ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT Courses

ENMA 301. Introduction to Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

An introduction to principles of management and organizational behavior as they apply to the engineering profession. Special emphasis on team building, quality leadership and planning, handling personnel issues, and marketing technology. Group exercises, case studies, and extensive writing and speaking assignments. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

ENMA 302. Engineering Economics. 3 Credits.

Introduction to cost estimation, accounting and financial metrics. Valuation techniques, time value of money, and cash flow analysis. Economic analysis of engineering alternatives including depreciation effects, income taxes, inflation, engineering management capital budgeting of projects, portfolio and public sector projects.

ENMA 360. Low Level Programming & Reverse Software Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course introduces and explores malware. The behavior of executable code students will learn programming and debugging at the CPUs instruction level will be explored. Course will use run time profiling of software to generate a call graph model of the given software and also learn to visualize this model graphically. Prerequisites: MATH 211.

ENMA 401. Project Management. 3 Credits.

Foundations, principles, methods, and tools for effective design and management of projects in technology-based organizations. Project organization, life cycle, planning, scheduling, implementation, control, and evaluation. Special emphasis on project leadership, problem solving in team-based projects, project failure analysis, and advanced methods. Use of case studies and applications to reinforce course concepts. Students design and plan a project from concept through completion including proposal and post-project analysis. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

ENMA 410/510. Agile Project Management. 3 Credits.

This course focuses the management of projects using an agile approach to respond to the continuous changes that affect project capabilities and performance. Although any project can be manage using agile project management, projects with high degree of uncertainty obtain the most benefits from this approach (e.g., R&D projects). The course covers Scrum and expands it by articulating the human and business factors that make successful agile project management. Case studies and/or short-projects are required. Prerequisites: ENMA 401 or equivalent.

ENMA 411/511. Networked System Security. 3 Credits.

Course presents an overview of theory, techniques and protocols that are used to ensure that networks are able to defend themselves and the end-systems that use networks for data and information communication. Course will also discuss industry-standard network security protocols at application, socket, transport, network, VPN, and link layers, popular network security tools, security, performance modeling and quantification and network penetration testing. Discussion will be based on development of system level models and simulations of networked systems. (Cross-listed with ECE 411/MSIM 411) Prerequisites: CS 150 and junior standing or permission of the instructor.

ENMA 415/515. Introduction to Systems Engineering. 3 Credits.

Introduces the principles, concepts and process of systems engineering. Examination of problem formulation, analysis, and interpretation as they apply to the study of complex systems. Emphasizes the design nature of systems engineering problem solving, and includes case studies stressing realistic problems. Development of system requirements, system objectives, and the evaluation of system alternatives. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

ENMA 416/516. Cyber Defense Fundamentals. 3 Credits.

The objective of this course is to give an introduction of cyber hacking techniques, and defense mechanisms to detect and thwart cybercrime. Cyber attacks aim at compromising cyber systems to disclose information, alter data or operation, cause denial of service, etc. The course first reviews the attacks to wireless networks, such as WiFi and MANET, and the defense strategies and technologies developing system level models. Next, it reviews the attacks to general wired networks and information systems, and introduces the corresponding defense mechanisms. Last it discusses cyber defense security policies and architectures. (Cross-listed with ECE 416 and MSIM 416). Prerequisites: ECE 355 OR MSIM 470.

ENMA 417/517. Secure and Trusted Operating Systems. 3 Credits.

Course will review typical operating systems developing system models and identifying potential vulnerabilities. Course will discuss policies and their implementation required to fix such vulnerabilities to arrive at a secure and Trusted Computing Base. Course examines the security architecture Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Windows and Android OS. (Cross-listed with ECE 417/MSIM 417). Prerequisites: MSIM 470.

ENMA 418/518. Applied Cryptography. 3 Credits.

This course will discuss cryptography requirements, techniques and protocols used for ensuring confidentiality and integrity of data. The topics will include mathematical fundamentals of cryptography, hash functions, generation and exchange cryptographic keys, secure hash, message authentication codes, private and public key cryptography, DES, AES, RSA and ECC, Block and Stream encryption, SHA, digital signatures and digital certificates, and crypto-analysis. The course will teach students to develop code in Python, C/C++ and Java for common cryptography functions, hash, secure hash, MAC, digital signature, symmetric key crypto (AES) and public key crypto (RSA). Prerequisites: MATH 211.

ENMA 419/519. Cyber Physical Systems Security. 3 Credits.

Cyber Physical Systems (CPSs) integrate computing, networking, and physical processes. CPSs are known for their ability to monitor the physical environment; use the monitored data in detecting the state of the physical environment; control the physical environment; and use cyber communications to perform its monitoring, detection, and control operations . One of the biggest challenges to these systems is the security of its cyber space. This course will cover topics in CPS applications, design issues, and security based on development of a system level model. (Cross-listed with ECE 419/MSIM 419). Prerequisites: CS 150.

ENMA 420. Statistical Concepts in Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

Introduction to concepts and techiques in probability and statistics, including descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include fundamentals of probability, distributions, estimation,, hypothesis testing, regression, process control, and reliability. Applications include engineering design and analysis, manufacturing, decision aids, and quality management problems. Prerequisites: MATH 211 or equivalent.

ENMA 421. Decision Techniques in Engineering. 3 Credits.

A systematic approach to the formulation of problems, the generation and evaluation of alternatives, and the selection and implementation of courses of action applied to engineering design, manufacturing, and management decisions. Topics include: goals and objectives; variables and relations; constraints and feasibility; uncertainty and risk; models and optimization; data and information; analysis and simulation. Case studies requiring oral presentations and written reports are used to emphasize concepts and systems analysis. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

ENMA 424. Risk Analysis in Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

The systematic approach to analysis of risk as applied to engineering, production, and management decisions is covered. The objectives of this course are (1) to gain an appreciation of the strategic importance of risk analysis and its relationship to other business and engineering functions and (2) to develop a working knowledge of the concepts and methods in risk analysis. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

ENMA 444. Leading Engineering Organizations. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to expose prospective engineers to leadership theories and practices encountered in the day-to-day activities of an engineering manager. Topics include leadership definitions, in-depth explorations of relevant leadership theories, exposure to concepts and practices that include the definition and exercise of power, leading empowered teams, communicating effectively, appreciating diversity and applying the ethical foundations of leadership. Students will identify, explore and analyze best practices of leaders and are expected to use the knowledge and skills gained in the course to create a service oriented leadership development. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

ENMA 470/570. Foundations of Cybersecurity. 3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of theory, tools and practice of cyber security and information assurance through prevention and detection of cyber attacks and recovery from such attacks. Techniques for security modeling, attack graph and attack tree modeling, risk analysis and cost-benefit analysis to manage the security of cyber systems will be discussed. The course will also cover cryptography constructs, as well as the fundamental principles of cyber security and their applications for protecting software and information assets of individual computers and networks. Prerequisites: MATH 211.

ENMA 480. Ethics and Philosophy in Engineering Applications. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to expose prospective engineering managers the theories and practices that are inherent in the ethical environment of modern organizations. Topics include definitions of ethical behavior and leadership, the history of ethical thought, moral decision-making, and the importance of values such as honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. A full exploration of ethical autonomy, collaboration, communication and moral imagination will be conducted. A variety of methods will be used to facilitate learning, including a textbook, movie and videos, case studies, experiential activities and writing assignments. The successful student should gain a full appreciation for the value and practices of ethical leadership. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

ENMA 495/595. Topics in Engineering Management. 1-6 Credits.

Special topics with emphasis placed on the recent developments in engineering management. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

ENMA 510. Agile Project Management. 3 Credits.

This course focuses the management of projects using an agile approach to respond to the continuous changes that affect project capabilities and performance. Although any project can be manage using agile project management, projects with high degree of uncertainty obtain the most benefits from this approach (e.g., R&D projects). The course covers Scrum and expands it by articulating the human and business factors that make successful agile project management. Case studies and/or short-projects are required. Prerequisites: ENMA 401 or equivalent.

ENMA 511. Networked System Security. 3 Credits.

Course presents an overview of theory, techniques and protocols that are used to ensure that networks are able to defend themselves and the end-systems that use networks for data and information communication. Course will also discuss industry-standard network security protocols at application, socket, transport, network, VPN, and link layers, popular network security tools, security, performance modeling and quantification and network penetration testing. Discussion will be based on development of system level models and simulations of networked systems. (Cross-listed with ECE 511/MSIM 511).

ENMA 515. Introduction to Systems Engineering. 3 Credits.

Introduces the principles, concepts and process of systems engineering. Examination of problem formulation, analysis, and interpretation as they apply to the study of complex systems. Emphasizes the design nature of systems engineering problem solving, and includes case studies stressing realistic problems. Development of system requirements, system objectives, and the evaluation of system alternatives.

ENMA 516. Cyber Defense Fundamentals. 3 Credits.

The objective of this course is to give an introduction of cyber hacking techniques, and defense mechanisms to detect and thwart cybercrime. Cyber attacks aim at compromising cyber systems to disclose information, alter data or operation, cause denial of service, etc. The course first reviews the attacks to wireless networks, such as WiFi and MANET, and the defense strategies and technologies developing system level models. Next, it reviews the attacks to general wired networks and information systems, and introduces the corresponding defense mechanisms. Last it discusses cyber defense security policies and architectures. (Cross-listed with ECE 516 and MSIM 516).

ENMA 517. Secure and Trusted Operating Systems. 3 Credits.

Course will review typical operating systems developing system models and identifying potential vulnerabilities. Course will discuss policies and their implementation required to fix such vulnerabilities to arrive at a secure and Trusted Computing Base. Course examines the security architecture Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Windows and Android OS. (Cross-listed with ECE 517/MSIM 517).

ENMA 518. Applied Cryptography. 3 Credits.

This course will discuss cryptography requirements, techniques and protocols used for ensuring confidentiality and integrity of data. The topics will include mathematical fundamentals of cryptography, hash functions, generation and exchange cryptographic keys, secure hash, message authentication codes, private and public key cryptography, DES, AES, RSA and ECC, Block and Stream encryption, SHA, digital signatures and digital certificates, and crypto-analysis. The course will teach students to develop code in Python, C/C++ and Java for common cryptography functions, hash, secure hash, MAC, digital signature, symmetric key crypto (AES) and public key crypto (RSA).

ENMA 519. Cyber Physical Systems Security. 3 Credits.

Cyber Physical Systems (CPSs) integrate computing, networking, and physical processes. CPSs are known for their ability to monitor the physical environment; use the monitored data in detecting the state of the physical environment; control the physical environment; and use cyber communications to perform its monitoring, detection, and control operations . One of the biggest challenges to these systems is the security of its cyber space. This course will cover topics in CPS applications, design issues, and security based on development of a system level model. (Cross-listed with ECE 519 and MSIM 519).

