College of Aeronautics and Engineering

College of Aeronautics and Engineering
Aeronautics and Technology Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2892
caest@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/caest


Academic Advising Office
127 Aeronautics and Technology Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2892
www.kent.edu/caest/advisingresources

Mission

The mission of the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology is to enhance technological literacy, education and training essential to the knowledge economy, socio-economic well-being and to the workforce development of the state of Ohio in general and Northeast Ohio in particular. The college's curricula leads to various certificates in emerging/high-technology areas and to a seamless articulation with technical associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs with global perspectives for careers in business, industry, education and government sectors.

 

College of Aeronautics and Engineering Faculty

  • Armann, George (2015), Lecturer, B.S., Ohio University, 2006
  • Bigham, George F. (1998), Lecturer, M.S., Clemson University, 1998
  • Boergerhoff, Jason T. (2010), Assistant Professor, M.S., University of North Dakota, 2010
  • Boyd, Darwin L. (1983), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1991
  • Chowdhury, Aminur R. (1997), Professor, Ed.D., West Virginia University, 1979
  • Darwin, Boyd L. (1983), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1991
  • Du, Yanhai (2013), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Waikato, 2004
  • Duncan, John C. (1988), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996
  • Fisch, Michael R. (1998), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Harvard College, 1982
  • Gardner, Brian T. (1999), Lecturer, M.Tech., Kent State University, 2013
  • Karpinski, Joseph (1990), Associate Lecturer, M.Tech., Kent State University, 2005
  • Koptur, Evren (2003), Lecturer, M.Tech., Kent State University, 2005
  • Kunda, Sarath C. (2014), Lecturer, M.D.S., Kent State University, 2015
  • Long, Thomas (2014), Assistant Professor, MBA, Golden Gate University, 1988
  • Mangrum, Richard L. (2003), Associate Professor, Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 2003
  • McFarland, Maureen R. (2003), Assistant Professor, M.S., Boston University, 2002
  • Mirando, Anthony M. (2013), Lecturer, M.S., Colorado State University, 2014
  • Nettey, Richmond I. (2001), Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Ph.D., University of Houston, 2000
  • Palcho, Timothy L. (2000), Associate Professor, M.S., Mountain State University, 2009
  • Priestley, Robert A. (2013), Assistant Professor, M.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 2011
  • Ripple, James E. (2008), Assistant Professor, B.A., Kent State University, 1991
  • Samba, Augustine S. (2001), Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Liverpool, 1983
  • Sines, Robert G. (1984), Associate Professor and Interim Dean, M.A., Pepperdine University, 1978
  • Song, Shin-Min (2012), Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1984
  • Stringer, David B. (2013), Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2008
  • True, Trent (2004), Lecturer, M.Tech., Kent State University, 2007
  • Uribe-Rendon, Roberto M. (1990), Professor, Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1986
 
 
 

Aeronautics (AERN)

AERN 15000     INTRODUCTION TO AERONAUTICS      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to aeronautical and aerospace technology, including historical development, underlying science and technical applications. The past, present and future social, economic, technical and political impact of aviation are also explored.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 15250     FAA ORIENTATION      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the Federal Aviation Administration with particular emphasis on its role and impact on air traffic management and the National Airspace System (NAS). Course addresses the unique aspects and requirements of federal employment, as well as federal regulations affecting flight operations and the FAA's associated supporting agencies.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 15300     INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS USING MATLAB®      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to basic concepts in engineering analysis using the Matlab® computing language, the industry-standard “first language” for engineers. Introduction to problem solving, algorithm coding and development, debugging, analysis and interpretation.

Pre/corequisite: MATH 12002.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 15500     INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING      3 Credit Hours

fundamentals of fluid mechanics, applied aerodynamics, propulsion systems, airplane performance, stability, orbital motion, and launch vehicle performance.

Prerequisite: MATH 12002.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 15740     ELEMENTS OF FLIGHT THEORY      5 Credit Hours

Basic instruction in all areas which gives the student aeronautical knowledge required for a private pilot certificate.

Corequisite: AERN 15741.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 5 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 15741     PRIVATE PILOT FLIGHT      3 Credit Hours

Flight course designed to fulfill FAA requirements for private pilot certificate. This course may be repeated only twice. Student is required to spend 1.5 hours each day, five days a week, at the airport, until the FAA minimum requirement of 30 hours of ground instruction has been attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with the flight instructor. Minimum FAA flight time requirements towards the private pilot certificate is 48 hours. Actual flight training may exceed 48 hours. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.educaestflight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information. Students must obtain Student Pilot Certificate prior to starting course. Students must also have and maintain valid medical and TSA approval prior to starting course.

Prerequisite: minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be a Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration within the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 15740.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 15742     PRIVATE PILOT HELICOPTER FLIGHT      3 Credit Hours

Flight course designed to fulfill Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for the private pilot helicopter certificate. This course may only be repeatable twice. Student is required to spend 1.5 hours each day, five days a week, at the airport, until the FAA minimum requirements are attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with an assigned flight instructor. Minimum FAA flight time requirements towards the Private Pilot Helicopter Flight Certificate is 40 hours. Actual flight training may exceed 40 hours. Students must obtain Student Pilot Certificate prior to starting course. Students must also have and maintain valid medical and TSA approval prior to starting course.

Prerequisite: 2.500 cumulative GPA; and AERN 15740; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35101.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 5.5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 15743     PRIVATE PILOT HELICOPTER FLIGHT ADD-ON      2 Credit Hours

Flight course designed to fulfill Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for the private pilot helicopter certificate. This course may only be repeatable twice. Student is required to spend 1.5 hours each day, five days a week, at the airport, until the FAA minimum requirements are attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with an assigned flight instructor. Minimum FAA flight time requirements towards the Private Piilot Helicopter Flight Certificate is 40 hours. Actual flight training may exceed 30 hours.

Prerequisite: 2.500cumulative GPA; and AERN 15740 and 15741; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35101.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 4.86 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 15745     NON-PILOT ELEMENTS OF FLIGHT THEORY      3 Credit Hours

Basic instruction in areas to include: Federal Regulations, navigation, communication, airspace, weather, basic aerodynamics, and aero-medical factors which give the student a foundation in aeronautics. This course does not satisfy the Federal Aviation Regulation requirement for endorsement to take the Airman Knowledge Exam for a the private pilot nor does it satisfy the Aircraft Dispatch minor.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 20000     PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS I      1 Credit Hour

The course will provide an overview of the current state of the aeronautics industry while preparing students for various internship and scholarship opportunities. Students will begin preparation for a career in the aeronautics industry by establishing a professional foundation in the areas of career planning and goal setting.

Prerequisite: aeronautics (AERN) major and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 25200     STATICS      2 Credit Hours

Forces and moments; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; multi-force members; equilibrium, centroids and friction.

Prerequisite: MATH 12003 and PHY 23101.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 25250     ELEMENTS OF AVIATION WEATHER      3 Credit Hours

Aviation weather provides a comprehensive look at the Earth's atmosphere, general patterns and specific phenomena, and a focus on weather as related to flight.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 25251     WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to various weather sensing equipment and the systems that deliver weather information to various users. An in-depth look at the National Weather Service, NOAA, NASA, FAA and commercially available weather information systems.

Prerequisite: AERN 25250 or GEOG 31062.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 25252     THUNDERSTORMS AND SEVERE WEATHER      3 Credit Hours

Analysis and forecast of thunderstorm and severe convective weather activity development and movement. Analysis of atmospheric information and clouds, radar, computer models, and charts. A study of mid-lattitude cyclones and some focused study on tropical depressions, hurricanes, tornadoes, dust and sand storms. Study includes geograpic effects and cyclone life cycles. Provides an in-depth look at the development of severe weather products for aviation such as AIRMET, SIGMET and Convective SIGMET.

Prerequisite: GEOG 31062.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 25350     FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL      2 Credit Hours

Introduction to the National Airspace System (NAS) and the orders, manuals, and procedures associated with the purposes and directives of the air traffic control environment. Introduces and discusses those areas of required knowledge of the AT-Basics needed to become an Air Traffic Controller. These topics include the principles of flight, the FARs, navigation, aviation weather and other ATC related areas.

Prerequisite: aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 25351.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 25351     FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Introductory laboratory course on air traffic management and the National Airspace System, the orders, manuals and procedures associated with the puposes and directives of the air traffic control environment. To include purposes and responsibilities of the ATC system.

Prerequisite: aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 25350.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 25400     DYNAMICS      3 Credit Hours

Kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in planar motion and an introduction to the kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in three-dimensional motion.

Prerequisite: AERN 25200 and MATH 12003.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 25500     AERODYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERS      3 Credit Hours

Basic fluid dynamics concepts, conservation laws, potential, airfoil and wing analysis. Boundary layers on plates and airfoils. Pressure gradients. Introduction to turbulent and vortex-dominated flows.

Prerequisite: AERN 15500 and MATH 22005.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 25743     COMMERCIAL PILOT FLIGHT I      2 Credit Hours

Advanced flight course providing flight instruction for the commercial pilot. Primary emphasis is on cockpit resource management, advanced navigational practices and basic instrument instruction. This course may be repeated only twice. Student is required to spend two hours daily, three days a week, at the airport until the FAA minimum requirement of 20 hours ground instruction has been attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with the flight instructor. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 15740 and AERN 15741; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 25250.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 25800     INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

An overview of unmanned aircraft systems. Course topics include the history, development, and evolution of unmanned aircraft; current and forecast trends and issues; capabilities and performance of unmanned aircraft; UAS applications; regulations governing unmanned aircraft systems; unmanned aircraft flight operations; and opportunities and career paths in unmanned aircraft systems.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 30000     PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS II      1 Credit Hour

The course will build upon the lessons learned in Professional Development in Aeronautics I by providing direct opportunities for interviewing and networking with professionals working in the aeronautics industry. Students will continue preparation for a career in the aeronautics industry by revising and implementing their career plan and goals.

