ENGR 502 - Engineering Project and Program Management

  • 3 credits

Engineering program management fundamentals, program planning and control strategies, risk assessment, work breakdown structures and costing options. This course is targeted to technical personnel and those who work with technical personnel on engineering projects. It will prepare you to take the PMI certification exam, to work with and in technical teams, understand risk management, project and program management, building and analyzing teams and skills, and gain skills to help manage projects more effectively.
Note: This course was previously MECH 501. Credit is not allowed for both ENGR 502 and MECH 501.
The online section can be accessed synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous means you can log on live and participate in the class as it is occurring on campus, but participation in this format is not mandatory. Asynchronous means you can access the video recording of the class sessions whenever it is convenient for you.


Credit is not allowed for both ENGR 502 and MECH 501.

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email csu_online_registration@mail.colostate.edu to learn more. Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.

This class is available live via the Internet during the in-person course section time. If you are registered for the 801 section, log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted. You can also attend the class in person if you contact the instructor ahead of time.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, 5th Ed. (2019)
    Jeffrey K. Pinto - (Pearson Publishing)
    ISBN: 9780134730332


Ann Batchelor

(970) 491-6034 | Ann.Batchelor@colostate.edu

Ann H. Batchelor, Assistant Director of Colorado State University College of Engineering, Systems Engineering, has extensive industrial experience in technical management, production, manufacturing, lean engineering, life cycle management, test and analysis, systems engineering, and transitioning technology into manufacturing. Experience includes 25 years in technical product engineering, management and business development in the defense industry and Georgia Technical Institute, holding positions as senior scientist, chief scientist, systems engineer, Director of Engineering, Director of Program Management and VP Marketing and Product Development, She is a Military Sensing Fellow (DOD Informational and Analysis Center for Military Sensing), CSU adjunct for the College of Engineering on program management, lecturer on risk and opportunity management courses, and a current and active member of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and Project Management Institute.

Learn more at: http://https://www.engr.colostate.edu/se/ann-batchelor/