Missouri State University

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Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Technology and Construction Management Courses

Technology and Construction Management (TCM) courses

  • TCM 110 Industrial Design with Computer Applications

    Introduction to software tools (computer aided design drafting, computer mathematics, word processing, spread sheets) with application to industry practice. Principles of design including basic orthographic drafting, sketching theory and conventions, auxiliaries, sections and dimensioning. A semester long group design project is an integral part of the course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 121 Construction Principles and Practice

    An introductory course which investigates the principles and practices associated with common building structural systems-includes foundations, heavy timber, masonry, steel, sitecast concrete, and precast concrete. Course will focus on the development of a fundamental knowledge base for managing construction projects through case study and hands-on experience. Lab activities may include job site visits, Habitat for Humanity, and concrete field testing. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 122 Construction Materials and Methods

    An introductory course which provides an overview of the materials and methods used in light framing and building finish systems from floor to roof and from exterior cladding to interior finishes. Includes wood light framing, light gage metal framing, roofing, glass and glazing, cladding systems, windows and doors, interior finishes, ceilings, and floors. This course will focus on development of a fundamental knowledge base through case-study, detailed product analysis, and hands-on experience. Lab activities may include job site visits and work with Habitat for Humanity or other service agencies. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 123 Introduction to Construction for Non-Construction Majors

    An introductory course which explores materials, principles and practices associated with building systems used in commercial and residential construction. Topics of discussion will include structural systems, light framing, roofing, exterior cladding systems and interior finishes. External class activities may include jobsite visits.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 221 Construction Drawings and Quantity Take-off

    Prerequisite: TCM 121 or TCM 122 or TCM 123.

    An introduction to working drawings and specifications commonly encountered in construction. Laboratory exercises in sketching theory and conventions, sectioning and dimensioning, classifying work, developing quantity take-offs of constructions materials, and interpreting construction documentation.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 267 Statics

    Prerequisite: PHY 123 or PHY 203; and MTH 261 or 287.

    A study of the mechanics of forces associated with rigid bodies in equilibrium. Development of problem solving skills.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 296 Readings in Technology

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    Directed readings for individuals requiring additional depth or breadth of study. Outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 297 Topics in Technology

    A variable content course with topics that can change from semester to semester depending on faculty and student interests. Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 299 Cooperative Education in Technology

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    The opportunity to earn academic credit in a planned learning process that integrates supervised work experience and education in an approved industrial setting. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 303 Facilities Operation and Maintenance

    Introduces history and concepts of facility management, with emphasis on definition of key terms and concepts. Introduction to operations and maintenance of buildings with an emphasis on techniques utilized to maintain facilities.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 311 Engineering Graphics

    Prerequisite: TCM 110.

    The application of DFMA (Design for Manufacturability and Assembly) to produce part and assembly models utilizing feature-based 3D solid modeling software. Topics include: design cycle, working drawings, blueprint reading, technical presentation, fit classifications, dimensioning per ANSI Y14.5M and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 313 Facility Design

    Prerequisite: TCM 221.

    Using Building Information Modeling for facility space design and requirements analysis, construction materials selection, and quantity schedule development.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 318 Structural Design Principles

    Prerequisite: TCM 267.

    The design of simple structural members used in construction. Topics include applications in concrete, steel, soils and wood, form design and other temporary structures used in construction.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 320 Construction Contracts, Specifications and Law

    Prerequisite: LAW 231 or TCM 303.

    An introduction to basic construction contracts, specifications, and law. Discussion of the application of contract principles to construction contracts, together with a detail summary of specifications and other documents which form an essential part of construction contracts. Legal topics of special interest to construction professionals will also be discussed.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 321 Mechanical Systems for Buildings

    Prerequisite: TCM 121 or TCM 122; and MTH 135 or higher.

    This course addresses the principles and practices of heating, ventilation, cooling, plumbing and fire protection systems used in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Emphasis is placed on coordination of design, applicable codes, installation, and problem solving.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 322 Electrical Systems for Buildings

    Prerequisite: TCM 221.

