Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Courses

IME 101 - Introduction to Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (1 hour)
Survey of industrial and manufacturing engineering. Introduction to IME and MFE techniques and tools. Not open to students with credit in any 200-level or above IME, IME, or MFE course.

IME 103 - Computer Aided Graphics (2 hours)
Computer aided drafting, theory of orthographic projection, sections, auxiliaries, and basic dimensioning.

IME 105 - Introduction to Computers & Computation in IME (2 hours)
Use of computers in IME and MFE environments, use of various packages, LAN and WAN usage.

IME 110 - Introduction to Computers & Computational Analysis (3 hours)
Use of various modern computing technologies, including numerical analysis software and Internet-based applications. Coding of numerical algorithms as applied to engineering functions. Prerequisite: MTH 116 or equivalent.

IME 117 - Computer Numerical Applications (2 hours)
Continuation of IME 105; coding of numerical algorithms as applied to engineering functions. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: IME 105.

IME 200 - Engineering Co-Op (0 hours)
Full-time cooperative education assignment for manufacturing engineering and industrial engineering students who alternate periods of full-time school with periods of full-time academic or career-related work in industry. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: sophomore standing in the College of Engineering and Technology, 2.0 overall grade point average at Bradley, approval of engineering and technology Co-op coordinator and Co-op advisor.

IME 300 - The World of Metals (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. TS
Designed for students concerned with metals and those with a general interest in the history of the metals upon which all civilization since the Stone Age has relied. Modern metallurgical technology, heat treatment, periodic table of elements, aspects of materials science and engineering, and history of technical procedures. Draws upon many modern and ancient texts. Not open to majors in engineering and technology.

IME 301 - Engineering Economy I (3 hours)
Analysis of economic aspects of engineering decisions. Effect of interest and other cost factors on evaluation of engineering alternatives. Roles of mathematical models and other techniques in economical design and test of products. Introduction to value engineering. Prerequisite: MTH 121 or IMT 212.

IME 302 - Introduction to Quality Engineering (3 hours)
Definition of quality, need for quality in products and services, methods of assuring quality, fundamentals of probability and statistics, process control methods, acceptance sampling, designing experiments, a system for quality. Not open to IME majors. Prerequisite: One semester college calculus.

IME 305 - Engineering Economy II (2 hours)
Continuation of IME 301. Economic aspects of engineering decisions including techniques of obtaining cost data, product costing, and break-even analysis. Industrial practices. Prerequisite: IME 301.

IME 311 - Introduction to Engineering Statistical Methods (3 hours)
Engineering data collection and analysis; discrete and continuous probability models; confidence intervals; tests of hypotheses; regression analysis; essentials of statistically designed experiments; engineering application of statistical methods. Extensive use of statistical computer software. Prerequisite: MTH 122.

IME 312 - Engineering Statistical Methods (3 hours)
Extension of IME 311: Probability models, multi-variable analysis, step-wise design of statistical experiments, multiple regression, response surface analysis, distribution of random vectors, function of random variable sample statistics. Required semester project. Extensive use of statistical computer software. Prerequisite: IME 311 with C or better.

IME 313 - Operations Research I (3 hours)
Philosophy and techniques of operations research. Emphasis on elementary model building and concepts of optimization, structure of problem solving; linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms; game theory; network analysis, branch and bound theory; dynamic programming; decision theory involving one stage problems. Prerequisite: MTH 223.

IME 314 - Operations Research II (3 hours)
Probabilistic models of operations research: inventory theory, Markov chains, queuing theory, and simulation. Prerequisite: Min. grade of C in IME 311, 313.

IME 325 - Transport Phenomena (3 hours)
Energy, heat, and mass transfer. Basic principles in thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass diffusion. First and second laws of thermodynamics, work and adiabatic processes, reversible and irreversible processes, power. Fluid statics, pressure, energy, and losses. Heat conduction, convection, and radiation. Steady-state and transient mass diffusion. Prerequisite: CHM 110, 111, PHY 201, MTH 223.

IME 331 - Fundamentals of Materials Science (3 hours)
Materials science in engineering. Structure of perfect solids: metals, plastics, composites, and ceramics. Structure of imperfect solids: phase equilibria; diffusion, mechanical properties, and plastic deformation; strengthening mechanisms; relation between mechanical properties and microstructural control; organic polymers; electrical conduction in materials; semi-conductors; magnetic materials. Prerequisite: CHM 110, 111; PHY 110 or PHY 107.