Prerequisite: AERN 20000; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35001     AIRCRAFT FABRICATION      3 Credit Hours

The study and laboratory practice of government approved procedures used in the fabrication, repair and testing of certificated aircraft.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35020     AIRCRAFT PROPULSION SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

A study of basic reciprocating and gas turbine engine theory. Course investigates powerplant construction, component function, including propeller and fuel systems, ancillary systems that support aircraft propulsive systems and performance characteristics.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35021     RADAR SATELLITE WEATHER INFORMATION      3 Credit Hours

A study of satellite and radar imagery. A focus on both passive and active remote sensing systems. Student develops an understanding of the properties of meteorological radar sensing, signal propagation and estimating precipitation. Provides an in-depth look at radar and satellite products and their application to aircrew operations. Emphasis is placed on real-time identification of weather phenomena affecting a flight in progress.

Prerequisite: AERN 25250 or GEOG 31062.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35022     WEATHER STRATEGY FOR AIRCREWS      3 Credit Hours

Flying strategies for various weather conditions to include low ceilings and visibility, turbulence, cold weather, thunderstorms, and wind shear. An exploration of basic and advanced weather theory and how to get the best use of FAA and commercially available forecast products and briefing services. Course takes a condition-by-condition look at various hazardous weather phenomena.

Prerequisite: AERN 25250 or GEOG 31062.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35030     INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE AVIATION      3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the business and corporate sectors of commercial aviation. Examines business and corporate aviation from the joint perspectives of operations and maintenance management as well as flight operations.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35031     AVIATION INDUSTRY REGULATIONS      3 Credit Hours

This course will examine the functions of the regulatory agencies in the aviation industry. The evolution of Administrative Regulation, Federal Aviation Regulation and the rule making process.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35040     AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS I      3 Credit Hours

In-depth study of various aircraft systems including electrical systems, environmental control systems, and fuel systems as applied to aircraft.

Prerequisite: PHY 13012.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN AERONAUTICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Specialized offerings of interest in response to emerging or needed curricular needs in aeronautics. Topics will be announced in the schedule of classes.

Prerequisite: Aeronautics (AERN) major and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35101     HELICOPTER FLIGHT THEORY      3 Credit Hours

Study of helicopter flight and operations that includes rotor system dynamics, control functions, major components, operation and performance.

Prerequisite: aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35150     AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES      3 Credit Hours

Aircraft structural design investigations dealing with theory and applications in aviation.

Prerequisite: PHY 13001.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35200     THERMAL FLUID ENGINEERING      3 Credit Hours

First and Second Law of Thermodynamics for closed and open systems. Fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer.

Prerequisite: MATH 22005 and PHY 23101.

Corequisite: AERN 35201.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35201     THERMAL-FLUID ENGINEERING LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Laboratory demonstrations and experiments for various heat transfer and fluid dynamics concepts.

Prerequisite: none.

Corequisite: AERN 35200.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35300     AEROSPACE VEHICLE PERFORMANCE      3 Credit Hours

Performance analysis of fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, and spacecraft. Equations of motion, evaluation of forces, and performance calculations. Steady and accelerated flight performance.

Prerequisite: AERN 25500 and MATH 32044.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35339     FIXED BASE OPERATOR OPERATIONS      3 Credit Hours

A study of general aviation operations and the role of Fixed Base Operators in the National Aviation System; management functions; marketing; profit; cash flow; financing; human resources; organization; administration; management information systems; operations; maintenance; safety; liability; physical facilities; and the future of general aviation.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35340     AIRPORT MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the many functions that are involved in the operation and management of an airport. Includes an analysis of the development of the airport- airway system, airport legislation, airport planning and airport operations.

Prerequisite: AERN 15740 or 15745; and 25250.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35341     AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Descriptive course in airline operations as seen from the air carrier's business perspective. Emphasis is on business practices and techniques unique to aviation.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35342     TERMINAL OPERATIONS I      2 Credit Hours

Intermediate level terminal operations course. Emphasis on tower operations at the clearance delivery, ground control, and local control positions. Topics covered will include, but not be limited to phraseology, procedures, LOAs and weather.

Prerequisite: AERN 25350 and AERN 25351; and AERN 15740 or AERN 15745; and aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35345.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35343     EN ROUTE I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to en route operations of air traffic control. Focus on the non-RADAR foundations of en route operations. Topics covered include, but are not limited to phraseology, maps, LOAs, rules and procedures in a non-RADAR environment.

Prerequisite: AERN 25250, AERN 25251, AERN 35342 and AERN 35345; and aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35345     TERMINAL OPERATIONS I LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Application of terminal air traffic control operating principles explored in AERN 35342 Terminal Operations I.

Prerequisite: AERN 253550 and AERN 25351; and AERN 15740 or AERN 15745; and aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35342.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35400     SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND CONTROL      3 Credit Hours

Dynamic modeling and response of systems with mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, andor thermal elements. Classical methods of feedback control system design and analysis.

Prerequisite: AERN 25500 and MATH 32044 or MATH 32052.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35500     SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to electric circuit elements and electronic devices and a study of circuits containing such devices. Both analog and digital systems are considered.

Prerequisite: AERN 35400 and PHY 23102.

Corequisite: AERN 35501.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35501     SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Laboratory demonstrations and experiments for electrical circuits, data acquisition, and signal measurements.

Corequisite: AERN 35500.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35600     HIGH-SPEED AERODYNAMICS      3 Credit Hours

Compressibility effects on airfoil and wing aerodynamics; supersonic potential flow; method of characteristics; boundary layer effects on aircraft performance.

Prerequisite: AERN 25500, AERN 35200 and MATH 32044 or MATH 32052.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35644     INSTRUMENT FLIGHT THEORY      3 Credit Hours

Course instruction on Instrument Flight to include, navigation facilities (both ground and aircraft), weather theory and weather specific to instrument meteorological conditions, weather charts and sources, cross-country flight planing for IFR, FAA regulations specific to IFR flight, Charts for Instrument Flight, Aircraft Performance, Decision Making, Aircraft Systems and Instruments related to IFR Flight, and Instrument Flight techniques and procedures. This course meets the requirements for endorsement to take the FAA Airman Knowledge Exam for an Instrument Rating and satisfies the requirements of the Training Course Outline approved by the FAA.

Prerequisite: AERN 15740 and AERN 25250; and aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35645.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35645     INSTRUMENT PILOT FLIGHT      2 Credit Hours

Comprehensive flight course for the professional pilot candidate to meet the requirements of the FAA instrument rating. This course may be repeated only twice. Student is required to spend two hours each day, three days a week, at the airport until the FAA minimum requirement of 25 hours ground instruction has been attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with the flight instructor. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 25743; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35644.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 35646     INSTRUMENT HELICOPTER FLIGHT      2 Credit Hours

Flight course designed to fulfill FAA requirements for the Instrument Helicopter Rating.

Prerequisite: AERN 15742 or 15743; and minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35644.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 4.86 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 35647     COMMERCIAL PILOT FLIGHT II      2 Credit Hours

Comprehensive flight course for the professional pilot candidate with emphasis on commercial flight maneuvers and instrument flight review. This course may be repeated only twice. Student is required to spend two hours each day, three days a week, at the airport until the FAA minimum requirement of 20 hours of ground instruction has been attained. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 35644 and AERN 35645; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 35648     INSTRUMENT HELICOPTER FLIGHT ADD-ON      1 Credit Hour

Flight course designed to fulfill FAA requirements for the Instrument Helicopter Rating. This course may only be repeatable twice. Student is required to spend 1.5 hours each day, five days a week, at the airport, until the FAA minimum requirements are attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with an assigned flight instructor. Minimum FAA flight time requirements towards the Instrument Helicopter Flight Rating is 15 hours of actual or simulated instrument time. Actual flight training may exceed 15 hours.

Prerequisite: AERN 35645; and cumulative 2.500 GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35101.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 2.43 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 35650     NON-PILOT INSTRUMENT FLIGHT THEORY      3 Credit Hours

Course instruction for instrument flight to include: navigation facilities and equipment (both ground and aircraft), general weather theory and weather related to instrument meteorological conditions, weather charts and sources, FAA regulations pertinent to the conduct of instrument flight, aeronautical charts for instrument flight and techniques and procedures unique to the conduct of instrument flight. This course does not satisfy the Federal Aviation Regulation requirement for endorsement to take the Airman Knowledge Exam for an Instrument Rating nor does it satisfy the Aircraft Dispatch minor.

Prerequisite: AERN 15740 or AERN 15745; and AERN 25250.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35746     COMMERCIAL PILOT THEORY      2 Credit Hours

Comprehensive instruction covering all areas necessary to exercise the privileges of a commercial pilot.

Prerequisite: AERN 35644.

Corequisite: AERN 35747.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35747     COMMERCIAL PILOT FLIGHT III      2 Credit Hours

Comprehensive flight course for the professional pilot candidate to meet the requirements of the FAA commercial pilot certificate. This course may be repeated only twice. Student is required to spend two hours daily, three days a week, at the airport until the FAA minimum requirement of 25 hours ground instruction has been attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with the flight instructor. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 35644 and AERN 35645; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Pre/corequisite: AERN 35647.

Corequisite: AERN 35746.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 35748     COMMERCIAL PILOT HELICOPTER FLIGHT ADD-ON      2 Credit Hours

Flight course designed to fulfill Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for the commercial pilot helicopter certificate. This course may only be repeatable twice. Student is required to spend 1.5 hours each day, five days a week, at the airport, until the FAA minimum requirements are attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with an assigned flight instructor. Minimum FAA flight time requirements towards the Commercial Pilot Helicopter Add-On Flight Certificate is 35 hours. Actual flight training may exceed 35 hours.

Prerequisite: AERN 35747; and AERN 15742 or AERN 15743; and cumulative 2.500 GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35101.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 4.86 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 35749     COMMERCIAL PILOT HELICOPTER FLIGHT      3 Credit Hours

Flight course designed to fulfill FAA requirements for the Commercial Pilot Helicopter certificate. This course may only be repeatabe twice. Student is required to spend 1.5 hours each day, five days a week, at the airport, until the FAA minimum requirements are attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with an assigned flight instructor. Minimum FAA flight time requirements towards the Commercial Pilot Helicopter Flight Certificate is 150 hours. Actual flight training may exceed 150 hours.

