0301-693 Digital Data Communication
This course focuses on principles and practices of modern data communication systems, topics include pulse code transmission and error probabilities, M-ary signaling and performance, RF communications link budget analysis, an introduction to channel coding, a discussion of modulation/coding tradeoffs and a discussion of digital telephony. Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: graduate standing required.
0301-702 Random Signals and Noise
In this course the student is introduced to random variables and stochastic processes. Topics covered are probability theory, conditional probability and Bayes theorem, discrete and continuous random variables, distribution and density functions, moments and characteristic functions, functions of one and several random variables, Gaussian random variables and the central limit theorem, estimation of a random variable, random processes, stationarity and ergodicity, auto correlation, cross-correlation and power spectrum density, response of linear prediction, Wiener filtering, elements of detection, matched filters. (Graduate standing) Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: graduate standing required.
0301-717 Microwave Circuit Design
The primary objective is to study the fundamentals of microwave engineering with emphasis on microwave network analysis and circuit design. Topics include microwave transmission lines such as wave guides, coax, microstrip and stripline, microwave circuit theory such as Smatrix, ABCD matrices, and even odd mode analysis, analysis and design of passive circuits and components, matching networks, micro-wave resonators and filters. Class 4, Credit 4
0301-729 Antenna Theory and Design
The primary objective is to study the fundamental principles of antenna theory applied to the analysis and design of antenna elements and arrays including synthesis techniques and matching techniques. Topics include antenna parameters, linear antennas, array theory, wire antennas, microstrip antennas, self and mutual impedances, equivalence principle, Huygen’s principle, aperture antennas, traveling wave antennas, reflector antennas. Class 4, Credit 4
0301-733 Robust Control
One of the most useful qualities of a properly designed feedback control system is robustness, i.e., the ability of the closed-loop system to continue performing satisfactorily despite large variations in the open-loop plant dynamics. This course will provide an introduction to the analysis and design of robust feedback systems. Topics include overview of linear algebra and linear systems, H2 and H? control, spaces, modeling and paradigms for robust control; internal stability; nominal performance (asymptotic tracking); balanced model reduction; uncertainty and robustness; H2 optimal control; H2 control; H2 loop shaping; controller reduction; and design for robust stability and performance. Software: MATLAB: Robust Control Toolbox, and mu-Toolbox. (0301-703) Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: 0301-870 .
0301-761 Modern Control Theory
An advanced course in control theory, topics covered include review of state-space formulation of SISO systems, solution of state equations, STM and its properties, application of state-space concepts, state variable design, multivariate systems, preliminaries, systems of lease order, stability and control. Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: 0301-870
0301-762 Nonlinear Control Systems
This course is an introduction to the physical nature and mathematical theory of nonlinear control systems behavior using phase plane techniques. Liapunov theory (including Aizerman's method, variable gradient methods and the Lure forms), perturbation methods, describing function techniques, and Papov's criterion and analysis of switching and relays are discussed. These are applied to both piecewise-linear and analytical nonlinear systems. (0301-761) Credit 4
0301-764 Digital Control Systems
An introduction to the analysis and design of control systems in which the microcontroller plays a principal role. Topics include sampled data systems, Z and W-place analysis and design, algorithm generation and the effect of computer word length on noise and stability. The student will be expected to make use of the digital computer in the implementation of design procedures. (0301-703) Class 4, Credit 4
0301-765 Optimal Control
The course covers different optimization techniques, as applied to feedback control systems. The main emphasis is on the design of optimal controllers for digital control systems. The major topics are: different performance indices, formulation of optimization problem with equality constraints, LaGrange multipliers, Hamiltonian and solution of discrete optimization problem. Discrete Linear Quadratic Regulators (LQR), optimal and suboptimal feedback gains, Riccati equation and its solution, linear quadratic tracking problem, Dynamic Programming, Bellman’s principle of optimality, and optimal controllers for discrete and continuous systems. Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: 030-761
0301-772 Special Topics
Topics and subject areas that are not among the courses listed are frequently offered under the title of Special Topics. Such courses are offered in a normal format; that is, regularly scheduled class sessions with an instructor. (No regular course schedule) Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: graduate standing required.
