Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringBradley A. Kramer, Head
Professors Harnett and E.S. Lee; Associate Professors Ben-Arieh, Chang, Kramer, Rys, and Wu; Assistant Professors Easton, Hanna, Lei, and Pei; Adjunct Professors Amos and Galitzer; Emeriti: Professors D. Grosh, Konz, and Tillman; Associate Professors Hansen, L. Grosh, Willems, and Wilson.
IMSE graduates can use modern engineering and management tools to improve the productivity of processes and organizations that manufacture goods and provide services.
Technical performance goals: Graduates of our programs can identify engineering problems related to the production of goods and services; characterize, assess, control, and improve production processes and systems; develop and analyze models of production processes and systems; and design efficient production processes and systems to produce goods and services.
Professional performance goals: Graduates of our programs can participate and function effectively in team environments; communicate effectively in a professional role with specific capability to write technical reports and present results effectively; recognize their ethical and social responsibility; and recognize the individual's responsibility for their professional development and career path.
The curriculum provides an education in each of the basic functional areas of industrial engineering: engineering management, ergonomics, manufacturing systems engineering, and operations research. Students are individually advised and counseled by the faculty to choose electives to broaden their education and to emphasize subjects of interest.
Courses are available in computer simulation, operations research, industrial management, ergonomics, safety, manufacturing information systems, quality engineering, project evaluation, automated factory concepts, product and process engineering, computer control of manufacturing equipment, robotics, and the design and analysis of manufacturing systems. The curriculum is augmented by an industrial engineering assembly held once each month in which engineers from industry are invited to speak about topics of current interest to the profession.
Manufacturing systems engineering
Graduates of this program will have a strong background in the use of computers in integrating all phases of a manufacturing enterprise. Manufacturing subjects covered in the curriculum include: computer aided manufacturing, engineering materials, ergonomics, facilities layout and design, industrial simulation, manufacturing processes, manufacturing information systems, product and process engineering, and statistical quality control. The program culminates with a team project to design and implement a working manufacturing system to mass produce a product.
Industrial engineering (IE)
***An IMSE elective is any course in industrial engineering below the 800 level.
#IMSE 580 may be substituted for IMSE 591 and IMSE 592. Students should sign up in the IMSE department office at the beginning of the fall semester if they intend to take IMSE 580 in the following spring semester.
Manufacturing systems engineering (MFSE)
***An IMSE elective is any course in industrial engineering below the 800 level.
Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering courses
IMSE 050. Industrial Plant Studies. (0) II. Trip to industrial centers for study of facilities of special interest to industrial engineering students. Pr.: Junior standing in industrial engineering.
IMSE 201. Introduction of Industrial Engineering. (3) I. Introduction to the major functions of industrial engineers with emphasis on the analysis, design and control of production systems. Two hours lec. and two hours lab week.
IMSE 250. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Systems. (2) I, II. This course provides an introduction to manufacturing processes and systems. The history and impact of manufacturing on society will be explored. A review of manufacturing processes and the products to which they are best suited will be emphasized. The impact of product design on manufacturability will be introduced. The role of engineers in designing good manufacturing processes and systems will be discussed. Two hours lec. a week. Pr.: Sophomore standing.
IMSE 251. Manufacturing Processes Laboratory. (1), I, II. General introduction to foundry, welding, and machining. Includes safe manufacturing practices, metrology, and hands-on experience in foundry, welding, and machining operations. Three hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: IMSE 250.
IMSE 252. Welding Laboratory. (1) I. Introduction to welding. Includes safe welding practices and lab experiments in gas, spot, and arc welding. Three hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: IMSE 250, ME 212.
IMSE 254. Machining Laboratory. (1) I, II. Production of machined parts. Includes metrology, safe machining practices, reading shop drawings, and good machining practices. Three hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: IMSE 250, ME 212.
IMSE 255. Computer Numerical Control Laboratory. (1) II. Introduction to computer numerical control. Part programming for CNC lathes and mills will be accomplished. Three hours lab a week. Pr.: IMSE 253 or 254.
