Karen M. Bursic
Professor and Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Industrial Engineering
The home pages for all of my courses are on the University's Canvas system. If you are currently enrolled in one of my classes, you should go there to find the page for that course. My professional resume can be found by clicking on Karen Bursic CV above.
Courses that I have taught/teach include:
ENGR 0031 / BUSSPP 0042 – Plus 3 Italy: Food, Fashion, and Fabrication Supply Chains in Italy
This study abroad program includes site visits to highlight Italy's history and reputation as one of the world's leading countries in the fashion and luxury brand markets and also highlights Italian expertise in food and fabrication. Lectures focus on Italy's historical background providing context for the company visits where you will learn about the business and engineering practices that highlight the nation's reputation. From the manufacturing to the design practices, these visits provide a firsthand look at the supply chain of these industries.IE 1040 – Engineering Economic Analysis
Discusses time value of money, interest rate calculations, economic equivalence concepts, comparison of alternative investments, evaluating economic life and replacement alternatives, cost estimation, inflation, depreciation, the impact of taxes on engineering economic decisions, and dealing with uncertainty.
IE 1035 – Engineering Management
This course focuses on engineering management theory applied to technical organizations. Topics include: the management process and management functions; project management; managing technical people; technological change; labor relations; engineering ethics, and other modern management concepts. In addition to basic lecture of textbook material, these concepts are reinforced through classroom exercises, cases, and discussions as well as a required book report and group project.
IE 1076/2076 - Total Quality Management
This course covers the theory and application of total quality management and quality control topics that are within the "current" trends of 'quality engineering'. The course covers four areas: Philosophies, Principles, and Practices (History and Gurus, Leadership Concepts, Customer Satisfaction, Employee Involvement, Continuous Process Improvement, Performance Measures, 6 Sigma, etc.); Product/Service Development ( Benchmarking, QFD, BPR, DOE, Taguchi, etc.); Manufacture of Product/Delivery of Services - SPC , etc.; Inspection of Raw Materials/Outgoing Product (Acceptance Sampling, ISO 9000, etc.)ENGR 0011 - Introduction to Engineering Analysis
ENGR 0012 - Introduction to Engineering Computing
ENGR 0020 – Probability and Statistics for Engineers I
This course is designed for students majoring in engineering. Topics include: data analysis, probability, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.