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The following course descriptions are current as of fall 2014. The following course descriptions are subject to change without notice. The Department of Engineering Technology is not responsible for any changes to these descriptions and/or prerequisites. For current changes and catalog descriptions please visit:

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Graduate Catalog

The online version of the 2014-2016 Catalog has been updated and differs from the printed version.

   

Please choose from the following options:

Concrete Industry Management (CIM)
Construction Science and Management (CSM)
Technology (TECH)

Graduate (TECH)
 

Minor in Technology
A minor in Technology requires 18 hours of Technology courses, of which 9 hours must be advanced. Courses will be determined by conference with a departmental faculty advisor or the Chair of the Department.

Driver and Traffic Safety Education Certification
Students seeking State of Texas Certification in Driver’s Education must complete nine semester hours of TECH 4383, 4385, and 4393. For more information on this program contact the Director of the Traffic Safety Center.

Graduate Courses

 

Courses:

 

Courses in Concrete Industry Management (CIM)

CIM 3330 Concrete Construction Methods. (3-0) This course covers forming, shoring, placing and reinforcing operations. Transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing, jointing and curing concrete for cast-in-place foundations, pavements, slabs on ground, structural frames, and other structural members are studied. Other topics include waterproofing concrete foundations and erecting precast concrete members. Prerequisite: CIM 3420.

CIM 3340 Understanding the Concrete Construction System. (3-0) A detailed look at how the concrete construction industry works. The course includes a review of model building codes, building officials and their function, concrete industry codes and standards, concrete construction processes, quality assurance systems, contract documents, estimating, construction scheduling and concrete construction markets. Prerequisite:  MATH 2328 and CIM 3420.

CIM 3366 Applications of Concrete in Construction. (3-0) This course is a detailed study of the many uses of concrete in the construction of buildings, pavements and other facilities. Emphasis will be placed on the advantages, disadvantages, and unique problems faced by materials suppliers, contractors and design professionals when concrete is chosen for specific applications. Prerequisite:  CIM 3330.

CIM 3420 Fundamentals of Concrete: Properties and Testing. (3-2) This course examines effects of concrete-making materials (aggregates, cements, admixtures, etc.) on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete. Concrete mixture proportioning calculations and statistical analysis of strength tests are also studied. Prerequisite: TECH 2342.

CIM 4210 Senior Concrete Lab. (1-2) This course provides students an opportunity to further develop their technical and laboratory knowledge and pursue a project of individual interest. A formal report/presentation will be required at the conclusion of the course. Prerequisite: CIM 4340.

CIM 4310 Senior Concrete Lab (1-3) This course provides students an opportunity to further develop their technical and laboratory knowledge and pursue a project of individual interest. A formal report/presentation will be required at the conclusion of the course. Prerequisites: CIM 3366 and CIM 3420 with grades of “C” or higher.

CIM 4320 Issues in Concrete and Construction Industry. (3-0) This course involves a case study approach to critically analyze various historical and current events in the concrete and construction industry. Particular emphasis will be placed upon developing a managerial decision-making process incorporating ethical, legal, financial and other business perspectives. Prerequisites: CIM 3340, MGT 3303, FIN 3325, and BLAW 2361.

CIM 4330 Management of Concrete Products – Ordering and Scheduling. (3-0). This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of managing the ordering and delivery process common to all concrete products. Emphasis will be in planning, organizing and controlling at both the first-line supervisory and managerial levels. Prerequisites: CIM 3340 and MGT 3303.

CIM 4340  Concrete  Problems: Diagnosis, Prevention and Dispute Resolution. (3-0)  Course involves diagnosing/preventing problems related to concrete production, testing, construction and performance. Students learn to identify causes of fresh and hardened concrete problems, i.e. fast and slow setting, air content variations, low strength, cracking and scaling. Pre-job conferences and dispute resolution methods are examined. Prerequisite: CIM 3366.

CIM 4398 Capstone. (3-0) An intensive study of a problem(s) appropriate to the major/student’s career interests. Requires knowledge from previous technical/business coursework. Solution(s) for the problem(s) will be presented to an industry committee. Presentation must emphasize depth of analysis, completeness/ effectiveness of solution, and presentation skills. Prerequisite: CIM  4330.  (WI)

Courses in Construction Science and Management (CSM)

CSM 1260 Introduction to the Construction and Concrete Industry. (2-0) This is an introductory course for Construction and Concrete Industry Management (CIM) majors. Residential, commercial, heavy, civil and highway construction is explored including the concrete industry. The role of the contractor, architect/engineer and owner are covered including contracts, careers, sustainability and economic importance of the construction industry.

CSM 2160 Introduction to Construction Surveying and Site Layout. (1-1) Common construction surveying and site layout techniques are studied using both optical levels and total stations. Benchmarks, building lines, property lines, differential and profiling are discussed in lecture with applied exercises per- formed in the laboratory. Prerequisite: Pre-Construction or Instructor’s Approval.

CSM 2313 Fundamentals of Architectural Problem-Solving and Design. (2-2) This is an introduction to the language of architectural design. Use of the computer and CAD software in the design process. Elements of projection theory to include orthographic and perspective projection. Solving complex problems of building geometry. Section views and their relationship to architectural detailing. Emphasis on the successful integration of construction documents.

CSM 2342 Construction Materials and Processes. (3-1) This course will introduce students to various types of construction materials including ceramics, ferrous, non-ferrous, and organic materials used in construction. Their properties, working characteristics and processes used to manufacture and assemble these materials are studied. Laboratory activities are used to reinforce lecture material. Prerequisite: PHYS 1315/1115 or PHYS 1410 or PHYS 1430.

CSM 2360 Residential Construction Systems. (2-2) A residential construction course, which deals with interpreting plans and specifications, along with studying site work, foundations, walls, roofing, ceilings, floor and finishing systems. Also, residential MEP systems are covered along with applicable building codes and construction financing.  Prerequisite: CSM 2342 or Instructor’s Approval.

CSM 3360 Structural Analysis. (3-3) This is a structural engineering fundamentals to include design loads, reactions, force systems, functions of a structure and the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures by classical and modern techniques. Prerequisite: TECH 2351 with a grade of “C” or higher, or Instructor’s approval.

CSM 3361 Commercial Building Construction Systems. (3-0) This is a commercial building construction systems class that deals with soils, site work, heavy foundations, steel, reinforced concrete and pre-cast structures along with common assemblies. Commercial MEP’s are studied along with CSI master format, as-built and shop drawings, schedule of values, AIA documents and appropriate building codes. Prerequisite: Pre-Construction or Instructor’s Approval.

CSM 3363 Heavy, Civil and Highway Construction Systems. (3-1) Selection, acquisition and capabilities of heavy construction equipment are presented. Applications of economics to performance characteristics and production of equipment is discussed. Sector-specific construction management methods are covered, including unit price estimating, equipment fleet design, repetitive scheduling and major components of highways, bridges and engineered facilities. Prerequisite: Pre- Construction or Instructor’s Approval.

CSM 3366 Soils and Foundations. (3-0) Properties of subsurface materials and the principles of subsurface construction are studied. Topics include soil classification and testing, soil mechanics and foundation systems, including site layout, excavation, caissons, piles, slurry wall, slab and spread footings. Prerequisite: Pre-Construction and TECH 2351 with a grade of “C” or higher, or Instructor’s Approval.

CSM 3367 Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems. (3-1) This course covers typical Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEPs) systems found in residential and commercial construction along with design and installation methods used to conserve both energy and water in new and remodeled structures. Prerequisites: CSM 2313, 2342 and 2360 or Instructor’s Approval.

CSM 4313 Advanced Architectural Design. (2-2) This is an architectural CAD techniques and principles of commercial construction class including exterior and interior drawings and details, essentials of plans, elevations, sections and perspective aspects of architectural documents. Structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ADA and green building issues are discussed. Design and/or construction documents will be produced through group participation projects. Prerequisite CSM 2313.

CSM 4360 Senior Construction Contract Administration. (3-3) Student teams solve technical problems related to real-world, construction project typically supplied by an industry sponsor using skills from previous coursework. Typical areas covered are business ethics, proposals, owner contracts, alternate project delivery methods, bid packages, guaranteed maximum price (GMP), site logistics, scheduling and team building. Prerequisite: Pre-Construction coursework or MATH 2471

CSM 4361 Construction Estimating. (2-2) The fundamentals of construction estimating are covered including feasibility, conceptual, square feet, cubic feet, unit in place, preliminary, engineering, range and contractor’s detail bid estimates. Plans and specifi- cations are used along with contemporary estimating software to develop estimates commonly used in the construction industry. Prerequisite: Pre-Construction and CSM 3361 or Instructor’s Approval.

