Department Mission Statement

The Department of Industrial Engineering mission is to provide contemporary and relevant industrial and systems engineering education and research; impart knowledge and skills necessary to design and to improve a variety of manufacturing and service processes; promote life-long learning; and contribute to emerging societal needs.

Degree Programs

The Department of Industrial Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the:

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety
  • Master of Science in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety
  • MSIE/MBA Weekend Executive Program (in conjunction with the School of Business)
  • Master of Science in Management of Technology (in conjunction with the School of Business)

The Department also offers:

  • a Ph.D. program in Ergonomics and Human Factors 
  • a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering.

Doctoral Program in Industrial Engineering

IEN 601. Manufacturing Analysis and Design I. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of Production Systems stressing diagnosis of problems associated with work measurement, manufacturing methodologies, and their interaction with cost factors.
Prerequisite: IEN 301 or Permission of Instructor.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 602. Manufacturing Analysis and Design II. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of production systems stressing diagnosis of problems of quality and production control, utilizing quantitative techniques and analytical methods.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 605. Robotics. 3 Credit Hours.

Fundamentals of robotics including kinematics and dynamics, trajectory planning, sensors and actuators, robotic vision, and case studies. Building your own robot is an integral part of hands-on laboratory exercises. Matlab controltoolbox and image analysis toolbox will be extensively used for design and analysis.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.

IEN 607. Design of Manufacturing Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

State-of-the-art techniques and tools relevant to the design, analysis, and control of modern manufacturing systems. Topics include modeling of manufacturing systems, tools for manufacturing system analysis, manufacturing system planning and scheduling, and lean manufacturing systems.
Requisite: Graduate Status.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 612. Statistical Quality Control and Quality Management. 3 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the concepts, theories, tools and methodologies employed in the management and improvement of quality. The course examines many of the advance topics in statistical quality control including control charts and proc ess capability studies, acceptance sampling, as well as Quality Function Deploy ment (QFD) and introduction to reliability. Also covered in the course are Lea n Six Sigma methodology, tools and concepts.
Prerequisite: IEN 311 or MAS 311 or equivalent.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 613. Quality Management in Service Organizations. 3 Credit Hours.

Course examines the issues of quality and productivity management in the service sector. Topics covered include the development and use of questionnaires, service industry applications of quality such as in banking, insurance, healthcare, transportation, government, public utilities, and retail trade.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

IEN 624. Decision Support Systems in Industrial Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory and application of decision support systems in industrial engineering. Topics include the study of model-based, data-based, knowledge-based, and communication-based decision support systems. Emphasis is placed on the selection process of the appropriate systems for various decision problems in industrial environments.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 647. Computer Simulation Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Computer simulation and the development of simulation models. Application of discrete and continuous system simulation languages to systems studies is also included.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 651. Accident Prevention Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the basic principles of accident prevention and how to apply the safety engineering approach to the design of industrial accident prevention systems
Prerequisites: IEN 311, IEN 351.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 657. Ergonomics And Human Factors Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

The study of human capacities and limitations with emphasis on human performance in system design. Topics include design of displays and controls, workload, job design, human information processing, anthropometry, workplace design, biomechanics, task analysis, and research techniques in human factors engineering. Lecture, 3 hours.
Requisite: Graduate Status.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Summer.

IEN 658. Industrial Hygiene I. 3 Credit Hours.

Recognition of occupational chemical health hazards. Evaluation methods and analytical procedures used to determine level of exposure to chemical and toxic hazards. Control measures and compliance with OHSA requirements with special emphasis on industrial ventilation, and other methods of control are included.
Prerequisite: IEN 557.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

IEN 668. Materials Handling and Facilities Planning. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis and design of production and service facilities, emphasis on material handling requirements. Capacity requirements, facility location, layout, storage systems and warehousing are discussed
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.

IEN 670. Engineering Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Integrating engineering discipline into the social and economic considerations of managing systems. Tools and techniques used by engineering managers including engineering project life cycle, role playing, communication, decision-making in engineering management, and managing change in engineering organizations are discussed.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 671. Engineering Entrepreneurship. 3 Credit Hours.

The conversion of technological know-how and engineering theories into business enterprises. The role of technology in creating wealth, connecting technology with market, the role and characteristics of entrepreneurs, starting a business and the business plan, innovation, industrial and service organizations, and the new business environment.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

IEN 672. Management of Technological Innovation. 3 Credit Hours.

Engineering, Science and Management Principles contributing to the development of a successful framework for Managing technology with an organization, nationa lly or internationally. The process of technological innovations, technologica l, planning and forecasting, and socio-economic changes. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.
Prerequisite: IEN 572 or Permission of Instructor.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Summer.

IEN 690. Special Topics in Industrial Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Sub-titles describing the topics are shown in parentheses in the class schedule, following the title "Special Topics".
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.

IEN 694. Master's Capstone Design Project. 3.00 Credit Hours.

A capstone design project for students in the five-year BSIE/MSIE program. Inte gration of Industrial Engineering principles and techniques in the design and i mprovement of production and service systems is emphasized. Offered for student s in this program only.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

IEN 695. Special Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Project course introducing methods of research through an individual investigation of current problems. Offered by special arrangement only.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 696. Special Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Project course introducing methods of research through an individual investigation of current problems. Offered by special arrangement only.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 699. Cooperative Education. 1 Credit Hour.

Practical application of classroom theory through alternating semester or summe r employment with industries offering positions consistent with the student's f ield of study. Course may be repeated. Periodic reports and conferences are required.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 712. Design of Experiments. 3 Credit Hours.

Design and analysis of experiments, randomized blocks, Latin Squares, factorials, multiple correlation and regression, and application to response surfaces are discussed. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: IEN 311 or MAS 311 or equivalent.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

IEN 713. Applied Regression Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory and applications of regression based models. Focus will be on empirical model building, estimation, inference and prediction with emphasis on interpretation of results and understanding model assumptions. Key Topics will be linear regression, panel data and time series analysis.
Prerequisite: IEN 311 or Permission of Instructor.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 715. Quality Through Planned Experimentation. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 716. Advanced Quality Control. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 742. Linear Programming and Extensions. 3 Credit Hours.

Formulation, solution, postoptimality analysis of linear programming problems; revised simplex, parametric programming, decomposition of large-scale systems. Use of computer packages. Introduction to integer programming, network flows, and nonlinear programming applications.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

IEN 757. Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Effects of human factors in the improvement of performance of systems. Human capacities, capabilities, and limitations as derived from anatomical, physiological, and psychological principles are applied to the design of tools and equipment. Incorporation of all factors into systems design to achieve better system performance is emphasized
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 758. Ergonomics and Special Populations. 3 Credit Hours.

Ergonomic issues relevant to design for older adults and special populations such as the handicapped. Primary emphasis is placed on work environments, transportation and communication systems, and home environments. Topics include cognitive and physiological characteristics of special populations, workplace design, job and equipment design, rehabilitation engineering, clinical ergonomics, and legislation such as the ADA. Lecture, 3 hours.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 760. Productivity Measurement and Evaluation. 3 Credit Hours.

Basic concepts. Productivity measurement approaches at international, national, industry, and company levels. Latest measurement models for manufacturing companies. Relationships between total and partial productivities, profit and total productivity. Productivity evaluation: theory and methodology.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

IEN 761. Engineering Cost Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Issues of cost management, including activity based costing of engineering projects. A detailed study of how to separate, identify, understand and manage the major activities performed, and how these activities relate to customer needs. Overall view of costs associated with products, processes, and customers.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

IEN 763. Project Management Techniques. 3 Credit Hours.

Techniques and Tools in Project Management. Use of network flow techniques including PERT/CPM, planning, systems concepts, time management, conflicts, cost and resource control, tradeoff analysis.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

IEN 764. Supply Chain Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Supply Chain Management focuses on the flow of products, information, and money throughout the supply chain. An overview of issues, opportunities, tools, and approaches is provided. Emphasis is placed on business processes, system dynamics, control, design and re-engineering, and on the relationship between the supply chain and the company's strategic position relative to its clients and its competition. The dimensions of inter-corporate relationships with partners, including decision-making, incentives, and risk are also covered.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 765. Advanced Production Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Quantitative, heuristic and computer methods applied to problems of production planning, work force balancing and capacity expansion. Sequencing and scheduling models. Advanced Material Requirements Planning (MRP II). Just In Time production systems (JIT). Master Production Scheduling (MPS). Optimize Production Technology (OPT). KANBAN production planning system. Learning curve theory. Advanced forecasting and time-series analysis.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 772. Strategic Management of Technological Innovation.. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced topics in the management of technology emphasizing the relationship be tween technology and competitiveness in the global marketplace. Technology deve lopment in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, industrial R & D, strategic technologic al planning, and conditions for successful implementations. Case studies are u sed with individual and group assignments. Prerequisite: IEN 572 - Management o f Technology or permission of Instructor.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

IEN 791. Industrial Engineering Seminar. 0 Credit Hours.

Oral presentation and discussion of current topics in Industrial Engineering.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

IEN 794. Master's Project. 3 Credit Hours.

A capstone project for M.S. students in the non-thesis option.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

IEN 795. Special Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Research and/or design projects through an individual investigation of current problems. Offered by special arrangement only.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 796. Special Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Research and/or design projects through an individual investigation. of current problems. Offered by special arrangement only.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 799. Advanced Topics. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Subject matter offerings based upon student demand and availability of faculty. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title "Advanced Topics".
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

IEN 810. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours.

The student working on his/her master's thesis enrolls for credit, in most departments not to exceed six, as determined by his/her advisor. Credit is not awarded until the thesis has been accepted.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

IEN 820. Research in Residence. 1 Credit Hour.

Used to establish research in residence for the thesis for the master's degree after the student has enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in IEN 710 (usually six credits). Credit not granted. May be regarded as full time residence.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

IEN 825. Continuous Registration--Master's Study. 1 Credit Hour.

To establish residence for non-thesis master's students who are preparing for major examinations. Credit not granted. Regarded as full time residence.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

IEN 830. Pre-Candidacy Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Doctoral dissertation credits taken prior to Ph.D. student's candidacy. The stu dent will enroll for credit as determined by his/her advisor. Not more than 12 hours of IEN 730 may be taken in a regular semester, nor more than six in a sum mer session.n six in a summer session.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

IEN 840. Post-Candidacy Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Doctoral dissertation credits taken after Ph.D. student has been admitted to ca ndidacy. The student will enroll for credit as determiend by his/her advisor. N ot more than 12 credits in IEN 740 may be taken in a regular semester, nor more than six credits in a summer session.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

IEN 850. Research in Residence. 1 Credit Hour.

Used to establish research in residence for the Ph.D. and D.A., after the student has been enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in appropriate doctoral research. Credit not granted. May be regarded as full-time residence as determined by the Dean of the Graduate School.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.