Industrial Engineering Youngstown State University
Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Hazel Marie, Ph.D., Professor, Chair
S. Cory Brozina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Martin Cala, Ph.D., Professor
Kyosung Choo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Brett P. Conner, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Gregory Dillon, Ph.D., Professor
Kevin Disotell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Hojjat Mehri, Ph.D., Professor
Stefan Moldovan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Nazanin Naderi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Jae Joong Ryu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Elvin B. Shields, Ph.D., Professor
Virgil C. Solomon, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Jason Walker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Darrell R. Wallace, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Anthony Viviano, M.S., Lecturer
Program Student Outcomes
3-3 Understand that the technology is constantly changing and industrial engineers must upgrade their knowledge in conjunction with the technological changes.
The ISE Project Laboratory is focused on team-based activities throughout the curriculum and particularly serves the methods engineering, human factors engineering and facilities design areas.
Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Program
Industrial and Systems Engineering
2500 Moser Hall
(330) 941- 3023
ISEN 5801 Operations Research 1 3 s.h.
Formulation and solution of engineering problems using linear programming. Model formulation, the primal, dual, and transportation simplex methods, duality theory, and sensitivity analysis.
Prereq.: MATH 2673.
ISEN 5811L Manufacturing Practices I Laboratory 1 s.h.
Experimental analysis of manufacturing processes. Process control and data acquisition. Experimental design applied to processes including polymer processes, casting, machining, and joining. Three hours laboratory.
Prereq. or concurrent ISEN 3723.
ISEN 5812L Manufacturing Practices 2 Laboratory 1 s.h.
Experimental analysis of advanced manufacturing techniques. Advanced sensing and controlling technologies. Real-time monitoring, metrology, and data acquisition. Numerically controlled (NC) machines and programming. Net-shape and additive manufacturing.
Prereq. or concurrent ISEN 5823.
ISEN 5820 Advanced Quality for Engineers 3 s.h.
Applications and practices of quality control in industry. Engineering and administrative aspects of quality control programs, process control, and acceptance sampling. Application of quantitative methods to the design and evaluation of engineered products, processes, and systems.
Prereq.: ISEN 3720.
ISEN 5823 Automation 3 s.h.
Principles and applications of sensing, actuation and control. Emphasis on hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Industrial process controllers, sensors and machine vision. Design and cost considerations for industrial automation applications.
Prereq.: MECH 2641, ECEN 2614 or consent of instructor.
ISEN 5825 Advanced Engineering Economy 3 s.h.
An extension of the topics in engineering economy. Analysis of rationale and norm of decision making, risk and uncertainty models, utility theory, measurement of productivity, and advanced project comparison methods.
Prereq.: ISEN 3724.
ISEN 5830 Human Factors Engineering 3 s.h.
Various aspects of human factors in the design of human-machine systems and environments. Study of human sensory, perceptual, mental, psychomotor, and other characteristics; techniques of measuring human capabilities, limitations, safety, comfort, and productivity.
Prereq.: MATH 2673.
ISEN 5850 Operations Research 2 3 s.h.
Formulation and solution of industrial engineering problems using operational research models. Topics include queuing models and the specialization of linear models to equipment replacement, project planning, assignment, and transshipment problems.
Prereq.: ISEN 5801.
ISEN 5880 Management of Technology 3 s.h.
The course discusses major topics in management of technology and innovations. Dynamics of technology innovation, sources of technology innovations, corporate technology strategy, collaboration and intellectual property, structures and process for innovations, idea generation, commercialization of technology and innovations, and market entry.
Prereq.: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
ISEN 5881 Competitive Manufacturing Management 3 s.h.
Basic principles of manufacturing competitiveness. The role of engineers in promoting competitiveness. Discussion of new technologies used in modern manufacturing management including, continuous improvement, waste elimination, JIT, lean production systems, setup time reduction, equipment maintenance/improvement, total quality management, and supply chain management.
Prereq.: ISEN 3723 or consent of instructor.
ISEN 6901 Optimization Techniques 3 s.h.
A study of the theory of optimization and its application to problems from several engineering disciplines. The principles will be applied to constrained and unconstrained engineering problems. Algorithms will be developed for solving optimization problems, which can be formulated as linear, nonlinear, integer, or dynamic programming models.
