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Fall 2002 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2002; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term.  The course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.  The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact department about offerings).  For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.

Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE )  Department Info

SIE 196A -- Elite Seminar I  (1 unit)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 199 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 250 -- Introduction to Systems Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  System modeling; the elementary constructs and principles of system models including discrete-time, discrete-state system theory; finite state machines; modeling components, coupling, modes, and homomorphisms System design; requirements, life-cycle, performance measures and cost measures, tradeoffs, alternative design concepts, testing plan, and documentation Applications and case studies from engineering.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 102, MATH 129.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 260 -- Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Analysis, design and control of manufacturing and production systems, including topics in facilities layout and location, materials handling, inventory control, computer-integrated manufacturing, information systems, and simulation.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 102, MATH 129.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 265 -- Engineering Economic Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  Methods and modern techniques of engineering economic analysis for decision making, evaluations of economic alternatives, cost control, capital budgeting, managerial cost accounting, deterministic inventory theory and decision-making under uncertainty.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 129, ENGR 102.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Identical to:  ENGR 265.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 270 -- Mathematical Foundations of Systems and Industrial Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Basics of data structures, transformations, computer methods, their implementation in MATLAB, and their applications in solving engineering problems.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 170, MATH 129, PHYS 141.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 277 -- Object-Oriented Modeling and Design  (3 units)
Description:  Modeling and design of complex systems using all views of the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Most effort will be in the problem domain (defining the problem). Some effort will be in the solution domain (producing hardware or software).
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 170 or C SC 127A or ECE 275.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 295S -- Systems and Industrial Engineering Sophomore Colloquium  (1 unit)
Description:  A colloquium designed to help students understand what SIE's do. Students will interact with speakers and take tours to local companies. The course helps students select course options within the SIE programs and helps focus on possible SIE applications areas.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, SIE 250 or SIE 260.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 296A -- Elite Seminar II  (1-3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 299 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 299H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 305 -- Introduction to Engineering Probability and Statistics  (3 units)
Description:  Axioms of probability, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distributions. Engineering applications of statistical estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 129.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 321 -- Probabilistic Models in Operations Research  (3 units)
Description:  Probability, Markov chains, Poisson processes, queuing models, reliability models.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 330L -- Engineering Experiment Design Lab  (1 unit)
Description:  Application of statistical software to analyze observational and planned experiments using multiple linear regression, control charts and other data summarization methods.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305; Concurrent registration, SIE 330R.
Credit for:  .5 unit engineering science, .5 unit engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 330R -- Engineering Experiment Design  (3 units)
Description:  Design and analysis of observational and factorial experiments employing numerical and graphical methods. Topics include control charts, probability plots, multiple regression analysis, confidence and prediction intervals and significance tests.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305; Concurrent registration, SIE 330L.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 340 -- Deterministic Operations Research  (3 units)
Description:  Linear programming models, solution techniques, sensitivity analysis and duality.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 265 or ECON 210; SIE 270.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 350 -- Deterministic Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Modeling and analysis and design of linear deterministic systems in both the time and frequency domains. Input/output differential equations, Laplace transforms and state space methods. Attention will be given to modeling physical and engineering systems and computer simulations.
Prerequisite(s):  ECE 207, MATH 254.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 370 -- Embedded Computer Systems  (4 units)
Description:  Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic circuits, finite state machines, simple computer architecture, assembly language programming, and real-time computer control. The computer is used as an example of systems engineering design; it is analyzed as a system, not as a collection of components.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 102, ECE 207.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
Typical structure:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 377 -- Software for Engineers  (3 units)
Description:  Programming in C. Modular program design and verification, pointers and structures, data structures and algorithms including: lists, trees, graphs, searching and sorting.
Prerequisite(s):  Credit allowed for only one of these courses: SIE 377, C SC 342.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 383 -- Integrated Manufacturing Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to the integrated manufacturing enterprise and automation. Topics include computer-aided design, process planning, computer numerical control machining, machine vision, application of robots and automation.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 260.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 396A -- Elite Seminar III  (1-3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 399 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 399H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 406 -- Quality Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Quality, improvement and control methods with applications in design, development, manufacturing, delivery and service. Topics include modern quality management philosophies, engineering/statistical methods (including process control, control charts, process capability studies, loss functions, experimentation for improvement) and TQM topics (customer driven quality, teaming, Malcolm Baldrige and ISO 9000).
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, SIE 305; SIE 430.
May be convened with:  SIE 506.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 408 -- Systems Reliability Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Time to failure, reliability and hazard functions. Conditional reliability. Distribution, mixed distribution and combined effects models. Series and parallel systems. Analysis of complex systems using event space methods, decomposition, and coherent structure functions. System optimization. Inclusion and exclusion bounding.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305.
May be convened with:  SIE 508.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 410 -- Human Factors and Ergonomics in Design  (4 units)
Description:  Consideration of human characteristics in the requirements for design of systems, organizations, facilities and products to enable human-centered design which considers human abilities, limitations and acceptance.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 411 -- Human Factors and Ergonomics in Design II  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced human-centered design with emphasis on human-system interfaces. Applications to computer and information systems, consumer products, manufacturing processes, etc., according to student interest. A project will be required.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 410 or consent of instructor.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 511.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 422 -- Engineering Decision Making Under Uncertainty  (3 units)
Description:  Application of principles of probability and statistics to the design and control of engineering systems in a random or uncertain environment. Emphasis is placed on Bayesian decision analysis.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 330R, SIE 330L or equivalent.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 522.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 430 -- Engineering Statistics  (3 units)
Description:  Statistical methodology of estimation, testing hypotheses, goodness-of-fit, nonparametric methods and decision theory as it relates to engineering practice. Significant emphasis on the underlying statistical modeling and assumptions.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 330R, SIE 330L.
May be convened with:  SIE 530.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 431 -- Simulation Modeling and Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  Discrete event simulation, model development, statistical design and analysis of simulation experiments, variance reduction, random variate generation, Monte Carlo simulation.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, SIE 321; SIE 330R, SIE 330L.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 531.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 440 -- Survey of Optimization Methods  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of methods including network flows, integer programming, nonlinear programming, and dynamic programming. Model development and solution algorithms are covered.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 340.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
May be convened with:  SIE 540.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 442 -- System Design Projects  (3 units)
Description:  Practical application of engineering knowledge by student teams to actual system design problems in industry or business. Development of report writing and oral presentation skills.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the upper-division writing proficiency requirement; SIE 431.
Credit for:  3 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 453 -- Deterministic Control Systems  (3 units)
Description:  The analysis and synthesis of deterministic linear control systems, with emphasis on design using both frequency-domain and state-variable approaches.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 350.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 454A -- The Systems Engineering Process  (3 units)
Description:  Process and tools for systems engineering of large-scale, complex systems: requirements, performance measures, concept exploration, multi-criteria tradeoff studies, life cycle models, system modeling, etc.
May be convened with:  SIE 554A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 462 -- Production Systems Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  Production systems, quantitative methods for forecasting, aggregate planning, inventory control, materials requirement planning, production scheduling, manpower planning and facility design.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 340.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 463 -- Facilities and Production Systems Design  (3 units)
Description:  Case studies emphasizing aspects of production systems design such as facility location, facility layout, group technology, product and process design, material handling, and automated assembly. The student will be required to work in groups. Solutions will be presented using both written and oral reports.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, SIE 462.
Credit for:  3 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 464 -- Facilities Layout and Location  (3 units)
Description:  Definition and modeling solutions of continuous and discrete, single and multifacility location problems for various objectives. Relative location and layout of facilities/departments for minimizing material handling and interaction costs. Emphasis on quantitative methods.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 321, SIE 340.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 564.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 465 -- Financial and Investment Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Definitions and modeling of cash flow streams, random securities, investment and portfolio problems. Operations research and decision analysis methods for investment, capacity expansion and equipment replacement in a random environment.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305 or equivalent calculus-based probability course.
May be convened with:  SIE 565.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 467 -- Engineering Management II  (3 units)
Description:  Strategic, tactical and operational planning; innovation and technological cycles; the elements of entrepreneurship, and human relations topics for technical managers.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 265.
Identical to:  ENGR 467.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 473 -- Concepts in Information and Communication Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Modeling and analysis of information and communication, systems/networks for applications in telecommunication, systems and computer communication networks. Topics selected from the following: signal representation, sampling, coding and error detection, modulation, OSI network architecture, network protocols, delay models of performance, routing and flow control.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 321, SIE 340.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 474 -- Decision Support Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Building, testing and evaluating expert systems, computer systems that emulate the human and draw conclusions based on incomplete or inaccurate data. Each student will build a decision support system using commercially available expert system shells. Students will use many tools to test and validate their systems.
