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Undergraduate: Technological Systems Management

  • Program Overview

    Technological Systems Management (TSM)

    The Department of Technology and Society offers the major in Technological Systems Management leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The program integrates a foundation in the natural sciences, engineering, applied sciences, or environmental studies with applications in technology systems, assess­ment, and management. The Depart­ment also offers a minor in Technological Systems Management.

    The major prepares students for careers in government, industry, or education in positions such as manager of computer network systems, manager of information systems, quality control specialist, systems or environmental analyst, technical sales representative, or technology trainer/educator-in short, all professions and business ventures that are dependent on technological applications and implementation and in which project management is key to success. Students are also prepared for advanced study in areas such as business, law, education, policy analysis, and industrial or environmental management.

    The Department's focus is on technological advances that shape every facet of modern life. Students develop understanding of the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of current and emerging technologies. Successful practices in government, industry, education, and personal life depend on such understanding. The Department applies engineering concepts that underlie technological change and that form the bridge from engineering to other disciplines. In this multidisciplinary approach, the Depart­ment provides one of the vehicles by which Stony Brook interacts with other universities and colleges, pre-college institutions, professional schools, govern­ment, and industry. Effective management of modern technologies requires use of tools from many domains: science and engineering, information technologies, economics, legal and regulatory practice, psychology and sociology, design and assessment.

  • Degrees and Requirements

    Requirements for the Major and Minor in Technological Systems Management (TSM)

    Acceptance into the Major in Technological Systems Management

    Qualified freshman and transfer students who have indicated their interest in the major on their applications may be admitted directly as a degree major or as a pre-major. Pre-majors are placed into the Area of Interest (AOI) program and to be eligible for the degree, they must be admitted to and declare the major. The requirements and application process for matriculation are detailed below. Students admitted to other programs within the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) follow the same admissions process as students in the AOI program. Students in programs outside of CEAS (non-CEAS students) and double major applicants may apply for admission to the degree program following a separate process, outlined below.

    Area of Interest and Other CEAS Students (excluding double major applicants)
    Applications for major admission from AOI and other CEAS students are reviewed twice per year and must be received by January 5 for Spring admission and June 5 for Fall admission. Students who submit their application on time will be admitted if they meet the following requirements:

        • Completed AMS 161 and the second course in a natural sciences sequence, or their equivalents;
        • Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.50;
        • Received completed course evaluations for all transferred courses that are to be used to meet requirements for the major.

    Students must complete these requirements no later than one year after they enroll in the first course that applies towards major entry. Students must apply for admission by the application deadline immediately following completion of the above requirements, but no later than the one year limit. Admission of AOI students and other CEAS students who apply late will follow the process of Non-CEAS Students and Double Major Applicants below.

    Non-CEAS Students and Double Major Applicants
    Applications for major admission from non-CEAS students and double major applicants are reviewed twice per year and must be received by January 5 for Spring admission and June 5 for Fall admission. Students who do not meet the requirements for AOI admission above will not be considered. Fulfilling the requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Admission is competitive and contingent upon program capacity.

    Requirements for the Major in Technological Systems Management (TSM)

    Students must complete a specialization in one of the following: natural science, engi­neering and applied science, or environmental studies. (For those students who have a major in one of those areas and who pursue Technological Systems Management as a second major, the first major will serve as the specialization.)

    Completion of the major requires approximately 79 credits.

    A. Mathematics

    • AMS 151, AMS 161 Applied Calculus I, II
      Note: The following alternate calculus course sequences may be substituted for AMS 151, AMS 161: MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127 or MAT 131, MAT 132 or MAT 141, MAT 142 or MAT 171

    B. Natural Sciences

    One of the following sequences:

    1. PHY 131/PHY 133 and PHY 132/PHY 134  Classical Physics I, II and Laboratories
    Note: One of the following alternate physics course sequences may be substituted for PHY 131/PHY 133 and PHY 132/PHY 134:
    PHY 121 and PHY 122
    or PHY 125, PHY 126, PHY 127, PHY 133, PHY 134 
    or PHY 141, PHY 142, PHY 133, PHY 134 

    2. BIO 201, 202, 204 or BIO 201, 203, 204 or BIO 202, 203, 204 Fundamentals of Biology

    3. CHE 131, CHE 132, CHE 133 General Chemistry I, II and lab

    4. GEO 102, GEO 112 The Earth/Physical Geology Lab and one of the following:
    GEO 304 Energy, Mineral Resources and the Environment 
    GEO 311 Structural Geology
    Note: This sequence will not fulfill the University D.E.C. E requirement.

    5. BIO 201 Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems and one of the following:
    GEO 101 Environmental Geology
    MAR 104 Oceanography
    ATM 102 Weather and Climate
    ENS 101 Prospects for Planet Earth

    C.   Study in Related Areas: Specialization

    A cluster of seven related courses, totaling at least 21 credits, in one area of natural science, engineering, applied science, or environmental studies from a single department or program. At least three courses, totaling at least nine credits, must be at the 300 or 400 level, or equivalent as approved by the undergraduate program director/advisor.

    D. Technological Systems Management

    1. Required courses (11)

    1. EST 202 Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society Studies
    2. EST 304 Communication for Engineers and Scientists
    3. EST 305 Applications Software for Information Management
    4. EST 326 Management for Engineers
    5. EST 327 Marketing for Engineers
    6. EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property
    7. EST 391 Technology Assessment
    8. EST 392 Engineering and Managerial Economics
    9. EST 393 Project Management
    10. EST 440 Interdisciplinary Research Methods
    11. EST 441 Interdisciplinary Senior Project

    2. Electives

    1. EST 204 Modern Digital Technology and Innovation
    2. EST 205 Introduction to Tech Design
    3. EST 207 Interaction Design
    4. EST 310 Design of Computer Games
    5. EST 320 Comm Technology Systems
    6. EST 323 Human Computer Interactions
    7. EST 325 Technology in the Workplace
    8. EST 341 Waste Treatment Technologies 
    9. EST 475 UG TA
    10. EST 488 Internship in TSM
    11. EST 499 Research in TSM
    12. Other 300/400 level courses in the area of specialization are allowed upon the approval of the TSM advisor

    Please note:

    • At most 3 credits of the 3 electives can be counted from the following courses: EST 475, EST 488 and EST 499.
    • Only two, 200-level courses may be used in the major elective category unless permission is received from the department.
    • Students may take other 300 or 400 level courses in their area of specialization with the approval of the undergraduate program director/advisor.

    E. Upper-Division Writing Requirement

    All degree candidates must demonstrate skill in written English at a level acceptable for Technological Systems Management majors. To satisfy this requirement, Technological Systems Management majors must complete EST 440 and EST 441 with a grade of C or higher. Successful completion of these two courses also satisfies the university WRTD requirement.

    Grading

    All courses taken to satisfy requirements A through D above must be taken for a letter grade. A grade of C or higher is required in all.

    Requirements for the Minor in Technological Systems Management (TSM)

    All students must complete six or more of the following EST electives (minimum 18 credits) with a g.p.a. of 2.50 or higher. No grade less than C may be used to meet the requirements for the minor. EST courses counted toward the requirements for a student's major may not be counted towards the requirements for the TSM minor. Please note: only two, 200-level courses may be used for the minor unless permission is received from the department.

    1. EST 204 Modern Digital Technology and Innovation
    2. EST 205 Introduction to Tech Design
    3. EST 207 Interaction Design 
    4. EST 304 Communication for Engineers and Scientists
    5. EST 305 Applications Software for Information Management 
    6. EST 320 Communication Technological Systems 
    7. EST 325 Technology in the Workplace
    8. EST 326 Management for Engineers
    9. EST 327 Marketing for Engineers 
    10. EST 391 Technology Assessment
    11. EST 393 Project Management 
    12. Other 300/400 level courses in the minor are allowed upon the approval of the TSM advisor.

     

     

     

  • Sequence

    Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Technological Systems Management


    A course planning guide for this major may be found hereThe major course planning guides are not part of the official Undergraduate Bulletin, and are only updated periodically for use as an advising tool. The Undergraduate Bulletin supersedes any errors or omissions in the major course planning guides.  

    FRESHMAN

    FALL Credits
     First Year Seminar 101 1
     WRT 101 3
     EST 202 3
     AMS 151 (QPS) 3
     Natural Science 1 (SNW) 4
    Total 14
     
    SPRING Credits
     First Year Seminar 102 1
     WRT 102 3
     EST 304 3
     AMS 161 3
     Natural Science 2 (SNW) 4
     Total 14
     
    SOPHOMORE

    FALL Credits
    EST/SPEC Elective 3
    EST 331 3
    Specialization course 3
    Elective 3
    SBC course 3
    Total 15
     
    SPRING Credits
    EST 305 3
    EST 392 (SBS) 3
    Specialization course 3
    SBC course 3
    SBC course 3
    Total 15
     
    JUNIOR

    FALL Credits
    EST 326 3
    EST 391 (STAS) 3
    EST/SPEC Elective 3
    Specialization course 3
    Elective 3
    Total 15
     
    SPRING Credits
    EST 327 3
    EST 393 3
    EST/SPEC Elective 3
    Specialization course 3
    Elective 3
    Total 15
     
    SENIOR

    FALL Credits
    EST 440* 3
    Specialization course (300-400) (STEM+) 3
    SBC course 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
    Total 15
     
    SPRING Credits
    EST 441* 3
    Specialization course (300-400) (STEM+) 3
    Specialization course (300-400) (STEM+) 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
    Total 15

     *This course partially satisfies the following: ESI, CER, SPK, WRTD, SBS+, STEM+, EXP+.  For more information contact the CEAS Undergraduate Student Office.

  • Contact

    Technological Systems Management (TSM)

    Major and Minor in Technological Systems Management

    Department of Technology and Society, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Interim Chairperson: Wolf Schafer

    Undergraduate Program Director: David Tonjes

    Advisor: Rita Reagan-Redko 

    Office:  1425 Computer Science    

    Phone: (631) 632-1057

    E-mail:  david.tonjes@stonybrook.edu and  Rita.Reagan-Redko@stonybrook.edu

    Website:  http://www.stonybrook.edu/est

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