Jul 05, 2020  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Courses


 

Engineering Management

  
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    ENGM 5620 - Strategic Bidding and Estimating


    (3) Credit Hours

    A review of all normal bid-preparation activities that should take place in a prime contractor’s organization from the initial decisions on project selection and receipt of drawings and specifications, through the estimating process and sub-bid research, final bid assembly, markup and submission, to postmortems and necessary follow-up actions. Significant attention will be devoted to bidding techniques, strategies, practices, and methods recommended for handling these functions. Prerequisites: ENGM 5580, 5830 and department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5630 - Advanced Operations and Constructability


    (3) Credit Hours

    An exploration of project processes and organization including procurement, startup, documentation, payment, change order administration, and job closeout. Included is project analysis for constructability, value engineering and productivity analysis, and improvement techniques. Prerequisites: ENGM 5580, 5600, 5820 and department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5640 - Design and Construction of Tall Buildings


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of tall buildings in the society of today and tomorrow. Form giving factors will be identified and problems of planning, design, and construction explored. The project manager’s role in the tall building process will be related to specific building examples. International differences in the role of tall buildings will become apparent, yet common threads will be found which can be useful in a shrinking world and a more universal construction industry. Prerequisites: ENGM 5540 and department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5650 - Lean Construction


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. The tools of the Toyota Production System adapted to the construction environment with emphasis in “green construction.” Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGM 5800 - Product Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the activities necessary for the successful development of a product or service. The topics include the innovation process and new ventures, proposal preparation, technology assessment, integration with marketing and manufacturing, vendor qualification, product liability considerations, establishing and assessing product lifecycles, analysis of alternatives, strategic product planning, and managing innovation. Prerequisite: department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5820 - Value Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Practical application of modern Value Analysis principles to design and modification of products and processes to reduce cost and/or improve performance. Topics covered include functional analysis, functional costing, cost drivers, evaluation of alternative designs, proposal preparation and presentation. Emphasis on management of Value Analysis programs and case studies. Project required. Prerequisites: ENGR 5580 or ENGM 5580 or department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5830 - Strategic Management and Technology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Decision-making at the senior executive level. Emphasis is on strategic management with focus on the integration of technical, marketing, financial, legal, and operations issues. Case studies are used, and combinations of oral and written reports are required. Industry examples come from both the manufacturing and service sector. Prerequisite: department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5850 - Technical Innovation


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Framework and methods for designing, developing, and implementing innovation in technical organizations. Topics include the innovation process, technology strategy, and functional analysis. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGM 5870 - Supply Chain Management


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Methods of the flow and control of resources, materials, and information through distribution channels and its logistics design. May be registered for as ENGR 5870. Credit not allowed in both ENGM 5870 and ENGR 5870. Supplementary fee assessed. Standard letter grade
  
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    ENGM 5880 - Global Logistics


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Methods of supply chain operations in global environment and the management of supply services throughout distribution channels. May be registered for as ENGR 3880. Credit not allowed for ENGM 5880 and ENGR 5880. Supplementary course fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGM 5910r - Special Topics in Engineering Management


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Selected advanced topics of current interest. Ordinarily, topics covered are those not available in other graduate courses. May be repeated. Application of more than four hours for degree credit requires approval of the Graduate Engineering Management Committee or Director of Engineering Management Program. Prerequisite: department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5950 - Research Methods Lab


    (1) Credit Hours

    Introduction and development of an engineering management research project. Application of engineering management science and theory to real world projects. Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5960r - Capstone Project


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Engineering management research project that includes literature review, data collection, analysis of data, and conclusions. Final project report and oral defense required. May be repeated. Maximum of three hours of letter grade counted toward degree. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGM 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.

Engineering

  
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    ENGR 5010 - Introduction to Nuclear Power Engineering


    (3) Credit Hours

    Neutron physics, reactor operation, and reactor dynamics introduced. Introduction of basic principles underlying design and operation of nuclear systems facilities and applications. Topics include point kinetics, diffusion equations, neutron transport, criticality, numerical analysis, radioactivity, fission, fusion, reactor concepts, and radioactive waste treatment, processing, and disposal. Application of principles and theory integrated in to semester project. Limited laboratory/field experiences. Prerequisites: Department head approval.
  
