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Industrial Engineering, M.S.

Engineering Online Industrial Engineering

The graduate program in industrial engineering is designed to provide the student with fundamental knowledge in the various areas of industrial engineering and with the opportunity to emphasize in a particular area. A student pursuing a master's or doctoral degree may specialize in any area of industrial engineering such as General Industrial Engineering, Operations Research and Applied Statistics, Manufacturing Systems, Logistics, Enterprise Systems, Enterprise Management, and Ergonomics.

The Master of Science Degree is a research-oriented program which consists of a thesis option, thesis-substitute option, and a non-thesis option. M.S. degree requirements are given under the catalog section entitled "Master's Degree Requirements."

IE Courses Online – Regularly Offered (24 courses)

IE5301 – ADVANCED OPERATIONS RESEARCH

A survey of quantitative methods to develop modeling and decision-making skills. Topics include z-transforms and difference equations, Markov Chains, decision analysis techniques, goal programming, game theory, queuing theory and nonlinear programming. Prerequisites: Both IE 3301 and IE 3315 OR IE 5317 or equivalent. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

IE5303 – QUALITY SYSTEMS

Principles and practices of industrial quality control. Topics include the Deming philosophy, process improvements, statistical process control, process capability analysis and product acceptance. Prerequisite: IE 3301, or IE 5317, or equivalent. Offered Fall.

IE5304 – ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMY

Analysis of capital investments in engineering and technical projects. Topics include decision analysis methods, cash flows, revenue requirements, activity-based analysis, multi-attribute decisions, probabilistic analysis and sensitivity/risk analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

IE5310 – PRODUCTION SYSTEMS DESIGN

Methods for the design and analysis of manufacturing and logistics systems. Emphasis is placed on reducing cycle time, increasing throughput, lowering variation, and improving both quality and customer responsiveness through modeling techniques. Prerequisites: IE 5317 or equivalent, IE 5301 or concurrent and IE 5329 or concurrent or equivalent. Offered Summer.

IE5312 – PLANNING AND CONTROL OF ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS

A continuation of IE 5329 covering enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) and other advanced production control techniques. Computer modeling is emphasized. Prerequisite: IE 5329. Offered in Spring.

IE5314 – SAFETY ENGINEERING

Methods to identify, measure, analyze, and evaluate safety hazards in the workplace. Scientific and managerial methods to prevent or control safety hazards. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered Summer.

IE5317 – INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Topics include descriptive statistics, set theory, combinatorics, mathematical expectation, probability distributions, confidence interval estimation, linear programming, the simplex and dual simplex algorithms, transportation and assignment problems, integer programming, and network analysis. Prerequisite: Math 2326 or equivalent and permission of advisor. Offered Fall, Spring.

IE5318 – APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS

An in-depth study of one predictor variable followed by the matrix approach to multiple linear regression. Topics include estimation, prediction, analysis of variance, residual analysis, transformations, multicollinearity, model selection, weighted least squares, ridge regression, and robust regression. Prerequisite: IE 3301 or IE 5317 or equivalent. Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

IE5320 – ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING METHODS

A survey of enterprise engineering methods. Topics include system development methodology, discussion of enterprise architectures, activity modeling, business modeling, activity-based performance analysis, and process improvement. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered Spring.

IE5321 – ENTERPRISE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

An in-depth study of techniques useful for the analysis and design of the manufacturing enterprise. This course presents an advanced process description technique that is used, with simulation and activity based costing, to facilitate analysis and design. Prerequisites: IE 5320 and IE 5322, or concurrent enrollment. Offered Fall.

IE5322 – SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION

An in-depth study of discrete event simulation theory and practice. Optimization and search techniques used in conjunction with simulation experiments are introduced. A commercial simulation software application is used. Prerequisite: IE 5317 or equivalent. Offered Spring, Summer.

IE5329 – PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEMS

The fundamentals of production and inventory control systems. The economic impacts of fluctuating demand, supply availability and production rates are examined. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered Fall.

IE5330 – AUTOMATION AND ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

2 Lecture Hours • 3 Lab Hours

The design of automated and advanced production processes for manufacturing. Topics include numerical control, robotics, group technology, just-in-time, automated inspection and flexible manufacturing systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered Fall.

IE5333 – LOGISTICS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DESIGN

The design and analysis of domestic and international transportation systems of people, processes, and technology. Topics include the role of transportation in the extended enterprise, transportation modeling and optimization techniques, value-added supply chain issues, and financial performance measures. Prerequisites: IE 5317 or equivalent, IE 5301 or concurrent, and IE 5329 or concurrent, or equivalent. Offered Summer, but may switch to Fall.

IE5334 – LOGISTICS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS DESIGN

The design and analysis of distribution systems of people, processes and technology. The focus is on distribution, warehousing and material handling. Topics include the role of the warehouse in the extended enterprise, warehouse planning, process design, layout, equipment selection, workforce and workplace issues, and financial performance measures. Prerequisites: IE 5317 or equivalent, IE 5301 or concurrent, and IE 5329 or concurrent, or equivalent. Offered Spring.

IE5338 – HUMAN ENGINEERING

2 Lecture Hours • 3 Lab Hours

Human structural, physiological, psychological, and cognitive capacities and limitations in the workplace, and their effects on the design of work systems to enhance productivity, and maintain health and safety. Prerequisite: IE 3301 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Offered Spring.

IE5339 – PRODUCT DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCIBILITY, AND RELIABILITY DESIGN

This course covers product development and engineering design process with a focus on collaborative design. Software, manufacturing, reliability, testing, logistical and product support considerations are emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered Fall.

IE5342 – METRICS AND MEASUREMENT

Work measurement, methods improvements, and performance measurement. A survey of enterprise and management measurement systems is presented. Prerequisite: IE 5317 or equivalent. Offered Spring.

IE5345 – MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY

Review of contemporary issues in knowledge management, databases, decision support systems, and intelligent systems. Topics include knowledge acquisition, intelligent database design, decision support systems, data mining, knowledge transfer, and collaborative development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered Spring.

IE5346 – TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT

Review of management issues in developing and implementing new technologies and methodologies into an organization. Topics include technology forecasting, management of technology based projects, technological competitiveness, technology alliances, and collaboration. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered Fall.

IE6302 – FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN

Facilities planning through layout design. Product flow, space-activity relationships, personnel requirements, and material handling are considered, as well as receiving, shipping, warehousing, and integration with manufacturing. Facilities planning models are explored. Prerequisites: IE 5317 or equivalent, IE 5301 or concurrent, and IE 5329, or concurrent or equivalent. Offered Fall.

IE6305 – ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT I

The management of the engineering function in high-technology industry with principal emphasis on the historical development of industrial management principles, decision-making and planning. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered Spring.

IE6306 – ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT II

The management of the engineering function in high-technology industry with principal emphasis on human resources and staffing, directing and leading, and controlling. Prerequisite: IE 6305. Offered Fall.

IE6308 – DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS

Introduction to statistical design and analysis of experiments with applications from engineering, health care and business. Analysis includes analysis of variance, multiple comparisons and model adequacy. Designs include complete factorial, complete block, incomplete block, Latin square, Youden, two-level fractional factorial and hierachically nested. Prerequisite: IE 5318 or consent of instructor. Offered Spring.

IE Courses Online – Occasionally Offered (17 courses)

IE5300 – TOPICS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

A study of selected topics in industrial engineering. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and Graduate Advisor.

IE5305 – LINEAR PROGRAMMING

Theory and applications of linear programming including the simplex method, computational complexity, column generation and integer programming. Prerequisite: IE 3315 or IE 5317. Offered occasionally in Spring.

IE5306 – DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION

Dynamic optimization methods including dynamic programming, the calculus of variations, and optimal control theory. Emphasis is on the modeling and solution of practical problems using these techniques. Prerequisites: IE 3301 and IE 3315, or IE 5317, or equivalent. Offered every other Fall (alternates with IE 5311).

IE5307 – QUEUEING THEORY

The fundamentals of queueing theory including Markovian birth-death models, networks of queues, and general arrival and service distributions. Prerequisite: IE 3301 or IE 5317, or equivalent. Offered every other Spring (alternates with IE 5309).

IE5309 – STOCHASTIC PROCESSES

The study of probabilistic model building including the fundamentals of both discrete and continuous Markov chains, queueing theory and renewal theory. Prerequisite: IE 3301 or IE 5317, or equivalent. Offered every other Spring (alternates with IE 5307).

