Dec 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


The courses described below are listed in numerical order by discipline. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted. If laboratory periods are required they are indicated after the description. For example, the notation “3 plus 1” indicates 3 class periods and 1 lab period per week.

 

Management Information Systems

  
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    MIS 1400 - Business Analysis


    This course exposes students to the basic constructs of business analysis and informatics management through exploration of practices, problem framing, applications, technology tools, and data project management.  Credit(s): 3
  
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    MIS 1500 - Computer Systems and Hardware


    Prerequisite(s): MIS1300.
    This course prepares students to effectively manage a variety of hardware issues, such as installation, configuration, upgrading, diagnosing, troubleshooting, safety, and preventative maintenance, the principles of motherboards, processors, and memory in microcomputer systems. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MIS 2100 - Networking and Infrastructure


    Prerequisite(s): MIS1500.
    A survey of network fundamentals and telecommunications design as they relate to information systems. Topics covered include hardware, voice, data, video, and digital wireless infrastructure technologies. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MIS 2150 - Component Analysis and Design


    Prerequisite(s): MIS2100.
    Continuation of MIS2100. Application of networking technologies as they relate to business environments. Analyze and design a network topology for a new environment and an existing structure with emphasis on compatibility. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MIS 3000 - Programming Logic


    Prerequisite(s): MIS1300.
    Effective development and documentation of logic structures are reviewed for usage in file management utilizing perspectives of sequence, selection, iteration, and modular programming. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MIS 3100 - Database Management


    Prerequisite(s): MIS 1300  and HIM 4000  with a grade C or better.
    This course emphasizes relational database development, usage, and control with exposure to a variety of end user and managerial programs for utilization in a professional environment. Related topics also include normalization and conceptual design using entity relationship diagramming. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MIS 3150 - Database Applications Development


    Prerequisite(s): MIS3000 and MIS3100.
    This course emphasizes database application development within multi-tier systems, emphasizing the development of front-end user-interfaces. The course is also an introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL). Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MIS 3200 - Web Applications and the Internet


    Prerequisite(s): MIS2150 and MIS3000.
    The course presents strategic and operational uses of the Internet and the World Wide Web by business organizations. Packaged software is used to design a web site and develop web pages. Ongoing management issues are addressed for maintaining a dynamic Web site. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MIS 4000 - Enterprise Resource Planning


    Prerequisite(s): MIS3000 and MIS3100.
    ERP systems provide the foundation for a wide range of e-commerce based processes including web-based ordering and order tracing, inventory management, and built-to-order goods. This course examines the pros and cons of ERP systems, explains how they work, as well as the issues related to system selection, design and implementation. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MIS 4200 - Systems Analysis and Design


    Prerequisite(s): MIS3150.
    An overview of the systems development life cycle with emphasis on techniques and tools of system documentation and logical system specifications. This course is intended to provide a comprehensive, balanced and up-to-date coverage of systems analysis and design. The course maintains the dual focus on the concepts and techniques from both the traditional, structured approach and the object-oriented approach to systems development. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MIS 4400 - MIS Project Management


    Prerequisite(s): MIS4200.
    This course covers the components of successful project completion including scope, financials, resources, milestones, tracking, and communications. Project-planning software will be utilized to apply theoretical concepts and review documentation. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

Mathematics

  
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    MA 1005 - Foundations of Mathematics I


    Prerequisite(s): None.
    This course prepares students to take MA 1010 or MA 1020. Topics include computation with whole numbers, decimals, integers and rational numbers using correct order of operations. Other topics include ratio and proportions, exponents, and simplifying and solving linear equations with one variable. Tables and graphs will also be studied. Problem solving is integrated throughout and appropriate use of non-graphing scientific calculators is expected. College credit awarded but will not be applied toward degree requirements. (3 Credit Hours) Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1010 - Basic Algebra


    Prerequisite(s): MA1005 with a C or higher.
    Real numbers, algebraic expressions, basic rules of algebra, ratios and proportions, exponents (including negative exponents and rational exponents), radicals, formulas, Cartesian plane, distance between points, midpoint of a line segment, polynomials, operations on rational expressions, and solving linear equations and inequalities (in one variable). THIS COURSE MAY NOT BE APPLIED TOWARD DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1015 - Intro to Technical Mathematics


    Prerequisite(s): None.
    This course is a collection of math topics that include relevant topics in geometry, trigonometry, and algebra that support a technical degree program at the associate’s level. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1020 - Foundations of Mathematics II


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1005 with a C or higher, or equivalent. 
    This course prepares students to take MA1025. Topics include exponents, simple roots, simplifying and solving equations and inequalities with one variable. Also included are basic operations with polynomials, roots, and radicals. Graphing lines using slope and y-intercept is also taught. Problem solving is integrated throughout and appropriate use of non-graphing scientific calculators is expected. (3 Credit Hours) Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1025 - Mathematical Problem Solving


    Prerequisite(s): MA1000 or MA1020 with a C or higher.
    Topics include interpreting data to construct linear models, solving inequalities and interpreting data to define variables and constraints in terms of linear inequalities. Construct and analyze the graph of a linear function. Identify and evaluate the appropriate formula for simple interest and compound interest. Use of non-graphing scientific calculators is expected. (3 Credit Hours) Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1030 - Applied Algebra


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1010 with a grade of C or higher.
    This is a pre-calculus course that provides the student with the algebra background necessary to be successful in subsequent math courses. Topics covered are real numbers, algebraic expressions, functions and graphs, equations and inequalities, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions.  Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1040 - Finite Mathematics


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1030  or MA 1090  with grade C or better.
    Set theory, coordinate systems and graphs, linear programming (geometric approach and algebraic approach), matrices and linear systems, permutations and combinations, probability, statistics, mathematics of finance. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1050 - Geometry for Educators


    Prerequisite(s): MA1025.
    This course is for Education majors only. The purpose of this course is to reacquaint elementary education students with geometry. This course will familiarize students with the fundamental properties and formulas of one-, two-, and three-dimensional geometric shapes. It will also develop their problem-solving skills through inductive and deductive reasoning. Geometric proofs will be introduced while exposing the students to the axiomatic system of Euclidean geometry. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1055 - Applied Trigonometry


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1030 with C or better.
    Basic concepts of trigonometry, trigonometric functions, fundamental trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, applications of trigonometry, and vectors. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1090 - Precalculus


    Prerequisite(s): MA1010 C or better or appropriate placement.
    This course prepares students for a traditional engineering calculus sequence. Topics include: Algebraic operations; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs; trigonometric functions, identities, and graphs of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; solving triangles. (4 plus 0). Credit(s): 4 (4 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1100 - Applied Calculus I


    Prerequisite(s): MA1055 with a grade of C or higher.
    Limits, continuity, and derivatives are the focus of this course. The derivatives of polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions are studied. Techniques of differentiation include using appropriate rules and implicit differentiation. Applications include related rates, differentials, optimization and curve analysis. Basic anti-derivatives are also covered including the substitution technique. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1110 - Applied Calculus II


    Prerequisite(s): MA1100 with grade of C or higher or equivalent.
    Integration, series, multivariable calculus, differential equations. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1200 - Calculus I


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1090 with grades of C or better.
    Limits, continuity, and derivatives are the focus of this course. The derivatives of polynomials, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions are studied. Techniques of differentiation include using appropriate rules, implicit and logarithmic differentiation. Applications include related rates, differentials, optimization and curve analysis. Basic anti-derivatives are also covered including the substitution technique. Credit(s): 4 (4 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1210 - Calculus II


    Prerequisite(s): MA1200 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent.
    Using integration techniques to find antiderivatives and solve applications. Solving separable first order differential equations. Analyzing the convergence of an infinite sequence. Determining whether an infinite series converges absolutely or conditionally, or diverges. Determining the interval of convergence of a power series. Analyzing parametric and polar curves. 4 Credit (4 plus 0). Credit(s): 4 (4 plus 0)
  
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    MA 1520 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers


    This course is a study of mathematical concepts, procedures, and processes found in the elementary math curriculum grades K-8. Students will study real number properties, patterns, operations, algebraic reasoning, probability, statistics, methods of counting and problem solving utilizing an activity oriented approach. The course will emphasize the developmental nature of elementary mathematics content. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 2010 - Foundations of Statistics


