Engineering Management (EM) Graduate Course Descriptions
EM 560. Quality Engineering.
Quality characteristics and the impact of engineering design. Interaction of management, customers, and culture. Robust design methods, design of experiments, control charts, cause and effect relationships, least squares and SVD identification. Lab. Prereq.: 330; STAT 353, or consent of instructor. 3 credits F.
Engineering Management (EM) Courses for Graduate Students Only
EM 632. Engineering Economy.
Introduction to engineering economy, interest formulas and equivalence, decision making among alternative manufacturing projects, accounting and depreciation as applied to industrial accounting, cost benefit analysis of engineering projects, effect of income taxes on engineering project analysis, estimating manufacturing cost elements, decisions under risk and uncertainty as applied to manufacturing cost elements, decisions under risk and uncertainty as applied to manufacturing. 3 credits S.
EM 638. Competitive Technology Management.
Engineering strategy; manufacturing processes implementation; concurrent engineering, inventory management; lead-time management, value added trade-offs, and lead design and manufacturing. 3 credits S, DEMAND.
EM 660. Engineering Project Management.
The holistic and integrative view of engineering project management; the technical and social aspects of complex project network; leading and managing effective engineering project teams. 3 credits F.
EM 661. Industrial Financial Management.
Introduction to financial management for engineering managers ; focus on optimal management of a firmís assets and financing requirements; Financial decision making, financial markets, risk, valuation, long and short term engineering project financing, investing; International and ethical implications; Case studies. 3 credits DEMAND.
EM 662. Supply Chain and Logistics Management.
Concepts and methods in supply chain strategies, planning and operations. inventory and information management, warehousing and materials handling systems, logistics, distribution and transportation systems, distribution strategies, supply chain design, and information technology, Integration of functional areas such as purchasing, materials management, and distribution. 3 credits DEMAND.
EM 663. Engineering Management.
Developing high performance teams in technology driven companies, concepts of effective teams; motivation and leadership as applied to engineers and scientists, engineering innovation process, technological change as applied to engineers and scientists, engineering and R&D projects; effectiveness as an engineer. 3 credits S.
EM 664. Production and Operations Management.
Production systems, product design and operations, design for manufacturability and design for assembly, FMEA, process design and facility layout, scheduling, operating and controlling the production system, analysis or dependent demand production systems, quality engineering. 3 credits F.
EM 665. Organizational Behavior and Performance Management.
Theories of human behavior, small group behavior, communication and performance in various organizational structures, individual and interpersonal group behavior, complex organizational behavior; motivating technical employees, case studies in engineering organizations. 3 credits DEMAND.
EM 680. Special Topics.
Emerging manufacturing methods, experiments, design methods, management techniques, or processes applicable to engineering management. Prereq.: graduate student in engineering management or permission of instructor. 1-4 credits DEMAND.
EM 681. Seminar.
Research and/or application of methods, models or theories in engineering management. 1-4 credits DEMAND.
EM 696. Capstone Project.
Capstone project in engineering management. 1-6 credits DEMAND.
EM 699. Master's Thesis.
Significant advancement in the field of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, or engineering management documented via thesis. 1-6 credits F, S, DEMAND.