Master of Science in Engineering Project Management (MEPM)

Degree Requirements

The requirements of the MSPEM program are thirty-six (36) credit hours as follows: twenty-seven
(27) credit hours are compulsory and nine (9) are electives.

a) Compulsory: (27) Credit Hours include the following courses:

Course
Title
CR
MEPM 511   Project Management Fundamentals
3
MEPM 512   Engineering Contracts and Procurement 
3
MEPM 515   Project Scheduling
3
MEPM 519   Field Application Project 
3
MEPM 521   Project Cost Accounting and Finance 
3
MEPM 523   Direct Research
3
MEPM 532   Engineering Management 
3
MEPM 541   Organization Behavior and Project Team Management
3
MEPM 543   Risk Management for Project Managers
3

b) Electives: (9) Credit Hours selected from the following list of courses

MEPM 513   Project Implementation and Performance
3
MEPM 514   Global Projects Management
3
MEPM 516   Project Quality Management
3
MEPM 522   Financial Analysis and Decision Making
3
MEPM 531   Operation Research
3
MEPM 533   Information Systems for Project Management 
3
MEPM 542   Supply Chain Management for Project Managers  3

 


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MEPM 511 - Project Management Fundamentals

Pre-requisite(s): None; Co-requisite: MEPM 532

The fundamentals of project management including: overview and concepts of project management (principles, body of knowledge, strategies); planning successful projects (defining, specifying, delivery options, scheduling, budgeting); implementing (organizing the team, work assignments, team building, effective leadership); executing (performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management); and closeout (performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management).

MEPM 512 - Engineering Contracts and Procurement 

Pre-requisite(s): MEPM 511 and MEPM 521;
Co-requisite: None

This course presents fundamental concepts and techniques for project procurement. Students are introduced to the PMBOK Guide four-step procurement process and expected to develop an in-depth understanding of project contracting, negotiation, and procurement execution.

MEPM 515 - Project Scheduling

Pre-requisite(s): MEPM 511; Co-requisite: None

This course teaches students about the various scheduling approaches that are currently being used in the design and engineering industry: how to plan a project by defining items of work for the project, setting up calendars and activity coding structure, creating activities and relationships between them, and assigning resources to activities using CPM scheduling software. On completion of the schedule, students will learn how to organize, format and filter the schedule, as well as assign target schedules for managing and troubleshooting the project and communicate the schedule by setting up reports, using Primavera Post Office and Email and the Web Publishing Wizard.

MEPM 519 - Field Application Project 

Pre-requisite(s): Final Semester;
Co-requisite: None

The field application project is a capstone course in which the graduate student evidences the ability to apply the program outcomes to an applied project that integrates all basic elements of project management; planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading, and controlling resources to result in achievable specific goals project. The student will work with an instructor who serves as advisor to achieve project approval.

MEPM 521 - Project Cost Accounting and Finance 

Pre-requisite(s): None;
Co-requisite: None

This course covers the fundamentals of ¬project cost accounting and finance. It reviews the fundamentals of accounting; examines cost accounting principles, applications, and the impact on profitability. It also examines the principles of project costing and covers the elements and introduces a framework for using an effective project cost system. Moreover, it introduces a framework for how projects are financed.

MEPM 523 - Direct Research (3credits)

Pre-requisite(s): Department Approval; Co-requisite: None

Under the guidance of an engineering faculty member the Directed Research Project provides the student with a meaningful capstone research experience. It requires that the student conduct a research topic or issue of significance to the field of project management. Direct research work should be ready for submission to a journal in the project management or closely related field.

MEPM 532 - Engineering Management 

Pre-requisite(s): None;
Co-requisite: None

The fundamentals of engineering management including: overview and concepts of engineering management (Introduction to engineering management, Management cycle includes (Planning, organizing, Leading and controlling. Different aspects of engineering managements will be introduced; like managing research and development, managing engineering design and managing production activities and operations. Market management and service activities for engineers will be clarified as well. Engineers as managers and Engineers code of Ethics concepts and elements will be clarified. Finally the globalization concept and the new challenges for engineering managers in the future will be discussed.

MEPM 541 - Organization Behavior and Project Team Management

Pre-requisite(s): MEPM 511 and MEPM 532;
Co-requisite: None

This course deals with human behavior as individual and as groups in organizations. Individual level characteristics such as personality, attitudes and values, perceptions and judgment, motivations, career development and ethics are emphasized. Topics include group formation, development, structure, leadership, diversity, and dynamics, as well as the processes of communication, decision making, power, and conflict. Class sessions and assignments are intended to help participants acquire skills and analytic concepts to improve organizational relationships and project team management effectiveness.

MEPM 543 - Risk Management for Project Managers

Pre-requisite(s): MEPM 511;
Co-requisite: None

This course addresses fundamental issues, principles, and theory of project risk management and planning. It covers the quantitative and qualitative approaches to identifying, analyzing, assessing, and managing risks inherent to engineering projects. Other topics includes risk response strategies and planning.

MEPM 513 - Project Implementation and Performance

Pre-requisite(s): MEPM 511; Co-requisite: None

This course examines various topics related to project initiation and performance. Topics include team building and management, organization structure, performance and success measures and earnedvalue technique. Other topics include: work breakdown structure, stakeholder management and project communication management.

MEPM 514 - Global Projects Management

Pre-requisite(s): MEPM 511; Co-requisite: None

Overview of Global Project Management Characteristics of global projects Global project management challenges Global project management skills. Initiating Global Projects; identifying global business opportunities, criteria for selecting a global project, global risks and threats conducting a pre-project country study. Planning Global Projects; defining global project requirements and scope, the global scope, management plan, the Staffing management plan and the project team, risk management planning for globally dispersed projects. Implementing global projects political, social, economic, infrastructure, legal and industry-specific considerations, joint ventures and strategic alliances, negotiation norms and styles Intellectual property rights and laws. Controlling global projects complexity factors in controlling global projects, characteristics of an effective project control system, and organizational considerations for controlling projects across multiple countries, schedule, cost and quality control in global projects. Closing out global projects; challenges of financial and administrative closeout of a global project repatriation challenges.

MEPM 516 - Project Quality Management

Pre-requisite(s): None; Co-requisite: None

This course covers the fundamentals of quality control and management, quality principles, quality control techniques, quality control tools (Check Sheets, Histograms, Pareto Diagram, Cause and Effect Diagram, Scatter Diagram, Flow Process Charts and Control Charts), Control Charts for Variables and for Attributes, Lot-by-Lot acceptance sampling, acceptance sampling system, quantitative techniques, quality decision-making techniques. Examples and case studies on project quality management are presented and discussed from a wide variety of engineering discipline.

MEPM 522 - Financial Analysis and Decision Making

Pre-requisite(s): MEPM 521;
Co-requisite: None

This course covers some of the theory and practice of decision-making, as well as basic procedures for the application and interpretation of financial statement analysis. Topics covered in this context will include the concept of time value of money, project analysis and evaluation, cost of capital, stock valuation and capital budgeting.

MEPM 531 - Operation Research 

Pre-requisite(s): None;
Co-requisite: None

This course introduces the modeling techniques, theory and computation of linear programming. Topics includes: The structure of linear programming, basic feasible solutions, simplex method, sensitivity analysis and linear programming duality. Linear programming modeling techniques for different applications: blending problem, inventory problem, minimum cost network flow problem, transportation problem, capital budgeting and fixed charge problems. Basic integer programming, dynamic programming and queening theory methodologies and techniques will be introduced.

MEPM 533 - Information Systems for Project Management 

Pre-requisite(s): None;
Co-requisite: None

This course will assist the student in understanding the challenges, opportunities and risks involved in information technology management. It introduces the management information systems foundations; current trends; MIS technology fundamentals; its applications to business functions and management practice and in an ethical manner. The impact of information technology on project management will be stressed since it affects the planning process. This course will also cover various system applications for specific project and business functions and their importance to today's manager.

MEPM 542 - Supply Chain Management for Project Managers 

Pre-requisite(s): None;
Co-requisite: None

This course focuses on management and improvement of supply chain processes and performance. It will be valuable for project managers who would like to pursue a career in consulting or take a position in operations, marketing or finance functions in a manufacturing or distribution firm. We explore important supply chain metrics, primary tradeoffs in making supply chain decisions, and basic tools for effective and efficient supply chain management, production planning and inventory control, order fulfillment and supply chain coordination.