SE – 323: METHODS ENGINEERING (TERM: 071 – 02) SYLLABUS Instructor: Dr. Tahir Ayar Building: 22 & Room: 345 Phone: 860 – 4958 e-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Saturday & Monday 2:10 – 3:00 pm or by appointment Text: Niebel, Benjamin & Freivalds, Andris Methods, Standards, & Work Design, McGraw Hill, 11 th edition, 2003
References: Introduction to Work Study, ILO Publication, 1992. Motion and Time Study for Lean Manufacturing, Prentice Hall, Third Edition, 2002 Work Systems and the Methods, Measurement, and Management of Work, Prentice Hall, 2007 Course Description: History of method design and work measurement, methods design, process analysis, operation analysis. Introduction to human engineering, standardization, work measurement, pre-determined motion time system, standard data, work sampling.
Course Objectives: Students develop an understanding of the appropriate use of work measurement data; learn the correct procedures to establish a valid performance standard data, and the application of human factors to method studies in order to improve productivity within a given organization with the integration of sound work methods and measurement techniques within the total management structure. Students learn how to observe work in a systematic and disciplined way with the general objective of improving work methods and working conditions. Students learn specific work measurement methodologies: Time Study, Work Sampling, Pre- determined Time Systems
Course Topics: Work Systems; Manual Work and Worker-Machine Systems; Methods Engineering and Operations Analysis; Methods, Standards, and Work Design; Problem Solving Tools; Motion and Time Study; The Economics and Applications of Time Standards; Work Measurement and Productivity; Work Study; The Human Factor in the application of work study; Method Study and selection of the jobs; Movement of workers in workplace; Work Sampling; Time study; Allowances; Performance Rating; Pre-Determined time standards; Standard Data.
Attendance: Attendance is compulsory. Justified absences should be discussed with the instructor preferably before the fact. Each unexcused absence will cause to loose one (1) point out of 100. Grading: Final grade (KFUPM standard grading scheme will be used) will be weighted as follows;
Grading 1 st Mid-term exam. 25 % …. Date: Sunday, October 28, 2007 @ 7:00 pm 2 nd Mid-term exam. 25 % …..Date: Sunday, December 9, 2007 @ 7:00 pm Quizzes (4) ……......10 % …. Mondays of Sept 24 th, October 22 nd, November 19 th, and December 3 rd, Attendance …………5 % Lab Work.. …… …..10 % Final exam … ……..25 % Tuesday, January 22 nd, 2008 @ 7:30 am [Comprehensive]. Total ………… …..100 %