Course Outline

EGR 599 Engineering Leadership
Course Outline—Spring Semester 2015


Phone: 859-257-7789
Fax: 859-323-4922


To introduce students to the principles of leadership, common strategies used by leaders (effective and ineffective), and the communication techniques that are vital to becoming a dynamic leader.


All students enrolled in this course must have engineering standing as well as senior standing. Any student enrolled in EGR 599 understands that he or she has a commitment to the course and the extracurricular activities associated with its offering. Enrolled students must remain active in the course for its entire duration and participate in activities as directed to receive recognition.


On Leadership: HBR’s 10 Must Reads, Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, Boston, MA.

Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times, Donald T. Phillips, Business Plus, Hachette Book Group, New York, NY 10017


The course is graded Pass/Fail (P/F). Grades will be based upon satisfactory participation in class and on the capstone trip.


Students enrolled in the course are expected to attend all classes and to participate in the capstone trip to Washington, D.C. No more than 2 excused absences, or 1 unexcused absence, are permitted in order to pass the course. Excused absences consist of written notification via e-mail 48 hours prior to the meeting. Notifications should be sent to Tony Colella ( An unexcused absence consists of either non notification that a student will miss a class period or notification after 48 hours.In the case of notification after the 48 hour mark, the instructor will use his discretion on whether or not to count the absence as unexcused. This absence may be counted as excused if it is due to an emergency or other unforeseen change in a student’s academic schedule. An unexcused absence equals two excused absences.