IME 333 - Materials Science Laboratory (1 hour)
Laboratory practices and experience for basic materials science investigations. Mechanical testing, metallographic examination and thermal treatment of metals, non-destructive and destructive testing of non-metallic materials. Prerequisite: IME 331.

IME 341 - Introduction to Manufacturing Processes (3 hours)
A laboratory-intensive introduction to manufacturing machinery and processes, tooling, and safety. Product specification interpretation and associated planning for tooling and methods. Material removal; forming operations; casting and molding of metals and plastics; joining techniques. Prerequisite: IME 103, 105.

IME 361 - Introduction to Simulation and Expert Systems (2 hours)
Procedures and rationale for planning, designing, and implementing computer simulation experiments and expert systems used to analyze human-machine systems in engineering, business, and social sciences. Prerequisite: IME117; IME311 or IME 302.

IME 383 - Industrial Management (3 hours)
Principles of management applied to design of organizations' physical facilities and operation systems. Not open to IME majors.

IME 386 - Industrial and Managerial Engineering (3 hours)
Principles of IME applied to design of an organization's physical facilities and operating systems. Analysis and measurement of human work applied to work system design. Laboratory and interdisciplinary community projects. Prerequisite: Computer competency.

IME 395 - Solid Modeling & Rapid Prototyping (3 hours)
Principles of solid modeling and 3D drafting. Solids, surfaces, wire frames, pictorial representation, advance dimensioning, tolerancing, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, drafting for production, techniques of rapid prototyping. Prerequisite: IME 103, 110, 341.

IME 409 - Selected Projects in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (1-6 hours)
Projects may be of an experimental, analytical, or creative nature. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of instructor.

IME 410 - Selected Topics in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (1-6 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Course may be repeated under different topics for maximum of six hours credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

IME 412 - Design and Analysis of Experiments (3 hours)
Design and analysis of experiments in research, development, and production activities. Experimental designs for evaluating significance of main effects and interactions of several variables. Treatment of problems of measurement, planning, and evaluating programs. Cross listed with IME 512 Prerequisite: Two semesters of statistics or consent of instructor.

IME 422 - Manufacturing Quality Control (3 hours)
Analysis of factors affecting product quality during manufacturing; process control charts; process capability studies; error of measurement; sampling plans; motivation programs; quality audit; organization. Cross listed with IME 522. Prerequisite: One semester of statistics or consent of instructor.

IME 431 - Materials Engineering (2 hours)
Properties and selection of materials for engineering applications. Mechanical and thermal treatment of materials. Destructive and non-destructive testing. Corrosion control and prevention. Wear and fracture of engineering materials. Design and testing for fracture resistance. Emphasis on case studies and applications.

IME 441 - Manufacturing Processes I (3 hours)
Principles, techniques, limitations, and applications of metal cutting and forming processes. Phenomena of tool life, tool wear, surface integrity, resultant properties, and tolerances of these operations. Traditional forging, rolling, drawing, and extrusion processes; processing limits and resultant effects on material and component properties. Non-traditional methods and processing economics. Prerequisite: IME 331, IME 341, or Consent of the Instructor.

IME 443 - Materials Processing II (3 hours)
Principles, techniques, limitations, and applications of metal casting and non-metallic molding processes, traditional metal joining processes, fabrication, and assembly. Basic phenomena of near-net-shape manufacturing, tooling and equipment required, tolerances and economics. Emphasis on manufacturing parameters, design, and the resultant effects of material structure and properties. Prerequisite: IME 302, 331, 341.

IME 445 - Computer Aided Manufacturing (3 hours)
Computer applications to the manufacturing processes of machining (numerical control), and the integration of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). Laboratory in program generation, simulation, and equipment usage. Prerequisite: IME 341.

IME 461 - Simulation of Human-Machine Systems (3 hours)
Procedures and rationale for planning, designing, and implementing computer simulation experiments used to analyze human-machine systems in engineering, business, and social sciences. Cross listed as IME 561. Prerequisite: IME 311, 361 or equivalents.

