Montana State University

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

EIND
Engineering - Industrial



EIND 101   INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

EIND 142   INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

EIND 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

EIND 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

EIND 300   ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT & ETHICS

EIND 313   WORK DESIGN & ANALYSIS

EIND 354   ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I

EIND 364   PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH I

EIND 371   INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING

EIND 373   PRODUCTION INVENTORY COST ANALYSIS

EIND 410   INTERACTION DESIGN

EIND 411   INTERACTION DESIGN PROJECT

EIND 413   ERGONOMICS & HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

EIND 422   INTRODUCTION TO SIMULATION

EIND 425   TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

EIND 434   PROJECT AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

EIND 442   FACILITY AND MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS DESIGN

EIND 454   ENGINEERING PROBABILITY & STATISTICS II

EIND 455   DOE FOR ENGINEERS

EIND 457   REGRESSION & MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS FOR ENGINEERS

EIND 458   PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

EIND 464   PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH II

EIND 471   COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING

EIND 477   QUALITY ASSURANCE

EIND 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

EIND 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

EIND 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

EIND 499R  CAPSTONE:INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DESIGN  

EIND 506   DESIGN OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

EIND 509   SYSTEMS SIMULATION

EIND 510   USABILITY ENGINEERING

EIND 511   ADVANCED METHODS IN HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS

EIND 513   HUMAN FACTORS IN SAFETY OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS

EIND 514   OCCUPATIONAL BIOMECHANICS

EIND 525   MULTI-ATTRIBUTE ANALYSIS OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE SYSTEMS

EIND 540   LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

EIND 548   PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

EIND 554   DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS FOR ENGINEERS

EIND 558   MANAGERIAL FORECASTING & DECISION ANALYSIS

EIND 557   REGRESSION AND MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS FOR ENGINEERS

EIND 574   MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

EIND 575   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

EIND 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

EIND 590   MASTER'S THESIS

EIND 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

EIND 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

EIND 598   INTERNSHIP

EIND 690   DOCTORAL THESIS

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

EIND 101 INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
F 1 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: Must be taken the first year enrolled in IE program.
-- Overview of the industrial engineering profession. Lectures will concentrate on tools and methods of industrial engineering, and their application in manufacturing and service industries.

EIND 142 INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
-- Introduce students to the methods used by industrial engineers to improve efficiency and safety of human-based systems. Labs will include hands-on activities and plant tours. Contemporary industrial engineering topics will be introduced, such as designing for the environment and sustainability.

EIND 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EIND 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EIND 300 ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT & ETHICS
F 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W, COM 110US or CLS 101US, and Junior standing.
-- Introduction to management and organizational theory with applications to the engineering profession. Design of contemporary organizational systems and influence on effective organizational behavior. Social responsibility and ethical decision making for managers and engineers. cases used to illustrate contemporary problems and environments.

EIND 313 WORK DESIGN & ANALYSIS
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W; EIND 142 for IE majors.
-- Covers analysis and design methods for occupational tasks to improve productivity, workplace health, and safety. Topic areas include fundamental aspects of work standards development, ergonomics, and industrial safety. The labs demonstrate example applications of these topic areas.

EIND 354 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: M 172, junior standing, or instructor approval.
-- Understanding the statistical nature of engineering processes. Emphasis on proper data collection and classification, characteristics of variables and their distributions, joint probability distributions, and establishing hypotheses and statistical significance over engineering design specifications.

EIND 364 PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH I
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: M 221 or M 273.
-- Formulation of models and optimization techniques to facilitate engineering management decisions. Resource allocation, transportation and multiple goals via networks, linear, and integer programming with primal-dual emphasis.

EIND 371 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ETME 215 or consent of instructor.
-- Introduces core concepts of computer controlled manufacturing systems and their applications. Topics include fundamentals of automation, programmable logic controllers, numerical control, industrial robotics, material handling and storage, and flexible manufacturing systems. Laboratories require students to apply course concepts in solving simulated industrial problems, and implement hardware-software solutions to meet state objectives.

EIND 373 PRODUCTION INVENTORY COST ANALYSIS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: One of the following: M 161, M 165, M 171.
-- Industrial cost systems, accounting processes, and cost estimation; cost analysis of manufacturing processes, economic decision making and uses of cost information in making product design and product line decisions.

EIND 410 INTERACTION DESIGN
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: EIND 313 or EGEN 310 (or equivalent), or instructor consent.
-- This course demonstrates the processes of integrating the psychology of the user into the design process as well as conducting usability testing to evaluate the design success. It emphasizes the need to understand the needs, capabilities, and emotions of the user to produce usable and desirable designs.

