Industrial Engineering

IE 1000

INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

This course offers students an overview of Industrial Engineering including major areas of study, techniques and supporting software. A hands-on approach using case studies and lab exercises is used to present IE concepts and techniques.

IE 1611

COMPUTER TOOLS FOR IE'S LAB 1

Introduction to the use of computer software commonly used by industrial engineers in their day-to-day work. Key discussions on technology literacy and technological competence. Focus on work with data and information analysis using Microsoft Excel and Power BI. Among the skills covered in this course is the use of macro, and pivot table. These technological skills will allow the student to filter and manage the data for a better management of the information as well as create a dashboard of results for a better decision-making.

IE 2110

FINANCIAL COST AND ACCOUNTING

Introduction to Financial and Cost Accounting. Introduction to double entry accounting. Development of the cost of goods sold statement, preparation of an activity-based costing analysis. Preparation of an annual budget from production to include projected balance statement, financial ratios, relationships between activities, costs of resources, objectives, and purposes. Use of cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis as a planning and decision-making aid.

IE 2220

STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS

This course introduces the student to the basic concepts on statistics and its application to the solution of engineering problems. Graphical analysis and results of descriptive and inferential statistics are performed with an emphasis on literacy statistics and development of statistical thinking. The use of real data is promoted in the analysis of hypothesis tests, correlation, and linear regression. This knowledge is essential to analyze the behavior of a system or work process and identify opportunities for improvement. In addition, the use of technology is promoted to perform statistical calculations and graphics.

IE 2310

WORK DESIGN AND HUMAN FACTORS

A comprehensive study of the Human Factors Engineering emphasizing the systems approach to workplace and machine design. Emphasis is placed on optimizing the Human-Machine System interface by learning about the human musculoskeletal and cognitive capabilities and limitations. Topics covered include work physiology, human information processing, workstation design, biomechanics, displays and controls, human visual and auditory systems, and metal workload assessment.

IE 2311

WORK DESIGN AND HUMAN FACTORS LAB.

A hands-on experience in Work Design and Human Factors Engineering. Emphasis is on in-depth practices of the main tools obtained in the Work Design and Human Factors course, in real workplaces and/or scenarios. The laboratory will cover anthropometry, workstation design, manual material handling, illumination and noise studies

IE 2611

Computer Tool's Lab II for Engineers

Introduction to the use of computer software commonly used by industrial engineers in their day to day work. Transform complicated text and tables that are hard to understand into visual diagrams (MS Visio), Database management (MS Access) and Computer Aided Drawing using AutoCad

IE 3360

JOB DESIGN AND WORK MEASUREMENT

Introduction to principles and techniques for analysis, design, and measurements of work methods. Emphasizes in motion and time study. Among the topics covered are operation analysis, learning curve methodology, line balancing, worker and machine relationship, and work measurement techniques such as stopwatch, predetermined time, standard data and work sampling.

IE 3361

JOB DESIGN AND WORK MEASUREMENT LAB

Laboratory practices in analysis, design, and measurements of work methods. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth practice of the main tools obtained in Job Design and Work Measurement course. The laboratories will cover practices related to stopwatch, performance factors, allowance factors, learning curve and predetermined time. A hands-on project to provide experience in the manufacturing industry implementing Stopwatch, MTM and Work Sampling techniques.

IE 3410

MATERIALS MANAGEMENT AND INVENTORY CONTROL

Introduction to inventory management and systems. Analytical methods for control and maintenance of inventory, emphasizing in mathematical models such as deterministic models for independent and discrete demand, and probabilistic models for independent demand, considering the safety stock and service level systems. Introduction to Materials Requirement Planning for inventory systems with dependent demand.

IE 3422

Operation Research Models I

Deterministic and probabilistic models in Operations Research. Probabilistic models include birth and death processes and queuing theory. Also, the use of linear programming techniques for modeling and solving linear problems. Graphical methods and mathematical algorithms such as Simplex, transportation, and assignment methods. Computer software is used to perform sensitivity analysis for LP problems.

