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Course Detail

Course Name Industrial Engineering
Course Code 15MEC334
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical 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, 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.

Text Books

  • 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

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