IE5311 – DECISION ANALYSIS

A survey of methods for making optimal decisions. Topics include decision models, formal logic, fuzzy controls, statistical decision theory, game theory, multiobjective decisions, stochastic programming, information theory and qualitative aspects of the decision. Prerequisite: IE 5301 or concurrent. Offered every other Fall (alternates with IE 5306).

IE5319 – ADVANCED STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND TIME SERIES ANALYSIS

Design of control schemes for statistical monitoring and control of modern manufacturing systems. Topics include charts for process control, effect of autocorrelation on SPC charts, and sampling plans for acceptance inspection. Prerequisite: IE 3301 and IE 5303 or equivalent. Offered occasionally in Fall.

IE5326 – INDUSTRIAL BIOMECHANICS

The development and application of biomechanical models of physical work tasks, especially manual materials handling and hard-arm work activities. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. Offered once in past 5 years.

IE5331 – INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS

The analysis and design of physical work, workplace, and hand tools using ergonomic principles for enhancing performance, health, and safety. Work refers mainly to whole body and hand-arm activities, while workplace refers to industrial and computerized office environments. Applications focus on people's anthropometric, musculoskeletal and psychological characteristics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered once in past 5 years.

IE5332 – NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING

Methods for nonlinear optimization including classical theory; gradient methods; sequential unconstrained methods; convex programming; genetic algorithms; simulated annealing; and separable, quadratic, and geometric programming. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Offered occasionally in Spring or Summer.

IE5351 – INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

This course includes a survey of concepts, principles and processes required to engineer complex systems throughout the life-cycle from concept through disposal. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered every other Fall (starting Fall 2014).

IE5352 – SYSTEMS ENGINEERING I

A study of systems engineering topics including technical planning and management, supply processes, requirements definition and analysis, functional analysis, and trade-off analysis. Prerequisite: IE 5351. Offered every other Spring (starting Spring 2015).

IE5353 – SYSTEMS ENGINEERING II

A continuation of IE 5352. Topics include risk management, systems design and implementation, acquisition processes, assessment and control, earned value management, technical process management, and enabling products. Prerequisite: IE 5352. Offered every other Fall (starting Fall 2015).

IE5354 – SYSTEMS ENGINEERING III

A continuation of IE 5353. Topics include system verification, validation and transition to use, specialty engineering, improving SE processes, SE and relationships to international programs, object oriented systems engineering and configuration management. A comprehensive student project it required. Prerequisite: IE 5353. Offered every other Spring (starting Spring 2016).

IE6303 – COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION

A survey of problems and algorithms in combinational optimization. Topics include shortest paths, minimum-weight spanning trees, matroids, matchings, optimal assignments and set packing. Prerequisite: IE 5305 or consent of instructor. Offered occasionally in Spring.

IE6309 – RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY AND COMPUTER EXPERIMENTS

Empirical model building and process optimization using experimental design and statistical modeling. The first half of the course covers first and second order models and designs, multiresponse experiments and mixture experiments. The second half introduces designs based on Latin hypercubes, orghogonal arrays, and number-based theoretic methods, plus models using kriging, multivariate adaptive regression splines and neural networks. Prerequisite: IE 6308. Offered every other Fall.

IE6310 – INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

2 Lecture Hours • 3 Lab Hours

Project oriented course focusing on the requirements and selection criteria for the integration of technology into simple and complex industrial activities. Prerequisite: IE 5330. Offered occasionally in Spring.

IE Courses Online – Other

IE5313 – RELIABILITY AND ADVANCED QUALITY CONTROL TOPICS

Includes advanced quantitative topics in reliability design and quality control. Management of reliability and quality control functions are also included. Prerequisites: IE 4308 or IE 5303. No plans to offer.

IE5335 – ADVANCED OCCUPATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE ENGINEERING

Interaction of workers with physical environmental agents such as heat, cold, noise, vibration, illumination, radiation, and gravity. The design of work and the workplace to control environmental stresses, and their effects on workers' performance, health and safety. Prerequisite: graduate standing. No plans to offer.

IE6301 – ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURES AND FRAMEWORKS

A survey of enterprise architectures and analysis frameworks that have been proposed for the integration of large complex enterprise systems. Emphasis is placed on state-of-the-art approaches. Prerequisite: IE 5320. No plans to offer.

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