Architectural & Manufacturing (AMS)

AMS 510   Emerging Technologies    3 Hours

Discovery of powerfully disruptive technologies, evaluating them accurately and implementing change for profitability.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2017

AMS 520   Resource Management    3 Hours

A comprehensive study of efficient allocation of materials and money. Includes a review of basic decision-making techniques, cost-benefit ratio analysis, depreciation, salvage value of equipment, and time value of money.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

AMS 525   Industrial Resource Allocation    3 Hours

A comprehensive study of efficient allocation of resources. Topics related to manufacturing operation analysis with emphasis on efficient and practical techniques for estimating costs based on existing relationships among inflation, labor, material, forecasting, and the activity.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AMS 530   Automated Data Collection Systems    3 Hours

Information systems for industry; collecting and analyzing real time data to make production decisions regarding profitability and quality.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2017

AMS 535   Workforce Development    3 Hours

Strategies for developing educational opportunities for personnel in industry and appropriate appraisal techniques for program improvement. Includes those topics crucial to developing the nation's workforce, including sociological foundations of workforce education, career development theory, needs assessment, developing objectives, performance assessment and private sector providers of workforce education programs.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016

AMS 540   Theory of Constraints    3 Hours

Concepts of theory of constraints (TOC) pertaining to drum-buffer-rope, operations analysis, cost management, decision making and related areas. TOC management strategies and thinking processes applied to business problems.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016

AMS 571   Research Methods in Technology Management    3 Hours

A comprehensive study of research methods and experimental design applicable to industrial and technical operations. This course includes a review of basic statistics, quality control techniques, and quality assurance.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

AMS 580   Six Sigma Quality    3 Hours

Management and application of six sigma methodologies including the DMAIC process and data-driven decision making. Advanced quality concepts and statistical process control.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016

AMS 588   Product Development    3 Hours

Basic elements of marketing, design, and prototyping for innovation. Study of the multidisciplinary interrelationships involved in the development of commercial products.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016

AMS 590   Operations Leadership    3 Hours

Provides technical professionals with leadership and management skills needed to be effective throughout their career.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

AMS 594   Lean Systems    3 Hours

Analysis of lean concepts and process improvement in business value streams, production, and distribution. Pull systems, flow control, inventory reduction, waste elimination, and value creation.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2017

AMS 599   Thesis Research and Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

AMS 600   Maintaining Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

AMS 630   Legal and Ethical Issues in Technology    3 Hours

A study of ethics and social responsibility, international and contemporary legal issues in business and industry, and e-commerce.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015

AMS 650   Supply Chain Management    3 Hours

An integrated and comprehensive treatment of operations and supply chain issues. Students study how firms link with their supply chain partners to gain a market advantage and competitiveness.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2017

AMS 655   Project Management    3 Hours

Concepts of project management as applicable to a wide range of business and technical situations. Focus on behavioral organizational aspects, quantitative methods, and automated tools.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

AMS 671   Quality Management    3 Hours

An examination of philosophies, concepts, tools and techniques used in continuous quality improvement programs.
Prerequisite: Admitted to MS Engineering Technology Management or Lean Sigma Certificate.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017

AMS 690   Graduate Project    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

An applied research project, using standard procedures of problem identification, possible solutions, and a final report. Can be either field or laboratory based and must be approved by a graduate faculty committee.
Course Fee: $10
Recent Term(s) Offered: None