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Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Course descriptions

Undergraduate Industrial Engineering courses

(effective fall 2009)

INE302 Linear Programming [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the formulation of linear programming problems, simplex method, duality, and sensitivity analysis. Prerequisite: GNE333 Engineering Analysis I.

INE307 Deterministic OR models [3-0, 3 cr.] Introduction to deterministic OR modeling. Optimization modeling: decision variables, objective functions, and constraints. Models include linear programs, integer programs, transportation and assignment problems, simple network problems. Methods include simplex method, transportation simplex, shortest path, minimum cost flow, and maximum flow problems. Prerequisites: GNE333 Engineering Analysis I, COE 212 Engineering Programming.

INE308 Stochastic OR models [3-0, 3 cr.] Introduction to discrete Markov chains and continuous Markov Processes, including transient and limiting behavior. The Poisson/Exponential process. Conditional probabilities and conditional expectations. Applications to reliability, maintenance, inventory, production, simple queues and other engineering problems. Introduction to decision theory, risk, utility and decision trees. Prerequisites: GNE331 Probability and Statistics.

INE320 Engineering Economy I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers equivalence and interest formulae, real world transactions, present worth analysis, annual equivalent worth, rate of return analysis, depreciation, inflation, and cost/benefit ratio. Prerequisite: Third year standing.

INE346 Production Systems I [3-0, 3 cr.] Course is an introduction to subjects that span the industrial engineering curriculum and that are covered in greater detail in more advanced courses. Subjects covered are Forecasting, EOQ, safety stock, Process design, Aggregate Planning, facilities planning and logistics, quality control, human factors, ergonomics and work design, principles of Industrial Management and Project management. Prerequisites: GNE331 Probability and Statistics, INE 307 Deterministic OR models.

INE350 Simulation [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers random number generation, random variety generation, components of discrete event simulation, learning simulation software, and the simulation of simple systems: queuing, inventory, manufacturing, QC, transportation, layout. Prerequisites: GNE331 Probability and Statistics, and COE212 Engineering Programming.

INE351 Simulation Lab [0-2, 1 cr.] Lab course complements the course INE350 simulation. This lab provides students with hands-on experience in the use of state of the art simulation tools and programs such as ARENA. Prerequisites: INE 350 Simulation.

INE362 Manufacturing Processes [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers metal machining, cutting tools technology, and thermal cutting processes, machining operations and machine tools, abrasive processes, and joining and assembly processes. Prerequisite: MEE321 Material Properties and Processes.

INE363 Manufacturing Lab [0-3, 1 cr.] This course entails laboratory experiments in production processes, and machinery. Concurrent with INE362 Manufacturing Processes.

INE402 Optimization [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers queuing theory and models, linear programming, integer programming, transportation/allocation, assignment, inventory, annealing, networks, dynamic programming, forecasting, and simulation techniques. Prerequisite: GNE333 Engineering Analysis I.

INE407 Network Flow [3-0, 3 cr.] Networks; shortest/longest path; decision trees; network flow. Prerequisites: INE307 Deterministic OR models or Consent of instructor.

INE410 Work Design and Measurement [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers methods engineering, operation analysis, worker and machine relationships, productivity measures, time study, time standards, allowances, work sampling, predetermined time systems, learning curves, wage payment, safety and risk factor identification. Prerequisites: Fourth year standing

INE414 Human Factors in Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers information input and processing, auditory and visual and tactual displays, motor skills, human factors in systems design, physical work and MMH, hand tools and devices, work place design, illumination, and climate and noise considerations. Prerequisite: Fourth year standing.

INE416 Ergonomics [4- 0, 4 cr.] Course covers the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system; anthropometry; manual work design; lifting; motion study; workstation, tools, and tasks design; displays & controls design; machine user interfaces; environmental stress assessment (noise, heat, illumination); toxicology; cognitive work design; operations analysis; worker and machine relationships; productivity measures; time standards; allowances; work sampling; predetermined time systems; learning curves; wage payment; safety and risk factor identification; worker motivation; job evaluation; job compensation. Prerequisites: Fourth year standing.

INE417 Ergonomics Lab [0 -3, 1 cr.] Course provides students with hands-on experience in the use of the state of the art ergonomics equipment and software for virtual human modeling such as DELMIA.  Prerequisites: INE416 Ergonomics.

INE428 Project Management [3-0, 3 cr.] Course covers topics on organization structures, project manager-line manager interface, manager’s role as planning agent, skill requirements for project manager, management functions, team building as an ongoing process, concurrent engineering as a PM approach, TQM as a PM approach, effective team communication and communication traps, project communication, effective time management, managing conflicts and conflict resolution, ethics obligation matrix and ethics for project managers, project planning, project time management, activity planning, CPM scheduling, and resource allocation. Course includes a team project to plan and schedule the implementation of a selected project. Prerequisites: GNE305 Professional Ethics.

INE436 Materials Handling [3-0, 3 cr.] Materials handling equipment; selection and design of material handling systems; simulation; interface with facilities layout. Prerequisites: INE446 Production Systems II or Consent of instructor.

INE438 Facilities Planning & Logistics [3-0, 3 cr.] Course covers topics in flow measurements and analysis, flow planning, activity planning and relationships, layout planning, single facility location models minimax and minisum facility location, multiple facility location, process capacity analysis, materials handling capacity analysis, facilities planning in the context of supply chain design and supply chain excellence.Prerequisites: INE446 Production Systems II.

INE440 Advanced Statistics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers single factor experiments, randomized blocks, Latin squares, introduction to factorial designs, 2k factorial blocking and confounding, and forecasting. Prerequisite: GNE331 Probability and Statistics.

INE442 Quality Control [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the modeling process quality, inferences about process quality, statistical process control, types of control charts, acceptance sampling, and process capability analysis. Prerequisite: INE 346 Production Systems I.

INE446 Production Systems II [3-0, 3 cr.] Course covers topics on Inventory analysis, Forecasting, Machine Scheduling, sequencing, cycle time, material control, Manufacturing systems, e.g., cellular, group technology, flexible, lean, JIT, MRP, and ERP. Concurrent engineering and design for manufacturing. Prerequisites: INE 346 Production Systems I.

INE491 Seminar on Contemporary issues in INE [2-0, 2 cr.] This is a seminar course covering contemporary issues in Industrial Engineering. Students are asked to research contemporary subjects in the field and present findings to the class. Prerequisites: Fourth year standing.

INE498 Professional Experience [0-6, 6 cr.] This course covers professional experience, through training in the execution of real-life engineering projects.Prerequisite: Fifth Year standing, and the consent of the Instructor.

INE501 Linear Programming [3-0, 3 cr.] Formulation of linear programming problems; Simplex method; Duality and sensitivity analysis. Prerequisites: GNE333 Engineering Analysis I and consent of instructor.

INE502 Integer Programming [3-0, 3 cr.] Integer programming; general search techniques. Prerequisites: INE307 Deterministic OR models or Consent of instructor.

INE503 Nonlinear Optimization[3-0, 3 cr.] Nonlinear/continuous optimization methods. Prerequisites: INE307 Deterministic OR models or Consent of instructor.

INE504 Stochastic Processes [3-0, 3 cr.] Introduction to non-measure theoretic stochastic processes. Poisson processes, renewal processes, and discrete time Markov chains. Applications in queuing systems, reliability, stochastic scheduling, and inventory control. Prerequisites: GNE331 Probability and Statistics and consent of instructor.

INE505 Dynamic Programming [3-0, 3 cr.] This is a course on the theory and practice of dynamic programming. Topics covered in Deterministic DP: Shortest path algorithms including label setting and correcting, A*, and solution horizon approaches, with applications in resource allocation, knapsack problem, capacity expansion, equipment replacement, and traffic routing; Infinite decision trees and dynamic programming networks with cycles. Topics covered in Stochastic DP are stochastic shortest path problem and Markov decision processes. Applications include asset divesture, capital budgeting, portfolio selection, inventory control, systems reliability, and maximization of expected utility with constant risk posture. Prerequisites: INE307 Deterministic OR models, and consent of instructor.

INE506 Decision Analysis [3-0, 3 cr.] Decision analysis; game theory; Bayesian decision theory; utility theory. Prerequisites: GNE331 Probability and Statistics and consent of instructor.

INE507 Advanced Stochastic Processes* [3-0, 3 cr.] Introduction to martingales in continuous time. Brownian motion: construction, basic properties, sample paths. Stochastic integration, Ito’s rule, applications. Introduction to stochastic differential equations and diffusion processes. Applications to financial economics: option pricing, consumption/investment problems. Prerequisites: INE 504 Stochastic processes and consent of instructor.

INE521 Engineering Economy II [3-0, 3 cr.] Dealing with uncertainty;breakeven analysis; sensitivity analysis; probabilistic risk analysis; accounting principles. Prerequisite: INE320 Engineering Economy I

INE522 Cost Engineering and Control [3-0, 3 cr.] Cost engineering for construction organizations, projects, and operations. Construction financing; break-even, profit, and cash flow analyses; capital budgeting.  Equipment cost and procurement decisions. Construction financial accounting, cost accounting, cost control systems, databases. Cost indices, parametric estimates, unit price proposals, measuring work and settling claims. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

INE523 Financial Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] Introduction to financial models: mean-variance analysis, portfolio selection, separation theorems, capital asset pricing, arbitrage pricing, derivative security pricing, bond management. Modeling, analysis, and computation of derivative securities. Applications of stochastic calculus and stochastic differential equations. Numerical techniques: finite-difference, binomial method, and Monte Carlo simulation. Prerequisites: INE504 Stochastic Processes and consent of instructor.

INE524 Advanced Financial Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] Review of basic mathematics, including renewal theory and stochastic calculus. Martingale approach to Black-Scholes formula. Optimal stopping and American options. Pricing of continuous and discrete exotic options. Term structure models and pricing of bond options. Jump diffusion models. Applications, including pricing of real and electricity options and hedging of real options. Prerequisites: INE507 Advanced Stochastic Processes and INE 523 Financial Engineering

INE527 Project Scheduling [3-0, 3 cr.] Basic critical path planning and scheduling with arrow and precedence networks; introduction to resource levelling and least cost scheduling including time-cost trade-off analysis; schedule control. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or Fourth year standing.

INE529 Project Contracting [3-0, 3 cr.] construction contracting for contractors, owners, and engineers. (1) Industry structure, (2) Types of contracts and delivery systems of construction, (3) Planning, estimating, quantity takeoff and pricing, labor and equipment estimate; (4) Proposal preparation; students use contract documents to prepare detailed estimate. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or Fourth year standing.

INE541 Quality Management Systems [3-0, 3 cr.] Course covers Total Quality Management theories and application, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and six sigma approaches, DMAIC, Auditing, ISO standards and ISO certification. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and fourth year standing.

INE542 Supply Chain Management [3-0, 3 cr.] Special topics of current interest; Treatment of new developments in various areas of industrial engineering as warranted; Network Design in a Supply Chain; Demand Forecasting and Aggregate Planning; Transportation Networks; Sourcing. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Fourth year standing.

INE544 Inventory Analysis [3-0, 3 cr.] Continuous/periodic/deterministic/stochastic inventory models; materials requirements planning (MRP); just-in-time production systems; assembly systems; flexible manufacturing distribution systems. Prerequisites: INE446 Production Systems II or Consent of instructor.

INE548 Machine Scheduling [3-0, 3 cr.] Basic single machine problem (BSMP); flow shop scheduling with setup cost (TSP); vehicle routing. Prerequisites: INE446 Production Systems II or Consent of instructor.

INE551 Advanced Simulation [3-0, 3 cr.] Analysis of simulation data: input and output;validation and verification of system design; comparing alternative system configuration; simulation of complex systems; case studies. Prerequisites: INE350 Simulation, INE346 Production Systems I, Fourth year standing.

INE563 CAD/CAM [3-0, 3 cr.] Use of computer-aided design software packagesincluding systems for computer-aided drafting; solid modeling; finite element analysis;and computer-aided manufacturing; design projects including fabrication of physical prototypes generated with numerically controlled machines. Prerequisites: INE362 Production Processes and Machinery or consent of instructor and Fourth year standing..

INE567 Time Series Control & Process Adjustment [3-0, 3 cr.] Statistical analysis and design of process adjustment methods for quality improvement purposes. Topics include ARIMA time series models, autocorrelation and SPC, integration of SPC schemes and feedback control, identification and estimation of transfer function models, design and analysis of optimal stochastic controllers, PID and EWMA controllers, self-tuning and multivariate control.

INE591 Project I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers selected engineering project using acquired technical knowledge, formal report, and presentation. Prerequisites: Fifth year standing and INE362 Manufacturing  Processes, INE350 Simulation , INE446 Production Systems II.  Co-requisite: INE428 Project Management and INE593 Capstone Engineering Design.

INE592 Project II [3-0, 3 cr.] Advanced engineering project using acquired technical knowledge;formal report, and presentation. Prerequisites: Consent of the Instructor and Fifth year standing.

INE593 Capstone Engineering Design [1-0, 1 cr.] The course will reinforce and integrates topics covered in other courses in the curriculum and used in engineering design. Topics covered include need identification and problem definition, managing the design process, team behavior and group dynamics, design research and information gathering, concept generation and evaluation, risk, reliability, and safety, legal and ethical issues in design, communicating the design.Prerequisites: course to be given Concurrent with INE591 Project I.

INE599 Topics in Industrial Engineering [1-3, 3 cr.] Treatment of new development, in various areas of industrial engineering. Prerequisites: Consent of the Instructor and Fourth year standing.

 

Graduate Industrial Engineering courses

INE700 Advanced Statistics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers single factor experiments, randomized blocks, Latin squares, introduction to factorial designs, 2k factorial blocking and confounding, and forecasting.

INE701 Linear Programming [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the formulation of linear programming problems, simplex method, and duality and sensitivity analysis.

INE702 Integer Programming [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers integer programming, and general search techniques.

INE703 Dynamic Programming [3-0, 3 cr.] This is a course on the theory and practice of dynamic programming. Topics covered in Deterministic DP: Shortest path algorithms including label setting and correcting, A*, and solution horizon approaches, with applications in resource allocation, knapsack problem, capacity expansion, equipment replacement, and traffic routing; infinite decision trees and dynamic programming networks with cycles. Topics covered in Stochastic DP are stochastic shortest path problem and Markov decision processes. Applications include asset divesture, capital budgeting, portfolio selection, inventory control, systems reliability, and maximization of expected utility with constant risk posture. Prerequisites: INE701 Linear Programming.

INE704 Stochastic Processes [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers Markov decision processes, and chains stochastic processes.

INE705 Non-linear Programming [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers nonlinear/continuous optimization methods.

INE706 Decision Analysis [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers decision analysis, game theory, Bayesian decision theory, and utility theory.

INE707 Network Flow [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers networks, shortest/longest path, decision trees, and network flow.

INE708 Queuing Theory and Applications [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to congestion and related stochastic models. Topics include birth and death models, measures of performance, Little’s Law, conservation law, PASTA, work in system, service disciplines and priorities, regenerative processes, stability and stationary distributions, approximations and bounds. Examples from telecommunications, production, inventory, and computer science, are covered.

INE709 Advanced Stochastic Processes [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to martingales in continuous time. Brownian motion: construction, basic properties, sample paths. Stochastic integration, Ito’s rule, and applications, are discussed. The course is an introduction to stochastic differential equations and diffusion processes. Applications to financial economics: option pricing, and consumption/investment problems, are also covered. Prerequisites: INE704 Stochastic Processes.

INE711 Advanced Simulation [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers an analysis of simulation data: input and output, validation and verification of system design, comparing alternative system configuration, simulation of complex systems, and case studies.

INE721 Cost Engineering and Control [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers cost engineering for construction organizations, projects, and operations, it also covers construction financing, break-even, profit, and cash flow analyses, capital budgeting, equipment cost, and procurement decisions. Construction, financial accounting, cost accounting, cost control systems, and databases, as well as cost indices, parametric estimates, unit price proposals, measuring work, and settling claims are also covered. Prerequisites: INE729 Project Contracting.

INE722 Infrastructure Management [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the general methods of engineering systems management, and the different types of infrastructure. The course analyzes possible financing, and engineering, solutions and alternatives, and the overall management during the life cycle of the project.

INE724 Quality Management Systems [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to quality management systems, ISO 9000, 14000, Total Quality Management, and the applications of QMS to the engineering, and management, of large projects, systems, and organizations. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE727 Project Scheduling [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the basic critical path planning, and scheduling with arrow and precedence networks, introduction to resource leveling, and least cost scheduling ,including time-cost tradeoff analysis and schedule control.

INE729 Project Contracting [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the construction contracting for contractors, owners and engineers. The course also covers industry structure, the types of contracts and delivery systems of construction, planning, estimating, quantity takeoff and pricing, labor and equipment estimate, and the proposal preparation. Students use contract documents to prepare detailed estimates.

INE742 Quality Control I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the modeling process quality, inferences about process quality, statistical process control, types of control charts, acceptance sampling, and process capability analysis.

INE743 Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the concepts and basic background for evaluating the reliability of engineering systems. It covers network modeling and evaluation of simple and complex systems, cut-set method, tie-set method, multi-failure modes. Probability distributions in reliability evaluation and system reliability evaluation using probability distributions are discussed. Also, discrete and continuous Markov chains (reliability evaluation in repairable systems), frequency and duration techniques (concepts, applications to multi-state problems, frequency balance approach) and the Monte Carlo simulation, are covered.

INE744 Inventory Analysis [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the continuous/periodic/deterministic/stochastic inventory models, Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), just-in-time production systems, assembly systems, and flexible manufacturing distribution systems.

INE745 Facilities Planning and Layout [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the process product and schedule design, determining activity relationships and space requirements, mathematical layout models and computerized layout algorithms, location and assignment models, storage spaces and warehouse design, design of non-manufacturing facilities, airport design and the evaluation of alternative design.

INE746 Materials Handling [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the materials handling equipment; selection and design of material handling systems, simulation, and interface with facilities layout.

INE748 Machine Scheduling [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the Basic Single Machine Problem (BSMP); flow shop scheduling with setup cost (TSP); vehicle routing. Prerequisite: INE302 Linear Programming.

INE749 Transportation and Supply Chain Systems [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the topics of supply chain characterization, site location, mode selection, distribution planning, vehicle routing, demand management, replenishment management, geographic information systems, and real-time control issues. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE761 Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the use of computer-aided design software packages, including systems for computer-aided drafting, solid modeling, finite element analysis, and computer-aided manufacturing, and design projects including the fabrication of physical prototypes generated with numerically controlled machines.

INE762 Analysis of Automated Manufacturing Systems [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the development of analytical stochastic models as the basis for understanding the performance, and the design/planning aspects of automated manufacturing systems. The course focuses on flow lines, job shops, and flexible manufacturing systems.

INE763 Advanced Information Technology for Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers advanced information technology concepts, tools, and techniques, for designing, and implementing, manufacturing systems.

INE764 Time Series Control & Process Adjustment [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the statistical analysis and design of process adjustment methods for quality improvement purposes. Topics include ARIMA time series models, autocorrelation and SPC, integration of SPC schemes and feedback control, identification and estimation of transfer function models, design and analysis of optimal stochastic controllers, PID and EWMA controllers, self-tuning and multivariate control.

INE771 Financial Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to financial models: mean-variance analysis, portfolio selection, separation theorems, capital asset pricing, arbitrage pricing, derivative security pricing, bond management, modeling, analysis, and computation of derivative securities. Applications of stochastic calculus and stochastic differential equations are covered, as well as numerical techniques: finite-difference, binomial method, and Monte Carlo simulation. Prerequisites: INE704.

INE772 Advanced Financial Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is a review of basic mathematics, including renewal theory and stochastic calculus,Martingale approach to Black-Scholes formula, optimal stopping and American options, pricing of continuous and discrete exotic options, term structure models and pricing of bond options, jump diffusion models, and applications, including pricing of real and electricity options, and hedging of real options. Prerequisites: INE709 Advanced Stochastic Processes.

INE781 Engineering Economy II [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the principles of investing, including investment strategies, investment in stocks and bonds. Project risk and uncertainty with focus on break-even analysis, decision trees, and sequential investment decisions, are discussed. Capital budgeting, including the choice of minimum attractive rate of return under capital rationing, evaluation of multiple investment alternatives and capital budgeting with limited budgets are covered, as well as the Monte Carlo Simulation.

INE800 Project Course [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an applied design course. Design reviews and a final oral presentation with a written report are required. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE801 Special Topic Courses [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers special topics.

 INE810 Special Topics in Optimization [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers topics of current interest in optimization, selected by instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE820 Special Topics in Infrastructure & Construction Management [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers topics of current interest in infrastructure, and construction management, selected by instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE840 Special Topics in Production Systems & Manufacturing [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers topics of current interest in production systems and manufacturing, selected by instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE840B Lean Manufacturing [3-0, 3 cr.] This is an introduction course for all engineering disciplines.  The course focuses on the concepts, principles, tools and techniques of Lean Manufacturing.  Examples from the manufacturing environment and administrative functions will be utilized to explain key concepts.   Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE840C Supply Chain Management [3-0, 3 cr.] This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of supply chain management, including the principles of supply chain design, supply chain operation, supply chain maintenance. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE840D Intro to System Dynamics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course introduces you to system dynamics modeling for the analysis of policy and strategy in an industrial context.  System dynamics allows us to abstract complex situations down to a level where we can visualize the long-term side effects of decisions, and systematically explore new strategies and policies that increase performance and reduce undesirable side effects.  We use role playing games, simulation models and case studies to develop sound principles of policy design for successful management of complex strategies. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE840E Intro to  System Analysis [3-0, 3 cr.] An introduction to the study of large-scale complex systems in a variety of industrial and engineering contexts: covers the core concepts, principles and methods of complexity science as applied to the design and analysis of complex engineering and socio-technical systems. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE870 Special Topics in Finance & Economics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers topics of current interest in finance, and economics, selected by the Instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

INE899 Thesis [6-0, 6 cr] This course is an independent directed study, design, research in the field of interest of the student or Instructor.

Mechanical Engineering courses

(effective fall 2009)

MEE211 Engineering Graphics [0-2, 1 cr.] An introduction in the basics of 2D drafting, sketching and pictorial views, orthographic multiviews, auxiliary and section views, dimensions, drawing layouts and presentations. Basic use of a computer aided drafting software (such as AutoCAD).

MEE212 Computer Applications in IME [1-2, 2 cr.] This course is design to introduce students to powerful computational software such as MATLAB and MATHMATICA and to database systems. Students will learn how to write MATLAB and MATHEMATICA programs for Industrial and Mechanical engineering applications. Array definitions and manipulations, user-defined functions, solution of differential equations, plotting, and several built in functions will be covered. Prerequisites: COE212 Engineering Programming and GNE333 Engineering Analysis.

MEE241 Dynamics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers kinematics, and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and kinetics of rigid bodies.Prerequisites: MTH201 Calculus III, and CIE200 Statics.

MEE301 Thermodynamics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the basic concepts of work and heat, systems and control volumes, pure substances, equation of state, first law for systems, steady flow energy equation, second law for systems and control volume, and entropy. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

MEE302 Energy Conversion [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the performance and design considerations of energy conversion systems, the design and performance problems involving steam, gas turbine, and combined cycle power plants, and the reciprocating and rotary engines. Prerequisite: MEE301 Thermodynamics.

MEE311 Fluid Mechanics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers fluid statics, analysis of fluid motion using the continuity, momentum, and energy, relationship, and the introduction to viscous flow. Prerequisite: MEE241 Dynamics.

MEE312 Fluid Mechanics Lab [0-3, 1 cr.] This course entails laboratory experiments in fluid mechanics. Concurrent with MEE311 Fluid Mechanics.

MEE320 Strength of Materials [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers mechanical propertiesm and behavior of stressed materials, stress analysis of beams, columns and shafts, statically indeterminate structures, plane stress and strain, and principal stresses. Prerequisite: CIE200 Statics.

MEE321 Material Properties and Processes [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the mechanical, and physical, properties of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers), which are explained through their structures. Topics include strength and ductility, crystal structures and defects, phases, and heat treatment. The course includes a revision of theories and principles of atomic structure and chemical bonding.  Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

MEE332 Manufacturing Processes  [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers metal machining, cutting tools technology, and thermal cutting processes, machining operations, and machine tools, abrasive processes, and joining and assembly processes. Prerequisite: MEE321 Material Properties and Processes.

MEE333 Manufacturing Lab [0-3, 1 cr.] This course entails laboratory experiments in production, processes, and machinery. Concurrent with MEE332 Production Processes and Machinery.

MEE341 Kinematics and Dynamics of Linkages [3‑0, 3 cr.] This course covers kinematics of mechanical devices, displacement, velocity and acceleration of linkages, cams and gear trains, and an introduction to synthesis, design, and computer problems. Prerequisites: MEE241 Dynamics and MEE351 Computer Aided Design.

MEE351 Computer Aided Design [2-2, 3 cr.] This course covers the numerical design chain encompassing conceptual design techniques & methodologies, design specifications, mechanical components design, mechanical assembly, product assembly & mechanisms, basic design analysis, knowledge management, and reverse engineering. Students are required to use advanced CAD/CAM software such as CATIA V5. Prerequisites: MEE211 Engineering Graphics.

MEE390 Instrumentation and Measurements [1-3, 2cr.] This course covers data acquisition, design of experiments, and laboratory safety, selection of instruments for experiments, informal and formal report writing, statistics of large samples applied to fixed and dynamic response of instruments, and the use of instrumentation software. Prerequisite: ELE305 Introduction to Electrical Engineering, GNE331 Probability ans Statistics.

MEE391 Instrumentation and Measurements [2-3, 3cr.] Data acquisition; design of experiments and laboratory safety; selection of instruments for experiments; informal and formal report writing; statistics of large samples applied to fixed and dynamic response of instruments; use of instrumentation software. Prerequisites: ELE 305 Introduction to electrical engineering, GNE 331 Probability and Statistics

MEE401 Energy Systems [2-0, 2 cr.] This course introduces students to the concept of sustainability in the context of energy use. It stresses on the different aspects involved in our daily-life use of energy: environmental, societal, political, financial, etc. It covers technologies and means used in improving the sustainability of current fossil-fuel (coal, oil and gas) based energy systems, electric and nuclear systems by reducing their environmental and societal impacts. Finally, it introduces different renewable (‘clean’) energy technologies that can be used as alternatives to traditional (‘dirty’) energy systems. Prerequisite: Third Year standing.

MEE403 Heat Transfer [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the transfer of heat by conduction, radiation and convection, and the analysis of steady state, and simple transient heat processes, and the evaporation, boiling, and condensing, heat transfer. Prerequisites: MTH304 Differential Equations, MEE311 Fluid Mechanics.

MEE404 Heat Transfer Lab [0-3, 1 cr.] This course entails laboratory experiments in heat transfer. Prerequisites: GNE331 Probability ans Statistics; Concurrent with MEE403 Heat Transfer.

MEE407 Internal Combustion Engines [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the principles, practice, and characteristics, of internal combustion engines, with laboratory demonstrations in engine testing, and performance.  The laboratory entails experiments in internal combustion engines.  Prerequisite: MEE302 Energy Conversion.

MEE408 Internal Combustion Engines Lab [0-3, 1 cr.] This course entails laboratory experiments in internal combustion engines. Concurrent with MEE407 Internal Combustion Engines.

MEE414 Thermal Systems design [3-0,3 cr.] This course covers the analysis and design of thermal systems using the principles developed in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Students develop computer programs to solve open-ended thermal design problem. Prerequisites: MEE403 Heat Transfer and MEE301 Thermodynamics.

MEE421 Finite Element Methods [3-0, 3 cr.] This course introduces a numerical technique used in the solution of PDE governed problems. Applications cover solid mechanics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems in 1D. The course provides an insight on the extension to 2D and 3D problems. Bar, truss, beam and frame elements are covered in solid mechanics applications. Computer program development for the solution of 1D problems. Use of state of the art commercial finite element software (COMSOL Multiphysics). Prerequisites: GNE333 Engineering Analysis I, and MEE320 Strength of Materials.

MEE422 Mechanical Engineering Design [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers application of engineering design process to the design of mechanical components, subsystems and machines, problem solving techniques, ethics, and patents. Prerequisite: MEE320 Strength of Materials.

MEE442 Mechanical Vibrations [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers kinematics, and force analysis of machine and machine elements, balancing, critical speed, flywheel design, and dynamic measurement, and design and computer problems. Prerequisites: MEE341 Kinematics and Dynamics of Linkages, and MTH304 Differential Equations.

MEE443 Mechanical Vibrations Lab [0-3, 1 cr.] This course entails laboratory experiments in machine dynamics. Prerequisites: GNE331 Probability ans Statistics; Concurrent with MEE442 Mechanical Vibrations.

MEE445 Control Systems [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers control system design of mechanical systems, emphasis on thermal, fluid, and motion, systems under feedback control, and classical control topics, including lap-lace transforms, system modeling, stability theory, and practical applications to professional practice. Prerequisites: GNE333 Engineering Analysis I; Concurrent with MEE442 Mechanical Vibrations.

MEE446 Control Systems Lab [0-3,1 cr.] The Control Systems lab provides experiential training of the methods used in modeling, analysis, simulation, and control of engineering systems. Students will design and implement controllers using modern Instruments and software. Concurrent with MEE445 Control Systems.

MEE491 Seminar on Contemporary Issues in MEE[2-0,2 cr.] This is a seminar course covering contemporary issues in Mechanical Engineering. Students are asked to research contemporary subjects in the field and present findings to the class.Prerequisites: Third year standing.

MEE498 Professional Experience [0-6, 6 cr.] This course covers professional experience through training in the execution of real-life engineering projects. Prerequisites: Fifth Year standing, and the consent of the instructor.

MEE503 Power Plant Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers steam and gas turbine power cycles, modern power plants, combined power plants, energy and availability analysis, economics of power generation, and design problems and field trips.Prerequisites: MEE302 Energy Conversion, and MEE512 Thermo-fluids.

MEE505 Solar Systems [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the solar energy resources, collector models, active DHW, and space heating systems, passive heating, utilizability, and design-chart method, and photovoltaic and wind systems. Prerequisite: MEE403 Heat Transfer.

MEE513 Gas Turbines [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the design and performance of stationary and propulsion gas turbines. Prerequisite: MEE302 Energy Conversion.

MEE515 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers principles of vapor compression and absorption refrigeration, heat pumps, psychometrics, principles of thermal comfort, and environmental aspects, determination of heating and cooling loads, and air conditioning system design and analysis. Prerequisite: MEE403 Heat Transfer and MEE301 Thermodynamics.

MEE516 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Lab [0- 3, 1 cr.] This course entails laboratory experiments in refrigeration and air-conditioning. Concurrent with MEE515 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning.

MEE533 CAD/CAM [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the use of computer-aided design software packages, including systems for computer-aided drafting, solid modeling, and finite element analysis, and computer-aided manufacturing design projects, including fabrication of physical prototypes generated with numerically controlled machines. Prerequisite: MEE332 Production Processes and Machinery.

MEE543 Acoustics and Vibration Control [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the acoustic momentum, energy and intensity, propagation, reflection and absorption, effects of the physical properties, transmission of sound in real media, forced and free vibration systems, with one or more degrees of freedom, vibration isolation, and transmission applied to problems of rotating, and reciprocating, machinery, and design problems on vibration isolation systems, and absorbers. Prerequisite: MEE442 Machine Dynamics.

MEE590 Energy Audit [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the survey of energy sources, cost analysis, alternatives, environmental issue, audit techniques, snd technical reporting. Prerequisite: Fourth year standing.

MEE591 Project I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers selected engineering project using acquired technical knowledge, formal report, and presentation. Prerequisites: Fifth year standing and MEE332 Manufacturing Processes, co-requisites: MEE414 Thermal Design Systems, MEE422 Mechanical Engineering Design, INE428 Project Management and MEE593 Capstone Engineering Design.

MEE592 Project II [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers advanced engineering project, using acquired technical knowledge, formal report, and presentation. Prerequisite: Final year standing and the consent of the instructor.

MEE593 Capstone Engineering Design [1-0,1 cr.] Course reinforces and integrates topics covered in other courses in the curriculum and used in engineering design. Topics covered include need identification and problem definition, managing the design process, team behavior and group dynamics, design research and information gathering, concept generation and evaluation, risk, reliability, and safety, legal and ethical issues in design, communicating the design. Co-requisites: Project I.

MEE599 Topics in Mechanical Engineering [1-3, 3 cr.] This course covers the treatment of new development in various areas of mechanical engineering.Prerequisite: Fifth Year standing and the consent of the instructor.

Packaging courses

PKG/INE570 Introduction to Packaging [3-0, 3 cr.] This course will present an overview of the history of packaging, its functions, materials, and development, and an overview of packaging design, processing systems, and testing. The historical, social, technological, and environmental impact, as well as the legal aspects of packaging will also be discussed. Examples will include product/package combinations, and the impact these choices make on the market success of a product, and the important role of proper packaging design in the reduction of solid waste, and sustainable development. Prerequisite: Second Year standing.

