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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Bradley A. Kramer, Head

Professors Ben-Arieh, Harnett and E.S. Lee; Associate Professors Chang, Kramer, Rys, and Wu; Assistant Professors Easton, Lei, and Pei; Adjunct Professors Amos and Galitzer; Emeriti: Professors D. Grosh, Konz, and Tillman; Associate Professors Hansen, Willems, and Wilson.

E-mail: imse@k-state.edu

Industrial engineers design, analyze, and improve integrated systems of people, equipment, and material to produce goods and services. They are concerned with the effective utilization of all organizational resources to maximize system productivity. The industrial engineer is equipped to influence product designs, to develop efficient production systems, and to integrate these activities with the financial, marketing, and other functions of an organization. The goal of the industrial engineering curricula is to integrate mathematics, the basic sciences, the engineering sciences, and engineering design projects into a meaningful educational experience so that our graduates have the ability to apply this knowledge to the identification and solution of practical engineering problems. Our graduates are equally prepared to begin exciting careers in engineering or to continue their education in graduate programs of engineering, business, or law.

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, engineering economy, automated factory concepts, product and process engineering, computer control of manufacturing equipment, 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.

Mission statement

We prepare students for successful life-long careers and provide leadership in industry and our profession through our research and educational programs. To accomplish this mission, we: educate students to become industrial and manufacturing systems engineers who can design, analyze, and improve production systems and processes; educate students at the graduate level to become masters of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering so that they can apply current IMSE skills and tools and lead the quest to advance the state-of-the-art in IMSE; perform research in our discipline that is both of fundamental importance and of value to our industry, our profession, and society as a whole; and serve our institution, community, and profession by using our skills and time to advance their missions.

Educational program objectives

Graduates can use modern engineering and scientific management tools to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems to produce goods and services in a professional and ethical manner.

Technical performance goals

Identify problems and improvement opportunities related to the production of goods and services; measure, evaluate, and improve production of good and services; develop and design production processes and systems to produce goods and services; and implement efficient and effective production processes and systems to produce goods and services.

Professional performance goals

Participate and function effectively in team environments; communicate in a professional role with capability to write technical reports and present results effectively; understand ethical and social responsibility; and understand the individual's responsibility for their professional development and career path.

Industrial engineering (IE)

Industrial Engineering (IE)
Bachelor of science in industrial engineering
129 hours required for graduation
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. 410-347-7700

Fall semester

MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
CHM 210Chemistry I4
ENGL 100Expository Writing I*3
IMSE 201Introduction to Industrial Engineering3
Humanities or social science elective3
IMSE 015Engineering Assembly

Spring semester

MATH 221Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
CHM 230Chemistry II4
CIS 209C Programming for Engineers3
ME 212Engineering Graphics I2
Humanities or social science elective3
IMSE 015Engineering Assembly

Fall semester

MATH 222Analytic Geometry and Calculus III4
PHYS 213Engineering Physics I5
ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
IMSE 015Engineering Assembly
Spring semester
MATH 551Applied Matrix Theory3
PHYS 214Engineering Physics II5
IMSE 250Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Systems2
IMSE 251Manufacturing Processes Lab1
CHE 352Structural Materials2
CHE 354Engineering Materials Lab1
IMSE 015Engineering Assembly

Fall semester

STAT 510Introduction to Probability and Statistics I3
IMSE 530Engineering Economic Analysis3
IMSE 560Introduction to Operations Research I3
CE 530Statics and Dynamics3
Humanities or social science elective3
IMSE 015Engineering Assembly

Spring semester

STAT 511Introduction to Probability and Statistics II3
IMSE 660Introduction to Operations Research II3
EECE 519Electric Circuits and Controls4
ENGL 415Written Communication for Engineers*3
Literature elective**3
IMSE 015Engineering Assembly
IMSE 050Industrial Plant Studies

Fall semester

IMSE 541Statistical Quality Control3
IMSE 591Senior Design Project I***2
IMSE 623Industrial Ergonomics3
IMSE 633Production Planning and Inventory Control3
IMSE 643Industrial Simulation3
IMSE elective3
IMSE 015Engineering Assembly

Spring semester

IMSE 501Industrial Management
MANGT 420Management Concepts3
IMSE 555Industrial Facility Layout and Design3
IMSE 592Senior Design Project II2
IMSE electives6
Humanities or social science elective3
IMSE 015Engineering Assembly
*Students must complete the appropriate prerequisite credits for ENGL 415, but may apply only 3 of ENGL 415 prerequisite credit hours towards degree requirements.
Humanities and social science electives are to be selected from the catalog list, need not be taken at the time shown in the curriculum, and must include two courses at or above the 300 level.
**Literature elective must be selected from ENGL 262, 270, 320, 330, 340, 390.
In selecting humanities or social science electives the student must satisfy the general education requirements of Kansas State University.
***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.
An IMSE elective is any course in industrial engineering
below the 800 level.

Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering courses

IMSE 015. Engineering Assembly. (0) I, II. Assemblies are held once a month for practicing industrial engineers to make presentations to the students. Students are given an opportunity to interact with the visitors. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to learn about various companies and their products and operations. Required every semester.

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.

IMSE 253. Net Shape Manufacturing Laboratory. (1) I. Includes safe manufacturing practices and experiments in casting and injection molding. 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. Engineering Economic Analysis. (Var) I, II. The analysis of the economic aspects of engineering/ industrial projects. Focus on decision making among competing alternatives, including replacement decisions. Induces: cost estimating, time-value of money, and effects of depreciation and taxation. Methods of comparing alternatives are developed, including equivalent worth, rate of return, and benefit-cost ratio. Additional topics for one hour credit: risk/uncertainty, impact of inflation, capital rationing, break even analysis, and determining the MARR. Pr.: MATH 220.

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.: 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. Operations Research I. (3) I, II. A study of the methods of operations research including model formulation and optimization. Topics include linear programming, sensitivity analysis, 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 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 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 623, 633.

IMSE 591. Senior Design Project I. (2) I, II. Students organize themselves in teams, not exceeding five students in each team. Each team is responsible to establish a client. The teams select a general subject agreeable to the client, 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. IMSE 591. 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 251.

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.: IMSE 250. 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. Operations Research II. (3) I, II. Continuation of IMSE 560. Topics are: graph optimization, integer programming, nonlinear programming, queuing theory. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: 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 666. Operations Research III. (3) II. A continuation of IMSE 660. Covers more advanced aspects of LP and NLP. Introduces three new topics: normative theory of decisions and games, dynamic programming and Markov decision systems. Pr.: IMSE 660. Pr. or conc.: IMSE 530.

IMSE 680. Quantitative Problem Solving Techniques. (3) S. Survey of decision-making techniques. Topics covered include: linear, integer, and nonlinear programming; network flows and stochastic processes. A focus of the course will include modeling and the use of software to solve these problems. Five 60-minute lec. per week for 8-week session. Pr.: MATH 205.

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. Normative Theory of Decisions and Games. (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.

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