2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Industrial and Systems Enginee (ISE)

ISE 2004 - Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering (1 credit) 

Introduction to the Industrial and Systems Engineering profession through exposure to problems, principles, and practice. Systems thinking, critical thinking, and contemporary issues in industrial and systems engineering. Introduction to the ISE Department, focusing on faculty and research areas. Importance of ethics and professionalism. Academic planning for the BSISE degree.

ISE 2014 - Engineering Economy (2 credits) 

Concepts and techniques of analysis for evaluating the value of products/services, projects, and systems in relation to their cost. Economic and cost concepts, calculating economic equivalence, comparison of alternatives, purchase versus lease decisions, financial risk evaluation, cash flow sensitivity analysis, and after-tax analysis.

ISE 2024 - Probability Foundations for Industrial and Systems Engineers (3 credits) 

Introduction to the mathematical foundations of probability theory for industrial engineers. Understanding of probability as a model for real phenomena, with applications of probability in an industrial engineering context. Review of set theory, counting (permutations and combinations), definition of probability axioms, sample spaces, random variables, independence, probability distribution functions, probability mass or density functions, expectations, moment-generating functions, joint and conditional random vectors and distributions, and distributions of functions of random variables, central limit theorem.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 2204 or MATH 2204H 
ISE 2034 - Data Management for Industrial and Systems Engineers (3 credits) 

Investigation of data modeling, storage, acquisition, and utilization in industrial and systems engineering via manual and computerized methods. Development of effective spreadsheet applications. Design and implementation of relational databases via entity-relationship modeling, relational schema, and normalization. Web-based database applications. Interface design and the system development life cycle applied to data management applications. All topics covered within the context of typical industrial and systems engineering problems.

Prerequisite(s): CS 1044 or CS 1064 or CS 1114 or ECE 1574 
ISE 2204 - Manufacturing Processes (3 credits) 

Survey of manufacturing processes including casting, forming, machining, welding, joining, and non-traditional processes such as laser-beam and electrical-discharge machining. Basic structure of metals, physical, and mechanical properties and their relationship to manufacturing. Process planning and the effect of plans on cost, safety, and the environment. Impact of product design on manufacturability: design for manufacture, assembly, etc. Also include topics in inspection and testing, jigs and fixtures, and numerical control. C- or better required in ENGE 1104 or ENGE 1114 or ENGE 1434 or ENGE 1216.

Prerequisite(s): ENGE 1104 or ENGE 1114 or ENGE 1216 or ENGE 1414 
ISE 2214 - Manufacturing Processes Laboratory (1 credit) 

Laboratory exercises and experimentation in manufacturing processes. Emphasis on using production machines and equipment to make products using multiple manufacturing processes, coupled with inspection per engineering drawings. Processes include assembly, casting, machining, forming, welding, and non-traditional machining, performed manually and/or via computer programming. Also covers basic shop floor operation and documents used for monitoring and controlling part production.

ISE 2404 - Deterministic Operations Research I (3 credits) 

Deterministic operations research modeling concepts; linear programming modeling, assumptions, algorithms, modeling languages, and optimization software; duality and sensitivity analysis with economic interpretation; network models (formulations and algorithms), including transportation problems, assignment problems, shortest path problems, maximum flow problems, minimum cost network flow problems, minimal spanning tree problems. A C- or better required in MATH 1114 or MATH 2114.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1114 or MATH 2114 
ISE 2974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
ISE 2984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
ISE 2994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 
ISE 3004 - Industrial Cost Control (3 credits) 

Fundamentals of general and cost accounting practices applied to manufacturing and service organizations. Cost accounting, standard cost determination, cost and budgetary control systems. C- or better required in ISE 2014.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 2014 or ME 2024 or ME 3024 
ISE 3034 - Technical Communication for Engineers (3 credits) 

Fundamentals of effective technical writing. Structure, presentation, and utility of common engineering documents: laboratory reports, technical reports, proposals, progress reports, and project reports. Practice in writing common engineering documents, both individually and collaboratively. Strategies and practice for effective oral technical presentations, both individually and group-based. Ethical and legal considerations in technical writing and oral technical presentations. All topics covered within the context of typical engineering problems and practice.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1106 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
ISE 3204 - Manufacturing Processes (3 credits) 

Survey of manufacturing processes including casting, forming, machining, welding, joining, and nontraditional processes such as electrical-discharge machining. Basic manufacturing materials and their properties, structure of metals, metal deformation and heat treatment. Mathematical modeling of common manufacturing processes; process planning and the effect of plans on cost; impact of product design on manufacturability and assemblability. Recent trends in manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing. Also includes topics in inspection and testing, computer-aided manufacturing, and numerical control.

Prerequisite(s): ENGE 1216 or ENGE 1414 
ISE 3214 - Facilities Planning and Logistics (3 credits) 

Theory, concepts, and methods for designing and analyzing facilities and material flow in manufacturing, storage, and distribution environments. Topic areas include material handling systems, facility layout, facility location, warehousing, distribution, logistics, and transportation. C- or better in ISE 2014, 2404, and 3414.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 2014 and ISE 2404 
Corequisite(s): ISE 3414 
ISE 3414 - Probabilistic Operations Research (3 credits) 

This course introduces probability models used to investigate the behavior and performance of manufacturing and service systems under conditions of uncertainty. Major topics include probability, conditioning, elementary counting processes, and Markov chains and Markov processes. Emphasis is on the use of these tools to model queues, inventories, process behavior, and equipment reliability. C- or better required in STAT 4105, MATH 2224 or 2204, MATH 2214 or 2214H, and ISE 2004.

ISE 3424 - Discrete-Event Computer Simulation (3 credits) 

Analysis and design of work systems through static and dynamic simulation. Topics include an introduction to systems analysis and modeling, simulation optimization, model development and testing, and problem analysis through simulation. C- or better required in ISE 3414 and STAT 4105.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 3414 
ISE 3434 - Deterministic Operations Research II (3 credits) 

Advanced concepts in deterministic operations research, including theory of complexity, integer programming, advanced linear programming techniques, nonlinear programming, dynamic programming. Covers modeling languages and optimization software for integer programming and nonlinear programming problems. Grade of C- or better required in ISE 2004, 2404 and MATH 2204 or 2224.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 2404 and (MATH 2224 or MATH 2204) and ISE 2004 
ISE 3614 - Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics (3 credits) 

Investigation of human factors, ergonomics, and work measurement engineering, with emphasis on a systems approach toward workplace and machine design. Discussion of basic human factors research, discipline-specific ethics, design/evaluation methods for industrial and artificial intelligence (AI) systems including human machine interactions, human information processing, visual and auditory processes, design of display and control, effects of environmental stressors on humans, visualization and sonification of large datasets, human factors role in the design of machine learning and AI applications.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 2004 
Corequisite(s): ISE 2024 
ISE 3624 - Industrial Ergonomics (3 credits) 

Introduction to ergonomics and work measurement with an emphasis on people at work. Discussion of methods for work measurement, ergonomic assessment, and evaluation, with major topics including productivity and performance, manual materials handling, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, safety, training and legal issues. C- or better required in ISE 3614.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 3614 and ESM 2104 
ISE 4004 - Theory of Organization (3 credits) 

A theory of cooperative behavior in formal organizations, including the structure and elements of formal organizations. The executive process and the nature of executive responsibility also are examined.

ISE 4005 - Project Management and Systems Design (2 credits) 

Capstone design experience for ISE majors. 4005: Structured systems engineering and project management methods and tools to plan, manage, and execute technical industrial and systems engineering projects. Students work in teams to apply industrial and systems engineering and project management tools to define and analyze a real-world problem and communicate results effectively. 4006: Designing, implementing, and evaluating work system solutions, all via students working in teams. Communication of solutions to various project stakeholders.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 2034 and ISE 2214 and ISE 3034 and ISE 3214 and ISE 3424 and ISE 3624 and ISE 4204 
Corequisite(s): ISE 4404 
ISE 4006 - Project Management and Systems Design (2 credits) 

Capstone design experience for ISE majors. 4005: Structured systems engineering and project management methods and tools to plan, manage, and execute technical industrial and systems engineering projects. Students work in teams to apply industrial and systems engineering and project management tools to define and analyze a real-world problem and communicate results effectively. 4006: Designing, implementing, and evaluating work system solutions, all via students working in teams. Communication of solutions to various project stakeholders.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 4005 
ISE 4015 - Management Systems Theory, Applications, and Design (3 credits) 

Systems approach to management, domains of responsibility, structured and synergistic management tools, management system model, contextual frameworks, information portrayal, automation objectives model, evaluation, shared information processing, information modeling. A management process for definition, measurement, evaluation and control, the organization as an information processor, corporate culture, scoping agreements, schemas and management elements, structured design.

ISE 4204 - Production Planning and Inventory Control (3 credits) 

Planning and control of operations in both manufacturing and service industries. Management and utilization of resources to support cost effective products and services. Principles, models, and techniques used for production planning and inventory control.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 2404 and ISE 3414 and STAT 4706 
ISE 4214 - Lean Manufacturing (3 credits) 

Overview of Lean Manufacturing principles, theory, methods, and techniques in modern manufacturing enterprises. Lean philosophy and basic concepts, master production scheduling and production smoothing, assembly line sequencing, setup time reduction, U-shaped line balancing/operation, machine arrangement, kanban, autonomation, and value stream mapping. Investigation and discussion of lean manufacturing case studies. C- or better required in ISE 4204.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 4204 
ISE 4264 - Industrial Automation (3 credits) 

Survey of various technologies employed in industrial automation, with emphasis on industrial applications of robotics, machine vision and learning, and programmable controllers. Introductory robot motion modeling, investigation into problems in Computer- Aided Design (CAD)/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) integration. Examination of components commonly employed in automation systems, their aggregation, and related production process design.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 2204 or ISE 2214 
ISE 4304 - Global Issues in Industrial Management (3 credits) 

Industrial management topics of current interest explored from a global perspective. Current domestic and international challenges resulting from a global marketplace and the proliferation of information and technology. Industrial management and organizational performance, total quality management, business process re-engineering, leadership, organizational change, role of communication and information, and ethics. Examination and comparison across international boundaries.

ISE 4404 - Statistical Quality Control (3 credits) 

Application of statistical methods and probability models to the monitoring and control of product quality. Techniques for acceptance sampling by variables and attributes are presented. Shewhart control charts for both classes of quality characteristics are examined in depth. The motivation for each method, its theoretical development, and its application are presented. The focus is upon developing an ability to design effective quality control procedures. C- or better required in ISE 3414, STAT 4105, and STAT 4706.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 3414 and STAT 4706 
ISE 4414 - Industrial Quality Control (3 credits) 

Implementation of statistical quality control techniques in an industrial setting. Development and analysis of cost models for use in the design of optimal quality control plans. Also included are new techniques, advanced quality control models, and an examination of the role of industrial statistics in the overall product quality assurance function. C- or better required in ISE 4404.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 4404 
ISE 4424 - Logistics Engineering (3 credits) 

Introduction to the key issues in the integrated support of a product or process. Synthesis of topics from earlier studies to provide a cohesive approach to their applications. Logistics engineering provides a survey of product support issues and methods of resolving them within the context of the overall production activity. C- or better required in ISE 3414.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 3414 
ISE 4434 - Supply Chain and Operations Engineering (3 credits) 

Mathematical models, algorithms, and tools to support the design/redesign and management of supply chain systems. Resiliency, reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness of supply chains; collaboration and coordination among the different decision-makers in supply chains; impact of new developments on supply chain engineering, including the growth of the internet and e-commerce, the need to build suitable and environmentally-friendly supply chains. Mathematical modeling and system-wide optimization of the entire supply chain system under certainty.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 2404 and ISE 3414 
ISE 4624 - Work Physiology (3 credits) 

Anthropometry, skeletal system, biomechanics, sensorimotor control, muscles, respiration, circulation, metabolism, climate. Ergonomic design of task, equipment, and environment. C- or better required in 3624.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 3624 
ISE 4644 - Risk and Hazard Control (3 credits) 

Introduction to the fields of risk assessment, risk and hazard control, safety management, process safety, and system safety engineering through exposure to problems, principles, and practice. Integrated systems approach to problem solving. Industrial accident and disaster case study analysis and review of contemporary issues. Review of risk analysis and control techniques and overview of global regulations and guidelines for process, industrial, and occupational safety. C- or better required in ISE 3614.

Prerequisite(s): ISE 3614 
ISE 4654 - Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3 credits) 

Introduction to the foundations of the field of Industrial Hygiene, that discipline devoted to the anticipation, recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards. Includes biological (e.g. microbial agents, allergens), chemical (e.g. solvents, carcinogens, dusts), and physical (e.g. radiation , temperature) hazards. Overview of control of health hazards, such as personal protective equipment, administrative controls, and engineering controls. Will involve lecture and participatory case-study activities. Will provide ample opportunity for hands-on use of monitoring equipment, protective equipment and controls testing devices.

ISE 4804 - System Dynamics Modeling of Industrial Systems (3 credits) 

Computer-aided approach to analyze and make better decisions in complex industrial systems. Systems thinking and causal loop modeling of complexity over time. Interconnectivity of industrial systems, production, and service. Stock-flow diagrams. Systems modeling of product development and market adoption. Simulation of dynamic problems arising in complex systems. Systems modeling and simulation-based decision analysis to improve performance in service and manufacturing.

ISE 4974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
ISE 4984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
ISE 4984A - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced 
ISE 4994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits)