Course Description

ESM 601 - Engineers in Organizations (3.0 CR)

Development of organizations and techniques appropriate to managing engineering and scientific effort. Included will be a study of engineering and scientific activity and personnel in order to organize, motivate, evaluate, develop, and coordinate for maximum effectiveness, with due consideration to the goals of individuals.

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ESM 605 - Engineering Economy (3.0 CR)

The science of fiscal decision making. Graduate level studies in problems of replacement, economic selections, income tax accounting, engineering evaluation and introduction to the problems of depreciation.

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ESM 608 - Legal Environment for Engineering Management (3.0 CR)

Devoted to those aspects of law specifically related to technical management: contracts, sales, real property, business organization, labor, patents, and insurance.

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ESM 610 - Cost Estimating (3.0 CR)

Principles, practices and procedures used in the preparation of engineering cost estimates. Exposition of the basic concepts and steps required to develop engineering type, labor and material based, and parametric cost estimates. Preparation of cost proposals and study of bidding procedures. Students will manage the student project teams, prepare a research paper, and make a class presentation.

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ESM 613 - Management of Technical People (3.0 CR)

Human factors with which engineers and scientists will be involved in the work place. Includes labor and union concerns, human relations as a major factor in supervision, and other problems of the engineer or scientist in working with people.

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ESM 617 - Technology Management (3.0 CR)

Issues and case studies of policy development, strategy, planning and management of technology in the overall corporate environment.

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ESM 619 - Computer Simulation of Systems (3.0 CR)

Intensive study of simulation concepts and methods, introduction to major simulation languages. Survey of simulation applications in various disciplines.

Prerequisites: BA 601 or ESM 620

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ESM 620 - Statistics for ESM (3.0 CR)

Development of an overall perspective on the role of statistics within the framework of engineering and management decision making. Includes the use of statistical software.

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ESM 621 - Operations Research (3.0 CR)

Mathematical techniques for aiding managerial decision making. Topics will include waiting line theory, inventory models, linear programming, transportation problems, dynamic programming, PERT/CPM, Markov chains, and simulation. The emphasis is on the application of techniques to engineering management situations.

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ESM 623 - Total Quality Management (3.0 CR)

Brief history of the origins of modern quality management; review of basic tools for continuous quality improvement involving everyone in the organization. The organizational climate for continuous improvement. Survey of statistical tools for continuous quality improvement.

Prerequisites: BA 601 or ESM 620 and [BA 632 or ESM 601]

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ESM 684 - ESM Project (3.0 CR)

Individual study of an actual engineering or science management problem, resulting in a report which includes recommendations for action.

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ESM 698 - Individual Research (1.0-6.0 CR)

A course to be designed between the student and faculty member to allow students the chance to pursue special advanced interests in Engineering/Science Management at the MS level.

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ESM 699 - ESM Thesis (1.0-9.0 CR)

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