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Iron Range UMD Graduate Engineering Education Program: Fall 2015 Proposed Courses


  • EMGT 5110 Management of Engineers and Technology  Managing the synergism of people and technology. Overview of management functions, tools, methods. Planning, organization, leadership, motivation, control, quality, human resources, effective decision making.


  • ChE 5193  Process Optimization:  Lean / 6 Sigma Emphasis on applying Lean and 6 Sigma process design and improvement techniques, data driven decision making, cultural transformation and effective change communication.
  • EMGT 5160 Quality Management Global competitiveness, organizational culture, management role responsibilities, concepts for customer value, strategic management, measurement of customer value, organizing to improve systems, employee involvement, culture change and organizational learning. ISO 9000, quality awards.


  • EMGT 5220 - Innovation Management   Key success factors of technological innovation will be identified by looking at the diverse economic, social, cultural, psychological and technical phenomena that comprise innovation. Questions that will be answered include why certain inventions successfully make it to the market but some others died; why some organizations keep coming up with innovations with tremendous business value but some others stay as followers; how to enhance creativity at individual, team, organizational, and national levels; what the emerging trend is in today's business innovation environment and how organizations should cope with it, etc.


  • IE 5335 Engineered Products and Services  Development, production, and distribution of engineered products and services. Strategies for positioning engineered products and services to successfully compete in a global market. Sales, purchasing, qualification, and service. Standards, regulations.


  • CE 5237  Water Quality Engineering  Applied analysis of water quality in natural systems. Review of mass-transport processes and approaches for solving water quality problems in lakes, estuaries, rivers, groundwater, and soil-sediment with TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) and remediation design applications. Applications in water and wastewater treatment.
  • CHE 5141 - Material and Minerals Processing Flow sheets and unit operations of processes for the separation of commercially valuable minerals from their ores; particle characterization, comminution, concentration, handling; economics, environment, introduction to pyro and hydrometallurgy.


* Prerequisites — One of the following:

  • Undergraduate engineering (or related field) degree and meets course prerequisites
  • Current enrollment in an engineering (or related field) graduate program and meets course prerequisites
  • For a Mechanical or Industrial Engineering background or interest, consent of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Head (Ryan Rosandich,
  • For a Civil Engineering background or interest, consent of the Civil Engineering Department Head (Penny Morton,
  • For a Chemical Engineering background or interest, consent of the Chemical Engineering Department Head (Richard Davis,
  • For an Electrical and Computer Engineering background or interest, consent of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head (Jiann-Shiou Yang,


  • If  you are currently a student in the MSEM, MSECE, or MEHS program, register for the course as part of the program.
  • New students can apply online. You are able to transfer graduate-level courses to this degree program.
  • For non-degree students or those students wanting to take courses only, register through Continuing Education


J. "Moe" Benda, Director, at 218-749-7746 or

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