Technology (TECH)


TECH 102. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING GRAPHICS. 4 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of technical drawing. It emphasizes the technical methods used to describe the size and shape of objects. This course will not satisfy elective requirements for a major or minor in Technology.

TECH 110. ENGINEERING GRAPHICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 102 or TECH 102, two years of high school drafting, or equivalent.
A study of the technical portion of the graphics language. This language, technical drawing, is used by engineers to communicate proposed designs and new ideas. Includes the theory and practice of descriptive geometry and the graphic representation of data.

TECH 197. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 199. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 217. 3D PARAMETRIC COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: METC 110 or TECH 110, or High School AUTOCAD, or permission of instructor.
This course uses the computer to draft parametric models in three dimensions. File management methods, rapid prototyping and 2D drawing development techniques are discussed. (Four hours per week.)

TECH 297. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 298. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 330. TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN I. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.
Development of advanced skills in technical problem analysis, planning, research, solution strategies, critical thinking and presentation. Computer-aided design tools such as CAD, project-planning software, spreadsheets, as well as imaging and publishing software are used. Emphasis is on consideration of interconnected systems.

TECH 331. TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN II. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: TECH 330.
Development of student's synthesis, design, organizational, and learning skills through examination of current research and/or design topics in Technology.

TECH 393. TECHNOLOGY WORLD CIVILIZATION. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 393.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 101.
Satisfies: international studies university graduation requirement.
Students will investigate the issues surrounding technological change in discrete cultural settings with a historical perspective of the evolution of technology in a global context.

TECH 395. CO-OP FIELDWORK. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 396. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-6 Credits.

TECH 397. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 398. SEMINAR. 4 Credits.

TECH 403. COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MATH 107 or permission of the instructor.
The application of spreadsheets to solve engineering problems, technical graphs, trending and curve fitting. The introduction to the use of computer-aided scheduling of projects, critical path planning, project tracking and cost collection.

TECH 452. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course focuses on the systematic evaluation of the economic benefits and costs of projects involving engineering design and analysis. Engineering economics quantifies the benefits and costs associated with engineering projects to determine whether they make (or save) enough money to warrant their capital investment.

TECH 454. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.
This course explores ways to promote the design and manufacturing of environmentally sound products and processes. Benefits include environmentally-friendly products, more efficient operations and the good will of an informed public that expects a clean, healthy environment.

TECH 456. ENGINEERING ETHICS, CONTRACTS AND PATENTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course investigates the elements of professional engineering practice including their relationship to the law, to the public and the ethics of the profession. Topics covered range from ethics, contracts, patents, copyrights, sales agreements and engineering specifications to professionalism, licensing, intellectual property, liability, risk, reliability and safety.

TECH 458. QUALITY ASSURANCE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Application and theory of quality control systems including development and use of process control charts, sampling, time and motion studies, and statistical analysis. (4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory per week)

TECH 462. INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ENGINEERING. 4 Credits.

Fundamentals of safety, classification of hazards, accident statistics, organization problems, safety codes, machine guarding, mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards, ventilation, respiratory and safety devices. (4 hours lecture per week)

TECH 490. SENIOR CAPSTONE: PRODUCTION LAB. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: APTC 490, CMTC 490, DNTC 490, MNTC 490.
Pre-requisites: senior standing.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
The course simulates the real world situation that many of the graduates from the department will face. The students will work in teams to apply techniques of production management, product design/development, plant layout, scheduling, cost accounting, assembly, inspection and quality control to produce a product. The course will simulate a real world design team concept by utilizing a design group that contains members of different program majors. The team, to accomplish its goals, is required to draw on each other's unique skills learned in stated goal. In industry often a design team is formed to develop a new product. The team is made up of members from different departments in the company. Learning to deal with the team dynamics while learning to take advantage of the synergy that can be gained by a diverse team is a valuable learning process for our business as well as civic life. Each student team is to produce a new product (to be massed produced and demonstrated by producing a minimum quantity of 25 units built with unskilled labor utilizing jigs, fixtures and/or CNC controlled machines) and create a final written report to demonstrate how the process and goals of the course have been realized.

TECH 491. SENIOR PROJECT. 3-10 Credits.

Cross-listed: APTC 491, CMTC 491, DNTC 491, MNTC 491.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor.
Independent and/or group study and implementation of a design and development project. (variable time).

TECH 495. INTERNSHIP. 1-15 Credits.

Cross-listed: APTC 495, CMTC 495, DNTC 495, MNTC 495.
Notes: Graded Pass/Fail. This course may be repeated.
Pre-requisites: junior or senior status and permission of the instructor, department chair and dean.
A maximum of 5 credits may be earned toward electives for a Technology major. Students considering electives for a Technology minor should consult with their departmental advisor.

TECH 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-6 Credits.

Cross-listed: APTC 496, CMTC 496, DNTC 496, MNTC 496.
Experimental Course.

TECH 497. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-6 Credits.

Cross-listed: APTC 497, CMTC 497, DNTC 497, MNTC 497.
Workshop, short course, conference, or seminar.

TECH 498. SEMINAR. 1-6 Credits.

Cross-listed: APTC 498, CMTC 498, DNTC 498, MNTC 498.
Seminar.

TECH 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Cross-listed: APTC 499, CMTC 499, DNTC 499, MNTC 499.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Designed for students wanting to pursue a subject beyond the scope of regular courses.

TECH 539. SPECIAL STUDIES TECHNOLOGY. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 595. INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

TECH 596. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-6 Credits.

TECH 597. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-6 Credits.

Notes: only one workshop course for up to 3 credits may be used to fulfill graduate degree requirements.

TECH 598. SEMINAR. 1-6 Credits.

TECH 599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated within the 6 credits allowed to fulfill the student’s goals and needs in specific areas.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

TECH 600. THESIS. 2-6 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Independent research study under the direction of a graduate adviser committee.

TECH 601. RESEARCH REPORT. 2-6 Credits.

TECH 695. INTERNSHIP. 1-6 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

TECH 696. COLLEGE TEACHING INTERNSHIP. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Teaching a lower-division college course under supervision of a regular faculty member. Includes course planning, arranging bibliographical and instructional aids, conferences with students, experience in classroom instruction and student course evaluation.