2021 Spring Medallion Course Listing

Jan 19, 2021 - May 14, 2021


BUS 6723 Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Information Systems Management (LEC 3.0)

The course, designed for business executives, covers management of information to revitalize business processes, improve business decision-making, embrace emerging and disruptive technologies, and gain competitive advantages. The course also covers implications of AI, automation, machine learning, and robotics on business and society. MBA core. 

This course is part of the following graduate certificate programs: 

BUS 5980 Business Models for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEC 3.0)

This course uses problem based learning to expand student insight into the nature, development, and application of business models. It increases the practical skills and knowledge required to generate original models of value creation for both entrepreneurial start-ups and corporate innovation.  

This course is part of the Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation Certificate.

BUS 5470 Human Resource Management (LEC 3.0)

The course examines employee selection, performance appraisal, training and development, compensation, legal issues, and labor relations

This course is part of the Management and Leadership Certificate.

BUS 5730 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Business (LEC 3.0)

Explores various approaches to machine learning and artificial intelligence, along with their numerous applications in business. Describes some of the many technological approaches to business problems that are considered part of machine learning and artificial intelligence, such as neural networks and deep learning.

This course is part of the AI, Machine Learning and Automation in Business Certificate.

BUS 6224 Managerial Accounting and Control (LEC 3.0)

This course covers managerial accounting and its critical role in decision making, monitoring, and controlling business processes. MBA core. 

BUS 6827 Managerial Finance (LEC 3.0)

This course covers the use of financial tools to manage the organization. The main focus is the strategic decision-making process of modern managers responsible for major financial decisions. Topics include financial policy, capital investment analysis, dividend policy, capital structure, and other contemporary corporate finance issues. MBA core. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

This course is part of the Finance Certificate.

BUS 6425 Supply Chain and Project Management (LEC 3.0)

This course covers supply chain management and its critical role in developing and maintaining effective and efficient processes in the organization, including operations and project management processes and principles. MBA core. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

CHEM ENG 2100 Chemical Engineering Material & Energy Balances (LEC 4.0)

The application of mathematics, physics and chemistry to industrial chemical processes. The use of equations of state, chemical reaction stoichiometry, and the conservation of mass and energy to solve chemical engineering problems. Prerequisites: Chem 1320 or Geology 3410; Math 1215 or Math 1221; preceded or accompanied by Physics 1135.

CHEM ENG 4110 Chemical Engineering Process Dynamics And Control (LEC 3.0)

Study of the dynamics of chemical processes and the instruments and software used to measure and control temperature, pressure, liquid level, flow, and composition. Generally offered fall semester only. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by any one of Chem Eng 4100 or Chem Eng 4130 or Chem Eng 4200; or preceded by Chem Eng 3150, Chem Eng 3131 and Chem Eng 3141; or preceded by Chem Eng 3150 and preceded or accompanied by Chem Eng 5250.

CHEM ENG 3111 Numerical Computing in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)

Students will add to their programming skills by exploring numerical computational techniques for solving and analyzing algebraic and calculus-based equations and systems of equations that describe chemical engineering processes. Prerequisites: Math 3304 and either both Comp Sci 1570 and Comp Sci 1580, or both Comp Sci 1971 and Comp Sci 1981, or both Comp Sci 1972 and Comp Sci 1982; preceded or accompanied by Chem Eng 2100.

CHEM ENG 3120 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (LEC 3.0)

Physical, chemical and reaction equilibrium. Study of the thermophysical relationships of multicomponent, multiphase equilibrium. Application of equilibrium relationships to the design and operation of chemical mixers, separators and reactors. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in Chem Eng 2100 and Chem Eng 2110; Chem Eng majors only.

Computer Science

COMP SCI 1500 Computational Problem Solving (LEC 2.0 and LAB 1.0)

This course provides a rigorous introduction to computational problem solving, thinking, and debugging, for those with little-to-no experience in computer science. Language-agnostic foundations focus on pseudo-code, flowcharts, and software-based code tracing, then build to programming in a high-level interpreted language, with a focus on data and modeling.

Computer Science Bootcamp I & II

Non-credit pilot program that satisfies computer science prerequisites for entry into S&T's computer science master's degree program (if successfully completed) 

This pilot program consists of two eight week bootcamps. You must successfully complete Bootcamp I before registering for Bootcamp II, unless you have industrial computing background to satisfy the prerequisites for Bootcamp II.

Computer Science Bootcamp I: This is a four-part course that prepares the non-computer science engineer, or the natural science educated individual who has no computing background, with an introduction to programming with Python, C++ programming language, discrete mathematics and data structures.

