University of California, Riverside

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ENGR 203: Principles of Engineering Management


This course covers the essential managerial skills engineers need for managing in today’s global economy. New approaches to ethical management expose the engineer to the set of constraints that guide business decisions. Topics covered include the functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, controlling. This introductory cross-disciplinary course is designed for the engineer who manages people, projects and technical innovation.

Biography

Christine Cope PenceDr. Tom Fryer is the CEO, Co-founder, and visionary for a highly innovative Customer Relationship (CRM) startup. Creedenz Solutions developed a radical approach to traditional CRM for enterprise customers by architecting a highly flexible and configurable CRM platform called CXM. CXM can be scaled and deployed at a fraction of the cost and deployed considerably faster than traditional CRM systems.

Tom has senior level experience as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer, and Chief Operations Officer, managing large-scale technology operations for the government and private sector. His technology experience includes large scale operations consisting of big data transactional systems linked across a global network of data centers.

His experience includes managing, deploying, and implementing regional data hubs, call centers, cell systems, and satellite communication centers located spanning the globe for Governments and private industry.

Additionally, he also worked as a Systems Engineer for Raytheon and the United States Air Force (USAF) providing international engineering support Defense Support Program, Global Positioning System, and other classified multi-billion dollar defense systems.

In his spare time Tom can be found teaching graduate engineering courses at UCR and volunteering his time reading to the hearing impaired.

Dr. Fryer is also certified in Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Critical Chain Project Management and holds multiple U.S. patents in software security and software processes. Dr. Fryer served in the USAF and is a veteran of the Gulf War.

Dr. Fryer earned an Electronics Engineering degree from the USAF, a BBA and MBA in Management from Angelo State University (Texas Tech), and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Canterbury. He also studied Law at Loyola Law School.

 

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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