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MSEM Course Descriptions

REQUIRED COURSES: MSEM Non-Thesis

ENGM 600. Theory and Applications in Engineering Management
Management theories, concepts, and applications in an engineering or other technical environment; roles and responsibilities of the engineering manager as integral part of an organization’s overall performance; motivation and leadership theories and methodologies. Three credits

ENGM 603. Engineering Financial Management and Accounting
Understanding of financial decisions by corporations. Uses and limitations of accounting information. Topics include return on investment; return on assets; asset management; capital planning; budgets, controls, taxes, profit centers; financial and risk analysis. Three credits

ENGM 605. Quality Assurance
Statistical quality control methods for products and services; design of quality control systems; control of quality control inputs. Lecture and problem solving. Three credits

ENGM 607. Operations Research
Models and methods of operations research in solving engineering and management problems. Includes linear models, linear programming, duality, post optimality and network analysis and simulation. Three credits

ENGM 610. Advanced Engineering Economy
Application of engineering economic analysis in complex decision situations. Inflation and price changes; uncertainty evaluation using non-probabilistic techniques; capital financing and project allocation; evaluations involving equipment replacement, investor-owned utilities, and public works projects; probabilistic risk analysis. Three credits

ENGM 612. Technical Project Management
Development and management of engineering and technology projects. Project proposal preparation; resource and cost estimating; and project planning, organizing, and controlling: network diagrams and other techniques. Role of project manager: team building, conflict resolution, and contract negotiations. Three credits

ENGM 616. Strategic Management in a Technical Environment
Strategic planning process and strategic management in practice; corporate vision and mission; product, market, organizational, and financial strategies; external factors; commercialization of new technologies; and competition and beyond. Three credits 

ENGM 690. Engineering Management Capstone Project
Technical project complete with written report or thesis. This will be a publishable and significant report on an investigation into a scientific and/or engineering management topic which has been approved by the School of Engineering. Three credits

ENGM 600 level totaling 9 credit hours. 

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REQUIRED COURSES: MSEM Thesis

ENGM 600. Theory and Applications in Engineering Management 
Management theories, concepts, and applications in an engineering or other technical environment; roles and responsibilities of the engineering manager as integral part of an organization’s overall performance; motivation and leadership theories and methodologies. Three credits

ENGM 603. Engineering Financial Management and Accounting
Understanding of financial decisions by corporations. Uses and limitations of accounting information. Topics include return on investment; return on assets; asset management; capital planning; budgets, controls, taxes, profit centers; financial and risk analysis. Three credits

ENGM 605. Quality Assurance
Statistical quality control methods for products and services; design of quality control systems; control of quality control inputs. Lecture and problem solving. Three credits

ENGM 607. Operations Research 
Models and methods of operations research in solving engineering and management problems. Includes linear models, linear programming, duality, post optimality and network analysis and simulation. Three credits

ENGM 610. Advanced Engineering Economy
Application of engineering economic analysis in complex decision situations. Inflation and price changes; uncertainty evaluation using non-probabilistic techniques; capital financing and project allocation; evaluations involving equipment replacement, investor-owned utilities, and public works projects; probabilistic risk analysis. Three credits

ENGM 612. Technical Project Management 
Development and management of engineering and technology projects. Project proposal preparation; resource and cost estimating; and project planning, organizing, and controlling: network diagrams and other techniques. Role of project manager: team building, conflict resolution, and contract negotiations. Three credits

ENGM 616. Strategic Management in a Technical Environment
Strategic planning process and strategic management in practice; corporate vision and mission; product, market, organizational, and financial strategies; external factors; commercialization of new technologies; and competition and beyond. Three credits 

ENGM 695. Research Methods in Engineering Management
Methods used in engineering management research. Emphasis on problem formulation, proposal preparation, oral presentation, data analysis, and experimentation; thesis proposal. Three credits

ENGM 696. Engineering Management Thesis
Thesis and oral presentation prepared demonstrating proficiency in analyzing, solving, and implementing a solution to an engineering management problem. (Prerequisite: ENGM 695) Three credits

ENGM 600 level elective totaling 6 credit hours.

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ELECTIVE COURSES: Thesis AND Non-Thesis

ENGM 604. Social, Legal, and Ethical Considerations for Engineering
Advanced seminar on impact of technology and engineering processes on social, business and government institutions; issues of the engineer and scientist and their roles as catalyst for societal change. Three credits

ENGM 606. Computer Applications
Computer-aided design and manufacturing; business applications; personal computers information storage; networks; computer graphics; future applications; management systems. Three credits

ENGM 611. Entrepreneurship for Engineering Managers
Organizational and financial planning and evaluation, Cost and location studies and market analysis to determine commercial feasibility of new products and services. Three credits 

ENGM 613. Construction Equipment & Methods 
Surveying quantities of equipment, labor and materials for general construction projects: excavation, concrete and formwork, carpentry, masonry, structural steel, lath and plaster, interior finishes. Three credits

ENGM 614. Construction Failure 
Occupational safety hazards associated with the construction industry. Emphasis placed on recognition, evaluation and control of safety hazards, particularly as they relate to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. Introduction to risk management strategies by identifying potential risks and assigning mitigation control measures. Three credits

ENGM 615. Engineering Construction Management
Development of the project schedule including estimate and contractual scheduling requirements examined. The application of the Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) to construction planning, scheduled vs. actual job expenditures, cost forecasting. Proposal solicitation and preparation, bidding strategy, estimate types and content, quantity survey, ethics, and an introduction to computer use in estimating. Three credits

ENGM 621. Engineering Law
Legal principles and procedures; contracts and patents; liability, product liability, computer and environmental law; government regulation. Three credits

ENGM 624. Knowledge Engineering
Concepts and applications of Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, Artificial Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and Software Agents. Three credits

ENGM 636. Computer Networks
Fundamentals of computer networks. Introduction to computer networking elements, architectures and protocols. Design and analysis of networks: topology, physical and logical communication and applications. Three credits

ENGM 637. File Organization and Database Management
Survey of current database approaches and systems. Topics include DBMS types; architecture; introduction to SQL; query optimization. DB management project required. Three credits

ENGM 640. Principles of Packaging
Packaging materials, container types, processes, technology, and equipment. Packaging development process, testing and evaluation methods, standards, and equipment. Government regulations. Special projects. Three credits

ENGM 641. Distribution and Medical Device Packaging
Physical distribution systems and distribution hazards. Rules and regulations governing distribution packaging and industry guidelines and practices. Basics of packaging materials, forms and sterilization methods used in biomedical industry. Packaging design, development, and validation. Special projects. Three credits

ENGM 642. Sustainability
Sustainability criteria and sustainable packaging. Steps to sustainable packaging. Design for optimizing materials and energy. Real-life design and material innovations. Life cycle assessment, examples and carbon footprints. Current state of implementations of sustainable packaging. Special projects. Three credits

ENGM 650. Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems
Develop a basic understanding of regulatory affairs and quality systems related to medical devices to provide a better cross-functional working relationship and process efficiency. Three credits

ENGM 652. Quality Systems for the Medical Device Industry 
Develop a basic understanding of quality system requirements for medical device manufacturers based on both FDA and ISO standards. Three credits

ENGM 663. Project Risk Management &Contracting

ENGM 691. Special Topics
One to Three Credits

ENGM 695 Research Methods in Engineering Management
Methods used in engineering management research. Emphasis on problem formulation, proposal preparation, oral presentation, data analysis, and experimentation; thesis proposal. Three credits

ENGM 698. Professional Seminar
One to Three Credits

ENGM 699. Research
One to Three Credits

Other electives and transfer credit must be pre-approved by the program director. Up to nine graduate credit hours can be transferred from accredited institutions for program credit.

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