Graduate Courses for the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Engineering Management

Registration Information

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Required Core Courses

Four (4) Engineering Management & Systems Engineering (EMSE) Courses:

  1. EMSE 6001 The Management of Technical Organizations
  2. EMSE 6410 Survey of Finance and Engineering Economics
  3. EMSE 6020 Decision Making with Uncertainty
  4. EMSE 6801 Systems Engineering I

For a complete listing of EMSE Courses offered each semester, go to the EMSE website.


Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management Courses

EMSE 6540 Management of Information and Systems Security
Description: Development and management of effective security systems, including information, personnel, and physical security. Emphasis on risk analysis for information protection.

EMSE 6300 Homeland Security: The National Challenge
Description: The evolution of homeland security as a concept, a legal framework, a redirection of national policies and priorities is described. The issues and problems of implementation are examined. An overview of the history of the terrorist threat and U.S. responses and an introduction to fundamental policy legislation and documents, such as national security strategies, homeland security decision directives, the National Response Plan, and National Incident Management System.

EMSE 6305 Crisis and Emergency Management
Description: Concepts and problems of crisis and emergency management. Defining crises, emergencies, and disasters. Developing crisis, contingency, and incident management plans. The National Response Plan, National Incident Management System, organizing for response, managing the response organization, managing in a turbulent environment, crisis decision making and communications.

EMSE 6310 Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management
Description: The role of information in crisis and response management, determining disaster and crisis information requirements; information technologies applied to crisis, disaster and emergency management; causes and effects of information breakdowns during crises and disasters.

EMSE 6315 Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism
Description: Developments of concepts required for risk based planning and risk management. Objectives of and methods for vulnerability assessment for natural disasters, technological hazards, and terrorist threats. Risk analysis, risk perception, risk communication and risk mitigation.

EMSE 6320 International Disaster Management
Description: Guiding principles, key institutions, operational requirements, policy issues and broad fundamentals associated with international disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response to natural and man made disasters and complex emergencies.

EMSE 6325 Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
Description:Medical and public health management issues encountered in crises, emergencies and disasters are examined and presented at the technical level of a non-medical emergency manager. The spectrum of medical, public health, psychological and behavioral problems are described, as well as incident management organization and processes that addresses these concerns and integrate medical and public health assets into the response.

EMSE 6330 Management of Terrorism Preparedness and Response
Description: Terrorism, terrorist methods, and human/infrastructure vulnerability are described. Current preparedness and response programs. Mitigation, preparedness and response requirements to manage mass terrorism within the context of all-hazard emergency management. Case studies.

EMSE 6335 Geographic Information Systems for Emergency Management
Description: Key concepts of geographic information systems; GIS-based analysis for emergency management; domain-specific GIS applications; hands-on GIS software training; case studies on different aspects of emergency and disaster management.

EMSE 6345 Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity
Description: Disaster recovery planning and business continuity. Recovery of information and communication systems. The role of private sector in mitigation and recovery. Public/private partnerships in community reconstruction and recovery.

EMSE 6350 Hazard Mitigation in Disaster Management
Description: Hazard mitigation and its role in disaster management, with an emphasis on public policy, case studies and the federal/state/local government relationship; analysis of past and current government and private-sector programs; examination of new approaches; guest lecturers from key government and non-profit organizations; structural vs. non structural actions; review of mitigation tools and their effectiveness.

EMSE 6240 Environmental Hazard Management
Description: Geological, meteorological, radiological, chemical and biological hazards facing the U.S. and international communities. Organizational responsibilities for hazard identification and risk management. Communication and perceptions of vulnerability and risk. Challenges to local governments and communities.