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 Course Descriptions - Engineering Management

EM 510 En​gineering Economy (3-0-3)
Covers the theory and application of advanced engineering economy principles and methods. Studies the effects of inflation, depreciation and taxes, cost estimation, sensitivity analysis, risk and uncertainty, capital budgeting, multi attribute decision making, advanced asset replacement analysis and real option analysis, Includes case studies and a term project related to the topic. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing- Student cannot get credit for this course and CEM 518

EM 520 Quantitative Methods in Engineering Management (3-0-3)
Linear Programming: Concepts and Solution Techniques, Transportation and Assignment Models, Inventory Management Models, Queuing Theory,  Monte Carlo Simulation, and Computer Applications. This course is equivalent to ARE 511 & CEM 514 Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

EM 530 Decision Analysis (3-0-3)
Covers the theory and practice of decision analysis and risk assessment. Covers decision theory, game theory, utility and risk attitude, probability assessment, and multi-criterion decision-making models. Describes practical applications through real world engineering /project management decision-analysis applications. Computer applications.  Prerequisite: OM 502, CRP 505 or Equivalent- Student cannot get credit for this course and CEM 516

EM 550 Engineering Project Management (3-0-3)
Covers the elements of project management critical to the success of engineering projects: project management framework, strategic management and project selection, project organization, human aspects of project management, conflicts and negotiations, scope management, time management, cost management, risk management, contracts and procurement, project termination, the project management office, and modern developments in project management. Integrates and clarifies the principles and tools through case studies from a variety of disciplines. Prerequisite: Advanced EM Standing- Student cannot get credit for this course and CEM 540

EM 599 Research Seminar (1-0-0)
This course is designed to give the student an overview of research in the engineering management specialty and in the department, familiarity with the research methodology, journals and professional societies in the discipline. Graded on a Pass or Fail basis. Prerequisite: Graduate StandingEM 600 M.E. Report (0-0-3)
Research study that deals with the analysis and/or design of  a significant problem or case study related to the field of Engineering Management prepared under the supervision of an Engineering Management faculty. The project report should follow formal report format including introduction, literature review, research methodology, collection and analysis of data, conclusions and recommendations, list of references and appendices of important information. Prerequisite: EM 599

CEM 515 Project Quality Management (3-0-3)
Introduction to quality management principles including its history, the role of total quality, and the philosophical perspectives supporting total quality. In-depth look at the management system and its relationship to total quality. Investigation of technical issues and the role of tools and techniques in the quality management process including methods, quality improvement and associated management models, and reliability in design and production. Exploration of methods of building and sustaining quality organizations. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

MGT 501 Principles of Management (3-0-3)
Fundamentals of managing work and organization, managing people and managing production operations. Topics include basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling and related organizational processes of communication, decision-making and socialization. Other related issues such as globalization, social responsibility, ethics and application to the Saudi business environment are also covered. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

MGT 511 Organization Theory and Design (3-0-3)
Analysis of organizations as open systems, with emphasis on maximizing congruency among organizational structure, strategies, and environments; and the understanding of the impact of alternative design configurations and strategies on the individual, group, and inter-group behavior and performance. A primary focus is the influences on organizational performance and effectiveness. Prerequisite: MGT 501 or waiver of this prerequisite according to the waiver guidelines.

OM 502 Statistical Analysis for Business (3-0-3)
The course will employ the application of basic statistical techniques for Management basic concepts of probability and probability distributions, estimation theory and test of hypothesis, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. This course is equivalent to CRP 505 Prerequisite: Graduate Standing


Designated Electives: 9 credit hours of elective courses should be selected from one of the disciplines of Systems Engineering, Industrial Management, or Construction Engineering & Management. 

Free Electives: 6 credit hours of free electives from graduate courses with the approval of the CEM Department.

Designated Electives from Systems Engineering Courses:

  • SE 511 Computer Aided Design
  • SE 513 Modeling and System Identification I
  • SE 523 Forecasting Systems
  • SE 531 Systems Reliability/Maintainability
  • SE 536  Human Factors Engineering
  • SE 539 Systems Safety Engineering
  • SE 548 Sequencing and Scheduling
  • SE 567 Work Physiology
  • SE 569 Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • SE 570 Optimization Methods for Engineering Designs
  • Other Systems Engineering Courses approved by the CEM Department.

Designated Electives from College of Industrial Management Courses

  • ACCT 501          Financial Accounting
  • FIN501              Corporate Finance
  • ECON 501         Principles of Economics
  • MIS 502            Management Information Systems
  • ACCT 510          Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 510         Managerial Economics
  • OM 512             Productions and Operations Management
  • MKT 501           Principles of Marketing
  • MKT 512           Applied Marketing Research
  • FIN 510             Managerial Finance
  • MIS 510            Information Resource Management
  • MGT 513          Managerial Communication
  • MGT 521          International Business
  • MGT 522          Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • MGT 523          Leadership, Motivation, and Power
  • MGT 524          International Comparative Management
  • MGT 525          Human Resources Management
  • MGT 526          Management of Organizational Change and Development
  • MGT 527          Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • MGT 580          Strategic Management​​​
  • Other CIM courses approved by  the CEM Department.​

Designated Electives from Construction Engineering and Management Courses:

  • CEM 510           Project Planning and Scheduling
  • CEM 511           Cost Estimating
  • CEM 512           Value Engineering
  • CEM 513           Construction Productivity
  • CEM 517           Project Safety Management
  • CEM 518           Project Cost Management
  • CEM 520           Construction Contracting and Administration
  • CEM 522           Globalization and Construction Industry
  • CEM 525           Project Delivery Systems
  • CEM 527           Construction Claim and Dispute Resolution
  • CEM 542           Technological and Innovation in Construction & Project Management.
  • CEM 549           Construction Management Information System
  • Other CEM courses approved by  the CEM Department.​

      The following courses can’t be taken as elective

  •  OM 511              Management Science because it is overlapping with EM 520
  • ISE 501               Linear Programming and Applications and because it is overlapping with EM 520
  • ISE 502               Probabilistic Models in ISE because it is overlapping with EM 520
  •  CEM 530           Construct Engineering because they don't have the background
  • CEM 514            Modelling Construction Operations because it is overlapping with EM 520
  • CEM 516            Project Risk Management because it is overlapping with EM 530