This course is the start of a two course sequence intended to develop and practice the skills of
engineering project management while engaging in an advanced engineering project. The course will provide students with skills and hands-on experience that will benefit them as they embark on professional careers. Students will learn tools for project leadership including: development of schedules and budgets, risk identification and mitigation, communication skills, personnel management, and design practices for both hardware and software. The Instructor will draw heavily from personal experience and that of guest lecturers who are practicing engineers in a variety of disciplines and industries. Students will practice these skills by working as part of a team tasked with an industry-sponsored, real-world engineering project. The engineering teams will be responsible for all aspects of the project including: work plan definition, technical execution, risk identification and mitigation, utilization of outside resources, schedule and budget management, and client interactions.