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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering and Technology Management

New – Spring 2018

Systems Architecting (E M 595)

 

Instructor

Alice Squires, Ph.D.

3 Semester Credits, no prerequisites

Course Description and Objectives:

A fundamental understanding of systems architecting is essential for today’s technological leaders to manage and lead complex interconnected sociotechnical system designs such as computer and information systems, command and control systems, space systems, transportation systems, agricultural systems, and health management systems, to name a few. System Architecting addresses the role of systems architecture and the systems architect, the system architecting process, and practical heuristics for developing robust, flexible system architectures. The course focuses inside the system solution boundary to develop operational, logical (functional), and physical architectures meeting defined system requirements that address customer needs and ultimately provide an optimal system design that addresses a well-defined problem or opportunity. Students will apply architectural principles and practices to the development of a system architecture that will provide insight to the linkages between stakeholder requirements and their translation to system requirements, early architectural decisions, and system deployment, operation and sustainment phases, and associated development, operation and support costs. Instructional methods will consist of lectures with interactive student participation, video presentations, guided online discussions, homework problems/review with quizzes, student team presentations, and a final individual project.

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Resourceful Leadership: An Introduction (E M 596)

 

Instructor

Hal Calbom, award-winning media producer, educator, publisher, and creative consultant.

3 Semester Credits, no prerequisites

Course Description and Objectives:

Successful engineers require more than technical skills. They are called upon to lead teams, communicate aspirations and results, facilitate problem solving spanning different disciplines, and manage complex processes. Today’s Engineering and Technology Management requires resourcefulness: the ability to work with large amounts of data and information, to facilitate multi-disciplinary teams across organizations, and  to effectively manage time, people, and financial resources.

Resourceful Leadership: An Introduction pushes students beyond the conventional boundaries of engineering and scientific inquiry: problem solving, critical thinking, engagement with others, personal and team development. Students will engage interactively: exploring case studies derived from contemporary business practice, developing techniques and practical capabilities, discussing and critiquing real-world exercises and demonstrations. There will be a strong emphasis on class interaction and participation.

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Download the course syllabus here.

New – Spring 2017

Managing Work Design for Safety and Productivity (E M 587)

 

Instructor

David Paulus (david.paulus@wsu.edu)

3 Semester Credits, no prerequisites

Course Description and Objectives:

Managing Work Design for Safety and Productivity provides an integrated approach to time-and-motion studies, human factors, and ergonomics to design work that simultaneously improves both productivity and safety.  This course teaches sound engineering methods using realistic standards to optimize work design.

Course Topics
  • Plant Layout
  • Manual Work Design / Motion study
  • Anthropometry and Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Work Environment: Illumination, Noise, Temperature, Ventilation, Vibration
  • Human Factors: Human-Computer Interactions
  • Visual & Auditory Displays and Processing
  • Risk, Reliability, Hazard Control, and OSHA
  • Time Studies
  • Performance Ratings and Allowances
  • Machine and Operator Standard Times (new and existing jobs)
  • Indirect and Expense Labor Standards
  • Wage Payment
  • Management, Employee Motivation, and Human Interactions

Textbook

Niebel’s Methods, Standards, and Work Design, 13th Edition, Andris Freivalds

 Grading

Exam 1: 33% Exam 2: 33% Final Exam: 34%