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Engineering Design Graduate Elective Courses

Penn State's online Graduate Programs Bulletin provides a full list of current graduate Engineering Design courses.

Elective Courses

IE 418 - Human/Computer Interface Design (3)
Design and evaluation of the human/computer interface, including human performance, visual displays, software design, and automated system monitoring.

IE 460 - Service Systems Engineering (3)
Use of quantitative models and methods for analysis, design and control of service systems.

IE 470 - Manufacturing System Design and Analysis (3)
Contemporary design and analysis methodologies used to organize systems for economic manufacture of products.

IE 520 - Multiple Criteria Optimization (3)
Study of concepts and methods in analysis of systems involving multiple objectives with applications to engineering, economic, and environmental systems.

IE 557 - Human-in-the-Loop Simulation (3)
This course is aimed at understanding how theoretical data mining/machine learning algorithms can be employed to solve large scale, complex design problems.

IE 563 - Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing (3)
Study of CAD systems and concepts including 3D wireframe and solid modeling systems, emphasizing manufacturing applications.

ME 561 - Structural Optimization Using Variational & Numerical Methods (3)
Shape and size optimization of elastic structures, continuous and discrete solution methods and numerical algorithms, design of compliant mechanisms.

ME 565 - Optimal Design of Mechanical and Structural Systems (3)
Shape and size optimization of elastic structures, continuous and discrete solution methods and numerical algorithms, design of compliant mechanisms.

MANGT 510 - Project Management (3)
A problem-based, interdisciplinary course in project management skills and techniques needed to manage projects in a modern business environment.

SYSEN 550 - Creativity and Problem Solving I (3)
Foundations of individual problem solving, including: creativity, cognitive style and level, problem-solving processes and techniques, and the paradox of structure.

SYSEN 555 - Invention and Creative Design (3)
This course focuses on the creative design process, which leads to the development of new products, processes, and systems (i.e., invention).

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