Course descriptions index


Engineering and Science Management

A per semester fee for computing facility user fee is assessed for CEM engineering courses. This fee is in addition to any lab/materials fee. Please see the class schedule for details.


ESM F422 Engineering Decisions

3 Credits     Offered Spring

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 and utility theory. Engineering judgment and uncertainty. Public safety and ethics. Special fees apply. Recommended: Calculus through MATH F302. (Stacked with ESM F622.) (3+0)


ESM F450W Economic Analysis and Operations

3 Credits

Fundamentals of engineering economy, project scheduling, estimating, legal principles, professional ethnics and human relations. Note: Not offered for credit toward the M.S. degree in Engineering Management or Science Management. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; ES F201; senior standing in engineering; or permission of instructor. Note: Undergraduate engineering students who are taking graduate ESM courses as technical electives should have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ESM F450. (3+0)


ESM F601 Managing and Leading Engineering Organizations

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

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. Leadership training complements management knowledge and activities such as organizational structures, planning, monitoring, directing and controlling. The general tools of management are reviewed including management theory, communications, conflict management and resolution. Special fees apply. Recommended: B.S. degree in engineering or physical science or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ESM F605 Engineering Economic Analysis

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

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. Special fees apply. Recommended: Graduate standing. (3+0)


ESM F608 Legal Principles for Engineering Management

3 Credits     Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Those aspects of law specifically related to technical management. Contracts, sales, real property, business organization, labor, patents and insurance. Special fees apply. Recommended: Graduate standing. (3+0)


ESM F609 Project Management

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Organizing, planning, scheduling and controlling projects. Use of CPM and PERT; computer applications. Case studies of project management problems and solutions. Special fees apply. Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ESM F620 Statistics for ESM

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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; and data analysis. Special fees apply. Recommended: MATH F202X and STAT F301. (3+0)


ESM F621 Operations Research

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Recommended: MATH F202X; STAT F301. (3+0)


ESM F622 Engineering Decisions

3 Credits     Offered Spring

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. Special fees apply. Recommended: Calculus through MATH F302. (3+0)


ESM F684 Engineering Management Project

3 Credits

Comprehensive study of an actual engineering management problem resulting in reports and presentations which include recommendations for action. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Engineering Science Management or permission of instructor. (3+0)


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