    This course addresses the principles and practices of electrical and lighting systems used in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Emphasis is placed on coordination of the NEC, design, and installation of various systems in the building process. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 323 Construction Surveying

    Prerequisite: TCM 122; and MTH 261 or MTH 287; and 53 hours.

    Construction field engineering activities to include surveying, site layout and dimensional control. Interpretation of plot books, site plans, and topographic maps is also included.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 324 Construction Cost Estimating

    Prerequisite: TCM 221.

    A project oriented course where quantification and pricing of direct field costs and general condition costs from construction plans and specifications are developed. Course topics also include: development of feasibility, conceptual, lump sum, and unit costs estimates, production rates; development of bidding strategy; computerization estimates; and presentation of the bid.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 326 Construction Soils and Foundations

    Prerequisite: TCM 267.

    An overview of the nature of soil materials and their engineering properties is coupled with simple, direct examples of analysis to show how construction methods and operations may be controlled or influenced. Introduces updated information developed in research and practices for applications to construction operations. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 331 Emerging Technologies in Materials and Processes

    The study and application of basic electronics and materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites) used in emerging technologies and their impact on the development of innovative products and processes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 337 Quality Control and Measurement

    This course covers basic techniques of quality control and metrology. Topics covered include basic statistics, process capability, statistical process control, sampling, and measuring and gauging techniques.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 347 Industrial Equipment and Control

    Prerequisite: TCM 322 or TCM 331.

    Examines industrial power delivery systems and their control including electrical and mechanical systems. Laboratory experiences will include an introduction to motors, motor controls, and programmable logic controllers. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 350 Management and Control of Quality

    Prerequisite: TCM 337.

    A study of management and control of quality as applied to both production and service enterprises. Topics include: basic quality systems, quality planning, international quality systems, supply chain management. In addition, an introduction to six sigma and design of experiments is included.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 354 Facility Planning

    Investigates programming and space allocation for facility managers executing planned development. Master, strategic, and daily planning tools are explored.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 355 Production Planning and Control

    Prerequisite: 53 hours.

    Production planning and control activities in the various industrial environments. Focus will be placed on the necessary prerequisites for an effective shop floor control system including computer simulation and modeling. Assemble-to-order, engineer-to-order, make-to-order, and make-to-stock are emphasized.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 358 Introduction to Technology Management

    Provides students with a conceptual framework for understanding the social and economic environment of contemporary technology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 359 Principles of Project Management

    Prerequisite: 53 hours.

    A study of project management including the planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and coordinating functions used to achieve productivity enhancements in an industrial environment. Includes project management case studies from a variety of industries. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 361 Service Learning in Technology

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in an TCM course designated as a service learning offering.

    This service component of an existing course incorporates community service with classroom instruction in industrial management to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of a participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service that benefits an external community organization, agency, or public service provider. Approved service placements and assignments will vary depending on the specific course topic and learning objectives; a list of approved placements and assignments is available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 365 Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Prerequisite: TCM 110 and TCM 347.

    A study of the design, integration, and information flow, associated with automated manufacturing systems. Topics covered include CAD/CAM, robotics, and PLC applications.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 366 Energy and Control Systems

    Prerequisite: TCM 347; or TCM 321 and TCM 322.

    Comprehensive overview of building operating systems and their design and functions. In-depth analysis of the various types of building mechanical systems.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 396 Readings in Technology

    Prerequisite: permission of Department Head.

    Directed readings for individuals requiring additional depth or breadth of study. Outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 397 Topics in Emerging Technology

    A variable content course that reflects the latest developments, applications, and opportunities associated with emerging technologies. Current research at the Center for Applied Science and Engineering (CASE) is emphasized. Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 399 Cooperative Education in Industry

    Prerequisite: 60 hours and permission of Department Head.

    The opportunity to earn academic credit in a planned learning process that integrates supervised work experience and education in an approved industrial setting. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 401 Facility Management

    Prerequisite: TCM 354.

    Students examine how facilities, building operations, and maintenance functions are managed. Examines non-building related services. Focuses on security, food services, reprographics, transportation, property disposal, purchasing, and mail and messenger services.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 402 Facility Administration

    Prerequisite: TCM 354.

    Covers the procedural, tracking, and resource requirements needed to carry out the responsibilities assigned to the facility function. Topics of study include portfolio management, contracts and specifications, and the coordination of personnel.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 411 Mechanical Design and Analysis

    Prerequisite: TCM 311.

    A study of CAD management professional's role in the decision and design processes used to create components and systems. Topics include: design phases, team interaction and leadership, group technical communication via the Internet, material and process evaluation for sustainable, economical and LEAN design, application of codes and standards, and design of mechanical and piping systems.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 424 Mechanical and Electrical Systems Estimating

    Prerequisite: TCM 321 and TCM 322 and TCM 324.

    Quantity take-off and cost estimating for specialty construction work including plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems. Students perform a complete take-off, pricing, and bid preparation for a small commercial construction project.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 425 Construction Planning and Scheduling

    Prerequisite: TCM 324.

    Introduction to the basic principles, techniques, and practices used by contractors to plan, schedule, and update construction projects timelines. Extensive use of commercial scheduling software.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 426 Construction Project Administration

    Prerequisite: TCM 320.

    A study of the legal and administrative aspects of construction projects. Includes use of documents, subcontracting, purchasing, changes, claims, payments, and closeout.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 427 Construction Equipment Management

    Prerequisite: TCM 324.

    Study of the basic principles, practices, and techniques used in the construction industry for selecting and managing construction equipment. Focuses on understanding the time value of money, estimating equipment ownership and operating costs, selecting the proper equipment for specific construction tasks, and estimating equipment production.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 438 Systems Integration

    Prerequisite: TCM 366.

    Emphasizes the use, processes for evaluating, and implementation of facility management technologies including integration of the various facility functions.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 453 Construction Cost Management

    Prerequisite: ACC 201 and TCM 324.

    Introduction to financial and cost concepts used in the construction industry. Emphasizes the analysis and use of financial statements, job cost accounting systems, and cost control.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 454 Construction Safety Management

    Prerequisite: 53 hours.

    Occupational safety and health standards and codes as they relate to the construction industry. Job-site safety assessment, safety program elements, accident costs and prevention, ethics and management practices.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 455 Safety Management

    Occupational safety and health standards and codes. Hazard recognition, accident costs, accident prevention, ethics and administration. OSHA certification is not offered with this course. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 454 and TCM 455.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 456 Supervision

    Prerequisite: 53 hours.

    A study of the role of the supervisor and the concepts and techniques that may be utilized to optimize productivity. Topics include the legal aspects of supervision, roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and guiding teamwork.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 458 Technology Management

    Prerequisite: TCM 358.

    Technology issues related to operations and production management. Focuses on the design, management, and improvement of operation systems and processes.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 491 Management Competition

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Participation in planning, preparation, execution and debriefing for a management competition team sponsored by industry or an educational association, and coached by a member of the department faculty. The fulfillment of these requirements must be verified by the faculty coach and the department head. Participation in all aspects of the competition is required. May be repeated to a total of 3 hours. Graded Pass/Not pass only.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 494 Professional Internship

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    Recommend completion during the summer preceding the senior year. The integration of supervised work experience and education in an approved industrial setting. May also serve as the information gathering phase of the capstone project in which students demonstrate achievement of program objectives through solution of a problem provided by an industry sponsor. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 497 Topics in Emerging Technology

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    A variable content course that reflects the latest developments, applications and opportunities associated with emerging technologies. Current research at the Center for Applied Science and Engineering (CASE) is emphasized. Consult the semester class schedule for current offerings under this number. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 499 Senior Project

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    A capstone project in which students demonstrate attainment of program objectives through solution of a problem provided by an industry sponsor. Requires technical report and oral presentation. Evaluated by committee from faculty and industry. Team projects are permissible and encouraged.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 502 Healthcare Facility Management

    Prerequisite: MTH 181 and TCM 401.

