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Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)

Chairperson: Professor Taggart (Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering)

220 Introduction to Systems Engineering (1)

An exploration of the practice of systems engineering and the interrelationships between industrial, mechanical and other systems. Systems performance evaluation, improvement and planning. Ethics in the practice of engineering. (Seminar).

240 Manufacturing Processes and Systems (3)

Introduction to a wide variety of manufacturing processes. Basic facility layout and manufacturing system design, including material handling and lean principles. (Lec. 3) Pre: CHM 101.

241 Laboratory for Manufacturing Processes and Systems (1)

Laboratory demonstrations and experiments in machining, casting, metrology, and rapid prototyping. Plant visits and lab tours. (Lab. 3) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 240.

325 Computer Tools for Engineers (3)

Visual basic programming, including VBA and other computer applications used for engineering problem solving, system design and evaluation. (Lec. 2, Lab. 3) Pre: MTH 141.

391, 392 Special Problems in Industrial Engineering (1-3 each)

Independent study and seminar work under close faculty supervision. Discussion of advanced topics in preparation for graduate work. (Independent Study) Pre: junior standing and permission of instructor.

401 Industrial and Systems Engineering Capstone Design I (3)

Application of engineering skills using a team-based approach. Design process methodology and communication of solutions to real-world engineering problems. First of a two course sequence. (Lecture 2, Lab 3) * Please see "Addendum to 2010–2011 URI Catalog" for an addition or correction to this information. Not for graduate credit.

402 Industrial and Systems Engineering Capstone Design II (3)

Application of engineering skills using a team-based approach. Design process methodology and communication of solutions to real-world engineering problems. Second of a two course sequence. (Lecture 2, Lab 3). * Please see "Addendum to 2010–2011 URI Catalog" for an addition or correction to this information. Not for graduate credit.s

404 Engineering Economy and Project Planning (3)

Effects of economics on engineering decisions in design, selection, and product or project proposals, project planning, resource allocation, and scheduling using computer-based tools. (Lec. 3) Not for graduate credit in industrial and systems engineering.

411 Probability and Statistics for Engineers (3)

Introduction to probability and statistics in engineering applications including data analysis, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling distributions, statistical inference, hypotheses testing, confidence intervals, analysis of variance, and receiver operating characteristics. (Lec. 3) Pre: MTH 243 or permission of instructor.

412 Statistical Methods and Quality Systems (3)

Study of statistical methods methods and quality systems in engineering applications including statistical methods, quality improvement tools, control charts, process capability, linear regression, design of experiments, and acceptance sampling. (Lec. 3) Pre: 411 or STA 409 or MTH 451 or permission of instructor.

432 Operations Research: Deterministic Systems (3)

Introduction to major areas of operations research and their application to systems analysis. Linear programming, transportation and transshipment models, elementary network analysis, integer programming, and related topics. (Lec. 3) Pre: MTH 243, 362 or equivalent.

433 Operations Research: Stochastic Systems (3)

Markov chains, dynamic programming, queuing theory, simulation, forecasting, game theory simple stochastic models, and their relation to selected problems. (Lec. 3) Pre: 411 and MTH 362 or 244 or permission of instructor.

443 Machining and Machine Tools (3)

Machine tool motions, power requirements, and machining times. Mechanics and economics of metal machining. Introduction to numerical control and computer-aided programming of CNC machine tools. (Lec. 3) Pre: CVE 220 and ISE 240 or 340.

444 Assembly and Handling Automation (3)

Types and economics of automatic assembly systems. Analyses of automatic feeding and orienting techniques for small parts. Application of robots in assembly. (Lec. 3) Pre: MCE 263 and ISE 240 or 340.

446 (or MCE 446) Metal Deformation Processes (3)

Study of the characteristics of metal flow under different loading conditions. Theories, capabilities, and limitations of a wide range of deformation processes applied to industrial metalworking. (Lec. 3) Pre: 240 or 340, CVE 220, and CHE 333.

449 (or MCE 449) Product Design for Manufacture (3)

Techniques for analyzing product structures for ease of assembly and manufacture. Manual, robot, and high-speed mechanized assembly systems considered for mechanical and electronic products. Covers choice of material and processes in early design. (Lec. 3) Pre: 240 or 343, or permission of instructor.

451 Production System Design (3)

Stochastic and deterministic models of production and inventory systems. Push and pull production control systems. Manufacturing system design, scheduling, material handling and facility layout. (Lec. 3) Pre: 411 or permission of instructor.

452 Industrial Engineering Design (3)

A team project approach to industrial engineering design including assembly lines, transfer lines, scheduling, cellular manufacturing, flexible manufacturing facilities, operation and material flow design; facilities design and operation; production systems design. (Lec. 3) Pre: 451 or permission of instructor.

460 Product Design for Environment (3)

Principles and practices of designing more environmentally beneficial products. Environmental effects. Life cycle analysis, recycling and remanufacturing. Design for disassembly and environment. Group projects on product and process design using LCA and DFE analysis tools. (Lec. 3) Pre: 240 or 340, CHE 333 or 437.

491, 492 Special Problems (1-6 each)

Advanced work under the supervision of a member of the faculty and arranged to suit the individual requirements of the student. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

500 Project Planning and Management in Systems Engineering (3)

Presents the tools and processes to help plan and manage real-world systems engineering projects including network planning, scheduling, analysis, synthesis; critical path method/PERT; computer-aided planning; and other contemporary tools. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432 or permission of instructor.

513 (or STA 513) Quality Systems (3)

Topics in statistical quality control systems. Single, multiple, and sequential sampling. Design and analysis of a wide variety of statistical control systems used in conjunction with discrete and continuous data, for several kinds of data emission. (Lec. 3) Pre: 411 or equivalent.

525) (or CSC 525 or ELE 515) Systems Simulation (3)

Simulation of random processes and systems. Continuous and discrete simulation models. Data structures and algorithms for simulation. Generation of random variates, design of simulation experiments for optimization and validation of models and results. Selected engineering applications. (Lec. 3) Pre: CSC 212 or ISE 325, ISE 433 or ELE 509, or permission of the instructor.

533 Advanced Statistical Methods for Research and Industry (3)

Describing and analyzing data, design of experiments, analysis of variance, regression analysis, and applications in industry and applied science research. (Lec. 3) Pre: 411 or permission of instructor.

540 Production Control and Inventory Systems (3)

Theory and practice of industrial production control and inventory systems. A broad spectrum of mathematical models for static, dynamic, perpetual, and periodic inventory systems as they affect and relate to production. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432 or permission of instructor.

541 Advanced Materials Processing (3)

Engineering analyses in the processing of materials. Rapid manufacturing fundamentals. Nontraditional manufacturing techniques. Dynamic coupling, tool-work-piece interaction, energy and thermal analysis; mechanics of material removal and displacements. (Lec. 3) Pre: 240 or 340, or permission of instructor.

542 Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)

Use of computers in manufacturing. Solid modeling principles and applications. Numerical and adaptive control. CNC programming. Introduction to rapid manufacturing. (Lec. 3) Pre: 240 or permission of instructor.

543 Fundamentals of Machining (3)

Fundamental treatment of the mechanics and economics of metal machining and grinding. Includes an introduction to numerical control and computer-aided programming of CNC machine tools. (Lec. 3) Pre: CVE 220 and ISE 240 or 340 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit for students with credit in 443.

544 Automatic Assembly Systems (3)

Types and economics of automatic assembly systems. Analysis of automatic feeding and orienting techniques for small parts. Application of robots in assembly. Economics of assembly systems for printed circuit boards. (Lec. 3) Pre: 240 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit for students with credit in 444.

545 Manufacturing Systems: Analysis, Design, Simulation (3)

Problems in system analysis and design as related to modern manufacturing. Quantitative models and simulation methods for manufacturing planning, control, scheduling, flexible manufacturing and highly automated manufacturing systems. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432 or permission of instructor.

546 Advanced Metal Deformation Processes (3)

Theory of metal flow under different loading conditions. Prediction of metal forming process capabilities. Advanced topics include effects of anisotropy and mechanics of powder forming. (Lec. 3) Pre: 240 or 340 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit for students with credit in 446.

549 (or MCE 549) Advanced Product Design for Manufacture (3)

Techniques for analyzing product structures for ease of assembly and manufacture. Considers mechanical and electronic products and choice of materials and processes. A design project and term paper are required. (Lec. 3) Pre: 240 or 340 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit for students with credit in 449.

550 Design for Producibility (3)

Project work on product development, collaboration with industry, and submission of design project report. Concentration on effect of design decisions on manufacturing efficiency and cost. (Independent Study) Pre: 449 or 549 or permission of instructor.

552 Lean Systems (3)

Advanced study of enterprise system design including application of lean principles to service industries. Specific topics include lean manufacturing, waste elimination, reduction of cycle and set-up times, reconfigurable systems, quality and performance analysis. (Lec. 3) Pre: 451 or 540 or permission of instructor.

555 Deterministic Systems Optimization (3)

Linear, nonlinear, and integer formulations and solutions. Sensitivity analysis and pricing problems; degeneracy and duality; decomposition methods for large-scale systems; use of mathematical programming languages and applications. Pre: 432 or permission of instructor. In alternate years.

591, 592 Special Problems (1-6 each)

Advanced work under supervision of a faculty member arranged to suit the individual requirements of the student. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

599 Master’s Thesis Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.

634 Design and Analysis of Experiments (3)

Advanced topics in the design and analysis of experiments: factorial designs, blocking and confounding in factorial designs, fractional factorial designs, response surface methods and designs, nested and split-plot designs, other design and analysis topics. (Lec. 3) Pre: 533 or permission of instructor.

660 Nonlinear Systems Optimization (3)

Methods of optimization: indirect, direct elimination, climbing. Geometric programming. Problems and other topics in applied optimization. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432 or permission of instructor.

691, 692 Advanced Special Problems in Industrial Engineering (1-6 each)

Advanced work under the supervision of a faculty member arranged to suit the individual requirements of the student. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

699 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U only.


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