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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Engineering

CGS 2425 Computer Programming for Engineers
Credits: 2; Prereq: MAC 2312.
Computer programming and the use of computers to solve engineering and mathematical problems. Emphasis will be placed on applying problem solving skills. This intensive course is specifically directed towards those students who are pursuing technical careers in fields employing a reasonably high degree of mathematics. The programming language used will depend on the demands of the departments in the college. In one semester, several languages may be taught, no more than one per section. Students required to learn a specific language must enroll in the correct section. (MR)

CGS 2425L Computer Programming for Engineers Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: CGS 2425.
Optional laboratory course in conjunction with CGS 2425. Required for ISE majors. (MR)

EIN 3101C Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering
Credits: 2; Coreq: ENC 2210 (students with an AA degree do not require this as a coreq. Please see an ISE program assistant for section number).
An introduction to and overview of the profession, including career planning, professionalism and communication, ethics, teamwork, industry site visits, industrial speakers, and selected solution methods for problems in coordination and planning.

EIN 3314C Work Design and Human Factors
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENC 2210 or ENC 3250, EIN 3101C and STA 4321; Coreq: STA 4322.
The analysis, design and maintenance of work methods. Study of time standards and work sampling. Equipment and workspace design and its impact on human performance.

EIN 4221 Quality Management and Engineering for Business Processes
Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing in engineering; introductory course in statistics, or permission of instructor.
Philosophy of continuous improvement and methodology for applying team problem solving to manufacturing and service industries. Hands-on application of the basic statistical quality tools; introduction to quality function deployment; concurrent engineering; business process reengineering; process analysis; benchmarking. Team project.

EIN 4243 Human Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: STA 4322.
Design, analysis and evaluation of man-machine systems. Emphasis on interaction of human and nonhuman components and resultant effect upon total system performance. Discussion of man's physical, mental and psychological characteristics and limitations. (P)

EIN 4321 Industrial Energy Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: EIN 4354 and PHY 2049.
Introduction to energy conservation. Supply-demand data, energy economics, investment analysis and energy legislation. Audits, waste heat recovery, cogeneration and computerized energy management systems.

EIN 4333 Production and Distribution Systems
Credits: 4; Prereq: EIN 4354, ESI 4313 and STA 4322.
Analysis of production and inventory systems. Deterministic and stochastic inventory models for single and multi-item systems. Analysis of logistics and distribution systems. Forecasting, scheduling, sequencing.

EIN 4335 Senior Design Project
Credits: 3; Prereq: EIN 3314C, EIN 4365, ESI 4221C and ESI 4523; Coreq: EIN 4333.
Integration of industrial and systems engineering methodologies with emphasis on methods of successful implementation. A project and case-study oriented course.

EIN 4343 Inventory and Supply Chain Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: ESI 4312, STA 4321; Coreq: ESI 4313.
This course develops students' analytic abilities to forumulate and solve inventory and logistics problems faced by today's firms. Students learn to take a comprehensive view of complex inventory and supply-chain systems. Additionally, students develop abilities to model, optimize and design such systems.

EIN 4354 Engineering Economy
Credits: 3; Prereq: upper-division classification in engineering.
Basic principles and applications of economic decision-making between alternatives encountered in engineering systems projects. The analysis will include methodologies of economics and finance in addition to engineering fundamentals.

EIN 4355 Games and Economic Decision Models
Credits: 3.
Study of decisions under risk and uncertainty, emphasizing utility theory, bayesian decision theory and game theory.

EIN 4365 Facilities Planning and Material Handling
Credits: 3; Prereq: EIN 3101C, ENC 2210 or ENC 3250 or ENC 3254, EML 2023 or equivalent; Coreq: EIN 4354.
Principles and methods for analyzing and designing plant facilities. Selected topics include systematic and computerized layout planning, warehouse design, materials handling and automated storage retrieval systems.

