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Requirements for the Major in Technological Systems Management (TSM)

Students must complete a specialization in any 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.

  1. Mathematics
    1. AMS 151 Applied Calculus
    2. AMS 161 Applied Calculus II
    3. OR the following alternate calculus course sequences may be substituted
      1. MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127   OR
      2. MAT 131, MAT 132,   OR
      3. MAT 141, MAT 142,   OR
      4. MAT 171.
  2. Natural Sciences
    • PHY 131, PHY 132, PHY 134, Classical Physics I, II, and labs
    • Note: The following alternate physics course sequences may be substituted
      1. PHY 131-133 and 132-134
      2. PHY 121-123 and 122-124
      3. PHY 125, 126, 127
      4. PHY 141 and 142
    • One of the follow sequences can also be substituted:
      1. BIO 201 (The Living World) and BIO 204 (Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems)
      2. CHE 131, 132, 133 (General Chemistry I, II and lab)   OR  CHE 141,142,143 General Chemistry I, II Honors and lab
      3. GEO 102, 112 (The Earth/Physical Geology Lab)   AND  one of the following :
        • GEO 311 (Geoscience and Global Concerns)   OR
        • GEO 313 (Understanding Water Resources)   OR
        • GSS 313 (Fundamentals Sect. 1 & 2)
      4. BIO 201 (Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems)   AND one of the following:
        • GEO 101 (Environmental Geology)
        • MAR 104 (Oceanography)
        • EST 102 (Weather and Climate)
        • ENS 101 (Prospects for Planet Earth)
  3. 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.

  4. Technological Systems Management

      • Required Courses (11 in total)
        • EST 202 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society Studies (Fall)
        • EST 304 Communication for Engineers and Scientists (Fall, Spring)
        • EST 305 Applications Software for Information Management (Spring)
        • EST 326 Management for Engineers (Fall)
        • EST 327 Marketing for Engineers (Spring)
        • EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property (Fall)
        • EST 391-H Technology Assessment (Fall)
        • EST 392-F Engineering and Managerial Economics (Fall, Spring, Summer)
        • EST 393 Project Management (Spring)
        • EST 440 Interdisciplinary Research Methods (Fall)
        • EST 441 Interdisciplinary Senior Project (Spring)

    • Electives (Three from the following list)
      • EST 204 Modern Digital Tech Infrastructure (Spring)
      • EST 205 Introduction to Tech Design (Fall & Spring)
      • EST 207 Integration Design (Spring)
      • EST 208 Virtual Distance Foundations (Spring)
      • EST 240 Visual Rhetoric (Fall)
      • EST 291-H Energy, Environment and People (Spring)
      • EST 310 Design of Computer Games (Fall & Summer)
      • EST 320-H Comm. Tech Systems (Online) (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
      • EST 323 Human Computer Interaction (Spring)
      • EST 325 Tech in the Workplace (Online) (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
      • EST 341 Waste Treatment Technologies (Summer)
      • EST 488 Internship in TSM

    Other 300/400 level courses in the area of specialization are allowed upon the approval of the TSM advisor.

    Matrix for all the required courses:









    305, 392


    326, 391

    327, 393




  5. 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, a TSM major must submit a paper written for an upper-division EST course for review. Students whose writing does not meet the required standard are referred for remedial help. The requirement may also be met by earning a grade of C or higher in a writing-intensive course approved by the department or, if the student has a double major, by satisfying the upper-division writing requirement in the other major.

All courses taken to satisfy requirements 1 through 4 above must be taken for a letter grade. A grade of C or higher is required in all.

Notice:  As all courses are not offered every semester, please check  Course Listings  for current scheduling information

Course Flyer Degree Handout

The check list of the requirements of the Major can be downloaded.   Degree Handout

Request Official Transcript

Effective August 5th, 2005 current and former students will be able to order and track official transcript requests online via the SOLAR System. As before, there will be a $5.00 per transcript processing fee. For Express Service, overnight delivery or same day service, the fee is $20.00 per transcript. Same day service is still available in person only. Fees can be paid with either AMEX, MC, Visa or Discover. Payments by check and money order must be made by mail. Cash is in-person only.

To order you login in to SOLAR at  and go to "Request Official Transcript" under Academic Records. (If you were a student prior to 2001 and do not know your new Stony Brook ID click on "Find Stony Brook ID". ) Follow the directions on the site. There will be three processing options:

To have your request processed normally select "Immediate Processing". Transcript processing may take 5-7 business days. If you need to have your transcript held for your degree select "Degree Confer Date" and appropriate term. If you need to have your transcript held until semester grades are posted select "Grade Posting" and the appropriate term .

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