Engineering & Technology

Andrea Graham (Associate Professor and Associate Dean)
Location: AG/ET Building, Room 111, 903-886-5442, Fax 903-886-5960
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Mission: Pursuit of Practical Ingenuity
The framework of the Department of Engineering & Technology, built upon instruction, research, and infusion of real-world experiences, strives to fosters the development of effective problem solver, and innovative problem solvers who create pioneering solutions to global challenges.

The Department of Engineering & Technology offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs leading to career opportunities in technical management, supervision, engineering, manufacturing and construction. Majors offered include: Technology Management, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

Engineering & Technology majors are required to complete the Core Curriculum Requirements and major area requirements. For a course to transfer into an E&T major, a grade of “C” or better must be earned in the course. A grade of “C” or better is required in all E&T major and required support courses. Courses must be repeated if a grade of “C” or better is not earned in the course.

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CONE 221 - Building Construction
Hours: 3
A study of the construction materials and methods used in commercial building projects. Students will examine the selection, acquisition, and utilization of concrete, steel, masonry and wood in a variety of building projects. The course will include introduction to blueprint reading, quantity takeoff, mechanical and electrical systems of building projects. Prerequisites: ENGR 2303 with a minimum grade of C.

CONE 321 - Construction Estimating
Hours: 3
Study of the principles and application of construction estimating including quantity takeoff, pricing of materials, classification of work, labor, overhead, specifications, bid procedures, and project scheduling. Students will be introduced to computerized estimating and scheduling software. Prerequisites: CONE 221 and ENGR 2308.

CONE 322 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Hours: 3
A study of planning and scheduling of time, costs, and other resources for a construction project. Computerized scheduling software will be introduced. Prerequisites: CONE 321.

CONE 331 - Mechanics of Materials
Hours: 3
Applications of conservation principles and stress/deformation relationships for continuous media to structural members; axially loaded members; thin-walled pressure vessels; torsional and flexural members; shear; moment; deflection of members; combined loadings; stability of columns; nonsymmetrical bending, shear center; indeterminate members; elastic foundations. Prerequisites: ENGR 2303 and CONE 221.

CONE 332 - Structural Analysis and Design
Hours: 3
Functions of structure, design loads, reactions and force systems; analysis of statically determinate structures including beams, trusses and arches; energy methods of determining deflections of structures; influence lines and criteria for moving loads; analysis of statically indeterminate structures including continuous beams and frames. Prerequisites: CONE 331.

CONE 341 - Engineering Hydrology & Hydraulics
Hours: 3
Design of water distribution systems and open channels; selection of pumps and turbines; hydraulics of wells; basic engineering hydrology including precipitation, infiltration, runoff, flood routing, fluid flow in pipe, statistical measures and water resources planning. Prerequisites: CONE 331.

CONE 351 - Surveying for Construction
Hours: 3
Surveying techniques and procedures used in engineering projects. Surveying instruments, topographic maps, building site layout, route surveying, precision, significant figures, errors, and closure. Prerequisites: MATH 315 or MATH 2320.

CONE 413 - Design and Construction of Steel Structures
Hours: 3
Design and construction of steel structures including tension members, compression members, flexural members, and connections utilizing the building codes. Prerequisites: CONE 414 with a minimum of C.

CONE 414 - Design and Construction of Concrete Structures
Hours: 3
Design and construction of concrete structures including reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns, walls and footings utilizing the building codes Prerequisites: CONE 332 with a minimum grade of C.

CONE 423 - Contracts & Specifications
Hours: 3
This course will examine the legal and contractual aspects of construction, types of construction contracts, contractual relationships among different parties, construction administration, construction insurance, concepts in value engineering, professional ethics, and construction safety issues. Prerequisites: CONE 322.

CONE 424 - Construction Accounting and Financial Management
Hours: 3
Students will have an integrated overview of finance, costs, revenues, and expenditures at the construction company and project level. Prerequisites: ENGR 411.

