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Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Industrial Engineering

    • IMSE 1000 | 1 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to industrial engineering profession, the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department, and the core topics of industrial engineering. Introduction to problem solving, ethics and industrial engineering design and analysis techniques.
  • Fundamentals of Systems Design and Analysis

    • IMSE 2030 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Develop an understanding of a systems approach to the design and operation of modern industrial organizations: systems structure and function, system specification, structured problem solving and system design methodology.
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineers

    • IMSE 2110 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to data analysis, probability concepts, random variables, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: MATH 1500. Restricted to Engineering Students who are non-IMSE majors.
  • Linear Algebra for Engineers

    • IMSE 2210 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Study of quantitative methods necessary for analysis, modeling and design of optimal industrial systems. Prerequisites:MATH 1700.
  • Engineering Economic Analysis

    • IMSE 2710 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Fundamentals of engineering economic decision making. Includes time value of money, breakeven analysis, capital budgeting, replacement, after-tax analysis, inflation, risk, sensitivity analysis and multi-attribute analysis. Prerequisites: sophomore standing.
  • Probability Models for Engineers

    • IMSE 3110 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to probability concept and theory, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, joint probability distributions. Prerequisites: MATH 1500. Restricted to IMSE students only.
  • Ergonomics and Workstation Design

    • IMSE 3810 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Ergonomics and human factors theories applied to the design of man-machine systems. Discussion of ergonomic methods for measurement, assessment, and evaluation, with major topics including workstation design, environmental stresses, and workplace safety. Includes lab. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students and ENGINR 1200.
  • Ergonomics and Workstation Design - Writing Intensive

    • IMSE 3810W | 3 Credit Hours
    • Ergonomics and human factors theories applied to the design of man-machine systems. Discussion of ergonomic methods for measurement, assessment, and evaluation, with major topics including workstation design, environmental stresses, and workplace safety. Includes lab. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students and ENGINR 1200.
  • Topics in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

    • IMSE 4001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Current and new technical developments in industrial engineering.
  • Problems in Industrial Engineering

    • IMSE 4085 | 1 - 4 Credit Hours
    • Supervised investigation in industrial engineering presented in form of an engineering report.
  • Engineering Statistics

    • IMSE 4110 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Understanding and application of statistical analysis techniques. Emphasis on hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and design of experiments (DOE). Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students or by Departmental consent. Grade of C- or better in IMSE 3110.
  • Linear Optimization

    • IMSE 4210 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 7210). Theory and application of linear optimization. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students. Grade of C- or better in IMSE 2210.
  • Operations Research Models

    • IMSE 4230 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Formulates probabilistic models and determines optimal control policies for queuing and inventory systems. Introduces Markov chains and dynamic programming. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students or by Departmental consent. Grade of C- or better in IMSE 2210 and IMSE 3110.
  • Systems Simulation

    • IMSE 4280 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Discrete-event stochastic systems modeling and experimentation using simulation software. Statistical design and analysis including distribution fitting and alternative comparison methodologies. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students. INFOTC 1040 or CMP_SC 1050. Grade of C- or better in IMSE 4110.
  • Integrated Production Systems Design

    • IMSE 4310 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Design and operation of production systems, including lean six sigma concepts, just-in-time/kanban, facility layout and material flow issues. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students or by Departmental consent. IMSE 4210, IMSE 4280.
  • Material Flow and Logistics System Design

    • IMSE 4330 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Modeling and analysis of structural and operational issues associated with material-flow system design including facility location, warehouse/inventory systems, and distribution/transportation systems. Prerequisites: IMSE 4210 and IMSE 4280.
  • Production and Operations Analysis

    • IMSE 4350 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Quantitative methods for forecasting, scheduling, and production control in manufacturing and service systems. Use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students or by Departmental consent. IMSE 4210 and IMSE 4230.
  • Supply Chain Engineering

    • IMSE 4360 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 7360). Modeling and analysis of supply chain network design and management issues including integration of production, inventory control, supplier selection, risk management and logistics network design. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: IMSE 4350.
  • Six Sigma Methodology

    • IMSE 4380 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 7380). An overview of the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology for analyzing and improving processes. Requires completing a Six Sigma Green Belt project. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in IMSE 2110 or IMSE 4110 or STAT 4710.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project

    • IMSE 4385 | 1 Credit Hours
    • Application of the Lean Six Sigma methodology in an industry-based project. Prerequisites: IMSE 4310
  • Management Information Systems Design

    • IMSE 4410 | 3 Credit Hours
    • MIS concepts and management issues, HTML for web pages and eShop (front-office operations), back-office operations using relational databases, introduction to SQL. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students. INFOTC 1040 or CMP_SC 1050 and junior standing required.
  • Web-Based Information Systems

    • IMSE 4420 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Data models, design of databases using E-R, UML (Access/Oracle), web databases, web servers and interfaces (Visual Basic, JavaScript), E-commerce infrastructure (PDM, STEP, XML), data mining for management information and services. Prerequisites: IMSE 4410 and instructor's consent.
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

    • IMSE 4550 | 4 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 7550). Product realization process from design, process planning, to manufacturing. Includes CE, DFS/DFM, CAD, CAPP, CNC, and survey of manufacturing methods. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students; Junior Standing.
  • Introduction to Rapid Prototyping

    • IMSE 4560 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 4560). Course covers all five MU systems: FDM, SLS, SLA, Polyjet, 3DP. Students will learn fundamental rapid prototyping and related concepts, and design and produce models from each system. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher.
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Control

    • IMSE 4570 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Implementation of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and automation at the shop floor level. Covers essential components of machine sensing and actuation (including programmable robots), information representation and processing, data communication and networking. Prerequisites: Junior Standing.
  • Industrial Energy Efficiency and Management

    • IMSE 4580 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 7580). Introduction to the fundamentals of industrial energy efficiency and management. Covers the essential concepts, best practices, management systems and current standards to achieve and improve energy efficiency in industrial settings, and utilizes hands-on experiences involving real assessment and analysis of industrial site visits and projects. Prerequisites: IMSE 2030 or instructor's consent.
  • Engineering Quality Control

    • IMSE 4610 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Analysis of quality in manufacturing including control charts, sampling plans, process capability, experimental design; introduction to system reliability. Overview of Six Sigma and DMAIC methodology. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students or by Departmental consent. IMSE 4110.
  • Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Conception

    • IMSE 4750 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as MANGMT 4750). Develop a new business and technology plan including marketing, finance, engineering, manufacturing, and production concepts in this joint College of Engineering and College of Business course. Prerequisites: sophomore standing.
  • Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Conception-Honors

    • IMSE 4755H | 3 Credit Hours
    • Develop a new business and technology plan including marketing, finance, engineering, manufacturing, and production concepts in this joint College of Engineering and College of Business course. Prerequisites: sophomore standing. Honors eligibility required.
  • Industrial Engineering Internship

    • IMSE 4910 | 3 Credit Hours
    • An industry-based learning experience that provides opportunities to apply industrial engineering skills, concepts and theories in a practical context. Requires submission of an internship plan for prior approval and a final oral presentation / written report at the completion of the internship. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: instructor and departmental consent. Recommended: junior standing.
  • Industrial Engineering COOP

    • IMSE 4920 | 3 Credit Hours
    • An industry-based learning experience that provides opportunities to apply industrial engineering skills, concepts and theories in a practical context. Requires submission of a COOP plan for prior approval and a final oral presentation / written report at the completion of the COOP. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: instructor and departmental consent. Recommended: junior standing.
  • Capstone Design I

    • IMSE 4970 | 1 Credit Hours
    • Overview of professional engineering issues such as ethics, team dynamics, communication, and project management. Includes team-based industrial assessments to develop skills in problem/opportunity identification. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students; Senior Standing, IMSE 2030; IMSE 2710.
  • Capstone Design I - Writing Intensive