ENMA 570. Foundations of Cybersecurity. 3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of the theory, tools and practice of cyber security and information assurance through the prevention and detection of cyber attacks and the recovery from such attacks. Techniques for security modeling, attack graph and attack tree modeling, risk analysis and cost-benefit analysis to manage the security of cyber systems will be discussed. The course will also cover cryptography constructs, as well as the fundamental principles of cyber security and their applications for protecting software and information assets of individual computers and networks.

ENMA 595. Topics in Engineering Management. 1-6 Credits.

Special topics with emphasis placed on the recent developments in engineering management. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

ENMA 600. Cost Estimating and Financial Analysis. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the monetary aspects of engineering projects, including accounting principles; financial reports and analysis; capital budgeting; cost estimation and control; inventory management; depreciation; investment decisions. Knowledge of probability and statistics (ENMA 420 or equivalent) is assumed. Case studies and a term project are required. Pre- or corequisite: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 601. Analysis of Organizational Systems. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the student to fundamental concepts in the analysis of organizations. A systems approach is taken in the examination of social, structural, procedural and environmental aspects that are of consequence to technical professionals and managers. Modules covered include: History and Systems of Organizations and Management; Basic Organizational Systems and Models emphasizing rational, natural and open systems; Organizational Behavior Models; Organizational Structure Models; Integration of Systems Perspectives.

ENMA 602. Systems Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

Students develop a comprehensive set of techniques and methods to design, maintain and evolve the systems engineering function in support of strategic enterprise objectives and operations.

ENMA 603. Operations Research. 3 Credits.

Deterministic and stochastic models for decision making. Topics include: optimization methods; linear and other programming models; network analysis; inventory analysis; queuing theory. Knowledge of probability and statistics (ENMA 420 or equivalent) is assumed.

ENMA 604. Project Management. 3 Credits.

Exploration of the systems approach to planning, scheduling, control, design, evaluation, and leadership of projects in technology-based organizations. The fundamental tools and techniques of project management; role of the project manager; project management systems; project selection; project life cycle; project monitoring and control; project management evaluation and auditing; project risk and failure analysis; contextual nature of project management; project knowledge.

ENMA 605. Program Capstone. 1 Credit.

A written, comprehensive demonstration of the candidate’s competence in the fields covered by the program of study that is intended to fulfill the non-thesis master’s examination requirement. Prerequisites: Completion of minimum of the 18 core credit hours in program of study.

ENMA 606. Engineering Law. 3 Credits.

Basic legal concepts and procedures for understanding the implications of engineering management decisions. Major emphasis on contracts and liability.

ENMA 607. Stochastic Decision Methods. 3 Credits.

Introduction to decision analysis and stochastic models; risk and uncertainty in decision making; probabilistic inventory problems; queuing theory; Markov processes; dynamic programming; Monte Carlo simulation of dynamic systems. Knowledge of probability and statistics (ENMA 420 or equivalent) is assumed.

ENMA 613. Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 3 Credits.

Studying how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm and the entire supply chain. Topics include strategic planning, facilities location and analysis, distribution and transportation networks, forecasting, inventory management, and information systems for supply chains. Knowledge of probability and statistics (ENMA 420 or equivalent) is assumed. The course includes case studies and/or a project. Prerequisites: ENMA 603; ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 614. Quality Systems Design. 3 Credits.

Integrated analysis of the process quality assurance and improvement function. Quality Deming's way. Scientific sampling and control charting for quality assurance and control; the quality cost concept and economic aspects of quality decisions. Organization of the quality function for process quality improvement. Knowledge of probability and statistics (ENMA 420 or equivalent) is assumed. Prerequisites: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 616. The Entrepreneurial Engineering Manager. 3 Credits.

Globalization has increased competition among the planet’s enterprises. The quality of products and services has dramatically improved while prices have plummeted. Consumer expectations have risen to very high levels. This phenomenon has accelerated the need for large technical enterprises to become more agile, flexible and responsive to consumer demands. Government agencies are not exempt form this trend: U.S. Government agencies are now required to establish strategic plans for their enterprises and to develop business plans that illustrate the future directions of the enterprise and to define the resources required to realize the vision and strategy of the enterprise. This course introduces Engineering Management students to a wide range of approaches designed to facilitate start-up, enable growth and ensure the continued capability of emerging and mature technical enterprises.

ENMA 640. Integrated Systems Engineering I. 3 Credits.

This course examines the role and nature of systems engineering. It is specifically designed to provide the fundamental understanding of systems engineering and complex systems. This course examines a variety of systems engineering topics with emphasis on the: (1) development of the fundamentals of systems engineering, (2) systems engineering life-cycle models and phases, (3) systems design for operational feasibility, and (4) an introduction to planning for systems engineering and management. This course prepares students to assume the role of a systems engineer in planning, directing, conducting, and assessing systems engineering initiatives.

ENMA 641. Requirements Management, Verification and Validation. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive treatment of the nature and utility of requirements, verification, and validation in systems engineering processes. Topics include: establishing user requirements; traceability; baseline and evolving requirements; governing standards; requirements management; issues in requirements for complex systems; role and methods for verification and validation in systems engineering; data treatment and analysis; standards, practices, and issues for verification and validation in systems engineering.

ENMA 645. Preparation for Systems Engineering Professional Certification. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive treatment and review of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook v4 in preparation for INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) Certification. This course should be taken in the final semester in which the student will graduate.

ENMA 650. Mission Analysis and Engineering. 3 Credits.

