Course Descriptions

Industrial Technology Courses

TEC 101
TECHNICAL DRAWING
3, 2/3
Projection theory; multiview projection; special relationships and visualization of point, lines, planes, and solids; size and shape description through sketching and CAD drafting; industrial applications, standards, and conventions; auxiliary views, revolutions, development, and intersections.

TEC 150
TECHNOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
3, 3/0; TSIF

The applied physics and technology involved in everyday life in order to gain an understanding of basic science and engineering principles; Newton’s laws of motion as they apply to an ice skater and bumper cars; principles of fluid mechanics, like water flowing from a garden hose and the buoyancy of ships; heat transfer and phase transitions, like water in its three phases and home heating systems; thermodynamic efficiency of automobile engines, as well as air conditioners; resonance and mechanical waves developed by music instruments; basic electricity and its many applications, from how it is produced by water and wind to how it is used to produce light; light and optics, for example, splitting the colors of sunlight to focusing light in a camera lens.

TEC 200
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Sophomore status.
Fundamental concepts of total quality management; managerial commitment; organization mission and structure; quality problem-solving tools; variation, quality costs; vendor-customer relationships; quality evaluation techniques; quality philosophies of Deming, Crosby, and others.

TEC 201
MATERIALS PROCESSING
3, 2/3
Prerequisite: TEC 101.
Processes and problems associated with the conversion of materials into useful forms and goods; laboratory activities exemplify the major processes studied.

TEC 260
DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
3, 3/0; TSIF

The history of science and technology; the evolution of technology and its effects on humanity, for example, advances in agriculture and health care; era-specific technology, such as weapons developed for defense and building processes to construct small communities and large cities; evolution of energy and power leading to current alternatives, such as solar energy, wind power, hydroelectric power, fuel cells, and biomass energy; how technology has affected and been affected by ecology, climatology, health care, ethics, war, and politics.

TEC 301
MATERIALS PROCESSING II
3, 2/3

Prerequisite: TEC 201. Continuation of TEC 201.
Emphasis on numerical controlled and computerized numerical controlled materials processing.

TEC 302
CAD/CAM (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING/COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING)
3, 2/3

Prerequisites: TEC 101, TEC 201.
Using computers to facilitate the production processes of designing, drafting, production planning, cost estimating, and materials processing; using CAD software to create the database for part geometry, material selection, and process requirements; using CAM software to control machines, directly or indirectly, to produce the product.

TEC 311
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TESTING
3, 2/3

The origin of composition of industrial materials: metals and their alloys, woods, fuels, lubricants, cutting fluids, solvents, protective compounds or coatings, inks, adhesives, plastics, and ceramics; applications of testing procedures for identification and determination of physical and chemical properties suitable for specific industrial uses.

TEC 312
MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
3, 2/3

Prerequisite: TEC 201.
Production planning and control functions in industry; techniques and procedures of production planning, scheduling, dispatching, and control. Required for industrial technology majors.

TEC 313
STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL
3, 3/0

Fundamentals of probability; sample space,events, probability distributions; binomial,Poisson, and normal distributions; application of probability in quality control; variable and attribute control charts; process capability studies; acceptance sampling; standard tables for sampling plans.

TEC 314
ELECTROMECHANICS
3, 2/3

Fundamental laws of electric circuits; DC and AC circuits, application to electric power systems and electronics industry; fundamentals of electrical machinery, introduction to threephase systems; laboratory experiments with electrical circuits and devices.

TEC 319
TECHNOLOGY AND VALUES
3, 3/0; TSIF

Prerequisite: Upper-division status.
Social and ethical impacts of technology; the often conflicting roles of historical and current creators and users of technology; examination of selected current technical-ethical issues of societal importance.

TEC 321
MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: TEC 313.
Theory and application of measurement; tolerancing, variable, and attribute measurement devices; gauge variation, automated measurement input equipment, and gauge control systems.

TEC 323
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT THROUGH DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: TEC 313.
Various experimental designs applied to a manufacturing environment. One-, two-, and three-factor factorial designs; nested, partially nested, and repeated designs; simple and multiple linear regression techniques presented to enhance quality problem-solving ability.

TEC 324
QUALITY IN THE SERVICE
SECTOR
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: TEC 313.
Fundamental concepts of service quality; problem definition, analysis, correction, and follow-up; case studies of quality methods in the fields of education, health care, government, food service, finance, and utilities.

TEC 325
DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN INDUSTRIES
3, 3/0

America’s technological society; the relationship of people and machines in the increasingly complex world of work; industry as a basis of culture.

TEC 326
OCCUPATIONS IN AMERICAN INDUSTRY
3, 3/0

Overview and analysis of occupations in the major industries with emphasis on the role of federal, state, and local agencies and their services.

TEC 327
SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION CONTROL PROBLEMS
3, 3/0

Overview and analysis of problems pertaining to pollution generation and abatement by industry during procurement, product development, production, distribution, and use.

TEC 351
ENERGY SYSTEMS
3, 0/0

Prerequisites: MAT 124, PHY 107.
Energy and power from sources through conversion systems and mechanisms to the application of power for manufacturing.

TEC 400
MARKETING
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Upper-division status.
Conceptual framework for marketing; the movement of goods and services through channels from source to consumer; product formulation; market research; prudent pricing; distribution channels; promotion systems. Industrial technology (manufacturing option) majors.

TEC 402
ERGONOMICS
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Upper-division status.
The interaction of people and machines; development and use of human factors information, including sensory, cognitive, and psychomotor processes, as they influence the design of displays, controls, and work space; environment and safety considerations necessary to achieve desired machine outputs.

TEC 403
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Upper-division status.
Fundamental concepts and analytical techniques of systems analysis; trends related to modeling, computer technology, feedback, and information systems; quantitative methods and their use in decision making in practical situations involving industrial, managerial, and technological
settings.

TEC 404
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
3, 2/3

Prerequisite: Upper-division status.
Investigation of management science and communication principles leading to a series of handson laboratory projects, case studies, and group problem-solving/decision-making activities; building positive management communications abilities as applied to the components of contemporary work settings; cultivation and personalization of leadership behaviors, such as team building, coaching, and conflict resolution.

TEC 405
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
3, 2/3

Prerequisites: TEC 312, final semester senior status.
Hands-on experience in the manufacturing cycle of a product from the engineering drawing stage through project and processing planning, prototype manufacture and testing; experience in setting time standards and taking time studies.

TEC 465
SAFETY MANAGEMENT
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Upper-division status.
Development of the industrial safety movement; psychology in accident prevention; appraisal of accident cost factors, severity, and frequency; job safety analysis and corrective measures; plant inspection and preventive maintenance; storage and handling of materials; fire prevention; education and training of employees.

TEC 488
QUALITY INTERNSHIP
1, 3/0

Prerequisite: Completion of 12 credit hours in quality minor or all TEC-prefixed courses in industrial technology quality option.
Analysis of a quality problem at a local manufacturing/service organization on or off campus; evaluation is based on a formal written and oral report presentation.

Industrial Technology Graduate Courses 

INT 590
INDEPENDENT STUDY
3, 0/0

INT 601
ENGINEERING ECONOMY
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Alternatives in processing, equipment selection, operation, and output in comparison to the various methods of production available currently or in the future.

INT 602
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS)
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Concepts and analytical techniques of comprehensive systems for operations management; quantitative methods in practical  situations; modeling, computer interactive analysis, and nonsteady state situations; data streams; smoothing; forecasting; cyclic components; feedback.

INT 610
MANAGERIAL MARKETING
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Corporate and marketing strategy in a firm; the effect of product, distribution, pricing, and promotion strategy on corporate success; performance evaluation of a plan, including information gathering, analysis, and action.

INT 611
NETWORK THEORY
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Network-based management systems; management training in network planning; timely and cost-effective supervision of tasks and activities; exposure to a variety of project configurations. Term project required.

INT 612
QUALITY CONTROL MANAGEMENT
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: TEC 313 or equivalent.
Process control; parametric and nonparametric techniques; sampling program development; establishing quality policy; selling quality in the organization; design of experiments; developing vendor relations; quality planning.

INT 630
WORK MEASUREMENT
3, 3/0
Prerequisites: Graduate status and TEC 405 or equivalent.
Methods of work-measurement systems; development and application of time standards and incentive programs.

INT 659
INTEGRATED INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Appropriate business systems and technical-level coursework necessary for acceptance to an industrial technology master’s program.
Application, justification, and implementation of integrated industrial systems: establishment of database systems; specific computerized industrial systems; integrated industrial systems; flexible manufacturing.

INT 661
MANUFACTURING PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3, 3/0
Prerequisites: TEC 201, TEC 311, or equivalent.
Selection and classification of materials and methods of manufacturing; choosing an economical fabrication procedure based on the physical properties of the material.

INT 662
MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Case studies of contemporary industrial manufacturing operations: comprehensive analysis of facilities; production planning; process;  production; quality control; human/machine scheduling; managed activities.

INT 670
PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Principles and techniques of production and inventory management; typical problems; applications.

INT 675
JUST-IN-TIME MANUFACTURING
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Principles and techniques of small lot production; techniques that make small lot production economical.

INT 689
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
3, 3/0
Prerequisite: Completion of 9 credit hours of graduate study in industrial technology.
Research methodology; technical proposal and project/thesis development; data collection and analysis in an industrial facility; technical presentation; skill enhancement.

INT 690
MASTER’S PROJECT
3, 0/0
A study undertaken by one or more individuals on a problem of special interest submitted in acceptable form according to directions given by the Technology Department.

INT 695
MASTER’S THESIS
6, 0/0
Individual investigation of an original problem submitted in acceptable form according to directions given by the Graduate School. Problem and procedure must be approved by the student’s graduate adviser, the MSIT advisory committee, and the department chair before the investigation is begun.

TEC 590
INDEPENDENT STUDY
3, 0/0

TEC 690
MASTER’S PROJECT
3, 0/0

TEC 695
MASTER’S THESIS
6, 0/0