May 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Courses


 

 

 

 

Management of Information Systems

  
  • MOIS 423/3501 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    This course provides an introduction to the use of the geographic information systems (GIS) and its applications for business decision support. It builds working knowledge and skills in applying and managing GIS by focusing on business and people related issues. Students learn to set up geo-referenced databases, to design maps, to analyze data, to extract information. This course exposes students to the functional areas in the technology management stream and gives them a practical hands-on experience for business applications. By the end of the class students will have mastered sufficient introductory concepts and practical skills to use GIS for business decision making improvement.

  
  • MOIS 432/3601 - Intelligent Decision Support Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    The course establishes a foundation for understanding analyzing and designing an Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS). It also provides an overview of technical and organizational aspects of decision support systems (DSS), including individual, group and organizational DSS as well as executive information systems (EIS). It examines the integration of Experts Systems (ES) with Statistical models, the use of MS SQL data mining/warehousing, and the implementation of Information Technology (IT) based systems that support managerial and professional work, including Communications-Driven and Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), Data-Driven DSS, Model-Driven DSS and Knowledge-Driven DSS.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall
    Notes
    Enrollment is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) degree, Bachelor of Business Administration degrees (BBE, BBF, BBM), the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolled in specified collateral requirements in other majors, students who have declared Information Systems (IS) minor, or business administration as a minor.
  
  • MOIS 433/3701 - Marketing Information Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course focuses on the issues relating to the management and use of information systems in order to support marketing management decision-making with emphasis on the areas of products, pricing, distribution, promotion, systems analysis, and functional information systems. Students learn the importance of: (1) developing an effective data base; (2) conducting marketing research studies; (3) creating a marketing plan; (4) using data mining techniques to extract data from data warehouses and build prognostic models and (5) incorporating technology tools to develop marketing information systems and decision support systems.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall & spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MOIS 434/3702 - Financial Information Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    The content of this course will vary to keep pace with changing business needs and information technologies that is an integral part of any business aspect in Finance. Topics to be covered will apply the theoretical concepts taught in Finance by practically using advanced information systems approaches.

    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MOIS 444/3703 - Accounting Information Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course focuses on application of information systems/information technology in the fields of accounting. It starts with the conceptual foundations of accounting information systems and information technology in general and covers control and audit. It also focuses on accounting information systems applications and explores the computerization of the traditional transaction processing cycles in detail. It requires the students to use their knowledge in accounting to analyze and design an accounting information systems.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MOIS 450/3801 - Strategic Management of Information Technology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the key concepts, practices and the role and implications of strategic management of Information Technology. It is about the strategic role of IT-enabled innovation and trends integrated with the business processes that bring about competitive advantage. Students will explore the use of ERP Systems, Business Process Management, and Business Process Re-engineering in an organization. The course focuses on the strategic impacts different information technologies can have on productivity, performance, competitiveness, and organizational growth.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment is limited, and priority is given to students seeking:

    the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) degree,

    or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees (BBE, BBF, BBM),

    or the Bachelor of Accounting degree,

    or students enrolled in specified collateral requirements in other majors,

    or students who have declared Information Systems (IS) minor,

    or business administration as a minor.

  
  • MOIS 430/4202 - Business Information Systems Analysis and Development (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MOIS 3201  

    Description
    The Course emphasizes various elements related to business information systems analysis and development in the new digital economy. Doing business is not as usual as before with the use of innovative information and communication technology tools and techniques and this course intends to introduce students to the opportunities enabled by various business information systems within the information economy.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MOIS 477/4704 - Integrated Systems and Big Data Analytics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MOIS 3201  and MACT 2222  and CSCE 1101  

    Description
    This course examines information management in the context of massive sets of data, provides students proficiency with a variety of data analysis tools, and exposes learners to varied data platforms as well as skills and concepts related to data mining and statistical analysis within a business context. The focus of the course is on the wide range of technologies available today as well as the methodologies of data analytic for solving Big Data problems. This course explores the role of business analytic in supporting decision making and setting strategies at the highest levels. Students will be exposed to the analytical skills needed to turn structured and unstructured big data into a strategic resource. Students will work on application areas that create or use big data and will be expected to work on relevant projects mainly focusing on the 5 key Big Data use cases: Big Data exploration, enhanced 360 view of the customer, security/intelligence, extension, operations analysis, and data warehouse augmentation.

    When Offered
    Occasionally
    Notes
    Enrollment is limited, and priority is given to students seeking:

    the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) degree,

    or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees (BBE, BBF, BBM),

    or the Bachelor of Accounting degree,

    or students enrolled in specified collateral requirements in other majors,

    or students who have declared Information Systems (IS) minor,

    or business administration as a minor.

  
  • MOIS 000/4705 - IT Project Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MOIS 3201  and MOIS 4202  

    Description
    IT Projects face significant challenges associated with many risks. This course handles project management from an IT perspective where students learn the fundamentals and best practices of project management methodology as applied to IT initiatives. Using the framework of project life cycle, the course covers various aspects pertaining to (i) project initiation, (ii) project planning (iii) project execution/tracking; and (iv) project closure. It handles all this within the Software standards and Audits such as Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), it measures performance using Earned Value Management (EVM) analysis, and builds upon proposal writing skills and how to respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs).