Computer Science Bootcamp II: This is a follow-on course to bootcamp I and includes concepts on algorithms, computer architecture, operating systems, and databases. (pending)

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ECON 6440 Advanced Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (LEC 3.0)

Optimum use of renewable and non-renewable resources, public goods and common resources, externalities, and quality of the environment; emphasis on public policy related to environmental and natural resource economics. As an advanced version of Econ 4440, it will include additional research assignments

Electrical and Computer Engineering

ENG 5110 Principles of Computer Architecture (LEC 3.0)

Principles of performance measurement and instruction set design; advanced issues in pipelining; instruction level parallelism (dynamic scheduling, branch prediction, multi-issue processors); memory hierarchies for superscalar processors; multiprocessors; multi-threading; storage systems; and interconnection networks. 

COMP ENG 5410 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks (LEC 3.0)

Design of computer networks with emphasis on network architecture, protocols and standards, performance considerations, and network technologies. Topics include: LAN, MAN, WAN, congestion/flow/error control, routing, addressing, broadcasting, multicasting, switching, and internetworking. A modeling tool is used for network design and simulation. 

COMP ENG 5120 Digital Computer Design (LEC 3.0)

Organization of modern digital computers; design of processors, memory systems and I/O units, hardware-software tradeoffs in different levels of computer system design. Prerequisites: COMP ENG 3150 and COMP ENG 3151. 

ELEC ENG 5500 Electric Drive Systems (LEC 3.0)

Course content is roughly 1/3 power electronics, 1/3 applied control and 1/3 electric machinery and focuses on analysis, simulation, and control design of electric drive based speed, torque, and position control systems. 

ELEC ENG 5001 Microgrids Systems and Architec (LEC 3.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course

COMP ENG 5420 Introduction to Network Security (LEC 3.0)

This course examines basic issues in network management, testing, and security; it also discusses key encryption, key management, authentication, intrusion detection, malicious attack, and insider threats. Security of electronic mail and electronic commerce systems is also presented. 

ELEC ENG 5370/SYS ENG 5212 Introduction to Neural Networks and Applications (LEC 3.0)

The course provides an introduction to basic neural network architectures and their applications. Students learn to construct neural networks and train them to solve engineering problems, specifically pattern recognition and function approximation. Mathematical analysis of network architectures, training algorithms and practical applications of neural nets. (Co-listed with Sys Eng 5212)

COMP ENG 5670 Fundamentals of Nondestructive Testing Techniques (LEC 3.0)


ELEC ENG 5540 Power Systems Engineering (LEC 3.0)

Network analysis applied to power systems; the load flow concept; economic operation of power systems; synchronous machine reactances and transient stability; symmetrical components and asymmetrical faults; protective relaying. 

COMP ENG 5170 Real-Time Systems (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to real-time (R-T) systems and R-T kernels, also known as R-T operating systems, with an emphasis on scheduling algorithms. The course also includes specification, analysis, design and validation techniques for R-T systems. Course includes a team project to design an appropriate R-T operating system. (Co-listed with Comp Sci 5205)

COMP ENG 5620 Signal Integrity in High-Speed Digital & Mixed Signal Design (LEC 3.0)

Signal integrity ensures signals transmitted over a propagation path maintain sufficient fidelity for proper receiver operation. Compromised signal integrity is often associated with parasitics (e.g. unintentional inductance, capacitance). Theory and CAD tools used for signal integrity analysis of functioning designs. (Co-listed with Elec Eng 5620) 


ENGLISH 5571 Advanced Writing for Science and Engineering (LEC 3.0)

Focus on writing applications specifically for students in scientific or engineering fields. Primary emphases will be on producing effective and readable professional writing

Materials Science and Engineering

MET ENG 6320 Advanced Steels and Their Treatment (LEC 3.0)

Industrially important ferrous alloys are described and classified. The selection of proper heat treatments to facilitate fabrication and to yield required service properties in steels suitable for various applications is considered. Prerequisites: Met Eng 3130 and Met Eng 2125

This course is part of the Iron and Steel Metallurgy Certificate.

CER ENG 6230 Composite Materials (LEC 3.0)

The objective of this course is to provide students an advanced understanding of process-structure-property relationships in composites. Topics will include composite architecture, constituents, interfaces, fabrication techniques, analytical and numerical micromechanics and macromechanics, design criteria, and contemporary issues in composite materials. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

This course is part of the following graduate certificates: 

MET ENG 5310 Corrosion and Its Prevention (LEC 3.0)

A study of the theories of corrosion and its application to corrosion and its prevention. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in either Chem Eng 3120 or Cer Eng 3230.

This course is part of the following graduate certificates: 

MS&E 5230 Energy Materials (LEC 3.0)

The objectives of the course are to understand how the rational design and improvement of chemical and physical properties of materials can lead to energy alternatives that can compete with existing technologies. Discussions on the present and future energy needs from a view point of multidisciplinary scientific and technological approaches. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

This course is part of the Advanced Engineering Materials Certificate.