0301-790 Information Theory
This course introduces the student to the fundamental concepts and results of information theory. This is a very important course for students who want to specialize in signal processing, image processing, or digital communication. Topics include definition of information, mutual information, average information or entropy, entropy as a measure of average uncertainty, information sources and source coding, Huffman codes, run-length constraints, discrete memoryless channels, channel coding theorem, channel capacity and Shannon’s theorem, noisy channels, continuous sources and channels, coding in the presence of noise, performance bounds for data transmission, rate distortion theory. Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: 030-702.
0301-800 Graduate Paper
This course number is used to fulfill the graduate paper requirement under the non-thesis option for the MS degree in electrical engineering. The student must obtain the approval of an appropriate faculty member to supervise the paper before registering for this course. Credit 5.
0301-802 Wireless Communications
As interest in wireless technology is booming, wireless networks are enjoying very fast growth. This course covers fundamental techniques in design and operation of first, second, and third generation wireless networks: cellular systems, medium access techniques, radio propagation models, error control techniques, handoff, power control, common air protocols (AMPS, IS-95, IS-136, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, cdma2000, etc), radio resource and network management. As an example for the third generation air interfaces, wireless Internet and sensor networks are discussed in detail since they are expected to have a large impact on future wireless networks. This course is intended for graduate students who have some background on computer networks, but it is also open to senior undergraduates. Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: 030-693.
0304-643 Control Systems
This course introduces the student to the study of linear control systems, their physical behavior, design, and use in augmenting engineering system performance. Topics include control system behavior characterization in time and frequency domains, stability, error, and design. This is accomplished through classical methods that employ the use of Laplace transforms, block diagrams, feedback control, root locus, and Bode diagrams. Several laboratory assignments will provide students with significant "hands-on" experience. Class 4, Credit 4 Prerequisite: 0304-543
0304-660 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
This is a basic course in the principles and applications of refrigeration and air conditioning involving mechanical vapor compression and absorption refrigeration cycles, associated hardware, psychometrics, heat transmission in buildings and thermodynamic design of air conditioning systems. Students are expected to do a design project. Class 4, Credit 4
0304-710 Fuel Cell Technology
Fuel cell technology is an emerging technology for electric power on demand, and can be used for stationary power generation or for driving vehicles. Fuel cell, the heart of this technology, is an electrochemical devise that produces electricity via cell reactions from useful chemical energy stored in fuel. After learning fuel cell basics and operating principles, fuel cell performance will be considered from energy and thermodynamic viewpoints. Types discussed are polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC), molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Modeling of one fuel cell type will demonstrate design and analysis of systems and the information and components needed to make the system successful. Also discussed: thermal system design and analysis issues, limitations, cost effectiveness and efficiency. Class 4, Credit 4 . Prerequisite: graduate standing required.
