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  • Locations: Murcia, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 04/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Engineering Program Type: Cosponsored, Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Program Provider: NIU Faculty
Program Description:
 

NIU – ENAE Dual Degree and Study Abroad Program in Industrial and Systems Engineering

OverviewMurica, Spain

 

 
Faculty Director:
Purushothaman Damodaran, Chair of Dept. Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Program Overview

    NIU-ENAE Dual Degree and Study Abroad Program in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Optimization, Supply Chain, and Logistics

   
    The program will take place in Murcia, Spain and the dates of the program are May 18 - July 12, 2015.
     
ENAE Business School is an international institution focused in postgraduate and executive training. ENAE has been the leading business school in southeast Spain. ENAE’s Master degree in Logistics and Operations complements courses offered in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Northern Illinois University.
   
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain. It is the seventh largest city in Spain. Economically. Murcia predominantly acts as a center for agriculture and tourism. Murcia also has multinational companies such as Henry Milward & Sons, General Electric, and Paramount Park Studios – to name a few.
   
 OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSES:  The overall purpose of this program is to provide participants an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in topics such as optimization, supply chain, purchase management and negotiations, and international logistics.  Global logistics and internationalization are developing topics which gain lot of attention these days. Understanding the intricacies involved in decision making in a global market is essential to remain competitive. This program will facilitate many opportunities to the students to learn these intricacies, tools to analyze the issues at hand, and enrich their experience in a culturally diverse setting.
   

For the complete program description please download the PDF by clicking: Spain ENAE Engineering Program - Summer 2015.pdf


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Course Offerings

ACADEMIC CREDIT:  For satisfactory participation in the program, the student participants will be enrolled for the summer 2015 semester and will receive six (6) semester hours of undergraduate/graduate credit in the following NIU ISYE elective courses.  The courses taken while participating on a study abroad program cannot be audited.

UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT    

ISYE 439  Six Sigma Performance Excellence and
Modern Problem Solving   3 semester hours


Description: The Six Sigma formula for success is a mixture of hard skills, soft skills, tools, mentoring, DMAIC, and the Black Belt organization. Introduction to these areas and foundation on how to implement them. Focus on robust foundational problem solving techniques that enhance the functional role of individuals to quickly solve complex problems. Cost, quality, and throughput improvement will be addressed.
Prerequisite:  ISYE 335 or STAT 350, or UBUS 223.

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ISYE 466  Analysis and Design of Supply Chain Systems   3 semester hours

Description: Analysis of material and information flows in complex production-distribution networks. Knowledge and the tools necessary to develop, implement, and sustain strategies for designing supply chains. Focus on the use of analytical modeling techniques to understand and manage supply chains. Topics include planning demand and supply, inventory management, transportation, network design and facilities decisions, and coordination in a supply chain.
Prerequisite:  ISYE 440 or consent of department.

GRADUATE CREDIT

ISYE 539  Six Sigma Performance Excellence and
Modern Problem Solving Civilization 3 semester hours


Description:  Introduction to hard skills, soft skills, tools, mentoring, DMAIC, and the Black Belt organization. Foundation on implementation of these areas. Focus on robust foundational problem solving techniques that enhance the functional role of individuals to quickly solve complex problems. Cost, quality, and throughput improvement will be addressed.
Prerequisites:  ISYE 335 or STAT 350, or UBUS 223

AND

ISYE 566  Analysis and Design of Supply Chain Systems   3 semester hours

Description:  Analysis of material and information flows in complex production-distribution networks. Provide knowledge and the tools necessary to develop, implement, and sustain strategies for designing supply chains with a focus on the use of analytical modeling techniques to understand and manage supply chains. Topics include planning demand and supply, inventory management, transportation, network design and facilities decisions, and coordination in a supply chain.
Prerequisites:  ISYE 540 or consent of department.

HONORS CREDIT:  Qualified undergraduate students may also elect to receive Honors credit for any study abroad course(s) with the approval of the NIU faculty or instructor responsible for the course.  For more information please contact the University Honors Office.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:  The student participants must attend all scheduled program activities to include: lectures, field visits, speaker sessions, and other activities included in the itinerary.  The course requirements consist of successfully completion of all assignments, quizzes, exams, and projects. All the assigned work should be completed before the end of the summer semester. Detailed instructions will be provided to the students by the individual faculty members. In addition to the two NIU courses, the student participants will enroll for three hours of graduate credit to take ENAE course. This course can be transferred after successful completion.



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Application Information

Click ENAE Dual Degree and Study Abroad Program in Industrial and Systems Engineering in Spain or visit the NIU Study Abroad Office website at https://niu.studioabroad.com (and search for the program to begin the online application process for this program. The online process provides guidance on requesting information, advising, or applying for the program. Please note that at the time of application, applicants will be expected to submit a signature verification form and copy of their ID to the Study Abroad Office. More detailed instructions can be found on the https://niu.studioabroad.

PROGRAM COST: The cost of the program covers the following items and services:
  1.  Housing.
  2.  Admission fees and land transportation for all program-related field trips.
  3. Transportation to and from airport.
  4. International Student Identification Card (ISIC)
  5. 3 or 6 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate credit.
  6. NIU major medical insurance.

Graduate Program Cost: $5,805
Undergraduate Program Cost: $4,505


All prices quoted are subject to change. The information contained in the program documents
and forms is presented in good faith and is believed to be correct as of the date presented.
Northern Illinois University reserves the right to amend, modify, revise, or delete any
information appearing in these documents, including but not limited to the cost of the program.
Non-NIU students should consult with their home institutions regarding additional costs that may
apply to study abroad. Non-NIU students are responsible for any study abroad charges imposed
by their home institution.

Additional Costs to Participants: Other expenses that will be incurred by the participants include:
  • Cost of acquiring a passport (approximately $135)
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  •  $40 Undergraduate application fee (Applies to non-NIU undergraduate students only)
  • Round trip airfare between the U.S. and Spain
  •  Transportation from Alicante Airport if not arriving in a group
  •  Transportation to the Alicante Airport at the end of the program
  •  Transportation and expenses for free-time pursuits
  •  Purchases of a personal nature

NIU UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION FEE: (Applies to Non-NIU students only):

There is a $40 non-refundable Undergraduate Application fee for students applying to NIU for
the first time. If you are currently enrolled at NIU as a degree-seeking undergraduate student,
you are not required to submit this payment.

If you are applying to NIU for the first time you will be provided with a link in your acceptance
packet that will guide you to the online NIU Undergraduate Application. In the online
application you will be asked to pay the $40 application fee by credit card or check.


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Financial Aid

As a participant in a study abroad program through NIU, you may be eligible for financial aid.  Please contact Pamela Rosenberg, the International Programs business manager, in Williston Hall 408, (815) 753-9530, prosenberg@niu.edu for more information.

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Withdrawal Policy

For more information on the withdrawal policy, please contact the Instructor of Record, Purushothaman Damodaran.


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Passport/Visa Information

All participants are expected to possess a passport in order to participate in this seminar. Important Note: U.S. passports must be valid SIX months beyond the intended stay overseas.

Individuals who do not currently posses a valid passport should apply for one immediately.

Information on acquiring a passport is available at the U.S. State Department’s Website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english.html. U.S. passport holders do not need special visas for this seminar. Foreign passport holders may need special visas for travel in Spain and are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas.


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Contact Information

 

QUESTIONS?
Please contact the Study Abroad Office
Williston Hall 417
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-0700
Email: niuabroad@niu.edu

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