Engineering Management Program

Engineering Management Program
Coordinator: Professors: Associate Professor: Assistant Professor: Senior Lecturers Lecturers: Instructors: Abdul Malak, M. Asem Abdul Malak, M. Asem; Salameh, Moueen Nasrallah, Walid; Yassine, Ali Maddah, Bassel; Srour, Isam Charif, Hassan; Noueihed, Nazim; Tannir, Akram; Trabulsi, Samir Abillama, Walid; Nizam, Youssef; Srour, Jordan F. Saad, Youssef; Shumeitelli, Rana; Zogbi, Hala

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The graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Engineering Management (MEM) provides professional training in engineering management, with emphasis on technically based organizations and applications to various engineering and related disciplines. This program addresses the specific area of the management of technical activities and enterprises. A student may select his/her courses in a way that satisfies one of the four following areas of concentration: • Financial Engineering • Industrial Management • Projects and the Built Environment • Information and Organizational Management The requirements for the Master of Engineering Management degree can be fulfilled by pursuing one of the following two options: Non-thesis Option: Under this option a student is required to complete a total of 33 credits, subdivided as follows: • Four core courses (12 credits) • Three electives from the student’s area of concentration (9 credits) • Two area-related electives (6 credits) • Two free electives (6 credits) • Seminar (0 credit) Note: The ENMG 797 Special Project course can be used to satisfy the 3-credit requirement of any elective depending on the nature of the topic addressed.

Measuring and reporting assets and equities. Decision Analysis view of assessment (value of information. Financial analysis of leasing. Requirements for Admission In order to be eligible for admission to the MEM program a student must have a bachelor’s degree in one of the engineering disciplines. or in another related field. Review of probability (random events and variables.). etc. as specified in the relevant sections of this catalogue. except with the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Faculty. ENMG 603 Probability and Decision Analysis 3 cr. A student is not allowed to register in the program for more than four calendar years beyond the date of his/her first registration. a student is required to complete a total of 30 credits. Effective communications in organizations. Basic financial calculations. Multiple attribute decision objective. Mathematical treatment of risk. Overview of financial statements. Organizational configurations. and symbolic). may be required to take undergraduate prerequisite courses to make up for deficiencies. Power and leadership. Negotiation. Principles and practice of worker motivation. decisional. Alternative accounting principles. Framing of decision problems. Decision Trees. Graduate Courses Core Courses ENMG 601 Management Theory 3 cr. Influence diagrams. Ethics in business and organizational behavior. sensitivity). tolerance and avoidance. Nature of managerial work and the roles of the executive (informational. Business strategy. ENMG 602 Introduction to Financial Engineering 3 cr. . subdivided as follows: • Four core courses (12 credits) • Three electives from the student’s area of concentration (9 credits) • One free elective (3 credits) • Thesis (6 credits) • Seminar (0 credit) A flexible combination of courses not in fulfillment of either option stated above leads to no mention of any area of concentration on the student’s transcript. Project management and performance assessment. in architecture. Graduates of universities other than AUB.Engineering Management Program 289 Thesis Option: Under this option. Traditional approach to assessment of error (confidences level). probability distribution functions. Inverting Decision Trees (Baye’s Law). The student must also satisfy the requirements of the University and the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture for admission to graduate study. Financial statement models and their use for valuation. Cost of capital calculation. Accounting concepts and methods. or from majors other than engineering or architecture.

ENMG 617 Engineering Management Statistics 3 cr. Design and analysis of single-factor experiments: the analysis of variance. Unconstrained nonlinear programming. implementation of scheduling systems. Flexible manufacturing systems. Introducing human factors and ergonomics. Designing for human performance effectiveness and productivity. Introduction to queuing theory. and open shops. Introduction to generalpurpose queuing and simulation models. parallel machines. Categories of network flow problems. Safety and human error. Simple linear regression and correlation. flow shops. Inventory management. ENMG 616 Network Optimization: Algorithms and Applications 3 cr. Cognition. Shortest path problems. network configuration. Replenishment systems for individual items. . Production planning and scheduling: aggregate production planning. Solution methods for integer programs. Design and evaluation methods. their practical applications and their solution algorithms. Multiple regression.290 Engineering Management Program ENMG 604 Deterministic Optimization Models 3 cr. Network Simplex algorithms. Formulation of integer programs. JIT. MRP. Simplex algorithms for solving LPs. Stochastic models for single machines. Nonparametric statistics. Minimum cost flows. open shops. modeling scheduling problems. Review of probability and probability distributions. Introduction to simulation. Elective Courses Operations and Financial Engineering Sequence ENMG 611 Supply Chain Design and Management 3 cr. Formulation of linear programs (LPs). Introduction to supply chain management and its key issues. ENMG 613 Manufacturing Systems and Facilities Planning 3 cr. Deterministic models for single machine. Human-computer interaction. parallel machines. Formulation and classification of optimization models. Introduction to supply chain management and multi-echelon inventories. Introduction to statistical quality control and reliability engineering. Mathematical modeling and the operation research approach. Material handling systems. Parameter estimation. Data description. Information technology and decision support systems for supply chain management. Introduction to network flow models. and short-range production scheduling. Duality and sensitivity in linear programming. Logistics. ENMG 615 Industrial Scheduling 3 cr. Assembly lines. Maximum flow problems. ENMG 614 Human Factors Engineering 3 cr. Generalized flow models. Network flow problems. Introduction to statistical decision analysis. Multi-objective optimization and goal programming. Multiple item and multiple location inventories. Stress and workload. job shops. Design of experiments with several factors. job shops. Inventory management for special classes of items. ENMG 612 Production-Inventory Planning and Control 3 cr. Group technology. Scheduling in practice: general purpose procedures. Facility layout. Biomechanics of work. Transfer lines. flow shops and flexible flow shops. Distribution strategies and strategic alliances. Random samples and sampling distributions. The value of information in supply chains. Introduction to constrained nonlinear programming and quadratic programming. Constrained networks. Warehousing storage and retrieval systems. OPT. Work-space design. Tests of hypotheses. Displays and controls. Introduction to analyzing and forecasting time-series data. Improving search. Perception - vision and hearing.

Market assessment studies. Project management applications and growth. Term structure of interest rates. Project risk management.Engineering Management Program 291 ENMG 621 Forecasting Methods and Applications 3 cr. Dealing with time. . Variance reduction techniques. Introduction to general pricing theory. Project participants and roles. and swaps. ENMG 624 Financial Engineering I 3 cr. Modern developments in project management. reliability theory. general investment evaluation. dynamic cash flow processes. Lessons learned in project management. Mean-variance portfolio theory. Expectation. Project cost control from a client’s perspective. and immunization. Determinants of project success. Statistical analysis of simulated data. optimal portfolios. ENMG 632 Engineering Project Management 3 cr. Markov chain and Monte Carlo methods. Surveys of project area infrastructure conditions. Project cost and revenue estimation. Applied interest rate analysis: capital budgeting. Assimilation of client needs.g. Statistical validation techniques. Implementing forecasts in organizations. Financial feasibility framework design and analysis. Projects and the Built Environment Sequence ENMG 631 Pre-Project Planning and Feasibility Analysis 3 cr. random walks and Martingale. Strategic planning in project management. Principles and applications of forecasting methods in planning and managing activities in organizations. and market segmentation explanations of the term structure. ARENA. Trade-off analysis in a project environment. liquidity. Basic planning and scheduling concepts. Extended overview of project management. options theory. Moving averages and exponential smoothing. Time series regression (decomposition methods). Fixed-income securities yield. Project team formation. General cash flow streams: optimal portfolio growth. Project scope validation. Discrete-event simulation. interest rate derivatives. Brownian motion. Introduction to business forecasting. stochastic order relations. Project planning and costing. Investigation of site conditions. Project life-cycle analysis. Generating discrete and continuous random variables. valuation of a firm. ENMG 633 Advanced Topics in Project Management 3 cr. Artificial neural networks as forecasting tools. ENMG 625 Financial Engineering II 3 cr. futures. queuing models. Simple regression analysis. optimal management. Financial planning. Basic theory of interest. renewal theory. Integrated project cost-time control. Combining forecasts. Managing the international project. Forecasting and data considerations. Markov chains. Planning and scheduling under constraints. Introduction to expected utility theory. Prerequisite: ENMG 624. Forecasting with Box-Jenkins methodology. Prerequisite: ENMG 602. the Harmony Theorem. Advanced scheduling techniques. ENMG 622 Simulation 3 cr. duration convexity. Experience with a modern discrete-event simulation package (e. Poisson process. Impact of laws and regulations on the facility program. Derivative securities: forwards. models of asset dynamics. ENMG 623 Stochastic Models and Applications 3 cr. Multiple regression analysis.. WITNESS).

species. Specifications compliance claims. Right for the usage of float: critical versus non-critical activities. Damages. Construction team organization. Types of delay: excusableness. ENMG 636 Dispute Resolution on Projects 3 cr. Variations claims. Process of innovation in construction. Leadership for sustainable development in developing countries. Job costing and balancing. Joint ventures for the rendering of design service. energy. Assessing productivity of activities. retention. Scheduling of service and repair crews. Design team selection. . Cash flow analysis and management. Labor procurement. Constructability analysis of design solutions. Value engineering and management during design development. Preplanning for construction operations. Renewable resources. Productivity improvement approaches. and complexities. Types of claims and counterclaims. agriculture. withholdings. Capital budgeting for sustaining serviceability. Energy conservation strategies. Safety and environmental health in construction. Construction methods and systems. and associated contracts. compensation. Components of the proposal package. Materials procurement and inventory management systems. Introduction to global environmental problems including air. Site layout design and analysis. Automation of construction operations. Case studies. ENMG 640 Sustainable Development Management 3 cr. ENMG 639 Infrastructure and Facility Management 3 cr. Introduction to the concept of sustainable development. Contract conditions governing claims. Standard forms of construction contract. Claim evolvement and administration: notification and substantiation. Latest techniques and tools available to management such as industrial ecology. etc. From cradle to grave as applied to all types of development projects including industrial. and the marketplace. Intelligent building management systems. Innovation process. Analysis of construction operations. Data gathering for on-site studies. Bidding phase characteristics. Allocation of risks in contracts. water. Unforeseen conditions and obstructions claims. ENMG 635 Project Deliverance and Contracts 3 cr. Working around the built facility. Design sub-consultants coordination issues. On-site construction as a system. Condition assessment. Pricing the environment. environmental impact assessment. and wetlands. Industrial relations. Construction procedural and administrative systems. pesticides. The impact of such problems on forests. ENMG 641 Environmental Strategies for Development Projects 3 cr. ENMG 637 Logistics. construction. Delay claims and time extension determination. and training. Short-term and long-term repair and upgrade plans. and toxic substances. Evaluation of the commercial. Technologies. and Productivity Concepts 3 cr. Simulation of construction operations. Setting project design criteria. The construction schedule: formulation and consent. payments. Dispute resolution methods. Innovative delivery approaches. Preventive maintenance. Project life span. The build-operatetransfer project delivery approach. coasts.292 Engineering Management Program ENMG 634 Design Management for Large Projects 3 cr. Construction technology classification. Technological cooperation. Possession of site claims. and technical components. Overview of project organizations. Evolvement of claims into disputes. and reductions. concurrency. information flow. financial. Characteristics of the design phase. solid. The design-build project delivery approach. financial schemes. ENMG 638 Advanced Topics in Construction Management 3 cr. and others. Construction organizational structures. Contract formation and agreement closure. Design service agreement formation and negotiation. Project contingency management during design development.

Relational calculus and architectural abstractions. Changing impact of international rules and regulations concerned with quality standards. Effective implementation. Business development services and incubators. trading generally. Specification and documentation. The growing importance of knowledge-based industries. growth and development of entrepreneurial ventures. ENMG 655 Management of Technology 3 cr. environmental constraints. Fast growth of information and communication technologies. and barriers. What is information? How to store it and what to call it. Framework factors. Engineering. Technological leadership versus followership in competitive strategy. Technology and industry parks. Building distinctive technology-based competencies and competitive advantages. Data structures for fast data storage and retrieval. Managing the new business development function in the firm. Productivity and competitiveness revisited. Socio-economic changes. and changing conditions: national level. Introduction to general theories. Anticipated technological improvements. science. and contemporary challenges in entrepreneurship are discussed. and managerial issues. Documents needed for project control. The entrepreneurial perspective. development the entrepreneurial plan. Knowledge codification and system implementation. Introduction to technological innovations. Managing the interfaces between functional groups in the development process. Abstraction. principles. Knowledge management as a new management paradigm. Attracting and keeping corporate entrepreneurs. How encryption works. ENMG 652 Custom Project Information System 3 cr. Planning and forecasting. Clustering and networking of firms. Hardware and software limitations of alternative approaches. ENMG 657 Contemporary Issues in Technological Development 3 cr. Knowledge management system tools and portals. Examples of the system in action. Strategic management of technology-based innovation within the firm. Globalization revisited. Ethical. Institutionalizing innovation. Knowledge creation and capture. Managing the corporate R&D function. interfaces. Management of technology at both the national and organizational level and its contribution to the generation of national wealth. initiating entrepreneurial ventures. and firm level. Database management system. Data warehousing and data mining. Privatization and participation of the private sector. Major components of decision support systems. ENMG 654 Technology-Based Entrepreneurship 3 cr. nationally or internationally. and management principles contributing to the development of a successful framework for managing technology within an organization. Assessing the innovative capabilities of the firm.Engineering Management Program 293 Information and Organizational Management Sequence ENMG 651 Decision Support Systems 3 cr. etc. legal. User interface. ENMG 656 Management of Technological Innovations 3 cr. Benefits in relation to improving the decision-making process for managers. The course includes case study analysis and group projects. ENMG 653 Knowledge Management 3 cr. branch level. . Model-based management system. Putting things on the Web. concepts and practices of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.

Mergers.g. Tools and techniques including quality management systems (ISO). The Contingent Organization Design concept: different organizational forms for different situations (e. and privatization. Organizational restructuring. Human resource research. and case studies applied to. Employee and labor relations. Leadership. Functional areas associated with effective human resources management. recruitment. and selection. ENMG 662 Human Resources Management 3 cr. Process simplification. Company culture and corporate values reinforcement. benchmarking. . telecommunication. Framework of analysis for the identification of central issues and problems usually faced in strategic management. Safety and health. and development of the business processes for firms. ENMG 659 Total Quality Management 3 cr. 0 cr. strategy). Compensation and benefits. size. ENMG 698 Special Topics in Engineering Management 3 cr. Understanding the effect of present and future environments on the corporation’s welfare. technical industries including manufacturing. formalization. Emphasis on. The organization as a whole and its interaction with its environment.294 Engineering Management Program ENMG 658 Organizational Analysis and Design 3 cr. Human resources development. downsizing. etc. and culture. supplier management.. customer satisfaction. Performance improvement. Principles of total quality management. etc. quality function deployment. ENMG 660 Business Process Re-engineering 3 cr. statistical quality control. and performance measures. Management systems modeling. from the purely descriptive process view to the purely reductionist view of the organization as an information processing mechanism. The corporation as it undergoes the process of a global transformation. design. Human resource planning. A supervised study that may involve special research work in the student’s area of concentration. competition. centralization. Job optimization. construction. ENMG 797 Special Project in Engineering Management 3 cr. uncertainty. acquisitions. Diagnosis. continuous process improvement. ENMG 799 Thesis 6 cr. differentiation. outsourcing. Introduction to best practices in business process re-engineering. Understanding how an organization can work or fail. engineering consulting. Organization aspects such as form. ENMG 661 Strategic Management 3 cr. ENMG 700 Seminar All students are required to register for the seminar during each fall semester. Critiques from contemporary and classical organization science literature. employee involvement.

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