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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Systems, MS

The master of science in technology systems is designed to serve the needs of students who possess a baccalaureate degree in technology systems and related technology oriented disciplines. The emphasis of the master of science degree program is on technology management, application to practice, and creative problem solving in technology driven industry and business. Students are required to apply theory to practice through analytical projects and research involving industry problems and applications. The program of study includes course work composed of four core courses, and six courses in a concentration. Concentrations that are currently available in environmental planning and development, industrial distribution and logistics, manufacturing systems, performance improvement, and quality systems.

Minimum degree requirement is 30 s.h. of credit as follows:

2. Concentrations - 18 s.h.

(Choose one)

Environmental planning and development:

Courses serving the needs of students to provide training that will equip the student to work in the coastal regions across the nation, developing sustainable building and hazard mitigation codes as well as maximizing the recreational opportunities while minimizing the impact on the environment.

Industrial Distribution and Logistics:

This concentration prepares students for the evolving and changing technology management techniques and theories in the area of distribution and logistics. Focus is on understanding, modeling, analyzing, and improving the supply chain and its related elements.

Manufacturing Systems:

The manufacturing systems concentration prepares students for upper-level positions in the manufacturing industry. The curriculum provides industry based, problem-solving experiences in Lean manufacturing concepts, production planning and inventory management, computer integrated manufacturing, improvement of the quality of manufacturing enterprises, change management, and productivity improvement.

Performance Improvement:

This concentration serves students with a human resource and organizational performance improvement career interest. Courses focus on a systems view of how to develop and implement significant improvement in organizational performance in a technology driven organization.

Approved elective from

  • EDTC
  • IDIS
  • ITEC
  • PSYC

Quality Systems:

The qualify systems concentration prepares students for upper-level positions in quality management fields. The curriculum provides industry based, problem-solving experiences in Lean enterprise, quality planning and analysis, experimental design, improvement of the overall quality of enterprises, and process improvement of management systems.

Thesis Option

For students interested in a research focus, the MS in technology systems provides a thesis option with six credit hours of the required thirty hours dedicated to the development of independent research. Students should identify a thesis advisor early and develop an abstract of the research topic and the contribution. The MS thesis option committee will consist of three members.