Management and Information Technology


MGTE 42103

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Status : Core Pre-requisite : MGTE 21043 Co-requisite : None

On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the scope of systems engineering for dealing with work-processes, optimization methods, and risk management tools in large and complex projects.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of value engineering in product and process design.
  • Understand the application of the methods of work study.
  • Analyse the performance of man-machine systems and manage health and safety at work.
  • Identify the opportunities for energy conservation in industry.
  • Analyse the operational and maintenance performance of industrial systems.

Scope of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Engineering of integrated systems, Productivity concepts.
Value analysis and value engineering in product design.
Discrete-time systems modelling, System design requirements, Systems stages in the life-cycle, performance measures and cost measures/tradeoffs, alternative design concepts, testing plan and documentationand risk management.
Work Study – Time and motion study, Learning curves, Incentive piece-rate schemes.
Principles of ergonomics, human factors in product design, occupational health and safety.
Energy economy, renewable energy applications.
Plant maintenance, Industrial safety and health.
Lectures, interactive classroom sessions and case analysis.
End-of- Semester examination and case study presentations.

  1. GavrielS (2001),Handbook of Industrial Engineering, Institute of Industrial Engineering, John Wiley & Sons.
  2. Philips (2000),Human Factors Engineering, John Wiley & Sons.
  3. Campbell, JD (2001),Maintenance Excellence (Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decision), Marcel Dekker.