IMSE 499. Honors Research in Industrial Engineering. (Var.) I, II. Individual research problem selected with approval of faculty advisor. Open to students in the College of Engineering honors program. A report is presented orally and in writing during the last semester.
IMSE 501. Industrial Management. (3) I, II. Basic functions in an industrial organization and their interrelationships; management considerations involving product, process, plant, and personnel. Three hours rec. a week.
IMSE 530. Industrial Project Evaluation. (3) I, II. The evaluation of the economic aspects of industrial projects. Focus on decision making among competing alternatives. Concepts of time-value of money, effects of taxation, depreciation, and inflation. Methods of comparing alternatives are developed, including: equivalent worth, rate of return, payback period, and benefit-cost ratio. Risk/ uncertainty, sensitivity, break-even, and replacement analysis, as well as estimating methods and cost concepts. Three hours rec. per week. Pr.: MATH 222.
IMSE 541. Statistical Quality Control. (3) I, II. Normal, binomial, and frequency distributions. Seven process improvement tools. Control charts on means and variances for variables and attributes. Design of experiments for process and product design. Acceptance sampling plans. Two hours rec. and two hours lab. a week. Pr.: CIS 209, Pr. or conc.: STAT 511.
IMSE 555. Industrial Facilities Layout and Design. (3) I, II. Design of industrial facilities with emphasis on manufacturing engineering and material handling. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: IMSE 530 and 623.
IMSE 560. Introduction to Operations Research I. (3) I, II. A study of the methods of operations research including model formulation and optimization. Topics include: assignment/transportation problems, linear programming, network flows. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: MATH 222 and 551.
IMSE 563. Manufacturing Processes Engineering. (4) II. The effects of operating variables on manufacturing processes such as machining, metal forming, casting, welding, plastics, etc. Emphases are on manufacturing process theory, process variables measurement, and the technical inferences of collected data. Strength of materials, manufacturing process theory, instrumentation, computer data acquisition, and data analysis concepts are included. Laboratory testing of manufacturing processes and the engineering design of experiments for process variable measurements are used to develop efficient manufacturing processes. Three hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: IMSE 250 and IMSE 251, CHE 352, CE 530 or statics equiv.
IMSE 564. Product and Process Engineering. (3) I. A study of the interrelationships between product design and production process selection. Emphasis is on the development of economic production systems for discrete products in a competitive manufacturing environment. Concepts of design for manufacture and assembly, tool engineering, and manufacturing systems design are included. Two hours lec. three hours lab per week. Pr.: IMSE 250 and IMSE 530.
IMSE 580. Manufacturing Systems Design and Analysis. (4) II. Comprehensive design and analysis of a manufacturing system: integration of the undergraduate industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering courses. Two hours rec. and four hours lab a week. Pr. or conc: IMSE 564, 662 and IE students Pr. or conc.: IMSE 530, 541, 643. In addition MFSE students pr. or conc.: IMSE 564, 662; and IE students pr. or conc.: IMSE 623, 633.
IMSE 591. Senior Design Project I. (2) I, II. Students organize themselves in teams, not exceeding five students in each team. The teams select a general subject, formulate a specific design project, and gather data and resources needed to support the project. Two hours rec. a week. Pr. or conc.: IMSE 530, 541, 623, and 633.
IMSE 592. Senior Design Project II. (2) I, II. Continuation of IMSE 591 in which student teams complete engineering design projects formulated and approved in IMSE 591. Two hours rec. a week. Pr. or conc.: IMSE 555 and 643.
IMSE 602. Topics in Industrial Engineering. (Var.) I, II, S. Lectures on recent topics in industrial engineering.
IMSE 604. Independent Study of Industrial Engineering. (Var.) I, II, S. This course involves independent study of recent topics in industrial engineering.
