1. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

o EIN 4364, number, 001, Facilities Design and Cost Analysis, 3 cr.
LOGISTICS: Fall, TTH 2:00-3:45, ENC 1002, On-Site Lecture
INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION: Prof. Susana Lai-Yuen, Ph.D. Office: ENC 2505. Office Hour: Thursday 4:00
– 5:00pm, 813-974-5547. Contact information: [email protected], Industrial and Management Sciences
Engineering, College of Engineering.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Principles and techniques for the design, modification, cost analysis, and evaluation
of service and industrial production facilities. This is a 3 credit hour course offered to upper division
undergraduate students. Students from other engineering disciplines may take this elective with advanced
permission of the professor.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course aims to introduce students to the basic elements, techniques, and computer
programs for the design, cost analysis, and evaluation of service and industrial production facilities. The
following are the course objectives:
1. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
2. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
To demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of design and cost estimation of industrial
production, warehouse and service facilities including layout, material handling, and site selection.
Measured through exams and project.
To define and demonstrate the use of basic analysis techniques and computer programs. Measured
through project.
o Textbook: Facilities Planning, Fourth Edition. Tompkins, White, Bozer, Tanchoco. 2010. John Wiley &
o Supplementary textbook: Cost Analysis and Estimating for Engineering and Management, Phillip
Ostwald, 2004
o Required software: SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Excel. All the software packages are available to USF
GRADING POLICY: Mid-term Exam - 30%; Final exam – 30%; Project – 40%.
The following grading scale will be used
97 to 100%
A+ 93 to 96 % A 90 to 92%
86 to 89%
B+ 83 to 85% B 80 to 82%
76 to 79%
C+ 73 to 75% C 70 to 72%
66 to 69%
D+ 63 to 65% D 60 to 62%
Below 60%
Grades will be posted on Blackboard; additional credit may be available on examinations but will be clearly stated
on the exam. There is no other extra credit available.
A project will be given for teams of students to design, analyze and evaluate a service or manufacturing facility.
Exams provide summative evaluation of the material covered in the course.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance at all class sessions is expected.
o Introduction
o Facilities layout and cost implications
o Material handling systems
o Storage and warehousing
o Facilities location
o Cost analysis of manufacturing and service facilities
o Forecasting
o Estimating methods
o Product estimating
UNIVERSITY POLICIES: See www.ugs.usf.edu/ugc/standard_policies.htm