Oct 01, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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IE 4903 - Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project III

1 lecture hours 3 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course provides a mechanism for a design team, with approval received during IE 4901  from the course coordinator and faculty advisor, to undertake a larger scope project with correspondingly longer planned duration. The final project presentation and written report is then scheduled at the end of IE 4903, with IE 4902  including a status report. If IE 4903 is approved, no grade for IE 4902  will be issued until IE-4903 is completed. This course satisfies the requirements of an Industrial Engineering elective. (prereq: IE 4902 , consent of instructor)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Utilize relevant industrial engineering methods and tools to collect and analyze data
  • Formulate creative alternatives, perform systematic comparisons of alternatives, and formulate recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative evaluations
  • Justify recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative performance metrics, taking the context of the client organization into consideration
  • Communicate, verbally and in writing, the project methodology, results, recommendations, and organizational impact
  • Write an abstract that is clear and concise, emphasizing the most important aspects of the project and its potential for impact at the client organization
  • Develop a poster that creates interest and clearly highlights key aspects of the project

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Must have developed a client-approved project proposal in IE-4901 and been given consent by the course coordinator and faculty advisor to undertake a larger scope project

Course Topics
  • This course is administered similarly to an independent study course. Student teams meet weekly with their advisor to discuss project progress and concerns
  • Topics covered in weekly meetings are geared towards helping the students satisfactorily complete their projects
  • Topics may vary depending on the content of the projects and the specific strengths and weaknesses of the students enrolled in the course
  • Topics covered could include review of technical information or techniques, technical writing, and effective oral presentations

Laboratory Topics
  • All laboratory work will be done at the sponsor site or in an MSOE lab, as needed by a particular project

Charlene Yauch

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