CSM 4364 Construction Project Management and Scheduling. (3-1) Concepts of construction management are studied beginning with contract documents through the effective management of manpower, machines, material and money necessary to complete construction projects on time and within budget. Gantt Charts and PERT/CPM schedules are developed, using contemporary software. Prerequisite: Pre-Construction and CSM 4361 or Instructor’s Approval.

CSM 4368 Environmentally Conscious Design and Construction. (3-1) This course covers environmentally sustainable practices used in building design and construction. THE LEED system will be used to guide the course, which covers aspects of sustain- able sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and the CAD design process. Prerequisite: Pre-Construction or ID 2329 and CSM 2313 or Instructor’s Approval. (WI)

CSM 4369 Construction Contracts, Liability, and Ethics. (3-0) Legal aspects of design and construction contract documents are presented, including contract formation, interpretation, rights and duties and changes. Legal liabilities are explored in the context of professional ethics for design firms and constructors. Prerequisite: Pre-Construction and recommended: MGT 3303 and/or MGT 3360 or Instructor‘s Approval.

Courses in Technology (TECH)

TECH 1330 Assembly Processes. (2-2) Basic assembly process to include gas, arc, resistance, thermite, induction, and forge welding; weld-ability, weld metallurgy, weld symbology, and weld testing; brazing; soldering; mechanical fastening to include threaded fasteners, rivets, shrink and press fits, seams, staples, crimping, and structural adhesives. Principles of joint design and cost estimation. An overview of electronics assembly processes and automated assembly.

TECH 1363 Manufacturing Processes I. (2-3) The course will provide an overview of the manufacturing processes. Major emphasis is placed on machining theory, setup and tooling. Metal forming and fabrication procedures are introduced. Joining and assembly includes welding, mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding and surface finishing concepts. Laboratory demonstrations and tutorials involve machining, joining and forming techniques.

TECH 1393 Manufacturing Processes II. (2-3) The course involves the fundamentals of casting and molding processes. Emphasis is placed on casting terminology, molding sand, molding processes, pattern making, core-making and quality control. Ferrous and non-ferrous alloy composition and casting geometry are explored. Plastic and composite forming concepts are included. Microelectronic manufacturing principles and processes are introduced. Prerequisite: TECH 1363.

TECH 2190 Industrial Internship. (0-40) This course is a supervised experiential learning course in various technical disciplines as appropriate to a student’s degree program. This work integrated learning course helps the student link theory with practice. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: 45 hours completed with at least 12 having been completed at Texas State and a minimum major GPA of 2.25.

TECH 2310 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) (3-3) Principles of 3D modeling are introduced in the preparation of drawings for manufacturing processes. Emphasis includes the parametric solid modeling of machine elements and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. The laboratory component involves production of engineering drawings and simulations connecting this course to computer-aided engineering. Prerequisite: ENGR 1313 or Instructor’s Approval.

TECH 2330 Fundamentals of Material Removal. (3-0) An overview of the micro and macro structure of materials is studied. Assessment of materials with regard to their chemical and mechanical properties and how these properties relate to machining is explored. Machining conditions with regard to feed, speed, surface finish, tooling requirements, horse- power capabilities, time, and cost analysis complete the class. Prerequisite: MATH 1315.

TECH 2344 Power Technology. (2-2) This class deals with understanding the basic laws of thermodynamics. It probes the issues of efficiency and examines energy-converting devices from the inputs, processes, outputs model. Internal combustion engines, electric motors, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, wind electric systems, solar energy systems and gearing systems. Fuel analysis, lubricants and friction all comprise essential topics. Prerequisite: MATH 1315 and PHYS 1315/1115 or 1410 or PHYS 1430.

TECH 2351 Statics and Strength of Materials. (3-0) Course covers principles of statics and strength of materials to include forces, equilibrium, friction, centroids, and stress/strain relation- ships, axial stress and deformation, thermal stress and deformation, stress concentrations, factor of safety, torsional stress, beam stresses and combined stress. Prerequisites: TECH 2342 or ENGR 2300 and PHYS 1315/1115 or 1410 or 1430 with grades of C or higher.

