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Industrial Engineering (I E)

I E 402 Advanced Engineering Economy (3) Concepts and techniques of analyses useful in evaluating engineering projects under deterministic and uncertain conditions.
Effective: Summer 1995
Prerequisite: I E 302, I E 322, I E 405  

I E 405 Deterministic Models in Operations Research (3) Deterministic models in operation research including linear programming, flows in networks, project management, transportation and assignment models and integer programming.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: MATH 220  

I E 408 Cognitive Work Design (3) Design and evaluation of cognitive work, including the human/computer interface, visual displays, software design, and automated system monitoring, with emphasis on human performance.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: I E 327  

I E 418 Human/Computer Interface Design (3) Design and evaluation of the human/computer interface, including human performance, visual displays, software design, and automated system monitoring.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: I E 327 andCMPSC 200, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

I E 419 Work Design - Productivity and Safety (3) Methods improvement, physical work design, productivity, work measurement; principles and practice of safety.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: I E 327  

I E 424 Process Quality Engineering (3) Statistical methods for engineering process characterization and improvement. For non-Industrial Engineering majors.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: MATH 141 and prerequisite or concurrent:MATH 220 orB E 301   Concurrent: MATH 220 or B E 301

I E 425 Stochastic Models in Operations Research (3) Stochastic models in operations research with real world applications including dynamic programming, Markov chains, queueing models and inventory models.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: MATH 220 andI E 322   Concurrent: I E 405

I E 428 Metal Casting (3) Application of engineering principles to the design of castings; casting of ferrous and nonferrous alloys; laboratory and simulation projects.
Effective: Summer 1995
Prerequisite: I E 311, I E 312 orMETAL 408W  

I E 433 Regression Analysis and Design of Experiments (3) Theory and Application of Regression Analysis and Design of Experiments to build models and optimize process and product parameters.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: I E 323  

I E 434 Statistical Quality Control (3) Statistical techniques for univariate and multivariate monitoring of independent and autocorrelated processes; foundations of quality control and improvement.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: I E 323  

I E 436 Six Sigma Methodology (3) Techniques for structured problem-solving to improve the quality and cost of products and processes.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: I E 323  

I E 453 Simulation Modeling for Decision Support (3) Introduction of concepts of simulation modeling and analysis, with application to manufacturing and production systems.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: CMPSC 200, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202 andI E 323 andI E 425  

I E 454 Applied Decision Analysis (3) Theory and practice of decision analysis applied to engineering problems.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: I E 322  

I E 456 (M E 456) Industrial Robot Applications (3) Introduction to robotics, with emphasis on robot selection, programming, and economic justification for manufacturing applications.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: MATH 220;MATH 250 orMATH 251;I E 305 orM E 360;CMPSC 200 orCMPSC 201  

I E 460 Service Systems Engineering (3) Use of quantitative models and methods for analysis, design and control of service systems.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: I E 322 andI E 405  

I E 462 Introduction to Expert Systems (3) Building expert systems in general; emphasis on knowledge representation and inference mechanisms in the manufacturing domain.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: CMPSC 200, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202 andI E 323  

I E 463 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (3) Three dimensional modeling and manufacture of parts and assemblies using Computer Aided Design and manufacturing software, and numerically controlled machines.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: I E 305  

I E 464 Assembly of Printed Circuit Boards (3) Manufacturing processes and principles for assembly of printed circuit boards with surface mount and through-hole technology.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: PHYS 212, I E 305  

I E 466 Concurrent Engineering (3) Concurrent engineering methods for product/process development, capturing customer requirements, insuring manufacturability and serviceability.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: MATH 141, MATH 220  

I E 467 Facility Layout and Location (3) Analytical and computational methods for facility layout designs, material handling systems and equipment, and location.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: I E 322, I E 405  

I E 468 Optimization Modeling and Methods (3) Mathematical modeling of linear, integer, and nonlinear programming problems and computational methods for solving these classes of problems.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: I E 405, MATH 231  

I E 469 Global Industrial Engineering Experience (1) Students will learn how to prepare for a short term, professional exchange in a foreign nation. Students will then travel to a designated university within a foreign nation for the purpose of a five day cultural and professional exchange.
Effective: Summer 2009
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing or higher  

I E 470 Manufacturing System Design and Analysis (3) Contemporary design and analysis methodologies used to organize systems for economic manufacture of products.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent: with manufacturing process elective  

I E 477 Computer Control of Manufacturing Machines and Processes (3) Elements of computer control and discrete-time modeling. Design and analysis of digital controls for manufacturing machines and processes.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: MATH 141, CMPSC 200, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202 andI E 305  

I E 478 Retail Services Engineering (3) Introduction to retail services operations, process models, and application of information technologies to enhance productivity and profitability.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: I E 330  

I E 479 (EDSGN 479) Human Centered Product Design and Innovation (3) Consumer product design for a global market, incorporating human factors principles and user desires in a multicultural perspective.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: I E 408 orI E 419 or equivalent  

I E 480W Capstone Design Project (3) Industry-based senior capstone design project emphasizing manufacturing systems, service systems, and information systems in an interdisciplinary setting.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: I E 302, I E 305, I E 323, I E 327, I E 405   Concurrent: I E 330

I E 494H Senior Honors Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

I E 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

I E 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

I E 499 (IL) Foreign Studies--Industrial Engineering (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

I E 505 Linear Programming (3) An accelerated treatment of the main theorems of linear programming and duality structures plus introduction to numerical and computational aspects of solving large-scale problems.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: I E 405  

I E 507 Operations Research: Scheduling Models (3) Scheduling models with simultaneous job arrival and probabilistic job arrival, network scheduling, and scheduling simulation techniques.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: I E 425  

I E 509 Operations Research: Waiting Line Models (3) Waiting line models including models with infinite queues, finite queues, single and multiple servers under various priorities and disciplines.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: I E 516  

I E 510 Integer Programming (3) Study of advanced topics in mathematical programming; emphasis on large-scale systems involving integer variables.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: I E 405  

I E 511 Experimental Design in Engineering (3) Statistical design and analysis of experiments in engineering; experimental models and experimental designs using the analysis of variance.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: I E 323  

I E 512 Graph Theory and Networks in Management (3) Graph and network theory; application to problems of flows in networks, transportation and assignment problems, pert/CPM, facilities planning.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: I E 405  

I E 516 (SC&IS 516) Applied Stochastic Processes (3) Study of stochastic processes and their applications to engineering and supply chain and information systems.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: I E 322 orSTAT 318  

I E 519 (SC&IS 519) Dynamic Programming (3) Theory and application of dynamic programming; Markov decision processes with emphasis on applications in engineering systems, supply chain and information systems.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: I E 516 orSC&IS 516 or equivalent  

I E 520 Multiple Criteria Optimization (3) Study of concepts and methods in analysis of systems involving multiple objectives with applications to engineering, economic, and environmental systems.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: I E 405 orINS 427  

I E 521 Nonlinear Programming (3) Fundamental theory of optimization including classical optimization, convex analysis, optimality conditions and duality, algorithmic solution strategies, variational methods in optimization.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: I E 505  

I E 522 Discrete Event Systems Simulation (3) Fundamentals of discrete event simulation, including event scheduling, time advance mechanisms, random variate generation, and output analysis.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: I E 425  

I E 525 Convex Optimization (3) Recognizing and solving convex optimization problems that arise in real life applications.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: I E 505  

I E 528 Metal Cutting Theory (3) Study of the theory of metal cutting, contemporary and future problems of metal removal processes; critical analysis of current literature.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

I E 530 Financial Engineering (3) Financial option pricing and portfolio design relevant to investment decision making.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: I E 516  

I E 532 Reliability Engineering (3) Mathematical definition of concepts in reliability engineering; methods of system reliability calculation; reliability modeling, estimation, and acceptance testing procedures.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: I E 323 or 3 credits in probability and statistics with a prerequisite of calculus  

I E 533 Workforce Engineering (3) Methods and applications for selecting, assigning, scheduling, and planning for workforce operations in the manufacturing and service industries.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: I E 405 andI E 425  

I E 540 Manufacturing Systems Simulation (3) Use of simulation in design and process improvement of manufacturing systems. Analysis of simulation language structure. Readings in current literature.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: I E 453  

I E 546 (M E 546) Designing Product Families (3) Product families, product platforms, mass customization, product variety, modularity, commonality, robust design, product architectures.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: M E 414 orM E 415 orI E 466  

I E 547 (EDSGN 547, M E 547) Designing for Human Variability (3) Statistics, optimization, and robust design methodologies to design products and environments that are robust to variability in users.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

I E 548 (EDSGN 548) Interaction Design (3) Strategies in user-centered design, ergonomic product analysis, statistical data analysis, low and high fidelity prototyping, and innovative design techniques.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: EDSGN 547 orI E 479 orIST 501 or equivalent  

I E 549 (EDSGN 549) Design Decision Making (3) Complexity of design decision-making; state-of-the-art methods and tools.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

I E 550 Manufacturing Systems (3) Fundamental theory for analyzing manufacturing systems including structural analysis, optimization and economics of manufacturing systems, automated and computer-aided manufacturing.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

I E 551 Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems (3) Analysis of microprocessor-controlled servo loops, adaptive control, stochastic methods in control; analysis of NC machines, robots, and their controllers.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

I E 552 (BIOE 552) Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System (3) Structure and biomechanics of bone, cartilage, and skeletal muscle; dynamics and control of musculoskeletal system models.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: Consent of program. Prerequisite or concurrent:BIOL 472  

I E 553 (BIOE 553) Engineering of Human Work (3) Physics and physiology of humans at work; models of muscle strength, dynamic movements; neural control; physical work capacity; rest allocation.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orBIOL 472  

I E 555 Statistical Process Monitoring and Analysis (3) Statistical techniques for univariate and multivariate monitoring of dependent and autocorrelated processes; theoretical and numberical approaches for analyzing performance.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

I E 556 (M E 556) Robotic Concepts (3) Analysis of robotic systems; end effectors, vision systems, sensors, stability and control, off-line programming, simulation of robotic systems.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: I E 456 orM E 456  

I E 557 Human-in-the-Loop Simulation (3) Design and programming of simulations that facilitate human control, real-time discrete-event simulation, supervisory control of dynamic system.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: I E 418 andI E 453  

I E 558 Engineering of Cognitive Work (3) Information processing and decision making models of the human in the modern workplace, emphasizing visual inspection and other industrial applications.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: I E 323 andI E 408  

I E 560 Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3) Materials processing and manufacturing methods for engineering materials; manufacturing process modeling and control; manufacturability of engineering materials.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: E SC 414M, MATSC 424 orI E 470  

I E 561 (EDSGN 561, CSE 561, IST 561) Data Mining Driven Design (3) The study and application of data mining/machine learning (DM/ML) techniques in multidisciplinary design.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

I E 562 Computational Foundations of Smart Systems (3) Intelligent computational techniques for the design and implementation of smart systems.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

I E 563 Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing (3) Study of CAD systems and concepts including 3D wireframe and solid modeling systems, emphasizing manufacturing applications.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: I E 463  

I E 566 Quality Control (3) Advanced quality assurance and control topics, including multivariate methods, economic design for control and acceptance, dimensioning, tolerancing, and error analysis.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

I E 567 Distributed Systems and Control (3) Advances in distributed control and decision-making in enterprises and supply chains with emphasis on computing, algorithms, and dynamics.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

I E 568 Healthcare Systems Engineering (3) Quantitative methods to analyze and improve healthcare systems.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: I E 405, I E 425 andI E 433  

I E 570 (SC&IS 570) Supply Chain Engineering (3) Use of operations research models and methods for solving problems in supply chain systems.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: I E 405, I E 425 orSC&IS 510  

I E 571 Product Design, Manufacturing Specifications, and Measurements (3) Elements of Product Design, Manufacturing Specifications, and Measurements with applications in the design, manufacture, and metrology of discrete parts.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

I E 572 Discrete Part Metrology (3) Theoretical considerations and practical applications in the design, acquisition, and interpretations of measurements in discrete part metrology and quality control.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

I E 575 Foundations of Predictive Analytics (3) Survey course on the key topics in predictive analytics.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: I E 323, STAT 500 or equivalent  

I E 582 Engineering Analytics (3) Students will learn advanced information technology, network science, big data, descriptive and predictive analytics, for manufacturing and service systems.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

I E 583 Response Surface Methodology and Process Optimization (3) Response Surface Methodologies used for sequential experimentation and optimization of production processes. Statistical design and analysis of such experiments.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: I E 511 orSTAT 501  

I E 584 Time Series Control and Process Adjustment (3) Design of Time Series-based process controllers for Quality Engineering. Study of the effect of autocorrelation on control chart performance.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

I E 588 Nonlinear Networks (3) Foundation in congestion games, including elements of non-cooperative game theory, equilibrium network flows, Braess paradox, and the price of anarchy.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: I E 505  

I E 589 Dynamic Optimization and Differential Games (3) Dynamic optimization and dynamic non-cooperative games emphasizing industrial applications.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: I E 425 andI E 505   Concurrent: I E 521

I E 590 I E Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars that consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 1993
Prerequisite: graduate standing in Industrial Engineering  

I E 594A Technical Paper Presentation (1) Preparation of a paper in a technical journal format based upon the student's course work project.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: I E 511, I E 550  

I E 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

I E 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

I E 598 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

I E 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

I E 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

I E 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

I E 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

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