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Industrial Engineering Course Description

IE 2303 - WORK DESIGN


THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND USE STANDARD INDUSTRIAL TOOLS COMMONLY USED IN ANALYZING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND DESIGNING WORK SPACES AND WORK PROCESSES.  IT INCLUDES THE CONCEPTS OF COST EFFECTIVENESS, FUNCTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, HUMAN INTERFACE DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION, ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY.  THESE TOOLS AND DESIGN METHODOLOGIES INCLUDE HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING, BASIC AUDITORY AND VISUAL DISPLAYS, COST MODELS, FACILITY LAYOUT AND NETWORK TRANSPORTATION AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS, COGNITIVE ENGINEERING, ANTHROPOMETRY AND MUSCULOSKELETAL PRINCIPLES, CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS, WORK MEASUREMENT AND TIME AND MOTION ANALYSIS. STUDENTS TAKING THIS COURSE SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH BASIC ENGINEERING ECONOMICS.

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