Technology Courses

A course listed in the Graduate Catalog does not guarantee it will be taught in a specific semester or academic year.
IT
515
R
Special Topics in Information Technology.
1-3
New topics in information technology for graduate and undergraduate students. Standard lecture and lab format.
IT
529
Advanced Networking.
3
Analyzing, selecting, configuring, monitoring, and managing of computer network equipment. SNMP-based monitoring and control in process of fault isolation and root cause analysis.
Prerequisites: 
IT 344, 347; or equivalents.
MFG
531
Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programming.
3
CAD/CAM programming techniques and requirements for manufacturing components on computer numerical-control machine tools, emphasizing CAM programming, postprocessors, and CAM software evaluation.
Prerequisites: 
MFG 230 or previous CNC programming experience, or instructor's approval.
MFG
532
Manufacturing Systems.
3
Analyzing lean manufacturing systems. Numerous examples and case studies from industry demonstrating principles of lean production, inventory management, and lean distribution. Project with a local company to gain confidence with these principles in an industrial setting.
Prerequisites: 
Mfg 480 or instructor's consent.
MFG
533
Manufacturing Information Systems.
3
Applying and integrating software and information technologies in planning, executing, and monitoring production operations.
Prerequisites: 
Mfg 480 or instructor's consent.
IT
548
Mechatronics.
3
Synergistic application of mechanical devices, electronic controls, and cyber-system principles. Design of integrated systems that interact between the real world and the IT cyber-space environment. Advanced applications of automation and control.
Prerequisites: 
Instructor's consent.
CFM
555
Construction Company Financial Management.
3
An in-depth review of management concepts and financial strategies needed to successfully grow and enhance profitability of a construction company. Topics include business entities, budgeting and cash management, finance and investments, accounting, financial statements, cost controls (variance and earned value analysis), real estate investing, taxation, break even analysis and capital budgeting.
Prerequisites: 
CFM 445
IT
555
Advanced Human-Computer Interaction.
3
Advanced techniques for designing, prototyping, building, and evaluating technology-mediated user experiences. Human-computer interaction research methods including experimental design. Ethics of working with human subjects. HCI theories and best practices.
Prerequisites: 
IT 355; or instructor's consent.
MFG
555
Composite Materials and Processes.
3
Structure, processing, properties, and uses of composite materials, including various manufacturing methods and the relationship between properties and fabrication.
Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing or instructor's consent.
IT
566
Digital Forensics.
3
Fundamentals of digital forensics, legal issues, evidence, chain of custody, media analysis, incident response, corporate forensics, and network forensics.
Prerequisites: 
IT 466 or concurrent enrollment or equivalent.
IT
567
Cyber Security and Penetration Testing.
3
Advanced computer systems security. Vulnerabilities and exploits. System and network attacks. Ethical hacking and penetration testing. Cyber security, cyber weapons, and advanced persistent threats. Legal and regulatory requirements for security and privacy.
Prerequisites: 
IT 466 or C S 465 or IS 560; or equivalent content course from another institution; or concurrent enrollment.
MFG
574
Advanced Tool Design.
3
Advanced design of net-shape products utilizing CAD and CAE methods. Plastic injection mold design and construction. Rapid prototyping and injection molding project.
Prerequisites: 
MFG 431
MFG
575
Packaging Technologies.
3
Fundamentals of packaging technologies; materials, design and processes. Understanding of the importance and role of packaging in the manufacturing and product environment. Combined instruction and hands-on project application of the various aspects of packaging materials, design, and processes through individual and team assignments, written reports, and oral presentations.
Prerequisites: 
IT 318 & MFG 431
MFG
580
Manufacturing Simulation.
3
Design and optimization of manufacturing systems using simulation. Simulation languages and modeling methodology.
Prerequisites: 
MFG 480
TEE
593
R
Workshop in Applied Technology Education.
0.5-2
Teaching and learning technological literacy skills. Reviewing and participating in current technological advances, with a focus on teaching practice and methods.
CFM
600
Trends and Issues in Managing Construction.
3
Current political, regulatory, technological, environmental, and leadership trends and issues.
TECH
601
Research and Development in Technology.
3
Success strategies in graduate programs. Identifying appropriate direction of research and study. Research tools as aids in decision making: strategies, literature, logic, survey techniques, research design, statistics, computers. Preparing proposals for research papers and thesis research; organizing first three thesis chapters.
TEE
610
History and Philosophy of Technology Education.
2
Historical and philosophical basis of today's technology programs.
TEE
625
Teaching and Learning in Technology Education.
2
Identifying, developing, and implementing instructional strategies unique to technology education.
CFM
630
Managing Human Resources in Construction Companies.
3
Managing human resources in construction companies including hiring, firing, retention, training and employee development motivation, incentives, personality profiles and company culture.
TEE
635
Facility Design for Applied Technology Programs.
2
Developing instructional facilities and educational specifications for vocational and technology laboratories.
TECH
638
Technology Leadership.
3
Strategic planning and policy development. Theoretical and practical leadership aspects of conceptual and implementation processes. Articulation and team building among various organizations. Ethics and conflict resolution. Developing and implementing solutions to special problems; advanced skills/concepts in traditional and emerging technology areas.
CFM
640
Managing Risk in Construction.
3
Managing the factors that create risk in a construction company, including contract administration, ethical practices, safety, international risks, insurances, and bonding.
Prerequisites: 
CFM 385
CFM
650
Construction Company Development and Strategic Planning.
3
Advanced topics in the development of construction companies, including strategic planning, negotiations, banking relations, successful companies, risk management, productivity, trending and forecasting, zoning and development, entitlements, career balance, and sub-contract and resource management.
Prerequisites: 
CFM 445
IT
670
Web and Social Media Analytics.
3
Techniques for managing, exploring, visualizing, and analyzing web and social media data including social network analysis, search engine optimization, ethical treatment of social data, and web analytics research methods.
Prerequisites: 
IT 350 & IT 355; or instructor's consent.
TEE
675
Grant Writing and Publishing in Technology and Engineering Education.
3
Grant writing and publishing as it applies to education - specifically K-12 environments and technology and engineering education.
Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing.
CFM
695
R
Special Topics in Construction Management.
3
Based on needs, interest, and significance, topics important to leaders and managers in the construction industry.
IT
695
R
Information Technology Special Topics.
0.5-4
Unique topics in information technology for graduate students only. Independent study with a faculty mentor.
Prerequisites: 
Departmental and instructor's consent.
MFG
695
R
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Special Topics.
0.5-4
Topics arranged in consultation with instructor.
Prerequisites: 
Departmental and instructor's consent.
TECH
695
R
Technology Special Topics.
0.5-9
Topics arranged in consultation with instructor.
Prerequisites: 
Instructor's and departmental consent.
TEE
695
R
Technology and Engineering Education Special Topics.
0.5-3
Topics arranged in consultation with instructor.
Prerequisites: 
Departmental and instructor's consent.
TECH
699
R
Master's Thesis.
0.5-9
Prerequisites: 
Departmental consent.
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