NON-THESIS OPTION WITH SPECIALIZATION

HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

 Physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of the design of tasks, equipment, systems, and work environments. Study of human-computer information and control systems. Instrumentation and analytic methods for the design and execution of human factors studies. Job design, work standards, training, safety engineering, and cognitive engineering.

MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

 Theory and application of metal forming, machining, and joining processes. Machine tool kinematics and dynamics. Principles of fixture design, process planning, accuracy, and economics. Design and control of automatic manufacturing systems. Advanced technology for cost-effective manufacture of high precision engineering products. Application of artificial intelligence in manufacturing.

PRODUCTION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Analysis and design of production systems for the manufacture, assembly, and distribution of discrete parts. Computer-aided design and control of work-stations, material handling systems, and production facilities. Applied robotics. Manufacturing information systems and decision methods. Capacity planning, production control, and scheduling theory.

OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Linear, nonlinear, integer, and dynamic programming. Discrete optimization, network analysis, geometric modeling, and graph theory. Combinatorial analysis, complexity theory, and algorithms. Routing, scheduling, search, control, and allocation problems. Reasoning and logic programming with applications to artificial intelligence.

SIMULATION AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES

 Probabilistic and stochastic modeling. Queueing theory, networks, and computational problems. Computer simulation theory, languages, and application. Time series forecasting, reliability, systems analysis, and statistical quality control.