Development of an Online Program for a Master’s of Industrial Engineering Degree with Concentration in Public Safety Management

FDIP Program, University of Houston, 9/01/2012 – 8/31/2013

Investigators: May Feng, Gino Lim and Eylem Tekin


The purpose of this project is to develop an online program for a new concentration in Public Safety Management (PSM) in the Masters of Industrial Engineering (MIE) degree within the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston. The primary focus of the PSM concentration is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to assume leadership roles in managing emergency situations that arise as a result of man-made and natural disasters. Target audiences for this concentration are the current workforce who are interested in advancing their career and students who are interested in public safety management. This project includes four key objectives as follows:

  • Development of online teaching materials,
  • Development of a sophisticated online exam program
  • Development of innovative teaching tools with the use of games and educational video clips, and
  • Implementation of social media in online classes.