    • IMSE 4970W | 1 Credit Hours
    • Overview of professional engineering issues such as ethics, team dynamics, communication, and project management. Includes team-based industrial assessments to develop skills in problem/opportunity identification. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students; Senior Standing, IMSE 2030; IMSE 2710.
  • Capstone Design II

    • IMSE 4980 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Industry-based team design experience structured to integrate material presented throughout the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering curriculum. Must immediately follow IMSE 4970. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE student; IMSE 3810, IMSE 4310, and IMSE 4970.
  • Capstone Design II - Writing Intensive

    • IMSE 4980W | 3 Credit Hours
    • Industry-based team design experience structured to integrate material presented throughout the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering curriculum. Must immediately follow IMSE 4970. Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE student;. IMSE 3810, IMSE 4310, and IMSE 4970.
  • Undergraduate Research in Industrial Engineering

    • IMSE 4990 | 0 - 6 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation or project in industrial engineering. May be repeated to 6 hours.
  • Undergraduate Research Industrial Engineering - Honors

    • IMSE 4995 | 0 - 6 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation or project in industrial engineering. May be repeated to 6 hours. Enrollment limited to receiving departmental honors Prerequisites: Restricted to IMSE students only.

Graduate

  • Topics in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

    • IMSE 7001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Current and new technical developments in industrial engineering.
  • Engineering Statistics

    • IMSE 7110 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Understanding and application of statistical analysis of techniques. Emphasis on hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and design of experiments (DOE). Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in IMSE 3110.
  • Linear Optimization

    • IMSE 7210 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 4210). Theory and application of linear optimization. Prerequisites: IMSE 2210.
  • Operations Research Models

    • IMSE 7230 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Formulates probabilistic models and determines optimal control policies for queuing and inventory systems. Introduces Markov chains and dynamic programming. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in IMSE 2110 and IMSE 3110.
  • Systems Simulation

    • IMSE 7280 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Discrete-event stochastic systems modeling and experimentation using simulation software. Statistical design and analysis including distribution fitting and alternative comparison methodologies. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in IMSE 4110, INFOTC 1040 or CMP_SC 1050.
  • Integrated Production Systems Design

    • IMSE 7310 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Design and operation of production systems, including lean production concepts, just-in-time / kanban, facility layout and material flow issues. Prerequisites: IMSE 4210, IMSE 4280.
  • Material Flow and Logistics System Design

    • IMSE 7330 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Modeling and analysis of structural and operational issues associated with material-flow system design including facility location, warehouse/inventory systems, and distribution/transportation systems. Prerequisites: IMSE 4210, IMSE 4280.
  • Production and Operations Analysis

    • IMSE 7350 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Quantitative methods for forecasting, scheduling, and production control in manufacturing and service systems. Use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Prerequisites: IMSE 4210 and IMSE 4230.
  • Supply Chain Engineering

    • IMSE 7360 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 4360). Modeling and analysis of supply chain network design and management issues including integration of production, inventory control, supplier selection, risk management and logistics network design. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: IMSE 4350.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project

    • IMSE 7385 | 1 Credit Hours
    • Application of the Lean Six Sigma methodology in an industry-based project. Prerequisites: IMSE 4310.
  • Management Information Systems Design

    • IMSE 7410 | 3 Credit Hours
    • MIS concepts and management issues, HTML for web pages and eShop (front office operation), back-office operations using relational databases, introduction for SQL. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: INFOTC 1040 or CMP_SC 1050.
  • Web-Based Information Systems

    • IMSE 7420 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Data models, design of databases using E-R, UML (Access/Oracle), web databases, web servers and interfaces (Visual Basic, JavaScript), E-commerce infrastructure (PDM, STEP, XML), data mining for management information and services. Prerequisites: IMSE 4410 and instructor's consent.
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

    • IMSE 7550 | 4 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 4550). Product realization process from design, process planning, to manufacturing. Includes CE, DFS/DFM, CAD, CAPP, CNC, and survey of manufacturing methods.
  • Introduction to Rapid Prototyping

