2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Engineering and Science Management

A $25 per semester student computing facility user fee is assessed for CEM engineering courses. This fee is in addition to any lab/materials fees.

ESM 401  3 Credits
Construction Cost Estimating and Bid Preparation
Compilation and analysis of the many items that influence and contribute to the cost of projects to be constructed. Preparation of cost proposals and study of bidding procedures. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ESM 422  3 Credits
Engineering Decisions
(Stacked with ESM 622)
Risk and uncertainty in engineering decisions. Basic applied probability and statistics, data analysis, regression analysis and time series. Practical applications of decision tools: linear programming, inventory analysis, queuing, network models, utility theory. Engineering judgment and uncertainty. Public safety and ethics. (Recommended: Calculus through MATH 302.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ESM 450W  3 Credits*
Economic Analysis and Operations
Fundamentals of engineering economy, project scheduling, estimating, legal principles, professional ethics and human relations. (Not offered for credit toward the master of science degree in Engineering Management or Science Management. Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor; ES 201 and senior standing in engineering or permission of instructor. Undergraduate engineering students who are taking graduate ESM courses as technical electives should have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ESM 450.) *2 credits meet the writing intensive requirement for the core curriculum. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ESM 601  3 Credits
Managing and Leading Engineering Organizations
Training in leadership knowledge and skills as applied to motivation, direction and communication within engineering and technical organizations, and their relations with other organizations and the public. The general tools of management are reviewed including management theory, communications, conflict management and resolution. (Recommended: B.S. degree in engineering or physical science or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESM 605  3 Credits
Engineering Economic Analysis
The economic basis of engineering decisions, Graduate level studies of capital investment analysis techniques, including present worth, annual cash flow and rate of return. Applications to replacement problems, benefits/cost analysis and capital budgeting. Consideration of impacts of depreciation accounting, income taxes and inflation. Risk and uncertainty in economic decisions. Simulation. (Recommended: Graduate standing. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESM 608  3 Credits
Legal Principles for Engineering Management
A course devoted to those aspects of law specifically related to technical management. Contracts, sales, real property, business organization, labor, patents and insurance. (Recommended: Graduate standing. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ESM 609  3 Credits
Project Management
Organizing, planning, scheduling and controlling projects. Use of CPM and PERT; computer applications. Case studies of project management problems and solutions. (Recommended: Graduate standing in Engineering or Science Management or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESM 620  3 Credits
Statistics for ESM
Forecasting applications and technique—technological, time series, judgmental and regression; decision trees; Bayesian statistics; utility theory with trade-offs between expected value and risk in decision making; bidding strategies; data analysis. (Recommended: STAT 301 and MATH 202X. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESM 621  3 Credits
Operations Research
Mathematical techniques for aiding technical managers in decision making. Linear programming, transportation problem, assignment problem, network models, PERT/CPM, inventory models, waiting line models, computer simulation, dynamic programming, Emphasis on use of techniques in actual technical management situations. Computer applications. (Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ESM 622  3 Credits
Engineering Decisions
(Stacked with ESM 422)
Risk and uncertainty in engineering decisions. Basic applied probability and statistics, data analysis, regression analysis and time series. Practical applications of decision tools: linear programming, inventory analysis, queuing, network models, utility theory. Engineering judgment and uncertainty. Public safety and ethics. A class project and paper are required. (Recommended: Calculus through MATH 302.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ESM 684  3 Credits
Engineering Management Project
Comprehensive study of an actual engineering management problem resulting in reports and presentations which include recommendations for action. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


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