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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions E Engineering Leadership ENLP
Engineering Leadership ENLP
ENLP 601 603 605 607 619 620 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636

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Graduate Courses
Engineering Leadership 601       Engineering Leadership
Leadership styles and fundamentals for technical projects, diversity and inclusion in engineering, technical team dynamics, motivating and inspiring engineering teams, technical communications, and decision making for engineering projects. Review of renowned engineering leaders, past and present, and leadership attributes they applied to successful high impact engineering projects.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 603       Engineering Project Leadership
Life cycle of an engineering project; Leading complex multidisciplinary projects. Project economics, engineering controls; change management; design, scope control; budget development and cost management; quality control and assurance. Various engineering project management methodologies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 605       Leadership in Engineering Risk Management
Principles of risk management in an engineering context. Developing culture to manage risks (social, strategic, environmental, safety, governance, operational, budget, timing, compliance, reporting); risk management lifecycle (risk identification, risk assessment, mitigating risk, managing residual risk). ESG Risk Management (Environment, Social and Governance).
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 607       Engineering Analytics and Team Design
Fundamentals of data-driven engineering design; leveraging intelligent systems and data analytics to support decision-making; and implementing continuous process improvements. Effective and efficient communications and team skills will be emphasized. Case studies and projects will be drawn from a range of engineering areas.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 619       Principles of Sustainable Development Design and Practice
Basic principles of sustainable development, economic, environmental and social perspectives, application of principles in different sectors, guidelines for environmental stewardship, theories for assessing sustainable development, holistic approach, focus, openness and broad-based participation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 620       Environmental Policies and Decision Making
Evidence-based decision making, decision relevant indicators, public participation, risk and responsibility, environmental decision making in the context of sustainable development, multi-criteria decisions, decision making in an uncertain environment.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 623       Modern Energy Conversion
Electromechanical energy conversion devices and machines, conventional power generation technologies, power electronics devices for energy conversion, wind-based electricity generation, solar-based electrical energy generation, variability of wind and solar energy, and energy storage.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 624       Power System Operation and Planning
Security-constrained optimal power flow analysis, power transmission systems planning fundamentals, uncertainty modeling in long-term planning, transmission planning for an uncertain future, decision support tools in power system operation and planning, regulatory aspects of power systems operation and planning.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 625       Power System Economics and Policy
Fundamentals of power systems economics, vertically integrated power markets, restructured competitive power markets, participation in competitive power markets, capacity markets, power system planning in competitive environments, emission mitigation policies and approaches in power markets, energy trading.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 626       Grid Modernization and Emerging Topics
Emerging technologies and techniques in electrical grid modernization. Topics may include: wide area measurement and state estimation, big data analytics, cyber physical systems security, distributed energy resources, transactive energy, electrification of transportation, grid resiliency, DC grids, and grid flexibility.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 627       Risk and Its Application in Engineering Practice
Definition of risk and reliability; overview of qualitative, semi-quantitative, and quantitative risk assessment methods; hazard identification; Likelihood and consequence analysis; common engineering risk measures including vulnerability, robustness, and resilience; risk evaluation including risk acceptance criteria, risk control and mitigation; asset and full life-cycle risk management.

Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 628       Engineering Decision Making
Theory of decision-making under uncertainty including utility; prior, posterior, and pre-posterior Bayesian decision analysis; decision-making for society including multi-objective and transgenerational problems; rational decision-making in the context of complex systems; big data and information overload; misinformation and fake news; lack of data and engineering judgement.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 629       Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities
Introduction to the sustainable and smart community concept; integrated approach to urban infrastructure development; inter-dependencies of transportation, water, and building infrastructure; impacts of technological and other disruptions on community infrastructure elements; sustainable integration of new technologies into infrastructure systems; systems thinking in sustainable infrastructure development and integration; techniques to achieve sustainability of community infrastructure.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 630       Sustainable Infrastructure
Sustainable infrastructure; Sustainable design; Resilient and climate adapted infrastructure; Structural detailing; Approaches, materials and construction; Rehabilitation, preservation and conservation; Asset management; Maintenance; Life cycle analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 631       Advances in Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies for Practitioner Engineers
Emphasizes the recent advances in geospatial data collection. New trends in indoor and outdoor positioning, satellite systems (GNSS), sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remote sensing, and photogrammetry will be covered, their limitations will be discussed, and efficient approaches in system integration and calibration will be presented.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 632       Geospatial Data Science Techniques and Applications for Practitioner Engineers
Focuses on the recent advances in modelling, processing, analysis, and visualization of vast geospatial datasets such as satellite imagery, google maps, elevation data, bathymetry data, demographic data, socio-econometric data, and topography to extract useful insights about the events happening on our planet.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 633       Project Analysis and Controls
Project management tools and techniques for analysis, decision making and the implementation of projects. Focus on estimating, scheduling, cost control and risk analysis, computer modeling and simulation. Computer simulation models for analyzing and improving real life operations and processes. Design and development of a dedicated procedure for risk analysis, and related computer simulation models for specific owner applications in project management (for both pre-construction and construction phases).
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 634       Project Engineering and Execution
Role of the engineering manager in EPC project delivery, including: the engineering firm and its organization and function; project development; engineering project control; design, scope and estimate control; engineering interfaces with the procurement and construction functions; engineering responsibility in project commissioning; and start-up and operations. Overall project management structures and contract administration issues during the execution or construction phase of a typical engineering project.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 635       Law and Ethics for Engineering Project Managers
Legal and ethical issues related to the effective management of engineering projects. The focus will be on the roles and responsibilities of owner’s project managers to contractors and suppliers and society. Provides project managers with a good understanding of the legal precedent and its practical implications. Legal cases will be reviewed and discussed.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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Engineering Leadership 636       Management of Project Stakeholder and External Issues
Corporate influences, financial interfaces, government involvement, political influences, international influences and NGOs, regulatory and environmental requirements, public interfaces, local communities and aboriginal communities, public information and disclosure, compensation and mitigation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Engineering and Advanced Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Leadership and Advanced Practice.
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