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www.engrmgt.wsu.edu Engineering and Technology Management A program in technical decision making and leadership for engineering and business professionals Washington State University School of EECS Industry Advisory Board Meeting October 2, 2007
October 2007 2 Engineering and Technology Management A Distance Education Program for Engineering and Business Professionals Learn technical and leadership skills designed to meet today’s – and tomorrow’s – industry needs. develop systematic and analytic framework to support decision making. cultivate business and human resources management skills. develop skills to manage technology and technology changes.
October 2007 3 Engineering and Technology Management The Program Supports Working Professionals Engaged in Project Planning and Execution Increase your skills in Managing Variability Controlling Uncertainty Overcoming Obstacles Meeting Objectives A curriculum easily tailored to student’s needs through electives and certificate programs. Increase competency in a technical or business discipline. Focused applications relating to each student’s work environment.
October 2007 4 Engineering and Technology Management Instruction Delivered to Classrooms and Through the Internet Weekly instructor-student meetings video streamed and archived. Instructional material provided electronically. “Classes” in evening between 4 p.m. & 9 p.m., Mon-Thu.
October 2007 5 Engineering and Technology Management Certificate Program Purpose To provide an opportunity for employees to take graduate-level courses for credit in a certificate program, not a degree program. Program Elements Participants must have a bachelor’s degree. Credits earned will be recognized as graduate-level credits. Certificates will be issued by the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University.
October 2007 6 Engineering and Technology Management Certificate Program Program Requirements Four courses Twelve semester hours Certificate Options General Engineering Management Project Management Six Sigma Quality Management Manufacturing Leadership Constraints Management Supply Chain Management Construction Management Systems Management
October 2007 7 Engineering and Technology Management Engineering Management Across the Curriculum A Concept Paper Objective To provide elective coursework at the undergraduate level that complements the discipline specific “engineering science” technical coursework with content supporting “engineering practice”.
October 2007 8 Engineering and Technology Management What Additional Instruction Would Make Engineering Graduates More Valuable? RankCompetencyScore 1Better written and oral communication skills4.62 2Better developed leadership skills4.49 3Improved supervision and management skills4.13 4Understand how business decisions affect technical decisions4.12 5A working knowledge of project management4.07 6Understand how technical decisions affect business decisions4.04 7Experience working in cross-functional teams with other engineers3.85 8Experience working in cross-functional teams with non-engineers3.73 9Understand the engineer’s role in corporate competitiveness3.72 10Internship with a private company3.64 The Question: When you consider hiring an Auburn engineering graduate, how valuable would it be to your company if the student had additional instruction and skills in the following areas?
October 2007 9 Engineering and Technology Management Engineering Management Across the Curriculum A Concept Paper Plan: An Undergraduate ETM Certificate It is proposed to develop four new undergraduate courses in engineering and technology management that could be used as technical electives in all engineering undergraduate curricula. E M 464 Project Management E M 460 Integrated Supply Chain Management (Operations) E M 484 Supervision and Leadership for Engineering and Technology Managers E M 490 Design for Product Realization
October 2007 10 Engineering and Technology Management Core Courses E M 501 Management of Organizations 3 E M 505 Finance for Technical Systems 3 E M 540 Operations Research for Managers 3 E M 564 Project Management 3 Stat 430 Statistical Methods in Engineering 3 E M 591 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovations 3 E M 702 Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, Exam 2-4 Electives E M 508 Legal Concepts for Engineering and Technology Managers 3 E M 517 Simulation Modeling of Technical Systems 3 E M 520 Construction Project Management 3 E M 526 Constraints Management 3 E M 530 Applications of Constraints Management 3 E M 534 Contemporary Topics in Constraints Management 3 E M 545 Technical Decision Analysis 3 E M 555 Enterprise Resource Management 3 E M 560 Integrated Supply Chain Management 3 E M 565 Introduction to Systems Engineering 3 E M 570 Six Sigma Quality Management 3 E M 575 Performance Management in Technical Organizations 3 E M 580 Quality Control and Reliability Design 3 E M 585 Quality Engineering Using Experimental Design 3 E M 590 Design for Manufacturability 3 E M 596 Supervision for the Technology Manager 3 Master’s Degree Graduation Requirements Minimum 10 courses (30 credits) Core Courses: 5-6 (depending on preparation) Plus comprehensive exam or project (2-4 credits of EM702)