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The following courses are offered by Engineering Online, the Distance Education Division of NC State's College of Engineering. The SEMESTER notation indicates past and tentative future scheduling.


COURSE   TITLE SEMESTER
EGR 501   Engineering Leadership and Strategic Change Fall, Spring
In the current business environment, an understanding of leadership and change management is essential to career success. The objective of this course is to provide practitioners in technical fields the knowledge to lead, align and transform the human element, individuals and teams, to achieve organizational performance excellence. The class includes both individual and collaborative (team) learning. 3 credit hours

EGR 505   Managerial Finance for Engineers Fall, Spring
In the current business environment, familiarity with and appreciation of finance is essential to career success. Technically competent managers must be able to speak the common language of business and to understand how their work affects the performance of their organization. The objective of this course is to provide practitioners in technical fields the financial know-how to plan, control and make decisions that achieve organizational performance excellence. The class includes both individual and collaborative (team) learning. 3 credit hours

EGR 506   Managing New High-Tech Product Launches Fall, Spring
This course covers new high-tech product development and launch from the perspective of the technical product manager responsible for developing and launching new products and new lines of business within the high tech firm. Topics cover entrepreneurship and “intranpreneurship”, product management, the entire spectrum of the new products development and launch process starting from concept generation, ideation, concept evaluation, and business case analysis all the way through market testing and product launch. A particular emphasis is placed on the planning and development of a new product for the student’s current employer. Students may also use this course to plan a new start up company if they are not currently employed. Each phase of the new products management process will be covered and illustrated by case studies. Life cycle product management will also be addressed. Students will generate a new product business plan as a course project. 3 credit hours.

This course will be operated as an online asynchronous seminar course. The course covers a wide range of topics and here, they will be addressed through a series of mini case studies. The course consists of 14 weeks. Each week, there will be 2 video lectures. The video should be watched on or about Monday and Thursday, although you can vary this to fit your schedule. You may complete your readings, study and assignments at any time throughout the week. There will be reading every week. After the fourth week of the course, there will be ongoing project work. Twice during the semester, you will be asked to submit a case report.

EGR 507   Product Life Cycle Management Fall, Spring
This course covers the management of complex technical products during all phases of the product life cycle. It is a broad survey of all the tools needed by the technical product manager throughout the life cycle of a complex product. The course is taught with a systems approach and from the engineering manager’s viewpoint. The product life cycle includes all aspects of managing products from launch through maturity. The course covers understanding customer needs, product design and packaging, market segmentation, pricing, sales and distribution, technical sales support, training, technical services and support, product evolution and upgrades, and management of disruption. A particular emphasis is placed on the needs of complex high technology products and related engineering services. Business topics are covered as necessary to meet the needs of the engineering manager. Students are expected to learn good communication skills. 3 credit hours

EGR 590   Introduction to Facilities Engineering Systems (also offered as CE 590) Summer, Fall
This course covers an introduction to the multi-disciplinary facilities engineering functions, such as would be found in a typical municipal public works department, university facilities engineering organizations, various government agencies at the state level, department of transportation and airport and port authorities, and facilities engineering at both the installation level and the headquarters and policy level of certain federal government agencies. Non-governmental organizations such as utilities providers, and operators of plants, both processing and manufacturing, typically engage in facilities engineering and management such as included in this course. Engineering practice in facilities engineering is by nature broad, and also the engineer must understand underlying principles of related engineering disciplines to address the cross-cutting issues in the practice. The range of topics covered in this course includes the planning cycle, the buildings, infrastructure, technology systems, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery planning, installed equipment, select electrical and mechanical systems, sanitation systems including waste water, recycling programs, and environmental compliance. Additionally, topics such as sustainability in planning and design will be discussed from a technical perspective, and related business aspects such as decision making considering life-cycle costs, planning and budgeting are in the content of this course. Presentations and case studies are included, such that students will demonstrate their communication skills. 3 credit hours

EGR 590   Statistical Engineering Using Six Sigma DMAIC Process Spring
Statistical Engineering: systematic approach (Six Sigma DMAIC methodology) for improving manufacturing and business processes and products using advanced graphical and statistical methods. Defining the improvement opportunity, measurement system analysis, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), data collection, graphical and statistical analysis, design of experiment (DOE) methods, and statistical process control (SPC) methods. Application of statistical engineering to business and manufacturing case studies. 3 credit hours

EGR 590   Sustainable Lean Manufacturing Fall
Safety history and litigation; accident causation; safety organizations and agencies. Approaches to occupational safety and risk management. Product defects and safety program development; product liability; safety in the legal arena; consumer product safety commission. Hazard communication standard. Workers’ compensation. OSHA and OSHact; safety standards and codes; OSHA record keeping. Workplace stress and safety; Thermal stress; electrical hazards; industrial noise and vibration hazards; fall hazards and protection; fire protection; emergency planning; ionizing radiation. 3 credit hours

EGR 688   Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration Fall
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, final master's exam, etc. 1 credit hour