Master of Science Degree
The Master of Science Degree in Technology Management at Farmingdale State College (FSC) is intended to graduate qualified professionals capable of taking leadership roles in designing, developing, improving, and transforming the industrial systems that are the basis for much of the industry in the region. This program will provide an exceptional and affordable opportunity for advanced study in the critical field of technology management to qualified graduates of baccalaureate programs in technology, engineering technology and related fields.
The multi-disciplinary program builds on the strengths of the faculty, laboratories, and equipment of three undergraduate departments in the School of Engineering Technology: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology, and Architecture and Construction Management.
Drawing on these strengths and addressing the industrial needs in the region, the program has three tracks:
- Track I: Electrical and Mechanical
- Track II: Construction Management
- Track III: Transportation
Typical Employment Opportunities
Chief Technical Officer
Construction Project Supervisor
Engineering Lab Manager
Engineering Program Manager
Equipment Sales Manager
Technical Program Manager
Traffic Operations Analyst/Manager
Technology Management (MS) Program Outcomes:
- Graduates will have knowledge and competency in the field of technology management with an emphasis on engineering technologies.
- Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to be imaginative, critical thinkers who are able to discover problems and questions, develop logical answers, and apply effective solutions in the practice of technology management.
- Graduates will have knowledge of ethical behavior in professional positions in all aspects of technology management.
- Graduates will have competency in the management and leadership of technology in global industry.
- Graduates will have an awareness of diversity in the various fields of technology.
- Graduates will have skill to evaluate technical management issues in the context of ethical, technological, structural, cultural, human and environmental factors.
- Graduates will have skill to develop and foster critical thinking, analysis, planning, and communication.
- Graduates will have knowledge and skills in the improvement of productivity, quality control, and competitiveness in all aspects of technology management through collaborative relationships with regional industries.
Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
Subject to revision
|Core Courses||(12 credits)|
|ETM 501 Engineering Quality Management and Reliability||3|
|BUS 502 Project Management||3|
|ETM 503 Research Methods||3|
|BUS 504 Technology Management Ethics and Policies||3|
|Track I: Electrical and Mechanical (EM)
Major Required Courses
|ETM 510 Energy and Power Management Analysis||3|
|ETM 511 Nanotechnology Principles and Applications||3|
|ETM 520 Control Systems Management||3|
|Track II: Construction Management (CM)
Major Required Courses
|ETM 530 Residential Development Management||3|
|ETM 531 Construction Cost Analysis and Advanced Estimating||3|
|BUS 532 Legal Aspects of Construction Management||3|
|Track III: Transportation (TR)
Major Required Courses
|ETM 550 Intelligent Transportation Systems||3|
|ETM 551 Transportation Planning Principles||3|
|ETM 552 Traffic Flow Theory and Operations||3|
|Technical Elective Courses||(3-9 credits)|
|ETM 512 Applied Thermal Energy Systems||3|
|ETM 513 Computer Applications in Engineering Technology||3|
|ETM 514 Engineering Analysis||3|
|ETM 521 Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits||3|
|ETM 533 Heavy Construction Operation and Equipment||3|
|ETM 611 Modern Energy Conversion Technologies||3|
|ETM 612 Robotics, Automation and Control Systems||3|
|ETM 613 Emerging Clean Energy Technologies||3|
|ETM 623 Optical Communications||3|
|ETM 624 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics, Photonics||3|
|BUS 630 Decision Making and Risk Management||3|
|ETM 631 Construction Contracts||3|
|ETM/BUS 680 Special Topics in Technology Management||3|
|Capstone Courses - required for Track III (optional for Tracks I and II)||(3-6 credits)|
|ETM/BUS 670 Master's Project||3|
|ETM/BUS 671 Master's Thesis||6|
Degree Type: MS
Total Required Credits: 30
1. There are three options for degree completion:
available for only Track I (EM) and Track II (CM)
Option 1: Three technical elective courses
available for all Tracks I, II, and III
Option 2: ETM 670 Master's Project Plus two technical elective courses
Option 3: ETM 671 Master's Thesis plus one technical elective courses
51X, 61X: Courses with emphasis on mechanical engineering technology
52X, 62X: Courses with emphasis on electrical engineering technology
53X, 63X: Courses with emphasis on construction management
67X: Capstone courses
68X: Special topics
ETM 501 Engineering Quality Management and Reliability
This course covers the normal or Gaussian distribution, standard deviation, and confidence intervals including six-sigma. Advanced statistical concepts and methods are covered with an emphasis on implementation and practical applications. Monitoring and controlling product quality using statistical methods and parametric control charts is an integral part of this course. The principles of reliability engineering and their practical applications, including basic probability models for engineering components and systems failure, are presented with emphasis on practice oriented problem-solving class projects. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
BUS 502 Project Management
