Industrial Engineering - IE


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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198 Special Topics in Engineering Graphics
1 TO 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite may vary by section according to topic.

201 Financial Engineering
3 hours. Principles and techniques of economic analysis in engineering; Financial decision making; Single and multi project selection techniques. Prerequisite(s): MATH 181.

312 Dynamic Systems and Control
3 hours. Dynamics of linear systems. Modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal systems. Analysis and design of feedback control systems. Analytical, computer and experimental solution methods. Time and frequency domain techniques. Same as ME 312. Prerequisite(s): MATH 220 and PHYS 142; and sophomore standing or above; or approval of the department.

342 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
3 hours. Probability, random variables, mathematical expectation, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distributions, estimation theory, and test of hypothesis. Prerequisite(s): MATH 181.

345 Regression Applications and Forecasting in Engineering
3 hours. Single and multiple regression analysis of variance, examination of residuals, introduction to time series analysis, and analytical forecasting techniques; application to engineering system. Prerequisite(s): IE 342.

365 Work Productivity Analysis
4 hours. Operations analysis; man-machine relationship; motion study; micromotion study, time study; predetermined time systems; performance rating; standard data techniques; work sampling; wage payment plans. Prerequisite(s): IE 342.

380 Manufacturing Process Principles
3 hours. Introduction to basic manufacturing processes such as casting, bulk deformation, sheet metal forming, metal cutting. Interaction between materials, design and manufacturing method. Economics of manufacturing. Same as ME 380. Prerequisite(s): CME 203.

392 Undergraduate Research
3 hours. Research under close supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the head of the department.

394 Senior Capstone Design
4 hours. Systematic approach to the design process. Creative problem solving. Design methodology and engineering principles applied to open-ended design problems with inherent breadth and innovation. Same as ME 394. Credit is not given for IE 394 if the student has credit for ME 396 or IE 396. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above; or approval of the department.

396 Senior Design I
2 hours. Systematic approach to the design process. Creative problem solving. Design methodology and engineering principles applied to open-ended design problems with inherent breadth and innovation. Same as ME 396. Credit is not given for IE 396 if the student has credit in IE 444 or ME 444 or IE 445 or ME 445. Prerequisite(s): Open only to seniors; or consent of the instructor.

397 Senior Design Il
2 hours. The systematic approach to the design process; creative problem solving; design methodology and engineering principles learned in ME 396 are applied to complete the Senior Design project. Same as ME 397. Credit is not given for IE 397 if the student has credit for IE 444 or ME 444 or IE 445 or ME 445. Prerequisite(s): ME 396; or IE 396; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor. Requires concurrent registration in ME 499 or IE 499.

411 Mechatronics I
0 TO 4 hours. Elements of mechatronic systems, sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, modeling, hardware in the loop simulations, real time software, Electromechanical systems laboratory experiments. Same as ME 411. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above or approval of the department.

412 Dynamic Systems Analysis I
3 OR 4 hours. Classical control theory, concept of feedback, laplace transform, transfer functions, control system characteristics, root locus, frequency response, compensator design. Same as ME 412. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): ME 308.

441 Ergonomics and Human Factors
3 OR 4 hours. The study of principles and techniques associated with ergonomic problems. Topics include human information input and processing, human output and control, and ergonomic considerations in safety. Same as EOHS 441. Previously listed as IE 341. 3 undergraduate hours; 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in IE 342 or consent of the instructor.

442 Design and Analysis of Experiments in Engineering
4 hours. Covers different methods for statistical design of engineering experiments, executing them and analyzing their results. Prerequisite(s): IE 342.

444 Interdisciplinary Product Development I
3 OR 4 hours. Cross-functional teams (w/students from AD 420/423 and MKTG 594) research and develop new product concepts. Focus on the identification of technologically appropriate product design problems. Same as ME 444. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Year-long (with IE/ME 445) project course. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.

445 Interdisciplinary Product Development 2
4 hours. Cross-functional teams (w/students from AD 420 and MKTG 594) research and develop new product concepts. Focus on solutions to the opportunities identified in IE/ME 444 to functional prototypes. Serves as a replacement for IE/ME 396. Same as ME 445. Year-long (with IE/ME 444) project course. Prerequisite(s): IE 444 or ME 444; and senior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.

446 Quality Control and Reliability
3 OR 4 hours. Principles of statistical quality control including control by variable and by attribute, construction and use of control charts for variables, fraction defectives and number of defects and use of standard plans, reliability and life cycle testing. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): IE 342.

461 Safety Engineering
3 OR 4 hours. Human protection systems; accident and emergency handling; manufacturing and service hazard systems. Same as EOHS 460. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): IE 342 or consent of the instructor.

463 Plant Layout and Materials Handling
3 OR 4 hours. Facilities design functions, computer-aided plant layout, facility location, warehouse layout Minimax location, deterministic and probabilistic conveyor models. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s):Credit or concurrent registration in IE 345 and Credit or concurrent registration in IE 472 and IE 473 and IE 365 and IE 201 and IE 467 .

464 Virtual Automation
0 TO 4 hours. Fundamentals of manufacturing and automation modeling using CAD/CAM and computer-integrated manufacturing methods; concepts of virtual manufacturing; industrial robots and automated factory models within virtual environments. Same as ME 464. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CS 107 or CS 108.

465 Manufacturing Information Systems
0 TO 4 hours. Design and implementation of supervisory control and data acquisition systems; manufacturing systems controller and communication networks. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Senior or graduate standing, or consent of the instructor; and familiarity with computer programming.

466 Production Planning and Inventory Control
3 OR 4 hours. Principles of production planning, master scheduling, job sequencing, design and control of deterministic and stochastic inventory systems, material requirement planning. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in IE 345 and Credit or concurrent registration in IE 472 and IE 473.

467 Discrete Event Computer Simulation Application
3 OR 4 hours. The solution of industrial application problems by means of discrete event computer simulation. Simulation model building. Input analysis. Output analysis. In depth study of some specific simulation programming languages, with projects. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): IE 342.

468 Virtual Manufacturing
3 OR 4 hours. Virtual reality applications in manufacturing systems design, manufacturing applications of networked virtual reality, virtual reality modeling of occupational safety engineering. Same as ME 468. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CS 107 or CS 108.

471 Operations Research I
3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to operations research, formulation of linear programming problems, simplex methods, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, network models, and integer linear programming. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. No graduate credit for industrial engineering majors. Prerequisite(s): MATH 310.

472 Operations Research II
3 OR 4 hours. Nonlinear programming problems, unconstrained optimization search techniques. Kuhn-Tucker theorems, quadratic programming, separable programming, meta heuristics, goal programming, and dynamic programming. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CS 107 or CS 109, and IE 471 or graduate standing.

473 Stochastic Processes and Queuing Models
3 OR 4 hours. Stochastic dynamic systems, queuing networks, probabilistic state transition models and nondeterministic decision making models. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): IE 342 and Credit or concurrent registration in IE 471 and MATH 220.

494 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
3 OR 4 hours. Particular topics vary from term to term depending on the interests of the students and the specialties of the instructor. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

499 Professional Development Seminar
0 hours. Students are provided general information about their role as UIC alumni in society and the role of the University in their future careers. Students provide evaluations of their educational experience in the MIE department. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Open only to seniors; and approval of the department. Must be taken in the student's last semester of study.

511 Mechatronics II
4 hours. Microcontrollers used in electro-mechanical systems for measurement and control purposes, interface hardware, real time software and development tools, applications in robotic motion control and factory automation. Same as ME 511. Prerequisite(s): ME 411 and consent of the instructor.

525 Technology to Promote Physical Activitiy Among Persons with Disabilities
3 hours. Applications of new and emerging technologies to promote participation in and adherence to healthful physical activity by people with disabilities. Considers ways of redesigning physical, social and attitudinal environments to achieve these outcomes. Same as DHD 525. Recommended background: DHD 515 or an equivalent course on interpreting research findings.

542 Advanced Computational Methods for Product and Process Design
4 hours. Deterministic and statistical methods for modeling and optimizing engineering systems, in the broad context of product design, manufacturing process development, and designing for life cycle issues. Same as ME 542. Prerequisite(s): Programming language experience.

552 Applied Stochastic Processes
4 hours. Stationary point processes; Markov renewal theory; semi-Markov processes; regenerative processes; computational methods and applications to queues, inventories, dams, and reliability. Prerequisite(s): IE 342.

562 Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Systems
4 hours. Discrete event systems; languages and automata, supervisory control, timed models, supervisory control applications. Extensive computer use required.

565 Expert Systems in Manufacturing
4 hours. Industrial uses of expert systems; applicability to industrial processes; availability of commercial expert systems; design and implementation of expert systems; knowledge engineering, research uses of expert systems. Prerequisite(s): CS 102 or CS 107 or the equivalent.

567 Data Mining for Machine Health Diagnosis and Prognosis
4 hours. Theories and techniques of data mining to machinery health diagnosis and prognosis, case studies on rotor shafts, bearing, gearboxes fault diagnois and remaining useful life prognosis.

569 Advanced Virtual Manufacturing
4 hours. Manufacturing systems design optimization using virtual environments, optimization of manufacturing decision support using virtual reality interfaces, analysis and evaluation of virtual environments. Same as ME 569. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

571 Statistical Quality Control and Assurance
4 hours. The importance of quality in products and services, quality surveillance, Deming's management method, Ishikawa's seven tools, control charts, acceptance sampling, quality improvement using directed experiments. Same as IDS 571. Prerequisite(s): At least one term of statistics.

575 Integer and Combinatorial Optimization
4 hours. Modeling, computational complexity, polyhedral theory, valid inequalities, duality and relaxation, branch-and-bound algorithms, cutting plane algorithms, heuristic algorithms, and real-world application. Prerequisite(s): IE 471.

576 Nonlinear Optimization
4 hours. Convex analysis, line search techniques, unconstrained and constrained optimization, optimality conditions, duality, convex and nonconvex optimization, large-scale optimization, and real-world applications. Prerequisite(s): IE 471 or the equivalent.

594 Current Topics in Industrial Engineering
4 hours. Particular topics vary from term to term depending on the interests of the students and the specialties of the instructor. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

595 Industrial Engineering Seminar
0 hours. Advances in Industrial Engineering research will be discussed in a seminar setting. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Must be taken every semester by all registered MS and PhD student in Industrial Engineering. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in industrial engineering.

596 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Individual study under close supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

598 M.S. Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Individual research in specialized problems under close faculty supervision. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

599 Ph.D. Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Individual research on specialized problems under close faculty supervision. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.


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