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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN6142

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-03-10
Campus: Tampa
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1904 2004-11-01
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Industrial and Management Systems Engineering EN 2103-000-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Jose L. Zayas-Castro 45589

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EIN 6142 Project Management

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Project Management
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    EGN3443 or equivalent


    EGN3443 or equivalent

    Course Description

    Provide principles and techniques for planning, scheduling and managing projects in engineering and related environments. Applies analytical tools and techniques including software to solve project management problems. Not restricted. Non-repeatable.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is currently an elective with high demand across many majors. The content is applicable to projects in research institutions as well as in government organizations and industry. The majority of projects in these types of organizations are comp

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is not part of a required sequence for the master's or doctoral programs in the IMSE Department. It is an elective course offered to students obtaining an MSIE, MSEM, or PhD in IE or Engineering Science. Average enrollment has been thirty-five (35) students per offering. This demand is expected to continue or increase due to the wide applicability of the content.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes. This course has been offered as a Selected Topics course (EIN 6934) on three (3) occasions.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The instructor must have the following qualifications at a minimum:

    A master's degree in Engineering, Business Administration or related field with relevant professional experience in an engineering environment.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The course objectives are to provide principles and techniques for planning, scheduling and managing engineering projects. The focus is on technical, scientific and related managerial environments. Analytical tools and some management techniques used in conjunction with project management will be introduced to students. Topics include: project time determination, project cost and time/cost trade-off analysis, resource constraints and evaluation, and management techniques to achieve a quality product on time and within budget.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course the student will understand:

    1. How to determine project activities and structure

    (work breakdown structure).

    2. How to construct project network diagrams and Gantt


    3. How to determine critical paths using Gantt, CPM,

    PERT and Precedence Diagramming methods.

    4. How to “crash” projects.

    5. Time / cost analysis techniques.

    6. How to use resource constraint algorithms.

    7. MS Project software (to some degree).

    8. About software available.

    9. Project management control and monitoring


    10. Latest PM concepts

    C. Major Topics

    Project Involvement,Work Breakdown Structure and Risk Management; Scheduling, Network Diagrams & CPM, Gantt Charts and PERT; Precedence Diagrams; Crashing a Project and Time/Cost Trade-Offs; MS Project; Budgeting, Cost Estimation and Learning Curve; Resource Allocation and Resource Constraints; Project Monitoring and Critical Chain; Project Control;

    D. Textbooks


    Project Management, A Managerial approach, 5th Edition


    Jack R. Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel, Jr.



    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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