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Introduction to Principles of Industrial Engineering

Learn how to apply the fundamental principles and applications of industrial engineering in this free online course.

Engineering
Free Course
In this free online course, you will be introduced to the chronological developments that have taken place in the field of industrial engineering, as well as the general approach and specific objectives of IE. You will gain an understanding of the different groups, divisions, and how people interact in an organization in order to achieve set goals and objectives. Begin this course today and improve your knowledge of industrial engineering skills.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Introduction to Principles of Industrial Engineering is a free online course that provides a foundational understanding of the developments and techniques used in industrial engineering. This course will begin by introducing you to the definition of an industry, as well as the primary, secondary, and tertiary type of industries. You will learn about the functions of IE which include plant design and location, management and operations, facility layout, as well as production planning and control.

Next, you will learn how to use the various IE tools such as value analysis, work-study, inventory control, and job evaluation. Then, the course analyzes the functions, groups, divisions, roles, and authorities that make up an organizational structure. The course also outlines how the different groups, divisions, and people interact in an organization to achieve set goals and objectives. Furthermore, the classification of products which include custom-designed, highly standardized, and mixed- strategy products will also be highlighted in this course. 

You will also learn about the three types of organizations which are vertical, horizontal, and matrix organizations, as well as the differences between the process and product-focused organizational structures. This course will be of significant interest to students, researchers, and anyone interested in gaining a foundational knowledge of industrial engineering. Register for this course today and improve your understanding of industrial engineering skills and techniques.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:


  • Outline the roles of industrial engineering.
  • Compare the general and specific objectives of IE.
  • Explain the functions of industrial engineering.
  • List and explain the tools and techniques used in IE.
  • Examine the factors that constitute an organizational structure.
  • Explain how tasks are assigned according to the layers in an organization.
  • Explain the typical roles performed by the different functions of an organization.
  • Evaluate the concept of classical organizational structure.
  • List the three types of organizations.
  • Outline the different stages in a product's life cycle.
  • Compare the product-focused and process-focused organizational structures.
  • Analyze the importance of a healthy organizational culture.

 

Certification

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