EIN 4401 Lean Production Systems
Credits: 3. Prereq: ESI 4312, STA 4321.
Design of flow line, cellular and flexible manufacturing systems. Design and control of lean manufacturing systems. Continuous improvement, small lot production, setup-time reduction, equipment improvement and maintenance. Principles and control of push and pull manufacturing systems. Production planning and operations scheduling.

EIN 4905 Special Problems in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated up 9 credits.
Problems and systems studies associated with honors programs representing undergraduate research. Selected advanced topics including new developments and techniques in industrial and systems engineering.

EIN 4912 Integrated Product and Process Design 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: EIN 4354; Coreq: EIN 4365 and ESI 4221C.
The first part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes-on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.

EIN 4913 Integrated Product and Process Design 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: EIN 4912.
The second part of EIN 4912-4913 sequence.

EIN 4937 Industrial and Systems Engineering Seminar
Credits: 1; Prereq: junior or senior standing in industrial and systems engineering.
Lectures and discussions on general and specific engineering problems. Individual investigations and research reports on assigned topics. Orientation for an industrial career. (S-U)

EIN 4944 Practical Work in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Credits: 1 to 3; maximum 3 credits. Prereq: 4EG standing.
One term of industrial employment, including extra work according to a preapproved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervision as set forth in the College of Engineering regulations. (S-U)

ESI 4161 Industrial Applications of Microprocessors
Credits: 3; Prereq: CGS 2425.
Use of embedded controllers in industrial control applications. An overview of computer architecture and assembly programming techniques. Interfacing microcontrollers and computers. Networking and telecommunications. Discussion of the popular communication protocols and standards and contemporary computer technologies.

ESI 4221C Industrial Quality Control
Credits: 3; Prereq: STA 4321; Coreq: STA 4322.
Factors affecting variation in product quality. The use of control charts to evaluate and control manufacturing processes. Techniques for acceptance and reliability testing. Laboratory exercises illustrate the operation and control of manufacturing processes and hazard function. Typical failure distributions, redundant systems, models of repair and maintenance.

ESI 4312 Operations Research 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: C++ computer programming, matrix and numerical methods.
Introduction to the use of linear decision models, particularly linear programming and related decision-analysis optimization software, to aid in the analysis and solution of complex, large-scale decision problems. Consideration of related network modeling concepts.

ESI 4313 Operations Research 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: ESI 4312 and STA 4321.
Dynamic programming and optimization. Markov processes and queuing theory. Network analysis. Applications.

ESI 4356 Decision Support Systems for Industrial and Systems Engineers
Credits: 3; Prereq: a computer programming course in C++ or Java.
Applications of decision support systems in industrial and systems engineering; developing and implementing decision support systems arising in industrial and systems engineering using popular database management and spreadsheet software.

ESI 4357 Web Based Decision Support Systems for Industrial and Systems Engineers
Credits: 3; Prereq: ESI 4312, a computer programming course in C++ or permission of instructor.
Introduction to the Internet and E-commerce; Internet tools and technologies necessary for the development of web-based decision support systems; Designing and implementing web-based decision support systems arising in the practice of industrial and systems engineering using popular software packages.

ESI 4523 Industrial Systems Simulation
Credits: 3; Prereq: CGS 2425 and STA 4321.
Simulation methodology and languages (such as GPSS, General Purpose Simulation System). Design and analysis of simulation experiments. Applications to the solution of industrial and service system problems.

ESI 4567C Matrix and Numerical Methods in Systems Engineering
Credits: 4; Prereq: MAC 2313, MAP 2302.
Theory and application of vector, matrix and other numerical methods to systems problems. Simultaneous linear equations, characteristic values, quadratic forms, error analysis, use of series, curve fitting, nonlinear equations, discrete methods. The laboratory sessions will emphasize numerical solutions using MATLAB.

ESI 4949 Co-Op Work Experience
Credits: 1; maximum 3 credits.
Practical engineering work under industrial supervision, as set forth in the College of Engineering regulations. (S-U)

General Education Categories
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  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International (I) and Diversity (D) focus

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions
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  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course must be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.