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Contact

    • School of Engineering

      • Kirkbride Hall
      • tel: 610-499-4037
      • fax: 610-499-4059
    • Dr. Sohail Sheikh

      • Chairman of Electrical Engineering
      • Kirkbride Hall, Room 369A
      • tel: 610-499-4567
      • ssheikh@widener.edu
    • Jill Gilbert

Curriculum: Master of Science in Engineering, Management

Requirements

The master of science in engineering degree with a specialization in engineering management requires 10 engineering courses at the 600 level. 6 courses are engineering management courses and the remaining 4 courses are taken as technical electives from the other engineering disciplines.

This specialization may not be combined with the thesis option nor as part of the dual MSE/MBA program.

Courses

Here is a selection of courses students typically take as part of the master of science in engineering, engineering management graduate program.

ENGR 600 ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on the theory, technique, and applications regarding planning, performing, and controlling technical projects. Topics include project management terminology, project feasibility and market forces, forming project teams, time management, project planning, negotiation and conflict resolution, cost estimation and budgeting, project control and auditing, and deliverables, termination and close out, and liability. Students are introduced to contemporary project management software. Case studies supplement class discussions.

ENGR 611 OPERATIONS RESEARCH

An introduction to the use of decision-making models, including linear programming, integer programming, networks, transportation and assignment problems, dynamic programming, Markovian models, queuing, and nonlinear programs.

ENGR 612 STOCHASTIC OPTIMIZATION

Modeling, analysis, and optimal design of stochastic engineering, management, and operational systems. The techniques of operations research are used. Topics include steady state analysis of single and multiple server queues; economic decisions in queuing systems; stochastic inventory models and effect of set-up cost;

Markov chains and Chapman-Kolmogorov equations; Markov decision problems; policy improvement and discounted costs; system reliability and redundancy; decision analysis under risk and uncertainty and decision trees; and simulation, random number generation, and the Monte-Carlo technique.

ENGR 614 ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

This course introduces students to the fields of management and business analysis in both industrial and consumer markets. The course also exposes students to the multidisciplinary nature of engineering management and covers the different functional areas with an emphasis on the “engineering” manager. Topics include management tasks and responsibilities, organizational structures, managing change, ethical considerations, strategy formulation, decision-making processes, statistical analysis, mathematical models, forecasting profitability, budgets, and financial controls. The course integrates case studies and projects, as well as provides opportunities for students to develop their writing and communication skills.

ENGR 618 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

Topics include probability and random variables; sets, events, and probability space; joint, conditional, and total probability; Bayes' theorem; combinatorics; continuous and discrete distributions; sampling distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; regression analysis; analysis of variance; and stochastic processes.

ENGR 619 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS

This course provides practical experience in written and oral communication techniques for technical material. A major focus is analyzing audiences and purpose for individual situations. Audiences range from expert and technical to layman; the purpose varies from simply describing and informing to deftly instructing and persuading. Through didactic materials, text examples, and online activities, students craft documents and presentations on their own topics. Students also review the practical elements of grammar and syntax critical for controlling flow, emphasis, and clarity.

For more information about courses and requirements for the engineering management graduate program, see the course catalog