Industrial Engineering (IE)

IE 3310. Project Management for Engineers.

Basic principles governing the efficient and effective management of engineering projects. Topics include project planning, scheduling, and cost estimation procedures. Prerequisite: ENGR 3315. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 3320. Engineering Statistics.

Fundamentals of probability and statistical inference for engineering applications, probability distributions, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 2472.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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IE 3330. Quality Engineering.

Quality assurance systems, quality costs, statistical quality control, and approaches for engineering quality into products and processes. Prerequisite: IE 3320.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 3340. Operations Research.

This course teaches models in operations research including linear programs, the simplex method, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, integer programs, and network flows. The emphasis is in learning to recognize, formulate, solve, and analyze practical industrial problems. The course also teaches commercial mathematical programming languages. Prerequisites: CS 1428, MATH 3377, ENGR 3315.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 3360. Methods Engineering and Ergonomics.

This course is a survey of methods for assessing and improving performance of individuals and groups in organizations. Techniques include various basic industrial engineering tools, work analysis, data acquisition and application, performance evaluation and appraisal, and work measurement procedures. Prerequisite: IE 3320.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4310. Statistical Design of Experiments.

Statistically designed experiments for engineering applications. Topics include analysis of variance, randomized complete designs, factorial designs, empirical models generated from controlled experiments, and response surfaces. Prerequisite: IE 3320.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4320. Integrated Production Systems.

Basic concepts in the design and control of integrated production systems to include forecasting, inventory models, material requirements planning, scheduling, planning, and shop floor control. Coverage will include both traditional and kanban systems. Prerequisite: IE 3340.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4330. Reliability Engineering.

Reliability of components and systems, reliability models, life testing, failure analysis, and maintainability. Prerequisite: IE 3320.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4340. Optimization Techniques.

Mathematical modeling and computational methods for linear, integer, and nonlinear programming problems. Prerequisite: IE 3340.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4350. Supply-Chain Engineering.

The analysis of supply chain problems to include facility location, customer assignment, vehicle routing, inventory management, and the role of information and decision support systems in supply chains. Prerequisite: IE 3340.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4355. Facilities Planning.

Planning, design, and analysis of facilities. Emphasizes the principles and methods used for solving plant layout, facility location, material handling, automation, computer integration, and warehouse operations.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4360. Human Factors Design.

This course will emphasize the applications of human factors engineering to systems design. Prerequisites: IE 3360. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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IE 4370. Probabilistic Operations Research.

Probabilistic models in operations research to include queuing theory, simulation, and Markov chains. Emphasis will be placed on modeling applications to solve problems in industry and computing. Prerequisite(s): IE 3320 and CS 1428.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4380. Industrial Safety.

This course is a survey of occupational safety and hazards control. Topics include the history of occupational safety; hazard sources related to humans, environment, and machines; and engineering management of hazards.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4390. Industrial Engineering Capstone Design.

Students form teams and apply industrial engineering principles to develop and implement solutions to industrial problems and/or systems engineering issues. Prerequisites: IE 3310, IE 3330; and at least two of: IE 3360, IE 4310, IE 4310, IE 4355, IE 4370 and MFGE 4396. Corequisites: IE 4320 and IE 4350.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4399A. Lean Six Sigma Methodologies.

This course covers the principles and methodologies of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. Emphasis is on the tools and techniques used in Lean Six Sigma projects, including statistical process control, experimental design, project management and lean tools. Students will develop and complete a Lean Six Sigma project in industry. Prerequisite(s): IE 3310, ID 3330, and ID 4310.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4399D. Modern Heuristic Optimization Techniques.

Heuristic methods that search beyond local optima such as simulated annealing, tabu search, genetic algorithms, ant-colony systems, and particl swarm. Papers from the literature, problem-specific heuristics, evaluation methods and serial/parallel implementations are discussed. This course is an advanced undergraduate course for students in engineering and related fields. Prerequisites: IE 3340, CS 1428.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 4399E. Introduction to Systems Engineering.

This course includes introductory topics in systems engineering and the systems-thinking process. The focus of the course is on the development of complex systems. Important topics include system understanding, modeling and design, the system development process, needs analysis, concept exploration and definition, design, integration and evaluation, and systems engineering management. Prerequisite: IE 3320.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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IE 4399F. Introduction to Data-Intensive Analysis and Simulation.

