Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering

Areas of Specialization Requirements

The program is designed to allow a variety of areas of specialization. Students must take at least nine credits of electives chosen from the graduate offerings in one of the areas in consultation with their Ph.D. advisor and dissertation committee. Recommended courses for each of the six areas of specialization are:


Manufacturing Systems

  IME 5070 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3 credits
  IME 6080 Reliability Engineering 3 credits
  IME 6300 Advanced Simulation Modeling and Analysis 3 credits

Engineering Valuation

  IME 6060 Capital Budgeting and Cost Analysis 3 credits
  IME 6120 Production/Operations Management 3 credits
  ECON 6190 Introduction to Econometrics 3 credits

Human Factors/Ergonomics

  IME 5420 Human Factors Engineering 3 credits
  IME 6420 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics 3 credits
  IME 6430 Physiology of Work 3 credits

Operations Research

  IME 6080 Reliability Engineering 3 credits
  IME 6100 Linear Programming for Engineers 3 credits
  IME 6110 Deterministic Methods in Operations Research 3 credits
  MATH 6050 Optimization 3 credits

Production and Operations

  IME 6040 Facilities Planning and Design 3 credits
  IME 6060 Capital Budgeting and Cost Analysis 3 credits
  IME 6120 Production/Operations Management 3 credits
  IME 6140 Project Management 3 credits

Quality Management

  IME 5080 Advanced Quality Management 3 credits
  IME 6080 Reliability Engineering 3 credits
  IME 6120 Production/Operations Management 3 credits
  STAT 6640 Design of Experiments I 3 credits

 

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