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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Engineering Course Listing Industrial Engineering 540  

Industrial Engineering 540
14:540:201 Work Design and Ergonomics (3) Man-machine analysis, motion economy, time study, predetermined time systems, work sampling; introduction to robotics, facilities layout, material handling; introduction to ergonomics and anthropometric, biomechanical, and human-machine interface models. Prerequisite: 01:640:151 or 21:640:135 or 50:640:121 or 01:640:191. Corequisite: 14:540:202.
14:540:202 Work Design and Ergonomics Laboratory (1) Experiments in robotics, time study, work measurement, workplace design and the human-machine interface, facilities layout. Prerequisite: 01:640:151 or 21:640:135 or 50:640:121 or 01:640:191. Corequisite: 14:540:201.
14:540:210 Engineering Probability (3) Probability problems in engineering, conditional probability, discrete and continuous distributions, functions of random variables, interval estimates. Prerequisite: 01:640:144 or 151 or 152 or 154 or 191 or 192 or 21:640:135 or 136 or 50:640:121 or 122. Open to School 14 (School of Engineering) ONLY.
14:540:213 Industrial Engineering Laboratory (2)   Introduction to programming, fundamental data types, flow control, and functions; arrays, pointers, and do loops; algorithms and flow charts; GUI concepts. Prerequisite: 01:640:151 or 21:640:135 or 50:640:121 or 01:640:191.
14:540:303 Manufacturing Processes (3) Properties of engineering materials; metals, polymers, ceramics and composites, bulk and sheet forming, traditional and nontraditional material removal processes, polymer processing, laser and energy-beam processes, additive layered manufacturing processes,  and micro- and nanofabrication processes. Basic and computerized machine tools. Process chains, planning and process optimization. Engineering metrology and product quality. Prerequisites: 14:440:221, 14:635:407. Corequisite: 14:540:304.
14:540:304 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory (1) Experiments on machine tools: lathes, drilling machines, milling machines, and CNC milling machines; robot workplace design and computer control of machine tools. Corequisite: 14:540:303.
14:540:305, 306 Honors Candidacy Problems (0,0) Extensive reading and study in a particular problem area of industrial engineering under the guidance of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Prerequisite for industrial engineering students who wish to be James J. Slade Scholars.
14:540:311 Deterministic Models in Operations Research (3) Elements of modeling and problem solving. Use of a software package like LINDO or EXCEL to solve real-life industrial engineering problems. Linear programming, duality, sensitivity analysis, integer programming, transportation, and assignment problems. Prerequisite: 01:640:244 or 21:640:314 or 50:640:314.
14:540:320 Statistics for Engineers (3) Statistical estimation; confidence interval; testing hypothesis; engineering applications throughout the course.
Prerequisite: 14:540:210
14:540:338 Probability Models in Operations Research (3) Modeling and decision making under uncertainty, Markov chains, poisson processes, inventory models, and queuing systems. Prerequisites: 14:540:210
14:540:343 Engineering Economics (3) Economic decisions involving engineering alternatives; annual cost, present worth, rate of return, and benefit-to-cost; before- and after-tax replacement economy; organizational financing; break-even charts; unit and minimum-cost public sector studies. Prerequisite: Any Course EQUAL or GREATER Than: (01:640:026 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA )
14:540:382 Automation and Systems Design(3) Programmable automation applied to manufacturing. Computer architecture, sensors and automatic data acquisition, computer control of actuators, continuous and discrete control of processes, computer integration, and local area networks. Prerequisite:  01:750:227 Corequisite: 14:540:383.
14:540:383 Automation and Systems Design Laboratory (1) Use of microcomputers and industrial controllers in controlling machines and processes. Assembly language programming, ladder logic programming, and interfacing controllers to sensors and actuators. Experiments in manufacturing applications. Corequisite: 14:540:382.
14:540:384 Simulation Models in Industrial Engineering (3) Modeling and analysis of industrial and service systems using ARENA, simulation modeling perspectives, discrete event and continuous simulation, simulation languages, and statistical aspects of simulation. Prerequisites: 14:540:338.
14:540:399 Design of Engineering Systems I (3) Design principles, material selection, design for assembly, design for manufacturing, and effect of environmental issues on product design. Prerequisites: 14:540:338, 382. Open to industrial and systems engineering students only. Corequisite: 14:540:303, 384
14:540:400 Design of Engineering Systems II (3) A team approach to the redesign of a real-life product. Alternative engineering plans for improved designs will be developed and implemented. Both written and oral reports will be completed. Prerequisites: 14:540:384, 399. Open to industrial and systems engineering students only.
14:540:433 Quality Engineering (3) Statistical methods for monitoring and improving product quality and decreasing variation. Factorial experiments, variables and attribute control charts, acceptance sampling, on- and off-line process controls. Prerequisite: 14:540:320. Corequisite: 14:540:434.
14:540:434 Quality Engineering Laboratory (1) Practical application of quality engineering methodologies, statistical software, gage studies, online process control, design of experiments to improve product design, industrial manufacturing processes, and system design. Corequisite: 14:540:433.
14:540:453 Production Planning and Control (3) Coordination of activities of both manufacturing and service systems. Systems design; input and output; planning and scheduling. Decision-making problems employing mathematical techniques of linear programming. Sequencing jobs on machines and line-balancing techniques. Prerequisites: 14:540:311, 338.
14:540:461 Engineering Law (3) Legal and ethical aspects of engineering; bids, awards, and negotiated contracts. Liabilities to the public and to employees, contract labor law. Contracts, patents, copyrights, trademarks, and engineering specifications. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Open only to seniors and graduate students in engineering.
14:540:462 Facilities Layout and Materials Handling (3) Fundamentals of the design, layout, and location of industrial and nonmanufacturing facilities. Selection of machines and material handling equipment and their efficient arrangement. Emphasis on quantitative methods. Warehouse layout. Facility location theory. Prerequisites: 14:540:201, 303.
14:540:485 Industrial Information Systems (3) The course focuses on acquiring hands-on experience in the organization, modeling, and analysis of raw data to extract pertinent information and actionable insights for industrial and engineering systems.  Covered topics include database management using structured query language programming software, as well as the design and implementation of data science solutions and forecasting methods through project-based learning and case studies from manufacturing, materials engineering, and energy systems.
Prerequisite: 14:540:320
14:540:487 Energy Systems Modeling and Optimization (3) Addresses the design, analysis, modeling, and optimization of selected energy systems (including conventional fossil fuels and renewable wind and solar). This course will provide the basis for applying mathematical modeling and optimization techniques in energy systems. A set of projects and case studies focused on modeling and optimization of a variety of energy systems will be assigned to students and discussed in detail. The course will have hands-on experience with data collection, experimentation, simulation, and optimization tools as they apply to energy systems.
Prerequisites: 14:540:311
14:540:491,492 Special Problems (3,3) Studies in phases of industrial and systems engineering of special interest.
14:540:496,497 Co-op Internship in Industrial and Systems Engineering (3,3) Intended to provide a capstone experience to the student's undergraduate studies by integrating prior coursework into a working industrial engineering professional environment. Credits earned for the educational benefits of the experience and granted only for a continuous, six-month, full-time assignment. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Graded pass/no credit.
 
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