The course provides an overview of mission engineering and the role of mission engineering and the mission engineer in government acquisitions. The course presents the theoretical foundations that enable a fuller representation of complex problem as well as the required engineering and management approaches needed to deal with the high level of complexity and uncertainty. It applies the theoretical facets to specific engineering problems/cases and explores robust approaches given the conditions of the problem. Developments, on-going research, as well as gaps in knowledge and know-how are discussed. Prerequisites: ENMA 640.

ENMA 660. Systems Architecture and Modeling. 3 Credits.

Students learn the essential aspects of the systems architecture paradigm through development and analysis of multiple architecture frameworks and enterprise engineering. Emphasis is placed on systems modeling and enterprise engineering.

ENMA 667. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credits.

Available for pass/fail grading only. Student participation for credit based on academic relevance of the work experience, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the Cooperative Education program prior to the semester in which the work experience is to take place.

ENMA 668. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

Academic requirements will be established by the graduate program director and will vary with the amount of credit desired. Allows students an opportunity to gain short-duration career-related experience. Meant to be used for one-time experience. Work may or may not be paid. Project is completed during the term.

ENMA 669. Practicum. 1-3 Credits.

Academic requirements will be established by the department and will vary with the amount of credit desired. Allows students an opportunity to gain short duration career related experience. Student is usually already employed - this is an additional project in the organization. Prerequisites: Approval by department and Career Development Services.

ENMA 670. Cyber Systems Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of functioning of cyber systems including how a computer interacts with the outside world. The composition of critical infrastructure and functioning of different engineered systems that form critical infrastructure are discussed. Mutual dependence and interactions between cyber systems and other engineered and the resulting security risks are also explored. Prerequisites: Undergraduate students in STEM fields or graduate students of STEM degree or instructor's approval.

ENMA 671. Knowledge Management and Decision Making. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the interrelationships between knowledge management and decision making. The course emphasizes the contributions of knowledge management in the decision making process and outcomes. The course describes the relationship of knowledge management with naturalistic decision making, robust decision making, and risk management. Case studies and/or short-projects are required.

ENMA 672. Fundamentals of Knowledge Management. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the concept of knowledge management, its basics and advanced processes and methods. Knowledge transfer, knowledge elicitation, knowledge creation, and knowledge representation are some of the knowledge processes covered. The course describes the relationship of knowledge management with innovation and organizational learning. Case studies and/or short-projects are required.

ENMA 673. Threat Modeling and Risk Analysis. 3 Credits.

This course discusses how to develop cyber threat models using attack graphs/trees, STRIDE, Universal Modeling Language (UML), attack graphs/trees and common of risk analysis tools. Course also discusses the need for quantitative security analysis and formal validation of security models and basic principles of formal model validation. Prerequisites: ENMA 670 or MSIM 670 and MSIM 672; undergraduate students in STEM fields or graduate students of STEM degree or instructor's approval.

ENMA 690. Systems Engineering Capstone. 1 Credit.

A written, comprehensive demonstration of the candidate’s competence in the fields covered by the systems engineering program that is intended to fulfill the non-thesis master’s examination requirement.

ENMA 695. Topics in Engineering Management. 1-3 Credits.

Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in engineering management. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

ENMA 696. Topics in Engineering Management. 1-3 Credits.

Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in engineering management. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

ENMA 697. Independent Study in Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

Individual study selected by the student. Supervised and approved by a faculty member with the approval of the Graduate Program Director. Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Program Director.

ENMA 698. Master's Project. 1-3 Credits.

The master's project is guided under the supervision of the course instructor. Projects must be approved by the Graduate Program Advisor. Prerequisites: Graduate Program Director permission is required.

ENMA 699. Thesis. 1-6 Credits.

Research leading to a Master of Science thesis. Prerequisites: ENMA 721 and permission of the Graduate Program Director.

ENMA 700. Economic Analysis of Capital Projects. 3 Credits.

This course is targeted at engineering managers who actively participate in the capital budgeting process and project justification. Topics include capital budgeting techniques (including multi-attribute decision making), utility theory, justification of new technologies, and current research in engineering economics. Reading and application of current research in the field is stressed. Case studies are used. Oral presentations and term project required. Prerequisites: ENMA 600.

ENMA 702. Systemic Decision Making. 3 Credits.

As machine age problems have given way to systems age messes, the underlying complexity associated with understanding these situations has increased exponentially. Accordingly, the methods we use to address these situations must evolve as well. This course will introduce students to a method for thinking holistically about problems and messes conceptually founded in systems theory. This paradigm, known as systemic thinking, will be contrasted with traditional systematic thinking, and practical guidelines for the deployment of a systemic thinking approach will be provided. This paradigm will increase the student’s ability to make rational decisions in complex environments.

ENMA 703. Optimization Methods. 3 Credits.

Covers advanced methods in Operations Research and Optimization. Focus will be on developing models and their applications in different domains including manufacturing and service. Modern optimization tools will be used to implement models for case studies, projects and research papers. The knowledge of programming and spreadsheets is expected. Contact instructor for more details.

ENMA 704. Design of Project Knowledge Systems. 3 Credits.

Graduate level research colloquium examining the application of a systems perspective to design, operation, analysis, and evaluation of project knowledge systems. Special emphasis will be placed on knowledge generation and generalization systems. Case studies, problems, and a course project.

ENMA 705. Financial Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course covers concepts in complex investments, how to deal with uncertainty in today’s global markets, and how to engineer and manage financial decisions. The main topics include: cash flows, portfolio theory, capital management, securities, hedge funds, optimal investment and financial engineering evaluations among others.

ENMA 710. Modeling and Analysis of Systems. 3 Credits.

Probability and statistics (or an equivalent course). Covers modern modeling paradigms for deterministic and stochastic complex and dynamic systems. This includes, but not limited to, Discrete Simulation, Queuing Systems, and Agent-based models among others. Great focus will be on system analysis using different developed models in different domains such as production, logistics, security, and service, military and social. The course entails up to two exams, multiple case studies, individual and group projects and research papers. Prerequisites: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 711. Methodology for Advanced Engineering Projects. 3 Credits.

The course covers general topics that are necessary for project execution. This includes problem scoping, data collection, hypothesis formulation and testing, experimentation, testing and evaluation, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, and validation methods.

ENMA 712. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems. 3 Credits.

Currently, complex engineering-economic-societal decisions are made by involving numerous sometimes conflicting criteria and attributes, different decision rules and in the presence of various stakeholders with individual preferences who are willing to go into negotiation procedures. A number of multi-criteria decisions tools involving quantitative as well as qualitative methods, together with adequate decision support tools will be introduced. Case studies on a variety of engineering, environmental and security related aspects will also be considered.

ENMA 713. Integrating Ethics and Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to expose prospective engineering managers to the theories and practices that are inherent in the ethical environment of modern organizations. Topics include definitions of ethical behavior and leadership, moral decision-making, the importance of values such as honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. A full exploration of ethical autonomy, collaboration, communication and moral imagination will be conducted. A variety of methods will be used to facilitate learning, including a textbook, regular journaling, movies and videos, case studies, small work group activities, experiential activities and writing assignments. The successful student should gain a full understanding of the requirements for and the practice of ethical leadership and should be able to determine how to create and maintain a work environment that fosters openness and clear communication about issues and problems.

ENMA 714. Crisis Project Management. 3 Credits.

Graduate-level research colloquium examining the existing and potential role of project management approaches and analysis procedures in the handling of crisis-related activities. Emphasis will be placed on the management of organizational level processes and activities related to crisis preparation, handling and recovery. Case studies, problems and reports.

ENMA 715. Systems Analysis. 3 Credits.

The course is designed to provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary aspects of systems development, operation, and support. The course focuses on the application of scientific and engineering efforts to transform an operational need into a defined system configuration through the interactive process of design, test, and evaluation.

ENMA 716. Complex Adaptive Situations Environment. 3 Credits.

The course focuses on the manner in which information, knowledge, and awareness are processed to facilitate decision making, management and engineering in complex adaptive situations. Topics include: knowledge acquisition, formation of technical and contextual awareness, and the role of understanding.

ENMA 717. Cost Engineering. 3 Credits.

Introduction to parametric cost modeling techniques and methodologies; generation and application of statistical relationships between life cycle costs and measurable attributes of complex systems; sources of supporting data; quality function deployment; technology forecasting. Special emphasis on life cycle design for cost; cost risk analysis; and design optimization on cost bases. Case studies and a semester project.

ENMA 720. Multivariate Statistics for Engineering. 3 Credits.

Introduction to modeling multivariate structural and residual variation, using exploratory data analysis, nonparametric regression, dependence regression, and factor analytic models, with a goal of producing robust, generalizable multivariate models that support research findings. Statistical analyses will be performed in the free general public licensed R statistical software with references to Minitab and SPSS. Prerequisite: ENMA 420.

ENMA 721. Foundations of Research. 3 Credits.

This course is intended to prepare students to undertake substantiated, rigorous, scholarly research, particularly theses or dissertations. The course will focus on the approaches necessary to integrate research intent, techniques and constraints. A variety of research approaches will be investigated. Emphasis will be placed on problem formulation, literature review, proposal preparation, oral presentation, experimentation and accepted canons of research. Knowledge of probability and statistics (ENMA 420 or equivalent) is assumed. Research paper required. Prerequisites: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 723. Enterprise and Complex System Dynamics. 3 Credits.

The use of system dynamics modeling and simulation in various enterprise and complex system application areas. Topics include: complex and hierarchical system dynamics, tools for systems thinking, the dynamics of growth, modeling and simulation tools, and model development, use and analysis.

ENMA 724. Risk Analysis. 3 Credits.

Approaches to the management of risk; probability assessment methods; risk modeling; use of software packages; extensions of decision analysis, including stochastic dominance and multiattribute methods; applications to project management, scheduling, and cost estimation.

ENMA 735. Team Performance and Decision Making in Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course explores and models the use of teams in organizations with a specific focus on the role of teams in decision making and problem solving. Key areas include team building, assessment of team outcomes, team learning, virtual teams and team decision making. Actual work on teams is required including team deliverables.

ENMA 742. Knowledge Management and Information Technology. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the enabling nature of communication and information technologies in managing knowledge. The course describes the relationship of knowledge management with library science and content management, network security, data mining, and database management. Case studies and/or short-projects are required.

ENMA 743. Reliability and Maintainability. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the theory and practice of reliability engineering, maintainability and availability. Reliability evaluation models and techniques, failure data collection and analysis, reliability testing and modeling, maintained systems, and mechanical system reliability will be discussed, culminating in a semester-length project. Prerequisites: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 744. Human Aspects of Knowledge Management. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the enabling nature of the individual, group, and organization factors in the management of knowledge. Performance metrics, team processes, and work structure are some of the topics covered in this course at the individual, group, and organization levels. The course describes the relationship of knowledge management with organizational behavior, change management, agile project management. Case studies and/or short-projects are required.

ENMA 750. System of Systems Engineering. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive treatment of System of Systems Engineering (SoSE), including; fundamental systems principles, concepts, and governing laws; complex and simple systems; underlying paradigms, methodologies and essential methods for SoSE analysis, design, and transformation; complex system transformation; current state of SoSE research and application challenges. Explores the range of technological, human/social, organizational/managerial, policy, and political dimensions of the SoSE problem domain.

ENMA 751. Complexity, Engineering and Management. 3 Credits.

This course examines management and engineering of complex systems as it is undertaken in complex situations. The student will develop an understanding of the unconditional attributes of complex systems and situations that become foundational in the development of robust methods to deal with the practical reality of working in dynamic, uncertain environments. Topics will include Complexity, Complex Systems, Complex Adaptive Systems, Complex Responsive Processes, Complex Adaptive Situations Methodology, SOSE, Reciprocality, and Sociotechnical Systems.

ENMA 752. Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering. 3 Credits.

The student will learn about methods and tools for agent-directed simulation in support of systems engineering as well as applications of systems engineering for the development of complex agent-directed simulation applications. Students should have knowledge of principles of systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and a higher programming language prior to registering.

ENMA 755. Human System Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course introduces concepts of Human System Engineering, focusing on designing systems that include human components. Human System Integration and Human Factors Engineering are discussed, as well as other human centered design approaches. The role of human data in systems and systems of systems design is explored, and methods to capture and represent human data, including architecture frameworks, are presented. Modeling and analysis of human centered systems is done through hands-on projects.

ENMA 760. Advanced Architectures and Tools. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to expand on system architectures concepts through both theory and practice. Topics include the role of architectures in system engineering, alternative methods for architecture development, tools and techniques for architecture design, and various conceptual and technical issues in the architecture development process. Class periods are equally divided between traditional lectures and practice oriented exercises.

ENMA 763. Robust Engineering Design. 3 Credits.

A robust design approach based on "Taguchi Methods," including off-line quality engineering and applied design-of-experiments methods, full factorial and fractional factorial designs, and response surface methods. The course is designed to enable engineers and engineering managers from all disciplines to recognize potential applications, formulate problems, plan experiments, and analyze data. Knowledge of probability and statistics (ENMA 420 or equivalent) is assumed. Students will engage in case studies, culminating in a semester-long project. Prerequisites: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 771. Risk and Vulnerability Management of Complex Interdependent Systems. 3 Credits.

Seminar discussions and team projects. A systematic approach to basic principles of design, economics and management of critical infrastructure systems, including issues of risk, vulnerability and risk governance. Development of advanced methodologies, e.g. system of systems, by use of complexity analysis, dynamic/chaotic behavior, threat analysis, resilient design and management under normal and stress conditions. Adopting an agent based modeling approach under conditions of uncertainty, dysfunctionality, malicious attacks and/or presence of natural perils.

ENMA 776. Engineering Principles of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to the engineering principles of model movement, effects, sensors, and command and control of military operations. An overview of standards for distributed simulation enabling global federations is provided as well as challenges of interoperability, composability, and integratability in C2 systems. Technical solutions are addressed. Prerequisites: ENMA 710, MSIM 601, or equivalent.

ENMA 780. Leadership for Engineering Managers. 3 Credits.

Seminar discussions and team projects. This course is designed to expose students to the concepts, skills, characteristics and emotional composition of effective and successful leaders in the 21st century. The course is intensive and requires students to immerse themselves in the course material and classroom discussion to derive meaning and value from the topics. The course objectives will be achieved by classroom discussion of the assigned material, candid self-assessment, experimental exercises and analysis of the actions of leaders, as described in case studies and literature. Areas of exploration include the fundamentals of leadership, ethical leadership, social capital, emotional intelligence and three-dimensional leadership. Prerequisites: ENMA 601 or Ph.D. status.

ENMA 795. Topics in Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in engineering management.

ENMA 796. Topics in Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in engineering management.

ENMA 797. Independent Study in Engineering Management. 1-3 Credits.

Designed for advanced individualized study into an engineering management topic area. Independent study projects will be related to engineering management and completed under the supervision of a certified faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and Graduate Program Director.

ENMA 800. Economic Analysis of Capital Projects. 3 Credits.

It is targeted at engineering managers who actively participate in the capital budgeting process and project justification. Topics include capital budgeting techniques (including multi-attribute decision making), utility theory, justification of new technologies, and current research in engineering economics. Reading and application of current research in the field is stressed. Case studies are used. Oral presentations and term project required. Prerequisites: ENMA 600.

ENMA 802. Systemic Decision Making. 3 Credits.

As machine age problems have given way to systems age messes, the underlying complexity associated with understanding these situations has increased exponentially. Accordingly, the methods we use to address these situations must evolve as well. This course will introduce students to a method for thinking holistically about problems and messes conceptually founded in systems theory. This paradigm, known as systemic thinking, will be contrasted with traditional systematic thinking, and practical guidelines for the deployment of a systemic thinking approach will be provided. This paradigm will increase the student’s ability to make rational decisions in complex environments.

ENMA 803. Optimization Methods. 3 Credits.

Covers advanced methods in Operations Research and Optimization. Focus will be on developing models and their applications in different domains including manufacturing and service. Modern optimization tools will be used to implement models for case studies, projects and research papers. The knowledge of programming and spreadsheets is expected. Contact instructor for more details.

ENMA 804. Design of Project Knowledge Systems. 3 Credits.

Graduate level research colloquium examining the application of a systems perspective to design, operation, analysis, and evaluation of project knowledge systems. Special emphasis will be placed on knowledge generation and generalization systems. Case studies, problems, and a course project.

ENMA 805. Financial Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course covers concepts in complex investments, how to deal with uncertainty in today’s global markets, and how to engineer and manage financial decisions. The main topics include: cash flows, portfolio theory, capital management, securities, hedge funds, optimal investment and financial engineering evaluations among others.

ENMA 810. Modeling and Analysis of Systems. 3 Credits.

Covers modern modeling paradigms for deterministic and stochastic complex and dynamic systems. This includes, but not limited to, Discrete Simulation, Queuing Systems, and Agent-based models among others. Great focus will be on system analysis using different developed models in different domains such as production, logistics, security, and service, military and social. The course entails up to two exams, multiple case studies, individual and group projects and research papers. Prerequisites: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 811. Methodology for Advanced Engineering Projects. 3 Credits.

The course covers general topics that are necessary for project execution. This includes problem scoping, data collection, hypothesis formulation and testing, experimentation, testing and evaluation, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, and validation methods.

ENMA 812. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems. 3 Credits.

Currently, complex engineering-economic-societal decisions are made by involving numerous sometimes conflicting criteria and attributes, different decision rules and in the presence of various stakeholders with individual preferences who are willing to go into negotiation procedures. A number of multi-criteria decisions tools involving quantitative as well as qualitative methods, together with adequate decision support tools will be introduced. Case studies on a variety of engineering, environmental and security related aspects will also be considered.

ENMA 813. Integrating Ethics and Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to expose prospective engineering managers to the theories and practices that are inherent in the ethical environment of modern organizations. Topics include definitions of ethical behavior and leadership, moral decision-making, the importance of values such as honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. A full exploration of ethical autonomy, collaboration, communication and moral imagination will be conducted. A variety of methods will be used to facilitate learning, including a textbook, regular journaling, movies and videos, case studies, small work group activities, experiential activities and writing assignments. The successful student should gain a full understanding of the requirements for and the practice of ethical leadership and should be able to determine how to create and maintain a work environment that fosters openness and clear communication about issues and problems.

ENMA 814. Crisis Project Management. 3 Credits.

Graduate-level research colloquium examining the existing and potential role of project management approaches and analysis procedures in the handling of crisis-related activities. Emphasis will be placed on the management of organizational level processes and activities related to crisis preparation, handling and recovery. Case studies, problems and reports.

ENMA 815. Systems Analysis. 3 Credits.

The course is designed to provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary aspects of systems development, operation, and support. The course focuses on the application of scientific and engineering efforts to transform an operational need into a defined system configuration through the interactive process of design, test, and evaluation.

ENMA 816. Complex Adaptive Situations Environment. 3 Credits.

The course focuses on the manner in which information, knowledge, and awareness are processed to facilitate decision making, management and engineering in complex adaptive situations. Topics include: knowledge acquisition, formation of technical and contextual awareness, and the role of understanding.

ENMA 817. Cost Engineering. 3 Credits.

Introduction to parametric cost modeling techniques and methodologies; generation and application of statistical relationships between life cycle costs and measurable attributes of complex systems; sources of supporting data; quality function deployment; technology forecasting. Special emphasis on life cycle design for cost; cost risk analysis; and design optimization on cost bases. Case studies and a semester project.

ENMA 820. Multivariate Statistics for Engineering. 3 Credits.

Introduction to modeling multivariate structural and residual variation, using exploratory data analysis, nonparametric regression, dependence regression, and factor analytic models, with a goal of producing robust, generalizable multivariate models that support research findings. Statistical analyses will be performed in the free general public licensed R statistical software with references to Minitab and SPSS. Prerequisite: ENMA 420.

ENMA 821. Foundations of Research. 3 Credits.

This course is intended to prepare students to undertake substantiated, rigorous, scholarly research, particularly theses or dissertations. The course will focus on the approaches necessary to integrate research intent, techniques and constraints. A variety of research approaches will be investigated. Emphasis will be placed on problem formulation, literature review, proposal preparation, oral presentation, experimentation and accepted canons of research. Research paper required. Prerequisites: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 823. Enterprise and Complex System Dynamics. 3 Credits.

The use of system dynamics modeling and simulation in various enterprise and complex system application areas. Topics include: complex and hierarchical system dynamics, tools for systems thinking, the dynamics of growth, modeling and simulation tools, and model development, use and analysis.

ENMA 824. Risk Analysis. 3 Credits.

Approaches to the management of risk; probability assessment methods; risk modeling; use of software packages; extensions of decision analysis, including stochastic dominance and multiattribute methods; applications to project management, scheduling, and cost estimation.

ENMA 835. Team Performance and Decision Making in Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course explores and models the use of teams in organizations with a specific focus on the role of teams in decision making and problem solving. Key areas include team building, assessment of team outcomes, team learning, virtual teams and team decision making. Actual work on teams is required including team deliverables.

