ENGR6040-A Engineering Management Cases (Fall 2013)
About The Instructor
Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account.
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Session, Dates: 2 (08/24/2013 - 10/18/2013)
Seats Available: 15 Seats
The following additional fees apply to this section:
Fully Online Fee
This course focuses on the practice of engineering and technology management with a view towards developing more qualified technical managers through case studies. Engineers and scientists spend 2/3 of their professional careers managing technical people within the technology infused organizations. This course is designed to help them become more effective managers of engineers, scientists and the technology that they often create and implement in their organizations. The course will cover an introduction to the strategic role of engineering and technology in modern corporations, then review a case based methodology for class use during the rest of the semester. Product development and team-based management will be explained followed by the technology procurement and transfer. Innovation in manufacturing, research, development and commercialization of technology will be explained and illustrated by case studies. The course will be completed by discussions on cost and technology and the use of engineering management strategy as a part of corporate strategy to achieve competitive advantage in modern economy.