|12240012||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
|Duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 128|
The curriculum is determined in consultation with the relevant heads of departments. A student is required to pass modules to the value of at least 128 credits.
The degree is awarded on the basis of examinations only.
Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, Reg. G.1.3 and G.54, a BEng degree or equivalent qualification is required for admission.
An appropriate bouquet of 8 modules must be selected in consultation with the Head of Department to comply with the requirements for one of the following domains of specialisation:
Industrial Engineers are not allowed more than 2 appropriate modules from other departments.
Non-Industrial Engineers are not allowed more than 1 appropriate module from other departments.
A maximum of 3 approved modules may be selected from other departments
Minimum credits: 128
BCS 780 is a compulsory module.
Professionally, engineers are confronted with issues related to product quality and performance or organisational excellence. The intention of this course is to provide an overview of the domain of modern quality management and to equip the student with theory, methodologies and tools and techniques to improve and achieve product quality and performance excellence.
The course covers the following topics;
• Contextualisation: The History, Guru’s, Principles, Industrial setting and the Domain of Quality Management
• Practices of improving and achieving product quality: Role in Industrial Engineering, On-line and Off-line Quality Control Practices
• Frameworks of improving organisational excellence: National Quality Awards, ISO 9000 and other frameworks
• Practices of improving performance excellence: Quality and Competitive advantage, Customer and Supplier relationships, People Empowerment and Motivation, Quality Leadership and Organisational change.
Building on undergraduate modules in Operations Research, the module aims to extend the mathematical programming and optimisation capabilities by introducing uncertainty. Many decision makers are confronted with complex environments in which data is not known with certainty, or in which the decision constraints are uncertain. For cases where one knows the shape, or can assume that the uncertainty follows a known probabilistic distribution, stochastic programming can be used. In the module both chance-constrained programming and fixed recourse are introduced. Fuzzy optimisation is introduced for cases where the shape and/or distribution of the uncertainty are not known.The module also addresses the uncertainty when a decision maker is confronted with multiple, competing objectives.
Module content:Strategic design of supply chain networks, inventory management and supply chain integration. Framework for strategic alliances and third party logistics. Analysis and application of alternative supply chain reference models as the basis for modelling, analysis and improvement. Course outline: • Supply Chain Network Design • Strategic Management of Inventory • Supply Chain Integration • Strategic Alliances • Coordinated Product and Supply Chain Design • Supply Chain Modelling (SCOR, VRM)
The design of an experiment may be defined as ‘the logical construction of an experiment in which the degree of uncertainty with which the inferences are drawn may be well defined’. The module deals with the following:
*This is a compulsory research module.
The module affords an individual student the opportunity of studying a designated area of coherent advanced knowledge under the tutorship of a senior staff member of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Eligibility, topic and scope of the intended project must be determined in consultation with the proposed supervisor.
A key objective of supply chain management is to develop competiveness and achieve a market advantage through the implementation of cross-functional processes as the mechanism to coordinate internal and external activities.
The course aims to create an understanding of the importance of integrating key supply chain business processes and to develop the ability to analyse and implement such processes across functional and corporate silos. Standardised process definitions and practices, including strategic and operational sub-processes and key performance measurements, are considered.
• Customer Relationship Management Process
• Supplier Relationship Management Process
• Customer Service Management Process
• Demand Management Process
• Order fulfilment Process
• Manufacturing Flow Management (Planning and Control) Process
• Product Development and Commercialisation Process
• Returns Management Process
• Assessment of Supply Chain Management (SCM) Processes
• Implementing and Sustaining SCM Processes
• Supply Chain Mapping Approaches
• Supply Chain Performance Measurement
Review of MPC, Agile Manufacturing Processes, Models of MPC
Section 1: Review of MPC Theories and Framework
Section 2: Research Framework for Problems in Manufacturing Systems
1. Mathematical Model based Problems and their techniques
2. Estimation and Hypothesis based Problems and their techniques
Section 3: Introduction to MPC Problems and sample Models
1. Forecasting models
2. Aggregate planning models
3. Lot sizing and disaggregation models
4. Finite Scheduling models
5. Lean Manufacturing Models
6. Basic Distribution and Replenishment Models
7. Basic Supply Chain Structural Analysis and Performance Models
Section 4: Agile Panning Problems and Techniques
1. Multi-Level Master Scheduling Techniques
2. Constraint Scheduling – (TOC theory, applications and optimisation)
3. Lean Manufacturing Implementation (from Flow Lean to Process Kaizen )
4. Introduction to CONWIP ideology
5. Introduction to Demand Driven MRP
When developing decision-support models using optimisation, the computational burden is often so great that exact optimal solutions are not attainable, or not efficiently found, especially in combinatorial and discrete optimisation problems. Often approximate solutions are adequate and can provide superior solutions to the current state-of-practice decision approaches. The module introduces a selection of heuristics and metaheuristics applied to a variety of problems frequently faced by Industrial Engineers. The module also introduces a methodology to test and validate heuristics to ensure robust and reliable application.
Enterprise Engineering can be defined as the body of knowledge, principles, and practices to design an enterprise. Due to their complexity and the continuously changing environment, enterprises need new approaches, tools and techniques to deliver innovative products and services to new markets in competitive environments. This module offers an introduction to the engineering design process applied to the enterprise as a system, and present existing approaches for designing, aligning and governing the enterprise. Within the design paradigm, the module also offers research methods (e.g. design research and action research) that are relevant for doing research within the enterprise engineering discipline.
The module covers:
•Background on systems thinking
•Systems design and systems engineering
•Prominent approaches for creating an enterprise engineering capability (e.g. Zachman, The Open Group, Dietz/Hoogervorst).
•Mechanisms and practices associated with different phases of enterprise design (e.g. enterprise modelling, languages, road maps, maturity assessment etc.)
•Research methods and techniques to validate and extend the EE knowledge base
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