2011-2012: Graduate Catalog

Engineering Systems Management (M.S.) Download PDF Version

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School Dean

Henry Flores, Ph.D. hflores@stmarytx.edu



Program Director

Rafael Moras, Ph.D., P.E. rmoras@stmarytx.edu

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into St. Mary's University Graduate School, you will need to submit the following (along with application):

  • (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • (2) Official Transcripts reflecting your degree earned.
  • Official GRE/GMAT/MAT
  • Official TOEFL (80 Computer based) (international students only)
  • Financial Guarantee (international students only)

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Admission is granted only to those with high promise for success in graduate study. Applicants demonstrate this potential through previous academic records and testing. To be considered for admission to the MS ESM program, an applicant must fulfill the following:
  1. Have a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in engineering, the physical sciences or mathematics. Students with a degree in other disciplines may be admitted on a contingency basis provided they complete prerequisite courses including engineering calculus I and II, probability and statistics, and engineering programming.
  2. Have
    1. a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (A=4.00) in their BS degree; and
    2. a minimum quantitative GRE score of 600;
    3. Applicants who fail to meet any of the above standards may be admitted on a conditional basis. The graduate programs director evaluates these cases on an individual basis.
  3. International students must submit minimum TOEFL scores of 213 on the computer-based test, 550 on the paper-based test, or 79 on the Internet-based test. Alternative, they must score at least 6.5 on the IELSE test.
  4. Submit a completed application form, a written statement of purpose indicating the applicant's interests and objectives, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts of all college level work. Admission is granted only to those with high promise for success in graduate study. Applicants demonstrate this potential through pervious schooling and testing.

Degree Requirements

Engineering Systems Management (30hrs)
Project Option

Course # Course Title Hours
Engineering Courses Required:
BA7325 or EG6354 Management Info Tech3
BA7353 or EG7353 Project Management3
EC6381 Cost benefit Analysis3
EC6382 Corporate Economics3
EG63XX Lean Supply Chain3
EG6303 Lean Production3
EG7306 Six-sigma Quality3
EG7351 Systems Engineering3
EG8300 Engineering Systems Management3
EG/PS 6309 Human Factors and Ergonomics3
Required: Completion of a masters project
Total hours36

Engineering Systems Management (30hrs)
Thesis Option

Course # Course Title Hours
Required: 18 hours (take all of the following)
EC6382 Corporate Economics3
EG63XX Lean Supply Chain3
EG6303 Lean Production3
EG7306 Six-sigma Quality3
EG8300 Engineering Systems Management3
Required: 12 hours (select four out of following five courses)
EC6381 Cost benefit Analysis3
BA7311 or EG7353 Project Management3
EG7351 Systems Engineering3
EG/PS 6309 Human Factors and Ergonomics3
BA7325 or EG6354 Management Info Tech3
Total hours30

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
BA 7311 Managing Business Projects or EG 7353 Project Management (3)
This course provides a management perspective on managing projects. It examines the basic nature of managing business, public, engineering and information systems projects, including the specific insights and techniques required. Issues such as the selection and management of the project team, project initiation, implementation and termination are addressed. This course is cross-listed with BA 7353. Students who have previously received credit for BA 7311 may not enroll in this course.

EC 6381 Cost Benefit Analysis (3)
This course studies the theory and the application of cost benefit analysis to the evaluation of investment projects.

EC 6382 Corporate Economics (3)
A study of the economic decisions faced by the modern corporation and Chief Financial Officer, this course covers topics such as working capital management, financing, cost of capital, dividend policy, and risk management. Practical application is emphasized.

EG 6303 Lean Production Systems (3)
This course covers forecasting, inventory planning and control, aggregate planning, deterministic and stochastic inventory models, master scheduling, just-in-time and lean, theory of constraints, sequencing and scheduling, and assembly line balancing.

EG 6338 Lean Supply Chain Management (3)
Supply chain systems. Lean. Logistics.

EG 6354 Computer Sys. Management or BA 7325 Management of Information Technology (3)
This course examines a broad range of topics in the management of technology, information systems and organizational issues in exploiting new technology. The course explores concepts of applying computer information systems and communications technology to provide an effective frame work for managing competitiveness in an environment of rapid global change. Managing R&D, systems acquisition, decision-making, and links to other functional areas in the corporation are emphasized.

EG 7306 Six Sigma Quality (3)
This course provides the student with (1) an awareness of the history and evolution of the Quality Management philosophy and its principles and methodologies, (2) a thorough knowledge of the quality design and planning process, (3) the ability to deploy basic and advanced quality methods and functions in various organizational settings, and (4) the skills to analyze and develop strategies using relevant case studies and ways to transition organizations to the quality.

EG 7351 Systems Engineering (3)
This course deals with systems analysis, engineering economics, and systems engineering and their impact on decision making.

EG 8300 Engineering Systems Management (3)
This is a comprehensive course for the Engineering Systems Management graduate program. It incorporates case studies to permit integration of the functional areas studied in the program and engineering ethics. Class activities typically focus on practical applications of engineering systems management (systems of systems) concepts.

PS 6309 Human Factors and Ergonomics (3)
This course is a comprehensive and practical review of basic concepts in the integration of the human component into the design, development and evaluation of man-machine systems and sub-systems. It emphasizes the data and practices of human engineering (same as EG 6309).

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