This course covers the foundational topics in data science and consists of three parts: The first part focuses on data extraction from databases, sensors and social media. The second part reviews data-intensive analysis through statistics and machine learning tools. The third part introduces the concept of farming data using design of experiments methodologies and computer simulation. Prerequisites: IE 3340 and IE 4310.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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IE 5310. Advanced Statistical Design of Experiments for Engineers.

This course examines the design and analysis of controlled experiments, demonstrating engineering applications of design of experiments (DOE) in the manufacturing and service industries. Topics include full and fractional factorial designs, response surface methodology, and Taguchi methods. In a semester-long project, students apply DOE to improve a real manufacturing process. Prerequisite: ENGR 5310 or instructor's approval. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5320. Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems.

This course covers the methods for modeling and analyzing manufacturing systems. Critical manufacturing issues that are addressed by these models include sustainable production systems, material handling systems, scheduling, and supply chains. Prerequisites: IE 3320, IE 3340, and MFGE 4396; or instructor's approval. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5330. Advanced Quality Control and Reliability Engineering.

This course provides in-depth knowledge in reliability modeling and maintenance optimization for components and systems. The course also covers advanced quality control techniques including multivariate process control. Methodologies are applied to solve practical problems arising from various industry domains. Prerequisite: ENGR 5310 or approval of instructor. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5340. Applied Deterministic Operations Research for Engineers.

This course introduces students to modeling of linear, non-linear, and integer problems applied to engineering design, manufacturing, service, supply chain, healthcare and electrical systems. Mathematical programming software is emphasized in class exercises, homework, and project. Techniques including revised simplex method, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, and networks are also covered. Prerequisites: CS 1428 and MATH 3377 or approval of instructor. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5343. Non-Linear Optimization Techniques for Engineers.

This course covers engineering applications of mathematical modeling and computational methods for nonlinear programming problems. The primary goal of this course is to present techniques and strategies essential to optimize non-linear models. Prerequisite: IE 3340 or equivalent, or approval of instructor. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5345. Advanced Optimization.

This course covers advanced concepts in linear and integer programming. Solution techniques for stochastic and dynamic programming and formulation and solution of decision models in manufacturing, service, supply chain, healthcare and electrical systems are presented. Prerequisite: IE 5340. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5347. Modern Heuristic Optimization.

This course covers heuristic methods that search beyond local optima such as simulated annealing, tabu search, genetic algorithms, ant-colony systems and particle swarm. Papers from the literature, problem-specific heuristics, evaluation methods, and implementations are discussed. Prerequisite: IE 3340 or equivalent, or approval of instructor. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5397. System Thinking and Analysis.

This course is an introduction to systems engineering and the systems thinking process, providing important considerations related to the engineering of large scale systems. These considerations include system understanding, modeling and design, the system development process, needs analysis, concept exploration and definition, design, integration and evaluation, and systems engineering management. Prerequisite: ENGR 5310 or approval of instructor. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5398A. Healthcare Systems Engineering.

This course provides an introduction into healthcare delivery with particular attention to the application of systems engineering techniques. Topics include the organization of healthcare systems, characteristics of US healthcare, decision-making in the healthcare environment, health informatics, and performance measurement tools. Student project involves integration and application of systems engineering methodologies. Restricted to students enrolled in the MS Engineering program. Prerequisite: IE 5340 or instructor's approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5398B. Response Surface Methodologies.

This course continues the examination of the design and analysis of controlled experiments, demonstrating how design of experiments (DOE) and response surface methodologies (RSM) are used in product optimization and process improvement. Topics include factorial and fractional factorial designs, steepest ascent, fitting response surfaces, variance-optimal design, and mixture experiments. Restricted to students enrolled in MS Engineering, MS Computer Science, MS Mathematics, MS Physics or MS Technology Management. Prerequisite: IE 5310 or Instructor's approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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IE 5398C. Data-Intensive Analysis and Simulation for Engineers.

This course covers foundational topics in data science, including data-intensive analysis and simulation. Specific topics include data science, data extracting and preprocessing, data visualization, and design of simulation experiments. Prerequisite: IE 5310 or Instructor's Approval.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
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