Our professors, who are intricately involved in technical fields, help us update our course offerings regularly to provide students with the most relevant industry experience. For the most up-to-date course information for the current term, please see myCUinfo (log in with your IdentiKey) or Course Search (for those without campus login credentials). To search online courses only, please use Advanced Search, and select "Online" as Instruction Mode. For the full list of courses, please see the comprehensive course list.  

New & Featured Courses

Fall 2021

EMEN 5316: Engineering, Product Liability & the Litigation Process (Fall term only)

This course provides engineering students the experience of working through a product litigation case, beginning with understanding why products fail, to the various stages of the litigation process culminating in a mock trial where engineers are “on the stand” as expert witnesses.  This course meets concurrently with LAWS 7343, engaging both engineering and law students in the same learning environment.  Course topics include: Why products fail, reliability & design, what happens when products do fail, product liability - your role as an engineer, working with lawyers, the litigation process, engineers as expert witnesses, engineers on the stand - what to expect, engineers in the legal profession - real opportunities, and guest lectures from Richard Schaden, CEO Schaden Law, and executives from a variety of technical industries.

For the most up-to-date course information for the current term, please see myCUinfo (log in with your IdentiKey) or Course Search (for those without campus login credentials).  To search online courses only, please use Advanced Search, and select "Online" as Instruction Mode.  For the full list of courses, please see the comprehensive course list

EMEN 5005: Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods

This class covers statistical reasoning and statistical analysis for applications related to business and engineering decision making. Topics include an introduction to engineering and applied research, descriptive statistical analysis and its foundations, inferential statistics to include estimation, and hypothesis testing using both traditional parametric as well as nonparametric procedures for research situations involving one or two groups of treatment conditions.

Course Benefits

  • Understand descriptive and inferential statistics and their practical use in making decisions.
  • Gain experience on application versus theory with industry examples and cases.

EMEN 5015: Engineering Communication

This course helps students master all forms of communication required in a technical leadership position from individual social media to formal corporate presentations.

Course Benefits:  

  • Gain ability to write academic papers, business/management summaries, and proposals.
  • Communicate ideas by speaking clearly, persuasively, adequately, and energetically.
  • Understand the context and dynamics of coaching, counseling, and communicating with appropriate gestures and interaction.
  • Present in various business environments and to various audiences.

EMEN 5020: Finance for Engineering Managers

This course introduces concepts and skills necessary to assess financial performance, including the analysis of income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Apply the concepts and skills of corporate finance to your personal finance, including the creating of a diversified investment portfolio. Enhance your management credentials by being knowledgeable in corporate finance.

Course Benefits:  

  • Understand and apply concepts of the time value of money, and of risk and return.
  • Know how to assess the financial health of a firm.
  • Know how to assess personal financial health.
  • Learn to use the various investment evaluation tools including NPV, IRR, and payback.
  • Learn how to manage growth in the context of maximizing firm value.
  • Understand financial instruments, capital assets, and the markets in which they exist.

EMEN 5030: Fundamentals of Project Management

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the project management discipline, including the concepts, tools, and techniques used in the management and leadership of projects small and large alike. Key topics covered include the role of the project manager; project team selection and management; cost, schedule and risk management; quality in projects; and introduction to creating and maintaining project plans through the project lifecycle.

Course Benefits:  

  • Gain basic principles for managing projects.
  • Develop project budgets and schedules.
  • Assess project risks.
  • Learn how to manage a project team.
  • Learn how to monitor and control a project.
  • Learn to present projects to stakeholders.

EMEN 5032: Project Management Application and Execution

This course covers advanced project management emphasizing judgment-intensive decision-making and team leadership.  Case studies from a variety of fields are employed to illuminate best and worst practices that impact businesses, careers and lives.  Advanced project management tools are reviewed and analyzed for real-world utility.  Prerequisites: EMEN 5030 or EMEN 5031, graduate standing and one year of industry experience. EMEN 5030 may be waived based on experience.

Course Benefit:  

  • Enhances and extends fundamental project manageent skills into real-world contexts with non-obvious oversight and decision-making challenges, for students who either currently or ultimately hope to manage high-value engineering projects and programs.

EMEN 5041: Performance Excellence for Business and Service

This course focuses on the advanced study of methods designed to maximize excellence in business performance. Includes a model to understand process and product tradeoffs, interactions with supplies, integrated manufacturing systems, and meeting customer requirements while maximizing profitability. These characteristics are addressed both strategically and tactically through the use of case analysis, field study, and experiential learning for production and service sectors.

Course Benefits:  

  • Completes the review and understand of the BPE Model initiated in EMEN 5040.
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of methods and principles associated with Customer and Supplier Quality Assurance Systems, Principles of Daily Management, Effective Employee Involvement models, and how to execute Statistical Start-Ups of new and existing lines/facilities.

EMEN 5042: Data Science for Quality Improvement

This course develops in-depth expertise in the concepts, tools, and techniques used in the management and measurement of quality and productivity. Apply statistics and probability to the topics of process variation and statistical process control and capability analysis for process, product, and measurement systems. Explore an introduction to design of experiments (DOE) in business and industry to improve both quality and performance.

Course Benefits:  

  • Understand the interrelated processes behind business enterprises.
  • Learn to manage these processes for continual improvement.
  • Gain methods for process analysis, improvement, and ongoing management.
  • Understand the structure of and difference between the Problem-Solving and Quality Improvement Strategies.
  • Diagnose process opportunities and problems with Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods and tools.
  • Understand the basics of Design of Experiments (DOE).

EMEN 5043: Systems for Quality Improvement

This is an advanced study of methods, tools, techniques, and systems associated with advanced quality applications. Includes a survey of advanced process control technologies, control schemes, and measurement system analysis. Non-EMP students require instructor consent.

Course Benefits:  

  • Discover and identify where your company is related to the hierarchy of improvement.
  • Select and use the appropriate systems, strategies, and tools to address management and operator controllable errors.
  • Implement daily management and standardization in operations.
  • Apply the methods for root cause analysis, reliability improvement, and mistake proofing in your business or workplace.
  • Identify when to use the Problem­ Solving and/or Quality Improvement Strategies based on a problem statement.
  • Diagnose process opportunities and problems using reliability methods and tools.
  • Plan in advance for quality performance for new products and processes.

EMEN 5050: Leading Oneself

Provides working engineers a background in leadership concepts and methods and enables students to develop practical leadership skills through numerous in-class exercises and experimentation based assignments. Topics include authentic leadership, motivating self and others, cultivating emotional intelligence, personal mastery, creating accountability, conflict resolution, leading change, and organizational culture. Required for all Engineering Management degree students. Same as TLEN 5050.

Course Benefits:  

  • Understand and practice foundational leadership skills.
  • Enhance personal and professional effectiveness.
  • Develop communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Understand the dynamics of personal and organizational change.
  • Understand the power of emotional intelligence and learn strategies for working with emotions.
  • Develop, conduct, and analyze an action plan to increase personal leadership effectiveness and/or resolve a management problem.
  • Increase self-knowledge.

EMEN 5052: Leading Others

This course helps students learn and apply leadership techniques needed to succeed in an engineering, engineering-related business, or industry environment.  Students will apply elements of personal effectiveness including negotiation and managing organizational politics, explore practical leadership activities including defining roles and responsibilities and setting vision/direction, and apply team-building activities including hiring and building a team.

Course Benefits:  

  • Gain a greater understanding of a leader’s responsibilities.
  • Learn the principles of leadership.
  • Learn how to create and maintain an efficient, effective, and motivated team.
  • Learn how to maximize team performance.
  • Learn how to communicate with your team.

EMEN 5053: Leading Technical Organizations

This course will provide the student with a set of relevant organizational leadership skills that can be employed now and evolved over time to effectively lead organizations that provide complex systems and capabilities. The class explores how a leader multiplies their abilities by leading through others and that one's executive presence is essential to be a leader of leaders.  Students who hold entry level leadership positions now at work or in school with aspirations of leading technical organizations in their future should consider this course.

