Engineering Management

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Course Number: ENGRG 7800
Course Name: Engineering Management (Online)
Course Description:    Introduce the student to fundamental concepts of management and management theories. Discuss timely topics and issues of business ethics including environmental, safety, and product liability. The student will gain an understanding of differences between engineering and management roles with specific application to motivating, and managing technical personnel. The student will develop an understanding and application of the specific tools of engineering management including basic forecasting, planning, scheduling and decision-making models.
Prerequisites:    None
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes
When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the processes of management, along with the tools used in managing technical people in a technology-rich environment.
  • Communicate both orally and in writing with a wide variety of persons of different backgrounds using standard business English.
  • Recognize challenges and some strategies for managing in a way that will encourage both innovation and creativity, using tools such as your knowledge of Intellectual Property IP protection and export compliance.
  • Demonstrate methods for motivating persons with technical skills, as well as common motivational theories and their application to the performance appraisal process.\
  • Determine the need for and application of specific tools of engineering management through assignments and examinations. Tools may include economic analysis, decision making, status reporting, and performance appraisal.
  • Work on a team, as well as independently, through project and individual assignments.
  • Recognize both the challenges and rewards of managing a diverse workforce.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities throughout your career and demonstrate knowledge of methods for developing new skills or gaining certification in the field.
  • Discuss ethical theories and how these theories impact our decisions in a variety of situations. You should be familiar with the ethics statement of the professional association with which you most closely identify.
  • Maintain an awareness of the management and human aspects of business trends, as well as the economic impetus for maintaining technical knowledge to predict trends in a specific industry.

Unit Descriptions
Unit 1 Management

The purpose of this unit is to introduce you to the basics of managing. First, the course reviews a little history and background. It is always important to understand the foundation at the beginning. Next, management functions will be discussed. The four general management functions are planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Each is important to a successful manager. The last topic will be the management of technology. The importance of this continues to grow as the use of technology continues to grow.

Unit 2 Ethics
The purpose of this unit is to discuss the importance of ethics.  The unit will cover the different ethical theories and how they are applied.  It will discuss the importance of intellectual properties and how each works to protect ideas and concepts.  Finally, it will cover the ethical responsibilities of engineers which we all need to understand and apply.

Unit 3 Current State
This final unit will discuss the changing world and how these changes affect engineering managers. It will discuss such topics as diversity, globalization, and business regulations. The final requirement for this unit will allow you to reflect and create a plan that addresses these challenges and will make you a successful manager in the future.

Assignments:  There are 9 individual assignments.
Group Assignments:  There is 1 group projects for this course.

Grading Information
The breakdown of points is as follows:

Individual Assignments (6 @50) 300 pts
Reflection Paper (2@ 100)/ Presentation (100) 300 pts
Quizzes on D2L (7) 140 pts
Group Presentation - Management Book 60 pts
Group Discussions (2 @ 50 100 pts
Individual Project 100 pts

Grading Scale:

A 900-1000 points
B 800-899
C 700-799
D 600-699
F 599 or less

 

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