You must complete a total of 30 credits to obtain this degree.
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.
Electives and Other Courses (18 Credits)
You must take 3 electives from manufacturing or industrial engineering for a total of 9 credits. An additional 3 electives are taken from any other graduate curriculum with the approval of the Program Director to ensure their compatibility with your professional objectives for the remaining 9 credits that are needed to fulfill the degree requirements.
You should elect other courses in consultation with your adviser. Concentrations in areas suited to your career interests are encouraged (e.g., manufacturing, mechanical engineering, operations management, construction management, transportation engineering or management, and management of technology). Courses from computer science or management may supplement such a concentration.