Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Admission

Admission to the program as a regular student requires a BS degree in Engineering. Students with a degree in computer science or engineering can be admitted provisionally and must take certain undergraduate courses to pave the way for graduate work. Undergraduate degrees must be from an accredited program, and for regular admission must be with an average of B or better. Each applicant should present one complete, official transcripts of all prior college work. In special cases, it may be necessary for applicants to schedule an interview with the program director to review completeness of undergraduate preparation and other qualifications.

In addition to the above admissions requirements, the following are also required.

  1. The entering student must have an undergraduate-level background in probability and statistics. Otherwise, the student will be required to take an undergraduate-level statistics course (equivalent to IMSE 317) within the two semesters after his admission. No credit will be given for this course.
  2. The entering student must have a background in engineering materials. Otherwise, the student will be required to take either ENGR 250 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite to AENG 587 or ECE 385 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite to ECE 539. No credit will be given for the undergraduate courses.

Degree Requirements

The MSE in Manufacturing Systems Engineering requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.

The accumulated grade point average in the program must be at least a B to receive the degree. No more than one B- will be allowed under any circumstances.

Advanced Standing

Up to six graduate credit hours (grade of B or better) may be transferred from another accredited institution as specified in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies regulations. Students may transfer up to one-half (1/2) the minimum number of credit hours required for their master's or professional degree from U-M/non-Rackham departments and programs (including Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint).

Course Requirements

Core Courses
The following courses are required:
AENG 587Automotive Manuf Processes3
or ECE 539 Production of Elec Prods
IMSE 5215Program Budget, Cost Est & Con3
IMSE 561Tot Qual Mgmt and Six Sigma3
IMSE 580Prod & Oper Engineering I3
EMGT 580Mgt of Prod and Proc Design3
Electives
Select any five courses from the list below:15
Lightweight Automotive Alloys
Design & Mfg: Ltwt Auto Mat
Design&Manufac for Environment
Auto Assembly Systems
Selected Topics
Electronic Materials & IC Proc
EMGT 541Acct Fund for Decision Making3
Computer-Integrated Mfg
Design and Analysis of Exp
Fundamentals of Program Mgt
Project Management and Control
Managing Global Programs
Intelligent Manufacturing
Supply Chain Management
Prod & Oper Engineering II
Advanced Engineering Materials
Injection Molding
Cast Metals in Eng Design
Materials Consid in Manufactur
Automotive Composites
Human Resource Management
Organization Behavior
Applied Statistical Modeling
Intrnatl Dimensions of Managmt
Total Credit Hours33

A thesis may be submitted in lieu for six hours of electives, on approval by the program director. The thesis work may be a company project if it meets certain requirements.

IMSE 500     Models of Oper Research     3 Credit Hours

The method of mathematical modeling and its application to decision-making problems in organizations. Some widely used models and techniques: linear programming, queuing, inventory, and simulation.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 501     Human Factors & Ergonomics     3 Credit Hours

The analysis and prediction of human performance in industrial and other man-machine systems using work sampling, time-motion analysis, synthetic and standard time study, and learning curves, in the design of such systems. Lecture and laboratory. Cannot receive credit for both IMSE 442, and IMSE 501. This class may be scheduled at the same time as the undergraduate course IMSE 442. Graduate students will be required to do additional research paper and/or project.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 317* or IMSE 510*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate

IMSE 5010     Fundamentals of Program Mgt     3 Credit Hours

An overview of the project/program management framework and knowledge areas including plan development and execution; management of scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement. Typical program phases and life cycles observed in defense, construction, automobile, and software industries. Program organizational structures, program management processes, international project management, role of software tools for program management, product development, applications of Lean Product Development techniques, cutting waste and lead time in program management.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Business

IMSE 502     Computer-Integrated Mfg     3 Credit Hours

This course provides basic knowledge of elements in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems, with particular emphasis on Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer-Aided Process Planning (CAPP), materials handling, and information flow in manufacturing systems. Hands-on experiments and course projects are required. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours. Credit cannot be given for both IMSE 483 and IMSE 502. This class may be scheduled at the same time as the undergraduate course IMSE 483. Graduate students will be required to do additional research paper and/or project.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate

IMSE 503     Computer-Aided M/C & Tool Desg     3 Credit Hours

Study of the fundamentals of machine tool design, cutting tools, metal forming dies, and jig fixtures for practical applications in machining and assembly. Principles of design for manufacture and assembly as applied to tool and machine design. Laboratory exercise and projects are required using computer-aided design software. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours. Credit cannot be given for both IMSE 484 and IMSE 503. This class may be scheduled at the same time as the undergraduate course IMSE 484. Graduate students will be required to do additional research paper and/or project.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 382 or ME 381

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate

IMSE 504     Metal Forming Processes     3 Credit Hours

This course focus is on fundamentals of metal forming processes; mechanics of metal forming; formability of manufacture; and economic aspect of the process. Emphasis is placed on analysis of bulk and sheet metal forming processes as applied to practical cases such as automobile manufacturing. Laboratory and course project are required. Credit cannot be given for both IMSE 488 and IMSE 504. This class may be scheduled at the same time as the undergraduate course IMSE 488. Graduate students will be required to do additional research paper and/or project.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 382 or IMSE 381

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate

IMSE 505     Optimization     3 Credit Hours

Theory of linear and nonlinear programming. Language multipliers and Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Convex programming. Combinatorial and integer programming. Dynamics programming. Heuristic and search optimization techniques. Theory and emphasis on applications using various computer codes.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 300 or IMSE 500

IMSE 508     Modeling of Large-Scale Sys     3 Credit Hours

The modern and classical concepts and tools required for modeling, analysis and synthesis of large-scale dynamic systems. Topics include system dynamics, interpretive structural modeling, cross-impact analysis, information theory, theory of hierarchical systems. Emphasis is on constructing models of real world problems taken from urban, industrial, transportation, and health care systems. Students are asked to select problems of interest and present final project reports.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 505 and IMSE 506

IMSE 510     Probability & Statistical Mod     3 Credit Hours

Review of basic concepts in probability and statistics. Multivariate distributions. Estimation and order statistics. General hypothesis testing, and non-parametric tests. Linear, multiple-linear, and nonlinear regression models. Analysis of variance.Introduction to the design of experiments.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 317

IMSE 511     Design and Analysis of Exp     3 Credit Hours

One factor, two factor, and multifactor experiments. Fixed random and mixed models. Blocked confounding, incomplete blocks, factorial experiments, fractional factorial experiments. Introduction to response surface analysis.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 512     Taguchi Method of Quality Eng     3 Credit Hours

Quality engineering methodology developed by Genichi Taguchi. Design and analysis of experiments using orthogonal arrays and linear graphs. Accumulation analysis for categorized data. Signal-to-noise ratio as a measure of quality characteristics. Simulation using orthogonal arrays. Parameter design for reducing variability around the target without cost increase. Tolerance design for reducing variability with minimum cost increase. Evaluation and improvement of measurement.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 513     Robust Design     3 Credit Hours

Students will learn models and methods in the context of overall strategies to empirically study the design of products and manufacturing processes to reduce variability and to reduce sensitivity to parameter variation. Topics include: process capability studies and measures, basic DOE concepts, factorial experiments, evaluating sources of variation, evolutionary operation and adaptive statistical process control.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 514     Multivariate Statistics     3 Credit Hours

Linear statistical models used in simple and multiple regression, and analysis of variation. Principles and techniques of principle component analysis are studied and applied to business and engineering problems using statistical computer software. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 515     Fundamentals of Program Mgt     3 Credit Hours

An overview of the project/program management framework and knowledge areas including plan development and execution, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, and procurement management. Typical Program Phases and Life Cycles observed in Defense, Construction, Automobile, and Software Industries. Program Organizational Structures, Program Management Processes, and International Project Management are covered. Role of software tools for Program Management and Product Development are discussed. Applications of Lean Product Development Techniques are considered. Cutting waste and lead time in program management are covered. Case studies are used extensively throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Professional Development or Rackham

IMSE 516     Project Management and Control     3 Credit Hours

Project Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling functions are discussed in detail including work breakdown structure, CPM and PERT methods, resource allocation and leveling techniques, cost control and minimization, trade-off analysis, learning curves overlapping relationships and concurrent engineering, multiple project execution and optimization. Applications of Lean Techniques in program management are discussed as well as the role of IT in accelerating the product development and reducing the program time. The importance of integrating the Supply Chain in the Product Development is also considered. Case studies and project management software are used throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham or Professional Development

