ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management
Master of Science by Research in Engineering and Technology Management
Doctor of Philosophy by Research in Engineering and Technology Management
Dr. Niranjan Ray, Technology Contact
The Akamai University School of Engineering and Technology has established a number of area of concentration as a way to provid an efective array of research and study options for existing engineering and technology professionals. The current options 9include the following:
Engineering Management is a specialized form of management that is concerned with the application of engineering principles in the arena of business practice. Engineering Management brings together the technological problem-solving knowledge of engineering and the organizational, administrative, and planning abilities of management in order to oversee complex enterprises from conception to completion. Areas of engineering management include product development, manufacturing, construction, design engineering, industrial engineering, technology, production, and other fields which employ personnel performing engineering functions.
Cyber security is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from unauthorized access and damage. Effective cyber security requires harmonized efforts across any information system. Some of the main elements of cyber security include: application security, information security, network security, systems recovery, and customer education.
Operations research deals with quantitative models of complex operations and uses these models to support decision-making in any sector of industry or public services. Supply chain management is the process of planning, flow of goods, services and flow of goods, services and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption.
The "information technologies" theme focuses on how technology is designed and managed to support effective decision-making. Topics deal with technical applications in software design and development, data mining and telecommunication as well as the organizational and social issues associated with the use of information technologies. This area of research may take a focus related to managing innovation and technological change.
Decision engineering seeks to use engineering principles in the creation of a decision, which it views as an engineering artifact in its own right. From this point of view, the creation of a decision includes agreeing to objectives, developing a detailed specification, and then creating a decision model, which captures the key cause-and-effect elements of the decision environment (a systems thinking approach) with a focus on the particular decision, instead of the entire system (which can be otherwise intractable). Like other engineered artifacts, a decision model can be subject to Quality assurance review, and-since it is documented-is amenable to Process improvement over time. Decision engineering models draw from the information technologies described above for data supporting the decision, but are distinguished from IT in that they model the decision, not just the data supporting it.
Niranjan Ray, B.S.E.E. (Hons.), M.S.E.E., Ph.D. (Engineering)
Dean, School of Engineering and Technology, and Program Director, Technology Management
Dr. Ray is a Program Director of Corporate Training (Six Sigma), and Deputy Program Director for the Akamai University Business Administration Program. He is a President of Roswell 83, LLC (3 star hotel, Motel 6), and board of directors of 101 Crescent, Inc. (3 star hotel, Quality Inn & Suites). Dr. Ray received his B.S.E.E (Hons)., M.S. E.E. and Ph.D. (Engineering) from Jadavpur University in India. He has taught at several universities including Jadavpur University, India, Engineering University, Bangladesh and International Institute of Management Science, India. He served as a Faculty Head of Computer Division of the Indian Institute of Material Management, Kolkata, India. He was an adjunct faculty of University of Redlands, California and Greenwich University, Norfolk Island. He served as a Principal Adviser, Software Design and Development of EDSA Micro Corporation., USA. As a corporate trainer he taught Managers, Engineers of Parsons Corporation, USA in Relational Database Management System (DBMS). He also provided training on courses of Computer and DBMS to Managers, Engineers of State Electricity Board, Kolkata, India, and Indian Administrative officers at Administrative training Institute, Kolkata, India. He is a Competent Toast Master (CTM) of Toast Master of International, USA. Dr. Ray was a senior member of IEEE, USA. He has a number of published papers to his credit. His primary interests are in teaching and research in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering, Management Information Systems, Computer Applications in Business Administration including Project Management, and Systems Analysis and Design.
Khoo Voon Ching, PhD, MS
Program Director, Engineering Management
Khoo Voon Ching holds two Master’s degrees, namely, the M.Sc by research from Asia eUniversity and a Master of Business Administration degree from Akamai University, USA. Voon Ching obtained his professional qualifications as an incorporated engineer from the Engineering Council, UK, and as a certified planning engineer from the American Academy of Project Management, USA. He also studied in the University Technology of Malaysia to obtain his diploma in Mechanical Engineering and in Institute First Robotics Industrial Science to acquire an advanced diploma in Robotics and Automation Engineering. Voon Ching is also obtained the PhD in management from Akamai University. Voon Ching has many years of industry experience, specializing in automation and semiconductor testing. He first worked for ASM Assembly Equipment as a service engineer before he moved to Semiconductor Testing Automation. As a sales manager with COHU, Inc., he was involved in multi-site test handler sales and service activities. He implemented multi-site testing handlers in many MNCs involved in semiconductor testing, which primarily aimed to reduce testing costs. His research interests include technology management, cost reduction through technology, and the efficiency of technology to improve human condition. Mr. Khoo is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the International Associations of Engineers. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Project Management.
Harvey Menden, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business and Economic Development
Dr. Menden is Director, Training and Organizational Development for a multi-billion dollar business. He previously held the position as a Senior Consultant for the Human Resources Organizational Capability Group at Amoco Corporation. He has provided services as either an employee or an external consultant to Fortune 500 companies such as The General Electric Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Black and Decker, Canada Life, and Little Tikes. He possesses extensive experience within Human Resources, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, International Business, and Adult Education. Dr. Menden is a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and has previously served on the Atlanta chapter's board. He serves as adjunct faculty at Newport University. Dr. Menden received his Ph.D. in Business Education from International Institute for Advanced Studies, D.Min. from CBCS, an MBA from Newport University, and a BS in Political Science from the State University of New York.
Kaliyappan P Renganathan, M.Sc.Res
Deputy Director, Engineering Management
Prof. Renganathan holds a Master of Science by Research from Asia eUniversity, Malaysia. He holds professional qualifications as a Certified Planning Engineer (CPE) from the American Academy of Project Management, USA and has studied in the Institute of Technology Butterworth to achieve his Diploma as an Electronic Technician. Prof. Renganathan has many years of industrial experience, specializing in automation and semiconductor assembly. He was employed at ASM Assembly Equipment as a senior service engineer before working with ASE Semiconductor Electronics as a senior process engineer. He has been involved with transfer molding as a key person to all molding processes and systems. Prof. Renganathan implemented process improvements and conducted effectiveness costs studies. Currently, he works as a Technical Sales Manager with Jademicron Pts. Ltd., promoting technical products for the semiconductor industry. Prof. Renganathan is a member of the International Association of Engineers and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Project Management.
Ismail Jamal, Ph.D.
International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET)
Ismail Jamal has vast and diversified experience in HRM and HRD after more than twenty-five years being exposed to the banking, finance, insurance, construction (infrastructure and heavy engineering), transportation and haulage, manufacturing and marine industries. He has wide exposure in dealing with unionized and non-unionized environments, and also governmental relations. He has conducted lectures and courses in established private colleges and higher institutions, presented papers in local and international conferences, and managed consulting assignments in established international conferences, and managed consulting assignments in established organizations. He has championed, participated, implemented and internalized initiatives such as HR Global Transformation, Employer of Choice, Performance Management, Change Management, Six-Sigma Program, Supply Chain Management, SAP R/3 HR Module and other HR reengineering management programs and processes. A graduate of MBA(HRD) from University of Hull, UK he is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree in Business Management focusing on Profiling and Job Matching Using Web-based Technology with UiTM Graduate School (IPSIS), Shah Alam, Selangor D.E. while being freelance Consultant for e-PROFILES SDM BHD, specializing in Human Capital Competencies, eProfiling and Job-Matching using 100 web-based assessment technology information systems and as Associate Consultant for Irshad Consulting.
The International Journal of Engineering and Technology will serve a noble and viable role in moving ahead the fields of engineering management and technology, in direct support of the mission and vision of the University in betterment of the human condition and sustainability of the planet.
This journal is published online by Akamai University. Articles are selected which have potential to contribute toward amelioration of major world problems and sustainability of the planet.
Articles are included from the fields of technology and engineering research.
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On 27 April. 2016, the International Board of Standards (IBS) of the AAPM [American Academy of Project Management] and GAFM [Global Academy of Finance and Management] (“GAFM”), a professional standards organization, accreditation council, and certifying body in the United States of America (Charter ID: 36076228K) approved Akamai University and related courses and educational programs and sanctioned The University as an official IBS and GAFM Academic certification training organization under the terms and conditions of the duly executed academic articulation agreement. The GAFM is also a parent distributor of the AAFM and AAPM qualifications. Therefore, the IBS and GAFM Board and Accreditation Council has confirmed the alliance with Akamai University as a qualified nominator for Certifications of professionals in the region. Therefore, Akamai University is hereby accredited as a certification education provider for IBS to offer various certifications including our MPM, MQM, CPE, CIPM, CHRA or our other related designations. Please note that Akamai University has the authority to promote and provide all AAPM and GAFM executive certification training programs. NOTE: The following designations and certifications and not engineering licenses to the recipients:
Graduating students may apply for certifications that are then exclusively awarded from the IBS GAFM � Global Academy United States offices and sent to the local offices for distribution under the terms. Typical courses would have between 30-40 contact hours (3-4 days) which include assessment. Courses also count for 15 hours of continuing education credit which is required for ongoing membership.
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