    Prerequisite(s): MA1015 (AS-IT majors only) or MA 1025 or OL 3300 or higher with a grade of C or better.
    The purpose of the course is to help students understand just how much data and statistical analysis have to say about their lives and the world around us. This course emphasizes concepts and statistical thinking rather than computation. The course will focus on statistical concepts and methods for producing data and organizing data. It also will explore elements of probability used to describe chance, variation and risk. 3 credits. (3 plus 0) Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 2025 - Statistical Problem Solving


    Prerequisite(s): MA1025, MA1030, or MA1090 with a C or better or equivalent.
    This course will include basic statistical terminology, mean, median, mode and designing experiments. In addition, standard deviation, variance, normal distribution, probabilities, correlation, statistical inference and sampling distribution will be covered. Additional topics include regression analysis, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and one and two sample statistics are also to be included. All topics should be used in appropriate application solving applied problems with appropriate technology. 3 credits. (3 plus 0) Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 2100 - Differential Equation & Linear Algebra


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1210 with grade C or better.
    This course covers matrix algebra, transposition, and inversion. Solving systems of linear equations with matrices. The definition, properties, and applications of determinants are studied. Vectors in n-dimensional space are analyzed. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors are discussed thoroughly. Techniques for solving fist order and higher order differential equations are studied in detail. Systems of differential equations are solved using eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Applications of differential equations are discussed. 4 Credits (4 plus 0). Credit(s): 4 (4 plus 0)
  
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    MA 2150 - Linear Algebra


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1210 with grade C or better.
    Theories of systems of linear equations, determinants, vectors in the plane and space, vector spaces, linear transformations, inner products, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Also, various application of linear algebra will be explored. 3 credits. (3 plus 0) Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 2200 - Calculus III


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1210 with grade C or better.
    This course covers multi-dimensional and vector calculus. Different coordinate systems in two and three dimensions, planes and other surface are covered. Vector operations and vector-valued functions are covered thoroughly. Partial derivatives, directional derivatives, and multiple integrals are covered and applied to problems. Classic theorems from vector calculus are studied. 4 Credit (4 plus 0). Credit(s): 4 (4 plus 0)
  
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    MA 2300 - Differential Equations


    Prerequisite(s): MA 2150  with grade C or better.
    This course studies ordinary differential equations of first order, higher order linear and non-linear equations, and systems of differential equations. Laplace transform methods are also covered. An overview of existence and uniqueness theorems is given. Applications to the sciences and engineering are included. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 2410 - Discrete Structures


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1110   or MA 1210   and CS 1300   or CPE 1600  .
    Induction, Big-Oh analysis and recurrence relations, mathematical aspects of trees, mathematical aspects of sets, relations, graph theory, automata and regular expressions, context-free grammars, propositional and predicate logic. 3 credits. (3 plus 0) Credit(s): 3
  
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    MA 2430 - Probability & Statistics for Engineers


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1210 with grade C or better.
    An introductory course in probability and statistics for engineering majors. Concepts of probability are covered, followed by study of single variable and multivariate random variables and their probability distributions. Elementary statistics, estimation theory, and hypothesis testing are considered in detail, followed by a short introduction to random processes. Regression analysis is briefly considered. 3 Credits (3 plus 0). Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 2990 - Special Topics in Mathematics


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of mathematics. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 3000 - History of Mathematics


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1100  or MA 1200 .
    A survey of the development of mathematics through the ages, from ancient Mesopotamian to the modern era. Significant stages in the development of different branches of mathematics, such as geometry, algebra, and calculus will be addressed. Ancient mathematical techniques and counting systems, as well as contributions from underrepresented groups and from diverse cultures will be explored. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 3200 - Graph Theory


    Prerequisite(s): MA 2100 or MA 2150.
    This course focuses on the mathematical theory of graphs; applications and algorithms will be discussed. Topics include trees, connectivity, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, matchings, edge and vertex colorings, distance, connectivity, planar graphs, directed graphs, multi-graphs, and network flows. 3 Credits (3 plus 0). Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 3300 - Introductory Real Analysis


    Prerequisite(s): MA 2200 .
    This course develops the theory of calculus rigorously from the basic principles. Topics include the structure of the real numbers, open and closed sets, sequences, limits, convergence, continuity, derivatives, integration, and infinite series. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 4100 - Introductory Complex Analysis


    Prerequisite(s): MA 2200 .
    This course is a basic introduction to the study of complex-valued functions and their properties. Topics include complex numbers, the complex plane, and elementary complex-valued functions. Analytic functions, complex integration, complex series and residue theory constitute the major topics to be studied. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 4300 - Modern Algebra


    Prerequisite(s): MA 2150 .
    An introduction to the principles and concepts of modern abstract algebra. Topics will include groups, rings, and fields. The course focuses on the process of mathematical abstraction, the formulation of algebraic axiom systems, and the development of an abstract theory from these axiomatic systems. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    MA 4990 - Special Topics in Mathematics


    Prerequisite(s): Administrative approval.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of mathematics. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): Variable

Mechanical Engineering

  
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    ME 2050 - Overview of Machines and Fluids


    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration in MA 1100 and PH 2100.
    An overview of mechanical engineering topics, exposing students to mechanical power transmission, HVAC systems, and internal combustion engines. Students will learn basic operation and design selection of generators, compressors, pumps, motors, and engines. Also, students will learn fluid flow characteristics of heating, refrigeration, and geothermal systems. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    ME 3110 - Theory Of Machines


    Prerequisite(s): EM2020.
    Basic static, kinematic and dynamic analysis of plane motion mechanisms. Graphical and analytical solutions for basic mechanisms. Power equation, equation of motion. Balancing, rotating and reciprocating masses. Critical speeds of shafts. Computer-aided kinematic design. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    ME 3200 - Thermodynamics I


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1210 ; CH 1220 ; PH 1300 .
    Macroscopic thermodynamics: state, energy, entropy and equilibrium. First-law and second-law analysis for engineering applications. Computer applications. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    ME 3400 - Mechanical Engineering Design I


    Prerequisite(s): EM 3100.
    This course is intended to give students a working knowledge to design and analyze machine components and structures. Stress analysis and deflection analysis of various mechanical components including pressure vessels, rotating rings and disks, press and shrink fits, curved beams, and contact stresses will be discussed. Fundamentals of statistical considerations in design will be reviewed. Static and dynamic failure theories will be discussed and applied to the design of machine components. Specific design problems will be set during the semester. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    ME 3405 - Finite Element Analysis


    Prerequisite(s): EGR3600; concurrent enrollment in ME3400.
    Students will use 3-D CAD modeling skills to perform finite element analysis on engineering components. Design problems will be drawn from solid mechanics and fluid mechanics. Credit(s): 1 (0 plus 3)
  
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    ME 3410 - Mechanical Engineering Design II


    Prerequisite(s): ME 3400 .
    This course is a continuation of Mechanical Engineering Design I and is intended to give students a working knowledge to design, analyze and synthesize machine components and systems, including bolted and welded joints, mechanical springs, rolling contact bearings, gears, clutches, brakes, couplings and shafts. In addition, students work in groups on design projects and design a machine to perform a task of their choosing. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    ME 4200 - Thermodynamics II


    Prerequisite(s): ME 3200 .
    Continuation of ME 3200 - Thermodynamics I . First-law and second-law applications. Gas mixtures, combustion, chemical equilibrium, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and energy conversion systems. Computer applications. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    ME 4210 - Thermal Science Investigations


    Prerequisite(s): ME3200.
    Continuation of Thermodynamics I. First-law and second- law applications. Gas mixtures, combustion, chemical equilibrium, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and energy conversion systems. Major focus on open-ended, laboratory design exercises involving thermodynamics cycle analysis that integrates previously acquired fluid mechanics and heat transfer principles and skills. Credit(s): 4 (3 plus 1) Credit(s): 4 (3 plus 1) Learning Outcomes:

    Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in the field of mechanical engineering.
    2. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs in the field of mechanical engineering.
    3. An ability to identify, formulate and solve problems in the field of mechanical engineering.
    4. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning in the field of mechanical engineering.
    5. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for the practice of mechanical engineering.
  
