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College of Technology and Computer Science

Department of Technology Systems

Tijani

Tijjani

Mohammed,
Interim

Chair, Suite 202, Science and Technology Building



The Department of Technology Systems offers graduate programs leading to the graduate
certificate, the master of science, and a consortium
-
based doctor of philosophy

(PhD)
.
The
department is a leading pro
ponent of collaborative network
-
based learning and offers many of its
graduate programs online. Students are expected to be proficient in use of a personal computer
and have access to high speed internet service.


Graduate certificates offered through the

department include: computer network professional,
information assurance, lean six sigma, performance improvement, and website developer. The
department also
offers a master of science

(MS)

in
network technology
,
a master of science

a

MS

in
technology
systems
,

and

a master of science

a

MS
in occupational safety
.

The MS

in
N
etwork
T
echnology

degree program
include
s

studies in the
areas of computer networking management,
digital communications technology
,
information security
, and w
eb technologies.

The
MS in
technology systems

degree program includes study in the areas of
computer networking
management, digital communications technology,
environmental planning and development,
industrial distribution and logistics,
information security,
manufacturing systems, performance
improvement, and quality systems. The
MS

in occupational safety

builds upon expertise in
foundational regulatory and technical aspects of occupational safety and is a
stand
alone

stand
along

degree program. The

PhD

in tech
nology management is designed to prepare scholars for
leadership positions in education, industry, government, and business. The PhD is offered
through a five
-
university consortium with the degree being awarded through Indiana State
University. Graduates f
rom all of these graduate programs are prepared to manage rapidly
changing technologies and technical systems.


General Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School. Acceptance into any
master's degree program in the Department of Technology Systems is based on satisfactory
undergraduate grades, scores on a graduate test such as the Graduate Manage
ment Admission
Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), and letters of reference. Completion
of an undergraduate degree in a field related to the desired concentration or significant related
technical experience are required for admission. St
udents with limited technical expertise or a
non related baccalaureate degree are evaluated on a case
-
by
-
case basis by the Department
Graduate Admissions Committee. In some cases, remedial undergraduate courses or additional
graduate courses are required t
o complement the graduate program.


MS in Network Technology

The
master of science in network technology

is designed to serve the needs of students who
possess baccalaureate degrees in
networking

technology
-
oriented disciplines.
Students take a
common
set of courses and

select
one of

four
concentrations
: c
omputer
networking m
anagement,
d
igital
c
omm
unications technology, information security, and w
eb
technologies
. The program
emphasizes advanced applications in computer networking

such as

network infras
tructure
management,
networked

system
s

design,
network security,
and technical problem solving in
technology
-
driven organizations.
A

minimum of
30 s.h.

are required
as follows:


1.

Common core: ICTN

6823, 6878
; ITEC 6000, 6060, 6200
.......................................1
5

s. h.

2.

Concentration area (Choose one)................................................................................1
2

s.h.

Computer Networking Management:

ICTN 6865, 6875, 6880, 6885

Digital Communication Technol
ogy:

ICTN 6810, 6820, 6830, 6840

Information Security:

ICTN 6865, 6870, 6873, 6883

Web
Technologies
:

ICTN 6815, 6825, 6835, 6845

3.

Options (Choose one of the following.)
-

3
-
6 s.h.

Thesis option: ICTN 7000 Thesis



3 s.h.

The student writes a thesis and
presents a seminar based on the thesis research. The
thesis proposal and the subsequent thesis must be approved by the student’s advisor
and the committee composed of three technology systems faculty members.

Practicum option: ICTN 6900 Practicum



3 s.h.

The student writes a practicum report and presents a seminar based on the report. The
practicum project proposal and the subsequent report must be approved by the
student’s advisor and the committee composed of three technology systems faculty
members.

Non
-
thesis option: Additional electives


6 s.
h.

The student’s advisor, the graduate program director, and the chairperson must approve
the
electives and
student’s course of study.



Computer Networking Management

Courses in this concentration emphasize ad
vanced technologies used in the design,
implementation, administration, monitoring, optimization, and maintenance of data
communication and computer networking systems in industry.