IME 466 - Facilities Planning (3 hours)
Physical organization of work places and departments to optimize objectives such as material movement, safety, and worker satisfaction. Review of IME methods for work place design and productivity measurement and economic decision making. Computer solutions for layout problems and mathematical models for location problems. Prerequisite: IME 383 or IME 386.

IME 481 - Lean Production Systems (3 hours)
This course reviews the principles and concepts required for integrated production System in order to meet customer demand in production, quality, on-time delivery, and continuously reducing manufacturing cost. Emphasis is placed on applying lean manufacturing principles, simulation techniques, and Kaizen methodologies through hands-on projects. Cross Listed with IME 581 Prerequisite: IME 341, IME 361, IME 302, or equivalents.

IME 483 - Production Planning and Control (3 hours)
Analysis of Service-Production-Inventory systems using common planning and scheduling techniques. Mathematical models for project planning, aggregate planning, master scheduling and inventory analysis. Interface with quality control and computer systems. Cross listed as IME 583. Prerequisite: IME 386, minimum grade of C in IME 311 and IME 313 or consent of instructor.

IME 485 - Occupational Ergonomics (3 hours)
Functional anatomy and physiology of muscle and skeletal systems and their relationship to work design. Work physiology, kinesiology, and anthropometry in relation to their application in work-place design and hand-tool design. Utilization of physical work capacity and job demands for job design, personnel assignment, and assessment of work-rest scheduling. Cross listed as IME 585. Prerequisite: One semester of statistics and mechanics.

IME 486 - Logistics & Supply Chain Systems (3 hours)
Logistics terms and definitions; logistics as a design process; supply chain concepts, analyzing, designing and implementing logistics systems. Prerequisite: IME 386, IME 311, IME313.

IME 491 - Manufacturing Design (4 hours)
Static and dynamic design, analysis, specification, and financial analysis of manufacturing equipment specific to a particular product. A systems approach to the integration of machine tools, work holding, materials handling, processing, measurement, and operator interface. Laboratory in tool design, modular tool construction, and virtual modeling of tooling systems.

IME 495 - Design for Manufacturability (3 hours)
The design process; interaction of materials, processes, and design; economic considerations; design considerations for machining, casting, forging, extrusion, forming, powder metallurgy; designing with plastics; design for assembly; Research projects required. Cross listed with IME 595. Prerequisite: IME 341 and IME 395, or equivalents.

IME 499 - Senior Industrial Project (4 hours)
Application of engineering principles to solve a real-world problem. Student works as member of a team assigned to a problem in a manufacturing, processing, service, or governmental organization. Requires a professional written and oral report. Prerequisite: 30 hours of IMET Department courses with a minimum 2.25 GPA; COM 103; consent of course coordinator.

IME 501 - Engineering Cost Analysis (3 hours)
Economic aspects of engineering decisions including techniques of obtaining cost data, cost allocation and product costing, break-even analysis, financial analysis, and investment market. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Not open to students with credit in IME 301 or IME 305.

IME 511 - Engineering Statistical Analysis (3 hours)
Concepts in probability and statistics from practical and theoretical angles. Definition of probability, random variable, distribution, important discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distribution of X-bar, Central Limit Theorem, t, chi-squared and F distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IME 512 - Design and Analysis of Experiments (3 hours)
Design and analysis of experiments in research, development, and production activities. Experimental designs for evaluating significance of main effects and interactions of several variables. Treatment of problems of measurement, planning, and evaluating programs. A research paper is required. Cross listed as IME 412. Prerequisite: Two semesters of statistics or consent of instructor. Not open to students with credit in IME 412.

IME 514 - Introduction to Operations Research (3 hours)
Mathematical model building and use of deterministic and non-deterministic tools in problem solving. Problem solving structure, linear programming, transportation and assignment algorithms, game theory, networks, branch and bound algorithms, dynamic programming, deterministic and stochastic inventory models, markov chains, queueing theory and simulation. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Not open to students with credit in IME 313 and 314.