CONE 432 - Design and Construction of Foundations
Hours: 3
Determination of civil engineering properties of soil and their behavior, identification, grain size analysis, compaction, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength. Attention is given to foundation system selection, design, and construction methods Prerequisites: CONE 414.

CONE 433 - Construction Project Controls
Hours: 3
This course includes an integrated process that deals with the resources, procedures, and tools to manage the cost, schedule, and risks associated with construction projects. Prerequisites: CONE 322 Construction Planning and Scheduling.

CONE 441 - Highway and Heavy Construction
Hours: 3
Highway planning, driver characteristics, geometric design, traffic flow and control, highway materials, pavement design, and how highways are constructed, maintained, and upgraded. Students will apply the knowledge of estimating and scheduling to heavy construction projects such as highways, bridges, approaches, pipelines, or related structures. Prerequisites: CONE 322 and CONE 332.

CONE 470 - Preparation for Construction Engineering Capstone Project
Hours: 3
All phases of the capstone project are developed as a team, including preliminary engineering design process, construction constraints, interaction with clients, identification of engineering problems, developments of proposal, identification of design criteria, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, application of codes and standards, development of alternatives and selection of best alternative. All deliverables are identified. Prerequisites: CONE 322 and CONE 332.

CONE 471 - Construction Engineering Capstone Project
Hours: 3
Application of team design concepts to the capstone project Prerequisites: CONE 470.

CONE 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Individualized instruction/research at an advance level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies.

CONE 490 - H Honor Thesis
Hours: 3
Honors Thesis. Three semester hours.

CONE 491 - H Ind Honors Reading
Hours: 3
Individual Honors Reading.

EE 210 - Digital Circuits
Hours: 3
This course introduces theory and design of digital logic circuits, including number systems, Boolean algebra, logic gates, combinational and sequential circuit design and analysis, Karnaugh maps, truth tables, logic optimization, arithmetic circuits, flip-flops, counters, memory and storage, synchronous and asynchronous state machines, and introduction to programmable logic. The course has an associated Laboratory experiments set, which will require the use of simulation software (e.g. Multisim and PSpice) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites: PHYS 2426 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment or COSC 1436 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 220 - Circuit Theory I
Hours: 3
This course introduces the theory and principles of DC/AC circuit analysis. Topics include electrical circuit laws, network theorems, operational amplifiers, RLC networks, topology of electrical networks, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, AC power analysis, multiphase circuits, magnetically coupled circuits, transformer, and introduction to frequency domain analysis. The course has an associated Laboratory experiments set, which will require the use of simulation software (e.g. Multisim and PSpice) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites: MATH 2320 with a minimum grade of C, MATH 2414 with a minimum grade of C, PHYS 2426 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 309 - Circuit Theory II
Hours: 3
This course is the second of two courses that addresses DC and AC circuit analysis. The topics include AC circuit analysis techniques, AC power concepts, polyphaser circuits, magnetically coupled circuits, application of Laplace transform in circuit analysis, bod plots, passive filters, and two-port networks. The course has an associated Laboratory experiments set, which will require the use of simulation software (e.g. Multisim and PSpice) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites: EE 220 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 310 - Digital Systems /Embedded Control
Hours: 3
This course introduces the hardware and software architecture of the AVR Microcontrollers and its applications. It also includes embedded system types, programming the microcontroller in assembly and C, serial and parallel data transfer, interfacing I/O devices. Practical applications using Arduino and other devices will be developed through Lab exercises and course project design. Prerequisites: EE 210 Digital Circuits with a minimum grade of C.

EE 320 - Electronics I
Hours: 3
This course is the first of two courses in the use of electronic devices in analog and digital circuits. The course covers characteristics of semiconductor devices; diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJT), and field-effect transistors (FET). This course also covers diode applications, AC and DC analysis for BJT, models for electronic devices and circuit, analysis of diode, transistor, and FET amplifier circuits. The course has an associated Laboratory experiments set, which will require the use of simulation software (e.g. Multisim and PSpice) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites: EE 220 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 321 - Electronics II
Hours: 3
This course is the second of two courses that cope with electronic devices in analog and digital circuits. The topics include FET biasing and FET amplifiers, frequency response analysis of BJT and FET, and the characteristics and applications of operational amplifiers (op amps). The course also discusses the design features and operation principles of power amplifiers, in addition to selected topics on linear digital integrated circuits as well as feedback and oscillator circuits. The course has an associated Laboratory experiments set, which will require the use of simulation software (e.g. Multisim and PSpice) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites: EE 320 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 330 - Continuous Signals and Systems
Hours: 3
This course presents the theoretical and practical aspects of analog communication systems. Includes the signal analysis using Fourier series and Fourier transform; spectral and time domain considerations related analog modulation techniques such as Amplitude Modulation (AM) and Frequency Modulation (FM). AM and FM demodulation, Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), effects of noise on communication system performance, and signal and noise modeling using probabilistic descriptions. The course has an associated Laboratory experiments set, which will require the use of simulation software (e.g. MATLAB, LABVIEW) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites:EE 309 with a minimum grade of C, and MATH 2320 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 340 - Electromagnetics
Hours: 3
The course presents the principles of electromagnetic (EM) fields and their propagation, power and energy contents, and their properties in guided and unguided structures. It aims to bridge between circuit theory and the EM fields through detailed treatment of guided structure, particularly transmission lines. The course introduces Maxwell’s equations for the general case of time-varying and dynamic EM fields. Characterization of electrostatics, magnetostatics and dynamic fields and their associated laws and principles are discussed, and the electric and magnetic boundary conditions are also explained in detail. The course is supported by simulation software (e.g. MATLAB, LABVIEW). Prerequisites: PHYS 2426 with a minimum grade of C, MATH 2320 with a minimum grade of C, MATH 2415 with a minimum grade C, EE 309 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 430 - Discrete Signals & Systems
Hours: 3
This course presents the theoretical and practical aspects of digital communication systems. Advance Pulse Code Modulation(PCM), line coding, matched filter, inter-symbol interference (ISI), equalization, signal space representation and correlation receiver, digital modulation techniques (ASK, FSK, PSK, DPSK, QAM, and M-ary), effects of noise on digital communication system performance, introduction to error correction and detection codes. The material is complemented by Laboratory experiments that address digital communication system design and applications, which will require the use of simulation software tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink, LabView) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites: EE 330 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 433 - Digital Signal Processing
Hours: 3
This course presents the fundamental concepts and techniques of digital signal processing (DSP). Time domain operations and techniques include difference equations and convolution summation. This course also covers Z transform methods, frequency- domain analysis of discrete-time signals and systems, discrete Fourier transform, and fast Fourier transform. FIR and IIR filter design techniques. This course emphasizes the frequency response of discrete-time systems and its relationship to analog systems. The course has an associated Laboratory experiments set, which will require the use of simulation software (e.g. MATLAB, LABVIEW) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites: EE 321 with a minimum grade of C, EE 330 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 435 - Control Systems
Hours: 3
This course teaches approaches to analyze and interpret dynamic engineering systems to implement proper feedback control methods that can achieve proper design performance. It covers various topics including transient response analysis and systems stability and damping. It also presents frequency and time domains techniques to analyze and design various dynamic control systems, such as root locus, frequency response analysis, and PID controllers, and state space representation and its applications. The material is complemented by Laboratory experiments that treat control systems for various applications using simulation software tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink, LabView) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites: EE 321 with a minimum grade of C and EE 330 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 440 - Electric Machinery
Hours: 3
This course studies the design and the performance of electrical machines during the steady state and transients. The topics covered include the operational principles of direct current electrical machines, single phase and three phase circuits, voltage regulation, transformers, motors, and generators. This course also provides an introduction about electric power system. The course has an associated Laboratory experiments set, which will require the use of simulation software (e.g. MATLAB, LABVIEW) and hardware equipment. Prerequisites: EE 340 with a minimum grade of C, EE 321 Electronics II with a minimum grade of C.

EE 452 - Antenna Theory and Design
Hours: 3
This course presents an advanced material that specifically deals with time-varying electromagnetic (EM) waves and their transmission, propagation, and reflection in dielectric media, conducting media, and guided/unguided structures. The course presents the principles and applications of EM wave radiation and various antenna elements and antenna arrays. The course describes some practical applications of the covered topics, such as satellite systems, target detection, and radar. Prerequisites: EE 340 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 454 - Power Electronics
Hours: 3
The course presents the principles of design, analysis and control of solid-state power electronics devices. The covered topics include power computations, RLC transients, power semiconductor devices and switches. The course also addresses DC-DC converter topologies, buck converters, boost and buck/boost converters, and feedback control of DC-DC Converters. Moreover, it discusses voltage mode and current mode control, AC voltage controllers, DC power supplies, AC-DC rectification, PWM rectifiers, fly-back converters, DC-AC single phase inversion, and 3-phase inverters. The material is supported by experiments work using of simulation software (e.g. Matlab/Simulink, PSpice). Prerequisites: EE 321 with a minimum grade of C.

EE 456 - Internship
Hours: 3
The course is designed to develop field experience for Electrical Engineering students. The completion of this program is achieved through internship in industry and other field experience organizations approved by the Electrical Engineering program. The course is structured to help graduating seniors gain practical engineering experience in the real-world environment. Students will practice communication skills, engineering project management, critical thinking, and technical problem-solving methods to execute engineering projects in an industry standard. A technical written project report and final presentation are required at the end of internship. Prerequisites: Department Consent.

EE 470 - Senior Capstone Design Project I
Hours: 3
This course represents the first part of the senior engineering capstone design project. In this course, student will work in groups and will be engaged in a preliminary engineering design process including: design constraints, interaction with clients, identification of engineering problems, development of a design proposal, identification of design criteria, cost estimating, planning, and scheduling. Prerequisites: Senior Classification, EE Majors only. Course must be scheduled in the fall semester prior to the final spring semester before graduation and Instructor's consent.

EE 471 - Senior Capstone Design Project II
Hours: 3
This is the second part of the senior engineering capstone design project. This course requires completing the capstone senior design projects from concept through problem statement, project analysis, final design, prototype, technical report, project demo, and final oral presentation. Students will work in groups and apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired to demonstrate their mastery of the discipline through a successfully working porotype project. Prerequisites: Senior Classification, EE Majors only. Course must be scheduled the final spring semester of graduation and Instructor's consent.

EE 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-3
This course aims to give students the opportunity to pursue a specialized topic in their chosen field of study. The course can be in form of directed study, research problems, special problems or special projects. The faculty advisor and students meet to agree on the details of the study plans. After an approved area of study has been selected, weekly meetings with the course adviser are required. A final written report and oral presentation are required at the end of the term.

EE 490 - Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member

EE 491 - H Honors Readings
Hours: 3
Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member

EE 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
This course allows for studying emerging topics in electrical engineering that are not present in the curriculum. Topics of mutual interest to faculty and students can be explored with the approval of the department chairperson. This is an organized course and must contain regular schedule, student course work, and regular classroom meetings. The course may be associated with Laboratory work. It may be repeated when topic varies.

ENGR 1304 - Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Hours: 3
This is an introductory course in computer-aided drafting/design. Students will be taught basic CAD commands, tools, multi-view drawing and dimensioning techniques.

ENGR 2301 - Statics
Hours: 3
General principles of mechanics; concurrent force systems; statics of particles; equivalent force/moment systems; centroids and center of gravity; equilibrium of rigid bodies; trusses, frames, internal forces in structural members; friction; second moments of areas. Prerequisites: PHYS 2425.

ENGR 2302 - Dynamics
Hours: 3
Kinematics and kinetics of individual particles and systems of particles utilizing Newton’s Laws of Motion, the Principle of Work and Energy, and the Principle of Impulse and Momentum; steady and variable mass flow. Prerequisites: Math 192 or MATH 2414.

ENGR 2303 - Engineering Mechanics- Statics and Dynamics
Hours: 3
This course will focus on equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; centroids and center of gravity; internal forces of trusses, frames, and machines; internal forces in structural members; friction; second moment of areas; kinematics and kinetics of individual and systems of particles; principles of work and energy, and impulse and momentum; steady and variable mass flow. Prerequisites: PHYS 2425 with a minimum grade of C.

ENGR 2304 - Computing for Engineers
Hours: 3
The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the basic fundamentals of how to identify, formulate and analyze problems based on the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering by using modern computing techniques. Concepts gained will pave the way to more advanced problem framing and selection of appropriate programming computing approaches. Students will solve problems using a database management system and an electronic spreadsheet. Prerequisites: MATH 2413.

ENGR 2308 - Engineering Economic Analysis
Hours: 3
Emphasizes the systematic evaluation of the costs and benefits associated with proposed technical projects. The student will be exposed to the concepts of the "time value of money" and the methods of discounted cash flow. Students are prepared to make decisions regarding money as capital within a technological or engineering environment. Prerequisites: ENGR 201 or ENGR 2304 with a minimum grade of C.

ENGR 102 - Introduction to Engineering
Hours: 3
An introduction to engineering with emphasis on development and design processes. Interpretation of product/customer specifications, concept development, engineering drawings, design for prototyping, and manufacturing will be introduced through a hands-on team-based engineering project design.

ENGR 110 - Introduction to Engineering and Technology
Hours: 3
This course provides a solid foundation in fundamental skills needed for freshmen and transfer students to academically succeed and professionally prepare them for challenges within the disciplines of Engineering and Technology Management. The project-based assignments will provide students with opportunities to apply mathematics to solve engineering problems, acquire team working skills, practice written and verbal communication skills, and enhance problem solving and design skills. Early understanding of these skills will assist students throughout their undergraduate experience. Prerequisites: MATH 142 or MATH 2312, or concurrent enrollment.

ENGR 113 - Product Design and Development
Hours: 3
This course includes the study of product development and design processes and methods, including product specifications, concept development, engineering drawings, design for prototyping, and manufacturing.

ENGR 213 - Engineering Probability and Statistics
Hours: 3
This course covers the role of statistics in engineering, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, joint probability distributions, random sampling and data description, point estimation, statistical intervals. Prerequisites: MATH 192 or MATH 2414 or concurrent enrollment.

ENGR 411 - Engineering Management
Hours: 3
Techniques relating to managing engineering activities; project management with Pert/CPM; engineer's transition into management; engineering managerial functions; productivity assessment/improvement; managing the quality function and communications. Prerequisites: IE 471 or CONE 470, or concurrent enrollment.

ENGR 490 - H Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
Honors Thesis. Three semester hours.

ENGR 491 - H Ind Honors Readings
Hours: 3
Individual Honors Readings. Three semester hours.

IE 305 - Facilities Planning & Management
Hours: 3
Study of production facilities, including location, planning design and management. Emphasis on production systems, machine selection, facility location-allocation, material handling, and storage and warehousing. Prerequisites: MATH 2318 with a minimum of C or better.

IE 311 - Advanced Engineering Statistics
Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the application of statistical tools to real-world problems. You will learn how to process, analyze and visualize large data sets. The topic includes hypothesis tests, simple and multiple linear regression, and design of experiment. Prerequisites: Lvl U ENGR 213 Min Grade C.

