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 ININ 3100. INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING. One credit hour. One hour of lecture per week. Introduction to the industrial engineering profession. Discussion of the function of industrial engineers, the technical areas that they should master, examples of typical problems they solve, and their professional opportunities and perspectives. Introduction to the code of engineering ethics and relevant professional societies.

ININ 4007. INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MATE 3063 and ECON 3021. Principles of design and control; decision models in engineering and industrial systems.

ININ 4009. WORK MEASUREMENT. Four credit hours. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ININ 4077 and ININ 4020. Theory and practice of work measurement systems; time studies using direct observations; predetermined time systems and work sampling; formula construction, line balancing, and learning curves.

ININ 4010. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS. Four credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: INGE 3016 and MATE 3032. Descriptive statistics. Probability theory. Discrete and continuous random variables and distributions and their applications in engineering. Sample statistics and their distributions. Applications to engineering problems. Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Emphasis in the use of statistical software and their use in engineering.

ININ 4015. ENGINEERING ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: MATE 3032. Criteria and techniques of economic analysis as related to decision making in engineering projects where time and money are the primary trade-offs. Discounted cash flows; comparison of alternatives using equivalent annual cost, present worth, or rate of return; break-even analysis, depreciation, tax effects, replacement, sensitivity, and risk analysis.

ININ 4016. INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4077. The fundamental of safety engineering, accident analysis and prevention, and accident cost determination; analysis of the accident problem in Puerto Rico. Emphasis is placed on the development of a philosophy of safety.

ININ 4017. COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEMS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: INGE 3016. Analysis and design of computer-based information systems; database logical and physical models; database language; user interface; Internet; common applications to industrial engineering.

ININ 4018. SYSTEMS SIMULATION WITH DIGITAL COMPUTERS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4022. Modeling the interrelationship between systems components by means of computer programs; generation of random variables using computers; special purpose simulation languages. Input and output analysis. Emphasis is placed in problem solving using modern simulation packages.

ININ 4020. APPLIED INDUSTRIAL STATISTICS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: ININ 4010 and MATE 3063. Application of advanced statistical concepts in engineering. Joint probability functions, goodness of fit test, regression analysis, multicolinearity, design and analysis of industrial experiments. Emphasis on the use of statistical computer packages and their use in engineering.

ININ 4021. DETERMINISTIC MODELS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4010 and (MATE 4145 or MATE 4031). Formulation and solution of linear programming problems: the Simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis; transportation problems; Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT); integer programming problems: branch and bound; linearization of non-linear objective functions; shortest route and maximum flow algorithms.

ININ 4022. PROBABILISTIC MODELS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4020. Simulation techniques; queuing theory; application to industrial systems problems.

ININ 4027. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ENGINEERING EXPERIMENTS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4020. Fundamental principles in the design and analysis of engineering experiments: randomized blocks, latin squares, split plots, factorial experiments, fractional factorials; confounding and response surface methodology.

ININ 4029. HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN WORK ORGANIZATIONS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4077. Cognitive theories and behavioral principles which attempt to explain, predict, and control individual and group behavior in work organizations.

ININ 4035. HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4077. Selection, training, utilization and control of human resources. Optimum systems designs.

ININ 4039. PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL I. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: ININ 4020 and ININ 4021. Corequisite: ININ 4015. Analysis and design of production-inventory systems: Forecasting (Multiple regression and time series analysis), aggregate production planning, master production schedule, inventory systems and their models, project control. Computer applications in these areas.

ININ 4040. FACILITY LAYOUT AND DESIGN. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ININ 4009 and ININ 4039. Corequisite: ININ 4015. Planning facility layout and materials handling systems. Analytical and computerized solution of problems in the design of physical facilities.

ININ 4046. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE. Three credit hours. Thirty five hours per week for seven (7) or more weeks during the Summer or its equivalent during the semester. Prerequisite: authorization of the Director of the Department. A course organized in cooperation with private industry or government to provide the student with practical experience in industrial engineering. The work performed by the student will be jointly supervised by the Academic Department and an appropriate official from the cooperating organization. An oral and written report will be required from the student upon completion of the project.

ININ 4050. PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: (QUIM 3132 and QUIM 3134) and (FISI 3172 and FISI 3174) or authorization of the Director of the Department. Interdisciplinary experience to provide engineering students with a basic understanding of the manufacturing processes required to populate a printed circuit board focusing on surface mount technology. Lectures will include a discussion of processes, required tooling, the process, underlying scientific principles, use of mathematical models, and independent process variables which impact product quality.

ININ 4057. REAL TIME PROCESS CONTROL. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: INGE 3016 and INEL 4076. Corequisites: INME 4055 and (INEL 4077 or INME 4031). Use of computer-based controllers to control processes using digital and analog signals.

ININ 4075. PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL II. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4039. Evaluation and design of computerized systems for planning and controlling production. Material requirements planning, bill of materials, inventory accuracy and cycle counting, feasible master production plan, capacity planning, shop floor control, integrity requirements of the data bases, systems implementation. Formation of product families, group technology, just in time, kanban system, production synchronization, integration of production control systems.

ININ 4077. WORK SYSTEMS DESIGN. Four credit hours. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4010. Strategies and models used in work systems design including methods engineering, human factors, and ergonomics.

ININ 4078. STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL. Three credit hours. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ININ 4010. Statistical control of the quality of processes; statistical methods for quality improvement; univariate and multivariate control charts for variables; attribute control charts; process capability studies; gage and measurement studies; setting specification limits; analysis and design of sampling inspection plans; Mil. Std. 105E, rectifying inspection plans.

