Course Descriptions and Syllabi

STEG 210 Dynamic Systems (3)
Modeling of dynamic systems. Formulation of mathematical models from system descriptions, including computer, electrical, biological, economic, transportation, and mechanical systems. Model behavior analysis using analytical and numerical methods. Discrete-time and continuous time systems. Linear and nonlinear systems. Introduction to computer modeling using MATLAB. Prerequisite: PHYS 116 and CSIS 120; Concurrent: STEG 210L.
STEG 210L Dynamic Systems Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course STEG 210 Dynamic Systems. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Concurrent: STEG 210.
STEG 220 Engineering Statistical Analysis (3)
Analytical methods for solving systems engineering problems using concepts from probability and statistics. Advanced hypothesis testing. Analysis of variance, linear and multiple regression analysis, non-parametric methods. Introduction to model building, quality control, and reliability. Use of Software tools. Prerequisite: STAT 214.
STEG 220L Engineering Statistical Analysis Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course STEG 220 Engineering Statistical Analysis. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Concurrent: STEG 220.
STEG 321 Systems Simulation (3)
Simulation model formulation, discrete events simulation. Simulation languages. Random number and random-variate generation. Data gathering, simulation input and output analysis, verification and validation. Applications of simulation. Introduction to stochastic simulation. Use of simulation software. Pre-requisite STEG 220 and Concurrent: STEG 321L.
STEG 321L Systems Simulation Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course STEG 321 Systems Simulation. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Concurrent: STEG 321.
STEG 330 Operations Research I (3)
Covers deterministic models with emphasis linear programming. Covers graphical solutions, simplex method, duality, sensitivity analysis. Transportation, assignment, and network models. Integer programming. Introduction to nonlinear programming.
Prerequisite: MATH 207 and CSIS 120.
STEG 331 Operations Research II (3)
Mainly covers deterministic models in operations research. Deterministic dynamic programming, inventory models, and nonlinear programming. Applications to engineering and management problems. Introduction to stochastic operations research. Prerequisite: STEG 330 and STAT 214.
STEG 340 Engineering Project Management (3)
Covers tools and techniques used in managing engineering projects. Identifying and selecting projects; proposal and contracts. Defining scope, quality, and responsibility. Scheduling, resource utilization, budgeting, and risk management. Managing project teams, progress and performance measurement and evaluation. Case studies. Use of project management software. Prerequisite: STAT 214 and MGMT 201.
STEG 340L Engineering Project Management Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course STEG 340 Engineering Project Management. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Concurrent: STEG 340.
STEG 341 Production and Operations Management (3)
Introduction to operations, productivity, and forecasting. Design of operations; services, human resources, etc. Operations management: supply-chain management and analytics, planning, scheduling, maintenance and reliability. Work measurement and inventory control. Prerequisite: STAT 214.
STEG 345 Quality Control (3)
Covers quality and continuous improvement concepts. Design of quality control systems and quality control techniques. Statistical process control and control charts for variables and attributes. Acceptance sampling, reliability, process capability analysis, quality standards, total quality management (TQM), leadership and change. Use of quality control software. Prerequisite: STAT 214.
STEG 350 Human Factors Engineering (3)
Incorporation of human factors into system design, analysis, and evaluation. Human capabilities. Facilitating human performance and activities. Communication with human users; design of displays and controls. Introduction to ergonomics, engineering anthropometry, and workplace design. Prerequisite: STAT 214.
STEG 369 Short Course (3)
Topic varies by semester. Classes are taught by a guest lecturer or lecturers. Can be repeated for credit with different topic. Permission of instructor.
STEG 388 Independent Study (1-4)
Can be repeated for credit with different topic. Permission of instructor.
STEG 389 Special Topics in Systems Engineering (3)
Can be repeated for credit with different topic. Permission of instructor.
STEG 422 Advanced Simulation (3)
Stochastic simulation. Monte Carlo (MC) methods, Markov-chain, Simulated Annealing. These methods will be compared with classical numerical schemes. Queuing models. Alternate system designs. Applications of stochastic simulation. Use of simulation software. Pre-requisite: STEG 321.
STEG 431 Stochastic Operations Research (3)
Probabilistic methods for solving decision problems under uncertainty, decision analysis, queuing theory, inventory models, reliability, Markov chain models, and simulation. Applications to engineering and management problems. Emphasis on modeling and problem-solving. Prerequisite: STEG 331.
STEG 442 Supply Chain Engineering (3)
Covers concepts, tools, and techniques from supply-chain management. Analysis, metrics, decision models, and forecasting. Modeling and Network design. Transportation. Green supply-chain. Vendor inventory management and logistics. Use of Software. Prerequisite: STEG 341.
