Industrial Engineering Technology


IET 230. Work Measurement. 3 Hours

Fundamentals of work simplification, motion economy, and productivity improvement using the techniques of time-and-motion study. Setting of labor standards using the techniques of stop watch, pre-determined time, standard data, and work sampling. .

IET 230L. Work Measurement Laboratory. 1 Hour

The application of real-world time-and-motion-study techniques such as operation process, worker-machine, and assembly charts. Calculations for time standards, production efficiency, line balance, cost reduction, labor, and equipment. A written and oral report on a team project. Three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisite(s): MTH 137 Corequisite(s): IET 230.

IET 316. Quantitative Analysis. 3 Hours

Introduction of the mathematical techniques used to support decision making and managerial analysis. Probability theory, decision theory, linear programming, queuing theory, matrix algebra, differential and integral calculus, and differential equations. Prerequisite(s): MTH 138 or MTH 168; MTH 207.

IET 317. Industrial Economic & Financial Analysis. 1-3 Hours

Comparison of manufacturing or service industry projects and investments based on their economic value. Quantification of costs and benefits; analysis using present worth, annual worth, and rate of return methods. Study of simple and compound interest. Basic financial accounting concepts, including balance sheets, income statements, change of financial condition, etc. Prerequisite(s): MTH 137.

IET 318. Statistical Process Control. 3 Hours

Statistics and probability theory applied to produce control charts (x-bar, R, s, p, u, and c) to monitor processes. Interpretation and application of these charts. Problem solving techniques, Pareto analysis, and modern quality management techniques. Prerequisite(s): MTH 138 or MTH 168, MTH 207.

IET 319. Quality Improvement Methods. 3 Hours

Study of problem-solving methodologies and techniques. Team development. Students will learn to use Pareto diagrams, force field analysis, cause and effect diagrams, process mapping, and other problem-solving tools. Quality costs, product liability, and ethics are also covered. Prerequisite(s): IET 318.

IET 320. Quality Assurance Techniques. 3 Hours

Students will be exposed to a variety of current quality assurance topics that companies use to improve quality, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Topics include: total preventive maintenance, quality function deployment, reliability engineering, design of experiments, and sample size selection. Prerequisite(s): IET 318; MTH 207.

IET 321. Quality Management. 3 Hours

Provides students with an understanding of managing a total quality environment to improve quality, increase productivity and reduce costs. An introduction to Deming, Juran, and others. Total Quality Management implementation strategies, requirements of ISO 9000, QS 9000, and the Malcolm Baldrige award will be covered. Prerequisite(s): IET 318; MTH 207.

IET 323. Project Management. 3 Hours

Study of the structure, techniques, and application of project management including project proposals, project plans, decision making, styles of management, and communications. Semester team project with written and oral presentations. Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior status.

IET 332. Facilities Layout Design. 3 Hours

Design of manufacturing and service facilities for the most efficient flow of raw materials, work-in-process, and completed stock through a work place. Facilities layout, material handling, and warehousing in relation to trends toward reduced inventory, smaller lot sizes, and just-in-time. Prerequisite(s): MCT 110L.

IET 335L. Process Simulation and Analysis Lab. 1 Hour

Introduction to analysis of business, service and industry systems using a simulation software package. Topics covered include creation of simulation models in two and three dimensions that model processes and how to gather the appropriate input data and analyze the output data from the simulation software. Prerequisite(s): SET153L and Junior or Senior status.

IET 400. Selected Topics. 1-4 Hours

Self-paced research course. Preparation of a documented written research project on an engineering technology subject. May not be taken more than once. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

IET 408. Lean Management and Six Sigma. 3 Hours

This course aims to teach the tools and concepts used to improve business performance using the rigorous approach known as DMAIC. The course material covers a wide variety of analytical problem-solving strategies based on statistics and optimization. The course content also includes Lean Enterprise principles, such as poka-yoke, SMED, and pull-push systems. After successfully finishing this course, students will be equipped to help organizations achieve their operational excellence. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status.

IET 415. Global Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours

This course is intended to educate students on the fundamental roles played by supply chain management in the Global economy. Students will gain knowledge on the management of local and global supply chain functions and their impact on industries, customers, and suppliers. Students will learn to optimize supply chain resources to reduce cost and improve revenue. Students will learn to utilize data and contemporary tools to make informed decisions in a global supply chain environment.

IET 418. Cost Estimating & Control. 3 Hours

Study of the fundamentals of cost estimating of labor, material, and overhead for products, projects, operations, and systems. The concepts of internal and external cost estimating, types of costs, budgets, and profit. Semester team and individual projects, written and oral. Study of job order and process cost accounting, activity based costing, and cost-volume-profit relationships. Prerequisite(s): MTH 137 or MTH 168.

IET 420. Industrial & Environmental Safety. 3 Hours

Application of safety techniques and principles to identify and correct unsafe situations and practices. Study of system safety, failure modes and effects analysis, fault tree analysis, preliminary hazard analysis, hazardous materials and practices, OSHA, health and personal protection.

IET 423. The IET in Service Organizations. 3 Hours

Case studies, articles, guest speakers, and projects to provide insight into how industrial engineering technology skills and training can be applied to service industries including hospitals, banks, and eating and retailing establishments. IET major; junior status. Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior status.

IET 425. Elements of Cost Control. 3 Hours

Survey of the methods of breakdown and cost analysis of labor, material, and overhead used in manufacturing and service organizations. Basic financial and cost accounting including balance sheets, income statements, change of financial condition, ratio analysis, and Activity-Based Costing. Prerequisite(s): MTH 137 or MTH 168.

IET 435. Human Factors. 3 Hours

Methods to improve the interface between humans and their environment. Human characteristics are studied to determine the best way to design the task, product, work station, or other environmental features to accommodate the human. Written and oral projects. Prerequisite(s): (Junior or senior status) or permission of instructor.

IET 446. Six Sigma Green Belt. 3 Hours

Learn, practice, and use six-sigma tools in preparation of a final certification project in a commercial business situation. Use, analyze and solve an identified business variation problem to achieve industry recognized certification.

IET 490. Senior Project. 3 Hours

Advanced study and research of the product realization process focusing on conceptual design, embodiment design, final design, and prototyping or other design verification. Students work on externally sponsored engineering projects in multidisciplinary teams that perform engineering analysis that includes safety, ergonomics, environmental, cost and sociological impact of their designs. Prerequisite(s): CMM 100; IET 317, IET 323, IET 332, IET 408.

IET 493. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original research study resulting in a document prepared for submission as a potential publication and a completed undergraduate thesis. Restricted to students in University Honors Program.

IET 494. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original research study resulting in a document prepared for submission as a potential publication and a completed undergraduate thesis. Restricted to students in University Honors Program. Prerequisite(s): IET 493.