Industrial engineers are key professionals who explore how industrial systems work and spearhead effective and efﬁcient delivery of quality products and services. In this online Master’s program in Industrial Engineering, you learn to exploit analytic modeling, system simulation, queuing systems, work design, project planning, facilities design and quality management and control, practices that are fast becoming essential in global industry.
NOTE: Please refer to the Course Catalog to view course descriptions by course number if information is not listed below.
The admissions requirements for this program are parallel to the on-campus requirements. View the Industrial Engineering, MS admissions requirements.
Required Core Courses (12 credits)
- Quality Control and Improvement IE-GY 6113
- This course provides students with a solid foundation in the cost of quality, quality assurance and quality management. Emphasis is on the basic tools of quality control such as control charts and their use, the concept of “out of control,” acceptance sampling, variables and attributes charts and producer’s and consumer’s risk. A unique aspect of this course is the demonstration of the power of teams of people with different expertise to improve quality. A course project is required.
Prerequisite: MA-GY 6513 or familiarity with the concepts of probability and statistics. Also listed under MN-GY 6113.
- Facility Planning and Design IE-GY 6213
- Topics in this course include facilities design for global competitiveness, strategic master-site planning, site selection, factory layout and design, facility-management systems and materials handling and storage planning. Also presented are guidance on selecting alternative facility plans and application of queuing methods and computer modeling for facility design and evaluation.
- Factory Simulation IE-GY 6823
- This course examines modeling and simulation of complex industrial, commercial and service systems, such as factories and hospitals. Students develop, run and test several simulation models using different software packages.
Prerequisite: Computer literacy.
- Production Science MN-GY 7893
- This course reviews just-in-time and synchronous manufacturing methods. It analyzes the basic dynamics of factories to understand the importance of congestion and bottleneck rates on cycle time and inventories. Analytical models are developed to study variability and randomness introduced by breakdown, setups and batching. Simulation studies are used to provide data on performance of transfer lines.
9 Credits recognized as Industrial Engineering electives which include Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering designated courses and a selected group of Management courses
- Production Planning and Control IE-GY 6193
- This is a survey course in basic and advanced manufacturing planning and control systems, covering short-term forecasting systems, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, inventory management, capacity management, production activity control and just-in-time.
- Target Costing MN-GY 7503
- Target Costing is a disciplined process for determining and realizing a total cost at which a product with specified functionality must be produced to generate the desired profitability at its anticipated selling price. This course presents both the theoretical foundation and the practical application of Target Costing methodology to the product-realization process. The topics include basic accounting, principles of Target Costing, the Target Costing Process, quantifying the customer requirements, defining the product feature set, price forecasting, experience curves, cost- functionality tradeoffs and implementation check lists. The course includes a hands-on design project in which teams of students will apply the principles of target costing to design a new product.
- Lean Manufacturing MN-GY 7873
- This course provides an overview to the basic principles, and theories of lean manufacturing which involves identifying and eliminating non-value-adding activities in design, production, and supply chain management. Students will learn an integrated approach to efficient manufacturing with emphasis on synchronized product, quick changeover, cell design, visual factory, value stream, one-piece flow and learn metrics.
- Design for Manufacturability MN-GY 7923
- This course introduces concepts and techniques for economical, functionally sound and high-quality product design for manufacture. The emphasis is on designing for easy robotic and manual assembly, and on using plastics effectively to reduce manufacturing costs. Managerial and organizational approaches and case studies of successful designs are reviewed.
Also listed as IE-GY 7923.
- Basics of Supply Chain Operations Management MN-GY 7953
- Supply chain operations seeks to integrate and accelerate the flow of materials, information and cash, throughout the process of supplying goods or services. Supply chain operations optimizes the efforts of suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, distributors, retailers and customers to create an efficient and robust process. On the service side the same concepts prevail with the suppliers, institutions, providers, administrators and customers. All businesses are part of a supply chain, and understanding and realizing this relationship leads to economies of time, material, money and improved customer service
- Electronics System Manufacturing MN-GY 7963
- In this course, students understand that the physical design and manufacturability of modern electronics systems results from tradeoffs involving partitioning, electrical performance, cooling and mechanical stresses. Design parameters are derived to study the tradeoffs, along with specific examples from reverse-engineering studies. The current status and future directions of lowcost, high-volume manufacturing technologies are examined.
- Operations Management MG-GY 6303
- This course focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the role that operations management plays in determining business strategy and in developing competitive advantage. The primary emphasis is on how to develop and effectively manage operations in knowledge-intensive enterprises. Participants discuss the operational design and managerial implications when the emphasis of the operations group is more on knowledge management than on production and facilities management; managing the effective integration of technology, people and operating systems; understanding the complexities and challenges of operations management; the challenges of developing and managing supply chain networks; and the critical role of technology in developing operational capabilities in an organization.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
- Human Capital Engineering & Analytics MG-GY 6343
- This course examines and applies the valuation and management of intangible assets in designing and managing post-industrial organizations. As organizations increasingly rely on technology to produce value, these technological solutions require interactions with other forms of value creation like Human Capital Management, Intellectual Property development and Organization Culture. The first part of the course focuses on human capital engineering using an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on diverse fields including industrial-organizational psychology, industrial engineering, economics and artificial intelligence to create a holistic view of how work in its various forms creates value. The second part of the course addresses workforce analytics, providing the student with a knowledge and understanding of current best practices, issues, and decision points in building an effective human capital analytic program. This part of the course will also focus on data structure and design to enable automation and predictive modeling and will place an emphasis on technology-enabled reporting.
- Managing Technological Change & Innovation MG-GY 8653
- The course focuses on effectively managing technological change and innovation, which is accomplished with a dual perspective. One perspective is based on individual, group and organizational theory, research and practice. This body of literature, viewpoints and experience provide essential guides to manage successfully the introduction of newtechnologies. Realizing the full potential of
new technologies requires effectively managing change to assure the commitment of all stakeholders. The second perspective is based on innovation theory, research and practice. This body of literature, viewpoints and experience provide key insights to for effectively managing the process of innovation and the impact of innovation on all parts of an enterprise. Specifically, the course explores a firm’s explicit need to manage and inspire people so they can communicate and innovate effectively.
Prerequisite: Adviser’s approval and graduate standing
Elective 9 Credits
Please speak with your academic advisor for qualifying courses.
Degree Requirements: 30 Credits