Wilkes University

Engineering Management

Engineering Management

The four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Engineering Management (EGM) prepares students for eventual leadership responsibilities in technological environments. Traditional paths for EGM graduates include project management, project engineering, process management, new product development, manufacturing management, new product development processes, quality control, and reliability analysis.

The EGM program integrates the engineering disciplines of electrical and mechanical engineering with business. Flexibility exists for the student to develop concentrations in Information Systems or Entrepreneurship, for example. This program is attractive to companies seeking graduates who are well-rooted in engineering fundamentals, yet who are broadly interested in technology, competitive markets, and business development. Wilkes University does not maintain professional accreditation for the Engineering Management degree.

The EGM program demands careful academic program planning by the student with his or her faculty advisor to assure a clear and well-planned program configured realistically to the student’s interests and needs.

The Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (MSEGM) is also available. This degree program is described in the Graduate Bulletin.

Engineering Management Major - Required Courses and Recommended Course Sequence

First Semester

MTH-111 Calculus I

4

CHM-117 Chemistry for Engineers Lab

1

CHM-118 Chemistry for Engineers

3

ME-180 CADD Lab

1

ENG-101 English Composition

4

FYF-101 First-Year Foundations

3

 

16

Second Semester

MTH-112 Calculus II

4

PHY-201 General Physics I

3

PHY-204 Physics I Laboratory

1

ME-140 Scientific Programming

3

EGR-200 Introduction to Materials Science

3

EC-102 Principles of Economics

3

 

17

Third Semester

MTH-211 Introduction to Differential Equations

4

PHY-202 General Physics II

3

PHY-205  Physics II Laboratory

1

EE-211 Electrical Circuits and Devices

3

EE-283 Electrical Measurements Lab

1

ME-231 Statics

3

Distribution Requirement

3

 

18

Fourth Semester

EGM-320 Engineering Project Management and Analysis

3

ME-232 Strength of Materials

3

ME-175 Intro. to Manufacturing and Machining

1

MTH-150 Statistics

3

MKT-221 Marketing

3

EGR-222 Mechatronics

3

 

16

Fifth Semester

ME-333 Machine Design I

3

MGT-251 Management of Organizations and People

3

ME-215 Intro. to Manufacturing Processes

3

FIN-240 Introduction to Finance

3

ACC-161 Accounting

3

Distribution Requirement

3

 

18

Sixth Semester

EGM-399 Cooperative Education** or Technical Elective*

6/3

EGR-201 Professionalism and Ethics

1

EGM-321 Quantitative Analysis & Programming Methods

3

ME-322 Engineering Thermodynamics

3

BA-335 Business Law

3

Distribution Requirement

3

 

16

Seventh Semester

EGM-391 Senior Project I

1

EGM-336 Engineering and Management Models

3

EGM-325 Project Analysis and Resource Allocation

3

EGR-398 Principles of Quality Management

3

PPD-301 Personal and Professional Development

1

Distribution Requirement

3

 

14

Eighth Semester

EGM-392 Senior Project II

2

EGM-310 Project Decision Process

3

EGM-322 Operations Analysis and Resource Allocation

3

Technical Elective*

3

PPD-401 Personal and Professional Development

1

Distribution Requirement

3

 

15

*Technical electives may be chosen from any advisor-approved math, science, or engineering course numbered 200 or above.
**Consult with the Cooperative Education Coordinator to determine availability and proper scheduling of the Cooperative Education experience.

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 waster; 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-170. Concepts in Physics and Chemistry

Credits: 4

An overview of Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and the elementary principles of modern physics, including selected topics in basic chemistry and applications to human health. Emphasis is placed on basic physical and chemical principles and on algebraic calculations, scaling, units conversions, Cartesian graphing, acid and base reactions, and numerical problem solving. Three hours of demonstration and lecture, one hour of recitation, and two hours of lab per week.

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Pre-Requisites
Previous courses in chemistry, algebra, and geometry.

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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Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites

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.

Pre-Requisites

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.
Co-Requisites

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.
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites

PHY-206. Modern Physics Lab

Credits: 1


Experiments leading to the development of relativity and quantum theory to reinforce abs expand upon the learning of fundamental concepts in EM theory, relativity, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics, and nuclear physics.

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Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites

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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Pre-Requisites

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.

Pre-Requisites

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.

Pre-Requisites

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.

Pre-Requisites

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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Pre-Requisites

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.

Pre-Requisites

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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Pre-Requisites

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