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Fall 2007 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2007; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term.  The course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.  Class with alternative External Link delivery modes (Web based, cable TV, correspondence, etc) are noted in the Schedule at the section level.  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 170 -- Problem Solving Using Computers  (3 units)
Description:  The design of problem-solving algorithms, their implementation in a structured programming language, and their application in engineering.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, MATH 124 or MATH 125.
Identical to:  ENGR 170.
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.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 102.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 265 -- Engineering Management I  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of economic analysis and the time value of money for engineers. Construction of financial models in EXCEL including Income, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet. Estimation of required capital and project acceptance criteria.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 102, MATH 129.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
Identical to:  ENGR 265.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 170, MATH 129, PHYS 141.
Usually offered:  Spring.

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).
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 170 or C SC 127A or ECE 175.
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.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
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.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305; Concurrent registration, SIE 330R.
Credit for:  .5 unit engineering science, .5 unit engineering design.
Usually offered:  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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305; Concurrent registration, SIE 330L.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 340 -- Deterministic Operations Research  (3 units)
Description:  Linear programming models, solution techniques, sensitivity analysis and duality.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 102 and ENGR 211M or ECE 207
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
Typical structure:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 375 -- Software Integration Tools for Decision Modeling  (3 units)
Description:  Use and integration of software tools for decision making including VB/VBA, Excel, Mat lab, CPLEX. Software integration techniques such as TCP/IP sockets and client/server techniques.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 170, SIE 305, SIE 340.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ENGR 170.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103A, PHYS 141, CAD Drawing experience.
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.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 396B -- Project Management  (1 unit)
Description:  Course covers the tools and thinking involved in managing projects, including team formation, mission, organization, planning, resource management, software, and closure
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Advance Standing in Engineering.
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.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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).
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305.
May be convened with:  SIE 506.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 410A -- Human Factors & Ergonomics in Design  (3 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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 415 -- Technical Sales and Marketing  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of the engineering sales process in technology-oriented enterprises; selling strategy, needs analysis, proposals, technical communications, electronic media, time management and ethics; practical application of concepts through study of real-world examples.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, 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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 330R, SIE 330L.
May be convened with:  SIE 530.
Usually offered:  Fall.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
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 SIE engineering skills by student teams of three or four to actual system design problems in industry or business. Includes development of report writing and oral presentation skills.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); SIE 495S; SIE 431; SIE 453 or SIE 462. Students must be in their penultimate or last semester.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 443 -- Game Theory  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of game theory. Historical context, Nash equilibrium, normal form and extensive forms. Stackelberg equilibrium, subgame perfect equilibrium. Cooperative games: core, bargaining, MCDM, social choice, Bayesian games. Examples from engineering, economics, military, national security, and environmental protection.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  SIE 543.
Usually offered:  Fall.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305. SIE 340 or consent of advisor.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, SIE 462.
Credit for:  3 units engineering design.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 265.
Identical to:  ENGR 467.
May be convened with:  SIE 567.
Usually offered:  Fall.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  familiar with CAD system, scientific programming language, and a database system.
May be convened with:  SIE 583.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 484 -- Development of New Venture Plans  (4 units)
Description:  Preparation and presentation of a comprehensive business plan. Integration of financial, operational, and marketing elements.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
Prerequisite(s):  ECON 330, FIN 311, MKTG 361; advanced standing as specified in tthe Eller College of Management. Open only to entrepreneurship program students.
Identical to:  ENTR 484; ENTR is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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 487 -- New Venture Development and Industry Analysis  (4 units)
Description:  Integration of marketing, production and management functions. Pro forma statements. Development of venture capital.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
Prerequisite(s):  FIN 311, ECON 330, MKTG 361. Open to entrepreneurship students only.
Identical to:  ECON 487; ECON is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 492 -- Directed Research  (1-3 units)
Description:  Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 493H -- Engineering Management Internship  (2-4 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 495S -- Senior Design  (2 units)
Description:  Students in teams of three or four will use material taught in the four-year SIE curriculum to help a real-world client design or improve a system to address their needs.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Students must be in their penultimate or antepenultimate semester.
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.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 498A -- Senior Design Projects I  (1-3 units)
Description:  Teams of students will use material taught in the SIE curriculum to address a customerís needs and help a real-world client design or improve a system. Students will use a system design process, discover system requirements, identify project and technical risks, and develop a project plan and schedule. Students will communicate orally and in writing. A series of design reviews will monitor project goals, schedule, risk and progress. 498A should be taken in the studentís penultimate or antepenultimate semester.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Senior Standing.
Typical structure:  1 hour individual studies, 2 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 498B -- Senior Design Projects II  (1-3 units)
Description:  Teams of students will use material taught in the SIE curriculum to address a customerís needs and help a real-world client design or improve a system. Students will use a system design process, discover system requirements, identify project and technical risks, and develop a project plan and schedule. Students will communicate orally and in writing. A series of design reviews will monitor project goals, schedule, risk and progress. Continuation of SIE-498A.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 498A.
Typical structure:  1 hour individual studies, 2 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Spring.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) 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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 500C -- Introduction to SIE Methods: Linear Programming  (1 unit)
Description:  Linear programming models, solution techniques, and duality.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) 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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  SIE 406.
Usually offered:  Spring.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 520.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  SIE 430.
Usually offered:  Fall.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Credit for:  3 units engineering science.
May be convened with:  SIE 440.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 543 -- Game Theory  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of game theory. Historical context, Nash equilibrium, normal form and extensive forms. Stackelberg equilibrium, subgame perfect equilibrium. Cooperative games: core, bargaining, MCDM, social choice, Bayesian games. Examples from engineering, economics, military, national security, and environmental protection. Graduate-level requirements include more advanced homework, exams and projects.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  SIE 443.
Usually offered:  Fall.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 340.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 545 -- Fundamentals of Optimization  (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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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 stability 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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) 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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 350.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 554A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 557 -- Project Management  (3 units)
Description:  Processes and tools used to plan and control large scale projects. Topics include organizational design alternatives, formation and management of teams, construction and control of project schedules, risk assessment, and issues specific to global ventures and software development. 2ES, 1ED, P, 305, 340.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305, SIE 340.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 558 -- Computational Intelligence for Systems Analysis and Decision Making  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced information processing and soft computing methods and technologies such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary computation, rough sets, simulated annealing, etc. Attention will be given to computational algorithms, fusion of different methods, computer simulations and real-world applications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 561 -- Traffic Modeling & Simulation  (3 units)
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  C E 561.
Usually offered:  Spring.

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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 540, SIE 544.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 567 -- 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. Graduate-level requirement includes two term papers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ENGR 567.
May be convened with:  SIE 467.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 350.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 577 -- System Design with UML  (3 units)
Description:  Modeling and design of complex systems using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and the Systems Modeling Language (SysML). Applications come from systems, hardware and algorithm design. Course will emphasize architecture, requirements, testing, and risk analysis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Graduate student standing.
Usually offered:  Fall.

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-level requirements include selection of their own topics (not have them assigned by the instructor), and the topics must be on a more advanced level.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
May be convened with:  SIE 485.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 589 -- Real-Time Embedded Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Methods for the design and construction of real-time embedded systems including hardware and software components. Topics include System architectures, operating systems, programming and applications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 370.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 596E -- Ethics for Engineers  (3 units)
Description:  Seminar in theory and application of ethics as applies to engineering practice, education, and research. Topics will include rationale behind accepted engineering ethics codes, cultural issues in ethical standards, and intellectual property issues. Each student will lead one or more seminars during the semester, and will present relevant information in their areas of interest regularly.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Typical structure:  2 hours seminar, 1 hour discussion.
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.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 530, SIE 506.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 631 -- Distributed Multi-Paradigm Simulation Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Emphasis on current research problems including simulation based control, distributed federation of simulations, and multi-paradigm (system dynamics, discrete event based, agent-based) simulations.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 431 or MIS 521.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 640 -- 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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 544 or SIE 545
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 644 -- 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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 544.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

SIE 645 -- Nonlinear Optimization  (3 units)
Description:  This course is devoted to structure and properties of practical algorithms for unconstrained and constrained nonlinear optimization.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 649 -- 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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 544 or SIE 545.
Usually offered:  Fall.

SIE 654 -- Advanced Concepts in Systems Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Modeling and design of complex systems using the Unified Modeling Language (UML), the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and Wymorian System Theory. Applications come from systems, hardware and algorithm design. Course will emphasize architecture, requirements, testing, risk analysis and use of various systems design tools.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 554A.
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.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  SIE 305, SIE 321; SIE 540 or SIE 544; some knowledge of network modeling.
Usually offered:  Spring.

SIE 695A -- Colloquium  (1-3 units)
Description:  contact department.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
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.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

SIE 900 -- Research  (1-6 units)
Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E K.
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.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
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.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
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).
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
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.
Grading:  a Grade of K is awarded for this course except for the final term.
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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