Current Online Courses

Spring 2019

Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

This course will focus on behavior and design of structural elements and systems under fire. Topics addressed in this course include fire load, material properties at elevated temperatures, fire resistance of structures, current code guidelines and standards for fire design, analytical tools, and risk assessment frameworks for fire.

CIE 534 - Earthquake Engineering and Foundation Dynamics

Fundamental principles and design methods for geotechnical earthquake engineering and machine foundations are presented in this course. Topics covered in the course include basic concepts of seismology, earthquakes, strong ground motion, and seismic hazard analysis. The basic principles of wave propagation are used to develop procedures for site response analysis and to provide insight into such important problems as local site effects, liquefaction, seismic slope stability, and seismic design of retaining structures. Analysis and design procedures for dynamically loaded shallow and pile foundations are discussed.

This course covers issues, approaches, and practices in the management of bridge and transportation infrastructure systems and public policy. Topics covered in the course include the roles of bridge engineers in managing highway transportation infrastructure, specifications and standards of practice, capital project development and financing mechanisms, research funding processes, environmental issues, project delivery procurement methods, and asset management.

This course covers the analysis, mechanics, design methods and applications of prestressed concrete for short to medium span bridges. The loads specific to bridge structures, and the response of prestressed concrete structures to these loads will be studied for single and continuous span bridges. Topics include precast, pre-tensioned, and post-tensioned applications, concepts unique to prestressing: prestressing loss, camber, and crack control, selected connection details of precast members, and an overview of precast bridge substructures. Students will also gain an understanding of the reasoning behind key bridge design provisions. Current research and developments in prestressed concrete bridges, maintenance and inspection issues, and accelerated bridge construction techniques will be discussed, as time permits.

Engineering and Applied Sciences

This course covers the basics in engineering economics, managerial accounting, financial management, and marketing management in order to ready future engineering managers for interacting effectively with these corporate functions complimentary to engineering/technology. Serving to further broaden students' perspectives are discussions on e-commerce applications and globalization and the impact of these emerging market forces on engineering enterprises and managerial functions in the new Millennium.

This capstone course should be taken in the last year of the student's program. A case-oriented course which examines in detail the role of the engineering manager as strategic planner and policymaker. Five or six case studies will be presented for discussion, analysis and report. The use and efficacy of engineering management methods will be evaluated for each case.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

This course covers the production management related problems in manufacturing systems. It blends quantitative and qualitative material, theoretical and practical perspectives, and thus, bears relevance for academic as well as industrial pursuits. The introduction consists of the production and operations management strategy. The topics covered include simple forecasting methods, workforce planning, inventory control, production planning, materials requirements planning, operations scheduling, and project management. Recent developments in production management such as just-in-time (JIT) inventory systems, and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) are also discussed.

Familiarizes students with the application of statistical quality problem-solving methodologies used to characterize, leverage, and reduce process variability. This course emphasizes the application of sampling methodologies, sample size determination, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, measurement systems analysis, design and analysis of saturated experimental designs, design and analysis response surface experimental designs, and statistical process control.

Theories of accident causation. Development of a systems approach for collecting and analyzing accident data. Fault tree analysis and THERP. Federal and state legislation. Organization and management of a safety program in a company. Prevention of common safety hazards. Design of warning signs, propaganda, and training.

Contact the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering for more information about this course.

If you have any questions or if you are in need of assistance, contact:

James Michalowski.

James Michalowski

Director of Online/Digital Education

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

711 O’Brian Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0956

Email: jrm9@buffalo.edu