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MULTIMEDIAUNIVERSITY OF KENYA

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
P. O. BOX 15653 00503, NAIROBI, KENYA. MAGADI ROAD, Tel. +254 20 207139, Fax: +254 20 2071247

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING

CURRICULUM

FOR

THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

MAY 2013, NAIROBI

1. INTRODUCTION Engineering Management is the art and science of planning, organizing, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities which have a technological component. Engineering Management is rapidly becoming recognized as a professional discipline. Engineering managers are distinguished from other managers by the fact that they possess both an ability to apply engineering principles and a skill in organizing and directing technical projects and people in technical jobs. This program equips individuals to handle diverse management responsibilities that require knowledge in finance, systems thinking, operations, human resources and the design and management of the supply chain. The course balances academic theory with practical opportunities to demonstrate engineering management capabilities and deliver real solutions through assignments and projects. Purpose The program is aimed at engineering graduates who aspire to become managers or those engineering professionals who have become managers or are currently in a senior technical role and are aspiring to a management position as part of their future career in the Manufacturing, Engineering or Technology sector with the following objectives: Widen their knowledge and understanding of a range of current and developing engineering management issues. Develop an understanding of management principles and practices and how they are effectively implemented at a senior and strategic level. Develop an advanced understanding of the key strategic issues involved in developing and implementing engineering projects and solutions. The program is intended to benefit a wide range of participants, in particular: Engineering and technology graduates who aspire to management positions. Established engineers working in industry and faced with the challenge of new areas of responsibility following promotion to management positions. Managers working with engineering organizations who have the technical knowledge and skills but need to broaden their experience and update their expertise. Others with engineering, technology or appropriate business backgrounds, working in advisory, consultancy or research roles, who need to familiarize themselves with engineering management principles and practices. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this programthe students will have achieved the following: An appreciation of the management of engineering businesses and an awareness of the external factors affecting them. An explanation of how current management theories and practices are relevant to achieving corporate competitive advantage. A wider understanding of the structures of engineering organizations and the role, relationships and behavior of individuals and groups undertaking engineering activities. An understanding of the way in which finance and assets are managed within the business. An appreciation of the concepts and principles of marketing and customer care. A clear appreciation of the impact of quality in engineering organizations.

The ability to develop a corporate strategy for successfully achieving an engineering driven change by applying current concepts, theories, research and the key issues of engineering management.

In addition to the above learning outcomes in the following skills will be transferred: Problem solving using a variety of techniques. Project management tools including network analysis software and Gantt charts. Team building and motivation. Research, surveys and analytical skills including strategic and financial analysis. Demonstration of improved verbal and written communications. Enhancement of relevant IT skills. In summary the program is designed to enable engineers to develop the engineering management abilities, skills, and knowledge required in a modern engineering environment. Career Opportunities Engineering in real industrial life is in transition to management. There has been a shift from the old traditional ways of managing people, projects, technology, and/or finance to more modern and advanced engineering and management techniques. The Master of Engineering Management program recognizes this fact and equips engineers with the managerial component that is needed in this global transition, enhancing your engineering knowledge and specialization at the same time. This program is relevant to all engineering sections of industry and is of utmost importance to those who plan to work at a managerial level. Course Duration The course duration is four academic semesters full-time. The first two semesters will be devoted to the teaching element of the core courses that consists of nine modules; delivery will be by a combination of lectures, tutorials and group/seminar work. The last two semesters will be spent undertaking the research project, seminars and one elective course per semester. Assessment is by a combination of assignments and examinations. Course Content YEAR ONE, SEMESTER ONE : MEM 3111 Reliability Maintenance and Quality Management MEM 3112 Manufacturing Systems and Economic Analysis MEM 3113 Organisational Behavior and Design MEM 3114 Engineering Project Management YEAR ONE, SEMESTER TWO MEM 3121 Systems Modelling and Simulation MEM 3122 Accounting and Financial Management MEM 3123 Sustainable Design and Manufacture MEM 3124 Marketing and Innovation MEM 3190 Research Methodology and proposal writing YEAR TWO, SEMESTER THREE: MEM 3213 Seminars Elective from (Group A: Management) MEM 3391 Research Project I YEAR TWO, SEMESTER FOUR: (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (2 Credits) (2 Credit) (3 Credits) (4 Credits)

