IE Technical Elective Sequences

The following are suggested course sequences for use in satisfying IE technical electives. These course sequences were designed to enhance the BSIE degree requirements. Students should consider their interests and career goals in choosing technical electives.

Automation and Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Will result in UVS Certificate

IE 4378 – Introduction to Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to a professional engineering or science program.

IE 4379 – Unmanned Vehicle Systems Development

Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform subsystems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: B or better in IE 4378 and admission to the UVS certificate program.

IE 4351 – Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

The course provides an overview of concepts, principles, and processes related to Systems Engineering. Topics include systems theory and systems thinking, fundamental technical and management processes, life cycle models, sustainability, resilience and other knowledge useful to engineer complex systems throughout the life cycle from concept through disposal. Prerequisite: Accepted into an engineering professional program at UTA.

Human Factors

IE 4310 – Industrial and Product Safety

Scientific, managerial, and legal aspects of safety hazard control and elimination in the industrial workplace. Methods for enhancing product safety. Prerequisite: accepted in an UTA engineering professional program.

PSYC 3302 - Business Psychology

A survey of the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, focusing on the application of psychological theory to understanding and solving problems in the workplace. Topics include recruitment, employee selection and training, the effects of attitudes, motivation, group dynamics and leadership, job satisfaction, productivity and morale.

PSYC 3322 – Brain and Behavior

An introduction to the anatomical structures and physiological processes that determine behavior. Topics include the acquisition and processing of sensory information, the neural control of movement, and the biological bases of complex behaviors (such as learning, memory, sex, language, and addiction), as well as the basic functioning of the nervous system. Offered as BIOL 3322 and PSYC 3322. Credit will be granted only once. BIOL 3322 prerequisite: BIOL 1441, BIOL 1442. PSYC 3322 prerequisite: BIOL 1441 or PSYC 1315.

General IE

IE 4304 – Enterprise Systems

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 4310 – Industrial and Product Safety

Scientific, managerial, and legal aspects of safety hazard control and elimination in the industrial workplace. Methods for enhancing product safety. Prerequisite: accepted in an UTA engineering professional program.

IE 4351 – Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

The course provides an overview of concepts, principles, and processes related to Systems Engineering. Topics include systems theory and systems thinking, fundamental technical and management processes, life cycle models, sustainability, resilience and other knowledge useful to engineer complex systems throughout the life cycle from concept through disposal. Prerequisite: Accepted into an engineering professional program at UTA.

Information Systems

Consider INSY minor

INSY 3304 – Database Management Systems

Comprehensive coverage of database technology and applications. Data models, query processing (SQL), relational database design, and implementation. Topics covered are hierarchical, network, relational, and object-oriented models, data dictionaries, distributed databases, evaluation and selection of database management systems (DBMS), and data administration. Formerly INSY 4302; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: INSY 3300.

INSY 3305 – IS Analysis and Design

This is a survey of the concepts and methods of information systems analysis and design, system development life cycle (SDLC) and methodologies associated with the SDLC. Course covers feasibility analysis, requirements definition, systems design, data design, coding design, programming, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 3304 and INSY 4305. INSY 4305 may be taken concurrently.

INSY 3330 – Intro to E-Commerce

Examines current and projected developments in electronic commerce. Topics include the information technologies upon which electronic commerce is based, such as the telecommunications infrastructure; new perspectives on space, time and money in business; electronic consumers and advertising; the effect of e-commerce on logistics and supply chain management; electronic financial markets and digital payment mechanisms; marketing through digital storefronts and virtual corporations; new frontiers of business such as electronic auctions and business to business e-commerce; the relationship between ecommerce and successful business strategy; and finally, public policy. Formerly BUSA 3330; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: INSY 2303.

Sustainability Engineering

Consider Sustainable Engineering Minor

ENGR 4395. SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT. 3 Hours.

This course provides an open-ended design experience. Planning, analysis of alternatives, and design of selected projects that cross various engineering disciplines, and include multiple realistic constraints. Students will use life cycle assessment to quantify environmental and economic impacts of various design alternatives. They will also identify trade-offs among social, economic, and environmental drivers. A team approach is emphasized. Prerequisites: ENGR 2300, IE 3315, ECON 2305 or IE 2308, societal context elective.

IE 4351 – Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

The course provides an overview of concepts, principles, and processes related to Systems Engineering. Topics include systems theory and systems thinking, fundamental technical and management processes, life cycle models, sustainability, resilience and other knowledge useful to engineer complex systems throughout the life cycle from concept through disposal. Prerequisite: Accepted into an engineering professional program at UTA.

GEOL 4308. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY. 3 Hours.

The geochemistry of natural waters with emphasis on processes that control solute concentrations including complexation reactions, oxidation and reduction reactions, biogeochemistry, and chemical weathering reactions. Prerequisites: CHEM 1442 or GEOL 2445.