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Course Descriptions

The Rose‑Hulman Master of Science in Engineering Management and Master of Engineering Management are designed for engineers who seek to deepen their technical background while acquiring solid, forward-looking management credentials. In our curricula, you'll find the management foundations of an MBA, but with added technical focus. We provide technology and business leaders a convenient fast track to the integration of management skills and critical technical knowledge.

Engineering Management - Course Descriptions

EMGT 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course provides an overview of the principles of entrepreneurship and becoming an entrepreneur in today's society. Topics include opportunity identification, market investigation, product development, developing marketing and business plans, and understanding business, financial, and legal matters related to venture creation. Concepts from the lean startup and canvas tools will be applied.
EMGT 152 Economic Thinking for Entrepreneurs 1R-0L-1C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: ECON S151 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECON S152 Introduction to Macroeconomics or consent of instructor

During this course students discuss the economic implications of entrepreneurial actions.
EMGT 175 Personal Finance 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge on personal finance so that students can learn how to make quality financial decisions that enable them to manage their money daily and to build wealth over a lifetime. Topical areas include saving, spending, paying taxes, and investing, with consideration of insurance to mitigate risk. This course explores conventional and online banking to establish credit and to use debt to achieve goals. Considerable attention is paid to budgeting, with an emphasis on saving for short term needs and longer-term retirement goals through investments in stocks and bonds.
EMGT 197 Special Topics in Engineering Management (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C F, W, S
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines engineering management topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management.
EMGT 330 Introduction to Engineering Management 4R-0L-4C Undergraduate Only
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Surveys issues important to the management of engineering activities and technological organizations. Topics include such things as the relationship of engineering and technology to management disciplines, the functions of a technical manager, principles and techniques for quality processes, project management, process management, logistics, legal issues, ethics, human resources, communication and organizational behavior.
EMGT 335 Design and Value Creation 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course examines product planning and the design process in a unique multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial way focused on performing design in a market/social context and creating value for the stakeholders involved. Course concepts are applied to examining case examples and to developing new designs and systems. Examples of successful and unsuccessful products are examined. Grand Challenges themes will serve as the focus of the class for many of the design examples and student selected project topics.
EMGT 397 Special Topics in Engineering Management (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C F, W, S
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines engineering management topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management.
EMGT 401 Multidisciplinary, Entrepreneurial Design I: Capture the Vision 3R-XL-4C
Prerequisites: Junior, Senior, or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Explores design processes characterized by interdisciplinary activity and focus on commercial success. Includes basic design processes with emphasis on data collection and specification, with special attention to the voice of the customer. Develops at least three creativity techniques and identifies sources of ideas for successful innovation. Demonstrates procedures for assessing markets and establishing conceptual business models and describes the fundamentals of project planning and management. Addresses aspects of professional practice -- -- ethics, communication, contemporary issues, social impacts, global context and team work in the design process. Uses a team project on reverse engineering to tie together course objectives, and identifies an entrepreneurial or appropriate externally sponsored project topic for later courses. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. (Students completing MG 461 may not receive credit for ME 470.)
EMGT 402 Multidisciplinary, Entrepreneurial Design II: Expand the Concept 2R-XL-XC
Prerequisites: EMGT 401 Multidisciplinary, Entrepreneurial Design I: Capture the Vision or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Expands on the basic design process issues such as solution identification and selection and the assessment of trade-offs and impacts on health, safety, quality, environment, sustainability, and manufacturability. Applies design disciplines to a specific project by using creativity techniques, identifying sustainable competitive advantages and appropriate intellectual property protection procedures. Uses project planning methods to estimate project size and assess risks, as well as other techniques to facilitate rapid product development. Provides experiences in communication, project retrospectives and design reviews. Completes the early stages of a team selected and conducted project in entrepreneurial design that has the approval of students' home department.
EMGT 403 Multidisciplinary, Entrepreneurial Design III: Deliver the Product 2R-XL-XC
Prerequisites: EMGT 402 Multidisciplinary, Entrepreneurial Design II: Expand the Concept or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Further examines and applies design process disciplines, including techniques such as system modeling, optimization, statistical analysis, design of experiments, FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), robust design, simulation and process improvement. Describes key business concepts needed for a business plan and applies them to the team projects. Uses professional project approaches such as metrics, retrospectives, design reviews and proper documentation. Emphasizes team project work with home department approval of specific discipline related design activities and with practical applications of concepts in the realization of functional prototypes or systems. Concludes with written and oral presentations of team project reports.
EMGT 427 Project Management 4R-0L-4C Undergraduate Only
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course examines the major themes of project management including defining the project, developing and monitoring a project plan, and being an effective project manager. Topics include developing project documents, estimating task durations, developing project networks and Gantt charts, reducing project duration, and project tracking. Course topics and approaches align with the Project Management Institute (PMI) body of knowledge. A software tool is used to develop project plans and explore resource allocation and leveling. Effective project management is explored through assignments and leadership scenarios.
EMGT 432 Technical Entrepreneurship 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the principles and tools for innovation and entrepreneurship in technologically based businesses. Includes perspectives for both independent entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Develops basic concepts of business planning. Emphasizes a major group business plan based upon a technological innovation. May be used as a management core class.
EMGT 445 Quality Methods 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: MA 223 Engineering Statistics I or MA 382 Introduction to Statistics with Probability consent of instructor.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduction to various aspects of quality control and statistical process control (SPC) to include the following topics: history of quality control, Deming and his management philosophies, review and development of statistical tools and probability methods associated with quality control and SPC, development and application of control charts for continuous and discrete data, time-weighted control charts, identification of common cause variation in a process, identification and removal of special cause variation in a process, data transformations and distribution modeling, rational subgrouping, process capability analysis, and the use of statistical software for data analysis and SPC. The use of real-world data in exercises will be emphasized. Other topics to be included as time allows: Six Sigma methodology and language, general measurement system analysis, gage repeatability and reproducibility.
EMGT 446 Statistical Methods in Six Sigma 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: MA 223 Engineering Statistics I or MA 382 Introduction to Statistics with Probability consent of instructor.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

A course on statistical methods used in the Six Sigma to include the following topics: the history of Six Sigma, certification and belts, the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) methodology, review of statistical tools associated Six Sigma (e.g., the “Magnificent Seven,” inference, graphics), project election tools (e.g., Voice of Customer, Affinity Diagram, Critical to Quality Diagram), Define phase tools (e.g., Spaghetti Diagram, Kano Model, Root Cause Analysis, Cause and Effect Diagram), computation of Sigma Levels and Defects per Million, Measure phase tools (e.g., Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility, Attribute Agreement Analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics), Analyze phase tools (e.g., Cause and Effect Matrix, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Design of Experiments), Improve phase tools (e.g., practical applications to improve a real-world process), Control phase tools (e.g., control charts, capability analysis), cost of poor quality, and the use of statistical software for data analysis. The use of real-world data in exercises will be emphasized. Other topics to be included as time allows: lean methodologies, team formations, Taguchi’s loss function, regression, process tampering.
EMGT 447 Six Sigma in Practice 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: EMGT 446 Statistical Methods in Six Sigma consent of instructor.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course is devoted to selecting and completing a real-world Six Sigma Green or Black Belt project either on-campus or in the community. It assumes knowledge of the statistical and managerial methods in Six Sigma and the DMAIC process, including those in the EMGT446 course description (e.g., CTQ Diagram, Gage R&R, FMEA).
EMGT 462 Risk Analysis and Management 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course will introduce students to principles and methods of risk analysis and risk management, as related to diverse engineering and socio-technical systems. Students will learn how to: identify, prioritize and quantify risks; perform qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and develop risk models; assess uncertainty; identify, evaluate, and prioritize risk management alternatives; and communicate risk to stakeholders. Through the use of varied example problems and case studies, students will develop an understanding of the appropriate use of risk analysis and management methods for engineering and policy decision making under uncertainty.
EMGT 464 Systems Architecture 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This class will introduce students to the art and science of systems architecting, where systems architecting refers to uncovering the fundamental structure of a system (functional, physical, logical, operational) defined in terms of system’s elements, interfaces, processes, constraints, and behaviors that must operate under specific requirements and constraints. Focus will be placed on investigating the broader meaning of architectures, as they relate to organizations and businesses, in addition to engineered systems and products. Students will be introduced to heuristic and model-based approaches for systems architecting. Through case-studies and example problems in areas of production and manufacturing systems, intelligent transportation systems, social systems, and others, students will be able to apply the principles, processes and tools of systems architecting in order to structure and support the system development process of a balanced, well-integrated and socially and financially acceptable system.
EMGT 467 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This class will introduce students to critical principles of economic analysis of engineering projects. In particular, students will explore the process of making economic decisions under the influence of possibly uncertain future conditions and events. These economic decisions might involve investing in new facilities, improving existing production processes, or developing and marketing new products or services in the private and public sectors. Deterministic and multi-attribute evaluation approaches will be discussed. Students will be introduced to methodologies including capital budgeting, cost estimating, various alternative comparison methods, and life cycle costing. Additionally, students will be introduced to the concept of welfare economics through which they will explore economic impacts of infrastructure projects in the public sector. Emphasis will be placed on systems thinking and a systems approach to defining and solving economic problems.
EMGT 472 Reliability Engineering 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: MA 381 Introduction to Probability with Applications to Statistics consent of instructor.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