    Examines facility management attributes related to maintenance and operations; regulatory compliance; planning, design and construction; and administration unique to healthcare. May be taught concurrently with TCM 602. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 502 and TCM 602.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 503 Project Risk Analysis

    Prerequisite: TCM 350 or QBA 237.

    In-depth analysis of the types of risks that threaten projects at each stage of development. Strategies used to recognize risks, assess probabilities and potential impacts, steps to respond to project risks. Tools used to analyze and plan for managing project risk. May be taught concurrently with TCM 603. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 503 and TCM 603.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 511 Product Design and Development

    Prerequisite: TCM 359; and 80 hours; and undergraduate industrial management majors must be admitted to the program.

    An overview of the product development process from concept generation to design in an entrepreneurial environment. The perspectives of marketing, design and manufacturing are blended into a single approach to product development. Provides students with an appreciation for the realities of industrial practice and for the complex and essential roles played by the various members of product development teams. May be taught concurrently with TCM 611. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 511 and TCM 611.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 545 Project Control Systems

    Prerequisite: TCM 359; and undergraduate industrial management majors must be admitted to the program.

    Advanced application of microcomputers with an emphasis on their use in project control. Topics include project control planning and objectives, change control processes, project documentation and communication, project progress/variance reports, payment requisitions, project closure activities, and project lessons learned systems. May be taught concurrently with TCM 645. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 545 and TCM 645.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 551 Cost Analysis for Project Management

    Prerequisite: 80 hours; and undergraduate industrial management majors must be admitted to the program.

    The use of cost analysis as a decision-making tool in the context of project management. Topics include the time value of money, analysis of alternatives, decision-making under risk, estimating, cost accounting, and capital budgeting. May be taught concurrently with TCM 651. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 551 and TCM 651.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 555 Statistical Quality Control and Design of Experiments

    Prerequisite: QBA 237 or equivalent; and 80 hours; and undergraduate industrial management majors must be admitted to the program.

    Topics include the practice of statistical techniques widely used in industry to improve quality, reduce costs, and optimize processes. Minimization of variability and basic approaches to statistically designed experiments are emphasized. May be taught concurrently with TCM 655. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 555 and TCM 655.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 596 Readings in Technology Management

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    Directed readings for individuals requiring additional depth or breadth of study. Outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with TCM 696. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 696 and TCM 596.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 597 Topics in Technology Management

    A variable content course with topics that depend on faculty and student interests. Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. May be repeated up to a total of 9 hours when content varies. May be taught concurrently with TCM 697. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 597 and TCM 697.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 602 Healthcare Facility Management

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Examines facility management attributes related to maintenance and operations; regulatory compliance; planning, design and construction; and administration unique to healthcare. May be taught concurrently with TCM 502. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 602 and TCM 502.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 603 Project Risk Analysis

    Prerequisite: TCM 701 and acceptance in the Project Management MS or Graduate Certificate program; or permission of the Project Management MS program director.

    In-depth analysis of the types of risks that threaten projects at each stage of development. Strategies used to recognize risks, assess probabilities and potential impacts, steps to respond to project risks. Tools used to analyze and plan for managing project risk. May be taught concurrently with TCM 503. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 603 and TCM 503.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 611 Product Design and Development

    Prerequisite: TCM 701 and acceptance in the Project Management MS or Graduate Certificate program; or permission of the Project Management MS program director.

    An overview of the product development process from concept generation to design in an entrepreneurial environment. The perspectives of marketing, design and manufacturing are blended into a single approach to product development. Provides students with an appreciation for the realities of industrial practice and for the complex and essential roles played by the various members of product development teams. May be taught concurrently with TCM 511. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 611 and TCM 511.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 645 Project Control Systems

    Prerequisite: TCM 701 and acceptance in the Project Management MS or Graduate Certificate program; or permission of the Project Management MS program director.

