Catalog 2010-2012

Technology

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Industrial Technology for any other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major requires as a prerequisite a bachelor's degree with a major in technology, technology education, engineering, or related technical fields. This major offers several technical emphases: A. Industrial Management; B. Construction Management; C. Electrical Engineering Technology; D. Graphic Communication; E. Manufacturing Materials; F. Manufacturing Technology; and G. Technology Education and Training. Degree admission to the Master of Science in Technology for technical emphases A, B, C, D, E, and F require an applicant to have:

  1. earned a minimum of 8 semester hours of college mathematics and 8 semester hours of college physics and/or chemistry and biochemistry or other science related to the major area (this may be either graduate or undergraduate credit);
  2. earned a minimum of 15 semester hours in a major technical field and 8 semester hours in supporting technical subjects;
  3. 3 semester hours of approved co-op education/internship or relevant experience;
  4. department application;
  5. Graduate College application;
  6. TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based)/213 (computer-based) for applicants for whom English is not their first language;
  7. three professional references; and
  8. a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00.

A student with an interest in emphasis G will comply with items 3 to 8 from above, as well as the following:

  1. completed a minimum of one course in college mathematics, one course in college physics and/or chemistry or other science related to the major area, and one course in computer programming;
  2. evidence of professional or leadership experiences.

All technical emphases available in the Master of Science Technology degree program require the thesis with a minimum of 34 semester hours. A minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for this degree program.  The successful completion of the departmental Professional Career Development Plan (PCDP) is required. Successful completion of a final written and/or oral comprehensive examination before pursuing the thesis is required.  Students must complete 6 semester hours of 330:299.

 

Required foundation for all technical emphases.....19 hours

  Industrial Technology: 330:282; 330:288; 330:378 (7 hrs.)

  Required Research (12 hrs.)

    Industrial Technology: 330:292 (3 hrs.); 330:299 (6 hrs.)

    Select one of the following (3 hrs.):

      Measurement and Research: 250:180.

      Psychology: 400:239.

      Mathematics: 800:121.

Emphasis (choose from one of following emphases).....15 hours

34 hours

 

A. Industrial Management Technical Emphasis (15 hours)

This emphasis provides advanced education for individuals who wish to expand their qualifications for supervisory positions in industry, business, and government.

Required:

  Management: 150:262.....3 hours

  Industrial Technology: 330:258; 330:295.....6 hours

Select two courses from the following.....6 hours

  Management: 150:249.

  Industrial Technology: 330:225, 330:250, 330:294.

  Psychology: 400:157, 400:158.

 

B. Construction Management Technical Emphasis (15 hours)

This technical emphasis provides the most recent integration of construction technology developments and competencies to establish an awareness of contemporary construction management.

Required:

  Industrial Technology: 330:262; 330:265; 330:286 (3 hrs. Studies In approved by instructor, advisor, and department).....9 hours

Select two courses from the following.....6 hours

  Industrial Technology: 330:125, 330:126, 330:153, 330:154, 330:173, 330:175, 330:185.

 

C. Electrical Engineering Technology Technical Emphasis (15 hours)

This emphasis promotes greater depth of understanding the electrical and electronic engineering technology fields, and provides opportunities to develop special research and application skills directly related to individual competencies, needs, and objectives. Graduates will be prepared for technical and managerial positions in electrical, electronics, and information technology organizations with advanced software and hardware facilities.

Required:

  Industrial Technology: 330:242; 330:244; 330:248.....9 hours

Select two courses from the following.....6 hours

  Industrial Technology: 330:103, 330:104, 330:157, 330:160, 330:165, 330:166, 330:167.

 

D. Graphic Communication Technical Emphasis (15 hours)

This emphasis provides advanced training and education for the individual wanting to update or establish proficiency as a manager in the graphic industry, developer of graphic communications materials, or a developer of graphic communications programs for the industry.

Required:

  Industrial Technology: 330:194; 330:286 (Studies In, 3 hrs.); 330:294.....9 hours

Select two courses from the following.....6 hours

  Industrial Technology: 330:150; 330:158; 330:161; 330:163

 

E. Manufacturing Materials Technical Emphasis (15 hours)

This emphasis explores advanced topics related to the fundamental physical aspects of materials processing and materials application during product design. Process management and quality assurance concepts are integrated into this area to provide the individual with a broad experience in material processing and selection. This technical emphasis prepares students for technical and managerial positions related to material processing fields or product development areas.

Required:

  Industrial Technology: 330:231; 330:234; 330:235.....9 hours

Select two courses from the following.....6 hours

  Industrial Technology: 330:188.

  Mathematics: 800:176.

  Physics: 880:144, 880:148.

 

F. Manufacturing Technology Technical Emphasis (15 hours)

This emphasis provides advanced topics related to the manufacturing processes as practiced in the modern manufacturing industries. Students should be in a position to develop the technologies for optimizing the manufacturing operations.

Required:

  Industrial Technology: 330:250; 330:273; 330:275.....9 hours

Select two courses from the following.....6 hours

  Marketing: 130:263.

  Management: 150:249.

  Industrial Technology: 330:258, 330:295.

  Economics: 920:260.

 

G. Technology Education and Training Technical Emphasis (15 hours)

This emphasis provides advanced education and intensity for individuals in the areas of Technology Education or Technology Training, or both.  The Technology Education portion is designed to meet the needs of current industrial technology (formerly industrial arts) teachers, or those who have previously completed a bachelor=s degree in Technology Education.  The Technology Training portion is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to expand their qualifications for careers in business and industrial organizations. Through this emphasis, graduates learn the pedagogical and administrative methods needed to assist new and experienced employees to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to fully contribute their talents to the organization in which they are employed.

Required:

  Industrial Technology: 330:168 or 330:178; 330:290; 330:195 or 330:291; 330:294.....12 hours

  Instructional Technology : 240:245 or Psychology: 400:232.....3 hours