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 Course Descriptions - Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management in Engineering Management Graduate Program


CRP 505 Statistical Analysis in Planning (3-0-3)
Probability, statistics, and decision theory and their applications in city planning. Basic probability concepts, data classification and summarization. Statistical sampling, hypothesis testing, goodness of fit, regression analysis, analysis of variance, contingency tables, and elementary Bayesian decision making. Use of Computer statistical packages. 
Prerequisite:   Graduate Standing

EM 510 Advanced Engineering Economics (3-0-3)                                                                                      
Monetary interest computations principles and methods. It also studies the effect of inflation, depreciation and taxes, cost accounting and estimation, risk, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, capital budgeting, advanced asset replacement analysis. Advanced topics in engineering economics include: overcome multiple IRR solutions difficulty for non-simple cash flows, real options analysis and cash flow transform techniques. The use of computers spreadsheets is emphasized through periodic assignments and real life case studies.  
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, Goal Programming Model, Inventory Management Models, Queuing Theory, Event based Simulation, and Markov chains. Computer applications including spreadsheets and programing tools are also presented through real life case studies.
Prerequisite:   Graduate Standing - Student cannot get credit for this course and OM 511 or ISE 501 

EM 515 Quality Management (3-0-3)
Quality management principles and history, total quality management, quality control, quality improvement tools, assurance and reliability in design and production. Quality engineering tools are also emphasized including: experimental engineering design and analysis, measurement system analysis in engineering, engineering process modelling, product and process optimization in engineering, engineering regression, response surface methodology in engineering, robust engineering parameter design, Six Sigma methods, and exploration of methods of building and sustaining quality organizations.
This Course is Equivalent to CEM 515
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, multi-criterion decision making models, Value of information in decision making, decision trees and influence diagrams, building decision support systems, and Monte Carlo Simulation technique. Describes practical applications through real-world engineering /project management decision analysis applications. Computer applications.
Prerequisite: CRP 505

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, including: PMI, PRINCE 2, and ISO 21500. Integrates and clarifies the principles and tools through case studies from a variety of disciplines. 
Prerequisite:  Graduate 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.  
Grades are pass or fail.
Prerequisite:  Graduate Standing

EM 600 Master of Engineering Report (0-0-3)
Research study that deals with analysis and/or design of 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.
Co-requisite:  EM 599

EM 560 Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design (3-0-3)

The course will help to develop the managerial insights for the manufacturing planning and control systems, Just in Time (JIT), Advanced JIT (JIT-II), Capacity Planning, Production Activity Control, demand and inventory management, vendor management inventory (VMI), bullwhip effect, MRP and MRP II, Distribution Requirement planning, MPC frontiers (MPC system schematic, beyond the schematic, Optimized production technology (OPT), MPC for process industries), ERP manufacturing systems. The manufacturing strategies: Lean, Agile and virtual manufacturing. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing.

EM 570 Maintenance and reliability Systems (3-0-3)

This course examines the effect of different maintenance strategies such as scheduled maintenance, preventive maintenance, and Reliability centered maintenance (RCM), and RBI. It assess maintainability measures and system availability indicators, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), reliability improvement tools: fault trees, failure mode and effect analysis and root cause analysis. 
Prerequisite: graduate standing. 

EM  571 Health Care Management  (3-0-3)

This course include the management and improvement of health care systems. The course will orient the students about health care systems components: Queuing theory applications in the Health care, Health care delivery systems, process quality and statistical models, human factors and patient systems, clinical process improvement, process workflow and staff scheduling. 
Co-requisite: EM 520

EM  572 Safety and loss prevention Engineering (3-0-3)

This course is an introduction to the principles of safety engineering applied to industrial situations. Job safety analysis, reduction of accident rates, protective equipment, safety rules and regulations, environmental hazards, health hazards, and ergonomic hazards are covered. Safety and loss prevention. Major process hazards. Hazard identification, assessment and prevention. Personal safety in industrial environment. Fire explosion and toxic release. Safety systems.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EM 590 Special Topics in Engineering Management (3-0-3) 

Advanced topics are selected from the major areas of Engineering Management to provide the student with recent developments. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

Management Elective Course
The student should select three (3) credit hours from the following MGT courses. 

MGT 512 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 
MGT 511 Organizational Theory Design
EM elective courses:

The student should select six (6) credit hours from the following courses. 

EM 560 Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design 
EM 570 Maintenance and reliability Systems
EM 571 Health Care Management 
EM 572 Safety and loss prevention Engineering
EM 590 Special topics in engineering Management

SE, KFUPM business school, and CEM courses may also be taken as an elective subject to the restrictions below i.e. the following courses can’t be taken as elective

OM 511 Management Science
ISE 501 Deterministic Operations Research
ISE 502 Probabilistic Modeling in ISE
CEM 530 Construction Engineering
CEM 514 Modelling Construction Operations
CEM 516 Project Risk Management

One relevant graduate course can be taken from the college of engineering or the college of petroleum engineering & geosciences with the consent of graduate advisor.