Pitt | Swanson Engineering
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Industrial Engineering Course Description

IE 0015 - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS  ENGINEERING


This course introduces students to systems thinking and information management.  Students learn to identify the risks of system sub-optimization created by silo oriented operations in organizations.  They practice how to define, design, and develop databases needed to satisfy the information requirements of their customers and the entire organization.  Using object based data models students design a conceptual model to discuss with customers (end users) and then convert the concepts to relational models for database developments using normalization methods.  To practice the database development process students are assigned a project that requires research and preparation for customer interviewing, conceptual design, customer verification, logical design, prototype development using ms-access, testing and presentation of results. This course serves as a primer for advanced courses in information management and systems optimization.

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