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ININ 3100

INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Description: One credit hour. One hour of lecture per week. Introduction to the industrial engineering profession. Discussion of the function of industrial engineers, the technical areas that they should master, examples of typical problems they solve, and their professional opportunities and perspectives. Introduction to the code of engineering ethics and relevant professional societies.

ININ 4007

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Principles of design and control; decision models in engineering and industrial systems.

Prerequisites: MATE 3063 and ECON 3021.

ININ 4009

WORK MEASUREMENT

Description: Four credit hours. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Theory and practice of work measurement systems; time studies using direct observations; predetermined time systems and work sampling; formula construction, line balancing, and learning curves.

Prerequisites: ININ 4077 and ININ 4020.

ININ 4010

PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS

Description: Four credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Descriptive statistics. Probability theory. Discrete and continuous random variables and distributions and their applications in engineering. Sample statistics and their distributions. Applications to engineering problems. Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Emphasis in the use of statistical software and their use in engineering.

Prerequisites: (INGE 3016 or CIIC 3011 or CIIC 3015) and MATE 3032.

ININ 4015

ENGINEERING ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Criteria and techniques of economic analysis as related to decision making in engineering projects where time and money are the primary trade-offs. Discounted cash flows; comparison of alternatives using equivalent annual cost, present worth, or rate of return; break-even analysis, depreciation, tax effects, replacement, sensitivity, and risk analysis.

Prerequisites: MATE 3032.

ININ 4016

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. The fundamental of safety engineering, accident analysis and prevention, and accident cost determination; analysis of the accident problem in Puerto Rico. Emphasis is placed on the development of a philosophy of safety.

Prerequisite: ININ 4077.

ININ 4017

COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Analysis and design of computer-based information systems; database logical and physical models; database language; user interface; Internet; common applications to industrial engineering.

Prerequisites: (INGE 3016 or CIIC 3011 or CIIC 3015).

ININ 4018

DISCRETE-EVENT SYSTEM SIMULATION

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Modeling the interrelationship between systems components by means of computer programs; generation of random variables using computers; special purpose simulation languages. Input and output analysis. Emphasis is placed in problem solving using modern simulation packages.

Prerequisite: (ININ 4022 or ININ 4150) and ININ 4020.

ININ 4020

APPLIED INDUSTRIAL STATISTICS

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Application of advanced statistical concepts in engineering. Joint probability functions, goodness of fit test, regression analysis, multicolinearity, design and analysis of industrial experiments. Emphasis on the use of statistical computer packages and their use in engineering.

Prerequisites: ININ 4010 and MATE 3063.

ININ 4021

DETERMINISTIC MODELS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Formulation and solution of linear programming problems: the Simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis; transportation problems; Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT); integer programming problems: branch and bound; linearization of non-linear objective functions; shortest route and maximum flow algorithms.

Prerequisite: ININ 4010 and (MATE 4145 or MATE 4031).

ININ 4027

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ENGINEERING EXPERIMENTS

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Fundamental principles in the design and analysis of engineering experiments: randomized blocks, latin squares, split plots, factorial experiments, fractional factorials; confounding and response surface methodology.

Prerequisite: ININ 4020.

ININ 4040

FACILITIES LAYOUT AND DESIGN

Description:  Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Planning facility layout and materials handling systems. Analytical and computerized solution of problems in the design of physical facilities.

Prerequisite: ININ 4009 and (ININ 4155 or ININ 4039) and (ININ 4021 or ININ 4150).

Corequisite: ININ 4015.

ININ 4046

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE

Description:  Three credit hours. Thirty five hours per week for seven (7) or more weeks during the Summer or its equivalent during the semester. A course organized in cooperation with private industry or government to provide the student with practical experience in industrial engineering. The work performed by the student will be jointly supervised by the Academic Department and an appropriate official from the cooperating organization. An oral and written report will be required from the student upon completion of the project.

Prerequisite: Authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 4050

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Interdisciplinary experience to provide engineering students with a basic understanding of the manufacturing processes required to populate a printed circuit board focusing on surface mount technology. Lectures will include a discussion of processes, required tooling, the process, underlying scientific principles, use of mathematical models, and independent process variables which impact product quality.

