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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering and Technology Management

New – Spring 2018

Resourceful Leadership: An Introduction (E M 595)



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.

Download the course syllabus here.

New – Spring 2017

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



David Paulus (

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


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


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