Digital Communications Technology

Courses in this concentration emphasize
a broad understanding of communication theory and
practice in the transmission of digital data, including signal generation, conditioning,
transmission, error detection and correction, and the underlying technologies used to retrieve,
process, store, and
analyze data in organizations.


Information Security

Courses in this concentration prepare students to design, deploy, manage, and apply techniques
of securing and protecting the integrity and availability of information systems and
communication networks

in governmental, private, and non
-
profit organizations.



Web
Technologies

Courses in this concentration prepare students to design,

analyze, configure, implement,
and
operate
web services
, computer networks, multimed
ia objects, data storage systems, and
interactive web

component
s for
governmental, private, and non
-
profit organizations
.


MS in Occupational Safety


The master of science

in occupational safety requires 30 s.h. credit and is comprised of courses
that build upon expertise in foundational regulatory and technical aspects of occupational safety.
Required courses include: SAFT 6040, 6250, 6290, 6310, 6402, 6288; and EHST 6700
and 6701
or SAFT 6805. Electives from EHST, ITEC, SAFT or other areas are selected as approved by the
Graduate Program Coordinator. Students who are deficient in the foundational regulatory and
technical aspects of occupational safety may be required to ta
ke additional courses. Program pre
-
requisites include chemistry with lab and statistics.


Non
-
thesis option: SAFT 6995; 6 s.h. of approved electives.

Thesis option: BIOS 7021; SAFT 7000; 3 s.h. of approved electives.


MS in Technology Systems


The mast
er of science degree program is designed to serve the needs of students who possess a
baccalaureate degree in technology systems and related technology oriented disciplines.

The
emphasis of the master of science degree program is on technology management,

application to
practice, and creative problem solving in technology driven industry and business.
S
tudents are
required to apply theory to practice through analytical projects and research involving industry
problems and
applications
.


The program of study includes course work composed of four core
courses, and six in the area of specialization. Concentrations are currently available in
environmental planning, industrial distribution and logistics, manufacturing systems
,

performance imp
rovement, and quality systems.



M
inimum degree requirement is 30 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.

Common core: ITEC 6000, 6050, 6200, 6406
-

12 s. h.

2.

Concentration area (Choose one)
-

18 s.h.

Computer networking management:

ICTN 6823, 6850, 6865, 6875, 6880, 6885

Digital communications technology:

ICTN 6810, 6820, 6823, 6830, 6840, 6850

Environmental planning and development:


PLAN 5025, 5065, 6020, 6029, 6301, 6305

Industrial Distribution and Logistics:


IDIS 6500, 6535,
6545; ITEC 6001, 6600; approved elective from ICTN, ITEC, SAFT

Information Security:

ICTN 6823, 6865, 6870, 6873, 6878, 6883

Manufacturing Systems:


IDIS 6535; ITEC 6001, 6002, 6003, 6600; approved elective from ICTN, IDIS, ITEC,
SAFT

Performance
Improvement:

EDTC 6010, 6020, 6045, 7125; ITEC 6001; approved elective from EDTC, IDIS, ITEC,
PSYC

Quality Systems:

IDIS 6535; ITEC 6001, 6110, 6112, 6600; approved elective from ICTN, IDIS, ITEC,
SAFT

The master of science degree program is designed to s
erve the needs of students who possess a
baccalaureate degree in technology systems and related technology oriented disciplines. The
program of study includes course work composed of four core courses, and six in the area of
specialization. All students ar
e required to apply theory to practice through analytical projects
and research papers involving industry problems and applications. Concentrations are currently
available in computer networking management, digital communications technology, industrial
dis
tribution and logistics, information security, performance improvement, environmental
planning, manufacturing systems and quality systems. The emphasis of the master of science
degree program is on technology management, application to practice, and creati
ve problem
solving in technology driven industry and business.


The core consists of courses which emphasize the fundamental skills and knowledge deemed
important by industrial employers and technology managers. Graduates must be able to use
information p
rocessing systems to more effectively communicate, process information, access
data, and solve problems in industry; evaluate the performance of technical systems and interpret
the significance of data pertaining to product quality and reliability; be fami
liar with
contemporary issues relating to people and technology in competitive, world
-
class markets;
identify and apply techniques for organizing resources to enhance productivity and accomplish
objectives in a cost
-
efficient and timely manner; and serve a
s effective leaders and managers.


