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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

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IND E 101 Introduction to Industrial Engineering (1) I&S
Examines the basic concepts and methods of industrial engineering through team-based hands-on activities. Explores the profession of industrial engineering. Discusses resources available to industrial engineering students at the University of Washington. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Joseph A. Heim

IND E 250 Fundamentals of Engineering Economy (4) NW Chaovalitwongse
Basics of industrial cost analysis and accounting. Application of interest computations to engineering decision making. Analysis of engineering alternatives based on use of interest computations, valuations, depreciation, and cost estimates. Offered: ASpS.
Instructor Course Description: Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse

IND E 315 Probability and Statistics for Engineers (3) NW Boyle, Johnson, Kapur, Mastrangelo
Application of probability theory and statistics to engineering problems, distribution theory and discussion of particular distributions of interest in engineering, statistical estimation and data analysis. Illustrative statistical applications may include quality control, linear regression, and analysis of engineering data sets. Prerequisite: either MATH 136, MATH 307, or AMATH 351. Offered: AWSpS.
Instructor Course Description: Kailash C. Kapur Peter W Johnson

IND E 316 Design of Experiments and Regression Analysis (4) NW Kapur
Introduction to the analysis of data from planned experiments. Analysis of variance for multiple factors and applications of orthogonal arrays and linear graphs for fractional factorial designs to product and process design optimization. Regression analysis with applications in engineering. Prerequisite: IND E 315. Offered: jointly with STAT 316; W.

IND E 321 Statistical Quality Control (4) Boyle, Mastrangelo
Design of quality control and assurance systems. Statistical Process Control (SPC) design and implementation. Control charts for attributes and variables. Process capability analysis and process improvement techniques. Statistical tolerance design. Quality management and recent developments. Prerequisite: IND E 315. Offered: W.

IND E 337 Introduction to Manufacturing Systems (4) Storch
Description of manufacturing systems. Includes discussion of current trends in manufacturing. Introduces process flow analysis, manufacturing organizations including job-shop, assembly lines, and group technology, manufacturing inventory philosophies (just-in-time, MRP, OPT), work environment, and work simplification.

IND E 351 Human Factors in Design (4) Boyle
Engineering considerations of the abilities and limitations of the human aspect in the design of operational systems and components. Functional, psychological, physiological, and environmental considerations. Offered: Sp.

IND E 410 Linear and Network Programming (4) Ghate, Zabinsky
Modeling and optimization of linear network problems. Topics include: optimization of linear systems, mathematical model design, simplex method, primal-dual algorithms, parametric programming, goal programming, network problems and algorithms, and PERT/CPM. Prerequisite: either MATH 136 or MATH 308; CSE 142. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Archis Vijay Ghate

IND E 411 Stochastic Models and Decision Analysis (4) Ghate, Zabinsky
Stochastic systems analysis to industrial engineering problems. Topics include: Markov chains, queueing theory, queueing applications, and decision analysis. Prerequisite: IND E 315; IND E 410. Offered: W.

IND E 412 Integer and Dynamic Programming (4) Ghate, Zabinsky
Modeling and optimization of problems and dynamic programming approach to optimization. Topics include: integer programming formulation techniques, linear and Lagrangian relaxation, branch-and-bound and cutting-plane methods, integer programming applications, and dynamic programming. Prerequisite: IND E 411. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Archis Vijay Ghate

IND E 424 Simulation (4) Beamon
Discrete-event simulation methodology emphasizing model formulation and construction with modern simulation languages and environments, statistical basis for evaluating model results, design and management of simulation projects. Application to manufacturing, retail, and service industries. Prerequisite: IND E 337, which may be taken concurrently; IND E 411. Offered: W.

IND E 426 Reliability Engineering and System Safety (4) Kapur
Reliability and system safety measures. Life distributions and their applications in reliability. System reliability models. Design by reliability and probabilistic design. Reliability and safety analysis through FMECA and FTA. Reliability estimation and measurement by testing for binomial, exponential, and Weibull distributions. Prerequisite: IND E 315. Offered: Sp.

IND E 430 Manufacturing Scheduling and Inventory (4) Beamon
Manufacturing scheduling and inventory control for different work organizations. Coverage of workforce scheduling, job- and flow-shop scheduling and order release, production line balancing, MRP II, Lean Production, and data management. Particular attention to computer-based aspects of management and scheduling for manufacturing and service industries. Prerequisite: IND E 337; IND E 410, both of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: A.

IND E 439 Plant Layout and Material Handling (4) Beamon
Design of new or expanding industrial facilities. Consideration of work organization and layout. Study of basic design of plant systems, including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, illumination, acoustics, and waste handling. In depth coverage of material handling system design and equipment choices. Prerequisite: IND E 410 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: A.

IND E 455 User Interface Design (4) Furness
Design oriented to cover fundamentals of user interface design; models on human computer interaction, software psychology, input devices, usability, cognitive and perceptual aspects of human-computer interaction, advanced interface, and research methodologies are discussed. Offered: jointly with HCDE 455; A.

IND E 470 Systems Engineering (4)
Concepts of system approach, system hierarchies, functional analysis, requirements, trade studies, and other concepts used to define and integrate complex engineering systems. Introduction to risk analysis and reliability, failure modes and effects analysis, writing specifications, and lean manufacturing. Offered: jointly with A A 470.

IND E 494 Design in the Manufacturing Firm (4) Mastrangelo
Engineering design in manufacturing firms is presented. Topics include design methodology, concurrent engineering, and project management. Focus on the relationship between product design and manufacturing (design for production and assembly). Prerequisite: IND E 337. Offered: W.

IND E 495 Industrial Engineering Design (4) Mastrangelo
Capstone senior design project involving identification and synthesis of industrial engineering skills. Students apply their knowledge of industrial engineering to actual industrial problems. Prerequisite: IND E 494. Offered: Sp.

IND E 496 Technology-Based Entrepreneurship (3) Furness
Concentrates on hands-on aspects of innovation and entrepreneurial enterprise development. Examines relationships between innovation, iterative prototyping, and marketing testing. Students identify market opportunities, create new technology-based products and services to satisfy customer needs, and construct and test prototypes. Offered: jointly with M E 496.

IND E 498 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (1-5, max. 9)
Lecture and/or laboratory.
Instructor Course Description: Joseph A. Heim Christina M. Mastrangelo

IND E 499 Special Projects (2-5, max. 12)

IND E 508 Stochastic Processes in Engineering (3)
Non-measure theoretic introduction to stochastic processes. Topics include Poisson processes, renewal processes, Markov and semi-Markov processes, Brownian motion, and martingales, with applications to problems in queuing, supply chain management, signal processing, control, and communications. Prerequisite: E E 505. Offered: jointly with E E 508.

IND E 512 Introduction to Optimization Models (3) Chaovalitwongse, Zabinsky
Presents optimization models that are used in applications such as industrial engineering, production, transportation, financial investment, healthcare systems, and environmental ecology. Problems span a variety of continuous and integer optimization models, with discussion of multi-objectives and incorporating randomness into optimization models.

IND E 513 Linear Optimization Models in Engineering (3) Ghate, Zabinsky
Advanced formulation techniques to expand applications of linear programming to large-scale models. Appreciation of role of optimization models in engineering applications through introduction of techniques such as decomposition. Individual engineering projects. Prerequisite: IND E 410 and MATH 308 or permission of instructor.

IND E 515 Fundamentals of Optimization (5)
Maximization and minimization of functions of finitely many variables subject to constraints. Basic problem types and examples of applications; linear, convex, smooth, and nonsmooth programming. Optimality conditions. Saddlepoints and dual problems. Penalties, decomposition. Overview of computational approaches. Prerequisite: linear algebra and advanced calculus. Offered: jointly with AMATH 515/MATH 515.

IND E 516 Applications of Optimization in Engineering Design (3) Zabinsky
Discussion of issues arising in applications of optimization to engineering design. Emphasis on formulating problems and selecting appropriate solution techniques. Random search methods for problems otherwise computationally intractable. Individual projects in engineering optimal design. Prerequisite: AMATH 515/MATH 515/IND E 515 and MATH 328 or permission of instructor.

IND E 521 Quality Control in Manufacturing (3) Mastrangelo
Design of quality control systems in manufacturing. Use of advanced statistical process controls, sampling inspection techniques, process capability, and other statistical tools. Also includes vendor sourcing and control tools, methods for establishing specifications and tolerances, quality function deployment, and other quality control techniques. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

IND E 524 Robust Design and Quality Engineering (3) Kapur
Introduction to robust design and quality engineering. Applications of design of experiments for product and process design optimization. Experimental design using orthogonal arrays and linear graphs. System models using Chebyshev's orthogonal polynomials. Robustness in design and quality improvement for complex systems including Taguchi methods for quality engineering. Prerequisite: IND E 316 or equivalent.

IND E 526 Reliability in Product Design and Testing (3) Kapur
Product assurance including reliability and quality engineering. Reliability design, measurement, and optimization. Advanced topics in probabilistic design. Design of reliability test plans and analysis of test data. Design of reliability programs and their management. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Instructor Course Description: Kailash C. Kapur

IND E 531 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3)
Design and analysis of advanced manufacturing systems from a strategic as well as technological perspective. Focus on information generation, management, and coordination aspects of complex manufacturing organizations. Examination of system integration alternatives and consequences for relationships with customers and suppliers. Prerequisite: IND E 431 or equivalent. Offered: jointly with M E 505.

IND E 535 Engineering Simulation (3) Beamon
Advanced applications of discrete event, continuous, and combined discrete-continuous simulation modeling, detailed examination of fundamental computer programming concepts underlying the design and development of simulation languages, variance reduction techniques, and output analysis for various engineering, service systems, and manufacturing applications. Prerequisite: IND E 424 or equivalent.

IND E 537 Introduction to Manufacturing Systems (3) Storch
Description of manufacturing systems. Includes discussion of current trends in manufacturing, especially lean principles. Introduces process flow analysis, manufacturing organizations including job-shop, assembly lines, and group technology, manufacturing inventory philosophies (just-in-time, MRP, OPT), work environment, and work simplification. Offered: jointly with ENV H 537; A.

IND E 538 Large Assembly Manufacturing Systems (3) Storch
Presents principles of group technology, zone construction, product-oriented work breakdown structure. Application to shipbuilding, aircraft, rail-car, and truck manufacture. Techniques of production planning, scheduling and control, organization, and plant layout, as well as the role of the computer, are studied in detail. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

IND E 543 Virtual Interface Technology (1/3, max. 3) Furness
Explores advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans to complex machines, with focus on virtual interfaces. Interface design principles reviewed from psychological and technological perspectives. Hardware, software, and mindware aspects of virtual interfaces investigated. Applications postulated and designed. Prerequisite: graduate standing in College of Engineering or permission of instructor.

IND E 544 Virtual World Development (3) Furness
Software implementation, physiological and cognitive constraints, and the mathematics and philosophy of inclusion. Development of software tools, editing and interaction techniques, disposition of virtual world entities, nature of space, situated knowledge, divergent models for multiple participants, experiential mathematics, cyberspace. Cultural, legal, moral, ethical issues. Prerequisite: IND E 543 or permission of instructor.

IND E 545 User-Centered Design (4)
Explores the user-centered design paradigm from a broad perspective, emphasizing how user research and prototype assessment can be integrated into different phases of the design process. Students learn to think like a user-centered designer and carry out activities that are key to user-centered design. Offered: jointly with HCDE 518; W.

IND E 546 Analytical Methods in Transportation I (3) Boyle
Application of analytical and statistical methods to issues in transportation and driving. Analysis of probability distributions that describe variables. Development of statistical models for predicting transportation phenomena. Elementary sampling theory hypothesis testing, regression analysis, time series analysis, applied to transportation data. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with CEE 584; W.

IND E 549 Human Factors in Engineering Design (3) Boyle
Engineering considerations of the abilities and limitations of the human aspect in the design of operational systems and components. Functional, psychological, physiological, and environmental considerations. Covers traditional human factors material with a project-based focus/emphasis. Offered: jointly with ENV H 549; Sp.

IND E 551 Elements of Dynamic Enterprise Modeling (3)
Introduces practical techniques for modeling, analyzing, and implementing real-time enterprise control systems in application area such as manufacturing, supply chain flow control, and logistics decision schemas. Uses basic mathematical tools supported with a symbolic algebra software tool. Requires basic computer skills. Offered: A.

IND E 552 Introduction to Real-Time Enterprise Control (3)
Provides students with principles, designs, techniques, and algorithms for synthesizing real-time control of enterprise processes, using hybrid systems theory. Application areas include supply chain flow control, logistics decision schemas, transportation systems, dynamic reconciliation procedures, minimum cost production, and maximum profit price/ordering strategies. Prerequisite: IND E 551, or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

IND E 553 Modeling and Automation of Enterprise Processes (3)
Third course in a three-course sequence. Provides architecture, algorithms, and procedures for designing and implementing enterprise control policies for automating and enhancing enterprise functionality. Emphasis on hybrid system theories. Prerequisite: IND E 552, or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

IND E 564 Recognition of Health and Safety Problems in Industry (2)
Develops skills in occupational health and safety hazard recognition in a variety of important Northwest industries. Focuses on process understanding and hazard recognition skills during walk-through inspections of several local facilities, stressing a multidisciplinary approach. Offered: jointly with ENV H 564; A.

