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2009-2010
Rensselaer Hartford Campus
Catalog 2009-2010
Table of Contents
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Catalog…………………………………………………2
Welcome to Rensselaer………………………………...2
Frequently Asked Questions…………………………...4
Academic Calendar, Advanced Graduate Studies……..7
Educational Resources…………………………………9
Southeastern Connecticut Site………………………...11
Admissions ……………………………………….…..13
Financial Aid / Veterans' Benefits …………….……...15
Student Financial Services……………………………16
Academic Information and Regulations………………18
Department of Engineering and Science……………...28
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Computer Science…………………….……..28
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Information Technology………….…………31
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Engineering…………………….……………33
Lally School of Management and Technology…….…46
International Scholars Program……………………….55
Course Descriptions…………………………………..57
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Computer and Information Sciences………..58
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Engineering…………………………………64
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Management and Technology………………74
Executive and Professional Development……………81
Faculty………………………………………………..89
Administration, Board of Trustees………………...…95
Administration, Rensselaer's Hartford Campus….…..96
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Welcome to Rensselaer
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, of Troy, New York, founded in 1824, is the nation's oldest technological research
university. Well known for its leadership in technology-based education and its rigorous approach to problem
solving, Rensselaer is a nonsectarian, coeducational institution. The branch campus in Connecticut has been the
home of Rensselaer-wide excellence in advanced Education for Working Professionals for more than fifty years.
The Hartford Campus and the Southeastern Connecticut Site provide a challenging educational environment and a
dynamic learning experience for students who need to balance their professional, academic, and personal lives.
Education for Working Professionals
Education for Working Professionals (EWP) is one of Rensselaer's core enterprises and encompasses a range of
programs designed specifically for current and future workforce leaders with a range of high-end, customized,
degree, certificate, and professional development programs. Program content flows from Rensselaer's research
strengths and unique academic programs. The EWP organization supports the Rensselaer vision by forging strategic
partnerships with businesses, governments, universities, and innovative professionals who impact society and
technology around the nation and the world.
Rensselaer's educational enterprise for working professionals is dedicated to providing a highly interactive learning
environment for students who are seeking high-level knowledge while they hone their analytical capabilities and
leadership skills and enhance their innovative thinking. The intent is to have Rensselaer graduates--executives,
senior professionals, managers, and individuals with high potential-- become architects of their futures. With
dramatic increases in the rate of change, working professionals expect and demand an academic environment that
fits the evolving needs of their fast-paced world.
Degree Programs
The Hartford Campus offers graduate programs in Business Administration, Management, Computer Science,
Computer and Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, and
Information Technology. Specialized programs include the Dual Master's Degrees, the Accelerated M.B.A., the
Executive Master's Program, Industrial Process Management, and the International Scholars Program. Courses are
delivered by faculty with significant industry experience, solid academic credentials and scholarship, and
exceptional teaching skills whose expertise is grounded in sound research and best practices on a global basis. Each
course is designed to meet the needs of working professionals seeking to advance their careers and enhance the
success of their organizations. Rensselaer graduates are changing the world every day.
Graduate Certificate Programs
Several graduate certificates are available in Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering. For working
professionals not seeking a complete master's degree, Rensselaer's Graduate Certificate programs are tailored to
enhance or update skills in a shorter period of time. They have a selective focus and require that a student
successfully complete three or four courses in a specific area of study. With an advisor's approval, credits earned
may be subsequently applied as electives toward a master's degree.
International Scholars Program
Rensselaer's International Scholars Program (ISP) is a one-year accelerated master's degree program for recent
college graduates which includes a ten-week summer term abroad. ISP provides students with the edge they need as
they make the transition from college to the working world. The Rensselaer International Scholar will earn a
master's degree in either Management or Information Technology, with global emphasis on trade, innovation,
security, and competitiveness. Forty percent of the degree will be completed in Europe and Asia. ISP students will
visit major corporations in Rome and Shanghai, and will be taught by world leaders in industry.
Executive and Professional Education
Rensselaer is a firm believer in lifelong education, and encourages executives and other working professionals to
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passionately pursue learning throughout their careers. A range of professional development programs and services
are offered at the Hartford Campus. These noncredit programs are designed to provide working professionals and
organizations with the critical skills needed to be effective in today's dynamic workplace. Training programs and
workshops are available in the areas of leadership and executive development and professional engineering exam
preparation. Rensselaer offers services designed to help companies and individuals understand and define their
developmental needs. Services include: needs assessment, custom program development, executive coaching, and
multiple delivery options and locations. See the Executive and Professional Development section for more
information.
Accreditation
Rensselaer is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, by the Board of Governors for
Higher Education of the State of Connecticut, and by a number of professional and academic societies. Rensselaer's
Lally School of Management and Technology is an accredited member of AACSB International, The Association to
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
Affirmative Action Policy
Rensselaer admits qualified students without regard to age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national
or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital status, or disability. Rensselaer is committed to equal access and equal
opportunity. Should you require special accommodations in order to participate in any of the programs offered,
please contact the Director of Operations and Facilities at (860) 548-5392 or the Director of Admissions at (860)
548-2421. Alternative formats of course material may be provided upon request.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the relationship between Rensselaer at Hartford, the Rensselaer Groton Site, and Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute?
Rensselaer at Hartford is a branch campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, offering Master's
Degrees, graduate certificate programs, and professional development courses. The Rensselaer Groton Site serves
students in southeastern Connecticut, offering graduate programs of Rensselear at Hartford. Students at Rensselaer
at Hartford and the Rensselaer Groton Site earn Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute master's degrees.
Do I have to apply to take classes?
Anyone wanting to take classes at Rensselaer must apply and be admitted. Although Rensselaer requires the formal
admission of all students prior to registering for a credit course (even if you are not seeking a degree), the process is
designed to be both streamlined and flexible. We also offer an online application that can be accessed at:
www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/admissions/apponline.html.
How is an application evaluated?
The review process is designed to comprehensively evaluate an applicant's academic and professional background.
Some factors include: the undergraduate or graduate school attended, the applicant's major, the year graduated,
subsequent course work, performance in key subjects, rank in class (if available), awards and/or honors received,
letters of recommendations, a personal statement of goals, resume, and standardized test scores (if requested).
When should I apply?
The rolling admission process allows you to apply and enter a program during any of the three terms beginning in
September, January, or May. The application deadline is approximately one month prior to the start of a particular
term or program. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-accommodated basis.
How long does the application process take?
As soon as all of your materials are received your application will be considered for a decision. You will then be
contacted in writing with the admissions decision.
Do you require GMAT or GRE test scores?
Full-time applicants to the M.B.A. are required to submit GMAT scores. Waiver of this requirement may be granted
to part-time applicants. Please refer to the Admissions section for complete details on the GMAT waiver policy.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for our master's programs in Engineering, Computer
Science, or Information Technology. However, if an applicant's credentials do not indicate strong probability of
success in a competitive graduate program, a GRE may be required as part of the admissions process.
How long does it take to complete a degree and how long does a student have to complete all the
requirements?
The primary mission of Rensselaer is to provide education for working professionals. Classes are held once a week,
in the evenings or on weekends, on a trimester basis. A student sets his or her own pace depending upon the number
of classes he or she decides to take each term. All work for a 30-credit master's degree must be completed within
three calendar years, beginning with the date on the original acceptance letter. All work for the 60-credit M.B.A.
must be completed within five calendar years, beginning with the date on the original acceptance letter. However,
one-year extensions are granted for compelling reasons.
Are your programs accredited?
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Yes. Rensselaer is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS) and by the Board
of Governors for Higher Education of the State of Connecticut. Rensselaer's Lally School of Management and
Technology is accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
International).
When are classes scheduled?
Computer Science, Information Technology, and Engineering classes are held Monday-Thursday from 5:30-8:30
p.m. Management courses are offered Monday-Thursday, from 5:30-9 p.m., and on alternating or consecutive
Saturdays. The Weekend M.B.A. meets on Friday evenings and alternating Saturdays. Each course meets once a
week.
Will I have an advisor?
Each student, whether matriculated or non-matriculated, is assigned a faculty advisor.
How does the M.B.A. differ from the Master of Science in Management?
The M.B.A. is a 60-credit program (20 classes). It consists of 15 core management courses and 5 electives, which
can be organized into a concentration. The M.B.A. equips graduates with the skills necessary to assume leadership
positions in their organizations.
The M.S. is a 30-credit program (10 classes). It consists of 4 core management courses and 6 electives that must be
organized into a concentration. The M.S. is a more specialized program; the majority of the coursework focuses on
the area of specialization.
The Lally School of Management offers several different focal areas that can be applied to the M.S. in Management.
Please refer to the Lally School of Management section for details.
Do you require a Thesis for your M.B.A./Management program?
All students enrolled in the M.B.A. and M.S. programs in the Lally School of Management and Technology are
required to complete a 3-credit CAPSTONE course. The CAPSTONE is an opportunity for students to synthesize
the body of knowledge gained during their course of study and is ordinarily completed in the final term of the degree
program.
What is the dual degree program?
The dual degree program is a combination of an M.B.A. and an M.S. or M.Eng. program. Taken separately, the two
degrees consist of 90 credit hours. However, if done in a "dual" format, both may be earned in 72 credit hours. If
you are interested in a dual degree, it is beneficial to fill out a Plan of Study and meet with an advisor as soon as
possible.
How many classes can be transferred or waived?
A student in the M.B.A. program may waive up to four classes (12 credit hours) and transfer two (6 credit hours) of
appropriate graduate work. The transfer/waiver process must be approved by the faculty advisor and department
chair. Transfer courses must be the same subject, depth, and breadth of a course offered by Rensselaer.
A student in the M.S. program may transfer two graduate courses (6 credit hours) and the same rules apply.
What is the tuition?
Tuition is charged at the rate of $1325 per credit hour of graduate instruction. There are no additional fees for
registration, use of the library, computing facilities, Commencement, parking, or any other Rensselaer student
service.
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Do you offer Financial Aid?
Rensselaer participates in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and administers the Federal
Stafford Loan to help you manage graduate education expenses. The Stafford Loan requires enrollment of at least
six credits. For further requirements and Financial Aid options, please review the Financial Aid section of the Web
site. You may contact the Financial Aid Office at (860) 548-2406 or (800) 433- 4723, ext. 2406 to request financial
application materials, or read the online Financial Aid Handbook at: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/finaidhb.
If I still have questions, what should I do?
Contact the Office of Enrollment Management. Personnel are available to answer your questions over the phone, or
you may wish to schedule an appointment, or attend an Open House. For more information, please call (860) 5482420; (800) 433-4723, ext. 2420; or e-mail: [email protected]
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Academic Calendar, Advanced Graduate Studies
Dates in the Academic Calendar are subject to change.
The calendar for distributed education courses originating at the Troy campus will be coordinated with the
Education for Working Professionals office in Troy.
Fall Term 2009
August 3 - Monday
Application deadline for Fall 2009 new students
August 24 - Monday
Registration deadline for Fall 2009 - tuition due
September 7 - Monday
Labor Day - no classes, facilities closed
September 8 - Tuesday
Classes begin
September 29 - Tuesday
Drop Deadline (Last day to drop a course without full financial penalty) - Registration
cancelled if tuition is not paid
October 9 - Friday
Degree Applications due in Office of the Registrar for December 2009 graduates
October 30 - Friday
Last day to request Thesis or Project Defense and to submit copy to advisor
November 16 - Monday
Spring 2010 registration begins
November 20 - Friday
Last day to submit approved Thesis or Project
November 26 - 27 Thursday and Friday
Thanksgiving recess - no classes, facilities closed
November 30 - Monday
Classes resume
December 4 - Friday
Application deadline for Spring 2010 new students
December 17 - Thursday
Classes and exams end
December 21 - Monday
Grades due
December 24 - Thursday
Registration deadline for Spring 2010 - tuition due
December 24 - 25 Thursday and Friday
Christmas Holiday - facilities closed
December 31 - Thursday
Official date of December degree award (Degrees will be available in February 2010)
Spring Term 2010
January 1, 2010 Friday
New Year's Holiday - facilities closed
January 6 Wednesday
New Student Welcome Day
January 11 - Monday
Classes begin
January 18 - Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes, facilities closed
February 2 - Tuesday
Drop Deadline (Last day to drop a course without full financial penalty) - Registration
cancelled if tuition is not paid
February 5 - Friday
Degree Applications due in Office of the Registrar for May 2010 graduates
February 15 - Monday Presidents' Day - no classes, facilities closed
February 16 - Tuesday Classes resume (Follow Monday class schedule. No Tuesday classes this week.)
February 26 - Friday
Last day to request Thesis or Project Defense and to submit copy to advisor
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March 15 - Monday
Summer 2010 registration begins
March 19 - Friday
Last day to submit approved Thesis or Project
April 9 - Friday
Application deadline for Summer 2010 new students
April 22 - Thursday
Classes and exams end
April 26 - Monday
Grades due
April 26 - Monday
Registration deadline for Summer 2010 - tuition due
May 29 - Saturday
Commencement (Troy, New York)
June 5 - Saturday
Commencement (Hartford Campus)
Summer Term 2010
May 10 - Monday
Classes begin
May 31 - Monday
Memorial Day - no classes, facilities closed
June 1 - Tuesday
Drop Deadline (Last day to drop a course without full financial penalty) - Registration
cancelled if tuition not paid
June 18 - Friday
Degree Applications due in Office of the Registrar for August 2010 graduates
July 1 - July 3
No classes
July 4-5 Friday/Saturday
Independence Day - facilities closed
July 6 - Tuesday
Fall 2010 Registration begins
July 9 - Friday
Last day to request Thesis or Project Defense and to submit copy to advisor
July 23 - Friday
Last day to submit approved Thesis or Project
August 6 - Friday
Application deadline for Fall 2010 new students
August 14 - Saturday Classes and exams end
August 16 - Monday
Registration deadline for Fall 2010 - tuition due
August 18 Wednesday
Grades due
August 31 - Tuesday
Official date of August degree award (Degrees will be available in October 2010)
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Educational Resources
Hartford Campus
Technical and Information Services
Director: Brian J. Clement
Rensselaer has diverse computing resources that rival or exceed many systems currently installed in other
educational institutions and industries. Technical and Information Services (TIS) provides technical support services
to students, faculty, and staff for their academic, instructional, and research endeavors. TIS is responsible for the
design, development, implementation, and maintenance of a state-of-the-art computing environment for the Hartford
Campus community.
To meet this challenge, we have developed a computing environment based on a distributed network of personal
computers (PCs), high-end workstations, and fileservers using a client-server model, combined with high-speed
networking. This model provides a multi-user computing environment that is capable of handling demanding
database management and compute-intensive applications for students, faculty, and staff.
A variety of computing facilities, general access labs, technology classrooms and wireless access are available for
student use. Our facilities have consistent equipment installed (Sun Workstations, PCs, etc.) and numerous software
packages. TIS offices are located on Level 2.
Network and Servers
The Hartford Campus computing infrastructure is based on an open TCP/IP client-server architecture and uses Cisco
System’s routers and Catalyst switches to support a high-speed 10/100/1000 Mbps switched network. All servers
connect to the network via a dedicated 1000 Mbps full duplex link. Workstations and PCs connect to the switched
network via dedicated 10/100/1000Mbps links.
Users may access Hartford Campus network services from home or office via their Internet service provider. Robust
Internet access is provided via a gigabit connection to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). An additional T1
links Hartford to the Groton Site. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) service is available for secure remote access to
internal campus resources.
Wireless Access is available at the Hartford Campus and the Groton Site. All wireless connections are secured either
using security protocols or via a wireless VPN service. The following areas feature wireless access: Level 2 (Plaza
Building, Cafeteria, and courtyard), Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 (Cole Library) and Level 7 with additional areas and
full campus coverage planned within a year.
The Hartford student file server is a Sun Microsystems’ Enterprise, a high-performance, multi-core, multi-processor
server with raid disk storage. In addition, Sun servers supply specialized network services and Web access. To
complete the computing environment, the Hartford Campus has high-speed, publication-quality printers. All printers
are networked and accessible throughout the building.
Personal Computer Laboratories
Students have access to several PC-based laboratories and technology classrooms. These facilities are located on the
first, second, fourth, and sixth levels of the main building, in the Cole Library, and at the Southeastern Connecticut
Site. The PCs in these facilities are connected to our local area network, giving students access to the Internet as
well as file and print services. The technology classrooms are available for individual student use when they are not
reserved for classes. Contact TIS for availability of PC-based labs and the technology classrooms.
UNIX Workstation Laboratory and Classroom
The UNIX workstation laboratory on Level 1 and classroom on Level 2 contain workstations from Sun
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Microsystems. These workstations are connected to our local area network, giving students access to the Internet as
well as file and print services. They feature high-speed I/O throughput, significant memory and disk capacity, plus
graphics acceleration. Technology classrooms are available for individual student use when they are not reserved for
classes.
Software Library
Each PC/Workstation has a variety of industry standard application software installed. The following describes some
of the application areas covered: programming languages/tools, office suite (word processing, spreadsheets,
presentation, and database applications) Web interface and virus protection.
The Robert L. and Sara Marcy Cole Library
Director: Mary S. Dixey
The Cole Library provides users with information resources and services that focus in the areas of management,
business, computer science, and engineering. Its specialized collection of print and electronic resources consists of
55,000 volumes; 400 print journals; and a variety of bibliographic and full-text online databases that offer access to
over 36,000 e-journals.
The Cole Library shares an online catalog with its sister library, the Folsom Library at Rensselaer in Troy, New
York. The Cole Library Web site provides access to both regional academic library catalogs and those across the
nation. The Cole Library has full membership in OCLC, Inc., an international bibliographic system, and has
borrowing privileges with over 5,000 member institutions.
Of particular interest to students and faculty are the publications of professional associations such as the Association
for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Special online collections include proceedings of the ACM and IEEE.
Reference
The professional staff is available to assist students and faculty with research and reference needs using both the
Cole Library and other resources. Quick reference by e-mail form is also available. Referrals to other libraries in the
area augment in-house resources. Students and faculty may request material not available in the Cole Library
through Interlibrary Loan.
The Cole Library's instruction program offers subject-specific sessions on a class and individual basis. The staff is
especially attuned to the research needs of the adult student.
Electronic Access Resources
The Cole Library provides on-site and remote access to its resources. An open computer area provides online
databases that support both the management and the sciences curricula. A full gateway to the Internet is available
through PC workstations.
The Cole Library's home page is regularly updated. It offers tutorials and serves as a guide to course-related
resources. The information may be reached from remote locations through an Internet Service Provider.
Use of the Library
Students must register with the Cole Library to borrow materials. The Rensselaer ID card, issued at registration, also
serves as a Library Card. Material in the open collection is loaned for the entire term. Reserve materials are available
for shorter loan periods determined by the faculty. Students may contact the Cole Library at (860) 548-2490; (800)
433-4723, Ext. 2490; e-mail: [email protected] ; or visit our home page www.ewp.rpi.edu/library.
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Southeastern Connecticut Site
Location
Rensselaer's Groton Site is located at the Mystic Executive Park, 115 Poheganut Drive, Groton. The Mystic Executive Park is
a modern, conveniently located facility with ample free parking. Rensselaer’s space features newly built classrooms, a
reception area, computer room, student lounge, and wireless network access.
New Groton Site Programs Beginning in January 2010
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Mechanical Engineering Cohort
Industrial Process Management (IPM)
Emergency Closing Information
Check the Emergency Closing page for a listing of radio stations and news sources that will provide emergency closing
information. If a decision to delay or cancel the opening of our facilities is made, the announcement will also appear on the
EWP home page.
Cancellation and Delayed Opening Policy
The decision to cancel classes or to delay opening the facilities is often very difficult. We do our best to base the decision on
the most current weather service information and predictions available. Our judgment is made on conditions in the Greater
Hartford area at the time the decision is made. Since weather and road conditions often differ dramatically in our region,
please use your own judgment to decide if you are able to arrive and return home from class safely during periods of
inclement weather.
Emergency announcements will be aired at 2 p.m. on the day of the occurrence and by 6:30 a.m. for Saturday classes. They
will also run on answering machines at the Hartford Campus (860) 548-2400 or (800) 433-4723 (Press "6" for weather closing
information) and Groton Site (860) 449-8157. Additionally, the following radio and television stations will be notified:
WDRC (1360 AM/103 FM)
WTIC-(1080 AM/96.5 FM)
WFSB TV-3
WVIT-Channel 30
WRCH (100.5 FM)
WZMX (93.7 FM)
WKND (1480 AM)
WSUB/WQGN (98 AM/105 FM)
WVVE (102.3)
WTYD/WNCL/WICH/WCTY
(101 FM/1510 AM/97 FM)
WADK (99.3 FM)
Please also note that these stations run announcements as a public service. Unfortunately we cannot be responsible for their
failure to broadcast our requests.
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Textbooks and Other Materials
Groton students may order their textbooks online. The complete procedure is available by clicking
http://www.bkstr.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?langId=1&storeId=11453&demoKey=d&catalogId=10001.
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Admissions
General Information For Degree and Nonmatriculated Applicants
Degree and nonmatriculated applicants have different application requirements. Please read the section that pertains to you. If
you are interested in nonmatriculated status at this time but may wish to matriculate in the future, please read both sections.
Application forms and complete application instructions are available by contacting the Office of Enrollment Management.
Degree Applicants
An applicant may request degree status if he or she has received a Bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate
institution and demonstrates a strong academic record. Credentials will be reviewed to determine whether the applicant has
the necessary qualifications and meets the admissions standards established by Rensselaer. Please refer to the checklist of
application credentials needed to complete your file. Degree-seeking applicants may sometimes be admitted with conditions.
Admission and continued enrollment depend upon the satisfactory fulfillment of the stated conditions.
Nonmatriculated Applicants
An applicant may request nonmatriculated status if he or she has received a Bachelor's degree from an accredited
undergraduate institution and meets the admissions standards established by Rensselaer. Admission is granted if the
supporting documents indicate strong academic achievement and demonstrate that the applicant has the necessary preparation
for the desired course(s). To apply, an applicant need only submit an unofficial copy of the Bachelor's degree transcript
showing all courses, grades, and award of the degree. If the transcript is not sufficient for a decision, Admissions may request
additional supporting documents such as references or admissions tests. Nonmatriculated students may request a change to
degree status by obtaining departmental approval. Please refer to Changes in Status for complete details.
Applicants with Postbaccalaureate Degrees
Applicants who have been awarded a postbaccalaureate degree may be eligible to participate in Rensselaer at Hartford's
special admissions process. Please call the Admissions Office for details.
Lally School of Management and Technology GMAT Requirement and Waiver Policy for M.B.A. Candidates
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is one component given consideration in the admissions decision for
applicants to the Management and Technology M.B.A. program. There are certain occasions when other graduate admissions
examinations such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are accepted in place of the GMAT. For example, applicants
for a dual degree such as the M.B.A. and Engineering or M.B.A. and Computer Science may submit GRE scores if desired.
A GMAT score must be presented as part of the admissions file. However, a waiver of this requirement may be granted if the
candidate presents:
• Significant analytical background as evidenced by strong undergraduate course work and grades.
and
• 2 - 5 years of progressively responsible work experience as indicated on the requested resume.
or
• A relevant graduate degree.
Those applicants wishing to pursue a full-time course of study (12 credit hours or more each term) will be required to submit
GMAT scores with only rare exception.
The GMAT is not required for applicants to the M.S. degree in Management. However, students concerned about the
competitiveness of their academic background may wish to take the GMAT exam to obtain an additional academic credential.
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Background Preparation for Master of Science in Computer Science and Nonmatriculated Computer Science
Applicants
Depending on academic background and professional experience, some students may be required to begin their studies with
one or more of the following prerequisite "immigration" courses. These courses will be taken in addition to the standard 30
credits needed for degree completion.
CISH-4960 Introduction to Computer Programming
CISH-4010 Discrete Mathematics
CISH-4020 Object Structures
CISH-4030 Structured Computer Architecture
Students with immigration courses as prerequisites may be admitted conditionally. Since these are undergraduate courses,
students are expected to achieve a grade of "B" or better in each course. Achievement below this level is cause for
reexamination of admission. In addition, these immigration courses will not enter into the calculation of a student's GPA for
graduation.
Background Preparation for Master of Science in Information Technology (IT) and Nonmatriculated IT Applicants
Depending on academic background and professional experience, some students may be required to begin their studies with
one or more of the following prerequisite "immigration" courses. These courses will be taken in addition to the 30 credits
needed for degree completion.
CISH-4960 Introduction to Computer Programming
CISH-4010 Discrete Mathematics
CISH-4020 Object Structures
Students with immigration courses as prerequisites may be admitted conditionally. Since these are undergraduate courses,
students are expected to achieve a grade of "B" or better in each course. Achievement below this level is cause for
reexamination of admission. In addition, these immigration courses will not enter into the calculation of a student's GPA for
graduation.
Background Preparation for Engineering Applicants
All Engineering applicants are expected to have earned a Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET accredited college or
university. The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) is not generally appropriate for master’s level courses or degree
programs in Engineering. If you hold a BET degree and are interested in courses and/or a degree in Engineering, please refer
to the General Engineering Requirements listed in the Engineering section of the Catalog. If you do not yet have the
background indicated for a particular Engineering discipline, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management to discuss
your particular circumstances. In certain instances, you may be required to submit scores from the Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) Engineering Test or to pursue further instruction in order to meet these background requirements.
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Financial Aid / Veterans’ Benefits
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Grant & Scholarship Resources
Federal Stafford Loan Programs (FFELP)
o Basic Eligibility Criteria
o Procedures for Obtaining a
Stafford Loan
o Loan Dispersement
o Repayment
o Rights & Responsibilities
o Related Policies
o Database Match Issues
Private Student Loan Programs
Veteran's Benefits
Monthly Tuition Payment Plan
Tax Benefits for Higher Education
Using Home Equity Loans for Education Costs
Checklist of Required Application Materials
For Federal Stafford Loan
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Federal Student Loan Request Form
(Downloadable form - NOTE: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view documents in PDF format.)
2009-2010 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR
2009-2010 Renewal FAFSA*
Please send application materials directly to
Rensselaer at Hartford’s Financial Aid Office.
*FAFSAs can be completed online by clicking below:
www.fafsa.ed.gov
(IMPORTANT - Rensselaer at Hartford's school code is E01127)
Contact the Rensselaer at Hartford Financial Aid Office:
John Gonyea, Financial Aid Officer
Rensselaer at Hartford
275 Windsor Street, Hartford, CT 06120
(860) 548-2406, (800) 433-4723, Ext. 2406
Fax: (860) 548-7912
E-mail:
[email protected]
Student Financial Services
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Manager, Financial Services: Natalie A. Sutera
Supervisor, Student Accounts: Audrey C. Cardillo
Tuition and Fees
Beginning with the Fall 2009 term, tuition for advanced studies programs is $1325 per credit hour. Registration is not
complete until payment is received through any of the Payment Options outlined below. Tuition payment is due two weeks
before classes begin (see specific Program Schedule). Tuition paid after this date will be subject to a late fee of $100 per
course. Students will not be able to attend class until all financial obligations have been met.
No refunds will be issued for any courses dropped after the Drop Deadline for the specific Program.
There are no additional fees for registration, use of the library, computing facilities, Commencement, parking, or any other
Rensselaer student service.
Financial Responsibilities
Academic credit, degrees, grade reports, diplomas, and transcripts will not be granted to students who have outstanding
financial obligations to Rensselaer. In addition, students who have not satisfied their financial obligations will be unable to
register for future terms. Should a student fail to pay any amounts due Rensselaer in accordance with the terms of the Catalog,
Rensselaer may, at its option, increase the amounts due by any attorneys’ fees, collection agency fees, or any other costs or
charges incurred in the collection process.
Payment Options
Payments can be made through the office of Student Services at the Hartford Campus. Normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For the convenience of our students, payments are also accepted at the Reception Desk
located on Level 3. Extended hours at the Reception Desk are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.. Other arrangements can also be made by contacting Student Accounts directly at (860) 548-2413.
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Checks, Money Orders, and Travelers Checks should be payable to Rensselaer. To expedite processing, please
also include your RIN (Rensselaer Identification Number) and name on all forms of payment.
Credit Card Payments. Rensselaer accepts MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. If you wish to pay all or
a portion of your charges by credit card please log on to the Rensselaer Web site and pay online.
Payment Plan. As an alternative to paying one lump sum at the beginning of the term, Rensselaer offers a monthly
installment plan. This plan, called “Tuition Pay,” is coordinated with Academic Management Services (AMS). The
plan permits tuition charges to be paid in four interest-free installments over the course of the current term. The only
additional cost is an application fee of $35 per term. For more information on Tuition Pay through AMS, please
contact Student Accounts, or AMS directly at (800) 635-0120 or visit their Web site at: www.tuitionpay.com.
Employer Payments
1.
2.
Direct Billing. Rensselaer currently has contracts with several local employers to direct bill the company for tuition
charges incurred on behalf of certain qualified employees. If an employer authorizes direct billing by Rensselaer, the
appropriate authorization form/letter, or purchase order must be submitted to Student Accounts at the time of
registration. If you have questions as to whether or not your employer has such an arrangement with Rensselaer or
the documentation required for such payments, please contact Student Accounts.
Tuition Reimbursement. If an employer is supporting tuition costs by reimbursing an employee directly at the end
of the term, this does not qualify a student for deferred payment. Students in this situation are considered to be self-
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paying, subject to the standard financial responsibilities and payment schedules described above.
Tuition Refunds
Students who withdraw from a course without registering for another course prior to the Drop Deadline will receive a full
tuition refund. All other withdrawals after the Drop Deadline will result in 100% forfeiture of tuition
Academic Information and Regulations
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Registrar: Doris M. Matsikas
Registration
Students will be registered prior to the beginning of each term as specified in the academic calendar. New students are
expected to contact their academic advisor for assistance in course selection. Returning students are given the opportunity to
automatically get registered each term, according to the courses on their Plan of Study. Registration procedures are available
online on the Student Homepage.
Residence and Time Limit
A student earning a master’s degree is required to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours at Rensselaer for each Master of
Science degree sought. Students engaged in professional programs (part-time students) must complete all work for the
master’s degrees requiring 30 credits within three calendar years of the original admission date. Those Rensselaer students
working on master’s degrees requiring 60 credits must complete the requirements within five calendar years of the original
admission date. Extensions may only be granted if the student is in good academic standing and has an acceptable Plan of
Study. Working professionals must petition the Registrar for an extension. Final approval is granted by the Assistant Dean for
Academic Programs.
Academic Load
A part-time student normally carries a maximum of six credit hours per term. Full-time registration requires enrollment in a
minimum of twelve credit hours per term unless the student's academic program does not permit registering for twelve credit
hours. In such cases, full-time status will require a minimum of nine credit hours.
Academic Standing
A student is considered in good academic standing if he or she is making satisfactory progress toward his or her educational
goals. Students not making satisfactory progress are subject to dismissal.
Academic Dismissal
Continuation in the graduate program requires satisfactory performance. Satisfactory performance is not limited to the
academic record, but also includes other appraisals of the student's ability.
The minimum GPA of all grades used for credit must be 3.0. If a student's grade average falls below 3.0, the department will
conduct a formal review to determine whether continuation is warranted.
A student will be dismissed from Rensselaer if:
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He or she has accumulated six credit hours beyond the stated degree requirements and has not satisfied the 3.0/4.0
GPA.
His or her record indicates two failing "F" grades or three "C" grades where the GPA is less than 3.0/4.0.
He or she fails to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of course work or a degree program.
Readmission
This policy applies to students who have completed only a few courses and have exceeded the three-year (M.S. and M.Eng.)
or five-year (M.B.A.) limit to complete degree requirements. Graduate students requesting readmission must receive the prior
approval of the academic department official.
A student reapplies by completing the Rensselaer application. Resubmission of letters of recommendation and official
transcripts are generally not required. However, if the transcripts in the student's file are not official, or if he or she has
completed additional course work at another graduate institution since attending Rensselaer, the Office of Student Services
will require the appropriate official transcripts and other documentation, if needed.
If readmission is approved, all course work for the master's degree must be completed within three or five calendar years
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(depending upon degree) beginning with the date of the readmission letter. Course work taken prior to readmission will be
subject to evaluation by the academic department official and faculty advisor. When a student is readmitted he or she must
satisfy current program requirements.
Leave of Absence
A leave of absence is a period of time voluntarily spent away from Rensselaer. A student in good standing who finds it
necessary to withdraw for an allowable period of time must complete a Leave of Absence form, stating reasons for the
request, and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. A leave of absence is normally given for up to one year, starting with the
term during which the leave is requested. A leave of absence does not afford additional time to complete the degree.
Exceptions to this rule can be requested when the leave is taken for maternity, medical, or military reasons.
Withdrawal from Rensselaer
In order to leave in good standing, a student who voluntarily withdraws during the academic year must request a Withdrawal
form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.
Advisors
Students are required to establish and maintain working relationships with faculty advisors during their programs of study.
Each student is assigned a faculty advisor to assist in academic program planning and the development of an approved Plan of
Study. It is mandatory that students contact the faculty advisor during their first term to complete a Plan of Study. If no plan is
on file prior to the next term, a flag will be placed on the student's record preventing registration.
Students should also meet with the faculty advisor annually and prior to starting their last term before graduation to assure that
all degree requirements are being completed in compliance with established criteria. It is the student's responsibility to
ensure that the academic regulations are met and that any deviations from these regulations are approved in advance
by the advisor and the academic department official.
Requests for change of status, change in program plan, and transfer of credit should be submitted on the appropriate form to
the faculty advisor for review, consideration, and processing. Supporting letters and documentation should accompany such
requests as required.
In addition to assisting in academic program planning, faculty advisors are aware of Rensselaer policies which may affect
student status. They are also familiar with future elective course options which may be of special interest to advisees.
Attendance Requirements
Requirements for class attendance are generally determined by the academic department. It is the responsibility of each
instructor to make these requirements clear at the beginning of the course, and it is the responsibility of the student to abide by
them. If the instructor does not inform the class of the attendance policy, he or she should be asked to state the policy for the
class.
The instructor who defers a class or changes his or her class schedule for any reason is responsible for arranging for the work
that is missed. The entire class must agree with any change to a class meeting schedule or final exam schedule.
Auditing
Auditing is attending a course without credit. Auditors may participate in recitations, discussions, or examinations at the
discretion of the instructor. Admitted students will be allowed to audit courses on a noncredit basis with the written
permission of the instructor.
A student is granted auditor status when the Auditor Registration Form has been signed by all appropriate parties and returned
to the Office of the Registrar.
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Auditors are charged full tuition for courses audited and may not register for credit in the audited course later in the same
term. They may, however, register in a future term on a credit basis for the audited course. Tuition will be charged at the time
of registration. Auditors who have fulfilled the attendance requirements of the instructor will be assigned the grade of "AU"
for the audited course at the end of the term.
Changes in Course Registration
Add/Drop Regulations:
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6.
7.
A student may add a course, make a section change, or drop a course by completing the Add/Drop Form.
There is no refund of tuition after the first three weeks of the term. Tuition charges are based on the number of
credits for which the student is enrolled at the end of the third week of the term (Drop Deadline), independent of any
further late drops.
After the published Drop Deadline, a student may withdraw after submitting the Add/Drop Form and providing a
detailed explanation of the reason for the late withdrawal. Such late drops are assigned the non punitive grade of "W"
(Withdrawn) and the student is charged full tuition.
Failure to attend a class, verbal notification, or other unofficial communication with the instructor or Office of the
Registrar does not constitute dropping a course.
Students who fail to submit a Drop Form will be assigned the punitive grade "FA" (Administrative Failure) by the
Registrar at the end of the term.
A veteran who changes his or her original credit-hour load within a term, or who withdraws, must notify the Veterans
Coordinator immediately.
Students are reminded that the possibility of receiving a low grade is not sufficient ground to petition for permission
to withdraw during the final two weeks of the course. Late withdrawals involving extenuating circumstances beyond
the student's control are given individual consideration.
Changes in Status
All changes in student status require completion of a Change of Status Form. This Form may be used to request one or more
of the following:
1.
Admission to Degree Status (Non matriculated to Matriculated)
A prerequisite for admission to degree status is the completion of a minimum of two graduate courses (6 credit hours
) and before the completion of four graduate courses (12 credit hours) with grades of "A" or "B" (minimum 3.0/4.0
GPA). No more than twelve credit hours earned as a nonmatriculated student will be transferred to a degree program.
Nonmatriculated students may request admission to degree status by submitting the following documents to the
Office of the Registrar: 1) a Graduate Request for Change of Status Form, 2) a proposed Plan of Study Form, and 3)
the remaining documents required to complete the formal application, if applicable. Note that the documents required
for admission to degree status vary by department. Admission to degree status is subject to the approval of the faculty
advisor and the academic department official.
2.
Returning after an Absence
Students in good standing who have been inactive for one or more academic years may petition to return to graduate
study by submitting the Change of Status Form. All requests to return to a program after an absence or to return to
study after graduation are subject to the review and approval of the appropriate academic officials.
3.
Entry to a Second Master's Program or Alumni Returning for Additional Course Work
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Graduates of Rensselaer are welcome to return for another master's degree or additional course work. If returning as
an Alumni for additional course work, a Change of Status Form is required. If seeking another master's degree, the
Change of Status Form and Plan of Study Form are required. All requests to enter a new degree program are subject
to the review and approval of the academic department official.
4.
Change in Curriculum
Students wishing to change from one curriculum to another (such as from Mechanical Engineering to Management)
must file a new Change of Status Form and submit a new Plan of Study. All requests to enter a new degree program
are subject to the review and approval of the academic department official. A student who petitions to change his or
her curriculum must satisfactorily fulfill current admissions and program requirements.
5.
Dual Degree
Matriculated students may request admission to seek dual degrees (earning two separate degrees concurrently) by
submitting a Change of Status Form and a Plan of Study Form for each degree program. This request is subject to
approval of the academic officials from each department.
Any change affecting the student's permanent record, such as change of name, address, Social Security number, or status must
be reported to the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible. Questions concerning Change of Status procedures should be
directed to the Office of the Registrar.
Consortium Registration
Rensselaer Students
Rensselaer is a member of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education. Eligible students who wish to take a course through
the Consortium program should contact the Registrar for information and forms.
Students who wish to register at a Consortium school must bring the Consortium Graduate Student Registration Form,
validated by the Registrar at the Hartford Campus, to the other school. Rensselaer students are reminded that attendance at the
other school is on a space-available basis.
Approved courses taken at one of the Consortium colleges are entered on the student's record in the same manner as courses
taken at Rensselaer, and thus carry term and cumulative hours and quality points.
Consortium Students From Other Schools
Rensselaer requires the formal admission, prior to registration, of all students or full-time employees of member institutions
who wish to take a course through the Consortium program.
Students participating in the Consortium Employee Agreement are limited to one course per term without tuition obligation on
a space-available basis.
Credit Hour Definition
Academic credit is assigned in terms of the credit hour. For formal course work, one credit hour is equivalent to one class
hour per week for one term as specified in the academic calendar. All courses carry three credit hours except where noted.
Credit by Transfer, Examination, and Waiver
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Transfer of Credit
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Credit for graduate work completed in residence at other accredited institutions (management courses must be from
AACSB-accredited programs) may be offered in partial fulfillment of the requirements when the grade earned is a
"B" or better, the work is substantially equivalent to the Rensselaer course it replaces, the course has not been
credited toward an undergraduate degree, and the course was completed within five years of admission. No more
than six credit hours may be transferred toward the degree, and not more than six credit hours used for a master's
degree in one area can be applied to a second master's degree.
A matriculated student who obtains the approval of his/her academic advisor to take graduate-level course work
elsewhere while enrolled at Rensselaer must apply for transfer of credit as soon as the credit has been earned.
It is the student's responsibility to complete the Transfer of Credit Form; submit an official transcript indicating grade
received, credit awarded; and any other documentation required by his or her advisor, such as a catalog description of
the course and a (new or revised) Plan of Study. Courses taken elsewhere and approved for transfer to Rensselaer as
part of a degree program are not considered in computing the "B" average requirement. For additional information
concerning the awarding of credit by transfer, contact the Office of the Registrar.
On the student's official transcript, a Transfer of Credit will record only the course title and the credit hours, but not
the grade of the transferred course. The credit hours of a transferred course compute into the cumulative earned
hours, but do not affect the attempted hours column.
Validation Examination
In certain instances, a Validation Examination may be given to establish course credit for proficiency acquired in an area of
specialization.
A matriculated student in good standing may petition his or her department for permission to satisfy a program requirement by
means of a Validation Examination and to replace the required course with an approved elective. Under no circumstances may
credit by Validation Examination be counted toward satisfying the residency requirement.
Validation Examinations must be approved in advance by the academic department Chair and are administered by the
instructor of the course for which credit is desired. Validation Examinations are not permitted for courses previously failed or
audited. The examination fee is $75. Forms and information concerning the exam fee are available from the Office of the
Registrar.
Waiver
A student whose prior academic preparation is substantially equivalent to the level and content of a required core course may
petition the department for a waiver from the course.
Courses required for M.S. degrees may be waived only with substitution. M.S. students requesting waiver(s) must fill out Plan
of Study and Request for Waiver with Substitution Forms indicating the course or courses to be waived and include: 1) an
unofficial transcript, 2) a catalog description of the course, and 3) a letter justifying the rationale for the waiver. These
materials should be submitted to the advisor.
Waivers for credit apply only to the M.B.A. degree and are limited to a maximum for twelve credit hours. M.B.A. students
requesting waiver(s) must fill out a Plan of Study Form and Request for Waiver Form indicating the course or courses to be
waived and include: 1) an unofficial transcript, 2) a catalog description of the course, and 3) a letter justifying the rationale for
the waiver. These materials should be submitted to the advisor.
Grade Requirements
A "B" average must be maintained in order to fulfill degree requirements. When the student's academic performance is
unacceptable, one of the following actions will be taken.
1) The Registrar will inform the student in writing that his or her quality point average has fallen below the stated "B" (3.0)
average.
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2) The Assistant Dean for Academic Programs may require that the student take a substitute course or repeat a course.
3) The Assistant Dean for Academic Programs may, under exceptional circumstances, request that the student be reexamined
in a course.
For further information please refer to the section on Academic Standing. .
Grading System
Letter grades and their meanings are:
A
Excellent
A-
Excellent
B+
Good
B
Good
B-
Good
C+
Average
C
Average
C-
Average
F
Failed
I
Incomplete course work
W
Withdrawn
AU
Audit
U
Unsatisfactory in a satisfactory/unsatisfactory graded course
IP
In Progress (multiple-term course)
S
Satisfactory in a satisfactory/unsatisfactory graded course
Z
Grade unknown--see instructor
NE
Not Examined
FA
Failed (due to administrative reasons)
WI
Failed (course that was previously graded "I" in which the student did not meet the deadline for
completing course work)
Grading System Explanation
FA Grade
The grade "FA" (Administrative Failure) is assigned by the Registrar to students who register for a course they do not attend
and do not submit an Add/Drop Form.
I Grade
The grade “I” (Incomplete) is given when a student is unable to complete required course work due to illness or other
extenuating circumstance such as a personal emergency beyond the student’s control.
The “I” grade is given only after the contract form (“Authorization for the Grade of Incomplete”) is completed and signed by
the instructor and the student and received by the Registrar.
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Under no circumstances may the “I” grade be given for the following situations:
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Absence from a final exam or missing paper or project that is by choice and not beyond the student’s control
Student on class list who never attended class
Student who wishes to do additional coursework or repeat the course to improve a grade
Student who attended only a few classes and needs to attend most of the classes again.
The work for which the “I” grade was given must be completed within one term.
If the agreements made in the “I” grade contract are not faithfully observed, or if the “I” grade is not cleared in the time
specified by the contract, the grade automatically becomes a “WI.” Once the “I” grade is changed to “WI”, no other grade
change will be accepted. The “I” is considered a penalty grade in the calculation of the term GPA. Until changed, it is
calculated as if it were the grade of “F.”
IP Grade
The "IP" (In Progress) grade is given at the end of preliminary term of multiple-term courses such as thesis, project, seminar,
culminating experience (CAPSTONE), or practicum.
NE Grade
The "NE" (Not Examined) grade is given by the instructor to a student who has been excused from taking a final exam at the
scheduled time. The "NE" grade is recorded on the student's record when the instructor submits the "NE Grade Authorization"
to the Office of the Registrar.
The grade of "NE" must be made up on the day specified by the instructor and prior to the end of the subsequent term.
If the examination is not taken by the date specified, the grade automatically becomes an "F."
Once the "NE" grade is changed to an "F", no other grade change will be accepted.
It should be noted that the grade of "NE" is not considered in the calculation of the term GPA.
S Grade & U Grade
"S" (Satisfactory) and "U" (Unsatisfactory) grades can only be assigned in courses specifically approved for such grading by
the Curriculum Committee. Examples of such courses are seminar, thesis, project, or certain general electives.
W Grade
The grade "W" (Withdrawn) is assigned by the Registrar when a student is permitted to withdraw from a course after the drop
deadline.
WI Grade
This letter grade is assigned by the Registrar to students who received an Incomplete ("I") grade but failed to meet the criteria
or the deadline specified in the "I" contract. The grade is calculated as an "F" in the student's grade point average. Once the "I"
grade is changed to "WI", no other grade change will be accepted.
