I am currently teaching an advanced course in industrial engineering with the following subject scheme.
Industrial engineering principles
Product industrial engineering
Process industrial engineering
- Technical process industrial engineering
- Management process industrial engineering
Industrial engineering optimization
Industrial engineering technometrics (Application of statistics in industrial engineering projects and practice).
Industrial engineering economics
Human effort industrial engineering
Measurements in industrial engineering
The course is going smoothly. We are studying the basic content on each topic for two hours based on the notes prepared by our first year masters students based on their class lecture, discussion and study. Then we are examining some recent research papers.
A presentation was done to the prospective masters students based on this scheme and they appreciated the presentation.
What is missing in the scheme is productivity science or industrial engineering science. Under this head we need to discuss scientific method and some of the experiments, research and theory building done in the industrial engineering field. In the textbooks of sociology and psychology, scientific enquiry is described as one chapter.