Engineering Management:   Offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

EM 501 - Industrial Management (3 credits)
Prerequisite: approval from the engineering management graduate advisor or program director. Operational aspects of management techniques: organization, product design and development, distribution logistics, marketing, plant location and layout, materials handling, production planning and control, inventory control, quality control, work analysis, and incentive plans.

EM 502 - Engineering Cost Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: approval from the engineering management graduate advisor or program director. Financial, engineering, economic, and cost-control aspects of industrial management; the accounting cycle; cost accounting procedure; and cost-model techniques of making cost comparisons through engineering economic studies.

EM 503 - Methods and Applications of Industrial Statistics and Probability (3 credits)
Prerequisites: approval from the engineering management graduate advisor or program director, undergraduate course in calculus. An analytical approach to basic engineering probability and statistics, with applications drawn from both manufacturing and process industries. Emphasis is placed upon the utility of statistical inference derived from engineering data.

EM 602 - Management Science (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate calculus and probability and statistics. Linear programming: formulation, methodology, and application; the transportation problem; the assignment problem; Markov chains and their applications in decision making; queueing systems; deterministic and stochastic inventory models.

EM 607 - Seminar in Contemporary Management Problems (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate courses in economics and management. Readings, discussions, field studies, and reports in areas of contemporary management, behavioral science, management science, economics, and systems planning and control. Course is designed to encourage and give direction to student research for thesis.

EM 617 - Environmental Risk Assessment (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate courses in calculus and economics. Application of management technique methodology to recognize, evaluate, and make decisions regarding expenditures for the mitigation of potentially hazardous environmental risks. Basic analytical techniques applicable to social and economic risk assessment; methodology and application to current air and water resources; and rationale for cost-benefit and trade-off analysis. Technical characteristics of materials: half-life, decomposition rates, and temperature sensitivity determining environmental probabilities and expectations.

EM 631 - Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering (3 credits)
Control of air, water, and solid waste pollution by federal, state, and local government statutes and international law. Preparation of environmental impact statements and the right of private citizens to bring suit under federal clean air and water pollution legislation are discussed, as well as limitations on these rights.

EM 632 - Legal Aspects in Construction (3 credits)
Introduction to the legal factors affecting construction activities: contract responsibilities of contractors, engineers, and owners; subcontracts and third-party liability; construction law and code compliance; and insurance and bonds.

EM 633 - Legal Aspects of Health and Safety (3 credits)
Review of key laws and regulations pertaining to occupational health, safety, and product liability; methods to determine which codes apply in given situations and to prepare operating procedures to be used for internal compliance.

EM 634 - Legal, Ethical and Intellectual Property Issues for Engineering Managers (3 credits)
Introduction to various environmental, product liability, health and safety, and intellectual property, legal, as well as ethical, issues facing engineering managers. Current New Jersey and federal laws and pending legal actions in these fields. Case studies and advanced multimedia learning tools are used.

EM 635 - Management of Engineering Research and Development (3 credits)
Prerequisites: principles of management and statistics, or EM 501 and EM 503. A systems approach to management of resources, and tasks needed for engineering research and development. Identification, analysis, and evaluation of the operational characteristics and structure of the research laboratory and engineering office; functions of planning, organizing, staffing, direction, control, innovation, and representation; and planning and control theories, techniques, and current practices in scientific and engineering management.

EM 636 - Project Management (3 credits)
Prerequisites: IE 492 (see undergraduate catalog for description), IE 603 or equivalents. Introduction to concepts of project management and techniques for planning and controlling of resources to accomplish specific project goals. While the focus is on technically oriented projects, the principles discussed are applicable to the management of any project. Topics include time, cost considerations, cash flow forecasting, financial and performance control, documentation.

EM 637 - Project Control (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EM 636 or equivalent. Focuses on the methodology that can be employed to plan project implementation and control progress. Topics include work breakdown construction, task and schedule development budgetary control, earned value analysis, and behavioral considerations. Project management software utilization is emphasized.

EM 638 - Advanced Topics in Project Management and Cost Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisites: EM 636, EM 637 or equivalent. Considers project management from its initial development to its successful execution from the owner and vendor's perspective. Topics emphasized include pre-proposal activities, project finance, risk control claim management, contract administration and human resource utilization and termination. Assignments include working in a team setting and, when appropriate, using relevant software.

EM 640 - Distribution Logistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EM 602 or Tran 650 or equivalent. Distribution logistics emphasizing systems engineering techniques used to optimize corporate profit and customer service: transportation modes; inventory policies; warehousing and order processing; and the best logistics gross margin. Same as Tran 640.

EM 641 - Engineering Procurement and Materials Management (3 credits)
Prerequisites: EM 602, EM 640, and EM 674 or equivalents. Study of the logistics life cycle, involving planning, analysis, design, testing, distribution and life cycle support. Make versus buy engineering design decision. Various tools and techniques for an effective life cycle support program. Bench-marking approach to survey available internal and external resources and competitor solutions. Constructing life cycle cost models for acquisitions. Build adequate specification. Application of the latest techniques in supplier chain quality management. Case studies and advanced multimedia learning tools are used.

EM 655 - Management Aspects of Information Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: computer programming experience. Information flow in an organization as an integrated system and management resource: techniques of data analysis, design, and processing; characteristics of computerized information-handling equipment; data acquisition, storage, processing, retrieval, and transmission to decision-makers; and information systems for finance, production, inventory, accounting, marketing, and distribution.

EM 660 - Financing an Industrial Enterprise (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate economics, accounting, and engineering economy. Principles of financial practice and management in modern business corporations emphasizing financial planning and control; capital project and working capital needs; internal and external financing; and finance as a major function of the management process.

EM 661 - Advanced Engineering Economics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate engineering economics or equivalent. Economic use of a firm's capital resources. Feasibility studies of potential major capital investments likely to be considered by an enterprise. Risk assessment, cost engineering, effect of financing sources, life cycle, and technologies forecasting models. Case studies are used.

EM 674 - Benchmarking and Quality Function Deployment (3 credits)
Prerequisite: IE 673 or equivalent. Continuation of IE 673. Benchmarking surveys of competition, process analysis of engineering activities, statistical process control mathematics, Taguchi methods of process and product design, current total quality management innovations, quality functional deployment. Case studies and advanced multimedia learning tools are used.

EM 691 - Cost Estimating for Capital Projects (3 credits)
Prerequisites: EM 502 and EM 503, or equivalent. Cost estimating techniques and procedures for budgeting used in evaluation, planning, and control of capital investments. Emphasis on updating for change, escalation, and statistical and computer methods.

EM 693 - Managerial Economics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate economics. Internal and external influences on the economic practices of business; classical and current theories of economic behavior; contemporary analytical techniques; behavior of costs, prices, and profits; demand analysis, competition and monopoly; capital expenditure planning; profit theories and business cycles; and econometric models of market strategies, competitive action, and demand behavior.

EM 695 - Public Utility Energy Management (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EM 602 or equivalent. Managing loads on electric power systems. Influence of variable rate structure and description of several projects currently in progress.

EM 696 - Nuclear Power Reactor Management (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate economics and physics. Nuclear power reactor management and power generation alternatives: optimum performance; maximum control; minimum cost; capacity planning; cost estimating; investment requirements; plant location and safety; separation technology for fuel enrichment; transportation and storage of spent fuel; reprocessing and nuclear waste storage; and regulatory aspects of nuclear power.

EM 701 - Master's Thesis (6 credits)
Prerequisites: matriculation for the M.S. degree, adequate graduate courses in the field of the proposed thesis, and the thesis advisor's approval. Thesis must contribute to the field, and preferably aid the candidate's present or potential career. While original research may not always result, the thesis should provide a new conclusion or application. A student must continuously register for a minimum of 3 credits per semester until the thesis is completed. Total credit will be limited, however, to the 6 credits indicated for the thesis.

EM 714 - Multicriteria Decision Making (3 credits)
Prerequisite: some background in operations research. Multiobjective programming and conflict analysis to evaluate alternatives in decision making, utility, assessment methodology, interactive and noninteractive multiple mathematical programming methods, and surrogate worth trade-off methods are covered.

EM 715 - Design of an Enterprise (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate economics, industrial management accounting, engineering economy, probability and statistics; 9 credits of EM courses at 600-level or above; and advisor's approval. Organization and management of an enterprise, from initial planning through production and distribution of manufactured products. Students choose the industry that they study.

EM 716 - Seminar in the Design of an Enterprise (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EM 715. Continuation of EM 715. Depending on the student's interest, report on design of the particular enterprise emphasizing either the management of research and development; the management of production; the management of distribution; or the management of manpower.

EM 725 - Independent Research (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission from the ME department's industrial and management engineering division advisor. Program of study prescribed and approved by student's advisor. Special course covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested, but is not of sufficiently broad interest to warrant regular course offering.

EM 740 - Management of Transportation Carriers (3 credits)
Prerequisites: Tran 610 or equivalent and Tran 650 or EM 602 or equivalent. Presents theory and practice of managing transportation carriers, including the concepts of costing, pricing, designing and marketing transportation service; the concepts of financial efficiency and resource productivity with application to the selected freight carriers in each mode of transportation. Selected case studies of carriers? operations management practices in various modes. Comparative studies of service characteristics, market share, cost structures both within a particular transportation mode and between the modes. Same as Tran 740.

EM 765 - Multi-modal Freight Transportation Systems Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisites: Tran 610 or equivalent and Tran 650 or EM 602 or equivalent. Quantitative methods for the analysis and planning of freight transportation services. The supply-performance-demand paradigm for freight transportation systems. Cost and performance as determined by system design and operations. Relationship of traffic and revenue to service levels and pricing. Optimal service design and redesign for transportation enterprises and operations planning. Fleet and facility investment planning. Applications to various modes. Same as Tran 765 and CE 765.

EM 771 - Operations Cost and Management Control (3 credits)
Prerequisites: 6 credits of EM courses at 600-level or above. Analysis and control of cost and other operational aspects of enterprises: manufacturing, distribution and overhead budgets; cost accounting; management information systems; relevant behavioral factors; financial and other management reports. Case studies used.