School of Drafting and Design
School of Drafting and Design

Industrial Engineering Technology: A 7-Quarter Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Webster, TX Campus

Course Descriptions

CO2520T Communications | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

The course focuses on the history, principles and techniques of interpersonal, organizational and mass communications, and on communicating using written, verbal and visual formats. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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EN1320T Composition I | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145T Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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EN1420T Composition II | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with additional emphasis in rhetorical structures, argumentation, and research. Presenting strong arguments using visual and oral communication techniques is also included. Prerequisite: EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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ES2555T Survey of Economics | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces basic principles of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Prerequisites: MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320T Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2555T Survey of Economics and ES2550T Microeconomics or for both ES2555T Survey of Economics and ES2560T Macroeconomics.

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GS1140T Problem Solving Theory | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

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GS1145T Strategies for the Technical Professional | 4.5 credit hours

This course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society, including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

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GS2745T Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional | 3.0 credit hours

This course focuses on skills, characteristics and attitudes that contribute to professional life. Topics include personal integrity, business communication skills, teamwork and conflict resolution, financial literacy, professional work habits, networking and social media, and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 65 credits earned in the program of study; Prerequisite or Corequisite: CO2520T Communications or equivalent

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IE1110T Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces industrial engineering and the evolution of its approach in solving problems. Topics include an overview of industrial engineering, concept and scope of industrial engineering, the evolution of the industrial engineering approach, concepts of manufacturing systems, design of manufacturing systems, operation and management of manufacturing systems, and industrial engineering education, profession and ethics.

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IE1210T Manufacturing Processes | 4.5 credit hours

This course is an overview of manufacturing technology and its basic working principles. Topics include basic modern manufacturing processes and quality control measures. Prerequisite: IE1110T Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology or equivalent

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IE1215T Basic Industrial Engineering Graphics | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines methods of documenting the engineering of a product in process planning and production planning. Topics include introduction to design, design using CAD, geometric construction, sketching, lettering, lines, 3D drawing, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, dimensioning and tolerancing, tolerance and fit, assembly and exploded assembly models, thread, fastener, springs, bill of material, documentation and working drawings, and parametric modeling. Students also study how to read engineering drawings and produce a bill of material for a product. Prerequisite: IE1110T Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology or equivalent

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IE1310T Work Measurements | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces principles and practices of work analysis and work measurement. Students will explore productivity improvement techniques, such as work simplification, motion economy, and time and motion studies. Topics include the design and standardization of work methods. Prerequisites: IE1110T Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology or equivalent, IE1210T Manufacturing Processes or equivalent

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IE1320T Lean Manufacturing | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores terminology and benefits of lean manufacturing. Topics include simplification and standardization of workflow, managing capacity and eliminating waste in the production process. Prerequisite: IE1210T Manufacturing Processes or equivalent

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IE1410T Human Factors | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces human factors in the work environment. It focuses on using industrial engineering to improve productivity by adapting the work environment to human capabilities. Prerequisite: IE1210T Manufacturing Processes or equivalent

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IE1420T Statistical Process Control | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces statistical concepts and application, such as X-bar and R-charts, p-charts, u-charts, c-charts, and basic quality management concepts. Prerequisite: MA1310T College Mathematics II or equivalent

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IE2510T Industrial Safety | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces safety programs used in industry. Topics include three key techniques for increasing safety in the workplace: preliminary hazard analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, and OSHA hazard analysis and safety review requirements. Prerequisite: IE1110T Introduction to Industrial Engineering Technology or equivalent

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IE2515T Facilities Design | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores the theory of facility design. Topics include the scope of facility planning, facility layout planning procedures, systematic layout planning, non-production activity, production activity, computer-aided layout design, selection evaluation and implementation, and group technology layout. Prerequisites: IE1215T Basic Industrial Engineering Graphics or equivalent, IE1310T Work Measurements or equivalent

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IE2620T Cost Estimating | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces cost estimating for labor, materials and overhead for products, systems and projects. Topics include budgets and cost accounting. Prerequisite: IE1320T Lean Manufacturing or equivalent

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IE2799T Industrial Engineering Technology Capstone | 4.5 credit hours

This course provides an opportunity for students to work on a comprehensive project that includes designing or improving an integrated system. The project is designed to combine elements courses in the program of study. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 75 credits earned in the program of study including IE1320T Lean Manufacturing or equivalent and IE2515T Facilities Design or equivalent

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MA1210T College Mathematics I | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140T Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

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MA1310T College Mathematics II | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent

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PH2530T Physics | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

This course introduces students to the principles of general physics. Practical applications demonstrate the theory. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: MA1310T College Mathematics II or equivalent


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Paul Groves
Computer Drafting and Design
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

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