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Management Science and Engineering (MS&E)

Completion of the undergraduate program in Management Science and Engineering leads to the conferral of the Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Engineering.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Management Science and Engineering

The mission of the undergraduate program in Management Science and Engineering is to provide students with the fundamentals of engineering systems analysis so that they are able to plan, design, and implement complex economic and technical management systems. The program builds on the foundational courses for engineering including calculus, engineering fundamentals, and physics or chemistry as well as management science. Students may select courses in computer science, information, organizational theory, mathematical modeling, optimization, probability, statistics and finance or production. To allow for greater in-depth exploration in a particular area, students then choose a concentration area. The major prepares students for a variety of career paths, including facilities and process management, investment banking, management consulting or for graduate school in industrial engineering, operations research, economics, public policy, medicine, law, or business.

Requirements

Mathematics (32 units minimum1; see Basic Requirement 1):

MATH 41. Calculus

5

MATH 42. Calculus

5

MATH 51. Linear Algebra and Differential Calculus of Several Variables

5

MATH 53. Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

5

MS&E 120. Probabilistic Analysis

5

MS&E 121. Introduction to Stochastic Modeling

4

STATS 110 or 200. Statistical Methods/Inference

3-5

Science (11 units minimum1; see Basic Requirement 2):

One of the following three sequences:

CHEM 31B or X, and 33

8

PHYSICS 21, 22, 23, and 24

8

PHYSICS 41 and 43

8

Science Elective

3

Technology in Society (one course2; see Basic Requirement 4)

3-5

Engineering Fundamentals (three courses minimum; see Basic Requirement 3):

CS 106A. Programming Methodology3

5

ENGR 25. Biotechnology
or ENGR 40. Introduction to Electronics

or ENGR 80. Introduction to Bioengineering

3-5

Fundamentals Elective4

3-5

Engineering Depth (core):

26-29

CS 106B or CS 106X. Programming Abstractions

5

or CS 103. Math Foundations of Computing

5

or CME 108. Intro to Scientific Computing

4

ENGR 60. Engineering Economy4

3

MS&E 108. Senior Project

5

MS&E 111. Introduction to Optimization4

4

MS&E 130 or 134. Information5

3-4

MS&E 142 or 260. Investment Science or Production6

3-4

MS&E 180. Organizations: Theory and Management

4

Engineering Depth (concentration: choose one of the following five concentrations):7

24-30

Financial and Decision Engineering Concentration:

27-30

ECON 50. Economic Analysis I

5

ECON 51. Economic Analysis II

5

MS&E 140. Industrial Accounting

4

MS&E 152. Introduction to Decision Analysis (WIM)

4

MS&E 245G or 247S. Finance

3-4

Two of the following courses:

ENGR 145. Technology Entrepreneurship8

4

FINANCE 323. International Financial Management

4

MS&E 107. Interactive Management Science

3

MS&E 223. Simulation

3

MS&E 250A. Engineering Risk Analysis

3

MS&E 260. Production/Operating Systems6

4

Operations Research Concentration:

24-27

MATH 113. Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory8

3

MATH 115. Functions of a Real Variable8

3

MS&E 112. Network and Integer Optimization

3

MS&E 142 or 260. Investment Science or Production6

3-4

MS&E 152. Introduction to Decision Analysis (WIM)

3-4

MS&E 241. Economic Analysis

3-4

MS&E 251. Stochastic Decision Models

3

STATS 202. Data Analysis8

3

Organization, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Concentration

24-29

At least one of the following courses:

ECON 50. Economic Analysis I

5

PSYCH 70. Introduction to Social Psychology

4

SOC 114. Economic Sociology

5

At least two of the following courses:

ENGR 145. Technology Entrepreneurship8

4

MS&E 175. Innovation, Creativity, and Change

4

MS&E 181. Issues in Technology and Work8

4

At least four of the following courses (may also include omitted

courses from above: ENGR 145, MS&E 175, or MS&E 181):

Organizations and Technology:

CS 147. Intro Human Computer Interaction

4

MS&E 134. Organizations and Info Systems5

3-4

MS&E 184. Technology and Work

3

MS&E 185. Global Work

4

MS&E 189. Social Networks

3-4

MS&E 269. Quality Control and Management

3-4

Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

MS&E 140. Industrial Accounting

3-4

MS&E 179. Entrepreneurship and Strategy

4

MS&E 266. Management of New Product Development

4

Policy and Strategy Concentration:

25-30

ECON 50. Economic Analysis I

5

ECON 51. Economic Analysis II

5

MS&E 190. Policy and Strategy Analysis

3

At least four of the following courses, including at least one course in policy and at least one course in strategy:

Policy:

MS&E 193. Technology and National Security8

3

MS&E 197. Ethics and Public Policy (WIM)8

5

MS&E 243. Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis

3

MS&E 248. Economics of Natural Resources

3-4

MS&E 292. Health Policy Modeling

3

Strategy:

ENGR 145. Technology Entrepreneurship8

4

MS&E 175. Innovation, Creativity, and Change

3-4

MS&E 266. Mgmt. of New Product Development

3-4

Production and Operations Management Concentration:

26-30

ECON 50. Economic Analysis I

5

ECON 51. Economic Analysis II

5

MS&E 140. Industrial Accounting

3-4

MS&E 152. Introduction to Decision Analysis (WIM)

4

and three of the following courses:

 

MS&E 142 or 245G. Investment Science/Finance

3-4

MS&E 262. Supply Chain Management

3

MS&E 263. Internet-Enabled Supply Chains

3

MS&E 264. Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing

3

MS&E 265. Supply Chain Logistics

4

MS&E 266. Management of New Product Development

3-4

MS&E 268. Operations Strategy

3

MS&E 269. Quality Control and Management

4

These requirements are subject to change. The final requirements are published with sample programs in the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

1 Math and Science must total a minimum of 45 units. Electives must come from the School of Engineering approved list, or PHYSICS 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26; PSYCH 55, 70. AP credit for Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics may be used.

2 Technology in Society course must be one of the following MS&E approved courses: COMM 120, 169, CS 201, MS&E 181, 193 (WIM), STS 101/ENGR 130, STS 110/MS&E 197 (WIM), STS 115/ENGR 131, STS 160, 163, 170, 279.

3 Students may petition to place out of CS 106A.

4 Students may not count ENGR 60 or 62 for engineering fundamentals as those courses count toward engineering depth (core) and cannot be double counted.

5 Students may not count 134 for both core and the Organization, Technology, and Entrepreneurship concentration.

6 Students may not count 142 or 260 for both core and concentration. Students doing the Financial and Decision Engineering concentration must take 142, students doing the Operations Research concentration must take both 142 and 260, and students doing the Production and Operations Management concentration must take 260.

7 Engineering fundamentals, engineering depth (core), and engineering depth (concentration) must total a minimum of 60 units.

8 Courses used to satisfy the Math, Science, Technology in Society, or Engineering Fundamental requirement may not also be used to satisfy an engineering depth requirement.

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