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TIE 211 Introduction to Industrial and Production Engineering

Introduction to Industrial and Production Engineering. History of Industrial and Production Engineering, Introduction to Components: Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design; Operations Research, Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering, Engineering Management; Case Examples. 

HL 30; HP 0; U 2 CRO. P 0.

6.1.1 Course Content and Corresponding Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Courses 

Course  and   Content

Course Learning Outcomes

TIE 211 Introduction to Industrial and Production Engineering

Introduction to Industrial and Production Engineering. History of Industrial and Production Engineering, Introduction to Components: Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design; Operations Research, Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering, Engineering Management; Case Examples. 

HL 30; HP 0; U 2 CRO. P 0.

CLO-1 Understand the Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering: Explain the core concepts, principles, and methodologies of industrial engineering, including its history and its role in optimizing processes and systems

CLO-2 Explore Historical Foundations of Production Engineering: Investigate the contributions of historical figures like James Watt, Bolton, and Taylor to production and manufacturing engineering

CLO-3 Understand Work System Concepts: Gain knowledge of systems concepts in industrial engineering, specifically work systems and work system design and apply these concepts using case examples

CLO-4 Apply Problem-Solving Techniques: Students will develop problem-solving skills and be able to apply industrial engineering methods to analyse, model, and solve real-world problems in manufacturing, logistics, and service industries

CLO-5 Optimize Processes and Systems: Identify inefficiencies in processes and systems and apply industrial engineering tools to optimize them, leading to improved productivity, quality, and resource utilization

CLO-6 Enhance Workforce Management: Learn the principles of human factors and ergonomics to design workspaces, tasks, and processes that enhance worker safety, efficiency, and well-being.

CLO-7 Promote Sustainability and Ethical Practices: Understand the importance of sustainable practices in industrial engineering and be able to evaluate the environmental and ethical impact of industrial processes and recommend responsible solutions

TIE 212 Principles of Economics for Engineers

The economic problems and the methodology of economics science, the concepts of industry; theory of consumer behaviour, the market demand; theory of production; theory of costs; theory of the firm; perfect competition, monopoly, price discrimination, monopolistic competition, introduction to microeconomics; introduction to the concept of technology management and its holistic view; principles of entrepreneurship

HL 30; HP 0; U 2; CR 0; P 0

CLO-1:  Identify economics questions

CLO-2:  Know economic problems and Models of studying economics: The circular-flow diagram, The production possibilities frontier

CLO-3: Explain the Principles of economics and applications in decision-making

CLO-4: Determine Production cost and theory of firm

CLO-5: Explain Types of Markets perfect competition, monopoly, price discrimination, monopolistic competition

CLO-6: Discuss Measurement of Elasticity, price elasticity of demand and Income Elasticity of Demand

CLO-7: Explain Cross Elasticity of Demand, price elasticity of supply

CLO-8: Discuss the principles of Technology management

CLO-9: Discuss the principles of Entrepreneurship

TIE 311 Engineering Probability Statistics

Estimating Engineering Qualities: Estimating Method, Confidence Limits and Tolerance. Hypothesis Testing: Statistical Inference and Engineering Decision Situation, Operating Characteristics Curves, Parametric and non-parametric Tests of Engineering Data. Introduction to analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis in industrial systems modelling. Statistical computer routine.

HL 45, HPO; U 3: CRO; P STA 244

CLO-1: Explain the fundamental principles and concepts of quality control, including the importance of quality in industrial processes and products.

CLO-2: Apply statistical tools and techniques, such as control charts, process capability analysis, and hypothesis testing, to monitor and improve the quality of industrial processes.

CLO-3: Identify opportunities for quality improvement in industrial settings and develop strategies to address them, including root cause analysis and corrective action plans.

CLO-4: Effectively perform inspections and quality testing of products, materials, and processes, including the selection of appropriate testing methods and equipment.

CLO-5: Correctly interpret, and apply relevant industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to quality control in industrial environments.

CLO-6: Communicate quality-related information and findings clearly and effectively to subordinates, management, and other stakeholders, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and quality consciousness within the organization

TIE 312 Operations Research

Linear programming-graphical solution method, the simplex algorithm, duality theory and sensitivity analysis. Special LP problems. Computer packages for LP, PERT and CPM and Applications to maintenance and project control. Dynamic programming. Markov chains queuing theory and applications. Examples of Operations Research Applications to Engineering Problems. 

HL 45; HP 0 U 3 CR 0 PSTA 202

CLO-1: Understand the fundamental concepts of linear programming & its applications in optimization problems.

CLO-2: Demonstrate proficiency in solving linear programming problems using the graphical solution method.

CLO-3: Apply the simplex algorithm to solve linear programming problems efficiently and effectively.

CLO-4: Analyse and interpret duality theory and sensitivity analysis in the context of linear programming

CLO-5: Solve special linear programming problems, such as integer programming and network flow problems.

CLO-6: Utilize computer packages for Linear Programming (LP) to model and solve real-world optimization problems.

CLO-7: Develop a solid understanding of Markov chains and their applications in modelling stochastic processes

CLO-8: Apply queuing theory principles to analyse and optimize systems involving waiting lines and service processes.

CLO-9: Evaluate and solve practical problems using Operations Research methodologies.

CLO-10: Apply Operations Research techniques to engineering problems, demonstrating their real-world relevance.

CLO-11: Analyze and solve optimization problems using dynamic programming methods.

CLO-12: Critically assess and communicate the relevance of Operations Research in various fields, including engineering, business, and decision-making contexts. 

TIE 313 Engineering Economics

Economic analysis of engineering projects; value systems economic decisions on capital investments and choice of engineering alternatives; new projects, replacement and abandonment policies, risky decisions; corporate financial practices. 

HL   45 HP 0 U 3 CR 0 P STA 202.

CLO-1: Understand the Foundations of Engineering Economics: Explain the fundamental principles and concepts of engineering economics, including time value of money, equivalence, economic and financial analysis of engineering projects.

CLO-2: Apply concept of Time Value of Money: Utilise time value of money techniques to compare the annual, present and future values of cash flows, considering compounding and discounting factors.

CLO-3: Evaluate Costs: Analyse various types of costs associated with engineering projects, distinguish between fixed and variable costs, and estimate project costs accurately.

CLO-4: Make Economic Decisions: Utilize economic decision criteria such as Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Payback Period, Understand the nature of public projects.

CLO-5: Perform Capital Budgeting: Assess the financial feasibility of engineering projects, considering cash flows, incremental analysis, and project selection under capital constraints.

CLO-6: Address Risk and Uncertainty: Identify sources of risk in engineering projects and apply sensitivity analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, and decision trees to evaluate investments.

CLO-7: Analyse Public Projects: Discuss the unique aspects of economic analysis for public projects, including the use of social discount rates, economic impact analysis, and ethical considerations. Utilise B/C incremental analysis to make informed investment decisions.

CLO-8: Utilize Tools and Software: Demonstrate proficiency in using spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) and financial calculators to perform complex economic analyses.

CLO-9: Appreciate Real-world Context: Apply engineering economics concepts to real-world engineering projects, considering practical constraints, environmental factors, and ethical concerns. Corporate Financial Practices and Case studies

CLO-10: Communicate Effectively: Present economic analysis results clearly and effectively, both in written and oral formats, and engage in constructive discussions and critiques of economic decisions and analyses.

TIE 314 Work Study

Work method analysis and design including charting Techniques, Operations analysis, Micro-motion studies, principles of motion economy and workplace layout, establishing standard procedures and applications. Principles and technique of work measurement including Time study, work sampling, systems of predetermined Motion time data and estimating techniques, Industrial applications.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3: CRO; P STA 202

CLO-1: demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts of work-study

CLO-2:apply different types of engineering work methods such as charting and diagram techniques in operations and job analysis

CLO-3:apply various engineering work measurements for example time study, predetermined motion system, standard data systems, and work sampling in analysing time tasks

CLO-4:attain an understanding of the fundamental principles of experimental design, collection of data related to work study, and their analysis and interpretation

CLO-5:work in team and be able to communicate effectively in performing the assigned work 

TIE 321 Project Planning and Control I

Project organization and definition of objectives. Collecting, generating and analysis of project statistical data. Projects task elements identification techniques and diagramming, planning and progressing. Construction, fabrication or maintenance project scheduling and evaluation using CPM and PERT technique. Feasibility studies to include technical and economic studies of projects.

HL 30; HP 0; U 2; CR 0; P 0.

CLO-1: Define and explain the core concepts and principles of project management and also describe the importance of project planning and control in achieving project success

CLO-2: Develop project plans that clearly define project objectives, scope, stakeholders, and constraints.

CLO-3: Identify the factors that influence project commencement, including feasibility analysis and project selection criteria as well as create comprehensive project scopes that define project deliverables and boundaries

CLO-4: Develop Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) to break down the project into manageable components.

CLO-5: Develop project schedules using techniques such as Critical Path Method (CPM), Programme Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Gantt charts.

CLO-6: Implement schedule compression and optimization strategies to meet project deadlines

CLO-7: Analyse and apply project planning and control principles to real-world project scenarios.

TIE 322 Machine Tools

Review of standard machine tools: centre lathes, milling, shaping, drilling, cylindrical and surface grinding machines. Principles of machine tools for quantity production:- Machine elements and considerations for rigidity. Kinematics of machine tools.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR TME 316, TME 324; P 0.

CLO-1: Identify different machine tools, their design and applications.

CLO-2: Describe in words and pictorially (diagrams), the structures of typical machine tools.

CLO-3: Explain the importance of maintainability in effective and efficient machining operations.

CLO-4: Identify machine parts and elements necessary for proper machine tools design.

CLO-5: Discuss the selection of right machine tools for different machining operations.

CLO-6:Explain mechanics of machining processes required to determine the magnitude, direction and control of cutting forces

CLO-7: Identify the properties of the materials used to manufacture the different parts of the machine tool.

CLO-8: Discuss the durability and capability of the different tool materials.

CLO-9: Explain the kinematics of machine tools and maintenance of machine parts.

TIE 323 Accounting and Finance for Engineers

The nature, scope and purpose of accounting, basic financial statements in Engineering projects, accounts conventions; preparation of final accounts in semi-automated and fully automated systems; the associated profit and loss accounts and balance sheets; theories and methods of depreciation. The goals and functions of finance; concepts valuation of Engineering projects; principle of capital budgeting, cost of capital, long-term financing, short and medium financing, principles of Stock market management; tools for financial analysis and control; financial ratio analysis, funds flow analysis and financial forecasting; analysis of operating and financial leverage. Fundamentals of Enterprise Resource software design.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 212.

TIE 411 Engineering Reliability

Reliability of components and multi-component systems. Applications of quantitative methods to the design and evaluation of Engineering and Industrial Systems and of processes for assuring reliability of performance. Economic and manufacturing aspects of reliability. Principles of maintainability, product failure and legal liability.

HL 30; HP 0; U 2; CR 0; P TIE 311.

CLO-1: Explain the key concepts and principles of reliability engineering. Define common reliability metrics such as MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) and MTTF (Mean Time To Failure).

CLO-2: Analyze and classify different types of failures, including random, systematic, and intermittent failures, and then identify the root causes of failures and apply appropriate analysis techniques.

CLO-3: Apply probability and statistical methods and distribution to model, predict and interpret system reliability indices such as reliability, availability, and maintainability

CLO-4: Perform data analysis using tools such as reliability block diagrams, and FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis).

CLO-5: Perform FMEA to systematically evaluate potential failure modes and their consequences to prioritize and mitigate high-risk failure modes.

CLO-6: Analyze real-world case studies and examples of reliability challenges and solutions and apply learned principles to practical scenarios.

CLO-7: Perform economic and manufacturing analyses of reliability in an engineering set-up to make informed decisions.

TIE 412 Work Systems Design

Elements and Classification of Work Systems. Design objectives and parameters including productivity measurement and improvement techniques. Design of operations including the use of jigs and fixtures in methods improvement. Job description and evaluation, incentive and work control schemes. Working posture, lifting, pushing and pulling. Design of Industrial workstations using anthropometric principles and data process design. Introduction to modern techniques for work systems design.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 314.

 

TIE 413 Productions and Inventory Systems Design 

Production      systems design and Control tasks, including planning, scheduling and machine loading. Workflow control. Material requirement planning and control; computer application, Inventory systems design. Production forecasting, Production programme development, manpower requirement planning and control, line-balancing, sequencing and expediting. Applications of Linear programming, CPM and PERT.

HL 45; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE, TIE 312.

