Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Industrial Engineering - Courses

IE 101 Discover Industrial Engineering
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


IE 306 Statistics for Engineers
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 305
Industrial Engineering Majors Only



IE 320 Engineering Economy
Industrl & Systems Engineering

Applied concepts of economic decision making, including present worth analysis, cash-flow equivalence, replacement analysis, equipment selection. Open to students in any discipline.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Engineering Majors Only


IE 322 Analytics and Computing for Industrial Engineers
Industrl & Systems Engineering

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage, manipulate, analyze, and derive insights from large data sets using IE related computational tools. Data and problems will be representative of typical problems faced by Industrial Engineers across a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, service, healthcare, and transportation industries.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Requisite: Jr/Sr Standing



IE 323 Human Factors in System Design
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Junior standing in engineering.
IE 323
Co-Requisites: EAS 305
Approved Engineering Majors Only
Other Requisites: IE 323


IE 326 Planning for Productions & Service Enterprises
Industrl & Systems Engineering

Examines principles central to the planning of a production process. These include topics germane to the planning, scheduling, and control of production.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Junior standing in engineering
Approved Engineering Majors Only
Other Requisites: IE 326



IE 327 Facility Design & Materials Handling
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: IE 326
Industrial Engineering Majors Only


IE 373 Systems Modeling and Optimization OR 1
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Industrial Engineering Majors Only



IE 374 Systems Modeling and Optimization OR 2
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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).

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 305
Co-Requisites: IE 373
Industrial Engineering Majors Only


IE 406 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing in IE or permission of instructor
Industrial Engineering Majors only
Other Requisites: IE 406



IE 408 Quality Assurance
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: IE 306 or equivalent
Industrial Engineering Majors Only


IE 409 Six Sigma Quality
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing in IE or permission of instructor
Approved Engineering Majors Only
Other Requisites: IE 409



IE 412 Decision Analysis
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 305
Industrial Engineering Majors only
Other Requisites: IE 412


IE 420 Systems Engineering Practicum
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: All required 300 level IE courses
Co-Requisites: IE 420 LAB and IE 477



IE 435 Human-Computer Interaction
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: IE 323 or permission of instructor
Industrial Engineering Majors only
Other Requisites: IE 435


IE 436 Work Physiology
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Approved Industrial and Biomedical Engineering Majors Only.
IE Majors must complete IE 323 as a prerequisite.



IE 441 Human Factors in Safety
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: IE 323 or permission of instructor
Industrial Engineering Majors Only


IE 459 Special Topics
Industrl & Systems Engineering

Studies special areas of interest to students and instructor. Content varies from section to section and semester to semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing in engineering
Other Requisites: IE 459



IE 460 Lean Enterprise
Industrl & Systems Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing in engineering
Engineering Majors Only


IE 477 SIM Mdlg & Analysis
Industrl & Systems Engineering

Topics include the development of digital simulation models of complex systems using up-to-date software tools and methods.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: IE 306, IE 374 and computer programming skills
Industrial Engineering Majors only
Other Requisites: IE 477



IE 482 Robotics
Industrl & Systems Engineering

Analyzes robots and robotic systems: kinematics, coordinate transform, numerical control, off-line programming, robot vision, and simulation of robotic systems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing in engineering
Other Requisites: IE 482


IE 496 Senior Capstone Internship
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Approved Industrial Engineering Majors Only



IE 498 Undergraduate Research
Industrl & Systems Engineering

Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on ongoing research of the faculty member or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of instructor
Engineering Majors Only


IE 499 Independent Study
Industrl & Systems Engineering

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.

Credits: 1-12
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of instructor
Industrial Engineering Majors Only




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