0304-729 Renewable Energy Systems
This course provides an overview of renewable energy system design. Energy resource assessment, system components, and feasibility analysis will be covered. Possible topics to be covered include photovoltaics, wind turbines, solar thermal, and hydropower. Students will be responsible for a final design project. (graduate standing) Class 4, Credit 4
0304-733 Sustainable Energy Management
This course, Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment, provides an overview of mechanical and associated control systems within buildings with an emphasis on sub-systems which possess the most visible energy signature in terms of energy usage, energy inefficiency, and societal/global impact. Fundamentals of system operation are explored as well as energy management techniques. Using domestic and international case studies which highlight energy management within the built environment, students will explore methods by which engineers have achieved solutions aligned with sustainability. Class 4, Credit 4
0304-739 Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency
This course provides an overview of the potential alternative fuels and energy efficiency technologies for powering current and future vehicles. Alternative fuel production technologies and utilization of fuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, and hydrogen will be covered. The primary technical and environmental issues associated with these alternative fuels will be discussed. Approaches to improving vehicle efficiency will also be explored. Students will be responsible for a final design or research project. (0304-640) Class 4, Credit 4
0304-743 Intermediate Control Systems
Characterization of discrete-time systems; analysis of discrete-control systems by time domain and transform techniques; discrete-state variable techniques; synthesis of discrete systems; engineering consideration of computer-controlled systems. Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: 0304-643
0304-823 Systems Modeling
This course is designed to introduce the student to state-space modeling techniques and response characterization. Both lumped and distributed parameter systems will be considered. Bond-graph theory will be used extensively. System performance will be assessed through numerical solution using MATLAB/Simulink. Traditional closed form solution methods utilizing Laplace and Fourier transforms and transfer functions are also discussed. (0304-543 or Math I plus Numerical Analysis) Class 4, Credit 4 Prerequisite: 0304-543 or Equivalent.
0304-828 Special Topics
In response to student and/or faculty interest, special courses which are of current interest and/or logical continuations of regular courses will be presented. These courses will be structured as ordinary courses with specified prerequisites, contact hours and examination. (Graduate standing) Class 4, Credit 4
0304-843 Advanced Control Systems
Introduction to advanced control systems, including elements of continuous, digital, and nonlinear control systems theory. Topics include continuous to digital control conversion using finite difference solutions; continuous to digital control conversions using state equation approach; stability of discrete systems; PID control design for digital systems; frequency domain control system design methods (PID, lead, lag, lead-lag compensation design) for continuous systems, and for digital systems using phase loss methods and bilinear transformations; z-transforms for discrete systems; digital control system design using root locus; deadbeat control design; nonlinear control design using feedback linearization; sliding control method; adaptive control methods; and time permitting eigen-structure assignment methods; fuzzy-logic; neural-net; and introduction to H-infinity control. Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: 0304-743: recommended, graduate standing required.
0304-848 Special Topics – Thermo Fluids
In response to student and/or faculty interest, special courses that are of current interest and/or logical continuation of regular courses will be presented. (Graduate standing) See instructor for more details. Class 4, Credit 4
0304-865 Computer Implementation of FEM
This course emphasizes the application of the finite element method to problems in the area of static and dynamic structural analysis, heat transfer, and analogous solution. A standard commercial software package is used for these applications where the general structure, operating characteristics and use of a complex program are presented. Topics include the finite element method; shape factors, element formulation, and the element library; program sequencing; general modeling methods (loads, constraints, material factors, mesh generation, interactive graphics, model conditioning); convergence, error analysis and the “patch” test, vibration and heat transfer analysis, and analogous analysis such as acoustics, illumination. (Math I, Numerical Analysis) Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: 0304-518 or equivalent.
0304-870 Mathematics for Engineers I
A concise introduction to the concepts of matrix and linear algebra, including determinants, eigenvalues, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, diagonalization, orthogonal subspaces and the Gram-Schmidt orthonormalizing procedures. The use of complex exponentials in differential equations is introduced. Fourier series, Laplace and Fourier Transforms are also presented. (Graduate standing) Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: graduate standing required.
0304-871 Mathematics for Engineers II
Topics covered are orthogonal functions including Fourier Series, Fourier Integrals, Bessel functions, Legendre Polynomials, Sturm-Liouville problems and eigenfunction expansions; an introduction to calculus of variation including problems with constraints; vector analysis including the directional derivative, the gradient, Green’s Theorem, the Divergence Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem; Laplace transform methods. (Graduate standing) Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: 0304-870 recommended, graduate standing required.
