2014-2015 Catalog

Technology

http://business.und.edu/dept/technology/

FACULTY: Chang, Johnson, Kenney, Kokil, and Yearwood (Chair and Program Director)

Degree Granted: Master of Science (M.S.)

The Department of Technology offers two program options (thesis and non-thesis) leading to the Master of Science. The program for the degree is designed on an individual basis to serve students who desire to go on to college, technical institute, or secondary level teaching, administration, or to technical/managerial careers in business, government or industry.

Details pertaining to admission requirements, degree requirements and courses offered can be found in the Degree section.

Master of Science (M.S.)

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree is available through the Department of Technology and is unique in that it provides students with the opportunity to individualize their program of study for further academic pursuits in colleges or universities, administration, or for technical/managerial careers in government, business and industry.

Students in the M.S. program learn by doing and utilize a variety of technologies to conduct research, design or innovate, and solve problems of a technical nature. Classes in the Master’s program are small and enable faculty to work with students to achieve identifiable program or course goals.

Graduates of our program use the M.S. degree to leverage career options within industry, government, and education. Some manage their own businesses and others who have worked to establish themselves in business ultimately become consultants, technical managers, directors, and in some cases CEOs.

Your future is bright as a student in the MST program at UND where our students are the future.

 

Master of Science (M.S.)

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
  2. An overall GPA of 2.75 (A=4.0) or GPA of at least 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate study.
  3. A minimum of 20 semester hours of undergraduate coursework in industrial technology or graphic design technology or related field of study.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  5. A completed UND School of Graduate Studies application
  6. A completed Technology Department graduate student application.

An applicant who fails to meet these admission requirements may be admitted under provisional status. Students who do not meet requirement #3 will be required to satisfactorily complete undergraduate courses to make up their deficiency before advancement to approved status.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Technology Department.

A. Thesis Option:

  1. A minimum total of 30 credits are required, which includes 9 semester credits for approved minor in a department or cognate courses in other departments.
  2. All credits applied towards the MST degree must be at the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution. The following courses are required in the Thesis Option:
EFR 515Statistics I3
or EFR 516 Statistics II
TECH 500Introduction to Graduate Studies1
EFR 509Introduction to Educational Research3
TECH 520Innovation, Creativity & Technology3
TECH 545Seminar in Technology1
TECH 575Technical Problem Solving3
TECH 998Thesis4
Minor/Cognate9
Electives6
Total Credits33

B. Independent Study Option:

  1. A minimum total of 32 credits are required, which includes 9 credits for an approved minor in a department or cognate courses in other departments.
  2. All credits applied towards the MST degree must be at the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution. The following courses are required in the Independent Study Option:
EFR 515Statistics I3
or EFR 516 Statistics II
TECH 500Introduction to Graduate Studies1
EFR 509Introduction to Educational Research3
TECH 520Innovation, Creativity & Technology3
TECH 545Seminar in Technology1
TECH 575Technical Problem Solving3
TECH 997Independent Study2
Minor/Cognate9
Electives8
Total Credits33

C. Elective courses for Thesis or Independent Study Options:

TECH 510Effects and Implications of Technology3
TECH 530Technology and Entrepreneurship3
TECH 537Graduate Cooperative Education1-3
TECH 555Lean: Ideas and Practice3
TECH 570Sustainability Challenges & Opportunities3
TECH 590Special Topics in Industrial Technology1-4
TECH 591Readings in Technology1

D. General:

  1. Degree requirements identified by the School of Graduate Studies must be met.
  2. The approved Program of Study must be completed.

Courses

TECH 500. Introduction to Graduate Studies. 1 Credit.

An overview of graduate studies to provide students with information about various areas of research, resources, and related topics in industrial technology. F.

TECH 510. Effects and Implications of Technology. 3 Credits.

A study of the people, activities, inventions, innovations, inputs, processes, and outputs of the systems integral to the technological development of our industrial society and the effects on and implications for contemporary society. S, even years.

TECH 520. Innovation, Creativity & Technology. 3 Credits.

This course examines the roles that people and technology play in developing and connecting ideas to create innovative products, processes, ideas, and technologies. Students are introduced to creative thinking tools and methods used to produce and sustain high levels of innovation. S, even years.

TECH 530. Technology and Entrepreneurship. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to the entrepreneurial process, mindset, and relationship with technology, including technology as accelerator, leverage, language, trend, and widget that sits between ideas and the future. S, even years.

TECH 537. Graduate Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credits.

A relevant field experience in government, industry, or business. Students must have their internships approved by the department.

TECH 545. Seminar in Technology. 1 Credit.

A series of presentations on research pertaining to technology. Students will prepare, present, and discuss a professional research paper. Prerequisites: EFR 509 and consent of advisor. F.

TECH 555. Lean: Ideas and Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduces and discusses the concept of lean, including its past and present practice in industry and associated theories. Projects are designed to include various aspects of lean concepts. SS, odd years.

TECH 570. Sustainability Challenges & Opportunities. 3 Credits.

This course will begin with an overview of the three pillars of sustainability- the environmental, social, and economical demands, followed by the introduction of principles, concepts, and measurement of sustainability. Challenges and opportunities associated with environmental, social, and economical dimension will be discussed in the context of technology innovation and implementation. Students will also learn how to assess the feasibility of (technical) project deployment with sustainability in mind. F, odd years.

TECH 575. Technical Problem Solving. 3 Credits.

Research and experimentation relating to contemporary problems, issues, and application of electronics, production, or graphics techniques. SS, odd years.

TECH 590. Special Topics in Industrial Technology. 1-4 Credits.

Investigation of special topics dictated by individual student and faculty interests related to industrial technology and/or education. This course may be repeated to a total of 4 credits.

TECH 591. Readings in Technology. 1-3 Credits.

Examination of the professional literature in technology as part of an area of specialization or interest. Prerequisite: Consent of advisor. F,S,SS.

TECH 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

TECH 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

TECH 998. Thesis. 1-9 Credits.

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