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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.)

All students require a GPA of 2.8.

Completion of the major requires approximately 79 credits.


  1. AMS 151 Applied Calculus, AMS 161 Applied Calculus II

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.

Natural Sciences

ONE of the following sequences:

a. Physics

i. PHY 131 Classical Physics I, (PHY 133 Lab optional), PHY 132 Classical Physics II, (PHY 134 Lab optional)  

Note: The following alternate physics course sequences may be substituted

ii. PHY 121, PHY 122

iii. PHY 125, PHY 126, PHY 127

iv. PHY 141, PHY 142

b. Biology (Fundamentals of Biology)

i. BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204

ii. BIO 201, BIO 203, BIO 204

iii. BIO 202, BIO 203, BIO 204

c. CHE 131, CHE 132 (General Chemistry I, II)

d. Geology

i. GEO 101, GEO 102,  and one of the following:

1. GEO 304 Energy, Mineral Resources and the Environment

2. GEO 311 Structural Geology

3. GEO 313, Understanding Water Resources for the 21st Century 

4. GEO 315 Groundwater Hydrology 

Other GEO course with permission of the department


Note: This sequence will NOT fulfill the University D.E.C.E requirement

e. BIO 201 Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems AND ONE of the following:

i. GEO 101 Environmental Geology

ii. MAR 104 Oceanography

iii. ATM 102 Weather and Climate

iv. ENS 101 Prospects for Planet Earth

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.

Technological Systems Management

Required Courses (11 in total)

1. EST 194 Decision-Making

2. EST 202 Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society Studies

3. EST 304 Communication for Engineers and Scientists

4. EST 331 Engineering Ethics

5. EST 391 Technology Assessment

6. EST 392 Engineering Economics

7. EST 393 Project Management

8. EST 440 Interdisciplinary Research Methods

9. EST 441 Interdisciplinary Senior Project

10. One skills-information course

a. EST 240 Visual Rhetoric

b. EST 291 Energy, Environment and People

c. EST 305 Applications Software for Information Management

d. EST 325 Technology in the Workplace

e. EST 326 Management for Engineers

f. EST 339 Benevolent Computing

g. EST 364 How to Build a Startup

11. One design course

a. EST 205 Introduction to Technological Design

b. EST 207 Interaction Design

c. EST 209 Introduction to Italian Design: Theory and Practice

d. EST 310 Design of Computer Games

e. EST 323 Human-Computer Interaction


Electives (3)

1. EST 203 Technology in the City

2. EST 205 Introduction to Tech Design

3. EST 207 Interaction Design

4. EST 209 Introduction to Italian Design: Theory and Practice

5. EST 240 Visual Rhetoric and Information Technology

6. EST 280 Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering

7. EST 291 Energy, Environment, and People

8. EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists

9. EST 305 Applications Software for Information Management

10. EST 310 Design of Computer Games

11. EST 320 Comm Technology Systems

12. EST 323 Human Computer Interactions

13. EST 325 Technology in the Workplace

14. EST 327 Marketing for Engineers

15. EST 339 Benevolent Computing

16. EST 364 How to Build a Startup

*17. EST 475 UG TA

*18. EST 488 Internship in TSM

*19. EST 499 Research in TSM

*Only ONE 400 level class can be used

20. 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:











331, 391

304, 393




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 

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 .