PKG/INE572 Packaging Dynamics and Permeation [2‑3, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to the mechanics, stresses and strains, shock, vibration, compression, temperature, humidity, friction and pressure, as factors affecting the design of packaging, including the design of packages to protect against these hazards. Damage boundary, product fragility, barrier properties against permeation will be explored from the point of view of the packaging industry. Prerequisite: PHY211 Statics or ARC311 Building Systems.

PKG/INE573 Packaging Types and Processes* [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is a study of the operation and performance of modern packaging systems (e.g. die cutting, blister packaging, blow molding, injection molding, etc.). Topics include equipment selection and specification, design and implementation of packaging lines in production, assessing and improving operating performance, process control and instrumentation, as well as overall environmental friendliness of the process, its sustainability and amenability to reuse, recycling, and total waste reduction. Prerequisite: PKG/INE570 Introduction to Packaging.

PKG/INE580 Packaging Design [1-4, 3 cr.] This course covers the application of graphic skills on 3-D representations, and investigation of new materials and methods in designing product containers. Projects include designing a line of products under the same brand name, constructing die cut boxes, labels, and creating experimental packages. Prerequisite: Second Year standing.

PKG/INE574 Paper & Paperboard Packaging [3‑0, 3 cr.] This course is a study of the sources of cellulose fiber, methods of extraction, the effect of different fibers on the finished product, additives, conversion to paper and paperboard, identify paper types, surface finishes, and the design features and performance of basic paper characterization tests. Prerequisite: PKG/INE570 Introduction to Packaging.

PKG/INE575 Corrugated Packaging* [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is a study of distribution packaging which includes: product design factors affecting transportation, transportation hazards, protective package design, modern computer aids to shipping package design, regulations, and the methods and significance of various pre-shipment test procedures. Prerequisite: PKG/INE570 Introduction to Packaging.

PKG/INE576 Rigid Plastic Packaging* [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is a study of the different methods of forming polymers into usable shapes, and the advantages and limitations of each, with case studies of plastic bottle designs, thermoform design practice, with performance of standard container tests and evaluations. Prerequisite: PKG/INE570 Introduction to Packaging.

PKG/INE577 Packaging for Food, Drug, and Cosmetics* [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the physical and chemical properties of packaging materials including metals, glass, paper and polymers, in relation to their use in food, drugs, and cosmetics packaging applications. The major technical, safety, and legislative, areas critical to the successful application of packaging technologies will be reviewed, including a brief exploration of the historical aspects of food, drug, and cosmetics packaging in order to provide a perspective on modern packaging industries and their associated regulatory measures. Prerequisite: PKG/INE570 Introduction to Packaging.

PKG/INE578 Food Preservation Packaging [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the study of the process of food deterioration, and the packaging methods that are used to control these processes, in order to extend useful shelf life of certain products. Prerequisite: PKG/INE570 Introduction to Packaging.

PKG/INE579 Special Topic Course in Packaging Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] This course will address the current issues in packaging engineering, and the trends in the market, with lectures by invited guests from the field. Prerequisite: The consent of the Instructor.

PKG/INE582 Structural Packaging* [1-4, 3 cr.] This course will revolve around the creation and manipulation of basic shapes, in order to generate new structures for package designs. Issues of structures’ functional relevance and appropriateness, will be investigated, in addition to the emphasis on the notion of the package as a work of art. Prerequisite: PKG/INE570 Introduction to Packaging.

PKG/INE584 Package Branding* [1-4, 3 cr.] This course will examine packaging in relation to the brand identity of a product. Students will be encouraged to explore new methods, and to bring fresh ideas to the concept of surface treatment and structure in the elaboration of the visual identity of a product. Prerequisite: PKG/INE570 Introduction to Packaging.

PKG/INE586 Computer Graphics for Packaging* [2-2, 3 cr.] This course covers the major software tools used by professionals in the packaging industry. Students will design and develop a relational database. Commercial label design software will be used to create product labels, including bar codes. Spreadsheets and programming environment will be used to solve packaging/business related problems. 2D/3D design software will be used to develop packaging concepts, and generate working drawings. Prerequisite: MEE211 Engineering Graphics or ARC251 Introduction to Computer Graphics or DES251 Introduction to Computer Graphics, or GRA251 Introduction to Computer Graphics.

PKG/INE588 Packaging Applications* [1-4, 3 cr.] This course provides the students the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained through actual projects, with a follow up on the production of packages in the factory. Assignments will address the functionality of packaging from product identification to its entire appeal, stacking, display and protection. Prerequisites: PKG/INE573 Packaging Types and Processes, and PKG/INE572 Packaging Dynamics and Permeation, or PKG/INE580 Packaging Design.

PKG/INE589 Special Topic Course in Packaging Design* [3-0, 3 cr.] This course will address the current issues in packaging design, and the trends in the market, with lectures by invited guests from the field. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.


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