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Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Grade Requirements
Course Descriptions

The mission of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is to provide for students a solid industrial engineering curriculum coupled with a strong research program driven by the economic and technologic development needs of society.

The Industrial engineering degree provides a broad technical background with special emphasis on manufacturing systems, computer modeling, costs, quality, management, and human factors. Industrial engineering draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering design and analysis, to specify, predict, and evaluate industrial systems.

The program of study includes engineering analysis for the optimization of industrial systems, design of human-machine systems, and the scientific management of activities. Specialized training is available in the use of modern engineering tools and techniques such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), and ergonomic (human factors) engineering.

Industrial engineers (IEs) pursue careers in manufacturing, service industries and government. Many IEs are being employed in nontraditional fields such as hospitals, banks, insurance and information processing. The present and future demand for IEs appears to be very high. IEs are increasingly being called upon to act as productivity catalysts in manufacturing and service organizations to meet regional, national, and international demand and competition.

Faculty Teaching and Research Interest

Chuck Zhang, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, University of Iowa, Precision Machining and Metrology, Intelligent Processing of Composite Materials
Samuel A. Awoniyi, Ph.D., Professor, Cornell University, Applied Optimization.
Richard Liang, Ph.D., Professor, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Composite Materials, Polymer Materials, Property Characteristic Modeling.
Tao Liu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carbon Nanotube-Based Functional Materials, Processing-Structure-Property Relationship of Polymer and Polymer Nanocomposites, Non-Destructive Optical Characterization Techniques.
Okenwa I. Okoli, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Warwick, Composites Manufacturing, Structural Health Monitoring, Toughened Ceramics.
Arda Vanli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Quality Engineering, Statistics, time Series Analysis.
Ben Wang, Ph.D., Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Integrated Product & Process Design, Predictive Maintenance.
Changchun Zeng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, Polymeric Materials, Composite Materials, Nanomaterials.
Mei Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Osaka Prefecture University, Nanomaterials Processing and Applications.

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-0412, (410) 347-7700. The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering curriculum is designed to comply with the ABET criteria for accrediting engineering programs. The  educational objectives are that within the first few years following their graduation, graduates should have:
  • Been employed in industrial, service or governmental organizations applying the industrial engineering skills in developing, designing, analyzing, implementing or improving integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy;
  • Completed or enrolled in a graduate program;
  • Participated in a multicultural and diverse workplace; and
  • Utilized teamwork, communication and engineering management skills
To achieve these objectives, all industrial engineering students must demonstrate or exhibit specific program outcomes. Students are instructed to contact their academic advisor or visit the departmental website at www.ie.eng.fsu.edu to obtain the current list of industrial engineering program educational objectives and program outcomes.

State of Florida Common Program Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common program prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.  Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program.  Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

The following lists the common program prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

1.    MAC X311 or MAC X281
2.    MAC X312 or MAC X282
3.    MAC X313 or MAC X283
4.    MAP X302 or MAC X305
5.    CHM X045/X045L or CHMX045C or CHS X440
6.    PHY X048/X048L or PHYX048C or PHYX043/X048L
7.    PHY X049/X049L or PHYX049C or PHYX044/X049L

Common Program Prerequisites can also be found at http://www.facts.org

For All Majors at Florida A&M University Who Start With Calculus (MAC 2311)
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
EGN 1004L First Year Engineering Lab1
*MAC 2311 Calculus I (Prereq. MAC 1147 or Placement Exam)4
*CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (Prereq. CHM 1015 or
Placement Exam)
*CHM 1045L General Chemistry Laboratory I1
ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African-American History or
AFA 3104 African-American Experience
Second Semester 
*MAC 2312 Calculus II (Prereq. MAC 2311)4
ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II3
Social Science/History Elective3
*PHY 2048C General Physics I (Prereq. MAC 2311) w/Lab5
Humanities Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Humanities Elective3

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
*MAC 2313 Calculus III (Prereq. MAC 2312)5
*PHY 2049C General Physics II w/Lab (Prereq. PHY 2048)5
EGN 2123 Computer Graphics for Engineers Co-req.MAC 2311)2
Humanities/Social Science Elective3
Second Semester 
*MAS 3105 Linear Algebra3
EML 3100 Thermodynamics (Prereq. CHM 1045, PHY 2048 MAC 2311)2
EGN 3613 Principles of Engineering Economy (Prereq. MAC 2313)2
EEL 3003 Introduction to Electrical Engineering (Prereq. MAC 2312, PHY 2049)3
EEL 3003L Introduction to E.E. Laboratory (Co-req. EEL 3003)1
COP 3014 Fundamentals of Programming3

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
EIN 3391 Introduction to Engineering Management
(Prereq. EGN 3613, EGN 2123)

EIN 3390C Manufacturing Processes And Materials
Engineering w/ Lab (Prereq. CHM 1045, Coreq: EGN 2123)

EGN 3443 Statistical Topics in IE (Prereq. MAC 2312)3
ESI 3312 Operations Research I (Prereq. MAP 3305)3
Second Semester 
ESI 4313 Operations Research II
(Prereq. EGN 3443, MAP 3305)

EIN 4333 Design of Integrated Production Systems
and Facilities Layout  (Prereq. EGN 3613, ESI 3312, EGN 2123)

MAP 2302 Differential Equations3
EIN 4312 Tool and Process Engineering (Prereq. EIN 3390C)3
EGM 3512 Engineering Mechanics (Prereq. PHY2048C,
MAC 2312; Co-req. MAC 2313)


Senior YearSem. Hrs.
First Semester 
EIN 4243 Human Factors, Work Measurement & Methods Engineering.
(Prereq. EGM 3512, EGN 3443, EIN 3390C)

EIN 4395 Manufacturing Systems Engineering (Prereq EIN 4312)3
ESI 4234 Quality Control & Reliability (Prereq. EGN 3443)3
EIN 3118 Computing Topics in IE (Prereq. COP 3014)3
EIN 4890 Senior Design I3
Second Semester 
ESI 4523 Simulation of IE Systems (Prereq. ESI 4234)3
EIN 4892 IE Senior Project II (Final Semester)3
Advanced IE Department Elective3
Technical Elective3
Total Semester Hours125

*This is a State Common Prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.

Definition of Prefixes
EIN-Engineering Industrial
ESI-Engineering Industrial (Systems)

IE majors are required to consult with their IE academic advisor before enrolling for the next academic term. Students must obtain current industrial engineering requirements and course offering schedules from the IE Department or from the College of Engineering Student Services Office.

Grade Requirements:
In addition to University and College requirements regarding grades and grade point average (GPA), the Department of Industrial Engineering (IE) requires that the IE major achieve a grade of “C” or better in all engineering core courses and in all required IE courses. This requirement may be waived by the academic dean upon recommendation of the department chair for no more than one (1) such course. Further information is available from the Industrial Engineering Department or the College of Engineering Student Services Office.

ABET/EC2000 Requirements
The BSIE Curriculum complies with ABET EC2000 requirements.  Students are advised to obtain the latest requirements from their advisor.  These requirements may also be viewed at our website at www.ie.eng.fsu.edu.

EGN 2123 Computer Graphics for Engineers (2) Co-req. MAC 2311. Course covers principles of engineering graphics: visualization, spreadsheet applications, graphical calculus, and descriptive geometry. Also introduces the engineering design process and CAD systems.

EGN 3613 Principles of Engineering Economy
(2) Prereq: MAC 2313. An emphasis on discrete cash flow diagrams, cash flow equivalence factors, standard criteria for comparing project proposals, special cash flow topics, special analysis and case studies.

EIN 4333 Design of Integrated Production Systems and Facilities Layout
(3) Prereq: EGN 3613, EGN 2123, ESI 3312. Basic functions: demand forecasting, process planning, master scheduling, materials requirement planning, machine and work stations scheduling, expediting, and quality control. Inventory control, formation of systems from those basic functions. Design exercises with computer implementation.

EIN 3905 Directed Independent Study
(3) Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson. Topics vary and each case must be approved by the department chairperson.   May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.

EIN 4891 Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project I
(3) Prereq: Senior Status. Only offered during the fall semester. Students are expected to begin a large-scale design project involving the full implementation of the IPPED process. Project includes a written report and requires the use of various design techniques and methods.  Project is completed in EIN 4892 Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project II.

EIN 4892 Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project II
(3) Prereq: EIN4891.  Only offered during the spring semester.  Continuation of EIN-4891 Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project I.  Students are expected to complete a large-scale design project involving the full implementation of the IPPED process. Project includes a written report and requires the use of various design techniques and methods. 

EIN 4243 Human Factors, Work Measurement and Methods Engineering
(3) Prereq: EGM 3512, EIN 3390C, EGN 3443. Human characteristics and limitations in relation to physical work, mental work, and job design. Human physiological variables in relation to industrial work environment and product design. Case studies and design exercises.

EIN 4611 Industrial Automation and Robotics
(3) Prereq: EIN 3390C. Introduces and familiarizes students with the basic automation problems and the technologies used in automated production and robotic systems. Various components and systems and their applications to industrial automation will be discussed. Course will be supplemented by labs that will help students apply and evaluate the concepts studied in the classroom.

EIN 4936 Selected Topics in IE
(3) Prereq: IE Senior status or by consent of instructor. Topics will be determined by a department “Committee On Special Topics,” taking into consideration the needs of students who are about to graduate.

EGN 3443 Statistical Topics in Industrial Engineering
(3) Prereq: MAC 2312. Basic statistical analysis, samples and populations, variability, hypothesis formulation, and data analysis. Use of computer software and interpretation of results.

ESI 3312 Operations Research I: Deterministic
(3) Prereq: MAP 3305. The following topics will be treated with emphasis on validation of algorithms and derivation of heuristics; linear programming, assignment problems, CPM, network flows, discrete optimization, branch and bound solution method, and dynamic programming. Design exercises.

ESI 4234 Quality Control and Reliability Engineering
(3)  Prereq: EGN 3443. Introduction to quality and reliability engineering. Statistical quality control techniques, process capability analysis, and design and analysis of experiments for quality and reliability improvement.

ESI 4313C Operations Research II: Nondeterministic
(3) Prerequisites: EGN 3443; MAP 3305. Development and application of nondeterministic, analytic models including PERT, discrete and continuous time Markov chains, queuing models including queuing networks, inventory models, and decision analysis. Case studies and design exercises.

ESI 4523 Simulation of Industrial Engineering Systems
(3) Prereq: ESI 4234. Simulation modeling and computer solution of Industrial Engineering Systems. Modeling strategies, probability considerations, simulation language, simulation verification and engineering case studies.

EIN 3118 Computing Topics in Industrial Engineering
(3) Prereq: COP 2221. State of the art computing techniques for industrial engineers. Applications of structured programming, mathematical analysis software and engineering databases. Use in engineering of GUI languages and Internet communication.

EIN 3391 Introduction to Engineering Management
(3) Prereq: EGN 3613, EGN 2123. Evolution, history, emergence, and ethics of engineering and industrial engineering. Emphasis on the management of technology and of the engineering method for product conceptualization, design, development and production. Fundamental sciences, engineering methods, information systems, economics, and behavior theory contained in engineering management principles and practices. Case studies.

EIN 3390C Manufacturing Processes and Materials Engineering
(5) Prereq: CHM 1045. Coreq: EGN 2123.  Introduction to industrial materials and their composition, properties, metallography, and heat treatment. Introduction to the manufacturing processes of machine industries including hot working, cold working and metal removal. Laboratory experiences.

EIN 3949r Cooperative Work Experience
(0) (S/U grade only.) May be repeated six times.

EIN 4214 Occupational Safety and Hazard Control
(3) Prereq: EIN 4343. The history of safety, safety in the workplace, government regulations and methods of accident prevention.

EIN 4312 Tool and Process Engineering
(3) Prereq: EIN 3390C. Basic design techniques of various manufacturing  tools, including cutting tools, inspection tools, jigs and fixtures. Fundamental planning techniques of manufacturing processes. Design exercises and project.

EIN 4395 Manufacturing Systems Engineering
(3) Prereq: EIN 4312. Introduction to modern manufacturing systems with special focus on the integration of manufacturing resources through the use of computers. Design, planning, analysis, and control of computer integrated manufacturing systems.  Design exercises and project.