Spring 2015 Courses

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Aviation Technology

  • AT50500 – Research Methods in Aviation –Kilaz, TuTh 9-1015 am
    Credit Hours:  3.00 This course explores the practical approach to research as it applies to identifying and exploring pragmatic problems in industry settings.  Industry based problems and issues often require a diversity of research skills, both quantitative and qualitative, in order to effectively address dynamic problems in complex and often high-risk work environments.  This course offers an overview of mixed research methods which lends itself well to practical problem solving in industry settings.
  • AT50600 – Capstone Research Project – Hubbard, W 2:30-3:20 pm
    This course is designed to prepare students in the course-work only (non-thesis) program option for completion of a small scale research project and publishable paper.   This will be accomplished through seminar sessions, classroom lecture, and individual mentoring.  In addition to scheduled class meetings, students are expected to meet regularly with their committee chairs throughout this course.
  • AT52100 – Resource Analysis and Optimization – Lopp, TTh 3-4:15pm
    This course provides the student with the insight to develop and apply business models that adjust and adapt to the changing climate of daily operations in support of customers and product movement.   The course has proven to be extremely beneficial to aviation and non-aviation technology graduate students whose career goals include managerial and leadership roles in industry.  Concepts presented include linear resource planning, efficiency ratings, queuing fundamentals, development of quality standards, time study techniques, and financial tradeoff impacts.
  • AT52400 – Managerial Economic Decision Making – Johnson, W 6-9pms
    This course explores managerial decision-making using economic and strategic impacts of new technology and transformation methodologies on the enterprise system. Management planning and decision-making, process costing and allocation, operational control, management control, activity based costing, and multi-attribute decision-making models will be covered. Theory of constraints and lean implementations in aviation will be studied to understand the short and long term effects on financial measures.
  • AT54000 - Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability – Johnson, TuTh 4:30-5:45pm
    This course explores sustainability as applied to aviation and aerospace industries and agencies, both in the private sector and public sector. Students improve analysis skills, and knowledge of the reasoning and application of sustainability. Emphasis is placed on understanding the global and national policies that lead to the regulations and practices in aviation and aerospace. Using a balanced scorecard and a triple bottom line approach, students will develop a project using aviation and aerospace publications to analyze an industry-relevant project using sustainability in the analysis.
  • AT54400 - Aviation Lifecycle Management – Ropp, Th 6-9 pm
    This course is focused on in-depth knowledge of the application of modern air vehicle lifecycle maintenance philosophies and practices.  The science and philosophy of regulated air vehicle maintenance, process analysis techniques and the role of visual, intuitive, on-demand data delivery needs at the point-of-maintenance are covered.  Students are tasked to research current industry evolution and advances in e-maintenance and data systems.
  • AT57400 - Exploratory Studies in Human Factors- Young, Tu 6-9 pm
    This course explores contemporary issues and research related to emerging human factors theories, critical concerns, and program strategies as they relate to the aviation industry. The course ventures beyond ergonomic issues into more diverse human factors considerations, while discussing an industry-wide and organizational perspective. The course utilizes a combination of lecture and group discussion of general topics, as well as independent student inquiry into specific issues relevant to their personal interests and career goals.

Building Construction Management

  • BCM 53000 - Construction Operations And Strategic Management
    Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of construction company business management for U.S. companies. Executive-level construction functions including strategic planning, organizational structure, and ownership structure including succession planning.
  • BCM 55000 - Risk Management In Construction
    Credit Hours: 3.00. Analysis of the depth and breadth of risk in construction. Defining key terms and concepts used in various risk management arenas - legal statutes, precedent and case studies relevant to construction risk management, insurance, and surety bonding. Subjects include: contracts, torts, insurance, surety, safety laws, quality, and risk management models. Analysis of case studies to utilize risk management tools and identify issues and possible approaches. Project risk control including management of foreseeable hazards as well as unforeseen conditions. 
  • BCM 58100 – Construction Research Fundamentals
    Credit Hours: 1.00. Construction Research Fundamentals focuses on helping students to develop their thesis research through individual and group activities. Using common research methodologies for construction research as a theme for discussion each week, students will work together to build a better understanding of how to approach thesis research for their topic of interest and topics chosen by other students in the class.

