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Industrial Engineering (I E) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2002
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Industrial Engineering - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Engineering (I E)

PROFESSOR RICHARD J. KOUBEK, Professor and Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The undergraduate program in industrial engineering, being the first established in the world, has a long tradition of providing a strong, technical, hands-on education in design, control, and operation of manufacturing processes and systems. The curriculum provides a broad-based education in manufacturing, operations research and ergonomics through a base of mathematics, physical and engineering sciences, and laboratory and industrial experiences. It builds a strong foundation for the development of a professionally competent and versatile industrial engineer, able to function in a traditional manufacturing environment as well as in a much broader economy, including careers in financial services, communication, information technology, transportation, health care, consulting, or academia.

The graduates of the program are expected to: 1) understand, analyze and design industrial and service processes, systems, and work environments; 2) collect, analyze and interpret data, through modeling and quantitative analysis, to make sound managerial decisions; 3) present effectively, through oral and written communications, their work and ideas; 4) perform in a professional and ethical manner as part of a diverse team in a global society. The graduates of the program are also encouraged to gain practical experience through interaction with industry prior to graduation.

The following outcomes are included in the courses taught in the program:

  1. Management Systems: apply time value of money to make financial decisions; use probability concepts to solve engineering problems; estimate parameters; conduct tests of hypotheses and create regression models; apply statistical quality control methods such as process capability, control charts and tolerance allocation; design experiments; optimize and solve mathematical models of real problems using linear programming, dynamic programming, networking, Markov chains, queuing and inventory models; and create simulation models of manufacturing and service systems and analyze simulation output.
  2. Manufacturing Engineering: understand manufacturing processes for metal parts, and determine machine tool requirements; create solidification models and use them for casting design; select appropriate manufacturing processes based on part design; generate feasible process plans and develop part plans utilizing accepted tolerance specifications; program flexible manufacturing equipment and system controllers; and design logical manufacturing layouts.
  3. Human Factors: measure work by applying work measurement including time studies, MTM analysis and work sampling studies; understand and apply cognitive systems engineering; identify visual, auditory, cognitive, perceptual and environmental aspects of human performance; perform task analysis; and evaluate human-computer interfaces.

After completing courses required for the core and fundamental competencies in the major, students can choose one of the following three tracks for specialization:

Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Service Systems Engineering, and Engineering Information Systems.

A total of nine course credits in each of the tree tracks from the approved departmental list is required, in addition to the three-credit capstone design course.

For the B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, a minimum of 129 credits is required. This baccalaureate program in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410-347-7700; or www.abet.org.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERCULTURAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 105 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (74 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], CHEM 014 GN(1), ED&G 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], PHYS 211 GN(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
E MCH 210(5)[1], MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 231(2), MATH 250(3), PHYS 212 GN(4), ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
I E 302(3)[1], I E 305(3)[1], I E 322(3)[1], I E 323(3)[1], I E 327(3)[1], I E 330(3)[1], I E 405(3)[1], MATSE 259(3) (Sem: 5-6)
I E 425(3), I E 453(3), I E 470(3), I E 480W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or CMPSC 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3) or ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
I E 408(3) or I E 419(3) (Sem: 7-8) (The course not taken to satisfy this requirement can be taken as a track elective.)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 3 credits as a science selection from department list (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits as non-major electives from department list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in manufacturing processes from department list. (Sem: 5-6) (The courses not taken to satisfy this requirement can be taken as track electives.)
Select 9 credits for the track selected from department list (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-04-178

Review Date: 7/01/05

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