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Course Catalog

Engineering Management

Chairperson: Gary R. Weber
Professors: M. Baumgardner, P. DePalma, P. McKenny (Emeritus), P. Nowak, C. Talarico

The Engineering Management Program was developed to address a growing need for individuals that possess both engineering and management skills. Courses taken in the Engineering Management Program are intended to provide students with a broad understanding of the practice and concepts of engineering, and make them adaptive leaders who are ready to address challenges caused by rapid changes in technology. The program provides graduates an opportunity to select from a wide range of career paths.

The Engineering Management program attracts students whose talents and interests are not confined to a traditional engineering design and analysis position, as well as those drawn to the entrepreneurial aspects of engineering. The program is especially well suited to the typical engineering student attracted to Gonzaga University since it makes use of engineering and leadership skills they develop at GU, with their interest in helping others and making a valuable contribution to society. By combining a strong engineering background with a Minor in Business for Engineering Technologies from the School of Business Administration, students develop a skill‐set that is sought after by employers. 

Gonzaga’s Engineering Management program provides students with a foundation in the critical skills required to be successful in their chosen career. The program contains a set of core engineering courses that provide a solid basis in engineering principles, augmented by relevant courses on the process of management as it applies to technically‐based projects. Students also develop a technical concentration by taking a set of “pathway” courses from the other School of Engineering and Applied Science disciplines ‐ Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science. Each pathway draws from a wide selection of interests within engineering, allowing students to customize their degree. A pathway is represented by an endpoint – a 4XX-level engineering course or a 3XX- or 4XX level computer science course – plus the pre-requisite courses required to reach the endpoint.  Engineering Management students must complete at least three pathway endpoints with a total of at least twenty credits of pathways courses.

The Engineering Management Department, in conjunction with its various constituencies, has clearly defined program objectives. These engineering program objectives are listed in the School of Engineering and Applied Science section of this catalog, and by the Gonzaga University Mission Statement that may be found at the beginning of the catalog.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Program Criteria and the Engineering Management and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

B.S. in Engineering Management: 130+ credits

* Students select a single track and take all courses in prescribed order. Contact Department Chair or your advisor for specific details.

First Year

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 101L General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit
DEPT 193 First Year Seminar 3 credits
MATH 157 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
 4 credits
COMM 100 Communication and Speech 3 credits
PHIL 101 Reasoning 3 credits

MATH 258 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II
 4 credits
PHYS 121 Physics I
   4 credits 
PHYS 121L Physics I Lab
1 credit 
PHIL 201 Human Nature 3 credits
ENGL 101 Writing 3 credits
RELI Core: Christianity and Catholic Religions  3 credits
Second Year 
ECON 200 Economic Analysis (1st broadening course) 3 credits
ENSC 205 Statics
 3 credits
PHYS 122  Physics II
4 credits 
PHYS 122L Physics II Lab
1 credit 
MATH 259 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
4 credits
MENG 221 Materials Engineering  3 credits
ENSC 301 Mechanics of Materials
3 credits
MATH 260 Ordinary Differential Equations
 3 credits
MATH 321 Statistics for Experiment 3 credits 
RELI Core: World/Comparative Religion 3 credits
Ethics Core Requirement 3 credits
Third Year
Pathways Course #1 3 credits
Approved Computing Course
3 credits
EENG 201 Circuit Analysis I
 3 credits 
EENG 201L Circuit Analysis I Lab  
ENGM 310 System Engineering Management  3 credits 
ACCT 263 Accounting Analysis 3 credits

3 credits

Pathways Course #2 3 credits
Pathways Course #3 3 credits
ENSC 244 Computer Methods for Engineers   3 credits
ENSC 355 Thermal Science (odd years)
Business for Engineering Technologies Elective (even years)
3 credits
BFIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits
BUSN 283 Business Law 3 credits

3 credits
Fourth Year
Pathways Course #4  3 credits
Pathways Course #5 3 credits
ENSC 491 Senior Design Project I
 2 credits 
ENGM 405 Engineering Project Management 3 credits
Core: History or Literature (2nd broadening course) 3 credits
Pathways Course #6 3 credits 
Pathways Course #7 (if necessary) 3 credits
ENSC 492 Senior Design Project II 3 credits
ENSC 400* Fundamentals of Engineering Examination 0 credits
ENSC 355 Thermal Science (odd years)
Business for Engineering Technologies Elective (even years) 
 3 credits
DEPT 432 Core Integration Seminar  3 credits

* Students must show proof of having taken the examination in the State of Washington, as part of the requirements of this course.

Pathways Courses


The technical courses used to satisfy the pathways requirements must meet the following requirements:

  • Three pathway endpoint courses selected from (Engineering 4XX courses) or (CPSC 3XX or 4XX courses)
  • Each endpoint course must at a minimum be a 3-credit course
  • The total credit count of all pathways courses must add up to a minimum of 20 credits

Required Minor for Business for Engineering Technologies

Required Courses (15 credits) 
0 credits
ECON 200 Economic Analysis (Core Broadening Requirement)  3 credits
ACCT 263 Accounting Analysis  3 credits 
BUSN 283 Business Law 3 credits
MATH 321 Statistics for Experimentalists 3 credits
BFIN 320 Principles of Finance 3 credits
Elective Courses (select two, 6 credits)   
ENGM 405 Engineering Project Management 3 credits
ECON 324 Economic of Environmental Protection 3 credits
MGMT 350 Principles of Management 3 credits
MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
OPER 340 Operations Management  3 credits
BENT 490 Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 3 credits