IMSE 517     Managing Global Programs     3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on some of the central strategic and organizational problems that arise in managing global programs, including cultural conflicts, developing and managing international managers, global and local brands, and organizing to resolve global-local conflicts. The course uses a combination of case studies, problems, lectures and discussion, over a wide variety of companies and countries.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 515

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Professional Development or Graduate or Rackham

IMSE 519     Quan Meth in Quality Engin     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the advanced quantitative and analytical methods used in quality measurement, prediction, control and improvement. The topics include sampling design and plan, control charts, statistical quality control, time series, process capability analysis and quality cost analysis. Quality related topics in robust and tolerance design are also included.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate or Rackham or Graduate

IMSE 520     Managerial Decision Analysis     3 Credit Hours

Normative decision analysis, decisions, structures, and trees. Utility theory, game theory, and statistical decision theory are introduced. Applications of the theories to management studies in capital investment, bidding, purchasing, and risk analysis are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 5205     Eng Risk-Benefit Analysis     3 Credit Hours

Analysis risk assessment, decision and cost-benefit analysis, and fault-tree methods for describing and making decisions about societal risks associated with large engineering projects. Balancing risks and benefits in situations involving human safety, environmental risks, and financial uncertainties. Presentations of major risk assessment and the public decision processed associated with them.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Business

IMSE 521     Mfg Cost Estimation & Control     3 Credit Hours

In this course, concepts of strategic costing in product development and manufacturing are introduced. Engineering economy techniques are used in the study of life cycle cost elements. Equipment acquisition and replacement justification methods under risk and uncertainty are presented.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 5215     Program Budget, Cost Est & Con     3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on cost estimation and control for program managers and engineers. The course introduces a systematic approach for applying engineering economy techniques in cost estimating, resource planning, cost planning, cost management and control, and the study of life cycle cost elements. An introduction to decisions under risk and uncertainty as well as an introduction to project crashing are also presented.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Professional Development or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science or Business

IMSE 525     Fin & Econ Software Appl     1 Credit Hour

This course applies concepts and techniques of financial management to business and engineering systems case studies. Specifications for some of these systems will be developed utilizing ERP software such as SAP R/3 application development software suite. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 570 and IMSE 571

Corequisite(s): EMGT 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 526     Marketing Software Application     1 Credit Hour

This course applies concepts and techniques of marketing management to business and engineering systems case studies. Specifications for some of these systems will be developed utilizing ERP software such as SAP R/3 application development software suite. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 570 and IMSE 571

Corequisite(s): EMGT 535

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 5275     Managerial Acct Software Appl     1 Credit Hour

This course applies concepts and techniques of managerial accounting to business and engineering systems case studies. Specifications for some of these systems will be developed utilizing ERP software such as SAP R/3 application development software suite. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 570 and IMSE 571

Corequisite(s): EMGT 540

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 5285     Human Resource Software Appl     1 Credit Hour

This course applies concepts and techniques of human resource management to business and engineering systems case studies. Specifications for some of these systems will be developed utilizing ERP software such as SAP R/3 application development software. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 570 and IMSE 571

Corequisite(s): EMGT 545

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 532     Information for Manufacturing     3 Credit Hours

Acquiring and organizing design and manufacturing information (including geometric modeling, group technology, and automated data acquisition). Identifying kinds needed, sources, and recipients. Ensuring information quality; establishing criteria for selecting processing modes and media. Designing, installing, commissioning, and operating information-handling systems. Handling information in production systems.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 533     Manufacturing Systems     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces methodologies and tools for modeling, design and operations planning of manufacturing systems. Topics include introduction to integrated manufacturing systems, manufacturing system and data modeling methodologies, process planning, group technology, manufacturing system layout, scheduling, push and pull production systems. Industrial case studies are presented and discussed.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 534     Human Performance Engin in Mfg     3 Credit Hours

The human as a systems component in an information processing context emphasizing capabilities and limitations. The roles of sensing, perception, decision making, short term memory, long term memory, motivation, expectations and attention. An overview of Learning Organization concepts emphasizing personal mastery, mental models, and team learning. A strategy for design of the user-system interface. Analysis methods including functional analysis, traditional and object-oriented task analysis, and cognitive walk-through. Team design project and individual exercises. Emphasis on experiential learning.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 530

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

IMSE 536     Machinery Diagnostics     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to diagnostic system design. Fundamentals of mechanical vibration and noise. Vibration-generating sources in machinery. Sensing and data acquisition methods. Data interpretation by statistical and spectral analysis methods. Fault classifications methods. Computer implementation.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 537     Metal Machining Processes     3 Credit Hours

Detailed study of the principles of conventional and non-traditional metal removing processes, machine tools accuracy, cutting fluids, and cutting tools. The course emphasis will be on the mechanics of metal cutting, machining processes, cutting tool materials and tool geometry, selection of cutting conditions, planning for machining and optimization of manufacturing process. Role of numerical control in improving machining process and productivity of manufacturing system.

Prerequisite(s): ME 381 or IMSE 382 or AENG 587

IMSE 538     Intelligent Manufacturing     3 Credit Hours

A comprehensive and integrated approach to topics associated with the science of artificial intelligence and their role in today's manufacturing environments. Design and management issues including information systems in an automated and integrated manufacturing environment.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 317

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 543     Industrial Ergonomics     3 Credit Hours

Effective ergonomic interventions in industrial environment enhance productivity, safety and job satisfaction. This course introduces engineers and engineering students how to apply ergonomic principles in designing industrial and manufacturing operations in which people play a significant role, so that human capabilities are maximized, physical fatigue is minimized, and performance is optimized. Case studies and topics emphasize industrial applications.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 442

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate

IMSE 544     Industrial Biomechanics     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the mechanical behavior of the musculoskeletal systems as related to physical work activities. Fundamentals of human body mechanics (Kinetic and Kinematic aspects of locomotion, body link systems, muscle strength and performance), muscle fatigue and musculoskeletal injury mechanism are covered with application to design of physical work activities and equipment. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 442

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate

IMSE 545     Vehicle Ergonomics I     3 Credit Hours

Overview of drive characteristics, capabilities, and limitations. Human variability and driver demographics, driver performance measurements. Driver information processing models, driver errors and response time. Drive sensory capabilities: vision, audition, and other inputs. Vehicle controls and displays. Driver anthropometry, biomechanical consideration.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 442

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 546     Safety Engineering     3 Credit Hours

Safety requirements for production processes, equipment, and plants; organization and administration of safety programs, current safety laws, current occupational safety research.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 442

IMSE 548     Human Factors     3 Credit Hours

This course covers principals and guidelines of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) practices applied to complex human machine systems. The emphasis is on understanding advanced HFE assessment and surveillance methods in describing and quantifying human-machine-environment interaction. Key topics include, human modeling and simulation, information processing and related motor behavior, and egronomics design and evaluation tools.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 442

IMSE 549     Product Design and Evaluation     3 Credit Hours

Design approaches and processes used in developing customer/user-oriented products. Study of widely used product evaluation techniques: methods of observation, communication and experimentation; subjective (e.g., psychological scaling) and objective measurement methods. Review of product design and evaluation case studies. Laboratory projects to evaluate several products.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 442

IMSE 550     Data Management     3 Credit Hours

Topics in computer organization; principle data structures (stacks, trees, linked lists) and their use; searching and sorting; algorithm specification, and recursion. Programming assignments will deal with applications of these subjects.

IMSE 551     Compiler Construction     3 Credit Hours

The design and construction of compilers and programming systems. Lexical scan; parsing techniques; code generation and optimization; storage allocation. Applications of formal language theory in compiler design. Translator writing systems; XPL.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 550

IMSE 552     Design/Analysis of Algorithms     3 Credit Hours

Design, evaluation, and communication of algorithms for solving problems using a digital computer. Topics include problem-solving approaches, algorithm notation, determination of algorithm correctness, measures of efficiency, improvement of algorithms. Examples and homework in designing algorithms for data processing, scheduling, combinatorial optimization, and elementary computer graphics, and numerical analysis.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 550

IMSE 553     Software Engineering     3 Credit Hours

Program design methodologies; control flow and data flow in programs; program measurement. Software life cycle; large program design, development, testing, and maintenance. Software reliability and fault-tolerance. Evolution dynamics of software.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 550

IMSE 554     Management Info Systems     3 Credit Hours

Basic systems concepts, role of a system analyst in an information system, systems investigation, feasibility study, output/input design, hardware/software evaluation and selection, data management, security considerations, systems implementation, information systems documentations, systems projects estimation and control. Students will be asked to develop a complete information system from case studies.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 454

IMSE 555     Decision Support/Expert Sys     3 Credit Hours

Decision support process and decision support systems, development tools, executive support systems, expert systems and their development processes, expert shells, integration of decision support and expert systems.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 350

IMSE 556     Database Systems     3 Credit Hours

Data structures and file processing; GUIDE and CODASYL reports; comparisons among the database management systems, relational, hierarchical, and network approaches; system design guidelines; DDL and Schema/Subschema; DML and Query language.

IMSE 557     Comp Networks and Comm     3 Credit Hours

To study the nature of computing communication and distributing processing techniques, compare networking options, introduce specific business applications that require data communication and networks, and examine the role of communication software in the system, and discuss the related management issues.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 454

IMSE 5585     Electronic Commerce     3 Credit Hours

This course examines how new information technologies and networks affect the exchange of goods and services between buyers and sellers in firms. What are economics of different electronic commerce models for firms? The course combines critical evaluation of business strategies with hands-on experience in building supporting electronic commerce systems utilizing electronic data interchange (EDI) software. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 559     System Simulation     3 Credit Hours

The modeling and simulation of discrete-change, continuous-change and combined-change stochastic systems. Conducting simulation studies using contemporary software such as SLAM II or random number generation, distribution sampling, and output analysis. Comparisons with analytical queuing models.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 561     Tot Qual Mgmt and Six Sigma     3 Credit Hours

This course covers implementing Total Quality Management (TQM), undertaking Six Sigma Projects, and applying Baldrige National Quality Award criteria and ISO 9000 principles to improve quality performances in an organization. Topics include Definitions and Importance of Quality, Quality Costs, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Product Specification and Critical-to-quality Measures (CQM), Statistical Quality Control (SQC), Robustness Concepts, Quality System Design and Evaluation. Six Sigma and DMAIC Methodologies, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) process, IDOV (Identity requirements, Design alternatives, Optimize the design and Verify process capability) Methodology, and several other concepts and tools related to quality are also covered.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 564     ABAP/4 Programming     3 Credit Hours

Students will explore different technology tools and methodologies for building/customizing applications in ERP systems to meet business need of an Enterprise. Extensive software design and development activities will be covered using modular/Object Oriented Programming, Data Modeling, Data Dictionary, Database Access, User Interface, Dialogue Programming, Interactive Report Design using appropriate tools such as, ABAP Workbench, SAP HANA Native Application Development, and SAP Project Implementation phases.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 570 and (IMSE 556 or CIS 556)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 5655     Supply Chain Management     3 Credit Hours

This course will address theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques for managing a supply chain. Topics include supply chain strategy, drivers and metrics of performance, designing global and regional supply chain networks using optimization models, planning demand and supply in a supply chain using forecasting, aggregate planning, and inventory optimization models, designing the transportation systems, pricing, and employing IT systems effectively in supply chains.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 567     Reliability Analysis     3 Credit Hours

Statistics of reliability and life testing. Application of stochastic models for failure based on Poisson and related processes. Use of exponential and extreme value distribution in reliability. Use of Markov process in the areas of equipment reliability, maintenance and availability.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 569     Sys Simulation in Auto Engin     3 Credit Hours

The modeling and simulation of discrete, continuous and combined change stochastic systems. Conducting simulation studies using contemporary software such as ARENA and WITNESS. Topics in simulation methodology include random number generation, distribution sampling, input and output analysis. Integration techniques for continuous simulation, application to design of manufacturing and automotive systems.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 570     Enterprise Information Systems     3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for the analysis, design and implementation of enterprise information systems. Topics include systems and organization theories, and information systems planning and evaluation. Students will be also introduced to various systems development life cycle phases of an enterprise information system. Students will acquire an understanding of the flow of information (forecasts, financial, accounting and operational data) within an enterprise and the factors that should be considered in designing an integrated enterprise information system. This includes all systems in the business cycle from revenue forecasts, production planning, inventory management, logistics, manufacturing, accounts payable, sales, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger and report generation. Specifications for some of these systems will be developed utilizing ERP software such as SAP R/3 application development software suite. (YR).--------*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 5715     Modeling of Int Info Syst     3 Credit Hours

A review of approaches for modeling of integrated information systems. ARIS architecture. Data, control, function, and organization views of an information system.Requirements definition, design specification, and implementation definition of the different views. Process chain diagrams. Management of ERP projects. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 5725     Object Oriented System Design     3 Credit Hours

Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts and methods of object oriented design and development. Topics that will be covered include object oriented database concepts, data models, schema design (conceptual schemas and physical schemas), query languages, physical storage of objects and indexes on objects, version management, schema evolution and systems issues such as concurrent control and recovery from failure. For application programming, a programming language such as C++ will be used for database design and query language. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate

IMSE 574     IS Based Prod Planning & Cont     3 Credit Hours

Students will be introduced to theories, models, methods and techniques in demand forecasting, inventory management, capacity planning, production scheduling and management components, in production planning and control for an enterprise. Application systems to model information sharing between these components will be developed using ERP software such as the SAP R/3 application development software suite. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510 and IMSE 570 and IMSE 571

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate

IMSE 5755     Bus Proc Int using Entrpr Tech     3 Credit Hours

Full Title: Business Process Integration using Enterprise Technology This course introduces the concept of integration, optimization and configuration of strategic business processes across the enterprise using ERP software technology. Use cases and specifications for some of these systems are introduced in different functional areas, such as Finance, Human Capital Management, Logistics, and Project Systems utilizing ERP software. (F)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

IMSE 577     User Interface Des & Anlsis     3 Credit Hours

Current theory and design techniques concerning how user interfaces for systems should be designed to be easy to learn and use. Focus on cognitive factors, such as the amount of learning required, and the information-processing load imposed on the user. Emphasis will be on integrating multimedia in the user interface.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 553

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Doctorate or Graduate

IMSE 579     Software Int Mfg & Logis Mgmt     3 Credit Hours

Students will be introduced to theories, models and techniques in manufacturing, logistics components and their interaction within an enterprise. Topics that will be covered include production/shop order analysis and management, capacity planning, and materials planing and inventory management. Application systems to model information sharing between these components will be developed using ERP software such as the SAP R/3 application development suite. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510 and IMSE 570 and (IMSE 571 or IMSE 5715)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate

IMSE 580     Prod & Oper Engineering I     3 Credit Hours

Production and operations management techniques including forecasting, inventory control, MRP, detailed scheduling, aggregate planning, process variability and its effects on throughput and inventory, factory physics principles, and lean methods.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 581     Prod & Oper Engineering II     3 Credit Hours

This course addresses the advanced theory and techniques of production and inventory systems. Topics include advanced forecasting methods, production scheduling and lot-sizing, stochastic single-and multi-item inventory systems, and service operations. This course also includes discussions of research articles on production and inventory systems.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 580 or EMGT 520

IMSE 5825     Industrial Controls     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the principle aspects of computers and their applications in systems control, principles of automation, with emphasis on manufacturing industries. Discussion on the hardware and software associated with this task and other topics such as integrated systems modeling, sensor technologies, digital and analog signal processing and control, and information communication are also included. Laboratory exercises and projects are required. Credit cannot be given for both IMSE 482 and IMSE 5825. This class may be scheduled at the same time as the undergraduate course IMSE 482. Graduate students will be required to do additional research paper and/or project.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 305

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Graduate

IMSE 583     Concurrent Design &Manufacture     3 Credit Hours

This course will cover topics in manufacturing design and analysis with emphasis on the parallel design of product and processes. Topics include principles of design theory, concurrent engineering, group technology, cost estimating, assembly systems, and design for assembly and manufacture. Design projects using computer tools are required on a team-oriented basis.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 382

IMSE 584     Logistical Systems     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to concepts of physical distribution and logistics management. Quantitative treatment of topics in materials management, transportation, forecasting, warehouse location. Logistical system design techniques which synthesize the above topics in order to design a fundamental system.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 580

IMSE 585     Material Handling Systems     3 Credit Hours

Studies of material handling methods and equipment, study of techniques used in the analysis and design of material handling systems, study of storage and warehousing systems.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 500

IMSE 586     Big Data Aanal & Visuliztn     3 Credit Hours

Topics covered include Big Data's role in engineering, Data Visualization and Infographics Design Principles, Univariate, Bivariate and Multivariate Data Visualization, Visualization Groups, Clustering Distance Measures, Hierarchical, Partition-Based and Fuzzy Clustering. Predictive Analytics using Principal Component Analysis, Multivariate Linear Regression, Discriminant Analysis, and Logiistic Regression. Software Tools and Techniques for Visualization and Data Analytics such as Tableau, SAS VA, Pentaho and R. (F)

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Corequisite(s): IMSE 510

IMSE 587     Facilities Planning     3 Credit Hours

Analysis, planning and design of physical facilities utilizing operations research, engineering and economic principles. Synthesis of physical plant equipment and man into an integrated system for either service or manufacturing activities. Design of material handling systems. Students are required to select problems of interest and present design project reports. Credit may not be given for both IMSE 474 and IMSE 587. This class may be scheduled at the same time as the undergraduate course IMSE 474. Graduate students will be required to do additional research paper and/or project.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 500

IMSE 588     Bldg High Perf Learning Org     3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to develop students' knowledge and skills to explore and experience how the disciplines of systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, team learning and shared vision impact on organizational learning and influence management practices for building highly performing organizations.