IMSE 605. Advanced Industrial Management. (3) I. Managing groups of employees in engineering settings, theory of organization design; designing engineering and technological organizations; professionalism and ethical considerations in engineering. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: IMSE 501.
IMSE 610. Occupational Safety Engineering. (3) II. An overview of factors affecting safety in organizations, emphasizing analysis techniques and design strategies. Topics include occupational safety, accidents, fire protection, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste, toxicology, radiation safety, product liability, and federal standards. A project involving a hazard analysis and the design of solutions for a field location is required. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: IMSE 250 and IMSE 251.
IMSE 612. Hazardous Materials Management. (2) I. All aspects from generation to final disposal will be studied, including: identifying hazardous materials, chemical safety, storing and shipping chemicals, and treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. Two hours lec. a week. Pr.: CHM 230.
IMSE 623. Industrial Ergonomics. (3) I, II. Process analysis and charting; principles of motion economy and ergonomics; work stations and environments; micromotion analysis and an introduction to standard data systems. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: STAT 510.
IMSE 625. Work Environments. (3) II. Basic structure and performance of the human, viewed as a component in information processing and control systems. Effect of visual, auditory, toxic, and thermal environments. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: IMSE 250 and IMSE 251.
IMSE 633. Production Planning and Inventory Control. (3) I, II. Principles, techniques, and applications of production planning and inventory control. Design of control systems. Three hours rec. Pr. or conc.: IMSE 560.
IMSE 641. Statistical Process Control in Manufacturing. (3) II. An introduction to the modern practice of quality engineering concepts, systems, strategies, and tools. Topics include advanced techniques related to statistical process control, international quality standards, quality data management, and automatic inspection. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: STAT 511.
IMSE 643. Industrial Simulation. (3) I, II. Basic concepts of computer simulation modeling of manufacturing, production, service, and other systems. Use of a commercial simulation software environment to build, analyze, verify, and validate models. Use of models as a system design tool. Three hours rec. per week. Pr.: IMSE 560. Pr. or conc.: STAT 511.
IMSE 660. Introduction to Operations Research II. (3) I, II. Continuation of IMSE 560. Topics are decision theory, nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, Markovian decision processes, and queuing theory. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: IMSE 530, IMSE 560, STAT 510.
IMSE 662. Computer Aided Manufacturing. (3) I. Concepts in CAM, integrated control of machine tools and transport devices with production control. Concepts of CAM and automated assembly in small lot production environment. Two hours lec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: IMSE 250 and IMSE 251 and CIS 209 or equiv.
IMSE 671. Topics in Automated Factory Concepts. (3) I. Introduction to concepts of automation, automatic transfer lines, and CAD/CAM. Emphasis on robots and their role in automated factories. Concepts of group technology, computer-aided process planning, automated material-handling equipment for automated factories. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: IMSE 633.
IMSE 672. Robotic Applications. (3) II. History, development of the work environment for robots, their application, and implementation. Concepts of control and sensory feedback in robots are covered. Three hours lec a week. Pr.: IMSE 250 and IMSE 251 and CIS 209.
IMSE 685. Principles of Manufacturing Information Systems. (3) II. Introduction to the theory and concepts of information for manufacturing. Design of manufacturing systems such as MRP, SFRS, CAD/CAM, etc. Concerns of integration and man-machine interface in manufacturing systems. Three hours lec. a week. Pr. or conc.: IMSE 633.
IMSE 751. Applied Decision Theory. (3) II, in alternate years. Bayes' theorem, Bayesian estimators, utility, loss function and risk, minimax strategies, elementary game theory. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: STAT 511 or equiv.
IMSE 780. Methods of Operations Research. (3) II. This course is intended to give an overview of OR at the graduate level. After this course, the student will have the general basic knowledge in OR and a better idea about the usefulness and interrelationships of the various subjects in OR. Topics to be covered include the various optimization techniques, stochastic processes and optimization, and the various approaches in the treatment of uncertainty. Three hours rec. per week. Pr.: IMSE 560 and STAT 510.