Wilkes University

Engineering Management Minor

Engineering Management Minor

A 21-credit Engineering Management (EGM) minor is a special curriculum established to offer critical business and technical management skills for engineering majors. These courses are normally not taken by typical engineering students in the design disciplines.

The following courses are required:

  • EGM-320 - Engineering Project Management
  • EC-102 - Principles of Economics II
  • EGM-321 - Quantitative Analysis
  • EGM-336 - Engineering and Management Models
  • BA-335 - Law and Business

Additionally, six elective credits must be completed from the following courses:*

*Engineering students should consult their academic advisors or their Department Chair regarding possible classification of these courses as "technical electives." Some engineering programs require certain technical electives aligned to the major field of study. Other majors must consult their respective Chair for classification of these electives.

Engineering Management

EGM-310. Project Decision Processes

Credits: 3

An Introduction to Economic Decisions processes and techniques relating to technical processes and projects. This course will show how to properly define economic decision parameters and make project decisions based on economic guidelines such as revenue, cost and product or process performance. Concepts of engineering economy are reviewed briefly with respect to estimated value, projected cash flow, and risk associated with engineering projects.

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EGM-315. Quality Management

Credits: 3

This course provides students with an overview of important topics relating to Quality Assurance systems and processes directly related to engineering functions.  Topics range from voice of the customer to the history and application of TQM. Cornerstone features include coverage of topics essential to any industry: customer focus creation, value creation, leadership, process improvement and management, strategic planning, measures of performance, supply chain management, human resources management, knowledge and information management, project management and business process.

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EGM-320. Engineering Project Management

Credits: 3

Project management and evaluation based on economic considerations, project selection models, and fundamentals of project planning are covered. Specific topics include Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS), Earned Value Analysis (EVA), risk and opportunity analysis, project scheduling, and other project analysis techniques.

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EGM-321. Quantitative Analysis

Credits: 3

Discussion of various quantitative analysis and optimization methodologies. Analytical numerical approaches are used in solving linear and nonlinear optimization problems. Emphasizes the development of ability in analyzing problems, solving problems by using software, and post solution analysis.

Pre-Requisites
Junior standing in engineering or consent of the instructor.

EGM-322. Operations Analysis

Credits: 3

Introduction to Operations Analysis and Resource Allocation offers topics relating to technical processes and projects required in engineering, manufacturing, and service-related industrial applications.  The course covers those engineering subjects from forecasting analysis methods to manufacturing line balancing, queuing, and operation locations selections. Students will model and assess production flows and asset utilization for purposes of reducing production bottlenecks while maintaining/increasing facility utilization.

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EGM-325. Project Analysis

Credits: 3

This course offers experience in managing a project. Topics relating to project planning, costing, resources, and critical path and other analyses relating to manufacturing, research, and service-related industrial applications are discussed.  The course covers engineering subjects from project definition and planning methods to earned value planning and analysis.

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EGM-336. Engineering and Management Models

Credits: 3

Discussion of the techniques in and the art of modeling practical problems encountered by engineers and managers.

Pre-Requisites
Junior standing in engineering or consent of the instructor.

EGM-340. Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing

Credits: 3

This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills of a typical industry-based Six Sigma Green Belt candidate. The course includes the descriptive statistics and project management skills necessary to Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control processes. Lecture topics include Six Sigma problem-solving techniques, continuous improvement, mistake proofing, Lean Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing, determining the cost of quality and more. 

Pre-Requisites
Permission of the instructor.

EGM-391. Senior Projects I

Credits: 1

Design and development of selected projects in the various fields of engineering under the direction of a staff member. Technical as well as economic factors will be considered in the design. A detailed progress report is required.

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Pre-Requisites
Senior standing in Engineering Management or departmental permission.

EGM-392. Senior Projects II

Credits: 2

Design and development of selected projects in the field of engineering management under the direction of a staff member. Technical as well as economic factors will be considered in the design. A professional paper to be presented and discussed in an open forum is required.

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EGM-399. Cooperative Education

Credits: 0-6
Professional cooperative education placement in a private or public organization related to the student’s academic objectives and career goals. In addition to their work experiences, students are required to submit weekly reaction papers and an academic project to a Faculty Coordinator in the student’s discipline. See the Cooperative Education section of this bulletin for placement procedures.  Requirements: minimum junior standing in Engineering; 2.0 cumulative GPA; consent of the academic advisor; and approval of placement by the department chairperson.  The co-op option for credit can only be taken one time for either 3 or 6 credits.

Physics

PHY-198-298-398. Topics in Physics

Credits: variable

Selected topics in the field of physics. These may include one or more of the following: astronomy; geophysics; biophysics; nuclear power and waste; relativity; quantum mechanics; semi-conductors; cryogenics; health physics. May be repeated for credit.

 

 

Pre-Requisites
Varies with topic studied.

PHY-395-396. Independent Research

Credits: 1 - 3
Independent study and research for advanced students in the field of physics under the direction of a staff member. A research paper at a level significantly beyond a term paper is required.
Pre-Requisites
Senior standing and approval of the department chairperson.

PHY-105. Concepts in Physics

Credits: 3

Basic concepts of physical science, including the scientific method, will be studied. Theories, laws, and experiments from mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics may be included. Viewpoints will be classical and modern, including quantum and relativistic. Class meets for four hours per week: two hours of lecture and one two-hour lab each week.

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Pre-Requisites
No previous background in either science or college-level mathematics is required.

PHY-140. Scientific Programming

Credits: 3
This course presents an introduction to computer programming with an emphasis on the techniques needed for data analysis and numerical problem solving for scientific and engineering applications.  Basic programming idioms are presented including control structures, data types, methods for handling input and output as well as numerical methods such as array computing and vectorization. Emphasis is placed on proper software engineering practice as well as data analysis and presentation. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.
Pre-Requisites
Or Concurrent
MTH-100 or MTH-111

PHY-171. Principles of Classical and Modern Physics

Credits: 4

An introductory course designed to promote and understanding of the more important fundamental laws and methods of mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Laboratory work to emphasize basic principles and to acquaint the student with measuring instruments and their use, as well as the interpretation of experimental data. Three hours of demonstration and lecture, one hour of recitation, and two hours of lab per week. Co-requisite: MTH-111

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PHY-174. Application of Classical and Modern Physics

Credits: 4

An introductory course designed to promote an understanding of the more important fundamental laws and methods of heat, optics, and modern physics. Laboratory work to emphasize basic principles and to acquaint the student with measuring instruments and their use, as well as the interpretation of experimental data. Three hours of demonstration and lecture, one hour of recitation, and two hours of lab per week. Co-requisite: MTH-111

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PHY-201. General Physics I

Credits: 3

A thorough grounding in the concepts, principles, and laws of mechanics, and wave motion. Instruction by demonstration and lecture, recitation, and problem solving. Four hours of demonstration and lecture per week.

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Co-Requisites

PHY-202. General Physics II

Credits: 3

A thorough grounding in the concepts, principles, and laws of Electricity and magnetism, optics and light. Instruction by demonstration and lecture, recitation, and problem solving. Four hours of demonstration and lecture per week.

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PHY-203. Modern Physics

Credits: 3

Modern physics including the experimental basis, concepts, and principles of atomic and nuclear physics. Three hours of demonstration and lecture per week.

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PHY-204. General Physics I Lab

Credits: 1
Fees: $100
This is a one-semester introductory physics laboratory course for science and engineering students. Experiments are performed to reinforce the concepts learned in PHY 201. Includes one two-hour laboratory exercise per week.
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PHY-205. General Physics II Lab

Credits: 1
Fees: $100
This is a one-semester introductory physics laboratory course for science and engineering students. Experiments are performed to reinforce the concepts learned in PHY 202. Includes one two-hour laboratory exercise per week.
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Co-Requisites

PHY-206. Modern Physics Lab

Credits: 1
Fees: $150


This intermediate level laboratory course offers a modern view of some of the famous experiments in the history of physics leading to the development of relativity and quantum theory. Additionally, the experiments are designed to prepare students to conduct experiments in contemporary physics labs. In doing so, this course presents a hands-on experience to reinforce the learning of fundamental concepts in EM theory, relativity, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. 

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PHY-214. Applied Physics

Credits: 3

Modeling of various problems in physical, chemical, biological, and environmental sciences, particularly physical dynamical systems; Includes application of ordinary differential equations, and Laplace, Fourier, and Z transforms to continuous and discrete processes, matrix mechanics and eigenvalue problems, statistics and probability, random processes and distribution functions.
2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of laboratory per week.
 

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PHY-311. Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the laws of thermodynamics and other thermodynamic concepts including entropy, free energy, equilibrium, and fluctuations as well as their pivotal role in physics and other scientific disciplines. Topics in statistical mechanics will be covered including partition functions, ensembles, kinetic theory, and phase transitions. Three hours of lecture per week.

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PHY-312. Analytical Mechanics

Credits: 3

Employs advanced mathematical tools to study applications in complex mechanical systems. It offers an advanced differential reformulation of Newton's laws to study dynamical systems in multiple dimensions, conservative force fields, damped and driven oscillations, two-body problem, central forces and planetary motion, and the rotational dynamics of rigid bodies. Additionally, the course delivers a thorough grounding on the calculus of variations, Lagrange's formalism and Hamiltonian mechanics, all being the essential foundations for the development of modern physics (relativity, quantum mechanics, and quantum field theory). Three hours of lecture per week.

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PHY-314. Quantum Mechanics

Credits: 3

This course presents an intermediate level of Quantum Mechanics using the abstract formulation of linear vector spaces in the Dirac formalism. Topics covered include: spin, addition of angular momentum, scattering and bound particles, the harmonic oscillator, two-body problem and central potential wells in 3D, H-atom and H-like atoms, time-independent perturbation theory, identical particles and the He-atom. In addition to the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, the course offers a selection of advanced and modern topics like entanglement and quantum teleportation. Three hours of lecture per week.

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PHY-374. Imaging in Biomedicine

Credits: 3

This course will cover different aspects of imaging important to medicine and biomedicine including optical microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, magnetic resonance, ultrasound X-ray, nuclear radiation, microwave and electro-/magneto-encephalographic techniques as well as image processing. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

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PHY-377. Biophysics

Credits: 3

This course presents an overview of the important physical principles governing the behavior of cells and macromolecules. Upper-level mathematics that are useful to understand these phenomena are introduced in a way that is comprehensible to biology majors lacking background beyond basic calculus. In addition to the physical models governing the most ubiquitous molecular and cellular processes, the physics behind the most common experimental techniques used in biology, bioengineering, and biophysics are covered. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.

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PHY-391. Senior Project I

Credits: 1

Students will plan and execute a research project in the field of physics or at the intersection of physics and another related discipline.  Projects can be theoretical, experimental or both and can include the design of unique experiments and simulations.  A detailed progress report and presentation are required.  Students pursuing a dual degree or double major may be eligible to combine this project with the capstone project of another program (subject to the approval of their advisors in both programs). 

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Pre-Requisites
Senior standing in Physics

PHY-392. Senior Project II

Credits: 2

Students will plan and execute a research project in the field of physics or at the intersection of physics and another related discipline. This is a continuation of PHY 391.  A professional paper and progress report are required.  Students will present the results of their work in an open-forum.  Students pursuing a dual degree or double major may be eligible to combine this project with the capstone project of another program (subject to the approval of their advisors in both programs).

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