Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 6000 - Concepts and Principles of Engineering Management


Catalog Description:

Concepts, models, and applications of organizational behavior in engineering management settings. Understanding and analyzing the role of human behavior in complex sociotechnical systems.

Credits: 3 hrs.

Notes: Open to Graduate Students Only.

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3-0)


Prerequisites Learning:

Students are expected to have knowledge of and the ability to apply the following concepts in class:

  1. A working knowledge of the basic theory/practice of management.
  2. Basic understanding of key business processes (e.g., production, finance, marketing) and technical processes (e.g., manufacturing processes, engineering design process). This is typically accomplished through active participation and successful completion of a B.S. degree in engineering or an engineering-related curriculum and through work experience, whether part-time, coop, intern, or full-time employment.
  3. Able to understand, write, speak, and present in clear, understandable English.
  4. Experience finding articles using databases such as ABI/Inform, FirstSearch, InfoTrac, Lexis-Nexis, and other sources.
  5. Experience using the Internet, accessing Web pages, using e-mail to communicate, and using search engines to find relevant information.

Computer Usage

  • Experience finding articles using databases such as ABI/Inform, InfoTrac, and other sources.
  • Experience using the Internet, accessing Web pages, downloading files, using e-mail to communicate, and using search engines to find relevant information.
  • Experience using Adobe Acrobat Reader to view pdf files.
  • Ability to generate graphs and flow charts using computer tools (such as Excel, PowerPoint, or other applications).
  • Ability to design documents that have features other than text in them--inclusion of graphs, tables, charts, pictures, etc. to communicate effectively to engineering and management professionals.
  • Intermediate use of web-based skills required, including downloading files in Acrobat Reader format, using course web site to access some assignments, along with basic web skills of using search tools, locating information, accessing URLs.

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives/
Performance Criteria1

 

Performance Activity/
Evaluation Technique

TAC2 Criteria Addressed

Learn concepts, models, and applications of organizational behavior in engineering and technical organizations.

 

In-class and on-line exercises, exam questions, self-assessment notebook.

a

Gain an appreciation for and understanding of the role of human behavior in complex sociotechnical systems.

 

FBs, in-class and on-line exercises, exam questions

i,j

To appreciate, locate, and use primary sources of engineering management theory and data, rather than textbook renditions.

 

Exam questions, homework.

b

Gain or refine skills in managing interpersonal work relationships.

 

Exam questions, in-class and on-line exercises, self-assessment notebook.

c

Conduct a functional analysis of behavior for a work situation.

 

Exam questions.

e

Gain insight into their own management and leadership styles.

 

In-class and on-line exercises, self-assessment notebook.

h

Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html

ABET/TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/


Textbooks:

Luthans, F. 2010. Organizational Behavior (12th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Note: You may use an earlier edition (11th or 10th, but none earlier than those). You must have a legal copy of the book. Students in possession of illegal downloads will be pursued for disciplinary action.

IME 6000 Course Reserves http://www.wmich.edu/library/reserves/.

Supplemental readings (see online syllabus in WMU e-learning).

Optional Resources:

Robbins, S. R. (2002). Self-Assessment Library: Insights Into Your Skills, Abilities, and Interests (2nd Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.


Course Coordinator:

Larry Mallak
Western Michigan University
E-228 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3369
Email: larry.mallak@wmich.edu


Revision Date: Fall 2010

 

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