CLO-1: Describe the fundamental concepts and principles of production and inventory management and define key terms such as lead time, safety stock, order quantity, and production scheduling

CLO-2: Determine optimal inventory levels based on demand patterns and cost constraints. Apply various inventory management techniques, including ABC analysis, EOQ (Economic Order Quantity), and JIT (Just-In-Time) inventory systems

CLO-3: Calculate the financial impact of inventory decisions, including carrying costs, holding costs, and order costs.

CLO-4: Develop production plans and schedules to meet customer demand while minimizing costs through techniques such as MRP (Material Requirements Planning) and capacity planning.

CLO-5: Utilize statistical methods and historical data to forecast demand accurately and select appropriate forecasting models for different scenarios

CLO-6: Optimize inventory levels to balance the trade-offs between carrying costs and stockouts and then implement strategies to reduce excess inventory and increase turnover rates

CLO-7: Design efficient production processes that minimize waste and lead times through lean manufacturing principles and techniques

CLO-8: Perform cost-benefit analysis to evaluate inventory strategies

CLO-9: Identify and mitigate risks related to supply chain disruptions, demand fluctuations, and production delays

CLO-10: Analyse real-world case studies and examples of production and inventory challenges and solutions

TIE 414 Industrial Quality Control

Engineering and cost factors affecting quality of products. Control charts for attributes. Control charts for variables. Use of control charts for establishing and maintaining engineering specifications/tolerances. Sampling inspection by attributes and variables. Continuous sampling. Economic considerations.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3 CR 0 P STA 244, TIE 311

CLO-1: Explain the fundamental principles and concepts of quality control, including the importance of quality in industrial processes and products.

CLO-2: Apply statistical tools and techniques, such as control charts, process capability analysis, and hypothesis testing, to monitor and improve the quality of industrial processes.

CLO-3: Identify opportunities for quality improvement in industrial settings and develop strategies to address them, including root cause analysis and corrective action plans.

CLO-4: Effectively perform inspections and quality testing of products, materials, and processes, including the selection of appropriate testing methods and equipment.

CLO-5: Correctly interpret, and apply relevant industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to quality control in industrial environments.

CLO-6: Communicate quality-related information and findings clearly and effectively to subordinates, management, and other stakeholders, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and quality consciousness within the organization.

TIE 415 Industrial and Product Safety

Detection and control of hazards. Accident investigations and analysis of data. Environmental modifications for Safety effectiveness and accident prevention. Safety codes, Material handling, Machine guarding, Electrical hazards. Case studies on special occupational hazards. 

HL 30; HP 0 U 2 CR 0 P 0

CLO-1: Understand the principles and importance of safety management in various industries 

CLO-1: Understand the principles and importance of safety management in various industries 

CLO-2: Define incidents and accidents in the context of workplace safety. 

CLO-3: Master the techniques and incident and accident investigation

CLO-4: Calculate accident rates and frequency rates to assess safety performance

CLO-5: Explore accident causation theories to understand the underlying reasons for incidents and accidents

CLO-6: Identify common hazards in different industries and assess their risk

CLO-7: Evaluate the effectiveness of PPE and hazard control strategies in reducing workplace accidents and improving safety

TIE 416 Industrial Forecasting Techniques

Forecasting in Industrial Operations. Time horizons and accuracy. Forecasting future business, product demand and technological changes. Intuitive and quantitative techniques. Input-output analysis. Moving averages and exponential smoothing. Application of regression, correlation and time series analysis. Computer routines. Forecast evaluation of Industrial Systems. 

HL 45 HP 0 U 3 CR 0 P STA 202 and TIE 311

CLO-1: Understand the fundamentals of forecasting: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of   forecasting, including the importance of accurate predictions in industrial engineering

CLO-2: Identify forecasting methods: Identify and explain various forecasting methods, such as quantitative and qualitative forecasting techniques. Distinguish between the qualitative and quantitative forecasting techniques.

CLO-3: Apply time series analysis: Apply time series analysis techniques to historical data to develop forecasts, including moving averages, exponential smoothing, and Box-Jenkins (ARIMA) modeling

CLO-4: Utilize regression analysis: Utilize regression analysis to model and forecast industrial processes, including simple and multiple regression models, input and output analysis

CLO-5: Discuss qualitative forecasting techniques: Discuss Delphi method, market research and surveys, expert judgment and opinion polls and soon.

CLO-6: Evaluate Forecasting accuracy: Assess the accuracy of forecasting models using appropriate performance metrics, such as Mean Absolute Error (MAE), Mean Squared Error (MSE), and Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE).

CLO-7: Forecasting software tools: Utilize software tools and technologies commonly used in industrial forecasting, such as spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel), statistical software and data visualization tools.

CLO-8: Decision-making with forecasts: Apply industrial forecasts to support decision-making processes within manufacturing, supply chain management, and operations optimization

TIE 417 Project Planning and Control II

Organization of larger scale resource allocation. Scheduling and sequencing criteria including make span, lateness, tardiness and mean flow time. One, two and three facility optimal scheduling, multi-facility heuristic scheduling and applications. Introduction to technology assessment.

HL 30, HP 0; CR 0; TIE 321; U 2

TIE 418 Tools and Fixtures design

Differences between jigs and fixtures. Principles of locations, principles of clamping. Design features of jigs, milling, turning, grinding, boring and welding fixtures, metal cutting tool design, numerically controlled tools design. Ergonomic considerations in jigs, fixtures and tool design, location and applications. The economics of machine tools design. 

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TME 324

CLO-1: Identify types and functions of jigs and fixtures.

CLO-2: Discuss the jigs and fixtures used on machine tools using standard parts, including numerically controlled machine tools.

CLO-3: Apply the concept of engineering economy analysis to the design of tools and fixtures.

CLO-4: Explain relevant ergonomic considerations in designing jigs and fixtures.

CLO-5: Explain the basic principles of location, clamping, types, methods and the devices used.

CLO-6: Identify the properties of materials necessary for selecting materials for proper functioning of the tool being designed. 

CLO-7: Discuss heat–treating of tool steels, the heat-treating processes

CLO-8: Identify the factors affecting the final result of the heat treatment for proper tool design.

CLO-9: Explain the broad classification of Engineering Materials and their wide applicability

TIE 419 Machine Tools and Transfer Machines

Hydraulic/electrical copying/transmission in machines. Considerations for installing, testing and maintenance. In-line transfer machines, rotary, indexing transfer machines, drum type machines and  automatic loading            transfer methods. The economics and justification of transfer machines.

HL 45; HP 0; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 322

CLO-1: Describe verbally and diagrammatically, the structures of machine tools and transfer machines.

CLO-2: Explain the importance of well coordinated transfer lines, in relation to the productivity of industrial systems.

CLO-3: Make right selection of necessary machine tools that can work accurately with these transfer machines.

CLO-4: Discuss the necessary factors in the choice of transfer machines.

CLO-5: Explain hazards associated with machine tools and transfer machines, as well as hazard control.

CLO-6: Apply economy analysis in justifying the use of machine tools and transfer machines.

CLO-7: Identify different means of controlling modern transfer lines including Programmable Logic Control (PLC).  

CLO-8: Discuss automation and manual labour in Production Systems, as well as Employee Safety.

TIE 511 Engineering Management

An introduction to the concepts of management of the engineering function as found in various industrial and non-industrial settings. General management theory and the implications of individual and group behaviour for organizational effectiveness. Introduction to the law of contracts, patents and copyrights as it affects engineers and industrial organizations. Labour relations and Industrial law.

HL 45; HP 0; U 3; CR 0; P 0

CLO-1: Define Engineering Management and explain who an engineering manager is.

CLO-2: Identify engineering analytical tools and apply it to find solutions to real-life organizational problems.

CLO-3: Use appropriate decision-making tools to solve practical problems in any business environment.

CLO-4: Apply the various tools and skills acquired for self-initiated entrepreneurship or employment.

TIE 512 Applied Stochastic Process

Examples of stochastic processes in engineering. Classification of general stochastic process. Markov chains (discrete time and continuous time) and applications. Renewal processes and applications-equipment replacements signal counters, production inventory. Queues in maintenance, etc. other processes with engineering applications. Computational methods and computer packages.

HL 45; HP 0; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 311

CLO-1: Identify various stochastic processes that may be found in industrial systems and describe the context of their occurrences.

CLO-2: Solve problems involving conditional probability and conditional expectation.

CLO-3: Differentiate between static and dynamic Markov chain processes

CLO-4: Identify stochastic problems that require Markov chain solutions

CLO-5: Carry out analyses involving Markov chains using matrices and probability theories.

CLO-6: Differentiate between Poisson processes and renewal processes.

CLO-7: Solve stochastic problems manually and with the use of software

CLO-8: Articulate the results and conclusions for stochastic process techniques applied to applied problems

TIE 513 Applied Mathematical Programming

Review of Linear Programming. Optimality condition for general problems. Method for unconstrained problems-basic search methods, steepest descent methods, Newton’s and Quasi- Newton methods. Methods for constrained problems- gradient project programmes. Cases in process design, curve fitting, machine scheduling and production optimization, etc.

HP 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 312

CLO-1: Define and formulate linear and nonlinear optimization models and appreciate their limitations

CLO-2: Solve linear pogramming problems using efficient computational techniques 

CLO-3: Solve single and multivariable nonlinear models with or without constraints using basic search techniques.

CLO-4: Solve multivariable nonlinear optimization models with equality or inequality constraints using methods such as Langrange multipliers, Jacobian, Kuhn-Tucker, Numerical

CLO-5: Use computer software such as Lingo, Lindo, CPLEX, Excel, TORA, WinQSB… to solve decision models.

CLO-6: Identify real-world optimization problems and develop the appropriate modes, select and apply the right solution technique and present the results with discussions. 

TIE 514 Simulation in Systems Design

Introduction to modelling and simulation random number generation and testing. Introduction to special simulation Languages (GPSS, SIM-SCRIPT, ETC.) multiple comparison procedure in simulation and statistical experiment. Case studies in process design, queuing, production/inventory systems and service systems.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 311

TIE 515 Facilities and Industrial Systems Design

The facilities design function and economics. Product and process engineering. Flow analysis and design. Facilities layout, using manual and computer routines, plant and machine location from qualitative and quantitative consideration. Analytical methods. Packaging storage and material handling systems. 

HL 45; HP 45; U 4; CR 0: P TIE 312

TIE 516 Maintenance Engineering

Maintenance function. Maintenance mission. The operational implication of the maintenance function. Maintenance organization: Types, structure, and design. Maintenance and maintainability. Concept of equipment Failure/ Reliability. The Bath-tub hazard rate. Probability Distributions (Discrete and continuous). Equipment replacement, cost, and ownership. Equipment replacement models and applications. Maintenance strategies, policies, and actions. Maintenance planning, control, and documentation.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0: P TIE 411

CLO-1: Distinguish between maintenance, maintenance mission and maintenance function.

CLO-2: Describe verbally and diagrammatically, the structures of typical maintenance organisation model variants.

CLO-3: Explain the importance of maintainability in effective and efficient equipment maintenance.

CLO-4: Identify maintenance and maintainability-related elements that are necessary for proper system design.

CLO-5: Determine the quality of equipment lubricant

CLO-6: Carry out the de-coupling and coupling of a typical industrial equipment

CLO-7: Apply equipment hazard and failure functions distributions in determining the reliability of equipment.

CLO-8: Analysis maintenance data of equipment and predict its reliability.

CLO-9: Discuss the relationship between equipment maintenance, productivity in relation to the equipment  life cycle cost

CLO-10: Identify and explain the features of different maintenance policy and strategy models

TIE 521 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

Trends in manufacturing technology. Computer aided Manufacturing systems. Cases in facilities planning, group technology and process design. Numerical control, Introduction to adaptive and direct control, elementary applications of computers in material handling and production control including the integrated database approach.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 411.

CLO-1: Define manufacturing systems, identify and describe various types of manufacturing systems

CLO-2: Differentiate between manufacturing systems and manufacturing technology and their relevance to the manufacturing industry

CLO-3: Distinguish between computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and outline their benefits

CLO-4: Effectively estimate the parameters for carrying out a particular numerical control and computerized numerical control operations

CLO-5: Utilise CAD software in the design of product

CLO-6: Produce G and M codes for subtractive and additive CNC machining

CLO-7: Manufacture a product using CAD/CAM (additive/subtractive)   principles

TIE 522 Value Engineering and Analysis

The concepts of value, productivity functionality, productability, marketability and their mutual relationship. Product on project analysis: identification of alterable components, features and materials and their selection. Values systems design, analysis and evaluation. The values engineering and analysis problem, level of value engineering. Solution procedures to the value engineering problem. Value analysis and real-life applications. Product, project and system cost estimating and reduction.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 313

CLO-1: Proficiently conduct function analysis, identifying and assessing functions, performance

CLO-2: criteria and constraints within complex systems, products or processes

CLO-3: Develop ability to employ creative problem solving techniques to generate innovative

CLO-4: solutions, fostering a mindset for optimizing value in various engineering scenarios

CLO-5: Evaluate alternative solution using cost-benefit analysis and other relevant evaluation

CLO-6: methods, enabling informed decision – making in value engineering

CLO-7: Learn how to effectively communicate value engineering proposals and findings to stakeholders through well-structured presentations, and documentations ensuring successful project

CLO-8: Apply value engineering principles and methodologies in real-world scenarios,

CLO-9: demonstrating the capability to enhance value and cost-effectiveness across diverse industries

TIE 523 Human Factors Engineering

Human performances in man-machine systems. Human sensory, Motor and information processes, man-machine dynamics. Environmental effects on human performance.

