Industrial and Engineering Modeling
This course introduces students to the discipline of Industrial Engineering, covering some key fields of application, some key IE processes, and some key IE methodologies. The course may use lectures, videos, case studies, and projects. A major focus of the course is "modeling," or creating abstract and computational representations of IE problems, and using these representations to aid decision-making. Specific modeling approaches, tools, and methods will be introduced, and students will be required to use basic computational tools. Coverage includes projects involving information collection, data acquisition, analysis, and presentation, as well as the motivation and use of analytical, algorithmic, conceptual, and computational models.