IE 3522

OPERATIONS RESEARCH MODELS 2

This course offers a conceptual framework for the study, understanding, and application of human behavior in organizations from the viewpoints of an industrial engineer. Discussion of historical and behavioral science research methodology. Examines interrelation of personality, perception, attitudes, and job satisfaction. Focus is on the importance of motivation, group dynamics, and leadership and modern organization design. Also, some labor laws, concerning with human resources in an organization, are discussed.

IE 3530

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

This course offers a conceptual framework for the study, understanding, and application of human behavior in organizations from the viewpoints of an industrial engineer. Discussion of historical and behavioral science research methodology. Examines interrelation of personality, perception, attitudes, and job satisfaction. Focus is on the importance of motivation, group dynamics, and leadership and modern organization design. Also, some labor laws, concerning with human resources in an organization, are discussed.

IE 3570

LOGISTICS SYSTEMS

This course is designed to provide the five logistics functions integrated in a supply chain organization. Negotiation tools, capacity analyses, requirement planning, transportation strategies and storage technologies are integrated in one complete system.

IE 3620

Modeling and Simulation Analysis

The application of computer simulation to industrial settings is taught. Areas covered include system structure, system analysis, model construction, data collection, and computer aided design (CAD). The application of simulation to facilities layout for manufacturing and service operations is emphasized.

IE 3710

INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing Technologies. Includes basic principles of selecting component materials, value-added processes, testing techniques and systems. An introduction to Computer Numerical Controlled Machines.

IE 4910

Facilities Planning and Design

Understand and be able to develop a detailed-24-step execution plan using a systematic approach to facilities planning and design. Understand the relationship between facilities planning and the lean thinking way of doing things. Understand the flow analysis techniques and apply them to different situations to assess facilities performance metrics and be able to develop measurable alternatives and recommendations. Apply the different sources of information required to build a plant layout and apply the layout cost function based on the flow x distance criteria.

IE 4915

FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN PROJECT

Understand and be able to apply a detailed-24-step execution plan using a systematic approach to facilities planning and design. Be able to simplify a visual thinking to the systematic approach by using a “A3 method-brown paper canvas” to display required data to assess, evaluate and generate alternatives for the layout problem at hand. Be able to define the layout design problem by acquiring key customer and stakeholders’ information and organizing the data into clear and actionable goals with specific performance metrics.

IE 4990

Capstone Design Course

Students will be initiating a systematic design process in order to solve an industrial engineering real life problem at a company. Students will work on industry projects that are evaluated academically by the instructor and professionally by a company-assigned technical point-of-contact. The emphasis of this course is on the identification of, solutions to, recommendations for, and presentations to management using the DMAIC methodology. The Define, Measure and Analyze phases of a project are expected to be completed by the end of the term. Teams will integrate knowledge gained from previous courses and will take into consideration appropriate engineering standards and multiple design constraints.

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All course content and instructional materials listed through this link (FA/23 online courses in English) are in English. Instructors are bi-lingual (English and Spanish). They will provide instructions, mentoring, and assessment in English and Spanish, as needed by students.

It begins on August 7, 2023 and ends on October 28, 2023.

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The course instructional content is divided into 12 modules. Each term is twelve (12) weeks long. Therefore, students must complete one module per week. Thus, the online courses at PUPR are not self-paced.

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Asynchronous instructional modality. The instructional content is divided into 12 modules. 

Most courses are three credit hours. The following are three examples of the total tuition and fees based on enrolling in a 3 credit-hour course, two 3-credit hour courses; two 3-credit hour courses and a 1-credit-hour lab.

The following academic programs are accredited by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
  1. a. BS in Biomedical Engineering
  2. b. BS in Chemical Engineering
  3. c. BS in Civil Engineering
  4. d. BS in Computer Engineering
  5. e. BS in Industrial Engineering is accredited
  6. f. BS in Electrical Engineering is accredited
  7. g. BS in Environmental Engineering is accredited
  8. h. BS in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace
The BS in Land Surveying is accredited by Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET The BS in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
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