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Master of Engineering in Engineering Management

Master of Engineering in Engineering Management online degree at the University of Louisville Online


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REQUIRED COURSES (TAKE 1st & 2nd TERM)

Course Hours
EM 613 Operations Management 3
EM 661 Engineering Statistic II 3

ELECTIVE COURSES (CHOOSE 8 COURSES) HOURS

Course Hours
EM 525 Project Management 3
EM 615 Management Science 3
EM 624 Human Resource Management 3
EM 627 Information Technology Management 3
EM 628 Engineering Management 3
EM 632 Quality Management 3
EM 645 Decision and Risk Analysis 3
EM 646 Marketing and the Engineer 3
EM 670 Engineering Financial Management 3
EM 672 Management Law for Engineers 3
EM 674 Intellectual Property Law for Engineers 3
EM 694 Effective Leadership 3
EM 694 Safety Management 3
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED 30

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1Em 613 and EM 661 are the recommended beginning courses for all incoming EM students. These courses are offered 3 times per year.

The total number of hours needed is 30 (including all electives). Candidates for the Master of Engineering degree must have a minimum final cumulative grade point average of 3.00 for all academic course work attempted in Graduate studies. Refer to http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/degree-programs/degree-programs-by-school/gs-speed-school-of-engineering/master-of-engineering-in-engineering-management for complete degree requirements.

All course offerings are subject to revision based upon course demand and instructor availability.


Course Descriptions

EM 613 Operations Management

Concepts in strategic planning, quality management, operations research, facility design, supply chain and logistics, forecasting, inventory control, resource planning, and scheduling. Emphasis is on appropriate analytical and computer-based techniques.


EM 661 Engineering Statistics II

Prerequisite: IE 360 or equivalent. The principles and techniques of advanced statistics, including multiple linear regression, multi-factor analysis of variance, experimental design, nonparametric statistics, and quality control.


EM 525 Project Management

Use of CPM, PERT, precedence diagramming, resource allocation heuristics, and other techniques for planning, managing, and controlling engineering projects involving research and development, production, maintenance, and construction. Computer procedures and codes for analyzing complex project networks will be covered. Note: Cross-listed with IE 525.


EM 615 Management Science

Students will gain knowledge in the application of management science processes and models used in decision making. Emphasis will be placed on the mathematical tools and will cover the following topics: Decision Analysis, Regression Models, Forecasting, Inventory, Control Models, Linear Programming, Queuing Theory, and Discrete Event Simulation.


EM 624 Human Resource Management

This course will present HR management various activities including hiring, training, performance review, motivation, and employee satisfaction.


EM 627 Information Technology Management

This course will present concepts in information technology including basic hardware/software technologies, telecommunications and networks, data management/database technologies, and security/ethics.


EM 628 Engineering Management

The principles and practices of administration of the engineering function, including management, organization, planning, controlling and measuring results, management of human resources, communication and decision-making.


EM 632 Quality Management

In this course, students will gain knowledge in the application of quality improvement methodology in both manufacturing and service environments. Emphasis will be placed on philosophical approaches to quality improvement and quantitative methods of quality control. The following topics will be included: Corporate Quality Programs, Applications for Quality Improvement, Measurement Systems Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Experimental Design, Root Cause Analysis, and Design for Quality.


EM 645 Decision and Risk Analysis

In this course students will gain knowledge in the process of decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on quantitative and qualitative tools and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Decision Analysis, Elements of Decision Problems, Structuring Decisions, Making Choices, Sensitivity Analysis, and Organizational Use of Decision Analysis.


EM 646 Marketing and the Engineer

Provides an introduction to marketing principles and techniques with an emphasis on technical product development, pricing, promotion and distribution strategies. It stresses the role the engineers play in the product marketing plan of an organization, as well as methods for forecasting technology and measuring marketing decisions. It includes a unit on marketing aspects of engineering entrepreneurship.


EM 670 Engineering Financial Management

This course examines various approaches for managing financial resources in the technology enterprise, including cost accounting and cost estimating. The focus is both direct and indirect costs for materials, labor and overhead.


EM 672 Management Law for Engineers

In this course, students will study the common law as it pertains to Contracts, Torts and Real Estate; rules governing business transactions in the area of creditors' rights in secured transactions and suretyship; sales as covered by the Uniform Commercial Code; business relationships such as agency and forms of business ownership, and ethics and professional liability.


EM 674 Intellectual Property Law for Engineers

A study of U.S. law governing the protection for various forms of intellectual property including patent, trademark, and copyright law. Issues addressed include creation, ownership, acquisition, use, and transfer of various forms of intellectual property.


EM 694 Special Topics in Engineering Management

A theoretical or experimental investigation of an engineering management problem.



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