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EGR (EGR-Engineering Master's)
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
Egr Ldrshp & Strat Chnge
College of Engineering
College of Engineering (14EH)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
EGR 590-601SPRING 1219
EGR 590-601 Fall 1218
EGR 590-601 Spring 1324
EGR 590-601Fall 1317
EGR 590-601Spring 1419
EGR 590-601Fall 1418
EGR 590-601Spring 1519
EGR590-601Summer 1519
Course Delivery
Online (Internet)

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Contact Hours
(Per Week)
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Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC4020YesThus far, the course has been limited to one section of 20 students.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
In the current business environment, an understanding of leadership and change management is essential to career success. The objective of this course is to provide practitioners in technical fields the knowledge to lead, align and transform the human element, individuals and teams, to achieve organizational performance excellence. The class includes both individual and collaborative (team) learning. An engineering, technical, or scientific undergraduate degree is required.

This graduate course has covered the above elements since 2010 and has been very well received.  Most undergraduate engineering students have never had the opportunity to obtain this skill set - only to learn how important it is as they try to advance their careers.


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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
Poole College of ManagementSteve AllenAfter consulting with PCOM’s executive team and relevant faculty, our college is willing to endorse the course action proposals for EGR 501, 503, 505, and 507. There is some overlap with courses we teach in our college, but either we lack space to accommodate Master of Engineering students or our courses lack the applications context that engineering students would expect.

Looking forward, PCOM expects to be notified when new EGR courses with management content are being conceptualized. The online MBA program is growing and new courses are being developed to meet the needs of these students. We also expect to have the opportunity to engage with the College of Engineering should there ever be a discussion about a Master of Engineering Management degree.

Best regards,


Steven Allen
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research
Poole College of Management
NC State University
Raleigh NC 27695-7229
(919) 515-6941 office
College of Humanities and Social SciencesAndrew BinderThanks for sharing the revised syllabus. I have reviewed the changes, and they align well with our recommendations. The modifications have succeeded in clearly differentiating the course from several courses offered in the Department of Communication (including Communication Consulting, Communication and Organizational Culture, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication in Scientific and Technological Organizations). It appears the changes to the syllabus (e.g., revised student learning outcomes) have not been copied into the online course action form. Assuming those updates are carried over, the Department of Communication supports the course action.
College of Humanities and Social SciencesJerrell CoggburnThank you for reaching out to PA for a consult on the proposed course action establishing EGR 50​1​: ​Engineering Leadership and Strategic Change. In my role as DGP, I have reviewed the syllabus for the proposed course. The course has a decided focus on leadership and organizational change. Although several of our courses (e.g., PA 513 Public Organizational Behavior, PA 525 Organizational Development & Change Management, PA 535 Problem Solving for Public Managers) include similar topics, none comes remotely close to duplicating the proposed EGR course. Moreover, our program's focus on the public and nonprofit organizational context differentiates our offerings from the proposed one. Given this, PA supports the proposed course action.

With best wishes,

College of EducationLance FusarelliThe Educational Leadership faculty within the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development have no objection to the proposed course.

Lance D. Fusarelli, Ph.D.
There are no additional resources required. I have been teaching this course as part of my normal course load since 2012.

This course is designed to prepare students to lead strategic change projects and programs in an engineering or scientific work environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • distinguish the technical and adaptive challenges of engineering leadership

  • describe the conceptual frameworks for effective organizational change

  • apply the principles of system thinking to engineering organizations

  • analyze real-world change efforts in engineering organizations (business cases)

  • create effective virtual and international engineering teams

  • apply the required skills to be effective leaders and agents of change in their own engineering organizations

Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment80%7 assignments, both individual and teams, analyzing real-world issues in engineering leadership and strategic change.
Project20%A field study (teams of 2 or 3 students): students interview leaders (in technical organizations) who have initiated strategic change and compare the process and outcomes to the course content.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See Syllabus See Syllabus See syllabus
This course has been well received since 2010.

mlnosbis 1/19/2016: Overlap with PCOM courses, but consultation notes are provided above. Note that Myron Feinstein is not a member of the graduate faculty, but is an approved non-graduate faculty instructor for this course.

ghodge 1/19/2015 Ready for ABGS reviewers.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-it would be beneficial to have a consult with the DGP in Communication and in SPIA/Public Administration given course topics include communication and leadership
-may be beneficial to also consult ELPHD since they have leadership and training and development courses
-modify abbreviated title, ENG is English. Maybe EGR?

ghodge 2/6/2016 Return to department for consultations and edit abbreviated title
rfillin (Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:00:30 GMT): Myron course EGR 501 and 505 can not have the same catalog description. You will need you to update the description for each plus complete the consultation. Consultation, this s to ensure that there was a consultation with any relevant department, the title has the word 'Management", hence we need consultation with College of Management. Please consult with their director of Graduate Programs that they don't have a conflict with your course. An email response from their DGP would be sufficient.
rfillin (Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:28:30 GMT): 3.16.16 Changes have been made as per Dr. Binder's consultation.
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