Industrial and Systems Engineering

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

David Brookstein
Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Dean's Office
215-204-4674
david.brookstein@temple.edu

The just launched program of Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering prepares students to become leaders in quality and productivity management. This 128-credit undergraduate program is a blend of engineering and business, preparing students to design, develop, implement and improve the integrated systems that help a wide variety of companies save money and increase operating efficiency.

Industrial and systems engineering applies to more than manufacturing—the work of industrial and systems engineers encompasses nearly every industry and sector. The versatile, interdisciplinary curriculum positions students to graduate with the tools and skills that meet a growing demand for industrial and systems engineers. Compared to other engineering disciplines, Industrial and System Engineering students take courses in business and across engineering fields of study, making learning versatile for many types of applications for companies as they continuously seek to increase productivity and efficiency and improve quality. Students will gain the knowledge base to provide these companies with innovative and creative solutions.

Goals & Objectives

The proposed curriculum will prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, and equipment. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing-intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not General Education (GenEd) or elective credits. The writing-intensive courses must be completed at Temple University and students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are: 

ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II

Department Requirements

Required Math, Basic Science and Computer Courses
MATH 1041Calculus I4
or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
MATH 1042Calculus II4
or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
MATH 2043Calculus III4
or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
or MATH 3941 Honors Differential Equations I
PHYS 1061Elementary Classical Physics I4
or PHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
PHYS 1062Elementary Classical Physics II4
or PHYS 1962 Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
CIS 1051Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python4
Select one of the following3
Engineering Analysis & Applications
Linear Algebra
Linear Systems
Required General Education Courses
Select one of the following4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
IH 0851Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life3
or IH 0951 Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
IH 0852Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good3
or IH 0952 Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Human Behavior)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Race and Diversity)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Global/World Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (U.S. Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Arts)3
Required Industrial and Systems Engineering Courses
ISE 2101Applied Statistical Methods for Industrial and System Engineers3
ISE 2102Production Process Design and Laboratory4
ISE 2103Deterministic Models in Operations Research3
ISE 3101Product Quality Assurance3
ISE 3102Stochastic Models in Operations Research3
ISE 4101Human Factors (Ergonomics)3
ISE 4102Industrial Simulation3
ISE 4103Engineering Cost Analysis3
ISE 4104Production Planning and Control3
Required Engineering Courses
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
CEE 3048Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Methods3
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 4172Senior Design Project I for Engineering2
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II
Engineering Elective (Select one of the following):3
Environmental Engineering
Transportation Systems Management
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Co-Op Work Experience I
Entrepreneurial Engineering
Required Business Courses
ACCT 2501Survey of Accounting3
MSOM 3101Operations Management3
SCM 3515Principles of Supply Chain Management3
SCM 3516Transportation and Logistics Management3
SCM 3517Inventory and Warehouse Management3
Total Credit Hours128

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENGR 1101 or 1901Introduction to Engineering Engineering Technology3
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
PHYS 1061 or 1961Elementary Classical Physics I4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
PHYS 1062 or 1962Elementary Classical Physics II4
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033 or 1953General Chemistry Laboratory I1
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
ACCT 2501Survey of Accounting3
ISE 2101Applied Statistical Methods for Industrial and System Engineers3
ISE 2102Production Process Design and Laboratory4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MATH 3041 or 3941Differential Equations I3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
MSOM 3101Operations Management3
ISE 2103Deterministic Models in Operations Research3
Select one of the following3
Engineering Analysis Applications 
Linear Algebra 
Linear Systems 
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CEE 3048Probability, Statistics Stochastic Methods3
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
SCM 3515Principles of Supply Chain Management3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours18
Spring
CIS 1051Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python4
SCM 3516Transportation and Logistics Management3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ISE 3101Product Quality Assurance3
ISE 3102Stochastic Models in Operations Research3
 Term Credit Hours14
Year 4
Fall
ENGR 4172Senior Design Project I for Engineering2
Engineering Elective (Select one of the following): 3
Co-Op Work Experience I 
Entrepreneurial Engineering 
Environmental Engineering 
Transportation Systems Management 
Intelligent Transportation Systems 
ISE 4101Human Factors (Ergonomics)3
SCM 3517Inventory and Warehouse Management3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
ISE 4102Industrial Simulation3
ISE 4103Engineering Cost Analysis3
ISE 4104Production Planning and Control3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 128

Courses

ISE 2101. Applied Statistical Methods for Industrial and System Engineers. 3 Credit Hours.

Statistical analysis techniques and their applications in the field of industrial and systems engineering are presented. Topics include the statistical measures describing data, frequency distributions, probability distributions, sampling parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analyses, and analyses of variance. Special emphasis on their application to field of industrial and systems engineering.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
MATH 2043|Minimum Grade of C-|May be taken concurrently.

ISE 2102. Production Process Design and Laboratory. 4 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the theory and practice of manufacturing processes. Study covers the fabrication of metallic, plastic, and electrical products, operation of NC and other automatic equipment, and economics of the design and production process. Topics to be covered include introduction to manufacturing processes, metal forming processes, metal cutting processes and machine tools, metal finishing processes, introduction to AutoCAD, numerical control (NC) machining, processing of plastic products and an introduction to automated manufacturing processes. Lectures will be complemented by a laboratory.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
ENGR 1117|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

ISE 2103. Deterministic Models in Operations Research. 3 Credit Hours.

The deterministic techniques of operations research. Topics include the applications of linear, nonlinear, integer, and dynamic programming methods and network flows analysis to solve industrial and systems engineering problems. Other topics include an introduction and overview of deterministic models, preliminaries of Linear Programming (LP), graphical solution of linear programming and introduction to simplex method, sensitivity analysis, marginal utility, computer applications and LP packages, transportation and assignment problems, network and graph theory introduction, spanning trees shortest route algorithm, Dijkstra's algorithm, formulation of shortest path as LP, maximum flow algorithms, nonlinear programming, classical optimization, integer programming introduction, Gomory's cutting plane, branch and bound method, complete methods, Dynamic Programming (DP), and recursive relationship of DP.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
MATH 2043|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

ISE 3101. Product Quality Assurance. 3 Credit Hours.

Methods used to achieve higher product quality, to prevent defects, to locate chronic sources of trouble, to measure process capability, and to use inspection data to regulate manufacturing processes are emphasized. Preparation of statistical control charts and selection of suitable sampling plans. Topics include review of probability distributions, control chart principles, control charts for variables (X, R charts), control charts for attributes (p, c, u charts), specifications and tolerances, fundamentals of acceptance sampling, acceptance sampling by attributes, special attribute sampling procedures, reliability, graphic methods for quality control, and TQM and ISO standards.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
ISE 2101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

ISE 3102. Stochastic Models in Operations Research. 3 Credit Hours.

Probabilistic techniques of operations research. Topics include the applications of Markov chains, queueing and inventory control models to analyze and evaluate systems performance. Other topics include introduction to stochastic processes, review of probability, Markov chains and classification of their states, long-run Markov chains and applications, introduction to queueing theory, birth and death process, applications of queueing theory, introduction to inventory theory, components of inventory models, deterministic inventory models, stochastic inventory models, and introduction to forecasting.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
ISE 2101|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

ISE 4101. Human Factors (Ergonomics). 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers Human-machine systems analysis. The study of workplace layout, measurement of employee efficiency and productivity, criteria for tool and fixture design or selection, industrial fatigue, environmental influences on performance including the effects of illumination, noise, vibration, thermal, and other atmospheric factors. The basic ideas of industrial hygiene; the impact of OSHA; and special techniques for experimenting with human subjects, via demonstrations and supervised experiments are explored. Additional topics include human factor definitions, human factor research methodologies, human information processing, visual presentation - static and dynamic information, auditory and other displays; speech communication, motor skills, human control systems, data entry devices, physical work and manual materials handling, applied anthropometry, workplace environment; illumination and atmospheric conditions, noise, vibration and motion, human error, accidents and warnings, and usability and human-computer interaction.

Class Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes: Junior 60 to 89 Credits, Senior 90 to 119 Credits, Senior/Fifth Year 120+ Credits.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

ISE 4102. Industrial Simulation. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the application of simulation modeling for the analysis of complex industrial and manufacturing service systems. Examples are chosen from real-life situations such as warehousing, material handling, robotics, transportation, and hospital emergency rooms. Verification/validation as well as statistical analysis of both input/output data are introduced. Topics include Verification and validation, calibration of models, face validity, validity of assumptions, Turing/Delphi test, comparison and evaluation of alternative systems, simulation examples, queueing systems, inventory systems, object oriented programming, ARENA simulation software, random number generation, Input modeling and Output analysis, confidence intervals, and variance reduction.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
ISE 2103|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

ISE 4103. Engineering Cost Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces the tools and techniques applicable for cost analysis and control including standard costs, variance analysis, cost volume relationships, cost estimation, and utilization of accounting data for control of operations. Topics include basics of financial/cost management; elements of financial accounting and development of income statements and balance sheets; cash flow statements, inventory valuation methods; cost-volume relationships, cost drivers; methods of measurement, application of regression analysis; product addition or deletion, target costing, pricing decision; cost allocation; activity based costing, job order cost systems and process cost systems and overhead, cost allocation, analysis and control.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
ACCT 2501|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.

ISE 4104. Production Planning and Control. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces the study of the components and functioning of integrated production, planning, and control systems; forecasting, aggregate planning, scheduling, and recent models of production and inventory control for optimizing continuous and intermittent manufacturing operations. MRP basics and introduction to using a computer to apply scheduling models will be covered. Topics include functional modules in the control of a manufacturing organization, forecasting methods, aggregate planning and master scheduling, linear programming based methods, capacity requirements planning; machine scheduling, job sequencing and line balancing; job shop and flow shop models; material requirements planning and just-in-time production control.

Class Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes: Senior 90 to 119 Credits, Senior/Fifth Year 120+ Credits.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
ISE 2103|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently.