Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Technology Management


Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.

TM 402             Topics in Technology                                                                        1 TO 3
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 topics. 

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 temperatures. Fall. 

TM 414             Accident Investigation & Loss Control                                                     3
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 implementation. Spring. 

TM 456             HAZWHOPPER & Hazardous Material Management                              3
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 studied. Spring. 

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
Process of 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 enterprise. Fall.

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, Summer.

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 Strategy                                                                                    3
Key concepts 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 operations. Fall.

TM 563             Strategic Logistics Management                                                            3
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 Management                                                 3
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 TO 3
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.


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