A course that introduces probabilistic models and statistical methods used in the analysis of reliability problems. Topics include: a general review of necessary topics from probability and statistics, the definition of reliability in an engineering setting, reliability’s history and development, case studies that identify reliability as an essential field of study in today’s world, exploration of the common distributions used to model failure and survival times, as well as hazard rates, the determination of lifetime characteristics of a product using graphical and quantitative methods, estimation of parameters for lifetime models, examination of the types of data, censored and uncensored, commonly found in reliability studies, the practice of fitting appropriate models to data, assessing the fit and adequacy of a model with parameter estimates to reliability data, and the use of Minitab to aid in the investigation of parameter estimation and model adequacy for reliability data.
EMGT 481 Multi-Objective Optimization 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course will consider how humans make optimal decisions in an uncertain environment, when they have to simultaneously satisfy multiple objectives/goals under limited resources. Specifically we will consider: how to structure multi-objective problems, different methods and theories of quantifying preferences over multiple objectives a priori or a posteriori, multi-objective optimization methods without preference specification, multi-attribute utility theory, value trade-offs, risk attitudes, and other topics like fuzzy methods. We will also consider the applications of these theories and methods to various problems, including managerial and operational business issues, public policy issues, development of new businesses, etc.
EMGT 484 Systems Thinking and Evaluation 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course will focus on applying systems thinking and methodologies, as well as parametric and nonparametric statistical methods to evaluate alternative system designs and design performance measures. Students will learn how to: identify and evaluate system goals, requirements and performance measures; design experiments to assess system performance; apply decision analysis techniques to diverse trade studies; and generate a business case for presenting technical analysis results.
EMGT 486 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces and discusses traditional operations within supply chains including changes due to evolving technologies and globalization. Demonstrates relationships between suppliers, customers, and competitors and how they affect the entire manner in which organizations can efficiently globally integrate and optimize their manufacturing and business operations. Cross-listed with EMGT 586.
EMGT 497 Special Topics in Engineering Management (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C
Prerequisites: May require consent of instructor or specific prerequisites.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines particular engineering management topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management and other students. May require consent of instructor or specific prerequisites.
EMGT 511 Graduate Seminar I 1R-0L-1C F
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.
EMGT 512 Graduate Seminar II 1R-0L-1C W
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.
EMGT 513 Graduate Seminar III 1R-0L-1C S
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.
EMGT 514 Graduate Seminar IV 1R-0L-1C Summer
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.
EMGT 520 Accounting for Technical Managers 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

An introduction to accounting principles and practices as related to financial and managerial accounting. The uses of accounting information and the means by which pertinent accounting data are gathered and analyzed for internal purposes and management decisions.
EMGT 521 Financial Management in a Technical Environment 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

