Engineering Management [2/15]
Track Advisor: Professor Jung-Hoon Chun, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Engineering Management Tracks can be tricky to put together because there is a fine balance that must be struck between managerial and engineering courses. Because of this challenge, the track advisor, Professor Chun, strongly recommends that students make an appointment with him so that he can suggest appropriate courses that align with the individual student’s interests. For more information on what counts as an engineering course, see the post on Engineering Units.
Engineering Management deals with the engineering relationships between the management tasks of planning, organization, leadership, control, and the human element in production, research, and service organizations; and it also deals with the stochastic nature of management systems. Engineering management involves the integration of management systems into different technological environments.
Students pursuing the Engineering Management Track may also wish to consider a Minor in Management Science or a Minor in Management. (Recall that courses in your concentration may also be counted towards your minor).
Subjects chosen for an engineering management concentration should be consistent with the above description. Commonly recommended engineering courses include:
- 1.040: Project Management
- 2.96: Management in Engineering
- 3.080: Economic and Environmental Materials Selection
- 6.041: Probabilistic Systems Analysis
- 15.053: Optimization Methods in Management Science
- 15.075: Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis
- Most courses listed under “Operations Management” (15.760 – 15.799)
- 15.871: Introduction to System Dynamics (GRAD)
- 15.872: System Dynamics II (GRAD)
Other strongly recommended courses with no (or reduced) engineering content include:
- 15.501: Corporate Financial Accounting — 9 engineering units
- 15.616: Basic Businesses Law, Tilted Towards Strategy and Innovation (GRAD) — 3 engineering units
- 15.812: Marketing Management — 3 engineering units