TECH 2370 (ENGR 2305) Electricity/Electronics Fundamentals. (2-2) Fundamentals of safety, Ohm’s Law, series, parallel, and series- parallel circuits, meters, relays, and basic transistor circuits.

TECH 3322 Development of Technology. (3-0) The role of technology in the development of Western World culture is studied from a technical perspective. Social repercussions resulting from the introduction of foundational technical developments are reviewed. Examples of technical areas examined are agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, engineering, defense, and communications. Readings focus discussions and papers on specific topics and encourage synthesis level understanding.  (WI)(MC)

TECH 3344 Applied Thermofluids. (3-0) Basic concepts, first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties, heat transfer by conduction, connection and radiation, fluid statics and fluid dynamics are studied. Prerequisites: TECH 2344 and PHYS 1430.

TECH 3345 Principles of Lean Systems. (3-0) The course provides an in- depth understanding of the lean principles as they apply to manufacturing and service organizations with emphasis on lean tools and concepts such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, kaizen, waste, takt/cycle time, visual control, six-sigma, mistake proofing, single piece flow, cell design and pull systems. Prerequisite: TECH 3364.

TECH 3357 Facilities Planning and Design. (3-0) This project-based course provides students with a practical knowledge of designing efficient facility layout and material handling sys- tem. Systematic layout planning (SLP) based on a product and process information is studied in depth. Simulation tools are used for flow analysis. Prerequisities: TECH 2310.

TECH 3364 Quality Assurance. (3-0) This course covers the principles of quality management to include basic probability and sta- tistics concepts, control charts for attributes and variables, sampling plans, quality audits and costs. The laboratory component of this class includes exercises that provide expo- sure to basic metrolog y and data collection.

TECH 3370 Electronics. (2-2) A study of the characteristics of basic electronic circuits and their component parts. Course content includes the use of electronic test equipment, inductance, capacitance, reactance, impedance, rectification, switching, amplification, and electronic circuit fabrication. Prerequisite: TECH 2370 or EE 2400.

TECH 3373 Communication Systems. (3-0) This course deals with basic principles of communication systems. Specific topics include analysis of signals and systems, modulation techniques (digital and analog), analysis of transmitters and receivers, networking, and wireless communication systems. Prerequisites: TECH 2370 or EE 2400.

TECH 4197 Special Problems. (1-0) The investigation of a special topic by developing the problem, researching the topic, and presenting the findings as they apply to industry/technology. This course will be applicable to all areas of technology, and must be done only with the approval of the cooperating faculty member and Department Chair. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis.

TECH 4330 Foundry & Heat Treatment. (3-3) The technical aspects of foundry and heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals are reviewed. Students gain proficiency with interpretation of binary phase diagrams, mathematical modeling of gate and runner systems, micro-structural analysis, process cost evaluation, sand testing, investment casting and other technical processes. Prerequisites: TECH 2310, ENGR 2300 and TECH 2351 or MFGE 2332 or Instructor’s Approval. (WI)

TECH 4345 Principles of Lean Systems. (3-0) The course provides an in-depth understanding of the lean principles as they apply to manufacturing and service organizations. with emphasis on lean tools and concepts such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, kaizen, waste, takt/cycle time, visual control, six-sigma, mistake proofing, single piece flow, cell design and pull systems. Prerequisites: TECH 3364.

TECH 4362 Manufacturing Process Engineering. (1-3) This course will provide students with fundamentals of manufacturing processes engineering. Major emphasis will be placed on make- buy analysis, tolerance analysis and dimensional control, tool design, process and material selection, manufacturability analysis, and process planning. Prerequisites: TECH 1393 and TECH 2310.

TECH 4365 Machine Elements: Dynamics and Design. (3-0) Principles of the design of mechanical components; theories of failure; material selection; design of shafts, gears, cams, fasteners, springs and brakes; dynamics; balancing of machinery and vibration control are studied . Prerequisites: TECH 2310 and TECH 2351.

TECH 4367 Polymer Properties and Processing. (3-1) Structure, physical & mechanical properties, design considerations and pro- cessing methods for polymer-based materials are presented. Processing methods include: injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, compression molding, extrusion, filament winding, lay-up methods, vacuum bag molding and poltrusion. Prerequisite: ENGR 2300.

TECH 4372 Electronic Devices and Circuits. (2-2) Transistor configurations, field effect transistors and circuits, voltage regulation, amplifier feedback principles, operational amplifiers and circuitry, and unijunction transistors and applications. Prerequisite: TECH 2370 or EE 2400.

TECH 4373 Control Systems and Instrumentation. (2-2) A study of control systems, electrical switching, electrical generation, motors, wiring, illumination, and temperature controls as they apply to industry. Electronic product development and manufacturing are studied through classroom and laboratory activities. Prerequisite: TECH 2370 or EE 2400.

TECH 4374 Digital Systems. (2-2) Solid state digital electronics from basic concepts to current industrial needs in terms of logic gates (all types), number systems counters (all types), registers (all types), sequential control circuits, and shift register generator. Prerequisite: TECH 2370 or PHYS 2425.

TECH 4380 Industrial Safety. (3-0) Introduction to the field of industrial safety with emphasis on compliance with Federal and State regulations. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (WI)

TECH 4383 Driver and Traffic Safety Education I. (3-0) Content, methods, and materials for instruction in the classroom phase of driver education in Texas. Topics include Texas traffic law; Texas Education Agency standards for high school driver education; driver behavior, attitude, and psychomotor skills; and safety in the highway transportation system.

TECH 4385 Driver and Traffic Safety Education II. (3-3) Content, methods and materials for instruction in the laboratory phase of driver education in Texas. Topics include in-car instruction, multi-car range, and simulation. During laboratory sessions participants will observe in-car instructors, peer teach in the car, and teach a high school student how to drive. TECH 4383 and 4385 will be taken simultaneously. Prerequisites: TECH 4383 and a good driving record.

TECH 4387 Motorcycle Safety and Rider Education. (3-3) Techniques and methods of teaching beginner rider education. Includes classroom techniques as well as laboratory experience in on-street and off-street riding. Not applicable to the BS in Technology program.

TECH 4390 Internship. (0-40) Supervised on-the-job professional learn- ing experience in construction, manufacturing, electronics, and other technical areas. This course provides practical work experience in their particular field of interest. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: Consult internship coordinator. (WI)

TECH 4391 Manufacturing Processes II. (1-3) Involves a wide variety of advanced manufacturing techniques. Included are the following areas: differential indexing, electrical discharge machining, precision grinding, specialized thread cutting, high energy rate forming, tool grinding, tool behavior analysis, tool cost evaluation, and numerical control programming. An emphasis may be placed on certain processes mentioned above in order to meet the specific needs of various classes. Prerequisites: TECH 2330, 4362; MATH 1315.

TECH 4392 Micro and Nano Manufacturing. (3-0) This class will cover the basic principles and techniques involved in micro and nano manufacturing. Emphasis will be placed on the process descriptions, terminology, equipment requirements, and processes for micro and nanosystems. Basic physics and process chemistry will be combined with control schemes to arrive at overall systems descriptions. Prerequisites: CHEM 1141 and CHEM 1341 and PHYS 1325 or PHYS 1420 or PHYS 2425.

TECH 4393 Driver and Traffic Safety Education III. (3-3) Content, procedures, and administration of multi-phase driver education programs. Topics include scheduling, maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment, record keeping, lesson plan development, and driver education for the handicapped. Practicum in classroom and/or simulation instruction. Not applicable to the Bachelor of Science in Technology degree program. Prerequisite: TECH 4383, 4385, and TECH 4393 may be taken simultaneously.

TECH 4394 Microelectronics Manufacturing II. (3-0) This is an inter- mediate level course in integrated circuit processing. Topics covered include: atomic models for diffusion, oxidation and ion implantation; topics related to thin film processes such as chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition; planarization by chemical-mechanical polishing and rapid thermal processing; and process integration for bipolar and MOS device fabrication. Students will design processes and model them using a simulation tool such as SUPREM.

TECH 4395 Automated Manufacturing Systems I. (2-2) This course primarily deals with automation in industrial systems. In particular, this course focuses on automation and control technologies in manufacturing systems at machine and device levels. Included in its structure are areas such as fundamentals of industrial automation, sensors and actuators, numerical control, robotics, and PLC. Prerequisites: TECH 1393 and TECH 2310 or TECH 4373.

