Undergraduate Courses

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 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.

ININ 4018

SYSTEMS SIMULATION WITH DIGITAL COMPUTERS

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.

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 4022

PROBABILISTIC MODELS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Description: Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Simulation techniques; queuing theory; application to industrial systems problems.

Prerequisite: ININ 4020.

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 4029

HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN WORK ORGANIZATIONS

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Cognitive theories and behavioral principles which attempt to explain, predict, and control individual and group behavior in work organizations.

Prerequisite: ININ 4077.

ININ 4035

HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING

Description:  Three credit hours. Selection, training, utilization and control of human resources. Optimum systems designs.

Prerequisite: ININ 4077.

ININ 4039

PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL I

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Analysis and design of production-inventory systems: Forecasting (Multiple regression and time series analysis), aggregate production planning, master production schedule, inventory systems and their models, project control. Computer applications in these areas.

Prerequisite: ININ 4020 and ININ 4021.

Corequisite: ININ 4015.

ININ 4040

FACILITY 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 4039.

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 and INEL 4076.

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

ININ 4075

PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL II

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Evaluation and design of computerized systems for planning and controlling production. Material requirements planning, bill of materials, inventory accuracy and cycle counting, feasible master production plan, capacity planning, shop floor control, integrity requirements of the data bases, systems implementation. Formation of product families, group technology, just in time, kanban system, production synchronization, integration of production control systems.

Prerequisite: ININ 4039.

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 4010.

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 and ININ 4040.

ININ 4085

ACCOUNTING FOR ENGINEERS

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Basic accounting concepts and systems; uses and limitation of accounting data in the solution of managerial and financial problems; interpretation and use of accounting information for decision making.

Prerequisite: ECON 3021.

ININ 4086

COST ANALYSIS AND CONTROL

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Methods used in industry for budgeting, recording, analyzing, and controlling costs; profit planning; design and operation of cost systems; standard cost; and financial statement analysis.

Prerequisite: ININ 4085.

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 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 4810

CONCURRENT ENGINEERING

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Introduction to concurrent engineering topics, and its role in modern engineering, design for manufacturing, how concurrent engineering affects product life-cycle issues, safety and integrity in design and manufacturing, maintenance, product disposal and product costing. Case studies. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams applying concepts in the design of products and production facilities to manufacture a product.

Prerequisite: ININ 4077 or INEL 4206 or INME 4011 or INQU 4001.

ININ 4995

ENGINEERING PRACTICE FOR CO-OP STUDENTS

Description:  Zero 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.

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.

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 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 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.

ININ 5105

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN METHODS

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. This course presents the fundamental methods for medical device development. It is designed for students interested in a comprehensive study of the medical device development process, from concept ideation to marketing. It discusses methods that aid completing the procedures of product definition, design, risk management, production planning and market introduction, in an environment of multiple stakeholders, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations and intellectual property protections. The course includes case studies illustrating important considerations to manage the complexities of the development process.

ININ 5405

METHODS IN BIOINFORMATICS

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Study and application of statistical methods related to the most important bioinformatics analysis including: sequence analysis, gene expression and phylogenetic trees. The methods under study include inferential statistics, statistical modeling, clustering analysis and Markovian processes.

Prerequisite: ININ 4010 O ININ 5559 O INCI 4136 O AGRO 5005 O ESMA 3101 O ESMA 4001 O ESMA 4006 O ESTA 3002.

ININ 5505

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Description:  Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Introduction to innovative philosophies in total quality control. The impact of leadership, organizational infrastructure and client satisfaction on quality management. Utilization and management of information, personnel, processes and product design for continuous quality improvement.

Prerequisite: ININ 4078 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.

Prerequisite: 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 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 service 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.

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