Prerequisite: (QUIM 3132 and QUIM 3134) and (FISI 3172 and FISI 3174) or authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 4057

REAL TIME PROCESS CONTROL

Description:  Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Use of computer-based controllers to control processes using digital and analog signals.

Prerequisite: (INGE 3016 or CIIC 3011 or CIIC 3015) and INEL 4076.

Corequisites: INME 4055 and (INEL 4077 or INME 4031).

ININ 4077

WORK SYSTEMS DESIGN

Description:  Four credit hours. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Strategies and models used in work systems design including methods engineering, human factors, and ergonomics.

Prerequisite: ININ 4010.

ININ 4078

STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL

Description:  Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Statistical control of the quality of processes; statistical methods for quality improvement; univariate and multivariate control charts for variables; attribute control charts; process capability studies; gage and measurement studies; setting specification limits; analysis and design of sampling inspection plans; Mil. Std. 105E, rectifying inspection plans.

Prerequisite: ININ 4020.

ININ 4079

DESIGN PROJECT

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of laboratory per week. Development and presentation of a system design project.

Prerequisite: ININ 4015 and (ININ 4022 or ININ 4150) and ININ 4040 and authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 4087

COST MANAGEMENT

Description:  Four credit hours. Four hours of lecture per week. Study of techniques to estimate, manage, and control costs in engineering projects, in service and manufacturing organizations. Discussion of case studies and use of computer applications to solve problems.

Prerequisite: ININ 4010.

ININ 4090

INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Study and application of the fundamental techniques of project management. Participation in the management of an actual public or private project using and interdisciplinary approach. Field work required.

Prerequisite: ADMI 4085.

ININ 4150

INTRODUCTION TO MODELS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Description:  Four credit hours. Four hours of lecture per week. Theoretical foundation and algorithms to formulate and solve linear programming and basic queuing problems. Formulation of real life problems, and introduction of optimization methods for their solution. Development of computational skills through the use of software to solve solving the formulated problems.

Prerequisite: ININ 4010 and (MATE 4145 or MATE 4031).

ININ 4155

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Description: Four credit hours. Four hours of lecture per week. Study of analytical tools for the design and improvement of production and inventory systems. Discussion of topics such as forecasting techniques, aggregate production planning, inventory models, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity planning, and shop floor control systems, among others.

Prerequisite: ININ 4020.

Corequisite: ININ 4015 and ININ 4150.

ININ 4995

ENGINEERING PRACTICE FOR CO-OP STUDENTS

Description:  Three to nine credit hours. Practical experience in industrial engineering in cooperation with private industry or government to be jointly supervised by the academic department, the co-op Program Coordinator, and an official from the cooperating organization. A written report will be required upon completion of each period of work.

Prerequisite: 48 approved credits and a previous CO-OP orientation. Be registered in the Industrial Engineering program.

ININ 4996

SPECIAL PROBLEMS

Description:  One to three credit hours. One to three laboratory periods per week. Investigations and special problems in Industrial Engineering or related fields. Open only to outstanding students in the field of Industrial Engineering.

Prerequisite: Authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 4998

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Description:  One to six credit hours. Three to twenty-four hours of laboratory per week. Participation, under the supervision of a faculty member acting as an investigator, in a research project.

Prerequisite: Fourth or fifth year student and authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 4999

CAPSTONE DESIGN PROJECT SEMINAR

Description: One credit hour. One hour of seminar per week. Definition of engineering design problems and identification of relevant industrial engineering theoretical modules in preparation for its solution.

Corequisite: ININ 4040.

Advanced Undergraduate Courses

ININ 5005

MODERN OPTIMIZATION METHODS

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Advanced undergraduate course addressed to Industrial Engineering students to studies the most common heuristic search methods. Topics such as simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, tabu search, and combinatorial and continuous optimization problems are disscused. The main techniques and their variations presented and are critically discussed. Key papers from the literature, including applications, are discussed.

Prerequisite: ININ 4021 or ININ 4150 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 5006

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Introduction to the design of systems considering their lifecycle from conceptualization until disposal, including the basic theory of systems lifecycle management. Study of techniques to evaluate the design of systems that could be industrial, mechanical, electronic, or organizational, with application to multiple disciplines.

Prerequisites: ININ 4015 or ININ 4007 or INCI 4055 or INCI 4026 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

 

 

ININ 5009

LEAN SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGY

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Discussion of the basic principles of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to maximize the value of a product or service focusing primarily on customer satisfaction. Use of the DMAIC methodology as a structured way to integrate the tools of industrial engineering to solve problems related to processes and systems improvement.

Prerequisite: (ININ 4078 and (ININ 4039 or ININ 4155)) or authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 5105

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN METHODS

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Discussion of fundamental methods for medical device development. Study of the process of medical device development, from concept to marketing. Analysis of procedures of product definition, design, risk management, production planning and market introduction, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations, and intellectual property protection. Case studies illustrating important considerations to manage the complexities of the development process are included.

Prerequisites: ININ 4020 or INME 4055 or INEL 4205 or INQU 4008 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 5405

STATISTICAL METHODS IN BIOINFORMATICS

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Study and application of statistical methods related to bioinformatics analysis including sequence analysis, gene expression and phylogenetic trees. Use of methods such as inferential statistics, statistical modeling, clustering analysis and Markovian processes.

Prerequisite: ININ 4010 or ININ 5559 or INCI 4136 or AGRO 5005 or ESMA 3101 or ESMA 4001 or ESMA 4006 or ESTA 3002 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 5555

INTRODUCTION TO NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION AND NEURAL NETWORKS

DescriptionThree credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Optimization techniques in the context of problems with or without restrictions in industrial engineering. Multivariate search methods with or without derivatives. Description of artificial neural networks as a nonlinear optimization technique. Analysis and design of artificial neural networks, using supervised and unsupervised algorithms. Applications of nonlinear optimization and neural networks in the field of industrial engineering.

Prerequisites: (MATE 3063 and (INGE 3016 or CIIC 3011 or CIIC 3015 or
COMP 3010)) or authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 5559

ENGINEERING STATISTICS

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Development of probability theory for scientific and engineering inference. Discrete and continuous random variables and distributions and their applications in engineering. Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Regression analysis. Applications to engineering problem solving.

Prerequisites: (MATE 3032 and (INGE 3016 or CIIC 3011 or CIIC 3015) or authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 5565

MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION OF PRODUCT RELIABILITY

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Introduction to reliability theory; system analysis; constant failure rate models; time dependent failure rate models; state dependent systems; availability; maintainability; complete and censored data analysis (parameter estimation and distribution fitting); prediction of reliability.

Prerequisite: ININ 4020 or authorization of the Department.

ININ 5575

SEQUENCING AND SCHEDULING OF RESOURCES

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Conceptual and practical aspects involved in the scheduling of resources. Examples and applications drawn from areas such as manpower, computer, and transportation.

Prerequisite: ININ 4021 or ININ 4150 or authorization of the Director of the Department.

ININ 5595

DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF SERVICES PROCESSES

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Industrial engineering techniques and models to design and manage the operations of service organizations or services processes in manufacturing enterprises. Development, evaluation, and implementation of alternative solutions to the operational problems of service organizations. Use of models and techniques in marketing, quality assurance and management, work measurement and design, operations research, production planning and control, engineering economics, human resources, management information systems, and facilities layout

Prerequisites: ININ 4009 and (ININ 4039 or ININ 4155 or authorization of the Director of the Department).

ININ 5997

SELECTED TOPICS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Description: One to six credit hours. One to six hours of lecture per week. Discussion of selected topics in Industrial Engineering or related fields

Prerequisite: authorization of the Director of the Department.

 

Any graduate course in Industrial Engineering is elegible for professional elective courses (with the IE Director’s authorization).  To access graduate level courses in Industrial Engineering, click here.