Master of Science in Engineering Project Management (MEPM)

Two Year Study Plan

Year 1, First Semester
Course
Title
CR
MEPM 511 Project Management Fundamentals
3
MEPM 532 Engineering Management 
3
MEPM 521 Project Cost Accounting and Finance 
3
Total  
9
Year 1, Second Semester
Course
Title
CR
MEPM 512 Engineering Contracts and Procurement 
3
MEPM 515 Project Scheduling
3
MEPM 543 Risk Management for Project Managers
3
Total  
9
Year 2, First Semester
Course
Title
CR
MEPM 523 Direct Research
3
MEPM 541 Organization Behavior and Project Team Management
3
  MEPM Elective (1)
3
Total  
9
Year 2, Second Semester
Course
Title
CR
  MEPM Elective (2)
3
  MEPM Elective (3)
3
 MEPM 519 Field Application Project 
3
Total  
9
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.