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IE 582: Introduction to Management for Engineers and Scientists

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Information
4 Credits
Available all terms
Streaming media
(Online course)

Prerequisites
Graduate standing;
instructor permission
Contact
Chinweike Eseonu
541.737.0024
406 Rogers Hall

Course Description

An introduction to concepts, tools, and practices necessary for a broad understanding of the roles of engineering and technical managers. A mix of research results, case studies, and experiential learning is used to bolster theories of management, with focus on technical organizations

Topics

  • Changes: Roles, Expectations, Landscape
  • What is Engineering Management?
  • Developing and Managing Strategy
  • Stick or Carrot? Managing Performance
  • Jack of all trades: Leader, Mentor, Motivator, …
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Policy and Systems Management

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Describe the roles of an engineering manager, including the challenges of transition from engineering to management.
  2. Identify and describe appropriate managerial principles to solve technical management challenges.
  3. Analyze managerial tasks, select, implement and evaluate the impact of differing managerial approaches.
  4. Identify key factors in an organization that must be managed to successfully transform the organization