Industrial Engineering

ENGI 2260

ENGINEERING ECONOMICS

Introduction to economic evaluation of investments for engineering projects. Life cycle costing. Replacement analysis. Evaluation of public projects. Depreciation and Income tax determination.

ENGI 2270

ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

This course introduces the students to the basic concepts of probability and statistics and its application to the solution of engineering problems. Principles of probability theory, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, correlation and simple linear regression concepts will be essential to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

ENGI 1110

ENGINEERING GRAPHICS

An introduction to the field of engineering graphics as a design and documentation tool. Topics include orthographic projection, pictorial drawings, dimensioning, feature control symbols and tolerancing. Use of computer-aided design (CAD) system to create engineering drawings.

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 1560

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Role of project manager; techniques for project selection, planning, and control. Principles and methods for project budgeting and monitoring. Resource allocation analysis. Use of project management software (MS Project 2010).

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 2210

PROBABILITY FOR ENGINEERS

Introduction to descriptive statistics. Principles of probability theory. Random variables and functions. Expected value and variance of a random variable. Discrete and continuous probability distributions.

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 2611

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. Including, database management (MS Access), Microsoft Visio, and AutoCad. Certain AutoCad concepts related to location coordinates are reviewed to integrate it into Simio Software. Multiple examples of the use of Simio are presented to illustrate the application of AutoCad. Simio is a simulation software for modeling and simulation.

IE 3222

STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL

The purpose of the course is to prepare industrial engineering students in the areas of statistical process control, DMAIC and 8D methodology, control charts by variables and attributes, process capability analysis, measurement system analysis, and basic acceptance sampling procedures. In addition, the use of technology is promoted to perform statistical calculations and graphics. These learnings are fundamental to eliminate waste and reduced variation in the process or system.

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 3500

SERVICES ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

The course will provide to the student the profile of the operation processes of several service industries. This profile will be used as a framework to develop operational improvement alternatives directed to enhance service delivery. Service operational management concepts will be presented combined with analytical tools to develop optimal solutions for process constraints. Integration into Design Thinking and Service Design are discussed as well. Particularly, the methodology of Design Thinking is presented and discussed using a case study approach.

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 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 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 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 4212

LEAN SIX SIGMA

The LSS course carefully develops hypotheses about lean thinking and process experimentation to drive value-added thinking. LSS continues to build upon the DMAIC methodology to understand key problem-solving phases and tools that enable, apply and target projects for variability and cost reduction while increasing customer satisfaction and experience. It will also be built on your expert knowledge on Probability, Statistics and Statistical Process Control to further develop your problem solving, critical thinking and creativity skills.

IE 4960

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE

The student will participate in real life work experience in a manufacturing or service facility during the entire academic term. Through this professional practice, the student should apply the theory and practice of an Industrial Engineer working on a real-life project or projects and to significantly impact the wellbeing of the organization. The student will attend the facility as a regular employee and under the supervision of an Industrial Engineer or an organizational manager.

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.

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All course content and instructional materials listed through this link (FA/22 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 8, 2022 and ends on October 29, 2022.

To transfer credits earned at PUPR, you need to obtain a written authorization from your home institution’s dean or department chair prior to registering for online courses at PUPR.

Online students are not required to come in-person to campus. All academic work may be completed online. All supporting services and required transactions may be completed online.

The course instructional content is divided into 12 modules. The summer term is six (6) weeks long. Therefore, students must complete two modules per week. Thus, the online courses at PUPR are not self-paced.

The minimum requirement for taking Online courses thru the Blackboard Platform LMS are:

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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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You will have access to all Library online resources. Print resources copies from the Library Collection are limited due to Copyright law. You can contact the librarians for further details at referencistas@pupr.edu .
Yes, you may use your phone or tablet to access your online courses on Blackboard. For this purpose, we recommend the use of the Blackboard mobile App. The Blackboard app is designed especially for students to view content and participate in courses. The app is available on iOS and Android mobile devices.

However, PUPR uses Respondus Lockdown to secure online exams in classrooms or proctored environments. Respondus is not enabled on tablets and cell phones. To access it, you will need a PC, Mac or a laptop with a webcam.

Yes, during the week prior to the beginning of the next term, we will offer a training session on how to use the Blackboard Learn platform to navigate and complete online courses. The training session is approximately 2 hours long.

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