Human Factors Engineering and Human-Computer Systems. 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 anlytic methods for the design and execution of human factors studies. Job design, work standards, training, safety engineering, and cognitive engineering.
Manufacturing Processes and Precision 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 Design, Automation, and Control.
Analysis and design of production systems for the manufacture, assembly, and disctribution 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.
Mathematical Programming and Combinatorial Optimization.
Linear, nonlinear, integer, and dynamic programming. Discrete optimization, network analysis, geometric modeling, and graph theory. Combinatorial analysis, complexity theory, and parallel algorithms. Routing, scheduling, search, control, and allocation problems. Reasoning and logic programming withapplications to artificial intelligence.
Engineering Statistics, Stochastic Analysis, and Computer Simulation.
Probabilistic and stochastic modeling. Queueing theory, networks, and computational problems. Computer simulation theory, languages, and application. Time series forecasting, reliability, systems analysis, and statustical quality control.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission