Industrial and Systems Engineering Course Descriptions
All of the industrial and systems engineering courses offered at USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering are listed below. View the full program curriculum, including core courses required.
ISyE 220 Engineering Economics (3)
Principles of financial analysis appropriate for evaluating the economic impact of engineering projects. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in engineering.
ISyE 310 Work Analysis and Design (4)
Introduction to the fundamental methods for analyzing and designing procedures to perform operations in the workplace. Includes time and motion study, methods improvement and workplace design. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: Engineering 101, Mathematics 151; Junior standing in engineering.
ISyE 320 Introduction to Systems Engineering (3)
Introduction to the theory and methods used to design and analyze systems. Principles of the system life-cycle including problem identification, description, modeling, solution and implementation. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisite: Engineering 101, Mathematics 151, Junior standing in engineering.
ISyE 330 Engineering Probability and Statistics (3)
Introduction to probability and applied statistics with an engineering context. Topics will include probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, and statistical tests and confidence intervals for one and two samples. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: Mathematics 250 completed or concurrent.
ISyE 335 Statistical Process Control (4)
Application of statistics to increasing quality and productivity. Both traditional and modern methods are presented, including state-of-the-art techniques for statistical process monitoring and control. Introduction to Six Sigma quality methodology and the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) problem-solving strategy for continuous quality improvement. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisite: ISyE 330.
ISyE 340 Operations Research I (3)
Deterministic and stochastic models in operations research. Linear programming, networks, markov processes, queing, and other modeling techniques. Emphasis on modeling and interpreting solutions to problems encountered by industrial and systems engineers. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: Mathematics 250, Mathematics 310 or 320. Credit or concurrent registration in ISyE 330.
ISyE 350 Manufacturing Processes (4)
Description, classification and analysis of manufacturing processes used in the transformation of metal, polymers, and ceramics into consumer or capital goods. Topics include: analysis of variables that affect process operations, performance, quality and cost, and the design of process plans. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly.Spring Semester. Prerequisites: Mechanical Engineering 210, Engineering 311. Crosslisted as MENG 350.
ISyE 391W Industrial and Systems Engineering Professional Practice (3)
Development of skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage projects in ISyE. Topics include project management, teamwork, the role of ISyE in an organization, career planning, formal memmo writing, oral and written reports incorporating peer review, iterative drafting techniques, and formal final multimedia presentation incorporating peer review. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: Junior Standing in ISyE.
ISyE 410 Human Factors (4)
An introduction to the field of ergonomics/human factors engineering. Principles of workplace and environmental design to conform to the physical and mental abilities and limitations of people are presented. Three hours lecture and one laboratory weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: ISyE 330 or equivalent.
ISyE 420 Simulation of Production and Service Systems (4)
Modeling and analysis of systems using computer-based discrete event simulation. Principles of modeling, validation, and output analysis are developed using high-level simulation languages. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: Engineering 121 or equivalent, ISyE 340 completed or concurrent.
ISyE 430 Design and Analysis of Engineering Experiments (3)
Systematic application of statistical techniques to the design and analysis of engineering experiments. Application of experimental design to the improvement of products, processes, and services. Topics will include analysis of variance, single factor experiments, factorial and fractional factorial experimental designs, robust design, and response surface methods. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: ISyE 330, ISyE 335 or consent of instructor.
ISyE 440 Operations Research II (3)
Methods for developing and analyzing operations research models. Simplex method, duality, sensitivity analysis, integer programming methods, dynamic programming, network algorithms, decision theory, queuing. Three hours lecture weekly.Spring Semester. Prerequisite: ISyE 340.
ISyE 450 Manufacturing Systems (4)
Introduction to principles of manufacturing automation, including process and machine control, control systems, programmable logic controllers, robotics, material transport and storage systems. Application of group technology and flexible manufacturing systems to manufacturing industries. Three hours lecture and one laboratory weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: Engineering 121; Electrical Engineering 200 or 201; ISyE 340.
ISyE 460 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
Concepts in planning, controlling, and managing the operations function of manufacturing and service firms. Topics include operations strategy, forcasting, capacity, production planning and control, and trends in operations and supply chain management. Emphasis on the development and use of mathematical models and algorithms used to analyze and improve the use of material, labor and information in various processes. Three hours lecture weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: ISyE 220, 340.
ISyE 470 Facilities Planning (3)
Analysis and design of production and service facilities. Analytical and computer-based techniques to assist with strategic planning, process design, material handling and flow, layout and facility location. Three hours lecture weekly. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: ISyE 340, 460.
ISyE 492 Industrial and Systems Engineering Design Project (2)
Capstone Senior design project. Application of principles of Industrial Engineering from throughout the curriculum to a design project. Written and oral reports, design reviews, final project report and presentation. Six hours of laboratory weekly. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: ISyE 391W, credit or concurrent registration in IsyE 310, 320, 335, 350, 420, 470.
ISyE 494 Special Topics in Industrial and Systems Engineering (1-4)
Special topics seminar in areas of special interest to current engineering practice in Industrial and Systems Engineering. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
ISyE 498 Internship / CO-OP Experience (1-3)
Directed upper-division level internship/co-operative experience in engineering research, design, development, manufacturing, or the engineering activity. Written report required. Credit not applicable to minimum program graduation requirement. PLacement contingent upon approval of participation organization. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Second semester junior standing in the ISyE major or consent of instructor.
ISyE 499 Independent Study (1-3)
Individual project in creative design and synthesis under the general supervision of a participating professor. Project proposal must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: Second semester junior standing in the ISyE major or approval of instructor.