Courses

IEM 501 – Global IE 1

Selected Topics in contemporary industrial engineering and systems management.

IEM 511 – Advanced Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering

Occupational bio-mechanics – anthropometry – Work physiology – Human machine interaction – Advances in ergonomics and human factors engineering.

IEM 512 – Advanced Operations Management

Forecasting – Product and service design – Capacity planning – Process selection – Layout and location – Supply chain management –Inventory management – Aggregate planning – Materials requirement planning – Enterprise resource planning – Operations scheduling – service operations management.

IEM 513 – Operations and Management in the Process Industry

Process industry characteristics – Plant life cycle – Process planning and design – Production management – Plant maintenance – Safety management – Environmental aspects.

IEM 521 – Project Planning and Management

Project planning – Activity networks – Computer systems and programs applied – Resource allocation in project planning networks – Resource leveling – Project budgeting and cost management – Project risk management – Project execution and control – Project information management.

IEM 522 – Strategic Planning and Management

Historical development of strategic management – Developing business strategy – Successful organizational performance: vision- mission – objectives – competitiveness – Sustaining competitive Advantage – Corporate strategy.

IEM 523 – Contemporary Organizational Theory and Behavior

Individual behavior –interpersonal behavior – organizational behavior – groups and teams – Organizing and designing organizations – Organizational Change

IEM 524 – Technology and Innovation Management

Integrating technology and strategy – design of strategy – development of innovative capabilities – innovation challenges.

IEM 525 – Accounting for Engineers

Accounting Cycle – Financial Statements – Accounting Systems – Cash – Receivables – Fixed Assets – Current Liability – Allocation of cost – The balanced scorecard.

IEM 526 – Marketing for Engineers

Marketing concepts and principles – Margins and profits- product and portfolio management – Pricing strategy – Promotions – Marketing and finance – Distribution strategy.

IEM 531 – Operations Research

Linear Programming – Linear programming formulations – cases of linear programming- solution procedures – post optimality analysis – Integer Programming – nonlinear programming – Goal Programming.

IEM 532 – Applied Simulation Modeling and Analysis

Review of basic probability and statistics – basic simulation modeling – modeling complex systems -simulation software – building simulation models – selecting inputs distributions – output data analysis

IEM 533 – Applied Multivariable Data Analysis

Regression – Linear models and experimental design – Simple and multiple linear regression – single- and multi-factor studies – Analysis of variance – Analysis of covariance – Model selection – Diagnostics – Data analysis using statistical software.

IEM 534 – Advanced Soft Computing

Heuristics and meta-heuristics – Evolutionary algorithms – Fuzzy systems – simulated annealing – Genetic algorithms – Neural networks – Artificial neural networks – Tabu and scatter search – Ant colony optimization – Particle swarm optimization.

IEM 535 – Management Information Systems

Information systems in management – Competing with information technology – Computer hardware and software – Telecommunications and networking – e-Business systems – Enterprise business systems – e-commerce systems – Developing business and implementing business systems – Systems Analysis and Design – Security, ethics and globalization challenges.

MTH 536 – Advanced Mathematics and Statistics I

Selected topics in mathematics and statistics.

IEM 541 – Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Concepts of manufacturing systems engineering – Manufacturing strategy – Plant and facilities layout – Lean manufacturing and supply chain management – CAD/CAM – Operation and control of manufacturing.

IEM 542 – Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Methods

Application of computer hardware and software to the design of products and systems – geometric modeling – engineering computational methods – overview of engineering analysis software which includes finite element analysis – manufacturing simulation – solid modeling.

IEM 543 – Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Unconventional Machining Process overview – Water Jet Machining – Ultrasonic Machining – Electro Discharge Machining – Chemical Machining, Electro-chemical Machining – Laser Beam Machining – Plasma Arc Machining and Electron Beam Machining.

IEM 551 – Systems Engineering and Analysis

The System Engineering Process – System Design Requirements – Engineering Design Methods and Tools – Design Review and Evaluation – System Engineering Program Planning – Organization for System Engineering – System Engineering Program Evaluation.

IEM 552 – Systems Thinking

Concepts and Definitions – Systems and Models – Concept of Structure – Business dynamics – Social network analysis – Continuous and Discrete state space representation – State machine and formal language – Turing machine – Goal-seeking systems representation

IEM 553 – Total Quality Management

Concept and principle of TQM – Quality management standards – Quality assurance concept – Quality improvement concept – Project approach and problem solving – Benchmarking – Quality function deployment – Quality costing – Quality improvement implementation process.

IEM 554 – Business Process Management

Business Process Analysis and Design – Technology Support for Business Processes – Workflows and Business Process Management Systems – Managing Processes Metrics and Dashboards – Process Innovation – Governing BPM Efforts – Process Management Maturity.

IEM 555 – Introduction and Applications of Petri Nets

Introduction to Petri Nets – Condition/Event Petri nets – Place/Transition (P/T) Petri Nets, analysis problems – Analysis of P/T Petri nets by reachability tree – Invariants of P/T Petri nets – Petri nets languages. Marked graphs and free choices Petri nets, Petri nets with inhibitors – Colored Petri nets (CPN), CPN Design, applications – Analysis of Colored Petri nets – Hierarchical Colored Petri nets and Object oriented Petri nets – Petri Nets software packages.

IEM 601 – Global IE 2

Selected Topics in contemporary industrial engineering and systems management.

IEM 611 – Supply Chain Network Design and Logistics

Understanding the supply chain – designing the supply chain network – planning demand and supply in a supply chain – Planning and managing inventories in a supply chain – Designing and planning transportation networks.

IEM 612 – Human Computer Interaction

Study of the relationship between man and his environment – Design techniques of a specific environment – Ergonomics and interface design – Cognitive engineering – Perception and representation – Knowledge and mental models – Interface metaphors – Social and organizational aspects – Input, output and interaction

IEM 613 – Advanced Methods in Quality Design and Control

Selected topics related to the latest methods used in quality design and control.

IEM 614 – Reliability and Maintainability Engineering

Reliability Engineering – Maintainability engineering – Reliability and Safety – Failure types and analysis – Maintenance types and objectives – Statistical analysis of maintenance data.

IEM 621 – Innovation Theory

Nature of Creativity: Person, Process, Product and Environment – Nature of Innovation: Making the Idea a Reality – Need for Creativity and Innovation in Organizations – Assessing self-Creativity and Ability to Innovate – Enhancing self-Creative and Innovative Abilities – Entrepreneurial Tools for Creativity and Innovation — Exploring the Intersection – Observation Lab – Developing and Contributing to a Creative-Innovation Team – Managing for Creativity and Innovation – Evolving a Culture of Creativity and Innovation in Organizations.

IEM 622 – Knowledge Management

Managing Knowledge – Methods and tools for knowledge management – managing and measuring intellectual capital – management of innovation and technology – business intelligence – Information sources – KM blue prints – maintaining the system – resources and tools.

IEM 623 – Financial Engineering

Products and markets – Cash flow – credits – Financial engineering – Simple interest rates derivatives – Swap engineering – Options Engineering – Risk – market environment.

IEM 624 – International Business for Engineers

The future and challenge of globalization – Globalization and economic development – Economic, legal, and political system – Culture – Ethics and International Business – Trade between countries – Firms and international trade – Governments and the regulation of international trade – Foreign direct investment – Regional trade blocks – Bilateral agreements – Currency markets and FX rates – The international monetary system – international monetary system and the reform – Firm strategy in international business – Foreign market entry modes – Coordination and control: the challenges of international growth.

IEM 631 – Advanced Operations Research Methods

Combinatorial problems – Optimization algorithms and heuristics – Continuous and discrete optimization domains with emphasis on NP complete combinatorial problems – Game theory.

IEM 632 – Applied Multivariate Data Analysis

Multivariate analysis methods – Principal components analysis (PCA) – Factor analysis (FA) – Canonical correlation analysis (CCA) – Multivariate classification techniques – Discriminant analysis – Cluster Analysis.

IEM 633 – Advanced Mathematics and Statistics II

Selected topics in advanced mathematics and statistics.

IEM 641 – Advanced Biomechanics

Mechanical properties of human bones – Tissue and joint mechanics and their applications – Electric and electromechanical properties – Teeth and connective tissues – Biomechanical job analysis – Electromyography techniques in the analysis of worker fatigue and injury – Strength testing for worker evaluation and placement – Applications of biomechanics.

IEM 642 – Composites Engineering

Mechanical and physical behavior of composites – Influence of geometry to materials properties – Functions of composites relating to applications in electronic packaging – Thermal management – Smart structures – Design and analysis of composite structures – Machining of composite materials – Performance testing, characterization and quality control of composites – New types of composite materials as well as the recent development trends.

IEM 643 – Tool Engineering

General considerations in Tool Design – Tool material and tool making practices – Design of Metal cutting tools – Single and multiple point tools form tools – Design of press working tools for shearing, bending, forming and drawing operations – Design of drill jigs and fixture for Milling, Broaching, Grinding and Turning Operation – Design of tools for joining processes – Tooling for castings – Using plastics as tool materials – Tool design for numerical control machine tools

IEM 644 – Rapid Prototyping and Product Development

Rapid Prototyping Processes – Selection of Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) – Applications of SFF Technologies – CAD Requirements in RP- Materials for Rapid Prototyping – Rapid Tooling Techniques – Reverse Engineering – Rapid Manufacture.

IEM 651 – Systems Theory

Definition of a system – Systemic properties – Basic problems in systems theory – Decomposition of a system – Checkland methodology – Network systems.

IEM 652 – Service Systems Engineering

Process Analysis – Service Productivity – Work Measurement – Service Facility Layout – Service Facility Location – Forecasting – Managing Waiting Lines – Simulation – Capacity Planning – Service Supply Relationships – Vehicle Routing – Inventory Management – Aggregate Planning – Service Scheduling.

IEM 653 – Service Operations and Customers relationship Management

Service operations principles – Service Operations processes – Common Service Operations Activities – Organizing Service Operations – Technology Considerations – Implementation Considerations – Challenges and Critical Success Factors and Risks – Overview of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) – Developing a Customer Strategy – Customer Lifecycle Management and Lifetime Value – CRM Technology – Operational CRM – Analytical CRM – Collaborative CRM – CRM Project Management – Building a Business Case for CRM.

IEM 654 – Information Technology Services and e-Business Management

Electronic Services – electronic business – electronic government – Strategic e-Business – e-Business Corporate Strategy – e-Business Business Strategy – Strategic E-Business Challenges, Strategic e-Business Applications, e-Business Architecture – e-Supply Chain Management – Building an e-Business – Trends in mobile commerce.

IEM 701 – Seminar

Current Trends in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management

IEM 702 – Seminar

Selected readings in Industrial Engineering and Systems Management

IEM 801

M.Sc. Dissertation

IEM 802

Ph.D. Dissertation