Principles of Industrial Engineering

By Prof. D K Dwivedi   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 268
The course content is designed to have systematic and comprehensive understanding on various aspects related with industrial engineering and its relevance in the industrial environment. It is proposed to include organizational structure, plant location and plant layout, production planning and control, scheduling, forecasting, statistical quality control, total quality management, work study, method study and work measurement, ergonomics. Presentations will be supported with case studies for effective communication of concepts and techniques. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG/PG Student & Practicing Engineers 
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1 :   1. Introduction
                  2. Introduction: Developments, Objectives, & Functions
                  3. Introduction: Functions and tools
                  4. Tool of IE and Organizational Structure
                  5. Organizational Structure 
Week 2 :   6. Organizational Structure: Roles
                  7. Organizational Structure: Types
                  8. Organizational Structure: Product Strategies
                  9. Organizational Structure: Process & Product Organization
                 10. Organizational Structure and culture
Week 3 :  11. Organizational Structure: Principles
                 12. Plant Location & Layout: Selection of Site
                 13. Plant Location & Layout: Factor Affecting Selection of Site
                 14. Plant Location & Layout: Methods for Selection of Site
                 15. Plant Location & Layout: Methods for Selection of Site II
Week 4 :  16. Plant Location & Layout: Methods for Selection of Site III
                 17. Plant Location & Layout: Methods for Selection of Site IV
                 18. Plant Layout: Purpose and Types of Layout
                 19. Plant Layout: Types of Layout
                 20. Plant Layout: Cellular and Process Layout
Week 5 :  21. Plant Layout: Process Layout Design
                 22. Plant Layout: Process Layout Design II
                 23. Plant Layout: Product Layout Design
                 24. Organization of Facility
                 25. Organization of Facility & Material Handling
Week 6 :  26. Material Handling
                 27. Production Planning and Control: Scope
                 28. Production Planning and Control: Scope II
                 29. Production Planning and Control: Capacity Planning
                 30. Production Planning and Control: Capacity Planning & Scheduling
Week 7 :  31. Production Planning and Control: MRP, Routing, Scheduling
                 32. Production Planning and Control: Scheduling
                 33. Production Planning and Control: Priority Sequencing
                 34. Production Planning and Control: Priority Sequencing II
                 35. Production Planning and Control: Relative Performance of Priority Sequencing Rules
Week 8 :  36. Inventory: Fundamentals
                 37. Inventory: Models
                 38. Inventory: Models II
                 39. Inventory: Wilson Model
                 40. Inventory: Gradual Replenishment Model
Week 9 :  41. Project Management & Network Modelling: Introduction
                42. Network Modelling: PERT
                43. Network Analysis: PERT
                44. Network Analysis: PERT II
                45. Network Analysis: Crashing Network and CPM 
Week 10:46. Network Analysis: Critical Path Method
47. Forecasting: Introduction 48. Forecasting: Methods 49. Forecasting: Methods II 50. Forecasting: Methods III
Week 11: 51. Forecasting: Methods IV 52. Forecasting: Methods V 53. Quality Control: Introduction 54. Quality Control: Fundamentals 55. Quality Control: SPC
Week 12:56. Quality Control: SPC II
                57. Quality Control: Control Charts
                58. Quality Control: Control Charts II
                59. Quality Control: Control Charts for Attributes
                60. Productivity & Work Study

Books and references

• Besterfield DH, Total Quality Management, Pearson education, 1999 
• Russel, R S, Taylor BW, Operations Management, Pearson education, 2003
• Jocobs, C A Production and operations management, TMH, 1999
• Mitra, A, Fundamentals of Quality control and improvement, John Willey & Sons, 2008

Instructor bio

Prof. D K Dwivedi

IIT Roorkee
D K Dwivedi obtained BE (mechanical engineering), in 1993 from GEC Rewa, ME (welding engineering) from Univ. of Roorkee in 1997 and PhD in Met. Engineering from MNIT, Jaipur in 2003. He has about 9 years teaching experience at NIT Hamirpur and 14 years at IIT Roorkee in subjects related with manufacturing at UG level and welding engineering related subjects at PG level. He has published more than 120 research papers in SCI/SCIE indexed journals and undertaken 20 sponsored research and 50 industrial consultancy projects. He has authored two books entitled Production and Properties of Cast Al-Si Alloys with New Age International, New Delhi (2013) and Surface Engineering with Springer, New Delhi (2018).

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

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