IE 312 - Industrial Operations Research
Hours: 3
This course focuses on the application of linear programming techniques. Most of the mathematical models presented in the course are normal prescriptive or optimization applications. The course includes discussions of the Simplex method, sensitivity analysis, duality and post optimal analysis. Prerequisites: MATH 2318 with a minimum grade of C.

IE 313 - Industrial Operations Research II
Hours: 3
This course focuses on the application of linear programming techniques. The models included in this course are Transportation, Assignment and Transshipment. The network models (Shortest Path; Maximum-Flow; and Minimum-Cost) are included. The course includes formulating integer programming problems. Prerequisites: IE 312.

IE 314 - Statistical Quality Control
Hours: 3
A comprehensive coverage of modern quality control techniques to include the design of statistical process control systems, six sigma, lean six sigma, and process improvement. Prerequisites: IE 311.

IE 316 - Manufacturing Systems Design and Control
Hours: 3
Advanced course emphasizing the analysis and design of job requirements, workplace arrangements, material handling devices/systems and machine controls which improve the human workplace. Students will research and create a system design project. Prerequisites: IE 311 and MATH 2413.

IE 318 - Analysis of Production Systems
Hours: 3
Analytical principles of production systems analysis and control; emphasis placed on demand forecasting; push versus pull production strategies; inventory models; and production planning and scheduling. Prerequisites: IE 311 and IE 312.

IE 397 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topic varies.

IE 403 - Human Factors Engineering
Hours: 3
The emphasis of this course is the design of the human-system interface. The principles of body mechanics, work safety, and anthropometry are applied to the human-system design for reduction of human errors and injuries. Prerequisites: Lvl U ENGR 213 Min Grade C.

IE 407 - Production Systems Operations
Hours: 3
Analytical principles of manufacturing systems design, analysis and control; emphasis placed on stochastic analysis; role of variability and impact on cycle time; push versus pull production strategies including Kanban and constant WIP control; probability, queueing theory, Little's Law, heavy traffic approximation and queueing networks. Prerequisites: IE 316.

IE 409 - Work Design
Hours: 3
Advanced course emphasizing the analysis and design of job requirements, workplace arrangements, human-machine system design processes and principles which improve the human workplace. Students will create a system design project. Prerequisites: IE 318.

IE 410 - Systems Simulation
Hours: 3
The application of simulation to facilities layout for manufacturing industries, service business models, entertainment and crisis management is emphasized. Areas covered include concepts of discrete event simulation, data collection, simulation modeling, and analysis of simulation outputs. Prerequisites: IE 311.

IE 431 - Manufacturing Support Systems
Hours: 3
Concepts and principles of automation and automation control, including sensors, actuators, process variable conversion, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), logic controllers, microcontrollers, industrial robotics, NC technology, and flexible manufacturing systems. Prerequisites: Phys. 2426 with a minimum of C.

IE 444 - Systems Engineering
Hours: 3
A study of the systems acquisition life cycle, life cycle cost (LCC) analyses, design for reliability, trade off analyses, design for manufacturability, design for manageability. Prerequisites: Senior classification in Industrial Engineering and instructor's consent.

IE 471 - Planning for Industrial System Design
Hours: 3
This course is a precursor for IE 495. Each student will enroll the following spring in IE 495 and as member of a student team. The objective of the course is for each team to prepare a proposal (technical and management sections) to outline the approach and methodology that the team plans to follow in working with industry sponsors on real-world industrial engineering process improvement activities. The proposed improvement activity will be the systems design project planned for the following spring semester in IE 495 Industrial Systems Design. The proposal prepared during this class is intended to present: the background for the problem, statement and description of the problem, the approach, the methodology and analytical support of the team's plans for the execution of the project. Prerequisites: IE 312 or IE 313, Senior Classification, IE Majors only, Course must be scheduled in the fall semester prior to the student's IE 495 enrollment in the final spring semester and Instructor's consent.

IE 486 - Service Systems Analysis
Hours: 3
This course focuses on analyses and visualization of engineering issues faced by service industries contrasted against production and manufacturing industries, service business models, development of facility location, technological tools used in serving various business, and metrics to measure quality of services. IE Major. Course scheduled in the final semester of the student's IE Program. Prerequisites: Senior Classification. Corequisites: IE 495.

IE 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-3
Independent Study. One to Three semester hours Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies.

IE 490 - H HONORS THESIS
Hours: 1-6

IE 491 - Honors Reading
Hours: 3

IE 495 - Industrial Systems Design
Hours: 3
This course is the Industrial Engineering Capstone Design course, covering: flexible manufacturing systems and manufacturing integration; integrated knowledge to be gained from using all required industrial engineering courses in a system design project. Students are able to work with industry sponsors on real-world industrial engineering process improvement activities. Prerequisites: IE 411 and IE 471; Senior classification in Industrial Engineering and instructor's consent. Corequisites: IE 486.

IE 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topic varies.

TMGT 240 - Quality in Technology Management
Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with tools for quality in technology management, including continuous improvement, quality measurement systems, problem solving, system failure analysis, and corrective actions. Some of the concepts that are addressed are Customer Satisfaction, Process and Quality Standards, and Quality Control Activities. These topics include advanced quality systems such as six sigma, ISO 9001 (manufacturing excellence), change management, regulatory affairs, industry specific quality standards (ISO 13485, ISO / IEC 17025, Food Safety), and Root Cause Analysis.

TMGT 303 - Technical Communications
Hours: 3
This course is a study and application of technical writing documents, letters, manuals and reports. Emphasis is also placed on presentations, team building, employee training, interviewing, business etiquette and professionalism. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

TMGT 311 - Environmental and Safety Management
Hours: 3
The main goal of this course is to study the history and application of OSHA and EPA regulations and regulatory effects on program management. Safety and environmental management and its organizational impact will be emphasized. Hazard assessment, prevention, and control will be other key points of the course. Prerequisites: Junior Standing.

TMGT 335 - Managing Sustainability
Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with an inclusive understanding of the management of three aspects of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social impacts. It will emphasize the methods and techniques of incorporating sustainability factors into any management decision. It is the study of globally accepted green rating systems, green policies, and sustainably built environments. Prerequisites: TMGT 311.

TMGT 336 - Construction Cost Estimating
Hours: 3
Study of the principles and application of construction estimating including quantity takeoff, pricing of materials, classification of work, labor, overhead, specifications, bid procedures, and project scheduling. Prerequisites: MATH 142 or MATH 2312 with a minimum grade of C, or MATH 176 or MATH 1325 with a minimum grade of C.

TMGT 340 - Managerial Statistics
Hours: 3
Explores methods of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data for managerial decision making. Includes data presentation, measures of central tendency, dispersion, and skewness; discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling methods and sampling distributions; and confidence interval estimation of parameters and tests of hypotheses. Prerequisites: TMGT 240.

TMGT 350 - Principles of Technology Management
Hours: 4
Study of leadership and management methodologies necessary to be successful and effective in contemporary technology intensive organizations. Prerequisites: TMGT 303.

TMGT 351 - GLB/Organizational Behavior
Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide the student with a better understanding of how individuals, teams, and organizations function effectively in technologically advanced and culturally diverse work environments. It will emphasize the role of leaders in organizations, best leadership practices, and future leadership trends and change management. Prerequisites: TMGT 303.

TMGT 352 - Principles of Cost Engineering
Hours: 3
Cost engineering is concerned with the application of scientific principles and techniques to problems of cost estimating, cost control, business planning and management science, profitability analysis, project management, and planning and scheduling. Prerequisites: ACCT 221 or 2301.

TMGT 358 - Essentials of Project Management
Hours: 3
This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project. Basic project management tools will be introduced. Prerequisites: Junior Standing.

TMGT 411 - Risk Management
Hours: 3
This course explores the management of risk including environmental, occupational, financial, security, disaster, risk to the corporate image, and other risks. Prevention, mitigation, and transference of risk are presented. Prerequisites: TMGT 311.

TMGT 439 - Construction Management
Hours: 3
Study of construction operations, project management and project planning. Includes scheduling, rough diagram preparation, calculating costs, presentations, and controlling. Prerequisites: TMGT 352 and senior standing.

TMGT 444 - Decision Theory
Hours: 3
Decision theory deals with methods for determining the optimal course of action when a number of alternatives are available and their consequences cannot be forecast with certainty. This course will use quantitative methods (models) for problem solving and decision making. Theories and models to be covered include probability theory, utility theory and game theory, linear programming models, nonlinear programming models, and integer programming models. Prerequisites: TMGT 340 or MGT 340 with a minimum of C or better and instructor approval.

TMGT 454 - Contracts & Specifications
Hours: 3
Principles and analysis of construction contracts and specifications. Additional aspects of construction management will be included. Prerequisites: MGT 301 with a minimum grade of C.

TMGT 455 - Project Planning & Scheduling
Hours: 3
Study of the concepts used in planning and scheduling of projects in both industrial and construction applications. Prerequisites: TMGT 352.

TMGT 456 - Value Chain Control & Management
Hours: 3
Value chain is a high-level management model of how businesses receive raw materials as input, add value to the raw materials through various processes, and sell finished products to customers. Prerequisites: TMGT 350.

TMGT 457 - Decision Making for Emerging Technologies
Hours: 3
This course will explore current breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovations that have emerged over the past few years. A close examination will be conducted to understand the importance of management strategy in navigating the rapid climate of changing technology to ensure a company’s success. Prerequisites: Senior Standing. Instructor approval.

TMGT 458 - Project Management
Hours: 3
The course covers key components of project management including project integration, project scope management, project time and cost management, quality management, human resource considerations, communications, risk management, and procurement management. Corequisites: TMGT 471.

TMGT 471 - Technology Management Capstone Project
Hours: 4
This is the capstone course for the Technology Management Program. It provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have learned the material from the program and can apply it in the real world. It should be taken during students’ last semester. It provides students the opportunity to develop a plan to solve a problem dealing with technology management issues today. Prerequisites: BS-TMGT Majors only, senior standing, and final semester.

TMGT 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Individualized instruction/research at an advance level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies.

TMGT 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-3
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

Burchan Aydin
Associate Professor
B.S., Middle East Technical University; M.A.A., University of the Incarnate World; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Patrick Carter
Distinguished Lecturer
B.S., Louisiana Tech University; M.S., Southern Methodist University; M.B.A., University of Dallas

Jason Davis
Associate Professor
B.S., M.S., East Texas State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Brent Donham
Professor and Dean
B.S., New Mexico State University; M.S., Stanford University; Ed.D, Texas A&M University-Commerce

AyMan Elzohairy
Assistant Professor
B.S., M.S., Zagazig University; Ph.d. University of Missouri, Columbia

Gerald Fudge
Assistance Professor
B.A. Rice University; M.A.S. Rice University; M.A. Biola University; Ph.D. University of Texas at Dallas

Andrea Graham
Associate Professor and Associate Dean
B.S., Tuskegee University; M.S. Stevens Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Susan Khorosani
Assistant Professor
B.S., Azad University Tehran South Branch; M.S. Politencio d. Milano; Ph.D. Texas Tech University

Perry Moler
Assistant Professional Track
B.S.,Texas A&M University-Commerce, MS., Texas A&M University-Commerce, Ph.D, Indiana State University

Ilseok (Eddie) Oh
Associate Professor
B.S., Hanyang University; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Redha Radaydeh
Assistant Professor
B.S., M.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Marcus Smith
Assistant Professor
B.S., M.S., Missouri University of Science & Technology; D.B.A., University of the Incarnate Word

Nizar Tayem
Assistant Professor
B.S., M.S., Al-Najah National University; Ph.D., Wichita State University