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Managing Engineering and Technology (5th Edition)

Managing Engineering and Technology (5th Edition)

Managing Engineering and Technology (5th Edition)
By Lucy C. Morse, Daniel L. Babcock

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style="margin: 0px;"> Managing Engineering and Technology  is ideal for courses in Technology Management, Engineering Management, or Introduction to Engineering Technology. This text is also ideal forengineers, scientists, and other technologists interested in enhancing their management skills.

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style="margin: 0px;"> Managing Engineering and Technology is designed to teach engineers, scientists, and other technologists the basic management skills they will need to be effective throughout their careers.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1006214 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-08-20
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.30" h x .90" w x 7.10" l, 1.85 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 500 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
This text explores the traditional principles of management -- both the art and the science -- as they relate to the engineering and technology professions in general -- and to the specific kinds of work and projects engineers are most likely to encounter on the job.

From the Back Cover
This book explores the traditional principles of management — both the art and the science — as they relate to the engineering and technology professions in general — and to the specific kinds of work and projects engineers are most likely to encounter routinely on the job. Considers the nature and application of management principles throughout the technology product/project life cycles. Reflects the current “reengineering” trend within American companies — and the resultant downsizing of middle management, an emphasis on employee teams, a focus on quality and productivity and customer satisfaction. Incorporates new management methods and tools. Surveys recent global trends that affect American technology management.

About the Author
Dr. Lucy C. Morse I am an Associate Professor Emerita at the University of Central Florida (UCF).  Before I retired from teaching, I was both the Coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program, and Director of Engineering Technology at a Distance, a program focused on using advanced learning technologies to deliver engineering technology degrees to students on and off campus.  Currently I teach engineering management as an adjunct for UCF.  I was the first woman to obtain a doctorate in engineering at UCF, receiving a PhD from the Department of Industrial Engineering in 1987.  In the early 90’s I served as a Program Manager at the National Science Foundation in the Engineering Directorate.

 

In 2011 I was delighted and excited to receive the Bernard Sarchet Award in recognition of Lifetime Achievement in Engineering Management Education at the annual ASEE conference. I am a Fellow in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and a Fellow in the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), and have served as an examiner for the national Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award and the Florida Sterling Award. My experience in management has come through leadership roles in national and local volunteer organizations before and after I returned to engineering graduate school.  I have lectured on engineering management, quality management and distance learning education throughout the continental U.S. as well as in Spain, Romania, Ukraine, Germany and Antarctica.

 

At present I serve on the Executive Committee of American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).  I have enjoyed working on the Managing Engineering and Technology text with Dan Babcock and am really excited to be starting this blog.

 

Daniel L. Babcock began his career as a chemical engineer, earning a BS at Penn State and an SM at MIT.  He then served three years as a USAF officer in development testing, three years as a chemist and technical writer for a silicone chemical manufacturer, and three years abstracting progress in solid propellant rocket development on a U.S. government contract.  Next, he spent seven years with North American Rockwell Corporation coordinating development and integration of solid and small liquid propellant rocket motors into the Apollo Command and Service Modules, engine with a leave to complete a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering Management at UCLA in 1970.

 

Dr. Babcock then accepted a position as Associate Professor (later Professor) of Engineering Management at the University of Missouri-Rolla (no Missouri University of Science and Technology).  When assigned the introductory course in engineering management he found many fine textbooks in business management as well as some confined to specific technical areas (managing research, production, or projects), but none that included topics broadly needed in managing technology — dependent departments and companies.  Dr. Babcock began to supplement the assigned management textbook with handouts for his students on areas of his experience, such as project management, quality assurance, and reliability engineering.  He later outlined what he thought a more comprehensive text on Managing Engineering and Technology should include, and began to write one with encouragement from Prentice-Hall.  With publication of the 1st (1991) and 2nd (1996) editions, however, Dr. Babcock retired from teaching.  He has since been pleased to have Dr. Lucy Morse as his co-author to keep the book current and timely through its 3rd, 4th, and (now) 5th editions. 

 

Morse & Babcock's EM Blog: A Blog for Engineering Management Educators for helpful resources: http://morseandbabcock.wordpress.com/


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
2Fair enough
By Sanjeev Chennagiri
I am using this book for a graduate course in engineering management. The problem is that this book attempts to cover everything but treatment is in a superficial way. Mostly other books are often quoted. I often end up referring other texts. This book seems to be suitable for undergraduate study.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
1Worst Text Book Ever
By Matt S.
This book was a waste of time to read. The management advise is very generic and the engineering aspects are both out-of-date and just wrong from my experiences in both the classroom and in industry.

I would recommend using a standard management book and using the professors experience in technology. This book was useless.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
1Pretty light weight
By Just Little Ole Me
This book is very superficial - just look through it - most of it is pretty much surface level and looks more like a template than even intermediate level of instruction for what engineering management is. The only worthwhile chapter is the introduction to the topic of Scientific Management. It is very hard to fathom what this book is even trying to accomplish - I think this is the downfall of the book - it sems to be written for the engineer who could be an entrepeneur, a CEO, a financial analyst/decision maker, perhaps involved wiht human resources, etc. But each of the section only provides enough information to describe (not go into detail) on any specific subject. You will notice that almost no details are provided for any subject, thus no equations, math or any quantitative information. What is the point of a book like that? How could this be used - it would be easier and more informative just to wiki specific topics than read this book.

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