EGMT 635: Visual Systems Mapping for Engineers

Miray PereiraInstructor: Miray Pereira

Description: Human resources (people) are the primary asset of all organizations. Yet corporate downsizing has led to a de-energized and overwhelmed workforce. To be successful today, businesses must learn to tap the vast reserve of creativity buried in the workforce and to apply that creativity to solving critical business problems.
Visual System Mapping (VSM), thorough whole-brain thinking, is a powerful technique based on more than 40 years of research. VSM was inspired by a technique known as "Mindmapping." Mindmapping is the advanced thinking and learning technique developed by Tony Buzan in the late 1960's. It was designed to improve the use of the brain, leading to enhanced creativity and better results.
When compared to traditional methods, VSM is proven to yield greater creativity, increase collaboration, and improved results while simultaneously reducing the time and effort required for success. When applied to personal or professional activities, practitioners can expect to have fun while virtually guaranteeing breakthrough outcomes.

Prerequisites: "C" or better in EGMT 501, EGMT 502

Required Text:

  • The Mindmap Book by Tony Buzan and Barry Buzan. ISBN: 0452273226.

Required Software:

  • You can download a free trial version at to get started on your assignments. Then contact Roy Hsu at Mindjet to get the academic pricing negotiated for Drexel which you will find to be a great deal that allows you to use the software on a Mac, Windows and internet interface all at the same time. Roy can be reached at or 415-229-4332

Scheduled: Summer

Student Feedback

“EGMT 635: Visual Systems Mapping gave me the ability to think outside the box i.e. thinking in a non-linear fashion wherein ideas are generated in a random but systematic manner as it applies to the problem or project at hand.”  -Olatunde Ajala, MS EM Alumnus 2010, Lockheed Martin - League City, TX