    • IMSE 7560 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 4560). Course covers all five MU systems: FDM, SLS, SLA, Polyjet, 3DP. Students will learn fundamental rapid prototyping and related concepts, and design and produce models from each system. Graded on A-F basis only.
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Control

    • IMSE 7570 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Implementation of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and automation at the shop floor level. Covers essential components of machine sensing and actuation (including programmable robots), information representation and processing, data communication and networking.
  • Industrial Energy Efficiency and Management

    • IMSE 7580 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (cross-leveled with IMSE 4580). Introduction to the fundamentals of industrial energy efficiency and management. Covers the essential concepts, best practices, management systems and current standards to achieve and improve energy efficiency in industrial settings, and utilizes hands-on experiences involving real assessment and analysis of industrial site visits and projects. Prerequisites: IMSE 2030 or instructor's consent.
  • Engineering Quality Control

    • IMSE 7610 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Analysis of quality in manufacturing including control charts, sampling plans, process capability, experimental design; introduction to system reliability. Overview of Six Sigma and DMAIC methodology. Prerequisites: IMSE 4110 or IMSE 7110.
  • Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Advanced Enterprise Conception

    • IMSE 7750 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Develop a new business and technology plan (including marketing, finance, engineering, manufacturing, and production concepts) in this joint College of Engineering/College of Business course.
  • Advanced Topics in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

    • IMSE 8001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Current and new technical developments in industrial engineering.
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Systems

    • IMSE 8030 | 3 Credit Hours
    • The design, regulation, and optimization of manufacturing and supply systems through systems analysis.
  • Problems in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

    • IMSE 8085 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Supervised investigation in industrial engineering to be presented in the form of an engineering report.
  • Industrial Engineering Graduate Seminar

    • IMSE 8087 | 0 Credit Hours
    • Selected topics in industrial engineering; oral presentations and engineering reports. Graded on S/U basis only.
  • Engineering Experimentation

    • IMSE 8110 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Application of advanced statistical methods for the analysis of engineering design and experimental problems. Prerequisites: IMSE 4110 or IMSE 7110.
  • Operations Research-Discrete Models

    • IMSE 8210 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Applications of discrete operations research methods, including linear programming, fuzzy sets, integer programming, and meta-heuristics. Prerequisites: IMSE 4210 or IMSE 7210.
  • Nonlinear Optimization

    • IMSE 8220 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduces computational non-linear mathematical programming procedures their use in solving complex industrial systems design problems. Prerequisites: IMSE 4210 or IMSE 7210.
  • Operations Research-Stochastic Models

    • IMSE 8230 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Theory and applications of stochastic processes; includes continuous time Markov chain, Markov decision process, queueing theory, and stochastic manufacturing systems. Prerequisites: IMSE 4230 or IMSE 7230.
  • Advanced Integrated Production Systems

    • IMSE 8310 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Advanced study of the design and operation of flow shop, job shop, and cell-based production systems, including scheduling, layout and material flow issues. Prerequisites: IMSE 4310 or IMSE 7310.
  • Advanced Management Information Systems Design

    • IMSE 8410 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Develops requirements for management information, staffing, cost estimating, evaluation, and the design of management communication systems; includes case studies. Prerequisites: IMSE 4410.
  • Advanced CAD/CAM

    • IMSE 8550 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Covers the state-of-the-art in CAD/CAM and explores the latest developments, residual problems, and new direction in CAD/CAM. Includes sculptured surface modeling, rapid prototyping and manufacturing, integrated process planning, shape analysis, machine intelligence. Prerequisites: IMSE 4550 or IMSE 7550.
  • Human Factors

    • IMSE 8810 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Human factors inputs, outputs and environment and their influence on design and evaluation of man and machine systems.
  • Research-Masters Thesis in Industrial Engineering

    • IMSE 8990 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation in field of industrial engineering to be presented as a thesis. Graded on S/U basis only.
  • Research-Doctoral Dissertation in Industrial Engineering

    • IMSE 9990 | 1 - 99 Credit Hours
    • Independent investigation in field of industrial engineering to be presented as a dissertation. Graded on S/U basis only.