Graduate Courses: Cullen College of Engineering
Courses: Industrial Engineering (INDE)
Note: Nonengineering majors may not register for engineering courses except with the written permission of the dean.
Cr. 1-5 per semester or more by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: approval of chair.
6307: Nanomaterials and Solar Energy
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: ECE 6306 or instructor permission. Introduction to the engineering of nanomaterials with emphasis on structural, optical, magnetic and electronic properties as well as their applications in the conversion of solar energy to electricity or chemical energy.
6323: Economics of Disaster
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: graduate standing and/or consent of instructor. Advanced tools necessary to evaluate, measure, and compare contributions of economic principles to disaster research, mitigation, and planning: Deterministic and probabilistic methods ini developing objective and sound engineering decisions.
6331: Finance and Accounting for Industrial and Chemical Processes
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: approval of chair. Finance and accounting procedures for nonfinancial managers with emphasis on cost, working capital, budgeting, cost of capital, long term financing and financial assets for industrial engineers.
6332: Engineering Project Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: graduate standing. Planning, scheduling, and control of engineering projects, network models, CPM and PERT, resource allocation, time-cost tradeoff.
6333: Industrial Ecology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Systems analysis of manufacturing processes and engineering design in environmental context; life cycle assessment (mass/energy balances, impact and risk assessment, design for environment); environmental accounting; decision analysis/design tools; case studies; term projects.
6334: Statistical Decision Analysis and Design
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: INDE 2333. Statistical inference concepts in engineering decision making and design, utility, uncertainty, Bayes theory, loss function, sequential decision procedures, and design of engineering systems.
6335: Engineering Administration
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: approval of chair. Scientific management relating to functioning and operation of engineering activities within the framework of the organization. Problems and cases with emphasis on human relations.
6336: Reliability and Quality Control
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: INDE 2333. Reliability testing, distributions, and programs; quality control programs, zero defects, and organization and administration for total quality control.
6337: Human Factors in Systems Design
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: permission of instructor and graduate standing. Methods of measurement of human performance, psychological and physiological background of human information processing, principles and techniques of display and information system design, and human error and reliability.
6340: Engineering Database Structures
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Concepts and methods associated with planning, designing, executing, and maintaining relational databases for engineering applications. Includes development of data structures and reports using relational database software. Engineering case studies and student projects.
6349: Language and Programming in Artificial Intelligence
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: graduate standing and one (1) year programming experience. Introduction to AI languages; symbolic expressions and primitives; function definitions and predicates; recursion and iteration; I/O. Representations by a-lists, property lists and frames for problems and applications in engineering.
6350: Design of Artificial Intelligence Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: permission of instructor and graduate standing. Concepts of artificial intelligence, symbol manipulation, AI programming languages and techniques, engineering applications to computer-aided design and factory automation.
6355: Legal Issues in Engineering Practice
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Introduction to legal issues in the engineering field. Topics include general contract law, intellectual property rights, tort law and other issues encountered in the practice of engineering.
6361: Production Planning and Inventory Control
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: INDE 3381 and INDE 3382 and the consent of instructor. Evolution of manufacturing practice, demand forecasting, inventory control, supply chain management, production and capacity planning, operations scheduling and shop floor control.
6364: Advanced Engineering Statistics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: undergraduate engineering statistics and graduate standing. Design and analysis of industrial experiments including analysis of variance, factorial designs; multiple regression models including model classification, estimation and hypothesis testing.
6365: Engineering Economy II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: INDE 3333 and INDE 4371 or approval of chair. Advanced theory, problems, and cases in the economic aspects of engineering enterprises. Operations research techniques applied to problems in engineering economy.
6369: Knowledge-Based Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: consent of instructor and graduate standing. The development, validation and implementation of expert systems in industrial engineering. Knowledge acquisition and representation, inferencing procedures, performance verification, hybrid expert systems, and the relationship of heuristic programming and knowledge-based systems. Course will emphasize real-world engineering applications.
6370: Operations Research: Digital Simulation
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: INDE 4371. Quantitative modeling of engineering systems; generating stochastic variables; collection of data for digital simulation; simulation language.
6372: Operations Research and Analysis of Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Operations research models with applications to engineering systems; mathematical programming; stochastic models of queueing and inventory, game theory, network models.
6373: Scheduling and Planning
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: INDE 4371 or consent of instructor. Scheduling models with simultaneous and probabilistic job arrival, network scheduling techniques. Topics include job shop scheduling, flow shop scheduling, project scheduling and parallel scheduling.
6375: Logistics Engineering I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: graduate standing. Analysis of the Integration of support functions in the development, operations and maintenance of complex engine systems.
6380: Topics in Industrial Automation
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: graduate standing and permission of the instructor. Computerized automation in manufacturing, robots and flexible manufacturing systems, AI methods and generative process planning systems, networks and automated manufacturing protocol.
6383: Engineering Design and Prototyping
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. To discuss advanced topics in integrated design and rapid manufacturing. Topics include: engineering design process, design for manufacture and assembly, GD&T and rapid prototyping and manufacturing.
6385: Simulator Software Engineering
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Design, development and testing of interactive multimedia training simulators for engineering management, manufacturing, and service processes.
6386: Entrepreneurship for Engineers
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: graduate standing and/ore consent of instructor. Topics include entrepreneurial perspective, star-up strategies, innovative products, business idea evaluation, business plan development, entrepreneurial finance and delivering.
6388: Industrial Engineering Project
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: approval of graduate program advisor. Non-thesis graduate degree industrial engineering project, applicable only to M.I.E. degree.
6397: Selected Topics
Cr. 3. (3-0). May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
6399-7399: Master's Thesis
Cr. 3 per semester.
7321: Stochastic Processes for Manufacturing and Service Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: INDE 2333, INDE 3364, and INDE 3382 and the consent of instructor. Review of probability theory, random variables and probability distributions, Markov chains, exponential distribution and Poisson processes, continuous time Markov chains, renewal theory, and queueing theory.
7331: Operations Research: Stochastic Processes
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: INDE 4371. Stochastic modeling of engineering systems; Bernoulli, Poisson, renewal, Markov renewal processes; computational methods, applications, reliability theory.
7332: Advance Mathematical Programming
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: INDE 6372. Theories and applications of discrete variable models (e.g., zero-one programming, integer programming, etc.). Recent advanced topics in large scale linear programming problems. Applications to design in manufacturing and systems engineering.
7350: Multiobjective Optimization
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: INDE 4333 or permission of instructor, graduate standing. The modeling, solution and analysis of problems involving multi-criteria, large scale systems. Coverage of general MCDM approaches with primary focus on generalized goal programming and employment of the multiplex model and algorithm.
7361: Industrial Robotics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Robot motion planning and control, kinematics, sensors and vision systems, design and analysis of robot systems, control and operation of manipulators critical to robots and their operation.
7366: Taguchi Methods
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: INDE 6364 or consent of instructor. Introduction to quantitative techniques in quality design with applications to manufacturing; review of design of experiments and analysis of variance; quality loss modeling; orthogonal array designs; response measurement and signal-to-noise ratio; outer array designs; multiple performance measures.
7371: Nonlinear Optimization
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: consent of instructor. General optimization problems; classical optimization methods and theory addressing Lagrange multipliers, Kuhn-Tucker conditions, gradient techniques, penalty function methods, conjugate directions and other search methods; quadratic programming.
7384: Integrated Product Design
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Design creativity, generalized design process, identification and translation of customer needs, engineering specifications, benchmarking, designing for function, quality manufacturability, assembly, modularity, and cost.
7390: Supply Chain Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: graduate standing and/or consent of instructor. Topics include: inventory and risk pooling, networking planning, value of information, supply chain integration, distribution strategies, strategic alliances, procurement and outsourcing strategies, global logics and risk management.
7391: Database Systems and Information Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Graduate standing and/or consent of instructor. Topics include: Structured Query Language (SQL), Database Management Systems (DBMS), Java and Servlet programming, Internet and Web programming, emergency management warning systems, decision support systems.
7397: Selected Topics
Cr. 3 per semester. (3-0). May be repeated for credit.
8311: Organized Graduate Research Discussions (also CIVE, ECE, MECE)
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: doctoral standing. Group research discussions with the intent of broadening the education and background of the student by exposure to the related research activities in his/her field.
8198:8298:8398:8498:8598: Doctoral Research
Cr. 1-5 per semester or more by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: approval of chair.
8399:8699:8999: Doctoral Dissertation
Cr. 3, 6, or 9 hours depending on semester.
Catalog Publish Date: January 14, 2013
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