Montana State University

I&ME
Industrial & Management Engineering
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering



EIND 101   INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

EIND 142   INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

EIND 264   INTRODUCTION TO MODELS AND COMPUTERS

EIND 271   MICROCOMPUTERS IN INDUSTRY

EIND 290R   UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

EIND 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

EIND 300   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND RESPONSIBILITY

EIND 313   WORK DESIGN & ANALYSIS

EGEN 325   ENGINEERING ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

EGEN 350   APPLIED ENGINEERING DATA ANALYSIS

EIND 354   ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I

EIND 355   ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I LAB

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 413   ERGONOMICS & HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

EIND 422   INTRODUCTION TO SIMULATION

EIND 425   ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY

EIND 434   PROJECT AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

EIND 442   FACILITY AND MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS DESIGN

EIND 454    ENGINEERING PROBABILITY & STATISTICS II

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 501   ADVANCED DESIGN & CONTROL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

EIND 509   SYSTEMS SIMULATION

EIND 510   USABILITY ENGINEERING

EIND 513   HUMAN FACTORS IN SAFETY OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS

EIND 525   ECONOMIC & MULTI-ATTRIBUTE ANALYSIS OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

EIND 534   DESIGN & DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS

EIND 540   LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

EIND 548   PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

EIND 554   APPLICATION & DESIGN OF INDUSTRIAL EXPERIMENTS

EIND 558   MANAGERIAL FORECASTING & DECISION ANALYSIS

EIND 567   OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

EIND 574   MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

EIND 575   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

EIND 577   QUALITY ASSURANCE & VARIABILITY REDUCTION

EIND 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

EIND 590   MASTER'S THESIS

EIND 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

EIND 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

EIND 598   INTERNSHIP

EIND 690   DOCTORAL THESIS




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
PREQUISITES: Must be taken the first year enrolled in IE program.
COREQUISITES: EGEN 117
-- 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 264 INTRODUCTION TO MODELS AND COMPUTERS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CSCI 111, M 172.
-- Introduction to model formulation and numerical solution methods in industrial engineering. Emphasis on decisions, constraints, and objectives in problem solving. Introduction to relational database design and computer decision support.

EIND 271 MICROCOMPUTERS IN INDUSTRY
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CS 160 or equivalent.
-- Basic skills in the programming and application of fundamental automation technologies, including digital logic, programmable logic controllers, microprocessors, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems. Laboratories are "mini" design problems where theory is implemented via software and hardware control of industrial devices.

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 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND RESPONSIBILITY
F 2 cr. SEM 2
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in IE.
-- Transition to professional practice. Career planning, professional ethics, social responsibility, communications, job interviewing, and related professional topics.

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.

EGEN 325 ENGINEERING ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, M 171 or M 165, WRIT 101W, COM 110 or CLS 101; or instructor approval.
-- Methods for comparing and evaluating capital investment alternatives. Concepts include the time value of money, rates of return, cash flows, incremental analysis, depreciation, influences of taxes, inflation and deflation, depreciation, replacement analysis. Emphasis is placed upon evaluating various engineering alternatives. Some open-ended design problems are included.

EGEN 350 APPLIED ENGINEERING DATA ANALYSIS
F,S,Su 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: M 166 or M 172.
-- An overview of data variability and applied statistical experimental design with analysis techniques for a broad range of engineering disciplines. Topics include essential probability distributions, experimental design strategies, hypothesis testing, and regression with applications to traditional engineering functions.

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 355 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I LAB
F 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: M 172, junior standing, or instructor approval.
COREQUISITE: EIND 354.
-- Laboratory experience emphasizing the design and analysis of engineering data. Includes Excel applications software.

EIND 364 PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH I
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: M 221 or M 273, EIND 264.
-- 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. Introduction to EOQ and probabilistic inventory models.

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 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: EIND 313 for IE majors; EIND 413 or consent of instructor for non-majors.
-- 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 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, EIND 354 or equivalent, EIND 264 for IE majors.
-- 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 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EGEN 325 or consent of instructor.
-- In-depth analysis of managerial decision-making methods culminating in a comprehensive economic feasibility study. Emphasis on entrepreneurship, sensitivity analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, taxation, and computer application. Applications are demonstrated in a design project.

EIND 434 PROJECT AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 325 or consent of instructor.
-- 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: I&ME seniors in their last full academic year, EIND 313, EGEN 116, 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
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 354 and EIND 355
-- 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 458 PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 264.
-- 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. Integration of models and relational databases for decision support.

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 research and study on an individual basis.

EIND 499R CAPSTONE:INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
S 3 cr. LEC 1 RCT 1 IND 1
PREEQUISITE: 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 use of computers to plan and evaluate facility designs, their location, and materials handling systems. Technical and economic feasibility studies. Oral and written communication emphasized.

EIND 501 ADVANCED DESIGN & CONTROL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 364, and EIND 442 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
-- Analysis and design of modern manufacturing systems; material control, scheduling, facilities location and layout, material handling, production control; models, algorithms, and computerized design and analysis software.

EIND 509 SYSTEMS SIMULATION
On Demand 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: IE major, one of EIND 313, 410, 413 (or equivalent); Non-major - EGEN 310 or instructor permission.
-- 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 513 HUMAN FACTORS IN SAFETY OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 410 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 525 ECONOMIC & MULTI-ATTRIBUTE ANALYSIS OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 325.
-- Advanced economic analysis topics, including: examination of assumptions in standard engineering economy approaches, cost of capital determination, treatment of risk and uncertainty, sensitivity analysis, advanced modeling techniques, multi-attribute methods. Special emphasis is given to decision-making in modern manufacturing and service systems.

EIND 534 DESIGN & DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 364 or equivalent, CSCI 111 or equivalent.
-- Web-based decision support system design for engineering and management. Computer aided design and decision making; decision support system hardware and software architectures; data management, models, search, and user interfaces.

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
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 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 APPLICATION & DESIGN OF INDUSTRIAL EXPERIMENTS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 354 or ENID 454.
-- Statistical analysis for managerial decision-making as applied to engineering and industry. Hypotheses testing, multi-factor ANOVA, randomized complete block designs, full-blown and fractional factorial designs with blocking and confounding, random factors experiments, and introductions to nested and split-plot designs.

EIND 558 MANAGERIAL FORECASTING & DECISION ANALYSIS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ENID 354 or ENID 454.
-- 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 567 OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 364, CSCI 111 or equivalent.
-- Classical principles of differential calculus are applied in solving nonlinear optimization problems. Search strategies for identifying local and global optima are developed for presentation as algorithms. Motivates the use of more accurate nonlinear models for cost revenue, design, etc.

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 577 QUALITY ASSURANCE & VARIABILITY REDUCTION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EIND 477, or instructor approval.
-- Theory, applications, and case studies in quality assurance and reliability. Topics include variability reduction, Total Quality Management. Quality function deployment; Shainan, Shewhart, and other techniques; sequential experimentation; other experimental designs are emphasized. A capstone course design project is required.

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 research and 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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