IME 515 - Linear Programming and Extensions (3 hours)
Theoretical and computational aspects of linear programming and its extensions in integer programming, nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, and network analysis; application to practical problems including production planning and supply chain optimization. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IME 522 - Manufacturing Quality Control (3 hours)
Analysis of factors affecting product quality during manufacturing; process control charts; process capability studies; error of measurement; sampling plans; motivation programs; quality audit; organization. A research paper required. Cross listed with IME 422 Prerequisite: One semester of statistics or consent of instructor. Not open to students with credit in IME 422.

IME 524 - Six Sigma Theory and Methodologies (3 hours)
Comparative study of philosophies of using quality as a business management tool, with special reference to Deming's Theory of control charts and a study of their strengths and weaknesses. Special control charts such as CUSUM chart, median chart, moving average chart, and their application. The latest published articles used to keep up-to-date in quality technology. Prerequisite: IME 522 or consent of instructor.

IME 526 - Reliability Engineering (3 hours)
Specification, prediction, and evaluation of product reliability and maintainability. Use of models for failure distribution exponential, Weibull, lognormal and analytical and graphical methods for failure data analysis. Test plans and accelerated testing models. Design methods for increasing reliability and maintainability. Prerequisite: IME 511 or consent of instructor.

IME 531 - Polymer and Ceramic Materials and Processing (3 hours)
Recent developments and applications of polymeric and ceramic materials. Selection and design criteria, material properties, process engineering, quality considerations and failure prevention. Prerequisite: IME 331.

IME 533 - Composite Material and Manufacturing (3 hours)
Science and technology of modern composite materials: properties, design, toughening mechanisms, fabrication methods, evaluation, mechanisms of failure, and quality assurance. Prerequisite: IME 331.

IME 541 - Advanced Forming Processes (3 hours)
Analytical methods in metal forming processes including slab approach, upper bound techniques, slip-line field and visio-plasticity methods. Forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing, sheet forming, near net-shape processes, and CAD/CAM. Prerequisite: IME 441 or consent of Instructor.

IME 543 - Advanced Material Removal Processes (3 hours)
Current and future trends in: mechanics of chip generation; forces and energies in cutting and dynamometry; thermal aspects of machining; cutting tool materials; friction, wear, vibrations and tool life; applications of engineering fundamentals to design and analysis of machining operations with emphasis on computer control. Prerequisite: IME 441.

IME 545 - Advanced Joining and Fabrication (3 hours)
Principles of advances in joining and fabrication of engineering materials including metallic, non-metallic, and electronic. Process science and technology with emphasis on casting, welding, and micro-joining of electronic components. Physical and mathematical modeling of various processes. Prerequisite: IME 331.

IME 553 - Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing (3 hours)
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) within the CAD/CAM and CIM contents. Computer Assisted Process Planning (CAPP), Computer Assisted Tool Design, Computer Assisted NC Programming (APT), Interactive Graphics, NC Programming, and the elements of computer control of manufacturing equipment (CNC). A semester project. Prerequisite: IME 445.

IME 555 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3 hours)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM); elements of hardware and software within the manufacturing automation environment. Islands of factory automation and their interactions, information flow and Local Area Networks within the CIM architecture, standardization of electronic data and interfaces. Prerequisite: IME 386.

IME 560 - Principles of Robotic Programming (3 hours)
Programming of industrial robotic manipulators with external inputs, tactile sensing and vision sensing. A design project is required. Cross-listed as ME 560. Prerequisite: Graduate or senior standing in engineering or computer science.

IME 561 - Simulation of Human/Machine Systems (3 hours)
Procedures and rationale for planning, designing, and implementing computer simulation experiments used to analyze human-machine systems in engineering, business, and social sciences. Research projects required. Cross listed as IME 461. Prerequisite: IME 511, IME 514, or equivalents. Not open to students with credit in IME 461.

IME 563 - Process Engineering (3 hours)
The process design function interaction with product design, and the responsibilities within a manufacturing organization. Selection and design of machinery, tools, and methods. Computer aided process design and interactive accessing of machining data and tooling element of group technology and expert systems. Prerequisite: IME 395, 443.

IME 566 - Advanced Facility Planning (3 hours)
Extension of IME 466. Facility design consideration of internal and external service functions; logistic concerns; design flexibility. Prerequisite: IME 383 or IME 386 or IME 500.

IME 568 - Introduction to Expert Systems & Artificial Intelligence (3 hours)
Knowledge-based systems design and implementation; expert system shells and programming environments; validation and implementation of expert systems; case studies/laboratories. Cross listed as CIS 588. Prerequisite: Two semesters of computer programming and one semester of statistics, or consent of instructor.

IME 570 - Selected Topics in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (1-3 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 hrs. Combined credit for IE 590 and IME 570 may not exceed six hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IME 581 - Cellular Lean Manufacturing Systems (3 hours)
This course reviews the principles and concepts required for integrated production System in order to meet customer demand in production, quality, on-time delivery, and continuously reducing manufacturing cost. Emphasis is placed on applying lean manufacturing principles, simulation techniques, and Kaizen methodologies through hands-on projects. A research paper is required. Cross listed as IME 481. Prerequisite: Basic Statistics, automated manufacturing processes, 3-D modeling, IME 583, or consent of instructor. Not open to students with credit in IME 481.

IME 583 - Production Planning and Control (3 hours)
Analysis of Service-Production-Inventory systems using common planning and scheduling techniques. Mathematical models for project planning, aggregate planning, master scheduling and inventory analysis. Interface with quality control and computer systems. A research paper is required. Cross listed as IME 483. Prerequisite: IME 386, minimum grade of C in IME 511, IME 514 or consent of instructor. Not open to students with credit in IME 483

IME 584 - Advanced Production Planning (3 hours)
Planning methods for converting to or creating Just-in-Time and/or group technology systems. Analytical and behavioral aspects. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IME 585 - Occupational Ergonomics (3 hours)
Functional anatomy and physiology of muscle and skeletal systems and their relationship to work design. Work physiology, kinesiology, and anthropometry in relation to their application in work-place design and hand-tool design. Utilization of physical work capacity and job demands for job design, personnel assignment, and assessment of work-rest scheduling. Research projects required. Cross listed as IME 485. Prerequisite: One semester each of mechanics and statistics. Not open to students with credit in IME 485.

IME 586 - Logistics & Supply Chain Systems (3 hours)
Logistics terms and definitions; logistics as a design process; supply chain concepts, analyzing, designing and implementing logistics and supply chain systems. A research paper is required. Cross listed as IME 486. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Not open to students with credit in IME 486.

IME 587 - Occupational Safety and Health (3 hours)
Occupational safety and health standards and regulations. Injury and illness statistics. Employer's responsibilities and bookkeeping requirements. Hazard analysis and systems safety, occupational and environmental hazards and controls. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IME 590 - Geometric Modeling (3 hours)
Computer-based representations of the shape and spatially dependent attributes of real or conceived physical objects. Techniques and concepts needed to couple the digital computer with the techniques of geometric modeling and graphics display for analysis and viewing. Prerequisite: IME 395; MTH 223.

IME 592 - Tribology (3 hours)
An introduction to systems approach to tribology, surface topography, physical, chemical, and geometric nature of surfaces. Mechanics of contact between surfaces. Various theories of friction and wear, hydrodynamic, elastohydrodynamic, and boundary lubrication. Frictional instabilities. Rolling contact problems. Application of system methodology to tribological problems in engineering design and manufacturing. Prerequisite: IME 331 or ME 351 or consent of instructor.

IME 595 - Design for Manufacturability (3 hours)
The design process; interaction of materials, processes, and design; economic considerations; design considerations for machining, casting, forging, extrusion, forming, powder metallurgy; designing with plastics; design for assembly; A research paper required. Cross listed with IME 495. Prerequisite: IME 341; IME 395, or equivalences. Not open to students with credit in IME 495 or IME 591.

IME 670 - Independent Study (3 hours)
Critical investigation and analysis in management systems design, facilities and/or process design, material selection, or industrial economics. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IME 691 - Research (0-3 hours)
Research project or professional problem to be selected by student and advisor. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours credit. Beyond initial enrollment the student must register for 0 hours. Prerequisite: Unconditional graduate status, minimum GPA of 3.2 after 15 hours of graduate work, and consent of instructor.

IME 699 - Thesis (0-6 hours)
Required of students choosing thesis option. Total of six hours to be taken; any semester after six hours, the student must register for zero hours to maintain progress. Prerequisite: Unconditional status, 3.25 GPA with at least 15 hours earned, and consent of graduate coordinator.