Fundamentals of Operations Engineering

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of Operations Engineering

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Introduction to operations engineering, design of products & services, lean and JIT manufacturing systems, facility design & layout, forecasting, capacity planning and aggregate production planning, inventory management, enterprise resource planning, scheduling.

    Learning Outcomes
    Be able to state the role of operations engineering in a business from a product/service and process perspective.
    For various product and process configurations, be able to design a lean/JIT manufacturing system to produce products or services.
    Be capable of solving operations oriented problems in an industrial setting with an emphasis on productivity, process planning, scheduling, inventory management, forecasting.
    Identify the main stages in service design.
    Identify the main stages in product design and development.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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