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Computer Graphics Technology

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Computer and Information Technology


  • CNIT 51200 - Managing Resources And Applications For Homeland Security - 67054 - CNIT 51200 - 002 - Dietz (CIT), Aaltonen (Nursing), Fields (ABE), TR 3:00-4:15 pm
    An interdisciplinary course providing examples and practice in applying and managing the resources, including technologies, used in the private and public sectors for homeland security programs. Course contents will include: terrorism; corporate security; biosecurity; health care preparedness; personal/community preparedness; risk transfer; and information security and privacy. Additional content includes discussion of local, state, and federal preparedness programs issues in the public/private sectors that are designed to ensure survival during a continuum of emergency events, and continued practice in using collaborative application of team building skills. Permission of instructor required.
  • CNIT 55000 - Organizational Impact Of Information Technology - 59972 - CNIT 55000 - 001 - Bentley – 12:00pm – 1:15 pm TR 
    An enterprise view of the organizational impact of information technology as the most effective means for achieving "better, faster, cheaper operations" in today's highly competitive business environment. Examines how information technology has enabled new organizational forms and changes in business processes, products, markets, delivery systems, ways of working, and people management issues and challenges. Permission of instructor required.
  • CNIT 55700 - Advanced Research Topics In Cyber Forensics - 13282 - CNIT 55700 - 002  Link Id: A2 Linked Sections Required (A1) - Rogers – T 3:30-5:20 pm + Ind Study
    Provides students at the advanced degree level the opportunity to expand their knowledge of cyber forensics. Students are expected to have fundamental understanding of cyber forensics and digital forensic science. The emphasis is on directed learning and scholarly inquiry. Possible research topics range from law and public policy to software and/or hardware development. Permission of instructor required.
  • CNIT 55800 - Bioinformatics Computing And Systems Integration - 65802 - CNIT 55800 - 001 - Kane - 6:00 pm - 8:50 pm T
    This is a graduate-level course for students interested in the application of computational methods and information technology in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life sciences arena. An overall understanding of information technology and systems is assumed, as well as an in-depth knowledge of one or more areas of information technology. Permission of instructor required.
  • CNIT 55900 - Data Warehousing - 53766 - CNIT 55900 - 001 - Springer – TR 9:00-10:15 am
    The design and implementation of data warehouses (including data marts and operational data stores) are studied using current database technologies. Topics include data modeling for warehouses, data warehousing infrastructure and tool selection, data exploration, data synthesis and reduction, organizational metadata, data warehouse administration, and other contemporary issues. Preference is given to students having graduate status with a CIT concentration. Permission of instructor required
  • CNIT 58100 - CIT Graduate Seminar - 66974 - CNIT 58100 - CIT - Dark & Papapanagiotou – M 12:30-1:20 pm
    The CIT Graduate Seminar is designed to provide opportunities for professional development of graduate students, raise their awareness of various other issues that they may face in their professional careers, and provide opportunities to survey research seminars of their interest. This objective is accomplished by attending CNIT 581 seminars and other seminars approved by the Computer and Information Technology department. Students are allowed to substitute a maximum of 3 research seminars from the standard class room seminar list by other alternative research seminars.
  • CNIT 58100 - TransNational Cyber Crime - 65815 - CNIT 58100 - CFT - Liles – Distance Learning
    Prerequisite: Purdue Polytechnic Graduate Student or Consent of Instructor: Professor Samuel Liles.
    This course will examine the spectrum of conflict from crime through cyber warfare. Specific case studies of transnational cyber crime and organizations engaged in such activities along with cyber conflict at the nation state level will be detailed in depth. Students should expect an examination of the effects and outcomes of cyber conflict and how society reacts. This course will engage in a maturing dialog of what the role of government, industry and citizens are in a newly defined transnational domain.
  • CNIT 58100 - Cloud Computing - 15899 - CNIT 58100 - 012 - Papapanagiotou – 2:30pm – 5:20pm W
    Pre-requisite: Undergraduate course in Operating Systems or Unix/Linux (equivalent to CNIT 34000) from Purdue or other institution, or appropriate permission by the instructor.
    This course will provide an introduction in the techniques and technologies used in cloud computing. Topics covered in this course will focus on the characteristics of cloud computing (standardization and automation, rapid elasticity, flexibility and pricing), cloud delivery models such as Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS), and Platform As A Service (PaaS) and Software As A Service (SaaS), and deployment models (private, public, hybrid). The course will emphasize on cloud computing for research, social networking, supercomputing, and more applications, using concrete examples from open-source and commercial vendors. In this course, we will show how cloud client system works and the anatomy of the cloud. We also cover the CAP theorem, and showcase the differences between the BASE methodology vs ACID model.
  • CNIT 58100 - Prob In Natl Info Security - 16206 - CNIT 58100 - 013 - Dark- 9:30 am - 11:20 am W, 1:30 pm - 3:20 pm F Lab
    See TECH 58100 – crosslist
    Advanced study of technical and professional topics. Emphasis is on new developments relating to technical, operational, and training aspects of industry and technology education.
  • CNIT 58100 - Cyber Physical Systems Integration for Learning- 13170-CNIT 581-002 - Magana Deleon- 10:30am-1:20pm M
    This course explores and applies methodological and theoretical perspectives to the research, design, and evaluation of learning experiences and environments that integrate computational thinking within a various STEM disciplines such as bioinformatics, robotics, earth and atmospheric sciences, nanotechnology, and so forth.  Consent of Instructor and a previous course in research methods are required.
  • CNIT 58100 - Networks & UNIX Administration-17382-CNIT 581-006 Link Id: A3 Linked Sections Required - Hansen-9:30am-11:20am T
    This course presents the foundations and intermediate levels of understanding required to be effective in today’s networked environments. The course provides details of basic models; network addressing and operations; network protocol interactions; and enterprise-class hardware applications. The course will transition to covering the foundations of UNIX system administration, such as an introduction of filesystems and system organization; critical administration commands, tools, techniques, and applications; and presents foundations of system scripting to support administration tasks.
  • CNIT 58100 - Embedded & Mobile Forensics-69917- CNIT 581-EMF - Liles-Distance Learning
    The plethora of strategies to store information in different formats continues to expand. This course examines the various media and strategies of storing information and the processes of documenting the collection, imaging, and processing of forensic evidence. Topics include file formats, file systems, hardware, and software involved in forensic investigation. The overall pattern of forensic evidence in file systems will be examine along with the acquisition, analysis, and reporting of evidence artifacts found in file systems.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

  • ECET 58100 – Topics in Biotech & Medicine - 15909 - ECET 58100 - 010 – Sundararajan, M 3:30-5:20pm
    This course is for the advanced study of technical and professional topics in biotechnology and medicine.  Emphasis is on new developments and techniques based on electrical and electronics engineering and technology concepts and applications related to biotechnology and medicine.
  • ECET 58100 – Smart Grid Tech App & Analysis - 15911 - ECET 58100 - 012 – Kulatunga, TR 9:30-10:20am
    Credit 3: 2hr Lecture and 2hr Lab
    Prerequisites: ECET27300 and ECET277 or background in electrical power systems. This course can be taken as an ECET senior elective.
    This course introduces technical and control aspects of the power grid, Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) and its components, smart meters, communication technologies, protection technologies, volt/var control systems, synchrophasors systems, end-user technologies, micro grids and distributed energy resources, applied research opportunities, etc.  Industry representatives will present special lectures on each major area, identifying challenges they face.  Student will learn system integration, data collection, and data analysis from real-world smart grid technologies available at the Grid Efficiency Lab (GEL). A semester project will focus on solving some aspect of real-world problems using the available technology.
  • ECET 58100 – Applied Computer Imaging - 15915 - ECET 58100 - 015 – Panigrahi – TR 1:30-2:20 pm
    This course focuses on design and development issues related to an integrated computer imaging or vision system for sensing, quality control and automation applications. Fundamental basis of optics, illumination, camera types with associated technologies, and image acquisition to develop a customized computer imaging or vision systems will be covered. Algorithms for image processing, image analysis and pattern recognition will also be covered. Emerging technologies-based integrated computer vision or imaging system for sensor system, inspection, quality control and automation in different sectors (medical, manufacturing, security, construction etc.) will be discussed.  A semester long project related to design and analysis of a computer imaging system or system components will be required for each student. Hands-on experiences through class projects and assignments will be provided.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • MET 50300 – Applied Optimization - 58199 - MET 50300 - 001 – French, MWF 4:30-5:20pm
    Prerequisite: MA 22200
    This course will introduce Technology graduate students and senior undergraduates to the basic concepts of optimization methods with particular emphasis on applications in product and process design.  Math reviews will be included as needed by the students.  Unconstrained nonlinear problems will be presented and solved using robust methods that are simple to implement. Constrained problems will be solved using a basic extension of an unconstrained method. Permission of department required.
  • MET 52700 – Technology from A Global Perspective - 22456 - MET 52700 - 001– Dunlap, T 6:00–8:50pm
    Graduate credit [required of all Purdue Polytechnic PhD students]
    Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of instructor
    This course gives students from all disciplines the opportunity to learn, research, and discuss, the global challenges faced by professionals when working and interacting with international organizations and companies both here and abroad. Global grand challenges we face as a society and in industry using technologies to solve these issues will be covered. Topics covered include international business and industry ethics, international cultures in the workplace, and global project management and innovation. Part of the course allows students to explore their own research and higher education passion on a global scale of impact.
  • MET 53000 – Facilities Engineering Technology - 60585 - MET 53000 - 001 – Hutzel, MW 10:3-11:20am
    Prerequisite: (PHYS 219 or PHYS 221 or PHYS 241 or PHYS 251) and ( MA 162 or MA 166 or MA 222 or MA 228)
    A study of the application of the engineering sciences and technology to the solution of problems associated with mechanical and electrical systems in buildings. Emphasizes commercial and industrial facilities. Identifying energy conservation measures for both mechanical and electrical systems and evaluating their economic impact are an important focus of the course
  • MET 54600 – Industrial Applications Of Computer Integrated Manufacturing - 58133 - MET 54600 - 001 Kraebber, M 6:00-8:50pm
    A study of the development of manufacturing systems from the application of basic automation to a fully integrated system for the operation of the business enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the technology, systems, and human resources, which are integrated to accomplish the objectives of the enterprise. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered in the Spring.

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  • TECH 581-Tech Realiz Workshop - 65981 - TECH 58100 - 018-Peoples, M 4:30-6:00 pm
    This course introduces students to topics and skills needed to assess, protect and commercialize technology. Students will be exposed to various techniques and apply these techniques through a model technology. The course will focus on the evaluation of novel technologies and the formulation of a business case (pitch), which includes a technology description, target market analysis, competitive landscape analysis, product development plans, and financial strategy. Students’ evaluation will be based upon attendance, homework assignments, and a progressive realization project with two class presentations.
  • TECH 581-Prob In Natl Info Security - 12369 - TECH 58100 - 026-Dark, W 9:30-11:20 am
    This course engages students in national cyber-security/information systems security problems. Cyber-security is rapidly becoming important in embedded systems and devices down to the circuit and chip level. There are many opportunities for ECET students interested in applying hardware as well as software solutions in solving problems in cyber-security. Students will learn how to apply research techniques, think clearly about these issues, formulate and analyze potential solutions, and communicate their results. Working in small groups under the mentorship of technical clients from government and industry, each student will formulate, carry out, and present original research on current cyber-security/information assurance problems of interest to the nation.
  • TECH 646-Analysis Of Research In Industry And Technology - 27938 - TECH 64600 - 001-Mohler, R 6:00-8:50 pm
    Analysis of research and evaluation of research reports. Emphasis on understanding the application of fundamental statistical methods in design and interpretation of research findings in industrial, technical, and human resource development environments. Prerequisite: Master's student standing.
  • TECH 697-Qualitative Research Methods In Technology Studies - 58529 - TECH 69700 - 011-Vorvoreanu, W 5:00-7:50 pm
    In-depth examination of qualitative methods and frameworks used in technology research. Students learn by application a variety of methods from the qualitative research toolbox such as interviewing, focus groups, observation, and experience analysis. TECH 69700 prepares students to plan, pilot, and assess an original qualitative research study and to integrate qualitative research findings in the technology design and evaluation process.

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