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    ME 4260 - Heat Transfer


    Prerequisite(s): EM 3500 ; ME 3200  or concurrent enrollment.
    Conduction, convection and radiation. Empirical equations for convective heat transfer. Heat exchangers, condensation and boiling. Computer iterative solutions. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    ME 4270 - Heat Transfer Laboratory


    Prerequisite(s): ME 4260  or concurrent registration.
    Experimental studies in the analysis and design of heat transfer equipment. Credit(s): 1 (0 plus 3)
  
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    ME 4280 - Energy Systems Design


    Prerequisite(s): ME 4260 .
    Gas turbine principles and design. Internal combustion engines. Steam power plants. Alternative energy systems such as wind, nuclear, solar and wave energy systems. Students will apply energy systems theory to course project work. Credit(s): 2 (1 plus 3)
  
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    ME 4950 - Mechanical Engineering Internship


    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or administrative approval.
    This course combines industry experience and knowledge gained in the classroom. The student will serve as an engineering team member of an organization. The student will participate in a pre-internship seminar and will complete required internship tasks. Credit(s): 3
  
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    ME 4973 - ME Senior Project I


    Prerequisite(s): EGR2000; EM 3500; ME 3110; ME 3400; & ME 3405, senior standing.
    The presentation of a creative engineering design solution to a real-world physical problem. The design solution will involve the formal and creative application of mathematics, science, and mechanical engineering theory. Students will aim to produce systems that will be safe, cost-effective, and are technically sound solutions to the problem. Coursework will include: establishing specifications, conceptual system design, subsystem analysis and characterization, equipment sourcing, and the production of technical documentation for the design. Periodic progress reports to the technical advisor are required. Credit(s): 2
  
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    ME 4974 - ME Senior Project II


    Prerequisite(s): ME 3200, ME 3410, ME 4260, ME4973.
    The implementation of the design solution prepared in Mechanical Engineering Senior Project I. The course will involve construction and test of the project hardware and software. The project concludes with a hardware demonstration and an oral presentation to faculty and students in the department. Project students will also produce a formal written report. Credit(s): 2
  
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    ME 4990 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of mechanical engineering. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): Variable

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  
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    MET 1010 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology


    Prerequisite(s): None. 
    This course introduces students to the realm of engineering and technology. It explains what the profession is, what important roles engineering technology plays, how it is different from other major professions in society, and the career opportunities for engineering technology students. The course also introduces the basic principles of engineering in terms or problem solving approach, methodology, knowledge, and skill involved.  Credit(s): 3 (3+0)
  
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    MET 2100 - ME Instrumentation & Automation Control


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1055   with a grade of C or better.
    Laboratory and lecture in instrumentation and measurement for mechanical engineering technology students. Applications for the sensing of such variables as pressure, temperature, mass flow, and displacement. Particular attention to the applicability and sensitivity of instruments.  Credit(s): 3 (1 + 2)
  
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    MET 2200 - Applied Mechanics of Materials


    Prerequisite(s): EM 2040  with a grade of C or better.
    Stress and strain concepts on various planes of a loaded member, principal stresses and Mohrs circle. Shear diagrams, bending moments and torsion and resulting stresses; deflections in beams and buckling of columns with experiments on reflection in beams, tensile testing, hardness testing, strain measurement, impact testing and Hookes Law. Credit(s): 3
  
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    MET 2700 - Basic Machining


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1055 with grade of C or better; EGR 2600; EGR 2710
    Review machine tools and how they are used to create finished products. Considers cost, quality, quantity, part interchangeability, and workplace safety. Includes set up and operation of multiple machine tools, both manual and computer controlled. Credit(s): 3
  
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    MET 2974 - MET Sophomore Capstone Project


    Prerequisite(s): EGR 2710; MA 1055; ENG 1272; IME 2110; MET 2700 or concurrent registration; MET 2200 or concurrent registration; MET 2100 or concurrent registration
    Develop an engineering design solution to a real-world problem. The design solution will involve the application of the mathematics, science, engineering and technology concepts from courses taken during the first two years of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. The engineering design process should be followed to develop the design solution. Required documentation includes all applicable engineering drawings, a formal written report, and a formal oral presentation that includes a demonstration of the design solution. Credit(s): 3
  
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    MET 3110 - Applied Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery


    Prerequisite(s): EM 2040 .
    Kinematics of particles. Kinematics of rigid bodies. Newtons laws of motions, energy, and momentum. Basic static, kinematic and dynamic analysis of plane motion mechanisms. Graphical and analytical solutions for basic mechanisms. Computer-aided kinematic design. Credit(s): 3
  
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    MET 3400 - Applied Machine Elements


    Prerequisite(s): MET 2200 .
    The design and analysis of machine components with emphasis on safety factors based on various failure theories in consideration of static and fluctuating loads, stress concentration, and other factors affecting failure. A study of standard machine elements such as shafts, gears, screws, springs, couplings, power screws and bearings; their application, operational behavior. Credit(s): 3
  
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    MET 3500 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines


    Prerequisite(s): EM 2040 ; MET 3110  or concurrent registration
    Fluid statistics and dynamics. Laminar and turbulent flows. Use of the equations of motion in the study of fluid flows. Design of pipe networks. Turbomachinery. Hydraulic machines. Dimensional analysis Credit(s): 3
  
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    MET 3550 - Fluid Mech & Hydraulic Machines Lab


    Prerequisite(s): MET 3500  or concurrent registration.
    Experimental studies of fluids at rest and in motion. Hydraulic machines experiments. Credit(s): 2
  
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    MET 4260 - Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer


    Prerequisite(s): EM 2040 , MET 3500 , MA 1100 .
    Energy, entropy and equilibrium. Introduction to conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer. Introduction to heat exchanges. Credit(s): 3
  
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    MET 4270 - Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Lab


    Prerequisite(s): MET 4260  or concurrent registration
    Experimental studies in the analysis and design of heat transfer and thermodynamics equipment. Credit(s): 1
  
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    MET 4973 - MET Senior Capstone Project I


    Prerequisite(s): EGR 2000  ;  IME 3040   or concurrent registration;  MET 2974  ; MET 3110  ; MET 3400  ; MET 3500  ; MET 4260   or concurrent registration

     
    Develop an engineering design solution to a real world problem.  The design solution will involve the application of the mathematics, science, engineering and technology concepts from courses taken during the Mechanical Engineering Technology program.  The engineering design process should be followed to develop the design solution.  Required documentation includes a project proposal, a formal interim status report, and an interim status presentation.  Credit(s): 2

  
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    MET 4974 - MET Senior Capstone Project II


    Prerequisite(s): MET 2974 ; EGR 2000 ; MA 1100 ; MET 3500 ; MET 3110 , MET 4260 ; MET 3400 ; IME 3040 ; PH 2100  
    Develop an engineering design solution to a real-world problem. The design solution will involve the application of the mathematics, science, engineering and technology concepts from courses taken during the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. The engineering design process should be followed to develop the design solution. Required documentation includes all applicable engineering drawings, a formal written report, and a formal oral presentation that includes a demonstration of the design solution. Credit(s): 2

Networking

  
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    NET 1100 - Introduction to Networking


    Prerequisite(s): None.
    A survey of network fundamentals and telecommunications design as they relate to information systems. Topics covered include hardware, voice, data, video, and digital wireless infrastructure technologies. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 1200 - Network Design I


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1015 (AS-IT majors only), MA1030, MA1090 or concurrent registration.
    This is the first of three courses designed to prepare the student to sit for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate certification. In it students learn network terminology and protocols, and network standards. They learn the difference between LANs and WANs. The OSI and TCP/IP models are used to define networking. Students learn to design, install and test various types of network cables using the proper cabling tools. Students use multiple number bases and Boolean logic to determine hierarchical network addressing. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 1250 - Network Design II


    Prerequisite(s): NET1200 with a C or better.
    This is the second of three courses designed to prepare the student to sit for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate certification. In it students apply the network terminology and protocols, and network standards from NET1200. Router and switch configuration is covered. Students will design LAN and implement the designs using both physical equipment and network simulation programs. Outside lab time is required for a student to be successful in this course. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 1500 - Circuits & Signals


    Prerequisite(s): MA 1015 (AS-IT majors only) or MA1030 or concurrent registration. Co-requisite(s): MA 1030  
    Fundamental circuits and hardware course. This course explores the components, circuitry, peripherals and software systems required in a computer system. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 2000 - Windows Networking


