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Joseph A. Heim
IND E 101
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

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.

Class description

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the industrial and systems engineering profession through a series of hands-on projects, activities and presentations.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Class Format Lecture/Presentation of one aspect of industrial and systems engineering. In-class activity accomplished in student teams. Discussion and summary of activity. Summary report due before the next class meeting.

Recommended preparation

None necessary.

Class assignments and grading

All homework assignments and in-class activities are team-based. Most homework assignments are brief, written summaries of observations each team makes of particular types of complex systems. Assignments are subsequently discussed in class.

Class and homework assignments: 70% Class participation 10% Final Exam 20%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Joseph A. Heim
Date: 08/23/2010