0304-874 Numerical Analysis
This course emphasizes the development and implementation of methods available to solve engineering problems numerically. Specific topics include root finding for algebraic and transcendental equations, systems of linear and non-linear equations, interpolation of numerical data and curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, ordinary and partial differential equations, including initial and boundary value problems. (Graduate standing) Class 4, Credit 4. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
0304-888 Project With Paper
This course is used by students in the master of engineering degree program for conducting an independent project. The student must demonstrate an acquired competence in an appropriate topic within mechanical engineering. The topic is chosen in conference with a faculty advisor. The work may involve an independent research and/or a design project and/or literature search with a demonstration of acquired skill. A written paper, approved by the advisor and the department, and an oral presentation of the work are required. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Department Permission.
Service Leadership & Innovation
0624-825 Strategic Processes of Service Firms
An analysis of the organizational structure, operational procedures, corporate policies, financial growth and related factors of service firms. The course traces the evolution of various companies to reveal individual growth strategies. Service discovery, building service relationships, and understanding service as experiences are necessary skills that will be learned and used. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Permission of Department
0624-770 Examining & Implementing Change
This course is a capstone course that examines various personal and personnel leadership functions as applied to the delivery of service excellence. Current literature is used to explore the interrelationship of various leadership paradigms. The goal is to enhance individuals understanding and to augment his or her ability to interact in the service environment, and to critically understand strategies founded in continuous learning, change and learning organizations. Concepts discussed include: relationship management, empowerment, team building, corporate culture and opportunity management. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
0625-750 Elements of Service Management: Systems Approach
A general systems framework is used to explore the major components of service management using a variety of service sectors—health care, banking, insurance, real estate and hospitality-tourism. The course examines the interactions, interdependencies, and interactivity of service systems—to learn about the synergistic effects of the current changeable markets. In addition to this organizational focus above, the course begins the process of examining the learning organization form a professional and personal focus. Lastly, the course provides insights and practical applications to the evolving e-commerce environment and to learn service principles. Credit 4. Prerequisite: 0625-742.
0625-790 Intro to Graduate Research
This course is designed to introduce the general nature of applied research and evaluation applicable to service industries and to contemporary trends in the field. The course focuses on the nature, types, procedures and applications of research, specifically those attributes needed to prepare a graduate research proposal: problem definition, review of literature, methodology, analysis of findings and recommendations. A graduate research proposal is required at the completion of the course. Credit 4
0625-791 Workforce Development
“The hired hand” is a historical phrase that like the smoke stack industry of yesterday is reflective of a time past when physical labor was the means of production. As we enter these initial years of the twenty first century and envision the challenges of tomorrow, the phrase, “the hired mind,” more clearly portrays today’s and tomorrow’s employee. With the ever-expanding growth of technology and information, organizations need to develop corporate cultures where leaders and managers possess the ability to guide and deliver multiple performance outcomes – to challenge these “hired minds.” Human capital development implies a new leadership function where the capacity to “manage” the more innovative and creative knowledgeable workforce is imperative. Organizations will be more able to successfully strategize about how their workforce becomes the main ingredient to the creation of organization wealth. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
0625-842 Customer Relationship Management
The customer relationship management (CRM) course develops learners’ ability to help their organizations manage interactions with customers across multiple channels, maximize revenue opportunities, build foundations to increase customer satisfaction and drive customer retention and loyalty. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
0625-844 Breakthrough Thinking, Creativity & Innovation
Learning to solve problems, create profound decisions, and continuously change our organizations has always been a function of leadership. Today’s fast-paced global business environment requires that we utilize equally insightful, aggressive, and distinctly new processes to change. This course examines the global phenomenon and builds in the learner new methods to achieve leadership in an age of change—breakthrough thinking, creativity, and innovation. The learner will become adept at true value innovation in a knowledge/service economy. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
0625-846 Service Leadership Futures
One of the most enabling thought processes involves learning to examine possible futures. This course explores a variety of author’s views concerning the future and utilizes scenario planning to build a cohesive set of scenario plots. Colleagues will design their own teambased examination of possible futures for their major industry. In this fashion, colleagues will become more familiar with the actual use and positive features surrounding scenario planning and its connection to strategic decision-making. Credit 4. Prerequisite: 0625-849.
