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Engineering Management Courses

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    EMGT 5010 Management and Leadership of a Technical Workforce

    EMGT 5010 Management and Leadership of a Technical Workforce

    Credit Hours: 3

    Workforce/human resource management principles are conveyed and practiced. Considers how the human resource is affected by increasing complexity of international and domestic markets, socio-economic factors and rapid technological developments. Includes creation and transformation of the organization, managing the talent pool, supervision and empowerment of people and invigorating the organization. Ethics, diversity, quality and global perspective are integrated throughout the course.

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    EMGT 5020 Economic Considerations of Technical Businesses

    EMGT 5020 Economic Considerations of Technical Businesses

    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides the manager of technological resources a microeconomic foundation for planning and decision-making processes using input from many sources. Emphasis on evaluation of investment projects within a discounted cash flow framework. Covers analysis and decision making with DCF, IRR, present worth, benefit/cost, capital rationing, uncertainty and inflation adjustment. Ethics, diversity, quality and global perspective are integrated throughout the course.

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    EMGT 5030 Financial Decision Making for Technical Industries

    EMGT 5030 Financial Decision Making for Technical Industries

    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides the manager of technological resources with an understanding of finance and accounting techniques used by internal company managers faced with planning, direction, controlling and decision-making using input from many sources. Use of accounting information to identify and analyze alternatives and to guide manager actions which yield the greatest benefit to the company. Covers technical skills for problem solving, e.g. determining unit costs, budgeting, performance indicators, resource allocation, maximizing profit, defining and meeting long-term goals. Ethics, diversity, quality and global perspective are integrated throughout the course.

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    EMGT 5040 Administration of Technical Businesses

    EMGT 5040 Administration of Technical Businesses

    Credit Hours: 3

    Future managers responsible for technical outcomes will gain an understanding of the administrative processes required to operate technology-based businesses. Includes elements of goal-setting and the communication of expectations/standards. Covers administrative processes required of the international business environment, ranging from standard practices such as occupational safety to complex processes such as technology road maps. Human resource management is not included (covered in other courses). Includes considerations of corporate social responsibility and ethics.

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    EMGT 5050 Design of Experiments

    EMGT 5050 Design of Experiments

    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of techniques for designing and analyzing experiments such that the results will yield the maximum useful information. Coverage includes: experimental design and analysis, testing of hypothesis, analysis of variance and covariance, graphical techniques, factorials, incomplete blocks, Latin squares, response surfaces, and case studies. A team project is required.

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    EMGT 5080 Innovation and Intrapreneurship in Corporate America: Leadership, Culture, Processes and Workspaces

    EMGT 5080 Innovation and Intrapreneurship in Corporate America: Leadership, Culture, Processes and Workspaces

    Credit Hours: 3

    Innovation and Intrapreneurship in Corporate America explores how leadership, culture, processes and workspace design are employed by corporations across America to support, enable and foster innovation and intrapreneurship within their companies in general and within their engineering staffs specifically. Best practices in each of these four dimensions of corporations are presented and discussed in the context of students' current and past corporate experiences. Stories and cases will be presented about leadership, culture, processes and space in a wide variety of industries.

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    EMGT 5110 Technical Decision Analysis

    EMGT 5110 Technical Decision Analysis

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course familiarizes the student with frequently used quantitative models in decision science. Such models include regression and correlation, forecasting and time series; decision analysis; risk simulation; optimization techniques, e.g. linear programming, modeling, operations research and engineering science methods.

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    EMGT 5120 Marketing Technical Industries

    EMGT 5120 Marketing Technical Industries

    Credit Hours: 3

    An introductory study of the management of marketing - a downstream function of business that links the firm to customers, clients, and consumers. Fundamental concepts of marketing are explored including the marketing concept, marketing orientation, customer orientation, as well as several components of the marketing function such as product innovation, new product design, marketing research, product mix, communications mix, retailing, internet marketing, channels of distribution, pricing, and global marketing. The ethical implications of marketing decisions are also discussed.

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    EMGT 5130 Technical Operations Management

    EMGT 5130 Technical Operations Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to the concepts and techniques for managing modern manufacturing operations. Design and structuring of operations, production planning, inventory control, material requirements planning, project management, facilities layout, operations process, job design, and quality control are studied. Software packages are utilized in the application of these topics.

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    EMGT 5140 Technical Information Systems and Technology

    EMGT 5140 Technical Information Systems and Technology

    Credit Hours: 3

    A comprehensive study of technical information systems and technology, theory and practice. The course presents concepts of how to effectively leverage new and evolving technologies in technical operations - encompassing strategic impact, technology integration, managing rapidly evolving technologies, and applications development. The course aims to prepare leaders to understand and use information, systems and technology to harness the power of new technologies to make better decisions and more effectively manage operations, thereby enabling them to compete more effectively on a global basis.