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    ENGR 5030 - Principles of Turbomachinery


    4 Credit Hours

    Four lecture hours. Study of velocity diagrams, energy transfer in radial and axial flow turbomachines such as steam and gas turbines, compressor, heat transfer dealing with turbine blade cooling. Student must have a background in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, or heat and mass transfer. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5031 - Advanced Strength and Applied Stress Analysis


    3 Credit Hours

    Three lecture hours. Analysis of stress, strain-stress relations, two-dimensional problems in elasticity, material failure, bending, torsion, axisysmmetrically loaded members, beams on elastic foundations, plastic behavior of materials, numerical techniques. Student must have a background in the mechanics of materials. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5032 - Mechanics of Composite Materials


    3 Credit Hours

    Three lecture hours. Study of the basics of composites exploring fiber and matrices types, single and unidirectional lamina, macromechanics of laminates, laminate composite designs and failure. Student must have a background in the mechanics of materials. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5033 - Fracture Mechanics


    3 Credit Hours

    Three lecture hours. Mathematical principles of linear elastic fracture mechanics and application to engineering design, theory of brittle fracture, fatigue, linear theory of elasticity and other related topics. Student must have a background in mechanics of materials. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5034 - Advanced Dynamics


    3 Credit Hours

    Three lecture hours. Theory and application of dynamics topics such as, kinematics and dynamics of two and three dimensional systems, Lagrangian mechanics, orbital motion, gyroscopic effects and others. Student must have a background in the mechanics of materials. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5035 - Analysis of Advanced Power Plants


    4 Credit Hours

    Four lecture hours. Engineering analysis of advanced power plants: IGCC and the combined cycle power plants and issues related to performance improvement factors, use of biomass, other fuel mixes and challenges dealing with environmental impact such as carbon dioxide capture technologies. Student must have a background in the fluid mechanics, thermodynamics or heat and mass transfer. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5037 - Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Thermal Systems


    4 Credit Hours

    Four lecture hours. Modeling, simulation, and optimization of thermal components and systems using analytical and computer techniques. Student must have a background in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, or heat and mass transfer. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5040 - Decision Making and Optimization Techniques


    (3) Credit Hours

    Engineering and mathematical optimizational techniques for engineering/engineering management applications. An understanding of how the techniques can be applied, the mechanics of application, and the use in assisting the engineering/engineering manager. Topics are classical optimization techniques, probabilistic techniques, linear programming, dynamic programming, inventory, and waiting lines. Topics will focus on application of techniques to various industry segments such as research, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and services. Prerequisite: department head approval. May be registered in ENGM 5040. Credit not allowed in both ENGR 5040 and ENGM 5040. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5055 - Advanced Energy Systems


    4 Credit Hours

    Four lecture hours. Engineering analysis of advanced energy thermal systems incorporating the latest advances made in realizing reduction of building energy consumption. Student must have a background in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, or heat and mass transfer. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5210 - Advanced Simulation and Modeling


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to advanced engineering simulation and modeling as analysis and predictive techniques with a focus on application in the nuclear field. Use of computational technique to solve engineering and engineering systems problems. Software packages, development of simulation, and building relationship to physical experiences are incorporated. Interpretation of simulation of transients in nuclear power plants. Lecture 1.5 hours laboratory 2.5 hours. Prerequisite: ENGR 5010 or department head approval.
  
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    ENGR 5260 - Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems


    (4) Credit Hours

    Theory, design, and operation of water and wastewater treatment systems. Unit operations and processes employed in the physical, chemical, and biological treatment of water and wastewater. Background in fluid mechanics required. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5280 - Air Pollution Control Systems


    (4) Credit Hours

    Emission control systems for industrial and power generating processes, stack sampling methods, air monitoring, dispersion of pollutants. The mechanics of particles suspended in the gaseous medium including particle motion, coagulation, and aerodynamic capture of particles. Social, economic, and political processes involved in pollution control. Prerequisite: ENGR 5340. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5310 - Advanced Materials Analysis and Applications


    (3) Credit Hours

    Discussions of properties and selection of materials for nuclear steam supply systems. Implications of radiation damage to reactor materials and material problems in nuclear applications covered. Other material topics include crystal structure and defects, dislocation theory, mechanical properties, hardening, brittle fracture, mechanical loading, inelastic behavior, neutron irradiation, and seismic effects. Applications to the nuclear and other industries considered. Prerequisite: ENGR 5010 or department head approval.
  
