Jun 20, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


How to Read Catalog Course Descriptions

Texas Tech offers nearly 5,000 courses as part of its curriculum. These courses are listed alphabetically by subject prefix within each college and departmental section of this catalog. The courses appear in numerical order, moving from beginning freshman or developmental level courses to graduate, research, and professional courses.

Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every year. An online class schedule published before each registration period indicates courses that will be available during the upcoming term or semester and when each class will meet. The class schedule can be found at (www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/class_schedule/index.php). The university reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course or withdraw any program from the list of offerings when the best interests of the institution require such action.

Courses are designated by a subject prefix and number along with a descriptive title. Learn more  about interpreting the course descriptions found throughout the catalog.

 

IE - Industrial Engineering (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  •  

    IE 1385 - Computing Principles for Industrial and Systems Engineers

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Computational problem solving, abstraction, algorithm design, global impact of computing, professionalism and ethics, team design. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.
  
  •  

    IE 2301 - Engineering Design in Production Operations

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The engineering design process applied to development management objectives, resource planning, product design, production operations, and engineering design team operations. (CL)
  
  •  

    IE 2324 - Engineering Economic Analysis

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MATH 1451 . Evaluation of economics of engineering proposals for cost and profitability. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.
  
  •  

    IE 3244 - Engineering Data Analysis

    2 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in IE 3341  or MATH 3342 . Techniques for data collection from engineering systems, analysis of data for modeling and system description. Data graphing and presentation.
  
  •  

    IE 3311 - Deterministic Operations Research

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MATH 2360 . Introduction to operations research, linear programming, dynamic programming, integer programming, traveling salesman problem, transportation, and assignment problems.
  
  •  

    IE 3325 - Management Systems Control

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cost control techniques for management, methods of financial statement analysis, capital and expense budgets, cost ratios, cost behavior, pricing methods, and overhead allocation methods.
  
  •  

    IE 3328 - Manufacturing Systems Control

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in IE 3341  or MATH 3342 . Production control systems, production planning, forecasting, scheduling, materials and inventory control systems and models, learning curves, critical path methods of PERT and CPM.
  
  •  

    IE 3341 - Engineering Statistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MATH 1452 . Descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions, point and interval estimates, sampling distributions, one- and two-parameter hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, and linear correlation.
  
  •  

    IE 3346 - Quality Assurance and Engineering Statistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in IE 3341  or MATH 3342 . Quality assurance systems, quality control and statistical quality control (including control charting, acceptance sampling, quality costs, and loss functions), multiple linear regression, goodness of fit testing, and introduction to experimental design.
  
  •  

    IE 3351 - Manufacturing Engineering I

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ME 3311 , EGR 1206 , or consent of instructor. Properties of materials as related to manufacturing. Processing methods for metals, plastics, ceramics, semiconductors, and composites. Process selection, planning, and economics.
  
  •  

    IE 3361 - Work Analysis and Design

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in IE 3341  or MATH 3342 . Principles and techniques of work measurement, methods engineering, workplace design, work sampling, and predetermined time systems. Basic ergonomic principles applied to workplace design and physiological work measurement.
  
  •  

    IE 4120 - Innovation and Intellectual Property

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Innovation and creativity for engineering design. Protection strategies for intellectual property.
  
  •  

    IE 4316 - Simulation Systems Modeling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in IE 3341  or MATH 3342 . Fundamentals of Monte Carlo methods. Systematic development, programming, and analysis of computer simulation models using a high-level simulation language such as Arena.
  
  •  

    IE 4320 - Fundamentals of Systems

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Basic foundations and applications of general systems theory applied to engineering and organizational enterprises addressing systems efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, economics, innovation, quality, and QWL.
  
  •  

    IE 4331 - Individual Studies in Industrial Engineering

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Advanced standing and departmental approval. May be repeated.
  
  •  

    IE 4333 - Senior Design Project

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Industrial engineering senior and last long semester before graduation. Individual industrial engineering design project. Applications of systems thinking, oral and written communications, professionalism, and ethics. (CL)
  
  •  

    IE 4351 - Facilities Planning and Design

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: IE 3351 . Modern plant layout and materials handling practices, stressing the importance of interrelationships with management planning, product and process engineering, methods engineering, and production control.
  
  •  

    IE 4352 - Manufacturing Engineering II

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: IE 3351  or consent of instructor. Introduction to computer-aided manufacturing. Computer-aided process planning; control and monitoring of processes. Numerical control and industrial robots.
  
  •  

    IE 4361 - Engineering Design for People

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: IE 3361 . Design of systems for human use, including human sensory and information processing abilities, human-machine system design processes and principles, and reduction of human error in systems design.
  
  •  

    IE 4362 - Industrial Ergonomics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: IE 3361 . Advanced ergonomics principles. Emphasis on physiological, biomechanical, and psychological assessment of work. Establishing human capabilities and limitations.
  
  •  

    IE 4363 - Work and Product Safety Engineering

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Principles of design for work and product safety, accident theory, loss prevention, accident cost analysis, standards and regulations, system safety, hazards recognition, evaluation and control, product safety, and liability.
  
  •  

    IE 4380 - Information Systems Engineering

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Information systems design for decision support, data modeling, database design and access, internet data, data security, data mining and warehousing, social and ethical issues.
  
  •  

    IE 4381 - Introduction to Critical Infrastructure

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Introduction to the analysis and implementation of critical infrastructure and analysis of their security and resilience.
  
  •  

    IE 4382 - Cybersecurity for Information Systems

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Countermeasures for combating risks, threats, and vulnerabilities of information technology, access control, security policy, audits, testing, monitoring, cryptography, networking principles and defenses, compliance laws/standards.
  
  •  

    IE 4383 - Industrial and Networked Control Systems

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Introduction to the analysis and implementation of networked control systems, including applications in critical infrastructure.
  
  •  

    IE 4384 - Security for Systems and Software

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Provides a comprehensive understanding of a secure systems and software development process.
  
  •  

    IE 4385 - Cyber Attacks

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Provides a comprehensive understanding of cyber attacks that include systems engineering and software/hardware/network environments for national infrastructure.
  
  •  

    IE 4386 - Requirement Engineering for Systems and Software

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Introduces the definition of and rationale for systems and software requirements engineering processes. Includes the fundamentals, principles, and techniques for requirements engineering.