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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Engineering Management

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes to the course inventory made after the publication of this catalog.

Classes generally meet once a month, all day on Friday and Saturday; a week-long seminar is also required at the beginning of the program.

Engineering Management: ENM

380. Topics in Engineering Management.
Engineering management theories of social and psychological behavior, and how these theories are used by administrators and managers. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the executive engineering management degree program.

Topic 1: Managing People and Organizations.

Topic 2: The Art and Science of Negotiations.
Current issues in organization science.

Topic 3: Advanced Marketing Management.
Major marketing concepts and variables, their interrelationships, and their implications for policy making, problem solving, and strategy formulation.

381. Legal Issues in Engineering Management.
Legal considerations in the practice of engineering management. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the executive engineering management degree program.

Topic 1: Legal Issues for Engineering Managers.
Legal considerations in the practice of engineering; specifications and contracts for equipment and engineering services.

382. Management Simulations in Engineering Management.
Management simulations in the practice of engineering management. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the executive engineering management degree program.

Topic 1: Managing Complexity with Optimal Decisions.
Modern optimization techniques: linear optimization, network optimization models, integer programming, and nonlinear programming.

Topic 2: Decision Making under Uncertainty.
Stochastic processes and models in operations research; discrete and continuous-time Markov chains; queueing and inventory models; simulation.

383. Decision Making in Engineering Management.
Management of engineering decision-making processes and practices. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the executive engineering management degree program.

Topic 1: Management of Projects and Processes.
Methods for organizing, coordinating, and controlling resources to minimize risk and conflict and to maintain budgets and schedules. Topics include evaluation of competing alternatives, organization of a project, scheduling of tasks and resources, and the role of management over time.

Topic 2: Strategic Decision and Risk Analysis.
Fundamentals of decision analysis and risk assessment; mathematical and psychological aspects of decision making, especially under uncertain conditions; engineering and project management applications.

Topic 3: System Design Metrics.
Analysis of design at chip, board, and system levels; life cycle implications of design decisions; economic and customer-driven factors.

384. Engineering Economics.
Introduction to fundamental concepts in finance and their application. Emphasis on how to evaluate investment and financing opportunities in a corporation. Examines investments, capital structure choice, financial models, and issues in corporate control. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the executive engineering management degree program.

397K. Engineering Management Seminar.
Current topics in engineering management. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the executive engineering management degree program.

397P. Projects in Engineering Management.
Independent project carried out under the supervision of an engineering management faculty member. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the executive engineering management degree program.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the executive engineering management degree program.


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About the Program: Engineering Management

      

 

Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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