Description of Courses offered by the Industrial Engineering Department

Note:  For credit hours, contact hours, and lab hours please refer to your designated study plan


IE121: Workshop

General safety, materials and their classifications, measuring devices and their accuracy, theoretical background and practical exercises including, carpentry, welding, mechanical fasteners, drills, lathes, milling machines, and sheet-metal working.


IE211: Probability and Statistics

Descriptive statistics, probability concepts, discrete and continuous random variables and distributions, joint probability distributions, covariance and correlation of random variables, point and interval estimation for single sample, sampling distributions, and statistical inference for single sample.


IE212: Applied Statistics

Statistical inference for two samples, simple and multiple linear regression analyses, analysis of variances (ANOVA), and design of experiment for single and several factors, non-parametric statistics.


IE223: Materials Science

Classification and study of engineering materials, their structure, properties, and behavior; typical

metals and alloys, plastics and rubber, and ceramic materials; equilibrium phase diagrams, and manipulation of properties and behavior by adjustment of composition and processing variables, heat treatment; responses of engineering materials to stress and environmental variables; plastic deformation and mechanical properties.


IE224: Materials and Mechanics Lab

Studying the properties of engineering materials and the relationship between these properties and atomic structure, cross-sectional sample preparation, optical microscopy, heat treatment, corrosion behavior, tensile and compression strength, hardness testing, impact testing, creep behavior, and fatigue behavior.


IE261: Work Measurement and Standards

Methods of work measurements and work analysis including the development of operations charts, workstation design, line balancing, measuring labor performance, motion and time studies, work sampling, and developing time standards.


IE312: Quality Control

Quality improvement in the modern business environment, cost of quality, statistical process control, process capability analysis, engineering process control, and acceptance sampling.


IE325: Manufacturing Processes

Introduction to the mechanical behavior of materials, typical stress-strain diagrams and yield criteria.

Traditional manufacturing processing of materials, including bulk deformation processes (i.e., rolling, forging, extrusion and drawing), sheet metal forming as well as selected topics in joining processes and metal-cutting processes.


IE326: Elements of Machine Design

Design of various mechanical elements including fasteners, springs, bearings, gears, clutches, and shafts. Stress analysis and failure under steady and variable loading.


IE3315: Operations Research

Linear programming formulation, optimization using simplex, duality and sensitivity analysis.

Transportation models, networks models, Integer programming, Markov chains, Game Theory, and

Introduction to nonlinear programming and heuristics.


IE332: Production Planning and Inventory Control

Forecasting, supply chain, capacity planning, aggregate planning, inventory control models, master production scheduling, Material Requirement Planning (MRP), production scheduling, introduction to lean systems.


IE371: Engineering Economics

Principles of engineering economy, cost concepts, time value of money, interest formula, depreciation models, rate of return, cash flow, project evaluation methods, replacement analysis, break even analysis, economic studies for decision making.


IE381: Simulation

Basic concepts of discrete-event simulation modeling. Simulation languages, input data analysis, selecting the input probability distribution and goodness-of-fit tests. Generating random variables.

Modeling and analysis applications using simulation software such ARENA, AutoMod, and ProModel.

Output analysis for terminating and steady state simulations. Model verification and validation.


IE382: Engineering Marketing

Market response models, sector decisions and direction, location decisions, strategic decisions based on market analysis, new product decisions, pricing and marketing decisions.


ME391: Field Training

160 hours of training at a company in Jordan.


ME491: International Internship

Twenty-weeks of internship at a company in Germany.


IE541: Industrial Automation

The course is articulated in two main parts. The first explains concepts, features, elements, design and analysis of production systems and introduces significant performance indexes and quantitative models applied to manufacturing systems. Topics include single station manufacturing cells; manual assembly systems; automated production lines; automated assembly systems; cellular manufacturing; flexible manufacturing systems, and automated material handling and storage systems. The second part instructs on concepts, features, elements, and applications of automation and control technologies. Topics include sensors, actuators, electro-mechanical control systems, pneumatic and electro-pneumatic systems, programmable logic control, robotic systems, and computer numerical control. Laboratory exercises focus on a practical introduction to various automation technologies.


IE562: Ergonomics

 Human anthropometrics measurements, design of man-machine system, models of human performance under physical and mental work are covered. Work environment design. Accidents and hazards recognition and elimination.


IE571: Cost Accounting

Financial statements, traditional costing, activity-based costing, differential financial analysis for decision making, profit-volume-cost analysis. Fundamental pricing issues: price setting, accounting models and methods, objectives, strategies, tactics and product cost.


IE582: Facilities Layout

Strategic facilities planning, location selection. Product, process and schedule design. Flow, space and activity relationships, personnel requirements. Material handling. Layout, computer-aided layout. Warehouses.


IE583: Supply Chain Management

Supply chain basics, supply chain performance, basics of financial statement, supply chain drivers and metrics, designing distribution networks, demand forecasting in a supply chain, aggregate planning in a supply chain, planning and managing inventories in a supply, designing warehouses and material handling systems, designing and planning transportation networks, pricing and revenue management in a supply chain, introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), business processes cycle, data structure for supply chain management, master data, and transaction data.


IE512: Quality Management Systems

Quality improvement philosophies, Total Quality Management (TQM) pillars, principles, and tools.

ISO 9000 requirements and certification. Benchmarking, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), SixSigma, and national and international quality awards.


IE513: Six Sigma

The six sigma process improvement strategy of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control

(DMAIC). Integrates and deploys statistical methods and other six sigma problem solving via the

DMAIC framework.


IE514: Design of Experiment

Application of analysis of variance and experimental design for engineering studies. Includes general design methodology, single-factor designs, randomized blocks, factorial designs, fractional replication, confounding, mixture design, response surface methods, and Taguchi methods.


IE515: Quality Engineering

An introduction to the modern practice of quality engineering concepts, systems, strategies, and tools to both manufacturing and service industries. Topics include advanced techniques related to statistical process control, international quality standards, quality data management, and automatic inspection.


IE516: Forecasting and Advanced Regression

A study of the forecasting methods, including smoothing techniques, time series analysis, Box-Jenkins, and ARIMA models. Advanced regression includes nonlinear regressions models and logistics regression.


IE519: Special Topics in Statistics and Quality Management

A course on a special topic in statistics and quality management.


IE523: Tool and Die Design and Manufacturing

Tools, jigs, and fixtures design. Classification of dies, principles of die design, main parameters to be considered in die design, sheet metal forming dies, forming dies. Materials manufacturing, heat treatment, and surface finish.


IE524: Polymers Engineering

Polymeric materials; thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers. Polymer structures, mechanical, chemical and physical properties. Polymer processing and characterization.


IE525: Non-Traditional Manufacturing

Introduction to surface engineering and surface characterization. Differences between conventional and non-traditional machining. Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), Chemical Machining (CM), Electrochemical Machining (ECM), Ultrasonic Machining (USM), Abrasive Jet Machining (AJM), and Laser-Beam Machining (LBM). Water-jet cutting. Rapid prototyping. 


IE529: Special Topics in Manufacturing and Engineering Materials

A course on a special topic in manufacturing and engineering materials.


IE536: Optimization Theory

An extensive treatment of the theory and concepts of linear, nonlinear, constrained, and unconstrained optimization techniques.


IE538: Multi-Criteria Decision Making

Decision processes for problems involving multiple conflicting criteria; multiple attribute decision making; multiple objective decision making, and group decision making under multiple criteria.

Various methods/approaches for different problems are discussed.


IE5399: Special Topics in Optimization and Mathematics

A course on a special topic in optimization and mathematics.


IE544: Integer Programming

Integer programming including cutting planes, branch and bound, and Lagrangian relaxation. Introduction to complexity issues and search-based heuristics.


IE545: Nonlinear Programming

Develop nonlinear models, convex sets and functions, optimality conditions, Lagrangian duality, unconstrained minimization techniques. Constrained minimization techniques covering penalty and barrier functions, sequential quadratic programming and the reduced gradient method.


IE546: Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks

Fuzzy set theory, membership functions, fuzzification, fuzzy decision making systems and types, fuzzy logic controllers. Methods and techniques of neural networks. Single-layer and multi-layer feed forward networks, recurrent networks, Supervised and unsupervised learning. Neural network controllers. Adaptive neural fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). Use of software such as Matlab.


IE547: Design of Industrial Information Systems

The relational database model, data modeling, structured analysis and functional architecture design, informational architecture and logical database design, design of a user interface, e-business and web enabled databases, unified modeling language, workflow management systems.


IE548: CAD/CAM/CIM Systems

Current topics in automation, distributed control, control code generation, control logic validation,

CAM integration, CAD/CAM data structures, planning for control systems.


IE549: Special Topics in Informatics

A course on a special topic in informatics.


IE563: Ergonomic Product Design and Evaluation

Issues related to evaluation of existing products; objective and subjective assessment to reduce and prevent musculoskeletal disorders as well as improve performance and design.


IE564: Occupational Biomechanics

Key knowledge to reduce the risk of injury and increase worker productivity. Topics include: biomechanical, psychophysical, physiological, and integrated approaches to performing physical demands analyses, anatomy of low back injuries and upper limb disorders, principles of redesigning tasks to reduce the risk of injury, identification of injury risk factors, understanding injury mechanism, quantitative assessment of injury risk and intervention strategies to reduce the risk of injury. Students apply the course material to ergonomic assessments performed in industrial environments.


IE565: Occupational Health and Safety

Understanding the significance of healthy and safe working environment of employees for the purpose of enhancing workers’ productivity. This will specifically enable them to, recruit or propose qualified safety coordinators with high-level responsibility and authority, regularly review safety activity results against predetermined objectives, evaluate organizational supervisors based on the safety performance of their employees, Provide financial support for safety programs, and give alert on unhealthy and unsafe environment.


IE569: Special Topics in Ergonomics

A course on a special topic in ergonomics.


IE572: Micro and Macroeconomics

This course introduces national income accounting, inflation and unemployment, competing theories of national income, fiscal policy, the reserve system and monetary policy, and international trade. Principle of resource allocation, supply and demand, consumer behavior, costs of production, the competitive model, and factor markets.


IE573: Economics and Financial Modeling

Numerical analysis for economic problems, projection approaches to ordinary and partial differential equations as well as topics in high-dimensional integration, perturbation and bifurcation techniques, solving for Nash equilibrium and competitive general equilibrium, solving portfolio problems, solving dynamic optimization problems, computing maximum likelihood and Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) estimates of structural models, and solving optimal incentive problems.


IE574: Advanced Engineering Economics

This course expands on the principles of the fundamental engineering economics analysis. Emphasis is placed on quantification and evaluation of risk and uncertainty factors, effects of inflation and taxes, economic consequences of estimating models, utility theory, engineering capital equipment replacement analysis and decision-tree and multi-attribute decision models.


IE575: Finance and Capital Investment

Introduction to financial analysis, planning, and control. Study of basic investment markets, fundamental and technical analysis, and portfolio analysis. Principles of financial management, risk, return and the opportunity cost of capital, diversification, market versus unique risk, capital asset pricing model, efficient markets, common stock, corporate debt, patterns of corporate financing, derivative instruments.


IE576: Risk Management

Principles of risk management for individuals and organizations, identification of risks and associated potential costs, analysis of the causes of risk of financial loss, determination of various strategies to treat risk, financial aspects of insurance companies and markets, industry structure, managerial aspects of underwriting and pricing, and public policy issues.


IE579: Special Topics in Economics and Finance

A course on a special topic in economics and finance.


IE585: Human Resource Management

Hiring, training, and developing, and retaining employees. Employee benefits, health, safety and security; employee and labor relations. Employee rights, privacy and security, compensation, and performance evaluation. The roles of personnel departments, organizational strategic planners, and line supervisors are considered.


IE586: Leadership

History, philosophy, theories, and concepts of leadership. This course will differentiate between the roles of the manager and the leader. Skills needed to elicit high commitment and productivity from people and groups. Awareness of one's own values, beliefs, decision-making tendencies and behaviors. Interpersonal skills needed to motivate key actors in the workplace and to manage group dynamics.


IE587: Product Development

Introduction to engineering activities that takes place for new product. Product evaluation and testing, collaborative engineering activities in new product design, Marketing studies, customer surveys, quality and reliability of new design.


IE588: Lean Manufacturing

Introduces lean concepts as applied to the manufacturing environment. The course deals with the concepts of value, value stream, flow, pull, and perfection. Includes waste identification, value stream mapping, visual controls, and lean metrics.


IE589: Special Topics in Operations Management and Managerial Sciences

A course on a special topic in operations management and managerial sciences.