Course Descriptions for IET and MFET

IET 10400 – Industrial Organization
Class 3, cr. 3. 

A detailed survey of how the functional activities within a manufacturing enterprise, including product design, development and specification, purchasing, manufacturing planning, production and inventory control, and administrative support, are planned, organized, staffed, controlled and directed by management with consideration of personnel, safety, policy and human factors in order to achieve productivity objectives. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

IET 20200 – Principles of Industrial Robotics
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3 or Class 3, cr. 3. 

Applications of robotic principles with emphasis on the evaluation, selection and installation of robotic technology in manufacturing systems. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 20400 – Maintaining Quality
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: STAT 30100 (may be taken concurrently) and MA 15400, min. grade of D.
An analysis of basic quality control concepts including quality responsibility, quality improvement techniques, fundamentals of statistics and probability, control charts for variables and attributes, acceptance sampling and standard sampling plans, quality costs and total quality management. Includes six sigma concepts. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 22400 – Production Planning and Control
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3 or Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 10400 and MA 15400, min. grade of D.
Pre-production planning of the most economical methods, machines, operations, and materials for the manufacture of a product. Planning, scheduling, routing, and detailed procedure of production control including MRP I and ERP. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 25000 – Fundamentals of Production Cost Analysis
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 10400 and MA 15300, min. grade of D.
Surveys of fundamental mechanics of accounting, principles of account classification, financial and operating statements, and the generation of cost data according to cost accounting principles. Surveys the generation of cost data according to the principles of engineering economy. Examines applications of cost accounting data and engineering economy cost data to specific management decision areas through selected case problems. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 25200 – Teaching Indirect Labor Control
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 10400, min. grade of D.
The study of the characteristics and importance of indirect and service sectors of our business, industrial, and government economy. Topics covered in the course include size and cost factors of indirect and service lab, problems encountered in measurement and control, human relations aspects associated with employees in these areas, selling proposals, and implementing programs. Permission of department required. Typically offered Summer Fall/Spring.

IET 26200 – Motion Study Work Methods
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3 or Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 10400, min. grade of D.
The study of the various techniques of motion study including process charts, operation charts, multiple activity charts, micro and memo motion study, therbligs, the video camera, along with actual practice in their use. Study and application of the basic principles used to develop better methods of performing work. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 26600 – Work Measurement Incentive
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3 or Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 10400, min. grade of D.
A study of the fundamentals of time study and work measurement with actual practice in their use. Includes stop watch time study, measuring work with video camera, the establishment of allowances by both stopwatch and work sampling studies, the establishment and use of predetermined time values, and the construction and use of formulae for work measurement. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 26800 – Facilities Planning
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 10400, min. grade of D.
Arrangement of stock, machine, layout of aisles, and use of space, and material handling for the highest efficiency of production. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 29600 – IT Case Problems
Class 2, cr. 2. 

Application of theories developed in the several industrial technology courses to select general case problems - to provide practice in the integration of principles. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 29900 – Information Engineering Technology
Credit 1-3. 
Opportunity to study specific problems in the field of Industrial Engineering Technology under the guidance of a qualified faculty member within the department. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

IET 30100 – Cost Evaluation and Control
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 25000, min. grade of D.
Develops the tools for designing, installing, and improving cost systems in industry, including the establishment of basic standards. Cost systems are examined with reference to estimating, scheduling, facilities planning, and making economic evaluations. Microcomputers will be utilized in this course. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 31200 – Materials Handling
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 26800, min. grade of D.
A survey of materials handling elements, the unit load, packaging, bulk handling, the economics of materials handling, improving existing handling methods, justification for handling equipment, special handling techniques, and the management of the materials handling division in the industrial organization. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 34400 – Introduction to Simulation
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 22400 and IET 10400, min. grade of D.
An introduction to simulation techniques using commercial software packages. Topics include modeling new or existing manufacturing systems, capacity analysis, inventory control, and modeling for production scheduling analysis. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 35200 – Operations Management
Class 3, cr. 3. 
This course provides an understanding of the concepts involved in designing and managing manufacturing and service systems. Topics include manufacturing strategy, inventory systems, work analysis and design, production planning, quality management, process design, and lean manufacturing. Case studies and articles integrate these topics and highlight managerial implications. Permission of department required. Typically offered Summer/Fall/Spring.

IET 36400 – Total Quality Control
Class 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: IET 10400, min. grade of D.
Determining customer needs and wants, implementing into a design during production, monitoring field performance, and feeding back quality information to further improve the quality system. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 41100 – Applications of Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies
Class 3, cr. 3. 
This hands-on course focuses on emerging business practices that are geared toward making an organization more effective and efficient. Highlighted topics will include use of lean and six sigma methodologies in today's business environments. These methods are used for achieving long term profits through customer satisfaction, waste elimination, and elevation of employee skills to eliminate waste and defects at the source. Application of these methods in various environments such as service, health care and manufacturing organizations will be explored. Students are expected to work in teams to apply systematic problem solving processes to solve case studies and/or real-world issues. Supporting concepts such as implementation of new business practices and culture change will also be explored. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

IET 45100 – Monetary Analysis for Industrial Decisions
Class 3, cr. 3 or Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. Prerequisites: (MA 15300 or MA 15400 or MA 22300) and IET 10400, min. grade of D.
An introduction to the time value of money and how it relates to capital investments, equipment replacement, production cost, and various engineering technology alternatives. Not open to students who have credit in IET 250.  Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

MFET 24300 – Automated Manufacturing I
Class 3, cr. 3. 
The application of industrial control components (relays, motor starters, etc.) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in both discrete and continuous automated manufacturing environments. The theory of operation and selection of common industrial control components is explored. Students learn to design, program, and troubleshoot PLC systems. An introduction to closed loop control systems is included. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

MFET 24400 – Automated Manufacturing II
Class 2, lab. 2, cr. 3. 
Shop floor components of computer-integrated manufacturing are introduced. Emphasis is focused on current applications and programming practices of various computer automated manufacturing processes and technologies. Topics include: CAD/CAM integration, computer-assisted numerical control programming, computer-assisted quality control, and automatic identification. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.