Students with limited technical expertise are evaluated on a case
-
by
-
case basis. In some
instances, remedial undergraduate courses or additional graduate courses are required to
complement the graduate program. All cours
es are offered in an online format for all
concentrations. Students must have access to current computing technology and full Internet
access. Additional details regarding platforms and connectivity are available by contacting the
Department of Technology
Systems.

Computer Networking Management


Courses in this concentration emphasize advanced technologies used in the design,
implementation, administration, monitoring, optimization, and maintenance of data
communication and computer networking systems in industry.

Digital Communications Technolog
y


Courses in this concentration emphasize a broad understanding of communication theory and
practice in the transmission of digital data, including signal generation, conditioning,
transmission, error detection and correction, and the underlying technolo
gies used to retrieve,
process, store, and analyze data in organizations.


Environmental Planning and Development


Courses serving the needs of students to provide training that will equip the student to work in
the coastal regions across the nation, developing sustainable building and hazard mitigation
codes as well as maximizing the recreational opportunities while m
inimizing the impact on the
environment.


Industrial Distribution and Logistics


This concentration prepares students for the evolving and changing technology management
techniques and theories in the area of distribution and logistics. Focus is on under
standing,
modeling, analyzing, and improving the supply chain and its related elements.


Information Security


Courses in this concentration prepare students to design and manage a system for securing and
protecting the integrity of information in governmental, private, and non
-
profit data network
systems.


Manufacturing Systems


Courses in this concentration emphasize the design, management, and control of human and
technological operations systems primarily applied to manufacturing systems.


Performance Improvement


This concentration serves students with a human resource and o
rganizational performance
improvement career interest. Courses focus on a systems view of how to develop and implement
significant improvement in organizational performance in a technology driven organization.


Quality Systems


This concentration prepares students for upper
-
level positions in quality management fields. The
program provides industry
-
based, problem
-
solving experiences in the application of technology,
planning, productivity improvement, quality, statistical analysi
s, and management systems.


Thesis Option


For students interested in a research focus, the MS in technology systems provides a thesis
option with six credit hours of the required thirty hours dedicated to the development of
independent research. Student
s should identify a thesis advisor early and develop an abstract of
the research topic and the contribution. The MS thesis option committee will consist of three
members.


PhD in Technology Management


The School of Industry and Technology is one of five

universities collaborating to provide an
online PhD program in technology management. The degree is awarded through Indiana State
University and is designed to prepare scholars for leadership positions in education, industry,
government, and business. The

program consists of a minimum of 90 s.h. beyond the
baccalaureate. Students are required to successfully complete preliminary and comprehensive
examinations, design and conduct original research, and defend a doctoral dissertation. An
individualized progr
am of study and applied research internship is also required.


The program involves five areas of required study: technical core (15 s.h.), research core (27
s.h.), technical specialization (30 s.h.), internship (6 s.h.), and cognates (12 s.h.). Additiona
l
courses may be required to address deficiencies. ITEC 6050 is a prerequisite to all distance
learning programs. Design of each candidate’s program of study is dependent on their goals and
background experiences.


Four technical specializations are curre
ntly available: digital communications systems,
construction management, manufacturing systems, quality systems, and human resource
development. ECU provides the lead on specializations in digital communication and
manufacturing systems. Students identify
a “home university” based on their technical
specialization and/or geographic location.


Certificate Programs



Computer Network Professional Certificate Program


Information in the courses is cumulative; therefore the program requires 18 months to complete.

The computer network professional certificate program is offered online via the Internet.
Students in the program are required to have fully functional compute
r hardware and full Internet
connectivity. Additional details regarding platforms are available by contacting the Department
of Technology Systems, College of Technology and Computer Science.

Required courses: ICTN 6800, 6820, 6823, 6830.


Information As
surance Certificate Program


The information assurance certificate program is offered online via the Internet. Students in the
program are required to have fully functional computer hardware and full Internet connectivity.

