GEN 5001G Introduction to Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering provides an interdisciplinary approach to designing successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem including operations, performance, test, manufacturing, cost, and schedule. This subject emphasizes the links of systems engineering to fundamentals of decision theory, statistics, and optimization. It also introduces the most current, commercially successful techniques for systems engineering.
GEN 6004 Engineering Project Management
Studies the principles, theory, and practice of engineering management, including the management of human resources, entrepreneurial skills, decision making, and mathematical and scientific methods. The use of computer software for project scheduling and resource allocation is required.
GEN 6999G Decision Analysis
This course introduces fundamentals of decision analysis with emphasis on the real-world
engineering and business applications. Main topics covered will include descriptive vs normative decision models, economic analysis, decisions under uncertainty, sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis, Monte-Carlo simulation, expectation-variance criterion, decision tree analysis, statistical decision techniques, multiple attribute decision making, utility theory, group decision making, and game theory.
GEN 6999G Optimization Models and Methods
This course is an introduction to the theory and application of “deterministic” operations research. Main methods covered will include linear programming, network flows, dynamic programming, and integer programming. The emphasis of this course will be on modeling and application of the ideas in various engineering and managerial settings using Spreadsheets. Concepts such as duality, and sensitivity analysis; transportation, assignment, and transshipment problems; shortest path, minimum spanning tree, maximum flow, minimum cost network flow problems, and project networks will be presented.
CEN 5050G Construction Planning and Management
Construction management process and methods; estimating construction cost and bidding, construction activity planning and scheduling, project planning; project cost and cost control; construction organization costs control; computerized project scheduling.
GMGT 5100 Management Planning & Control
Management has a number of tools at its disposal to utilize in analyzing various managerial decisions. This course introduces the student to a range of these tools. The course has four primary elements: cost behavior, relevant costs for decision making, product costing, and financial statement analysis for strategic decision making. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the use of a number of tools related to making decisions to manage and control costs in a business environment as well as an understanding of financial statement analysis from a risk perspective.
GMGT 5120 World Class Operations & Supply Chain Management
With ever increasing global competition, only world-class firms will be able to compete and prosper. Operations management is a primary business function that is directly responsible for transforming resources into desired goods and services. Supply chain management manages the entire flow of information, materials, and services that is being moved to and from the transformation processes of the firm. This course emphasizes the importance of effectiveness and efficiency in creating value along the supply chain and covers important concepts, techniques, and practices that are often used in managing world-class operations and supply chain. Students will learn that understanding the needs of the customer, aligning and coordinating those needs into the organization, communicating those needs throughout the supply chain, and delivering what the customer wants are the focus of operations and supply chain in general. By the conclusion of the course, students will gain an understanding of key issues and challenges that world-class operations and supply chains face in today’s global economy.