Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)



Chair: Ben Wang;
Associate Chair: Yan Owusu;
Professors: Braswell, Wang;
Associate Professors:
Awoniyi, Owusu;
Assistant Professors: Deshmukh, Zhang;
Visiting Assistant Professor: Rayco

Industrial engineering (IE) provides a broad technical background with special emphasis on manufacturing systems, computer modeling, costs, quality, management, and human factors. Industrial engineering draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering design and analysis, to specify, predict, and evaluate industrial systems.

The program of study includes engineering analysis for the optimization of industrial systems, design of man-machine systems, and the scientific management of activities. Specialized training is available in the use of modern engineering tools and techniques such as computer-assisted design (CAD), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), and ergonomic (human factors) engineering.

Industrial engineers (IEs) pursue careers in manufacturing, service industries, and government. In addition, many IEs are now being employed in nontraditional fields such as hospitals, banks, insurance, and information processing. The present and future demand for IEs appears to be very high. IEs are increasingly being called upon to act as productivity catalysts in manufacturing and service organizations in order to meet regional, national, and international demand and competition.

State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for this University degree program. These prerequisites are lower-level courses that are required for preparation for the University major prior to a student receiving a baccalaureate degree from The Florida State University. They may be taken either at a community college or in a university lower-division program. It is preferred that these common course prerequisites be completed in the freshman and sophomore years.

The following lists the common course prerequisites or approved substitutions necessary for this degree program:

  1. CHM X045/X045L or CHS 1440;
  2. MAC X281 or MAC X311;
  3. MAC X282 or MAC X312;
  4. MAC X283 or MAC X313;
  5. MAP X302;
  6. PHY X048/X048L;
  7. PHY X049/X049L.

Note: ongoing discussions may result in revisions to these prerequisites after the publication of this General Bulletin. Contact the Department of Industrial Engineering for the most current information.

Requirements for a Major in Industrial Engineering

A candidate for the bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering (BSIE) is required to successfully complete the following courses, in addition to the other College of Engineering core requirements:

EGN 3443 Statistical Topics in Industrial Engineering (3)
EIN 3391 Introduction to Engineering Management (3)
EIN 4312C Tool Engineering and Process Engineering (3)
EIN 4333 Design of Integrated Production Systems and Facilities Layout (3)
EIN 4390C Manufacturing Processes and Materials Engineering (5)
EIN 4395C Manufacturing Systems Engineering (3)
ESI 3312C Operations Research I: Deterministic (3)
EIN 4891 Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project (3)
ESI 4234 Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (3)
ESI 4313 Operation Research II: Nondeterministic (3)
ESI 4523 Simulation of Industrial Engineering Systems (3)
XXX XXXX Technical Elective (with advisers approval) (3)
XXX XXXX Mathematics Elective (3)
XXX XXXX Department Electives (6)

Industrial engineering majors are required to consult with their IE academic adviser before enrolling for the next academic term. Students must obtain current IE requirements and course offering schedules from the IE department.

Grade Requirements

In addition to University and college requirements regarding grades and grade point average (GPA), the Department of Industrial Engineering (IE) requires that the IE major achieve a grade within the C range or higher for all required IE courses.

Definition of Prefixes

EGN - General Engineering

EGS - Engineering Graphics

EIN - Industrial Engineering

ESI - Industrial Engineering Systems

Undergraduate Courses

EGN 2123.Computer Graphics for Engineers (2). Prerequisite: MAC 3311. Course covers principles of engineering graphics: visualization, spreadsheet applications, graphical calculus, and descriptive geometry. Also introduces the engineering design process and CAD systems.

EGN 3443.Statistical Topics in Engineering (3). Prerequisites: CGS 3402, MAC 3312. Basic statistical analysis, samples and populations, variability, hypothesis formulation, and data analysis. Use of computer software and interpretation of results.

EGS 1111L.Graphics for Engineers Laboratory (0). Corequisite: EGN 2123. Laboratory for EGN 2123.

EIN 3391C.Introduction to Engineering Management (3). Corequisite: EGN 3613. The evolution, history, emergence, and ethics of engineering and industrial engineering. Emphasis is placed on the management of technology and on the engineering method for product conceptualization, design, development and production. Fundamental sciences, engineering methods, information systems, economics, and behavior theory contained in engineering management principles and practices. Case studies.

EIN 3905r.Directed Independent Study (3). Topics vary and each case must be approved by the department chairperson. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.

EIN 3949r.Cooperative Work Experience (0). (S/U grade only.) May be repeated six times.

EIN 4118.Computing Topics in Industrial Engineering (3). Prerequisite: CGS 2402. State of the art computing techniques for industrial engineers. Applications of structured programming, mathematical analysis software, and engineering databases. Use in engineering of GUI languages, internet communication, and UNIX.

EIN 4243C.Ergonomics (3). Prerequisites: EIN 3304; EGN 3443. Human characteristics and limitations in relation to physical work, mental work, and job design. Human physiological variables in relation to industrial work environment and product design. Case studies and design exercises.

EIN 4312C.Tool Engineering and Process Engineering (3). Prerequisite: EIN 4390C. Basic design techniques of various manufacturing tools, including cutting tools, inspection tools, and jigs and fixtures. Fundamental planning techniques of manufacturing processes. Design exercises.

EIN 4314.Occupational Safety and Hazard Control (3). Prerequisite: EIN 4243C. The history of safety, safety in the workplace, government regulations and methods of accident prevention.

EIN 4333.Design of Integrated Production Systems and Facilities Layout (3). Prerequisite: EGN 3613, ESI 3312C. Basic functions: demand forecasting, process planning, master scheduling, expediting, and quality control. Inventory control. Formation of systems from those basic functions. Case studies and design exercises with computer implementation.

EIN 4390C.Manufacturing Processes & Materials Engineering (5). Prerequisite: CHM 1045. Introduction to industrial materials and their composition, properties, metallography, and heat treatment. Introduction to the manufacturing processes of machine industries including hot working, cold working and metal removal. Laboratory experiences.

EIN 4395C.Manufacturing Systems Engineering (3). Prerequisite: EIN 4312C. Introduction to modern manufacturing systems, with a special focus upon the integration of manufacturing resources through the use of computers. Design, planning, analysis, and control of computer integrated manufacturing systems.

EIN 4611C.Industrial Automation Topics (3). Prerequisite: EIN 4390C. Introduces and familiarizes students with the basic automation problems and the technologies used in automated production and robotic systems. Various components and systems and their applications to industrial automation will be discussed. Course will be supplemented by labs that will help students apply and evaluate the concepts studied in the classroom.

EIN 4891.Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project (3). Prerequisite: Industrial engineering senior status. Students are expected to complete a large-scale design project involving the full implementation of the IPPED process. Project includes a written report and requires the use of various design techniques and methods.

EIN 4934r.Honors Thesis (3). May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.

EIN 4936r.Selected Topics in Industrial Engineering (3). Offered fall and spring semesters. Topics will be determined by a departmental committee on special topics, taking into consideration the needs of students who are about to graduate.

ESI 3312C.Operations Research I: Deterministic (3). Prerequisite: MAP 3305. The following topics will be treated with emphasis on validation of algorithms and derivation of heuristics: linear programming, assignment problems CPM, network flows, discrete optimization, branch and bound solution method, and dynamic programming. Design exercises.

ESI 4234.Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (3). Prerequisites: EGN 3443. Introduction to quality and reliability engineering. Engineering process quality control techniques, engineering design for reliability, and computer integrated reliability engineering.

ESI 4313C.Operations Research II: Nondeterministic (3). Prerequisites: EGN 3443; ESI 3312C. Development and application of nondeterministic, analytic models including PERT/CPM, discrete and continuous time Markov chains, queueing models including queueing networks, inventory models, and decision analysis. Case studies and design exercises.

ESI 4523.Simulation of Industrial Engineering Systems (3). Prerequisites: EGN 3443. Corequisite: ESI 4313C. Simulation modeling and computer solution of industrial engineering systems. Modeling strategies, probability considerations, simulation languages, simulation verification, and engineering case studies.

Graduate Courses

EIN 5119C. Computing Topics in Industrial Engineering (3).

EIN 5244. Human Physical Capabilities (3).

EIN 5392. Manufacturing Processes and System (3).

EIN 5398. Manufacturing Materials Processing (3).

EIN 5399. Concurrent Engineering (3).

EIN 5412. Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3).

EIN 5524. System Modeling and Simulation (3).

EIN 5905r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

EIN 5930. Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (1-6).

EIN 5936r. Graduate Seminar (0). (S/U grade only.)

EIN 6396. Manufactoring Systems Analysis (3).

EIN 6901r. Masters Thesis (1-6). (S/U grade only.)

EIN 6980. Dissertation (3-24). (S/U grade only.)

EIN 8968. Preliminary Doctoral Examination (0).

EIN 8976. Masters Thesis Defense (0). (S/U grade only.)

EIN 8985r. Dissertation Defense (0).

ESI 5451. Project Analysis and Design (3).

ESI 5408. Applied Optimization (3).

ESI 5458. Optimization on Networks (3).

ESI 5524. Advanced Simulation Applications (3).

ESI 6716r. Advanced Topics in Optimization (1-9).