Course Descriptions

The courses available for online delivery are listed below.  Some may only be available upon request.  The online MSEE and MSEM programs use the list below as well.

 

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5613 Simulation Modeling of Biological Systems Application of computer modeling and simulation of discrete-event and continuous-time systems to solve biological and agricultural engineering problems. Philosophy and ethics of representing complex processes in simplified form. Deterministic and stochastic modeling of complex systems, algorithm development, application limits, and simulation interpretation. Emphasis on calibration, validation and testing of biological systems models for the purposes of system optimization, resource allocation, real-time control and/or conceptual understanding. Prerequisite: AGST 4023 or STAT 4003 or INEG 2313. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications, Technical Communications possible

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5623

Life Cycle Assessment

This course will examine the process and methodologies associated with life cycle analysis (LCA). The course will explore the quantitatively rigorous methodology for life cycle inventory (LCI), LCA and life cycle impact assessment (LCIA). The participants will apply the methods developed in the course to a project to gain experience in defining and quantifying uncertainty associated with human perturbation, management and utilization of natural resources and other complex processes. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
BENG 5633 Linkages: Technology, Economics & Societal Values Addresses how macro-level change is influenced by the linkages among technology, economics and societal values. Three major course initiatives: 1) Developing a conceptual model for understanding how macro-level change has occurred over history; 2) Examining recorded history in order to develop a contextual appreciation for Society's current situation; and 3) Using statistical data to identify six overriding world trends that are likely to greatly impact society's goal of achieving sustainable prosperity and well-being in the foreseeable future. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Elective, Technical Communications
BENG 5933 Environmental & Ecological Risk Assessment Process and methodologies associated with human-environmental and ecological risk assessments. Environmental risk assessments based on human receptors as endpoints, addressing predominantly abiotic processes. Ecological risk assessments based on non-human receptors as endpoints. Approach using hazard definition, effects assessment, risk estimation, and risk management. Application of methods to student projects to gain experience in defining and quantifying uncertainty associated with human perturbation, management and restoration of environmental and ecological processes. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Technical Communications
BMEG 5953 Fundamentals of Fracture and Fatigue in Structures  (same as CVEG/MEEG 5953) The course will cover the concepts of linear-elastic, elastic-plastic and time-dependent Fracture Mechanics as applied to fracture in a variety of materials, structures, and operating conditions. The examples will include fracture in large components such as aircraft, bridges and pressure vessels and also in bones and in soft materials and human tissue. Prerequisite:  Graduate standing in Civil, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or consent of the instructor. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
CHEG 5273 Corrosion Control Qualitative and quantitative introduction to corrosion and its control. Application of the fundamentals of corrosion control in the process industries is emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEG 2313. Emphasis, Elective
CSCE 4753 Computer Networks This course is an introductory course on computer networks. Using the Internet as a vehicle, this course introduces underlying concepts and principles of modern computer networks, with emphasis on protocols, architectures, and implementation issues. Prerequisite: INEG 3313 or STAT 3013. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications
CVEG 4203 Environmental Regulations and Permits Topics include federal and state environmental regulations, the permitting process, permit requirements and related issues. Prerequisite: CVEG 3243 with a grade of C or better and senior standing. Emphasis, Elective, Math
CVEG 4243 Environmental Engineering Design Application of physical, biological, and chemical operations and processes to the design of water supply and wastewater treatment systems. Prerequisite:
CVEG 3243 with a grade of C or better.
Emphasis, Elective
CVEG 4303 Reinforced Concrete Design I Design of reinforced concrete elements with emphasis on ultimate strength design supplemented by working stress design for deflection and crack analysis. Prerequisite: CVEG 2113 and CVEG 3304. Emphasis, Elective
CVEG 4323 Structural Loadings Theoretical background to and practical code requirements for various structural loadings. These include dead loads, occupancy loads, roof loads and ponding, snow loads, granular loads, vehicular loads, wind loading, and seismic loads. Prerequisite:  CVEG 3304 and CVEG 4303 (or CVEG 4313) with grades of C or better. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
CVEG 5143 Transportation Soils Engineering Advanced study of the properties of surficial soils; soil classification systems; pedology; soil occurrence and variability; subgrade evaluation procedures; repeated load behavior of soils; soil compaction and field control; soil stabilization; soil trafficability and subgrade stability for transportation facilities. Prerequisite:  CVEG 3133 with a grade of C or better. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
CVEG 5243 Groundwater Hydrology Detailed analysis of groundwater movement, well hydraulics, groundwater pollution and artificial recharge. Surface and subsurface investigations of groundwater and groundwater management, saline intrusion and groundwater modeling will be addressed. Prerequisite: CVEG 3223. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
CVEG 5273 Open Channel Flow Open Channel Flow includes advanced open channel hydraulics, flow measurement techniques, a hydrology review, culvert and storm drainage facility design, natural channel classification (fluvial geomorphology) and rehabilitation, computer methods and environmental issues. Prerequisite: CVEG 3213 and CVEG 3223. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
CVEG 5313 Matrix Analysis of Structures Energy and digital computer techniques of structural analysis as applied to conventional forms, space trusses, and frames. Prerequisite: CVEG 3304 with a grade of C or better. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
CVEG 5323 Structural Dynamics Dynamics response of single and multidegree of freedom systems. Modal analysis. Response spectra. Computer programs for dynamic analysis. Design considerations for structures subjected to time-varying forces including earthquake, wind, and blast loads. Prerequisite: CVEG 3304 with a grade of C or better. Emphasis, Elective, Math. Computer Applications
CVEG 5333 Concrete Materials Topics include portland cement production, supplementary cementing materials, fresh and hardened concrete properties, mixture proportioning, chemical admixtures, curing, and specialty concretes.  Corequisite:  Lab component. Prerequisite:  CVEG 4303 with a grade of C or better. Emphasis, Elective, Technical Communications
CVEG 5353 Prestressed Concrete Design Analysis and design of prestressed concrete beams. Topics include flexural analysis, prestress bond, draping and debonding, allowable stresses, shear analysis and design, camber prediction, and prestress losses. Prerequisite:  CVEG 4303 with a grade of C or better. Emphasis, Elective, Technical Communications
CVEG 5383 Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering An understanding of the fundamentals of the finite element method and its application to structural configurations too complicated to be analyzed without computer applications. Application to other areas of civil engineering analysis and design such as soil mechanics, foundations, fluid flow, and flow through porous media. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications
CVEG 563V SP: Statistical Applications in Civil Engineering To learn and understand statistical methods by application to specific engineering projects. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
CVEG 563V SP: Seismic Steel Building Design The aim of this course is to give students the ability to analyze and design steel systems and components for extreme lateral loads induced by earthquakes.  Focus will be placed on: basic theory of dynamic response and application of seismic design provisions; understanding of lateral load paths in structural steel systems; and the analysis and design of common steel seismic systems and components. Emphasis, Elective, Math
CVEG 563V Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics The goal of this course is to provide the student with a reasonable background in the current status of the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and prepare him/her to work in the field. This course assumes that the student has an undergraduate-level understanding of fluid mechanics; therefore, the focus will be on the physical and numerical modeling and application of CFD. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
CVEG 563V Geosynthetic Applications This course will afford you a solid understanding of the beneficial use of the five major categories of geosynthetics; textiles, grids, nets, membranes and composites for civil engineering applications.  Major design applications will focus on those related to the sub-disciplines of geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering. Design considerations for each beneficial use will be developed. In addition, quality control issues for both manufacturing and installation of geosynthetic products will be addressed. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
CVEG 563V SP: Low Impact Development Contact Dr. Soerens, tsoerens@uark.edu Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
CVEG 5863 Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering Qualify and quantify the economic, environmental, societal and engineering drivers behind sustainability in Civil Engineering. Justification of the feasibility and benefits of sustainability in environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation through verbal and written communications. Students cannot receive credit for both CVEG4863 and CVEG5863. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Technical Communications

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5953 Fundamentals of Fracture and Fatigue in Structures  (same as BMEG/MEEG 5953) The course will cover the concepts of linear-elastic, elastic-plastic and time-dependent Fracture Mechanics as applied to fracture in a variety of materials, structures, and operating conditions. The examples will include fracture in large components such as aircraft, bridges and pressure vessels and also in bones and in soft materials and human tissue. Prerequisite:  Graduate standing in Civil, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or consent of the instructor. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
ELEG 3903 Electric Circuits and Machines (Will NOT count towards degree requirements - deficiency course) Basic electrical principles and circuits; Introduction to sinusoidal steady-state analysis of electric circuits, active, reactive, and complex power; balanced three-phase circuits; Steady-state analysis of electric machines and transformers. Introduction to power electronics for machine speed control and alternative energy sources. For engineering students other than those in electrical engineering. Prerequisite: MATH 2564 and PHYS 2074. Does not count towards degree requirements. Deficiency course.
 ELEG 5203 Semiconductor Devices Crystal properties and growth of semiconductors, energy bands and charge carriers in semiconductors, excess carriers in semiconductors, analysis and design of p/n junctions, analysis and design of bipolar junction transistors, and analysis and design of field-effect transistors. Students may not receive credit for both ELEG 4203 and ELEG 5203. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
ELEG 5323 Semiconductor Nanostructures I This course is focused on the basic theoretical and experimental analyses of low dimensional systems encountered in semiconductor heterojunctions and nanostructures with the emphasis on device applications and innovations. Prerequisite: ELEG 4203 or instructor permission. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
ELEG 5403 Control Systems Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, stability analysis, control systems architectures and sensor technologies. Time-domain and frequency-domain design of feedback control systems: lead, lag, PID compensators. Special topics on microprocessor implementation. Credit not given for both ELEG 4403 and ELEG 5403. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or ELEG 3123. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
ELEG 5413 Modern Control Systems A second course in linear control systems. Emphasis on multiple-input and multiple-output systems: State-space analysis, similarity transformations, eigenvalue and eigenvector decomposition, stability in the sense of Lyapunov, controllability and observability, pole placement, quadratic optimization. Credit not given for both ELEG 4413 and ELEG 5413. Prerequisite: ELEG 5403 or equivalent. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
ELEG 5423 Optimal Control Systems Basic concepts, conditions for optimality, the minimum principle, the Hamilton Jacobi equation, structure and properties of optimal systems. Prerequisite: ELEG 4403. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
ELEG 5443 Nonlinear Systems Analysis and Control Second-order nonlinear systems. Nonlinear differential equations. Approximate analysis methods. Lyapunov and input-output stability. Design of controllers, observers, and estimators for nonlinear systems. Prerequisite: ELEG 4403 or MATH 5303. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
ELEG 5473 Power System Operation and Control Study of the control and operation of electric power systems: Modeling, dynamics, and stability of three-phase power systems. Design and implementation of control systems related to generation and transmission. Overview of the related industry and government regulations for power system protection and reliability. Prerequisite: ELEG 3124 and ELEG 3304 or equivalent. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
ELEG 5503 Design of Advanced Power Distribution Systems Design considerations of electric power distribution systems, including distribution transformer usage, distribution system protection implementation, primary and secondary networks design, applications of advanced equipment based on power electronics, and use of capacitors and voltage regulation. Prerequisite: ELEG 3304. Students cannot get credit for both ELEG 4503 and ELEG 5503. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
ELEG 5513 Power Systems Analysis Modeling and analysis of electric power systems: Energy sources and conversion; load flow analysis; reference frame transformations; symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault conditions; load forecasting and economic dispatch. Credit not given for both ELEG 4513 and ELEG 5513. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communication
ELEG 5523 Electric Power Quality The theory and analysis of electric power quality for commercial, industrial and residential power systems. Specific topics include harmonics, voltage sags, wiring and grounding, instrumentation, distributed generation and power electronic systems, and site surveys. Case studies complement the theoretical concepts. Prerequisite: ELEG 3304 or graduate standing. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Technical Communications
ELEG 5533 Power Electronics & Motor Drives V-I characteristics of insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) and MOS-controlled Thyristors (MCTs), design of driver and snubber circuits, induction-, permanent magnet-, and brushless dc-motor drives; and resonant inverters. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or (ELEG 3224 and ELEG 3304). Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
ELEG 5663 Communication Theory Principles of communications. Channels and digital modulation. Optimum receivers and algorithms in the AWGN and fading channels. Coherent, non-coherent detectors and matched filters. Bounds on the performance of communications, and comparison of communications systems. Background in stochastic processes and probabilities, communication systems is desirable. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
ELEG 5693 Wireless Communications Comprehensive course in fast developing field of wireless mobile/cellular personal telecommunications. Topics include cellular system structures, mobile radio propagation channels, etc. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
EMGT 5033 Introduction to Engineering Management (counts toward 4 OMGT class limit) Provides foundation knowledge of engineering management. Introduces quantitative skills required to lead a diverse, technical workforce, analyze financial data, lead technical projects, develop alternative solutions and communicate complex concepts. Apply decision and risk tools. Introduces basic engineering management principles.

Elective, Management

(counts toward 4 OMGT class limit)

EMGT 5653 Introduction to Analytics for Engineering Managers (available spring 2017) Introduces data science and data analytics. Provides basic skill instruction in the statistical data analysis programming language R. Provides experience building and interpreting descriptive and predictive data analytics models. Provides operations managers with the skill and tools to use and understand advanced data analytics methods. Provides practice communicating those results to senior stakeholders and decision makers. Prerequisite: EMGT 5033 or consent. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications
GNEG 590V Introduction to Data Analytics Introduces data science and data analytics.  Provides basic skill instruction in the statistical data analysis programming language R.  Provides experience building and interpreting descriptive and predictive data analytics models.  Provides practice communicating those results to senior stakeholders and decision makers. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications

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590V Special Topics Consideration of current engineering topics not covered in other courses. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Management, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
INEG 4833 Introduction to Database Concepts An introduction to the basic principles of database modeling and technologies for industrial engineers. Coverage includes analyzing user requirements , representing data using conceptual modeling techniques (e.g. UML, ERD), converting conceptual models to relational implementations via database design methodologies, extracting data via structured query language processing, and understanding the role of database technology in industrial engineering application areas such as inventory systems, manufacturing control, etc. The application of a desktop database application such as Access will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CSCE 2004  Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
INEG 5313 Engineering Applications of Probability Theory Introduction to probability, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, multiple random variables, sequences of Bernoulli trials. Applications of these topics from inventory, reliability, quality control. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
INEG 5323 Engineering Applications of Stochastic Processes Renewal processes, Poisson processes, discrete-time Markov chains, continuous-time Markov chains. Applications of these topics from inventory, reliability, quality control, queueing. Prerequisite: INEG 5313. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
INEG 5383 Risk Analysis for Transportation & Logistics Systems Fundamentals of modeling risk, analyzing risk, and managing risk in a variety of industrial and government decision-making settings. Risk measurement and model building, uncertainty quantification, and multi-objective trade-offs. Credit cannot be earned for both INEG 4383 and INEG 5383. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Technical Communications
INEG 5433 Cost Estimation Models An examination of the methodologies for estimating and forecasting manufacturing costs. Types of cost recovery systems, work progress functions, product improvement curves, determination of hourly rates, parametric estimating systems, and the development of software for computer-assisted estimating systems. Prerequisite: INEG 2313. Same as OMGT 5433. Emphasis, Elective, Math
INEG 5443 Decision Models Focus on quantitative and qualitative decision models and techniques for technical and managerial problems. Emphasis on application and interpretation of results. Topics include decision trees, influence diagrams, weighting methods, value of information, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Bayes Theorem, Monte Carlo simulation, utility theory, risk analysis, group decision making and expert systems. Prerequisite: INEG 2313. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
INEG 5613 Introduction to Optimization Theory A graduate level introduction to the foundational rationales of numerical optimization methods including linear programming, integer programming, network flows, and discrete dynamic programming. Model formulation and tractability, search strategies, characterization of optimal solutions, duality and sensitivity, outcome justification. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
INEG 5683 Nonlinear Programming An introduction to the theory and methodology of nonlinear programming. Focus on engineering and management science applications of nonlinear optimization. Both single and multi-variable as well as unconstrained and constrained problems are addressed. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications

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5813 Introduction to Simulation The development and use of discrete-event simulation models for the analysis and design of systems found in manufacturing, distribution, and service contexts. Coverage includes conceptual modeling, model translation to computer form, statistical input models, random number generation and Monte Carlo methods, experimentation and statistical output analysis, and queuing analysis. Includes the use of modern computer simulation languages. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications
MEEG 4413 Heat Transfer Basic thermal energy transport processes; conduction, convection, and radiation; and the mathematical analysis of systems involving these processes in both steady and time-dependent cases. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503 and MEEG 2703. Emphasis, Elective
MEEG 4433 Aerospace Propulsion Principles, operation, and characteristics of gas turbine and rocket engines. Brief study of novel spacecraft propulsion systems. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
MEEG 4453 Industrial Waste and Energy Management Applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and electric machinery to the analysis of waste streams and energy consumption for industrial facilities. Current techniques and technologies for waste minimization and energy conservation including energy-consuming systems and processes, utility rate analysis, economic analysis and auditing are taught. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413 Heat Transfer. Emphasis, Elective
MEEG 4473 Indoor Environmental Control Gives student a thorough understanding of the fundamental theory of air conditioning design for commercial buildings, including calculating heating and cooling loads along with the proper selection and sizing of air conditioning equipment. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413 Heat Transfer. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications
MEEG 4483 Thermal Systems Analysis and Design Analysis design and optimization of thermal systems and components with examples from such areas as power generation, refrigeration, and propulsion, Availability loss characteristics of energy systems and availability conservation methods. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413 Heat Transfer. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications
MEEG 4523 Astronautics Study of spacecraft design and operations. Prerequisite: MEEG 2013 and MEEG 2403 or consent of instructor. Emphasis, Elective, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
MEEG 5403 Advanced Thermodynamics An in-depth review of classical thermodynamics, including availability analysis, combustion, and equilibrium, with an introduction to quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Engineering or consent of instructor. Emphasis, Elective, Math
MEEG 5453 Advanced Heat Transfer More in-depth study of topics covered in MEEG 4413, Heat Transfer, and coverage of some additional topics. Prerequisite: MEEG 4413 Heat Transfer or CHEG 3143 or equivalent. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
MEEG 5473 Radiation Heat Transfer Spectral analysis, radiant exchange in gray and non-gray enclosures, gas radiation, and multi-mode heat transfer. Prerequisite: MEEG 5453 or equivalent. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications
 MEEG 5533 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics A study of external-flow fluid mechanics applied to Aerodynamics. Topics include integral and differential forms of the basic fluid equations (continuity, momentum, and energy), potential flow, and supersonic flow. Prerequisite: MEEG 3503 and MEEG 4503. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications

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591V Advanced Fracture Mechanics and Structural Integrity

To provide an in-depth treatment of advanced topics such as fracture, crack initiation and growth under elastic-plastic and time-dependent creep and creep-fatigue conditions. The course emphasizes fundamental underpinnings of nonlinear fracture mechanics and its use in material evaluation and life prediction methodology for structural components. Micro-mechanics of fracture and crack growth processes are also covered. Upon completion of this course, the students will be ready to undertake research in areas of nonlinear fracture mechanics and/or apply the concepts to evaluate structures.

The course assumes that students have previously taken a course on Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics and are already familiar with stress intensity parameter and how it applies to predicting crack growth and fracture under dominantly linear elastic conditions. This course addresses topics such as Analysis of Cracks under Elastic-Plastic Loading, J-Integral as Fracture Criterion, Methods of Determining J, Crack Growth Resistance Curves, Micromechanics of Ductile Fracture and Constraint Effects, Fatigue Crack Growth under Gross Plasticity, Analysis of Cracks in Creeping Bodies, Creep Crack Growth, Creep-fatigue Crack Growth, and Applications of nonlinear fracture mechanics in integrity assessment of components operating at high temperatures.

Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications

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5953 Fundamentals of Fracture and Fatigue in Structures (same as BMEG/CVEG 5953) The course will cover the concepts of linear-elastic, elastic-plastic and time-dependent Fracture Mechanics as applied to fracture in a variety of materials, structures, and operating conditions. The examples will include fracture in large components such as aircraft, bridges and pressure vessels and also in bones and in soft materials and human tissue. Prerequisite:  Graduate standing in Civil, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or consent of the instructor. Emphasis, Elective, Math, Computer Applications, Technical Communications
OMGT 5003 Introduction to Operations Management An overview of the functional areas of Operations Management. Topics covered include: Productivity; strategy in a global business environment; project management; quality management for goods and services; location and layout strategies; supply chain and inventory management; material requirements planning; JIT; maintenance and reliability; as well as other subjects relevant to the field. Elective, Management
OMGT 5013 Supply Chain Management for Operations Managers This course focuses on the planning, organizing, controlling and management of supply chain activities, including transportation, inventory maintenance, order processing, purchasing, warehousing, materials handling, customer service standards, and production. Emphasizes synthesis of the concepts, principles, and methods prevalent in marketing, production, accounting, purchasing, transportation, and multi-firm logistics planning for operations managers. Elective, Management
OMGT 5113 Human Resources Management (MSEM Students Only) A review of Human Resources Management functions as they apply in today's business setting with specific emphasis on regulatory compliance, total rewards systems, recruitment, training, and employment practices. The course is designed both for HRM professionals and for line managers/professionals who need to understand the roles and responsibilities of HR as a business partner. Prerequisite:  OMGT 4313, OMGT 5003 and must be admitted to the Master of Science in Operations Management Program, Project Management Graduate Certificate Program, be a Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student, or have departmental consent. MSEM Students Only
OMGT 5123 Finance The scope and environment of finance for operations managers, including financial markets, interest rates, financial statements, cash flows, and performance evaluation; valuation of financial assets using time value of money and meaning and measurement of risk and return; capital-budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, and dividend policy. Prerequisite: OMGT 4323. Elective
OMGT 5133 Operations Management in the Service Sector (MSEM Students Only) Review of the role of the operations management in the service sector, e.g., health care systems, banking, municipal services, utilities, and postal service and others. Emphasizes the principles and methodologies applicable to the solution of problems within the service industries. Pre- or Corequisite:  OMGT 5003. Prerequisite:  Must be admitted to the Master of Science in Operations Management Program, Project Management Graduate Certificate Program, be a Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student, or have departmental consent. MSEM Students Only
OMGT 5253 Leadership Principles and Practices The course is designed to expose students to multiple approaches to leadership in a wide variety of settings. Leadership styles, the knowledge areas and competencies expected of today's leaders, the challenges leaders face, the historical and philosophical foundations of leadership, the relationships among leadership theory, leadership practice, and the moral-ethical aspects of leadership are among the topics covered in the course. A number of respected regional, national, and international leaders share "lessons learned" in their leadership journeys. Plus, a number of highly regarded leadership books and case studies on leadership are read and discussed. Students may not receive credit for INEG 4253 and INEG 5253/OMGT 5253. Pre- or Corequisite:  OMGT 5003 or departmental consent. Prerequisite:  OMGT 4313 or departmental consent. Elective, Management
OMGT 5373 Quality Management Implementation of modern participative quality management techniques in military and civilian operations. Includes quality control methods and control charts. Acceptance sampling plans with emphasis upon Department of Defense procurement standards. Prerequisite: OMGT 4333 Applied Statistics. Elective, Management
OMGT 5403 Industrial Safety and Health Administration Based on Federal Regulations for Occupational Safety and Health, the course examines current regulations, as well as their commonsense application. Covers various standards, such as those for material handling, personal protective equipment, toxic substances, and machine guarding. Uses case studies and real world scenarios to present topics and demonstrate their application. Elective
OMGT 5423 Operations Management and Global Competition Studies of principles and cases in business/industrial administration in global competition. Survey of markets, technologies, multi-national corporations, cultures, and customs. Discussion of ethics, professionalism, difference valuing, human relations skills, and other topics relevant to global engineering practice. Elective, Management
OMGT 5463 Economic Decision Making (non-IE BS) Principles of economic analysis with emphasis upon discounted cash flow criteria for decision-making. Comparison of criteria such as rate of return, annual cost, and present worth for the evaluation of investment alternatives. Prerequisite: OMGT 4323 Industrial Cost Analysis. Elective, Math
OMGT 5503 Maintenance Management Principles and practices of maintenance department organization, prevention procedures, and typical equipment problems. Includes related topics such as plant protection, preventative and plant maintenance. Pre- or Corequisite:  OMGT 5003 or departmental consent. Prerequisite:  OMGT 4333. Elective, Management
OMGT 5613 Lean Production and Inventory Control Defines analytical methods used to support inventory replenishment for the production of goods and services. Operational problems of production systems are examined, including objective/subjective forecasting methods, aggregate planning of work force and production under seasonal demand; and inventory models of EOQ for known and unknown demand. Supply chain management and lean manufacturing concepts are also discussed. Prerequisite:  OMGT 4333 and OMGT 5003. Elective
OMGT 5623 Strategic Management Examines strategic management, which is defined as the art and science of formulating, implementing, and evaluating cross-functional decisions that enable an organization to achieve its long-term objectives. Principles of strategic management will be covered in conjunction with case studies to provide opportunity for analysis and experience in applying these principles in an operations management environment. Elective, Management
OMGT 5673 Principles of Operations Research Surveys the mathematical models used to design and analyze operational systems. Includes linear programming models, waiting line models, computer simulation models, and management science. Students will be introduced to applications of operations research and solution methods, using spreadsheet software. Pre- or Corequisite:  OMGT 5003 and OMGT 4853. Prerequisite:  OMGT 4333. Elective,Computer Applications
OMGT 5783 Project Management for Operations Managers An introduction to the Critical Path Method and Program Evaluation and Review Technique. Covers project planning and control methods; activity sequencing; time-cost trade-offs; allocation of manpower and equipment resources; scheduling activities and computer systems for PERT/CPM with emphasis on MS project. Case studies include topical issues combining methodologies and project management soft skills, such as conflict management, negotiation, presentations to stakeholders, and team building. Elective, Management
OMGT 5793 Risk Management Students will learn to apply tools to identify, assess, communicate and manage risk. Course work includes methods to identify risks, develop risk models, assess risk, and evaluate risk management options. Case studies are used to understand risk management challenges in systems development in complex organizations.
Prerequisite:  OMGT 5003 or EMGT 5033 or departmental consent.
Elective, Management
OMGT 5823 Information Technology (MSEM Students Only) Information Technology for the management and control of information systems and processes used in operations management. Topics covered include e-Business and e-Commerce Systems, Management Information Systems (MIS), Data Resource Management, Networking, Decision Support, Information Security, Enterprise and Global IT, and IT Strategies and Solutions for Operations Managers. Pre- or Corequisite:  OMGT 5003. Prerequisite:  OMGT 4853 and must be admitted to the Master of Science in Operations Management Program, Project Management Graduate Certificate Program, be a Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Student, or have departmental consent. MSEM Students Only
OMGT 5833 Decision Support Application Development for Operations Managers Students will utilize Microsoft Excel and will write programming code in Visual Basic for Applications to develop custom solutions to challenging operations management problems. Emphasis will be placed on computing productivity in a spreadsheet-based setting to develop practical, useful decision support applications and computer programs to support operations management. Assumes basic knowledge of programming. Pre- or Corequisite:  OMGT 5003 or departmental consent. Elective, Computer Applications

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5873 Organizing for Change Provides an overview of fundamental management functions, organizational decision-making authority, structures and controls to support managing change. Topics include leadership, strategy and ethical perspectives on change management. Pre- or Corequisite:  OMGT 5003 or departmental consent.  Elective, Management

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5983 Advanced Project Management This course builds upon the project management for operations managers' course and offers students an opportunity to apply advanced project management tools to manage troubled projects. Topics include determining the project status using the schedule baseline, cost estimations, and earned value management techniques. Students will learn how to perform a project assessment/audit and will create a troubled project recovery plan. The course includes presentations of case study assignments to gain experience in communicating the status and recovery of failed and troubled projects.Prerequisite: OMGT 5783. Elective, Management