A comprehensive survey of financial concepts, techniques, instruments, and procedures which are related to the financial structure, assets management, dividend policy, and the capital budgeting decisions of a firm. Basic skills in financial analysis are developed. Operations of domestic and international financial markets are covered.
EMGT 522 Leadership & Organizational Culture 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course reviews the management literatures on leadership and organizational culture. It explores that interaction and the range of differences found in practice. Additional topics include: Organizational Change, Vision & Strategy, Business Ethics, and Senge’s Learning Organization. Course activities include the ‘Winning At Design Automation’ simulation that demonstrates cultural issues surrounding rapid growth in a high-tech, high-commitment company, and The Ethics Challenge game. Students select a company as the topic of their term paper, describing its culture (Schein’s approach) and a plan to promote change (Conger’s Charismatic Leadership). Students make a ‘call to action’ speech to convey their leadership plan.
EMGT 523 Marketing in New Product Development 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course explores marketing concepts and marketing strategy within the context of new product development. Topics addressed include: market research methods, market segmentation, product positioning (4 Ps), pricing strategies, alliances, elasticity, advertising & brands, and the champion role. Student projects define a new product idea, apply course concepts to the development of that idea (segmentation, pricing, etc.) and present their analysis to the class. The course includes the ‘NPDChallenge’simulation that demonstrates marketing issues an entrepreneur faces in developing a new product.
EMGT 524 Production/Operations Management 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course provides an introduction to operations management for the technical manager including contemporary management principles and technical methods. Topics covered include development of operations strategies, process analysis, aggregate planning, supply chains, lean manufacturing, and Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) and Just in Time (JIT) topics. Case studies and simulation exercises are used to illustrate class concepts.
EMGT 525 Human Resources Management 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines Human Resource Management for engineers who may or may not have direct reports (subordinates). Key focus topics include systematic changes that influence employees' behavior, attitudes, and performance throughout the employment lifecycle. Furthermore, we explore value-added HRM practices related to analyzing/designing work, recruiting and selection, training and development, evaluating performance, and the creation of positive employee relations in today's workplace.
EMGT 526 Innovation Management & Forecasting 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course introduces the concepts of innovation types (radical, incremental, disruptive, open), invention, and diffusion to identify patterns of technology change. Technology management strategies are suggested by an even blend of theory and case analysis. The course explores the impact of innovation on society, including long term trends in productivity, energy, and information technologies. Techniques used in technology forecasting (monitoring, growth curves, scenarios, analogy, Delphi, roadmapping, and simulation) are described & example forecasts are examined.
EMGT 527 Project Management 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course examines the major themes of project management including defining the project, developing and monitoring a project plan, and being an effective project manager. Topics include developing project documents, estimating task durations, developing project networks and Gantt charts, reducing project duration, and project tracking. Course topics and approaches align with the Project Management Institute (PMI) body of knowledge. A software tool is used to develop project plans and explore resource allocation and leveling. Effective project management is explored through assignments and leadership scenarios. A student may not receive credit for both EMGT427 and EMGT527. Students enrolled in EMGT527 must fulfill additional course objectives and assignments not required of students enrolled in EMGT427.
EMGT 529 Organizational Behavior 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course will introduce students to principles and theories related to management and organizational behavior. The goal is to transfer or develop knowledge and skills for high performance in a complex technical business environment requiring engineers to make and communicate sound decisions, and react appropriately to unanticipated events. The concepts and techniques for maximizing the effectiveness of engineers in the achievement of organizational and project goals are also emphasized. Topics include power, teaming, motivation, selection, and development while understanding individual characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors. Additionally, we will examine how the use of Emotional Intelligence (EI) will be useful to the advancement of organizations that are culturally diverse.
EMGT 531 Economics for Technical Managers 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Applies economic analysis to the solutions of business problems. Emphasizes the economics of market and organizational structure, demand determinates, cost analysis, investment and strategy decisions, agency problems and ethics. Special reference is made to technology based organizations.
EMGT 532 Technical Entrepreneurship 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the principles and tools for innovation and entrepreneurship in technologically based businesses. Includes perspectives for both independent entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Develops basic concepts of business planning. Emphasizes a major group business plan based upon a technological innovation. May be used as a management core class.
EMGT 533 Intercultural Communication 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course presents the Constructivist theory of communication and its application. The culture concept is applied at ethnic (~70%) organizational and interpersonal levels. The course balances theory and application and students write analysis of videos to apply course concepts. Students use Spradley’s Ethnoscience approach to conduct interviews and write an ethnography for their term paper. The course helps students to better: develop interpersonal relations, improve their interviewing skills, analyze cultures, and understand diversity across ethnic & gender differences. Concepts include: Culture Shock, Empathy, The Social Construction of Reality, Non-Verbal Communication, High & Low Context cultures, M-time & P-time cultures.
EMGT 534 Management Science 4R-OL-4C F
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

