Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; 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 made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Classes generally meet once a month, all day on Friday and Saturday.

Engineering Management: ENM

ENM 380. Topics in Engineering Management.

Engineering management theories of social and psychological behavior, and how these theories are used by administrators and managers. Meets all day Friday and Saturday once a month for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the engineering management degree program.

Topic 1: Managing People and Organizations. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 2: The Art and Science of Negotiations. Current issues in organization science. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 3: Advanced Marketing Management. Major marketing concepts and variables, their interrelationships, and their implications for policymaking, problem solving, and strategy formulation. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

ENM 381. Legal Issues in Engineering Management.

Legal considerations in the practice of engineering management. Meets all day Friday and Saturday once a month for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the 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. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

ENM 382. Management Simulations in Engineering Management.

Management simulations in the practice of engineering management. Meets all day Friday and Saturday once a month for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the engineering management degree program.

ENM 383. Decision Making in Engineering Management.

Management of engineering decision-making processes and practices. Meets all day Friday and Saturday once a month for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the 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. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
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. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 3: Creativity, Innovation, and Product Development. Analysis of design at chip, board, and system levels; life cycle implications of design decisions; economic and customer-driven factors. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

ENM 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. Meets all day Friday and Saturday once a month for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the engineering management degree program.

ENM 385C. Projects in Engineering Management I.

Restricted to students in the engineering management program. First course in a two-semester sequence that concludes with Engineering Management 385D. Independent project carried out under the supervision of an engineering management faculty member. Individual instruction. Engineering Management 385C and 397P may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ENM 385D. Projects in Engineering Management II.

Restricted to students in the engineering management program. Continuation of Engineering Management 385C. Independent project carried out under the supervision of an engineering management faculty member. Individual instruction. Engineering Management 385D and 397P may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Engineering Management 385C.

ENM 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 engineering management degree program.

ENM 397P. Projects in Engineering Management.

Independent project carried out under the supervision of an engineering management faculty member. Conference course. Engineering Management 385C and 397P may not both be counted. Engineering Management 385D and 397P may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the engineering management degree program.

ENM 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in engineering management and consent of the graduate adviser. For 698B, Engineering Management 698A.

ENM 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 engineering management degree program.