Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Introduction to Engineering Management


Iowa State Course Substitution

ME Technical Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Country: Spain
Language: English
Course Description:
The main objectives for this course are to familiarize future engineers with the concept of private companies and their institutional, legal and environmental framework, as well as with the essentials of business management and organization. In addition, it will convey the relevant role of engineering and engineers in business management. Specific capabilities: - Understand the concept of a company as a system, its various constituent subsystems and their interrelationships. - Appropriate understanding of the company¿s institutional and legal framework. - business management and organization. - Identify, for each major functional area, its scope and the main approaches and techniques used in this area. - Identify the main business processes, and the need for their cross-functional integration. - Analize the bidirectional interaction between a firm and its social, economic and environmental framework. - Position engineering within the overall business activities, and understand the engineer¿s role in the management of the companies. - Analize how economic or sustainability constraints restrict viable options for approaching and solving technical challenges Generic capabilities: - Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, economics and other scientific fields to the analysis of business situations. - Analysis of unstructured situations and decisions, with incomplete and not fully reliable information and multiple, conflicting objectives. - Qualitative reasoning and argumentation. Written expression of this qualitative reasoning (PO g) - Ability to communicate with non-technical executives, applying the appropriate vocabulary and structuring tools.


Evaluation Date:
January 31, 2017
Christian Schwartz