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Graduate Technology (TECH)

The minimum prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

50000 Quality Standards (3)
This course introduces students to issues in quality standards, quality assurance and statistical inference in applied technology and process control. Topics include systems reliability, quality control, SPC, control charts, principles and methods of statistical analysis and prediction, and hypothesis testing.

51001 Methodology in Technology Education (3)

Methods of teaching curriculum development and evaluation that are unique to the profession of technology education.

51002 Organization in Technology Education (3)
Principles and practices involved in curriculum and facility design appropriate for technology education, including equipment maintenance.

51051 Foundations and Contemporary Theories of Technology Education (3)

This course explores the history, contemporary theories and practices of technology education. Included are site visits to exemplary technology education programs.

51052 Technology and Engineering for K to 8 STEM (3)
Using discussion, laboratory experience and field experiences, this course explores technology education as it relates to all content areas of the K-12 curriculum. Special Fee: $20 per semester (subject to change).

51055 Industrial Practice (1-4)
Practical experience in industry of cooperative work study nature. Not available for persons who have taken TECH 33056. Prerequisite: special approval.

51093 Variable Title Workshop in Technology (1-3)
Specialized instructional unit oriented toward the application of current technology concepts. Repeat registration permitted. S/U grading.

52200 Radiation Processing of Materials (3)
Description of the radiation sources used in radiation technology and the study of the effects of electrons and gamma rays on materials of technological interest. Experiments deal with the effects of radiation in different materials. Prerequisite: PHY 13002 or PHY 12202; and MATH 12002 or MATH 19002; and TECH 32100 and TECH 33363.

53026 Microprocessor Systems (4)
Introduction to the architecture, operation, and applications of an advanced microprocessor, focusing on assembly language programming and interfacing of standard programmable peripherals. Prerequisite: TECH 33222, TECH 46330. Special fee: $30.00 per semester (subject to change).

53221 Digital Control Systems and Instrumentation (4)

Focuses on applications of instrumentation and control systems using computers and micro-controllers including sensors, transducers, instruments, data acquisition boards,software programs, signal conditioning, and transmission methods. Prerequisite: TECH 33223, TECH 4/53026. Special fee: $20.00 per semester (subject to change).

53550 Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)

The application of computers to the preparation of machine tool control programs, rapid prototyping and robotic control. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours weekly. Prerequisite: TECH 23581. Special fee: $60 per semester (subject to change).

53700 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3)
The study of computer integrated manufacturing as system control, product design, machining, assembly, material logistics, quality, information usage and system integration relates to it. Prerequisite: TECH 31020 and 53550. Special fee: $60 per semester (subject to change).

53800 Applied Engineering Technology Seminar (2)
An individual or group project involving the solution of a problem through the application of technology. Prerequisite: special approval. Special fee: $40 per semester (subject to change).

55150 Applied Flight Dynamics I (3)

A course relating aircraft,engine and propeller performance to the overall flight performance of the typical light airplane. Includes flight test project participation. Special course fee $10 cr./Hr. Subject to change. Prerequisite: MATH 11012 or 12002, PHY 13001/13002 or PHY 23101/23102 and TECH 15000. Special fee: $20 per semester (subject to change).

55350 Avionics (3)
A descriptive course that covers electronic systems in aviation, particularly from the standpoint of aircraft equipment, its operational theory, and practical use by the pilot. Prerequisite: PHY 13001/13002 or 23101/23102,TECH 15000, TECH 21021.

55551 Introduction to Nanotechnology (3)
Provides and indepth overview of the fundamentals of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Includes surveys of developments within the breadth of the nanotechnology in various fields such as electronics, materials, energy, and biomedical sciences, etc.  

55700 Aircraft Design (3)
Preliminary design of a fixed-wing aircraft for a specific mission; weight estimates; wing platform, airfoil and propulsion selection; airframe configuration and layout design; performance analysis; and overall systems integration. Special course fee $16.66 cr. Hr. Subject to change. Prerequisite: PHY 13001/13002 or PHY 23101/23102; and TECH 15000 and 21021. Pre- or corequisites: TECH 45030 and 45150 and 45350.

55791 Aviation Security and Policy Seminar (3)
Analytical review of policies, practices, procedures and regulatory provisions designed to create and enhance security in civil aviation with a special emphasis on the impact of emerging technologies on aviation security.

56321 Web Database Integration (3)

Laboratory course focused on integrating data sources into web sites. Current topics include server-side processing principles, web forms, database programming objects and Structured Query Language. Prerequisite: COMT 21005 and COMT 21036.

56330 Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology (3)
This course will cover the concepts of object-oriented, event driven programming with hands-on application of those concepts to solve engineering-related problems, utilizing the current version of Visual Basic. Prerequisite: TECH 10001, MATH 11011 and PHY 13001, and special approval.

57000 Sustainable Systems and Technology

Introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of sustainability, sustainable technologies and sustainable systems. Provides students with an understanding of the basic principles and key issues of environmental, social and economic sustainability. Closely examines sustainability as it applies to the relationships among human beings, technology and the environment, with a special emphasis on sustainability in the context of "meeting humanity's current needs." Also stresses the ethics and importance of sustainability and the use of sustainable systems.

57010 Ethics, Technology and the Environment (3)
Explores the fundamental issues of the interconnections between human beings and the environment, with an emphasis on the ethics and the importance of sustainability. Takes an in-depth look at basic environmental concepts, ethics and values, as they relate to a wide range of practical subject matters, including technology, from global and national perspectives. Provides an in-depth look at sustainable systems and the ethical issues associated with sustainability as it relates to technology by focusing on common and future impacts as they apply to ethics, values and justice.

57200 Systems Engineering (3)
Systems engineering as a method to solve problems. Introduction to the fundamental systems engineering principles, processes, and methodologies used to analyze, design, develop, and deploy complex, sustainable systems. Focuses on systems engineering as a logical, disciplined, systematic, and coherent approach to the design and the development of a system, across the full life cycle of the system. Special emphasis is made on the concepts, methods and activities used to analyze systems, to define and allocate requirements , to transform requirements into a system design, and to verify and validate the system.

57210 Sustainable Energy I (3)
A comprehensive overview of energy sources and energy systems, with an emphasis on renewable energy and the implementation and sustainability of various forms of energy. Examines the characteristics of conventional non-renewable energy systems, along with alternate, renewable energy sources and systems. Includes fundamental energy concepts and the conversion, delivery, distribution, and storage of energy. Explores the technological application of various sources of energy and compares their benefits and limitations. Also presents an overview of present U.S. and global energy needs and demands, and the sustainable energy technologies that may be used to meet future energy demands.

57211 Sustainable Energy II (3)
An in-depth study of the analysis, selection, and implementation of various energy and power sources, with an emphasis on the use of renewable, sustainable energy systems. Focuses on determining energy needs, and on assessing and comparing energy systems with respect to efficiency, technical feasibility, available resources, cost and sustainability characteristics. Includes economics of energy systems, methods for determining costs, and cost-benefit analysis of various energy and power systems. Also includes the social, economic, and environmental impact associated with the development, implementation, and use of various forms of energy. Prerequisite: TECH 57210.

60000 Project Management in a Technological Environment (3)

The planning, organizing, directing and controlling of company technology resources for relatively short-term objectives. Students will also learn to make application of current projects. Special fee: $20.

60001 Quantitative Methods in Technology (3)
A course on the use of analytical modeling and computer simulation techniques for the analysis, reformulation, validation and graphic presentation of data in engineering and technology applications. Prerequisite: MATH 12002.

60078 Reserach in Technology (3)

Research techniques for the technologist. Methods for designing, conducting, analyzing and interpreting results of technological research.

61000 Industrial Technology Education (3)

This course provides students with an understanding of the rationale and issues related to developing the industrial technology education program.

61001 Organization and Administration of Industrial Education (2)
Strategies for organizing and administering industrial education laboratory facilities to accommodate contemporary curriculum and instructional techniques.

61006 Instructional Strategies for the Multiple Activity Laboratory (2)
Extensive participation and practice with instructional strategies for the multiple activity industrial arts laboratory. Survey of instructional styles, classroom and laboratory settings, and student sub-populations.

61051 Technology Education for the Elementary School (2)
The study of nature and purposes of technology education for elementary school and its relationships to general education.

61091 Aerospace Seminar (1)
Discussions of selected technical topics related to aerospace technology. Repeat registration permitted for three semesters maximum.

61095 Special Topics in Technology (1-4)
Study of special topics in technology, including technological tours offered irregularly as interest and opportunities permit. When offered, contact the College of Technology office for details.

61098 Research (1-15)
Research or individual investigation for master’s-level graduate students. Credits earned may be applied toward meeting degree requirements if department approves. Repeat registration permitted.

61199 Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis option student must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 in a single semester, or to be distributed over several semesters if desired. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: Advisor’s approval.

61299 Thesis II (2)
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: TECH 61199.

62001 Control Theory (3)
Automatic control of electromechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems using mathematical models. Discussion of system stability and classical root locus. Prerequisite: PHY 32551.

62301 Electronic Communication System (3)
Course examines the key concepts in electronic communication and teaches basic communication tools, AM and FM modulation/transmission, communication techniques, network and digital communication, wave propagation, antennas, waveguides, radar, laser, microwave. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

62302 Fiber Optics (3)

Course examines optical fibers, Maxwell’s equation, Raman and Brillouin scattering, analog/digital and optical trasmitters/receivers/amplifiers, RZ, NRZ modulation codes, dispersion management, coherent lightwave systems, multichannel systems. Prerequisite: TECH 33223 and instructor approval.

