Courses Offered


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

SSIE 664 Advanced Engineering Management (Fall 2020, scheduled)

[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 (Spring 2017, Fall 2015)

[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 (Spring 2020 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 (Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017)

[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 (Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016)

[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 (Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015)

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

ISE 211 Engineering Economics (Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Summer 2019, Spring 2019, Winter 2018)

[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