Elective from (Group B: Engineering) MEM 3392 Research Project II Total ELECTIVES Group A: Management (Select one elective) MEM 3121E Logistics and Supply Chain Management MEM 3122E Management in Engineering Enterprises MEM 3123E Global Manufacturing MEM 3124E Logistics and Operations Management Group B: Engineering (Select one elective) MEM 3125E Advanced Manufacuring Measurement MEM 3126E Computer-Aided Manufacturing MEM 3127E Human factors in Design MEM 3128E Systems Engineering Compulsory Core Courses MEM 3111 Systems Modelling and Simulation

(3 Credits) (4 Credits) 42 Credits

(3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits)

(3 credits)

Purpose: Modern science and business makes extensive use of computers for simulation, because complex real-world systems often cannot be analysed exactly, but can be simulated. Using simulation we can perform virtual experiments with the system, to see how it responds when we change parameters, which thus allows us to optimise its performance. We use the language R, which is one of the most popular modern languages for data analysis. Learning Outcomes: After completing this subject students should be able to: Program in R; Develop and analyse simulations of deterministic and stochastic processes, with an emphasis on those arising in business and management settings; and Apply local optimisation techniques. Content: Principles of systems engineering; modelling and analysis of discrete systems; material flow systems (assembly lines, transfer lines, serial systems, shop scheduling, flexible manufacturing, group technology, facility layout); machine setup and operation sequence; material handling systems; general modelling approaches (queuing models); process simulation and data analysis, enterprise operations; supply chain and logistics-reverse logistics modelling concepts. MEM 3112 Manufacturing Systems and Economic Analysis (3 credits)

Purpose: This course program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully meet the most difficult challenges of modern manufacturing industries on a global scale. The module provides engineers with detailed state-of-the-art knowledge of both traditional and advanced manufacturing technologies, systems integration techniques, economic analysis methods, and operations management practices and principles. Based upon this knowledge, students develop the ability to perform analysis, evaluation, and synthesis for

a broad range of problems related to the design, implementation, and efficient operation of manufacturing systems. Content: Manufacturing Processes including description, analysis and classification of basic manufacturing processes; process capabilities, recent advances and developments, assembly systems, automation, robotics and CNC machines, CAD/CAM application; Production Operations including Plant layout, Group Technology, Cellular Manufacturing and Flexible Manufacturing Systems; Lean manufacturing techniques, Kaizen, KANBAN, JIT, 5S, seven wastes, Poke Yoke, Value Chain, supply chain management and outsourcing and design reuse; Inventory control and MRP, and quality control; Design for Manufacture and Process selection including the relationship between design features and process capabilities, manufacturing system selection to produce a given design; Economics for Manufacture including Inventory, Costing, Economic Order Quantities, Costing machine tool selection and cost of production strategy; Time value of money, equivalence and compound interest; Nominal and effective interest Present and future worth; Internal rate of return and minimum acceptable rate of return (MARR); Incremental rate of return analysis; Inflation and deflation; Financing, Payback period and sensitivity analysis, Uncertainty and risk analysis; Retirement and replacement analysis; Depreciation; Income taxes; Break-even analysis; Cost/benefit analysis MEM 3113 Organisational Behavior and Design (3 credits)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide the students with an understanding of organizational structures, human behavior and the management of people in organizations. It allows students to examine different perspectives on managing people and designing organizations, and to understand the determinants of interpersonal and team interactions in organizational environments. Attention focuses on the major theoretical, conceptual and empirical contributions relevant to designing organizations, and understanding and managing human behavior within organizations. Case studies are used to assist students to relate content material to practical management. Objectives :On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: i) Demonstrate a sound understanding of the prominent theories, concepts and models that are used to understand and analyze human behavior in organizations, as well as an appreciation of their implications for practical management ii) Apply conceptual knowledge of theory and models relevant to teamwork and group functioning in organizations iii) Demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the organizational design features that influence effectiveness and the contingencies that impact on the structure of organizations iv) Display a working understanding of organizations as institutions including issues of structure, power, politics, leadership and change v) Solve applied problems related to organizational design and behavior, and to identify appropriate management strategies. vi) Synthesis and critically examines theoretical and empirical information relating to organization, their structure and functioning, and implications for human behavior. Content: The topics in this course include but are not limited to the following: Individual behavior; Personality and Individual Differences; Values, Ethics and Organisational Effectiveness; Motivation and Job Design; Groups and Teams; Leadership and

Governance; Power and Influence; Persuasion, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution& Transformation; Organisational Culture and Climate; Organisational Structure and Design; Organisational Change and Development; motivation and managing high performing teams; managing change and designing organizations that support creativity and innovation; the nature and strategic role of human resource management; developments in management theory for business performance management MEM 3114 Engineering Project Management (3 credits)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide the students with an understanding of how to manage and conduct Engineering Projects, and advanced techniques and strategies for Project Management, including management tools, finacial management, and reporting methods and team building. Objectives i) Provide an understanding of the need to incorporate cost considerations throughout the design and execution of a project and to manage within realistic constraints of time and budget. ii) Apply engineering project management techniques by using computer tools such as OpenProj and spreadsheets. iii) Develop and communicate projects in a consolidated project management plan that considers, client interface, governance, organizational structure and resources to assist in the management and control of projects to achieve targeted key performance indicators Learning Outcomes i) Demonstrate appropriate project management principles and techniques during all stages of project Lifecycle, triple constraints of cost, time and specification, project organization. ii) Determine project selection criteria. iii) Formulate project plans, including the planning of resources and time. iv) Evaluate and manage risk. v) Examine the techniques of project monitoring including use of earning value Content:Project definition and Selection;Project evaluation, project organizational structure, initiation and financing; Engineering economic analysis - project selection, the role of the project manager, project organization, planning, budgeting and estimation, scheduling, resource allocation, control and earned value, risk, project termination. Selection and allocation of physical and human resources, project planning systems, cash flow forecasting, methods of project control and performance analysis. Interpersonal behavior and team development, contractual issues, commissioning and maintenance; Parallels between Project Management and Entrepreneurship; Engineering Ideas and Opportunity;Feasibility and Testing Business Concepts;Patents and intellectual property; Advanced techniques and strategies for Project Management,team building; Contract law and health and safety; Project auditing to establish performance and project closure; management and controlling of resources and budgets; contract specification and approvals; risk and safety management systems;procurement and planning, environmental management; The expected value and Monte Carlo techniques are used as tools to refine project decisions based on the risk evaluation MEM 3121 Reliability Maintenance and Quality Management (3 credits)

Purpose: This module aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the principles of modern quality assurance which underpin the discipline, and their applications in engineering, manufacturing and enterprises. Content The history and nature of quality management; TQM; views of the gurus and ISO 9000; problem solving tools; Benchmarking; Quality function deployment; Poka Yoke; Statistical process control; Failure modes and effects analysis; Significance testing; Design of experiments and Taguchi methods. The module also aims to provide a professional working knowledge of the reliability engineering techniques that the students can apply to improve the maintenance, the maintainability and the safety of an industrial plant. The module also seeks to explain the purpose of maintenance within an organization and to review the development of its principles and techniques, thus enabling the students to develop a structured strategy for maintaining complex industrial plant. MEM 3122 Accounting and Financial Management (3 credits)

Purpose: This course introduces accounting and financial management to non-accountants. It aims to provide an understanding of the main accounting concepts and the practical use of accounting and financial information for decision making and the achievement of business goals. Objectives: On successful completion of this course students will be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of the main principles behind the preparation and interpretation of financial statements; Analyze the cash flow, financial performance and financial position of a business using published financial statements; Explain the ways in which accounting contributes to financial management and apply this knowledge Apply cost-volume-profit analysis; Apply cost accounting concepts in management decision making; Construct and analyze budgets; Demonstrate knowledge of the application of capital budgeting methods and describe the sources of financing. Content The topics in this course include the following: the nature and strategic role of Financial Management including sources of finance; Introduction to accounting and financial management; Measuring and reporting financial position, financial performance and cash flow cycles,measures of liquidity, working capital; Accounting and reporting for limited companies; Cost-volume-profit and marginal analysis; Cost accounting and reporting systems; Budgeting and budgetary control; Capital budgeting; Financial decision making; Financial feasibility: breakeven analysis; contribution; sensitivity analysis. Principal financial statements: key definitions; structure and layouts. Operating performance: relationships between the balance sheet and Profit and Loss (P&L) account; key ratios. Investment appraisal: principles and techniques. Financial analysis: key concepts and ratios. Business Plan based on resource and cost estimation; financial auditing and fraud detection. MEM 3123 Sustainable Design and Manufacture (3 credits)

Purpose: Students will be taught methodologies for assessing sustainability of a product design, and methodologies for assessing the sustainability of manufacturing procedures and operations. The module has a practical orientation, and at the same time offers common analytical tools for assessment to be used in the design and manufacturing environment. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students are expected to attain the following outcomes: Use an advanced approach to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data. Be continuously aware of contemporary issues and research opportunities/challenges related to sustainability of design and manufacture and engage in lifelong learning in the field and in the fundamentals of other related disciplines. Use advanced techniques, skills, and modern scientific and engineering software tools for professional practice. Communicate effectively in written and oral form, both, individually and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Understand safe systems, codes of practice, and ways that promote sustainability Gain greater depth of capability in concurrent design and manufacturing for sustainable cradle to cradle products and systems and will be equipped to lead innovative projects and organizations. Understand that sustainable design and manufacture develops the ability to blend manufacturing engineering and operations concepts, tools and techniques with the values, thinking and techniques required to lead projects that will reduce material use, energy use and waste. Content Sustainable Design Methods; Adaptive Design; Sustainable Systems; Green Materials; Design research methods; Enterprise business and sustainability; sustainable design; advanced methods and tools for sustainable design; design for sustainable behavior; methodologies for assessing sustainability of a product design; methodologies for assessing the sustainability of manufacturing procedures and operations; tools used to assess the design and manufacturing environment.Sustainability in design and manufacturing and its importance; Sustainability in design and product development full Lifecycle of the product and the impact that its design, manufacture, use, and retirement.Impact of design on business and the environment and society, product innovation, quality, safety and revenue growth alongside anticipated environmental and energy gains; Benefits of more sustainable product development; innovation and quality improvement; Sustainable product and process engineering, green, lean design, manufacturing / assembly system and factory design / management rules and principles MEM 3124 Marketing and Innovation (3 credits)

Purpose: Marketing is concerned with the task of serving customers of the firm through providing them with the goods, services or ideas that best match their needs and wants. Marketing, therefore, plays a vital role in creating sustainable competitive advantage for organizations with limited resources, and that operate in dynamic competitive environments. In doing so marketing provides the focus for creating and maintaining value for customers and organizational profit. To achieve this, marketers must be aware of the context within which their decisions take place, they must develop products that customers want, set a price at which the customer will buy while realising a profit for the company, make the product available to customers in a

convenient fashion and ensure that customers are aware of the products availability. This gives rise to the opportunity to examine a variety of creative approaches to product and service design, creativity and innovation that may contribute to organizational wealth and to develop intellectual mastery in the area of marketing management and innovation. Learning Outcomes: On completion of this course program students will be able to familiarise with the vocabulary, tools and frameworks of marketing. acquire an understanding of central marketing concepts. understand the strategic role of marketing. develop an understanding of the elements of the marketing mix and how these elements interact to achieve success in the market place. identify, and know how to address, the key decisions facing marketing managers and marketing decision makers. practice the discipline of analysing marketing problems or opportunities, identifying and evaluating alternative solutions and implementing marketing plans. Critically discuss and analyze the concepts of marketing and innovation. Analyze the conceptual framework for assessing and auditing the innovative capabilities of a business organization; Describe the skills necessary to a firm throughout the innovation process from idea to market; Explain the theories and models of marketing management and innovation Content: Understanding marketing: the marketing process, orientation and the strategic environment; Ethics and social responsibility; Business and marketing strategies, competitive advantage, business capabilities and value creation; Augmented product, marketing research, planning process and plans; situation analysis and the SWOT; Understanding customers and consumers: market segmentation, targeting and positioning; consumer perceptions and perceived value; The marketing mix; Knowing your product and deciding on the market; product-market and competitor analysis, managing brands; New product development, service-products and the marketing plan; Costing issues and pricing strategies: life cycle, skimming and penetration pricing; Value based relationship management; the market space; Designing market-driven organizations; Deliver the value proposition; logistics; Implementing the marketing plan; globalization issues; Innovation capability, new product/process technology introduction, and innovation culture and innovation measures; Vision and strategy innovation, creativity and idea management, culture and climate, management of technology, organizational structures, intelligence and systems; Role of innovation in marketing and organizational development; Innovation as a capability/ core competence; Role of champions and culture in innovation; Implementing innovation; Measuring innovation performance; Some key issues in innovation management; The new product design processes; Identify customer needs; Creativity, Concept generation and product specifications; Concept selection and test; Product architecture; Managing projects; Intellectual property; Marketing management and innovation. MEM 3121E Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3 credits) Purpose: The main topics of study: logistics and supply chain management an introduction; managing material flow (the physical distribution and control of goods); the role of

