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Industrial Engineering


This module provides an introduction to the Industrial Engineering (IE) tools and techniques. Students will gain an appreciation of the ways in which these tools and techniques can be used to fully support the Business objectives, usually in the form of standards data and productivity improvements. Opportunities are provided for students to explore applications of the tools and techniques in different situations, in order to understand which to tools to use and how to maximise potential benefits.


On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how Industrial Engineering can create better efficiency and effectiveness in all types of work.
  • Appreciate the contribution which Industrial Engineering can make to the reduction of non value added work in all its contexts
  • Interpret and evaluate the usefulness of the range of Industrial Engineering tools/techniques, and the tactical considerations to be aware of when using them..


  • Productivity
  • Method Study - Evaluation and Improvement Opportunities
  • Facilities Layout Design – Key Drivers
  • Work Measurement Techniques – DTM, AS, PMTS, SYN & EST
  • Approaches/Negotiation of Change – Tactics worth considering
  • Motivation and Employee Perfomance
  • Health and Safety – Risk Assessment Quantification
  • Ergonomics/Stress/Job Specification Analysis
  • Standards, Cost Control, Budgeting and Financial Evaluations of Proposals
  • Simulation, Queuing Theory and Practice, Linear Programming
  • Activity Sequencing -, Time Consumption and Delay Evaluation