A study of the development and analysis of various mathematical models useful in managerial decision-making. This includes discussions of what models are, how to create them, how they are used, and what insights they provide. Spreadsheets will be used to do much of the computational work. Topics considered include linear, integer, and nonlinear programming, network models, inventory management, project management, and simulation models. Examples from all areas of business and industry will be investigated. We will also investigate how companies are using these techniques to solve current problems. Same as MA 534.
EMGT 535 Strategy and Globalization 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course samples the strategy literature and distinguishes economic and managerial (resource-based view) perspectives. Strategy issues encountered in transnational management are addressed in cases. Scenario planning is described. Trends and implications of globalization are explored (off-shoring, ‘rise of the rest’, resource use & climate change, BOP, Business Model change) and the ‘great recession’ is discussed from a long-wave perspective. Strategy implementation issues are addressed. Students develop strategies for an organization of their choice and evaluate those strategies using the ‘Scenariosto-Strategies’ approach in their term paper.
EMGT 536 Leadership and Global Challenges 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course examines the art of leadership and its development in our increasingly globalized society. In this course students will apply their general education and use their knowledge, experience, and perspectives learned in a variety of disciplines to investigate the nature and dynamics of leadership. Examining general theoretical approaches, with close attention to the unique challenges which globalization and cross-cultural interactions impose upon leaders, the class will work on three case studies. The first case study focuses on an individual in order to illustrate leadership development. The second will focus on a corporation in order to illustrate mutual influence of leaders, constituents, and organizations. The third will be about an event or a situation which exemplifies the challenges and creativity of leadership in global/transnational/multicultural operations.
EMGT 537 Facilities Management 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: SR or GR Class standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course provides comprehensive analysis of the major issues in facilities management and planning of production and service facilities. The course emphasizes the use of quantitative and qualitative analysis in the design process. Topics include facility location, plant layout, space requirements, materials handling, personal requirements, system flow analysis, facility design, design algorithms, and distribution systems.
EMGT 538 Product Realization 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: SR or GR Class standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course focuses on new product realization process. It provides fundamental methods and complimentary strategies for product realization. The major focus is on product development teams, idea and concept generation, concept evaluation and selection, customer needs, product function and architecture, design for manufacture and assembly, design for environment and safety, prototyping, product development, product evaluation for cost and performance, and product launch and support.
EMGT 540 Human Factors 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: JR, SR, or GR Standing
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Human factors engineering aims to improve human interaction with systems by enhancing safety (reducing the risk of injury), performance (increasing productivity), and satisfaction (acceptance, comfort). Students will learn and be able to identify critical human factors in a system that affect safety, performance, and satisfaction. Some topics include the basic knowledge of human sensory mechanism (visual, auditory, tactile), cognition (perception, attention, information processing, memory, learning), and macrocognition (levels of behavior, decision making, situation awareness), their capabilities and limitations in interacting with products and systems.
EMGT 541 Work Analysis and Design 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: JR, SR, or GR Standing
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course is about fundamentals of work method in human-production systems. The course focuses on operation and process analysis, manual work analysis, engineering anthropometry in a workspace, physical variabilities, principles of workspace layout to arrange equipment and work flow, stress and workload, hazard management, and applying engineering methods to improve the workspace with increasing the efficiency, productivity and safety.
EMGT 542 Measuring User Experience 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: JR, SR, or GR Standing
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course discusses users’ goals and needs interacting with products or systems (e.g. web and mobile applications) and introduces customer/user experience research methods. The course provides methods to quantify the user experience. It includes the basics of design of experiments, collecting, analyzing, and presenting usability metrics, including performance, issue-based, self-reported, behavioral, physiological, and emotional metrics. Topics include case studies discussing how organizations have successfully used usability metrics and how user experience research helps practitioners make business cases to stakeholders.
EMGT 551 Intellectual Property for Engineers and Scientists 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines the influence intellectual property law has on the professional practice of engineers, scientists and engineering managers. Topics to be considered include: extracting value from intellectual property; patentable subject matter; novelty and loss of right; non-obviousness requirement; utility requirement; patent prosecution; patent litigation; designing around valid US patents; international patent rights; copyrights; trade secrets; and trademarks.
EMGT 552 Business Law for Technical Managers 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduces the legal issues that will likely arise during a lifetime of employment at the management level. Topics to be considered include: business ethics; dispute resolution; intentional torts; negligence and strict liability; criminal law and procedure; contracts, sales, warranties, and products liability; negotiable instruments; bankruptcy; employment law; labor law; business organizations; consumer law; and real property law.
EMGT 561 Failures of Engineered Systems 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Reviews past failures of engineered systems in order to improve an engineering manager's ability to anticipate, prevent, and respond to failures. The technical, human factor, and organizational root causes of the failures of engineered systems are examined. Case studies are used to illustrate the techniques that have been developed to analyze, investigate and prevent failures. Additionally, regulatory and legal responses to failures are also explored.
EMGT 562 Risk Analysis and Management 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course will introduce students to principles and methods of risk analysis and risk management, as related to diverse engineering and socio-technical systems. Students will learn how to: identify, prioritize and quantify risks; perform qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and develop risk models; assess uncertainty; identify, evaluate, and prioritize risk management alternatives; and communicate risk to stakeholders. Through the use of varied example problems and case studies, students will develop an understanding of the appropriate use of risk analysis and management methods for engineering and policy decision making under uncertainty. A student may not receive credit for both EMGT462 and EMGT562. Students enrolled in EMGT562 must complete a project not covered in EMGT462.
EMGT 564 Systems Architecture 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This class will introduce students to the art and science of systems architecting, where systems architecting refers to uncovering the fundamental structure of a system (functional, physical, logical, operational) defined in terms of system’s elements, interfaces, processes, constraints, and behaviors that must operate under specific requirements and constraints. Focus will be placed on investigating the broader meaning of architectures, as they relate to organizations and businesses, in addition to engineered systems and products. Students will be introduced to heuristic and model-based approaches for systems architecting. Through case-studies and example problems in areas of production and manufacturing systems, intelligent transportation systems, social systems, and others, students will be able to apply the principles, processes and tools of systems architecting in order to structure and support the system development process of a balanced, well-integrated and socially and financially acceptable system. A student may not receive credit for both EMGT464 and EMGT564. Students enrolled in EMGT564 must complete a project not covered in EMGT464.
EMGT 567 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This class will introduce students to critical principles of economic analysis of engineering projects. In particular, students will explore the process of making economic decisions under the influence of possibly uncertain future conditions and events. These economic decisions might involve investing in new facilities, improving existing production processes, or developing and marketing new products or services in the private and public sectors. Deterministic and multi-attribute evaluation approaches will be discussed. Students will be introduced to methodologies including capital budgeting, cost estimating, various alternative comparison methods, and life cycle costing. Additionally, students will be introduced to the concept of welfare economics through which they will explore economic impacts of infrastructure projects in the public sector. Emphasis will be placed on systems thinking and a systems approach to defining and solving economic problems. A student may not receive credit for both EMGT467 and EMGT567. Students enrolled in EMGT567 must complete a project not covered in EMGT467.
EMGT 570 Lean Six Sigma 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: SR or GR Class standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course focuses on the current lean six sigma engineering and technology techniques, principles, and philosophies relevant to manufacturing and service sectors. The course content emphasizes the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology in combined with the Lean techniques and practices through analytical and quantitative tools. Students will practice lean six sigma tools and methods by applying the DMAIC framework on practical problems in order to improve processes, increase efficiency, reduce or eliminate wastes and variation, and/or save money.
EMGT 571 Operations Research for Technical Managers 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: SR or GR Class standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This is a general operations research course structured for technical managers. It covers the application of scientific methods to business management, providing a quantitative basis for complex decisions. The focus is on complementary concepts and methods of decision and risk Analysis, inventory models, stochastic models, queuing systems, simulation modeling, and solving practical operations research problems using linear, non-linear, and integer models.
EMGT 581 Multi-Objective Optimization 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course will consider how humans make optimal decisions in an uncertain environment, when they have to simultaneously satisfy multiple objectives/goals under limited resources. Specifically we will consider: how to structure multi-objective problems, different methods and theories of quantifying preferences over multiple objectives a priori or a posteriori, multi-objective optimization methods without preference specification, multi-attribute utility theory, value trade-offs, risk attitudes, and other topics like fuzzy methods. We will also consider the applications of these theories and methods to various problems, including managerial and operational business issues, public policy issues, development of new businesses, etc. A student may not receive credit for both EMGT481 and EMGT581. Students enrolled in EMGT581 must complete a project not covered in EMGT481.
EMGT 583 Management Information Systems 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: JR, SR, or GR Standing
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