Due to the nature of the advanc
ed skills, the prerequisites of this program include the knowledge
of basic data communication, computer networking, and computer operation as evidenced by one
of the following: COMPTIA Network+ certification or Cisco CCNA certification or equivalent
cours
e work. The prerequisite requirement can also be achieved by taking several ECU courses.


Required courses: ICTN 6800
,
6823, 6865, 6873, 6878.


Lean Six Sigma Certificate Program


The lean six sigma certificate program prepares graduates for employment i
n industry in a
variety of jobs related to quality or process improvement. The skills developed in the course
work can lead to successful careers as a lean six sigma facilitator, continuous improvement
manager, project leader, and similar positions. The pr
ogram is structured to achieve this
objective through internet
-
based, online advanced course work. Students are required to have
high
-
speed internet connections.


Minimum certificate requirement is 15 s.h. of credit as follows:

Choose 12 s.h. from the
following: ITEC 6001, 6002, 6003, 6110, 6112.

Choose 3 s.h. from the following: ITEC 6001, 6002, 6003, 6110, 6112, 6600, 6535, 6545.

Any individual course may be taken only once for application towards the MS degree
requirements and the certificate requir
ements. All prerequisites must be satisfied on a course by
course basis.


The courses are scheduled to allow completion of the certificate program in 18 months. Transfer
hours are not accepted in the lean six sigma certificate program.


Performance Impro
vement Certificate Program


Applicants to the Certificate in Performance Improvement must currently have a bachelors
degree. Students may transfer up to 9 semester hours as a non degree student toward the graduate
MS in Instructional Technology or an MS i
n Performance Systems Improvement. Graduate
School retention standards will apply.

Required courses: EDTC 6010, 6020, 6125, ITEC 6001, 6200, 6050


Website Developer Certificate Program


The website developer certificate program prepares graduates for employment as website
developers and managers. The skills learned in this certificate program are required to be
successful in jobs with titles such as web master, web designer, etc.

The pro
gram is structured to
achieve this objective through 15 s.h. of advanced course work.

Required courses: ICTN 6800
,
6815, 6825, 6835, 6845.


COURSES

(Retrieved from:
http://www.ecu.edu/cs
-
acad/grcat/CoursesICTN.cfm
)


ICTN: Information and Computer Technology

6200. Information Technology Project Management (3)

Skills and knowledge required to manage information technology
p
rojects including
project planning, cost analy
sis, human factors, project network diagrams, and risk
management.

6800. Internet Research Methods (3)

Collaboration methods that emphasize problem
-
solving in industry and other technical
environments.

6805. Computer Networking Hardware (3)

Hardware co
mponents used in modern networking environment. Emphasis on operational
characteristics and specification of each component used in computer network.

6810. Communication Technology (3)

P/C: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050, 6805 or equivalent experience. Analysis of design,
development, and operation of contemporary technical systems used by industry to
transmit, process, retrieve, preserve, and store information.

6815. Network Media Services (3)


Internet connectivity required. P/C: ICTN 6800 or 6050. Study of design and
implementation of multimedia technology applied to enterprise website strategy. Topics
include design of multimedia objects and technology for deploying media rich
environment.

6820. Networking Technology for Industry (3)

P: ICTN 6810. Design, implementation, and maintenance of industrial computer
networks.

6823. Information Security Management (3)

P/C: ICTN 6800 or 6050; 6810 or consent of instructor; ITEC 6050. Survey of
inf
ormation security terms, concepts, principles, and applications in data networking
environment.

6825. Dynamic Web Services (3)

P: ICTN 6815. Modern technologies for providing dynamic contents with enterprise
websites. Topics include creation and manageme
nt of dynamics web services.

6830. Advanced Networking Technology (3)

P: ICTN 6810. Advanced topics in computer networking technology used in industry.
Problem
-
solving activities dealing with installation, configuration, and security of
internet and intr
anet services.

6835. Enterprise Web Services (3)

P: ICTN 6825. Study of integrated web services to a successful enterprise web presence.
Topics include development of web site with multiple integrated services, website
performance, and security considera
tion.

6840. Communication Strategies for Industry (3)

P: ICTN 6830. Models and techniques advocated by leaders in field of communications
to provide basis for improving exchange of information at all levels of industrial
organization.