62396 Individual Investigation in Electronic Technology (2)*
Individual investigation of a student-selected topic oriented toward the technical aspects of electronics. IP permissible. Prerequisite: TECH 53221.

63010 Computer Hardware (3)
This course provides an introduction to the hardware, architecture, and operation of the Personal Computer and associated devices. Topics include personal computer architecture and operation fundamentals, basic hardware, data busses and ports, hardware component packaging, auxiliary hardware components, computer assembly, and basic hardware installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.

63020 Fiber Optic System (3)
Principles and characteristics of fiber optics, fiber optic system components, and applications of fiber optics in electronic communication systems. Prerequisite: TECH 33220.

63040 Electronic Communications (3)

Study of electronic communications systems fundamentals, characteristics, design considerations, and implementation. Topics include signal modulation and demodulation, multiplexing, noise, transmitters, receivers, signal propagation, digital communications, transmission lines, antennas, and practical applications. Prerequisite: TECH 33223.

63050 TRIZ-Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (3)
Theory of inventive problem solving, TRIZ, is a collection of powerful problem-solving tools for a broad range of inventive problems. The theory originated in Russia by the study of over 2 million patents. Web-based capstone for students finishing their master’s degree. Students utilize materials learned in earlier courses to solve real world problems in multiple disciplines.

63060 Management of Technology Innovation (3)

Subjects covered in this course include: case studies of innovative companies, elements of an innovation process, review of major problem solving methods, technical opportunity analysis, technical planning, technological forecasting, concept development, and elements of patents. A project is included that utilizes TRIZ software and innovation model elements. Special fee: $80.00 per semester (subject to change).

63070 Computer Hardware Design and Integration (3)
In-depth study of Personal Computer (PC) and computer networking hardware. Topics include PC design, basic and auxiliary PC hardware components, PC assembly, PC upgrade and optimization, and PC repair, diagnosis, and troubleshooting. Additional topics include computer networking hardware, network architecture, network communication protocols, and network installation, configuration, and maintenance. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: EERT 22014 or TECH 33010.

63100 Computer-Aided Design (3)
Study of modern industrial practice using computers in advanced graphics, design and analysis including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, parametric design, solid modeling and finite element analysis. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 2 hours weekly. Prerequisite: TECH 23581.

63200 Computer-Controlled Systems (3)

An overview of modern computer control systems in manufacturing. Prerequisite: TECH 4/53221.

63496 Individual Investigation in Energy/Power Technology (2)*
Individual investigation of selected topics within the energy/power technology systems. Prerequisite: TECH 31032.

63870 Facility Design and Material Handling (3)
Intended to provide students with a fundamental understanding of how layout affects the flow through a system. Both qualitative and quantitative tools are presented for a complete approach to facility design and material handling.

64010 Connectivity and Interoperability in Industry (3)

This course will focus on integrating and administering multiple systems in an industrial environment. Two and onehalf hours lecture and 1 half-hour lab weekly. Prerequisite: TECH 46311.

64011 Technical Programming (3)
This course will focus on writing programs to gather data from industrial devices and provide those data to information systems. Two and one-half hours lecture and 1 half-hour lab weekly. Prerequisite: TECH 46008.

64012 Information Technology and Automation in Industry (3)
This course will focus on developing systems that analyze and automate industrial processes and provide decision support. Two and one half hours lecture and 1 half-hour lab weekly. Prerequisite: special approval.

64095 Special Topics in Computer Technology (1-4)

Study of various topics that focus on current computer technologies. Repeat registration permitted.

64396 Individual Investigation in Communication Technology (2)*

Independent research consisting of a problem statement followed by literature search and application of an industrial practice. A proposal must be developed and a written paper project presented to faculty and industrial representatives. Prerequisite: special approval.

65300 Airline Transportation Operations (3)
The study of scheduled and nonscheduled airline transport operations under Federal Air Regulations (FAR).135. Prerequisite: special approval.

65400 Evaluating Quality System Through Process Control (3)

Evaluating industrial quality through statistical process control. Methods to produce design, process control and process capability are analyzed and evaluated for industrial quality control. Use of inspection equipment and assurance of receiving, fabricating and shipping acceptable materials, products and systems. Scientific management.  Special fee: $20.

65496 Aerospace Technology (1-4)*

Individual investigation of selected topic from the field of aerospace. Prerequisite: special approval.

65500 Quality Systems and Industrial Productivity (3)

Tools and techniques for increasing industrial productivity through total quality management. Productivity improvement techniques involving human, technology, material, product and processes, utilizing value engineering, analytical models and scientific management tools in high-technology environment. Special fee: $30.

