Engineering Management

Courses

EGMT 501 Engineering Management 3.0 Credits

The course will cover the history and evolution of management theory as well as planning, organizational design, management styles, motivation/rewards/punishments and problem solving. Emphasis will be on developing a systemic, holistic approach. This course is designed to provide the necessary business knowledge for further study in the Engineering Management advanced courses. Students will have the opportunity to analyze issues dealing with various aspects of management. In addition, the required writing assignments should aid in developing critical thinking and written communication skills.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 502 Advanced Engineering Management 3.0 Credits

The course will develop a framework that can be used to effectively manage organizations for sustainable high performance. It will build on the fundamentals that were learned in Engineering Management I and explore concepts related to change, strategy, culture, complexity, systems thinking, learning, creativity, problem solving, and innovation. Upon completing the course the student will have an enhanced ability to bring creativity to management and leadership challenges as well as an appreciation of the processes, skills, and attitude needed for success.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 501 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 504 Engineering Management Communications 3.0 Credits

Teaches effective communication skills, both written and spoken, and strategies essential for success in the workplace. Addresses interpersonal issues, communicating across functional disciplines. Uses the Design Approach. Addresses the communication demands of engineers.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 515 Infrastructure Systems & Performance Evaluation 3.0 Credits

Characterization of transportation, building, urban water resources and power distribution infrastructure. Capacity, functional performance and serviceability metrics. Risk and vulnerability concepts. Physical deterioration mechanisms. Asset management principles. Data management supporting scoping and sequencing of facility maintenance,repair, upgrading, interconnection, expansion or replacement.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 516 Infrastructure Project & Program Planning 3.0 Credits

Coordination of infrastructure systems with multiple integrated projects through concept development, regulatory, environmental and economic screening, and then through design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance. Includes definition of program objectives and geographic limits; assessing asset conditions; sustainability and stakeholder analysis, team assembly and governance; defining performance and status reporting metrics.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 501 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 517 Public Value & Participation in Infrastructure Decision 3.0 Credits

Adjusting sponsoring agency plans and program for external statutory and informal inputs, including regulatory approvals, environmental assessment, interested and affected party stakeholder concerns, life cycle sustain ability, and resource allocation. Includes communication of and transparent ratification of tradeoffs in expectations of project performance and reliability.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 516 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 520 Infrastructure Capstone Project 3.0 Credits

Group project to produce an engineering- intensive submission for approval by a regulatory agency, addressing compliance with regulatory, codes and professional standards and resource requirements. The student team, with diverse backgrounds, will prepare and present the report to the designated entity, following the procedures and protocols that it has published.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 501 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 515 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 516 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 531 Engineering Economic Evaluation & Analysis 3.0 Credits

Provides a review of economic analysis, with emphasis on those phases of major interest to engineering administration. Covers the calculation of economic equivalence, inflation and the purchasing power of money, decision-making among alternatives, evaluation of public activities, and estimation of costs.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 535 Financial Management 3.0 Credits

Studies the features of accounting data essential to the interpretation and evaluation of engineering operations and financial position of the engineering enterprise. Analyzes financial statements and reports from the point of view of management.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 531 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 536 Advanced Financial Management for Engineers 3.0 Credits

Covers advanced problems in planning, controlling, and directing engineering and other operating costs through budgeting and analysis of cost data. Studies judging of profitability, liquidity, and the organizational structure of the engineering functions.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 535 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 531 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 550 Conflict Management for Engineers 3.0 Credits

As the pace of science and technology innovation increases, so too does the role of engineers in solving some of the world’s toughest challenges. The prevention of violent conflict and the pursuit of a sustainable peace is just such a challenge. Developed in partnership with professional peacebuilders from the PeaceTech Lab and the US Institute of Peace’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in Washington DC, this course introduces engineering students to the concepts and skills they will need in order to use technology expertise in service of conflict-affected communities. This course provides students with an introduction to the theory and practice of conflict analysis, strategic peacebuilding, and negotiation.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 571 Managerial Statistics 3.0 Credits

Covers probability, including random variables and probability distributions, mathematical expectation, discrete probability distributions, continuous probability distributions, sampling and sampling distribution, and estimators and confidence intervals. Includes applications to engineering and industrial problems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 572 Statistical Data Analysis 3.0 Credits

Continues EGMT 571. Covers hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation, multiple regression, and some topics from analysis of variance and non-parametric statistics. Introduces quality control.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 571 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 573 Operations Research 3.0 Credits

Covers deterministic modeling, including linear programming; the Simplex Method; theory of the Simplex Method; duality and sensitivity analysis; transportation, transshipment, and assignment problems; problem formulation; goal programming; network analysis; dynamic programming; and integer and non-linear programming. Discusses case study applications of engineering and management problems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 571 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 572 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 581 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior 3.0 Credits

Covers morale and discipline in management situations. Includes case studies stressing the prevention of and solution to employee problems by means of appropriate policies, techniques, practices, and procedures. Examines group dynamics from the point of view of both psychological and sociological factors under varying situations, especially industrial.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 504 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 501 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 605 Research & Development Management I 3.0 Credits

Analyzes the issues and concepts involved in strategic and corporate development planning in the modern technologically oriented company. Pays particular attention to the fundamentals of corporate planning as they relate to the research and development product planning of the corporation. Includes some case studies. May be taken independently of EGMT 606.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 606 Research & Development Management II 3.0 Credits

Analyzes the issues and concepts involved in the management of research and development and its functional relationship to other elements of the corporate structure. Pays particular attention to the functional characteristics of the product line, company growth by technological innovation, application of systems engineering concepts to the corporate organization, and changing concepts in management structures to accommodate advances in science and technology. May be taken independently of EGMT 605.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 610 Ethics & Business Practices for Engineers 3.0 Credits

Course will raise level of awareness and sensitivity of and teach how to create a workplace valuing ethical behavior and business conduct. Discusses engineering ethics, how to establish and administer an effective corporate compliance program, case studies and application of the case method, ethical implications of business practice issues in the workplace.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 614 Marketing: Identifying Customer Needs 3.0 Credits

Prepares students for management of research and development by exposing them to the needs of the environment and industries outside of their employers. Teaches students how to find business opportunities based on the wants and needs of customers. Focuses on the marketing of engineering services and engineered products to industrial and governmental customers. Explores the interdependence of engineering marketing, manufacturing, and finance through strategic business planning. Covers industrial and government procurement, sales techniques, costs, pricing, marketing research, proposal preparation, and client relationships.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 501 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 615 Product Conceptualization and Development 3.0 Credits

Covers two broad themes: (1) innovation processes and (2) specific tools to use in the process. The course will acquaint students with the nature and the fundamental concepts of innovation processes, develop an understanding of which innovation processes are best applied to specific competitive environments and basic skill in the use of specific engineering and management tools useful in the development of innovative products, services and business models and the integration of the engineering/management.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 616 Technology Conceptualization and Development 3.0 Credits

Analyzes the issues and concepts involved in the management of research and development and its functional relationship to other elements of the corporate structure. Pays particular attention to the functional characteristics of the product line, company growth by technological innovation, application of systems engineering concepts to the corporate organization, and changing concepts in management structures to accommodate advances in science and technology.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 620 Engineering Project Management 3.0 Credits

This course addresses the fundamentals of project management, and the techniques to ensure successful project execution. The course will look at qualitative and quantitative project management techniques, the impact of technology on PM, cost and schedule controls, financial considerations, leadership, team development, how other industries approach project management, and planning. We will also examine case studies of project management for international projects, different industries, and outsourcing situations.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 625 Project Planning, Scheduling and Control 3.0 Credits

This course provides a basic understanding of project planning and control by examining concepts and theories. Emphasis is placed on planning and control of technology based organizations. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to use the tools and concepts of project control and apply them.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 571 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 630 Global Engineering Project Management 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on strategies and techniques needed for managing a global project in an engineering environment. Develop concepts of leadership for diverse global teams comm. strategies, cultural considerations, organizational structure, collaborative tools & techniques, risk mitigation and contracting strategies, legal and financial issues when executing a global engineering project. Highlight techniques used in design/construction, prod, devpt and technology transfer projects. Essential in today's environment of global competition.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 635 Visual System Mapping 3.0 Credits

Visual System Mapping is an elective course designed to unlock creativity used to solve problems, accelerate learning and improve communications. Application of VSM techniques provides an advantage to solution development, collaboration and consensus in business problems for success in today’s highly complex and competitive environment. VSM was inspired by a technique known as "Mind Mapping, and was designed to improve the use of the brain in learning and mastery and has been demonstrated to lead to enhanced creativity and better results. Practitioners can expect to have fun while virtually guaranteeing breakthrough outcomes. This course allows students to learn techniques and methods and apply them to personal, professional and organizational issues on individual and team projects.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 501 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 650 Engineering Leadership 3.0 Credits

Course will explore concepts related to effective leadership within practice of engineering. Equips practicing engineers to move beyond engineering training to focus on algorithms and analysis and develop a broad understanding of leadership effectiveness in a technically oriented work place. Course will include models related to sustainable, high performance and topics related to living, learning, effectiveness, power, influence, networking, and systems thinking. Emphasis on developing systems thinking.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 501 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 502 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 652 Engineering Law 3.0 Credits

Examines the influence of contract, tort, and property law on engineering and construction activities. Includes legal principles relating to management of engineering organizations and governmental departments, and legal procedures of interest to engineers. Covers contracts, professional malpractice, expert testimony, intellectual property law, and business organizations.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 660 Sustainable Business Practices for Engineers 3.0 Credits

The course will give students a broad and practical understanding of various environmental issues as well as sustainability concepts. The challenges associated with sustainable development are multifaceted involving economic, social and environmental concerns. These concerns are altering business strategies and practices and are leading to new opportunities.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 501 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 692 Engineering Management Capstone 3.0 Credits

Uses the case method to provide a thorough study of engineering management and administrative procedures in recognizing and solving engineering problems. Emphasizes strategic planning and policy decisions that affect the image and success of the whole organization in its domestic and global environments.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGMT 501 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 502 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 531 [Min Grade: C] and EGMT 535 [Min Grade: C]

EGMT 799 Research 0.5-20.0 Credits

Involves the selection and solution of a problem in the field of engineering management. Expects students to conduct independent research and demonstrate the ability to employ one or more of the managerial tools to which they were exposed. Emphasizes the composition and organization of the paper, the logical development of a solution to the problem, and the contribution of the solution to knowledge.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT 898 Master's Thesis 0.5-20.0 Credits

Involves the study and investigation of a research or development problem in the area of the student's major elective. Requires the problem to be reported in a dissertation under the direction of a faculty adviser. No credit will be granted until thesis is completed and approved.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EGMT I599 Independent Study in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EGMT I699 Independent Study in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EGMT I799 Independent Study in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EGMT I899 Independent Study in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EGMT I999 Independent Study in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EGMT T580 Special Topics in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EGMT T680 Special Topics in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EGMT T780 Special Topics in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EGMT T880 Special Topics in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EGMT T980 Special Topics in EGMT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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