Prerequisite: AERN 15742 or 15743; and minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 35746.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 5.5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 35810     UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Provides an understanding of the theory of operation, architecture, and performance characteristics of various airborne-onboard systems and subsystems utilized in unmanned aerial vehicles. Also includes examination of aircraft materials, structural components, and configuration.

Prerequisite: AERN 25800.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35830     UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS SENSING AND SENSOR SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

An in-depth study of sensors and remote sensing systems used to support Unmanned Aircraft operations. Course emphasizes the theory, technical characteristics, capabilities, and operational use of various sensors and sensing systems. Course also investigates sensor data generation and sensing system image interpretation and analysis.

Prerequisite: AERN 25800.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 35840     UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Explores the technological and operational aspects of ground-based and airborne command, control, and communications systems used in unmanned aircraft systems. Topics include UAV sense-and-avoid systems, data link systems, voice communications systems, telemetry systems, navigation systems, and manual and automatic flight control systems.

Prerequisite: AERN 35644 or AERN 35650; and AERN 35810.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45010     AIRCRAFT DISPATCH I      3 Credit Hours

First of two courses designated for the practical application of knowledge necessary to perform aircraft dispatcher functions. Topics include decision making, human error and teamwork. This course is required for endorsement to take the FAA aircraft dispatcher knowledge exam. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 35644 or AERN 35650.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45020     AIRCRAFT DISPATCH II      3 Credit Hours

Second of two courses designated for the practical application of previously acquired knowledge necessary to perform aircraft dispatcher functions. Topics as applied to dispatch functions include briefing techniques, preflight, weather analysis and flight planning. Required for an endorsement to take the FAA aircraft dispatcher practical test. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 45010.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45025     DISPATCH LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Practical Aircraft Dispatch application and preparation for the ADX written, oral and practical exam

Prerequisite: AERN 45010.

Corequisite: AERN 45020.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45030     AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of AERN 35040. An in-depth study of various aircraft systems including auxiliary systems, undercarriage, hydraulics, flight controls, instruments, and integrated systems as applied to aircraft.

Prerequisite: AERN 35040.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45040     LABOR RELATIONS IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY      3 Credit Hours

Legislation governing labor relations in the private sector of the United States Economy consist of two separate and distinct pieces of legislation: the Railway Labor Act and the National Labor Relations Act. This course focuses on the examination of air transport labor relations in the context of these key laws. As the student of aviation management comes in contact with both Acts though this course, the student will learn similarities and differences of each and their resultant impact. The student will actively apply this knowledge in a mock labor relations negotiation.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45092     AERONAUTICAL INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a total of 6 hours) Work experience in aerospace/aviation industry or related activity, laboratory or student professional organization.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

AERN 45096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN AERONAUTICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours)Work study of an individual nature on a topic relating to professional aviation.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45099     AERONAUTICAL STUDIES CAPSTONE (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) An in-depth study of the student’s area of focus within aeronautical studies, culminating to a senior level project. At the discretion of the aeronautics faculty, students may substitute another capstone course for this course. Students must pass this capstone with a grade of C (2.000) or better in order to graduate.

Prerequisite: senior standing.

Schedule Type: Senior Project/Honors Thesis

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

AERN 45100     OPERATIONAL PLANNING IN AVIATION      3 Credit Hours

Focus on both airport and airline operations through planning, design and management. Students function as project managers and work with simulation to run their own airport design and airline operations with respect to financial and economic variables.

Prerequisite: AERN 35340 and AERN 35341.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Research

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45121     AEROSPACE PROPULSION FOR ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

An in-depth study of gas turbine engines, rockets, and hypersonic propulsion systems used in aerospace applications. Includes propulsion system design and operation, and the analysis of performance characteristics.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45130     PHYSIOLOGY AND HUMAN FACTORS OF FLIGHT      3 Credit Hours

A study of the interaction of the human body with flight and those human factors that affect flight operations.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45135     AVIATION SAFETY THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with AERN 55135) Provides an in-depth study into aviation human safety theories and the basics of risk and safety management.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45150     APPLIED FLIGHT DYNAMICS I      3 Credit Hours

Cross-listed with AERN 55150) An applied aircraft flight dynamics course that demonstrates aircraft, engine and propeller performance with the overall flight performance and stability of the typical subsonic airplane. Emphasis is placed on the aerodynamics of flight.

Prerequisite: PHY 13001 or PHY 23101.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45151     APPLIED FLIGHT DYNAMICS II      3 Credit Hours

Aerodynamics, flight dynamics, and flight performance of high performance aircraft. Course includes supersonic aerodynamics, flight stability and handling, and an in-depth investigation and analysis of flight performance parameters including lift, drag, load factor, climb performance, and turn performance.

Prerequisite: AERN 45150.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45200     STRATEGIC AVIATION MANAGEMENT (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

Serves as the capstone course for the aviation management area of concentration in aeronautics. As such, it is designed to address evolving issues and challenges in aviation management with a particular emphasis on airlines and airports through an application of previously mastered aviation management courses. Students must pass the course with a minimum grade of "C" (2.000).

Prerequisite: AERN 45100; and senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Research

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

AERN 45250     AVIATION LAW      3 Credit Hours

Involves a study of the origins of Western jurisprudence, common law and aviation law as an integral part of law in the U.S. Also introduces international aviation law by lateral agreement as well as U.S. Constitutional law and its amendments as they relate to the structure and process of aviation law. Criminal and civil law as they relate to civil aviation are also addressed. Case studies are included.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45300     AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CAPSTONE (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

The culminating experience for the Air Traffic Control program of study. Students will work in groups to research and present a possible solution to a current event in the world of aviation and air traffic control. Students participate in realistic simulations where students take the roles within all three areas (Tower, TRACON, En Route). These scenarios often involve all three domains simultaneously where the students must work together to successfully finish the scenario, simulating a normal controller’s day.

Prerequisite: AERN 45343 and AERN 45344; and aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

AERN 45320     TERMINAL OPERATIONS II      2 Credit Hours

Advanced terminal course that focuses on the TRACON environment. Emphasis in vectoring and sequencing for approach at the primary airport. Topics covered will include, but not be limited to phraseology, maps, LOAs, and airspace.

Prerequisite: AERN 35342 and AERN 35345; and aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 45321.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45321     TERMINAL OPERATIONS II LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Application of terminal air traffic control operating principles explored in AERN 45320 Terminal Operations II.

Prerequisite: AERN 35342 and AERN 35345; and aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 45320.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45340     AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE      3 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of aircraft maintenance and resolving maintenance problems on the flight line.

Prerequisite: Aeronautics (AERN) major and senior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45343     EN ROUTE II      2 Credit Hours

Advanced en route course that focuses on low altitude, en route operations. Some time is spent on high altitude and special operations as well. Topics covered include, but not limited to phraseology, procedures, LOAs and maps.

Prerequisite: AERN 45320 and AERN 45321; and aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 45344.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45344     EN ROUTE II LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Application of en route air traffic control operating principles explored in AERN 45343 En Route II.

Prerequisite: aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 45343.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45349     SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY      5 Credit Hours

Combines theories of systems and operations with practical experience to meet FAA standards for an airframe and powerplant license (300 hours shop experience).

Prerequisite: AERN 45340.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 5 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45350     AVIONICS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with AERN 55350) A study of aviation electronic systems in flight vehicles that pertain to communication, navigation and air traffic control systems.

Prerequisite: PHY 13001 and PHY 13012.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45360     PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS III      1 Credit Hour

Seminar on selected topics relating to problems, issues and conditions of employment within aviation. Prerequisite: AERN 30000; and senior standing

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45600     AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL      3 Credit Hours

Three-dimensional rigid body dynamics, aircraft equations of motion, principles of static stability and control, dynamic stability of uncontrolled motion, gyroscopic instruments. Corerequisite: AERN 45601.

Prerequisite: AERN 25500 and AERN 35400.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45601     AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Laboratory demonstrations and experiments for various aspects of aircraft stability and control.

Prerequisite: none.

Corequisite: AERN 45600.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45648     THEORY OF FLIGHT INSTRUCTION (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

Detailed fundamentals of teaching flight and ground instruction and the analysis of flight techniques, in order to meet requirements of FAR's part 61.185(a).

Prerequisite: AERN 35040, 35746, 35747 and 45150.

Corequisite: AERN 45649.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

AERN 45649     FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR/AIRPLANES      2 Credit Hours

Flight course with emphasis on instructing techniques in aircraft from right seat. Includes student evaluation techniques to meet Federal Aviation Regulation for certified flight instructor. This course may be repeated only twice. Student is required to spend two hours daily, three days a week, at the airport until the FAA minimum requirement of 30 hours ground instruction has been attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with the flight instructor. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 35746 and AERN 35747; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 45648.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45650     CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR HELICOPTER FLIGHT      2 Credit Hours

Flight course designed to fulfill FAA requirements for the Flight Instructor Helicoptor certificate.

Prerequisite: AERN 35746 and 35749; and 2.500 cumulative GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Corequisite: AERN 45648.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 2.22 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45651     FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR-INSTRUMENTS      2 Credit Hours

Flight course with emphasis on flight instructing techniques involved with instrument flight and air traffic control procedures. This course may be repeated only twice. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 45648 and AERN 45649; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45652     CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR INSTRUMENT HELICOPTER FLIGHT      1 Credit Hour

Flight course designed to fulfill FAA requirements for the Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter certificate. This course may only be repeated twice. Student is required to spend 1.5 hours each day, five days a week, at the airport, until the course requirements are attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with an assigned flight instructor. Certified Flight Instructor Helicopter Certificate is 15 hours. Actual flight training may exceed 15 hours.

Prerequisite: AERN 35646 or 35648; and AERN 45650 or 45659; and 2.500 cumulative GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 1.1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45653     MULTI-ENGINE PILOT FLIGHT      1 Credit Hour

Course provides the required ground and flight instruction necessary to qualify students for the multi-engine rating from the FAA. This course may be repeated only twice. Student is required to spend two hours daily, three days a week, at the airport until the FAA minimum requirement of 20 hours ground instruction has been attained. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with the flight instructor. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 35747; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45654     CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR HELICOPTER FLIGHT ADD-ON      1 Credit Hour

Flight course designed to fulfill FAA requirements for the Flight Instructor Helicopter Add-on certificate.

Prerequisite: AERN 45649; and 2.500 cumulative GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 1.1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45655     ADVANCED MULTI-ENGINE PILOT FLIGHT      1 Credit Hour

Ground flight instruction for proficiency and required hours in preparation for multi-engine instruction. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 45653; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45656     CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR INSTRUMENT HELICOPTER FLIGHT ADD ON      1 Credit Hour

Flight course designed to fulfill FAA requirements for the Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Add-on certificate.

Prerequisite: AERN 45651; and cumulative 2.500 GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 1.1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45657     MULTI-ENGINE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR      1 Credit Hour

Course provides the necessary ground and flight instruction to professionally qualify students for the multi-engine instructor rating by the FAA. This course may be repeated only twice. Student is required to spend two hours daily, three days a week, at the airport. When not flying, the student goes through personalized ground instruction with the flight instructor. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 45649 and AERN 45655; and minmum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45659     UPSET RECOVERY TRAINING      1 Credit Hour

Consisting of both ground school and hands-on flight components, this upset training course prepares pilots for emergency situations they may encounter that cannot properly be replicated in a typical GA aircraft. Extensive piston driven and swept wing jet aerodynamic characteristics, accident analysis and recovery profile. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 15741; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be in the Flight Technology (FLGT) concentration in the Aeronautics (AERN) major.

Schedule Type: Flight Training

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45700     AIRCRAFT DESIGN (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with AERN 55700) First of a two-course series of aerospace design. Preliminary design or case study of an aerospace vehicle, including but not limited to aircraft, rotorcraft, and spacecraft. Primary focus on introduction to design, decision-making in design, and preliminary sizing of an aerospace vehicle to meet customer requirements. Final technical report and presentation.

Prerequisite: (AERN 45030 and AERN 45150 and AERN 45121) or (AERN 35300 and AERN 35500 and AERN 45121).

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

AERN 45710     TURBINE ENGINE THEORY AND OPERATION      2 Credit Hours

An in-depth study of the theory, operation and performance of turbine turboprop engines and associated systems.

Prerequisite: AERN 35020.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45711     TURBINE ENGINE THEORY AND OPERATION LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Laboratory using a turboprop flight simulator to provide instruction and demonstration of the operating characteristics and procedures associated with turbine/turboprop engines. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 35020; and aeronautics (AERN) major.

Pre/corequisite: AERN 45710.

Schedule Type: Private Lesson

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45720     CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT      2 Credit Hours

An in-depth study of the common principles of aviation crew resource management (CRM) and human factors as utilized by air transport flight crews.

Prerequisite: AERN 45130.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45721     CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Flight simulator-based laboratory that includes flight simulator experiences that integrate crew resource management (CRM) and line-orinted flight training (LOFT) in a multicrew environment. Special course fees may apply. Please visit www.kent.edu/caest/flight-technology and click on the Flight Course Fees link for more information.

Prerequisite: AERN 45130.

Pre/corequisite: AERN 45720.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

AERN 45730     APPLIED TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Course examines various systems in use on air transport aircraft. The course emphasis is on the principles, operation and limitations of complex, integrated systems found in modern aircraft.

Prerequisite: AERN 35020 and AERN 45030.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45740     FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Course examines various advanced avionics systems used on air transport type aircraft. The course emphasis is on the principles, operation and limitations of integrated avionics related to the "glass cockpit" found on modern aircraft.

Prerequisite: AERN 45030 and 45350.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45791     AVIATION SECURITY AND POLICY SEMINAR (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with AERN 55791) Examines policies, practices, procedures and regulatory provisions developed to create and enhance security in civil aviation with a special emphasis on airlines, airports, airspace and agencies responsible for civil aviation security.

Prerequisite: AERN 45250.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

AERN 45800     UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FLIGHT OPERATIONS THEORY      4 Credit Hours

Classroom instruction to provide the general information and knowledge necessary to prepare students to pilot and operate unmanned aircraft. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge required to engage in UAS flight operations, specifically focused on piloting UAVs and managing UAV sensors. This course provides students with the background knowledge required to begin flight training and to perform real-time mission management operations for high performance unmanned aircraft systems.

Prerequisite: AERN 25350; and AERN 25351; and AERN 35644 or AERN 35650; and AERN 35830; and AERN 35840; and AERN 45150.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 45850     AIRCRAFT DESIGN II (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Second of a two-course series of aerospace design. Preliminary design or case study of an aerospace vehicle, including but not limited to aircraft, rotorcraft, and spacecraft. Primary focus on sub-system design (i.e., propulsion, structure, controls, etc.), and overall vehicle integration of these subsystems. Cost analysis and safety analysis. Final technical report andor model prototype.

Prerequisite: AERN 45600 and AERN 45700.

Corequisite: AERN 45900.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

AERN 45900     AEROELASTICITY      3 Credit Hours

Review of beam analysis. Structural dynamics of one-dimensional systems. Analysis of static aeroelastic phenomena, unsteady aerodynamics and flutter. Equations of motion for complete aeroelastic systems; solution techniques.

Prerequisite: AERN 35150 and TECH 33111.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 55135     AVIATION SAFETY THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with AERN 45135) An in-depth study of aviation human safety theories and the basics of risk and safety management.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 55150     APPLIED FLIGHT DYNAMICS I      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with AERN 45150) A course relating aircraft,engine and propeller performance to the overall flight performance of the typical light airplane. Includes flight test project participation. Special course fee $10 cr./Hr. Subject to change.

Prerequisite: MATH 11012 or MATH 12002, PHY 13001 and13002 or PHY 23101 and 23102, and AERN 15000; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 55235     HUMAN ERROR ANALYSIS IN AVIATION      3 Credit Hours

Provides an in-depth look at human error and its implications in the realm of safety using examples from the aviation industry. Includes a basic overview of human error, discussion on the models available to examine error, provides knowledge on how to classify and provide recommendations of intervention strategies. A focus will be on the SHELL Model, the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System, and the 5M model. This course will use real examples of accidents and incidents for students to apply these strategies.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 55350     AVIONICS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with AERN 45350) A descriptive course that covers electronic systems in aviation,particularly from the standpoint of aircraft equipment its operational theory and practical use by the pilot.

Prerequisite: PHY 13001 and 13002 or PHY 23101 and 23102; AERN 15000; and TECH 21021; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 55700     AIRCRAFT DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with AERN 45700) First of a two-course series of aerospace design. Preliminary design or case study of an aerospace vehicle, including but not limited to aircraft, rotorcraft, and spacecraft. Primary focus on introduction to design, decision-making in design, and preliminary sizing of an aerospace vehicle to meet customer requirements. Final technical report and presentation.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 55791     AVIATION SECURITY AND POLICY SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with AERN 45791) Analytical review of policies,practices procedures and regulatory provisions designed to create and enhance security in civil aviation with a special emphasis on the impact of emerging technologies on aviation security.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 61091     AEROSPACE SEMINAR      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for a maximum of three semesters)Discussions of selected technical topics related to aerospace technology.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 65095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN AERONAUTICS      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 15 credit hours) Study of special topics that focus on subjects and issues in aeronautics.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 65240     AVIATION SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

An in-depth study of the concepts and principles of aviation safety management and aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS). Provides a fundamental knowledge of SMS safety policy, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion. Also includes a thorough analysis of the design, implementation, and management of Safety Management Systems and its incorporation into various aviation sectors. Prerequisie: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 65300     AIRLINE TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS      3 Credit Hours

The study of scheduled and charter airline transport operations under Federal Air Regulations (FAR) Part 135.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AERN 65496     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN AERONAUTICS      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 9 credit hours) Individual investigation of various aeronautics-related topics.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Technology (TECH)

TECH 10001     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the operation and use of computer systems in technology-related applications. Laboratory assignments include the use of microcomputers for solving technical problems.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 13580     ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I      3 Credit Hours

Technique of engineering drawing, lettering, instrument use, freehand drawing, orthogonal projection, sections, single and double auxiliaries, dimensioning, screw threads, charts and graphs.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 20001     ENERGY/POWER      3 Credit Hours

Study of basic thermodynamic laws and how they apply to the conversion and transfer of heat energy into useful power.

Prerequisite: TECH 21021.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 20002     MATERIALS AND PROCESSES      3 Credit Hours

Study and practice addressing the nature of basic manufacturing materials and the processes by which they are converted into manufactured products. Includes laboratory experience.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 4 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Engineering Technology

TECH 20004     FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS      4 Credit Hours

Introduction to electronic circuits consisting of resistors, capacitors and inductors. Calculation of voltages and currents in the circuits for the case of constant and time varying currents.

Prerequisite: MATH 11010 and 11022.

Corequisite: MATH 12002.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Engineering Technology

TECH 21021     SURVEY OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS      4 Credit Hours

Survey of DC and AC circuits, semiconductors, and electronic devices, including diodes and transistors. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisite: PHY 13002.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 21046     GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY I      3 Credit Hours

An orientation to layout, composition and press operations as applied to the graphic communications processes of lithography screen and relief printing.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 22095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN TECHNOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(repeated registration permitted) various special topics to be announced in the schedule of classes,offering current topics in technology based areas of study.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 23010     COMPUTER HARDWARE I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the hardware, architecture and operation of the personal computer and associated devices. Topics include personal computer architecture and operation fundamentals; basic hardware; data buses and ports; hardware component packaging; auxiliary hardware components; computer assembly; basic hardware installation and configuration; and basic troubleshooting.

Prerequisite: DSCI 26010 or TECH 26010.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 23200     ELECRONIC CIRCUIT FABRICATION LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Covers the common methods and items used in electronics to fabricate, repair and test electronic component connections and circuits. Topics include electrical safety, printed circuit board design and fabrication, soldering, wiring characteristics, cabling, wire connectors, splices, wire wrapping, crimping, network cable fabrication, fabrication and repair of fiber optic cables and connectors, and integrated circuit fabrication.

Prerequisite: TECH 20004 or 21021.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2 lab

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

TECH 23224     ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS II      3 Credit Hours

Intermediate electric circuit analysis. Reactance, impedance, network theorems and analysis. Resonance in series and parallel circuits. Applications. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisite: TECH 20004.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 23581     COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS      3 Credit Hours

Study of working drawings, descriptive geometry, geometrical tolerancing, structural/weldments, cams, gears, piping and considerable time with the Hewlett Packard 900 CAD system.

Prerequisite: TECH 10001 or TECH 26010; and TECH 13580.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 26010     INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Describes Computer Engineering Technology concepts and principles.Topics include computer hardware, computer hardware operations, digital systems design, networking hardware, technology of networking, computer aided design and embedded systems.

Pre/corequisite: MATH 11022.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 26301     NETWORKING HARDWARE I      3 Credit Hours

A hands-on, applied engineering-focused course emphasizing the operation, maintenance, and performance aspects of personal computer networking hardware. Topics include networking hardware operation, characteristics, configuration, and troubleshooting fundamentals. Course also includes network standards, protocols, configuration, topologies, and administrative fundamentals as related to networking hardware systems. Note: This course is part of the Networking Hardware course sequence required for students enrolled in the Computer Engineering Technology concentration.

Prerequisite: DSCI 26010 or TECH 21021 or TECH 26010.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 26310     WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to Web Programming. Concepts, principles, techniques, and methods associated with the design and implementation of Web pages and Internet-based applications. Includes fundamentals of web site and web page creation, development, and maintenance; Web page programming languages; Web design software and production tools; creation of dynamic, interactive web-based multimedia presentations; and Web client and server technologies.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 27210     INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY      3 Credit Hours

Introduces the students to the concepts of sustainability and its three pillars, namely, economic growth, environmental protection, and social equality. Students taking the course will understand the language and concepts of sustainability and will acquire the knowledge to further study sustainability.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 31000     CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF TECHNOLOGY (DIVD) (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Study of technology and the forces it exerts upon society.

Prerequisite: ENG 21011.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic, Writing Intensive Course

TECH 31010     ENGINEERING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS      3 Credit Hours

Applications of codes of ethics in the engineering and technology professions reflective of social and moral responsibilities to the public, and accountability in engineering practice.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 31016     MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Classroom, laboratory and field experiences involving the major aspects of a manufacturing enterprise including product design, production financing and marketing.

Prerequisite: TECH 10001 and TECH 13580 and TECH 20002.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 31020     AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING      3 Credit Hours

Theory and operation of computer controlled machine tools, robots and processes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 31032     POWER TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Principles of energy conversion and power application. Overview of basic heat engines, machines and transmission devices. Alternative energy systems and conservation techniques.

Prerequisite: TECH 20001 and TECH 20004.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 31043     PRINCIPLES OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION      3 Credit Hours

An introductory course on the use of concrete in the construction industry. Students will gain a basic understanding of the strength and behavior of reinforced concrete members and simple reinforced concrete structural systems.

Prerequisite: TECH 21071.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 31065     CAST METALS      3 Credit Hours

Principles and processes of metal casting with a focus on current industrial practices. Includes laboratory experience with nonferrous metals and industrial tours.

Prerequisite: TECH 20002.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 31067     MACHINING TECHNOLOGY I      3 Credit Hours

Lecture and laboratory experiences in basic machine tool principles and processes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 31071     WOODS TECHNOLOGY II      2 Credit Hours

Emphasis on basic woodworking machinery processes, fundamental construction and materials. Project design and development.

Prerequisite: TECH 11071.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 31087     DESIGN FOR TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Design as creative process. Individual and group experiences in problem solving. Relevance to art industry and education.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 32002     MATERIALS AND PROCESSES II      3 Credit Hours

Advanced study and practice in materials and processes. Emphasis will be upon developing skills and knowledge in producing a product and conducting problem solving activities.

Prerequisite: TECH 20002.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 7 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 32101     POLYMERS I      3 Credit Hours

Description of various polymers, thermoplastics and thermosets. Processes used to produce products. Outline of polymer chemistry including methods of testing and identification.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 32102     POLYMERS II      3 Credit Hours

Comprehensive review of resin systems and fiber reinforcement for use in production of FRP products; fabrication procedures; comparative properties.

Prerequisite: TECH 32101.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 32105     CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Course concentrates on the procedures and methods that are used by the construction contractor during the construction and post-construction phases of a project.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33010     COMPUTER HARDWARE      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the hardware, architecture and operation of the personal computer and associated devices. Topics include personal computer architecture and operation fundamentals, basic hardware, data busses and ports, hardware component packaging, auxiliary hardware components, computer assembly, basic hardware installation, configuration and troubleshooting.

Prerequisite: junior standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33016     PC/NETWORK ENGINEERING AND TROUBLESHOOTING      3 Credit Hours

Covers the service, maintenance, upgrade and optimization of personal computers. Specification, installation and maintenance of local area networks are covered. Students learn communication protocols and network architecture. Two lectures and two labs a week.

Prerequisite: EERT 22014 or TECH 33010.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33020     COMPUTER HARDWARE II      3 Credit Hours

An in-depth look at personal computer design and hardware components, and an introduction to the fundamentals of personal computer networks. Topics include the operation, assembly, configuration, diagnosis, and unit-level troubleshooting of personal computers and their associated hardware components. Also includes an introduction to PC network configuration, hardware, and troubleshooting fundamentals. Prerequisite: TECH 23010

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33030     COMPUTER PERIPHERALS AND SPECIAL USE HARDWARE      3 Credit Hours

Operation, installation, hardware configuration, software configuration, fault analysis, troubleshooting, and repair of various peripheral devices, interface cards, and special use hardware components used by personal computers.

Prerequisite: TECH 23010 and TECH 26301.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33031     PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCS) covering hardware, ladder logic programming, networking and communications. Programming timers, counters and sequencers and an introduction to human machine interfaces (HMIS).

Prerequisite: TECH 10001 and TECH 21021.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33032     PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS II      3 Credit Hours

Advanced principles and applications of programmable logic controllers with a focus on using sequential function charts to control complex industrial processes. Includes real time control issues, PLC networking, programming languages other than ladder logic, standards, motion control, supervisory control and data acquisition, process control, alarm management, power failure strategies and safety.

Prerequisite: TECH 33031.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33033     HYDRAULICS/PNEUMATICS      3 Credit Hours

Fluid properties, hydraulic design, viscosity, hydraulic components, pumps, systems and circuits, maintenance and safety, pneumatics, air systems control and design.

Prerequisite: MATH 11022; and PHY 13001 or PHY 23101.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33040     MOTORS AND CONTROLLERS      3 Credit Hours

AC and DC motors, motor control, and machine operations in mechatronic systems. Includes introduction to basic control system terms and devices, input and output transducers, signal conditioning, open loop and closed loop control, stability and performance.

Prerequisite: TECH 21021.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33092     COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (ELR) (WIC)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Supervised work-study experience in approved business or industrial environment relative to the student's major. The 3 credit hour co-op experience must be for a period of at least 12 consecutive weeks at 40 hours per week, or 30 hours per week for 15 weeks, totaling not less than 450 hours. Most co-ops occur during the summer. Students can earn up to an additional 3 credit hours (one to three per co-op – 150 work hours per credit hour) over the course of their college career as long as each co-op has a different focus.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing; 2.25 GPA; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience

Contact Hours: 10-30 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement, Writing Intensive Course

TECH 33095     SPECIAL TOPICS:APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Special topics of immediate interest in applied science and technology.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33111     STRENGTH OF MATERIALS      3 Credit Hours

An analytical study of the relation between the external forces applied to elastic materials and the resulting deformations and stresses.

Prerequisite: PHY 13001.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33220     ELECTRONIC DEVICES      4 Credit Hours

Introduction to electronic non-linear devices including, diodes, transistors, opotoelectronic devices and operational amplifiers. Use and application of these devices in different types of application like rectifiers, amplifiers and linear integrated circuits.

Prerequisite: TECH 20004.

Corequisite: TECH 23200.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33222     DIGITAL DESIGN FOR COMPUTER ENGINEERING      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to digital design. The operation and use of digital devices and components as used in microprocessors and digital computers. Topics include binary arithmetic operations, Boolean algebra, logic gates, combinational and sequential logic, buffers, registers, memory devices, counters, latches, timers, comparators, encoders, decoders, multiplexers and demultiplexers.

Prerequisite: TECH 21021.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33223     ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Principles of digital and analog telecommunications and data signals. Topics include electromagnetic signal time and frequency characteristics, signal propagation, signal modulation, transmission lines, wireless signals, antennas, digital signal characteristics and protocols, signal multiplexing, microwave devices and applications.

Prerequisite: TECH 21021.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33225     INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

The application of electronics to the control of industrial machines and processes. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisite: TECH 33220.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33363     METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE      3 Credit Hours

Scientific study of modern manufacturing materials (metals, plastics and ceramics) and the laboratory test methods used to determine their manufacturing specifications and properties.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33657     INTRODUCTION TO LEAN SIX SIGMA      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to lean six sigma. Including understanding the systems, measuring and defining performance, analyzing, improving, and controlling processes, and leading six sigma initiatives.

Prerequisite: MATH 11010.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33700     QUALITY TECHNIQUES      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to quality management and the tools and techniques including the basic tools identified by ASQ (American Society for Quality) as well as an introduction to Lean and Six Sigma. Information presented helps prepare the student to qualify for the Quality Process Analyst Certification.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 33870     FACILITY DESIGN AND MATERIAL HANDLING      3 Credit Hours

Provides students with a fundamental understanding of how layout affects the flow through a system. Both qualitative and quantitative tools are presented for complete approach to facility design and material handling.

Prerequisite: junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 34002     ADVANCED COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of CADT 22000 with an emphasis on the use of a Parametric-based CAD software (PRO-ENGINEER) for the design and modeling of industrial products.

Prerequisite: MERT 12001 and CADT 22000; or TECH 23581.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 35765     QUALITY AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to reliability and quality engineering with an emphasis on manufacturing and techniques for improving quality and reliability. Includes reliability, reliability prediction, quality techniques, modeling statistical process control, control charts, sampling, experimental design, and designing and manufacturing for quality and reliability.

Prerequisite: MATH 11010.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 36302     NETWORKING HARDWARE II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of TECH 26301. In-depth coverage of personal computer-based enterprise networking systems hardware with a focus on network hardware and software configuration, fault analysis, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. Topics include router and switch operation, programming, configuration, and troubleshooting, along with overall enterprise network maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. Course also includes WAN and VLAN fundamentals, intermediate TCP_IP, and network administration and maintenance as related to fielding and maintaining networking hardware components and systems.

Prerequisite: TECH 26301.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 36620     PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

The planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of company technology resources for project-based management functions. Includes project coordination requirements, management and planning methods and the use of various management and planning tools.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 41003     METHODS AND ORANIZATION IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION      3 Credit Hours

Curriculum development, organization, and evaluation for technology education's role in STEM. Includes demonstration techniques and safety instruction, lesson plan development and facility design principles.

Prerequisite: junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 41055     INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE      1-8 Credit Hours

(Slashed with TECH 51055) (Repeatable for credit) Practical experience in industry of cooperative work-study nature. R

Prerequisite: junior standing.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1-8 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 41093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN TECHNOLOGY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Specialized instructional unit oriented toward the application of current technology concepts.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

TECH 41096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours) Individual investigation course.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 41196     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours)Individual investigation course.

Prerequisite: Special approval by department.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 42100     TRAINING TOPICS IN TECHNOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Specialized advanced instruction oriented primarily to the theoretical base and application of current technology developed by experts in the specific technology. This course requires substantial base knowledge.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 42103     CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS AND SERVICES      3 Credit Hours

Educates the student in the fundamental tenants that all the stakeholders in the design and construction industry hold to. With a firm understanding of what the roles and responsibilities that each stakeholder has to the others the student participates in the process of construction confident that they understand what they are expected to do in their role as well as what they can expect of the architect, the owner and the various trades.

Prerequisite: TECH 22200.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 42200     RADIATION PROCESSING OF MATERIALS      3 Credit Hours

Description of the radiation sources used in radiation technology and the study of the effects of electrons and gamma rays on materials of technological interest. Experiments deal with the effects of radiation in different materials.

Prerequisite: PHY 13002 or PHY 12202; and MATH 12002 or MATH 19002; and TECH 32100 and TECH 33363.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 42400     RADIATION DOSIMETRY AND SAFETY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with TECH 52400) Basic concepts of dosimetry and its units as applied to radiation technology, including theory of dosimeter response. Safety principles and practices followed in radiation environments, including terminology, policies and procedures to minimize exposure to radiation.

Prerequisite: TECH 42200.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43016     ADVANCED PC-NETWORK ENGINEERING AND TROUBLESHOOTING      3 Credit Hours

An in-depth look at the architecture, operation, configuration, fault analysis, troubleshooting and repair of personal computer and computer network hardware components. Topics include the operation, assembly, configuration, diagnosis, and unit-level troubleshooting of personal computer hardware, computer networking hardware, and related hardware components.

Prerequisite: TECH 33020 and TECH 36302.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43026     MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS      4 Credit Hours

Introduction to the architecture, operation and applications of an advanced microprocessor, focusing on assembly language programming and interfacing of standard programmable peripherals.

Prerequisite: TECH 33222 and TECH 46330.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43030     MECHATRONICS      3 Credit Hours

Application of automation concepts in motion control, electrical circuits, fundamental mechanics, control systems and programming including modeling, interfacing and signal conditioning.

Prerequisite: PHY 23102, TECH 33032 and TECH 33040.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43031     MECHATRONICS II      3 Credit Hours

Advanced modeling, system response, closed loop control and system software for mechatronic systems.

Prerequisite: TECH 43030.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43050     INVENTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING      3 Credit Hours

Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, TRIZ, is a collection of powerful problem-solving tools for a broad range of inventive problems. Capstone web-based course for students finishing their bachelor¿s degree. Assists students in utilizing material learned in earlier courses to solve many real world problems in multiple disciplines.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43060     MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION      3 Credit Hours

Subjects covered in this course are case studies of innovative companies, elements of an innovation process, review of major problem solving methods, technical opportunity analysis, technical planning, technological forecasting, concept development and elements of patents. A project is included that utilizes TRIZ software and innovation model elements.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43080     INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY      3 Credit Hours

Examines the occupational safety and health act and fundamentals of industrial safety programs.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Work study of an individual nature on a topic in a field of applied science and technology.

Prerequisite: Junior standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 43132     MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING PROJECT      2 Credit Hours

Problem selected by students and instructors to develop students in desired specialty,or strengthen students in lesser field or prepare students for specific employment.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 43220     ELECTRICAL MACHINERY      3 Credit Hours

Principles of operation and application of motors, generators, transformers and other magnetic devices; electrical power generation, distribution and use.

Prerequisite: TECH 23224.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43221     DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND INSTRUMENTATION      4 Credit Hours

Focuses on applications of instrumentation and control systems using computers and cirocontrollers including sensors, transducers, instruments, data acquisition boards, software programs, signal conditioning and transmission methods.

Prerequisite: TECH 43026 and MATH 12003 and PHY 23102.

Corequisite: TECH 33223.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43222     COMPUTER HARDWARE ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE      3 Credit Hours

Internal architecture and operation of digital computers. Topics include computer processor datapaths and control, computer memory datapaths and control, pipelining and parallel processing, memory architecture and management, IO control, system bus architecture and properties, and computer control timing and synchronization.

Prerequisite: DSCI 26010 or TECH 33222.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43550     COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING      3 Credit Hours

The application of computers to the preparation of machine tool control programs.

Prerequisite: TECH 10001 or TECH 26010; and TECH 20002.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43580     COMPUTER-AIDED MACHINE DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Description and Prerequisite Data Currently in Banner:Application of the principles of mechanics and strength of materials, with computer assistance to the design and selection of machine components under both static and dynamic loads.

Prerequisite: TECH 10001 or TECH 26010; and TECH 33111 and TECH 34002 and MATH 12002 and PHY 13001.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43700     COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING      3 Credit Hours

Study of the computer integrated manufacturing system as it relates to product design, estimating inventory, machining and assembly, quality control and distribution.

Prerequisite: TECH 43550.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 43800     APPLIED ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

As the capstone course in Applied Engineering, students will develop and participate in all aspects of a project involving the solution of a problem through application of technology. Students must pass the ATMAE Cetrified Technical Manager (CTM) exam.

Prerequisite: applied engineering technology (AENG) major and senior standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation, Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

TECH 46000     COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

The course provides students with an integrative experience, applying aspects of the student's required coursework in computer engineering technology. Students gain experience in developing requirements in engineering specifications for a practical problem in networking and or telecom-related projects. This course will address emerging issues, capabilities and challenges in the current field of study. A minimum C grade TECH 46330 or an approved object-oriented programming language is required for enrollment in the course.

Prerequisite: senior standing.

Corequisite: TECH 36620 and TECH 46350.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

TECH 46312     WIRELESS NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Topics covered include the Public Switch Telephone Network infrastructure, electronic switching systems, transmission systems and emerging wireless networks. Note: This course is part of the Networking Hardware course sequence required for students enrolled in the Computer Engineering Technology concentration. Prerequisites: TECH 36302

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 46316     SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND CONFIGURATION      3 Credit Hours

This course emphasizes on administering and configuring server operating systems to solve engineering problems. Students are expected to learn Server OS , AD, OUs and virtualization.

Prerequisite: TECH 36302.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 46330     VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

The course content includes programming in a high-level object-oriented, event- driven visual programming language, Visual Basic 2010 Express, conditional statements, iterative statements, arrays, object oriented programming, classes, objects, methods, inheritance, exception handling, graphical user interfaces with Windows Forms.

Prerequisite: TECH 26010 or DSCI 26010.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 46350     NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Course covers the technical aspects of centrally managed and distributed Wide Area Networks, with an emphasis on the techniques used to maintain and improve the performance of telecommunications and data networks. Students will use software packages to monitor the real-time performance of a network and to diagnose various networking hardware and software problems. Topics include the five stacks of network management (fault management, configuration management, performance management, security management, and accounting management). Examples of current specific network management products are reviewed.

Prerequisite: TECH 36302.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 46411     REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

Describes requirements engineering concepts for practical systems. Topics include identifying stakeholders and how to work with them effectively, requirements elicitation techniques, requirements engineering in the Problem Domain, developing Use-Case scenarios, reference models, systems requirements specifications, validating and prototyping requirements and case study presentations by Industry SMEs. Some knowledge of a programming language or good analytical background is assumed. Prerequisite may be waived for students with industry experience in software development or consent from the instructor.

Prerequisite: minimum C (2.000) grade in TECH 26010 or DSCI 26010.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 46510     APPLIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY      3 Credit Hours

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with an overview of the field of information security and assurance. Students will be exposed to the spectrum of security activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures. Coverage will include inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and examination of pre and post incident procedures and an overview of the information technology security.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 47200     SYSTEMS ENGINEERING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with TECH 57200) Systems engineering as a method to solve problems. Introduction to the fundamental systems engineering principles, processes, and methodologies used to analyze, design, develop, and deploy complex, sustainable systems. Focuses on systems engineering as a logical, disciplined, systematic, and coherent approach to the design and development of a system, across the full life cycle of the system. Special emphasis is made on the concepts, methods, and activities used to analyze systems, to define and allocate requirements, to transform requirements into a system design, and to verify and validate the system.

Prerequisite: junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 47210     SUSTAINABLE ENERGY I      3 Credit Hours

A comprehensive overview of energy sources and energy systems, with an emphasis on renewable energy and the implementation and sustainability of various forms of energy. Examines the characteristics of conventional non-renewable energy systems, along with alternate, renewable energy sources and systems. Includes fundamental energy concepts and the conversion, delivery, distribution, and storage of energy. Explores the technological application of various sources of energy and compares their benefits and limitations. Also presents an overview of present U.S. and global energy needs and demands, and the sustainable energy technologies that may be used to meet future energy demands.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 47211     SUSTAINABLE ENERGY II      3 Credit Hours

An in-depth study of the analysis, selection, and implementation of various energy and power sources, with an emphasis on the use of renewable, sustainable energy systems. Focuses on determining energy needs, and on assessing and comparing energy systems with respect to efficiency, technical feasibility, available resources, cost and sustainability characteristics. Includes economics of energy systems, methods for determining costs, and cost-benefit analysis of various energy and power systems. Also includes the social, economic and environmental impact associated with the development, implementation and use of various forms of energy.

Prerequisite: TECH 47210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 49525     INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE      3 Credit Hours

Seminar during student teaching to explore issues and techniques appropriate to teaching technology education.

Corequisite: TECH 46031.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 50000     QUALITY STANDARDS      3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to issues in quality standards, quality assurance and statistical inference in applied technology and process control. Topics include systems reliability, quality control, SPC, control charts, principles and methods of statistical analysis and prediction, and hypothesis testing.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 50092     INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE      1-4 Credit Hours

Practical experience in industry of a cooperative work-study nature.

Prerequisite: graduate standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3-12 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 51001     METHODS IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION      3 Credit Hours

Methods of teaching curriculum development and evaluation which are unique to the profession of technology education.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 51002     ORGANIZATION IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION      3 Credit Hours

Principles and practices involved in curriculum and facility design appropriate for technology education including equipment maintenance.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 51003     METHODS AND ORGANIZATION IN TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION      3 Credit Hours

Curriculum development, organization, and evaluation for technology education's role in STEM. Includes demonstration techniques and safety instruction, lesson plan development and facility design principles.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 51051     FOUNDATIONS AND CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION      3 Credit Hours

This course explores the history, contemporary theories and practices of technology education. Included are site visits to exemplary technology education programs.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 51052     TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FOR K TO 8 STEM      3 Credit Hours

Using discussion, laboratory experience and field experiences this course explores technology education as it relates to all content areas of the K-12 curriculum.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 51093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN TECHNOLOGY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Specialized instructional unit oriented toward the application of current technology concepts.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

TECH 52200     RADIATION PROCESSING OF MATERIALS      3 Credit Hours

Description of the radiation sources used in radiation technology and the study of the effects of electrons and gamma rays on materials of technological interest. Experiments deal with the effects of radiation in different materials.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 52400     RADIATION DOSIMETRY AND SAFETY      3 Credit Hours

Basic concepts of dosimetry and its units as applied to radiation technology, including theory of dosimeter response and use of dosimeters in radiation environments. Safety principles and practices followed in radiation environments, including terminology, maximum exposure limits, and procedures to minimize exposure to radiation.

Prerequisite: TECH 52200 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 53026     INTRODUCTION TO MICROPROCESSORS      4 Credit Hours

Introduction to the architecture, operation and applications of an advanced microprocessor, focusing on assembly language programming and interfacing of standard programmable peripherals.

Prerequisite: TECH 33222 and 46330.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 53221     DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND INSTRUMENTATION      4 Credit Hours

Focuses on applications of instrumentation and control systems using computers and microcontrollers including sensors, transducers, instruments, data acquisition boards, software programs, signal conditioning and transmission methods.

Prerequisite: TECH 33223; and TECH 43026 or 53026; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 53222     COMPUTER HARDWARE ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE      3 Credit Hours

Internal architecture and operation of digital computers. Topics include computer processor datapaths and control, computer memory datapaths and control, pipelining and parallel processing, memory architecture and management, IO control, system bus architecture and properties, computer control timing, and synchronization of controls.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 53550     COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING      3 Credit Hours

The application of computers to the preparation of machine tool control programs, rapid prototyping and robotic control. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

Prerequisite: TECH 23581 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 53700     COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING      3 Credit Hours

The study of computer integrated manufacturing as system control, product design, machining, assembly, material logistics, quality, information usage and system integration relates to it.

Prerequisite: TECH 31020 and TECH 53550 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 53800     APPLIED ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR      2 Credit Hours

An individual or group project involving the solution of a problem through the application of technology.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 55551     INTRODUCTION TO NANOTECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Provides an in-depth overview of the fundamentals of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Includes a survey of developments within the breadth of the nanotechnology in various fields such as electronics, materials, energy, and biomedical science, etc.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 56312     WIRELESS NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Wireless and telecommunication electronic systems technologies. Topics covered include the Public Switch Telephone Network infrastructure, electronic switching systems, transmission systems, and emerging wireless networks.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 56321     WEB DATABASE INTEGRATION      3 Credit Hours

Laboratory course focused on integrating data sources into web sites. Current topics include server-side processing principles, Web forms, database programming objects and structured query language.

Prerequisite: COMT 21005 and COMT 21036 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 56330     VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

The course content includes programming in a high-level object-oriented, event- driven visual programming language, Visual Basic 2010 Express, conditional statements, iterative statements, arrays, object oriented programming, classes, objects, methods, inheritance, exception handling, graphical user interfaces with Windows Forms. Includes a graduate-level VB programming project.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 56350     NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

The technical aspects of centrally managed and distributed Wide Area Networks, with an emphasis on the techniques used to maintain and improve the performance of telecommunications and data networks. Students will use software packages to monitor the real-time performance of a network and to diagnose various networking hardware and software problems. Topics include the five stacks of network management (fault management, configuration management, performance management, security management, and accounting management). Examples of current specific network management products are reviewed.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 56411     REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Techniques to conceptualize, develop and analyze requirements engineering specifications for software and telecommunications systems. Topics covered include identifying stakeholders and how to effectively work with them, requirements elicitation techniques; requirements engineering in the problem and solution domains. Strong analytic skills, algorithms or programming experience is recommended.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 57000     SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of sustainability, sustainable technologies and sustainable systems. Provides students with an understanding of the basic principles and key issues of environmental, social and economic sustainability. Closely examines sustainability as it applies to the relationships among human beings, technology and the environment, with a special emphasis on sustainability in the context of "meeting humanity's current needs." Also stresses the ethics and importance of sustainability and the use of sustainable systems.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

TECH 57010     ETHICS, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT      3 Credit Hours

Explores the fundamental issues of the interconnections between human beings and the environment, with an emphasis on the ethics and the importance of the sustainability. Takes an in-depth look at basic environmental concepts, ethics and values, as they relate to a wide range of practical subject matters, including technology, from global and national perspectives. Provides an in-depth look at sustainable systems and the ethical issues associated with sustainability as it relates to technology by focusing on common and future impacts as they apply to ethics, values and justice. Prerequiste: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

TECH 57200     SYSTEMS ENGINEERING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with TECH 47200) Systems engineering as a method to solve problems. Introduction to the fundamental systems engineering principles, processes, and methodologies used to analyze, design, develop, and deploy complex, sustainable systems. Focuses on systems engineering as a logical, disciplined, systematic, and coherent approach to the design and the development of a system, across the full life cycle of the system. Special emphasis is made on the concepts, methods and activities used to analyze systems, to define and allocate requirements , to transform requirements into a system design, and to verify and validate the system.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

TECH 57210     SUSTAINABLE ENERGY I      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with TECH 47210) A comprehensive overview of energy sources and energy systems, with an emphasis on renewable energy and the implementation and sustainability of various forms of energy. Examines the characteristics of conventional non-renewable energy systems, along with alternate, renewable energy sources and systems. Includes fundamental energy concepts and the conversion, delivery, distribution, and storage of energy. Explores the technological application of various sources of energy and compares their benefits and limitations. Also presents an overview of presents U.S. and global energy needs and demands, and the sustainable energy technologies that may be used to meet future energy demands.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

TECH 57211     SUSTAINABLE ENERGY II      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with TECH 47211) An in-depth study of the analysis, selection, and implementation of various energy and power sources, with an emphasis on the use of renewable, sustainable energy systems. Focuses on determining energy needs, and on assessing and comparing energy systems with respect to efficiency, technical feasibility, available resources, cost and sustainability characteristics. Includes economics of energy systems, methods for determining costs, and cost-benefit analysis of various energy and power systems. Also includes the social, economic, and environmental impact associated with the development, implementation, and use of various forms of energy.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and TECH 57210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

TECH 60000     PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN A TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT      3 Credit Hours

The planning, organizing, directing and controlling of company technology resources for relatively short term objectives. Students will also learn to make application of current projects.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 60001     QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Descriptive and inferential statistics used in technology and engineering. Emphasis is on the methods of analysis and the interpretation of data associated with research and development in technological and engineering environments. Course topics include representation of data, descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, inferential statistics, statistical design, and the analysis of experiments. No previous familiarity with probability or statistics is assumed. The ability to utilize basic algebra is required.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 60003     SIX-SIGMA: TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Principles and concepts of six-sigma to improve organizational efficiency, effectiveness and productivity by improving quality, reducing waste, defects and failures.

Prerequisite: TECH 50000 and 60001; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 60078     RESEARCH METHODS IN TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Research techniques for the technologist. Methods for designing, conducting, analyzing and interpreting results of technological research.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 61000     INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION      3 Credit Hours

This course provides students with an understanding of the rationale and issues related to developing the industrial technology education program.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 61095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED ENGINEERING      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Study of significant and current issues in various Applied Engineering topics not covered in regular courses. Offered when opportunities and resources permit; the topic is announced when the course is scheduled.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 61098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Research or individual investigation for master's level graduate students. Credits earned may be applied toward meeting degree requirements if department approves.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U

TECH 61199     THESIS I      2-6 Credit Hours

Thesis option student must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 in a single semester or to be distributed over several semesters if desired.

Prerequisite: Advisor's special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

TECH 61299     THESIS II      2 Credit Hours

Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: TECH 61199 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

TECH 62396     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Individual investigation of a student-selected topic oriented toward the technical aspects of electronics.

Prerequisite: TECH 53221 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 63010     COMPUTER HARDWARE      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the hardware, architecture and operation of the personal computer and associated devices. Topics include personal computer architecture and operation fundamentals, basic hardware, data busses and ports, hardware component packaging, auxiliary hardware components, and computer assembly, basic hardware installation, configuration and troubleshooting.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63020     FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Principles and characteristics of fiber optics, fiber optic system components and applications of fiber optics in electronic communication systems.

Prerequisite: TECH 33220 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63031     PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS      3 Credit Hours

Programmable logic controllers (PLCS) covering hardware, ladder logic programming, networking and communications. Programming timers, counters and sequencers and an introduction to human machine interfaces (HMIS). An understanding of basic electricity and computer technology is required.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63032     ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS      3 Credit Hours

Advanced principles and applications of programmable logic controllers with a focus on using sequential function charts to control complex industrial processes. Includes real time control issues, PLC networking, programming languages other than ladder logic, standards, motion control, supervisory control and data acquisition, process control, alarm management, power failure strategies and safety.

Prerequisite: TECH 33031 or TECH 63031; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63040     ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Study of electronic communications systems fundamentals, characteristics, design considerations and implementation. Topics include signal modulation and demodulation, multiplexing, noise, transmitters, receivers, signal propagation, digital communications, transmission lines, antennas and practical applications.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture, Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63041     MOTORS AND CONTROLLERS      3 Credit Hours

Theory and application of AC and DC motors, motor control, and machine operations in mechatronic systems. Includes introduction to basic control system terms and devices, input and output transducers, signal conditioning, open loop and closed loop control, stability and performance.

Prerequisite: TECH 21021 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63045     MECHATRONICS      3 Credit Hours

Application of automation concepts in motion control, electrical circuits, fundamental mechanics, control systems and programming including modeling, interfacing and signal conditioning.

Prerequisite: TECH 33032 or TECH 63932; and TECH 33040 or TECH 63040; and PHY 23102; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63046     ADVANCED MECHATRONICS      3 Credit Hours

Advanced modeling, system response, closed loop control and system software for mechatronic systems.

Prerequisite: TECH 43030 or TECH 63045; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63050     TRIZ-THEORY OF INVENTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING      3 Credit Hours

Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, TRIZ, is a collection of powerful problem-solving tools for a broad range of inventive problems. The theory originated in Russia by the study of over 2 million patents. Web-based capstone for students finishing their master¿s degree. Students utilize material learned in earlier courses to solve real world problems in multiple disciplines.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63060     MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION      3 Credit Hours

Subjects covered in this course include: case studies of innovative companies, elements of an innovation process, review of major problem solving methods, technical opportunity analysis, technical planning, technological forecasting, concept development and elements of patents. A project is included that utilizes TRIZ software and innovation model elements.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63070     COMPUTER HARDWARE DESIGN AND INTEGRATION      3 Credit Hours

In-depth study of personal computer (PC) and computer networking hardware. Topics include PC design, basic and auxiliary PC hardware components, PC assembly, PC upgrade and optimization, and PC repair, diagnosis and troubleshooting. Additional topics include computer networking hardware, network architecture, network communication protocols, and network installation, configuration and maintenance. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisite: EERT 22014 or TECH 33010; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63100     COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Study of modern industrial practice using computers in advanced graphics, design and analysis including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, parametric design, solid modeling and finite element analysis. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

Prerequisite: TECH 23581 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 63496     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN ENERGY/POWER TECHNOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Individual investigation of selected topics associated with energy and power technology.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3-12 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 63870     FACILTY DESIGN AND MATERIAL HANDLING      3 Credit Hours

Intended to provide students with a fundamental understanding of how layout affects the flow through a system. Both qualitative and quantitative tools are presented for a complete approach to facility design and material handling.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 64010     CONNECTIVITY AND INTEROPERABILITY IN INDUSTRY      3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on integrating and administering multiple systems in an industrial environment. Two-and-a-half-hour lecture and 30-minute lab weekly.

Prerequisite: TECH 46311 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 64012     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION IN INDUSTRY      3 Credit Hours

This course will focus on developing systems that analyze and automate industrial processes and provide decision support. Two and one half hours lecture and one half hour lab.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 64095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Study of significant and current issues in computer and network engineering technologies not covered in regular courses. Offered when opportunities and resources permit; the topic is announced when the course is scheduled.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 64312     ADVANCED WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES      3 Credit Hours

Describes technologies associated with wireless and telecommunications systems. Topics covered include Public Switch Telephone Network Infrastructures, Intelligent Networks, Wireless Technologies in Manufacturing Enterprises, 3GPP Standards, ITU Standards.

Prerequisite: TECH 56350; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 64396     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Independent research consisting of a problem statement followed by literature search and application of an industrial practice. A proposal must be developed and a written paper project presented to faculty and industrial representatives.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 65330     ADVCANCED VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Advanced concepts in Visual Basic Programming for solving engineering problems. Topics covered include classes and objects; SQL server databases, Language Integrated Query, creating web apps, programming web forms, and security. Familiarity with Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology (TECH 56330) is strongly recommended.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and TECH 56330.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 65400     EVALUATING QUALITY SYSTEM THROUGH PROCESS CONTROL      3 Credit Hours

Evaluating industrial quality through statistical process control. Methods to produce design process control and process capability are analyzed and evaluated for industrial quality control. Use of inspection equipment and assurance of receiving fabricating and shipping acceptable materials products and systems. Scientific management.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 65500     QUALITY SYSTEMS AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTIVITY      3 Credit Hours

Tools and techniques for increasing industrial productivity through total quality management. Productivity improvement techniques involving human, technology, material, product and processes, utilizing value engineering, analytical models and scientific management tools in high-technology environment.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 65550     DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Introduces planning and conducting experiments, as well as analyzing the resulting data using statistical techniques to obtain valid and objective conclusions. Also focuses on experiments performed in areas such as product design, manufacturing process development and process improvement.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 65700     APPLIED RELIABILITY ENGINEERING      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to Reliability Engineering for Engineering-Technology Management Professionals. Course includes design for reliability, failure mode and failure effect analysis, reliability testing and measurement, statistical and mathematical modeling, assessment and forecasting.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 65800     BURN-IN/STRESS TESTING FOR RELIABILITY      3 Credit Hours

Comprehensive course on reliability testing to analyze and establish reliability standards for components, products and systems. Specific emphasis on burn-in and stress testing procedures to perform effective reliability statistical calculations will be the major focus of the course.

Prerequisite: TECH 65700 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 66350     ADVANCED NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Covers network management techniques including the TMN framework and the ISO Model for managing WAN communication networks. Topics covered include network management technologies, TMN protocols, Common Management Information Protocol, ISO Model, Management Information Base (MIB) architecture, Network Operations Center and Network Design. Examples of current network management tools are reviewed. Upon completion of this course, students will have a good understanding of network management framework and network management technologies for communication networks.

Prerequisite: TECH 56350; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 66380     ADVANCED NETWORKING      3 Credit Hours

Provides student with experience in advanced computer networking techniques including network architectures, network security, network virtualization and storage area networks.

Prerequisite: TECH 56350; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 66382     NETWORK SECURITY      3 Credit Hours

Provides student with experience in fundamental and advanced computer networking techniques including network architectures, LAN systems, network security, and network management and administration.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 66384     COMPUTER FORENSICS      3 Credit Hours

Provides students with experience in proper computer forensic techniques including incident response, forensic preparation, and data recovery and analysis.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 66411     WIRELESS AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING      3 Credit Hours

Methods and techniques to develop requirements engineering specifications for wireless and telecommunication systems. Topics covered include Industry standards for telecom and wireless communications, reference data models, functional requirements specifications, performance analysis, the requirements review process, and systems verification. Familiarity with Requirements Engineering and Analysis (TECH 56411) concepts is recommended.

Prerequisite: TECH 56411 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

TECH 66596     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Research directed toward the study and application of metallic and nonmetallic materials.

Prerequisite: TECH 20002 or TECH 33363 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 66796     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Individual investigation of a student-selected topic oriented towards industrial/manufacturing processes.

Prerequisite: TECH 20002 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 67220     LIFE CYCLE DESIGN I      3 Credit Hours

An in-depth investigation of Life Cycle Design of sustainable systems. Explores the cradle to cradle path of products with an emphasis on system Life Cycle stages and processes from a sustainability perspective. Examines how environmentally conscious system design can be accomplished by considering the environmental impact of technology and engineering as the part of the sustainable design process. Includes the study of sustainable development with respect to Green Technologies, hazardous materials and processes and reducing the environmental impact of product development and utilization. Also includes an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment and various Environmental and Life Cycle standards.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

TECH 67221     LIFE CYCLE DESIGN II      3 Credit Hours

An in-depth study of environmental performance, environmentally conscious design and sustainable development. Focuses on Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment as a means to determine the potential economic, environmental, and ecological impact of products, processes, and activities across their entire life cycle. Takes a close look at the beneficial and detrimental effects of various technologies, materials, products and processes with special attention to the reduction of harmful effects to human beings, the ecosystem, and the environment. Covers the analysis and assessment of energy consumption, natural resource depletion, and environmental degradation,, and ways to minimize detrimental effects on the environment. Includes the use of various life cycle engineering and assessment processes, models and analytical tools to identify, evaluate, and compare the environmental consequences associated with various products/activities, across a wide range of impact categories, to assist in design and decision making.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and TECH 67220.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

TECH 67596     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Independent study related to manufacturing industries. The study may include the development of a product for manufacture (or service) or the in depth examination of an element of manufacturing.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 68196     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN ENGINEERING GRAPHICS      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Investigation of selected topics within engineering graphics including computer-aided design.

Prerequisite: TECH 31087 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

TECH 68796     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS DESIGN      2 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)The study of two-and three dimensional design as related to manufacturing construction communication and energy power including patents creativity and problem solving approaches.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP