Undergraduate Student Handbook

Elective IE Courses 

NOTE: All course descriptions can be found in LionPATH.

Manufacturing Process Electives

IE 306: Machining Process Design & Analysis - two lectures and one double lab per week
Prerequisites: IE 305, IE 322 
Content: Machining processes including milling and turning, basics of CNC machining center operations, cutting tool materials, cutting fluids and selection criteria, process parameter selection, machining forces, tool wear, work piece geometric variation, machining process design, process plan specification, and process analysis.

IE 307: Additive Manufacturing Process and Reverse Engineering - two lectures and one double lab per week 
Prerequisite: IE 305 
Content: Rapid prototyping processes, reverse engineering, and rapid tooling.

IE 311: Principles of Solidification Processing - two lectures and one double lab per wee
Prerequisites: IE 305 
Content: Arc welding, other welding processes, sand casting, cast metal and solidification, soldering, powder, and polymer processing.

IE 463: Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing - two lectures and one double lab per week 
Prerequisite: IE 305 
Content: Drawing elements for CAD, 3D modeling techniques and basics, and data issues in CAD/CAM.

IE 497: Micro/Nano Fabrication - three lectures per week 
Prerequisite: IE 305 
Content: History and fundamentals, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, properties and fabrication at the micro/nanoscale and micromachining.

Human Factors Engineering

IE 408: Cognitive Work Design — two lectures and one double lab per week 
Prerequisite: IE 327 
Content: Project management, human factors in the design process, defining users requirements, cognitive task analysis, participatory methodologies, modeling architectures for cognitive tasks, usability design principles, information display, interface programming, usability evaluation, socio-technical systems design and application, organizational design, and contemporary issues in HCI. 

IE 418: Human/Computer Interface Design — two lectures and one double period lab per week 
Prerequisite: CMPSC 200 or CMPSC 201 and IE 327 
Content: Characteristics of users and usability, screen design principles, software lifecycle, and usability evaluation. 

IE 419: Work Design—Productivity and Safety — three lectures per week 
Prerequisite: IE 327 
Content: Productivity concepts, methods engineering, work design, work sampling, MTM-2 analysis, wage incentives and learning, accident prevention theories, decision making tools, federal regulations, safety administration, and industrial hazards.

Courses not taken to meet the 3-credit requirement can be counted as Technical Electives.

 
 

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