2013 Cohort - Master of Science (MS) in Technology

Tentative course schedule

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Fall 2013

TECH 6100 Engineering Cost Analysis -- 3 unit(s)

Principles of economic factors in engineering project evaluation, planning and implementation. Engineering decision analysis, money-time relationships, measures of investment, break-even method, cost-benefit ratio, risk management. Engineering projects analyzed/justified. Prerequisite(s): admission to Graduate Program or consent of instructor.

TECH 6275 Advanced Lean Manufacturing -- 3 unit(s)

Development of skills and techniques in applying lean manufacturing to service and industrial settings. Topics include lean enterprise, product development, supplies network, JIT tools, Theory of Constraint and value stream mapping. Prerequisite(s): TECH 3180 or consent of instructor.

Spring 2014

TECH 6258 Total Quality Management -- 3 unit(s)

Managerial, technological, behavioral and statistical concepts applied to total quality management. Quality management philosophies, continuous improvement, productivity and issues affecting quality that apply to manufacturing, service and technological organizations. Prerequisite(s): program approval and advisor endorsement, or approval of instructor.

TECH 6295 Advanced Management and Supervision Technology -- 3 unit(s)

Development of knowledge, skills, and advanced application experiences of management technologies utilized in industrial supervision and management. Prerequisite(s): admission to Graduate Program.

Summer 2014

TECH 6288 Field Study in Industrial Technology: Masters Internship -- 3 unit(s)

Masters' students may choose to do an internship or a research project, but not both. An internship is a supervised practicum in an industrial organization, public service agency, or education setting. A research project is a major industrial assignment ending with a measured deliverable with a substantial written report required. Approval by department graduate advisor is required for registration. Students should not take this course during their first semester. Prerequisite(s): limited to master's degree candidates; program approval, advisor and department head endorsement.

TECH 6292 Research Methods in Technology -- 3 unit(s)

Introduction to research and scholarly investigation. Critical Analysis of Research, Research Problem & Purpose, Characteristics of Good Research Questions, Hypothesis & Variables, The Value of a Literature Review, Purpose, Need, Validity, Reliability, Quantitative Research Methodologies, Experimental Research, Correlational Research, Causal - Comparative Research, Samples, Survey research, Qualitative Research methodologies, Historical, Ethnographic Research, Individual exploration of possible thesis topics, Research proposal, Presentation methods. (MS students should not take this during their first semester. DT students should take only after completing 30 hours of course work).

Fall 2014

TECH 6225 Integrated Logistics and Production Operations -- 3 unit(s)

Study of analysis, design and issues integrating logistics and supply operations in technological organizations. Includes sourcing and supply systems, process/product development activities, supply chain practices and quality considerations. Prerequisite(s): admission to Department of Technology graduate program or consent of instructor.

TECH 6250 Technology of Productivity Improvement -- 3 unit(s)

Exploration of productivity as an operational concept; analysis of productivity in industrial settings to seek improvement through technical and managerial expertise. Prerequisite(s): admission to Department of Technology graduate program or consent of instructor.

Spring 2015

TECH 5168 Technology Training Strategies -- 3 unit(s)

Developing training programs in technological environments, including analysis and utilization of program planning models for business and industry, and specific strategies for customizing training for various groups within an organization, including synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.

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TECH 6294 Technological Evolution and Innovation -- 3 unit(s)

Overview of technology - its chronological development and evolution. Interrelationships among disciplines and influence of contemporary technology on industry, culture, education and society.

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Summer 2015

TECH 6300 Advanced Technical Project Management for Engineering & Technology -- 3 unit(s)

Technical project management and system management ensure technical progress toward objectives, proper deployment and conversation about human and financial resources, and achievement of cost and schedule targets. The course focuses on technical, industrial systems development, scheduling technical project planning and control; structuring performance measures and metrics; technical teams and technical project management. Prerequisite(s): graduate status or consent of instructor.

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Course delivery

Courses in this program are offered entirely online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

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