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    ENGR 5320 - Advanced Thermodynamics


    (4) Credit Hours

    A thorough study of macroscopic thermodynamics with emphasis on First and Second Law analysis, equilibrium criteria, and the thermodynamics of phase relationships. Phase rule; equilibrium between phases; composition relationships between phases; ideal and non-ideal solutions. Microscopic thermodynamics; a study of thermodynamics properties using kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. Background in thermodynamics required. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5340 - Transport Phenomena


    (4) Credit Hours

    Heat, mass, and momentum transfer. Boundary value problems. The analysis of macroscopic physical systems based on the continuum equations. Development of conservation equations. Heat transfer and flow through conduits; conduction. Background in heat and mass transfer and differential equations required. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5360 - Mass Transfer Operations


    (4) Credit Hours

    Stagewise and differential mass transfer operations. Equilibrium stage concepts applied to mass transfer operations, emphasizing non-isothermal and multicomponent systems. Differential mass transfer operations; falling film, packed tower and bubble contracting devices; non-isothermal and multicomponent systems; current theories of mass transfer; mass, heat, and momentum transfer analogies. Background in fractional distillation separation process and differential equations required. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5370 - Computational Thermal Hydraulics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the techniques of computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Topics will include basic descriptive equations, discretization schemes, finite difference methods, finite elements, accuracy and stability of methods, the SIMPLE algorithm, the two-equation turbulence model, and numerical grid generation. Students will write finite difference programs in a language such as FORTRAN or C and use commercial finite element software. Background in programming, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer processes, and differential and difference equations required and MATH 5640 is desirable. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5380 - Heat Conduction and Radiation


    (4) Credit Hours

    Solutions to problems in conduction and radiation using analytical and numerical techniques. Background in heat and mass transfer processes is required.  Prerequisites: Mathematics 5470. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5410 - Risk Assessment, Standards, Regulations, and Safety


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of operational and safety systems including active and passive safety features, transient response, and accident response. Discussion of current regulations and standards including plant quality and design changes and modifications and radioactive waste handling and disposal. Illustration of probabilistic risk assessment. Environmental issues discussed. Prerequisite: ENGR 5010 or department head approval.
  
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    ENGR 5420 - Finite Element Analysis


    (4) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the finite element method; typical topics: structural analysis, structural dynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics; use of typical large-scale computer programs; innovative design and analysis; modeling techniques; geometric or material nonlinear analysis. Background in engineering programming, differential and difference equations, and multivariable calculus. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5440 - Applied Mechanics


    (4) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in applied mechanics drawn from the following: virtual work, d’Alembert’s principle, Lagrangian mechanics; relative motion, Euler angles, matrix formulation of rigid body mechanics; wave propagation, impact, and high speed processes; introduction to rheology. Background in mechanical vibrations or dynamics and advanced mechanics of materials required. Prerequisites: Mathematics 5470. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5449 - Engineering Analysis of Renewable Energy Resources


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture. Technical and economic review of renewable energy resources; solar, wind, biomass geothermal. Energy storage options, hybrid systems, computer simulations, component models and costs data. Student must have a background in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, or heat and mass transfer. Prerequisite: department head approval. Standard letter grade. Supplementary course fee assessed.
     
  
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    ENGR 5520 - Reliability Engineering


    (3) Credit Hours

    Concepts and methods of reliability engineering. Included are the theoretical and practical tools for the design, production, testing and maintenance of engineering systems and components having a predictably low probability of failure. A systems approach to reliability management is emphasized. The topics will focus on practical application of techniques for improvement during design, start-up and steady state operation of products and processes from the technical manager’s perspective. Prerequisite: department head approval. May be registered in ENGM 5520. Credit not allowed in both ENGR 5520 and ENGM 5520. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5540 - Technical Project Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    All aspects of project management with emphasis on human and institutional interactions that occur during management of technical projects. Methods of resource identification and allocation, integration of scheduling and cost factors, development of project plans and control. Project control methods such as PERT and CPM will be introduced. A project case study will be carried through the semester to illustrate decisions and problems encountered in technical project management. Individual presentations will be required. May be registered in ENGM 5540. Credit not allowed in both ENGM 5540 and ENGR 5540. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5570 - Advanced Quality Control


    (3) Credit Hours

    The design and analysis of quality systems. Fundamental coverage of statistical process control, quality control concepts, control charts, product specifications, process control, acceptance sampling systems, and other means of assurance widely used in many industries to improve product and service quality and to reduce costs. Prerequisite: department head approval. May be registered as ENGM 5570. Credit not allowed in both ENGM 5570 and ENGR 5570. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5580 - Advanced Engineering Economy


    (3) Credit Hours

    The design and analysis of financial strategies in a technical environment. Emphasis is on the application of these strategies in competitive industry. Core topics include review and application of basic engineering economy concepts, mathematical techniques and models, treatment of risk and uncertainties, cost of capital, demand and price elasticity as it applies to capital investment decisions, financial statements, financial ratio analysis, taxes and inflation, capital budgeting, and financial planning. Special topics include ethics and legal perspectives. Prerequisite: department head approval. May be registered as ENGM 5580. Credit not allowed in both ENGM 5580 and ENGR 5580. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5590 - Systems Engineering and Analysis


    (3) Credit Hours

    The means of controlling the total system development process to ensure evolution of a high-quality, trustworthy, and cost-effective system capable of meeting user needs. The technology and tools needed are introduced and procedures and examples provided. The application to the improvement of existing systems is illustrated. Topics covered include systems engineering process and life cycle standards in systems engineering, systems engineering management, concurrent engineering, and systems analysis applications. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5600 - Statically Indeterminate Structures


    (4) Credit Hours

    Deflections of bending and axial members; analysis by force methods and by slope-deflection. Methods of successive approximations and numerical procedures for the solution of complex beams and columns; moments and deflections of beams on elastic or plastic supports; buckling strength of columns; influence lines. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5640 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design


    (4) Credit Hours

    Advanced topics in structural engineering will be presented. Typical topics are: bending and buckling of plates and shells; nonlinear analysis of cables; analysis and design of such structures as thin concrete shells, pressure vessels, cable roof structures, machined and cast mechanical elements. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5660 - Advanced Civil Engineering Materials


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Physical and mechanical properties of materials used in construction. Behavior of materials in relation to structures under load. Testing standards for aggregates, cements, concretes, asphalt binders, asphalt concrete, metals and wood Background in engineering materials science required or approval of instructor. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5670 - Advanced Pavement Design


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. History of pavements. Pavement materials characterization (soil, aggregates, asphalt, and concrete). Pavement traffic loading. Design and analysis of flexible and rigid pavements and an overview of pavement economic analysis. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5680 - Infrastructure Systems Analysis and Design


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. course reviews the status of civil infrastructure and analytical methods, tools, data, technologies, policies and economic/financial frameworks for managing infrastructure systems and facilities as assets. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5700 - Advanced Statistics and Design of Experiments


    (3) Credit Hours

    Techniques and practices necessary for accomplishing repeatable and high-quality experimental results. The notions of data collection, estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis for the purpose of comparing treatment and making decisions are reviewed. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) as well as two-and multi-factor and chi square experimental designs are introduced and applications visited. Design of Experiments (DOE), including design concepts, procedures, and documentation requirements are stressed throughout the course. A project culminates the course, requiring application of topics within the DOE context. A statistical package is utilized throughout the course as both a teaching tool and a learning device. Prerequisite: department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5870 - Supply Chain Management


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Methods of the flow and control of resources, materials, and information through distribution channels and its logistics design. May be registered for as ENGM 5870. Credit not allowed in both ENGR 5870 and ENGM 5870. Supplementary fee assessed. Standard letter grade.

     

  
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    ENGR 5880 - Global Logistics


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Methods of supply chain operations in global environment and the management of supply services throughout distribution channels. May be registered for as ENGM 3880. Credit not allowed for ENGR 5880 and ENGM 5880. Supplementary course fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    ENGR 5900r - Engineering Project


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth study and formal report of an engineering topic, normally performed during the last term of work toward the degree. May be repeated; maximum of three hours of credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until project is completed. Prerequisite: department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.