Course Benefits:  

  • Learn how to build an integrated team of effective leaders and how to multiply their abilities through effectively leading leaders. 
  • Learn how organizational leaders are ultimately accountable for meeting commitments.
  • Learn the value of enduring relationships and their contribution to business success.
  • Learn how setting the right strategy is critical to value creation.
  • Gain strategic insight into important skills required of organizational leaders that can be applied in an evolutionary way to entry level leadership positions. 

EMEN 5065: Global Topics in Aerospace

This course examines a range of current international space topics and issues, including civil, military, and commercial activities. Students will explore the origins and evolution of space policy and laws over time and examine the strategic role in international affairs. Topics include a range of current challenges and debates in the aerospace field, such as current organizational and governance structures, space economics, international human exploration strategies, the future of space exploration, deregulation and space traffic management approaches and recent developments and possibilities in the commercial space sector.  This course also discusses the debates and decisions that have shaped global space activities, and the international policy issues that must be addressed to meet future goals.  The course will involve guest speakers as subject matter experts and student led debates to advance the discussion of these topics. 

Course Benefits:  

  • Learn the history and importance of space policy and law.
  • Understand the stakeholders in the space enterprise, including civil, military and commercial participants.
  • Learn how to identify a variety of space challenges and issues and develop arguments for and against particular opinions.
  • Gain skills to express understanding and deliver arguments clearly and effectively in both written reports and research and debate.

EMEN 5080: Ethical Decision-Making in Engineering Management

Learn how to recognize ethical issues and dilemmas affecting managers in the workplace. Understand various models and practices offering solutions to these issues and how to create a culture of ethics and integrity in supporting and/or building a profitable, healthy, and responsible organization.  Please note:  Distance students are required to participate live via Zoom (web conferencing) and/or by attending in the classroom.

Course Benefits:  

  • Understand and appreciate the elements of ethics, the importance of ethical decision making and its effects on the individual, business, and society.
  • Be able to apply ethics to business and management decision making.
  • Formulate a prescriptive and psychological approach to ethical decision making.

EMEN 5090: Marketing & Technology Ventures

Learn the basics of marketing for developing a technology innovation as a commercially successful product, including customer development as a part of product development. Designed to be of interest to engineers in existing companies and startups. The format includes in-depth discussions of real-world case studies and marketing strategies for the high tech environment. Non-EMP students require instructor consent.

Course Benefits:  

  • Understand customers’ needs and wants.
  • Identify alternative solutions to address customers’ needs and wants.
  • Understand how customers evaluate and use products to address their needs.
  • Define one’s own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Define comprehensive, new-product plans that will compel customers to purchase.

EMEN 5094: Entrepreneurship for Engineers

This course explores the concepts of entrepreneurship as it relates to forming an innovative and successful technology based venture. Takes a very practical approach to entrepreneurship with a semester long project that incorporates all the fundamental elements of new business creation. The objective is to enable engineering students to transform their own creative technical idea into a viable and sustainable business opportunity.

Course Benefits:  

  • Define the principles and concepts of innovation.
  • Learn and apply tools to evaluate high-technology product and service ideas.
  • Describe and apply the steps to translate your ideas into viable business opportunities.
  • Recognize and overcome the challenges when pitching ideas to the investor community.
  • Learn the terminology to effectively communicate with your financial network.
  • Build the necessary team to ensure success of your high-tech venture.
  • Write effective business plans for today’s executives and investors.
  • Build confidence in presenting business proposals to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

EMEN 5215: Principles & Practices of the Sustainable Enterprise

A practical, hands-on course for engineers, scientists, and business managers that integrates sustainability into technology-based businesses and startups. The course opens with an examination of the opportunities for innovative environmental and social solutions that drive real change.  Students then learn the tools to develop and market products for the rapidly growing number of eco- and socially-conscious consumers.  That leads to an overview of the sustainable supply chain, responsible manufacturing operations, and financial accounting methods such as the triple bottom line and the E-P&L. The course then covers social entrepreneurship, businesses focused on the developing world, and how to become an agent of change within your organization.  Students apply sustainability concepts in a semester-long project creating a viable business opportunity that addresses real-world social and environmental challenges.

EMEN 5315: Business Law for Engineering Managers

This course provides engineering students an introduction to important areas of business law likely to be encountered as technology and engineering managers.  Topics include fundamental legal concepts, intellectual property and strategy, contracts, data privacy and product liability. The course uses experiential and practical approaches and exercises to enable the student to identify and address critical legal issues in real-world business contexts.

EMEN 5316: Engineering, Product Liability & the Litigation Process

This course provides engineering students the experience of working through a product litigation case, beginning with understanding why products fail, to the various stages of the litigation process culminating in a mock trial where engineers are “on the stand” as expert witnesses.  This course meets concurrently with LAWS 7343, engaging both engineering and law students in the same learning environment.  Course topics include:

  • Why products fail
  • Reliability & Design
  • What happens when products do fail
  • Product liability - your role as an engineer
  • Working with lawyers
  • The litigation process
  • Engineers as expert witnesses
  • Engineers on the stand - what to expect
  • Engineers in the legal profession - real opportunities
  • Guest lectures from law firms and executives from a variety of technical industries 

EMEN 5400: Product Development & Design

This is a practical, hands-on course that blends the latest research with the real world of product development within a business. You’ll learn where creative ideas come, and come up with your own innovative product concept that you’ll continue to refine throughout the course. You’ll then define the product’s critical customer requirements, using the most up-to-date methodologies such as IDEO’s Design Thinking model, as well as the new Design-Driven Innovation model successfully used by Nest, Google, and other innovative companies. Understanding what your product must do, you’ll apply your technical knowledge to identify the specifications on how it will actually do it, and then benchmark the design against everything else out there. At this point it is time construct some simple prototypes to assess the level of customer interest. You’ll then use current methods to ensure your product design has a minimal environmental footprint and aligns with the emerging idea of the Circular Economy. Finally, you’ll assess the financial opportunity and construct a financial business case worthy of presentation to the executive office. The course concludes with a fun tradeshow event where you are the company’s technical sales representative and demonstrate your product to your fellow product developers. 

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the product development process used by many companies, from stage-gate models to agile scrum methods;
  • Know how and when to apply design thinking, human-centered design and design-driven innovation ideation techniques and come up with your own idea for an innovative product;
  • Learn how to conduct customer research to define Critical Customer Requirements;
  • Apply a functional requirement analysis and establish product specifications using a QFD;
  • Get your product develop team to ideate and then downselect the best concept designs;
  • Create physical and digital prototypes using a variety of low-cost materials and online tools;
  • Evaluate the environmental and social impacts of the design concept;
  • Build marketing materials to that create customer buzz;
  • Forecast market demand, enabling creation of the product’s business case;
  • Participate in a class-wide “tradeshow” event where you demonstrate your product prototype to your peers (tradeshow attendees)!

EMEN 5405: Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

This course examines the disciplined processes of designing and managing complex systems over their life cycle. Requirements engineering, reliability, logistics, team leadership, testing and evaluation, maintainability, and other disciplines are examined with focus on the system engineering of small spacecraft.

Course Benefits:  

  • Gain understanding of system engineering techniques in product development.
  • Learn the origin and structure of modern systems, the stepwise development of complex systems, and the organization system of development projects.
  • Understand and apply systems engineering processes, practices, procedures, tactics, and techniques.
  • Find ways to make product development more efficient.

EMEN 5500: Lean & Agile Management

Learn lean and agile concepts and tools to improve customer value, improve processes, and reduce waste. Examine and apply lean and agile principles in diverse circumstances including hardware/software, product development/ongoing operations, and manufacturing products/providing services. Apply your learning to improving performance in current responsibilities, whether as an individual contributor or as a manager. Credit not granted for this course and OPIM 6080.

Course Benefits:  

  • Understand how to manage from a value perspective.
  • Understand how to manage from a systems perspective.
  • Learn L&A concepts and tools by applying them.
  • Be prepared to continuously improve value in diverse settings.
  • Be prepared to readily adapt to new challenges.

EMEN 5610: Advanced Statistical Methods for Engineering Research

Combines intermediate and advanced statistical methods (Two- and Three-Way ANOVA and post hoc analyses for a large variety of specific designs). Real data sets are employed permitting a focus on engineering research in support of business decision making through the integration of cost benefit analysis and process performance. Parametric as well as nonparametric methods of analysis are included.

Course Benefits:  

  • This course is intended to serve as the second course in a four-course sequence (not including EMEN 5005, which is a prerequisite to the initiation of the Certificate) in Managing Applied Research in Technology.
  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should possess the ability to perform required statistical analyses for virtually any univariate application in a business/industrial setting.

EMEN 5620: Data Mining & Screening Experiments for Engineering Research

This course combines intermediate and advanced statistical methods with practical research applications. Develops commonly used statistical models such as Two and Three-Way Analysis of Variance and the analysis of Fractional Factorial Designs for the solution of common business and industrial research problems. The statistical models are implemented and interpreted in the context of actual data sets using available statistical software.

Course Benefits:  

  • Perform simple, multiple, and nonlinear regression analyses, including the analysis of all underlying assumptions associated with these models.
  • Perform analyses as associated with nominal and ordinal data applications/measurements.
  • Design cost-effictive and efficient fractional factorial designs.
  • Combine fractional and full factorial designs with simple and multiple regression applications and CHAID and other decision tree anlaysis methods for the purpose of data mining. 

EMEN 5710: Enterprise Strategic Management

Learn how to team up with fellow classmates to launch a high-tech company as part of an eight quarter project in a competitive, simulated business environment. Make decisions in product development, marketing, operations, and finance based on results of the previous quarter. Prepare a business pitch and executive summary to justify additional venture capital or a bank loan. Non-EMP students require instructor consent.

Course Benefits:  

  • Develop management skills by giving an integrated perspective of the entire business operation.
  • Experience the challenges and rewards of starting up and running a new business venture division or group.
  • Build confidence through knowledge and experience.
  • Develop strategic planning and execution skills within a rapidly changing environment.
  • Crystallize the linkages between business decisions and financial performance.
  • Instill a bottom line focus and the simultaneous need to deliver customer value.
  • Internalize how important it is to use market data and competitive signals to adjust the strategic plan and more tightly focus business tactics.
  • Develop teamwork across functions, opening up new communication links.
  • Promote better decision making by helping you see how your decisions can affect the performance of others and the organization as a whole.
  • Facilitate learning of important business concepts, principles, and ways of thinking.

EMEN 5830 Special Topics: Aerospace Program Management

This course addresses project/program management as it is implemented in the aerospace industry.  A significant portion of the aerospace industry is project based and these projects typically have responsibilities to two distinct primary stakeholders: the sponsor/customer and the business executing the project.  This course expands on the traditional project management scope, specifically studying how the traditional scope of project management is tailored to aerospace projects, and studying how projects fit within the context of an aerospace business.  A common, but not exclusive, theme of the course will be the management of projects for which the U.S. Government (NASA, DoD) is the customer.

EMEN 5830 Special Topics: Advanced Project, Program & Portfolio Management

This fast-paced course builds on the solid project management foundation established in the Fundamentals of Project Management course.  Students who meet the courses prerequisites will delve deeper into the key project management knowledge needed by today’s practicing project managers while also being introduced to the program and portfolio management concepts that drive delivery in the business world today.  The course covers the content from both the PMI Standard for Program Management and PMI Standard for Portfolio Management while emphasizing in-class exercises and discussion, case studies, and guest speakers who are recognized experts in these fields.  Prerequisites:  EMEN 5030 or EMEN 5031, prerequisite may be waived with PMP Certification.

Course Benefits:  

  • Understand the differences and benefits of project, program, and portfolio management.
  • Understand the project lifecycle models and methodologies most used in industry today.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of key project management topics like financial, team, and stakeholder management.
  • Explore the key topics in the PMI Standard for Program Management (the basis of the PMI PgMP certification).
  • Explore the key topics in the PMI Standard for Portfolio Management (the basis of the PMI PfMP certification).
  • Examine how Project and Program Management Offices (PMO’s) can add value with project, program, and portfolio standards and strategies.
  • Demonstrate verbal and written communication competence in a final group business presentation to the class.

EMEN 5830 Special Topics: NeuroLeadership

This course examines the idea of thinking of your brain as your “engine” for managing relationships, leadership of oneself, and others.  Course content will apply brain science to learn the operating manual to get the most out of your “engine.” This course provides hands-on application of concepts and techniques deriving from the latest brain research, philosophy and psychology that can improve your individual leadership performance, as well as that of your team and organization. Students will examine a number of issues, including the power of neuroplasticity in unleashing the incredible capability of your brain to change, forge resilience and build mental toughness.  Topics include the primal power of storytelling, as well as the subtle power of influence and psychological safety to create the conditions for success.

EMEN 5830: Special Topics: Leading for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Engineering 

This course focuses on the importance of embedding diversity equity inclusion (DEI) in engineering workplace environments. Students focus on the historical narrative of institutions and institutional structures that have shaped instances of inclusion and exclusion in engineering, how their own identity and background shape their thoughts and actions, and how transformational leadership is enacted for DEI in a challenging atmosphere.

EMEN 5830 Special Topics: Resilience Engineering Leadership in Crisis 

This course examines the qualities and practices of resilience leadership amid uncertainty, chaos, and catastrophic system failure. Unexpected disruptions of complex sociological, ecological, and technological systems, which includes critical infrastructure essential to public health, safety, and well-­‐being, are studied. Students will learn how to apply resilience concepts and methods to assess the resilience of a system. This may include current events like COVID-­19, the present economic downturn, and climate change. 

Course Benefits:

  • Establish a firm understanding of resilience and how resilience policy can influence threat readiness and response.
  • Introduce tools and methods to assess the resilience of a system to possible threats.
  • Examine interdependent role of humans interacting with complex systems.
  • Construct a resilience framework integrating socio-­‐technical systems and processes.
  • Identify the essential qualities, characteristics, and practices of resilience leadership.
  • Differentiate resilience leadership qualities and methods for addressing vulnerability to surprise from other perspectives such as risk management, game theory, and reliability.

EMEN 5900: Research Methods & Experimental Design

This course explores commonly used research methods including analytical, agreement, descriptive, and relational methods; experimental design including incorporation, nesting, blocking, and controlling; and threats to the internal and external validity of research. Also reviewed are sampling procedures and considerations, measurement validity and reliability, and managing the research study.

Course Benefits:  

  • Gain exposure to all types of research methods, including experimental design methodologies.
  • Learn how to conduct research in your organization.
  • Prepare for a successful capstone project, master's thesis, or research study.  

For the most up-to-date course information for the current term, please see myCUinfo (log in with your IdentiKey) or Course Search (for those without campus login credentials).  To search online courses only, please use Advanced Search, and select "Online" as Instruction Mode. For the full list of courses, please see the comprehensive course list.  

EMEN 3100: Introduction to Engineering Management

This course examines topics important to the management of engineering activities within organizations. Topics include the relationship of engineering to business and management disciplines, the functions of an engineering manager, principles and techniques for managing financial resources, and business ownership. Explores best practices in global engineering management, process management, legal issues, ethics, organizational behavior, and communications.

Course Benefits:  

  • Understand the role of engineers and engineering managers in a diverse global business environment.
  • Describe effective strategies for attracting, managing, and leading knowledge workers.
  • Explain the role of engineers and engineering managers in a firm’s product development, sales, marketing, and distribution efforts.
  • Identify the business principles of operations management, organizational structure, production, quality systems, and business formation.
  • Understand and appreciate the role of accounting principles, financial management, and economics to the field of engineering.

EMEN 4030: Project Management Systems

This course provides skills in project management, one of the fastest growing professions, using standard processes that fit into any industry, sector, or geography. This interactive class provides students with the tools necessary to effectively initiate, execute, control, and close any type of project for increased success. Students learn the skills to oversee projects to ensure it meets its goals, time line, and budget.

Course Benefits

  • Gain basic principles for managing projects.
  • Develop project budgets and schedules.
  • Assess project risks.
  • Learn how to manage a project team.
  • Learn how to monitor and present a project.

EMEN 4050: Leadership & Professional Skills

Accelerate your personal and professional growth with the essential skills required to become an effective leader/manager. Conduct personal development through exercises in communication and leadership effectiveness. Explore leadership styles, managing commitments, change management, negotiation, conflict resolution, organizational culture, emotional intelligence, team dynamics, and business ethics.

Course Benefits:  

  • Understand how to be an effective leader.
  • Understand team dynamics and how to function effectively within a team.
  • Learn about different leadership styles and how to apply them to your own situation.

EMEN 4100: Engineering Economics

This course introduces engineering cost concepts, financial statements, and the corporate economic environment. Includes concepts and methods of analysis of the time value of money, comparison of project alternatives before and after taxes, cash flow, replacement analysis, risk management, and financial case statements.

Course Benefits:   

  • Understand how a typical engineering project idea evolves into a business.
  • Learn the role of engineers in business.
  • Work in a team to prepare a written proposal regarding a case study of engineering economic decisions.
  • Give a team presentation to a group of peers about a case study of engineering economic alternatives.
  • Generate an Excel financial model that incorporates an Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement.
  • Understand the relationship between an Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement.
  • Forecast and budget to build a viable financial model.
  • Use financial equations to compare and make financial decisions.

EMEN 4110: Supply Chain Management

This course explores the key issues related to the design and management of supply chains. Covers the efficient integration of suppliers, production facilities, warehouses, and stores so that the right products in the right quantity reach customers at the right time. Focuses on the minimization of the total supply chain cost subject to service requirements imposed by a variety of industries. Same as MGMT 4110.

Course Benefits:   

  • Understand the basics of supply chain management.
  • Learn how different organizations integrate within the total system.
  • Identify how to minimize costs.

EMEN 4120: Managing Business Processes

This course covers the concepts and tools to design and manage business processes. Emphasizes modeling an analysis, information technology support for process activities, and management of process flows. Graphical simulation software is used to create dynamic models of business processes and predict the effect of changes. Prepares students for a strong management or consulting career path in business processes. Same as MGMT 4120 & MGMT 5120.

Course Benefits:   

  • Understand the basics of business processes.
  • Learn how to use simulation software for application of concepts learned.

EMEN 4200: Engineering & Entrepreneurship for the Developing World

Use your engineering and problem solving skills, combined with market/industry research, customer interviews, design for manufacturability, stakeholder management, and financial modeling to promote entrepreneurship and sustainable change in the developing world. Explore alternative energy, medical devices, phones, internet, recycling, cook stoves, clean water, sanitation, and infrastructure.

Course Benefits:  

  • Identity the importance, opportunity, feasibility, and complexity of facilitating wealth generation in the developing world.
  • Explain how engineering and entrepreneurship influence development and sustainability, and what technologies are appropriate solutions.
  • Determine how interdependent systems and risk mitigation can setup a sustainable business.
  • Create and deliver a team presentation about a project that combines engineering and entrepreneurship.

EMEN 4400: Quality Management

This course introduces the concepts, tools and techniques used in the management and measurement of quality and productivity in a business environment. Associated topics include: statistics methods, design quality, measurement, control, and process improvement. Discover the basics of performance excellence management including Baldridge Award criteria, strategic planning, leadership, and daily quality management.

Course Benefits:  

  • Describe the basic concepts, history, and definitions of quality.
  • Explain the impact of quality on business results and competitiveness.
  • Compare the foundations of modern quality management.
  • Differentiate the core principles of quality.
  • Apply statistical methods and methods for design quality.
  • Employ the process improvement methodology.
  • Recognize the importance of strategic planning, organizational performance, and leadership.
  • Construct a system of daily management.