HL 30, HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 515.

CLO-1: Understand Human Factors principles: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of human factors engineering, including the impact of human capabilities and limitations on design and operation

CLO-2: Analyse and apply knowledge of Human sensory, motor and information processes. Human sensory, motor and information processes analysis and application to design ergonomic and user-centered industrial systems 

CLO-3: Explore man-machine dynamics : Explore  the dynamics of man-machine interactions, identifying opportunities to optimize interfaces and enhance the overall system performance

CLO-4: User-Centered Design Methods: Utilize user-centered design methods, such as user surveys, usability testing, and task analysis, to inform the design and improvement of products and systems

CLO-5: Apply Anthropometric and Biomechanics: Apply anthropometric data and biomechanical principles to design workspaces, tools, and equipment that accommodate a diverse range of human body sizes and movements

CLO-6: Evaluate the impact of environmental factors on human performance: Evaluate the environmental effects on human performance and develop strategies to mitigate potential challenges in industrial settings

CLO-7: Design and implement human centred solutions: Demonstrate  the ability to design and implement human centred solutions that prioritise safety, efficiency, and user satisfaction in real world industrial engineering applications

TIE 524 Manufacturing Information Systems

Definition of data, information, manufacturing, systems. Basic manufacturing functions, the respective information required to perform each function; generate information for each function. Basic manufacturing processes, information needed to carry out each process and application. Process output information with examples in the heat treatment of all the forming processes, all the conventional machining processes. Organization of integrated input/output manufacturing information systems for the basic manufacturing functions and processes. Choice of hardware and software for manufacturing information.

HL 45; HP; U 3; CR O; P TME 316, TIE 413

TIE 525 Information Systems

Systems objective, data collection, investigation and feasibility study, critical. Output/input design considerations. Hardware acquisition and evaluation process. Safety and reliability considerations. Systems description and programming specifications. Implementation. Performance evaluation.

HL 45; HP O; U 3; CR O; P O

TIE 526 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering Engineering systems of national interest. Examples: Water resources planning and analysis, system studies in transportation, energy systems planning and analysis, emerging new concepts in Industrial /engineering.

HL 30; HP 0; U 2; CR O; P TIE 312, TIE 313, TIE 321

CLO-1: Carry out a discussion importance of presenting a good technical report with respect to the academia and profession.

CLO-2: Differentiate between different forms of technical reports and the elements that constitute them

CLO-3: Write an acceptable project proposal 

CLO-4: Demonstrate appropriate organization of project writing skill

CLO-5: Navigate the internet and locate different technical report reference sources

CLO-6: Demonstrate competence in citing and referencing of different sources manually and with the use of reference editing software

CLO-7: Carry out a discussion on the importance of ethical writing 

CLO-8: Make an oral presentation of a chosen technical report using visual aiding applications 

TIE 599 Projects

Individual students’ projects to be supervised by academic staff of the Department.

CLO-1: Apply relevant tools and be able to identify parameters and locate/find data to estimate the parameters

CLO-2: Carry out independent limited research and development projects

CLO-3: Undertake analyses of estimated parameters and assess the validity of the results 

CLO-4: Communicate on technical issues, analysis and conclusions in the studied area to relevant stakeholders which may include the academic community, industry and the public

CLO-5: Contribute to innovation or improvements in the thematic area of study.

HL-Hours of lectures; HP-Hours of Practicals; - No of Units of courses; CR-Concurrent course (s); - Prerequisite course(s).

In addition, students will be expected to register for some courses offered by other departments such as General studies (GES), Mathematics, General and specific Engineering courses

6.2 POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME 

6.2.1 Master of Science Programme Structure 

 

(i) Ergonomics/Human Factors Engineering

This is concerned with the design of work systems with emphasis on the relation of Man to his working environment. It includes such subjects as Methods Engineering, Safety Engineering, Biomechanics and Anthropometrics. Others are the study of human capabilities/limitations, human energy requirements, controls and environmental work factors.

(ii) Production/Manufacturing Engineering

This is the area that deals with the analysis and design of production system. It covers such subjects as process design, operations design, design of material handling mechanisms, tooling, and facilities layout including robotics, automation, Computer Aided Design and manufacturing, flexible and lean manufacturing systems. Others are design of production inventory and quality control systems.

 (iii) Operations Research

Operations Research (OR) combines mathematical modelling with the principles of optimization to analyze and design new or modify existing operations. The main purpose is to improve performance of all aspects of work systems. It includes such subjects as linear programming, non-linear programming, multi-criteria decision making engineering statistics, game theory, queuing theory, evolutionary algorithms etc.

           

(iv) Engineering Management

Engineering Management is the use of scientific techniques in organizing, planning and controlling large-scale operations. The subjects included are engineering economy, costing and cost control, decision theory, technological forecasting, project planning and control, team management, etc.

 (v) Systems Engineering

This is concerned with the applications of computers, mathematical and simulation modelling techniques to the design analysis, synthesis and control of complex systems. The subjects covered are design of information systems, computers and computer communication techniques, simulation control theory, etc. 

COURSE LISTINGS FOR THE OPTIONS IN THE COURSE CURRICULUM

(A) CORE COMPULSORY COURSES

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TIE 702

Research Methodology for Engineers

2

C

TIE  711

Statistical Methods for Engineers

2

C

TIE  712

Applied optimisation

2

C

TIE  731

Advanced Engineering Economics

2

C

TIE  741

Advanced Work Systems Design

3

C

TIE  742

Production-Inventory Systems Design

2

C

TIE  746

Advanced Manufacturing Process

2

C

TIE  799

Seminar

2

C

TIE  790

Project

6

C

(B) REQUIRED COURSES

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TIE  734

Terotechnology

2

R

TIE  738

Engineering Organisation and Management

2

R

TIE  747

Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering

2

R

TIE  750

Product Development 

2

       R

TIE  751

Ergonomics

2

R

(C) ELECTIVE COURSES

(a) Operations Research Option

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TIE 720

Multi-criteria Optimisation                

3

E

TIE 713

Linear and Integer Programming

3

E

TIE 714

Nonlinear Optimisation                            

3

E

TIE 715

Machine­  Activity Scheduling 

3

E

TIE 716

Graph Theory and Network Flows           

3

E

TIE 717

Applied Stochastic Processes 

3

E

TIE  718

Evolutionary Techniques                          

3

E

TIE  719

Discrete Optimisation                   

3

E

TIE  727

Computer Applications and Software Development 

2

E

(b) System Engineering Option

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TIE  717

Applied Stochastic Processes

3

E

TIE  718

Evolutionary Techniques

3

E

TIE 722

Systems Simulation

3

E

TIE 723

Applied Systems Analysis    

3

E

TIE 724

Control Engineering

3

E

TIE 725

Advanced Information Systems

3

E

TIE 726

Energy Systems Modeling

3

E

TIE  727

Computer Applications and Software Development 

2

E

(c) Engineering Management  Option

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TIE  727

Computer Applications and Software Development 

2

E

TIE 730

Performance Management

3

E

TIE 732

Research and Development Management

3

E

TIE 733

Project Planning and Control

3

E

TIE 735

Cost Analysis and Valuation in Engineering

3

E

TIE 736

Industrial Safety Management

3

E

TIE 737

Technological Forecasting and Assessment

3

E

TIE 739

Logistics and Supply Chain Systems   

3

E

(d) Production and Manufacturing Engineering  Option

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TIE  727

Computer Applications and Software Development 

2

E

TIE 739

Logistics and Supply Chain Systems   

3

E

TIE 740

Robotics in Manufacturing

3

E

TIE 743

Computer-aided Manufacturing

3

E

TIE 744

Advanced Industrial Quality Control

3

E

TIE 745

Advanced Facilities Design

3

E

TIE 748

Materials and  Manufacturing System Design

3

E

TIE 749

Welding Technology

3

E

(e) Human Factors Engineering/ Ergonomics  Option

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TIE  727

 

Computer Applications and Software Development

2

 

E

 

TIE 736

Industrial Safety Management

3

E

TIE 745

Advanced Facilities Design       

3

E

TIE 752

Work Physiology

3

E

TIE 753

Man-machine Systems

3

E

TIE 754

Bioenvironmental Engineering

3

E

TIE 755

Bio-Mechanics Engineering

3

E

 


 

6.2.2  COURSE CURRICULUM

Course Description

 

Courses

Units

 

 

Course Code

Course Title and Synopsis

No of Contact hours (T:P) Units

 

1

TIE 702

RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES FOR ENGINEERS

Definition and types of research, Research scope in Technology, Selecting/defining a research problem and steps in conducting Engineering research, Literature review, Research design and methods, Experimental design, Writing research reports, thesis, Referencing systems, bibliography  and oral presentation, Writing research proposals and grant seeking, Research ethics.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2; P: 0. C

 

2

TIE 711

STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS

Review of basic concepts of probability and statistics. Statistical inferences and industrial applications. Correlation and regression. Introduction to experimental design and statistical surveys. Case studies in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2; P: 0. C

 

3

TIE  712

  APPLIED OPTIMISATION

Formulation of optimization problems in engineering. Theory of linear, non-linear and combinational programming. Convex programming and engineering applications. Emphasis shall be placed on model development, generation and implementation of heuristics and algorithms for engineering problems.

LH: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P: 0. C

 

4

TIE 713 

LINEAR and  INTEGER PROGRAMMING

Linear and integer programming problems in industry. The simplex algorithm, Duality. Linear programming algorithms and heuristics. Industrial applications. Algorithm implementation and computer programmes for large systems. The shor-Khacian algorithm.

 

HL: 30; HP: 45; U:3;P:0 

E.

 

5

TIE  714 

NON-LINEAR OPTIMISATION

Problem formulation and approximation. Optimality conditions, algorithms and heuristics for constrained and unconstrained problems. Problems with special structures-multi-stage decision problems, geometric programming, least-squares problems, separability, etc. Industrial application and computer codes.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P: TIE 413, E.

 

6

TIE 715

MACHINE/ACTIVITY SCHEDULING

Deterministic/stochastic sequencing problems. Problems involving single and multiple facilities. Measures of effectiveness. Algorithms and heuristics. Implementation and practical considerations. Case studies.

HL: 45; HP: 45; U: 3; P: 0. E

 

7

TIE  716 

GRAPH THEORY AND NETWORK FLOWS

Graphs and network. Basic external and combinational problems on graphs. Max-flow, min-cost, multi-commodity flow problems. Application of networks and graph theory to plant layout, assignment, routing and transportation problems. CPM and PERT, Computer codes.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P:0, E.

 

8

TIE  717 

APPLIED STOCHASTIC PROCESSES

Markov processes queuing theory and renewal processes, with applications to replacement studies, industrial maintenance, information systems, production inventory and assembly line balancing. Computer simulation of practical stochastic processes in selected industries.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P: 0, E.

 

9

TIE  718            

EVOLUTIONARY TECHNIQUES

Introduction to random-based solution space searching algorithms and metaheuristics. Differences between conventional optimization techniques/exact algorithms and evolutionary algorithms. Population-based algorithms, genetic algorithm, evolution strategies and genetic programming : Swarm intelligence: Ant colony optimization and particle swarm optimization. Other metaheuristics: simulated annealing and tabu search. Applications and case studies.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P: 0, E.

 

10

TIE  719   

DISCRETE OPTIMISATION

Concepts in Combinatorial mathematics. Discrete Optimization Models: Linear Integer Programmes, Lumpy Linear Programme, Assignment and Matching models,   Knapsack, Set partitioning, Set covering, Set parking, etc.   Computational Complexity and NP hard problems: Travelling Salesman Problem, Routing models, Scheduling Models etc.  Discrete Optimisation solution Methods: optimising algorithms and heuristics; Exhaustive search and implicit enumeration methods such as Branch and bounds, Set-Sequencing, Strong LP Relaxations  methods, Dynamic programming methods. Computer application.             

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P: 0, E.

