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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

College of Engineering

Courses - MSEM Graduate Level

506B. Management of Engineering Technology and Innovation (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing.
Analysis of the principles and theory of engineering administrative organizations, information systems, management functions, decision making tools, strategies and administrative policy formulations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

507B. Engineering Project Management (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate engineering standing.
Theory and philosophies of project management, principles of internal and industrial organization planning and control systems, motion in time study, industrial statistics, industrial research as aid to decision making.
Letter grade only (A-F).

508B. Systems Engineering and Integration (3)

Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Introduction to the tools and methods employed by systems engineers in the aerospace industry. Development of system functions, requirements, verification and validation, and interfaces in the context of integrated product teams and the product life cycle.
Letter grade only (A-F).

511B. Advanced Manufacturing Management Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Consent to instructor.
Management systems for Integrated Product Development and Concurrent Engineering; Quality, Productivity and Costs, emphasis Just-in-Time Manufacturing; Quality-Based Manufacturing Systems: TQM and ISO 9000; Customer Requirement and Quality Function Deployment; Design Manufacturing and Assembly, Poka-Yoke; Demand-Driven, "Pull" manufacturing. "Lean Enterprise".
Letter grade only (A-F).

570B. Engineering Management Principles and Applications (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
Engineering management principles/applications. Relationships of management functions -modern products or service based companies. Technical organization in global market place. Reengineering, empowerment, concurrent engineering, and systemic thinking. Evolutionary theories of management. Strategic planning, goal setting, communication, resource distribution, etc. Team projects.
Letter grade only (A-F).

591B. Engineers to Managers – A Transition (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and graduate standing.
Engineers transitioning to management. Engineering mindset advantages and disadvantages; Successful managers; Corporations - system of people, machines, and facilities; Requirements; Inter-acting disciplines; "people skills" in non-coercive supervision; Technical managers; Managing Changes and technology; Team projects.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

596B. Special Projects in Engineering Management (3)

Prerequisites: Eligible for advancement to candidacy and consent of instructor.
Under faculty supervision students will pursue synthesis work, as a culminating experience, on the topics learned for the interdisciplinary MSEM degree. In consultation with the Program Advisor, an Independent Study form must be completed. An acceptable project report must be submitted.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

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