IMSE 590     Grad Study in Sel Topics I     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Individual or group of selected topics in industrial and systems engineering.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 591     Grad Study in Sel Topics II     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Continuation of IMSE 590.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 593     Vehicle Package Engineering     3 Credit Hours

Vehicle package specifications related to exterior and interior design reference points, dimensions and curb loadings. Benchmarking package studies, ergonomic tools and design practices used in the automobile industry. Driver positioning considerations; seat height, heel points, hip points, steering wheel location, seat pan, and back angles. Pedal design issues, gear shift positioning. Visibility of instrument panel space. Armrest and console design considerations. Principles and considerations in selecting and location types and characteristics of controls and displays on instrument panels, doors, consoles, and headers. Engine compartment packaging issues. Perception of interior spaciousness and visibility of the road over cowl and hood.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 600     Research in IMSE     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Individual or group study or research in a field of interest to the student. Topics may be chosen from any of the areas of industrial and systems engineering. The student will submit a project report and give an oral presentation at the close of the term.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 605     Advanced Optimization     3 Credit Hours

This course will cover selected advanced optimization methods for engineering disciplines and information systems. Topics include nonlinear programming, network optimization, dynamic programming and optimal control. Theories related to optimality and convergence, population-based optimization, etc. will be covered. Students will be expected to write computer program code to implement optimization methodologies.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 500

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Doctorate or Graduate

IMSE 606     Advanced Stochastic Processes     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the theory and applications of discrete and continuous stochastic processes and models. The topics include Poisson process, renewal theory, discrete-time and continuous-time Markov chains, martingales, random walks, and Brownian motion. Other Markov processes with applications to queuing, simulation, and operations research in manufacturing and service systems will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 510

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Doctorate or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

IMSE 610     Adv Top Enterprise Info Sys     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces advanced topics in the development, management and improvement of information systems in the context of supporting large enterprises. It covers emerging issues and solutions in modeling, IT infrastructure and technologies, critical enterprise functions, knowledge engineering, security and governance of enterprise information systems. It focuses on the changing requirements posed by the dynamics of their residing environment and information technology.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 5715

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham or Doctorate

IMSE 659     Advanced System Simulation     3 Credit Hours

Simulation with animation packages using contemporary software such as SIMAN/CINEMA or SLAM/TESS. Topics in simulation methodology: random number generation and testing, distribution sampling, validation are reviewed. Emphasis on output analysis, design of simulation experiments, variance reduction techniques, expert systems in simulation.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 459 and IMSE 559

IMSE 682     Seminar in Comp Proc Contl     3 Credit Hours

Advanced treatment of the design of process control systems with emphasis on the modeling of a process of computer control and the design and analysis of a control strategy. Each student is expected to select a project and design and program the control strategy or support software on a mini-computer.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 582

IMSE 699     Master's Thesis Project     1 to 6 Credit Hours

Graduate students electing this course, while working under the general supervision of a member of the department faculty, are expected to plan and conduct the work themselves, to submit a thesis for review and approval, and to present an oral defense of the thesis.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

IMSE 980     Ph.D. diss research precand     1 to 9 Credit Hours

Full Title: Ph.D. dissertation research pre-candidate Dissertation research by a pre-candidate student of the Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (I&SE) Program conducted under guidance of the faculty advisor. The credits earned in this dissertation research course count towards (fulfil) 24 credit hours of dissertation research requirements of the Ph.D. I&SE program. (F,W,S)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate
Can enroll if Major is Industrial & Systems Engin

IMSE 990     Ph.D. diss research cand     1 to 9 Credit Hours

Full Title: Ph.D. dissertation research candidate Dissertation research by a candidate student of the Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering Program conducted under guidance of the faculty advisor. (F,W,S)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate
Can enroll if Major is Industrial & Systems Engin

 

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally