IEEN Graduate Course Catalog

Admission Requirements: 

  • A four-year degree in Engineering or closely related field, or
  • Students satisfying concurrent enrollment criteria of Texas A&M-Kingsville graduate classes.

If you are interested to earn graduate credits while you are still an undergraduate students, please contact Industrial Engineering Graduate Coordinator (Dr. Hua Li,, 361-593-4057) for details about Fast-Track program


5301. Advanced Problems in Industrial Engineering. V:1-3

Individual or group research on advanced problems conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Maximum credit 6 semester hours.

5303. Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering.  V:1-3

One or more advanced topics. May be repeated when topic changes.

5305. Graduate Research Project 3

Designed for Plan II and Plan III students and requires completion of a research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

5306. Thesis Research. 3

Designed for Plan I students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

5312. Supply Chain Management. 3(3-0)

The management of material and information flows in multi-stage production-distribution networks. Provide students with the knowledge and the tools necessary to develop, implement and sustain strategies for managing supply chain issues, especially the material and inventory management in supply chain.

5313. Inventory Systems. 3(3-0)

Deterministic/stochastic systems with static/dynamic models. Use of forecasting techniques. Practice of inventory management, manual and computerized procedures and MRP. Case studies in inventory systems management. Prerequisite: 3 hours undergraduate Production and Inventory Control or equivalent.

5314. Activity Scheduling. 3(3-0)

Deterministic/stochastic sequencing problems with static/dynamic models. Problems involving single and multiple facilities (flow shop, job shop). Problems involving different measure of effectiveness, solution techniques (optimizing, heuristic). Industrial scheduling problems. Prerequisite: IEEN 5313

5315. Nonlinear Programming. 3(3-0)

Quantitative procedures for optimization techniques; steepest ascent/descent; gradient methods. Nonlinear problems such as quadratic programming, geometric programming, convex programming, separable programming, etc. Prerequisite: 6 hours of undergraduate operations research or equivalent and graduate standing.

5321. Computer Application of Statistical Methods in Engineering. 3(3-0)

Extreme value distributions, multivariate normal distribution, simple and multiple regression analyses, analysis of variance, time series analysis, a survey of nonparametric statistics, chi square, t and F distributions. Prerequisite: undergraduate course in Applied Methods in Engineering Statistics or the equivalent.

5322. Computer Simulation of Industrial Systems. 3(3-0)

Introduction to simulation, a survey and application of computer languages suitable for Monte Carlo simulation of random processes, model construction, advantages and shortcomings of simulation techniques, programming with simulation languages.

5323. Occupational Biomechanics. 3(3-0)

Study of the structure and function of musculo-skeletal system of the human body, kinetic and kinematic models, link segment diagrams and 3-D static modeling. Applying bio-instrumentation to determine the human performance, work capacity and muscle strength evaluation. Biomechanical considerations in machine control and work place design.

5324. Ergonomics. 3(3-0)

Application of ergonomic principles to the work environment. Design of the system to fit and interact with the human operator. Collection and utilization of anthropometric data in the design of workstations, tools, safety equipment and VDT workstations. Study of the interaction between human operator and the environment including the effect of noise, improper lighting, vibration, heat and cold on physical and mental performance.

5325. System Safety. 3(3-0)

Application of engineering design and management of industrial prevention models along with ethical responsibilities to eliminate, prevent or control hazards throughout the life cycle of a project, program, procedure or activity.

5326. Economic Decision Theory. 3(3-0)

Sources of information, prediction and judgment, subjective probability bidding policy. Statistical decision theory including utility functions, risk and uncertainty, min-max and Bayes strategy. Prerequisite: IEEN 5329 or equivalent.

5327. Advanced Engineering Project Management. 3(3-0)

Advanced concepts and theories of project modeling and optimization, project scheduling, resource allocation, economic analyses and project decision analysis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

5328. Reliability Theory. 3(3-0)

Reliability analysis with emphasis on the exponential, Weibull, gamma, log normal and extreme value distributions; reliability of systems, redundancy; maintainability and availability. Prerequisite: IEEN 5313.

5329. Advanced Engineering Economic Analysis. 3(3-0)

Continuation of Engineering Economic Analysis including funds flow, utility, price changes, investment, growth, replacement, taxes, capital budgeting and managerial economics. Prerequisite: 3 hours undergraduate course in Engineering Economic Analysis or equivalent.

5330. Computer Integrated Engineering Design. 3(3-0)

Overview to the fundamental principles and concepts underlying CAD/CAD/CAE systems. Emphasis on three dimensional parametric and feature-based CAD/CAM systems. Introduction to the concurrent design approach - design for manufacturing, design for assembly, design for reliability, design for maintainability are introduced. Applications of artificial intelligence in CAD/CAM system. Enhancement of student’s application and development skills of CAD/CAM software.

5331. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems. 3(3-0)

Advanced systems concept of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Advanced system, definition of manufacturing and its various levels, planning and control of product movement through the production systems, successful use of Automation, Robotics, Just-In-Time Manufacturing and Knowledge Based Systems. Prerequisite: MEEN 5303.

5332. Manufacturing System Design. 3(3-0)

Systematic description of the underlying behavior of manufacturing systems. Topics include basic factory dynamics, corrupting influence of variability, push and pull production systems, human element in manufacturing systems design and supply chain management.

5333. Six Sigma and ISO Standards. 3(3-0)

Introduction to six sigma approach, DMAIC model, ISO standards and continual improvement philosophy. Study and research on using six sigma to meet ISO 9000, and use the ISO 9000 Framework to Assess a Six Sigma System. Practical case studies and projects will be pursued.

5334. Lean Manufacturing. 3(3-0)

Identifying key Lean concepts for manufacturing and defining these concepts for products/process design. Understanding Lean terminology, value stream mapping for manufacturing systems, design of Lean equipment, product cell design, operator job design and five steps to kaizen. Lean manufacturing approach to help reduce manufacturing costs, reduce or eliminate waste and increase profit margins.

5335. Principles of Optimization. 3(3-0)

Nonlinear Optimization: convexity, Kuhn-Tucker conditions, theory of duality. Linear and combinatorial optimization. Dynamic optimization. Prerequisite: 6 hours of undergraduate operations research or equivalent.

5336. Linear Programming and Extensions. 3(3-0)

Theory of linear programming including the simplex method, duality, sensitivity analysis, decomposition principles, the transportation problem and integer programming. Prerequisite: IEEN 5335 or equivalent.


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