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ICTN: Information and Computer Technology

6200. Information Technology Project Management (3)
Skills and knowledge required to manage information technology projects including project planning, cost analysis, human factors, project network diagrams, and risk management.
6800. Internet Research Methods (3)
Collaboration methods that emphasize problem-solving in industry and other technical environments.
6805. Computer Networking Hardware (3)
Hardware components used in modern networking environment. Emphasis on operational characteristics and specification of each component used in computer network.
6810. Communication Technology (3)
P/C: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050, 6805 or equivalent experience. Analysis of design, development, and operation of contemporary technical systems used by industry to transmit, process, retrieve, preserve, and store information.
6815. Network Media Services (3)
Internet connectivity required. P/C: ICTN 6050 or 6800. Study of design and implementation of multimedia technology applied to enterprise website strategy. Topics include design of multimedia objects and technology for deploying media rich environment.
6820. Networking Technology for Industry (3)
P: ICTN 6810. Design, implementation, and maintenance of industrial computer networks.
6823. Information Security Management (3)
P/C: ICTN 6050 or 6800; ICTN 6810 or consent of instructor; ITEC 6050. Survey of information security terms, concepts, principles, and applications in data networking environment.
6825. Dynamic Web Services (3)
P: ICTN 6815. Modern technologies for providing dynamic contents with enterprise websites. Topics include creation and management of dynamics web services.
6830. Advanced Networking Technology (3)
P: ICTN 6810. Advanced topics in computer networking technology used in industry. Problem-solving activities dealing with installation, configuration, and security of internet and intranet services.
6835. Enterprise Web Services (3)
P: ICTN 6825. Study of integrated web services to a successful enterprise web presence. Topics include development of web site with multiple integrated services, website performance, and security consideration.
6840. Communication Strategies for Industry (3)
P: ICTN 6830. Models and techniques advocated by leaders in field of communications to provide basis for improving exchange of information at all levels of industrial organization.
6845. Web Site Development (3)
P: ICTN 6835. Latest technology in developing successful web sites on Internet as related to industry and business applications, including protocols, standards, and programming tools.
6850. Managing Technological Change (3)
P/C: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050. Operational policies and related legal issues for information technology systems in organizations. Topics cover government and industry regulations, policies applied to information technology, industry, development of enterprise polices on effective and legal use of information technology, and other polices related to information technology environment.
6853. Cryptography Algorithms and Applications (3)
P/C: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050. Key cryptographic terms, concepts, principles, and applications in networked environment.
6855. Networked Commerce Systems (3)
P/C: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050. Design and implementation of network-based commerce systems. Considers infrastructure support issues.
6860, 6861, 6862. Special Topic in Technology (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit with consent of director of graduate studies. Research in trends, problems, and issues related to field of industrial technology.
6865. Fundamental Network Security (3)
P: ICTN 6800 or ITEC 6050. Survey of security challenge to data communication and computer network. Topics include evaluation of network security threats, fundamental configuration of enterprise network devices, and enterprise network security policy development.
6870. Advanced Network Security (3)
P: ICTN 6865. Advanced technology for providing secure access to enterprise information network and resources. Topics include Virtual Private Network (VPN) implementation, intrusion detection system implementation and configuration, and organizational security models.
6873. Network Intrusion Detection and Incident Response (3)
P: ICTN 6865. State-of-art intrusion detection technology for protecting data network from malicious attack.
6875. Emerging Technology (3)
Internet connectivity required. P: ICTN 6865. State-of-art technologies for accessing enterprise data communication network infrastructure. Topics include wireless, WLAN, broadband Internet access, web application on mobile units, and Storage Area Network.
6878. Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology (3)
P: ICTN 6823. Surveys legal environment of information technology and issues relating to privacy, policy, and unauthorized computer and network intrusion, as covered by federal, state, and local regulations.
6880. Advanced Topics in Information Infrastructure Design (3)
P: ICTN 6865. Advanced features in providing reliable information infrastructure for organizations. Topics include current and future development of dynamic routing and switching protocols, such as OSPF, BGP, MLS, etc. Covers issues on IPv6 and its deployment.
6883. System Integrity for Information Technology (3)
P: ICTN 6873. Capstone to provide systematic approaches to design and deployment of comprehensive information integrity measures for data network systems.
6885. Network Management Technology (3)
P: ICTN 6880. Current technologies to address enterprise-wide data communication network management. Topics include planning and deploying hardware and software solution for enterprise network management.
6900. Practicum (1 - 3)
May be repeated. A maximum of 3 s.h. will count towards the degree. P: Consent of instructor. Applied industry project in close alignment with student’s technical area of specialization.
7000. Thesis (1 – 6)
May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Original research in student’s area of specialization.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
9001. Dissertation: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting dissertation research may only register for this course during the summer.

IDIS: Industrial Distribution

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6500. Collaborative Planning in the Supply Network (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Detailed analysis of collaboration among supply network partners; specifically collaborative planning and forecasting for replenishment (CPFR).
6515. Logistical Security and Safety Management (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Covers logistical issues involved with laws and regulations internationally and in US. Includes safety issues involved in logistics such as container security as well as new laws that have affected logistics since inception of Homeland Security.
6525. Transportation Logistics Management (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Comprehensive examination of critical issues involved in domestic and international transportation management. Provides insight into most important laws, rules, regulations, treaties, and practices remaining in today’s deregulated transportation environment.
6535. Supply Chain Logistics Management (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Examines critical issues involved in supply chain logistics management. Issues such as e-business, procurement and outsourcing, supply chain distribution strategies, and latest technology trends in supply chain logistics management discussed.
6545. Global Logistics Management (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Examines critical issues involved in global logistics management. Customs, global trading documentation, security issues, NAFTA and free trade, risk management, homeland security issues, and strategic global trade and business options discussed.

ITEC: Industrial Technology

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5100. Internship in Industrial Technology (3)
Supervised internship. P: Consent of graduate director. Placement in industrial or technical firm. Requires journal of related activities and final report.
6000. Statistical Applications in Industry (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Applies statistical quality control and assurance systems in technology context, including manufacturing, construction, and electronics.
6001. Technology Process Change Management (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Effective change management for process improvement to create and grow world-class organizations. Focuses on the individual’s role in bringing about change, creation of change vision and plan, executing change, and cultural change.
6002. Lean Manufacturing (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050 or consent of instructor. Implementation of waste reduction and productivity improvement techniques for production systems, based on world-class Lean manufacturing principles and tools.
6003. Production Planning and Inventory Management (3)
P/C: ITEC 6000, 6050. Planning and control of production of goods and services with a world-class business process view to perform inventory management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing resource planning (MRPII) and materials requirements planning (MRP).
6005. Lean Enterprise (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050 or consent of instructor. Implementation of waste reduction and productivity improvement techniques for service processes, including healthcare, administration and office systems, based on world-class Lean Enterprise principles and tools.
6010. Readings in Industry (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050; consent of director of graduate studies. Comprehensive study of contemporary topics of importance. Reading, seminar discussion, written critiques, and conferencing between student and instructor.
6050. Strategies for Technical Management and Communications (3)
Collaborative learning methods that emphasize problem-based learning, heuristics devices, and critical thinking to solve engineering and engineering-related problems.
6060. Research Methods in Technology (3)
Study of academic research addressing the stages of scientific projects from the development of research proposals to publication of the findings.
6100. Practicum in Industrial Technology (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 12 s.h. May count maximum of 3 s.h. P: ITEC 6400; P/C: ITEC 6050; consent of director of graduate studies. Capstone industry-based project. Supervised by committee of ITEC graduate faculty. Final report with formal electronic presentation.
6110. Quality Planning and Analysis (3)
P/C: ITEC 6000; or consent of instructor. Six-sigma principles and methodologies, including the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) process, statistical process control, correlation and regression analysis.
6112. Design of Experiments for Products and Processes (3)
P/C: ITEC 6000 or consent of instructor. Statistical techniques and design of experiments to assess, monitor and improve performance of products and processes to world-class quality standards.
6200. Technology Project Management (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Comprehensive systems used to control projects to achieve technical, managerial, and economic objectives. Emphasis on management controls, computer applications, human factors, and productivity.
6295. Digital Communications for Technology (3)
Investigation and utilization of tools, techniques, and technical systems for transmitting information related to problems and issues of contemporary industry using digital technologies.
6400. Research in Industrial Technology (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Applications-oriented study of nature of research in industry and selected strategies of research methodology. Focuses on interpreting engineering data, information retrieval systems, evaluation of industrial research reports, and preparation of industrial-type research proposal.
6406. Capital Project and Cost Analysis for Technology (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Methods employed by technical managers to develop a business case for capital projects.
6407. Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Automation (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050. Design, preparation, programming, and evaluation of systems with emphasis on contemporary and emerging applications of various technologies.
6501. Enterprise Process Improvement Project (3)
P: ITEC 6110. Design and implementation of a business process improvement project based on world-class scientific technology management principles.
6600. Quality Systems (3)
P/C: ITEC 6050 or consent of instructor. Appraisal of quality management systems including Baldrige, ISO, Six-sigma and other industry specific models. Statistical techniques and continuous improvements are also reinforced.
6901, 6902, 6903. Special Topics in Technology (1, 2, 3)
May be repeated for credit with consent of graduate program coordinator. Research in trends, problems, and issues in industrial technology. Maximum 3 hours for credit.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
8100, 8101. Research Internship (3,3)
P: Enrollment in ISU Consortium PhD in technology management offered by Indiana State University. Predissertation project(s) addressing technology systems.
9000. Dissertation (3-12)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 9 s.h.

SAFT: Occupational Safety

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6001. Regulatory Aspects of Occupational and Environmental Safety (3)
Overview and application of regulations affecting occupational and environmental safety.
6002. Technical Aspects and Field Audits in Occupational Safety (3)
P/C: SAFT 6001 or consent of instructor. Comprehension and application of the technical aspects of safety to occupational settings.
6040. Critical Thinking and Research Methods in Occupational Safety (3)
Application of critical thinking and research methods to the field of occupational safety.
6250. Occupational Ergonomics (3)
P/C: SAFT 6040 or consent of instructor. Focus on dimensions of occupational ergonomics practice and applications intended to reduce worker/hardware/environmental interface problems in order to enhance worker performance while minimizing adverse physiological effects.
6282. Design for Safety and the Environment (3)
P/C: SAFT 6001, 6002; or consent of instructor. Overview and application of strategy formulation, technical tools, and management tactics required to integrate safety and environmental principles into earliest life-cycle stages of products, processes, and technologies.
6288. Contemporary Issues in Occupational Safety (3)
P/C: SAFT 6001, 6040; or consent of instructor. Examination of current topics in occupational safety.
6290. Fire Protection and Prevention and Emergency Management (3)
Prevention and control of fires through building construction, life safety code compliance, detection and alarm, extinguishing methods, and evacuation and emergency management. Examines occupancy types and fuels.
6310. Risk Management and Workers’ Compensation (3)
P/C: SAFT 6001, 6040; or consent of instructor. Advanced study of risk management strategies in reducing corporate financial losses due to accidents and injuries. Overview of insurance, commercial general liability, and workers' compensation cost containment process.
6320. Environmental Operations and Hazardous Materials (3)
P/C: SAFT 6001 or consent of instructor. Measures applicable to handling, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials and disposal of waste. Examines emergency and disaster preparedness models.
6402. Applied Safety Management (3)
P/C: SAFT 6001, 6040; or consent of instructor. Practical application of principles of supervisory safety management as related to supervision at various levels in line organization of manufacturing, construction, and service industries.
6410. Systems Safety and Risk Analysis (3)
P/C: SAFT 6001 or consent of instructor. Applications-oriented study of recognition, assessment, and evaluation of risks in occupational environment. Formulation of control systems for alleviation of accidents and injuries.
6805. Occupational Safety Monitoring and Control (3)
P/C: SAFT 6001 or consent of instructor. Discovery, recognition, monitoring, and control of harmful agents in work place.
6901, 6902, 6903. Special Topics in Occupational Safety (1, 2, 3)
May be repeated for credit with consent of program coordinator. May count maximum of 6 s.h. Research in trends, problems, and issues related to field of occupational safety.
6995. Practicum in Occupational Safety (1-3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h. P/C: Completion of all course work for the master of science in occupational safety or consent of program coordinator. Supervised industry-based project.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.