STEG 446 Engineering Reliability (3)
Reliability definition and parameters computing. Measuring and evaluating reliability: failure rate estimation, prediction, restorability, modeling, availability and dependability. Introduction to reliability assurance. Engineering case studies. Prerequisite: STEG 345.
STEG 451 Health and Safety Engineering (3)
Covers safety and health for engineers. Local and international laws, regulations, and standards. Hazards assessment, prevention, and control. Risks to employees, facilities, production, and the environment. Health and safety management; ethics, incident data recordkeeping and reporting. Total safety management. Prerequisite: STAT 214.
STEG 452 Productivity Improvement (3)
Work study and productivity. Graphical Analysis and work methods improvement. Data and time systems; work measurement sampling. Physiological work measurement. Improving productivity; ergonomics, incentives, and other methods. Prerequisite STEG 350 and ENGR 330.
STEG 465 Petroleum Engineering (3)
Overview of petroleum engineering systems and industry processes. Identify petroleum products, handling, and marketing. Oil exploration, exploitation, drilling, production, reservoir and formation evaluation, transportation and refining. Government regulations. Prerequisite: CHEM 101 and ENGR 200. Restriction: senior standing.
STEG 470 Internship in Systems Engineering (3)
An internship experience with the requirement that the student write a report summarizing what the internship job added to his or her knowledge of systems engineering and related fields. Students are limited to a maximum of 6 internship credit hours. This is a pass/fail course. junior standing and permission of instructor. Prerequisite: a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
STEG 475 Senior Design Capstone I (3)
A supervised project in groups of normally three students aimed at providing practical experience in some aspect of systems engineering. Students are expected to complete a literature survey, project specification, critical analysis, and to acquire the necessary material needed for their intended end product. Prerequisites: STEG 321 and Concurrent: STEG 331.
STEG 480 Senior Design Capstone II (3)
A course that seeks to impart in students the skill to integrate the knowledge gained in different courses by asking them to develop a product that has passed through the design, analysis, testing, and evaluation stages. This course includes production of a professional report, design process and outcome, implementation and testing, and critical appraisal of the project. Prerequisite: STEG 475.
ENGR 200 Engineering Design (3)
An overview of engineering as a profession, ethics in engineering, teamwork, reporting, engineering graphics and communication skills for an engineer, reverse engineering, design and build a project, engineering modeling, cost-benefit tradeoffs, product design and performance, business and career planning, and professional practice.
ENGR 210 Engineering Entrepreneurship I (3)
This course introduces students to Entrepreneurship in Engineering disciplines via investigating the key entrepreneurial area of: (a) intellectual property, its protection and related strategies; (b) evaluating the market viability of new High-Tech and/ or Engineering ideas; (c) shaping these ideas into the right products or services for the right markets; (d) developing strategies for High-Tech/ Engineering product positioning, marketing operations; (e) acquiring the resources needed to start a new venture, e.g., people, financing, strategic partners, etc.; and (f) leadership roles for the founders of High-Tech/ Engineering ventures. Perquisite: MGMT 201.
ENGR 300 Engineering Ethics (3)
This course aims at introducing the students to the engineering profession and engineering ethics. As engineering students learn how to design and implement complex systems and take part in the development of their communities, various ethical quandaries and challenges arise. Typical examples of these challenges are related to plagiarism, authorship, intellectual property, and conflict of interest. Resolutions will be required to warrant proper conduct of the engineering profession. The course provides students with essential background on ethical theories and enlightens them on how to deal with unusual engineering issues without undermining the ethical standards. The students knowledge will be enriched by citing general ethical codes recognized worldwide by professional societies.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102.
ENGR 310 Engineering Entrepreneurship II (3)
This course investigates the key elements of planning an entrepreneurial High-Tech and/ or Engineering ventures, including: (a) defining the ventures industry and market; (b) developing strategies for High-Tech/ Engineering product positioning, marketing, distribution, sales, operations, management and development; (c) preparing a financial plan; and (d) dealing with global, regional, and local case studies. Effective written and verbal presentation skis are emphasize throughout the course. Perquisite: ENGR 210.
ENGR 330 Engineering Economics (3)
Provides knowledge of economic consequences of engineering decision processes, and methods for evaluation of engineering design alternatives in terms of costs and benefits. Topics include time equivalence of money, annual cost method, present worth method, rate of return method, depreciation, benefit/cost, break-even analysis, income taxes, equipment replacement, and risk analysis. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: MATH 203.
ENGR 369 Short Course (1-3)
Topic varies by semester. Classes are taught by a guest lecturer or lecturers. Can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.
ENGR 388 Independent Study (1-4)
Can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.
ENGR 389 Special Topics (3)
Can be repeated for credit with a different topic. Permission of instructor.