Course descriptions

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302. Industrial Quality Control. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 360. The use of basic quality control tools such as control charts, acceptance sampling and tolerances to test and improve product quality.

350. Industrial Cost Control. 3 hrs. Analysis of individual cost components that impact the total cost of manufacturing goods or services. Demonstration of different cost control techniques.

370. Operations and Logistics Concepts. 3 hrs. Principles of logistics and the design of systems for supportability from a total system perspective. Introduction of optimization problem solving tools.

+400. Senior Project. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser. Student required to complete capstone project in his or her area of specialization

+401. Senior Project. 3 hrs. Continuation of IET 400

405. Production and Inventory Control. 3 hrs. Principles of production and inventory planning and control. Forecasting techniques, EOQ, MRP, production scheduling, line balancing, CPM/PERT

406. Industrial Automation. 3 hrs. Automated manufacturing systems with special emphasis on robotics. Justification of automation, trade off analysis, cost of automation.

407. Personnel in Technology. 3 hrs. Concepts, principles, techniques, and programs essential to the employment, development, utilization and supervision of industrial personnel

409. Plant Layout and Material Handling. 3 hrs. Effectiveness of plant layout and material handling to the production activity, involving personnel, materials, tools and equipment

410. Motion and Time. 3 hrs. Methods improvement using time study, and predetermined motion times

413. Lean Production Systems. 3 hrs. The basic principles and concepts of Lean manufacturing and the strategic and tactical elements of lean production systems.

414. Engineering Project Management. 3 hrs. Project management methodologies and best practices for various engineering project functions.

470. Logistics Transportation Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: IET 370. The analysis, design, and implementation of domestic and international transportation systems of people, processes, and technology.

471. Logistics Distribution Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: IET 370. Distribution, warehousing, process design, and material handling in the extended enterprise.

472. Global Supply Chain Management. 3 hrs. Concepts, techniques, and issues important in managing and coordinating global supply chain operations.

480. Industrial Simulation and Modeling. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 360. Analysis of manufacturing and service operations encountered in industry using computer simulation techniques

491. Seminar. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Tours, guest lectures, student presentations, and discussions of the latest methods in the field

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser. Supervised study in area not covered by available courses


132. Architectural Graphics. 2 hrs. Corequisite: AEC 132L. Introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques used to graphically represent architectural content and ideas

132L. Architectural Graphics Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: AEC 132

204. Building Materials. 2 hrs. Corequisite: AEC 204L. Properties, characteristics, and utilization of materials used in design and construction of projects

204L. Building Materials Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: AEC 204. Study of materials used in buildings through materials research in the library and on the Internet, jobsite visitation, building of mockups related to building materials and building of video library

270. Statics and Strengths of Materials. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 101, MAT 103. Study of 2 dimensional forces, force equilibrium, stresses, strains, beams, and columns.

300. Seminar. 1 hr.

315. Mechanical Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132/L. Design, installation and performance of mechanical systems (heating, air conditioning, and plumbing) in buildings

316. Electrical Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132/L. Design, installation and performance of electrical systems for residential and commercial buildings

320. Computer-Aided Drafting and Design I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132. Commercial CADD systems; hardware and software, graphics programming in two- and three- dimensions

390. Engineering Economics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 136. Aspects of investment analysis relating to equipment justification, retirement and replacement in industry

+400. Senior Project. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser. Student required to select performance problem and develop and evaluate training intervention which addresses the problem or need

432. Environmental Management Systems-ISO 14000 in Industry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ESC 301. Study of Environmental Management Systems, codes, standards and development of a draft ISO 14000 Environmental Management System

433. Fire Safety. 3 hrs. Codes and technology used in fire prevention, detection, protection and suppression

434. Ergonomics. 3 hrs. Standards, statutes and technology used in ergonomic analysis of worksites; prevention and control of ergonomic risk conditions

444. Structural Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 340 or AEC 270. Design of structural members and building structures using steel, wood and concrete

454. Estimating I. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BCT 336. Corequisite: AEC 454L. Material quantity survey techniques used in estimating costs of construction projects

492. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. Topics in Engineering Technology I

493. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Topics in Engineering Technology II

496. Industrial Internship. 1-6 hrs. A minimum of 400 total hours of internship under the direct supervision of industrial professionals in collaboration with Southern Miss faculty


The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)