The class provides a broad understanding of information technology in organizations. It includes case studies to understand different strategies in using information systems in E-business. Topics include business processes, competitive advantages, business pressures on organizations, and strategies to response to the pressures, the value of information and organizing information by databases. The tools used include Microsoft Excel and Access.
EMGT 584 Systems Thinking and Evaluation 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course will focus on applying systems thinking and methodologies, as well as parametric and nonparametric statistical methods to evaluate alternative system designs and design performance measures. Students will learn how to: identify and evaluate system goals, requirements and performance measures; design experiments to assess system performance; apply decision analysis techniques to diverse trade studies; and generate a business case for presenting technical analysis results. A student may not receive credit for both EMGT484 and EMGT584. Students enrolled in EMGT584 must complete a project not covered in EMGT484.
EMGT 585 Statistics for Technical Managers 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines basic statistics and probability while focusing on concepts most relevant to becoming an effective Engineering Manager. Students will learn to collect and analyze data to make statistically sound managerial decisions. Discussions related to descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, power calculations, correlation, linear/multiple regression, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Students will complete a graduate-level project utilizing course concepts.
EMGT 586 Supply Chain Management 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines disruptions to traditional operations within supply chains due to changes in both technology and globalization. Shows how relationships between suppliers, customers, and competitors have changed dramatically to affect the entire manner in which organizations perform their manufacturing and business operations. Describes product supply chain complexity and the implications of expanding global customer bases, increasing supplier dependence, and larger ranges of locations and customers. Outcomes include the abilities to identify and define the critical components of supply chains, apply best practices in the buyer-seller relationship and understand why managing a supply chain is an important strategic capability for an organization. Cross-listed with EMGT 486.
EMGT 587 Systems Engineering 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