Prerequisite(s):  familiarity with computers.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 574.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 475 -- Computational Methods for Games, Decisions, and Artificial Intelligence  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to automata, computer representation and optimal solution of games and decision problems. Principles of heuristic programming and machine learning. A programming project is to be selected from areas such as game strategies, graphics, recreational mathematics, and manufacturing simulation. Microcomputer experience is emphasized.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 575.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 483 -- Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Modern manufacturing systems with emphasis on information requirements and data management. Includes CAD, CAM, CAPP, real-time scheduling, networking, and system justification.
Prerequisite(s):  familiar with CAD system, scientific programming language, and a database system.
May be convened with:  SIE 583.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 485 -- Robotics and Automation  (3 units)
Description:  Methods of design and operation of general purpose and industrial manipulation systems. Kinematic and dynamic models of mechanical manipulators, trajectory planning, manipulator control, robotic vision and other sensing techniques.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 350 or equivalent.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 585.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 486 -- Modeling Manufacturing Systems  (3 units)
Description:  An intermediate-level introduction to topics in hierarchical design, planning, and control of manufacturing systems. Topics include modeling automated transfer lines, cellular manufacturing, and flexible manufacturing systems. Emphasis on material flow and analysis of throughput rate.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 321, SIE 340.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 586.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 495S -- Senior Colloquium  (1 unit)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Prerequisite(s):  senior standing. Open to majors only.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 498 -- Senior Capstone  (1-3 units)
Description:  A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 498H -- Honors Thesis  (3 units)
Description:  An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 499 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 499H -- Honors Independent Study  (3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 500A -- Introduction to SIE Methods: Probability and Statistics  (1 unit)
Description:  Axioms of probability, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distributions. Applications of statistical estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://triuniv.engr.arizona.edu/tuition.html) for details.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 129.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 500B -- Introduction to SIE Methods: Stochastic Processes  (1 unit)
Description:  Introduction to probabilistic models commonly used in systems and industrial engineering and related disciplines. Markov chains, Poisson processes, queuing models.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://triuniv.engr.arizona.edu/tuition.html) for details.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 500C -- Introduction to SIE Methods: Linear Programming  (1 unit)
Description:  Linear programming models, solution techniques, and duality.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://triuniv.engr.arizona.edu/tuition.html) for details.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 270 and SIE 265, or ECON 210.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 506 -- Quality Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Quality, improvement and control methods with applications in design, development, manufacturing, delivery and service. Topics include modern quality management philosophies, engineering/statistical methods (including process control, control charts, process capability studies, loss functions, experimentation for improvement) and TQM topics (customer driven quality, teaming, Malcolm Baldrige and ISO 9000). Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and assignments/projects.
May be convened with:  SIE 406.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 508 -- Systems Reliability Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Time to failure, reliability and hazard functions. Conditional reliability. Distribution, mixed distribution and combined effects models. Series and parallel systems. Analysis of complex systems using event space methods, decomposition, and coherent structure functions. System optimization. Inclusion and exclusion bounding. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and assignments/projects.
May be convened with:  SIE 408.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 509 -- Integration of Reliability Testing in Systems Design  (3 units)
Description:  Developmental tests, reliability growth tests, truncated life tests, sequential life tests, burn-in, environmental stress screens and field tests. Application of concurrent engineering and Bayesian methods to integrate reliability tests into the overall product development cycle, thereby reducing overall test time and life cycle costs.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 508, SIE 530.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 511 -- Human Factors and Ergonomic Design II  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced human-centered design with emphasis on human-system interfaces. Applications to computer and information systems, consumer products, manufacturing processes, etc., according to student interest. A project will be required. Graduate-level requirements include separate examinations and a major project.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 411.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 513 -- Environmental Risk Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  [Taught alternate years 2000 - 2001] Quantitative methods in risk analysis in theory and practice. Risk estimation, evaluation, perception, and management using Bayesian, fuzzy, utility, and multicriteria approaches. Environmental applications for water-related hazards.
Prerequisite(s):  HWR 445 or HWR 545 or SIE 305.
Identical to:  HWR 513; HWR is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 520 -- Stochastic Modeling I  (3 units)
Description:  Modeling of stochastic processes from an applied viewpoint. Markov chains in discrete and continuous time, renewal theory, applications to engineering processes.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 321.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 522 -- Engineering Decision Making Under Uncertainty  (3 units)
Description:  Application of principles of probability and statistics to the design and control of engineering systems in a random or uncertain environment. Emphasis is placed on Bayesian decision analysis. Graduate-level requirements include a semester research project.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 422.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 525 -- Queuing Theory  (3 units)
Description:  Application of the theory of stochastic processes to queuing phenomena; introduction to semi-Markov processes; steady-state analysis of birth-death, Markovian, and general single- and multiple-channel queuing systems.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 520.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 528 -- Maintainability Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Complex systems reliability; maintainability engineering; reliability and availability of maintained systems; operational readiness; system effectiveness; maintainability demonstration.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 408, SIE 530. Credit allowed for only one of these courses: SIE 528, A ME 577.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 529 -- Advanced Decision-Making Under Uncertainty  (3 units)
Description:  Review of statistical decision theory; utility, games, Bayesian decision theory. Conjugate priors, worth of data, worth of information, sequential decision making. Engineering and water resource applications.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 422.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 530 -- Engineering Statistics  (3 units)
Description:  Statistical methodology of estimation, testing hypotheses, goodness-of-fit, nonparametric methods and decision theory as it relates to engineering practice. Significant emphasis on the underlying statistical modeling and assumptions. Graduate-level requirements include additionally more difficult homework assignments.
May be convened with:  SIE 430.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 531 -- Simulation Modeling and Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  Discrete event simulation, model development, statistical design and analysis of simulation experiments, variance reduction, random variate generation, Monte Carlo simulation. Graduate-level requirements include a library research report.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 431.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 533 -- Time Series Modeling, Analysis, and Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Principles for identifying parametric time series models from discrete data and relationship to autovariance, spectrum, and the Green's function from linear system theory are considered. Theory is developed for application to prediction characterization, signature analysis, and process identification and control. The applications of these theories include precision engineering, experimental mode analysis, process monitoring and diagnosis, quality control, analysis of machining operations, etc.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305, SIE 350.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 536 -- Experiment Design and Regression  (3 units)
Description:  Planning and designing experiments with an emphasis on factorial layout. Includes analysis of experimental and observational data with multiple linear regression and analysis of variance.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 530.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 540 -- Survey of Optimization Methods  (3 units)
Description:  Survey of methods including network flows, integer programming, nonlinear programming, and dynamic programming. Model development and solution algorithms are covered. Graduate-level requirements include additional assigned readings and a project paper.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://triuniv.engr.arizona.edu/tuition.html) for details.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
May be convened with:  SIE 440.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 541 -- Dynamic Programming  (3 units)
Description:  Modeling of stochastic dynamic systems and the application of dynamic programming techniques to optimal decision and control problems. Topics include inventory control, admission and flow control in queuing systems, stochastic scheduling, dynamic portfolio analysis and computational methods.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 321, SIE 340.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 542 -- Game Theory  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the theory and applications of non-cooperative and cooperative games including conflict resolution.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 240, MATH 129, MATH 215.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 544 -- Linear Programming  (3 units)
Description:  Linear and integer programming formulations, simplex method, geometry of the simplex method, sensitivity and duality, projective transformation methods.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 340.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 545 -- Nonlinear Programming  (3 units)
Description:  Unconstrained and constrained optimization problems from a numerical standpoint. Topics include variable metric methods, optimality conditions, quadratic programming, penalty and barrier function methods, interior point methods, successive quadratic programming methods.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 340.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 546 -- Algorithms, Graphs, and Networks  (3 units)
Description:  Model formulation and solution of problems on graphs and networks. Topics include heuristics and optimization algorithms on shortest paths, min-cost flow, matching and traveling salesman problems.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 340. Credit allowed for only one of these courses: SIE 546, MIS 546.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 547 -- Computational Issues in Optimization  (3 units)
Description:  Efficient implementation techniques, complexity theory, data structures, and stabiltiy issues arising in the context of optimization algorithms. Students will examine classical pedagogical case studies as well as contemporary issues in operations research algorithmic design.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 540 or SIE 544; programming proficiency in any language.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 548 -- Operations Research Modeling  (3 units)
Description:  Make decisions as to the appropriate modeling tool to use based on the problem setting, the constraints on the solution process, the needs of the decision-maker, and the data available. Building models and obtaining solutions that consider the typical issues that arise when solving real problems, multiple objectives, multiple constraints, stochastic and deterministic elements, sensitivity analysis and unknown data.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://triuniv.engr.arizona.edu/tuition.html) for details.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 500A, SIE 500B, SIE 500C or equivalent materials.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 550 -- Theory of Linear Systems  (3 units)
Description:  An intensive study of continuous and discrete linear systems from the state-space viewpoint, including criteria for observability, controllability, and minimal realizations; and optionally, aspects of optimal control, state feedback, and observer theory.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 350.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 551 -- Modeling Physiological Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Development and validation of models, sensitivity analyses, and applications of systems engineering techniques to physiological systems.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 554A -- The Systems Engineering Process  (3 units)
Description:  Process and tools for systems engineering of large-scale, complex systems: requirements, performance measures, concept exploration, multi-criteria tradeoff studies, life cycle models, system modeling, etc. Graduate-level requirements include extensive sensitivity analysis of their final projects.
May be convened with:  SIE 454A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 554B -- Model-Based System Design  (3 units)
Description:  Development of the system design requirements: input/output, technology, performance, cost tradeoff and system test. Defining and specifying the system and model requirements. Study of various systems design tools.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 554A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 558 -- Fuzzy Sets in Systems Analysis and Decision Making  (3 units)
Description:  Fuzzy numbers' definition, operations; fuzzy regression, interpolation and reliability, fuzzy logic, optimization and control; fuzzy events and decision-making applications in areas such as systems, civil, industrial, electrical, computer engineering and water management.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 562 -- Advanced Production Control  (3 units)
Description:  Quantitative models in the planning, analysis and control of production systems. Topics include aggregate planning, multi-level production systems, inventory control, capacitated and uncapacitated lot-sizing, Just-in-time systems and scheduling.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 540, SIE 544.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 564 -- Facilities Layout and Location  (3 units)
Description:  Definition and modeling solutions of continuous and discrete, single and multifacility location problems for various objectives. Relative location and layout of facilities/departments for minimizing material handling and interaction costs. Emphasis on quantitative methods. Graduate-level requirements include additional assigned readings and an in-depth research paper on a course topic.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 464.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 565 -- Financial and Investment Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Definitions and modeling of cash flow streams, random securities, investment and portfolio problems. Operations research and decision analysis methods for investment, capacity expansion and equipment replacement in a random environment. Graduate-level requirements include solving an additional problem of a more advanced nature on each of two midterm examinations. Additionally, they will be expected to submit a project with a summary report.
May be convened with:  SIE 465.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 570 -- Intelligent Control Systems and Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Architectures and algorithms of intelligent control systems. Concepts, methods and tools for task organization, task coordinations, and task executions. Attention will be given to computer simulations and real-world applications.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 350.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 573 -- Concepts in Information and Communication Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Graduate-level requirements include a course project in the subject area.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 574 -- Decision Support Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Building, testing and evaluating expert systems, computer systems that emulate the human and draw conclusions based on incomplete or inaccurate data. Each student will build a decision support system using commercially available expert system shells. Students will use many tools to test and validate their systems. Graduate-level requirements include a strong testing and validation study of student's expert system.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 474.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 575 -- Computational Methods for Games, Decisions, and Artificial Intelligence  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to automata, computer representation and optimal solution of games and decision problems. Principles of heuristic programming and machine learning. A programming project is to be selected from areas such as game strategies, graphics, recreational mathematics, and manufacturing simulation. Microcomputer experience is emphasized. Graduate-level requirements include a comprehensive and intensive programming project.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 475.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 578 -- Traffic Modeling & Simulation  (3 units)
Temporary course:  offered during Fall 2002 only.
Description:  The course will cover various modeling and simulation approaches used in studying traffic dynamics and control in a transportation network. The model-based simulation tools discussed include dynamic macroscopic and microscopic traffic flow simulation and assignment models. Models will be analyzed for their performance in handling traffic dynamics, route choice behavior, and network representation.

SIE 583 -- Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Modern manufacturing systems with emphasis on information requirements and data management. Includes CAD, CAM, CAPP, real-time scheduling, networking, and system justification. Graduate-leve requirements include selection of their own topics (not have them assigned by the instructor), and the topics must be on a more advanced level.
May be convened with:  SIE 483.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 584 -- Manufacturing Automation  (3 units)
Description:  Current topics in hardware for automation, selecting and implementing robots, part orientation, computer vision, automated warehousing and material handling, programmable controllers, NC machining, on-line computer control. Laboratory projects.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 585 -- Robotics and Automation  (3 units)
Description:  Methods of design and operation of general purpose and industrial manipulation systems. Kinematic and dynamic models of mechanical manipulators, trajectory planning, manipulator control, robotic vision and other sensing techniques. Graduate-level requirements include two research projects.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 485.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 586 -- Modeling Manufacturing Systems  (3 units)
Description:  An intermediate-level introduction to topics in hierarchical design, planning, and control of manufacturing systems. Topics include modeling automated transfer lines, cellular manufacturing, and flexible manufacturing systems. Emphasis on material flow and analysis of throughput rate. Graduate-level requirements include additional assigned readings from the current literature and an in-depth paper on recent research on a course topic.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 486.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 599 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 606 -- Advanced Quality Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced techniques for statistical quality assurance, including multivariate control charting, principal components analysis, economic design of acceptance sampling plans and control charts, inspection errors, and select papers from the recent literature.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 530, SIE 506.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 608 -- Selected Topics in Reliability  (3 units)
Description:  In-depth analysis of selected advanced topics in reliability engineering from the recent archival literature. Project required.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 508, SIE 520, SIE 530.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 620 -- Selected Topics in Probability Modeling  (3 units)
Description:  An advanced discussion of a subject in applied probability with significant interest to engineering. Individual projects in stochastic modeling.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 520.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 631 -- Digital Systems Simulation  (3 units)
Description:  Emphasis on current research problems including random variate generation, modeling, language development and statistical analysis of output.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 431 or MIS 521.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 636 -- Advanced Experiment Design  (3 units)
Description:  Robust product and process design through planned experiments, emphasizing the integration of loss functions, parameter design and tolerance design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 640 -- Topics of Optimization  (3 units)
Description:  Convexity, optimality conditions, duality, and topics related to the instructor's research interests; e.g., stochastic programming, nonsmooth optimization, interior point methods.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 544 or SIE 540.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 645 -- Large-Scale Optimization  (3 units)
Description:  Decomposition-coordination algorithms for large-scale mathematical programming. Methods include generalized Benders decomposition, resource and price directive methods, subgradient optimization, and descent methods of nondifferentiable optimization. Application of these methods to stochastic programming will be emphasized.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 544.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 646 -- Integer and Combinatorial Optimization  (3 units)
Description:  Modeling and solving problems where the decisions form a discrete set. Topics include model development, branch and bound methods, cutting plane methods, relaxations, computational complexity, and solving well-structured problems.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 544.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 662 -- Topics in Scheduling and Planning  (3 units)
Description:  Current topics in scheduling and planning including theory and models for M-machine scheduling problems, multi-echelon inventory theory, stochastic inventory control and scheduling.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 520, SIE 562.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 678 -- Transportation Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Special topics in the analysis and design of transportation systems, including advanced traffic management, network routing, dynamic traffic estimation and assignment, network design, intermodal distribution and transportation, and intelligent transportation systems.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305, SIE 321; SIE 540 or SIE 544; some knowledge of network modeling.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 685 -- Advanced Topics in Robotics and Automation  (3 units)
Description:  Selected topics covering recent advances in robotics and automation, to be chosen from a list including applications, kinematics, dynamics, tactile sensing, vision and intelligent systems.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 585.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 695A -- Colloquium  (1-3 units)
Description:  contact department.
Prerequisite(s):  consult department before enrolling.
May be repeated:  for a total of 12 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 699 -- Independent Study  (1-6 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 900 -- Research  (2-8 units)
Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 909 -- Master's Report  (1-6 units)
Description:  Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 910 -- Thesis  (1-6 units)
Description:  Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 920 -- Dissertation  (1-9 units)
Description:  Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 930 -- Supplementary Registration  (1-9 units)
Description:  For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

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