TECH 4396 Automated Manufacturing Systems II. (3-3) This course primarily deals with automation in industrial systems. In particular, this course focuses on automation and control technologies at a system level. This course includes topics such as simulation of manufacturing systems, flexible manufacturing systems, automated quality control, auto- mated identification, and automated material handling. Prerequisites: TECH 4395.

TECH 4397 Special Problems. (3-0) The investigation of a special topic by developing the problem, researching the topic, and presenting the findings as they apply to industry/technology. This course will be applicable to all areas of technology, and must be done only with the approval of the cooperating faculty member and Department Chair. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis.

TECH 4398 Senior Design. (2-2) This course deals with application of technical and non-technical skills and knowledge using a multidisciplinary team-based approach for solving real- world problems related to product and process development. The topics include systematic product development, development of business plans, project management, cost estimation, documentation and presentation, prototyping, fabrication and concurrent engineering. Prerequisites: TECH 4395 or TECH 4372 or EE 3400 or GEO 4313. (WI)

TECH 4399 Seminar in Technology. (3-0) The topics for this course will vary. The course will involve the identification of the topic, its nomenclature, its processes, tools, equipment or materials, and its application to technology. The topic may apply to either the certification program or technology program or to both. A final report summary or presentation will conclude each seminar. Repeatable for credit with different emphasis.
 

GRADUATE COURSES:

Technology (TECH)

TECH 5100 Academic Instruction for Technology. (1-0) The course is seminar based and covers topics related to teaching and employment responsibilities. Completion of this course is required as a condition of employment for graduate assistants. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Repeatable with different emphasis. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.

TECH 5302 Fundamentals of Construction Contracts and Liability Issues. (3-0) This course introduces students to the legal aspects of design and construction contract documents, including dispute
resolution methods and professional ethics commonly used in the construction industry. This course
does not earn graduate degree credit. Prerequisite: TECH 2360.

TECH 5304 Fundamentals of Construction Estimating.  (3-0) Provides the student with a comprehensive introduction to the principles, techniques, technologies, and basic concepts involving
methodologies and strategies used in the preparation of various types of construction estimates and bids.
This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Prerequisite: TECH 2360.

TECH 5305 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance. (3-0) Principles of quality management including probability theory and basic statistics, control charts for attributes and variables, sampling plans, quality
audits, and costs. Experiences in basic metrology and data collection for quality control. This course
does not count as credit toward a degree.

TECH 5306 Fundamentals of Commercial Building Construction Systems. (2-2) Commercial building construction systems class dealing with soils, site work, heavy foundations, steel, reinforced
concrete, pre-cast structures and common assemblies. Commercial MEPs are studied along with CSI
master format, as-built/shop drawings, schedule of values, AIA documents, and appropriate building codes. Does not count as degree credit. Prerequisite TECH 2360.

TECH 5307 Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes. (1-3) Application of metal cutting principles. Includes steel rule dye layout, machine layout, tool life, tool wear, tool geometry and reconditioning, principles of feed rate and speed, material removal rates and power consumption. Machining of steel and castings using various cutting tools. Does not count toward degree credit. Prerequisite TECH 2330.

TECH 5310 Product Design and Development. (3-0) This course provides an overview of the new product realization process. The focus is on the steps of systematic product design including problem identification, product planning, conceptual design, and embodiment design. Standard CAD tools are employed for product modeling. Prerequisite: TECH 2310 or instructor’s approval.

TECH 5311 Computer Aided Engineering. (2-2) Application of computer hardware and software to the design of products and systems; geometric modeling; engineering computational methods; overview of engineering analysis software which may include finite element analysis, manufacturing simulation, solidification modeling, and rapid prototyping. Prerequisites: TECH 5310 and MATH 2471, or equivalents.

TECH 5313 Building Information Modeling. (3-3) Understanding the supervisory role of construction professionals in the design process. Directing a design team in the integration of construction documents for commercial buildings. Coordination of site work, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plans. Contemporary CAD software for 2D and 3D design including Building Information Modeling. Prerequisite: TECH 2313 or consent of instructor.

TECH 5315 Engineering Economic Analysis. (3-0) This course deals with economic analytical techniques used in engineering decision making. Topics include time value of money, comparing
alternatives, depreciation, replacement, and income tax considerations. Prerequisite: MATH 1315 or
1319 or consent of instructor.

