LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Construction Management and Industrial Engineering Department
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Title: Industrial Engineering with Ergonomics/Human Factors Option (MSIE, PhD)
Granted last 3 years: 10
Distance learning available: no
HFES student chapter: no
Program: Human factors engineering is one of the areas of concentration within industrial engineering. Other areas include operations research, maintenance and reliability/quality control, and manufacturing systems. The Human Factors Option emphasizes ergonomics in work design, work physiology, biomechanics, industrial hygiene, and systems safety management.
Contact: Fred Aghazadeh or Graduate Adviser, Louisiana State University, Industrial Engineering Department, 3128 CEBA Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6409; 225/578-5112; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.cmie.lsu.edu/.
Catalog: ($3) Office of Student Records and Registration, Louisiana State University, 112 Thomas Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Deadlines: 5/15 (fall), 10/15 (spring), 5/15 (summer)
GRE: 1000 v + q
Other: Applicants with degrees other than IE are required to take leveling courses.
Work experience: medium
Students applying last year: 100
Entered program: 10
TUITION AND FEES
% receiving: 50
Amount: $10800 for half-time
Available: fellowships, TA, RA, scholarship (all tuition exempt)
Apply: with application
MSIE: 24 units, thesis defense, research required for thesis option, no languages or practical experience required, 1.5 years.
Nonthesis option: yes
PhD: 54 units plus dissertation, qualifying and general defense exams, research required, no languages or practical experience required, 2.5 years beyond MS.
Courses (units): Ergonomics in Work Design (3), Statistics (3), Operations Research (3), Simulation (3), Production Systems (3). (For each student, the Thesis Committee determines which courses are required and which are electives.)
Required courses outside department: none for MS
Recommended courses outside department: 5
Class size: 12
Research facilities: The Human Factors Lab houses a wide spectrum of equipment for use in work analysis, human performance measurement, human-computer interaction, and evaluation of the environment. A bicycle ergometer, treadmill, dynamic and static strength measuring device, oxygen consumption apparatus, anthropometer, reaction timer, and other such items are included in the lab. Apparatus for biomedical recordings of EKG, EEG, EMG, heart rate, and ventilation and respiration rates are also available. This lab is supported by updated PCs. The Industrial Hygiene Lab is equipped for research and instruction in the evaluation and control of industrial environment, including noise pollution, industrial illumination, thermal stresses, air sampling, and industrial ventilation.
Teaching: Fifteen graduate teaching assistantships are offered per year. These assistants teach courses in engineering graphics, FORTRAN programming, and manufacturing processes labs.
Active: 50 men, 5 women
First-year students: 20
Mean scores: GRE 1200, GPA 3.2
Fereydoun Aghazadeh, PhD 1983, Texas Tech U; ergonomics, human factors engineering, biomechanics, human-computer systems, occupational safety and health.
Gerald M. Knapp, PhD 1992, U Iowa; maintenance, computer-aided manufacturing, artificial intelligence, process control.
T. Warren Liao, PhD 1990, Purdue U; manufacturing processes and systems, automation, computer applications in manufacturing, time series analysis, optimization.
Lawrence Mann, Jr., PhD 1965, Purdue U; maintenance management, industrial and labor relations, work measurement.
Thomas G. Ray, PhD 1971, Mississippi State U; engineering economy, operations research, quality control, management of information systems.
Bhaba R. Sarker, PhD 1990, Texas A&M U; mass production and flexible manufacturing systems, automation and material handling, JIT in manufacturing, operations research.
Dennis B. Webster, PhD 1969, Purdue U; production systems design, cellular organization, material handling, operations planning and control.
[Updated Winter 2007]