    Prerequisite(s): NET1200 with a C or better; CS1500.
    This course covers the planning, design and implementation of Microsoft Windows operating systems network architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively utilize Active Directory, Group Policy, resource management and security best practices. Scheduled and unscheduled laboratory. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 2200 - Advanced Routing & Switching


    Prerequisite(s): NET 1250 .
    This is the third course in a sequence. In it students will learn advanced WAN theory and design, WAN protocols used for core access and connection. Multilayer switching in hierarchical settings is covered. Specific activities will include: designing a WAN, implementing the WAN by configuring routers, switches and security devices as needed. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 2300 - Script Programming


    Prerequisite(s): IS 1300 or CS1300; CS1500.
    This introductory programming course focusing on the use of scripting languages. Topics include structured programming concepts, interacting with Web sites, file systems, user authentication and content management. Emphasis will be placed on network management and administration tasks. Multiple scripting languages will be used. Lab/Project. Lab/project. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 2500 - Linux Networking


    Prerequisite(s): NET 1250 ; CS 1500 .
    Procuring, installing, managing and troubleshooting Linux networks on microcomputers. Topics include: configuring and securing network servers and workstations, creating and managing users and groups, using command line and graphical user interfaces, surveying and selecting available application software, managing a Web server. Scheduled and unscheduled laboratory. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 2990 - Networking Special Topics


    Prerequisite(s): Administrative approval.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of networking. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): Variable
  
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    NET 3200 - Wireless & Mobile Communication


    Prerequisite(s): NET 1200  with a C or better.
    Fundamentals of wireless LANs and WANs. Focuses on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of wireless LANs; includes security and design best practices; also covers microwave, satellite, RF and new technologies. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 3300 - Network Security


    Prerequisite(s): NET1250.
    Provides the fundamentals of network security; students learn to design and implement security solutions that will reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability. Combines hands-on labs with instructor and e-learning. Covers basic risk mitigation, standard vulnerabilities and helps students learn how to balance security with usability. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 3400 - Directed Studies in Networking


    Prerequisite(s): NET 1250  and junior standing.
    This course prepares students for the lifelong learning process that is required in technology fields. The student, in consultation with the instructor, chooses a specific area of expertise and then prepares to sit for an industry standard certification exam in that area. Students learn the importance of staying current in their field and verifying to others the level of their expertise. Students also will develop practices that work for them when studying in an independent environment. Curriculum, study materials and access to labs will be provided. Unscheduled lab. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 4000 - Networking Seminar


    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or administrative approval.
    This course aims to put into perspective previous course work and examine the current state of the field. Students will research a 10-year history of the field as well as the current state in terms of hardware, software, business, employment and societal effects. From this study, students will project where the field will be 10 years hence. Students also will select a topic of current interest that has some ethical component and write a research paper about that topic. Credit(s): 1 (1 plus 0)
  
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    NET 4100 - Network Design and Administration


    Prerequisite(s): NET1200.
    Administration of a computer network. Design, implementation, and management of computer networks using multi-user network operating systems. Allocating and managing network resources, sharing resources across a network, monitoring network traffic, security. Ethical issues. Unscheduled laboratory. Unscheduled laboratory. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 4200 - Advanced Server Systems


    Prerequisite(s): CS 1500; NET 2000; NET 2500.
    This course examines current and emerging server technologies. Best practices for the design of the infrastructure are explored. Emphasis is placed on the planning and installing of a virtual server system with multiple operating systems. Both server and desktop requirements are covered. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 4300 - Voice & Video Systems


    Prerequisite(s): NET1250.
    Concepts and design of multi-service IP communication systems including voice and video delivery. Covers VoIP (Voice over IP) protocols and standards, quality of service, traffic prioritization, congestion control, signaling and policy control. Bandwidth allocation and video delivery systems are addressed. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 4900 - Networking Project


    Prerequisite(s): IS 4100. Senior Standing.
    Practical hands-on work to utilize and put into perspective previous coursework. Students work through, from start to finish, an entire project similar to one they will be involved in upon entering the work force. Students are given a scenario that will cover an entire Internet/Intranet project. They will need to design and implement the project, document appropriately, and demonstrate viability. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    NET 4990 - Special Topics in Networking


    Prerequisite(s): Administrative approval.
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of networking. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): Variable

