458 Facilities Planning(3)
ENGR 504 Engineering
Optimization Methods (3)
Engineering and mathematical optimization techniques for engineering/engineering management applications will be covered with an understanding of how the techniques can be applied, the mechanics of application, and the use in assisting the engineer/ engineering manager. Topics are classical optimization techniques, probabilistic techniques, linear programming, dynamic programming, inventory, and waiting lines. Topics will focus on application of techniques to various industry segments such as research, manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and services.
ENGM 550 Concepts
in Engineering Management (3)
This course presents the basics of the operational theory and science of management. The essentials of management that are pertinent to practicing managers are emphasized. The theory, principles, and techniques are presented as an art — applying the science of the underlying organized knowledge of management to the realities of situations. Management is presented as a part of a larger system interacting with the total environment and encompassing economic technological, social, political, and ethical issues.
ENGM 551 Legal/Ethical
Perspectives in Engineering (3)
Course objectives are (I) to introduce the engineering manager to moral reasoning, ethical theories ethical principles, ethical rules, and foundation for ethical decisions as managers, (2) to describe the legal boundaries in which engineering managers must function, and (3) evaluate contemporary cases confronting engineering managers.
ENGR 552 Reliability
This course presents concepts and methods of reliability engineering. The course provides the theoretical and practical tools for the design, production, testing and maintenance of engineering systems and components having a predictably low probability of failure. A systems approach to total quality management will include topics of Taguchi loss functions, quality functional deployment, statistical process control, quality assurance, design of experiments and alternative production systems. The topics will focus on practical application of techniques for improvement during design, start-up and steady state operation of products and processes from the technical manager’s perspective.
ENGM 554 Technical
Project Management (3)
All aspects of project management will be covered with emphasis on human and institutional interactions that occur during management of technical projects. Methods of resource identification and allocation, integration of scheduling and cost factors, development of project plans and control will be addressed. Project control methods such as PERT and CPM will be introduced. A project case study will be carried through the semester to illustrate decisions and problems encountered in technical project management. Individual presentations will be required. (also ENGR 554)
ENGM 555 Technology
Entrepreneurship and Leadership (3)
This course examines the understanding of technology, organizational and human factor issues in technology companies of all sizes. Differences between entrepreneurship, technological leadership, innovation and trusteeship are examined. Technological leadership and technological entrepreneurship are explored for various stages of a company's development and for various sizes of companies. A framework for examining principles of technological leadership and entrepreneurship in an operating entreprise will be applied to case studies. Prequisites: ENGM 550 or approval of instructor.
ENGM 556 Quality
Introduction to quality management principles including its history, the role of total quality, and the philosophical perspectives supporting total quality. In-depth look at the management system and its relationship to total quality. Investigation of technical issues and the role of tools and techniques in the quality management process including methods, quality improvement and associated management models, and reliability in design and production. Exploration of methods of building and sustaining quality organizations. Prerequisite: ENIE 457 or equivalent.
ENGM 558 Advanced
Engineering Economy (3)
This course will examine the design and analysis of capital investment strategies in a technical environment. Emphasis will be on the application of these strategies in competitive industry. Core topics will include: review and application of basic engineering economy concepts, mathematical techniques and models, treatment of risk and uncertainties, cost of capital, demand and price elasticity as it applies to capital investment decisions, financial ratio analysis as it applies to capital investment decisions, taxes and inflation, capital budgeting, and simulation techniques. Special topics will include ethics and quality management in engineering economy. (also ENGR 558)
ENGR 559 Systems
Engineering and Analysis (3)
This course introduces and expands on the means of controlling the total system development process to ensure evolution of a high quality, trustworthy, and cost-effective system capable of meeting user needs. The technology and tools needed are introduced and procedures and examples provided. The application to the improvement of existing systems is illustrated. Topics covered include systems engineering process and life cycle standards in systems engineering, systems engineering management, concurrent engineering, and systems analysis applications. presentation required. Grading by project committee. Laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: Engineering Management core (18 hrs.) and last 9 hrs. of program.
ENGR 570 Advanced
Statistics and Design of Experiments (3)
This course emphasizes those techniques and practices necessary for accomplishing repeatable and high-quality experimental results. The notions of data collection, estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis for the purpose of comparing treatment and making decisions are reviewed. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) as well as two-and multi-factor and chi square experimental designs are introduced and applications visited. Design of Experiments (DOE), including design concepts, procedures, and documentation requirements are stressed throughout the course. A project culminates the course, requiring application of topics within the DOE context. A statistical package is utilized throughout the course as both a teaching tool and a learning device.
ENGM 580 Product
Examination of the activities necessary for the successful development of a product or service. The topics include the innovation process and new ventures, proposal preparation, technology assessment, integration with marketing and manufacturing, vendor qualification, product liability considerations, establishing and assessing product lifecycles, analysis of alternatives, strategic product planning, and managing innovation. Prerequisites: ENGM 550 or approval of instructor.
ENGM 582 Value
Engineering and Design (3)
Practical application of modern Value Analysis principles to design and modification of products and processes to reduce cost and/or improve performance. Topics covered include functional analysis, functional costing, cost drivers, evaluation of alternative designs, proposal preparation and presentation. Emphasis on management of Value Analysis programs and case studies. Project required.
ENGM 583 Strategic
Management and Technology (3)
This course will focus on decision-making at the senior executive level. The overarching emphasis is on strategic management wit focus on the integration of technical, marketing, financial, legal, and operations issues. Case studies are used, and combinations of oral and written reports are required. Industry examples come from both the manufacturing and service sector. Prerequisite: 12 hours of graduate level work or approval of instructor.
ENGM 591r Special
Topics in Engineering Management (1-4)
Selected advanced topics of current interest. Ordinarily, topics covered are those not available in other graduate courses. May be repeated. Application of more than four hours for degree credit requires approval of the Graduate Engineering Management Committee or Director of Engineering Management Program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and approval of instructor.
ENGM 595 Research
Methods Laboratory (1)
Introduction to the conduct of an engineering management research project. The identification and development of a project of magnitude and quality suitable for submission and approval by a project advisor and committee. Selection of an advisor and formation of a project review committee. Introduction to and conduct of literature review of related topics to the project. Application of engineering management science and theory to real world applications. Introduction to data collection design. Status reports, written final proposal, and class presentation required. Grading by project committee. Laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: Engineering Management core (18 hrs.) and last 9 hrs. of program.
ENGM 596r Capstone
Continuation of engineering management research project initiated in the Research Methods Laboratory course. Rigorous literature review of topics related to the project, data collection, analysis of data, review, presentation of results and conclusions, culminating in the submission of final project documentation of professional quality to the project committee. Grading by project committee. Oral defense required. May be repeated; maximum of three hours of letter grade counted toward degree. Must register for course until project completed. Prerequisite: Approval of the advisor.