Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 4190 - IE Senior Design

Catalog Description:

This course is the capstone industrial engineering course, taken in two separate semesters. The first semester for one credit and the second semester for three credits. The course will require application of several IE design principles to a project. The projects are chosen by students or assigned by faculty. All students are required to present their projects at the Senior Engineering Design Conference hosted by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: department approval

Credits: 1 - 4 hours

Prerequisite Courses:

IME 4010, 4160 (can be concurrent). Students MUST register in this course in two consecutive semesters. They can only register for the first one credit-hour of the course one year prior to their scheduled graduation dates, and only after all the required prerequisites have been met. Students must register for the next 3 credit hour course, immediately following the semester at which they registered for the first course. Summer sessions are not counted toward this requirement.

Credit/Contact Hours:

This course is taught in two semesters. In the first semester, students are expected to register for one (1) credit hour of IME 4190, and in the second semester, they are expected to register for three (3) credit hours. This course is a required course in the IEE Program and is scheduled for 1+3 lab and class discussion.

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-EAC Outcomes2


Performance Criteria Measured1

To apply IEE design skills to identify a complex design problem encountered in Professional practice. E*, A*  

E1: Define problems, compare alternative options, and design solutions.

A2: Use appropriate engineering science and mathematical tools for decision making.

To work on an engineering team. G*  

G3: Presents information in writing that is well-organized, addresses objectives, and meets required standard of grammar and language rules.

To prepare a professional engineering written and oral proposal. G*  

G4: Presents information in oral format that is well-organized, useful, and effectively delivered.

Work in teams to gather data D*  

D2: Researches and gathers information for team project.

Work in teams to gather data I*  

I1: Attends and participates in professional activities.

Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at

ABET-EAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks

Course Coordinator:

Azim Houshyar
Western Michigan University
E-219 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3363

Revision Date: Summer 2011


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
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