 

11

TIE 720

MULTICRITERIA OPTIMISATION 

Examples of multi-criteria decision situations in manufacturing and service industryPareto optimality/Pareto dominance relations,  Goal programming, Linear aggregation/ weighted-sum  scalarization methods, Non-linear aggregation methods, Compromise programming, Applications of multi-criteria optimization in engineering.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P:0, E.

 

12

TIE  722            

SYSTEM SIMULATION

System representations. Generation of pseudo random numbers and variates. Using FORTRAN or PL/1. Statistical considerations in simulation design. Special stimulation language – SIMCRIPT, GPPS, ETC. applications of large-scale engineering operations, production distribution systems and health-care systems.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P: TIE 711, E

 

13

TIE  723

   APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Detailed treatment of the essential stages in systems analysis. Definition of objective, model formulation; system design, testing implementation, and maintenance. Selected applications. Transportation systems; Water Resources involving multiple water uses; etc.

HL: 45 HP: 45; U: 4; P: TIE 711; TIE 712, E

 

14

TIE  724

CONTROL ENGINEERING concepts: Feedback, feed forward and closed loop control. Review of Control mathematics: Laplace transform, Block diagrams, vector and matrices. MATLAB and other software tools for control. Analysis of Linear systems. Time-invariant systems. State Variables representation and Analysis. System Stability concepts, Fuzzy logic for control systems. Non-linear systems. Case studies and implementation

HL: 30 HP: 45; U: 3; P:0 E 

 

15

TIE  725

   ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Systems objectives. Feasibility studies. Input/Out design considerations. Hardware acquisition. Safety and reliability considerations. Applications to manufacturing information systems. Implementation and performance evaluation.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P: 0,  E

 

16

TIE  726

ENERGY SYSTEMS MODELLING

Energy sources and energy conversion installations. Introduction to power systems engineering. Economics analysis of energy systems. Environmental considerations in energy systems. Energy policy issues. Case studies.

HL: 30; HP: 45: U: 3; P: 0, E

 

17

TIE  727

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

The use of selected computer packages to Solve Engineering Problems. Selected  Operating Systems and Database management systems. Software system development approaches. System  security.  Soft Computing concepts and application.   Networking. Web applications etc . Case Studies.

HL: 15; HP:30; U:2; P:0; E

 

18

TIE  730

PERFORMANCE  MANAGEMENT

Performance Management, meaning, system and Process. Performance Measures, organizational requirements. Efficient and effective Performance. Productivity theories, Measures and Models. Organizational Development, Work force Motivation and management Control. Case Studies.

HL: 30; HP:0; U:2; P:0; E

 

19

TIE  731 

ADVANCED ENGINEERING ECONOMICS

Project evaluation procedures. Fund flow price changes, investment, replacement, taxes capital   g. Capacity expansion planning. Markovian and other stochastic decision processes, and engineering applications. Economic institutions of interest to engineers. Case studies.

HL: 30; HP: 0; U: 2; P: 0, C

 

20

TIE  732              

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

The function of R&D. Policies and methods of R&D. Procedures for the selection, termination, scheduling and evaluation of R&D projects. Value Engineering. Case studies.

HL: 45; HP: 0; U: 3; P: 0, E

 

21

TIE                    733          

PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Stages in industrial project development, feasibility study, project proposal detailed design, implementation and commissioning. Computer and manual techniques in planning, scheduling and control of project, CPM and PERT. Calculations based on time data. Scheduling to minimize and resource usage.

HL: 45; HP: 0; U: 3; P: 0, E

 

20

TIE   734

TEROTECHNOLOGY

Choice of plant and machinery. Maintenance strategies and policies. Decision making and   statistics. Reliability and maintainability, maintenance planning controls and documentation. Stock control of spare parts, components and materials. Replacement policies, maintenance cost and budgets. Feedback maintenance information for plant design.

HL: 45; HP: 0; U: 3; TIE: 711, C

 

23

TIE   735

COST ANALYSIS AND  VALUATION IN ENGINEERING

Process analysis and product cost determination. Product cost reduction techniques. Cost control procedures. Methods of financial statement and budgeting in manufacturing. The relation between accounting and engineering functions.

HL: 45; HP:0; U:3;P:0; E

 

24

TIE 736

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ENGINEERING

Safety considerations in the design and operations of industrial systems. Optimum integration of man, machine and materials for the safety of industrial environments. Analysis and control of hazard, including health standards and regulations. Management of loss control programmes, product safety and liability.

HL: 45; HP:0;U:3; P:0;  E

 

25

TIE 737

             TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND ASSESSMENT

Broad view of technology. Technological changes and impact on society. Quantitative technique in technology assessment; scenario development, utility theory and group decision making, worth assessment and cross impact analysis. Technological change models and input-output analysis.            

HL: 45; HP:0; U:3; E

 

26

TIE 738

ENGINEERING ORGANISATION AND  MANAGEMENT

Principles and practices utilized in engineering organizations for effective planning implementation and control. The relationships between engineering objective and organisational structures, staffing and procedures are considered.

HL: 30; HP:0; U:2; P:0; R

 

27

TIE 739 

LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS

Building blocks of a supply chain network. Production-inventory models and business processes in supply chains.  Logistics infrastructures and support systems, purchasing and logistics. Multi-echelon systems design and analysis. Strategic Planning And Supply Chain Management. Tactical  and operational decisions in supply chains. E-commerce and supply chain management Supply chain performance measures.

LH: 45;  HP: 0; U: 3 ; P: 0.  E

 

28

TIE 740

ROBOTICS IN MANUFACTURING

Basic concepts in Robotics and Robots,  Types of robots.  Method of actuation; Pneumatic, hydraulic and electric servo vs. Nonservo. Linkage and actuators working envelopes, Hard automation vs Robots. Components and configurations, Power supply controller, Basic and special configuration   approaches. End-of-Arm tooling, Wrist grippers, welders, spray guns, Special Tooling. Programming, Teach pendants offline programming, Input /output interfacing, Applications: machine loading and unloading, welding, spray painting, inspection assembly. Cost effectiveness, Cost of robot, Cost of tooling, Cost of programming, Return on investment,, Human factors management, Factory personnel safety. Selection and installation,

HL: 30 HP:45 0;U:3;P:  E

 

29

TIE 741

ADVANCED WORK SYSTEMS DESIGN

Analysis and design of work systems including methods engineering advanced work measurement techniques and their relation to work systems control. Process design facilities planning and productivity improvement techniques.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U:3; P:TIE 711, C

 

 

30

TIE 742

PRODUCTION-INVENTORY SYSTEMS DESIGN

Deterministic, probabilistic, dynamic and multi-stage production-inventory models. Manual and computerized procedures in inventory management. Materials requirement planning. Case studies.

HL: 30; HP:0;U:2;P:TIE 711, TIE 712, C

 

31

TIE 743

COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING

Computer-aided design and control of manufacturing operations, with emphasis on machining, materials handling and production control. Group technology manufacturing systems. Parts classification and computer grouping algorithms. Computer-aided product design.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P: 0, E.

 

32

TIE 744

ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL QUALITY CONTROL

Overview of the industrial quality control problem with emphasis on recently development techniques. Control charts. Theory of runs. Non-normal variables, sampling plans and treatment of out liars in industrial data. Economics of quality control methods.

HL:30; HP:0; P:TIE 711, E.

 

33

TIE 745

ADVANCED FACILITIES DESIGN                                                                                Essentials of industrial systems design. Plan location and layout for productivity improvement. Current practices in the design, operations and management of materials handling systems control of materials flows. Case studies.

HL:30; IIP:45;U:3;P:0; E.

 

34

TIE 746

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES                                                                    Manufacturing materials and processes. Metallurgical considerations, non-metallic materials, deformation processes, Metal removal theory. Processes economics. Advanced manufacturing techniques

HL:15; HP:45;U:2;P:0; C.

 

35

TIE 747

SPECIAL TOPICS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING                                                  Advanced topics selected according to departmental recommendations.

HL:30; HP:0:U:2;P:0;

 

36

TIE 748                   

MATERIAL DESIGN AND SELECTION IN MANUFACTURING

Material selection consistent with functional requirements and process capabilities. Redesign of a product to facilitate manufacturing. Tolerances surface finish and surface integrity. Economic consideration, Exploring the engineer’s  responsibility in light of conflicting interests of designer, manufacturer management, customer and public.

HL:30; HP:45;U :3; TIE 746, E

 

38

TIE 749: 

 

WELDING TECHNOLOGY

Definition of welding terms, welding codes and standards, selection of welding consumables, Physics of welding, Welding processes, Welding metallurgy, Welding stresses and distortion,  welding defects, destructive and nondestructive tests, Weld joint design principles, Failure analysis of welded structures, economics and safety in welding

HL:30;HIP:45; U: 3 ; P; TIE 746, E

 

 

38

TIE 750

Product Development

Application of concurrent engineering, team work, Reverse engineering and other concepts to new product development Product conceptualization, market survey, product design and prototyping including the application of computer aided design facilities. Research and Development (R & D); process design, operations design and facilities design; organizing for production, production policies and strategies formulation; product maintainability reliability, case studies and exercises.

HL: 15; HP:45; U:2; P:0;

R.

 

39

TIE 751

ERGONOMICS

Design of equipment and facilities to suit capabilities and limitations. Topics include functional anatomy and physiology of the muscle-skeletal system and their application in work design. Introduction to work physiology, kinesiology, anthropometry and their application to work physiology, kinesiology, anthropometry and their applications.

HL:15;HP:45;U:2;P: TIE 714,

R

 

40

TIE 752

WORK PHYSIOLOGY

Study of cardiovascular, pulmonary and muscular responses to occupational work. Aspects of endurance, fatigue, recovery and the energy cost of work. Utilization of the physical work capacity and job desires, personnel assignment and assessment of work-rest scheduling.

HL:30;IIP:45;U:3;P: TIE 711.

E

 

41

TIE 753

MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS

Man-machine concepts. Perceptual-motor performance with emphasis on man’s information processing capabilities. Human limitations in work systems. Human factors in the designs systems.

HL: 30; HP: 45; U: 3; P: 0, E

 

42

TIE 754

BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Evaluation and control of mechanical, physical and chemical environments. Human work  performance in environments of heat,  cold noise, vibration, light pressure radiation and air contaminants. Case studies.

HL:45;HP:0;U:3;P: TIE 711, E

 

43

TIE 755

BIO-MECHANICS ENGINEERING

Definitions; Need for occupational biomechanics biomechanical model development; the structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system including muscle structures, and contraction;  mechanical aspects of muscle contraction; joints and joint lubrication; Anthropometry in occupational; biomechanical, mechanical work capacity evaluation; occupational biomechanical models including simple-segment dynamics biomechanical model manual material handling limits, etc.

HL:45;HP:0;U:3;P:0

 

 

44

TIE 790

PROJECT

An IE application problem for each student. Problem choice to be approved by academic adviser who would also supervise the project.

