The University of Texas at Arlington

Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2009

Table of Contents
About the Catalog

Undergraduate Admissions
Choose Your Major
Course Descriptions
Class Schedules

Volume XCII – July 2008
Previous Editions

UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Industrial Engineering (IE)

IE 1104. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (1-0) Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students will become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design. Corequisite: IE 1105.

IE 1105. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING LAB (0-3) Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication, and department-specific material. Case studies are presented and analyzed. Corequisite: IE 1104.

IE 3301. ENGINEERING PROBABILITY (3-0) Topics in industrial engineering that involve random processes. Applications and backgrounds for topics in reliability, inventory systems, and queuing problems, including absolute and conditional probabilities, discrete and continuous random variables, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and an introduction to linear regression, experimental design, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 2326 or concurrent enrollment.

IE 3312. ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS (3-0) Tools and methods used for determining the comparative financial desirability of engineering alternatives. Prerequisite: MATH 1426 or concurrent enrollment.

IE 3314. ENGINEERING RESEARCH METHODS (3-0) A continuation of IE 3301. Simple and multiple linear regression analysis, design of experiments, analysis of variance, and quality control statistics. Emphasis on the application of these methods to engineering data, with computerized data analysis. Prerequisite: IE 3301.

IE 3315. OPERATIONS RESEARCH I (3-0) Introduction to the major deterministic techniques of operations research and their application to decision problems. Linear programming, integer programming, network analysis, dynamic programming, nonlinear programming. Course software is used. Project required. Prerequisite: IE 3301 or concurrent enrollment and MATH 2326.

IE 3343. METRICS AND MEASUREMENT (3-0) This course presents methods for determining the most effective utilization of effort in the man-machine environment as well as systems and methods to measure enterprise performance. The computer competency evaluation is administered in this course for those students who have not had IE 1105. Prerequisite: MATH 2326, IE 3312 or concurrent enrollment, and IE 3301 or concurrent enrollment.

IE 4191. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (1-0) The investigation of special individual problems in industrial engineering under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of the department chairperson.

IE 4291. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (2-0) The investigation of special individual problems in industrial engineering under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of the department chairperson.

IE 4300. TOPICS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (3-0) A study of selected topics in industrial engineering. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and undergraduate advisor.

IE 4302. ENGINEERING ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION (3-0) A survey of administration, control and organization of engineering and research activities. Strategic planning as well as project planning and control are discussed. Prerequisite: junior standing.

IE 4303. PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY CONTROL (3-0) Fundamental theory and design of systems for the control of production, inventories and their economic interaction, particularly in cases involving uncertainty of demand, of supply availability, and of production rates. Prerequisite: IE 3301 and 3315.

IE 4304. ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS (3-0) An extension of Production and Inventory Control (IE 4303), this course covers enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) in manufacturing, E-Commerce and supply chain environments. ERP software and case studies are reviewed. Prerequisite: IE 4303.

IE 4308. QUALITY SYSTEMS (3-0) A comprehensive coverage of modern quality systems techniques to include the design of statistical process control systems, acceptance sampling, and process analysis and design. Prerequisite: IE 3314 or concurrent enrollment.

IE 4310. INDUSTRIAL AND PRODUCT SAFETY (3-0) Scientific, managerial, and legal aspects of safety hazard control and elimination in the industrial workplace. Methods for enhancing product safety. Prerequisite: junior standing.

IE 4315. OPERATIONS RESEARCH II (3-0) A continuation of IE 3315 to probabilistic techniques of operations research and their application to decision models. Topics include z-transforms, linear difference equations, Markov chains, game theory, decision analysis, queuing theory, and non-quantitative aspects of decisions. Group projects are required. Prerequisite: IE 3301, 3315, and MATH 3319.

IE 4318. ENTERPRISE DESIGN (3-0) Design, analysis, and modeling of enterprises. Topics include enterprise architectures, structured system modeling methods, enterprise integration, and enterprise transformation. Prerequisite: junior standing.

IE 4322. ENTERPRISE SIMULATION (3-0) The design and analysis of complex manufacturing and service systems using computer-based discrete event simulation techniques. Topics include an introduction to simulation methods, and the design, construction and analysis of discrete-event simulation models, as well as their computer applications. The course also covers the execution and management of simulation projects and the formal presentation of their findings. Prerequisite: IE 3314 and IE 4315, or consent of instructor.

IE 4325. AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS I (2-3) Study of the use of industrial automation and robotics technologies in manufacturing industries. The course introduces the major classes of industrial automation. Issues associated with the successful deployment of automation are presented. Laboratory exercises focus on a practical introduction to various automation technologies. Prerequisite: IE 4303 or concurrent enrollment.

IE 4339. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCIBILITY AND RELIABILITY DESIGN (3-0) This course covers the product and process development and engineering design process with focus on collaborative design in the enterprise environment. Manufacturing, reliability, testing, logistical and product support considerations are emphasized. Prerequisite: junior standing.

IE 4343. FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN (3-0) The course covers strategic facilities planning through detailed facilities layout design. Considerations include product flow, space and activity relationships, personnel requirements, material handling, and layout. Traditional and contemporary issues in manufacturing and their impact on facilities design including receiving, shipping, warehousing, and integration with manufacturing and supporting operations are explored. Facilities planning models and the process of evaluating, selecting, preparing, presenting, and implementing the facilities plan are covered. Prerequisite: IE 4303 or concurrent enrollment.

IE 4344. HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING (2-3) Study of the interactions between people and their work, workplace, and the environment. Involves identification, measurement, analysis, and evaluation of interactions via human physical and mental capacities and limitations, and social interactions. Prerequisite: IE 3343.

IE 4345. KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (3-0) Review of contemporary issues in knowledge management, knowledge engineering, technology management, and intelligent systems. Topics include knowledge acquisition, intelligent database design, decision support systems, artificial intelligence technologies, designs and tools, and collaborative development. Prerequisite: junior standing.

IE 4349. AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS II (2-3) Study of the design, implementation, and operation of robotics technology. An in-depth study of the design and deployment of industrial automation and robotics technology to meet the needs of high-precision, multi-product production environments. The laboratory activities associated with the course provide practical experience in the areas of sensor-driven automated process development, industrial vision, modular and reconfigurable automation, simulation-based system design and an introduction to computer-based manufacturing control and execution technologies. Prerequisite: IE 4325.

IE 4350. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN (2-3) This course provides an open-ended design experience through the planning and design of an enterprise. Typically, the student selects a product; determines the necessary processes, equipment, capacities, routings, and personnel required; develops supporting material handling, inventory, and quality systems; and designs the fully integrated enterprise including facility layout with estimated cost of operation. Contemporary project management techniques are utilized. The design experience project includes submittal of approximately nine written and oral presentations culminating in a written project report and oral presentation at the end of the semester. IE 4350 is the capstone design course and draws on material from the total industrial engineering curriculum. The impact of engineering design on society is discussed. Prerequisite: all required 4000 level IE courses or concurrent enrollment.

IE 4391. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (3-0) The investigation of special individual problems in industrial engineering under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of the department chairperson.