TECH 5360 Construction Company Financial Control.  (3-0) Financial accounting and cost controls used at the company level in construction companies are studied. Topics include accounting
systems, construction project profit calculations, and financial analysis. Prerequisite: TECH 2360, 5302,
5304 and 5306.

TECH 5361 Contemporary Construction Methods and Techniques. (3-0) Deals with current topics and trends in the construction industry. Construction engineering, including materials, soil and
structure testing, estimating, scheduling, utilities, surveying, and site layout is covered. Prepared
construction-related computer programs are utilized and evaluated. Prerequisite: TECH 2360 and TECH
5306 or equivalents.

TECH 5362 Construction Contract Delivery Systems. (3-0) The course will introduce students to designer/contractor interactions, including conceptual estimating and scheduling, the RFQ/RFP process and legal, insurance, risk allocation issues, along with procurement and selection. Prerequisites: TECH
2360, TECH 5306.

TECH 5364 Statistical Applications in Manufacturing Process Control. (3-0) Provides the student with in-depth exploration of inferential statistics as applied to manufacturing process control and quality assurance. Topics covered include frequency distributions, quality control charts, and experimental design. Prior experience with introductory level statistics is assumed. Prerequisite: TECH 3364 or MGT 4330 or TECH 5305 or consent of instructor.

TECH 5365 Industrial Project Management and Scheduling. (3-0) Introduce students to industrial management system concepts and applications as they relate to management operations; system design, implementation and management; case studies of practices; and application of theory to practical problems.

TECH 5382 Sustainability in Industrial Management. (3-0) This class will cover the basic concepts, principles, and techniques relate with sustainability in the fields of engineering and management. Emphasis will be placed on the construction and manufacturing technologies. Case studies will be introduced to understand a broad spectrum of industrial activities.

TECH 5384 Problems in Technology. (3-0) Graduate students investigate a special topic by developing a technical problem, researching the topic, and presenting the findings. Plans will be developed on an individual basis with strict faculty supervision. May be repeated for additional credit with permission of the department chair.

TECH 5385 Readings in Technology. (3-0) A study of the ethical and moral viewpoints typically associated with American society as related to the development and introduction of new technology and engineering. Past, present, and future issues will be studied with selected readings focusing on industrial related problems and issues.

TECH 5387 Planning Advanced Technology Facilities. (3-0) An in-depth study of technical problems encountered in designing, equipping, arranging, and specifying facility requirements for industrial and technical training facilities.

TECH 5390 Research in Technology. (3-0) Examination of scientific methods including theory formulation, deductive reasoning, hypothesis generation, observation, inductive reasoning, and theory revision. Categories of research are compared and contrasted as regards methodology. In-depth study of experimental research as it relates to significant industrial problems including considerations of design, internal and external validity, and appropriate analytical technique. Introduction to data analysis and its proper interpretation.

TECH 5391 Advanced Manufacturing Systems. (3-0) This course introduces students to various advanced tools, technologies, and strategies in modern manufacturing. An emphasis is placed on the state-of-the-art in factory automation and global manufacturing enterprises. Topics include process automation and control, advanced manufacturing processes, intelligent manufacturing control, and information technology in manufacturing. Prerequisites: TECH 2330 and TECH 5307 or instructor’s approval.

TECH 5392 Fundamentals of Microelectronics Manufacturing. (3-0) An introduction to integrated circuit fabrication to include crystal growth, wafer preparation, epitaxial growth, oxidation, diffusion, ion-implantation, thin film deposition, lithography, etching, device and circuit formation, packaging and testing. Significant project includes circuit design/simulation and/or process design. Laboratory component involves actual production/testing of a functional semiconductor device.

TECH 5394 Design of Industrial Experiments. (3-0) This course deals with the study of the fundamentals and applications of industrial experiments. Prerequisite: TECH 5390.

TECH 5399A Thesis. (3-0) This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis in Technology 5399B. Graded on a credit (CR),
progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.

TECH 5199B Thesis. (1-0) This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit
(CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.

TECH 5299B Thesis. (2-0) This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.

TECH 5399B Thesis. (3-0) This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit
(CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.

TECH 5599B Thesis. (5-0) This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.

TECH 5999B Thesis. (9-0) This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollments. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit
(CR), progress (PR), no-credit (F) basis.