HL:0; HP:0; U:6 ; P:0

 

45

TIE 799

SEMINAR 

This should include the use of Projectors and slides in the presentation of technical information

HL:15; HP:15; U:2; P:0

      

 

 

 

 


 

6.3 Master of Engineering Management Programme Structure

(a) Core Courses

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TEM 750

Statistical methods for Engineers 

3

C

TEM 751

Applied Optimisation   and System Modelling 

3

C

TEM 752

 Introduction to project management   

3

C

TEM 753

Engineering Economics and Corporate Finance 

3

C

TEM 755

Work study 

3

C

TEM 758

Industrial Quality Management 

3

C

TEM 709

Organisational Design and Human Resources Management 

3

C

TEM 799

Special Industrial Project and Term paper 

3

C

 

(b) Work Systems, Ergonomics   and Safety Management

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TEM 754

Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

2

R

TEM 706

Finance and Accounting for Engineers 

2

R

TEM 707

Leadership, Communication and Interface Management 

2

R

TEM 761

Industrial Accidents and Emergencies Management 

2

E

TEM 712

Human Factors Engineering 

3

R

TEM 713

Health, Safety and Environment Management Systems 

2

E

TEM 764

Safety Engineering and Management

2

R

TEM 715

Industrial Ergonomics 

3

E

TEM 716

Bioenvironmental Engineering 

2

E

TEM 767

Corporate Security and Hazard Control 

2

E

TEM 722

Production-Inventory Models in  Supply Chain Systems 

2

E

TEM 743

Reliability Engineering 

2

E

TEM 774

Procurement and Purchasing management 

2

E

TEM 753

Enterprise Resource Planning (Erp) And Enterprise Systems

3

E

TEM 776

Introduction to lean six sigma

2

E

(c) Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TEM 754

Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

2

R

TEM 706

Finance and Accounting for Engineers 

2

R

TEM 707

Leadership, Communication and Interface Management 

2

R

TEM 712

Human Factors Engineering 

3

R

TEM 774

Procurement and Purchasing management 

2

R

TEM 721

Introduction to logistics and Supply Chain Systems 

2

R

TEM 722

Production-Inventory Models in  Supply Chain Systems 

2

E

TEM 723

e-Commerce and Supply chain management 

2

E

TEM 725

Logistics Infrastructures and Support Systems

2

E

TEM 726

Supply Relationship Management

2

E

TEM 727

Production Systems and Supply Chain 

2

E

TEM 728

Strategic Planning and Supply Chain Management 

2

E

TEM 787

New Product Development 

3

E

TEM 753

Enterprise Resource Planning (Erp) And Enterprise Systems

3

E

TEM 776

Introduction to lean six sigma

2

E

d) Project Management Option

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TEM 754

Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

2

R

TEM 706

Finance and Accounting for Engineers 

2

R

TEM 707

Leadership, Communication and Interface Management 

2

R

TEM 712

Human Factors Engineering 

3

R

TEM 774

Procurement and Purchasing management 

2

E

TEM 733

Project And Activity scheduling 

2

R

TEM 784

Cash flow management, project costing and Control 

3

E

TEM 735

Strategic Management and Engineering 

2

E

TEM 787

New Product Development 

3

E

TEM 722

Production-Inventory Models in  Supply Chain Systems 

2

E

TEM 741

Maintenance Systems Design & Management 

3

E

TEM 753

Enterprise Resource Planning (Erp) And Enterprise Systems

3

E

TEM 776

Introduction to lean six sigma

2

E

 

e) Maintenance, Facilities and  Asset Management Option

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TEM 754

Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2

R

TEM 706

Finance and Accounting for Engineers 

2

R

TEM 707

Leadership, Communication and Interface Management 

2

R

TEM 712

Human Factors Engineering 

3

R

TEM 794

Asset and Facilities Management 

3

R

TEM 774

Procurement and Purchasing management 

2

E

TEM 713

Health, Safety and Environment Management Systems 

2

E

TEM 741

Maintenance Systems Design & Management 

3

E

TEM 742

Engineering Stores & Spare Parts Management 

2

E

TEM 743

Reliability Engineering 

2

E

TEM 744

Machinery and Equipment Maintenance   

2

E

TEM 745

Electrical and Electronics Systems Maintenance 

2

E

TEM 746

Buildings Services and  Maintenance 

3

E

TEM 753

Enterprise Resource Planning (Erp) And Enterprise Systems

3

E

TEM 776

Introduction to lean six sigma

2

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6.3.1 Course Synopsis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SN

Course Code

Course Title and Synopsis

No of Contact hours (T:P) Units

1

TEM 750

APPLIED STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 

Review of Basic probability concepts, random variables, probability density and mass function. Introduction to statistical methodology with emphasis on engineering applications: probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, regression, analysis of variance, quality control, introduction to experimental design and statistical surveys. Statistical Inference and Engineering Decisiondeleted.   Case studies, computer software applications in analytics and Engineering. Practical classes in the use of R and Excel to conduct statistical analysis. Interpretations of statistical output to inform decision-making.

LH: 30; HP: 45; U 3

 

2

TEM 701

MODELLING& SIMULATION FOR ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (3 Units) 

System representations and mathematical modelling. Artificial Neural Network , Fuzzy logic and other AI models. Generation of pseudo random numbers and variates. Statistical considerations in simulation design. Simulation languages. Applications to   large-scale engineering operations, production and distribution systems, health-care systems etc. 

LH: 30; HP: 45; U 3; P: 0.

 

3

TEM 751

APPLIED OPTIMIZATION AND SYSTEMS  MODELLING

Formulation of optimization problems in engineering. Theory of linear, non-linear and combinatorial programming. Relevant Computer packages   and applications. Dynamic programming,   queuing theory and applications.   Emphasis shall be placed on model development, generation and implementation of heuristics and algorithms (e.g. Genetic, simulated annealing, taboo search) for engineering problems. Case studies and applications. Computer software/ applicationsSoft computing tools..  Simulation design. Simulation languages. Discrete event simulation. Applications to   large-scale engineering operations, production and distribution systems, health-care systems etc.

LH: 30; HP: 45; U 3.

4

TEM 753

ENGINEERING ECONOMICS AND CORPORATE FINANCE

.Economic analysis of engineering projects. Value systems, economic decisions on capital investments and choice of engineering alternatives; new projects, , technology selection and replacement and abandonment policies, risky decisions; corporate financial practices.  Project evaluation procedures. Fund flow, price changes, capacity expansion planning. sources of fund, portfolio management., Financial engineering concepts and applications, Financial analytics and business intelligence,   Deterministic and stochastic decision processes and engineering applications. Economic institutions of interest to engineers corporate financial practice.

LH: 45; HP: 0; U 3.

 

5

TEM 754

TECHNOLOGY   INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Concepts of Entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship. Techno-managerial problems in small and medium enterprises (SME).   Creative thinking and its applications, Disruptive innovation and business models. Technology assessment. Economic and Social considerations. Industrial advisory services, industrial development centres and benchmarking. Export corporation and ancillary business.  Business plans, Economic and technical feasibility studies, finance sourcing strategies. Legal services for business, Customer care and supply relationship management. Team dynamics and team effectiveness. Identification and analysis of business opportunities in some areas, e.g. Equipment leasing, Software and ICT, Agro processing, Trainings and engineering consultancies

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2

 

6

TEM 755

WORKSTUDY  

Work Methods Analysis and Design including charting techniques, operations analysis, micromotion studies, principles of motion economy and workplace layout. Establishing standard procedures and applications.  Principles and Techniques of Work Measurement including Time Study, Work Sampling, Systems of Predetermined Motion Time, Data and Estimating Techniques.  Industrial Applications

LH: 30; HP:45 ; U 3

7

TEM 706

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING FOR ENGINEERS (2)

The nature, scope and purpose of Accounting in Engineering Management. Planning of sources of finance: Capital structure, Capital gearing, Capital Budgeting, Risk Management, Introduction to Working Capital Management. Conceptual framework of financial accounting, Asset-equity relationships – accounting records – theory and practice of measurement of business income.   Valuation of assets and methods of depreciation. Financial statements and their construction. Legal framework of company accounts – Financial statement information.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2; P: 0.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2; P: 0.

 

8

TEM 707

LEADERSHIP, COMMUNICATION AND INTERFACE MANAGEMENT 

The transition of the engineer  to manager; study of management roles and theories, organisational systems and behavior, managing and motivating technical personnel, leadership, communication, processes, and customer focus. Management Information System.  Introduction to conceptual framework of interface management. Laws of safety and health at work.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2.

 

9

TEM 758

INDUSTRIAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT 

Overview of quality tools, methodologies, Control charts and applications. Introduction to formal quality systems such as QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949 etc.  Quality assurance techniques including total quality management, quality circles, process capabilities studies and investigation, industrial quality problems, Product safety and liability, material quality control, Statistical   quality control and improvement. Service quality management. Industrial  quality control problem with emphasis on recent development and techniques. 

LH: 30 HP: 0; U 2; P: TEM 750

10

TEM 709

ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN & HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Organisational design problem elements, variables and types of organisational structure. Principles and procedures of Organisational design. Organisational design algorithms and computer applications. Work load determination and human utilization appraisal model. Performance management to include target setting, appraisal and motivation principles and models; the concept of the autonomy of individuals and learning organization approaches. Human Resources Management, Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities, Problem Solving and Managing Meetings. Case studies 

LH: 45; HP: 0; U 3.

11

TEM 753

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) AND ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS

Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Enterprise Systems,   Evolution of enterprise systems; Operations Management in enterprise systems.   Business processes such as    Procurement, sales, inventory management, accounting , Asset management in  Enterprise systems.  Enterprise wide business integration.  Business analytics and data management tools for ES. Exploring Enterprise Information Systems for small and Medium-Sized Enterprises;  Contemporary issues in enterprise information  systems practice,  EIS for Supply Chain Management; Enterprise systems technology integration such as  ES in SCADA, GIS, Computer aided manufacturing , etc  Case studies, certification routes  and options in  ES software such as SAP, oracle, Sage, Jd Edwards, etc.   Free and Open Source Enterprise Resources Planning tools.

LH: 30; HP: 45; U 3

12

TEM 761

INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES MANAGEMENT

Accidents occurrence prediction models. Accident investigation and reporting, Accident costs and costing. Accident preventions tools such as Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Design Review Based on Failure Mode etc. Industrial emergency procedures, Logistic support for Emergency situations. Case studies. Introduction to phases of Emergency management, litigation, preparedness, response and recovery Find and rescue, first aid, shelter, security, evacuation, Disaster management, Crowd control and management. Case studies.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2.

13

TEM 712

HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

Human performance in man-machine systems.  Human sensory, motor and information processes. Man-machine dynamics.   Design of equipment, facilities and workspaces to suit human capabilities and limitations. Topics include functional anatomy and physiology of the muscle-skeletal system and their application in work design. Introduction to work physiology, kinesiology, anthropometry and their application to work systems design. Case studies 

LH: 45 ; HP:0 U 3.

14

TEM 713

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (2 Units) 

Issues in Environmental audit, impact and analysis. Industrial waste management, Effluent Treatment Plants. Health and safety training programmes, Environmental effects on human performance. Occupational Health and Safety, Inherent Safety Design (ISD) of Workplace and work systems. Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Systems in selected companies, computer applications. Case studies.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2

15

TEM 764

 SAFETY ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Detection, analysis and control of hazards. Analysis techniques e.g. Fault trees, Failure mode and effects analysis.   Accident investigations and analysis of data.  Environmental modifications for Safety effectiveness and accident prevention.  Safety codes.  Materials handling.  Machine guarding.  Fire safety, Electrical hazards. Analysis and control of hazards, health standards and regulations. Product safety and liability Case studies on special occupational hazards.

LH: 45; HP: 0; U 3

16

TEM 715

INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS Ergonomics; definition and historical considerations. The human ‘machine’ basic work functions;  the immediate human work environment, people, machines, tools, workplace design, postures, controls, display as related to human performance. Human limiting factors; energy requirement, rest requirement, workload, aerobic capacity, endurance limits, motivation and training, anthropometric and human performance. Ergonomic evaluation; biomechanics, manual task handling and occupational safety. Case studies 

LH:45; HP:0: U: 3

 

17

TEM 716

BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (2 Units)

Evaluation and control of mechanical, physical and chemical environments. Human work  performance in environments of heat,  cold, noise, vibration, light, pressure, radiation and air contaminants, applications of robotics in hazardous environment. Case studies. 

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2

18

TEM 717

CORPORATE SECURITY AND HAZARD CONTROL (2 Units)

Information systems security essentials. Security devices and gadgets; system design and implementation. Insurance and workmen compensation. Security service outsourcing and service providers.. Big Data, Internet of things and cyber security. 

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2

19

TEM 721

INTRODUCTION TO LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS (2 Units)

Building blocks of a supply chain network. Systems definition, Systems entities and attributes analysis.  Business processes in supply chains.  Types of supply chains and examples.  Strategic tactical and operational decisions in supply chains.  Supply chain performance measures. 

LH: 30; HP:0; U: 2

 

20

TEM 722

PRODUCTION-INVENTORY MODELS IN SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS 

Demand forecasting. Deterministic and stochastic inventory models for single and multiple item systems. Capacity analysis and Production Scheduling, Material Requirement Planning (MRP), Lot sizing.  Just-In-Time (JIT), Supply chain inventory management; Newsboy, Base-stock, and (Q, r) models, multi-echelon supply chain, bullwhip effect. Case studies 

LH: 30; HP:0; U: 2

 

21

TEM 723

 e-COMMERCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Design, analysis, and implementation of e-commerce systems. Internet-enabled supply chains; e-marketplaces, e-procurement; e-logistics, e-fulfillment, Information infrastructure, enterprise models, enterprise processes, enterprise views. Data structures and algorithms used in e-commerce systems. Case studies.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U: 2

 

22

TEM 774

 PROCUREMENT AND PURCHASING MANAGEMENT

 The make or buy decision, strategic purchasing and supply.  Contract law and overview of relevant aspects of the procurement Act, The procurement cycle (procure to pay ), Requirements and source of supply , Process of tenders, procurement and purchasing, vendor  selection problem, development and evaluation negotiation and contract, purchase order, scheduling management, logistics, receipt and payment systems.  Overview of public procurement regulation and due processes, Transnational procurement.   E-commerce and e-procurement.   Digital procurement systems. Case studies   

LH: 30; HP:0; U: 2.