EMEN 4405: Systems Engineering

This course introduces students to system engineering in terms of defining objectives, applications, and the major steps in the systems engineering process. Learn to work effectively with diverse project teams. Industry standards are covered that lay out the steps of the classic Systems Engineering lifecycle. Real world engineering examples from concept exploration to hardware retirement are used.

Course Benefits:  

  • Learn how engineering tasks are integrated into the larger system.
  • Understand when and why system-level requirements drive the design of your subsystem. 

EMEN 4800: Technology Ventures & Marketing

Learn marketing concepts, skills, and tools to launch new products and ventures. Engage with faculty, classmates, guest speakers, industry professionals, potential customers, and one's leadership team to help you launch your venture. Develop the necessary skills and tools to be successful colleagues, managers, and leaders in industry. Gain valuable business acumen using a hands-on learning environment.

Course Benefits:  

  • Learn basic marketing concepts.
  • Learn how to write a marketing plan.
  • Explore modern marketing methods.
  • Understand disruptive technologies.
  • Apply concepts to marketing case studies, both successes and failures.

EMEN 4820: Entrepreneurial Product Design

A practical, hands-on course that introduces engineers and business students to the exciting world of product development. Each student will create a concept for an innovative product, assess its commercial potential, construct simple digital and physical prototypes, and evaluate its impact on the environment. The course culminates in a trade-show like event where everyone showcases their world-changing product to their peers.

Course Benefits:  

  • Learn how to take a product from concept to prototype phase.
  • Learn how to evaluate product viability.
  • Explore modern marketing methods.
  • Apply concepts to live event with peers.

EMEN 4825: New Venture Creation

Learn the necessary elements of a business plan and how to prepare a complete, well-written plan for an entrepreneurial business venture. Students work in interdisciplinary business-engineering five-person teams to create a business concept and take it through to business plan completion. Same as ESBM 4830.

Course Benefits:  

  • Gain business plan writing skills.
  • Learn how to take a business concept from inception to completion.
  • Learn how to work in teams. 

EMEN 4830 Special Topics: Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa

Same as INBU 4925.

EMEN 4830 Special Topics: Resilience Engineering Management

This course takes an integrative approach to the introduction of resilience and resilience engineering—the study of how complex systems function in a context of surprise or unanticipated conditions typically associated with natural or man-­‐made disaster events and catastrophic system disruptions. The resilience concepts and management practices covered are relevant to current events like the COVID-19 crisis and the emerging impacts of climate change.

Course Benefits:   

  • Capable of applying an integrative framework to any type of wicked problem;
  • Articulate a clear understanding of resilience perspectives from multiple disciplines.
  • Cultivate personal and professional resilience qualities, practices, and management skills.
  • Clear understanding of resilience, resilience engineering, and the role and responsibility of resilience engineering managers.
  • Possess the basic knowledge, tools, and skills needed to serve in a resilience engineering management function.
  • Gain awareness of potential career opportunities in the emerging field of resilience engineering and resilience engineering management.

EMEN 4830 Special Topics: Designing for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Engineering

Often, diversity, equity, and inclusion are an afterthought or integrated once a product has been recalled or a system has been formed. The purpose of this course is to support students in developing new strategies and approaches for more inclusive and equitable environments in the entire engineering design process. Students will focus on the historical narrative of institutions as well as institutional structures that have shaped instances of inclusion and exclusion in engineering, how their own identity and background shapes their thoughts and actions, how transformational leadership is enacted for diversity, equity, and inclusion in a multifaceted and challenging atmosphere, and how involving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the strategic planning process of designing can create additional innovations and opportunities.  This course may be counted as an elective for the Engineering Entrepreneurship minor, Engineering Management minor and certificate, and the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Writing requirement for undergraduate engineering BS degree programs.

EMEN 4830 Special Topics: Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurial Finance examines elements, focusing on start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. The course addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: pricing versus cost, how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of the company; and how should funding, employment contracts, and exit decisions are structured. In addition, the course includes an in-depth analysis of the structure of the private equity industry and how to build capitalization (cap) tables.