6845. Web Site Development (3)

P: ICTN 6835. Latest technology in developing successful web sites on Internet as related
to industry and business applications, including protocols, standards, and programming
tools.

6850. Managing Technological Change (3)


P/C: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050. Operational policies and related legal issues for
information technology systems in organizations. Topics cover government and industry
regulations, policies applied to information technology, industry, development of
enterpr
ise polices on effective and legal use of information technology, and other polices
related to information technology environment.

6853. Cryptography Algorithms and Applications (3)

P/C: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050. Key cryptographic terms, concepts, principl
es, and
applications in networked environment.

6855. Networked Commerce Systems (3)

P/C: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050. Design and implementation of network
-
based commerce
systems. Considers infrastructure support issues.

6860, 6861, 6862. Special Topic in Tec
hnology (1,2,3)

May be repeated for credit with consent of director of graduate studies. Research in
trends, problems, and issues related to field of industrial technology.

6865. Fundamental Network Security (3)

P: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050. Survey of secu
rity challenge to data communication and
computer network. Topics include evaluation of network security threats, fundamental
configuration of enterprise network devices, and enterprise network security policy
development.

6870. Advanced Network Security
(3)

P: ICTN 6865. Advanced technology for providing secure access to enterprise
information network and resources. Topics include Virtual Private Network (VPN)
implementation, intrusion detection system implementation and configuration, and
organizational

security models.

6873. Network Intrusion Detection and Incident Response (3)

P: ICTN 6865. State
-
of
-
art intrusion detection technology for protecting data network
from malicious attack.

6875. Emerging Technology (3)

Internet connectivity required. P:
ICTN 6865. State
-
of
-
art technologies for accessing
enterprise data communication network infrastructure. Topics include wireless, WLAN,
broadband Internet access, web application on mobile units, and Storage Area Network.

6878. Legal and Ethical Issues in

Information Technology (3)

P: ICTN 6823. Surveys legal environment of information technology and issues relating
to privacy, policy, and unauthorized computer and network intrusion, as covered by
federal, state, and local regulations.

6880. Advanced Top
ics in Information Infrastructure Design (3)

P: ICTN 6865. Advanced features in providing reliable information infrastructure for
organizations. Topics include current and future development of dynamic routing and
switching protocols, such as OSPF, BGP, M
LS, etc. Covers issues on IPv6 and its
deployment.

6883. System Integrity for Information Technology (3)

P: ICTN 6873. Capstone to provide systematic approaches to design and deployment of
comprehensive information integrity measures for data network sys
tems.

6885. Network Management Technology (3)

P: ICTN 6880. Current technologies to address enterprise
-
wide data communication
network management. Topics include planning and deploying hardware and software
solution for enterprise network management.

6900. Practicum


(1


4
)


P:

Consent of
practicum committee chair
. Applied industry project in close alignment
with student’s technical area of specialization and subject
to
a student’s committee
approval.

Format report and presentation required.
May
be repeated

up to a
maximum of
4

s.h.

7000. Thesis (1


6)

P:

Consent of
thesis committee chair
. Original research
in student’s area of specialization
and subject
to
a student’s committee approval.
May be repeated

up

to a
maximum of 6
s.h.

7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)

May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis
research may only register for this course during the summer.

9001. Dissertation: Summer Research (1)

May be repeated. No credit may count t
oward degree. Students conducting dissertation
research may only register for this course during the summer.


IDIS: Industrial Distribution

6500. Collaborative Planning in the Supply Network (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Detailed analysis of collaboration among sup
ply network partners;
specifically collaborative planning and forecasting for replenishment (CPFR).

6515. Logistical Security and Safety Management (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Covers logistical issues involved with laws and regulations
internationally and in US.

Includes safety issues involved in logistics such as container
security as well as new laws that have affected logistics since inception of Homeland
Security.

6525. Transportation Logistics Management (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Comprehensive examination of cri
tical issues involved in domestic and
international transportation management. Provides insight into most important laws,
rules, regulations, treaties, and practices remaining in today’s deregulated transportation
environment.

6535. Supply Chain Logistics

Management (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Examines critical issues involved in supply chain logistics management.
Issues such as e
-
business, procurement and outsourcing, supply chain distribution
strategies, and latest technology trends in supply chain logistics ma
nagement discussed.

6545. Global Logistics Management (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Examines critical issues involved in global logistics management.
Customs, global trading documentation, security issues, NAFTA and free trade, risk
management, homeland security issues, and strategic global trade and business options
discu
ssed.


ITEC: Industrial Technology

5100. Internship in Industrial Technology (3)

Supervised internship. P: Consent of graduate director. Placement in industrial or
technical firm. Requires journal of related activities and final report.

6000. Statistical Applications in Industry (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Applies statistical quality control and assurance systems in technology
context, including manufacturing, construction, and electronics.

6001. Process Analysis and Change Initiatives (3)

P/C
: ITEC 6050. Change and the analytic processes required to identify, document,
define, and measure requirements and limitations for any manufacturing or service
system. Methods for system improvement will be introduced.

6002. Lean Manufacturing (3)

P/C:
ITEC 6050. Study of the fundamental lean manufacturing techniques based on the
Toyota Production System including Takt time, 5S, and other methods to minimize
waste.

6003. Advanced Lean Techniques (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050 and ITEC 6002. Study of advanced lean
manufacturing techniques based
on the Toyota Production System including manufacturing cell development and other
advanced methods to minimize waste.

6010. Readings in Industry (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050; consent of director of graduate studies. Comprehensive st
udy of
contemporary topics of importance. Reading, seminar discussion, written critiques, and
conferencing between student and instructor.

6050. Strategies for Technical Management and Communications (3)

Collaborative learning methods that emphasize prob
lem
-
based learning, heuristics
devices, and critical thinking to solve engineering and engineering
-
related problems.

6060.
Research Methods in Technology (3)

A systematic study of
academic
research
, addressing all the stages of scientific projects

from the
development of

research proposals to publication of the findings. Provides
perspectives on various topics including;
collection, analysis, and protection of

research
data;

research ethics; and strategic and critical thinking.

6100. Practicum in I
ndustrial Technology (3)

May be repeated for maximum of 12 s.h. May count maximum of 3 s.h. P: ITEC 6400;
P/C: ITEC 6050; consent of director of graduate studies. Capstone industry
-
based project.
Supervised by committee of ITEC graduate faculty. Final rep
ort with formal electronic
presentation.

6101. Tools and Materials of Industry (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Production of consumer goods in modern industry. Includes processes.

6110. Data and Trend Analysis for Quality (3)

P/C: ITEC 6000. Statistical methodologies including scatter plots, run charts, correlation,
linear regression, and multivariate analysis. Six Sigma techniques for DMAIC.

6112. Statistical Analysis for Quality (3)

P/C: ITEC 6000. Topics include statistica
l thinking, data analysis, presentation of data,
design of experiments and analysis of variance. Statistical methods will be related to Six
Sigma quality initiatives and appropriate phases of DMAIC.

6200. Technology Project Management (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050.

Comprehensive systems used to control projects to achieve technical,
managerial, and economic objectives. Emphasis on management controls, computer
applications, human factors, and productivity.

6295. Digital Communications for Technology (3)

Investigat
ion and utilization of tools, techniques, and technical systems for transmitting
information related to problems and issues of contemporary industry using digital
technologies.

6400. Research in Industrial Technology (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Applications
-
orie
nted study of nature of research in industry and
selected strategies of research methodology. Focuses on interpreting engineering data,
information retrieval systems, evaluation of industrial research reports, and preparation of
industrial
-
type research pr
oposal.

6406. Capital Project and Cost Analysis for Technology (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Methods employed by technical managers to develop a business case
for capital projects.

6407. Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Automation (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Design
, preparation, programming, and evaluation of systems with
emphasis on contemporary and emerging applications of various technologies.

ITEC
6600. Quality Systems (3)

P/C: ITEC 6050. Quality management systems are appraised, including Baldrige, ISO,
Six S
igma and other industry specific models. Statistical techniques and continuous
improvement is also reinforced.

7000. Thesis (1
-
6)

May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.

8100, 8101. Research Internship (3,3)

P: Enrollment in ISU Consortium PhD in
technology management offered by Indiana
State University. Predissertation project(s) addressing technology systems.

