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Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering

 

Master | Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: GRE

IMSEI provides multidisciplinary graduate-level education and practical training opportunities in the theory and practice of integrated manufacturing systems engineering at the master’s level.

IMSEI focuses on providing a manufacturing presence and a program environment in the College of Engineering where faculty, graduate students and industry can engage cooperatively in multidisciplinary graduate education, basic and applied research, and technology transfer in areas of common interest related to modern manufacturing systems technology. The objective of the MIMSE program is to offer students with traditional discipline backgrounds in engineering and the physical sciences an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the multidisciplinary area of manufacturing systems. Core areas of concentration are offered in manufacturing systems, logistics, mechatronics, and biomanufacturing.

The Master of Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MIMSE) online education program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering or the physical sciences. It is a 33 credit hour degree program that does not require a thesis or on-campus residency. I final oral examination is required.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering or physical sciences discipline with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required for admission. Original transcripts of all college or university work must be sent to the Graduate School.

GRE scores are required but may be waived for online students.

Three letters of recommendation from persons able to comment on the applicant's qualifications for graduate study are required.

PLAN OF STUDY

  • Completion of 27 credit hours of graduate courses at the 500 or 700 level with an overall GPA of 3.0 in addition to a research project for 6 hours of credit.
  • The general plan of study of the MIMSE degree consists of three components: common core courses (5), concentration electives (4), and a research project.
  • All degree requirements must be completed within six years and, except for summer sessions, a student must remain continuously enrolled for a minimum of one course per fall and spring semesters until graduation. A leave of absence can be granted for two semesters with reasonable justification.
  • Each candidate must pass a final oral examination at which time one defends the results of his/her research project and submits the technical report that describes the project. This examination can be done in person or by video conference.
The required core courses are described below. Electives are selected that support the student’s interests and educational goals, have the approval of the graduate advisory committee, and are consistent with the objectives of the Institute. If a student wishes to substitute alternate course(s) for a common core. They must justify this in writing and request the approval of the Director for Graduate Programs.

Core Courses

Please select five courses from one of the following core selections for a total of 15 credit hours.
Manufacturing Core - Select one course per area
Area 1 - select one

CSC 510 - Software Engineering

Units: 3

An introduction to software life cycle models; size estimation; cost and schedule estimation; project management; risk management; formal technical reviews; analysis, design, coding and testing methods; configuration management and change control; and software reliability estimation. Emphasis on large development projects. An individual project required following good software engineering practices throughout the semester.

Offered in Fall Only

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2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1

CSC 742 - Database Management Systems

Units: 3

Database concepts. Database design. Data models: entity-relationship and relational. Data manipulation languages including SQL. Data Dictionaries. Query processing. Concurrency. Software development environments using a database system. Expert, object-oriented, multimedia and distributed database systems. Database systems architecture. Use of a commercial database management system.

Offered in Spring Only

ISE 441 - Introduction to Simulation

Units: 3

Discrete-event stochastic simulation for the modeling and analysis of systems. Programming of simulation models in a simulation language. Input data analysis, variance reduction techniques, validation and verification, and analysis of simulation output. Random number generators and random variate generation.

Offered in Fall and Spring

ISE 762 - Computer Simulation Techniques

Units: 3

Basic discrete event simulation methodology: random number generators, simulation designs, validation, analysis of simulation output. Applications to various areas of scientific modeling. Simulation language such as SLAM and GPSS. Computer assignments and projects.

Offered in Fall Only

Area 2 - select one

ISE 510 - Applied Engineering Economy

Units: 3

Engineering economy analysis of alternative projects including tax and inflation aspects, sensitivity analysis, risk assessment, decision criteria. Emphasis on applications.

Offered in Fall Only

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2016 Spring Term

ISE 711 - Capital Investment Economic Analysis

Units: 3

Analysis of economic merits of alternatives including interest and income tax considerations. Risk and sensitivity exploration techniques. Introduction to analytical techniques for multiple objectives or criteria. Use of mathematical programming andcomputers for capital budgeting.

Offered in Fall Only

MBA 520 - Financial Management of Corporations

Units: 2

Financial decision making at profit-motivated businesses: decisions about what to produce and how and decisions about how to finance the assets needed for production. Cash as the basis of asset valuation. Capital budgeting decisions under certainty and uncertainty. Capital market theory. Cost of capital. Bond and stock valuation. Restricted to MBA students.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2016 Spring Term 2016 Fall Term

Area 3 - select one

ISE 714 - Product Manufacturing Engineering for the Medical Device Industry

Units: 3

Product development course targeted toward the medical device industry. Product design and development, concept generation and selection, parametric feature-based CAD, design for manufacturability [DFM] and assembly [DFA], tolerancing, rapid prototyping, tool design, tool fabrication, and medical device fabrication.

Offered in Spring Only

ISE 707 - Real-Time Control of Automated Manufacturing

Units: 3

Concepts and application of real-time control of automated manufacturing systems. Development of prototype manufacturing control applications involving introductions to following topics: computer architecture; real-time, multi-tasking operating systems; data modeling; multi-processing systems; local area networks; inter-task communication; and development of multi-tasking control systems. Design development of control system.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years

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2016 Fall Term

ISE 715 - Manufacturing Process Engineering

Units: 3

Manufacturing process engineering, primary,secondary, finishing and assembly processes. concurrent engineering, process planning, group technology, manufacturing analyses and application of economic analyses.

Offered in Spring Only

ISE 716 - Automated Systems Engineering

Units: 3

General principles of operation and programming of automated systems. Automated assembly, automated manufacturing, and inspection systems. Control of automated manufacturing. Industrial logic systems and programmable logic controllers. Computer numerical control, industrial robotics, and computer integrated manufacturing.

Offered in Spring Only

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2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1 2016 Fall Term

Area 4 - select one

ISE 723 - Production Planning, Scheduling and Inventory Control

Units: 3

An analysis of Production-Inventory systems. Discussion of commonly used planning and scheduling techniques. Introduction to use of math modeling for solution of planning and scheduling problems. Interface with quality control and information systems.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1 2016 Fall Term

Area 5 - select one

MAE 534 - Mechatronics Design

Units: 3

Principles of Mechatronics Design, review of logic gates, microprocessor architecture, sensors and actuators, A/D and D/A conversion techniques, real-time multi-tasking programming concepts, direct digital control implementation. "Hands-on" experience through several laboratory assignments and final team project.

Offered in Fall and Spring

MAE 742 - Mechanical Design for Automated Assembly

Units: 3

Mechanical design principles important in high volume production using modern automated assembly technology. Production and component design for ease of assembly as dictated by part handling, feeding, orientation, insertion and fastening requirements. Existing product evaluation and redesign for improved assemblage.

Offered in Fall Only

Mechatronics Core - Select one course per area
Area 1 - select one

ECE 556 - Agent-based Mechatronics Systems

Units: 3

Agent and systems concepts to study sensors, actuators, controllers and communication networks, as well as their interactions. Theory, design and control of the integration of sensors, interfaces, actuators, microcontrollers. Use of computer networks as communication media in the mechatronics systems integration and control. Use of unmanned vehicle path tracking and teleoperation to illustrate the mechatronics agent and system concept and integration. Students can either take ECE 456 or ECE 556, but not both. These two courses are piggy-backed and cover similar material, yet ECE 556 has more demanding homeworks, project, and an exam that are at the graduate level.

Offered in Fall Only

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2016 Fall Term

MAE 534 - Mechatronics Design

Units: 3

Principles of Mechatronics Design, review of logic gates, microprocessor architecture, sensors and actuators, A/D and D/A conversion techniques, real-time multi-tasking programming concepts, direct digital control implementation. "Hands-on" experience through several laboratory assignments and final team project.

Offered in Fall and Spring

Area 2 - select one

MAE 535 - Design of Electromechanical Systems

Units: 3

A practical introduction to electromechanical systems with emphasis on modeling, analysis, design, and control techniques. Provides theory and practical tools for the design of electric machines [standard motors, linear actuators, magnetic bearings, etc]. Involves some self-directed laboratory work and culuminates in an industrial design project. Topics include Maxwell's equations, electromechanical energy conversion, finite element analysis, design and control techniques.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1

MAE 742 - Mechanical Design for Automated Assembly

Units: 3

Mechanical design principles important in high volume production using modern automated assembly technology. Production and component design for ease of assembly as dictated by part handling, feeding, orientation, insertion and fastening requirements. Existing product evaluation and redesign for improved assemblage.

Offered in Fall Only

Area 3 - select one

ECE 511 - Analog Electronics

Units: 3

Analog integrated circuits and analog integrated circuit design techniques. Review of basic device and technology issues Comprehensive coverage of MOS and Bipolar operational amplifiers. Brief coverage of analog-to-digital conversion techniques and switched-capacitor filters. Strong emphasis on use of computer modeling and simulation as design tool. Students required to complete an independent design project.

