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Course Detail

Course Name Industrial Engineering
Course Code 19MEE401
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.
Ergonomics: Ergonomic Design of equipment and work place. work station design, factors considered in designing a work station, ergonomic design standards – Study of development of stress in human body and their consequences. Case Studies.Production planning and scheduling.
Material Handling: Introduction and functions of material handling equipment, selection of material handling equipment for different requirements, safety requirements.
Recent advances in Industrial Engineering.

Textbook / References


  • Barnes, R, “Motion and Time Study” – Design and Measurement of Work. NY: John Wiley and Sons, 8th Edition, 1985.
  • “Introduction to Work Study”, 4ed, International Labor Office, Geneva, 2006.


  • Martand T. Telsang, ‘Industrial Engineering and Production Management’ S Chand; 2nd Rev Edn 2006.
  • Mahajan M., “Industrial Engineering and Production Management” Dhanpat rai and Sons Publishers, 2005.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

Objectives and Outcomes


  • To inculcate the concepts of work study and its application to industrial practice
  • Impart skills to design, develop, implement, and improve manufacturing/service systems

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will be able to

  • CO1: Create value to organizations through the analysis, evaluation, and improvement of work systems using work study and method study
  • CO2: Develop work systems through motion economy principles
  • CO3: Apply work measurement techniques to improve productivity, fix wages and incentives
  • CO4: Apply systematic layout planning techniques and work station design principles based on ergonomics and material handling.

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 2 1 1 1 1 3 2
CO2 2 1 2 1 1 1 3 2
CO3 1 2 1 1 1 3 2
CO4 2 2 1 2 2 3 2

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