This course provides and introduction to system modeling and analysis techniques with primary focus on model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Topics covered include the systems life cycle, requirements, system models, integration, and qualification. Special focus is placed on the development of a series of model-based views to represent a complex system. System analysis topics of risk and reliability are included. Case studies and examples span mechanical, electrical, and other disciplines.
EMGT 588 Quality Management 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Introduction to quality for the technical manager including management principles and technical methods. Balance will be approximately 65% technical methods and 35% management concepts. Management topics focus on the concept of total quality (TQ) as it applies to technology based businesses including design, manufacturing and service activities. Contemporary quality philosophies are reviewed including Deming and Taguchi. Technical tools and methods are presented including basic statistical concepts, control charts for variable and attributes, process capability studies, six sigma, and tools for design and process improvement. Case studies and class labs will be used to highlight key topics.
EMGT 589 Manufacturing Systems 4R-0L-4C
Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Provides a comprehensive introduction to manufacturing systems covering the behavior laws at work in batch production or assembly lines. Includes production strategy, scheduling, and control methods and detailed analysis of fundamental manufacturing measures such as cycle time, throughput, capacity, work-in-process, inventory, and variability. Explores historical practices and the natural behaviors that are described in laws for manufacturing that help managers understand basic factory physics.
EMGT 590 Integrated Project as assigned; however, not more than 8 credits can be applied to MS degree requirements
Prerequisites: Completion of technical component and business core or permission of instructor
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

The integration of business and technical considerations in new product development. The identification of managerial and engineering challenges faced in developing a commercially viable new product within the context of a rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment. Readings, case studies and individual projects dealing with strategic planning, entrepreneurship, new product development, and related topics. The focus is on a major team project. This integrated project must include the identification of a new product including all relevant business and technical issues and the development of a detailed plan for profitably bringing this new product to market. A final report with oral presentations is required.
EMGT 597 Special Management Topics in Engineering Management (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines particular management topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management and other graduate students and upper level undergraduates. May require consent of instructor or specific prerequisites.
EMGT 598 Special Technical Topics in Engineering Management (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Examines particular technical topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management and other graduate students and upper level undergraduates. May require consent of instructor or specific prerequisites.
EMGT 699 Professional Experience 1R-0L-1C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

The professional experiences course captures the practical work experiences related to the student’s academic discipline. Students are required to submit a formal document of their reflections, which communicates how their employment opportunity reinforced and enhanced their academic studies. The work experiences should be informative or integral to the advancement or completion of the student’s program requirements. The course will be graded as “S” satisfactory, or “U” unsatisfactory based on the written report of the professional experience.
EMGT ESC Escalate Program Participant 0C
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.

Students participating in the Escalate entrepreneurship program will be enrolled in this zero credit section each quarter. The course will be graded S or U. A grade of S will be given for completing the required Escalate courses, attending required professional development activities, and completing required project activities. Only students in the Escalate cohort may enroll in this section.
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