Manufacturing is the process of transforming raw materials into finished goods having value in the marketplace. This transformation requires people, equipment, tools, and energy; and it creates wealth in our society. A manufacturing enterprise must acquire customers, design products, develop fabrication processes, assemble the products, and then support them in the field. Therefore the curriculum for this concentration is a 14-course program incorporating such state-of-the-art technologies as lean production, agile and virtual manufacturing, rapid prototyping, automation, robotics, and other technologies. A student completing this concentration is awarded a Certificate in Manufacturing in addition to the M.S. Industrial Engineering degree. The 42-hour certificate program in manufacturing is shown in the table below.
IE Core Classes
- IE 5301 – Advanced Operations Research
- IE 5304 – Advanced Engineering Economy
- IE 5318 – Applied Regression Analysis
- IE 5329 – Production and Inventory Control Systems
- IE 5338 – Human Engineering or IE 5342 – Metrics and Measurements
- IE 5303 – Quality Systems
*Based on prior academic preparation, additional or substitute coursework may be required.
- IE 5322 – Simulation and Optimization
- IE 5320 – Enterprise Engineering Methods or IE 5321 – Enterprise Analysis and Design
- INSY 5335 – Applied Database Management or CSE 5330 – Database Systems
- Approved External Manufacturing Elective
- IE 5330 – Automation and Advanced Manufacturing
- IE 5310 – Production Systems
- IE 6302 – Facilities Planning and Design
- Approved Internal Manufacturing Elective
Contact Dr. Brian Huff for more information.