9000. Dissertation (3
-
12)

May be repeated. May count maximum of 9 s.h.

ITEC Banked Courses

6300. Applications of Vibration Analysis (3)


6404. Materials Selection and Application (3)

6408, 6409. Automated Systems and Laboratory (3,0)


MANF: Manufacturing

5504. Independent Study: Manufacturing (3)

May be repeated for credit with consent of chair. P: Consent of instructor.
Research
-
oriented problem solving with tools, materials, and processes of manufacturing
industries.

MANF Banked Courses

5060. Organic Matrix Composite Materials (3)

5090, 5091. Fluid Power Circuits (3,0)


SAFT: Occupational Safety

6001. Regulatory Aspe
cts of Occupational and Environmental Safety (3) Formerly SAFT 6260

Overview and application of regulations affecting occupational and environmental safety.

6002. Technical Aspects and Field Audits in Occupational Safety (3) Formerly SAFT 6280

P/C: SAFT

6001 or consent of instructor. Comprehension and application of the technical
aspects of safety to occupational settings.

6040. Critical Thinking and Research Methods in Occupational Safety (3)

Application of critical thinking and research methods to th
e field of occupational safety.

6250. Occupational Ergonomics (3)

P/C: SAFT 6040 or consent of instructor. Focus on dimensions of occupational
ergonomics practice and applications intended to reduce worker/hardware/environmental
interface problems in ord
er to enhance worker performance while minimizing adverse
physiological effects.

6282. Design for Safety and the Environment (3)

P/C: SAFT 6001, 6002; or consent of instructor. Overview and application of strategy
formulation, technical tools, and manage
ment tactics required to integrate safety and
environmental principles into earliest life
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cycle stages of products, processes, and
technologies.

6288. Contemporary Issues in Occupational Safety (3)

P/C: SAFT 6001, 6040; or consent of instructor. Examinat
ion of current topics in
occupational safety.

6290. Fire Protection and Prevention (3)

Prevention and control of fires through building construction, life safety code
compliance, detection and alarm, and extinguishing methods. Examines occupancy types
an
d fuels.

6292. Industrial Safety (3)

P/C: SAFT 6001 or consent of instructor. Causes and prevention of occupational
accidents and health hazards. Emphasis on organization and operation of safety programs
and development of safety awareness.

6310. Loss P
revention and Workers’ Compensation (3)

P/C: SAFT 6001, 6040; or consent of instructor. Advanced study of risk management
strategies in workers compensation system in reducing corporate financial losses. An
overview of insurance and commercial general
liability.

6320. Environmental Operations and Hazardous Materials (3)

P/C: SAFT 6001 or consent of instructor. Measures applicable to handling, storage, and
transportation of hazardous materials and disposal of waste. Examines emergency and
disaster prep
aredness models.

6402. Applied Safety Management (3)

P/C: SAFT 6001, 6040; or consent of instructor. Practical application of principles of
supervisory safety management as related to supervision at various levels in line
organization of manufacturing, c
onstruction, and service industries.

6410. Systems Safety Analysis (3)

P/C: SAFT 6001 or consent of instructor. Applications
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oriented study of recognition and
evaluation of hazards in industrial environment. Formulation of control systems for
alleviation

of work related accidents and injuries.

6500. Field Audits in Occupational Safety (3)

P/C: SAFT 6001 or consent of instructor. Review and critique of safety operations in
factories, construction sites, and/or government agencies.

6805. Occupational Saf
ety Monitoring and Control (3)

P/C: SAFT 6001 or consent of instructor. Discovery, recognition, monitoring, and control
of harmful agents in work place.

6901, 6902, 6903. Special Topics in Occupational Safety (1, 2, 3)

May be repeated for credit with or

consent of MSOS Program Coordinator. May count
maximum 6 s.h. Research in trends, problems, and issues related to field of occupational
safety.

6995. Practicum in Occupational Safety (3)

P/C: Completion of all course work for the MSOS Program degree req
uirement or
consent of MSOS Program Coordinator. A supervised industry
-
based project.

7000. Thesis (1
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6)

May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.