Course Descriptions

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Courses


Professors: L. Kenneth Keys, Theodore J. Sheskin; Associate Professors: Taysir H. Nayfeh, Joseph A. Svestka (Chairperson). Assistant Professors: (Michael) Brian Thomas, Nancy L. Grugle; Professors Emeriti: Chittaranjan Jain, Louis A. Tuzi.

Course Descriptions

IME 101 Introduction to CAD (0-3-1). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Fundamentals of engineering drafting by way of computer aided drawing (CAD) software. Basic features and capabilities of CAD software and drafting fundamentals including orthographic projection, and isometric pictorials, part dimensioning in 2 dimensional drawings, with an introduction to 3 dimensional drawings, are studied through a series of tutorials and drawing exercises. Return to top

IME 250 Material Processing and Metrology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: ESC 270. A manufacturing engineering course emphasizing the fabrication of materials from the processing and equipment viewpoint. This course presents a broad study of the many manufacturing processes utilized in the production of a wide variety of products and components. Return to top

IME 251 Material Processing and Metrology Laboratory (0-3-1). Must be taken concurrently with IME 250. Application of the manufacturing process to the transformation of parts. Use of simple production equipment to production of simple parts. Return to top

IME 304 Work Measurements and Methods (3-0-3). Prerequisites: ESC 310. The analysis measurement and design of efficient work, work place, and procedures using motion economy principles, time-study, work sampling, predetermined time systems, and other work measurement techniques. Return to top

IME 305 Work Measurements and Methods Laboratory (0-3-1). Must be taken concurrently with IME 304. Application of work measurement techniques, presented in IME 304, to real-world problems. Return to top

IME 320 Engineering Experimental Design (3-0-3). Prerequisite: ESC 310 or equivalent. Practical application of statistical methods to engineering experimental design. Topics include fundamentals of experimental design, two-level multivariable experiments, multilevel multivariable experiments (ANOVA), validation testing methods, and estimation of variance. Return to top

IME 330 Operations Research I (3-0-3). Prerequisite: MTH 284 or permission of instructor. Formulation, analysis, interpretation, and computer implementation of deterministic optimization model in engineering, including linear programming, transportation, assignment, and network models. Return to top

IME 331 Operations Research II (3-0-3). Prerequisite: IME 330 or permission of instructor. Formulation, analysis, and interpretation of probabilistic models including stochastic processes, and Markovian and queuing models. Return to top

IME 405 Human Factors Engineering (3-0-3). Prerequisites: none. Survey of human factors engineering emphasizing the systems approach to workplace and machine design. Discussion of basic human factors research and design methods, selection of statistical techniques for application to human factors data, visual and auditory processes, display and control design, and effects of environmental stressors on humans. Return to top

IME 410 Statistical Quality Control (3-0-3). Prerequisite: IME 320 or equivalent. Statistical aspects of quality control including acceptance sampling plans, control chart methods for attribute and variables, adaptive quality control, and basic reliability concepts. Return to top

IME 440 Quality Systems Design (3-0-3). Prerequisite: IME 320 or equivalent. Philosophies and structures of a generic quality system are introduced. Also examines the backgrounds of various industrial quality assurance systems, such as ISO 9000, CIS 9000, and Ford 01. A comprehensive examination of ISO 9000 is included, along with various implementation issues. Return to top

IME 447 Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers (4-0-4). Prerequisites; Calculus concepts, circuit analysis, and a high level programming language. A practical course emphasizing the use of PLC's in a wide range of industrial settings. Topics include ladder logic concepts, data manipulation, timing, discrete and analog I/0 network configurations, sequencers, and shift registers. Return to top

IME 450 Industrial Automation (3-0-3). Broad introduction and analysis of the basic building blocks of modern automated manufacturing and quality inspection systems. Topics covered include sensors, actuators, machine vision, programmable logic controllers, and PC-based data acquisition and control. Cross-listed with IME 550. Return to top

IME 451 Industrial Automation Laboratory (0-3-1). Must be taken concurrently with IME 450. Application of sensors and control interfaces for manufacturing systems. Design setup, implementation, gathering, and analysis of collected data on real process control. Cross-listed with IME 551. Return to top

IME 465 Manufacturing Systems Engineering (3-0-3). Prerequisite: IME 477. Principles and analysis of manufacturing systems; transfer machines, machining centers, flow line systems, and group technology systems; robotics and integrated manufacturing systems; computer-aided programming; robotics applications. Return to top

IME 470 Production Planning and Control (3-0-3). Prerequisites: IME 331 and senior standing or permission of instructor. Principles of demand forecasting, production planning and control, master production scheduling, job sequencing, classical inventory control, Materials Resource Planning, and Just-In-Time. Return to top

IME 471 Operational Level Scheduling (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. Sequencing and scheduling definitions, concepts and scheduling methods most often used in practice. Includes the study of scheduling objectives and performance measures; Gantt charts; resource constraints; and the scheduling of flow shops, job shops, and personnel staffing. Scheduling software is used for instruction, homework and student projects. Return to top

IME 474 Expert Systems for Engineers (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. Study of Expert Systems with particular application to engineering problems. The study of the concepts, theory and development of Expert Systems, knowledge bases and the PROLOG computer language. Includes a project in which students develop a rule based Expert System in the PROLOG language. Return to top

IME 475 Systems Simulation (3-0-3). Prerequisite: IME 331. The application of discrete event computer simulation to analyze manufacturing and service problems. Use of commercial computer simulation software to program and solve problems. Return to top

IME 476 Law for Engineers (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Senior standing. The engineer's relations with the law, the public, and the ethics of the profession. Includes contracts, property rights, patents, copyrights, and engineering specifications. Return to top

IME 477 Facility Planning (3-0-3). Prerequisite: ESC 282 or permission of instructor. Analysis and synthesis of production and service facilities and systems with focus on system requirements, flow analysis, activity analysis, and the integration of appropriate material handling systems. Evaluation of facility designs using qualitative, economic, functional performance measures, and computer-based analytical and design tools. Return to top

IME 478 Facility Planning Laboratory (0-3-1 ). Prerequisite: IME 101 or permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrent with IME 477. Application of material taught in IME 477, including AutoCAD and visFactory software for the planning, drawing and design of manufacturing and service facilities. Return to top

IME 480 Engineering Design ( 1-3-3 ). Prerequisite: Industrial Engineering major scheduled to graduate at the end of the next semester in attendance. Integration of Industrial Engineering methods and analytical techniques into a design project. Return to top

IME 481 Senior Design ( 1-3-2 ). Prerequisite: IME 480. Completion and presentation of design project started in IME 480. Return to top

IME 495H Honors Research (3 credits). Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, and approval of student's honors adviser. Topics of importance in Industrial Engineering. Return to top

IME 496 Directed Studies in Industrial Engineering (one to three credits). Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. A directed or independent study of an individual problem or subject under the supervision of a faculty member. Students must register for this course in the IME Department for assignment of a section number. Students must furnish a title for the directed or independent study at the time of registration. Return to top

IME 497 Internship in Industrial Engineering (3 credits). Return to top

IME 498 Internship in Manufacturing Engineering (3 credits). Return to top

IME 499 Special Topics (3 credits). Return to top

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