Industrial Engineering : Courses

IE 101 Discover Industrial Engineering

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to the field of industrial engineering, and the IE department at UB, through a series of real life IE case studies and examples.

IE 306 Statistics for Engineers

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EAS 305
Industrial Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Principles and methodologies of statistical inference; methods of data analysis; point and interval estimation; tests of hypotheses; correlation and regression. Introduces analysis of variance methods.

IE 320 Engineering Economy

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Requisites: Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Applied concepts of economic decision making, including present worth analysis, cash-flow equivalence, replacement analysis, equipment selection. Open to students in any discipline.

IE 323 Human Factors in Sys Des

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Junior standing in engineering.
Co-requisites: EAS 305
Approved Engineering Majors Only
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on the interactions of humans with tasks, equipment, and the environment as part of the workplace system. Students learn about human capabilities and limitations, applications of human factors/ergonomics principles to system design, methodologies for human-system analysis, and experimental design and data analysis applied to human factors problems.

IE 326 Planning Prod & Serv Ent

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Junior standing in engineering
Approved Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines principles central to the planning of a production process. These include topics germane to the planning, scheduling, and control of production.

IE 327 Facility Des & Matl Handl

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: IE 326
Industrial Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Basics of design, analysis, and selection of manufacturing facilities and material-handling equipment. Approaches to analyzing manufacturing and material-handling systems. Applications of computers in modern facilities design and material handling, emphasizing material-flow control and storage. Economic justification models for manufacturing and material-handling systems.

IE 373 Sys Modeling & Opt: ORI

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MTH 309
Industrial Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Concepts of operations research methodology including objective functions, theories of value, and optimization. Elementary mathematical models of reliability, Markov decision processes, waiting-line models with Poisson arrival and exponential service, game theory, and decision analysis.

IE 374 Sys Modeling & Opt: ORII

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EAS 305
Co-requisites: IE 373
Industrial Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of IE 373, including uncertainty, risk, and the probabilistic approach in operations research. Topics include elementary mathematical models of game theory, decision analysis, stochastic dynamic programming, stochastic processes (including Markov chains and Markov decision processes) and queues (waiting lines).

IE 406 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Senior standing in IE or permission of instructor
Industrial Engineering Majors only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Basic and important principles in computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM). Based on an understanding of modern production and manufacturing systems, the course further introduces to students the use of computers for the integration of all functional areas in a manufacturing enterprise. Topics include computer-aided design (CAD), geometric models and data structures, computer-aided process planning (CAPP), group technology (GT), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and database applications in manufacturing.

IE 408 Quality Assurance

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: IE 306 or equivalent
Industrial Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Familiarizes students with the application of statistical quality problem-solving methodologies used to characterize, leverage, and reduce process variability. This course emphasizes the application of sampling methodologies, sample size determination, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, measurement systems analysis, design and analysis of saturated experimental designs, design and analysis response surface experimental designs, and statistical process control.

IE 409 Six Sigma Quality

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Senior standing in IE or permission of instructor
Approved Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Familiarizes students with customer-focused, process and design six sigma quality management methods. This course emphasizes methodologies used in the identification and selection of high impact, customer-focused, quality improvement projects. Topics covered include leadership soft-skills, the mathematics behind six sigma metrics, project selection criterion, risk assessment, quality tools, and structured six-sigma problem-solving methodologies (DMAIC and DMADV).

IE 412 Decision Analysis

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EAS 305
Industrial Engineering Majors only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Decision analysis that extends the domain of decision-making problems from those considered in traditional statistical hypothesis testing scenarios: modeling decisions, which emphasize structuring decision problems using techniques such as influence diagrams and decision trees; modeling uncertainty, which covers subjective probability assessment, use of classical probability models, Bayesian analysis, and value of information; and modeling preferences, which introduces concepts of risk preference, expected utility, and multi-attribute value and utility models.

IE 420 Systems Engineering Practicum

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: All required 300 level IE courses
Co-requisites: IE 477
Industrial Engineering Majors only
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Integrates and applies knowledge from multiple aspects of industrial engineering to analyze and solve real-world ID problems. Combines knowledge of production planning, facilities design, operations research, and human factors.

IE 435 Human-Computer Interaction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: IE 323 or permission of instructor
Industrial Engineering Majors only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Familiarizes students with the principles and practice of use- and user-centered design of human-computer interfaces. By the end of the course, students are able to identify, describe, and implement a subset of methods appropriate for requirements gathering, user and task modeling, prototype development, and user test plan development, implementation, and analysis. Additionally, students are able to apply principles in user-centered design to interface design.

IE 436 Work Physiology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: IE 323 or permission of instructor - Approved Industrial and Biomedical Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces structure and functioning of the human body. Examines environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and biological rhythms; and applications and implications of physiological measures, such as energy expenditures, heart rate, and E.M.G.

IE 441 Human Factors in Safety

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: IE 323 or permission of instructor
Industrial Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Overall view of the professional field, particularly emphasizing the role of the human, and human factors, in safe working systems. Provides information relevant to understanding basic concepts associated with systems safety, such as the legislative environment, management culture, and sources of workplace hazards; understanding the need to consider the human when designing safe, complex systems; and analyzing a work system to predict its hazards and select possible interventions.

IE 459 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: Senior standing in engineering
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Studies special areas of interest to students and instructor. Content varies from section to section and semester to semester.

IE 460 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: Senior standing in engineering
Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Studies special areas of interest to students and instructor. Content varies from section to section and semester to semester.

IE 477 SIM Mdlg & Analysis

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: IE 306, IE 374 and computer programming skills
Industrial Engineering Majors only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include the development of digital simulation models of complex systems using up-to-date software tools and methods.

IE 482 Robotics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: Senior standing in engineering
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Analyzes robots and robotic systems: kinematics, coordinate transform, numerical control, off-line programming, robot vision, and simulation of robotic systems.

IE 496 Senior Capstone Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Requisites: Approved Industrial Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A field experience working on an industrial engineering project in a manufacturing plant, hospital, library, police department, or similar location under the joint direction of a preceptor from industry and a faculty advisor. Projects are selected that integrate the material learned in academic courses. Requires a written report and an oral presentation.

IE 498 Undergraduate Research

Credits: 1 - 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor
Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on ongoing research of the faculty member or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

IE 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 12
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor
Industrial Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Student directed independent learning activity guided & mentored by faculty. Students should discuss registration with the faculty member and have a plan in writing upon registering. Note that activities that are primarily research (vs. study or project based) should be conducted under the IE 498 number.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:28 EST