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Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the optimization of complex processes or systems. It is concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, analysis and synthesis, as well as the mathematical, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems or processes. While industrial engineering is a traditional and longstanding engineering discipline subject to (and eligible for) professional engineering licensure in most jurisdictions, its underlying concepts overlap considerably with certain business-oriented disciplines such as operations management.
Engineering: The application of math and science by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people
Engineers apply math and science for the betterment of society through:
Research & Development
Lesson 3: THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND ITS DIMENSIONS
Aerospace engineers design, test, and supervise the manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. Those who work with aircraft are called aeronautical engineers, and those working specifically with spacecraft are astronautical engineers. Aerospace engineers develop new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration, often specializing in areas such as structural design, guidance, navigation and control, instrumentation and communication, and production methods.
They also may specialize in a particular type of aerospace product, such as commercial aircraft, military fighter jets, helicopters, spacecraft, or missiles and rockets, and may become experts in aerodynamics, thermodynamics, celestial mechanics, propulsion, acoustics, or guidance and control systems.
Lesson 4: SYSTEMS OF PRODUCTION, QUALITY, PRODUCTIVITY AND COMPETITIVENESS
With emphases in areas such as smart structures, electronics packaging, energy and environmental engineering, and manufacturing, the department has strong links with other engineering disciplines and will continue to interact with other areas This interdisciplinary focus benefits students, faculty, and industry
Lesson 5: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROFILE, ITS IMPORTANCE AND APPLICATION
“Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the mathematical, physical, and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such system”.Lecture Materials
Lesson 6: LABOR AND APPLICATION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Scientist: Understand why our world behaves the way it does (“laws of nature”) Study the world as it is Thinkers
Engineers: Apply established scientific theories and principles to develop cost-effective solutions to practical problems Cost effective Consideration of design trade-offs (esp. resource usage) Minimize negative impacts (e.g. environmental and social cost) Practical problems Problems that matter to people Change the world DoersLecture Materials
Lesson 7: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND ITS APPLICATION AREAS
Industrial Engineering is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated system of men, materials and equipment. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such system.
Lesson 8: ERGONOMICS
Ergonomics is a solution finding method for questions like these:
_ How can human body dimensions be applied to car seat design?
_ What is the proper height for kitchen counters?
_ How can traffic lights be programmed for optimal urban traffic flow throughout the day?
_ How can stereo receiver displays and controls be coded to effectively define their respective functions?
_ How can the material and design of swim suits for competition be improved for minimal water resistance?
_ How should computer software and screens work and look best to fit human cognitive capabilities?
Lesson 9: FUTURE OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Industrial Engineering is dealing with the optimization of systems and processes (in given circumstances)Lecture Materials
Lesson 10: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND ITS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
With mass transportation an ever-present problem, engineers will be responsible in the future for designing and maintaining a system by which the transportation of raw materials, as well as the human capital that process them, can easily and efficiently move from place to placeLecture Materials
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