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Iron Range UMD Graduate Engineering Education Program: Fall 2013 Proposed Courses


  • EE 5477 Antennas and Transmission Lines (M, W 4:00 – 5:15PM)  Concepts and theory of antennas and transmission lines; emphasis on design and applications. Topics: nonlinear source and loads, cross talk, interconnecting circuits, line characteristics, radiation, measurements. EM propagation, scattering and antenna design techniques. Numerical analysis of wire, aperture, reflector antennas; diffraction theory.
  • ME 4375 Pipeline Engineering (5:00 – 7:40PM)  Overview of basic elements of pipeline transportation. Multi-disciplined introduction to concepts and methods of Pipeline Engineering. Topics include Mechanical, Electrical and Geotechnical Design, Hydraulics, Route Selection, Materials Selection, Construction, Operation and Maintenance.


  • IE 5315 Organization Control Methods – Roles of the engineer in managing organizational resources. Budgeting, cost-volume relationships, product costing, annual reports, audits. Project estimating and reporting.


  • CE 5326 Highway Planning and Design (3-5:30PM) This course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge on highway network planning and design methodologies. Current planning and design methods for roadways will be introduced and used for class projects. The potential interrelationship between design parameters and traffic operation/safety will also be introduced for each design element.
  • EMGT 5260 Advanced Decision Making for Engineering Managers This course introduces students to a variety of tools that help them sharpen the judgment and improve the decision making process. The rational basis behind decisions under certainty, uncertainty, risk and conflicts will be evaluated. The analytical approach to decision making will be presented by combining the qualitative and quantitative aspects of management decisions. Mathematical foundations for conflict resolution in multi-criteria decision making will be introduced. Quantification of subjective judgment, the development of Hierarchical Decision Models and their sensitivity analysis will be covered. Methods to measure inconsistencies in individual and group decisions will also be discussed.


  • EMGT 5120 Advanced Project Management - Project justification and finance. The development and management of project plans and resources. Working with contractors and union personnel. Covers the life cycle of projects. Applications to current practice.

CE 5226  Water Resources Engineering  Application of engineering economics, risk analysis, and operations research to the planning and management of water systems; major topics include flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, multiobjective planning, sustainability and climate change.
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.
CE 5421  Applied Geostatistics   The course teaches theoretical and practical aspects of geostatistics; with primary focus on analysis of information gathered in site investigations for civil engineering projects, although the concepts taught in the course also have direct application tin economic geology and ore-mining investigations. Theoretical aspects of the course center on description and modeling of spatial variability and interpolation attributes of interest at unsampled locations; they also focus on sampling design and incorporation of different types of information (continuous, categorical) in geostatistical prediction. Practical implementation of concepts taught involves use of geostatistical packages in the software R and Matlab (also commercial software packages commonly used in the civil and mining engineering industry such as ArcGIS, Vulcan, etc., will be addressed.) Will require development of a graduate level project, in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course.
CE 5137 Advanced Structural Analysis and Design  Advanced topics in both structural analysis and design. Topics include: matrix analysis, introduction to finite elements, design of prestressed concrete, design of two way concrete slabs, and design of steel plate girders.
ChE 5701  Biochemical Engineering II  Continuation of ChE 4601/5601. Advanced design and operation of bioreactors for varied cultivation methods, transport limitations, and reactor types. Operation and control considerations for aeration, agitation, heat transfer, and instrumentation. Unit operations for recovery and purification of products. Microbial, animal, plant, and mixed culture applications.
EMGT 5240  Advanced Operations Management  Emphasis on quantitative methods for designing and analyzing manufacturing and service operations, simulation, and recent paradigms in manufacturing including just-in-time production, synchronous manufacturing, and agile manufacturing. Current competitiveness-enhancing techniques like continuous improvement, benchmarking, and business process re-engineering will also be covered.
ME 5305 Computational Fluid Dynamics  Finite-difference methods for steady and transient diffusion and convection-diffusion problems. Finite-volume technique for the solution of multi-dimensional fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer problems. Utilize CFD software to solve complex problems.
ME 5345 Smart Materials and Structures   Introduction to smart materials and structures, such as piezoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, adaptive structures, and active vibration control systems. The course will cover their material properties, modeling methods, and engineering applications in sensors, actuators, energy harvesting, and biomedical devices.

* 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 or download a pdf for if you prefer. 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


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