COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Industrial Engineering
Course Code: 
15MEC334
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Industrial Engineering' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Work System: Elements of work, maintenance of machines, interaction, effect of working conditions and environment, physical and mental fatigue.

Productivity: Productivity, factors affecting production, Measurement of productivity

Work Study: Definition and scope of work study; Areas of application of work study in industry; Human aspects of work study.

Method Study: Information collection, recording techniques, and processing aids; critical examination; development, installation and maintenance of improved methods.

Unit 2

Motion Economy and Analysis: Principles of motion economy; Motion analysis; Micromotion and Memomotion study; Therbligs and SIMO charts; Normal work area and design of work places; Basic parameters and principles of work design.

Work Measurement: Work measurement techniques; Calculation of standard time, work sampling and predetermined Motion time systems.

Wages and Incentive Schemes: Introduction, wage payment of direct and indirect labour, wage payment plans and incentives, various incentive plans, incentives for indirect labour

Unit 3

Plant Layout: Concept of plant layout, types of layout; factors affecting plant layout, work station design, factors considered in designing a work station.

Material Handling: Introduction and functions of material handling equipment, selection of material handling equipment for different requirements, safety requirements

Ergonomics: Ergonomic Design of equipment and work place. Ergonomic Design Standards - Study of development of stress in human body and their consequences. Case Studies.

  • Barnes R. - ‘Motion and Time Study’ - Design and Measurement of Work. NY: John Wiley and Sons - 1985 - 8th Edition
  • ‘Introduction to Work Study’ - International Labor Office, Geneva - 1992 - 4th Edition
  • Khanna O. P. – ‘Industrial Engineering and Management’ – Dhanpat Rai and Sons - 2007
  • Mahajan M. - ‘Industrial Engineering and Production Management’ - Dhanpat Rai and Sons Publishers - 2005