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Architectural & Manufacturing (AMS)

AMS 510    Emerging Technologies    3 Hours

Discovery of powerfully disruptive technologies, evaluating them accurately and implementing change for profitability.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: 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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; spring 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017; fall 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2018

AMS 590    Operations Leadership    3 Hours

Provides technical professionals with leadership and management skills needed to be effective throughout their career.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017; fall 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017

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

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; fall 2018

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

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018; summer 2018; fall 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2018

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: 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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; spring 2018

AMS 671    Quality Management    3 Hours

An examination of philosophies, concepts, tools and techniques used in continuous quality improvement programs.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Engineering Technology Mgt (0447) or Lean Sigma (0452)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; spring 2018

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