This course covers the core knowledge of the project management professions. It includes the creation of the project charter and scope statement, establishment of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and communication of the overall plan including risk planning, resource planning, creation of the project schedule and budget, development of the project team, and measurement and control of project implementation. Course content is aligned with Project Management Professional Certification requirements, such that the course serves as a preparation for the PMP examination (PMP examination is not part of the course). Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 503 Research Methods for Tech Mgmt
In this course the students will be introduced to current statistical analysis methods and modern data acquisition techniques by utilizing the most recent computer software applications. Introducing the students to advanced sensor technologies for measurements of pressure, temperature, humidity and flow rate through wireless data communication is an integral part of this course. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
BUS 504 Technology Management Ethics and Policies
This course defines ethics in the context of engineering technology management and its application in the context of the profession and licensure. It also covers the role of ethics during the bidding stage. This course addresses ethics for union and management, the role of ethics in the event of a change order, and ethics in private versus public ventures. Other topics covered are ethics in domestic versus international markets, the application of ethics in a twenty-first century global market, individual responsibilities and values, cultural background and its effect on ethics, peer review and peer attitudes toward s ethics, and leadership, power and the politics of ethics. This course uses real-life case studies as recorded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 510 Energy and Power Management Analysis
This course covers the identification and quantification of energy efficiency expressions for various energy sources. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and reduction methods and environmental management materials and techniques used in fossil fuel powered systems are discussed. Evaluation and comparison of the economic viability of both renewable and nonrenewable energy technologies, as well as monitoring, targeting, and forecasting (MT&F) their consumption, are integral elements of this course. Energy consumption management methods and techniques to help energy savings are also studied. Prerequisite(s): BUS 502 with a grade of C or better and Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 511 Nanotechnology Principles and Applications
This course provides students with an overview of nanotechnology, covering the fundamental science and the numerous emerging applications of this interdisciplinary new technology. Starting with a discussion of the scientific principles governing nanotechnology, the course then explores novel approaches to making and characterizing nanomaterials and nanosystems. New optical, electrical, physical, and chemical properties of materials at nanoscale that may have a significant beneficial impact are examined. Emerging applications spanning the areas of bioscience, electronics, energy, the environment and others are explored. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 520 Control Systems Management
This course covers the principles and applications of time invariant linear control systems. Examples are drawn from electromechanical systems, sensors and actuators, electronic systems, active filters, robotics and programmable logic control systems (PLC). Topics covered include: Laplace transform, transfer function, time and frequency domain representations; block diagrams and signal flow graphs; state space representations; analysis and design of feedback control systems. Industry accepted software application such as MATLAB is extensively used throughout the course for projects and assignments. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 530 Residential Development Management
This course covers current homebuilding systems in the United States from design to construction. It includes an overview of the homebuilding industry, housing demand, management of the homebuilding process, the regulatory environment, housing design guidelines, development of contract documents, and the residential construction process. It also covers structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Prerequisite(s): BUS 502 with a grade of C or better and Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 531 Construction Cost Analysis and Advanced Estimating
This course covers the emerging techniques of construction cost analysis and advanced estimating. It includes estimating cycles, data collection and data sources for estimating, cost index, cost capacity factors, parameter cost, trade-off analysis, break-even analysis, depreciation, overhead, time value of money, rate-of-return analysis and forecasting. It also covers bid strategies, life cycle cost analysis, and cost-benefit ratio analysis. Prerequisite(s): BUS 502 with a grade of C or better and Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
BUS 532 Legal Aspects of Construction Management
This course covers the complexity of legal environments in construction. It includes principles of contract, standard forms of contract, contractual relationships, bidding documents, dispute resolution, red-flag clauses, labor agreements, insurance and surety bonds, change order management, differing site conditions, delays, suspensions and terminations, liquidated damages, allocating responsibility for delays, constructive acceleration, and associated documentation. Prerequisite(s): BUS 504 with a grade of C or higher, and Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 550 Intelligent Transportation Sys
This course will cover the fundamentals and applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in regional and international settings. The components of ITS, such as architecture, standards, planning and testing will be examined. ITS user services and applications, along with challenges and opportunities will be studied through in-class examples. The role of ITS in national security will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in Technology Management and Permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator
ETM 551 Transportation Planning Principles
This course will cover the principles of transportation planning and scheduling with a focus on travel demand forecasting, regional and long-term transportation planning and, transportation policies. Trip generation and distribution models will be examined and students will gain hands-on planning and scheduling experience in transit design and planning. The importance of zoning systems, and traffic assignment techniques will be studied. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in Technology Management and Permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator
ETM 552 Traffic Flow Theory and Operations
This course is designed to provide students an in-depth overview of the macroscopic, microscopic and picoscopic modeling of the traffic flow. In addition, students will gain experience in traffic sensing technologies and their implementation in traffic operations. In class examples will cover the three-dimensional modeling and representation of traffic flow. Students will develop a semester-long project incorporating the methodologies and principles covered in the course to demonstrate the planning of a longitudinal solution to existing traffic operations challenges. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in Technology Management and Permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator
ETM 513 Computer Applications in Engineering
This course is geared toward the conceptual design, manufacturing and maintenance of technological devices. Students are introduced to different aspects of computer aided design, including solid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), motion analysis and heat transfer. Relevant laboratory activities are conducted to acquaint students with constraint-based reasoning and design optimization. Concepts of computational power, parallel computing and cloud computing will be discussed as well. Laboratory course work furthers the application of theoretical concepts. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator. Corerequiste: ETM 513L
ETM 514 Engineering Analysis
This course examines the concept of engineering analysis. The course focuses on problems drawn from various engineering fields, such as heat transfer, fluid flow, forced oscillations, electric circuits, electric potential, and wave propagation. Topics include matrix algebra, matrix manipulation, application to systems of ordinary differential equations, and vector calculus. Complex numbers and complex analytic methods, matrix algebra packages such as MathCAD, Mathematica, or MATLAB are used. Definitions and basic properties of Legendre, Bessel, and other special functions are covered. Common problems in partial differential equations and solution by separation of variables, Eigen function expansions, Fourier integral, Laplace transform, and Fourier transform also are discussed. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator
ETM 521 Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits
This course focuses on the fundamental concepts and practical perspectives of the semiconductor devices that comprise modern electronic circuits. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of device operating principles, circuit analysis and design methods, and an overview of processing technology. Topics covered include: semiconductor materials and devices; p-n junctions; bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors; the MOS capacitor, MOSFET and CMOS; integrated circuits, amplifiers and frequency generators; digital integrated circuits; an overview of processing technology; novel nanoscale electronic and photonic devices. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 533 Heavy Construction Operation and Equipment
This course covers current heavy construction practice in the United States in terms of construction planning and optimum use of heavy equipment. It includes earthwork planning, equipment cost, geotechnical materials, machine specifications, trucks and hauling equipment management, aggregate production including concrete and asphalt, cranes, piles and pile driving equipment, and equipment for pumping water for job sites. The course includes ten laboratory experiments, two on planning earthwork, three on geotechnical materials, compaction, and stabilization, one on compressed air, two on aggregate production, and two on concrete production. Prerequisite(s): BUS 502 with a grade of C or better and Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator. Corequisite(s): ETM 533L
ETM 611 Modern Energy Conversion Technologies
This course provides description and analysis of energy conversion technologies with an emphasis on alternative energy sources including solar, wind turbine, and biomass energy systems. Biomass gasification to produce synthesis gas is discussed. Hydrogen cleanup and separation techniques using water gas shift (WGS) and palladium membrane or electrochemical systems (hydrogen pump) are also discussed. Other energy conversion devices are investigated, including thermoelectric and light-emitting diodes, solid-state refrigerators and Peltier, and Seebeck effects. Prerequisite(s): Graduate status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 612 Robotics, Automation, and Control Systems
This course covers different types of robots and their applications and control systems and provides 3D vector presentation for the kinematics and dynamics of robots. Feedback and fuzzy logic control systems are discussed. The use of robotics simulation software is integral throughout the course, which culminates in a project leading to the design and development of robotics integration systems with their peripherals. Prerequisite(s): ETM 520, Graduate Status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 623 Optical Communications
This course covers the principles of optical fiber communication systems and optical networks. Topics include optical fibers, propagation characteristics, attenuation and dispersion, optical sources such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers, passive components, optical receivers, PIN and avalanche photodiodes, optical amplifiers, and optical switches. Optical system design issues are discussed including power budget, bandwidth, Q-factor, and bit error ratio (BER). Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems, nonlinear effects, and modulation techniques are also covered along with optical networks, topologies, and applications. Prerequisite(s): Graduate status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 624 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics and Photonics
This course focuses on the principles and applications of optical engineering systems as well as photonics and photovoltaics. Concepts in optical engineering and design of optical systems are covered. Topics include optoelectronic devices, photovoltaic solar cells and systems, photonic devices, and an introduction to LASERs. The operating principles of photovoltaic solar cells, including photon absorption, excitons, generation and recombination processes, carrier densities, and charge transport are covered. Emerging technologies involving nanostructures, quantum dots, and heterojunctions are also discussed. Opportunities and challenges facing the industry as devices are scaled at the nanometer range are explored. Examples of optical device design are drawn from areas of current interest such as photovoltaic solar cells, optical sensors, photonic crystals, and nano-photonics. Prerequisite(s): ETM 503 and ETM 520, graduate status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
BUS 630 Decision Making and Risk Management
This course covers concepts and methods for making complex decisions in Technology Management. Students will identify criteria and alternatives, set priorities, and engage in allocating resources, strategic planning, resolving conflict, and making decisions. Students will select the most effective decision making approaches to evaluate multiple alternatives in scenarios with conflicting objectives and different levels of uncertainty. Students will also learn how to generate risk management plans, appraise mitigating risk options and revise decision making failures Prerequisite(s): Graduate status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator.
ETM 631 Construction Contracts
This course covers details of construction contracts and related documents, which include contract documents, design phase documents, pre-bid documents, bid submission documents, forms of agreement, and documents supporting the agreement. This course also covers site condition clauses, red flag clauses, insurance contracts, and surety bonds, as well as documentation and record keeping requirements. In addition, labor agreements and joint venture agreements will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): BUS 502 with a grade of C or higher, graduate status in ETM and permission of the graduate coordinator
BUS 680 Special Topics in Technology Management
This special topics course is designed to inspire students to study a specific topic or several related topics that address a special interest in technology management. It will require students to research, investigate, and analyze design, manufacturing, quality, or production issues. The course strategy is established by the instructor and adjusted to respond to students’ interest to achieve the class goal of enhancing in-depth understanding of the subject matter. Students taking ETM 680 cannot get credit for BUS 680. Prerequisite(s): Graduate status in Technology Management and permission of the graduate program coordinator.
BUS 670 Master's Project
This is a Capstone course for students who do not plan to take the thesis option. The course is designed as an independent study in which the student utilizes their knowledge in the field to evaluate a series of case studies. A complete oral and written presentation is required of each student detailing their work. In each case study the student must clearly demonstrate their ability to understand, analyze and solve technical and/or managerial problems by applying their knowledge gained through their course work. Students completing this course will not receive credit for ETM 670. Prerequisite(s): Completion of twenty-one (21) credits of required Core and Track Specific Courses in the ETM program and permission of graduate coordinator.
BUS 671 Master's Thesis
This is an independent study performed by the students to utilize their knowledge in engineering technology management. This practice-oriented work contributes to the enhancement of productivity, the improvement of quality, and the achievement of an industry’s cost effectiveness. The master’s thesis draws on students’ individual interests, stimulating their critical thinking, and sharpening their problem-solving abilities. A literature survey, analysis, discussion, and conclusions are documented in the thesis under the direction of a faculty mentor and presented by the student at the completion of the work to demonstrate their professional competency in their field of study. Students completing this course will not receive credit for ETM 671. Prerequisite(s): Completion of twenty-one (21) credits of required Core and Track Specific Courses in the ETM program and permission of graduate coordinator.