Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering

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Part of a nationally top-ranked engineering college on a premier Big Ten university campus, the Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering offers students a blend of intellectual challenge, excitement, and energy that is transformational—this is a campus where you can learn from a world-renowned faculty, study in the most technologically advanced engineering library in the nation, and contribute to research that has real impact. The University attracts the best students from across the country and around the world. You can choose from about 4,000 courses as well as a variety of sports, the arts, and student activities—you’ll never lack amazing things to do.

You can explore your personal interests and goals in more than 50 professional and honor engineering societies, or the more than 1,000 other organizations across campus. These student-run groups offer opportunities to develop leadership skills, test technical competence, and serve society through volunteer projects.

Many students choose a study-abroad experience to gain a better understanding of other cultures, while also developing skills that make them more marketable in the global workplace. The Office of International Programs in Engineering coordinates travel and fellowships to countries all over the world. Engineering at Illinois is the only U.S. institution to offer an international minor in engineering as part of a regular degree program.

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Industrial Engineering Courses

IE 297   Independent Study   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Individual investigations of any phase of Industrial Engineering. May be repeated in separate terms. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IE 300   Analysis of Data   credit: 3 Hours.

Nature of probabilistic models for observed data; discrete and continuous distribution function models; inferences on universe parameters based on sample values; control charts, acceptance sampling, and measurement theory. Credit is not given for both IE 300 and CEE 202. Prerequisite: MATH 241.

IE 310   Deterministic Models in Optimization   credit: 3 Hours.

Linear Optimization - Simplex method, duality, and sensitivity analysis, Transportation and Assignment Problems, Network Optimization Models, Dynamic Programming, Nonlinear optimization, and Discrete optimization. Credit is not given for both IE 310 and CEE 201. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 415.

IE 311   Operations Research Lab   credit: 1 Hour.

Applications of OR models with the use of software tools. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in IE 310.

IE 330   Industrial Quality Control   credit: 3 Hours.

Contemporary concepts and methods for quality and productivity design and improvement; philosophies of Deming, Taguchi, and others leading the quality management and engineering movement; Shewhart's methods for statistical process control; process capability analysis; statistical methods for tolerance assessment; process control methods employing attribute data; design of experiments, concepts, and methods. Prerequisite: IE 300.

IE 340   Human Factors   credit: 4 Hours.

Introduction to human factors, ergonomics, engineering psychology, history of ergonomics, human-machine relations, displays and controls, human-computer interaction, industrial and aviation systems, physiology of work and anthropometrics, cognitive ergonomics, human reliability, human as manual controller, human-machine systems design, prototyping, professional practice and ethics, laboratory exercises. Same as PSYC 358. Prerequisite: PSYC 100, PSYC 103, or consent of instructor.

IE 360   Facilities Planning and Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Facility planning, plant layout design, and materials handling analysis; determination of facilities requirements, site selection, materials flow, use of analytical and computerized techniques including simulation, and applications to areas such as manufacturing, warehousing, and office planning. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in IE 310.

IE 361   Production Planning & Control   credit: 3 Hours.

Scope of production systems and activities involved in their design, establishment, management, operation, and maintenance; mathematical and computer models for planning and control of facilities, human resources, projects, products, material, and information in production systems. Prerequisite: IE 310.

IE 370   Stochastic Processes and Applications   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to stochastic processes with applications in decision-making under uncertainty. Topics include newsvendor problem, discrete-time Markov chain (including classification of states, stationary distribution, absorbing states), Poisson processes (including time-homogenous, time-nonhomogeneous, thinning Poisson), continuous-time Markov chain (including Markov property, generator matrix, stationary distribution), queuing theory (including M/M/k queue, open Jackson network), and Markov decision processes (including finite-horizon models, infinite-horizon models). Prerequisite: IE 300 and IE 310.

IE 397   Independent Study   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Individual investigations or studies of any phase of Industrial Engineering. May be repeated in separate terms. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IE 398   Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in industrial engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

IE 400   Design & Anlys of Experiments   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Concepts and methods of design of experiments for quality design, improvement and control. Simple comparative experiments, including concepts of randomization and blocking, and analysis of variance techniques; factorial and fractional factorial designs; Taguchi's concepts and methods; second-order designs; response surface methodology. Engineering applications and case studies. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IE 300.

IE 410   Stochastic Processes & Applic   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Modeling and analysis of stochastic processes. Transient and steady-state behavior of continuous-time Markov chains; renewal processes; models of queuing systems (birth-and-death models, embedded-Markov-chain models, queuing networks); reliability models; inventory models. Familiarity with discrete-time Markov chains, Poisson processes, and birth-and-death processes is assumed. Same as CS 481. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IE 310.

IE 411   Optimization of Large Systems   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Practical methods of optimization of large-scale linear systems including extreme point algorithms, duality theory, parametric linear programming, generalized upper bounding technique, price-directive and resource-directive decomposition techniques, Lagrangian duality, Karmarkar's algorithm, applications in engineering systems, and use of state-of-the-art computer codes. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IE 310 and MATH 415.

IE 412   OR Models for Mfg Systems   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Operations research techniques applied to problems in manufacturing and distribution. Single and multi-stage lot sizing problems, scheduling and sequencing problems, and performance evaluation of manufacturing systems. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IE 310.

IE 413   Simulation   credit: 3 Hours.

Use of discrete-event simulation in modeling and analysis of complex systems. Data structures and event-list management; verification and validation of simulation models; input modeling, including selection of probability distributions and random variate generation; statistical analysis of output data. Same as CS 482. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CS 101 and IE 310.

IE 420   Financial Engineering   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to the theory and practice of financial engineering: basics of derivative securities and risk management; Markowitz portfolio theory and capital asset pricing model; interest rate and bonds; forward and futures contracts, hedging using futures contracts; option contracts and arbitrage relationship; binomial model, no-arbitrage pricing, risk-neutral pricing, and American options pricing; Brownian motion, Black-Scholes-Merton model, delta hedging, Greek letters, implied volatility, and volatility smile. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IE 300.

IE 430   Economic Found of Quality Syst   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Total quality systems for planning, developing, and manufacturing world-class products. Economic foundations of total quality. Product value, cost, pricing, environmental quality, activity-based costing, design for assembly, organization structure, lead time, innovation, Taguchi methods, simulation-based significance testing, Strategic Quality Deployment, statistical process control, and conjoint analysis. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IE 300.

IE 431   Design for Six Sigma   credit: 3 Hours.

Quality Engineering principles and the Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) process. Application of concepts and methods of statistical process control, designed experiments, and measurement systems analysis to cases of quality and productivity improvement; application of the fundamentals of quality engineering and the Six Sigma to areas of produce development, service enterprise, and manufacturing processes. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IE 300.

IE 497   Independent Study   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Independent study of advanced problems related to industrial engineering. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IE 498   Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in industrial engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary to a maximum of 9 hours.