65550 Design and Analysis of Experiments in Technology (3)
Introduces planning and conducting experiments, as well as analyzing the resulting data using statistical techniques to obtain valid and objective conclusions. Also focuses on experiments performed in areas such as product design, manufacturing process development and process improvement.

65700 Applied Reliability Engineering (3)
Designed to provide technical managers, applied engineers, technologists and manufacturing personnel practical working knowledge of reliability measurement and testing. Concepts of reliability engineering are analyzed to determine failure rates for various types of destructive and nondestructive testing. Prerequisite: TECH 65400. Special fee: $30.

65800 Burn-in/Stress Testing for Reliability (3)
Comprehensive course on reliability testing to analyze and establish reliability standards for components, products and systems. Specific emphasis on burn-in and stresstesting procedures to perform effective reliability statistical calculations will be the major focus of the course. Prerequisite: TECH 65700. Special fee: $20.

66380 Advanced Networking (3)

Provides student with experience in fundamental and advanced computer networking techniques including network architectures, LAN systems, network security, and network management and administration.

66382 Network Security (3)
Provides student with experience in fundamental and advanced computer networking techniques including network architectures, LAN systems, network security, and network management and administration.

66384 Computer Forensics (3)
Provides students with experience in proper computer forensic techniques including incident response, forensic preparation, and data recovery and analysis.

66596 Individual Investigation in Materials Technology (2)*

Research directed toward the study and application of metallic and nonmetallic materials. IP permissible. Prerequisite: TECH 20002 or 33363.

66796 Individual Investigation in Industrial Processes (2)*
Individual investigation of a student-selected topic oriented toward industrial/manufacturing processes. IP permissible. Prerequisite: TECH 20002.

67220 Life Cycle Design I (3)

An in-depth investigation of Life Cycle Design of sustainable systems. Explores the cradle to cradle path of products with an emphasis on system Life Cycle stages and processes from a sustainability perspective. Examines how environmentally conscious system design can be accomplished by considering the environmental impact of technology and engineering as the part of the sustainable design process. Includes the study of sustainable development with respect to Green Technologies, hazardous materials and processes and reducing the environmental impact of product development and utilization. Also includes an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment and various Environmental and Life Cycle standards.  

67221 Life Cycle Design II (3)
An in-depth study of environmental performance, environmentally conscious design and sustainable development. Focuses on Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment as a means to determine the potential economic, environmental, and ecological impact of products, processes, and activities across their entire life cycle. Takes a close look at the beneficial and detrimental effects of various technologies, materials, products and processes with special attention to the reduction of harmful effects to human beings, the ecosystem, and the environment. Covers the analysis and assessment of energy consumption, natural resource depletion, and environmental degradation,, and ways to minimize detrimental effects on the environment. Includes the use of various life cycle engineering and assessment processes, models and analytical tools to identify, evaluate, and compare the environmental consequences associated with various products/activities, across a wide range of impact categories, to assist in design and decision making. Prerequisite: TECH 67220

67320 Applied Sustainability in Construction Management (3)

Investigation of strategies and methods used by construction managers and others to assist in developing sustainable built environments. Takes a close look at standards for environmentally sustainable construction and at the application of Best Management Practices for construction activities. Focus is on LEED Certification, International Standards on Environmental Management Systems, and other established criteria, guidelines, standards, and tools associated with Green Building. Provides an in-depth discussion and practical application of LEED assessment, guidelines and standards for various building sectors. Includes a major individual design project/case study involving research in green construction and design on a particular construction project, along with the application of LEED guidelines, assessment and methods to the project. Prerequisite: special approval.

67496 Individual Investigation in Construction Technology (2)*
Provides advanced work in a selected investigation in one or more of the many areas of construction technology. In some instances, an introduction to construction technology is considered depending upon student needs. IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

67596 Individual Investigation in Manufacturing Technology (2)*
Independent study related to manufacturing industries. The study may include the development of a product for manufacture (or service) or the in-depth examination of an element of manufacturing. IP permissible.

68196 Individual Investigation in Engineering Graphics (2)*
Investigation of selected topics within engineering graphics including computer-aided design. IP permissible. Prerequisite:TECH 31087.

68796 Individual Investigation in Industrial Technology System Design (2)*
The study of two- and three-dimensional design as related to manufacturing, construction, communication and energy/power including patents, creativity and problem-solving approaches. IP permissible.

*When a student enrolls for an individual investigation course, it is assumed that the student has a problem, technical or professional, on which to concentrate. Study, experimentation and/or research necessary for the solution of the problem will be preceded by an analysis of the problem in consultation with the student’s assigned professor. Documentation of the investigation will be filed with the department.