Mar 22, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IE 100 - Introduction to Industrial Engineering Profession

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is an introduction to the field of Industrial Engineering. The course introduces the student to a number of career paths in industry such as management engineering, quality, logistics, process improvement manager, etc., using guest speakers and tours to provide first-hand experience. This course will also introduce students to the common terminology used in Industrial Engineering as well as examine current trends in Industrial Engineering. (prereq: None) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Define and explain common industrial engineering terminology
  • Give examples of career opportunities in industrial engineering
  • Be aware of historic, contemporary, and futuristic perspectives of industrial engineering
  • Be aware of contemporary industrial engineering initiatives to reinvent and improve enterprises

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Historic and contemporary views of IE (1.5 weeks)
  • Engineering ethics (0.5 weeks)
  • Quality (1 week)
  • Process fundamentals and improvement perspectives (1 week)
  • Ergonomics (1 week)
  • Operations research and logistics (1 week)
  • Management and leadership (1 week)
  • Healthcare (1 week)
  • Manufacturing (1 week)
  • Contemporary IE initiatives and future trends (1 week)

Laboratory Topics
  • A weekly two-hour lab will give time for a course project and multiple exercises aimed at developing student understanding of the field of Industrial Engineering

Charlene Yauch

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