     

  
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    ENGR 5910r - Special Topics in Engineering


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Selected advanced problems of current interest. Ordinarily, topics will cover those not available in other graduate courses. May be repeated. Application of more than four hours for degree credit requires prior approval of the Graduate Engineering Committee. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5920r - Graduate Internship in Engineering


    (1) Credit Hours

    Supervised professional experience in industry at the graduate level. This course provides the structure and focus for a graduate intern field assignment, ensuring that the internship experience is appropriate and consistent with the student’s course of study and professional development. May be repeated. Maximum of three hours applied to degree. Prerequisites: sponsorship by a member of the engineering graduate faculty and approval of the Engineering Graduate Coordinator. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    ENGR 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Supplementary course fee assessed.

School Psychology

  
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    EPSY 5010 - Methods of Educational Research


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on the development of research skills and related competencies involved in investigating and reporting educational problems. Action research, quantitative methodologies; basic statistical procedures; and basic qualitative research methodologies are also examined. Students without backgrounds in research and/or statistics and general education coursework are advised to delay enrolling in the course until completing twelve to eighteen hours of coursework. Crosslisted as EDUC 5010 and EDAS 5010.
  
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    EPSY 5020 - Introduction to the Counseling Profession


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. An introductory study of the counseling profession. Information is provided about the basic educational, historical, philosophical and psychological foundations of counseling as well as specific traits and skills of professional counselors. The course is also designed to provide beginning level concepts and skills required for certification and licensure. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the community or school counseling program.
     
  
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    EPSY 5030r - Current Topics in Education


    (2-4) Credit Hours

    Special topics designed for specified groups as inservice education; study to include research in literature of current topics under discussion.
  
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    EPSY 5040 - Classroom Management Techniques


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of techniques for managing attention and behavior in the classroom; approaches discussed include psychoeducational and behavioral management. (May be registered as EDSP 5040)
  
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    EPSY 5050 - Foundations of Services to Exceptional Individuals


    (3) Credit Hours

    Identification of significant persons and events in the development of educational programs for exceptional individuals and relationship of these events to contemporary practice; current literature regarding ethics, law, program, and instructional design and delivery. Prerequisite: admission to master’s program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    EPSY 5070 - Advanced Techniques in Individual Assessment


    (3) Credit Hours

    Informal and nontraditional individual assessment techniques directed to individual instructional planning and the documentation of instructional outcomes; approaches to data synthesis, program planning, report writing, and information sharing techniques. Prerequisite: EPSY 5050 or approval of instructor.
  
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    EPSY 5130 - Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Diversity


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of microcultures in the United States, their relationships to the macroculture and their significance for educational policy and practice. Explores diversity resulting from various socioeconomic class, race, ethnicity, gender, exceptionality, religion, language, sexual orientation and age. Crosslisted as EDUC 5130.
  
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    EPSY 5150 - Assessment and Learning


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to student assessment practices routinely used in contemporary education settings. Emphasis upon the ethical use of measurement devices, developing and understanding of general measurement concepts, the interpretation and use of formal measures, and the development, administration, and use of informal (teacher made) classroom assessment devices. Emphasis is placed upon the effective use of these devices to improve learning. Crosslisted as EDUC 5150.
  
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    EPSY 5160 - Assessment Strategies for Individuals with Mild Disabilities


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of instruments and procedures for individual assessment of educational skills; students will learn to administer and interpret the results of tests of general ability and specific academic skills. May be registered as EDSP 5160.
  
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    EPSY 5210 - Human Development Applied to Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of major theories and concepts related to the development of infants, children, and adolescents. Focus on typical and atypical development, age, appropriate behavior, and developmental needs, particularly as they relate to educational practice. Field component required. Requisite: must be taken during the student’s first nine hours in the program. Crosslisted as EDUC 5210.
  
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    EPSY 5360 - Affective and Behavioral Assessment Techniques


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the varied rationales for affective disorders and their associated classification practices in schools; discussion of measurement techniques associated with affective assessment including formal observation, rating scales, interviewing strategies, and self-report procedures; students are given opportunities to collect and evaluate information obtained from the above procedures. May be registered as EDSP 536.