Offered in Fall Only

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2016 Fall Term

ECE 555 - Computer Control of Robots

Units: 3

An introduction to robotics: history and background, design, industrial applications and usage. Manipulator sensors, actuators and control, linear, non-linear, and force control. Manipulator kinematics: position and orientation, frame assignment, transformations, forward and inverse kinematics. Jacobian: velocities and static forces. Manipulator Kinetics: velocity, acceleration, force. Trajectory generation. Programming languages: manipulator level, task level, and object level. Introduction to advanced robotics. Credit not allowed for both ECE 455 and 555.

Offered in Spring Only

ECE 755 - Advanced Robotics

Units: 3

Advanced robotics at its highest level of abstraction; the level of synthesizing human reasoning and behavior. Advanced tobotics deals with the intelligent connection of perception to action. At this level the subject requires knowledge of sensing[computer vision, tactile, sonar], and reasoning [artifical intelligence: machine learning, planning, world modeling]. The advanced robotics course will be valuable for students who wish to work in the area.

Offered in Fall Only

Area 4 - select one

ECE 517 - Object-Oriented Design and Development

Units: 3

The design of object-oriented systems, using principles such as the GRASP principles, and methodologies such as CRC cards and the Unified Modeling Language [ULM]. Requirements analysis. Design patterns Agile Methods. Static vs. dynamic typing. Metaprogramming. Open-source development practices and tools. Test-first development. Project required, involving contributions to an open-source software project.

Offered in Fall and Spring

ECE 561 - Embedded System Design

Units: 3

Design and implementation of embedded computer systems. The student will extend previous knowledge of the use of microcontrollers, C and assembly programming, real-time methods, computer architecture, simulation, interfacing, system development andcommunication networks. System performance is measured in terms of power consumption, speed and reliabiity. Efficient methods for project development and testing are emphasized.

Offered in Spring Only

ECE 719 - Advanced Microwave Design

Units: 3

Development and examination of techniques used in the design of microwave and millimeter wave components and systems. Specific topics include frequency planning, system design using modules, and design of microwave amplifiers and oscillators. Design for specified frequency, noise, power, mixer or oscillator performance will be covered. There are three design projects: system planning, amplifier design, and oscillator design all using commercial microwave computer aided design tools.

Offered in Spring Only

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2016 Spring Term

Area 5 - select one

ECE 516 - System Control Engineering

Units: 3

Introduction to analysis and design of continuous and discrete-time dynamical control systems. Emphasis on linear, single-input, single-output systems using state variable and transfer function methods. Open and closed-loop representation; analog and digital simulation; time and frequency response; stability by Routh-Hurwitz, Nyquist and Liapunov methods; performance specifications; cascade and state variable compensation. Assignments utilize computer-aided analysis and design programs.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1

ISE 707 - Real-Time Control of Automated Manufacturing

Units: 3

Concepts and application of real-time control of automated manufacturing systems. Development of prototype manufacturing control applications involving introductions to following topics: computer architecture; real-time, multi-tasking operating systems; data modeling; multi-processing systems; local area networks; inter-task communication; and development of multi-tasking control systems. Design development of control system.

Offered in Fall Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Years

Find this course:

2016 Fall Term

ISE 716 - Automated Systems Engineering

Units: 3

General principles of operation and programming of automated systems. Automated assembly, automated manufacturing, and inspection systems. Control of automated manufacturing. Industrial logic systems and programmable logic controllers. Computer numerical control, industrial robotics, and computer integrated manufacturing.

Offered in Spring Only

Find this course:

2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1 2016 Fall Term

Logistics Core - Select one course per area
Area 1 - select one

ISE 441 - Introduction to Simulation

Units: 3

Discrete-event stochastic simulation for the modeling and analysis of systems. Programming of simulation models in a simulation language. Input data analysis, variance reduction techniques, validation and verification, and analysis of simulation output. Random number generators and random variate generation.

Offered in Fall and Spring

CSC 510 - Software Engineering

Units: 3

An introduction to software life cycle models; size estimation; cost and schedule estimation; project management; risk management; formal technical reviews; analysis, design, coding and testing methods; configuration management and change control; and software reliability estimation. Emphasis on large development projects. An individual project required following good software engineering practices throughout the semester.

Offered in Fall Only

Find this course:

2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1

CSC 742 - Database Management Systems

Units: 3

Database concepts. Database design. Data models: entity-relationship and relational. Data manipulation languages including SQL. Data Dictionaries. Query processing. Concurrency. Software development environments using a database system. Expert, object-oriented, multimedia and distributed database systems. Database systems architecture. Use of a commercial database management system.

