Graduate Course Descriptions

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed.
For the courses offered during any given term, consult the  Schedule of Classes.

ISE 508 Health Care Operations Improvement (3,Sp)
Improving operations, patient flow, quality and processes. Students will become familiar with methods for implementing change in health care settings such as hospitals.

ISE 510 Advanced Computational Design and Manufacturing (3)
Study advanced concepts behind computational representations, algorithms, and mathematical foundations, and their applications in computer-aided design and manufacturing. Develop hands-on computational skills in team projects. Recommended preparation: bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering; programming experience, C++ preferred.

ISE 511L Computer Aided Manufacturing (3, Fa)
Modern industrial automation, numerical control concepts, programmable controllers, robotics, computer-process interfacing, automated process and quality control, flexible manufacturing systems, introduction to computer-integrated manufacturing systems.

ISE 513 Inventory Systems (3, Sp)
Deterministic and stochastic demand systems with static/dynamic models. Practice in inventory management, computerized procedures, materials requirements planning, just-in-time production, Kanban systems.

ISE 514 Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling (3, FaSm)
Advanced concepts in production planning and scheduling including resource allocation, lot sizing, flow shop and job shop scheduling, workforce scheduling and assembly line balancing. Recommended preparation: prior knowledge of operations research and probability theory.

ISE 515 Engineering Project Management (3, FaSpSm)
Applying industrial and systems engineering skills to problems drawn from industry, while working in teams of 3-4 students. Teach project management skills and provide direct experience in managing and executing a group project.

ISE 517 The Modern  Enterprise System (3, FaSp)
Study of various aspects of integrated manufacturing and service enterprises including management, design and production functions, interfaces and related resources and information systems. Recommended preparation: manufacturing processes, probability, statistics, computer programming.

ISE 520 Optimization: Theory and Algorithms (3, Fa)
Conditions for optimality.  Nonlinear programming algorithms for constrained and uncontstrained problems.  Special problems such as quadratic, separable, fractional, geometric programming.

Prerequisite:  MATH 225 or EE 441, or departmental approval.

ISE 525 Design of Experiments (3, Sp)
Develop skills necessary to plan efficient data collection activities. Derive empirical models of physical systems. Perform sequential optimization studies based upon the empirical models.

ISE 527 Quality Management for Engineers (3, Fa)
Principles of quality management, quality philosophies and frameworks, quality leadership and strategic planning, process management, and performance measurements.

ISE 530 Introduction to Operations Research (3, Sp)
Linear programming, integer programming, transportation and assignment problems, networks, dynamic programming, Markovian models, and queueing.

Prerequisite: MATH 225, ISE 220.

ISE 536 Linear Programming and Extensions (3, Fa)
Linear programming models for resource allocation; simplex and revised simplex methods; duality; sensitivity; transportation problems; selected extensions to large scale, multi-objective, and special structured models.

Prerequisite: MATH 225 or EE 441 or departmental approval.

ISE 538 Elements of Stochastic Processes (3, Sp)
Random variables, stochastic processes, birth-and-death processes, continuous and discrete time Markov chains with finite and infinite number of states, renewal phenomena, queueing systems.

SAE 541 Systems Engineering Theory and Practice (3, FaSpSm)
Integration of engineering problem solving methodologies based on systems concepts. Application to complex, large scale technical systems and problems faced by engineeringmanagers. Case studies.

SAE 542 Advanced Topics in Systems Engineering (3, FaSp)
Advanced topics in integration software management and systems engineering, probabilistic foundations of decision-based theory, quantitative risk management, decision-based design, and safety aspects of systems engineering.
Prerequisite: ISE 541.

ISE 544 Management of Engineering Teams (3, FaSp)
Design and management of engineering teams. Group decision-making,motivation, leadership, infrastructural requirements, performance measurement, team diversity, conflict, and integration.

ISE 545 Technology Development and Implementation (3, Fa)
Principles and practices of technology development and implementation,with application to products and systems in manufacturing and services. 

ISE 549 Systems Architecting (3, FaSp)
(Enroll in SAE 549)

SAE 550 Engineering Management of Government-Funded Programs(3, FaSm)
Analysis of risks inherent in managing high-tech/high-cost government-funded engineering programs; tools and techniques for coping with the impacts of politically-driven budgets on the engineering design process.
Recommended preparation: two years of work experience.

ISE 555 Invention and Technology Development (3, Sp)
This project-oriented course elaborates on the process of engaging creative thought, tools and techniques for invention, and issues involved in bringing inventions to the production phase. Graded CR/NC

ISE 561 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects (3, Sp)
Economic evaluations of engineering systems for both government and private industry; quantitative techniques for evaluating non-monetary consequences; formal treatment of risk and uncertainty.

Prerequisite: ISE 460.

ISE 562 Value and Decision Theory (3, FaSpSm)
Decision making under risk conditions; utility theory; sufficient statistics; conjugate prior distributions; terminal andpre-posterior analysis; Baysian statistics versus classical statistics.

ISE 563 Financial Engineering (3, Sp)
Concepts underlying the economic analysis of engineering projects; applications to call and put options; utility theory and mathematical optimization models; and simulation. Recommended preparation: ISE 220 or equivalent course in probability.

ISE 565 Law and Finance for Engineering Innovation (3, Fa)

Students will identify, formulate and resolve legal, financial, and ethical issues affecting innovation in engineering organizations, including legal structures, financing, and intellectual property rights. Only open to graduate students.

ISE 566 Financial Accounting Analysis for Engineers (3, Sp)
Identification, formulation, and solution of financial accounting problems in engineering enterprises.  Legal context of financial decisions, process cost determination and allocation, financial reports, and reporting systems. Open only to graduate students.

ISE 576 Industrial Ecology (3, Fa)
Concepts and methods to analyze the environmental impacts of industrial systems, including life-cycle assessment, material flow analysis, design for environment and sustainable consumption.


ISE 580 Advanced Concepts in Computer Simulation (3, Fa)
Coverage of various stages of simulation processes using a project and case study oriented approach; an introduction to available simulation tools and modern simulation concepts.

Prerequisite: ISE 220, ISE 325, ISE 435.

ISE 583 Enterprise Wide Information Systems (3, FaSp)
The role of enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) in an organization and the task of implementing and managing the IS function.

ISE 585 Strategic Management of Technology (3, FaSp)
Management skills and tools for technology intensive enterprises.  Life cycle analysis of technology from planning through exploitation, obsolescence and renewal.

ISE 590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm)
Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units wich may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

ISE 599 Special Topics(2-4, max 9, Fa)
Course content will be selected each semester to reflect current trends and developments in the field of industrial and systems engineering.