This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting, shifting the focus from external reporting to internal needs of managers. Managerial accounting information helps managers accomplish three essential functions: planning, controlling and decision making. The course provides students with an understanding of managerial accounting information to enable them to evaluate the usefulness of managerial accounting techniques in the real world. Topics include: managerial accounting terminology, budgeting, costing, break even analysis and cost-volume-profitability analysis. The methods of identifying and extracting relevant information from managerial accounting systems as an input to decision making and performance evaluation are stressed throughout the course.
This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application.
Programming in C++
This course is an introduction to C++ programming. Topics include control structures, arrays, pointers, classes, overloading, inheritance, file processing and data structures.
Digital Electronics (Lab included)
This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of digital electronics. Topics include number systems and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits and PLCs. Sequential circuits are introduced. Circuits are implemented using circuit simulation software and also using a hardware description language.
Microprocessor Systems Engineering (Lab Included)
This course provides a systems-level understanding of microprocessors. Students write practical programs and learn to plan, write and test software solutions for real applications. A solid understanding of the role of the various types of memory on the modern microcomputer system is covered. The included safety module must be passed in order to progress in and pass this course.
This course emphasizes the systematic evaluation of the cost and benefits associated with proposed technical projects. Topics covered include the time value of money, evaluation of project alternatives, replacement analysis and cost estimation techniques.
This course teaches the principles and practices of systems engineering management. It covers systems engineering life cycles, processes, analyses, planning and managing. Some of the topics include requirements, configuration management, trade studies, modeling and simulation, technical reviews, plans and procedures, project planning and control and risk.
Engineering and Ethics
This course places a strong emphasis upon internet research of case studies, professional codes of ethics and additional tools for solving engineering ethics problems. The professional role that engineering and engineering technologists have to ethically serve society is an underlying theme.
Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits and Lab
This is a comprehensive course on the properties of Direct Current (DC) circuits. Topics include electrical components, electrical quantities and units, voltage, current and resistance. Basic circuit principles are presented for the analysis of series and parallel circuits. Magnetism and electromagnetism is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test circuits.
Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits and Lab
This course is a continuation of ET105. The student is introduced to the concepts and laws which describe the behavior of AC circuits. After an introduction to capacitive and inductive circuits, the behavior of RL, RC and RLC circuits is analyzed using circuit theories. Transformer theory is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test AC circuits and to demonstrate the use of an oscilloscope.
Electronics I and Lab
This foundational course in analog electronics introduces the student to the fundamentals of diode and transistor circuit analysis and design. Topics include semiconductors, diode theory and circuits, bipolar transistors, transistor biasing, AC models and voltage amplifiers. Circuit simulation software is used to analyze and design basic diode and transistor circuits.
Analog Integrated Circuits and Lab
This in-depth course provides a thorough understanding of a variety of op-amps and integrated circuits and their applications. The analysis and design of a wide variety of circuits involving operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits. Topics include op-amp data sheets, frequency response of an op-amp, active filters and oscillators and IC applications. A software circuit simulation tool is used to assist in the analysis and design of a wide variety of circuits involving operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits.
Instrumentation and Measurement and Lab
This course focuses on interfacing electronic systems to the environment and mechanical systems through a thorough introduction to pneumatic and electrical sensors and actuators, their specifications and their designation in electrical drawings. Data acquisition systems are studied along with analog and digital signal conditioning, filtering and analog to digital conversion. The basic process control system and the various types of controllers, including programmable logic controllers, are introduced.
Principles of Finance I
This intermediate course examines the role of the financial manager in the overall management and control of a firm. Stress is placed on the use of analytical models for improving the decision-making process. Both the short-term management of working capital and the long-term planning of capital structure and investment strategy are covered. Topics include financial ratio analysis, the time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, free cash flows, capital budgeting and the cost of capital.
This course presents the fundamental concepts of database systems. The course covers the relational model, structured query language (SQL), data modeling, database design and database administration.
Systems Analysis and Design
This course introduces the concepts, tools and techniques used in the analysis, design and deployment of information systems which support business requirements. Topics include requirements determination, data and process modeling, various development methodologies, project management, data and user interface design, security, implementation and maintenance, and documentation.
Information Systems Project Management
This course covers the technical and managerial aspects of project management as identified by the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Emphasis is placed on defining project management and its relationship to other business disciplines and the development of information systems. PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute.
Security Trends and Legal Issues
This course examines the legal environment pertinent to security professionals. Topics include the role of government, relevant civil and criminal law, constitutional rights and privacy issues, intellectual property, and compliance. In addition, current trends in cybersecurity are explored.
Principles of Leadership
This course provides a foundation for understanding and applying research findings on leadership, focusing on classical leadership theories.
This course further develops the skills acquired in algebra and trigonometry and prepares students for calculus. Topics include factorization, powers and exponents, radicals, quadratic equations, inequalities and absolute value, progressions, graphing and an introduction to limits and basic trigonometry.
Mathematical Statistics I
This course presents methods in making analytical decisions using statistics. The course focuses on the characteristics of numerical and categorical data, methods of presentation, and descriptive statistics. The course also introduces students to basic methods of sampling and of making inferences using one or two independent samples. NOTE: Credit may not be awarded for both MA215 and MA230.
This course provides an introduction to calculus. Topics include limits, derivatives, concavity, applications of the derivative, integration, applications of integrations, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and integrating using parts and substitutions.
Intro to Operations Management
This course provides a framework for supply chain management that requires integrative approach from all functions of the business within the company and across the network of companies that make up the supply chain. It strikes a balance between quantitative and qualitative techniques of operations needed to provide operations and supply chain managers for the challenges and opportunities they face. Students are introduced to analytical tools that operations managers use for decision making in product development, process innovation, supplier strategies, sourcing and outsourcing, strategic alliances, inventory management, and forecasting. The course also emphasizes the importance of managerial issues such as designing processes, working with people, building relationships, and managing information flows. Amongst topics covered are managing operations and supply chain, operations and supply chain strategy, managing inventories, managing process and capacity, lean systems, and demand planning
Principles of Business Management
This introductory course provides students with a practical and concrete explanation of the concepts and techniques they will need as managers in today's new organizations. The sequence of topics follows the familiar pattern of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Throughout the course, the manager's role in leading and accommodating change is emphasized. The course also introduces the student to the issues of managing global businesses, especially the ways in which managers need to develop a global perspective in order to be successful. Issues in strategy, diversity, and entrepreneurship are covered extensively.
Quality Management in Operations Management
This course focuses on Six Sigma and process improvement as a way to continuously improve quality within an organization. Six Sigma is an effective and validated approach in manufacturing and service organizations to improve products, services, and processes. Although Six Sigma brought a new direction to quality and productivity improvement, its underlying tools and philosophy are grounded in the fundamental principles of total quality and continuous improvement that have been used for many decades. Students are introduced to the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge promoted by the American
Society for Quality (ASQ), assess the importance of metrics and measurement in Six Sigma, evaluate the DMAIC problem-solving methodology that forms the framework for project organization, process measurement, process analysis, process improvement, and process control. The course also covers the topic of the growing importance of Six Sigma in service organizations and for gaining competitive advantage. This course is highly recommended for students who are interested to pursue a career in operations management, industrial engineering, quality and performance management, as well as for professional development in their respective careers.