Fall 2016 Courses

Please refer to Purdue course catalog for complete listing of Fall 2016 courses.


Purdue Polytechnic Graduate Courses Fall 2016


Aviation Technology (AT) Classes

AT 50500  Research Methods in Aviation - This course explores the practical approach to research as it applies to identifying and exploring pragmatic problems in aviation 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. This course may also be offered in an online format. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3.000 Credit hours, CRN 59238

AT 50800  Quality & Productivity in Industry & Technology - (IT 50800) Examines the contemporary issues of continuous improvement in quality and productivity in manufacturing and service industries. Includes a close examination of the evolving philosophies bearing on the scope, improvement, and costs of quality assurance programs in industry and technology. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring. 3.000 Credit hours, CRN 51954     

AT 52500  Process Improvement & Simulation - This course explores process modeling and simulation as applied to decision-making for process design and improvement. Emphasis is placed on understanding the application of process simulations to business problems including using fundamental statistical methods in the solution of an industry relevant problem. By planning and executing a computer-based simulation supporting an aviation or aerospace process design and improvement project, students improve analysis and project management skills. In addition to simulation, preparing visualizations of the process is also included for increased understanding of process interactions. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 14129

AT 52600  Aviation Leadership - This course is intended for future aviation and aerospace managers. Using foundational readings, case studies, and critical analysis techniques, the contribution of past and contemporary aviation leaders will be reviewed. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 14160 

AT 53100  International Civil Aviation Regulatory Systems - This course provides extensive multi-modal transportation security experience. Students will receive detailed information on air, maritime, rail, mass transit, trucking and oil pipeline security programs, as well as applicable threat mitigation processes. Completion of an undergraduate course in either aviation law or aviation security is recommended. This course may be applicable to undergraduates with appropriate experience and background in aviation or other transportation systems. There are no citizenship or security clearance requirements for this course. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, CRN 13180

AT 54200  Aviation Fuels and Emissions - This course focuses on aviation fuels, including engine operation with fuel, combustion principles, chemistry, exhaust emissions, and fuel testing procedures. Additionally, the topics of greenhouse gases, global warming, oil reserves, fuel costs, and other factors driving the development of alternative aviation fuels will be covered. Current research in these areas will be discussed and testing procedures will be studied. Students will research new fuels in development, and will analyze the sustainability and potential for success promised by the new technologies in comparison with existing fuels. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 69566         

AT 57400 Exploratory Studies In Aviation Human Factors - Exploration of contemporary issues and research related to human factors theory 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, group discussion, and independent study into issues relevant to student interests and career goals. . Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring. 3 Credit hours, CRN 14170


Building Construction Management Technology (BCM) Classes

BCM 51000  Topics in Environmentally Sustainable Construction, Design and Development - This course explores environmental sustainability in all its forms, starting with the historical and theoretical basis and continuing through an understanding of sustainable building construction, design, development, and renewable energy strategies/management tools and how these can be applied in practice. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 15553

BCM 52500  Managing Construction Quality - Advanced techniques for assessing the success of construction project management including schedule cost, safety and quality measurements. Impacts of pre planning, human factors, and communication systems on quality and productivity. Statistical methods for analysis of construction operations. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, CRN 15075

BCM 53500  Construction Accounting and Financial Management - Accounting techniques, financial methods, and financial management for construction firm management. Analysis techniques for contemporary construction company accounting and finance practice with an emphasis on cash flow analysis and cash management. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, 15090

BCM 56000  Academic Writing Seminar I

BCM 56500  Academic Writing Seminar II

BCM 58100 Workshop in BCM

Simulation and Model Construction Operations
Research Seminar


Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) Classes

CGT 50100  Seminar in CGT

CGT 51100  The Development of Graphics in Technology - An introduction to the historical development of visual science in western civilization and its effect on computer graphics techniques and practices. Topics include the historical, contemporary, and future developments in computer graphics. Emphasizes the study of visual science and the significance of computer graphics as a communications medium. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 13808

CGT 51200  User Design and Evaluation - This course addresses the fundamental philosophy, processes, principles, and practices of user-centered design of computer systems humans interact with. Students learn how to design user experiences with computer systems by following the steps of user research, conceptual design, prototyping, and evaluation. Usability and interface design principles rooted in human perception and cognition provide the basis for evaluating design decisions. The course is platform-independent and encourages students to experiment with new and emerging technologies. No programming experience required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 13809

CGT 51300  Interactive Multimedia Development and Research - A survey of the interactive multimedia development process, knowledge base, and applications in business and industry. Particular attention is paid to research issues surrounding theoretical, technological, and interactive techniques, and validating those approaches through applied research. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of the development of new media tools. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 16413

CGT 51400  Product Life Cycle Management - A survey of the graphical knowledge base with business and industry applications that support the product lifecycle management process is presented. Graphical applications used in the development of a product from an initial concept through its disposal are covered. Current and past application topics are reviewed in both theoretical and technological aspects and are validated through applied research. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of product lifecycle management through industrial case studies. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, CRN 16414

CGT 52000  Computer Graphics Programming - This course provides a working knowledge of computer graphics programming using OpenGL and C++. OpenGL is the platform independent industrial standard APL and the leading edge technology for computer graphics application design. It has been used in the gaming industry, as well as in research and for scientific visualizations. The course focuses on creating real-time and interactive applications and is structured into several blocks; OpenGL introduction, modeling, texturing, transformations, lighting, and interactive application design. Students will develop various applications through the course focusing different aspects of computer graphics programming. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 15574

CGT 58100  Workshop in Computer Graphics Technology

Art and Technology in Computer Animation
Applications in Information Visualization
Medical Image Process
Digital Fabrication


Computer and Information Technology (CNIT) Classes

CNIT 51100  Foundations in Homeland Security Studies - An interdisciplinary course addressing prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery from catastrophic events that threaten private and public sector resources and infrastructures. Course contents will include: characteristics of security; personal/corporate perspectives; identification of assets; assessing cost/benefits of protecting assets; risk assessment and risk management; crisis decision making; emergency management resources and response infrastructures; best practices in emergency management and risk and crisis communication; business continuity; and the importance of a collaborative response. Case studies include the 9-11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. External experts will present and career opportunities will be discussed. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, CRN 59916

CNIT 55000  Organizational Impact of Information Technology - 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 69760

CNIT 55200  Information Technology Project Management - Explores the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully initiate, plan, manage, control, and report on information technology projects. Special emphasis is placed on learning the PMBOK and its practices concerning integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, and procurement management. Practical examples are used to demonstrate the concepts and techniques, plus hands-on experience is received by working on a case study. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 69810

CNIT 55600  Computer Forensics - Covers the fundamentals of the maturing discipline of computer forensics. The focus of the course is on gaining a broad understanding of the field of study and how technology and law interact to form this forensic science. Emerging standards and current and future issues related to the field are also explored. Examines law and public policy, the computer forensic methodology, report presentation, and expert witness testimony, as well as anti-forensic techniques that can be used to obfuscate evidence. Students are exposed to theory and practice with lab exercises, thought and term papers, and a practical, as well as written, final exam. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring. 3 Credit hours, CRN 13485

CNIT 55800  Biocomputing Systems - 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. Typically offered Fall Spring. 3 Credit hours, CRN 57863

CNIT 58100  Workshop in CPT

Problems in National Information Security
IT Leadership in Power & Energy USN
Intro to Assistive Technology & Robotics
Cyber Forensic Mobile Embed Dev
The Internet of Things
Diversity in Information Tech
Natural Language Technologies
Network Forensics
Systems Thinking for IT Problem Solving

CNIT 62300 Contemporary Computer Technology Problems - Theory and practice in the development of comprehensive solutions to problems in industrial, technical, and human resource development environments. Solutions based on emerging procedures will be emphasized. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring. 
3 Credit hours, CRN 18303 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Classes

ECET 58100  Workshop in ECET

Topics in Nanotechnology
Biomedical Device Innovation
Robotics Seminar
Robot Programming with ROS


Industrial Technology (IT) Classes

IT 50700  Measurement and Evaluation in Industry and Technology - An introduction to measurement strategies in industrial, technical, and human resource development environments. The evaluation of measurement outcomes will be the primary focus of the course. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3.000 Credit hours, CRN 15683

IT 53500  Global Supply Chain Management - The objective of this course is to provide in-depth knowledge of global supply chain management and its application in industries. This course explores supply chain management, expanding beyond the linkage between producer and distributor to include other enterprises in the product life cycle, beginning with concept design and ending in disposal. Learning methodologies include lecture, case study, and collaborative student group activities in applied research. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, CRN 18680

IT 54500  Biometrics Technology and Applications - Examines biometrics technology as it relates to security, access control, and the authentication of individuals. The course will examine biometric technologies including iris, face, finger, hand geometry, dynamic signature verification, skin print analysis, and voice recognition. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring. 3 Credit hours, CRN 22272

IT 58100 Special Problems in Industrial Technology

Power, Energy, Onshore and Afloat


Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Classes

MET 52700  Technology from a Global Perspective - Introduction to the challenges faced by the practicing technologist when working and interacting with international technical personnel, both here and abroad, including history, standards, education, and practice of technology outside the United States. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, CRN 48408

MET 53500  Optimization of Metalcasting Design - The course focuses on optimal design of metalcastings to fit structural requirements (applied loads) and to assure sound manufacturability (castability). Students are expected to learn the general principles of design optimization through hands-on laboratory exercises based on the application of finite element and computational fluid dynamics software. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 42859

MET 58100  Workshop in MET

Applied Computational Methods
Digital Fabrication


Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) Classes

OLS 57700  Organization and Administration of Training and Development - The function and management of training and development in the world of work. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 16099


Technology (TECH) Classes

TECH 58100  Workshop in Technology

Technology Realization Seminar

TECH 64600  Analysis of Research in Industry and Technology - 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. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 29323