SUMMARY

By nature, industrial operations engineers have a global perspective, seeing beyond the initial scope of common problems. At Lawrence Tech, the theoretical and practical aspects of the learning process merge, enabling rapid professional achievement. The successful graduate is prepared to develop innovative solutions to global challenges in any industry. In addition, Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Engineering is an excellent beginning to a life of education, providing an advanced problem-solving capability based on process thinking. Michael Pape, manager, ITM Supplier Quality Systems, Global Supplier Quality and e-Extended Enterprise Systems, ITM-Product Development and Procurement Systems, Chrysler, LLC

 

Industrial operations engineers find better ways to get things done in virtually every industry. They figure out how to shorten the lines of visitors at theme parks like Disney World. They determine how to provide medical care and surgery to patients in the most efficient manner. They also help major manufacturers manage people and supply lines that crisscross the globe so that all the components needed to assemble a product arrive on time, on budget, in sequence, and to the correct assembly line at the correct plant.

Lawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Engineering can literally take you anywhere you want to go — and not even the sky is the limit: NASA employs the skills of industrial operations engineers to coordinate its space missions and the building and launching of its shuttles.

A DYNAMIC CAREER IN A DYNAMIC FIELD

Any industry that uses integrated systems to improve efficiency, safety, and profitability — such as manufacturing, health care, insurance, banking or finance, computers or electronics, the military, and government — employ industrial operations engineers.

As an industrial operations engineer, you will find solutions to meet desired goals by collecting and interpreting data, using productivity and optimization models, and conducting experiments. You’ll analyze and design the delivery of goods and services to increase efficiency and improve the coordination of people, information, design, materials, equipment, and economics. Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Engineering is a comprehensive program that combines the fundamentals of classical engineering with operational and financial mathematical modeling. It provides a strong foundation drawn from Lawrence Tech’s highly respected mechanical engineering program and courses that cover operations research, simulation and modeling in system design, definition of market forces, statistical methods, ergonomics, and finance. 

The program’s emphasis on interfacing managerial techniques with engineering principles will enable you to think strategically and logically in devising system solutions. True to Lawrence Tech’s unique blend of theory and practice, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Engineering includes a required internship or co-op. This opportunity to gain hands-on, practical engineering experience can give you a distinct advantage with future employers.

ABOUT INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS ENGINEERING

Some of the greatest achievements in the world have been put together using the principals of Industrial Operations Engineering. Examples of these are the Pyramids of Egypt and NASA’s moon landing. In the past, a small miscalculation of the interacting forces of human power and machines would result in destruction from the falling boulders, causing a loss of vital human and material resources. In a modern world, we hear of similar catastrophes where the boulders are replaced by financial collapses that have serious ramifications.

There is also a global trend of manufacturing migrating to developing countries and a growth of service sector jobs in industrialized countries. These two trends will create a demand for industrial operations professionals in the developed countries such as the USA that provide the necessary investment capital, as well as abroad. At Lawrence Technological University we have created a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Engineering to train students who have a creative mind to develop engineering solutions to the operation of the global enterprise. Students are prepared with a strong understanding of the underlying engineering fundamentals with applications to Manufacturing companies, Insurance Industries, Health Care System, Banking and Financial Sectors, and Computers Network Systems. Our faculty work closely with industry and connect Theory with Practice through in class projects. Finally, our students are trained to make professional decisions that are profoundly beneficial to the environment and society.

The program is available to full time and part time students, along with a co-op option that provides industrial experience. Lawrence Technological University maintains a good reputation within the industrial and corporate community. Lawrence Technological University is ranked in the top third of colleges nationwide, by Standard & Poor that provides leaders to America’s most successful corporations.

To promote active learning and personal attention we maintain small class sizes that are offered to provide you the flexibility to fit your schedule. Some of the senior electives can be applied towards masters in other engineering and non engineering programs, thus making it possible for you to move fast through the academic career path.

We thank you for your time and hope to see you soon on campus to further present and discuss this program with you.

Vernon Fernandez, Ph.D.
Director, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Engineering
248.204.2571 p
Email: fernandez@ltu.edu
GRADUATES WITH A DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS ENGINEERING HAVE MANY CAREER OPTIONS

Industraloperations2.jpgAny industry that uses integrated systems to improve efficiency, safety, and profitability — such as manufacturing, health care, insurance, banking or finance, computers or electronics, the military, and government — employ industrial operations engineers. 

As an industrial operations engineer, you will find solutions to meet desired goals by collecting and interpreting data, using productivity and optimization models, and conducting experiments. You’ll analyze and design the delivery of goods and services to increase efficiency and improve the coordination of people, information, design, materials, equipment, and economics.

Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Engineering is a comprehensive program that combines the fundamentals of classical engineering with operational and financial mathematical modeling. It provides a strong foundation drawn from Lawrence Tech’s highly respected mechanical engineering program and courses that cover operations research, simulation and modeling in system design, definition of market forces, statistical methods, ergonomics, and finance. The program’s emphasis on interfacing managerial techniques with engineering principles will enable you to think strategically and logically in devising system solutions.

True to Lawrence Tech’s unique blend of theory and practice, the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Engineering includes a required internship or co-op. This opportunity to gain hands-on, practical engineering experience can give you a distinct advantage with future employers.
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CURRICULUM

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Freshman Year 

FIRST SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
EGE 1001  Fund. of Engr. Design Projects 1
SSC 2303  Principles of Economics 3
    TOTAL 16
     

SECOND SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of Amer. Exp. 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
EGE 1023 Engineering Materials 3
EGE 1102 Engr. Computer Applications Lab 2
EME 1011 Foundations of Mechanical Engr. 1
    TOTAL 16
Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical & Prof. Communications 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
IOE 2012 Engineering Graphics 2
    TOTAL 16
     

SECOND SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2423 Development of Amer. Exp. 3
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
EGE 2013 Statics 3
IOE 3023  Industrial Mfg. Processes 3
EME 2011  Engr. Materials Lab 1
LDR 2001  Leadership Models & Practices 1
    TOTAL 18
Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3403 Probability & Statistics 3
EEE 2123  Circuits & Electronics  3
EGE 3003 Thermodynamics 3
EME 3013 Mechanics of Materials 3
EME 3043 Dynamics 3
IOE 3033 Engineering Numerical Methods 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
    TOTAL 18
     

SECOND SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
IOE 3011 Intro. to Indus. Engineering Projects 1
IOE 3354 Intro. to Operations Research 4
IOE 3753 Simulation in System Design 3
EME 3123 Fluid Mechanics  3
IOE 3653 Stochastic Modeling  3
IOE 3453 Statistical Meth. for Process Impr. 3
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar 0
    TOTAL 17
Senior Year 

FIRST SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
IOE 4212 Engineering Projects 1 2
IOE 4454 Industrial Operations Research 4
IOE 4653 Industrial & Engineering Finance 3
IOE 4xx3* Technical Elective* 3
IOE 4xx3* Technical Elective* 3
IOE 4xx3* Technical Elective* 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
    TOTAL 18
     

SECOND SEMESTER

   
Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
IOE 4222 Engineering Projects 2 2
IOE 4552 Occupational Ergonomics 2
IOE 4xx3* Technical Elective* 3
IOE 4xx3* Technical Elective* 3
LLT/SSC/PSY 3xx3/4xx3 Junior/Senior Elective 3

TOTAL 16

  TOTAL 13

* A list of approved electives is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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OUTCOMES + OBJECTIVES

Educational Objectives

The program education objectives of the Industrial Operations Engineering program are to:

  1. produce graduates capable of applying fundamental science, math, and engineering principles, in conjunction with modern technology, in an interdisciplinary engineering work environment;
  2. produce graduates who are competent to pursue advanced degrees in engineering;
  3. produce graduates capable of working in global technical locations as well as in the automotive-related industries of Southeast Michigan;
  4. produce graduates capable of working in teams, utilizing ethical judgment with strong communication and leadership skills; and
  5. produce graduates capable of understanding contemporary global engineering issues and recognizing the importance of lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Industrial Operations Engineering program at Lawrence Technological University are:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • an ability to design an optimized system, facility, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues; and 
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 
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Professional Activities

Siemens NX Workshop and Demo, April 15, 2014.

Lean and Six Sigma Workshop, March 26, 2014 (Link).

Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Goup Activities (Link)

Dr. Ali is serving as Conference Chair of International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  March 3 - 5, 2015. The venue is at Hyatt Regency Dubai: www.iieom.org.

IEOM 2014 Bali event pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/110405055458049659735/IEOM2014BaliConference#

Tolerace Stack up workshop, Septemebr 25, 2013 (Link).

FMEA Workshop, June 5, 2013 (Link).

Symposium on Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems, June 5, 2013 at LTU (LINK).

Workshop of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, March 27, 2013 (Link).

Co-Guest Editor, Special Issue on Lean Enterprise Transformation, Journal of Enterprise Transformation

Majid Abab, Ahad Ali and Doug Long Majid Abab and Ahad Ali

Majid Abab (Conference Industry Chair from Boeing), Ahad Ali (Conference Academic Chair) and Doug Long (Director of Strategic Alliances, IIE) before the start of the day's first keynote speaker at the IIE Engineering Lean Six Sigma Conference on Sept. 14, 2011 in Atlanta.

 

Chair: IIE Lean Student Technical Paper Competition, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Award Winners    first place winning team, their faculty advisor, competition sponsor and competition chair
Pictured above are the award winners and representatives: Dr. Ahad Ali (Chair of the IIE Lean Student Paper Competition 2011), Rohan Sakhardanede, Dr. JT. Black (Sponsor), Dr. Bernardo Villarreal Celestino (faculty advisor of the first place winner), Carolina Guerra, Fabiola Garza, Nancy Lopez, Daniela B. Jasso Zuniga, Fernando de Jesus Martinez, Marco A. Gonzalez, Maria Patricia Martinez and their advisor Rosa.    Pictured above are the first place winning team, their faculty advisor, competition sponsor and competition chair at the IIE Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada, May 21-25, 2011 : Fabiola Garza, Dr. Ahad Ali (Chair of the IIE Lean Student Paper Competition 2011), Dr. JT. Black (Sponsor of the Competition), Carolina Guerra, Nancy Lopez, and Dr. Bernardo Villarreal Celestino (Faculty Advisor).