Graduate Catalog 2010-12
Note: Additional work
will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.
TM 402 Topics in Technology 1
Prereq.: Permission of the department
chair. An individualized inquiry of comprehensive study into a selected
technical area. The student may elect to examine processes, products, or
developmental aspects of modern industry. Open only to Industrial Technology
majors. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits for different
TM 411 Industrial Hygiene 3
Lectures and laboratory exercises covering evaluation and control of exposure
to dust, fumes, mist, vapors, gases, radiation, noise, and abnormal
TM 414 Accident Investigation & Loss
Loss control philosophy and techniques and investigation strategies. Background
information and specific techniques to develop and implement an effective
company-wide and on-site loss control program, personnel responsibilities and
total safety program. Spring.
TM 415 Fire Protection & Prevention 3
Measures related to safeguarding human life and preservation of property in
prevention, detection, extinguishing fires. Spring.
TM 432 Worker/Supervisor Relations 3
To develop the role of worker-supervisor relationships in manufacturing
industries by covering such topics as productivity, supervision within contract
guides, union/non-union manufacturing conflicts, Method/Time Study
TM 456 HAZWHOPPER & Hazardous Material
Study of environmental regulations and their impact on industrial operations.
Emphasis is on application of statutes, regulations and information sources
concerning hazardous materials, waste handling and technical decisions
pertinent to environmental and safety issues. Spring.
TM 458 Productivity Improvement 3
Course deals scientifically with analytical and creative problems affecting
time. It covers the principles of methods, design, and work measurement. The
student acquires skill in using motion study techniques and learns how to
establish standards. Applications to product design, machine and tool design,
process planning, production scheduling, plant layout, budgeting, sales prices,
manpower requirements, wage incentives, and methods of improvements are
TM 464 Six Sigma Quality 3
Prereq.: STAT 104 or permission of
department chair. Application of statistical techniques to meet the needs of
continuous quality improvement in the industrial environment. Topics include
variation, control and capacity, SPC for short run, and advanced process
control. Emphasis on developing a continuous quality improvement strategy
through supplier certification standards. Fall.
TM 480 Robotics 3
Overview of the industrial robot. Introduces the student to the science of
flexible automata. Emphasizes features, capabilities, programming, selection
and applications of industrial robots.
TM 490 Advanced Six Sigma Quality 3
Prereq.: TM 464. Planning techniques of
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Quality Function Deployment (QFD),
and Design of Experiments (DOE) will be presented. Spring.
TM 500 Product Life
Cycle Management 3
managing the complete life cycle of a product or structure from concept
through design, manufacture, service, and disposal. Integration of people, data, processes, and
business systems are essential elements considered across the entire
TM 502 Human Relations and Behavior in
Complex Organizations 3
Analysis of human relations in technological organizations, including
motivation, corporate processes, communication, and power.
TM 510 Industrial Operations Management 3
Prereq.: Admission to a CCSU graduate
program or permission of the department chair. Principles underlying industrial
management. Topics include organization for production, industrial risk,
product research and development, and the management of capital goods. Spring,
TM 511 Safety Training Methods 3
Discuss instructional methods for safety professionals. Covers company needs
analysis, training content development, basic facilitation and instructional
strategies to increase employee safety awareness. On demand.
TM 512 Principles of Occupational Safety 3
Development of internal policies of a plant in an accident prevention program
for its employees. Topics include safety training, job safety analysis,
accident investigation, safety promotion, and record keeping. On demand.
TM 521 Computer Aided Design and Drafting 3
Prereq.: TC 113 or permission of
instructor. In-depth utilization of computer technology to create and modify
two and three-dimensional engineering drawings. Space geometry, vector analysis
and specialized drafting conventions will be used to generate a data base for a
variety of design-drafting applications. This course is laboratory-oriented and
intended to further the student's knowledge in drawing preparation using the
computer and associate peripherals.
TM 551 Project Management 3
Prereq.: Admission to a CCSU graduate
program or permission of the department chair. Application of the techniques
and tools to manage each state of the project life cycle within the
organizational and cost constraints. Utilize project management tools to set
goals tied to needs for successful project management. Spring.
TM 561 Application of Lean Principles 3
Tools and techniques of lean manufacturing as they are applied to an entire
organization. Core methodologies in lean production include value stream mapping,
teaming, productivity improvement, inventory reduction, pull systems, kanban,
standard work, and cost reduction. Fall.
TM 562 Supply Chain
in managing the flow of goods and information from raw material to end-use
customer. Focus on design, analysis and decision-making methods used in
industrial procurement. Highlights integration of procurement with
TM 563 Strategic Logistics
Issues related to logistics at the global level, emphasizing the integration of
manufacturing logistics with operations and procurement to achieve optimal
supply chain performance. Spring.
TM 564 Quality Systems Management 3
Emphasis on the development and application of total quality system management
(TQM) documents. Students will develop a planned quality document to meet
domestic and international standards as defined by ISO-9000 and United States
supplier certification programs. Spring.
TM 565 Logistics: Traffic & Transportation 3
Practical techniques for improving the traffic and transportation performance
of a company and it supply chain. Topics include: transportation documentation and pricing,
inbound/outbound freight control, international transportation, e-logistics and
third-party logistics providers. On demand.
TM 566 Distribution & Warehouse
Methodologies for planning, managing and controlling warehouse/distribution
operations in the supply chain. Topics include:
equipment selection, warehouse layouts, inventory control and work
methods. Topics are linked to measuring productivity and performance of
warehouse operations. On demand.
TM 572 Innovative Leadership 3
Utilizes innovative concepts and methods derived from scientific and industrial
management. Topics include: Lean
management systems, results- and processes-focused leadership behavioral
routines, decision-making flaws, value stream maps and leadership credibility
and organizational capability building. On demand.
TM 590 Decision Failure Analysis in
Technology Management 3
Examines contemporary decisions made by technology managers that result in
outcomes unfavorable to the company and its key stakeholders. Topics include:
formal root cause analysis identification of practical countermeasures,
predicting future failures, and lessons learned. On demand.
TM 594 Research in Methods Technology 3
Prereq.: Admission to a CCSU graduate
program or permission of the department chair. Theory and practice of
conducting research in technology. Includes study of professional literature,
evaluation of data gathering techniques, application of statistical methods to
data, formulation and verification of hypothesis. Fall.
TM 595 Applied Research Capstone Project 3
Prereq.: TM 594, permission of advisor,
and a 3.00 overall GPA. Completion of an advanced project in technology under
the supervision of a faculty member. Requirements include a paper and an oral
presentation on the project. On demand.
TM 596 Technological Issues and Problems 1
Extensive study of selected technological issues and problems. Course may be
repeated for different topics, but student may not take this course for credit
under the same topic more than once. Course may be repeated with different
topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.
TM 599 Thesis 3
Prereq.: TM 594 and permission of
advisor. Preparation of thesis under the supervision of thesis advisor. Plans
A, C, D, and E require completion of 18 credits for programs with 30-35
credits, or 24 credits for programs with greater than 35 credits, and a 3.00
overall GPA. On demand.