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    EMGT 5400 Manufacturing Processes, Strategies and Logistics

    EMGT 5400 Manufacturing Processes, Strategies and Logistics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides an introduction to the various manufacturing process strategies and logistics. Lecture and case studies identify and analyze key activities throughout the product development process that require decision making and management actions by the manufacturing and engineering functions to enhance manufacturing productivity and product quality. Activities include product / process design and validation, launch, program costs, and problem solving. Class assignments include study of common processes, best practices, and competitive benchmarking.

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    EMGT 5450 Total Quality Management

    EMGT 5450 Total Quality Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    One of the key elements to enhance global competitiveness of an enterprise is "total quality management". In fact survival of an enterprise depends on its ability to manage this key element. Total Quality Management must be effectively implemented and managed throughout the three major product development phases - "develop product", "produce product", and "sell & support product". During the product development phases engineering and manufacturing management can insure quality / customer satisfaction by identifying the internal and external customers. A review of quality methodologies that measure how defects are proactively eliminated by designing quality into the product and the process will be discussed. Lectures and research will include methodologies / techniques to reduce process variation, validation and testing, six sigma, quality function deployment, Pareto principles, customer feedback systems, lean principles, and continuous improvement. The "high quality value chain" model will be used to highlight milestone deliverables to achieve "world class quality and customer satisfaction". Case studies will be used throughout the course.

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    EMGT 5460 Product and Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma I

    EMGT 5460 Product and Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma I

    Credit Hours: 3

    In the current competitive business environment, industries are striving to improve efficiencies by increasing productivity, enhancing products and services while reducing cost. Six-Sigma has emerged as the leading initiative that enabled many managers to achieve all these goals. Six-Sigma is widely implemented at a variety of industries (medical, banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace and many more). This course is intended for industry professionals who seek data to make critical decisions. It will introduce the students to the principles of Six-Sigma. The students will learn how to approach product and process improvement opportunities using the Six-Sigma data driven approach.

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    EMGT 5470 Product and Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma II

    EMGT 5470 Product and Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma II

    Credit Hours: 3

    In the current competitive business environment, industries are striving to improve efficiencies by increasing productivity, enhancing products and services while reducing costs. Lean Six Sigma has emerged as the leading initiative in industry today that enables many managers to achieve these goals. Lean Six Sigma has been widely deployed in a variety of industries including manufacturing, medical, banking insurance, pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace and many more. The Lean Six Sigma strategy combines effective problem solving methodologies, modern quality thinking, process flow analysis and data analysis techniques to help companies solve problems that affect profitability by addressing quality, cost, timing and customer satisfaction.

    Prerequisites:

    • EMGT 5460 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) OR
    • MPD 5460 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    EMGT 5480 Product and Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma III

    EMGT 5480 Product and Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma III

    Credit Hours: 3

    In the current competitive business environment, industries are striving to improve efficiencies by increasing productivity, enhancing products and services while reducing costs. Lean Six Sigma has emerged as the leading initiative in industry today that enables many managers to achieve these goals. Lean Six Sigma has been widely deployed in a variety of industries including manufacturing, medical, banking insurance, pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace and many more. The Lean Six Sigma strategy combines effective problem solving methodologies, modern quality thinking, process flow analysis and data analysis techniques to help companies solve problems that affect profitability by addressing quality, cost, timing and customer satisfaction.

    Prerequisites:

    • MPD 5470 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) OR
    • EMGT 5470 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    EMGT 5490 Concurrent Engineering

    EMGT 5490 Concurrent Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    Concurrent Engineering (CE) is a systematic approach to the integrated, concurrent design of products and their related processes, including manufacture and support; co-design of all desired down steam characteristics during upstream phases to produce a more robust product at less cost and faster than sequential design.

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    EMGT 5700 Technical Systems Architecture

    EMGT 5700 Technical Systems Architecture

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will demonstrate the need for robust technical systems architecture in a product development process. It will use texts, case studies, and class projects to illustrate key points and highlight successes and failures that can be traced to a product's underlying architecture and systems. Students will learn the fundamentals of technical systems architecture and be able to avoid common oversights in the product development process.

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    EMGT 5760 Technical Project Management

    EMGT 5760 Technical Project Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an introduction to the economic, contractual, managerial, and societal issues related to the management of technical projects. The economic analysis includes the comparison of initial and life-cycle costs. The contractual issues include project delivery systems. The managerial issues include scheduling, procurement, and quality control/quality assurance. The societal impacts include green design, and interaction with the public. The format of the class includes case studies and projects. The projects include the use of software.

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    EMGT 5960 Advanced Topics in Technical Management

    EMGT 5960 Advanced Topics in Technical Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    Special topics in technical management to be taken with academic advisor's approval will be covered under this course number.

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