IND E 566 Introduction to Ergonomics (3)
Basic principles of ergonomics in work environment applied to problems of worker and management. Topics include measurement of physical work capacity, problems of fatigue and heat stress, applied biomechanics, worker-machine interactions and communication, design of displays and controls. Prerequisite: basic human physiology or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ENV H 566/NSG 508; W.
Instructor Course Description: Peter W Johnson

IND E 567 Applied Occupational Health and Safety (3)
Application of occupational safety and health principles. Student teams perform evaluations, assess production methods/processes and exposures, health and safety procedures and programs, and develop engineering and administrative controls. Students perform on a consulting project with a local company including budgeting, project reporting, and presentation. Offered: jointly with ENV H 559/NSG 505; Sp, even years.

IND E 569 Occupational Biomechanics (4)
Lectures and laboratories address human occupational biomechanical and physiological limits and measurement, analysis, and modeling techniques that are used by ergonomists for design of safe, healthful, and productive physical work. Prerequisite: ENV H 566 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ENV H 569; Sp, even years.

IND E 570 Supply Chain Systems (3) Beamon
Develops concepts related to the design, evaluation, and performance of supply chain systems through an exploration of contemporary practice and research, focusing on current issues, analytical frameworks, and case studies. Prerequisite: IND E 315 or equivalent.

IND E 571 Humanitarian Logistics (3) Beamon
Explores the basic challenges, requirements and techniques for managing logistics operation within the domain of humanitarian relief. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams, applying course concepts and techniques to theoretical and real world humanitarian crises.

IND E 575 Inventory Management (5) Jani
Examines modeling and analysis of inventory flow in supply chains in order to improve service and decrease cost. Covers tools and methods for making long-term and short-term inventory related decisions for items with different demand and supply characteristics. Topics include forecasting, production planning, deterministic and stochastic inventory models, and supply management. Offered: jointly with SCTL 503; W.

IND E 576 Facility Design and Operations Management (5) Heim
Introduces the fundamental principles , concepts, and procedures for designing and managing supply chain networks of factories, suppliers, warehouses, and distribution centers. Students learn to use engineering systems design methodologies and software to construct appropriately detailed quantitative models, evaluate alternative supply network configurations, and assess the management of their operations. Offered: jointly with SCTL 504; Sp.

IND E 581 Navigating the Business Environment (3) Mastrangelo
Covers the fundamentals of finance and accounting, marketing, strategy, and business communication as well as the skill of identifying and influencing the key decision maker. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Stephen W Montgomery

IND E 582 Technical Leadership (3) Mastrangelo
Includes how to motivate, reach consensus, work virtually, recruit, and work with engineers from different cultures. Offered: W.

IND E 583 Decision Analysis in Engineering (3) Mastrangelo
Examines multi-criteria decision tools involving qualitative and quantitative methods. Covers decision trees, subjective probability, utility and value theories, goals and objectives, risk, optimization, and simulation. Includes case studies in decision and systems analysis. Offered: Sp.

IND E 584 Project Performance (3) Mastrangelo
Examines the fundamentals of project performance and application of systems engineering theory, concepts, and tools and techniques to plan, manage, and accomplish organizational objectives in a project framework. Also considers the critical roles leadership and team development plays in successful completion of projects. Offered: S.

IND E 591 Seminar (1-)
Topics of current interest in industrial engineering. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Industrial Engineering or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

IND E 592 Seminar (-1-)
Topics of current interest in industrial engineering. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Industrial Engineering or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

IND E 593 Seminar (-1)
Topics of current interest in industrial engineering. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Industrial Engineering or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.

IND E 595 Global Integrated Systems Engineering ([4/6]-, max. 10)
Covers systems engineering, project management, finance, economics, and a seminar on global technical topics. Offered: jointly with A A 595; AW.

IND E 596 Global Integrated Systems Engineering Project (3) Mastrangelo
Project-based systems design course. Prerequisite: A A/INDE 595. Offered: jointly with A A 596; Sp.

IND E 599 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering (1-5, max. 9)
Prerequisite: permission of supervisor.
Instructor Course Description: Archis Vijay Ghate Joseph A. Heim James J Salmon Shan Liu Christina M. Mastrangelo Randy Joe Wheeler John H. Thomas

IND E 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)

IND E 700 Master's Thesis (*-)

IND E 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)