CER ENG 5250 Refractories (LEC 3.0)

The manufacture, properties, uses, performance, and testing of basic, neutral and acid refractories. Prerequisite: Cer Eng 3230

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MECH ENG 5704 Compliant Mechanisms Design (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to compliant mechanisms; review of rigid-body mechanism analysis and synthesis methods; synthesis of planar mechanisms with force/energy constraints using graphical and analytical methods; pseudo-rigid-body models; force-deflection relationships; compliant mechanism synthesis methods; and special topics, e.g. bistable mechanisms, constant-force mechanisms, parallel mechanisms, and chain algorithm in design. Emphasis will be on applying the assimilated knowledge through a project on compliant mechanisms design. 

AERO ENG 5282 Introduction to Composite Materials and Structures (LEC 3.0)
MECH ENG 5282 Introduction to Composite Materials and Structures (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to fiber-reinforced composite materials and structures with emphasis on analysis and design. Composite micromechanics, lamination theory and failure criteria. Design procedures for structures made of composite materials. An overview of fabrication and experimental characterization. 

MECH ENG 5656 Design for Manufacture (LEC 3.0)

Course covers the approach of concurrent product and process design. Topics includes: principle of DFM, New product design process, process capabilities and limitations, Taguchi method, tolerancing and system design, design for assembly and AI techniques for DFM. 

AERO ENG 5236 Design for Manufacture (LEC 3.0)
MECH ENG 5236 Design for Manufacture (LEC 3.0)

Linear elastic and plastic mathematical models for stresses around cracks; concept of stress intensity; strain energy release rates; correlation of models with experiment; determination of plane stress and plane strain parameters; application to design. 

MECH ENG 5575 Mechanical Systems for Environmental Control (LEC 3.0)

Analysis of refrigeration, heating, and air-distribution systems. Synthesis of environmental control systems. 

MECH ENG 5449 Robotic Manipulators (LEC 3.0)

Overview of industrial applications, manipulator systems and geometry. Manipulator kinematics; hand location, velocity and acceleration. Basic formulation of manipulator dynamics and control. Introduction to machine vision. Projects include robot programming, vision-aided inspection and guidance, and system integration.

AERO ENG 5234 Stability of Engineering Structures (LEC 3.0)
MECH ENG 5234 Stability of Engineering Structures (LEC 3.0)

Solution of stability problems with applications to columns, plates and shell structures. Torsional and lateral buckling of columns. Buckling under high temperatures. Effect of imperfections introduced by a technological process on stability. Design issues related to stability requirements. 

Mining & Explosives Engineering

EXP ENG 5622 Blasting Design and Technology (LEC 3.0)

Advanced theory and application of explosives in excavation; detailed underground blast design; specialized blasting including blast casting, construction and pre-splitting. Introduction to blasting research. Examination of field applications. 

MIN ENG 5823 Rock Mechanics (LEC 3.0)

Applications of the fundamental principles of mechanics to engineering problems of equilibrium, strength and stiffness of rock materials. Review of in-situ stresses, laboratory and field instrumentation, rock and rockmass properties. Ground Control; pillar design, roof span design, rock reinforcement, surface subsidence, slope stability, and violent failure. 

MIN ENG 56742 Environmental Aspects of Mining (LEC 3.0)

Permitting: the legal environment of reclamation and environmental impact assessment; post-mining land-use selection and mine planning for optimum reclamation of all mines: metal, nonmetal, and coal; unit operations of reclamation: drainage, backfill, soil replacement, revegetation, maintenance, etc. (Co-listed with Geo Eng 5276). 

Psychological Science

PSYCH 5610 Small Group Dynamics (LEC 3.0)

This course covers group perception, identification, leadership, structure, conflict, cohesion, commitment, performance, norms, roles, influence, and decisions, and groups' relations, networks, and work teams. Students consider both theory and applications to their lives and organizations through observational, research, team and applied assignments.

PSYCH 5700 Job Analysis and Performance Management (LEC 3.0)

A focus on the scientific measurement of job performance. An in-depth discussion of the science and methods of appropriate job and task analysis will be discussed. Additionally, students will focus on current issues in performance management and appraisal including scientific findings related to both objective and subjective measures of performance. 

This course is part of the Applied Workplace Psychology Certificate.


STAT 6344 Design and Analysis of Experiments (LEC 3.0)

Experimental designs and their statistical analysis. Includes completely randomized designs, complete and incomplete blocking designs, factorial and fractional factorial experiments, multiple comparisons, response surface analysis.

Technical Communication

TECH COM 6450 Advanced International Technical Communication (LEC 3.0)

(Ways in which English is used around the world in professional communication and correspondence. Emphasis on cultural differences in various “Englishes,” and the complexities of the growth (and resistance to) English as the international language of business and commerce)

Advanced study of international technical communication. Includes topics such as graphics, icons, symbols; user interface design; intercultural communication. Students may not earn credit for both TCH COM 4450 and TCH COM 6450. 

TEC COM 5520 Help Authoring (LEC 3.0)

(Highly useful for individuals who will be working in digital support roles — Help Desk, Software Support, Tech Hotlines, etc.

Students will acquire the technological and rhetorical skills necessary for creating effective online help systems, including context-sensitive help for computer applications.