Organizational Leadership

  
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    OL 3000 - Employee Development


    Prerequisite(s): BA 2700.
    This course is a study in current theories and concepts of employee development. Students will examine practical approaches to ensuring that employees develop the knowledge and skills to perform effectively in their jobs and advance in their careers. The course will look at the role of training and development, coaching, mentoring, and developmental planning as well as performance management, appraisal, and feedback. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    OL 3200 - Managing Organizational Change & Continuous Improvement


    Prerequisite(s): OL 3000.
    This course examines the role of change and continuous improvement in organizations. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts involved with organizational change and continuous improvement and learning. They will also analyze the forces that drive organizations to change and examine processes for planning and implementing effective organizational change. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    OL 3300 - Quantitative Decision-Making


    Prerequisite(s): OL 3200, MA1020.
    A course designed to give OL students the specific math background to understand, correlate, and analyze data. It covers mathematical operations, how to use a calculator effectively to solve organizational problems, equations, and graphs, simultaneous equations and their applications (i.e. breakeven analysis), simple regression and descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, standard deviation, histograms and Pareto charts). Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    OL 3400 - Financial Systems for Decision-Making


    Prerequisite(s): OL 3300 for business majors; MA 2025 for IS majors, IME2110 for ENE and IME majors.
    This course addresses the analysis of managerial planning and control systems. It examines the development and administration of operating reports, budgets, and financial support systems. Accounting vocabulary and financial statement analysis are also introduced, emphasizing financial information for effective organizational leadership. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    OL 4000 - Strategic Planning


    Prerequisite(s): OL 3400.
    This is a process oriented course that reviews planning activities such as developing a company mission, competitive analysis, company situation analysis, potential strategies supported by a traditional SWOT review, competitive advantage, growth scenarios, the role of setting specific objectives in implementing strategies, and financial projections. This course shows how to transform the company mission statement into an actionable plan. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    OL 4100 - Qualitative Decision-Making


    Prerequisite(s): OL 4000.
    A review of methods used to collect information to support business decisions, such as customer surveys, employee surveys, focus groups, competitive studies, and benchmarking. Topics include designing procedures to obtain unbiased data, scaling methods, and analysis and interpretation of data to produce credible results and recommendations. Emphasis is placed on intelligence necessary to support strategic planning activities and initiatives. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    OL 4900 - Organizational Leadership Capstone


    Prerequisite(s): OL 4100.
    A format of synthesis is implemented, bringing together the concepts and processes of the prior studies within the organizational leadership program. Emphasis is placed on viewing the organizational from a strategic management and integrated problem-solving perspective. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

Physics

  
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    PH 1000 - Physical Science


    Prerequisite(s): None.
    Introduction to basic ideas of physics, chemistry, and the nature of scientific inquiry, with an emphasis on learning about learning, and how elementary students think and learn about science. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    PH 1100 - Fundamentals of Physics


    Prerequisite(s): MA1030 and MA1055 or concurrent registration.
    Basic mechanics: vectors, kinematics in one and two dimensions, Newton’s Laws, work, energy, momentum, rotational motion. Laboratory is incorporated into the course. Laboratory is incorporated into the course. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    PH 1300 - General Physics I


    Prerequisite(s): MA1210 or concurrent registration; PH1100 or equivalent.
    Basic mechanics: vectors, kinematics in one and two dimensions, Newton’s Laws, work, energy, momentum and rotational motion. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    PH 1310 - General Physics I Laboratory


    Prerequisite(s): PH1300 or concurrent registration.
    Selected experiments in mechanics, including kinematics, Newton’s Laws, energy, momentum, and rotation. Use of computers for data acquisition and analysis. Credit(s): 1 (0 plus 3)
  
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    PH 2100 - Fundamentals of Physics II


    Prerequisite(s): PH1100 with a C or Better.
    Basic electricity and magnetism, with emphasis on DC. Laboratory is incorporated into the course. Laboratory is incorporated into the course. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  
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    PH 2300 - General Physics II


    Prerequisite(s): MA1210; PH 1300.
    Basic electricity and magnetism. Coulomb’s Law, electric fields, electric potential, capacitance, resistance, current, Ohm’s Law, magnetic fields and inductance; also harmonic motion, waves. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
 

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