EIND 411 INTERACTION DESIGN PROJECT
S 1 cr. REC 1
CO-REQUISITE: EIND 410.
-- EIND 411 is an optional 1-crdit recitation to accompany EIND 410. It provides the opportunity to apply the interaction design methods discussed in EIND 410 to an actual product or service, based on student project teams guided by faculty.

EIND 413 ERGONOMICS & HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing; EIND 313 for IE majors, or consent of instructor.
--Applications of ergonomics and human factors engineering. Topics include principles of biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, physiology, psychophysics, design error, and motivational theory for work applied to common problems faced by engineers. Emphasis on design and analysis of occupational systems and consumer products which best "fit" job tasks or user requirements to human capabilities. Safety and legal issues of products and work environments (e.g.,OSHA) are also covered.

EIND 422 INTRODUCTION TO SIMULATION
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CSCI 111 or equivalent, and EIND 354 or equivalent.
-- Discrete simulation modeling methodology; random number generation, sampling, output analysis, validation, and verification; application to varied systems design and analysis problems. Cross-listed with CSCI 477.

EIND 425 TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
--Introduction to principles of entrepreneurship and starting a business. Students learn how to formulate, plan, and implement a new venture, emphasizing the unique intellectual property, funding and marketing/selling concerns of technology startups. Includes extensive use of technology examples and case studies.

EIND 434 PROJECT AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
-- Fundamental principles of planning, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, implementing, evaluation, and controlling engineering and research projects. Common engineering management concerns such as labor scheduling, human resources management, and related governmental compliance also explored.

EIND 442 FACILITY AND MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS DESIGN
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: IE seniors in their last full academic year, EIND 313, EMEC 103, ETME 215.
COREQUISITE: EIND 300.
-- Senior capstone course. The first course in the senior capstone sequence. Principles and techniques for planning and designing production facilities and material handling systems. Product and process analysis, requirements, layout and support facilities. Computer-aided analysis and design.

EIND 454 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS II
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 354
-- Identification, characterization, and analysis of variation in engineering data. Includes inferential statistics, goodness of fit, applications of non-parametric statistics, curve fitting, regression, and the design of engineering experiments. A team design project is required.

EIND 455 DOE FOR ENGINEERS
S, alternate years, to be offered odd years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 354 and EIND 457 or Instructor approval
-- Statistical analysis for managerial decision-making as applied to engineering problems. Single and multi-factor ANOVA, randomized complete, full-blown and fractional designs with blocking and confounding. Introductions to nested and split-plot designs, multiple regression and response surface designs.

EIND 457 REGRESSION & MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS FOR ENGINEERS
S, alternate years, to be offered even years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 354 or consent of instructor.
-- Advanced topics in applied statistical analysis for engineers. Topics include regression techniques: ANOVA, simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, and variable selection procedures; and multivariate analysis techniques: principal components, factor analysis, canonical correlation analysis, and clustering methods. Statistical analysis for managerial decision making as applied to engineering problems.

EIND 458 PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
S 3 cr. LEC 3
COREQUISITE: EIND 464 or Instructor Consent.
-- Design and management of efficient production/delivery systems for goods and services, emphasizing quantitative analysis and systems approaches. Topics include forecasting, inventory management, production planning, scheduling, material planning, and lean manufacturing systems; plus introduction to organization and management theory.

EIND 464 PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH II
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 354 and EIND 364
-- Advanced formulation of models, optimization techniques and application to engineering design and operations management decision making. Nonlinear and integer programming algorithms. Stochastic models including advanced queuing and general markov processes.

EIND 471 COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EIND 271 or EMEC 303, ETME 215; or consent of instructor.
-- Computers and their applications to computer-integrated manufacturing systems. Fundamentals of manufacturing, automation, numerical control production systems, industrial robotics, material handling and storage, flexible manufacturing systems, CAD/CAM, and future automated factories. Laboratories include software design and implementation, as well as the application of "off the shelf" software emphasizing creativity in the control of industrial machines.

EIND 477 QUALITY ASSURANCE
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 354 or EGEN 350 or consent of instructor.
-- Statistical and non-statistical aspects of quality assurance assessment. Includes classical SPC and process improvement via control charts. Also includes product and process design through planned experimentation and simple experimental designs (ANOVA). Limited use of case studies. A design project or course capstone paper demonstrating significant elements of the course is required.

EIND 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EIND 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EIND 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of IE faculty and department head.
-- Directed study on an individual basis.

EIND 499R CAPSTONE:INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
S 3 cr. LEC 1 RCT 1 IND 1
PREEQUISITE: EGEN 310, EIND 434 and EIND 442
COREQUISITE: EIND 458.
---- Senior capstone course. Second course in senior capstone sequence. A comprehensive open-ended team design project emphasizing the application of industrial engineering tools and knowledge to create engineered solutions for real business needs or opportunities. Oral and written communication and project management emphasized.

EIND 506 DESIGN OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
S, alternate years, to be offered even years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 505 or EIND 458 or instructor's permission.
-- This interdisciplinary course targets nursing students pursuing certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader and Industrial Engineering students who intend to work in the healthcare sector. Students will learn strategies for analyzing and improving processes, coordinating interdisciplinary healthcare teams, enhancing healthcare quality management, and reducing health risk through medical error elimination. This course is cross-listed with NRSG 506.

EIND 509 SYSTEMS SIMULATION
F, alternate years, to be offered odd years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CSCI 111, EIND 354, EIND 422; or consent of instructor.
-- Systems exhibiting randomness are modeled and statistically analyzed using a state-of-the-art simulation language. Graphical model animation, and advanced output analysis are emphasized. Applications include improvement of existing and design of new production and service systems.

EIND 510 USABILITY ENGINEERING
F, alternate years, to be offered odd years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 410 or EGEN 310 (or equivalent); or instructor consent.
-- Usability engineering is an iterative design process that applies human-centered design principles integrated with user participation (usability testing) to produce usable, desirable, and sustainable products, services and systems. This project-based course will use a seminar format with industry guest-speakers and case studies.

EIND 511 ADVANCED METHODS IN HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS
S, alternate years, to be offered even years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: STAT 216Q or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
-- Advanced research methods applied to areas where ergonomics and human factors is playing a key role in increasing effectiveness, efficiency and safety of human-based systems. Example application areas include: (1) transportation systems; (2) health care systems; and (3) occupational work.

EIND 513 HUMAN FACTORS IN SAFETY OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 313 or EIND 413 (or equivalent); or permission of instructor.
-- Advanced topics and methods in ergonomics and human factors engineering as applied to human error and safety in complex systems. Basic and applied issues of human error and safety are explored through seminars, laboratory demonstrations and case studies.

EIND 514 OCCUPATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
S alternate years, to be offered odd years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Basic knowledge of statistics (t-tests, ANOVA, regression, design of experiments); EIND 413 or consent of instructor.
-- Topics relate to occupational biomechanics and bioinstrumentation application, focused on designing for the health and safety at work. Topics include the skeletal system, physiology, fatigue assessment, stress response, psychometrics, biomechanics, work design assessments and implementation of ergonomics programs.

EIND 525 MULTI-ATTRIBUTE ANALYSIS OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE SYSTEMS
F, alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 364.
-- Theory, methods and applications pertinent to decision making with multiple attributes and/or multiple objectives. Special emphasis is given to multi-attribute utility theory, goal programming, and multiple criteria optimization decision-making in modern manufacturing and service systems and in design decision-making to support competitive priorities of an enterprise.

EIND 540 LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CSCI 111 or equivalent, and EIND 364; or consent of instructor.
-- Introduction to logistics and supply chain management problems, performance, measures, system design and operation methods; fleet management, vehicle routing, crew scheduling and related problems.

EIND 548 PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CSCI 111 or equivalent, and M 221 or EIND 364; or consent of instructor.
-- Introduction to planning and scheduling problems; formulation, objectives, and constraints; manual and computer scheduling methods; general purpose scheduling algorithms; industrial applications.

EIND 554 DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS FOR ENGINEERS
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 354 or equivalent.
-- Statistical analysis for managerial decision-making applied to engineering problems. Single and multi-factor ANOVA, randomized complete and fractional factorial designs with blocking and confounding, Introductions to nested and split-plot designs, multiple regression and response surface designs.

EIND 557 REGRESSION AND MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS FOR ENGINEERS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ENID 354 or Consent of Instructor.
-- Advanced topics in applied statistics for engineers. Topics include regression techniques: ANOVA, simple linear regression. multiple linear regression, and variable selection procedures; and multivariate analysis techniques: principal components, factor analysis, canonical correlation analysis, and clustering methods. Statistical analysis for managerial decision-making as applied to engineering problems.

EIND 558 MANAGERIAL FORECASTING & DECISION ANALYSIS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ENID 354 or ENID 457.
-- Time series analysis through classical approaches including regression, smoothing models, and advanced time series models. Technical applications emphasized in concepts, tools, and methods. Includes investigations into financial and dependent data. Approaches designed for managers to test real applications for making decisions.

EIND 574 MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 458, or instructor approval.
-- Students will explore various facets of designing effective organizational and management systems. Topics will include: classical and open system organization theory, socio-technical systems theory, congruence, technology and innovation management, knowledge management, and continuous improvement in organizations. Students will complete an independent research project in addition to course readings and in-class discussion.

EIND 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1- 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student, major advisor, and graduate committee.

EIND 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 1 - 3 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework (and thesis if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

EIND 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

EIND 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one- time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EIND 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed study on an individual basis.

EIND 598 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1-3 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of graduate program coordinator.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

EIND 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.

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