information systems (eCommerce) in developing and enhancing supply chain management; supply chain relationships; the customer service dimension; time based competition; the Global Supply chain; managing the supply chain of the future. MEM 3122E Management in Engineering Enterprises Purpose: This module will explore what it means to be an effective manager in an engineering enterprise. It will act as a capstone module in that it will bring together aspects of the other taught modules and explore how these can be best utilized in real engineering situations. Content The module will cover: The nature of engineering enterprises; The professional engineer and manager; The challenges of working in an engineering business; Organisational understanding; Communication and team building; Leadership in engineering enterprises; Ethics and professional responsibility; Developing the appropriate skills MEM 3123E Global Manufacturing Purpose: Content: Enterprise systems for supporting the product manufacturing, and development and Lifecycle; the marketing/services/ supply chains and their interface; e-Manufacturing and operations; digital enterprise technology (DET); virtual organizations and integration; selection and use of DET and manufacturing tools; global manufacturing implementation issues and methodology; global manufacturing concept, methodology and implementation issues; case studies on global manufacturing operations and best practices. MEM 3124E Operations Management (3 credits) This course program deals with the management of operations in the manufacturing and service sectors. The module will cover the fundamentals and strategic aspects of operations management and will enable the students to develop their understanding of operational processes, techniques, planning and control systems. Students will examine case studies relating to both manufacturing and service operations to support lectures and guided learning. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module students should be able: To demonstrate how the operations function contributes to the organization's competitiveness in both manufacturing and services sectors. To critically assess and diagnose the operations strategy of an organization, with particular emphasis on identifying how that operations strategy contributes to overall firm strategy. To Design processes and process layouts for both manufacturing and service operations. Integrate human effort into the operations process. Develop approaches to implementing Lean operations To explain and evaluate strategic issues in operations and supply chain management. Demonstrate the use and application of strategic management frameworks and tools to develop an operations strategy for a firm in any sector (manufacturing, services, not (3 credits) (3 credits)

for profit, public sector). Content: Operations strategy (the creation, management and improvement of operations and supply chain strategies, operational processes, techniques and practices, planning and control systems) and competitiveness. Process design, facility location and layout. Job design and work organization, measurement and payment schemes. The management of productivity. World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Make/buy policy, Manufacturing environment (make to order/ make to stock, job/batch/line/flow production); Theory & principles of supply chain management; Forecasting demand, Essentials of Industrial Engineering, Capacity management, Scheduling and sequencing, Inventory management, Material Requirements Planning, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Optimized Production Technology, Just In Time; Measuring performance in Logistics and Operations Management MEM 3125E Advanced Manufacuring Measurement (3 credits) Purpose: The module will provide an understanding and critical awareness to designing and controlling modern automated manufacturing systems, and employs a systems approach in doing so. The module provides an exposure to a variety of industrial and factory automation practices, and also an understanding in selecting appropriate automation and control methods for the equipment or process at hand. The students will be able to understand the criticality and importance of automation and robotics in the modern industrial environment, and will also understand the issues and differences in automation practices between discrete and process industries. Students will be able to apply current technical knowledge, and operating a modern manufacturing system, as well as critically analyze manufacturing systems, and specify select suitable approaches for control, and to evaluate and justify an automated system. Content Overview of methods of measurements; Measuring Variability The Importance of Metrology; Skills and knowledge in metrology; Controlling Variability; Modeling Variability Interaction of Design and Manufacturing; Design for Controllability; Advanced Measurement Technology; Advanced Process Control; Automated Precision Manufacturing; Fault Detection and Classification;Spatial Correlation Analysis; measuring instruments; New measurement technologies and techniques - new measurement technologies for manufacturing production and inspection;advanced measuring system (laser tracker); Geometry-Dependent Errors in Length; Performance Evaluations; calibration of measuring instruments and tests; measurement and environmental interferences; precision and reliability; reliability and validity in measurement; The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) experience, measurement in practice; The challenge of recruiting measurement professionals; effective measurement; : Good measurement practice in the supply chain; Product verification and its value; Product verification and measurement R&D; New measurement technologies and techniques;Improving efficiency in high throughput weld measurement by digital imaging; Traceability for Freeform measurement; the impact of behaviors and good practice on measurement data; The importance of practical testing; Measurement services for industry and the Product Verification Network;

MEM 3127E Design for Human - Systems Integration

(3 credits)

Purpose:(i) To provide an appreciation of design for human systems and ergonomics for the students, and (ii) To provide the basis so that students are able to analyze those issues in design that relate to the human operator or user and to present potential solutions. Learning Outcomes: In this module the students will: (a) Develop an understanding of the physical characteristics of humans (b) Learn to use the main qualitative and analytical methods of human centered design (c) Be led to appreciate the application of human centered design techniques by means of examples chosen from the automotive, electronic and consumer product industries, (d) Acquire skills in multidisciplinary thinking and multidisciplinary design practice, and (e) Develop an understanding of the basic activities in Interaction Design, Design for the human/system interface and account for both cognitive and physical limits, Human Machine Systems, Human Systems Integration (HSI), Human-Centered Design Guidelines, Human Limitations, Content: Introduction: Systems design philosophy, including ease of use, system performance and reliability, user satisfaction. General analytical principles and methods: observation, work sampling, usability inspections, applications of human systems design. Systematic design approach to fit the user or operator: Task design: task analysis; productivity and work measurement; layout planning; Use of anthropometric and physical ergonomic data. Equipment Design: general equipment design principles; Kansei Engineering; modelling; Industrial and Consumer Ergonomics; Information and interface design; usability assurance and development; Job and work design: the motivational and behavioral balance between operator and machine. Environmental Ergonomics: interaction with the environment, including temperature, pressure, noise, vibration, light, humidity; tolerance limits.Cognitive Ergonomics and human- equipment interaction: "Inclusive design" that takes into account human capabilities and limitations; Cognitive load, information processing and memory, motor responses, decision-making, skill development, humancomputer interaction, human reliability, fatigue, vigilance, work stress. Design of work processes.Organizational Ergonomics and optimization of socio-technical systems: Safe, healthy and efficient activities in the workplace; Organizational structures, policies, processes; teamwork, virtual organizations; Organizational cultures and sub-cultures; Work systems and their effects on performance; New work systems and new technology acceptance; Minimizing errors, safety and health issues. Case studies will include: Transport case studies, including cab design, information feedback devices, user issues. Biomedical case studies, including information or knowledge overload in healthcare settings, prevention of musculoskeletal disorders [e.g. Patient transport, constrained postures], design to the extreme, average or adjustable range for goodness of fit. MEM 3128E Systems Engineering (3 credits)

Purpose: The aim of this course is to address the need for all industrial engineering professionals understand the interdisciplinary and cross-functional nature of Systems Engineering (SysEng), and the benefits of following a sound SysEng process. Learning Outcomes:

a) Students will have the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge to analyze, specify, design, and simulate parts of a complex system. b) Students will understand the principles and methods of the Systems Engineering discipline, and the basic steps of system design and implementation in conjunction with the concept of program design (coupled to project management), and the guidelines to program management and assessment Content The basic SysEng definitions and concepts and the description of the SysEng program design and management are introduced first. The activities and tools for implementing and managing the SysEng process during various phases of the system life cycle, and the interactions between SysEng and other disciplines/functions. Principles of functional design, systems physical architecture, functional architecture and operational architecture.System failure, typical design flaws, the caveats of complex interactions between components and the pitfalls of emergent behavior, design for safety and reliability, fail-safe functions and components, built-in redundancy, specification assessment, model verification, component testing MEM 3126E Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3 Credits) Purpose: To enable the student to understand the importance Computer Aided as a manufacturing tool and learn how to incorporate them in the design Learning outcomes At the end of this course the student should be able to: 1. Describe the functional activities of Numerical Contol 2. Explain the use of Computer Integrated System concepts in manufacturing 3. Apply CAD/CAM software Content: Functional activities of Numerical control (NC) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in integrated manufacturing systems. Effects of NC and CNC on tool and component design. Principles of CNC machines. CNC programming languages and applications. Managerial problems of CNC. Computer - Aided Process Planning (CAPP). Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS) models and concepts, Analysis tools for manufacturing (Planning cycle, Requirements analysis, data preparation and analysis, system configuration and technical evaluation, return on investment analysis, system design and documentation, system simulation). Group Technology theory (GT). Automated Assembly and Robotics in manufacturing. CAD/CAM (CAD and its role in manufacturing, Numerical Control, FMS). Application of CAD/CAM software: such as MastCAM, SolidWorks, UG and other CAD/CAM software: two-dimensional curve editing, three-dimensional surface and solid modeling, two-dimension and three-dimension milling tool path settings, dynamic simulation and post-processing methods. Computer Integrated Mechanical Management (CIPM MEM 3211 Purpose: Research Methodologyand proposal writing (2 Credits)

Students will be required to select and choose titles for their research projects, and write project proposals in their respective areas of specialization; they will be assisted by lecturers specialized in the chosen areas. Research methodology will also be discussed here with the following topics: Research Design Qualitative research design, Quantitative research designs (Nonexperimental designs, Quasi-experimental designs and Experimental designs);Preliminary Research Steps - Choosing a Topic, LiteratureReview, What makes a good research question? Qualitative and Quantitative Studies, Hypothesis; Study Design and Sampling Study Design, Sample, Sampling Methods, Sampling Challenges; Ensuring Validity Confounding Variables, Validity, Internal Validity, Construct Validity, External Validity, Ensuring Validity; Study Design Measures - How To Create a Research Methodology, Study Measures, Self-Report; Data Preparation and Analysis - Preparing Data, Descriptive Statistics, Correlation, Inferential Statistics, Statistical Significance; The Importance of Research - Study Implications, Goals of Research, The Iterative Process of Research MEM 3213 Purpose: Seminars involving engineering research project proposals, literature search on recent developments. Seminars involving engineering systems operations topics and literature search on recent developments. The Department will direct research project proposal defense in line with the University requirements. Guest speakers will be invited from relevant industries to give lectures to students on specific issues concerning Engineering Management. Students will be required to also research and make presentation on chosen topics. This is meant to enhance the capability of student to preparing reports, making public presentation and participating in discussions. MEM 3391 Research Project I (4 Credits) Seminars (1 Credit)

Following the taught part of the program and reflecting individual interests, the dissertation is an in-depth study of a manufacturing problem or situation, requiring a high standard of investigation and presentation. The analysis of a real problem is expected, frequently involving a company or workplace. In this part students undertake supervised, individual project work, which typically entails an in-depth study of specific issues. Close liaison between the University, the student and, where appropriate, the company is essential when selecting a topic which has a suitable academic content and an appropriate scope, relevance and timescale. The purpose of the program is: To document that the students are able to plan and carry out a project process in an independent manner and to a high level of quality. The final thesis should thus be written in such a manner that the objective of the program is satisfied. Course content: The final dissertation will often be a natural continuation of the previous semesters and may consist of a further investigation/analysis and set- up of solutions within a previous project unit. In this way, the final dissertation will be in the nature of industrial research and

development, further development or actual research. The final dissertation may, however, also include new subjects, not touched upon previously during former semesters. MEM 3392 Research Project II (4 Credits)

Following the taught part of the program and reflecting individual interests, the dissertation is an in-depth study of a manufacturing problem or situation, requiring a high standard of investigation and presentation. The analysis of a real problem is expected, frequently involving a company or workplace. In this part students undertake supervised, individual project work, which typically entails an in-depth study of specific issues. Close liaison between the University, the student and, where appropriate, the company is essential when selecting a topic which has a suitable academic content and an appropriate scope, relevance and timescale. The purpose of the program is: To document that the students are able to plan and carry out a project process in an independent manner and to a high level of quality. The final thesis should thus be written in such a manner that the objective of the program is satisfied. Course content: The final dissertation will often be a natural continuation of the previous semesters and may consist of a further investigation/analysis and set- up of solutions within a previous project unit. In this way, the final dissertation will be in the nature of industrial research and development, further development or actual research. The final dissertation may, however, also include new subjects, not touched upon previously during former semesters.