ENMA 843. Reliability and Maintainability. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the theory and practice of reliability engineering, maintainability and availability. Reliability evaluation models and techniques, failure data collection and analysis, reliability testing and modeling, maintained systems, and mechanical system reliability will be discussed, culminating in a semester-length project. Prerequisites: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 850. System of Systems Engineering. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive treatment of System of Systems Engineering (SoSE), including; fundamental systems principles, concepts, and governing laws; complex and simple systems; underlying paradigms, methodologies and essential methods for SoSE analysis, design, and transformation; complex system transformation; current state of SoSE research and application challenges. Explores the range of technological, human/social, organizational/managerial, policy, and political dimensions of the SoSE problem domain.

ENMA 851. Complexity, Engineering and Management. 3 Credits.

This course examines management and engineering of complex systems as it is undertaken in complex situations. The student will develop an understanding of the unconditional attributes of complex systems and situations that become foundational in the development of robust methods to deal with the practical reality of working in dynamic, uncertain environments. Topics will include Complexity, Complex Systems, Complex Adaptive Systems, Complex Responsive Processes, Complex Adaptive Situations Methodology, SOSE, Reciprocality, and Sociotechnical Systems.

ENMA 852. Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering. 3 Credits.

The student will learn about methods and tools for agent-directed simulation in support of systems engineering as well as applications of systems engineering for the development of complex agent-directed simulation applications. Students should have knowledge of principles of systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and a higher programming language prior to registering.

ENMA 855. Human System Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course introduces concepts of Human System Engineering, focusing on designing systems that include human components. Human System Integration and Human Factors Engineering are discussed, as well as other human centered design approaches. The role of human data in systems and systems of systems design is explored, and methods to capture and represent human data, including architecture frameworks, are presented. Modeling and analysis of human centered systems is done through hands-on projects.

ENMA 860. Advanced Architectures and Tools. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to expand on system architectures concepts through both theory and practice. Topics include the role of architectures in system engineering, alternative methods for architecture development, tools and techniques for architecture design, and various conceptual and technical issues in the architecture development process. Class periods are equally divided between traditional lectures and practice oriented exercises.

ENMA 863. Robust Engineering Design. 3 Credits.

A robust design approach based on "Taguchi Methods," including off-line quality engineering and applied design-of-experiments methods, full factorial and fractional factorial designs, and response surface methods. The course is designed to enable engineers and engineering managers from all disciplines to recognize potential applications, formulate problems, plan experiments, and analyze data. Knowledge of probability and statistics (ENMA 420 or equivalent) is assumed. Students will engage in case studies, culminating in a semester-long project. Prerequisites: ENMA 420 or equivalent.

ENMA 871. Risk and Vulnerability Management of Complex Interdependent Systems. 3 Credits.

Seminar discussions and team projects. A systematic approach to basic principles of design, economics and management of critical infrastructure systems, including issues of risk, vulnerability and risk governance. Development of advanced methodologies, e.g. system of systems, by use of complexity analysis, dynamic/chaotic behavior, threat analysis, resilient design and management under normal and stress conditions. Adopting an agent based modeling approach under conditions of uncertainty, dysfunctionality, malicious attacks and/or presence of natural perils. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

ENMA 876. Engineering Principles of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to the engineering principles of model movement, effects, sensors, and command and control of military operations. An overview of standards for distributed simulation enabling global federations is provided as well as challenges of interoperability, composability, and integratability in C2 systems. Technical solutions are addressed. Prerequisites: ENMA 710, MSIM 601, or equivalent.

ENMA 880. Leadership for Engineering Managers. 3 Credits.

Seminar discussions and team projects. This course is designed to expose students to the concepts, skills, characteristics and emotional composition of effective and successful leaders in the 21st century. The course is intensive and requires students to immerse themselves in the course material and classroom discussion to derive meaning and value from the topics. The course objectives will be achieved by classroom discussion of the assigned material, candid self-assessment, experimental exercises and analysis of the actions of leaders, as described in case studies and literature. Areas of exploration include the fundamentals of leadership, ethical leadership, social capital, emotional intelligence and three-dimensional leadership. Prerequisites: ENMA 601 or Ph.D. standing.

ENMA 888. Ph.D. Seminar. 1 Credit.

Discussion of research projects, topics, and problems of Engineering Management faculty, researchers, and students. A weekly exchange of ideas and issues between faculty and Ph.D. students focused on doctoral research.

ENMA 892. Doctor of Engineering Project. 1-12 Credits.

Directed individual study applying advanced-level technical knowledge to identify, formulate, and solve a complex, novel problem in Engineering Management.

ENMA 895. Topics in Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in engineering management.

ENMA 896. Topics in Engineering Management. 3 Credits.

Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in engineering management.

ENMA 897. Independent Study in Engineering Management. 1-3 Credits.

Designed for advanced individualized study into an engineering management topic area. Independent study projects will be related to engineering management and completed under the supervision of a certified faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and Graduate Program Director.

ENMA 898. Research in Engineering Management. 1-12 Credits.

Supervised research prior to passing Ph.D. candidacy exam. Prerequisites: ENMA 721/ENMA 821 and permission of Graduate Program Director.

ENMA 899. Doctoral Research. 1-12 Credits.

Doctoral research hours. After successfully passing the candidacy examination, all doctoral students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit each term until the degree is complete. Prerequisites: ENMA 821 and permission of instructor.

ENMA 998. Master's Graduate Credit. 1 Credit.

This course is a pass/fail course for master's students in their final semester. It may be taken to fulfill the registration requirement necessary for graduation. All master's students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit hour in the semester of their graduation.

ENMA 999. Doctoral Graduate Credit. 1 Credit.

This course is a pass/fail course doctoral students may take to maintain active status after successfully passing the candidacy examination. All doctoral students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit hour every semester until their graduation.