Engineering Management - Online and Distance Education

Engineering Management

 

Courses

The degree program is ten (10) courses (30 credit hours) with five (5) courses in the core curriculum and the remaining five (5) courses in the student’s chosen concentration.

Core Curriculum: 

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ISE 501 - Introduction to Operations Research

Units: 3

Operations Research [OR] is a discipline that involves the development and application of advanced analytical methods to aid complex decisions. This course will provide students with the skills to be able to apply a variety of analytical methods to a diverse set of applications. Methods considered include linear and mixed-integer programming, nonlinear and combinatorial optimization, network models, and machine learning. Focus will be on how to translate real-world problems into appropriate models and then how to apply computational procedures and data so that the models can be used as aids in making decisions. Applications will include improving the operation of a variety of different production and service systems, including healthcare delivery and transportation systems, and also how OR can be used to make better decisions in areas like sports, marketing, and project management. Prerequisites include undergraduate courses in single variable differential and integral calculus and an introductory course in probability.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Summer Term 1

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ISE 589 - Special Topics In Industrial Engineering

Units: 1 - 6

Special developments in some phase of industrial engineering using traditional course format. Identification of various specific topics and prerequisites for each section from term to term.

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ST 513 - Statistics for Management I

Units: 3

Analysis of data to represent facts, guide decisions and test opinions in managing systems and processes. Graphical and numerical data analysis for descriptive and predictive decisions. Scatter plot smoothing and regression analysis. Basic statistical inference. Integrated use of computer.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

ST 515 - Experimental Statistics for Engineers I

Units: 3

General statistical concepts and techniques useful to research workers in engineering, textiles, wood technology, etc. Probability distributions, measurement of precision, simple and multiple regression, tests of significance, analysis of variance,enumeration data and experimental design.

Offered in Fall and Spring

ST 516 - Experimental Statistics For Engineers II

Units: 3

General statistical concepts and techniques useful to research workers in engineering, textiles, wood technology, etc. Probability distributions, measurement of precision, simple and multiple regression, tests of significance, analysis of variance, enumeration data and experimental designs.

Offered in Fall and Spring

ST 517 - Applied Statistical Methods I

Units: 3

Course covers basic methods for summarizing and describing data, accounting for variability in data, and techniques for inference. Topics include basic exploratory data analysis, probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. This is a calculus-based course. Statistical software is used; however, there is no lab associated with the course. Credit not given for this course and ST 511 or ST 513 or ST 515. This course does NOT count as an elective towards a degree or a minor in Statistics. Note: the course will be offered in person [Fall] and online [Fall and Summer].

Offered in Fall and Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ST 518 - Applied Statistical Methods II

Units: 3

This second course in statistics for graduate students is intended to further expand students' background in the statistical methods that will assist them in the analysis of data. Course covers many fundamental analysis methods currently used to analyze a wide array of data, mostly arising from designed experiments. Topics include multiple regression models, factorial effects models, general linear models, mixed effect models, logistic regression analysis, and basic repeated measures analysis. This is a calculus-based course. Statistical software is used, however, there is no lab associated with the course. Credit not given for this course and ST 512 or ST 514 or ST 516. Note: this course will be offered in person [Spring] and online [Fall and Spring].

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

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EGR 501 - Engineering Leadership and Strategic Change

Units: 3

In the current business environment, an understanding of leadership and change management is essential to career success. The objective of this course is to provide practitioners in technical fields the knowledge to lead, align and transform the human element, individuals and teams, to achieve organizational performance excellence. The class includes both individual and collaborative [team] learning. An engineering, technical, or scientific undergraduate degree is required.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term

COM 527 - Seminar in Organizational Conflict Management

Units: 3

Examination of conflict antecedents, interventions, outcomes through multiple texts, journal articles. Emphasis on workplace conflict, organizational outcomes, dispute system design. Evaluation through participation in class discussion, independent papers, research project, presentation.

Offered in Summer

YEAR: Offered Alternate Odd Years

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2022 Spring Term

COM 530 - Interpersonal Communication in Science and Technology Organizations

Units: 3

Blends theory and research to understand and analyze interpersonal communication practices and issues within organizations, including managing impressions and conversations, engaging in active listening, managing conflict, influencing others, and communicating in teams. Focus on developing and maintaining effective interpersonal at work and improving student's communication competence.

Offered in Summer

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COM 556 - Seminar In Organizational Communication

Units: 3

Theoretic and applied approaches for studying communication perspectives of organizational behavior. Topics relate communication with organizational theories, research methods, leadership, power, attraction, conflict and theory development.

Offered in Spring Only

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ISE 754 - Logistics Engineering

Units: 3

Elements of logistics networks. Supply chain design: facility location and allocation; great-circle distances; geocoding. Multi-echelon production and inventory systems; sourcing decision systems. Vehicle routing: exact, approximation, and heuristic procedures; traveling salesman problem; basic vehicle routing problem and extensions; backhauling; mixed-mode transportation system design.

Offered in Spring Only

BUS 554 - Project Management

Units: 3

Life cycle view of organizing and managing technical projects, including project selection, planning, and execution. Methods for managing and controlling project costs, schedules, and scope. Techniques for assessing project risk. Use of popular project management software tools. Application of project management tools and methods to product development, software, and process reengineering projects.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

CE 561 - Construction Project Management

Units: 3

Construction project management and control using network based tools, time-money analysis and other quantitative and qualitative techniques. Planning and scheduling, critical path, lead-lag, resource allocation, uncertainty, cash flow and payment scheduling, change orders, project acceleration, coordination and communication, record keeping. Emphasis on computer-based techniques.

YEAR: Offered Every Third Semester

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ISE 510 - Applied Engineering Economy

Units: 3

Engineering economy analysis of alternative projects including tax and inflation aspects, sensitivity analysis, risk assessment, decision criteria. Emphasis on applications.

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term

EGR 505 - Managerial Finance for Engineers

Units: 3

In the current business environment, familiarity with and appreciation of finance is essential to career success. Technically competent managers must be able to speak the common language of business and to understand how their work affects the performance of their organization. The objective of this course is to provide practitioners in technical fields the financial know-how to plan, control and make decisions that achieve organizational performance excellence. The class includes both individual and collaborative [team] learning. An engineering, technical or scientific undergraduate degree is required.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Summer Term 1

CE 567 - Risk and Financial Management in Construction

Units: 3

Fundamental concepts in financial and risk analysis in construction; accounting and financial metrics in construction; risk assessment and risk management in construction including the cost of risk, decision making strategies, the role of sureties, effects of risk in project delivery methods and contract types; risk effects in project financing including a review of financing sources, considerations for financing local and international projects; and the impact of financial and risk management in strategic planning in construction.

Offered in Spring Only

YEAR: Offered Alternate Even Years

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2022 Spring Term