    Advanced application of microcomputers with an emphasis on their use in project control. Topics include project control planning and objectives, change control processes, project documentation and communication, project progress/variance reports, payment requisitions, project closure activities, and project lessons learned systems. May be taught concurrently with TCM 545. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 645 and TCM 545.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 651 Cost Analysis for Project Management

    Prerequisite: acceptance in the Project Management MS or Graduate Certificate program; or permission of the Project Management MS program director.

    The use of cost analysis as a decision-making tool in the context of project management. Topics include the time value of money, analysis of alternatives, decision-making under risk, estimating, cost accounting, and capital budgeting. May be taught concurrently with TCM 551. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 651 and TCM 551.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 655 Statistical Quality Control and Design of Experiments

    Topics include the practice of statistical techniques widely used in industry to improve quality, reduce costs, and optimize processes. Minimization of variability and basic approaches to statistically designed experiments are emphasized. May be taught concurrently with TCM 555. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 655 and TCM 555.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 696 Readings in Technology Management

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    Directed readings for individuals requiring additional depth or breadth of study. Outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. May be taught concurrently with TCM 596. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 696 and TCM 596.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 697 Topics in Technology Management

    A variable content course with topics that depend on faculty and student interests. Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. May be repeated up to a total of 9 hours when content varies. May be taught concurrently with TCM 597. Cannot receive credit for both TCM 697 and TCM 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
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    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 701 Project Management

    Prerequisite: acceptance in the Project Management MS or graduate certificate program; or permission of the Project Management Program Director.

    This course provides a comprehensive overview of project management. The culture, principles, and basic techniques of project management are addressed using the project lifecycle as the primary organizational guideline. The project management functions of planning, organizing, motivating and controlling with an emphasis on the application to business and technology are explained. Basic tools of project management such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, contracting, earned value analysis, and risk management are explained and demonstrated.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 710 Project Leadership

    Prerequisite: acceptance in the Project Management MS or Graduate Certificate program; or permission of the Project Management MS program director.

    A practical and relevant course that focuses on the people skills needed to manage a project successfully. Prepares students to handle project problems related to communication, motivation, performance, behavior, and crisis. Students analyze real life scenarios and develop solutions that are supported by the latest research to develop skills necessary for strong, effective project leadership.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 726 Seminar in Project Management

    Prerequisite: TCM 701; total of 21 graduate hours in the Project Management MS program of study; and permission of Project Management Program Director.

    Presentation and discussion of professional or technical problems in the organization and management of projects. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge and experience gained in their program of study to the critical evaluation and analysis of the theory, research and practice of project management.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 740 Management of Innovation and Technology

    Prerequisite: acceptance in the Project Management MS program or graduate certificate program; or permission of the Project Management Program Director.

    Focuses on the strategic management of technology and innovation in organizations. Builds primarily on broad models of technological evolution and organizational change. Students analyze crucial organizational innovation and technology issues and identify concrete managerial actions to address innovation and technology problems and opportunities.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 750 Advanced Project Management

    Prerequisite: TCM 701; and a total of 12 graduate hours in the Project Management MS program of study.

    Builds upon the foundation of prerequisite courses by discussing advanced problems encountered in the discipline of project management in a seminar format. Practical examination of projects using the criteria of project excellence and project management maturity models. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge and experience gained in their program of study to the critical evaluation and analysis of the theory, research and practice of project management.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 760 Special Investigations

    Prerequisite: permission of Project Management Program director.

    The student in consultation with the advisor selects for in-depth study an area determined by the interest and background of the students. Based on demand and timeliness of the subject a cluster study group may engage in a joint investigation. May be repeated to a total of 5 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-5
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    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 792 Graduate Internship

    Prerequisite: permission of Project Management Program Director.

    Educational experience in cooperation with student's full-time employer. Written, oral, and classroom assignments related to workplace improvement. May be repeated, but no more than 6 hours may be counted as credit toward a masters degree.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 798 Research

    Prerequisite: permission of Project Management Program Director.

    Supervised research in technology. May be repeated, but not more than 3 hours may be counted toward a masters degree. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • TCM 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: permission of Project Management Program Director.

    Preparation of a thesis. May be repeated, but no more than 3 hours may be counted as credit toward a masters degree. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings