Courses Offered


Some of the courses taught by Dr. Wang are available on YouTube.

SSIE 664 Advanced Engineering Management

[Textbooks: Chang (2nd ed.), EM Handbook (2nd ed.)]

  • Introduction to Management Challenges for Engineers

  • The Functions of Engineering Management
    o Planning
    o Organizing
    o Leading
    o Controlling
    o Emerging Research Topics and Case Studies

  • Business Essentials for Engineering Managers
    o Cost Accounting for Engineering Managers
    o Financial Accounting and Analysis for Engineering Managers
    o Marketing Management for Engineering Managers
    o Emerging Research Topics and Case Studies

  • Engineering Leadership in the New Millennium
    o Engineers as Managers/Leaders
    o Creativity and Innovation
    o Ethics in Engineering Management and Workplace
    o The Importance of Diversity in Engineering Management
    o Operational Excellence
    o Globalization
    o Emerging Research Topics and Case Studies

SSIE 553 Operations Research

[Textbooks: Winston (4th ed.), Hillier (10th ed.), and Taha (10th ed.)]

  • Linear Programming
  • Simplex Algorithm and Goal Programming
  • Sensitivity Analysis and Duality
  • Transportation, Assignment, and Transshipment Problems
  • Network Models
  • Integer Programming
  • Nonlinear Programming
  • Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Game Theory
  • Inventory Theory
  • Markov Chains
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Queuing Theory

SSIE 537 / ISE 437 Industrial and Systems Engineering in Healthcare (Co-Instructor)

[Textbooks: McLaughlin (3rd ed.), Ozcan (3rd ed.)

  • Introduction
  • Forecasting (Time Series Analysis)
  • Decision Making in Healthcare Facilities
  • Facility Location
  • Facility Layout
  • Process Improvement and Reengineering
  • Staffing
  • Scheduling
  • Productivity
  • Resource Allocation and Linear Programming
  • Supply Chain and Inventory Management
  • Quality Control and Improvement
  • Project Management
  • Queuing Models and Capacity Planning
  • Simulation

ISE 364 Engineering Project Management

[Textbooks: Larson & Gray (7th ed.), PMBOK Guide (6th ed.), and PMP Exam Prep (9th ed.)]

  • Introduction to Modern Project Management
  • Project Selection
  • Organization Structure and Culture
  • Project Definition
  • Project Time and Cost
  • Project Network
  • Risk Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Project Crashing
  • Leadership
  • Team Management
  • Outsourcing
  • Progress Monitoring and Project Evaluation
  • Project Closure

ISE 314 Computer Programming for Engineers

[Textbooks: Zelle (3rd ed.), Matthes (Crash Course), and Sweigart (Automate the Boring Stuff)]

  • Python (Basic Syntax and Programming Principle)
  • NumPy (Matrix and Linear algebra)
  • SymPy (Symbolic Operations)
  • SciPy (Signal Processing)
  • Pandas (Data Analysis and Statistics)
  • MatPlotLib (Data Visualization)
  • SQLite3 (Database Programming)
  • PyQt (GUI Programming)
  • Examples from: Operations Research, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Time Series Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation, Neural Networks, Social Networks

ISE 295 Undergraduate Seminars, Guest Lecturer

  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Energy Research

ISE 211 Engineering Economics

[Textbooks: Blank & Tarquin (8th ed.)Newnan (13th ed.), and Sullivan (17th ed.)]

  • Introduction & Terms
  • Factors (Single Amount, Uniform Series, Arithmetic Gradient, Geometric Gradient)
  • Nominal & Effective Interest Rates
  • Present and Future Worth Analyses
  • Annual Worth Analysis
  • Rate of Return Analysis: One Project
  • Rate of Return Analysis: Multiple Alternatives
  • Benefit/Cost Analysis and Cost-Effective Analysis
  • Breakeven and Payback Analysis
  • Inflation
  • Cost Estimation & Indirect Costs
  • Depreciation
  • After-Tax Analysis
  • Sensitivity Analysis and Staged Decisions