 

23

TEM 725

LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Freighting and Tracking facilities. Logistics solutions software. Logistic service providers. Outsourcing. Processing and distribution systems for Agricultural products. Warehousing, Security facilities, Containerised cargo movement, Optimising transportation network. Electronic tagging systems eg RFID. Case studies. 

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2.

 

24

TEM 726

 SUPPLY RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT 

Supplier development, supply development and supply relationship, Contract law and Contract drafting, community/Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a Supply Relationship Management issue. Best  practice supply chain solutions. Customer relationship management, web services. Fraud detection and prevention

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2.

25

TEM 727

PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND SUPPLY CHAIN  (2 Units)

Types of production systems e.g.  craft ,  mass, batch, lean, flexible. Horizontal and vertical integration. Manufacturing systems with relationship to SCM.  Small lot production, setup-time reduction, continuous improvement, push and pull systems, equipment maintenance etc. Production planning and operations scheduling.  Case   studies.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2.

26

TEM 728

 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Identifying and quantifying supply chain improvements opportunities.   Value chain assessment and optimization of the supply chain business model, including network, financial and tax consideration.  Value chain system integration of transactional systems and decision support tools.  Mathematical  models for supply chain planning, design and optimization.  Performance modelling of supply chains. Case studies.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U: 2.

 

27

TEM 752

INTRODUCTION TO  PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Organization of larger scale resource all allocation. Project planning and control basics,  Stages in industrial project development, feasibility study, project proposal detailed design, implementation and commissioning, Technology assessment. Economic and Social considerations.  Optimization in project management; CPM, PERT, GERT, PDM,VERT. Project organization and definition of objectives.  Projects task elements identification techniques and diagramming, planning and progressing construction. Status and Milestone Reports Project risks analysis. Applications of Computer Aided software in project management.

LH: 45; HP: U 3; P: 0.

 

28

TEM 733

PROJECT AND ACTIVITIES SCHEDULING

Scheduling and sequencing criteria including make span, lateness, tardiness and mean flow time. One and multiple facility optimal scheduling, multi-facility heuristic scheduling and applications.   Deterministic and Stochastic scheduling   Problems. Problems involving single and multiple facilities. Measures of effectiveness. Algorithms and heuristics. Resource constrained scheduling problems . Case studies.

LH: 30; HP:0; U 2

29

TEM 735

 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING

Management concepts and strategic management; Tools, and techniques for  Strategic Planning such as discrete even simulation approaches; systems dynamic models; forecasting models; game theory and artificial intelligence; large scale decision data generation and gathering; analysis of internal activities for constraints removal, capacity expansion and adjustments, marking; competitive strategies and vertical integration; Just-in-time strategies, diversification and strategic alliances: enterprise redesign management creativity, innovation and change in technical systems case studies.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 3

30

TEM 784

CASHFLOW MANAGEMENT,  PROJECT  COSTING AND CONTROL

Costing and cost elements, analysis and traditional approaches.   Costing Models e.g.   Activity-based costing (ABC).    Cost tools and drivers. Cost estimating, Statistical estimating; Value Engineering and Analysis. Cost reduction techniques. Cost control procedures. Methods of financial statement and budgeting. Cash Management: Cash management objectives; Cash flow forecasting; Excess liquidity: short-tern investing, Real option analysis in projects. Real world applications and real life case studies.

LH: 45; HP: 0; U 3; P: 0.

31

TEM 787

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Product conceptualization, market survey, product design and prototyping including the application of computer aided design facilities. Research and Development (R & D); process design, operations design and facilities design; organizing for production, production policies and strategies formulation; consideration of maintainability reliability in new product development  product liability,   Application and exercises in computer aided design tools such as autocad inventor, solid works and others .

LH:30; IIP:45;U:3

32

TEM 794

ASSETS  AND  FACILITIES MANAGEMENT:

Introduction to concepts of Assets and facilities, Concepts of Terotechnology, Facilities planning including analysis and design,  benchmarking and strategic planning. Financial management for facilities management.  Facilities condition assessment. Project management and integration Real Estate portfolio management Sustainable design. Overview and current state of FM technologies. Case studies and certification routes                                       

LH: 30; IIP: 45; U:3; 

33

TEM 741

MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

The maintenance function and maintainability of man-machine systems.   Organisation for efficient maintenance.  Maintenance consideration in Engineering Systems design.  Failure  analysis, replacement theory, preventive and corrective maintenance.   Maintenance analysis and economics.   Policy formulation and implementation. Computerised Maintenance management Systems. Case studies. 

LH: 30; HP: 45; U 3

34

TEM 742

ENGINEERING STORES & SPARE PARTS MANAGEMENT

Pareto or ABC analysis, inventory systems, Stock control of spare parts, components and materials.  Store layout and organisation. Store security. Requisition and issuance policies. Suppliers/ vendors selection and management.   Case studies.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2; P: 0.

35

TEM 743

RELIABILITY ENGINEERING 

Reliability of components and multi-component systems.  Applications of quantitative methods to the design and evaluation of Engineering and Industrial Systems and of Processes for assuring reliability of performance.  Economic and manufacturing aspects of reliability.  Principles of maintainability, product failure and legal liability. Case studies.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2; P: 0.

36

TEM 744

MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

Choice of plant and machinery. Maintenance strategies and policies. Decision making and statistics. Maintenance Repairs and Overhauling, Troubleshooting, in-house vs outsourcing, Maintenance scheduling, maintenance planning, controls and documentation. Replacement policies, maintenance cost and budgets. Feedback maintenance information for plant design. Case studies.

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2

37

TEM 745

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

Electrical systems maintenance, diagnosis and repair Battery and charging systems maintenance, Heating and air conditioning systems and components maintenance, Electrical and electronic systems maintenance, Introduction to Electrical Systems Code. Case studies

 

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2

38

TEM 746

BUILDING SERVICES AND MAINTENANCE 

Application, installation, maintenance, repair  of   Air-Conditioning Equipment, Cooling towers, Pipings, Valves,  Pumps, Expansion Tanks etc. Water  supply, Electrical supply  and waste disposal systems in Buildings. Case studies. 

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2

39

TEM 776

INTRODUCTION TO LEAN SIX SIGMA 

Overview of six sigma and organization. Value of lean six sigma, how its philosophy and goals should be applied. Quality pioneers, significance, process inputs-outputs and feedbacks. Cost-benefit analysis including cost of quality and cost of poor quality etc.

Organisational goals and six sigma projects. Drivers and metrics including Voice of Customer (VOC), Balance Score Card/Dashboard, Key Performance Index, Root-Cause-Analysis including Fish-borne-chart, 5 Whys, Cause-and-effect analysis, FMEA. Lean principles in organization including lean concepts of value, wastes, value stream, mapping and value stream. Lean tools of waste reduction, cycle time reduction, kaizen, kanban, 5-S, TPM, etc. DMAIC phases of Define, Measure Analyze, Improve and Control Phases and how they can lead to product or process improvement. Case studies

LH: 30; HP: 0; U 2

40

TEM 799

SPECIAL INDUSTRY PROJECT AND TERM PAPER 

LH:0 HP: 135; U 3; P: 0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO-1 Understand the Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering: Explain the core concepts, principles, and methodologies of industrial engineering, including its history and its role in optimizing processes and systems

CLO-2 Explore Historical Foundations of Production Engineering: Investigate the contributions of historical figures like James Watt, Bolton, and Taylor to production and manufacturing engineering

CLO-3 Understand Work System Concepts: Gain knowledge of systems concepts in industrial engineering, specifically work systems and work system design and apply these concepts using case examples

CLO-4 Apply Problem-Solving Techniques: Students will develop problem-solving skills and be able to apply industrial engineering methods to analyse, model, and solve real-world problems in manufacturing, logistics, and service industries

CLO-5 Optimize Processes and Systems: Identify inefficiencies in processes and systems and apply industrial engineering tools to optimize them, leading to improved productivity, quality, and resource utilization

CLO-6 Enhance Workforce Management: Learn the principles of human factors and ergonomics to design workspaces, tasks, and processes that enhance worker safety, efficiency, and well-being.

CLO-7 Promote Sustainability and Ethical Practices: Understand the importance of sustainable practices in industrial engineering and be able to evaluate the environmental and ethical impact of industrial processes and recommend responsible solutions

TIE 212 Principles of Economics for Engineers

The economic problems and the methodology of economics science, the concepts of industry; theory of consumer behaviour, the market demand; theory of production; theory of costs; theory of the firm; perfect competition, monopoly, price discrimination, monopolistic competition, introduction to microeconomics; introduction to the concept of technology management and its holistic view; principles of entrepreneurship

HL 30; HP 0; U 2; CR 0; P 0

CLO-1:  Identify economics questions

CLO-2:  Know economic problems and Models of studying economics: The circular-flow diagram, The production possibilities frontier

CLO-3: Explain the Principles of economics and applications in decision-making

CLO-4: Determine Production cost and theory of firm

CLO-5: Explain Types of Markets perfect competition, monopoly, price discrimination, monopolistic competition

CLO-6: Discuss Measurement of Elasticity, price elasticity of demand and Income Elasticity of Demand

CLO-7: Explain Cross Elasticity of Demand, price elasticity of supply

CLO-8: Discuss the principles of Technology management

CLO-9: Discuss the principles of Entrepreneurship

TIE 311 Engineering Probability Statistics

Estimating Engineering Qualities: Estimating Method, Confidence Limits and Tolerance. Hypothesis Testing: Statistical Inference and Engineering Decision Situation, Operating Characteristics Curves, Parametric and non-parametric Tests of Engineering Data. Introduction to analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis in industrial systems modelling. Statistical computer routine.

HL 45, HPO; U 3: CRO; P STA 244

CLO-1: Explain the fundamental principles and concepts of quality control, including the importance of quality in industrial processes and products.

CLO-2: Apply statistical tools and techniques, such as control charts, process capability analysis, and hypothesis testing, to monitor and improve the quality of industrial processes.

CLO-3: Identify opportunities for quality improvement in industrial settings and develop strategies to address them, including root cause analysis and corrective action plans.

CLO-4: Effectively perform inspections and quality testing of products, materials, and processes, including the selection of appropriate testing methods and equipment.

CLO-5: Correctly interpret, and apply relevant industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to quality control in industrial environments.

CLO-6: Communicate quality-related information and findings clearly and effectively to subordinates, management, and other stakeholders, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and quality consciousness within the organization

TIE 312 Operations Research

Linear programming-graphical solution method, the simplex algorithm, duality theory and sensitivity analysis. Special LP problems. Computer packages for LP, PERT and CPM and Applications to maintenance and project control. Dynamic programming. Markov chains queuing theory and applications. Examples of Operations Research Applications to Engineering Problems. 

HL 45; HP 0 U 3 CR 0 PSTA 202

CLO-1: Understand the fundamental concepts of linear programming & its applications in optimization problems.

CLO-2: Demonstrate proficiency in solving linear programming problems using the graphical solution method.

CLO-3: Apply the simplex algorithm to solve linear programming problems efficiently and effectively.

CLO-4: Analyse and interpret duality theory and sensitivity analysis in the context of linear programming

CLO-5: Solve special linear programming problems, such as integer programming and network flow problems.

CLO-6: Utilize computer packages for Linear Programming (LP) to model and solve real-world optimization problems.

CLO-7: Develop a solid understanding of Markov chains and their applications in modelling stochastic processes

CLO-8: Apply queuing theory principles to analyse and optimize systems involving waiting lines and service processes.

CLO-9: Evaluate and solve practical problems using Operations Research methodologies.

CLO-10: Apply Operations Research techniques to engineering problems, demonstrating their real-world relevance.

CLO-11: Analyze and solve optimization problems using dynamic programming methods.

CLO-12: Critically assess and communicate the relevance of Operations Research in various fields, including engineering, business, and decision-making contexts. 

TIE 313 Engineering Economics

Economic analysis of engineering projects; value systems economic decisions on capital investments and choice of engineering alternatives; new projects, replacement and abandonment policies, risky decisions; corporate financial practices. 

HL   45 HP 0 U 3 CR 0 P STA 202.

CLO-1: Understand the Foundations of Engineering Economics: Explain the fundamental principles and concepts of engineering economics, including time value of money, equivalence, economic and financial analysis of engineering projects.

CLO-2: Apply concept of Time Value of Money: Utilise time value of money techniques to compare the annual, present and future values of cash flows, considering compounding and discounting factors.

CLO-3: Evaluate Costs: Analyse various types of costs associated with engineering projects, distinguish between fixed and variable costs, and estimate project costs accurately.

CLO-4: Make Economic Decisions: Utilize economic decision criteria such as Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Payback Period, Understand the nature of public projects.