Offered in Spring Only

ISE 762 - Computer Simulation Techniques

Units: 3

Basic discrete event simulation methodology: random number generators, simulation designs, validation, analysis of simulation output. Applications to various areas of scientific modeling. Simulation language such as SLAM and GPSS. Computer assignments and projects.

Offered in Fall Only

Area 2 - select one

ISE 510 - Applied Engineering Economy

Units: 3

Engineering economy analysis of alternative projects including tax and inflation aspects, sensitivity analysis, risk assessment, decision criteria. Emphasis on applications.

Offered in Fall Only

Find this course:

2016 Spring Term

ISE 711 - Capital Investment Economic Analysis

Units: 3

Analysis of economic merits of alternatives including interest and income tax considerations. Risk and sensitivity exploration techniques. Introduction to analytical techniques for multiple objectives or criteria. Use of mathematical programming andcomputers for capital budgeting.

Offered in Fall Only

MBA 520 - Financial Management of Corporations

Units: 2

Financial decision making at profit-motivated businesses: decisions about what to produce and how and decisions about how to finance the assets needed for production. Cash as the basis of asset valuation. Capital budgeting decisions under certainty and uncertainty. Capital market theory. Cost of capital. Bond and stock valuation. Restricted to MBA students.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2016 Spring Term 2016 Fall Term

Area 3 - select one

MBA 540 - Principles of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Units: 2

Design and management of operations and supply chains. Analysis of strategies, processes, planning and control, and advanced techniques using a variety of managerial frameworks and quantitative tools. Restricted to MBA students.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2016 Spring Term 2016 Fall Term

MBA 541 - Supply Management

Units: 3

Major themes and strategies in supply management. Focus on performance measurement, supplier assessment, negotiations, contracting, cost modeling, supplier relationship management, and supply market analysis in a globally integrated supply chain. Emphasizes collaboration and strategy execution through assessing, establishing metrics/ expectations, contracting, and managing external business relationships. Students will engage in a supply chain simulation that provides insights into application of these concepts, as well as completion of a commodity analysis for an SCRC member company.

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2016 Spring Term

MBA 542 - Supply Chain Logistics

Units: 3

Effective logistics decision-making using a variety of conceptual frameworks and quantitative tools. Relationship between logistics and broader issues of managing the entire supply chain and fulfilling the strategic objectives of a firm. Inventorymanagement. Transportation. Network design.

Area 4

ISE 723 - Production Planning, Scheduling and Inventory Control

Units: 3

An analysis of Production-Inventory systems. Discussion of commonly used planning and scheduling techniques. Introduction to use of math modeling for solution of planning and scheduling problems. Interface with quality control and information systems.

Offered in Fall and Spring

Find this course:

2016 Spring Term 2016 Summer Term 1 2016 Fall Term

Area 5

ISE 754 - Logistics Engineering

Units: 3

Elements of logistics networks. Supply chain design: facility location and allocation; great-circle distances; geocoding. Multi-echelon production and inventory systems; sourcing decision systems. Vehicle routing: exact, approximation, and heuristic procedures; traveling salesman problem; basic vehicle routing problem and extensions; backhauling; mixed-mode transportation system design.

Offered in Spring Only

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2016 Spring Term

Biomanufacturing Core - Select one course per area
Area 1

ISE 762 - Computer Simulation Techniques

Units: 3

Basic discrete event simulation methodology: random number generators, simulation designs, validation, analysis of simulation output. Applications to various areas of scientific modeling. Simulation language such as SLAM and GPSS. Computer assignments and projects.

Offered in Fall Only

Tuition Level: Graduate - Engineering

Resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $445.66
Total Estimated Cost for 33 Credits Completed at NC State: $14,706.78

Non-resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,041.66
Total Estimated Cost for 33 Credits Completed at NC State: $34,374.78

Approximate cost per semester: $4,010.94 based on 9 credit hours

Note: There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations. These fees will be paid directly by the student to the proctor or facility and are not charged to your student account.

More about Online and Distance Education Tuition

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallJun 25 (US); Mar 1 (Int)
SpringNov 25 (US); Jul 15 (Int)
Summer 1Mar 25 (US); Dec 15 (Int)
Summer 2May 10 (US); Dec 15 (Int)

Dr. Steven Jackson

Director of Graduate Programs

919-515-3808
steve_jackson@imsei.ncsu.edu