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Cross-listed as IE 285
3 Credits
Available Fall term
Lecture only
College Limitations:
College of Engineering
Class Limitations:
Ken Funk
212 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Introduction to selected topics in industrial and manufacturing engineering, including history and philosophy, product design and manufacturing cycle, integrated role of engineering and business, and multi-objective nature of organizations. Surveys of selected design problems in resource allocation, operations and quality management, and production engineering.


  • Scheduling and queuing
  • Multi-scale devices
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Academic advising
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Design process
  • Human factors engineering
  • Introduction to statistics and statistical quality control
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Simulations
  • Ethical behavior and academic honesty

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Describe the profession and technical area of Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering
  2. Identify appropriate process analysis method(s) to understand, analyze and explain an industrial/manufacturing engineering problem.
  3. Implement the engineering design process to develop a solution to an industrial and/or manufacturing problem.
  4. Identify the situational factors that can contribute to unethical behaviors. Identify steps that will lead to ethical behavior despite the situational factors.