CLO-5: Perform Capital Budgeting: Assess the financial feasibility of engineering projects, considering cash flows, incremental analysis, and project selection under capital constraints.

CLO-6: Address Risk and Uncertainty: Identify sources of risk in engineering projects and apply sensitivity analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, and decision trees to evaluate investments.

CLO-7: Analyse Public Projects: Discuss the unique aspects of economic analysis for public projects, including the use of social discount rates, economic impact analysis, and ethical considerations. Utilise B/C incremental analysis to make informed investment decisions.

CLO-8: Utilize Tools and Software: Demonstrate proficiency in using spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) and financial calculators to perform complex economic analyses.

CLO-9: Appreciate Real-world Context: Apply engineering economics concepts to real-world engineering projects, considering practical constraints, environmental factors, and ethical concerns. Corporate Financial Practices and Case studies

CLO-10: Communicate Effectively: Present economic analysis results clearly and effectively, both in written and oral formats, and engage in constructive discussions and critiques of economic decisions and analyses.

TIE 314 Work Study

Work method analysis and design including charting Techniques, Operations analysis, Micro-motion studies, principles of motion economy and workplace layout, establishing standard procedures and applications. Principles and technique of work measurement including Time study, work sampling, systems of predetermined Motion time data and estimating techniques, Industrial applications.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3: CRO; P STA 202

CLO-1: demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts of work-study

CLO-2:apply different types of engineering work methods such as charting and diagram techniques in operations and job analysis

CLO-3:apply various engineering work measurements for example time study, predetermined motion system, standard data systems, and work sampling in analysing time tasks

CLO-4:attain an understanding of the fundamental principles of experimental design, collection of data related to work study, and their analysis and interpretation

CLO-5:work in team and be able to communicate effectively in performing the assigned work 

TIE 321 Project Planning and Control I

Project organization and definition of objectives. Collecting, generating and analysis of project statistical data. Projects task elements identification techniques and diagramming, planning and progressing. Construction, fabrication or maintenance project scheduling and evaluation using CPM and PERT technique. Feasibility studies to include technical and economic studies of projects.

HL 30; HP 0; U 2; CR 0; P 0.

CLO-1: Define and explain the core concepts and principles of project management and also describe the importance of project planning and control in achieving project success

CLO-2: Develop project plans that clearly define project objectives, scope, stakeholders, and constraints.

CLO-3: Identify the factors that influence project commencement, including feasibility analysis and project selection criteria as well as create comprehensive project scopes that define project deliverables and boundaries

CLO-4: Develop Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) to break down the project into manageable components.

CLO-5: Develop project schedules using techniques such as Critical Path Method (CPM), Programme Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Gantt charts.

CLO-6: Implement schedule compression and optimization strategies to meet project deadlines

CLO-7: Analyse and apply project planning and control principles to real-world project scenarios.

TIE 322 Machine Tools

Review of standard machine tools: centre lathes, milling, shaping, drilling, cylindrical and surface grinding machines. Principles of machine tools for quantity production:- Machine elements and considerations for rigidity. Kinematics of machine tools.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR TME 316, TME 324; P 0.

CLO-1: Identify different machine tools, their design and applications.

CLO-2: Describe in words and pictorially (diagrams), the structures of typical machine tools.

CLO-3: Explain the importance of maintainability in effective and efficient machining operations.

CLO-4: Identify machine parts and elements necessary for proper machine tools design.

CLO-5: Discuss the selection of right machine tools for different machining operations.

CLO-6:Explain mechanics of machining processes required to determine the magnitude, direction and control of cutting forces

CLO-7: Identify the properties of the materials used to manufacture the different parts of the machine tool.

CLO-8: Discuss the durability and capability of the different tool materials.

CLO-9: Explain the kinematics of machine tools and maintenance of machine parts.

TIE 323 Accounting and Finance for Engineers

The nature, scope and purpose of accounting, basic financial statements in Engineering projects, accounts conventions; preparation of final accounts in semi-automated and fully automated systems; the associated profit and loss accounts and balance sheets; theories and methods of depreciation. The goals and functions of finance; concepts valuation of Engineering projects; principle of capital budgeting, cost of capital, long-term financing, short and medium financing, principles of Stock market management; tools for financial analysis and control; financial ratio analysis, funds flow analysis and financial forecasting; analysis of operating and financial leverage. Fundamentals of Enterprise Resource software design.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 212.

TIE 411 Engineering Reliability

Reliability of components and multi-component systems. Applications of quantitative methods to the design and evaluation of Engineering and Industrial Systems and of processes for assuring reliability of performance. Economic and manufacturing aspects of reliability. Principles of maintainability, product failure and legal liability.

HL 30; HP 0; U 2; CR 0; P TIE 311.

CLO-1: Explain the key concepts and principles of reliability engineering. Define common reliability metrics such as MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) and MTTF (Mean Time To Failure).

CLO-2: Analyze and classify different types of failures, including random, systematic, and intermittent failures, and then identify the root causes of failures and apply appropriate analysis techniques.

CLO-3: Apply probability and statistical methods and distribution to model, predict and interpret system reliability indices such as reliability, availability, and maintainability

CLO-4: Perform data analysis using tools such as reliability block diagrams, and FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis).

CLO-5: Perform FMEA to systematically evaluate potential failure modes and their consequences to prioritize and mitigate high-risk failure modes.

CLO-6: Analyze real-world case studies and examples of reliability challenges and solutions and apply learned principles to practical scenarios.

CLO-7: Perform economic and manufacturing analyses of reliability in an engineering set-up to make informed decisions.

TIE 412 Work Systems Design

Elements and Classification of Work Systems. Design objectives and parameters including productivity measurement and improvement techniques. Design of operations including the use of jigs and fixtures in methods improvement. Job description and evaluation, incentive and work control schemes. Working posture, lifting, pushing and pulling. Design of Industrial workstations using anthropometric principles and data process design. Introduction to modern techniques for work systems design.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 314.

 

TIE 413 Productions and Inventory Systems Design 

Production      systems design and Control tasks, including planning, scheduling and machine loading. Workflow control. Material requirement planning and control; computer application, Inventory systems design. Production forecasting, Production programme development, manpower requirement planning and control, line-balancing, sequencing and expediting. Applications of Linear programming, CPM and PERT.

HL 45; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE, TIE 312.

CLO-1: Describe the fundamental concepts and principles of production and inventory management and define key terms such as lead time, safety stock, order quantity, and production scheduling

CLO-2: Determine optimal inventory levels based on demand patterns and cost constraints. Apply various inventory management techniques, including ABC analysis, EOQ (Economic Order Quantity), and JIT (Just-In-Time) inventory systems

CLO-3: Calculate the financial impact of inventory decisions, including carrying costs, holding costs, and order costs.

CLO-4: Develop production plans and schedules to meet customer demand while minimizing costs through techniques such as MRP (Material Requirements Planning) and capacity planning.

CLO-5: Utilize statistical methods and historical data to forecast demand accurately and select appropriate forecasting models for different scenarios

CLO-6: Optimize inventory levels to balance the trade-offs between carrying costs and stockouts and then implement strategies to reduce excess inventory and increase turnover rates

CLO-7: Design efficient production processes that minimize waste and lead times through lean manufacturing principles and techniques

CLO-8: Perform cost-benefit analysis to evaluate inventory strategies

CLO-9: Identify and mitigate risks related to supply chain disruptions, demand fluctuations, and production delays

CLO-10: Analyse real-world case studies and examples of production and inventory challenges and solutions

TIE 414 Industrial Quality Control

Engineering and cost factors affecting quality of products. Control charts for attributes. Control charts for variables. Use of control charts for establishing and maintaining engineering specifications/tolerances. Sampling inspection by attributes and variables. Continuous sampling. Economic considerations.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3 CR 0 P STA 244, TIE 311

CLO-1: Explain the fundamental principles and concepts of quality control, including the importance of quality in industrial processes and products.

CLO-2: Apply statistical tools and techniques, such as control charts, process capability analysis, and hypothesis testing, to monitor and improve the quality of industrial processes.

CLO-3: Identify opportunities for quality improvement in industrial settings and develop strategies to address them, including root cause analysis and corrective action plans.

CLO-4: Effectively perform inspections and quality testing of products, materials, and processes, including the selection of appropriate testing methods and equipment.

CLO-5: Correctly interpret, and apply relevant industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to quality control in industrial environments.

CLO-6: Communicate quality-related information and findings clearly and effectively to subordinates, management, and other stakeholders, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and quality consciousness within the organization.

TIE 415 Industrial and Product Safety

Detection and control of hazards. Accident investigations and analysis of data. Environmental modifications for Safety effectiveness and accident prevention. Safety codes, Material handling, Machine guarding, Electrical hazards. Case studies on special occupational hazards. 

HL 30; HP 0 U 2 CR 0 P 0

CLO-1: Understand the principles and importance of safety management in various industries 

CLO-1: Understand the principles and importance of safety management in various industries 

CLO-2: Define incidents and accidents in the context of workplace safety. 

CLO-3: Master the techniques and incident and accident investigation

CLO-4: Calculate accident rates and frequency rates to assess safety performance

CLO-5: Explore accident causation theories to understand the underlying reasons for incidents and accidents

CLO-6: Identify common hazards in different industries and assess their risk

CLO-7: Evaluate the effectiveness of PPE and hazard control strategies in reducing workplace accidents and improving safety

TIE 416 Industrial Forecasting Techniques

Forecasting in Industrial Operations. Time horizons and accuracy. Forecasting future business, product demand and technological changes. Intuitive and quantitative techniques. Input-output analysis. Moving averages and exponential smoothing. Application of regression, correlation and time series analysis. Computer routines. Forecast evaluation of Industrial Systems. 

HL 45 HP 0 U 3 CR 0 P STA 202 and TIE 311

CLO-1: Understand the fundamentals of forecasting: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of   forecasting, including the importance of accurate predictions in industrial engineering

CLO-2: Identify forecasting methods: Identify and explain various forecasting methods, such as quantitative and qualitative forecasting techniques. Distinguish between the qualitative and quantitative forecasting techniques.

CLO-3: Apply time series analysis: Apply time series analysis techniques to historical data to develop forecasts, including moving averages, exponential smoothing, and Box-Jenkins (ARIMA) modeling

CLO-4: Utilize regression analysis: Utilize regression analysis to model and forecast industrial processes, including simple and multiple regression models, input and output analysis

CLO-5: Discuss qualitative forecasting techniques: Discuss Delphi method, market research and surveys, expert judgment and opinion polls and soon.

CLO-6: Evaluate Forecasting accuracy: Assess the accuracy of forecasting models using appropriate performance metrics, such as Mean Absolute Error (MAE), Mean Squared Error (MSE), and Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE).

CLO-7: Forecasting software tools: Utilize software tools and technologies commonly used in industrial forecasting, such as spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel), statistical software and data visualization tools.

CLO-8: Decision-making with forecasts: Apply industrial forecasts to support decision-making processes within manufacturing, supply chain management, and operations optimization

TIE 417 Project Planning and Control II

Organization of larger scale resource allocation. Scheduling and sequencing criteria including make span, lateness, tardiness and mean flow time. One, two and three facility optimal scheduling, multi-facility heuristic scheduling and applications. Introduction to technology assessment.

HL 30, HP 0; CR 0; TIE 321; U 2

TIE 418 Tools and Fixtures design

Differences between jigs and fixtures. Principles of locations, principles of clamping. Design features of jigs, milling, turning, grinding, boring and welding fixtures, metal cutting tool design, numerically controlled tools design. Ergonomic considerations in jigs, fixtures and tool design, location and applications. The economics of machine tools design. 

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TME 324

CLO-1: Identify types and functions of jigs and fixtures.

CLO-2: Discuss the jigs and fixtures used on machine tools using standard parts, including numerically controlled machine tools.

CLO-3: Apply the concept of engineering economy analysis to the design of tools and fixtures.

CLO-4: Explain relevant ergonomic considerations in designing jigs and fixtures.

CLO-5: Explain the basic principles of location, clamping, types, methods and the devices used.

CLO-6: Identify the properties of materials necessary for selecting materials for proper functioning of the tool being designed. 

CLO-7: Discuss heat–treating of tool steels, the heat-treating processes

CLO-8: Identify the factors affecting the final result of the heat treatment for proper tool design.

CLO-9: Explain the broad classification of Engineering Materials and their wide applicability

TIE 419 Machine Tools and Transfer Machines

Hydraulic/electrical copying/transmission in machines. Considerations for installing, testing and maintenance. In-line transfer machines, rotary, indexing transfer machines, drum type machines and  automatic loading            transfer methods. The economics and justification of transfer machines.

