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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Industrial and Systems Engineering 540 Programs  


The mission of the program in industrial and systems engineering is to provide high quality education to graduate students and to conduct research, often in collaboration with industry and other disciplines, to advance the state of knowledge and practice in the field of industrial engineering.

The program aims to ensure that each student is educated in mathematical and scientific principles and at the same time is knowledgeable and confident to implement these principles to solve relevant engineering problems in industry and the public sector.

For doctoral students, we provide specialized training to prepare students to become capable independent researchers, and to be leaders in both the academic and industrial communities.

The department focuses its research in areas of critical importance to national competitiveness and productivity: modeling and systems engineering, production and manufacturing engineering, and quality and reliability engineering. Both the curriculum and laboratories are designed to support these research focuses.

In the modeling and systems area, projects are underway in supply chain and logistics engineering. In the aviation research areas, faculty members investigate and recommend policies on air traffic separation standards and aircraft inspection. Using simulation and analytic tools, projects are in progress in the areas of performance modeling of client-server computer networks, manufacturing systems performance, port operation, and modeling of intelligent transportation systems.

Research in the production and manufacturing engineering area is conducted at both the systems level and the machine level. Faculty members investigate problems and implement solutions in production planning and control; performance modeling of production systems; manufacturing process validation; computer- integrated manufacturing; automation; real-time machine control; and manufacturing processes such as laser micromachining, layered manufacturing, and sheet folding technologies.

In quality and reliability engineering, research is conducted and solutions are implemented in the areas of online process control, offline quality improvement through designed experiments, multivariate statistical models, stochastic control, reliability optimization, component and systems reliability, accelerated life testing, software reliability, data acquisition and analysis, maintenance models, and warranty estimation.

Industrial and systems engineering offers programs leading to the master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 48 credits beyond the B.S. degree in course work and 24 credits in research.

The M.S. degree requires a minimum of 30 course credits beyond the B.S. degree. Students may choose the thesis option. At least 18 of the 30 credits must be taken in the industrial and systems engineering program. The remaining credits may be taken in other graduate programs including statistics, mathematics, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, economics, and operations research.

The program offers four options for the M.S. degree. The industrial and systems engineering option offers the most flexibility providing students with knowledge in the major areas of the discipline including stochastic and deterministic models; in application areas such as production, quality, reliability, manufacturing, transportation, and aviation; and in a range of skills including simulation and statistical analysis.

The quality and reliability engineering option, offered in cooperation with the statistics department, includes courses in process control, design of experiments, quality management, and reliability.

The manufacturing systems engineering option includes courses in automation and computer integrated manufacturing and design, robotics, manufacturing processes, automation, and control. A special feature of this option is a required course where each student performs an independent study in the laboratory.

The information technology option educates students in the design, implementation, and improvement of information systems in the manufacturing and service industries. Students are trained in system integration, utilizing technologies in software engineering, system design and analysis to build a robust enterprise where information systems are seamlessly integrated into the enterprise functions. The option requires courses across disciplines including industrial and systems engineering, computer science, business, and telecommunications.

Extensive research facilities are available for student use in manufacturing automation, manufacturing processing, micro- computer/multimedia, facilities design, quality and reliability engineering, and microprocessors. Specialized equipment includes robotics, CNC machines, CAD facilities, microcomputers, and quality and reliability engineering metrology and life testing equipment, temperature chambers, vibration unit, scanning electron microscope, metal processing equipment, and materials handling.

To be admitted to the program, students must have completed a degree in engineering or related field and basic industrial and systems engineering courses including four terms of calculus; a high-level computer language; deterministic methods; probability; and engineering economics. Students who are missing prerequisite courses may be admitted to the graduate program, provided they take the prerequisites for no credit.

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