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ENGR 502 - Engineering Project and Program Management

  • 3 credits
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Engineering program management fundamentals, program planning and control strategies, risk assessment, work breakdown structures and costing options. Topics include requirements analysis, risk analysis, earned value, estimating and budgeting, different types of project networks and scheduling, and planning.

Course Objectives:
Students will practice the principles taught in the course by following a project of the individual student's choice. Each student will complete a project plan based on this project.
Successful students will learn to:
• Effectively apply project management processes
• Interact with customers and stakeholders
• Acquire a foundation of agile, theory of constraints, critical path project management, critical chain project management
• Understand total quality management and risk


Credit 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 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

Section 801


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

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


Michael Botyarov

Dr. Michael Botyarov joined Colorado State University as a doctoral candidate in 2019 and upon completion of his studies in 2023 has begun instructing graduate courses, specifically focusing on program management. Dr. Botyarov’s research interests include project management process optimization and human systems engineering, particularly with aerospace applications Dr. Botyarov has experience with programs in both aeronautics and astronautics, including skills in proposal writing, schedule development, budget management, and communication with a wide array of government stakeholders. Specific programs Dr. Botyarov has supported include the NASA Space Launch System (SLS) second stage, the WorldView-4 satellite ground system, along with various develop and sustainment efforts for the United States Air Force. In addition to his doctorate from Colorado State University, Dr. Botyarov has completed a BS (Metropolitan State University of Denver, 2014) in Aerospace Systems Engineering Technology, a Masters (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2016) in Systems Engineering, a Masters (University of Colorado – Denver) in Business Administration, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.