Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering

Undergraduate Program Office: 104 Transportation Building
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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.

GE Class Schedule

General Engineering Courses

GE 100   Introduction to ISE   credit: 1 Hour.

Overview of the engineering profession, the Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering Department, and the curricula in General Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

GE 101   Engineering Graphics & Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Computer-aided design (CAD) software modeling of parts and assemblies. Parametric and non-parametric solid, surface, and wireframe models. Part editing and two-dimensional documentation of models. Planar projection theory, including sketching of perspective, isometric, multiview, auxiliary, and section views. Spatial visualization exercises. Dimensioning guidelines, tolerancing techniques. Team design project. Credit is not given for both GE 101 and ME 170.

GE 261   Business Side of Engineering   credit: 1 Hour.

Important elements and metrics of business and contemporary engineering economics: wealth creation, cash flow diagrams, internal rate of return, net present value, breakeven analysis, companies, corporations, profits, prices, balance sheets, income statements, and the basics of business plan writing. Particular emphasis is given to preparation for the economic analysis component of engineering practice.

GE 297   Independent Study   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Individual investigations of any phase of General Engineering selected by the students and approved by the department. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

GE 298   Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in general 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 to a maximum of 9 hours.

GE 310   General Engineering Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Fundamental concepts in the classical and computer-based analysis and design of structural and machine components and assemblies. External loads, internal forces, and displacements in statically determinate and indeterminate configurations: kinematics of linkages, gears, and cams; static forces in machines. Prerequisite: CS 101, TAM 212, and TAM 251. Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 415.

GE 311   Engineering Design Analysis   credit: 3 Hours.

Stress-strain conditions; analytical and numerical (CAD) solution techniques; analysis of various engineering materials and configurations as applied to the development and application of design analysis criteria. Prerequisite: GE 310; concurrent registration in GE 312.

GE 312   Instrumentation and Test Lab   credit: 1 Hour.

Preparation for experimental projects; mechanical and electrical instruments; mechanical testing of materials; experimental stress analysis and photoelastic methods. Prerequisite: GE 310; concurrent registration in GE 311.

GE 320   Control Systems   credit: 4 Hours.

Fundamental control systems and control systems technology. Sensors, actuators, modeling of physical systems, design and implementation of feedback controllers; operational techniques used in describing, analyzing and designing linear continuous systems; Laplace transforms; response via transfer functions; stability; performance specifications; controller design via transfer functions; frequency response; simple nonlinearities. Credit is not given for both GE 320 and either AE 353 or ME 340. Prerequisite: CS 101, MATH 285, and TAM 212; credit or concurrent registration in ECE 211.

GE 361   Emotional Intelligence Skills   credit: 3 Hours.

Understanding emotions in ourselves and others. Assessment and improvement of interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence competencies including self-regulation, motivation, empathetic listening, communication, influence collaboration and cooperation, conflict management, leadership, teamwork, and managing change. Includes one Saturday laboratory session.

GE 390   General Engineering Seminar   credit: 0 Hours.

Lecture-discussion series by department faculty and visiting professional engineers addressing ethics, professional registration, the role of technical societies, and the relation of engineering to such disciplines as economics, sociology, and government. Approved for S/U grading only.

GE 397   Independent Study   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Individual investigations or studies of any phase of General Engineering selected by the students and approved by the department. May be repeated in same term. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

GE 398   Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in general 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 to a maximum of 9 hours.

GE 400   Engineering Law   credit: 3 Hours.

Nature and development of the legal system; legal rights and duties important to engineers in their professions; contracts, uniform commercial code and sales of goods, torts, agency, worker's compensation, labor law, property, environmental law, intellectual property. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: RHET 105.

GE 402   Comp-Aided Product Realization   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Computer-aided design, analysis, and prototyping tools used in the produce development process. Principles of computer graphics and geometric modeling, including transformations, coordinate systems, parametric solid modeling, spline curves, and surface modeling. Finite element and kinematics analyses. Rapid prototyping, product dissection, CAD-CAM-CAE operability issues, and CAD collaboration tools. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GE 101 and GE 311.

GE 410   Component Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Design of basic engineering components: structural members, machine parts, and connections. Principles applied include: material failure (yield, fracture, fatigue); buckling and other instabilities; design reliability; analytical simulation. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: GE 311 and GE 320.

GE 411   Reliability Engineering   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Concepts in engineering design, testing, and management for highly reliable components and systems. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IE 300.

GE 412   Nondestructive Evaluation   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) principles and the role of NDE in design, manufacturing, and maintenance. Primary Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation (NDT&E) techniques, introduced from the fundamental laws of physics, including visual, ultrasonic, acoustic emission, acousto-ultrasonic, radiology, electro-magnetic, eddy-current, penetrant, thermal, and holographic. Industrial applications of probability of flaw detection, material properties characterization, impact and fatigue damage evaluation, adhesion, etc. Current literature. Prerequisite: CEE 300.

GE 413   Engrg Design Optimization   credit: 3 Hours.

Application of optimization techniques to engineering design problems. Emphasis on problem formulation, including applications in structural, mechanical, and other design domains. Important theoretical results and numerical optimization methods. Matlab programming assignments to develop software for solving nonlinear mathematical programming problems. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: MATH 241 and MATH 415.

GE 420   Digital Control Systems   credit: 4 Hours.

Theory and techniques for control of dynamic processes by digital computer; linear discrete systems, digital filters, sampling signal reconstruction, digital design, state space methods, computers, state estimators, and laboratory techniques. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GE 320.

GE 422   Robot Dynamics and Control   credit: 4 Hours.

Fundamental concepts and analytical methods for analysis and design of robot systems. Laboratory experiments complement theoretical development. Same as ECE 489 and ME 446. Prerequisite: GE 320. Recommended: ECE 470.

GE 423   Mechatronics   credit: 3 Hours.

Mechatronics concepts and practice: computer interfacing of physical devices (sensors, actuators); data acquisition; real time programming and real time control; human-machine interfaces; design principles of mechatronics in manufacturing systems and in consumer systems. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GE 320.

GE 424   State Space Design for Control   credit: 3 Hours.

Design methods; time domain modeling; trajectories and phase plane analysis; similarity transforms; controllability and observability; pole placement and observers; linear quadratic optimal control; Lyapunov stability and describing functions; simulation. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: GE 320 and MATH 415.

GE 450   Decision Analysis I   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Rules of thought that transform complex decision situations into simpler ones where the course of action is clear. Practical application of decision analysis in large organizations; methods to generate insights into real-life decision problems, avoid the common pitfalls in decision processes, and overcome the possible barriers to implementing a high-quality decision-making process for individual and organizational decision making; graphical representations of decision problems such as decision diagrams and utility diagrams. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IE 300.

GE 462   Leading Sustainable Change   credit: 3 Hours.

Theories and process of change; systems thinking concerning change consequences; building coalitions and communities to support change; implementing and managing projects effectively. Processes to plan, implement, manage, and sustain change with an organization through alignment of change strategies with organizational and individual concerns. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

GE 494   Senior Engineering Project I   credit: 3 Hours.

Senior engineering project - team component. Student teams of three or four, guided by faculty advisors, develop solutions to real-world engineering problems provided by industry-partnering companies, subject to realistic constraints and supported by economic analyses and recommendations for implementation. Prototype solutions fabricated where practical. Multiple reports and presentations throughout the term. Several trips to company typical. Common project grade for all team members. GE 494 and GE 495 taken concurrently fulfill the Advanced Composition Requirement. Approval of the department is required to register. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: GE 311, IE 300, IE 310, and TAM 335; or IE 430, IE 310, IE 311, and IE Technical Elective; credit or concurrent registration in a GE Design Elective and IE Engineering Science Elective. Must enroll concurrently in GE 495.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition

GE 495   Senior Engineering Project II   credit: 2 Hours.

Adjunct to GE 494. Senior engineering project -- individual component. Individual grade for each team member. GE 494 and GE 495 taken concurrently fulfill the Advanced Composition Requirement. 2 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in GE 494.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition

GE 497   Independent Study   credit: 0 to 4 Hours.

Advanced problems related to General Engineering. 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in same term. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

GE 498   Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in general 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 undergraduate hours or 12 graduate hours.

IE Class Schedule

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   Operations Research   credit: 3 Hours.

Deterministic and stochastic models in operations research. Linear programming, integer programming, network models and nonlinear programming, review of basic probability, Bernoulli processes, Markov chains, Markov processes, and queuing theory. 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: 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 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.