  
  • MOIS 470/4970 - Special Topics in Management of Information Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

    Description
    Considers selected topics of current relevance in management of information systems.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MOIS 475/4975 - Independent Study in Management of Information Systems (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of MOIS unit head and chair.

    Description
    Guided readings, research, and discussions on specific selected topic in Management of Information Systems.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MOIS 499/4999 - Internship and Graduation Project (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MOIS 4202 , MOIS 3301  and CSCE 3422 .

    Description
    The course offers the students the opportunity to participate in real-life work experience in the IS/IT field. Students in collaboration with the MOIS unit will be responsible for their own placement in an internship approved by the advisor. The internship report details everything the student did during the internship. Additionally each student will be able to analyze the business processes’ current performance, identify problems, and suggest solutions by applying foundations of information technologies and to be able employ appropriate methodologies to achieve the designed improvements. Students should submit a plan followed by progress reports and finally deliver the thesis project document and presentation of the findings.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) degree, Bachelor of Business Administration degrees (BBE, BBF, BBM), the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolled in specified collateral requirements in other majors, students who have declared Information Systems (IS) minor, or business administration as a minor.
  
  • MOIS 508/5201 - Information and Communication Technology in Business (3 cr.)



    Description
    Today’s electronic means, computing, networks and software applications have become an integral part of business. The premise of the course is that adequate knowledge of technology is now a prerequisite for a successful business owner or manager. This course is intended to provide a basic technical literacy, with an emphasis on implications for organizations. The technical component of the course includes data and voice communication networks, database structures as a significant tool for managing information, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, data modeling, data integration, data warehousing and data mining, as well as information support systems design, and computer security.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MOIS 000/5202 - Data Sciences in Business (1.5 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Co-requisite: MOIS 5211  

    Description
    Digital transformation has been affecting both existing organizations as well as new. This course introduces the fundamental principles of data science and covers what managers need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data they collect. Topics include: Understanding how data science fits in your organization-and how you can use it for competitive advantage, treating data as a business asset that requires careful investment if you’re to gain real value, approaching business problems data-analytically, using the data-mining process to gather good data in the most appropriate way, learning general concepts for actually extracting knowledge from data, and applying data science principles when interviewing data science job candidates.

  
  • MOIS 000/5211 - Information Technologies and Systems (1.5 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Co-requisite: MOIS 5202  

    Description
    The objective of the course is to improve understanding of how information technologies can enable the digital transformation within both existing organizations as well as new businesses. This course explains the core business processes which need to be managed efficiently within the organization and show how they collect data and create information and knowledge. The course then explains the anatomy of systems which are implemented at the enterprises, both in-cloud & in-premise, in order to be able to manage business processes and the data imported from the external environment on which the business operates. Amongst the topics that will be covered during the course are: the types of decisions e.g., structured, semi-structured, and unstructured; enterprise systems e.g., ERP, SCM, CRM; data management technologies e.g., databases, data warehousing, SQL/noSQL; and decision support technologies e.g., DSS.

  
  • MOIS 549/5301 - Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    The objective of the course is to improve understanding of how information technologies can help in the transformation of business models within existing organizations as well as the development of completely new business models and new organizational practices. Hence, the purpose of the course is twofold. The course is first and foremost an intensive, integrative, project course in which student teams create one or more real business models. Second, the course provides students with the experience of Working with different tools and techniques in systems analysis and design. The students study the systems development life-cycle emphasizing current techniques for documenting users’ requirements and producing maintainable, cost effective systems. The project experience helps the team members learn key tools and fundamentals useful in modeling, problem solving, and design.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MOIS 550/5302 - Decision Support Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    The primary goal of this course is to allow the student to comprehend and explore the significant issues in automating business decision support at various levels. The amount of data collected by businesses has not only grown exponentially in the last few years but has also witnessed a major expansion in enabling technologies such as database systems, data-mining techniques, client-server and cloud computing as well as artificial intelligence. The course covers the above topics and overviews Some of the most Widely used decision support techniques (such as decision trees, genetic algorithms and neural networks), cloud computing and business intelligence techniques as well as decision support applications (such as in management, trade, marketing strategies and customer support) via simulated decision cases and real datasets.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MOIS 551/5303 - Electronic Business: Doing Business in the Digital Economy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    This course considers how we can take advantage of new technology opportunities and how they change the structure of firms, industries and value chains, with an emphasis on business issues. It focuses on new market trends in e-Business and the entrepreneurial virtual businesses that are more on the Web. It deals with Electronic Markets and Market structures and the strategic uses of information within the firm it covers several essential topics in information strategy such as IT and market structure, the impact of IT on knowledge-intensive products and services. Students may compete in simulated electronic markets, using different market mechanisms and formulate information-based strategies.

     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.

  
  • MOIS 000/5304 - Integrated Technologies and Big Data (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    OPMG 5201  and MOIS 3201   (or equivalent)

    Description
    In this course, we will look at the phenomenon of big data from multiple perspectives: practical, theoretical, statistical, etc. Possible solutions to the problem of big data involve compression, mining, cleaning, database design, visualization, interface design, security, etc. Specifically, this course examines information management in the context of massive sets of data, provides students proficiency with a variety of data analysis tools, and exposes learners to varied data platforms as well as skills and concepts related to data mining and statistical analysis within a business context. Typically, the data mining process is not complete until the results that are produced are predictive to allow for adequate insight into the business. Topics may include: uses of data mining, data mining algorithms, Market Basket Analysis, data cleaning, data visualization and predictive analysis tools and techniques. Students will work on application areas that create or use big data and will be expected to work on relevant projects and to give presentations (mainly focusing on the 5 key Big Data use cases: Big Data exploration, enhanced 360o view of the customer, security/intelligence, extension, operations analysis, and data warehouse augmentation
    Team-teaching: The academic professor is responsible for all issues related to the delivery and administration of academic content and course work. The industry representative will assist the academic professor in the planning, delivery and assessment of the practical work which my represent up to 50% of the course load.

  
  • MOIS 555/5305 - Information Technology Strategy and Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    Information is an integral part in organizational success paralleling the importance of its technology component. This course focuses on the intersection of IT strategy and the entrepreneurial business. It considers how one can take advantage of new technology opportunities and how they change the structure of firms, industries and value chains, with an emphasis on business issues. Topics include user needs, appropriate technology design, rapid prototype design and testing, social technology entrepreneurship, business modeling, and project management. Case studies are an integral part of the course. Classes combine lecture and case study discussions and the workload should include a project Where students apply IT and business skills to design product or service prototypes, distribution systems or a business plan for entrepreneurial ventures that meet today’s World challenges.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MOIS 570/5370 - Advanced Topics (Next Generation Technologies) (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    Conducting business in a networked economy invariably involves interplay with technology. The purpose of the course is to explore a number of next generation technologies, the business drivers of technology-related decisions in firms, and to stimulate thought on emerging applications for commerce (including disruptive technologies). The course provides an overview of various evolving technologies and culminates in discussion of potential business impact of these technologies in the near future.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MOIS 575/5375 - Independent Research in Management of Information Systems/Technology (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of MOIS unit head and Director of MBA Program.

    Description
    Using the theoretical and practical skills acquired, students will be asked to conduct an in-depth study of an organization from an IT/IS perspective. Students should be using different resources available including material discussed in different courses, case studies, and textbooks but more importantly investigating different issues addressed with public and/or private sector organizations. A supervisor will be assigned to each student to guide him/her throughout the research process.

     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.


Marketing

  
  • MKTG 302/2101 - Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)



    Description
    The nature and scope of marketing. Marketing systems and the marketing environment, definition of a market, market segmentation, and buyer behavior. The marketing mix: product, place, price, and promotion. Marketing research and marketing information systems. The application of these topics to the Egyptian environment constitutes an important part of the study. Some of the class discussions and projects will incorporate entrepreneurial issues in Marketing.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 405/3201 - Marketing Research (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MKTG 2101  AND (MACT 3224  or MACT 2222 )

    Description
    The nature and scope of marketing research. The scientific method and its application in the field of marketing, research design, basic methods of collecting data, marketing research procedures, applications of marketing research.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 410/3202 - Consumer-Buyer Behaviour (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Buyer behavior relevant to marketing decisions. Theoretical and practical implications of individual behavioral variables such as motivation, learning, perception, personality and attitudes, and group influences. Buyer behavior analyzed in terms of decision-making processes and models of individual and aggregate behavior. Special attention given to consumer behavior in the Middle East.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 408/3301 - Marketing Communications Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      , MKTG 3202  

    Description
    An introduction to marketing communications, covering advertising, sales promotion, personal selling and public relations. The design, management and integration of an organization’s marketing communications strategy.

    When Offered
    Offered fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 470/4034 - Strategic Brand Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MKTG 2101  

    Description
    In the Global World we are in today, the long term survival and sustainability is linked to how well Brands will perform. This means that Brands Building and Brand Management are crucial today. The savvy company must develop, manage, sustain, and eventually nourish a Distinctive Brand for its target customers.
    This course will examine the different factors that lead to building equity to a brand. Also, the many factors that should be considered to develop, manage, sustain and nourish a given brand will be reviewed and analyzed. Also, several parts of this course will shed the lights on measuring brand equity with special emphasis on real life case studies.

  
  • MKTG 420/4203 - Advanced Marketing Research (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course is designed to strengthen students’ abilities to perform marketing research at a level superior to that of most marketing graduates worldwide. The topics offered will be chosen with particular emphasis on their value to Egyptian and regional organizations. Such topics include the qualitative techniques-focus groups, long interviews, and participant observation; and advanced widely-accepted quantitative statistical techniques for marketing decision making.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 416/4302 - E-Marketing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Principles, best practices, and hands-on applications of E-Marketing. The course is designed to hone skills in E-Marketing, including developing a comprehensive E-Marketing plan and creating an interactive website.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 418/4303 - Principles of Public Relations (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An overview of the public relations profession in the Middle East. Public-relations principles and techniques, current public relations problems, possible solutions.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 411/4401 - Professional Selling (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Professional selling skills, analyzing advantages and challenges of a sales career, and most desired characteristics of successful sales people. The course explains the buying process, buying systems, and procedures and how the making of each customer type has an impact on the sales process. The course walks students through all the steps of the selling and post sale activities.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 414/4501 - Services Marketing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An elective marketing course for undergraduate students seeking greater understanding of devising and delivering services to world-class standards. The course deals with identifying service quality from the customer’s perspective, designing effective service products, designing effective service delivery systems, and implementing service quality control features suitable to the Egyptian environment.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 412/4601 - International Marketing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The marketing problems and opportunities of the exporter, licenser, or manufacturer in a foreign country. Topics include factors in assessing world marketing opportunities and the international marketing mix.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 480/4602 - Marketing Strategy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,    and Senior standing.

    Description
    An integrative capstone course for students seeking a marketing specialization. Provides a transitional experience between the marketing concepts and techniques introduced in prior courses and the practice of marketing in real-world business situations. Students learn to integrate the various elements of marketing and the other functional areas of business and develop critical decision-making abilities in strategic marketing in the context of a rapidly changing marketplace.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 470/4970 - Special topics in Marketing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MKTG 2101  

    Description
    Considers selected topics of current relevance in marketing.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 475/4975 - Independent Study in Marketing (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of MKTG unit head and chair.

    Description
    Guided readings, research, and discussions on specific selected topic in Marketing.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.
  
  • MKTG 520/5201 - Marketing Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    Highlights the role of marketing as a process for creating value and managing customer relationships. The course addresses the marketing challenge of designing and implementing the best combination of marketing variables to carry out a firm’s strategy in its target markets. Further, this course seeks to develop the student’s skills in applying the analytic perspectives and concepts of marketing to such decisions as: segmentation, targeting, positioning, branding, pricing, distribution and promotion. The goal is to understand how the firm can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers and stakeholders. The new role of marketing is emphasized including: stakeholder marketing, internal marketing, social marketing, customer relationship management and other recent trends in the market. This course takes an analytical approach to the study of marketing problems of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MKTG 521/5301 - Marketing Research Methods (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    This course highlights the importance of using a variety of marketing research methods in making marketing decisions. This course is designed to offer an understanding of the market research process through coverage of the steps comprising the process from defining the research problem, to developing an approach, to formulating a research design, to data collection, analysis, and conclusions. The course takes on an applied orientation in covering the research process. The course examines the proper use of statistical applications, with an emphasis on the interpretation and use of results. The course describes the process of acquiring, classifying and interpreting primary and secondary marketing data needed for intelligent, profitable marketing decisions. It also covers recent developments in the systematic recording and use of internal and external data needed for marketing decisions.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MKTG 524/5304 - Global Marketing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    This course covers the environmental, organizational, and financial aspects of international marketing. It also describes the special marketing research, pricing, channels of distribution, product policy, and communication issues which firms face doing business in international markets. Further, this course examines the cultural, behavioral and legal challenges of entering and doing business in foreign markets. Decisions must be made regarding international marketing objectives, strategies and policies, foreign market selection, adaptation of products, and distribution channels of communications to fit each foreign market.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MKTG 526/5305 - Integrated Marketing Communication (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    This course focuses on a fully integrated approach to the marketing communication of products and services and on the major marketing communication decisions made by brand/communication managers. These decisions include mass media advertising, public relations, sales promotion, direct response marketing, sponsorship and events, packaging, and personal selling. This course is designed to provide students with both a theoretical and applied understanding of how marketing communication messages are created to positively impact customer relationships and brands.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MKTG 530/5306 - Strategic Marketing (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course seeks to develop the student’s skills in applying the analytic perspectives and concepts of marketing to such decisions as: segmentation, targeting, positioning, branding, pricing, distribution and promotion.The course addresses the relationship of marketing to environmental forces and other business functions. Principal topics include resource allocation, market entry/exit decisions, and competitive analysis. The course stresses on the analysis, planning, and implementation issues marketing managers encounter when they develop market strategies in competitive environments. This is done by case analysis of marketing problems and examining current developments in marketing practice. Topics include a focused review of competitor analysis, buyer analysis, market segmentation, and assessing business competitive advantages. Product portfolio issues are identified and marketing strategies developed, assessed and implemented.

  
  • MKTG 000/5307 - Strategic Brand Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    In the Global World we are in today, the long term survival and sustainability is linked to how well brands will perform. This means that Brands Building and Brand Management are crucial today. The savvy company must develop, manage, sustain and eventually nourish a Distinctive Brand for its target customers.
    This course will examine the different factors that lead to building equity to a Brand. Also, the many factors that should be considered to develop, manage, sustain, and nourish a given brand will be reviewed and analyzed. Also, several parts of this course will shed the lights on measuring brand equity with special emphasis on real life case studies.

  
  • MKTG 570/5370 - Advanced Topics in Marketing (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course presents advanced and most recent topics in marketing.

  
  • MKTG 575/5375 - Independent Study in Contemporary Topics in Marketing (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of MKTG unit head and Director of MBA Program.

    Description
    Readings and research on recent topics in marketing.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.

Mathematics and Actuarial Science

  
  • MACT 100/1111 - Algebra and Trigonometry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Thanawyia Amma Arts or equivalent.

    Description
    Fundamentals of algebra (real numbers - order and absolute value - polynomials - factoring - rational expressions - radicals - rational exponents). Linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, graphs, the circle. Functions: Zeros of polynomial functions, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Systems of linear equations. Arithmetic and geometric sequences. The Binomial Theorem.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
    Notes
    No credit for Thannawia Amma Math/Science students, or equivalent, or students majoring in any of the departments of the School of Sciences and Engineering.
  
  • MACT 101/1112 - Basic Mathematics for Social Sciences (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Thanawyia ‘Amma Science or .  .

    Description
    Fundamentals of algebra. Equations and inequalities. Matrices. Introduction to differential and integral calculus.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    No credit for science majors
  
  • MACT 131/1121 - Calculus I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Thanawiya Amma Science or equivalent or exemption exam 

    Description
    Limits of one variable functions. Continuity and differentiability. Implicit differentiation. Differentiation of trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Higher derivatives. Applications of derivatives: related rates, linear approximations, the Mean Value Theorem, l’Hopital’s Rule, maxima and minima, curve sketching and optimization problems. Definite and indefinite integrals, Riemann Sums, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • MACT 132/1122 - Calculus II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or exemption.

    Description
    The calculus of inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions. Applications of the definite integral for finding areas and volumes of revolutions. Techniques of integration. Improper integrals. Sequences and series: Convergence tests, power series, Taylor series with applications. Vectors and the three-dimensional space: Dot and cross products, lines and planes.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MACT 199/1930 - Selected Topic for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    A course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MACT 231/2123 - Calculus III (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Vector valued functions and space curves. Functions of several variables: Limits and continuity, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, maximum and minimum values, Lagrange multipliers. Multiple integrals: Double and triple integrals, change of variables in multiple integrals, including polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Vector calculus: vector fields, The Fundamental Theorem of Line Integrals, Green’s Theorem, surface integrals, Stokes’ and Gauss’s Theorems.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • MACT 232/2124 - Calculus IV (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Further applications of integration including arc length and areas of surfaces of revolution. Parametric equations and the calculus of vector-valued functions. Triple integrals, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Vector fields, the theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes and their applications. Introduction to complex numbers.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MACT 200/2131 - Discrete Mathematics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 1121   (concurrent or exemption)

    Description
    Logic and Proofs: Basic propositional and predicate logic, rules of inference, direct and indirect proof methods (including contraposition and contradiction). Sets: Set operations, functions, sequences and finite series, infinite cardinalities, and matrices. Integers: divisibility and modular arithmetic, primes and the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, the greatest common divisor, proofs by regular and strong mathematical induction. Combinatorics: Permutations and combinations, the Pigeonhole Principle. Relations and their properties, representing relations using Boolean matrices and digraphs, equivalence relations.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MACT 240/2132 - Linear Algebra (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 1122  or concurrent

    Description
    Solutions of systems of linear equations. Matrices and determinants. The space Rn, vector spaces and subspaces. Linear independence, basis and dimension. Inner product and orthonormal bases. Linear transformations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Diagonalization. Various applications.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • MACT 233/2141 - Differential Equations (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 1122  

    Description
    First-order differential equations and applications. Higher-order differential equations. Applications of second-order linear differential equations with constant coefficients. Systems of linear differential equations. Series solutions. Laplace transform.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • MACT 000/2146 - Optimization I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 1122  and MACT 2132  

    Description
    Formulation of linear programming problems, graphical solutions, simplex method, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, integer programming, deterministic dynamic programming. An intro to nonlinear programming and combinatorial optimization.

  
  • MACT 210/2222 - Statistics for Business (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course aims at acquainting the students with the basic statistical methods in a business context. The course demonstrates the relevance of the statistical methods in making decisions in the different areas of business: accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations, management of information systems, and more. The course covers the following: descriptive statistics, random variables and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation and confidence intervals, one-sample hypothesis testing, inferences from two samples, Chi-Square tests, analysis of variance and simple linear regression.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Students can not take both MACT1221 Statistical Reasoning and MACT 2222 for credit.
  
  • MACT 305/3142 - Introduction to PDE and Boundary-Value Problems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Special functions. Partial differential equations. Fourier series and integrals. Diffusion, potential and wave equations in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Numerical methods.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MACT 304/3143 - Numerical Methods (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Pre-requisites or concurrent:  ,   and   

    Description
    Number systems and types of errors. Solution of nonlinear equations. Interpolation and the Lagrange Polynomial. Systems of linear equations. Numerical Differentiation and integration. Numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations: Runge Kutta and Multistep Methods. Numerical solutions of partial differential equations: finite difference and elements of the Spectral Method. The course includes a programming based project.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 000/3146 - Optimization II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 2146  

    Description
    Combinatorial optimization problems such as scheduling, matching, resource allocation, network and assignment problems, with real life applications. Graph modeling, minimum cost network flow problems and its reduction to shortest path and maximum flow problems. Discussion of graph algorithms as well as dual formulations such as the minimum cut problem. The course concludes with an intro to stochastic programming with examples.

  
  • MACT 306/3211 - Applied Probability (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or concurrently.

    Description
    Sample space, probability axioms, combinatorial techniques, conditional probability, independence and Bayes’ theorem. Random variables. Distribution functions, moments and generating functions. Some probability distributions. Joint distribution, the Chebychev inequality and the law of large numbers. The central limit theorem and sampling distributions. Applications of probability in the social, biological, and engineering sciences.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 307/3223 - Statistical Inference (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Sampling distribution. Point and interval estimation, methods of moments and MLE. Hypothesis testing, Uniformly Most Powerful (UMP), generalized likelihood ratio tests and order statistics.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 317/3224 - Probability and Statistics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 1122  

    Description
    A course in probability and statistics designed for computer science and engineering students. Probability is used to construct parametric models that often arise in computer science and engineering problems. Statistics is then used to estimate the parameters of these models based on available data, check the adequacy of the fitted models, and test specific hypotheses. Topics include random variables and their probability distributions including uniform, binomial, geometric, Poisson, normal, and exponential distributions; expected value of functions of random variables; stochastic simulation; sampling distributions; maximum likelihood and least squares methods of estimation; statistical inference including hypothesis testing and interval estimation.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
    Notes
    Students can neither take both MACT 3211  and MACT 3224 for credit nor can they take both MACT 3223  and MACT 3224 for credit.
  
  • MACT 321/3311 - Introduction to Financial Mathematics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or concurrently.

    Description
    The most commonly used mathematical functions for computing interest and discount rates are discussed. This includes simple, compound, and other forms of interest used in financial valuations, accumulated value and present value, annuities, sinking funds, amortization of debt, and determination of yield rates on securities. The theory developed in the first part of the course is then applied to the valuation of bonds, mortgages, capital budgeting, depreciation methods, and other financial instruments. Zero-coupon bond, term structure of interest rates, coupon bonds, modified and Macaulay durations, convexity.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 301/3940 - Seminar in Mathematics (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: junior standing

    Description
    Weekly one hour seminar in different areas of Mathematics to be given by faculty or invited speakers from industries and other scientific communities.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MACT 401/4125 - Complex-Function Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    The complex plane, analytic functions, and Cauchy-Riemann equations. Elementary functions, complex integration. Cauchy’s theorem and Cauchy’s integral formula. Taylor and Laurent series. The calculus of residues.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year
  
  • MACT 431/4126 - Real Analysis I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 2123 , MACT 2131  

    Description
    A first semester course in Real Analysis covering: Structure of the real number line, sequences and series, limits, continuity, differentiation, sequences and series of functions, uniform convergence, the Darboux and Riemann integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year
  
  • MACT 432/4127 - Real Analysis II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    A second semester course in Real Analysis covering: Further topics in Riemann integration, Riemann-Stieltjes integral, Picard-Lindeloff Theorem, metric and topological spaces, Stone-Weierstrass Theorem, calculus of several variables including Taylor’s theorem, Green’s theorem, and a brief introduction to measure theory.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year
  
  • MACT 362/4133 - Formal and Mathematical Logic (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Introduction to the goals and methods of mathematical logic. Propositional and predicate calculus (first order logic) are presented in detail. Goedel’s completeness and incompleteness theorems, and some of the philosophico-mathematical problems in set theory, and alternative logics are discussed.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • MACT 403/4134 - Modern Algebra (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,  , or consent of instructor.

    Description
    Sets, integers, groups. Integral domains. Fields. Rings and ideals. Homomorphisms. Quotient groups and quotient rings.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 440/4135 - Graph Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Set-theoretic definition of a graph. Bipartite graph, directed acyclic graph, and tournament. Matchings, Hall’s Theorem and Berge’s Theorem, as well as the algorithms of Prim, Dijkstra, Kruskal, and Ford-Fulkerson. Trees, connectivity and Menger’s Theorem. Planarity and chromatic number. Choice of topics among: Graph Ramsey Theory, dynamic programming, Bayesian Belief Propagation, and treewidth.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
  
  • MACT 406/4212 - Stochastic Processes (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 2132  MACT 2141  and ( MACT 3211  or MACT 3224  )

    Description
    Introduction to stochastic process, discrete time Markov chain, Poisson process, Compound Poisson Processes and Renewal Processes, continuous-time Markov Chain, Transition probabilities and limiting behavior for Markov Chains, Martingales, Brownian Motion, applications in finance and insurance.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 412/4213 - Mathematical Modeling with Applications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Introduction to stochastic modeling and its real-life applications. Overview of discrete- and continuous-time models, including random walks, Brownian motion, and Poisson and compound Poisson processes. Introduction to stochastic differential equations, Itô calculus, and diffusion processes. Mathematical modeling of various real-life problems.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year
  
  • MACT 427/4231 - Applied Regression Methods (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and   or   or   

    Description
    Standard least squares method and application to problems arising from social, biological and engineering sciences. Deviation from assumption of multicollinearity. Variable selection methods. Analysis of variance, Generalized linear models including logistic regression models. Course includes an applied project (a thorough analysis of real-life data using computer packaged programs).

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 428/4232 - Analysis of Time Series Data (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or  

    Description
    This course is a continuation of   . It deals with the problems of modelling and forecasting time series data. Computer program packages are used as an aid for obtaining solutions. Topics include serial correlation, seasonal adjustments, exponential smoothing and extrapolation, state space models, moving average, autoregressive, ARMA and ARIMA models, and nonlinear time series, including ARCH models and chaos. Emphasis on model building, diagnostic checking, and model selection.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 429/4233 - Applied Multivariate Analysis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    For SSE Students:    and either   ,  

    For BUS Students: ECON 3061  and ECON 3081   

    Description
    Techniques of multivariate statistical analysis illustrated by examples from various fields. Topics include: Multivariate normal distribution. Sample geometry and multivariate distances. Inference about a mean vector. Comparison of several multivariate means, variances, and covariances. Detection of multivariate outliers. Principle components. Multidimensional scaling. Factor analysis. Canonical correlation. Discriminant analysis. and Clustering. Course includes an applied project (a thorough analysis of real-life data sets using computer-packaged programs).

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.

  
  • MACT 421/4312 - Mathematics of Derivatives Pricing I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Introduction to financial concepts: Forwards and futures, options, put-call parity, arbitrage and no-arbitrage strategies, pricing forwards with dividends and without dividends and description of interest rate swaps. Mathematical techniques for pricing: put-call parity with and without dividends, put-call parity for coupon bonds, relationships between European and American options, properties of options (monotonicity, rate of increments, convexity), one-period and multi-period binomial trees for stock price and forward price, pricing options using a binomial tree, delta hedging, risk-neutral pricing, pricing and hedging American options.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 422/4313 - Mathematics of Derivatives Pricing II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 4212  and   

    Description
    The course aims to introduce students to continuous-time models in financial markets. It also gives an overview of the type of mathematics and stochastic modelling that arises in the area of financial derivative pricing: binomial model, stochastic processes, portfolio replication approach and risk neutral evaluation. In this course, we explore the Black-Scholes framework and option hedging using the Greeks. We also introduce some interest rate models and price options in the bond market.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 000/4314 - Financial Modeling (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    FINC 3201  

    Description
    Financial modeling, Excel functions, Simulation models, Applications of financial modeling in practice.

  
  • MACT 423/4321 - Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    This course develops a theoretical basis for the mathematics of life contingencies. It covers models for life contingencies, survival models, life insurance, annuities and premiums calculation. The subjects to be covered include: future lifetimes, analytical mortality laws, life table, fractional age assumptions, non-parametric estimation of survival models, continuous and discrete life insurances, continuous and discrete life annuities, net single premium, annual benefit premium, loss at issue, premium principles.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 424/4322 - Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 4212  and   

    Description
    This course is designed to build and expand on the concepts introduced in MACT 4321 . The major aim of this subject is to study policy values for life insurance policies. The focus is put on the definition of the prospective loss random variable and the analysis of policy values (also known as reserves) in various life insurance contexts. A multiple states model for life insurance is introduced. Models for multiple decrements and multiple-life insurance contracts are also examined. The course provides an introduction to pension mathematics and the valuation of pension’s liabilities.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 407/4331 - Short Term Actuarial Mathematics I (3cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    The course aims to introduce students to severity models and frequency models and how they are used in short-term insurance applications. The course introduces aggregate models, risk measures and coverage modifications. The course introduces simulation techniques.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 408/4332 - Short Term Actuarial Mathematics II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    The course aims to introduce students to parametric estimation for complete/incomplete data; Credibility theory, Bühlmann models and Bayesian credibility; Short term insurance arrangements: property and casualty, homeowners, health and disability and finally techniques for pricing and reserving for short-term insurance coverage.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 410/4910 - Guided Studies in Mathematics (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: senior standing and consent of supervisor.

    Description
    Under guidance of a faculty member and with approval of the Chairman, the student carries on reading or research on a specific mathematics topic. Student should demonstrate achievements by presenting results, submitting a report, or passing an examination as determined by the supervisor..

    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes
  
  • MACT 409/4930 - Selected Topics in Mathematics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Topics chosen according to interests of students and faculty.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
  
  • MACT 411/4931 - Selected Topics in Actuarial Science (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing and consent of supervisor.

    Description
    Under guidance of a faculty member and with approval of the Chairman, the student carries on reading or research on a specific actuarial science topic. Student should demonstrate achievements by presenting results, submitting a report, or passing an examination as determined by the supervisor.

    When Offered
    Occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
  
  • MACT 497/4950 - Practical Internship (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of department chairperson or program director.

    Description
    This course consists of participation in a full-time or part-time internship experience, related to the student’s field of study under the supervision of both an approved internship provider and a faculty adviser. This culminating course provides practical, hands-on training in a relevant industry to enhance classroom learning and allows senior students to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the actuarial science program to real-world problems.

    When Offered
    Offered in summer and winter
  
  • MACT 495/4980 - Senior Thesis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Restricted to seniors

    Description
    The Senior Thesis serves as a culminating course that allows senior students to put together the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their program. Students work under the direction of a faculty adviser to plan and conduct original research on a topic of interest. This research effort begins with creative inquiry and systematic research, includes documentation of substantive scholarly effort, and culminates in a written thesis and an oral defense.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • MACT 000/4990 - Enterprise Risk Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing and consent of adviser and instructor.


     

    Description
    The course introduces students to the concept of risk and the role of enterprise risk management (ERM) in mitigating loss and optimizing opportunity across a business. The course covers the development of an ERM framework, identification, measurement and management of risk within risk-bearing enterprises. Students will participate in a mock risk committee, practice the risk control process in a case study group and gain hands-on experience drafting an ERM framework.

    Hours
    Two class periods.
    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • MACT 604/6111 - Advanced Numerical Methods (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Numerical optimization: nonlinear unconstrained optimization, direct methods, simplex method, genetic algorithms, gradient methods, Quasi-Newton methods, constrained optimization, interior point methods, the ellipsoidal technique, trust region and optimization through surrogate models, design centering and tolerance. Solution of partial differential equations: advances in the finite element technique, finite volume, spectral methods, fuzzy approach.
     

  
  • MACT 605/6121 - Advanced Probability with Engineering Applications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    A course in probability and consent of instructor.

    Description
    Introduction to concepts of stochastic processes, Markov processes in discrete or continuous time; renewal processes; martingales; Brownian motion and diffusion theory; random walks, inventory models, population growth, queuing models, illustrated by examples from sciences and engineering, biological models, traffic flow and applications from other areas depending on the interest of the class.
     


Mechanical Engineering

  
  • MENG 000/2112 - Strength of Materials (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ENGR 2102  

    Description
    Concept of stress and strain in components, mechanical behavior of materials under tensile, compressive, and shear loads, hardness, impact loading, fracture and fatigue. Analysis of stresses and the corresponding deformations in components, axial loading, torsion, bending, and transverse loading. Statically indeterminate problems. Transformation of plane stresses, and Mohr’s circle.
     

    Hours
    Two class periods
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • MENG 215/2505 - Mechanical Engineering Drawing (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Computer-aided drafting. Mechanical details and assembly drawings. Working drawings. Geometrical tolerances. Welding symbols and details, introduction to 3D modeling. Introduction to civil and architectural drawings.

    Hours
    One three hour lab period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 327/3207 - Engineering Materials (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and MENG 2112  

    Concurrent
    MENG 3217 
    Description
    Introduction to materials. Crystal structure of solids. Construction and use of phase diagrams in materials systems. Relationship of crystal structure to properties of metallic materials and their applications. Heat treatment of steels. Types of polymers, ceramics, glasses, and semiconducting materials and their applications.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • MENG 339/3209 - Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Processing by casting, powder metallurgy, metal working, material removal, welding and joining. Processing of plastics and ceramics. Finishing processes. Materials recycling.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 000/3217 - Mechanical and Structural Behavior of Engineering Materials Lab (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MENG 2112 

    Concurrent
    MENG 3207  
    Description
    Through a series of experiments carried out by the students, the behavior of the different classes of engineering materials including metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites are demonstrated. Relationship of bonding type, crystalline/amorphous structures to properties of metallic/polymeric/ceramic materials and their applications. Materials’ mechanical performance under the various loading modes. Difference between meso and microstructure, single and multiphase solids, etc. Experiments that demonstrate the influence of cooling rate, strain hardening and heat treatment on the mechanical behavior of materials. Identify causes of failure resulting from chemical attack (corrosion), mechanical wear (erosion) or due to structural changes associated with high temperature (creep), etc.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 342/3402 - Quality and Process Control (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Fundamentals of statistical quality control; control charts for variables and attributes; process capability analysis; sampling plans and techniques; introduction to design of experiments.

    Hours
    .Two class periods and one three hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 346/3446 - Engineering and Project Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     , ENGR 3222  

    Description
    Concepts of Engineering Management, Organizing, Motivation and Leadership, Incentive Plans, Performance evaluation, Project selection and initiation, Engineering Project Planning, Project scheduling, monitoring, control, and evaluation, Resources scheduling, Project management software.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • MENG 372/3502 - Mechanical Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  .

    Description
    Linkage synthesis, position, velocity, and acceleration of mechanisms, cams, gears and gear trains, machine dynamics, rotating and reciprocating machines, dynamic balancing.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 355/3505 - Mechanics of Materials (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     MENG 2112  , and Concurrent (or prerequisite) ENGR 3202 .

    Description
    Internal reactions, load-stress relations and transformation of stresses for generally loaded rods. Generalized concepts of stress, strain and material relations. Computerized Methods. Elastic-plastic behavior of beams. Analysis of thin walled beams. Membrane theory of axisymmetric shells. Stress concentrations.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • MENG 356/3506 - Mechanical Design I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     ,  , MENG 3209 , MENG 3505  

    Concurrent
    MENG 3209  
    Description
    Introduction to design concepts. Constructional details as affected by manufacturing, assembly, and strength considerations. Engineering materials. Design for steady and cyclic loading, and for rigidity and stability. Rigid and elastic connections. Bolts, rivets and welds. Design of shafts and springs. Use of interactive computer programs for problem solving is illustrated and encouraged. Design projects.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour design and analysis session
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
 

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