IM 601 Special Studies in Industrial Management (1-3) Directed study of topics in industrial management conducted in a seminar setting. Reading and writing assignments are based on current technical and professional literature in the field of industrial management. Guest lecturers and invited experts from government and industry complement the assigned readings and seminar discussions. Semester credit hours awarded for each offering of this course will be determined in advance based on the course requirements established by the instructor. No prerequisite.
IM 602 Operations Systems Analysis and Modeling (3) 3 hours lecture. Application of linear programming and optimization algorithms in analyzing and solving operations and manufacturing decisions in modern technological enterprises. Emphasis is directed at linear programming, queuing theory, waiting line models, systems analysis, and computer simulation applications for enhancing the productivity and efficiency of modern technological enterprises. Prereqs: Math 215 Survey of Calculus or equivalent, IM 603 Survey of Statistics or equivalent or approval of graduate advisor.
IM 603 Survey of Statistics (3) 3 hours lecture. An introduction to basic principles and steps involved in planning and conducting statistical studies. Surveys statistical concepts to assist in the decision making process. Topics include probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance, reliability, life testing, and control charts. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
IM 604 Manufacturing Systems Analysis (3) 3 hours lecture. This course examines concepts and techniques in manufacturing and operations management. Primary emphasis of the course is development of a system of manufacturing "laws" that relate various measures of plant performance, such as throughput, cycle time, work-in-process, variability, and quality into a consistent framework for evaluating classical operations management techniques as well as evolving new strategies. Analytical tools used include probability and statistics, queuing models, and simulation. Exercises and case studies examine both concepts and methods. Prerequisites: Math 215 Survey of Calculus or equivalent, IM 603 Survey of Statistics or equivalent or approval of graduate advisor.
IM 611 Principles and Practices of Project Management (3) 3 hours lecture. An examination of the fundamental principles of management with emphasis on project management in technical enterprises. Lectures, case studies, and role-playing exercises are used to enable students to develop an understanding of key management concepts and provide opportunities to employ and evaluate a variety of project management techniques in typical industrial settings. Time management strategies, problem-solving techniques and decision-making tools are emphasized. No prerequisite.
IM 614 Interpersonal Communications within Organization (3) 3 hours lecture. This course provides a review of the research and applied approaches to organizational communication. The course includes an examination of the process of selecting appropriate communication channels, a consideration of the ways in which meaning, both verbal and nonverbal, is conveyed, and an exploration of ways in which communication can help alleviate typical interpersonal problems within organizations. No prerequisite.
IM 621 Human Factors in Design (3) 3 hours lecture. Study of the methods for designing the interface between humans and machines. Emphasizes the use of anthropometrical data and consideration of environmental factors for designing improvements of industrial and office workspace. No prerequisite.
IM 625 Principles of Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (3) 3 hours lecture. Theory and practice in the operation of several micro and mini computer-based CAD systems for the generation of engineering documentation. Generation of symbols and shape descriptions using geometric primitives in both two- and three-dimensional systems. Discusses the application of CAD to manufacturing and the management problems associated with CAD technology. Prereq: TECH 121 - Engineering Modeling and Documentation or equivalent experience.
IM 631 Industrial Safety (3) 3 hours lecture. A study of Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, and their effect on industrial management and engineering. Accident investigation, liability, workman's compensation and hazard control will be studied with emphasis on safety management techniques and planning. No prereq.
IM 635 Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Applications (3) 3 hours lecture. A project-oriented course in computer-aided design and manufacturing. Emphasizes developing a working knowledge of how CAD/CAM processes can be applied to various engineering disciplines and how CAD/CAM changes the nature of the management function in engineering. Uses two- and three- dimensional software. Orientation to the software is a continuation of IM 625. Prereq: IM 625 - Principles of Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing.
IM 641 Principles and Practices of Quality Management (3) 3 hours lecture. Application of fundamental principles of quality management in analyzing and solving operations and manufacturing decisions in modern technological enterprises. Emphasis is directed at the management and control of quality to provide an environment for continuous improvement. Topics to be examined are quality philosophies, Total Quality Management, continuous improvement, Baldridge Award and criteria, ISO Standards, quality control, quality improvement, reliability management, six sigma, design of experiments, quality measurement tools, and quality function deployment. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and IM 603 Survey of Statistics or equivalent or approval of graduate advisor.
IM 651 Analytical Techniques for Economic Evaluation (3 hours lecture). An intensive examination of the principles and applications of analytical techniques for evaluating capital investments, equipment replacements. production costs, and alternative investment and expenditure proposals in which the time value of money is a primary consideration. Includes study of present worth and rate of return analyses, depreciation and depletion, replacement analysis, benefit-cost analysis and methods for incorporating tax considerations in economic evaluation decisions. No prerequisite.
IM 652 Industrial Management (3) 3 hours lecture. An examination of the fundamental concepts of management in industrial settings with emphasis on the relationships among types of industrial work, types of organizational structure, and managerial responsibilities. Includes study of organizational alternatives, time management, budgeting, cost accounting and financial management, negotiation and conflict resolution, quality control and resource allocation. Prerequisites:Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
IM 671 Graduate Project (3) An industrial management project relevant to the student's area of specialization selected by the student, subject to approval by the student's advisor. The project must be completed, a report written, and oral presentations prepared and delivered in order to complete the course requirements. Prereq: consent of advisor.
IM 691 Leadership Project (3) A leadership project or series of case studies relevant to the student's area of specialization and drawn from industry. Selection by the student subject to approval by the student's advisor. The project or case study must be completed, a report written, and oral presentations prepared and delivered in order to complete the course requirements. All other coursework must be completed before this course is started. Prereq: consent of advisor.
IM 698 Individual Study in Industrial Management (1-3) Supervised study or research in a specific area of industrial management. Subjects for investigation are selected to meet the needs and interests of the student, subject to the availability of graduate faculty to supervise the work. Not repeatable for graduate credit. Credit hours to be awarded for successful completion of the required investigations will be determined in advance by the graduate faculty member supervising the student's work. No prerequisite.
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