  
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    EPSY 5440 - Theories and Techniques of Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study and multicultural critique of the major theoretical approaches to counseling including but not limited to: Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, Client-centered, Gestalt, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, Reality, and Systems theory. Students will learn counseling techniques associated with different theories through applied in-class and extra-class activities. May be registered as COUN 5440. Credit not allowed in both EPSY 5440 and COUN 5440. Prerequisites: COUN 5020 or department head approval.
  
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    EPSY 5450 - Counseling Skills


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to basic counseling skills (Attending, listening, responding, and problem solving) through role play and application. Students gain skills and techniques of basic counseling by participating in simulated counseling sessions with peers. May be registered as COUN 5450. Credit not allowed in both EPSY 5450 and COUN 5450. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the community or school counseling program, admission into the school psychology program, or department head approval.
  
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    EPSY 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    EPSY 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    EPSY 6140 - Historical, Legal and Ethical Foundations of School Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the field of school psychology focusing upon historical, legal and ethical issues that have shaped and continue to shape the profession. Includes a field component.
  
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    EPSY 6250 - Consultation Methods


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic approaches to methods of consultation are presented. Students are provided opportunities to engage in various consultation activities in supervised settings. Prerequisite EPSY 5040.
  
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    EPSY 6300 - Individual Ability Testing


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory and supervised practice in the administration and interpretation of individual tests of intelligence and other cognitive factors.
  
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    EPSY 6350 - Practicum in Assessment


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination and supervised experience in using assessment procedures needed for both classification and program planning decisions. Emphasis on integration and communication of information as well as using that information to make classification and program planning decisions. Students will be assigned to field settings for a minimum of 80 hours during which they will be supervised in a variety of assessment activities. Prerequisite: EPSY 5360, 6300. Pre/Corequisite EPSY 5160
  
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    EPSY 6400 - Practicum in Intervention


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of and supervised experience in using direct and indirect intervention strategies with students experiencing academic and behavioral problems. Emphasis on intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation of intervention effects. Students will be assigned to field settings for a minimum of 80 hours during which they will be supervised in a variety of intervention activities. Prerequisite: admission to candidacy, EPSY 6250, 6350 Pre/Corequisite EPSY 6450.
  
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    EPSY 6450 - Psychological Foundations of School Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the various influences on student achievement and behavior, including biological, developmental, and environmental (family, community, peer, classroom, and school climate) influences. Strategies for assessing these influences and their interactions and, when possible, modifying them to enhance student development.
  
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    EPSY 6500r - Internship in School Psychology I


    (3-6) Credit Hours

    Supervised experience performing all the activities of a practicing school psychologist. Students are assigned either 20 hours per week (3 semester hours) or 40 hours per week (6 semester hours) to schools or other agencies providing services to students. Regular class meetings as well as university and field-based supervision. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, EDSP 5060 or EDSP 5170, EDS 6100, 6130, EPSY 5010, 5440, 5450, 6250, 6350, 6400, 6450; approval of faculty committee.
  
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    EPSY 6550r - Internship in School Psychology II


    (3-6) Credit Hours

    Supervised experience performing all the activities of a practicing school psychologist. Students are assigned either 20 hours per week (3 semester hours) or 40 hours per week (6 semester hours) to schools or other agencies providing services to students. Regular class meetings as well as university and field-based supervision. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; EPSY 6500; approval of faculty committee.

Environmental Science

  
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    ESC 5010r - Selected Topics


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Study of selected topics and recent developments in the area of environmental sciences. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    ESC 5020 - Mechanisms in the Environment


    (3) Credit Hours

    Biological and chemical mechanisms that control terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric structure and function. Evaluation of mechanisms will include both organismal, ecological, and global perspectives.
  
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    ESC 5030 - Microbial Ecology


    (4) Credit Hours

    A study of microorganisms in their natural environment with regard to microbial evolution, growth, interactions, dispersal mechanisms, ecological significance, and biotechnology applications. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    ESC 5040 - Bioremediation


    (4) Credit Hours

    A study of the potential use of biological systems in the remediation of areas contaminated with toxic pollutants. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    ESC 5050 - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Conservation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of the ecological principles of natural resources conservation and management, using a problem-solving approach. Scientific assessment of the condition of ecosystems and appropriate management strategies.
  
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    ESC 5060 - Advanced Ecology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of ecological principles including ecosystem functioning, organismal interactions, and techniques used to model these functions and interactions.
  
