Undergraduate Course Descriptions
For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.
105 Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering (2, Fa)
Gateway to the bachelor of science in industrial and systems engineering. A combination of plant tours, laboratory experiences, and lecture are used to introduce the philosophy, subject matter, aims, goals, and techniques of industrial and systems engineering.
220 Probability Concepts in Engineering (3, Fa)
Techniques for handling uncertainties in engineering design: discrete and continuous random variables; expectations, probability distributions and transformations of random variables; limit theorems; approximations and applications.
Corequisite: MATH 226.
225 Engineering Statistics I (3,Fa)
Sampling distributions; parameter estimation, hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; regression; nonparametric statistics.
Prerequisite: ISE 220.
232L Manufacturing Processes (3, Fa)
Basic manufacturing processes including casting, machining, forming and welding; current trends in manufacturing processes including polymer, ceramic and composite material processing, and electronic device fabrication; introduction to numerical control and computer integrated manufacturing.
Prerequisite: MASC 110L or CHEM 105aL or CHEM 115aL.
310L Production I: Facilities and Logistics (4, Fa)
Facilities layout and design; material handling and transportation; site selection and sourcing; supply chain management.
Prerequisite: ISE 330, ISE 460.
Corequisite: ISE 331.
315L Engineering Project Management (3, Fa)
Techniques for planning, budgeting, scheduling, obtaining resources, monitoring and control of projects in a corporate environment. Use of software to evaluate performance and assess risks.
Prerequisite: ISE 225 and ISE 330.
327 Six Sigma and Lean Operations (3, Fa)
Standardized methodology for problem solving, basic and advanced statistical tools for root cause identification and solution confirmation, key principles for quality management and organizational excellence.
Prerequisite: ISE 225
330 Introduction to Operations Research : Deterministic Models (3, Fa)
Introduction to linear programming; transportation and assignment problems; dynamic programming; integer programming; nonlinear programming.
Prerequisite: MATH 225.
331 Introduction to Operations Research: Stochastic Models (3, Fa)
Stochastic processes; Markov chains; queueing theory and queueing decision models; probabilistic inventory models.
Prerequisite: ISE 220, ISE 330.
370L Human Factors in Work Design (4, Fa)
Physiological systems and psychological characteristics; ergonomics; anthropometry; effects of the physical environment on humans; occupational safety and health; work methods.
Prerequisite: ISE 225.
382 Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Implementation (4, Fa)
Concepts in modeling data for industry applications. Designing and implementing robust database. Querying databases to extract business intelligence; Global Enterprise Resource Planning with databases.
Prerequisite: CSCI 101L.
410 Production II: Planning and Scheduling (3, Fa)
Production planning, forecasting, scheduling, and inventory; computer integrated decision systems in analysis and control of production systems.
Prerequisite: ISE 330, ISE 310L.
426 Statistical Quality Control (3, Fa)
Quantitative aspects of statistical quality control (process control, acceptance sampling by attribute and by variable, rectifying inspection), quality assurance and the management of QC/QA functions.
Prerequisite: ISE 225.
435 Discrete Systems Simulation (3, Fa)
Model design to simulate discrete event systems with basic input and output analysis using high order languages, applied to industrial systems analysis and design problems.
Prerequisite: ISE 220, CSCI 101L.
Corequisite: ISE 225.
440 Work, Technology, and Organization (3, Fa)
Impact of technology on work and organizational design; effects of automation; design of improvement programs; information infrastructures; teams; individual behavioral outcomes.
Prerequisite: senior level standing in engineering.
460 Engineering Economy (3, Fa)
Utilizing principles of economic analysis for choice of engineering alternatives and engineering systems. Pre-tax and after-tax economy studies. (Duplicates credit in former ISE 360.)
Prerequisite: upper division standing
482 Engineering Database Applications (3, Fa)
Planning and implementation of engineering information systems that interface with a large database. Emphasis is placed on web-based data entry and retrieval
Prerequisite: CSCI 101 and DSO 435 or ISE 382.
490x Directed Research (2-8, max 8, FaSp)
Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit.
Prerequisite: departmental approval.
495abx Senior Design Project (2-2, FaSp)
a: Preparation and Development of the senior project proposal. Not available for graduate credit. Senior standing in industrial and systems engineering. Open only to industrial and systems engineering students.
Corequisite: ISE 225, ISE 310; ISE 382 or CSCI 485.
b: Group work on an industrial engineering design problem in an organization. Not available for graduate credit. Senior standing in industrial and systems engineering.
Corequisite: ISE 370 or ISE 470; ISE 435
499 Special Topics (2-4, FaSp)
Topic varies per semester