Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Program director. Keith M. Gardiner, Ph.D. (Manchester, England), professor of industrial and systems engineering.
Program faculty. Hisham Abu-Nabaa, professor of practice, industrial and systems engineering; John P. Coulter, Ph.D. (Delaware), associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics; Steven L. Goldman, Ph.D. (Boston), Andrew W. Mellon distinguished professor in the humanities; Parveen P. Gupta, Ph.D. (Penn State), professor and chair of accounting; David J. Hinrichs, lecturer accounting, John C. Swartley ’24 Professor; Jacob Y. Kazakia, Ph.D. (Lehigh), professor of engineering mathematics; Roger N. Nagel, Ph.D. (Maryland), Harvey Wagner Professor of computer science and engineering; John B. Ochs, Ph.D. (Penn State), professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics; Robert J. Trent, Ph.D. (Michigan State), Eugene Mercy Professor of management; George R. Wilson, Ph.D. (Penn State), associate professor of industrial and systems engineering.
The manufacturing systems engineering program develops engineers who can design, install, operate, and modify systems involving materials, processes, equipment, facilities, logistics and people using leading edge technologies. It integrates systems perspectives with interdisciplinary course offerings from Lehigh’s colleges of engineering and applied science, and business and economics.
Complete requirements are listed under Interdisciplinary Graduate Study and Research.
MSE 362. (IE 362) Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3)
Modeling and analysis of supply chain design, operations, and management. Analytical framework for logistics and supply chains, demand and supply planning, inventory control and warehouse management, transportation, logistics network design, supply chain coordination, and financial factors. Industry case studies and a comprehensive final project. Prerequisite: IE 220 and IE 251 or equivalent, or instructor approval.
MSE 401. (ME 401) Integrated Product Development (3)
An integrated and interdisciplinary approach to engineering design, concurrent engineering, design for manufacturing, industrial design and business of product development. Design methods, philosophy and practice, the role of modeling and simulation, decision making, risk, cost, materials and manufacturing process selection, platform and modular design, mass customization, quality, planning and scheduling, business issues, teamwork, group dynamics, creativity and innovation. Case studies and team projects with geographically dispersed team members. Ochs.
MSE 431. Marketing & the Invention to Innovation Process (3)
Organizational issues and decision-making for capital investments in new technologies. The commercialization process is traced from research and development and marketing activities through the implementation phase involving the manufacturing function. Term project is a commercialization plan for a new manufacturing technology.
MSE 438. Agile Organizations & Manufacturing Systems (3)
Analysis of the factors contributing to the success of manufacturing enterprises in an environment characterized by continuous and unpredictable change. Fundamentals of lean production: aspects of systems design, value stream analysis, flow, set-up and cycle time reduction, kaizen, elimination of waste. Fundamentals of agility: global enterprises, virtual organizations, adapting to change, mass customization, manufacturing flexibility, activity-based management.
MSE 443. (IE 443) Automation and Production Systems (3)
Principles and analysis of manual and automated production systems for discrete parts and products. Cellular manufacturing, flexible manufacturing systems, transfer lines, manual and automated assembly systems, and quality control systems.
MSE 446. International Supply Chain Management (3)
Financial and managerial issues. Evaluation, selection, development and management of suppliers; business models, financial reporting strategies, earnings, quality, risk assessment and internal control, team based new product development. Selected readings, case studies, discussions, lectures, group projects, and presentations.
MSE 456/MSE 356. Micromanufacturing Systems & Technologies (3)
Manufacturing engineering in microelectronics, microelectromechanical, nano-, opto- and micro-scale manufacturing. Examination of systems design, equipment, process and operational issues and linkages to business strategies. Crystal growth, thin film deposition processes and patterning, removal processes, vacuum engineering, contamination control, clean room practices etc. Individual research assignments. Pre-requisite MAT33 or equivalent, instructor permission. note: 300 level course may not be repeated at the 400 level for credit.
MSE 481. (GBUS 481) Technology, Operations & Competitive Strategy (3)
Interrelationships among advanced manufacturing management, technology and competitive strategy of the firm. Industry analysis and competitiveness; competitive strategy formulation and implementation; value chain analysis; manufacturing and technology strategy; manufacturing’s contribution to competitive advantage in quality, cost, variety and new product availability; segmentation and substitution; vertical integration.
MSE 482 – Aspects of Sustainable Systems Design
Design of sustainable systems for manufacturing that fulfill human needs and generate wealth. Demographic, ecological, economic, environmental, ergonomic, health and global or local socio-political impacts on design and operation of future systems. Conservation of resources in the design, manufacture and use of products, processes, and implementation systems; life cycle engineering, reclamation, recycling, remanufacture. Research-based term paper.
MSE 451. Manufacturing Systems Engineering Project (1-3)
MSE 490. Manufacturing Systems Engineering Thesis (1-6)