ISEN 6902 Digital Simulation 3 s.h.
A study of simulation methods using digital computers, random number generation, Monte Carlo techniques, queuing models, and analysis of simulation output. The student will be provided the opportunity to simulate moderately complex systems on digital computers. Primary emphasis will be on models of technical, scientific, and economic systems.
ISEN 6905 Applied Statistics for Design, Quality, and Productivity 3 s.h.
Review of probability and statistics, uncertainty and decision making, statistical inference, and analyzing sources of variation. Risk and reliability, risk assessment, robust and quality design, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. Design of experiments, single-factor and multifactor experiments, design of experiments for product characteristics, process characteristics, and process optimization. General statistical process control, special charts and sampling techniques for control, monitoring, and auditing quality. Economic issues in process/quality control.
Prereq.: ISEN 3710 Engineering Statistics or equivalent.
ISEN 6906 Supply Chain Engineering 3 s.h.
In an expanding global economy, efficient and responsive supply chains are critical to business success. This course explores key aspects of supply chain engineering with an emphasis on mathematical approaches to supply chain analysis. Topics include demand forecasting, inventory modeling and control, facility location, capacity planning, transportation, warehousing, scheduling, material requirements planning and procurement.
Prereq.: ISEN 3710/ISEN 6921 and consent of instructor.
ISEN 6908 Logistics Engineering and Mgt 3 s.h.
Study of logistics from a systems engineering perspective. Covers design of systems for supportability and serviceability, the production and effective distribution of systems for customer use, and the sustaining maintenance and support of systems throughout their period of utilization.
Prereq.: ISEN 3720, ISEN 5801 or consent of the instructor.
ISEN 6910 Design and Analysis Experiment 3 s.h.
For professionals from business and industry, and students. Specific topics will be announced each time the workshop is offered. Credit hours based on frequency and duration of workshop meetings.
ISEN 6920 Project Management 3 s.h.
Methods for planning, organizing, scheduling, supporting, and controlling projects. Network techniques, including CPM, PERT, and time-cost trade-off analysis. Techniques for the estimation of time, manpower, and other resource requirements of the projects, including economic and statistical analysis, forecasting, learning curves, and line balancing. Management of time and other resources involved. Case studies and utilization of computer resources for the analysis and presentation of projects.
Prereq.: graduate standing in STEM college.
ISEN 6921 Engineering Statistics 3 s.h.
Development and application of stochastic models of engineering systems. Elementary probability models applied to decision making under uncertainty. Development and use of theoretical probability distributions for describing stochastic systems. Models for point and confidence interval estimation and models for correlation analysis applied to engineering problems.
Prereq.: ISEN 3710 or equivalent.
ISEN 6930 Microcomputer Models for Deterministic Engineering Systems 3 s.h.
Microcomputer model development, implementation, evaluation, and application for deterministic engineering systems. Recognition of engineering systems amenable to analysis as deterministic microcomputer models. Determination of model structure, identification of model parameters, verification of model validity, exercising the model, and interpretation of results.
ISEN 6935 Decision Analysis for Engineering 3 s.h.
Review of probability and statistics, subjective probability, probability models, using data, Monte Carlo simulation, and value of information. Introduction to decision analysis, elements of decision problems, structuring decisions, making choices, creativity, and decision making. Risk attitudes, utility axioms, paradoxes, and conflicting objectives.
Prereq.: ISEN 3710 Engineering Statistics or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
ISEN 6970 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 1 3 s.h.
Advanced manufacturing processes for metallic materials. Included are continuous casting, powder techniques, fluidized bed reactors, and directional solidification.
ISEN 6971 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 2 3 s.h.
Advanced manufacturing processes for nonmetallic materials. Included are sintering, slip casting, plastic forming techniques, and extrusion of nonplastic materials.
ISEN 6990 Special Topics 3 s.h.
Special topics in industrial/manufacturing systems engineering covering areas not otherwise available. Topics are selected by the faculty from fields of current research interest or special emphasis and may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours.
ISEN 6992 Graduate Projects 3 s.h.
Analysis, design, research, or other independent investigation on projects selected with the advice and approval of the student's graduate committee.
Prereq.: Permission of instructor.
ISEN 6999 Thesis 1-6 s.h.
Hours arranged. May be repeated.