ININ 4079. DESIGN PROJECT. Three credit hours. Three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ININ 4015 and ININ 4022 and ININ 4040. Development and presentation of a system design project.

ININ 4085. ACCOUNTING FOR ENGINEERS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ECON 3021. Basic accounting concepts and systems; uses and limitation of accounting data in the solution of managerial and financial problems; interpretation and use of accounting information for decision making.

ININ 4086. COST ANALYSIS AND CONTROL. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4085. Methods used in industry for budgeting, recording, analyzing, and controlling costs; profit planning; design and operation of cost systems; standard cost; and financial statement analysis.

ININ 4087. COST MANAGEMENT. Four credit hours. Four hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4010. Study of techniques to estimate, manage, and control costs in engineering projects, in service and manufacturing organizations. Discussion of case studies and use of computer applications to solve problems.

ININ 4150. INTRODUCTION TO MODELS IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH. Four credit hours. Four hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4010 and (MATE 4145 or MATE 4031). Theoretical foundation and algorithms to formulate and solve linear programing and basic queuing problems. Formulation of real life problems, and introduction of optimization methods for their solution. Development of computational skills through the use of software to solve solving the formulated problems.

ININ 4810. CONCURRENT ENGINEERING. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4077 or INEL 4206 or INME 4011 or INQU 4001. Introduction to concurrent engineering topics, and its role in modern engineering, design for manufacturing, how concurrent engineering affects product life-cycle issues, safety and integrity in design and manufacturing, maintenance, product disposal and product costing. Case studies. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams applying concepts in the design of products and production facilities to manufacture a product.

ININ 4995. ENGINEERING PRACTICE FOR CO-OP STUDENTS. Zero to nine credit hours. Prerequisites: 48 approved credits and a previous CO-OP orientation. Practical experience in industrial engineering in cooperation with private industry or government to be jointly supervised by the academic department, the co-op Program Coordinator, and an official from the cooperating organization. A written report will be required upon completion of each period of work.

ININ 4996. SPECIAL PROBLEMS. One to three credit hours. One to three laboratory periods per week. Prerequisite: authorization of the Director of the Department. Investigations and special problems in Industrial Engineering or related fields. Open only to outstanding students in the field of Industrial Engineering.

ININ 4998. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. One to six credit hours. Three to twenty-four hours of laboratory per week. Pre-requisite: fourth or fifth year student and authorization of the Director of the Department. Participation, under the supervision of a faculty member acting as an investigator, in a research project.

 Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

ININ 5005. MODERN OPTIMIZATION METHODS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4021 or authorization of the Director of the Department. Advanced undergraduate course addressed to Industrial Engineering students to studies the most common heuristic search methods. Topics such as simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, tabu search, and combinatorial and continuous optimization problems are disscused. The main techniques and their variations presented and are critically discussed. Key papers from the literature, including applications, are discussed.

ININ 5009. LEAN SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGY. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: ININ 4078 and ININ 4039. Discussion of the basic principles of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to maximize the value of a product or service focusing primarily on customer satisfaction. Use of the DMAIC methodology as a structured way to integrate the tools of industrial engineering to solve problems related to processes and systems improvement.

ININ 5105. Introduction to Medical Device Design Methods. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. This course presents the fundamental methods for medical device development. It is designed for students interested in a comprehensive study of the medical device development process, from concept ideation to marketing. It discusses methods that aid completing the procedures of product definition, design, risk management, production planning and market introduction, in an environment of multiple stakeholders, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations and intellectual property protections. The course includes case studies illustrating important considerations to manage the complexities of the development process.

ININ 5405. STATISTICAL METHODS IN BIOINFORMATICS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4010 O ININ 5559 O INCI 4136 O AGRO 5005 O ESMA 3101 O ESMA 4001 O ESMA 4006 O ESTA 3002. Study and application of statistical methods related to the most important bioinformatics analysis including: sequence analysis, gene expression and phylogenetic trees. The methods under study include inferential statistics, statistical modeling, clustering analysis and Markovian processes.

ININ 5505. TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4078 or authorization of the Director of the Department. Introduction to innovative philosophies in total quality control. The impact of leadership, organizational infrastructure and client satisfaction on quality management. Utilization and management of information, personnel, processes and product design for continuous quality improvement.

ININ 5559. ENGINEERING STATISTICS. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: authorization of the Director of the Department. Development of probability theory for scientific and engineering inference. Discrete and continuous random variables and distributions and their applications in engineering. Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Regression analysis. Applications to engineering problem solving.

ININ 5565. MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION OF PRODUCT RELIABILITY. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4020 or authorization of the Department. Introduction to reliability theory; system analysis; constant failure rate models; time dependent failure rate models; state dependent systems; availability; maintainability; complete and censored data analysis (parameter estimation and distribution fitting); prediction of reliability.

ININ 5575. SEQUENCING AND SCHEDULING OF RESOURCES. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ININ 4021 or authorization of the Director of the Department. Conceptual and practical aspects involved in the scheduling of resources. Examples and applications drawn from areas such as manpower, computer, and transportation.

ININ 5595. DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF SERVICES PROCESSES. Three credit hours. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: (ININ 4009 and ININ 4039) or authorization of the Director of the Department. Industrial engineering techniques and models to design and manage the operations of service organizations or service processes in manufacturing enterprises. Development, evaluation, and implementation of alternative solutions to the operational problems of service organizations. Use of models and techniques in marketing, quality assurance and management, work measurement and design, operations research, production planning and control, engineering economics, human resources, management information systems, and facilities layout.