0625-849 Service Performance Metrics
The process of implementing service strategies requires identifying, monitoring, controlling, and adapting the metrics associated with the desired strategic goals. Metrics are more than the quantified artifacts of the strategic goals. The chosen metric communicates the meaning of the goal and helps to clarify how strategy is to be implemented. Metrics (such as key performance indicators) should be linked to the firm’s performance drivers. Thus, how goals are measured will vary greatly by firm. The important challenge for the firm is how it can best implement a system that links vision and mission with strategic goals and performance drivers to arrive at metrics of performance. In the abstract these goals are meaningless until converted into performance outcomes and expectations that are capable of being communicated and implemented across the organization. Unless there is a shared understanding of how “Customer Focus” is measured and evaluated, how does each level of management know they are aligning resources and delivering results consistent with the mission? This course explores these issues in the unique and challenging context of service firms . Credit 4. Prerequisite: 0625-742.
0625-895 Research Project
The project is the culmination of the graduate student’s degree program. The student must use the skills and competencies developed during the program. The goal of the project is to complete a project that has value to their organization. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
0626-735 Human Capital Strategies
This course examines how to develop a human capital strategy to acquire, retain, and engage the best available talent required for current and future success. It examines tools and techniques for human capital planning, sourcing, retention, and development. Students in this four-credit course examine benchmark practices from all industry types to derive effective strategies for their own organizations. They develop a human capital strategy and complete an integrated set of projects to implement selected components of the strategy. Credit 4
0635-712 Library Research Methods
This course is to instruct the learner how to conduct research using the tools the RIT library can provide. Fundamentals include use of on-line search engines and databases. (Required for HSA graduate students, available for HSM graduate students) Credit 1
3081-710 Intro to Project Management
Course addresses the qualitative and quantitative facets of project management, as well as techniques required to manage projects. Major topics include Project Selection, Planning, Work Breakdown Structure, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Budgeting, Network Scheduling, Resource Allocation, Critical Path Method, PERT, Earned Value Analysis, and Risk Management. Several software applications are used in the course. Students will complete weekly assignments, a term project, and graduate activities. 0681-410may not be substituted for 0681-710 in a CMS graduate concentration or advanced certificate. Prerequisites: Introductory course(s) in management; Microsoft Office applications; fundamentals of accounting, finance, statistics, and probability; or permission of instructor. Credits: 4.
Networking, Systems & Administration
4055-726 Research Methods
This seminar introduces students to the MS in Networking, Security, and System Administration by providing an opportunity to meet the faculty involved in the program and their fellow students. Students will learn about current areas of research in networking, security, and system administration and the areas of research interest of the faculty. To encourage students to begin thinking about their final thesis, students will develop a research proposal that may serve as the basis for their later thesis proposal. Topics include: experimental research, correlation, experiment observation, surveys, and case studies. Also included will be document structure, validation, and the process for submission and review to conferences and journals. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
4055-755 Secured Wireless and Wired Networks
Providing security in today's complex networks is a difficult subject and requires network managers to be well versed in the many aspects comprising network security. In order to accommodate the rapid expansion of networks and the alarming rate in which network security is breached, there is a need for more and better educated people who understand the basics of security in a networked world. This course is designed to provide students with the foundation needed to understand the problems of network security, perform a risk analysis to ascertain the threats and cost of an attack, and design and implement security strategies to effectively build a defense to minimize the effects of these attacks. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
4055-780 Computer System Security
This course provides an introduction to computer system and network security. The areas covered will include the liability, exposure, opportunity, and ability to exploit various weaknesses in a networked computer environment. The forms of the attacks and the detection and defense of the attacks will be discussed. The techniques and facilities available to both the intruder and administrator will be examined and evaluated with illustrative laboratory exercises. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
4055-817 Emerging Network Technologies
The Internet has experienced profound growing pains in the last several years that have called into question the adequacy of some of the underlying technologies upon which it has been based. In response to this there are a substantial number of emerging network technologies that if widely adopted may allow the Internet to continue to grow and develop. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of several of these emerging network technologies. The course will consist of a combination of lectures, independent labs and simulation and modeling exercises. Credit 4. Prerequisite: 4055-755
4055-818 Network Management
This course will introduce students to the advanced concepts related to the development and implementation of network management tools utilizing a scripting language and the simple network management protocol (SNMP). Theoretical concepts related to network management and tool development will be discussed as well as the requirements of tool use in an enterprise scale network environment. Scripting/programming projects required. Prerequisite: 4055-817 Class 3, Lab 2, Credit 4
4055-841 Advanced Computer Forensics
This course provides students with knowledge and understanding of computer forensics. It will also provide a theoretical foundation for the techniques and methods needed for the extraction of information from digital devices. Students will gain exposure to the spectrum of available computer forensics tools along with developing their own tools for “special needs” situations. The core forensics procedures necessary for ensuring the admissibility of evidence in court, as well as the legal and ethical implications of the process, will be covered on both UNIX and Windows under multiple file systems. Credit 4. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Department Permission
4055-850 Network Design and Performance
This course will examine the factors that impact the design and performance of computer networks. Students will use simulation tools to design networks based on identified needs, analyze the performance of these networks, and investigate the impact of design alternatives. Designs for site, campus, and enterprise networks, which combine WAN and LAN technologies will be investigated. Consideration will also be given to the incorporation and impact of business goals and security needs. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
4055-862 Advanced Routing Protocols
Managing complex network environments requires an understanding of the sophisticated routing protocols necessary for controlling information flow. This course will examine the routing protocols in standard use and their application in typical enterprise and large internet service provider (ISP) environments. The advantages and disadvantages of each protocol will be investigated. In addition, emerging networking technologies and the protocols needed to facilitate their implementation will also be discussed. (Prerequisite: 4055-746 or equivalent) Class 4, Credit 4
4055-882 Enterprise Security
This course is designed to provide students with the advanced concepts needed to establish network security strategies to ensure adequate protection for the corporate environment and yet provide accessibility for the corporate community. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Department Permission.
4055-883 Enterprise Networking
This course will provide students with the knowledge and understanding to apply modeling and simulation techniques to predict throughput in large-scale enterprise networks. Theoretical concepts of large-scale networks will be discussed and students will create software models based on this theory. This course will provide students with the knowledge needed to apply available tools for modeling network functionality to determine the impact of network infrastructure modification, device reconfiguration, and the impact of new application rollout. Modeling/simulation projects required. (Prerequisites: 4055 850) Class 4, Credit 4
4055-884 Enterprise Service Provisional
Advances in server software and hardware have made it possible for large organizations to consolidate software services onto fewer, higher powered servers while at the same time enhancing reliability and availability. This course will explore available technologies such as cluster computing and server virtualization as they can be used to deploy software services in enterprise environments. (Prerequisite:4055-761 or equivalent, 4055-817). Class 4, Credit 4.
4055-890 Grad Seminar in NSSA
This is the NSSA seminar course to allow for special one-time offerings of graduate topics or to allow faculty to pilot new graduate offerings. Specific course details (such as the course topics, format, resource needs, and credit hours) will be determined by the faculty member(s) who propose a given special-topics offering. (Prerequisites: as appropriate for topic proposed) Credit 2-8
4055-897 MS Thesis
This is the capstone experience for the Master of Science in Networking and System Administration. Students must submit an accepted proposal in order to enroll. Credit 4. Credit 4. Prerequisite: Department Permission.