Fall 2017 Courses

Please refer to Purdue course catalog for complete listing of Fall 2017 courses.


Purdue Polytechnic Graduate Courses Fall 2017

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 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 55000 Critical Systems Thinking - This course explores the application of critical systems thinking to complex problems. Using systems theory and case studies developed by technology visionaries, students will investigate alternative solutions to difficult industrial problems with global impact. Outcomes for this course include written assignments, oral presentations, and a final project that addresses a major industrial problem. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 
3 Credit hours, CRN 15190 

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 51100  Energy Conserving Building Retrofit-  This course introduces energy related reconstruction of buildings with an emphasis on light commercial buildings. Retrofit topics include: Basic thermodynamics, Energy conserving technologies, Impact of site characteristics, Indoor air quality, Water conservation measures, Measuring and benchmarking energy performance, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Financing energy improvements, as well as Building operation and management to reduce energy and water use. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 3 Credit hours, CRN 11365

BCM 54500  Construction Management Training & Development - Identification, training and development of future company leaders. Mentorship as a required, managerial activity, effective delegation of responsibility, and empowerment of subordinates to take initiative. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, CRN 14588

BCM 55500  Construction Leadership & Marketing -  Analysis of organizational leadership at the executive level. The goals of this course are to introduce and stimulate thought and discussion of leadership theories, characteristics and behaviors of successful leaders, contextual factors affecting leader effectiveness, dynamics of leader-follower relationships, communication, decision-making and contemporary challenges confronting organizational leaders as well as marketing theory, marketing vs. business development, the marketing process, and an introduction to a construction marketing dashboard. Typically offered Spring. 3 Credit hours, CRN 16550

BCM 56000  Academic Writing Seminar I

BCM 56500  Academic Writing Seminar II

BCM 58100 Workshop in BCM
Research Seminar - Advanced study of technical and professional topics. Emphasis is on new developments relating to technical, operational, and training aspects of industry and technology education. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring. 


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 57200  Special Topics in Human-Centered Design and Development - This course offers students the opportunity to explore current topics in human-centered design and development of systems with graphical user interfaces in-depth through readings, discussions, design projects and design critiques. Topics vary by semester. Possible offerings include Critical Design, Design for Behavior Change, Participatory Design, Design for Social Good, Service Design, Social Interaction Design. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. 

CGT 58100  Workshop in Computer Graphics Technology

Art and Technology in Computer Animation

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 55300 Quality Management in Information Technology – This course explores quality and productivity models used to ensure quality in information technology systems development processes. Special emphasis is on learning and understanding process metrics and measurement, as well as initiatives such as Total Quality Management, Continuous Process Improvement, Six Sigma, and the Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, CRN 15782

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

CIT 55700 Advanced Research Topics in Cyber Forensics - 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. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring. 

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 56100 – Advanced Parallel Data Systems – This course is a graduate level course that covers advanced topics in high performance, cluster, and grid computing in detail from a systems perspective. Topics covered in this course will focus on aspects of the design, implementation, and use of high performance storage systems progressively from the hardware layer through the operating system up to the application level. Topics will include: commodity hardware and novel architectural storage components; the architecture and use of parallel file systems, including PVFS2 and Lustre; reliability and scheduling; virtualization and fault tolerant strategies for Petascale computing; system architectures for data intensive computing and workflows; parallel I/O systems; and grid and cloud computing architectures. Experience in Linux systems administration is a prerequisite for this course. Typically Fall Spring. 3 Credit hours, CRN 16086

CNIT 58100  Workshop in CPT

Problems in National Information Security
File Systems Forensics
Social Engineering Information Technology
Mobile and Embedded Device Forensics

Intro Assistive Technology & Robotics

IT Leader in Power and Industry USN
The Internet of Things
Diversity in Information Tech
Natural Language Technologies

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

Biomedical Device Innovation

Robotics Seminar

Robot Programming with ROS

Adv Appl Comp Vision Sens Auto


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


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


Technology, Leadership & Innovation

TLI 52000 Foundations of Innovation Studies – Foundations Of Innovation Studies has been designed to provide a broad spectrum introduction to the field of innovation studies. Students will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of innovation at a variety of levels, including the individual, team, organizational, and ecosystem contexts. Students will examine innovation strategies and tensions within the innovation “triple helix” of industry, academia, and government through the use of case studies and individually selected research reports. Throughout the class, students will examine recent innovation efforts and present short innovation cases that align with the learning objectives of the class. Typically offered Fall. 3 Credit hours, CRN 19462


TLI 52200 Good Regulatory Practice – Includes a review of the FDA and ICH regulations on good manufacturing, good laboratory, and good clinical practices. The meaning of these regulations, the globalization of practices, and the roles and responsibilities of various professionals implementing these regulations are addressed. Special emphasis will be detailed coverage of the process for the assembly and submission of an IND or NDA, and the function of the regulatory affairs department in a pharmaceutical company. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring. 3 credit hours, CRN 16362