marketing problems: warranties, notices, disclaimers, definition of liability, use of expert witnesses, reliability prediction and analysis methods, safety engineering concepts, and design review. A review of government regulations for safety and protection, as well as mandatory and voluntary standards will also be included.
IE 609 - Advanced Analytical Engineering Statistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 604. An extension of the techniques of engineering statistical analysis to industrial applications. Emphasis is placed on the design of experiments and analysis of tests for multivariate level problems.
IE 610 - Transportion Economics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate course in economics. Principles of engineering economy. Costs of highway and public transportation facilities. Economic comparisons and evaluations. Financing approaches, tax allocation theory. Programming highway and public transit improvements. Same as Tran 610.
IE 614 - Safety Engineering Methods (3 credits)
Prerequisites: introductory course in statistics and industrial or construction management. Application of selected safety engineering methods to detect, correct, and prevent unsafe conditions and procedures in future practice. Methods selected are from safety management and programs; loss prevention; fire protection; systems safety; the design of buildings and other facilities; and the design of products, machinery, and equipment. Engineering problems in designing and constructing a hazard-free environment.
IE 615 - Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health (3 credits)
Prerequisites: one year of college physics and one semester of college chemistry or biology. Introduction to industrial hygiene. Recognition, evaluation and control of human exposure to noise, heat, bio-hazards, chemicals, radiation, and improper lighting. Government standards, field measurements, work practices, engineering designs, and the effects of excessive exposure on worker health and productivity.
IE 618 - Engineering Cost and Production Economics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 502 or equivalent. Cost management of operational activities. Focuses on capital investment decision making and efficient resource utilization to achieve cost-effective operations. Topics include alternative investment evaluation, budgeting activity based costing, quality costs, life cycle management and relevant behavioral science. These are considered in the context of manufacturing and service industry application.
IE 621 - Systems Analysis and Simulation (3 credits)
Prerequisites: IE 331, IE 466 (see undergraduate catalog for descriptions), or equivalent or department approval. The application of well-integrated systems approach, systems and systems engineering in the system life cycle, system design process, mathematical tools and techniques applied to systems analysis, design for operational feasibility, systems engineering management, modeling techniques including simulation, application of discrete simulation techniques to model industrial systems, design of simulation experiments using software, output data analysis.
IE 622 - Simulation and Risk Analysis in Operations Management (3 credits)
Prerequsites: IE 331 (see undergraduate catalog for description) or equivalent. Introduction to the concepts, methodologies and applictions of simulation in operations management. Foundations of simulation, Monte Carlo approaches, simulation models using spreadsheets, generating probabilistic outcomes using random number generation techniques, applying risk analysis software to spreadsheets for various decisions making. Variety of applications in operations management, finance and marketing. Software to develop models of practical operations management applications, is provided.
IE 623 - Linear Programming (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EM 602 or introductory course in operations research. Principles, methodology, and practical applications of linear programming to complex problems in production and marketing, simplex techniques, duality theory, parametric analysis, Wolfe and Dantzig's decomposition methods, ellipsoid method, and Karmakar's method.
IE 624 - Heuristic Methods (3 credits)
Prerequisites: EM 503 or equivalent. Techniques and concepts used to develop intelligent decision support systems. Application of rules called heuristics and models of reasoning to solve problems in engineering design and manufacturing. Topics include set theory, fuzzy subset theory, decision theory, logic, inference expert systems and single and multi-fault diagnostics.
IE 641 - Operations Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisites: EM 602 and computer programming experience. Management systems and business behavior using industrial models. Special attention is given to the interaction of individual elements that make up the total system.
IE 642 - Network Flows and Applications (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EM 602 or equivalent. Theories, algorithms, computation complexity, and application of networks, shortest path, network flow, and minimum cost flow problems. Models of industrial service systems as network problems.
IE 643 - Transportation Finance (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate course in economics. Balance sheets and income statements. Asset and liability management, sources and costs of debt and equity financing. Financial performance measures in the private sector (airlines, railroads, trucking and bus companies). Financing issues associated with the public sector (highways and mass transit). Equity and efficiency in pricing. Subsidy allocation formulae. Innovative financing schemes in the public sector. Same as Tran 643.
IE 644 - Application of Stochastic Modeling in Systems Control (3 credits)
Stochastic processes applied to control of various types of systems: Markov chains, queueing theory, storage theory applications to measure performance of flexible manufacturing systems, telecommunication and distributions networks and similar service systems. Knowledge of probability theory and linear algebra is essential.
IE 650 - Advanced Topics in Operations Research (3 credits)
Prerequisite: introductory course in operations research or equivalent. Current topics in deterministic models of operations research: linear programming, large scale decomposition, integer programming, dynamic programming, and nonlinear programming. Emphasis on optimization techniques for solving mathematical programming problems.
IE 651 - Industrial Simulation (3 credits)
Prerequisite: introductory course in statistics/simulation or instructor's permission. Statistical design and analysis of Monte Carlo simulation experiments from an engineering view. Examples are provided with emphasis on industrial and manufacturing applications of simulation modeling. Markovian processes simulation, random number generation, mathematical programming, heuristics and decision theory.
IE 652 - Facilities Location and Plant Layout (3 credits)
Prerequisite: introductory course in operations research or instructor's approval. Basic con-cepts of facilities location and plant layout. Quantitative and qualitative tools needed in industrial engineering, including single and multiple facilities location problems, site selections and allocation models, use of Duality theory in location and plant layout problem, and computerized layout planning.
IE 653 - Facility Maintenance (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EM 501 or equivalent. Intended for those individuals who manage the functioning and maintenance of physical facilities. Emphasis on planning and control of facilities use, maintenance, utility management, managerial control, budgets and costs, personnel administration, legal and safety, flexibility measurement, and design.
IE 659 - Supply Chain Engineering (3 credits)
Coordination of product manufacturing and logistic activities across the global supply chain is studied. Focus is on supply chain design, implementation, and control. Topics include transportation and distribution networks, inventory control, demand planning, materials handling and warehousing, supply chain contracts, manufacturing flexibility, product design for responsiveness, and ERP systems. Supply chain analytics concepts and relevant case studies are introduced. Effective From: Fall 2007
IE 661 - Man-Machine Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: human factors engineering. Analysis of integrated man-machine systems: physical and psychological effects of systems of deterministic and conditional responses of individuals and groups, and the resulting interaction between individuals, groups, and machine systems; also current research and development pertaining to man-machine systems.
IE 662 - Cognitive Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 355 or equivalent. The purpose of this course will be to introduce the application of human factors and cognitive psychology principles to the user interface design of information technology, including computer systems, groupware and communications, handheld devices and Internet applications, and automatic speech recognition interfaces. The course will provide grounding in the engineering design processes used to enhance the usability of products and services, and usability testing methods used by user interface designers. Secondly, major areas and design problems in human-computer interaction and Information Technology will be covered, with real world examples. The course would be appropriate for advanced undergraduates in engineering, computer science, and psychology.
IE 664 - Advanced Ergonomics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 355 or equivalent. The course covers important topics for ergonomics, including functional anatomy of the human body, work physiology and body energy expenditure, and biomechanics for people at work. Commonly used analytical tools for ergonomics will be introduced in the course.
IE 665 - Applied Industrial Ergonomics (3 credits)
Prerequisites: IE 355 (see undergraduate catalog for description) or IE 699. Introduces the fundamentals and applications of industrial ergonomics for improving equipment, tool, workplace, and job design. Engineers, as well as safety and health professionals, will benefit from the course by understanding the design principles for human operators and current issues in industrial ergonomics, and a variety of evaluating methodologies for the design.
IE 669 - Human Design Factors in Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: engineering statistics. Human factors research related to workplace and equipment design and development. Capabilities and limitations of the human sensory-motor system. Design of displays and resulting interaction between individuals, groups, environments and machine systems. Current research in engineering pertaining to the man-machine interface. Not for IE students who have had an undergraduate course in human factors.
IE 670 - Industrial Work Physiology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 669 or equivalent. A study of human physiological responses to industrial environmental factors emphasizing knowledge of human anatomy and physiological tolerances: skeletal, muscle, and neuromuscular systems, evaluation of physical work capacity and performance, changes in circulation and respiration during work. Semester project under the instructor's supervision is also required.
IE 672 - Industrial Quality Control (3 credits)
Prerequisite: engineering statistics. The management of quality assurance: operational and statistical principles of acceptance sampling and process control; quality problems in production lines, and introduction to total quality management concepts.
IE 673 - Total Quality Management (3 credits)
Introduces the concept of total quality management as applicable to industrial systems. Presents methods for product quality improvement. Emphasis is on prevention through quality engineering and design, and goes beyond traditional statistical process quality control. Presentation of recent methods in supplier management, quality assurance, process control, and competitor analysis. Includes Taguchi methods and quality function deployment. Description of ISO 9000 and Baldridge Award.
IE 674 - Quality Maintenance and Support Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisites: probability and statistics, IE 331 (see undergraduate catalog for description) or equivalent. Consideration of factors necessary for cost effective maintenance and support of technical operating systems. Topics discussed include service organization and management, spare parts and logistics, quality assurance, ISO9003 training. Examples from automation, computer systems, clinical engineering, power, and transportation will be used to illustrate application areas.
IE 675 - Safety in Facility and Product Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 614 or equivalent. Application of safety principles to minimize the health and safety hazards in the design and manufacture of various products. Practical techniques for, and economic ramifications of, conformance with the many statutes enacted to assure safe workplaces and products.
IE 677 - Applied Statistics and Epidemiology for Hazard Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 604 or equivalent. Application of statistical concepts to the field of hazard analysis including: investigation of root causes of accidents, their patterns and trends; rules for systematic data analysis; determination of commonality factors; availability and use of customized computer software.
IE 681 - Interdisciplinary Seminar in Occupational Safety and Health (1 credit)
Prerequisite: OSHE students, or permission of instructor. This is a required course for students who receive the trainee scholarship from the Occupational Safety and Health Engineering Program sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Other graduate students are also welcome and encouraged to take the interdisciplinary seminar course. Students and residents in the ERC programs will be able to participate in an interdisciplinary course with students in industrial hygiene, occupational medicine and occupational safety.
IE 682 - Industrial Safety and Health Evaluation (3 credits)
Prerequisite: OSHE students, or permission of instructor. This is a required course for students who receive the trainee scholarship from the Occupational Safety and Health Engineering Program sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Other graduate students are also welcome and encouraged to take this site visit course. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to plan and conduct a walk-through evaluation of health and safety hazards in a workplace. Students will also understand the role of occupational health and safety disciplines in the recognition and prevention of occupational injury and illness.
IE 685 - Systems Safety (3 credits)
Prerequisites: applied probability/statistics and introductory safety. Safety decision making and systems engineering applications to safety, including planning, managing and conducting system safety programs.
IE 699 - Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: approval from the industrial engineering graduate advisor. Special course given when interest in a subject area develops. Advanced notice of topics will be given before registration.
IE 701 - Master's Thesis (6 credits)
Prerequisites: matriculation for the master of science degree, thesis advisor's approval, and adequate graduate courses in the field of the proposed thesis. Candidates for the degree who choose this option must submit an acceptable thesis on an approved subject that contributes to the literature of the field, and preferably aids the candidate's present or potential, career. While original research may not always result, the thesis should provide a new conclusion or application. Approval to register for the thesis must be obtained from the thesis advisor. A student must continuously register for a minimum of 3 credits per semester until the thesis is completed. Total credit will be limited, however, to the 6 credits indicated for the thesis.
IE 704 - Sequencing and Scheduling (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 650 or equivalent. Advanced sequencing and scheduling for job shops, flow lines, and other general manufacturing and production systems are discussed in this course. Both deterministic and stochastic scheduling models are covered in detail. Heuristics and worst case analysis for unsolvable hard scheduling problems (NP-C problem) are introduced.
IE 705 - Mathematical Programming in Management Science (3 credits)
Prerequisites: IE 623 and IE 650. An advanced study of various mathematical programming techniques such as linear and non-linear, parametric, integer, stochastic and dynamic programming. Readings and discussions emphasize mathematical advances and applications in operations research.
IE 706 - A Queueing Approach to Performance Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 644 or equivalent. Newly developed techniques in the area of queueing networks that play a critical role in studying several aspects of discrete event stochastic systems such as FMS, computer-aided communication systems, transportation systems and service systems.
IE 725 - Independent Research (3 credits)
Prerequisite: approval from the industrial engineering program director. Program of study prescribed and approved by student's advisor. This special course covers areas in which one or more students may be interested but is not of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course.
IE 753 - Airport Design and Planning (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: Tran 610 or EM 693. Planning of individual airports and statewide airport systems. Functional decision of air and landside facilities. Orientation, number and length of runways. Concepts of airport capacity. Passenger and freight terminal facility requirements. Airport access systems. FAA operating requirements. Financial, safety and security issues. Same as CE 753 and Tran 753.
IE 754 - Port Design and Planning (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Tran 610 or EM 693. Functional design of the water and landsides for general cargo, liquid and dry bulk, and container operations. Yard and storage systems. Port capacity in an intermodal network. Economic, regulatory, and environmental issues. Same as CE 754 and Tran 754.
IE 760 - Quantitative Methods in Human Factors (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 661. More advanced human factors engineering concepts analyzed quantitatively: systems modeling, control theory, human error, and decision making. Discussion of human factors, research design and data analysis. Operator/computer interaction is also emphasized.
IE 761 - Advanced Studies in Human Factors (3 credits)
Prerequisite: one year of graduate work in human factors or the equivalent. The course integrates various areas of graduate studies in human factors such as: work physiology, occupational safety, environment and human-machine systems. Detailed discussion of selected current papers covering theoretical review, experimental design, results, applications, and future research. Completion of semester project under instructor's guidance is mandatory.
IE 762 - Psychophysical Methods in Human Factors (3 credits)
Prerequisite: one year of graduate work in human factors or instructor's approval. This course considers various classical and modern psychophysical methods, signal detection theory, information theory, and human information processing applicable to advanced human factors/occupational safety research measurement and normative modeling.
IE 791 - Graduate Seminar (Non-credit)
A seminar in which faculty or others present summaries of advanced topics suitable for research. Discussion of research procedures, thesis organization, and content. Students engaged in research will present their own research for discussion and criticism. Effective From: Fall 2005