HL 45; HP 0; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 322

CLO-1: Describe verbally and diagrammatically, the structures of machine tools and transfer machines.

CLO-2: Explain the importance of well coordinated transfer lines, in relation to the productivity of industrial systems.

CLO-3: Make right selection of necessary machine tools that can work accurately with these transfer machines.

CLO-4: Discuss the necessary factors in the choice of transfer machines.

CLO-5: Explain hazards associated with machine tools and transfer machines, as well as hazard control.

CLO-6: Apply economy analysis in justifying the use of machine tools and transfer machines.

CLO-7: Identify different means of controlling modern transfer lines including Programmable Logic Control (PLC).  

CLO-8: Discuss automation and manual labour in Production Systems, as well as Employee Safety.

TIE 511 Engineering Management

An introduction to the concepts of management of the engineering function as found in various industrial and non-industrial settings. General management theory and the implications of individual and group behaviour for organizational effectiveness. Introduction to the law of contracts, patents and copyrights as it affects engineers and industrial organizations. Labour relations and Industrial law.

HL 45; HP 0; U 3; CR 0; P 0

CLO-1: Define Engineering Management and explain who an engineering manager is.

CLO-2: Identify engineering analytical tools and apply it to find solutions to real-life organizational problems.

CLO-3: Use appropriate decision-making tools to solve practical problems in any business environment.

CLO-4: Apply the various tools and skills acquired for self-initiated entrepreneurship or employment.

TIE 512 Applied Stochastic Process

Examples of stochastic processes in engineering. Classification of general stochastic process. Markov chains (discrete time and continuous time) and applications. Renewal processes and applications-equipment replacements signal counters, production inventory. Queues in maintenance, etc. other processes with engineering applications. Computational methods and computer packages.

HL 45; HP 0; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 311

CLO-1: Identify various stochastic processes that may be found in industrial systems and describe the context of their occurrences.

CLO-2: Solve problems involving conditional probability and conditional expectation.

CLO-3: Differentiate between static and dynamic Markov chain processes

CLO-4: Identify stochastic problems that require Markov chain solutions

CLO-5: Carry out analyses involving Markov chains using matrices and probability theories.

CLO-6: Differentiate between Poisson processes and renewal processes.

CLO-7: Solve stochastic problems manually and with the use of software

CLO-8: Articulate the results and conclusions for stochastic process techniques applied to applied problems

TIE 513 Applied Mathematical Programming

Review of Linear Programming. Optimality condition for general problems. Method for unconstrained problems-basic search methods, steepest descent methods, Newton’s and Quasi- Newton methods. Methods for constrained problems- gradient project programmes. Cases in process design, curve fitting, machine scheduling and production optimization, etc.

HP 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 312

CLO-1: Define and formulate linear and nonlinear optimization models and appreciate their limitations

CLO-2: Solve linear pogramming problems using efficient computational techniques 

CLO-3: Solve single and multivariable nonlinear models with or without constraints using basic search techniques.

CLO-4: Solve multivariable nonlinear optimization models with equality or inequality constraints using methods such as Langrange multipliers, Jacobian, Kuhn-Tucker, Numerical

CLO-5: Use computer software such as Lingo, Lindo, CPLEX, Excel, TORA, WinQSB… to solve decision models.

CLO-6: Identify real-world optimization problems and develop the appropriate modes, select and apply the right solution technique and present the results with discussions. 

TIE 514 Simulation in Systems Design

Introduction to modelling and simulation random number generation and testing. Introduction to special simulation Languages (GPSS, SIM-SCRIPT, ETC.) multiple comparison procedure in simulation and statistical experiment. Case studies in process design, queuing, production/inventory systems and service systems.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 311

TIE 515 Facilities and Industrial Systems Design

The facilities design function and economics. Product and process engineering. Flow analysis and design. Facilities layout, using manual and computer routines, plant and machine location from qualitative and quantitative consideration. Analytical methods. Packaging storage and material handling systems. 

HL 45; HP 45; U 4; CR 0: P TIE 312

TIE 516 Maintenance Engineering

Maintenance function. Maintenance mission. The operational implication of the maintenance function. Maintenance organization: Types, structure, and design. Maintenance and maintainability. Concept of equipment Failure/ Reliability. The Bath-tub hazard rate. Probability Distributions (Discrete and continuous). Equipment replacement, cost, and ownership. Equipment replacement models and applications. Maintenance strategies, policies, and actions. Maintenance planning, control, and documentation.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0: P TIE 411

CLO-1: Distinguish between maintenance, maintenance mission and maintenance function.

CLO-2: Describe verbally and diagrammatically, the structures of typical maintenance organisation model variants.

CLO-3: Explain the importance of maintainability in effective and efficient equipment maintenance.

CLO-4: Identify maintenance and maintainability-related elements that are necessary for proper system design.

CLO-5: Determine the quality of equipment lubricant

CLO-6: Carry out the de-coupling and coupling of a typical industrial equipment

CLO-7: Apply equipment hazard and failure functions distributions in determining the reliability of equipment.

CLO-8: Analysis maintenance data of equipment and predict its reliability.

CLO-9: Discuss the relationship between equipment maintenance, productivity in relation to the equipment  life cycle cost

CLO-10: Identify and explain the features of different maintenance policy and strategy models

TIE 521 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

Trends in manufacturing technology. Computer aided Manufacturing systems. Cases in facilities planning, group technology and process design. Numerical control, Introduction to adaptive and direct control, elementary applications of computers in material handling and production control including the integrated database approach.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 411.

CLO-1: Define manufacturing systems, identify and describe various types of manufacturing systems

CLO-2: Differentiate between manufacturing systems and manufacturing technology and their relevance to the manufacturing industry

CLO-3: Distinguish between computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and outline their benefits

CLO-4: Effectively estimate the parameters for carrying out a particular numerical control and computerized numerical control operations

CLO-5: Utilise CAD software in the design of product

CLO-6: Produce G and M codes for subtractive and additive CNC machining

CLO-7: Manufacture a product using CAD/CAM (additive/subtractive)   principles

TIE 522 Value Engineering and Analysis

The concepts of value, productivity functionality, productability, marketability and their mutual relationship. Product on project analysis: identification of alterable components, features and materials and their selection. Values systems design, analysis and evaluation. The values engineering and analysis problem, level of value engineering. Solution procedures to the value engineering problem. Value analysis and real-life applications. Product, project and system cost estimating and reduction.

HL 30; HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 313

CLO-1: Proficiently conduct function analysis, identifying and assessing functions, performance

CLO-2: criteria and constraints within complex systems, products or processes

CLO-3: Develop ability to employ creative problem solving techniques to generate innovative

CLO-4: solutions, fostering a mindset for optimizing value in various engineering scenarios

CLO-5: Evaluate alternative solution using cost-benefit analysis and other relevant evaluation

CLO-6: methods, enabling informed decision – making in value engineering

CLO-7: Learn how to effectively communicate value engineering proposals and findings to stakeholders through well-structured presentations, and documentations ensuring successful project

CLO-8: Apply value engineering principles and methodologies in real-world scenarios,

CLO-9: demonstrating the capability to enhance value and cost-effectiveness across diverse industries

TIE 523 Human Factors Engineering

Human performances in man-machine systems. Human sensory, Motor and information processes, man-machine dynamics. Environmental effects on human performance.

HL 30, HP 45; U 3; CR 0; P TIE 515.

CLO-1: Understand Human Factors principles: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of human factors engineering, including the impact of human capabilities and limitations on design and operation

CLO-2: Analyse and apply knowledge of Human sensory, motor and information processes. Human sensory, motor and information processes analysis and application to design ergonomic and user-centered industrial systems 

CLO-3: Explore man-machine dynamics : Explore  the dynamics of man-machine interactions, identifying opportunities to optimize interfaces and enhance the overall system performance

CLO-4: User-Centered Design Methods: Utilize user-centered design methods, such as user surveys, usability testing, and task analysis, to inform the design and improvement of products and systems

CLO-5: Apply Anthropometric and Biomechanics: Apply anthropometric data and biomechanical principles to design workspaces, tools, and equipment that accommodate a diverse range of human body sizes and movements

CLO-6: Evaluate the impact of environmental factors on human performance: Evaluate the environmental effects on human performance and develop strategies to mitigate potential challenges in industrial settings

CLO-7: Design and implement human centred solutions: Demonstrate  the ability to design and implement human centred solutions that prioritise safety, efficiency, and user satisfaction in real world industrial engineering applications

TIE 524 Manufacturing Information Systems

Definition of data, information, manufacturing, systems. Basic manufacturing functions, the respective information required to perform each function; generate information for each function. Basic manufacturing processes, information needed to carry out each process and application. Process output information with examples in the heat treatment of all the forming processes, all the conventional machining processes. Organization of integrated input/output manufacturing information systems for the basic manufacturing functions and processes. Choice of hardware and software for manufacturing information.

HL 45; HP; U 3; CR O; P TME 316, TIE 413

TIE 525 Information Systems

Systems objective, data collection, investigation and feasibility study, critical. Output/input design considerations. Hardware acquisition and evaluation process. Safety and reliability considerations. Systems description and programming specifications. Implementation. Performance evaluation.

HL 45; HP O; U 3; CR O; P O

TIE 526 Special Topics in Industrial Engineering Engineering systems of national interest. Examples: Water resources planning and analysis, system studies in transportation, energy systems planning and analysis, emerging new concepts in Industrial /engineering.

HL 30; HP 0; U 2; CR O; P TIE 312, TIE 313, TIE 321

CLO-1: Carry out a discussion importance of presenting a good technical report with respect to the academia and profession.

CLO-2: Differentiate between different forms of technical reports and the elements that constitute them

CLO-3: Write an acceptable project proposal 

CLO-4: Demonstrate appropriate organization of project writing skill

CLO-5: Navigate the internet and locate different technical report reference sources

CLO-6: Demonstrate competence in citing and referencing of different sources manually and with the use of reference editing software

CLO-7: Carry out a discussion on the importance of ethical writing 

CLO-8: Make an oral presentation of a chosen technical report using visual aiding applications 

TIE 599 Projects

Individual students’ projects to be supervised by academic staff of the Department.

CLO-1: Apply relevant tools and be able to identify parameters and locate/find data to estimate the parameters

CLO-2: Carry out independent limited research and development projects

CLO-3: Undertake analyses of estimated parameters and assess the validity of the results 

CLO-4: Communicate on technical issues, analysis and conclusions in the studied area to relevant stakeholders which may include the academic community, industry and the public

CLO-5: Contribute to innovation or improvements in the thematic area of study.

HL-Hours of lectures; HP-Hours of Practicals; - No of Units of courses; CR-Concurrent course (s); - Prerequisite course(s).

In addition, students will be expected to register for some courses offered by other departments such as General studies (GES), Mathematics, General and specific Engineering courses

6.2 POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME 

6.2.1 Master of Science Programme Structure 

 

(i) Ergonomics/Human Factors Engineering

This is concerned with the design of work systems with emphasis on the relation of Man to his working environment. It includes such subjects as Methods Engineering, Safety Engineering, Biomechanics and Anthropometrics. Others are the study of human capabilities/limitations, human energy requirements, controls and environmental work factors.

(ii) Production/Manufacturing Engineering

This is the area that deals with the analysis and design of production system. It covers such subjects as process design, operations design, design of material handling mechanisms, tooling, and facilities layout including robotics, automation, Computer Aided Design and manufacturing, flexible and lean manufacturing systems. Others are design of production inventory and quality control systems.

 (iii) Operations Research

Operations Research (OR) combines mathematical modelling with the principles of optimization to analyze and design new or modify existing operations. The main purpose is to improve performance of all aspects of work systems. It includes such subjects as linear programming, non-linear programming, multi-criteria decision making engineering statistics, game theory, queuing theory, evolutionary algorithms etc.

       

(iv) Engineering Management

Engineering Management is the use of scientific techniques in organizing, planning and controlling large-scale operations. The subjects included are engineering economy, costing and cost control, decision theory, technological forecasting, project planning and control, team management, etc.

 (v) Systems Engineering

This is concerned with the applications of computers, mathematical and simulation modelling techniques to the design analysis, synthesis and control of complex systems. The subjects covered are design of information systems, computers and computer communication techniques, simulation control theory, etc. 

COURSE LISTINGS FOR THE OPTIONS IN THE COURSE CURRICULUM

(A) CORE COMPULSORY COURSES

Code

Course title

Unit

Status

TIE 702

Research Methodology for Engineers

2

C

TIE  711

Statistical Methods for Engineers

2

C

TIE  712

Applied optimisation

2

C

TIE  731

Advanced Engineering Economics

2

C

TIE  741