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    ESC 5080 - Limnology and Reservoir Ecology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Chemical, physical, and biological processes in lake and reservoir systems (nutrient budgets and cycling, hydrodynamics, phytoplankton/ zooplankton/benthic dynamics, and physical similarities and differences in lakes and reservoirs). Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: department head approval. Corequisite: ESC 5080L. May be registered as BIOL 5080. Credit not allowed in both ESC 5080 and BIOL 5080. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    ESC 5110 - Research Methods and Experimental Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    Methodologies for designing and conducting lab and field studies in applied ecology; research techniques related to sampling, statistical analysis, and interpretation of ecological data. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours.
  
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    ESC 5120 - Applied Statistics for Environmental Scientists


    (3) Credit Hours

    Application of statistical methods to environmental problems, including sampling designs, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and nonparametric statistics.
  
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    ESC 5140 - Environmental Law and Regulations


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of the principal pollution control and natural resource laws, including environmental impact assessment and planning laws; laws regulating air pollution, water pollution, and hazardous wastes; law protecting endangered species and wetlands; and international environmental law.
  
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    ESC 5170 - Advanced Environmental Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    Advanced study of selected federal and state environmental laws and policies. Students will examine evolving law and policy issues, such as environmental justice, ecosystem management, growth management, urban sprawl, biodiversity conservation, forest management, mitigation and mitigation banking, and trade and the environment.
  
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    ESC 5180 - Case Studies in Environmental Problems


    (3) Credit Hours

    In depth study of the application of environmental law and policy to specific environmental problems using the case study method. Course will focus on four factors in each case study: 1) characterize the environment, 2) identify human modification to the environment, 3) examine law and policy responses to modification of the environment, and 4) critique the responses. Examples of potential case studies include South Chattanooga, Tellico Dam, Pigeon River, Florida Everglades, New Jersey Pinelands, Pacific Northwest Forests, and the Brazilian Pantanal.
  
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    ESC 5210 - Seminar in Environmental Ethics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of questions of rights and values which arise from reflection on human beings’ relationship to their natural environment. Emphasis on the constructive problem of developing a general environmental ethic. Background in values and the environment.
  
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    ESC 5350 - Environmental and Ecological Genetics


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course integrates ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology with emphasis on applications of genetic concepts in three major areas: molecular analysis, developmental and population genetics. Contemporary approaches to studying evolution in natural populations will be presented, including analyzing heritability of ecologically important traits, using molecular techniques to determine genotypes, evaluating the effect of environmental agents on the genetics and development of organisms, and using models to predict evolution in natural populations. Includes case studies and journal readings to examine evolutionary effects of ecological interactions among organisms. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
  
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    ESC 5610 - Advanced Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    Use of aerial photography and digital data for practical application and analysis of local environs. Primary systems are ERDAS ARC GIS, and Arcview. Background in remote sensing and imagery analysis or geographic information systems. Crosslisted GEOG 5610. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    ESC 5650 - Ecological Toxicology and Risk Assessment


    (3-4) Credit Hours

    Sources, transport, chemical behavior, transformation, and toxicity of environmental contaminants; their impacts on ecosystems, and risk assessment for humans. Background in toxicology required. Prerequisites: ESC 5020.
  
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    ESC 5660 - Geographic Information Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to fundamental principles of geographic information systems (GIS). Applications, data structures and basic functions of GIS. GIS computer programs are used to demonstrate basic GIS functions. Every fourth semester. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: department head approval. Corequisite: ESC 5660L. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
  
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    ESC 5700 - Seminar I


    (1) Credit Hours

    Presentation of programs of current environmental interest by students, faculty, and visiting speakers. Each student will be required to present or take part in discussion of a topic each week. Required during first year in graduate program.
  
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    ESC 5710 - Seminar II


    (1) Credit Hours

    Presentation of programs of current environmental interest by students, faculty, and visiting speakers. Each student will be required to present or take part in discussion of a topic each week. Required during first year in graduate program.
  
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    ESC 5730 - Plant Ecology


    4 Credit Hours

    Relationships of plant individuals, populations, and communities with their living and non-living environment. Laboratory includes observational and experimental assessments of plant responses to environmental conditions. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Standard letter grade. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.
    4.000 Credit hours
 

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