Z Grade
The "Z" grade (Grade Unknown) is assigned by the Registrar when the grade roster is not submitted by the instructor in time
to print the term grade reports. The student should see his or her instructor for the grade.
AU Grade
The grade "AU" (Audit) is assigned to students who have officially registered as auditors and who have fulfilled the
instructor's attendance requirements.
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NOTE: The grades A, B, C, F, FA, S, U, or WI cannot be appealed or changed six months after award by instructor.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
A student's grade point average is determined on the basis of the following numbers assigned to the letter grades: A=4.0, A- =
3.67, B+=3.33, B=3.0, B- = 2.67, C+=2.33, C=2.0, C- =1.67, F=0, I=0, FA=0, WI=0*. The grades U, S, IP, NE, W, AU, and
Z are not considered when computing averages. The grade point average is computed by multiplying the number
corresponding to the grade in each and every course by the number of credit hours for the course, totaling these products and
then dividing the sum by the total number of credit hours for the courses considered. Credit granted for work taken at another
institution other than a member of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education and credit granted by waiver and
examination are not included in the GPA.
The grade point average for the term is computed at the end of each term. The cumulative quality point average is computed at
the end of each term for the full period of attendance at Rensselaer.
If a Graduate student repeats a course, both grades are entered on the record. However, course credit will count only once and,
although both grades appear on the transcript, the grade received in the repeated course is always the one used in computing
the GPA. The grade for a repeated course for which the student receives a grade of "W" or taken at another institution cannot
be used in place of the original course grade in calculating the GPA.
Grade Calculations
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(Grade due,
but not
submitted)
NE
No
0
0
No
Yes
Not Examined
(Missed Final
Exam)
FA
Yes
0
0
No
No
Failed due to
administrative
reasons
No
Failed (Did
not complete
course that
was previously
graded
incomplete)
WI
Yes
0
0
No
Institutional Requirements
A candidate for a master's degree must:
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Be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Satisfy the culminating experience requirement as specified by the academic department.
Complete a Plan of Study with at least 30 credit hours (60 for the Master of Business Administration) beyond the
bachelor's degree with satisfactory grades.
Satisfy grade requirements with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA.
Satisfy residence requirements.
Satisfy the department's practicum or seminar requirement, if applicable.
Present a thesis or project, if required.
Pursue a Plan of Study that will lead to the completion of all requirements.
Satisfy all financial obligations.
File a Degree Application with the Office of the Registrar by the date specified in the academic calendar, for the term
in which he or she plans to fulfill degree requirements. If a degree application was filed for a previous term but the
requirements were not fulfilled, a new degree application must be filed for the term in which the student actually is
graduating.
A student pursuing more than one master's degree must meet the above requirements for each degree sought.
Master's Thesis and Master's Project
Certain departments may specify presentation of a thesis or completion of a project as a requirement for a master's degree.
Usually six, but no more than nine credit hours are allowed for a master's thesis or project. Theses and projects are graded
either "S" (Satisfactory) or "U" (Unsatisfactory).
In a department that ordinarily requires a thesis or project, a student may be permitted to substitute additional courses on
recommendation of the advisor and with the approval of the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs.
Submission of the thesis or project report and any final examination on the thesis or project must occur by the dates listed in
the academic calendar for the year. Students who wish to undertake a thesis or project in Management should contact the
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs for information and guidelines. Students in the Engineering and Computer and
Information Sciences curricula would complete the thesis or project under the guidance of a thesis/project advisor. Details
concerning deadlines, proposal, and defense are available in the guide "Project/Thesis Requirements and Guidelines" which
can be obtained from the department.
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The candidate must submit the final original copy of the thesis or project, together with the advisor's written approval of both
content and format, to the Office of the Registrar at least one week before the end of the term in which the degree is to be
awarded.
Additional original copies, as specified by the individual department, may be requested. The record of completion is
forwarded to the Office of the Registrar and the thesis or project will be bound by the Cole Library.
Degree Completion
At the beginning of the term in which the degree is expected, eligible degree candidates who have fulfilled all departmental
requirements and satisfied all financial obligations must file a Degree Application Form and current Plan of Study Form with
the Office of the Registrar.
No student is considered a degree candidate until he or she files the Degree Application Form.
Students who apply for degree completion but do not fulfill degree requirements must reapply for degree completion by
submitting a new Degree Application Form for the term in which completion is anticipated. Degrees are conferred in August,
December, and May.
Degree candidates not registering for course work in their final term must register for EWP Degree Completion (course
number ADMN-5030H01). This no-credit designation carries a $50 administrative fee.
Commencement exercises are held on the grounds of Rensselaer's Hartford Campus in June to honor graduates for the entire
academic year. Information concerning the degree clearance procedure and deadlines may be obtained by contacting the
Office of the Registrar. Graduates may also attend Commencement on the Troy Campus in May. Please see the Academic
Calendar for specific dates.
Transcript Requests
Students in Rensselaer's Hartford Campus programs may request an official transcript by writing to: Student Records and
Financial Services, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Academy Hall 2000 Level, Troy, NY 12180-3590;
request via Rensselaer's Web site: www.rpi.edu/dept/srfs/transcripts.pdf , or fax the request to the Registrar's Office in Troy,
New York, at (518) 276-6180.
Former students/graduates of The Hartford Graduate Center's Biomedical Engineering, Health Care Management, Corporate
Fellows programs may request an official copy of their transcript by writing to the Office of the Registrar, Rensselaer at
Hartford 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, CT 06120-2991
All requests for transcripts should include the student's full name, Social Security number, signature, and the name and
address of the recipient. The transcript will be mailed at no charge.
Note: Official transcripts bearing the seal of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be issued only after all financial obligations
have been met.
Please note that transcripts submitted as part of the application process cannot be photocopied, faxed, or given to the student.
Students requiring these documents must, therefore, obtain these records directly from their college or university.
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Department of Engineering and Science
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs: Houman Younessi, Ph.D.
Department Home Page: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/academic/does/
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Computer Science
Information Technology
Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science Full-time Faculty
Faculty
Faculty
Position
Degree and Institution
Brown, Roger H.
Clinical Assistant Professor M.S.E.E., University of Illinois
Eberbach, Eugene
Clinical Associate Professor Ph.D., Warsaw University of Technology Theoretical Computer
Science, AI and
Intelligent Systems,
Database
Younessi, Houman
Clinical Professor
Ph.D. Swinburne University of
Technology (Australia)
Teaching Area
Networks, Security
Software Engineering
Research Methods
Computer Science Adjunct Faculty
Adjunct Faculty
Position
Degree and Institution
Teaching Area
Clarke, David L.
Adjunct Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Operating Systems,
Compiler Design
Kousen, Kenneth A.
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University
Java; Object-Oriented
Concepts, Analysis and
Design
Madison, James
Adjunct Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Software Engineering/IT
McCarthy, Charles F.
Adjunct Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mathematics
Stevens, Michael
Adjunct Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Software Engineering/IT
Master of Science in Computer Science
Applicants are assumed to have knowledge of computer concepts and programming in a high-level language (e.g., C, Pascal).
To receive the Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, students must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in Computer
Science or Engineering courses and satisfy the following requirements:
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1) Plan of Study
Each student completes a Plan of Study in consultation with his or her advisor. This Plan will include required immigration
courses (if any), five core courses, Research Methods course, the Culminating Experience (Computer Science Seminar) and
three elective courses. At least two of the elective courses should pertain to a specific area that reflects the student's
professional or academic interest.
2) Immigration Courses
Depending on academic background and professional experience, some students may be required to begin their studies with
one or more prerequisite "immigration" course(s) beyond the standard 30 credit hours. The immigration courses are:
CISH-4010 Discrete Mathematics and Computer Theory
CISH-4020 Object Structures
CISH-4030 Structured Computer Architecture
Students with two or more immigration courses as prerequisites may be admitted conditionally. Since these are the equivalent
of undergraduate courses, students are expected to achieve a grade of "B"or better in each course. Achievement below this
level is cause for reexamination of admission. In addition, these immigration courses will not enter into the calculation of a
student's GPA for graduation.
3) Core Courses (15 credits)
Each Plan of Study will contain the following five courses:
CSCI-4210 Operating Systems
CSCI-4380 Database Systems
CSCI-6050 Computability and Complexity
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks
ECSE-6770 Software Engineering I
Research Methods Course (3 credits)
CISH-6960H09 Research Methods in Computer Science
Culminating Experience (3 credits)
CISH-6902 Computer Science Seminar(for students admitted after Summer 2004)
Computer Science and Other Elective (9 credits)
With the exception of the immigration courses, all courses with the designation CISH or CSCI and most designated ECSE
may be used as electives for the degree.
4) Advanced Courses
At least 18 credit hours must be at the "advanced" level. All courses with suffix numbers 6000-6990 fall into this category.
These courses may include special topics courses which are offered under CISH or CSCI-6960 Topics in Computer and
Information Sciences, or ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering.
After completing course work in a particular area, students may elect to complete a six-credit Master's Project (CISH or
CSCI-6980) or Thesis (CISH or CSCI-6990) in that area.
5) Program Completion
Students will complete their program of study via one of two paths:
Applied Path:
Theory Path:
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CISH-6960 Research Methods
A Theory Course
CISH-6902 Computer Science Seminar
Master's Thesis/Project
For More Information
Information concerning the Computer Science programs may be obtained by contacting Dr. Houman Younessi at (860) 5487880, (800) 290-7637, ext. 7880; e-mail:
[email protected]; or by visiting www.ewp.rpi.edu/does/.
Computer Science Graduate Certificate Programs
(Minimum of 12 Credit Hours)
The Computer Science Graduate Certificate Programs are designed with a selective focus and require that a student
successfully complete four graduate courses (twelve credit hours of which nine credit hours must be in residence), with an
average grade of "B" or better, in a specific area of Computer Science. Credits earned in Graduate Certificates may be
subsequently applied toward an M.S. degree as electives with advisor's approval. Additional technical information about the
Graduate Certificates can be obtained from the Certificate Program Coordinators listed below. Graduate Certificates are
offered in the following four areas:
Computer Network Communications
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks
Select any three of the following courses:
CISH-6210 Computer Network Analysis and Design
CISH-6220 LANs, MANs, and Internetworking
CISH-6230 Network Management
CISH-6960 Cryptography and Network Security
ECSE-6660 Broadband Networks and Optical Networking
Program Coordinator: Roger H. Brown, (860) 548-2462, (800) 290-7637 ext. 2462, or e-mail:
[email protected]
Database Systems
CSCI-4380 Database Systems
Select any three of the following courses:
CSCI-6460 Advanced Database Management Topics
CISH-6110 Object-Oriented Database Systems
CISH-6120 Distributed Database Systems
CSCI-6960 Data Warehouse Systems
Program Coordinator: Houman Younessi, (860) 548-7880, (800) 290-7637 ext. 7880 or e-mail:
Information Systems
Required
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks
CSCI-4380 Database Systems
COMM-6420 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction Usability
Elective
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ECSE-6770 Software Engineering I
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CISH-6010 Object-Oriented Programming and Design
Program Coordinator: Roger H. Brown; (860) 548-2462, (800) 290-7637 ext. 2462, or e-mail:
[email protected]
Software Engineering
Required
ECSE-6770 Software Engineering I
CISH-6050 Software Engineering Management
Electives (Select any two of the following)
CISH-6010 Object-Oriented Programming and Design
CISH-6510 Web Application Design and Development
ECSE-6780 Software Engineering II
Program Coordinator: Houman Younessi, (860) 548-7880, (800)290-7637 ext. 7880, or e-mail:
[email protected]
Information Technology
Master of Science in Information Technology
Program Objective
The primary intent of the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program is to prepare graduates for
professional practice in information technology. Although the term "information technology" may be subject to many
interpretations, we consider it to mean "applied computer science." Therefore, the program provides students with exposure to
a practical application of technology within an area of specialization. To this end, students will gain a broad exposure to
technology by completing a set of core courses and an in-depth exposure to the application of technology in a particular
discipline through courses in a student-selected application area.
Admission Requirements
Students enter the Master of Science in Information Technology program with diverse backgrounds. Ideally, a student
entering the program will have completed undergraduate courses which provide a background in the following areas:
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Computer programming in a high-level procedural language (e.g., COBOL, C)
Computer programming in an object-oriented language (e.g., C++, Eiffel)
Data structures and algorithm design
Discrete mathematics
Student lacking a background in any of the above areas may need to take one or more of the following immigration courses:
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CISH-4010 Discrete Mathematics and Computer Theory
CISH-4020 Object Structures
Academic Requirements
To meet the requirements for the MSIT, students must be formally admitted to the program and must complete an approved
Plan of Study that meets the following requirements:
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A minimum of 30 credits
A minimum of 18 credits of advanced graduate-level course work (6000-level courses)
Five core courses in Information Technology
A minimum of 12 credits in an approved Application Area (see below)
A culminating/integrating experience
An additional requirement is that no more than half of the credits used toward the MSIT degree be taken from courses offered
by the Lally School of Management and Technology. These courses have the prefix "MGMT."
Core Courses
The core areas include database systems, telecommunications, software design, management of technology, and humancomputer interaction.
IT Core Area
Course Number and Name
Term(s) Offered
Database Systems
CSCI-4380 Database Systems
Spring
Telecommunications
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks Fall/Spring
Software Design
ECSE-6770 Software Engineering I
Management of Technology
MGMT-6810 Management of Technical Projects Fall/Spring
Human Computer Interaction COMM-6420 Foundations of HCI Usability
Fall
Fall
If a student is granted a waiver from any Core area, an additional elective course (approved by the student's advisor) must be
taken.
Application Areas
An in-depth experience in the application of information technology to a particular discipline is achieved through courses in a
student-selected application area. Because technology changes so rapidly, the application of technology also changes
frequently. The available application areas in the MSIT program reflect these changes. Below is a list of application areas
currently available to students attending Rensselaer. To obtain an updated list and the course requirements, consult the IT
Program home page, www.ewp.rpi.edu/does/it_degree.html.
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Networking
Database Systems Design
Software Design
Management Information Systems
Networking
Requirements: IT Core course in Telecommunications, at least three of the following courses, plus a culminating experience:
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ECSE-6660 Broadband Networks
CISH-6230 Network Management
CISH-6220 LANS, MANS, and Internetworking
CISH-6960 Cryptography and Network Security
Database Systems Design
Requirements: IT Core course in Database Systems plus at least three of the following plus a culminating experience
(maximum of 3 credits if Master's Project is chosen):
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CSCI-6460 Advanced Database Management Topics
CISH-6110 Object-Oriented Database Systems
CISH-6120 Distributed Database Systems
CISH-6960 Data Warehouse Systems
Software Design
Requirements: IT Core course in Software Design, at least three of the following courses, plus a culminating experience:
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ECSE-6780 Software Engineering II
CISH-6010 Object-Oriented Programming and Design
CISH-6050 Software Engineering Management
CISH-6510 Web Application Design and Development
Management Information Systems
Requirements: IT Core course in Management, at least three of the following courses, plus a culminating experience:
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MGMT-6170 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
MGMT-6180 Strategic IS Management
MGMT-6710 Designing, Developing, and Staffing High-Performance Organizations I
MGMT-6750 Legal Aspects of E-Business and Information Technology
Culminating Experience
The culminating experience may be satisfied by either of the following, depending on the application area and the approval of
adviser:
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Computer Science Seminar (CISH-69002, 3 credits)
Engineering
Engineering - Full-time Faculty
Faculty
Position
Degree and Institution
Engineering - Faculty Emeriti
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Faculty
Position
Degree and Institution
Krahula, Joseph L.
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Engineering - Adjunct Faculty
Adjunct Faculty
Position
Degree and Institution
Teaching Area
Annigeri, Balkrishna S.
Adjunct Professor
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute
of Technology
Applied Mechanics
Technology
Bak, Michael
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Applied Mechanics
Bortoff, Scott A.
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Control System Design,
Signals & Systems,
Embedded Systems
Bose, Sudha
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., University of California
at Berkeley
Metallurgy, Coatings,
Hi-Temp, Ceramics
Brown, Kenneth W.
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Finite Element
Methods
Dennis, Anthony J.
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Applied Mechanics
Donachie, Matthew J.,
Jr.
Adjunct Professor
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute
of Technology
Metallurgy
Marcin, John J.
Adjunct Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Metallurgy
Quinn, Joseph W.
Adjunct Professor
M.S., Trinity College
DSP, Instrumentation
Measurement
Probability
Tew, David E.
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of
Technology
Theory of Potential
Flow, Turbulence
Wagner, Timothy C.
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University
Radiation Heat
Transfer, Propulsion
Engineering
Rensselaer offers an engineering curricula designed to accommodate the evolving needs of the practicing engineer. Each
curriculum helps students establish and build on a solid theoretical base while allowing them to practice their skills. This
blend of academic excellence and industrial experience creates a unique learning environment for engineering students at
Rensselaer. Degree programs are offered in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer and Systems
Engineering, and Engineering Science together with Graduate Certificate Programs in Control Systems and High-Temperature
Materials
Engineering Degrees
Master of Engineering and Master of Science degrees are offered in selected engineering disciplines. The Master of
Engineering degrees require completion of a three credit project as a culminating experience while Master of Science degree
candidates must carry out research leading to a six credit thesis. Apart from that, the curricula for both degrees are identical.
The Master of Engineering degree is designed to fulfill the needs of practicing engineers in industry while the Master of
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Science degree is for those focused on a research career.
The following engineering degrees are being awarded (click each to go to that section):
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M.Eng. in Computer and Systems Engineering
M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering
M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
M.S. in Engineering Science
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Candidates for the master's degree must complete an advisor approved plan of study consisting of:
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At least 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree with cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.
At least 18 of the total credit hours presented toward the degree must have the suffix numbers 6000-6990 or 70007990
At least 21 of the total credit hours presented towards the degree must be from courses taken within the discipline.
A student may transfer credits for 2 graduate-level (equivalent to 6000 or 7000 level in the Rensselaer at Hartford Catalog)
courses (total of 6 credit hours) taken at an accredited graduate school with the grade(s) of “B” or better. The transfer/waiver
process must be approved by the faculty advisor and the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs. Transfer courses must be
relevant to the program of study being pursued by the student at Rensselaer.
Students must prepare their Plan of Study together with their advisor and have it reviewed and approved by the advisor and
the program coordinator before completion of their fourth course. All the above requirements must be completed within three
years of admission.
Culminating Experience (Engineering Project/Engineering Thesis)
The culminating experience is a requirement for the master's degree in Connecticut. It may be fulfilled by either of the
following:
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Completing a three-credit-hour master's project along with 27 credit hours of appropriate course work thus leading to
the Master of Engineering degree.
Completing a six-credit-hour master's thesis along with 24 credit hours of appropriate course work thus leading to the
Master of Science degree.
Electrical Engineering
The Rensselaer at Hartford master's program in Electrical Engineering allows students to increase their competence in a
number of Electrical Engineering subjects, particularly in Digital Communications and Signal Processing, Control Systems,
and Communication Networks.
Admission Requirements
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Students who have received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited
institution, a GPA in the upper quartile, and some work experience in a high-technology environment.
Students with a B.S. degree in another engineering discipline, mathematics, or physics may be admitted subject to
fulfillment of the following Electrical Engineering Background Requirements.
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Electrical Engineering Background Requirements
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Advanced Mathematics (i.e. Complex Variables, Laplace Transforms, Fourier Analysis, Probability) (One term)
Electric Circuits (one term)
Electronic Circuits (two terms)
Signals and Systems (one term)
Digital Logic (one term)
Technical Design Elective (e.g., Communications Systems, Control Systems Engineering, Computer Networks) (one
term)
Students lacking any of the above courses must consult with their advisor to devise a plan for corrective action.
Areas of Specialization
Students must include in their plan of study a sequence of three 6000 (or 7000) level courses in at least one of the following
areas of specialization:
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Digital Communications and Signal Processing
Control Systems
Communication Networks
Electrical Engineering Program Requirements
The Master's degree is awarded on successful completion of the following:
Required Core (15 credits)
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
ECSE-6400 Systems Analysis Techniques
ECSE-6560 Digital Communications Engineering
ECSE-6620 Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6980 Engineering Project
Electives (15 credits)
ECSE-4440 Control Systems Engineering
ECSE-4490 Fundamental of Robotics
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks
ECSE-4770 Computer Hardware Design
ECSE-6050 Advanced Electronic Circuits
ECSE-6410 Robotics and Automations Systems
ECSE-6420 Nonlinear Control Systems
ECSE-6440 Optimal Control Theory
ECSE-6460 Multivariable Control Systems
ECSE-6590 Wireless Communications and Networks
ECSE-6630 Digital Image and Video Processing
ECSE-6660 Broadband and Optical Networking
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, LANs, MANs, and Internetworking
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Embedded Digital Control Systems
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Applied Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics
ECSE-7010 Optical Fiber Communications
ECSE-7100 Real-Time Programming and Applications
ECSE-4960 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems
(prerequisite course – not credited towards M.S. or M.Eng. degree)
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Example Curricula for Three Areas of Specialization
Digital Communications and Signal Processing
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
ECSE-4670 Computer Communications Networks
ECSE-6400 Systems Analysis Techniques
ECSE-6560 Digital Communications Engineering
ECSE-6620 Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6630 Digital Image and Video Processing
ECSE-6590 Wireless Communications and Networks
ECSE-7010 Optical Fiber Communications
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Applied Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6980 Engineering Project
Control Systems
ECSE-4440 Control Systems Engineering
ECSE-4490 Fundamentals of Robotics
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
ECSE-6400 Systems Analysis Techniques
ECSE-6420 Nonlinear Control Systems
ECSE-6440 Optimal Control Theory
ECSE-6460 Multivariable Control Systems or ECSE-6960 Embedded Digital Control Systems
ECSE-6560 Digital Communications Engineering
ECSE-6620 Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6980 Engineering Project
Communication Networks
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
ECSE-4670 Computer Communications Networks
ECSE-6400 Systems Analysis Techniques
ECSE-6560 Digital Communications Engineering
ECSE-6620 Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, LANs, MANs, and Internetworking
ECSE-6660 Broadband and Optical Networking
CISH-6230 Network Management or ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering , Cryptography and Network Security
ECSE-7010 Optical Fiber Communications
ECSE-6590 Wireless Communications and Networks
ECSE-6980 Engineering Project
M.S. in Electrical Engineering Program Requirements
The M.S. requirements are the same as those for the M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, except for the substitution of a 6-credithour thesis in place of one elective and the three-credit-hour project.
Please contact Professor Farooque Mesiya at
program.
[email protected] if you have any questions about the Electrical Engineering
Computer and Systems Engineering
The Master of Engineering in Computer and Systems Engineering provides the student with the appropriate hardware and
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software tools needed in such critical areas as digital communications and signal processing, robotics and automation systems,
computer communication networks, and software engineering.
Admission Requirements
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Students who have received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
Students with a B.S. degree in another engineering discipline, mathematics, or physics, subject to the condition that
the following essential prerequisites for their chosen area of specialization have been completed:
Digital Communications and Signal Processing
ECSE-2010 Electrical Circuits
ECSE-2410 Signals and Systems (or ECSE-4960 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems)
ECSE-2610 Computer Components and Operations (or CISH-4030 Structured Computer Architecture)
Computer Communications Networks
ECSE-2010 Electrical Circuits
ECSE-2410 Signals and Systems (or ECSE-4960 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems)
ECSE-2610 Computer Components and Operations (or CISH-4030 Structured Computer Architecture)
Robotics and Automation Systems
ECSE-2010 Electrical Circuits
ECSE-2410 Signals and Systems (or ECSE-4960 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems)
ECSE-2610 Computer Components and Operations (or CISH-4030 Structured Computer Architecture)
Software Engineering
CSCI-1100 Computer Science I
ECSE-4960 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems
CSCI-2300 Data Structures and Algorithms (or CISH-4020 Object Structures)
ECSE-2610 Computer Components and Operations (or CISH-4030 Structured Computer Architecture)
Preparatory courses do not apply toward the minimum 30 credit hours required for the Master of Engineering degree.
Areas of Specialization
Students must include in their plan of study a sequence of three 6000 or 7000 level courses in at least one of the following
areas of specialization:
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Robotics and Automation Systems
Computer Communication Networks
Software Engineering
M.Eng. in Computer and Systems Engineering Program Requirements
Required Core (15 credits)
CSCI-4210 Operating Systems or ECSE-4440 Control Systems Engineering
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks
ECSE-6620 Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6980 Engineering Project
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Electives (15 credits)
ECSE-4490 Fundamental of Robotics
ECSE-4770 Computer Hardware Design
ECSE-6050 Advanced Electronic Circuits
ECSE-6410 Robotics and Automations Systems
ECSE-6420 Nonlinear Control Systems
ECSE-6440 Optimal Control Theory
ECSE-6460 Multivariable Control Systems
ECSE-6560 Digital Communications Engineering
ECSE-6590 Wireless Communications and Networks
ECSE-6630 Digital Image and Video Processing
ECSE-6660 Broadband and Optical Networking
ECSE-6770 Software Engineering I
ECSE-6780 Software Engineering II
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, LANs, MANs, and Internetworking
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Embedded Digital Control Systems
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Applied Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Cryptography and Network Security
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics
ECSE-7010 Optical Fiber Communications
ECSE-7100 Real-Time Programming and Applications
CISH-6010 Object-Oriented Programming and Design
CISH-6050 Software Engineering Management
CISH-6320 GUI Building
CISH-6510 Web Application Design and Development
ECSE-4960 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems (prerequisite course – not credited towards M.S. or M.Eng. degree)
Example Curricula for Four Areas of Specialization
Digital Communications and Signal Processing
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks
ECSE-4440 Control Systems Engineering
ECSE-6400 Systems Analysis Techniques
ECSE-6560 Digital Communications Engineering
ECSE-6620 Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6630 Digital Image and Video Processing or ECSE-6660 Broadband and Optical Networking
ECSE-7010 Optical Fiber Communications
ECSE-6590 Wireless Communications and Networks
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Applied Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6980 Engineering Project
Robotics and Automation Systems
ECSE-4440 Control Systems Engineering
ECSE-4490 Fundamental of Robotics
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks
ECSE-6400 Systems Analysis Techniques
ECSE-6420 Nonlinear Control Systems
ECSE-6440 Optimal Control Theory
ECSE-6460 Multivariable Control Systems or ECSE-6960 Embedded Digital Control Systems
ECSE-6620 Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics
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ECSE-6980 Engineering Project
Computer Communication Networks
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, LANs, MANs, and Internetworking
ECSE-4440 Control Systems Engineering
ECSE-6560 Digital Communications Engineering
ECSE-6620 Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6660 Broadband and Optical Networking
CISH-6230 Network Management or ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering, Cryptography and Network Security
ECSE-7010 Optical Fiber Communications or ECSE-6590 Wireless Communications and Networks
ECSE-6980 Engineering Project
Software Engineering
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
CISH-4210 Operating Systems
ECSE-4670 Computer Communication Networks
ECSE-6620 Digital Signal Processing
ECSE-6770 Software Engineering I
ECSE-6780 Software Engineering II
CISH-6050 Software Engineering Management
CISH-6010 Object-Oriented Programming and Design
CISH-6230 GUI Building or CISH-6510 Web Application Design and Development
ECSE-6980 Engineering Project
Please contact Professor Farooque Mesiya at
Engineering program.
[email protected] if you have any questions about the Computer and Systems
Engineering Science
The Master of Science in Engineering Science degree serves students whose educational needs do not correspond to the
standard professional engineering curricula. It allows students to tailor a plan of study to their particular requirements. Each
student's course of study is developed in close consultation with the advisor to allow meaningful and strongly directed
interdisciplinary approach.
The degree awarded in this area is not, nor is it intended to be, accredited for practice. Students entering the Engineering
Science program are expected to hold a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the traditional engineering disciplines.
Applicants not holding such degree must have evidence of coursework in at least:
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Physics (two terms)
Chemistry and/or Engineering Materials (one term)
Mechanics (one term)
Electronics/Circuits (one term)
Probability and Statistics (one term)
Students lacking one or more of these courses are expected to take corrective action before entering the Engineering Science
program.
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Please contact Professor Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete at
Science program.
[email protected] if you have any questions about the Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
The master's degrees in mechanical engineering allow the student to increase his or her competence in a number of
mechanical engineering subjects, or to specialize in depth in the areas of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mechanical design,
solid mechanics, or thermodynamics.
Admission Requirements
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Students who have received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution, a GPA in the
upper quartile, and some work experience in a high-technology environment.
Students with a B.S. degree in another engineering discipline, mathematics, or physics may be admitted subject to
fulfillment of the following background requirements.
Mechanical Engineering Background Requirements
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Chemistry (one additional term)
Dynamics (one term)
Fluid Mechanics(one term)
Machine Design (one term)
Mechanisms (one term)
Statics (one term)
Strength of Materials (one term)
Heat Transfer (one term)
Thermodynamics (one term)
Students lacking any of the above courses must work closely with their advisor to devise a plan for corrective action.
Mechanical Engineering Program Requirements
The Master's degree is awarded on successful completion of the following:
Required Core (15 credits)
MANE-5000 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I
MANE-7000 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II
MANE-5100 Mechanical Engineering Foundations I
MANE-7100 Mechanical Engineering Foundations II
MANE-6980 Mechanical Engineering Project (Culminating Experience
Electives (15 credits)
In consultation with advisor, select five courses from a single or several specialty area(s).
Specialty Area: Solids
MANE-4240 Introduction to Finite Elements
MANE-4610 Vibrations
MANE-4650 Fracture Mechanics
MANE-6180 Mechanics of Composite Materials
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MANE-6200 Plates and Shells
MANE-6960 Advanced Topics in Finite Element Analysis
Specialty Area: Fluids
MANE-4800 Boundary Layers and Heat Transfer
MANE-5060 Introduction to Compressible Flow
MANE-5080 Turbomachinery
MANE-6530 Turbulence
MANE-6550 Theory of Compressible Flow
MANE-6720 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Specialty Area: Thermal Systems
MANE-6540 Advanced Thermodynamics
MANE-6630 Conduction Heat Transfer
MANE-6640 Radiation Heat Transfer
MANE-6650 Convection Heat Transfer
MANE-6840 An Intro to Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer
MANE-6830 Combustion
Specialty Area: Manufacturing and Materials
DSES-6110 Introduction to Applied Statistics
MTLE-4260 High Temperature Alloys
MTLE-6960 High Temperature Coatings Engineering
MTLE-7061 Casting and Joining Processes
Example Curricula for Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Solid Mechanics Focus
MANE-5000 Advanced Math for Engineers I (4000-level)
MANE-5100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering I (4000-level)
MANE-6180 Mechanics of Composite Materials
MANE-6200 Plates and Shells
MANE-6310 Non-linear Vibrations
MANE-6960 Advanced Topics in Finite Element Analysis
MANE-6980 Engineering Project
MANE-7000 Advanced Math for Engineers II (6000-level)
MANE-7100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering II (6000-level)
Thermofluids Focus
MANE-4800 Boundary Layers and Heat Transfer
MANE-5000 Advanced Math for Engineers I (4000-level)
MANE-5100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering I (4000-level)
MANE-6630 Conduction Heat Transfer
MANE-6650 Convection Heat Transfer
MANE-6720 Computational Fluid Dynamics
MANE-6980 Engineering Project
MANE-7000 Advanced Math for Engineers II (6000-level)
MANE-7100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering II (6000-level)
Computational Focus
DSES-6110 Introduction to Applied Statistics
MANE-4240 Introduction to Finite Elements
MANE-5000 Advanced Math for Engineers I (4000-level)
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MANE-5100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering I (4000-level)
MANE-6530 Turbulence
MANE-6720 Computational Fluid Dynamics
MANE-6980 Engineering Project
MANE-6960 Advanced Topics in Finite Element Analysis
MANE-7000 Advanced Math for Engineers II (6000-level)
MANE-7100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering II (6000-level)
Manufacturing/Materials Focus
MANE-4240 Introduction to Finite Elements
MANE-4650 Fracture Mechanics
MTLE-4260 High Temperature Alloys
MANE-5000 Advanced Math for Engineers I (4000-level)
MANE-5100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering I (4000-level)
MANE-6980 Engineering Project
MANE-7000 Advanced Math for Engineers II (6000-level)
MANE-7100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering II (6000-level)
MTLE-6960 High Temperature Coatings Engineering
MTLE-7061 Casting and Joining Processes
Multidisciplinary Focus
DSES-6110 Introduction to Applied Statistics
MANE-4240 Introduction to Finite Elements
MANE-4800 Boundary Layers and Heat Transfer
MANE-5000 Advanced Math for Engineers I (4000-level)
MANE-5100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering I (4000-level)
MANE-6540 Advanced Thermodynamics
MANE-6830 Combustion
MANE-6980 Engineering Project
MANE-7000 Advanced Math for Engineers II (6000-level)
MANE-7100 Foundations of Mechanical Engineering II (6000-level)
MTLE-4260 High Temperature Alloys
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Program Requirements
The M.S. requirements are the same as those for the M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, except for the substitution of a 6credit-hour thesis in place of one elective and the three-credit-hour project.
Please contact Professor Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete at
Engineering program.
[email protected] if you have any questions about the Mechanical
Engineering Graduate Certificate Programs
For working professionals not seeking a complete Master's degree, Rensselaer's Graduate Certificate Programs are tailored to
enhance or update skills in a shorter period of time. They have a selective focus and require that a student successfully
complete three or four graduate courses in a specific area of Engineering. With an advisor's approval, credits earned may be
subsequently applied as electives toward a Master's degree.
Graduate Certificate Program in Control Systems
Control systems are widely used in engineering to monitor the values of process variables by measurement so as to make
rational decisions about required corrective actions. Analysis and design of control systems requires consideration of sensors,
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controllers, transmitters as well as auxiliary control and hardware elements.
Rensselaer at Hartford offers a Graduate Certificate in Control Systems designed to provide an understanding of control
systems engineering, including the fundamental principles of control systems and their application to real-life engineering
problems.
Admission Requirements
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Students who have received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
Students with a B.S. degree in another engineering discipline, mathematics, or physics, subject to the condition that
the following essential prerequisites have been completed:
ECSE-2010 Electrical Circuits
ECSE-2410 Signals and Systems (or ECSE-4960 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems)
The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Control Systems is awarded upon successful completion of the following
courses:
Core Courses (6 credits):
ECSE-4440 Control Systems Engineering
ECSE-6400 Systems Analysis Techniques
Elective Courses (Any two, 6 credits)
ECSE-4490 Fundamentals of Robotics
ECSE-6420 Nonlinear Control Systems
ECSE-6440 Optimal Control Theory
ECSE-6460 Multivariable Control Systems
ECSE-6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering: Mechatronics
ECSE-6960 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering: Embedded Digital Control Systems
ECSE-6410 Robotics and Automations Systems
Academic credit earned from these courses can then be applied towards a Master's degree.
Please contact Professor Farooque Mesiya at
Certificate Program.
[email protected] if you have any questions about the Control Systems
Graduate Certificate Program in High Temperature Materials
Materials used in the "hot zones" of propulsion and power generation systems must satisfy stringent demands for integrity and
performance. Materials exposed to these extreme environments exhibit continuously evolving microstructures and this must
be accounted for during the component design stage of production.
Rensselaer offers a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in High Temperature Materials designed to provide an
understanding of the properties of high temperature alloys as well as skills in improving those properties by manipulating the
material microstructure through processing.
The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in High Temperature Materials is awarded upon successful completion of the
following courses.
MTLE-4260 High Temperature Alloys (Superalloys)
MTLE-7061 Casting and Joining Processes for Superalloys
MTLE-6960 High Temperature Coatings Engineering
Academic credit earned from these courses can then be applied towards a Master's degree. Please contact Professor Ernesto
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Gutierrez-Miravete at
[email protected] if you have any questions about the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in
High Temperature Materials.
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Lally School of Management and Technology at Hartford
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs: Houman Younessi, Ph.D.
Area Coordinator: John Maleyeff, Ph.D.
Department Home Page
The primary purpose of the Lally School of Management and Technology is to educate business leaders and professionals in
the strategic use of technology to create corporate value and sustainable competitive advantage in the global business
environment. The mission of the Lally School is to develop technically sophisticated business leaders who are prepared to
guide their organizations in the integration of technology for new products, new businesses, and new systems. The Lally
School has a vision to be pre-eminent among educational institutions in integrating management and technology for
innovation and value creation. The values that the Lally School holds are:
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Passion for lifelong learning.
Dedication to the idea that management and technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship are critical to improving
the quality of life.
Vibrant relations with our business partners.
Rigor and relevance in intellectual contributions and business practice.
Highest standards of ethics, responsibility, and respect for individuals.
Creative solutions through interdisciplinary teamwork.
Commitment to serving our stakeholders.
The Lally School comprises two departments; one based in Hartford, Connecticut, and the other in Troy, New York. The
programs, degree requirements, and course offerings included in this section specifically pertain to the Hartford department.
Faculty
Full-Time Faculty
The Lally School full-time faculty possess a broad range of academic and business experience. The diverse backgrounds of
the faculty help ensure that students receive high-quality academic experiences that are also grounded in the practical realities
of business. The faculty is focused on delivering an educational experience that is relevant to the needs of full-time working
professionals.
Faculty
Position
Degree & Institution
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Kelly, Leonard
J.
Clinical
Professor
Ph.D., University of
Connecticut
Quantitative Management
Maleyeff, John
Clinical
Professor
Ph.D., University of
Massachusetts
Operations Management
Peteros, Randall Clinical
G.
Associate
Professor
J.D., Western New England
College School of Law
Finance
Peters, Lael
Clinical
Associate
Professor
Ph.D., Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute
Management Information Systems
Rainey, David
L.
Clinical
Professor
Ph.D., Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute
Technology, Innovation, & Environment
Stodder, James
P.
Clinical
Associate
Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
Economics
Younessi,
Houman
Clinical
Professor
Ph.D., Swinburne
University of Technology
(Australia)
Information Systems, Information Technology and
Innovation, Systems and Operations Management
Adjunct Faculty
The Lally School adjunct faculty includes leading business practitioners whose in-depth knowledge of current business
practices enhances student's learning experience. The current Rensselaer adjunct faculty includes the following:
Adjunct
Faculty
Position
Degree & Institution
Araujo, Robert
J.
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and M.B.A. University of New Haven
Ardito, Mariyln
Ph.D., Fielding Institute
Bialecki,
Dennis M.
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Case, Mark B.
Adjunct
Professor
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
Corona, Melissa Adjunct
Professor
J.D., Quinnipiac University
Courtney,
Patrick
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dellarippa,
Harry
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dimodugno,
Louis
Adjunct
Professor
M.P.A., University of Oklahoma
Downe, Edward Adjunct
D.
Professor
Ph.D., New School University
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Ghosh, Asish
Adjunct
Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington
Greene, Lisa
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., Northwestern University
Harris, Dale
M.B.A., University of Harford
Healy, Timothy
E.
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.A., University of Washington
Kerr, James M.
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lagasse, Paul
Adjunct
Professor
Sc.D., University of New Haven
Lally, Robert
Adjunct
Professor
J.D., Western New England College
Lamy,
Raymond
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Luddy, Grace
B.
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Marconi, Robert Adjunct
L.
Professor
J.D., University of Connecticut)
Mastrianna,
William F., Jr.
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Radford University
Mutchler, John
Adjunct
Professor
J.D., Quinnipiac University
O'Donovan,
Edward G.
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., University of Connecticut
Olynyk, John
Paul
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Peterson, Eric
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Petti, Joseph
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., University of New Haven
Resecartis, Paul
Adjunct
Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Rosenthal,
Damon C.
Adjunct
Professor
M.S.C.S. and M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute
Roy, Roland O.
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., University of New Haven
Russell, Susan
Adjunct
Professor
Ph.D., Fielding Institute
Shemenski, Bob Adjunct
P f
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Professor
Siddiqi, Shahid
Adjunct
Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Sparzo, Gregory Adjunct
M.
Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stevens,
Michael
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Swarr, Thomas
E.
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Torrani, Robert
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Vikakovic,
Steven
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Webster, Steven Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Western New England College
Weiss, Derek J.
Adjunct
Professor
M.B.A., University of Connecticut
Young, Vann J.
Adjunct
Professor
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Programs
The programs offered by the Lally School for the Education of Working Professionals at Rensselaer are the Master of
Business Administration (M.B.A.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Management. Dual degrees with the Department of
Engineering and Science are also available. The M.S. in Management program contains two different focal areas: Enterprise
Management and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
In its programs, the Lally School strives for a balance between theory and practice, and between rigor and relevance. The
programs place heavy emphasis on the application of knowledge through team-based projects.
The Lally School and all its programs are based on three core principles:
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Technology and innovation are the primary lifeblood of the business enterprise and its competitiveness in business
and commerce.
Entrepreneurship and innovation involve the constant search for new and better ways of achieving sustainable
outcomes.
Management and leadership mean being on the leading edge of the changes in the business environment and
inspiring people within and outside the corporation to realize the vision and passion of the organization.
Graduate Programs
Evening M.B.A.
The Lally School offers an evening version of its full-time daytime (Troy, NY) M.B.A. program which focuses on innovation,
globalization, and entrepreneurship. The evening M.B.A. provides students the same 60-credit integrated learning experience
of the daytime cohort in a convenient evening setting.
The Plan of Study includes:
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MGMT-7740
MGMT-6040
MGMT-6020
MGMT-6050
MGMT-6100
Accounting for Reporting and Control
Creating and Managing an Enterprise I
Financial Management I
Creating and Managing an Enterprise II
Statistics and Operations Management I
MGMT-6110
MGMT-6060
MGMT-6030
MGMT-7730
Statistics and Operations Management II
Business Implications of Emerging Technologies I
Financial Management II
Economics and Institutions
MGMT-6080
MGMT-7050
MGMT-7060
Networks, Innovation & Value Creation I
Developing Innovative New Products/Services I
Developing Innovative New Products/Services II
MGMT-7030
MGMT-7750
MGMT-7070
Strategy, Technology, and Competition I
Global Business and Social Responsibility
Managing on the Edge
Five Electives
Accelerated M.B.A. Program
In the Accelerated M.B.A. Program, students can earn an M.B.A. degree in a 30-month period of accelerated instruction (10
terms of study). Classes are conducted One evening per week and every other Saturday, consisting of two courses a term for
four terms a year, designed to enhance cumulative skill building and learning.
The accelerated schedule is designed to appeal to students with significant work experience who are unable to attend classes
during the week; who are interested in joining a group of mature students attending classes and working and studying
together; and who desire an opportunity to earn the M.B.A. degree in a two-and-a-half-year period. The objective is to form a
diverse weekend class of broadly experienced middle managers and professionals.
For more information concerning the Accelerated M.B.A. Program, contact Kristin E. Galligan at (860)548-7881; (800) 4334723, ext. 7881; or e-mail:
[email protected]
Executive Master's Program (EMP)
Rensselaer’s EMP is a 10-month curriculum focusing on Global Business Leadership and Enterprise-Wide Strategic
Management. The program was specially developed by the faculty of the Lally School of Management and Technology for a
cohort of high-level participants. Using a combination of interactive classroom sessions, special guest speakers, and visits to
two important international venues, the program creates a full immersion experience. Practical needs of busy professionals are
accommodated with most of the activities taking place conveniently on Friday evenings and alternating Saturdays. The
curriculum stresses value creation for customers by using the resources afforded by a global enterprise to develop sustainable
long term success. Its goal is to create visionary and ethical thinkers who can navigate the complex and changing global
business environment.
The following courses make up the program curriculum:
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Organizational Leadership, Design, and Change
International Accounting and Finance
Macroeconomics and Political Economy
Global Value Networks
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Methods and Decision Making
Strategic Innovation
International Relationships
Global Investment Strategies and Risk Management
Strategic Management
International Trips and Special Guest Speakers
The trips to Singapore and Brussels will include visits to international, European-based and Asian-based corporations, public
enterprises, and other industrial venues. While on site at these locations, formal discussions and informal engagements will be
arranged with executives representing a broad range of business and industry, including government infrastructure and
economic development, aerospace, and consumer products. While in Hartford, a number of expert guest speakers will be
invited to speak on contemporary and important topics related to the program’s coverage.
Information concerning the Executive Master's Program may be obtained by contacting Christa A. Sterling at (860) 548-7842;
(800) 433-4723, ext. 7842; or e-mail:
[email protected] .
Master of Science in Management
The M.S. in Management is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to be professional
contributors and technical managers in a functional area of organizations. It is intended for students who want to acquire more
expertise in a specialized area before they seek general management skills and capabilities later in their careers. The
educational objective is to provide a learning environment that is centered on analysis, decision making, and implementation.
The Master of Science in Management is a specialized program requiring a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate work and
must:
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Focus on enterprise management or innovation and entrepreneurship. It must not be of a general business nature. See
below for a list of areas of concentrations.
Include the four core courses as defined below, four courses in an approved area of concentration, one elective, and a
culminating experience (CAPSTONE course). The program must meet the requirements of the Graduate School. A
Plan of Study must be approved by the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs
Include a three-credit CAPSTONE course ordinarily completed in the final term, which is satisfied by either:
MGMT-6680 Strategy, Technology, and Global Competitive Advantage; or MGMT-7980, CAPSTONE Project
Course with the approval of a full-time faculty member. See below for additional details.
The following is a typical ten-course M.S. program sequence. The four core courses are normally offered every term.
Course Sequence
Credits
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MGMT-xxxx Concentration Course #3
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MGMT-xxxx Concentration Course #4
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MGMT-xxxx Elective Course
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MGMT-xxxx CAPSTONE Course (MGMT-6680 or MGMT-7980)*
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TOTAL CREDITS 30
* See below for more information on CAPSTONE.
Management and Technology Concentrations
A Concentration is a 12-credit-hour (four-course) sequence of related course work that is required for the M.S. in
Management program (see above) but not required for the M.B.A. Neither the diploma nor the transcript will specify a
concentration. There are two main concentrations; Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Management. Specific
requirements for each concentration are described below.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This concentration has been designed for students who have an interest in technological innovation, new product
development, technological entrepreneurship, and new venture creation in established firms and start-up companies. It
prepares professionals in the strategic management of innovation and the integration of the technical function with other
corporate functions and goals.
Students must select four concentration courses pertaining to Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
MGMT-6060 Business Implications of Emerging Technologies I or MGMT-6610 Global Strategic Management of
Technological Innovation
MGMT-6600 Research and Development Management
MGMT-6620 Principles of Technological Entrepreneurship
MGMT-6630 Starting Up A New Venture
MGMT-6730 Technological Change and International Competitiveness
MGMT-6810 Management of Technical Projects
MGMT-7003 Sustainable Business Development
MGMT-7050 Developing Innovative New Products and Services I (or MGMT-6560 Managing New Product Development)
MGMT-7060 Developing Innovative New Products II
Enterprise Management
This concentration has been designed for students who are interested in the integration of supply networks, operations,
marketing, finance, and management of information systems. It prepares student for management careers at several different
levels of the product and service organization by developing the knowledge necessary to support and add value to the
underlying strategic focus of a management system.
Students must select four concentration courses from one of the following areas of specialization:
Operations Management
Executives in every kind of organization-large and small, private and public, for-profit and not-for-profit, can utilize the tools
delivered in this specialization to form high level strategy and improve day-to-day operations; to unlock the value of their
data; to model complex systems; and to make better decisions with less risk. The courses will help improve processes,
productivity, and performance across the entire business enterprise, whether its focus is service or production.
Select four courses from the following:
MGMT-6080 Networks, Innovation and Value Creation (or MGMT-7500 Managing Supply Networks)
MGMT-6100 Statistics and Operations Management I
MGMT-6110 Statistics and Operations Management II
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MGMT-6450 Manufacturing Systems Management
MGMT-6470 Management of Quality, Processes, and Reliability
MGMT-6480 Service Operations Management
MGMT-6490 Competitive Advantage and Operations Strategy
Global Enterprise Management
This specialization explores the rapidly evolving managerial and technological environments which students will encounter as
professionals in a competitive global marketplace. Special emphasis is placed on the following areas: multinational business
environments, varying levels of technology, finance, trade issues, politics, and cross-cultural dynamics.
Select four courses from the following:
MGMT-6080 Networks, Innovation and Value Creation (or MGMT-7500 Managing Supply Networks)
MGMT-6290 Macroeconomics and International Environments of Business
MGMT-6360 International Finance
MGMT-6390 International Operations (or MGMT-6350 International Business)
MGMT-6730 Technological Change and International Competitiveness
MGMT-7120 International Marketing
MGMT-7700 International Negotiations
MGMT-7710 Cultural Environment of International Business
Finance
This specialization prepares students for a career path in corporate finance functions and for careers in the financial services
industries. The special finance problems in high-tech industries are explored as well as the impact of technology on financial
markets and the financial manager in modern corporations. To provide students with a broad finance background, students
take four courses beyond the core financial management courses (MGMT-6190 Financial and Managerial Accounting and
MGMT-6310 Financial Management and Valuation of Firms) which are prerequisites for the courses listed below:
Select four courses from the following:
MGMT-6030 Financial Management II (or MGMT-6380 Advanced Corporate Finance)
MGMT-6320 Investment Analysis I
MGMT-6330 Investment Analysis II
MGMT-6340 Financial Markets and Institutions
MGMT-6360 International Finance
MGMT-6400 Financial Econometrics Modeling
MGMT-6960 Taxation for Business and Investment
MGMT-7210 Acquisition and Venture Analysis
Management Information Systems
This specialization is designed for professionals responsible for achieving competitive advantage through the integration of
information technology into organizations. The specialization courses use an interdisciplinary approach to the practices and
methodologies of systems analysis, design, development, and integration and evaluation of information technology into
business functions and processes.
Complete the following courses:
MGMT-6140 Information Systems Management
MGMT-6170 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
MGMT-6180 Strategic Information System Management
MGMT-6750 Legal Aspects of E-Business and Information Technology
MGMT-6810 Management of Technical Projects
Dual Master's Programs
The dual degree option offers students the opportunity to receive two master's degrees (one in management and the other in
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engineering, IT, or computer science) in a shorter period of time than if the degrees were pursued independently. The
objective is to combine technical expertise in information technology, engineering, or computer science by obtaining an M.S.
degree in one of these disciplines with an M.S. in management or an M.B.A. degree.
The dual M.B.A./M.S. option allows the student to complete both degrees by taking a total of 72 credit hours (the M.B.A.
alone is 60 credits). The dual M.S./M.S. option allows the student to complete both degrees by taking a total of 54 credit hours
(the M.S. in management is 30 credits).
Upon acceptance to both programs, students confer with academic advisors in both disciplines to determine their Plans of
Study. The Plans of Study are submitted for both degree programs and separate diplomas reflect a degree in each discipline.
Please contact your advisor for the name of the dual degree faculty coordinator.
The CAPSTONE Course Requirement
All students enrolled in the M.B.A. and M.S. programs in the Lally School of Management and Technology are required to
complete a 3-credit CAPSTONE course. The CAPSTONE serves as an opportunity for students to synthesize the body of
knowledge gained during their course of study and is ordinarily completed in the final term of the degree program.
CAPSTONE Course Requirement for the M.B.A. Program
The CAPSTONE course requirement for the M.B.A. program is satisfied by students taking the required course MGMT7030, Strategy, Technology, and Competition.
CAPSTONE Course Requirement for the M.S. Program
The CAPSTONE course requirement for the M.S. program can be satisfied by either:
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Taking MGMT-6680 Strategy, Technology, and Global Competitive Advantage or MGMT-7540 Leadership and
Organizational Improvement.
Conducting an independent research project (MGMT-7980) with the approval of a full-time faculty advisor. The
independent research should result in a high-quality research paper that is suitable for publication in a journal. Such
efforts are to be separate and independent of course work used to satisfy other M.S. program requirements.
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International Scholars Program (ISP)
An International Experience
The transition to the working world has become even more competitive and college graduates are taking longer to find jobs
that meet their credentials. To land the jobs best suited for them, college graduates need that edge which will differentiate
them and catch the attention of prospective employers. Rensselaer’s International Scholars Program provides that edge with a
one-year accelerated master’s degree program which includes a ten-week summer term abroad.
Description
The Rensselaer International Scholar will earn a master’s degree in either Management or Information Technology, with
global emphasis on trade, innovation, security, and competitiveness Forty percent of the degree will be completed through a
ten-week summer term abroad in Rome and Shanghai, immersing the students in those cities while providing an intense
learning experience centered around their business and economic cultures. They will meet and be taught by world leaders in
industry and visit major corporations in both cities. Also, they will be part of a project team, gaining first-hand understanding
of global business and advanced technology.
Curriculum
The summer term is the central focus of the International Scholars Program, with four courses completed towards degrees in
either Global Management or Information Technology. The degree program is built around these four courses, and students
may begin their degree on three different start dates, all leading to a master’s degree completed within a year. All students will
be a part of the international summer term, regardless of when they begin their master’s degree.
Start Dates
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Fall Start: September 2009
Spring Start: January 2010
Summer Start: June 2010
The International Scholars Program summer term begins with a week aboard Cunard® Line’s Queen Mary 2®, a transatlantic
cruise ship which departs from New York City and arrives in Southampton, England. Students will begin classes aboard the
Queen Mary 2®, taught by first class Rensselaer faculty and created specifically around the culture and business practices of
Europe and Asia. The students will then proceed to Rome, Italy and spend four weeks there, studying, working on their team
projects, attending site visits and lectures from guest speakers, and most importantly, living. Those four weeks are followed
by another four in Shanghai, China. Once their time in Shanghai is complete, students will return to Hartford for a week to
finish the summer term.
ISP Summer Term
Begins: June 2010
Ends: August 2010
Schedule:
• Week 1: Queen Mary 2®
• Weeks 2-5: Rome, Italy
• Weeks 6-9: Shanghai, China
• Week 10: Hartford, Connecticut USA
Courses:
ISP Enterprise Management
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International Operations
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International Relationships
3
Macroeconomics and International Environments of Business
3
ISP Project
3
Total Credits
12
ISP Information Technology
Course Name
Credits
Intelligent Systems
3
Software Engineering
3
Global Information Technology
3
ISP Project
3
Total Credits
12
Graduate Certificate
Students who successfully complete the international summer term will be awarded a Graduate Certificate. Students may
apply for either the Graduate Certificate by itself or the full degree program which includes the Graduate Certificate.
Contact Information
To learn more about ISP, please contact a Program Manager at (860) 548-5600; toll-free at (800) 433-4723, ext. 5600; or visit:
www.ewp.rpi.edu/isp.
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Course Descriptions
The course numbering system is alphanumeric beginning with a four-letter department name followed by a dash, a three-digit
course number, and a zero. All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated. Below are the four-letter subject codes
arranged by schools. Click on each of the three disciplines to go to its course descriptions.
Acronyms
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
CISH Computer and Information Sciences Hartford
CSCI Computer Science
COMM Communications
ENGINEERING
DSES Decision Sciences & Engineering Sciences
ECSE Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering
MANE Mechanical, Aeronautical, Nuclear, and Engineering Physics
MTLE Materials Science and Engineering
MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
MGMT Management
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Computer and Information Sciences
The course numbering system is alphanumeric beginning with a four-letter department name followed by a dash, a three-digit
course number, and a zero. All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated. Below are the four-letter subject codes
for Computer and Information Sciences.
Acronyms
CISH Computer and Information Sciences Hartford
CSCI Computer Science
COMM Communications
Suffix Numbers
4000-4990
Courses open for credit to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students
6000-6990
Courses designed for graduate credit
NOTE: Asterisk (*) denotes an "immigration" course which will not count towards the M.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in
Information Technology, or M.Eng. in Computer and Systems Engineering degrees. Such courses may count towards other
degrees but consult with you advisor before registering.
CISH
Computer and Information Sciences Hartford
CISH-4010 Discrete Mathematics and Computer Theory*
Course covers foundations of discrete mathematics and fundamentals of computer theory. Topics include propositional logic,
truth tables, quantifiers, sets, set operations, sequences, complexity of algorithms, divisibility, matrix manipulations, proofs,
induction, recursion, counting and the pigeonhole principle, permutations, combinations, repeated trials, expectation, relations
(properties, representation, equivalence, Warshall's algorithm), Boolean algebra, functions, logic gates, minimizing, Finite
State Machines, Turing machines, Regular expressions, context free grammars, language recognizers, derivation trees,
pushdown automata.
CISH-4020 Object Structures*
A study of object oriented software component design. This course introduces the object oriented paradigm and its use in
organizing software structures including arrays, stack, queues, lists, trees, graphs, and recursion. Programming assignments
require the use of an object oriented language. Prerequisite: CISH-4010 or equivalent and knowledge of an imperative
programming language (C, PASCAL, etc.).
CISH-4030 Structured Computer Architecture*
Introduction to computer architecture; the structure and function of a computer system consisting of processors, memory, I/O
modules, and its internal interconnections. Primary focus on the attributes of a system visible to an assembly level
programmer. Topics include: digital logic, VLSI components, instruction sets, addressing schemes, memory hierarchy, cache
and virtual memories, integer and floating point arithmetic, control structures, buses, RISC vs. CISC, multiprocessor and
vector processing (pipelining) organizations. Examples are drawn from contemporary (e.g. Intel Pentium, PowerPC)
microcomputers. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in "Introduction to Computer Science."
CISH–4210 Operating Systems
Discussion of various aspects of computer operating systems design and implementation. Topics include I/O programming,
concurrent processes and synchronization problems, process management and scheduling of processes, virtual memory
management, device management, file systems, deadlock problems, system calls, and interprocess communication.
Programming projects are required. Prerequisite: CISH-4020 and CISH-4030.
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CISH–4380 Database Systems
Discussion of the state of practice in modern database systems with an emphasis on relational systems. Topics include
database design, database system architecture, SQL, normalization techniques, storage structures, query processing,
concurrency control, recovery, security, and new direction such as object oriented and distributed database systems. Students
gain hands-on experience with commercial database systems and interface building tools. Programming projects are required.
Prerequisite: CISH-4020 or equivalent.
CISH-4940 Readings in Computer and Information Sciences
1 to 4 credit hours.
CISH-4960 Topics in Computer and Information Sciences
1 to 4 credit hours.
CISH-6010 Object Oriented Programming and Design
An introduction to the theory and practice of object oriented programming and design. Encapsulation, inheritance, genericity,
dynamic binding, and polymorphism. Students use these concepts to design and implement a modest–sized system. One
object oriented language (chosen by the instructor) is studied in detail and required for the project. Other languages are
covered briefly. Prerequisite: CISH-4210.
CISH-6050 Software Engineering Management
Introduction to the current issues in software engineering management. Topics include the origin of the software crisis, current
state–of–the–practice, modeling the software engineering process, the relationship of methods and tools to process, software
validation, risk mitigation, and software engineering economics. Prerequisite: CISH-4020.
CISH-6110 Object Oriented Database Systems
Presents concepts and architectures for support of objects in a database system. Emphasis is placed on DBMS issues rather
than application issues with discussions of issues related to the object oriented view of data models, query languages,
versioning evolution, authorization, transaction control, storage management, indexing techniques, distributed data. Current
object oriented and object-relational database systems are reviewed and compared. A programming project or research paper
may be required. Prerequisites: CSCI–4380 and the object oriented portion of either CISH-4020 or CISH–6010.
CISH-6120 Distributed Database Systems
Examines client/server DBMS and considers how a client–server architecture can be used to implement the requirements of a
DDBMS. Topics include DDBMS taxonomies, case studies, design considerations, transaction management, and global query
optimization. Concludes with an examination of multidatabase systems. Prerequisite: CSCI–4380.
CISH-6150 Artificial Intelligence and Heuristics
Survey of machine implementation of processes as foundation to thinking and perceiving. Modeling and representation of
knowledge. AI systems and languages, reasoning and problem solving. Current literature is discussed. Applications are chosen
from computer game playing programs, English dialogue, theorem proving, computer vision, robot implementation, and
automatic programming. Limitations and performance of techniques. Certain topics are programmed. Prerequisite: CISH4030.
CISH–6220 LANs, MANs, and Internetworking
Explores the current capabilities and trends in LANs and MANs with additional focus on issues of internetworking network
systems or subsets. Topics include: Topologies and transmission media, Local and Metropolitan Area Network (LAN and
MAN) architectures and performance. LAN standards IEEE 802.x, and ANSI Standard FDDI. Circuit switched local area
networks, e.g., ATM, Fibre Channel. Internetworking alternatives, bridges, network switches, routers and gateways. General
LAN management tools. Prerequisite: ECSE–4670 or equivalent.
CISH–6230 Network Management
Introduction to methods, techniques and tools for the management of telecommunication systems and networks. Major topics
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covered in the course are: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2, SNMPv3), Remote Monitoring (RMON1,
RMON2), Standard Management Information (MIBs), and Telecommunications Management (TMN, CMIS/SMIP);
configuration and name management, fault and performance management, security, accounting management; and web-based
network management. Prerequisite: ECSE–4670 or equivalent basic concept computer and communication networks course.
CISH–6510 Web Application Design and Development
Students will learn approaches to the design, development, and maintenance of Web Sites. Students will study software and
information architectures for the Web, design techniques for distributed Web-based applications, and methods and tools for
the creation and maintenance of Web sites. Study will encompass the major components of a Web site including browsers and
client applications, Internet protocols that link client to server, and server applications. Issues of performance, security, and
usability will be examined. Prerequisite: CISH-4020 or CSCI-2300. Prior experience with HTML and Java. ECSE-4670 and
CSCI-4380 recommended.
CISH–6900 Computer Science Seminar
For students following the Applied path, who are near the end of their program, a two-term course that meets once per month
from September through March and one Saturday in April when students give their presentations. Registration is accepted
during Fall registration only. Students are required to attend all eight meetings in order to fulfill the Seminar requirement. 1
credit hour.
CISH–6902 Computer Science Seminar
For students following the Applied path, who were admitted after summer 2004. Registrations is allowed only after
acceptance of an approved project plan by a faculty advisor. Students are required to attend guest speaker sessions and give a
formal presentation of their own research results. 3 credit hours.
CISH–6940 Readings in Computer and Information Sciences
1 to 3 credit hours.
CISH–6960 Topics in Computer and Information Sciences
Contact the Department of Engineering and Science for descriptions of recently offered special topic classes.
1 to 3 credit hours.
CISH-6960 Topics in Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence and Heuristics
Survey of machine implementation of processes as foundation to thinking and perceiving. Modeling and representation of
knowledge. A.I. systems and languages, reasoning and problem solving. Current literature is discussed. Applications are
chosen from computer game playing programs, English dialogue, theorem proving, computer vision, robot implementation,
and automatic programming. Limitations and performance of techniques. Certain topics are programmed. Prerequisite: CISH4030.
CISH-6960 Topics in Computer Science: Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics (computational molecular biology) is a relatively new discipline, bringing together computational, statistical,
experimental, and technological methods, which is energizing and dramatically accelerating the discovery of new technologies
and tools for molecular biology. The solutions of bioinformatics problems very often require searching through very large
search spaces. Bioinformatics applies computer science techniques to solve crucial problems in biology and medicine, on the
other hand, the related area of DNA-based computing uses biological techniques to solve hard computational problems in
computer science. Typical tasks done in bioinformatics include inferring a protein’s shape and function from a given sequence
of amino acids, finding all the genes and proteins in a given genome, determining sites in the protein structure where drug
molecules can be attached.
CISH-6960 Topics in Computer Science: Cryptography and Network Security
Principles of number theory and the practice of network security and cryptographic algorithms. Topics include: Primes,
random numbers, modular arithmetic and discrete logarithms. Conventional or symmetric encryption (DES, IDEA, Blowfish,
Twofish, Rijndael) and public key or asymmetric encryption (RSA, Diffie-Hellman), hash functions (MD5, SHA-1, RIPEMD-
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160, HMAC), digital signatures, certificates and authentication protocols (X.509, DSS, Kerberos), electronic mail security
(PGP, S/MIME), web security and protocols for secure electronic commerce (IPSec, SSL, TLS, SET). Prerequisite: ECSE4670 or permission of the instructor.
CISH-6960 Topics in Computer Science: Evolutionary Computation
The purpose of this course is to learn the foundations, techniques and rich applications of evolutionary computation - a
powerful new sub-area of computer science, inspired and based on natural evolution, and targeting real-world intractable
problems. The course will deal with a form of evolution, called Evolutionary Algorithms that takes place in a computer. In
evolutionary algorithms, selection operates on population of individuals, called chromosomes, and stored in a computer's
memory. They are evolved using mutation and crossover in much the same way that natural populations evolve. This form of
computation is called Evolutionary Computation.
CISH-6960 Topics in Computer Science: New Horizons in Computer Architecture and Networks
A course that examines the current state of the art and future technological growth in computers (mainframes to
microprocessors), memory, information display, and the growth of data/voice/video communication networks (wired and
wireless). What are the current limits of technologies and what breakthroughs are needed to reach the next plateau. What
technologies are on the horizon and what will it mean to current and future IT systems and applications. Successful
completion of this course may lead to additional 3-credit projects.
CISH-6960- Topics in Computer Science: Data Warehouse Systems
Moving large volumes of data to a centralized, integrated, subject-oriented environment with high granularity and extensive
history is studied. Dimensional modeling is covered using specific techniques applied to case studies from industry. The
recurring patterns and process that apply across the many sub-systems of the warehouse are examined. Connections to
advanced analytics, data mining, and business intelligence are reviewed. The non-technical challenges of building a massive,
shared environment are discussed throughout. Prerequisite: CISH-4380 or strong relational database experience.
CISH-6960 Developing Enterprise Applications
Discussion of the architecture, design, and implementation of modern multi-tiered applications. Students will develop
components that can be installed in containers provided by application servers, and learn how to access container-managed
services like persistence, security, and distributed transactions. Asynchronous messaging through the use of message queues
and topics will also be discussed. Web services and service oriented architectures will be examined as an integration
mechanism for leveraging existing systems. Common design patterns will also be evaluated for large-scale system
development. The course will use the Java 2 Enterprise Edition as an example of available API's and reference
implementations. Prerequisite: CISH-6510 or equivalent Java experience.
CISH-6960 Topics in Computer Science-Evolutionary Computation
The purpose of this course is to learn the foundations, techniques and rich applications of evolutionary computation - a
powerful new sub-area of computer science, inspired and based on natural evolution, and targeting real-world intractable
problems. The course will deal with a form of evolution, called Evolutionary Algorithms that takes place in a computer. In
evolutionary algorithms, selection operates on population of individuals, called chromosomes, and stored in a computer's
memory. They are evolved using mutation and crossover in much the same way that natural populations evolve. This form of
computation is called Evolutionary Computation.
CISH–6960H09 Research Methods
Course will review the major considerations and tasks involved in conducting scientific research, particularly in the area of
computer science. It introduces the essential aspects of designing, supporting and conducting a research project. Those who
successfully complete the course will be able to: produce a well-developed research proposal; select an appropriate
methodology with which to conduct the research and defend the methodology of their selection; understand the various tasks
required to carry out the research; find the resources needed to guide them through the research process and the
documentation of its findings.
CISH–6961 Ethics and Computer Science in the Information Age
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Computers and high-speed communication networks are transforming our world. Although these technologies have brought us
many benefits, they have also raised many social and ethical concerns. A thoughtful response to information technology
requires a basic understanding of its history, an awareness of current information-technology-related issues, and a familiarity
with ethics. Besides an introduction to ethics, this course will discuss such topics as: intellectual property (software patents vs.
open source software), Digital Rights Management (file sharing of copyrighted material vs. fair use), privacy and civil
liberties, risks and liabilities of computer-based systems.
CISH–6970 Professional Project
Active participation in a term-long project, under the supervision of a faculty advisor. A Professional Project often serves as a
culminating experience for a Professional Master's program but, with departmental or school approval, can be used to fulfill
other program requirements. With approval, students may register for more than one Professional Project. Professional
Projects must result in documentation established by each department or school but are not submitted to the Graduate School
and are not archived in the library. Grades of A, B, C, or F are assigned by the faculty advisor at the end of the term. If not
completed on time, a formal Incomplete grade may be assigned by the faculty advisor, listing the work remaining to be
completed and the time limit for completing this work.
CISH–6980 Master's Project
Details may be obtained from the Department of Engineering and Science. 3 to 6 credit hours.
CISH–6990 Master's Thesis
Details may be obtained from the Department of Engineering and Science. 3 to 6 credit hours.
CSCI
Computer Science
CSCI–6050 Computability and Complexity
This course discusses modern concepts of computability and computational complexity theories. The Church-Turing thesis.
Variations of Turing Machines; Algorithms; Decidability; the Halting Problem; Reducibility; The Recursion theorem; The
Concept of Information; the Time and Space Complexity; Intractability; NP completeness and Cook's theorem; Elements of
Cryptography. Prerequisite: CISH-4010.
CSCI–6210 Design and Analysis of Algorithm
Theoretical and empirical analysis of algorithms; tools for on–line monitoring of the algorithm's performance. Advanced
algorithms for polynomial problems; randomized heuristic and approximate algorithms. Problems include computation in
discrete mathematics, number theory, linear algebra, graph theory, numerical and symbolic computing. It is suggested that
students take CSCI–6050 before taking this course.
CSCI-6390 Database Mining
This course will provide an introductory survey of the main topics in data mining and knowledge discovery in databases
(KDD), including: classification, clustering, association rules, sequence mining, similarity search, deviation detection, and so
on. Emphasis will be on the algorithmic and system issues in KDD, as well as on applications such as Web mining,
multimedia mining, bioinformatics, geographical information systems, etc.
CSCI–6460 Advanced Database Management Topics
Continuation of CSCI–4380/CSCI-4380, presents a more theoretical approach to logical and physical database design.
Algorithms for logical database design, primary and secondary indexing techniques, query processing and query optimization,
and database security. Problems of interfacing a database system with an operating system, and some of the issues in
implementing distributed database systems. Much of the material comes from recent research papers. A term paper may be
required. Prerequisite: CSCI–4380 or CISH-4380.
CSCI-6480-Theory of Compiler Design
Use of language theory and automata theory in the design of compilers. Syntax-directed compilers, Lexical analysis, computer
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implementation and finite state machines. Syntax analysis, parsing versus restructuring. Top-down and bottom-up parsing
algorithms. TD(k) and LR(k) grammars. The Younges algorithm. Syntax-directed transducers. Prerequisites: CISH 4010 and
CISH 4210. Knowledge of PASCAL, C or LISP.
CSCI–6940 Readings in Computer Science
1 to 3 credit hours.
CSCI–6960 Topics in Computer and Information Sciences
Contact the Department of Engineering and Science for descriptions of recently offered special topic classes. 1 to 3 credit
hours.
CSCI–6970 Professional Project
Active participation in a term-long project, under the supervision of a faculty advisor. A Professional Project often serves as a
culminating experience for a Professional Master's program but, with departmental or school approval, can be used to fulfill
other program requirements. With approval, students may register for more than one Professional Project. Professional
Projects must result in documentation established by each department or school but are not submitted to the Graduate School
and are not archived in the library. Grades of A, B, C, or F are assigned by the faculty advisor at the end of the semester. If not
completed on time, a formal Incomplete grade may be assigned by the faculty advisor, listing the work remaining to be
completed and the time limit for completing this work. 3-4 credit hours
CSCI–6980 Master's Project in Computer and Information Sciences
Details may be obtained from the Department of Engineering and Science. 3 to 6 credit hours.
CSCI–6990 Master's Thesis in Computer and Information Sciences
Details may be obtained from the Department of Engineering and Science. 3 to 6 credit hours.
COMM
Communications
COMM–6420 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction Usability
In this course, we will consider methods for gathering users' requirements for product functions and information, ways to test
products and information for usability and suitability, and procedures for incorporating the results learned through testing. We
will design and conduct usability tests on products, documents, and interfaces of interest.
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Engineering
The course numbering system is alphanumeric beginning with a four-letter department name followed by a dash, a three-digit
course number, and a zero. All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated. Below are the four-letter subject codes
for Engineering.
Acronyms
DSES Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems
ECSE Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
MANE Mechanical, Aeronautical, Nuclear, and Engineering Physics
MTLE Materials Science and Engineering
Suffix Numbers
4000-4990 Courses open for credit to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students
5000-5990 Courses offered only at Rensselaer Hartford Campus for graduate credit
6000-6990 Courses designed for graduate credit
7000-7990 Courses offered only at Rensselaer Hartford Campus for graduate credit
Groton courses are scheduled term by term in consultation with students.
DSES Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems
DSES-6070 Statistical Methods for Reliability Engineering
Statistical methods for the analysis of life-test, failure, or other durational data. Engineering applications are emphasized, but
the methods are applicable to biometric, actuarial, and social science durational data. Included are basic reliability concepts
and definitions; statistical life and failure distributions such as the exponential, gamma, Weibull, normal, lognormal, and
extreme value; probability and hazard plotting techniques; maximum likelihood and other estimation methods. Prerequisite:
DSES-6110.
DSES–6110 Introduction to Applied Statistics
A graduate course in basic statistics. It stresses common tasks such as summarizing large databases, making quick estimates,
establishing relationships among variables, forecasting, and evaluating alternatives. Topics include probability; common,
discrete, and continuous distributions; sampling; confidence intervals; hypothesis tests; contingency tables; statistical process
control; and multiple regression analysis. It involves extensive use of computers for the analysis of data sets.
DSES-6230 Quality Control and Reliability
Topics include basic concepts of system and component reliability; statistical distributions such as the exponential, gamma,
Weibull, and lognormal, important in the description of life and failure phenomena; and the graphical and quantitative
analysis of complete and censored life-testing and failure data. Prerequisite: DSES-6110.
ECSE Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
ECSE–4440 Control Systems Engineering
Application of linear feedback theory to the analysis of large–scale, integrated control systems. Derivation of complex
mathematical models of physical systems. Synthesis thesis of appropriate control laws to provide stability of these plants.
Simulation of complex control systems on digital computers. Prerequisite: ECSE-4960.
ECSE–4490 Fundamentals of Robotics
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A survey of the fundamental issues necessary for the design, analysis, control and implementation of robotic systems. The
mathematical description of robot manipulators in terms of kinematics and dynamics. Hardware components of a typical robot
arm. Path following, control, and sensing. Examples of several currently available manipulators. Electrical and Mechanical
Engineering majors at Rensselaer in Troy have taken this course. Prerequisite: ECSE-2410.
ECSE–4500 Probability for Engineering Applications
Axioms of probability, joint and conditional probability, random variables, probability density and distribution functions,
functions of random variables, statistical average, and Markov chains. Applications to such areas as sampling, reliability,
statistical physics, and information theory. Prerequisite: ECSE-2410.
ECSE–4670 Computer Communication Networks
Problems, solutions, and limitations associated with interconnecting computers by communication networks. The seven layer
ISO reference model of open systems interconnection (OSI) serves as a framework. Topics include: physical layer standards,
data link protocols, queuing models, routing, satellite communications, local area networks, multiplexing, coding, and
network configurations. Prerequisite: CISH–4010 or equivalent.
ECSE–4770 Computer Hardware Design
Digital design methodologies including timing chain and counter based "hardwired" microprogram design, modules, and
modular design. The course bridges LSI and MSI design treating microprocessors, and I/O interfacing. Bus protocol
standards, interrupts, direct memory access, priority arbitration, asynchronous timing, and overlap or double buffering.
Specific examples of design include controllers for disks, Cassettes, video systems, and stepping motors. Course includes a
laboratory with access to LSI-11 and M6800 microprocessors. Prerequisite: ECSE-2610 or CISH-4030.
ESCE-4960 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems
(Formerly ECSE-4960-Linear Systems Analysis)
This course delivers a comprehensive introduction to continuous- and discrete-time signals and systems. The extensive use of
MATLAB in the course is intended to develop the fluency required for graduate level engineering courses. Material covered
includes time- and frequency-domain representation of continuous- and discrete-time signals. Time-domain analysis of
continuous and discrete-time systems. Laplace transform and its use in the analysis of continuous-time systems. Transfer
function, poles and zeros. Continuous Fourier series and transform. Discrete Fourier transforms. Sampling and aliasing.
Frequency domain analysis of continuous and discrete-time systems. Frequency response of the systems and filter concepts.
Discrete-time system analysis using the z transform. Introduction to Digital filters.
ECSE–5010 Instrumentation and Measurement
Complete survey of current instrumentation technology. Mathematical development of ideal first and second order
instruments. Expands to cover temperature, pressure, flow, and motion measurements. Basic measurement statistical and error
analysis techniques. Prerequisite: ECSE-4960.
ECSE–6050 Advanced Electronic Circuits
Design and analysis of wideband amplifiers, differential amplifiers, and operational amplifiers; the characteristics of op-amps
and their use as linear and non-linear elements, including compensation techniques; regulated power supplies. Prerequisite:
ECSE-2050 or an undergraduate course in analog electronics.
ECSE–6400 Systems Analysis Techniques
Methods of analysis for continuous and discrete–time linear systems. Convolution, classical solution of dynamic equations,
transforms, and matrices. Emphasis on the concept of state space. Linear spaces concept of state, modes, controllability,
observability, state transition matrix. State variable feedback, compensation, decoupling. Prerequisite: ECSE-4960.
ECSE–6410 Robotics and Automation Systems
Methods of design and operation of general purpose and industrial manipulator systems. Kinematic and dynamic models of
mechanical arms. Arm control through coordinate transformations, feedback, and microcomputers. Hardware components.
Computer software and languages. Robotic vision and sensors. A unified theory for hierarchically intelligent control, and its
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application to advanced automation and to the industry of the future. Prerequisites: ECSE-6400, ECSE-4490 desirable.
ECSE–6420 Nonlinear Control Systems
Phenomena peculiar to nonlinear systems. Linearization, iteration, and perturbation procedures. Describing function stability
analysis. Phase plane methods. Poincare's theorems. Relaxation oscillations and limit cycles. Stability analysis by Lyapunov's
method. Popov's theorem. Prerequisite: ECSE-6400.
ECSE–6440 Optimal Control Theory
Optimal control from the Calculus of Variations point of view. Continuous and discrete variational calculus, discrete and
continuous minimum principle. Other topics include: singular control, minimum fuel problems, numerical methods for non–
linear optimal control, solutions to Riccati equations, sensitivity in optimal control, and observers. Prerequisite: ECSE–6400.
ECSE–6460 Multivariable Control Systems
Advanced course in the synthesis and analysis of linear multivariable control systems. Topics include: output feedback,
reduced–order modeling and control, disturbance accommodation and counteraction pole–zero relocation via feedback,
decoupling, vector frequency domain methods, decentralized control, numerical methods for controller syntheses. Emphasizes
contemporary approaches to feedback controller design and connections between time and frequency domain methods.
Material from technical journals and textbooks. Computer design problems. Prerequisite: ECSE–6400 and ECSE-6440.
ECSE-6510 Introduction to Stochastic Signals and Systems
Deterministic signal representations and analysis, introduction to random processes and spectral analysis, correlation function
and power spectral density of stationary processes, noise mechanisms, the Gaussian and Poisson processes. Markov processes,
the analysis of linear and nonlinear systems with random inputs, stochastic signal representations, orthogonal expansions, the
Karhunen-Loeve series, channel characterization, introduction to signal detection, linear mean-square filtering, the
orthogonality principle, optimum Wiener and Kalman filtering, modulation theory, and systems analysis. Prerequisite: ECSE4960, undergraduate course in Probability.
ECSE–6560 Digital Communications Engineering
Functional characterization of digital signals and transmission facilities, band–limited and duration–limited signals,
modulation and demodulation techniques for digital signals, error probability, intersymbol interference and its effects,
equalization and optimization of baseband binary and M–ary signaling systems, error control coding techniques, digital
filtering current practices in modern design. Introduction to communication networks and switched systems, store–and–
forward communication systems, broadband communication techniques, channel protocol, current developments in digital
communication systems design and operation. Prerequisite: ECSE-6510.
ECSE–6590 Principles of Wireless Communications
Course presents a unified treatment of all wireless networks -- from cellular, WLANs to 3G. Principles of air interface design
are covered which include characterization of the wireless channel, transmission techniques for the PHY layer, and multiple
access alternatives applied to wireless networks. Wireless network design fundamentals including channel allocation
techniques, cellular concepts, architectural methods used for expansion of the network, mobility management, radio resources
and power management. Implementation of cellular telephone and mobile data networks based on TDMA/GSM and CDMA
technologies. Wideband local access technologies: EEE 802.11 WLAN standards. Discussion of developments towards IMT2000 3G standards, including W-CDMA and CDMA2000. Prerequisites: ECSE-6510 or ECSE-6560 and ECSE-4670.
ECSE–6620 Digital Signal Processing
Comprehensive treatment of the theory, design, and implementation of digital signal processing structures. Sampling,
quantization and reconstruction process. Design of digital filters in both time and frequency domains. Analysis of finite word
length effects. Theory and applications of discrete Fourier transforms and the FFT algorithm. Applications from the
communication, control, and radar signal processing areas.
Prerequisite: ECSE-4960.
ECSE–6630 Digital Image and Video Processing
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Theory of multidimensional signal processing and its application to digital image and video processing. The first half will
cover signals and systems, Fourier transform, z-transform, discrete Fourier transform, FIR and IIR filters and their design. The
emphasis will be on the unexpected and important differences from the one-dimensional case. The second half consists of
applications in image and video signal processing, e.g., compression coding, noise reduction, motion estimation, deblurring,
and restoration. Prerequisites: ECSE-6620.
ECSE–6660 Broadband and Multimedia Networking
Review of fundamental concepts and protocols for broadband and multimedia networking. The course addresses various
traffic management techniques for providing QoS in ubiquitous TCP/IP networks. These include traffic classification and
conditioning, packet scheduling, buffer management, and congestion control. Both differential services and integrated services
models of the Internet are discussed. Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) as the next generation QoS enabled network
platform is then presented. The course provides detailed coverage of Internet multimedia protocol architecture that supports
real-time delivery of multimedia information. Protocols for real-time interactive applications are considered in detail,
including RTP, RTCP and SIP including SIP based implementation of Voice over IP telephony (VoIP). The course concludes
with the study of ATM networks and technology options for broadband access and transport. Prerequisite: ECSE-4670,
ECSE-6510.
ECSE–6770 Software Engineering I
Engineering approach to the development of large programming projects. Successive steps of requirements analysis,
specification, design (e.g., –down modularization), coding (e.g., structured programming), debugging, testing, maintenance,
and thorough documentation, as illustrated by examples and papers from current literature. Team project is required.
Prerequisites: CISH-4020.
ECSE–6780 Software Engineering II
(Continuation of ECSE–6770)
Current techniques in software engineering with topics selected from portability, security, public key cryptosystems, legal
protection of software, reliable software, management of large projects, charging for computing resources, and source–to–
source transformations for optimization. Prerequisite: ECSE–6770.
ECSE–6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering
ECSE–6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering
Applied Digital Signal Processing
DSP chip architecture. Implementing signal processing algorithms on a DSP chip; Fixed point implementations and DSP
programming. DSP software development tools, code optimization. Take several algorithms from a high level implementation
such as MATLAB to a low level implementation on a DSP chip using C programming. Students will complete a design
project(s) on a commercially available DSP board. Prerequisites: ECSE-6620, knowledge of C language and MATLAB
programming is required.
ECSE–6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering
Cryptography and Network Security
Principles of number theory and the practice of network security and cryptographic algorithms. Topics include: Primes,
random numbers, modular arithmetic and discrete logarithms. Conventional or symmetric encryption (DES, IDEA, Blowfish,
Twofish, Rijndael) and public key or asymmetric encryption (RSA, Diffie-Hellman), hash functions (MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, HMAC), digital signatures, certificates and authentication protocols (X.509, DSS, Kerberos), electronic mail security
(PGP, S/MIME), web security and protocols for secure electronic commerce (IPSec, SSL, TLS, SET). Prerequisite: ECSE4670 or permission of the instructor.
ECSE–6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering
Embedded Digital Control Systems
Course focuses on the design of an embedded digital controller that can be relied upon in situations where the systems's
response to external events must be both timely and accurate in real time. The course will cover the following:
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(i) Design of a digital controller and its implementation as a real time system using lab equipment (microcontrollers, Lap
Pack) and embedded Linux or a commercial available Real Time Operating System (RTOS).
(ii) Development of digital controllers (using finite states) to control systems with discrete states or discrete operating modes.
Modeling of systems will be done on examples from industries such as automotive, chemical, communication and robotics.
(iii)Interaction and cooperation of analog and digital systems. Design of fail-safe systems for use in safety-critical situations.
Prerequisite: ECSE-2410; ECSE-4440 desirable.
ECSE–6960 Topics in Electrical Engineering
Mechatronics
Mechatronics, as an engineering discipline, is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, control
engineering, and computers, all integrated through the design process. It involves the application of complex decision making
to the operation of physical systems. Mechatronic systems depend on computer software for their unique functionality. This
course studies mechatronics at a theoretical and practical level; balance between theory/analysis and hardware implementation
is emphasized; emphasis is placed on physical understanding rather than on mathematical formalities. A case-study, problemsolving approach, with hardware demonstrations, either on video or in class, and hardware lab exercises, is used throughout
the course. This covers mechatronic system design, modeling and analysis of dynamic physical systems, control sensors and
actuators, analog and digital control electronics, continuous controller design and digital implementation, interfacing sensors
and actuators to a microcomputer/microcontroller, and real-time programming for control. These are the fundamental areas of
technology on which successful mechatronic designs are based. Throughout the coverage the focus is kept on the role of each
of these areas in the overall design process and how these key areas are integrated into a successful mechatronic systems
design. The course involves 12 weeks of lectures and 6 lab sessions. Prerequisite: ECSE-4960 or equivalent.
ECSE-6960 Nuclear Power Engineering
Basic plant cycles of PWR and BWR systems, overview of basic radiation and fission process, neutron life cycle and sixfactor formula, reactivity and startup rate, reactivity coefficients, fuel and poison loading, delayed neutrons, reactor startup
and shutdown, decay heat, overview of heat transfer and fluid flow including natural circulation, reactivity control, reactor
protection, print reading (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Electrical Diagrams, Control Wiring Diagrams, and Logic
Diagrams), Electrical Distribution and emergency responses (plant trip, loss of offsite power, and safety injection actuation),
motor controllers, specified electrical requirements (10CFR, submitted plant design, Technical Specifications, Abnormal and
Emergency Operating Procedures), process instrumentation, nuclear instrumentation, Appendix R (Fire Safety and Safe
Shutdown) electrical requirements. Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or electrical power
engineering recommended.
ECSE–6980 Master's Project in Electrical Engineering
Details may be obtained from the Department of Engineering and Science. 3 to 6 credit hours
ECSE–6990 Master's Thesis in Electrical Engineering
Details may be obtained from the Department of Engineering and Science. 6 credit hours
ECSE–7010 Optical Fiber Communications
Review of the state–of–the–art in optical fibers, light sources, and photodetectors. Topics include: propagation, coupling,
dispersion, loss and cut off characteristics of guided wave models in optical fibers, structural and operating parameters of
various types of hetrostructure lasers and light–emitting diodes and quantum efficiency, response time and noise
characteristics of silicon PAD and PIN diodes. Digital and analog transmission over optical fibers. DWDM systems. Optical
amplifiers. Optical networks. Prerequisite: ECSE-4500 or equivalent. ECSE-6560 desirable.
ECSE–7100 Real–Time Programming and Applications
Hardware and software characteristics of real–time systems for analysis and control. Real–time programming techniques,
standard interfaces and busses, sensors, data smoothing, digital filtering, and digital control. Prerequisite: CISH–4030 (or
ECSE–4730) and CSCI–4210.
MANE Mechanical, Aeronautical, Nuclear, and Engineering Physics
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MANE–4240 Introduction to Finite Elements
Introductory course in the Finite Element Method (FEM) beginning with the "direct method" for discrete systems such as
springs, trusses, elastic frames, and pipe networks. FEM is then applied to continua, considering one dimensional problems in
fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and elasticity using variational and weighted residual methods. Algorithms for the construction
and solution of the governing equations.
MANE–4610 Vibrations
Free and forced linear vibrations of damped and undamped mechanical and electrical systems of n degrees of freedom.
Continuous system vibration. Manual and computer methods of finding natural frequencies. Self– and nonself–adjoint
problems. Eigenfunction expansion. Integral transforms. Methods of approximating natural frequencies. Rayleigh, Rayleigh–
Ritz, Ritz–Galerkion, Stodola, Holzer, Myklestad matrix iteration. Perturbation techniques. Stability criteria.
MANE–4650 Fracture Mechanics
Mechanics aspect of failure, fracture, and fatigue. Brittle fracture criteria. Linear elastic fracture methods. Stress fields around
cracks. Statistical aspects of fatigue. Cumulative damage. Contact fatigue. Prerequisite: MANE-4320.
MANE–4800 Boundary Layers and Heat Transfer
Navier–Stokes equations and boundary layer approximations. Exact solutions and integral methods for incompressible
boundary layers. Transition; turbulence. Convective heat transfer in laminar and turbulent flow. Special problems at high
temperature.
MANE–5000 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I
A presentation of mathematical methods useful in engineering practice. The course covers analytical and numerical techniques
used in linear algebra, the numerical solution of nonlinear equations, the foundations of vector and tensor algebra and an
introduction to vector operators. Also covered are methods of polynomial and trigonometric interpolation and approximation,
numerical solution methods for initial and boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations and an overview of the
fundamentals of probability and statistics including random variables, density and distribution functions and hypothesis
testing. Symbolic manipulation and scientific computation software used extensively. Emphasis on reliable computing is
made throughout.
MANE–5060 Introduction to Compressible Flow
One–dimensional isentropic compressible flow. Normal stationary and moving shock waves. Design on inlet and ducted
diffusers, steady flow wind tunnels and shock tubes. Flow in ducts with friction and heat transfer.
MANE–5080 Turbomachinery
Representation of performance of turbomachines; mechanism of energy transfer; factors limiting design and performance
including surge, choking, and cavitation; two– and three–dimensional flow phenomena; performance analysis including
multistage effects and off–design performance.
MANE–5100 Mechanical Engineering Foundations I
A presentation of the principles of macroscopic transport useful in the analysis of mechanical engineering systems. The course
covers the formulation energy mass and momentum balances in continua; the development of mathematical models of heat
conduction and mass diffusion in solids and of flow in ideal and Newtonian fluids. Models are illustrated using examples from
mechanical engineering. Particular attention throughout is devoted to the development of the ability to create realistic and
reliable models.
MANE–6180 Mechanics of Composite Materials
Mechanics of elastic heterogeneous solids and thermoplastic behavior. Mechanics of distributed damage. Mechanical
behavior.
MANE–6200 Plates and Shells
Preliminaries on linear, three–dimensional elasticity theory. Reduction of the elasticity theory to the theories of plates and
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shells. Anisotropy. Nonlinear theories. Applications.
MANE-6410 Celestial Mechanics
Introduction to celestial mechanics, orbits, and perturbations, exterior ballistics, powered flight trajectories, space flight
trajectories.
MANE-6420 Multibody Dynamics
Analytical and numerical analysis of dynamic behavior of multibody mechanical systems. Emphasis on understanding all
aspects of modeling and analysis process associated with real (spacecraft, automotive, biomechanical, etc.) systems. Review
of traditional dynamic analysis methods (Newtonian-Euler, Lagrange, etc.), presentation of more efficient, powerful, recently
developed methods (including Kane's method). Comparison of the different formulations and their applicability to computer
simulation. Treatment of constraints, extraction of data from equations of motion, and computational issues.
MANE-6490 Plasticity
Stress invariants. Polyaxial stress-strain relation for strain-hardening materials. Ideal plasticity, various yield conditions and
associated flow rules. Variational principles. Limit analysis. Applications in elastic-plastic stress analysis, metal forming,
plastic collapse, and plastic instability.
MANE–6530 Turbulence
Navier–Stokes and energy equations, exact solution, weighted residuals methods, linearized viscous flow, inner and outer
solutions, boundary layer theory, existence and uniqueness, higher order approximations, transition, mathematical models of
turbulent flow, applications. Prerequisite: MANE–4800 or equivalent.
MANE–6540 Advanced Thermodynamics
Review of the first and second laws. Criteria of equilibrium. Auxiliary functions and general thermodynamic relations.
Thermodynamic properties. Chemical equilibrium. Availability and irreversibility.
MANE–6550 Theory of Compressible Flow
General equations of compressible flow. Specialization to inviscid flows in two space dimensions. Linearized solutions in
subsonic and supersonic flow. Characteristic equations for supersonic flow with applications in external and internal flow.
One dimensional non–steady compressible flow.
MANE–6630 Conduction Heat Transfer
Analytical, finite difference and finite element solutions of steady and transient heat conduction problems. Illustrated with
applications from engineering practice.
MANE–6640 Radiation Heat Transfer
Introduction to radiation heat transfer in diathermanous media and participating media. Selected applications from spacecraft
design, furnace design, meteorology, temperature measurement, environmental control.
MANE–6650 Convective Heat Transfer
Fundamental study of convection heat transfer in laminar and turbulent, internal and external flows. Unsteady flows,
combined heat and mass transfer, conjugated unsteady heat transfer and buoyancy induced convection. Selected applications
from aeronautics and heat exchanger design. Prerequisite: MANE–4800 or equivalent.
MANE-6720 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Course focuses on computational approaches to solve the Navier-Stokes equations. Course assumes knowledge of numerical
methods and therefore directly attacks the obstacles to applying these methods to the Navier-Stokes equations. Issues
concerning implementation of finite difference methods (FDM), finite volume methods (FVM) and finite element methods
(FEM) will be discussed. These issues include: the discrete formulation, non-linear equation iterator (steady)/marcher(timeaccurate), linear equation formation, boundary condition prescription and linear equation solution. Prerequisite: MANE-6660
or equivalent.
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MANE-6830 Combustion
Review of fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, fluid mechanics, and modern diagnostics. Discussion of flame
propagation, thermal and chain explosions, stirred reactors, detonations, droplet combustion, and turbulent jet flames.
Introduction to computational tools for complex equilibrium and kinetic calculations. Applications to problems such as
pollutant formation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
MANE-6840 An Introduction to Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer I
This course is intended to give students a state-of-the-art understanding about single and multicomponent boiling and
condensation heat transfer phenomena. Applications include the analysis of nuclear reactors, oil wells, and chemical process
equipment. Student satisfactorily completing this course are expected to thoroughly understand the current thermal-hydraulics
literature on multiphase heat and mass transfer and be able to conduct independent research in this field. Prerequisite: A
working knowledge of fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
MANE–6960 Topics in Mechanical Engineering
MANE–6960 Advanced Fracture Mechanics
This course covers Linear and Non-linear Fracture Mechanics. The following are the course topics: Tensor Analysis, Stress,
Strain, Equilibrium, Compatibility, Constitutive equations. Theory of elasticity solutions for a cracked body, Linear Elastic
Fracture Mechanics (LEFM), Energetics of cracked bodies, The J integral, Plastic zones, Fracture Toughness and R curve
analysis, Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics (EPRM), Dugdale-Barenblatt and Bilby-Cottrell-Swinden (BCS) solutions using
yield strips, Hult-McClintock solutions, Hutchinson-Rice-Rosengren (HRR) solutions, Slip-line solutions, Engineering
approach to elastic-plastic fracture, J integral testing, J controlled crack growth, Computational methods for elastic-plastic
fracture.
MANE–6960 Topics in Mechanical Engineering:
Mechatronics
Mechatronics, as an engineering discipline, is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, control
engineering, and computers, all integrated through the design process. It involves the application of complex decision making
to the operation of physical systems. Mechatronic systems depend on computer software for their unique functionality. This
course studies mechatronics at a theoretical and practical level; balance between theory/analysis and hardware implementation
is emphasized; emphasis is placed on physical understanding rather than on mathematical formalities. A case-study, problemsolving approach, with hardware demonstrations, either on video or in class, and hardware lab exercises, is used throughout
the course. This covers mechatronic system design, modeling and analysis of dynamic physical systems, control sensors and
actuators, analog and digital control electronics, continuous controller design and digital implementation, interfacing sensors
and actuators to a microcomputer/microcontroller, and real-time programming for control. These are the fundamental areas of
technology on which successful mechatronic designs are based. Throughout the coverage the focus is kept on the role of each
of these areas in the overall design process and how these key areas are integrated into a successful mechatronic systems
design. The course involves 12 weeks of lectures and 6 lab sessions. Students will need a laptop computer for lab session.
Students who have previously taken MANE 4490, 4250, or Sensors and Actuators are not eligible to take this course for
credit.
MANE–6960 Advanced Topics in Finite Element Methods
The basic concepts of the finite element method are developed. Direct, Galerkin and variational approaches to element
formulations are emphasized. Although the procedures presented are general, the majority of examples and special topics are
from solid mechanics including two and three dimensional elasticity, plate banding and shells. In addition to the fundamentals
of finite element, the student will be exposed to the analysis of example problems.
MANE-6960 Friction and Wear of Materials
Description to come
MANE–6960 Topics in Mechanical Engineering:
Modeling and Analysis of Machining Systems
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A hands-on exposure to modeling, analysis, and simulation methodologies applicable to the investigation of the efficiency of
metal machining systems. Topics covered include the physical principles of metal chip forming processes, thermo mechanical
finite element analysis of metal cutting processes, materials science modeling, machine tool path simulation modeling,
machine tool vibration dynamics, machine shop scheduling and sequencing, discrete event simulation, and economic
modeling of machining systems and processes. Students working in teams and individually will develop expertise in selected
modeling techniques by carrying out term-long research projects.
MANE–6980 Master's Project in Mechanical Engineering
Details may be obtained from the Department of Engineering and Science. 3–6 credits
MANE–6990 Master's Thesis in Mechanical Engineering
Details may be obtained from the Department of Engineering and Science. 6 credits
MANE-7000 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II
A continuation of the advanced presentation of mathematical methods useful in engineering practice. The course covers the
Frobenius method for the solution of boundary value problems; the representation of arbitrary functions by characteristic
functions; calculus of functions of more than one variable including the study of extreme; overview of calculus of variations;
principles of vector and tensor analysis; analytical and numerical techniques for the solution of initial and boundary value
problems in partial differential equations. Symbolic manipulation and scientific computation software used extensively.
Emphasis on reliable computing is made throughout.
MANE–7100 Mechanical Engineering Foundations II
A presentation of the most common physical and mathematical modes used in the description of the mechanical behavior of
materials. The course covers the microstructural and thermodynamic foundations of constitutive material behavior of interest
in mechanical engineering applications; overview of elasticity and plasticity and their relationship to microstructural features;
principles of rheology; viscoelasticity and creep; failure mechanisms including fracture crack propagation and fatigue crack
growth. Particular attention throughout is given to the development of the ability to utilize the mathematical models to assess
the reliability and life of mechanical engineering components at the design state.
MTLE Materials Science and Engineering
MTLE–4260 High-Temperature Alloys
Basic characteristics of nickel, cobalt, and iron-base superalloys, and refractory metals such as columbium, tantalum,
tungsten, and molybdenum for gas turbine, steam turbine, and space power applications. Characterization of systems,
relationship of mechanical properties to microstructure, processing by casting and working, joining and heat treatment,
oxidation and protection of alloys, applications and future trends, invited lectures.
MTLE–6960 Topics in Materials Engineering
MTLE–6960 Topics in Materials Engineering:
Creep and Fatigue of Metals
A presentation of mechanical behavior and metallurgical phenomena encountered at high and intermediate temperatures and
also under cyclic loading conditions. The course discusses measurement and testing of creep and fatigue, description of micro
structural processes, data presentation and scatter, design aspects, instabilities and the parametric representation of creeprupture data.
MTLE-6960 Topics in Materials Engineering:
Intermediate Temperature Degradation and Protection
A course about protection against degradation of materials exposed to many industrial environments including gas turbine
engines in the intermediate temperature range. It builds on High Temperature Coatings Engineering, previously offered.
Tribological phenomena such as Friction, Wear, Erosion, and Impact will be addressed in practical as well as theoretical
terms. Interaction of the tribological processes with foreign materials deposition, and resulting corrosion and oxidation will
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also, be highlighted. Protection against degradation by the above phenomena will be covered. These will include surface
treatments, lubrication, and wear and erosion coatings.
MTLE–6960 Topics in Materials Engineering:
Light Metal Alloys
Concentrates on aluminum, magnesium, and titanium with fully half of the course devoted to titanium. Production of alloys,
fabrication, properties, and microstructure, corrosion resistance, and more are covered. Emphasis on the use of alloys of all
three light metals in engineering applications. Textbooks available on titanium and on light metal alloys in general.
MTLE–696x High-Temperature Coatings Engineering
Background and working knowledge about the oxidation and hot corrosion behavior of high-temperature materials (primarily
nickel-cobalt-and iron-based alloys and the protective coatings for application from about 1000F to 2200F. The course
includes detailed discussion of types of coating, processing methods, characterization, properties, and evaluation techniques.
Upon completion of this course a student will have a familiarity with and be able to make informed judgments on the selection
of coatings for high-temperature service.
MTLE–7061 Casting and Joining Processes
Principles of melting, pouring, and solidification. Types of casting processes. Mold design and materials. Design for casting.
Welding, diffusion bonding, brazing, and soldering. Adhesive and mechanical fasteners. Principles of joining. Design for
welding.
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Management and Technology
The course numbering system is alphanumeric beginning with a four-letter department name followed by a dash, a three-digit
course number, and a zero. All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated. Below is the
four-letter subject code for Management and Technology.
Acronym
MGMT Management
Schedule of Course Offerings
Course availability is presented in the Three-Year Course Schedule. Course availability may change. Check the Hartford and
Groton course schedule at THIS LINK for the latest information.
Students should contact their faculty advisor for guidance in creating the Plan of Study. Plan of Study forms can be found at:
Office of the Registrar.
MGMT-6020 Financial Management I
(Formerly MGMT-6310)
The purpose of this course is to develop a working understanding of the major investment and financial decisions of the firm.
Emphasis will be placed upon identifying and solving the problems commonly faced by financial managers. The course
presents the needed theory and develops financial problem solving skills through individualized problem solving, structured
case analysis, and industry and company analysis using Internet sources. Prerequisite: MGMT-7740.
MGMT-6030 Financial Management II
(Formerly MGMT-6380)
This course, built on the Economic & Financial Analysis I, provides a conceptual framework whereby accounting, corporate
finance and investment decisions can be viewed and understood in a unified context of risk and return as it is applicable to all
types of businesses and organizations. The course prepares students for future specialized courses in advanced accounting,
corporate finance, financial institutions and markets, investment theory, and entrepreneurial finance. The contemporary issues
covered in this course include risk and diversification; asset pricing models; capital structure and financing alternatives;
dividend and stock repurchases; corporate governance; mergers, acquisitions and takeovers; financial distress and
reorganization; and different international financial.
MGMT-6040 Creating and Managing an Enterprise I
(Formerly MGMT-6710)
This course is designed to help students understand the critical challenges and tasks associated with developing, growing, and
managing a successful business. Students learn how to lead and manage an enterprise as well as gain a fundamental
understanding of each functional department required to operate a business and how each fits into the greater scope of the
business organization.
MGMT-6050 Creating and Managing an Enterprise II
This course builds upon the principles learned in Creating and Managing the Enterprise I within the context of start-ups,
internal new ventures, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and other organizational forms. Success in creating and managing
any business is contingent upon careful analysis and management of five key segments– people, product, market, finances,
and competition. Students have an opportunity to put into practice the latest management theory while balancing the resources
and constraints of these five segments. Prerequisite: MGMT-6040.
MGMT-6060 Business Implications of Emerging Technologies I
(Formerly MGMT- 6610)
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This course investigates the business dimensions of major technological advances, highlighting how industry structures and
organization, the dynamics of competition, patterns of innovation, operational decisions, and financial investment are all
influenced by various types of technical breakthrough. Students also get to explore the interplay between emerging technology
development and commercialization. The challenges associated with intellectual property protection and utilization, as well as
the socio-economic and ethical dimensions of new technology adoption, are explored. Each year, a different set of key
technologies will be examined and analyzed.
MGMT-6080 Networks, Innovation and Value Creation
(Formerly MGMT-7500)
This course considers the evolving new models of value creation and business growth being introduced across different
industries and examines such critical issues as product and process technology strategy, operational innovation, IT strategies
and infrastructures, networks and organization, and finance. Utilizing a series of case studies from across a range of industry
networks, students will have a chance to learn how companies can participate in such networks and what unique business
resources and capabilities they can employ to enhance their probability of commercial success.
MGMT–6100 Statistics and Operations Management I
An introduction to deterministic and probabilistic methods for business applications and particularly quantitative approaches
applied to managerial problem solving and decision-making. Topics include basic descriptive and inferential statistics,
probability distributions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and regression analysis. Extensive use of computers allows
students to explore the various quantitative techniques for analyzing, interpreting and communicating a wide range of
business-related quantitative data and information.
MGMT–6110 Statistics and Operations Management II
Continues the study of collection, analysis, and use of information in a technologically advanced setting. This course shifts
focus from statistical methods to other problem solving approaches including regression analysis, linear programming,
network models, queuing systems, and simulation. The emphasis is on integration of analysis techniques to address the
management issues at hand, with application drawn from production, finance, project management, and system design.
Prerequisite: MGMT-6100.
MGMT–6140 Information Systems for Management
Analyzes the use of information and communications technology to improve performance and to achieve organizational goals.
Examines information systems in sales, marketing, finance, and operations. Provides a framework for understanding and
evaluating IS contributions to product services and managerial effectiveness. Focuses upon implementation of information
technology as a strategic weapon for productivity and competitive advantage. Lectures, case discussion, projects, and
technical supplements.
MGMT–6170 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
An advanced course in systems analysis and design that presents conceptual material about both traditional approaches to
systems development such as process–oriented and data–oriented methodologies and, evolving approaches such as object–
oriented development methods. Key stages of the systems development life cycle including planning, analysis and design are
the focus of this course. Models and procedures for understanding and modeling an organization's existing and planned
information systems are presented. Computer–Aided Software Engineering tools are used to provide hands–on experience in
designing information systems. A case–based approach is used to provide students an opportunity to apply the analytical and
design techniques covered in the course. In addition, students are expected to do a real–life systems development project. The
course also focuses on the issues and challenges in managing systems development. Prerequisite: MGMT-6140.
MGMT-6180 Strategic Information Systems Management
Information technology (IT) is a strategic asset that is being used to mold competitive strategies and change organizational
processes. As IT and its uses become more complex, developing strategies and systems to deliver the technology has become
more difficult. The net result is a growing need for guidance on the issues, strategies, and tactics for managing the use of
information technology. This course is designed to partially fulfill this need and to enable students to integrate concepts and
theories learned in previous IT courses. Prerequisite: MGMT-6140
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MGMT–6290 Macroeconomics and International Environments of Business
This course identifies major forces acting on the enterprise from the macroeconomic and international environment. Key
factors include national income and output, interest rates, economic growth and business cycles, international trade and
balance of payment, exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policy. Factors are analyzed in terms of their impact on the economic
and technological decisions of the enterprise.
MGMT–6320 Investment Analysis I
Introduction to investment instruments and modern methods of pricing them. Basic components of viable investment
programs are outlined. Topics include expected utility theory and risk aversion, modern portfolio theory, equilibrium in
capital markets (CAPM, APT), index models, futures and options, theory of active portfolio management. Prerequisite:
MGMT-6020.
MGMT–6330 Investment Analysis II
Advanced study in investment analysis, decision making, and practice. Emphasis on bond market analysis and bond portfolio
management, including asset–backed securities, high–yield bonds, venture capital, and derivative securities. Topics include
bond pricing, the term structure and risk structure of interest rates, duration concepts and immunization strategies, analysis of
embedded options in fixed income securities. Application of strategies to real data set. Prerequisite: MGMT–6320 or
permission of instructor.
MGMT–6340 Financial Markets and Institutions
Focus on U.S. and international banking and financial markets, new instruments and techniques for financing, risk
management and its application to financial institutions. Overview of U.S. financial systems, including the Federal Reserve
System, bank supervision, and monetary policy - and its counterparts in other countries. Emphasis on impact of technology on
securities markets and banks. Discussion of current issues in securities markets and banking, such as securitization, financial
derivatives, junk bonds, bank failures, mergers and acquisitions, and international banking. Prerequisite: MGMT-6020.
MGMT-6360 International Finance
Examines the financial opportunities and risks involved in the management of a multinational firm. Tool and techniques for
measuring and managing currency risk including interest rate and currency swaps, futures, forwards, and option are explored.
The international currency markets, including the history of international financial systems (Gold Standard, Bretton Woods,
Dollarization, European Monetary System, etc.) are examined The international banking, bond and equity markets and their
role in modern portfolio management is assessed.
MGMT–6390 International Operations
(Formerly MGMT-6350)
This course provides a foundation in the facts and ideas underlying the globalization of production and delivery of goods and
services. Topics include: designing global supply chains, managing risks of cross border business relationships, international
logistics, establishing world class manufacturing service and R&D in developing countries, integrating superior operating
practices and technologies from across the world in diverse national environments, and political and societal issues associated
with global operations.
MGMT-6400 Financial Econometrics Modeling
This course addresses financial modeling as an empirical activity. Several key issues and assumptions of finance are
addressed through empirical modeling. Topics may include asset pricing, event studies, exchange rate movements, term
structure of interest rates, and international linkages among financial markets. Computers are used extensively both in and out
of class.
MGMT–6450 Manufacturing Systems Management
An overview of how product and service requirements are translated into manufacturing facilities, procedures, and
organizations. The control systems considered include demand forecasting, inventory planning, production scheduling, quality
control, MRP, and project control. In addition, a management perspective is used to examine decisions having a long–term
manufacturing impact: capacity planning, location, and distribution, manufacturing processes, factory layout and factory
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focus. The course concludes with an introduction to manufacturing policy.
MGMT–6470 Management of Quality, Processes, and Reliability
Definitions; corporate, economic, and government environments; international considerations; business processes and
physical processes in manufacturing and services; control and enhancement of processes; organizing for and effecting change;
experimental design for design and change; information systems; Deming approach; product and processes development;
capital investment; empowerment of workers; people make it happen. Prerequisite: MGMT–6100 or permission of instructor.
MGMT–6480 Service Operations Management
Discusses the role of services in an economy, managing services for competitive advantage, structuring the service enterprise,
managing service operations, service productivity, quality, and growth.
MGMT–6490 Competitive Advantage and Operations Strategy
Includes topics such as manufacturing as a competitive weapon; management of quality; manufacturing technology
implementation; strategic impact of advanced manufacturing technologies; and manufacturing's role in new product
development. Prerequisite: MGMT–6450 or permission of instructor.
MGMT–6550 Marketing Research
Marketing strategy decisions are developed in the framework of many case studies. Marketing research techniques, including
questionnaire development and data analysis, are introduced and utilized in a team project. Prerequisite: MGMT–6100.
MGMT–6600 Research and Development Management
The course deals with the responsibilities of, and operating problems faced by managers of research and development. The
following areas are included: technology forecasting, technology planning, selection and evaluation of R&D projects, resource
allocation, planning and control, measuring results of R&D. Particular attention is given to creative problem solving,
motivating and managing creative individuals, barriers to innovation, and organization alternatives for R&D, including matrix
and project organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT-7740.
MGMT-6620 Principles of Technological Entrepreneurship
An introductory graduate course in initiating new technology-based business ventures and developing them into selfsustaining and profitable enterprises. Examines the process whereby a person decides to become an entrepreneur, screens
opportunities, selects an appropriate product/market target, and obtains the necessary resources. Provides the theoretical and
practical knowledge for the preparation of formal business plans.
MGMT-6630 Starting Up A New Venture
An understanding of the critical issues related to starting up a new business is gained through team-based experiential
learning. Small teams of students develop a comprehensive business plan that can be used to raise money for a new or
relatively new venture. The experiential learning process is enhanced through team meetings with faculty and/or course
advisers and through oral presentations to the entire class.
MGMT–6680 Strategy, Technology, and Global Competitive Advantage
This course emphasizes the linkage between technology, strategy, and achieving global competitive advantage. Develops the
concept and practical tools of strategy, strategic planning, and implementation of both at the business unit and corporate
levels. The strategies of technology-intensive international companies are compared. FOR M.S. STUDENTS ONLY.
MGMT–6730 Technological Change and International Competitiveness
Analysis of the differences among technical systems and interactions with industrial growth is undertaken with regard to
nation states, industrial sectors, and companies. To develop tools of analysis regarding technological change, industrial policy,
and corporate performance. The impact of technological change on industrial growth and competitiveness is viewed from
three perspectives: the general manager, the technical professional, and the public official.
MGMT–6750 Legal Aspects of E-Business and Information Technology
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Legal, regulatory, and public issues related to E-Commerce/E-Business, the Internet, and Information Technology are
explored through an analytic, critical thinking approach. Topics include: e-contracts, digital signatures, B2B and B2C
agreements; ownership, protection, and exploitation of intellectual capital including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade
secrets; regulatory issues; ISP and Web site liability including defamation; copyright infringement, securities regulation, and
criminal acts; policy issues including privacy, security and encryption, and obscene materials. Global E-Commerce will be
explored.
MGMT–6810 Management of Technical Projects
Enables the technically-oriented manager to select projects of value to the organization, develop a project plan including
staffing, perform a risk analysis on the project, and successfully execute the project. Students, working alone or in teams,
practice the project management process by planning a current project in the area of new product development, process
reengineering, information systems or any other project with business implementation.
MGMT–6940 Independent Study
1 to 6 credit hours.
MGMT–6960 Topics in Management
3 credit hours
MGMT-6960 Lean Strategies for Manufacturing & Services
Lean management uses principles and techniques developed at Toyota to improve performance through the elimination all
forms of waste, with the ultimate goal to create additional value for customers. The fundamental concepts of Lean can be
applied to manufacturing as well as services operations. Internal business processes, such as product development, R&D,
information technology, tooling & instrumentation, and training can also benefit, reducing life cycle costs and improving
market responsiveness.
MGMT-6960 Taxation for Business and Investment Planning
An introduction to the tax environment and how taxes affect individual and business decision-making. Topics include
examining the economic and social policy implications underlying the tax law, the relationship between tax and financial
accounting theory, taxes and technology, the tax consequences of various personal, investment and business activities
including the legal factors associated with choice of business entity. The tax compliance and audit process, and effective
dispute resolution with the various government taxing authorities will also be addressed. This course will enable students to
identify tax issues and opportunities, to become conversant with tax concepts and terminology, to conduct effective tax
research, and develop tax planning strategies designed to maximize the after-tax cash flow from a variety of business
transactions.
MGMT–7xxx Seminar in Management
Advanced study of selected topics in a particular field. May be taken more than once if subjects are sufficiently different. May
be designed as fulfilling the CAPSTONE requirement. Always has one or more prerequisites.
MGMT-7003 Sustainable Business Development
The course provides a strategic-level perspective on integration of sustainable development, enterprise management, and
innovation management and their contributions for creating competitive advantages and exceeding the needs of the global
business environment. Sustainable development is a broad management construct that focuses on how an enterprise improves
the social, economical, environmental, and business impacts and consequences of its technologies, products processes, and
operations. Sustainable development constructs use life-cycle thinking, technological innovation, and product development.
Sustainable development requires activity, knowledge, experience, and learning for solving existing problems and managing
new challenges. The course focuses on global corporations that are using sustainable development as an integration construct
for achieving success in the 21swt century. Sustainable development means leading change, dealing with the environmental
consequences of products, processes and operations from cradle to grave, and improving every facet of the enterprise.
MGMT-7030 Strategy, Technology, and Competition I
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(Formerly MGMT-6650)
This course covers the fundamentals of business and corporate strategy, integrating these concepts into an environment of
technological change, competition, and entrepreneurship. The course includes the following areas of emphasis: concepts of
strategy, industry environment, resources and capabilities of the firm, organization and systems of the firm, the dynamics of
competitive advantage, strategic alternative analysis, and strategies in different contexts. The course uses business cases and a
project to enrich the theoretical concepts. FOR M.B.A. STUDENTS ONLY.
MGMT-7050 Developing Innovative New Products and Services I
(Formerly MGMT-6560)
This course immerses students in the practices and activities that lead to the creation of innovative new products and services.
Through a team-based learning experience, students generate an idea for a new product or service and follow the development
process from conception through planning for commercialization. Through lectures, cases, and practical exercises, students
learn how to overcome hurdles inherent in new product and service development. Students apply this knowledge in all phases
of product development, including concept testing, product design, production planning, and market strategy.
MGMT-7060 Developing Innovative New Products and Services II
This course immerses students in the practices and activities that lead to the creation of innovative new products and services.
Through a team-based learning experience, students generate an idea for a new product or service and follow the development
process from conception through planning for commercialization. Through lectures, cases, and practical exercises, students
learn how to overcome hurdles inherent in new product and service development. Students apply this knowledge in all phases
of product development, including concept testing, product design, production planning, and market strategy. The project
undertaken in this course provides student teams with an opportunity to create a new venture that may then be carried forward
utilizing Rensselaer’s technological resources such as the Incubator Program and Rensselaer’s Technology Park.
MGMT-7120 International Marketing
Theoretical and practical overview of International Marketing; discussion and analysis of International Marketing issues,
problems and solutions using text, case studies and examples. This course is designed for professionals involved in corporate
strategic planning, export sales, marketing and international management.
MGMT–7210 Acquisition and Venture Analysis
Recent years have seen an accelerated commitment to growth and asset reallocation through acquisitions and corporate
restructurings. Indeed the accounting profession is taking a fresh look at how these deals are accounted for in the firms'
financial statements. The rate of deals is exponential and covers the full spectrum from established industries to high
technology, computer, biotechnology, and internet firms. Topics covered in this course are reasons for acquisitions, valuing,
and structuring a transaction. Determining the currency to be used, achieving strategic and organizational alignment, takeover
defenses, and post-deal integration. Students study a recent transaction of their own choosing and prepare an oral and written
report focusing on those aspects that made the deal successful. Prerequisite: MGMT-6020 or permission of instructor.
MGMT-7500- Managing Supply Networks
An overview of the set of activities related to flow of information, goods, and services from raw material through production
to the end-use customer. Course will focus on the planning, analysis, decision making, and measuring methods used to
manage supply networks in order to improve customer satisfaction. A comparison of different supply chain strategies will be
presented with an emphasis on the application of business strategies that minimize waste.
MGMT–7540 Leadership and Organizational Improvement
An advanced course in leadership that closely examines the relationship between operating practices and behaviors.
Comparisons are made between leadership behaviors, business metrics, and decisions that are results-focused versus those that
are processes-focused and designed to eliminate waste. The impact of the different types of waste on leadership effectiveness,
credibility, organizational capability building, stakeholder buy-in, and financial results are critically examined. The
framework for this course is the application of Lean principles and practices to a wider range of individual and enterpriselevel challenges. Prerequisites: MGMT-6040 and MGMT-6190.
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MGMT–7700 International Negotiations
Examines international negotiation techniques, practica and styles. Students are given an in–depth profile questionnaire to
assess individual strengths and weaknesses in international negotiations. Profiles of international negotiators are examined.
Negotiation sessions and group presentations are videotaped and analyzed.
MGMT–7710 Cultural Environment of International Business
The emerging role of the multinational manager, cultural impact of international management, managing culture shock,
organizational responsibilities and cultural differences. Foreign deployment, cultural specifics for managerial effectiveness,
cultural themes and patterns, American macro– and micro–cultures, working in the global market environment.
MGMT-7730 Economics and Institutions
(Formerly MGMT-6300)
The main course objective is to introduce students to basic economics principles and establish economics as a managerial
decision-making framework. The course will draw on economic analysis of such concepts as cost, demand, profit,
competition, pricing strategy, and market protection and tie them to operational business decisions.
MGMT-7740 Accounting for Reporting and Control
(Formerly MGMT-6190)
This course introduces theories and practices of financial as well as managerial accounting. The financial accounting sessions
provide an overview of external financial statements. The managerial accounting sessions focus on how accounting
information is used in the internal managerial decision making process within a firm as well as cover cost accounting,
budgeting, and performance evaluation tools.
MGMT-7750 Global Business and Social Responsibility
(Formerly MGMT-6800)
The course examines different responses of American, European and Asian firms to a global economy, within an historic and
evolving context. Models of economic, social, political, technological, and national development will be introduced. Various
conflicting demands of national governments, interest groups, corporations, unions, NGOs and consumers are often expressed
in terms of ethical and social responsibility. Cases will be analyzed in terms of models of global business practices and
conflicting claims will be critically evaluated.
MGMT–7980 CAPSTONE Project Course
Independent research project. Student must meet with a full-time faculty member to determine the independent study topic.
The independent research should result in a high-quality research paper that is suitable for publication in a journal. Such
efforts are to be separate and independent of course work used to satisfy other M.S. program requirements.
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Executive and Professional Development
Executive and Professional Development is a department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute focused on providing
opportunities for professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills without enrolling in a credit-based academic program.
Its mission is to develop superior short programs that address the interface between technical skills, management, and
leadership.
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Center for Creative Leadership
These programs teach developing managers as well as seasoned executives how to improve their leadership styles
and to be better leaders and team builders. Rensselaer is the only network associate of the internationally renowned
Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) in the northeastern United States.
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Leadership Infusion Program
This special Leadership program is offered to Rensselaer students to complement their Master's programs with
critical leadership and interpersonal skills.
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Professional Engineering
We also offer support to engineers who are interested in receiving the designation Professional Engineer by
providing preparatory courses for the Fundamentals in Engineering examination; the Professional Engineering
examinations in mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering; and the Land Surveyor examination.
Executive and Professional Development strives to meet the needs of our corporate partners, alumni, and the general
community. If there are programs you believe are missing from our portfolio, please contact us. We may be able to create a
Custom Program for your organization's specific needs or add a new public offering to this list. Click here for more
information.
There are five ways to register for a program:
Online: See registration links within course descriptions.
E-mail:
[email protected]
Call: 860-548-7864 or 800-433-4723, ext. 7864
Fax*: 860-548-7999
Mail*: 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, CT 06120
*Download and print Registration Form
Short Course Schedule, through June 2010
These programs teach developing managers as well as seasoned executives how to improve their leadership styles and to
be better leaders and team builders. Rensselaer is the only network associate of the internationally renowned Center for
Creative Leadership (CCL)® in the northeastern United States. Click on course titles to read full descriptions.
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Leadership Development Program
3/1/2010
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$6800
All classes are held at Rensselaer's Hartford, Connecticut campus unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.
There are five ways to register for a program:
Online: Foundations of Leadership, Leadership Development Program
E-mail:
[email protected]
Call: Clarence Byers at (860) 548-2479 or (800) 433-4723, ext. 2479
Call: Carole Charles at (860) 548-2429 or (800) 433-4723, ext. 2429
Fax*: (860) 548-7887
Mail*: 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, CT 06120
*Download and print Registration Form
Foundations of Leadership (FOL) is a three-day leadership development workshop designed to increase the personal
awareness, interpersonal effectiveness, and managerial abilities of emerging leaders and managers. FOL is offered by
Rensselaer under specific license from The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®).
Our objective is to help you become a better leader by examining the dynamics of leadership as they relate to influence,
conflict management, and goal setting. We achieve this through proven leadership models, experiential activities, real-life
case studies,
one-to-one consultations, and assessment questionnaires. You will be taught by certified CCL faculty who are experts in the
fields of leadership education and research. In addition, you will have access to and learn from the latest faculty research.
Program Benefits
Research conducted by CCL has determined that certain factors are critical to effective leadership, especially for new
managers. These factors form the basis of the FOL goals, which will help you to:
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Understand how you are perceived by others.
Learn strategies for effective behavior during a conflict.
Learn how to influence others effectively.
Chart your own course.
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Pre-Course Work
The path to realizing these goals begins with the completion of your pre-course materials. This provides the foundation for
much of the FOL program, and it requires a commitment of 3-5 hours of work on your part prior to the start of the program.
Along with other important
documents, assessment instruments are included that will be reviewed during the FOL. These instruments include the Conflict
Dynamics Profile®, SKILLSCOPE®, MBTI®, and FIRO-B®. For more information on these instruments, please visit our
Assessments page.
Agenda
Day One's activities are focused upon Charting Your Own Course. On Day Two, the emphasis shifts to Navigating
Relationships. Finally, on Day Three, lessons learned during the first two days are incorporated into Setting a New Direction.
A sample FOL program agenda is listed below.
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Tuesday
Charting Your Own
Course
Wednesday
Navigating
Relationships
Thursday
Setting a New Direction
Leadership &
Influence
Leadership & Conflict
Mapping a Plan of
Action
Introductions
Conflict Dynamics
Profile®
1-1 Session
Leadership Orienteering
Team Exercise
Closing the Gap
Goal Getting
SKILLSCOPE ®
Leadership &
Influence
Storm Warning:
Videotaped Interactive
Exercise
Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator®
Leadership & Conflict
Program Close
Videotaped Conflict
Role Plays
FIRO-B®
Videotape Review
Free Evening
Videotape Review
Homework
Reception
Testimonials
In commenting on the value of their experience, previous participants in the FOL program have said:
“A rich and fascinating experience that is so applicable to daily life.”
“I have an action plan which will be applied immediately.”
"There were about 20 people in my FOL group and the diversity was refreshing - there were people from every corner of the
country and from various types of businesses. By the time we finished the three-day program, we felt like one big team. You
might have extremely different personalities and approaches, but this program helps you understand how you can bring that
together and make it work."
Registration
Registering for the FOL program is easy. You can register online by clicking on Registration above. Or, if you prefer, you can
contact Carole Charles, Program Administrator, both to register and to simply get more information about the FOL. Carole
can be reached at:
Register Online
Telephone: (860) 548-2429 or (800) 306-7778, Ext. 2429
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E-mail:
[email protected]
Leadership Development Program (LDP)® is an intense, five-day program designed to improve the effectiveness of uppermiddle to senior-level managers by helping them to recognize their strengths and weaknesses as leaders.
At the center of the LDP experience is the creation of a safe learning environment that supports and encourages personal
development. Within that environment, LDP blends in-depth assessment, professionally directed individual feedback and
coaching, peer feedback, change management, activity-based learning exercises, and videotaped exercises to stimulate longterm improvements in leadership styles and behaviors.
LDP® is offered by Rensselaer under specific license from The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®).
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Why the Leadership Development Program — LDP®?
When we think about ourselves, our natural instinct is to say that we mean well. But those around us judge us by our actions,
not our intentions. For more than 35 years, LDP has taught leaders just like you to consider how their actions affect others and themselves.
This program uses self-awareness tools and activities to enhance your own leadership capabilities. You will learn strategies
for continuous development through extensive assessment, group discussions, self-reflection, small group activities and
personal coaching. And because of our strong focus on development planning, which ties program experiences to the context
of your workplace, your program will be uniquely about you.
Does it work? Our alumni typically describe LDP as the one development experience that has changed them the most, both
personally and professionally.
Who Should Attend
Mid- to senior-level managers who are willing to listen to what others say about them - and take positive action based on that
feedback - in exchange for becoming a more effective leader.
Pre-Course Work
Because self-awareness is a key aspect of our program, participants will be asked to fill out several assessment surveys prior
to attending. In addition, certain surveys require that evaluations be completed by the participant's direct reports, peers, and
superiors. The surveys will be sent to you at least seven weeks prior to your program date and you will be given a deadline for
completion. For more information on these instruments, please visit our Assessments page.
Outcomes
Participants will develop a deep sense of self-awareness that will help to:
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Give and receive feedback more effectively
Lead change in your organization
Build and maintain productive relationships
Develop others to be their best
Manage yourself
Leverage differences in other people
Set clear, achievable goals (in a 3-hour, confidential one-to-one review of your data with a certified CCL feedback
coach)
Follow-up Activities
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Keep your goals in sight by taking part in a 10-week Web-based follow-up goal management system that allows you
to build on what you have learned at CCL and discuss your progress with a CCL feedback coach and/or other LDP
participants.
Complete a follow-up assessment three months after your program is completed to measure behavioral changes since
attending LDP.
A sample LDP program agenda is listed below.
Monday
Self-Awareness
Tuesday
Impact
Introduction
Benchmarks®
CPI 260™ Lifestyles
Group Exercise
Wednesday
Intention
Change Style
Indicator®
Thursday
Integration
Friday
Development
Planning
One to One Sessions
Re-entry Issues
Peer sessions
Development
Planning
Peer Sessions
Program Close
Change Exercise
SBI Model
Group Exercise
Firo-B®
Group Exercise
(Videotaped)
360 By Design®
Group Exercise
Coaching Exercise
(Videotaped)
One to One Sessions
Testimonials
In commenting on the value of their experience, previous participants in the LDP program at Rensselaer have said:
"An excellent program. It is difficult to create a program which meets the needs of all participants 100%. This came close.
Flexibility and a fun atmosphere leveled the playing field and inspired valuable feedback. I left exhausted and exhilarated."
"This was an important learning experience. I have an action plan that I can apply immediately to my current position and a
development plan for the future."
"It was a rich and fascinating experience for me. I plan to bring pieces of this week back to my daily life and activity."
"(the 1-1 feedback session)... able to pull all the instruments together to find common themes for me to target for development.
The Program provided me with a model for development and tools to help with some specific issues."
Registration
Registering for the LDP program is easy. You can register online by clicking the above box. Or, if you prefer, you can contact
Carole Charles, Program Administrator, both to register and to simply get more information about the FOL. Carole can be
reached at:
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Register Online
Telephone: (860) 548-2429 or (800) 306-7778, Ext. 2429
Leadership
Infusion Program
Topics Covered
• Leading Change: How does a person with significant scientific, engineering, and/or managerial competence make a
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• Emotional and Social Intelligence, Appreciative Leadership: What is the path for leveraging the strengths of your
colleagues for innovative and successful performance?
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Coaching,
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interpersonal challenges of leading a team or organization?
• Increase your self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and potential for growth.
• Gain the confidence you need to deliver outstanding presentations and lead projects.
Faculty
• Earn a Leadership Certificate upon completion.
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for both major breakthroughs and breakdowns abound. To maximize one’s value, it is necessary to be both technically savvy
and interpersonally astute. The Leadership Infusion Program is a powerful development experience that increases personal
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and interpersonal awareness, and emotional and social intelligence.
The Leadership Infusion Program takes place in two sessions over the course of two months: Session I comprises two days of
instruction and Session II comprises three days. All sessions meet 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can attend the program either at
Rensselaer's Hartford Campus, 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, Connecticut or at Rensselaer's Groton Site, 115 Poheganut
Drive, Groton, Connecticut. Session dates for both locations follow the agenda below.
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Increase awareness of self
Learn how to enhance one’s effectiveness through
emotional
intelligence
Learn ways to better engage others through
appreciative inquiry
Learn and apply the skills of feedback and feedforward
Learn ways to better engage others for support,
idea generation, and decision-making
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Introduce the behaviors of the Leadership Practices
Inventory as it relates to effective leadership
Receive your 360° feedback
Learn and practice the skills of managing
accountability
Understand and practice coaching others for
performance
and success
Day 5
Emerging Leadership Applications
Day 2
Building Interpersonal Effectiveness
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Understand the importance, utility, and application
of emotional and social intelligence
Practice how to create learning conversations for
managing
performance and conflict
Understand and practice the power of peer
coaching
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Explore leadership as it applies to organizational
change
Identify the characteristics for leading positive
change
Identify and understand your preferred style for
handling change
Create a personal vision for your emerging
leadership
Consolidate your learning from this course
Day 3
Leading Teams
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Identify the success factors of teams
Use a team development model to identify success
factors within a team
Explore team leadership styles and their effect
upon team members’ motivation and effectiveness
Practice the skills of effective team leadership
Identify the behaviors of shared leadership that
contribute to team effectiveness
Registration
Registering for the Leadership Infusion Program is easy. You can register online by clicking on the button below. Or, if you
prefer, you can contact Mike Bozzi, Program Administrator, both to register and to simply get more information about the
program. Mike can be reached at:
Register Online
Telephone: (860) 548-5347 or (800) 433-4723, Ext. 5347
E-mail:
[email protected]
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Professional Engineering and Land Surveyor
Exam Review Programs at Rensselaer at Hartford
Rensselaer at Hartford has prepared well over 2,000 engineers studying to pass the Fundamentals in Engineering, Civil,
Mechanical, as well as the Land Surveyor Exam. Experts in each of the specific engineering areas review and solve problems
judged to be representative of the type and complexity encountered in the examination. The success of our students has made
Rensselaer at Hartford's PE and LS programs the most popular of its kind in the area.
If you are preparing for these exams, let Rensselaer at Hartford assist you. You will review study tips and fundamental
concepts, in addition to solving problems similar to those on the exams. Teams of practicing Professional Engineers and
members of Rensselaer at Hartford Engineering faculty are selected to teach in their specific areas of expertise. The course fee
includes comprehensive guides which cover both background review topics and sample questions similar to those found on
the exams.
Veteran Approved Programs
The PE and LS Review programs are approved for VA. For details, please e-mail:
$1750 per program (Includes all teaching materials)
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PE01- Fundamentals of Engineering
PE02- Civil - Principles & Practices
PE03- Mechanical - Principles & Practices
LS01- Land Surveyor Exam Review
For additional information, please call 860-548-2472
Email:
[email protected]
PE01: Fundamentals of Engineering (EIT)
Fundamentals of Engineering covers mathematics and physical sciences to prepare the engineer for the Professional
Engineering Exam, Part I - EIT Exam. This course also includes content for the Mechanical and Civil Specialty Exams.
PE02: Civil - Principles & Practices
Registered Professional Engineers use in-class problem solving to prepare students for the practical (vs. theoretical) expertise
required in the field of Civil Engineering needed to pass the Part II Exam in Civil Engineering. After reviewing the
fundamentals of the discipline, the instructors will solve and review typical Civil Engineering Exam problems with students.
PE03: Mechanical - Principles & Practices
This course prepares students for the Mechanical Engineering Principles & Practices exam. Emphasis is on the solution of
problems of the type expected in the exam. Continuous feedback from students helps to ensure the subject areas covered are
up to date and relevant. General topics covered in the course are listed below.
LS01: Land Surveyor Exam Review (LS)
This review course assumes the student has a firm background in the principles and practices of land surveying. The
instructors will review fundamentals and cover material appearing most frequently on the land surveyor exam. Connecticut
laws and statutes are stressed. You will receive a notebook with representative problems and general information on land
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surveying topics and review past exam questions for Connecticut and national parts of the exam.
Faculty
Office of the Assistant Dean
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Coordinating Faculty
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Kelly, Leonard
(860) 548-7821
[email protected]
Academic Coordinator for Executive Master’s Program (EMP)
Maleyeff, John
(860) 548-7870
[email protected]
Academic Coordinator for International Scholarship Program (ISP)
Mesiya, M. Farooque
(860) 548-5300
[email protected]
Program Coordinator, Electrical Engineering, Communications, Electrical Power, Computer
Systems Engineering
Rainey, David
(860) 548-7830
[email protected]
Subject Area Coordinator for Technology, Innovation, and Business Policy
Academic Coordinator for Accelerated M.S. in Management (Sustainable Enterprise
Management concentration)
Peteros, Randall
(860) 548-5403
[email protected]
Academic Coordinator for Trumbull M.B.A. (TRMBA) Cohort Program
Peters, Lael
(860) 548-2438
[email protected]
Academic Coordinator for Accelerated M.B.A. Cohort Program (Hartford)
Stodder, James
(860) 548-7860
[email protected]
Subject Area Coordinator for Economics and Finance
Venkateswaran,
Venkat
(860) 548-2458
[email protected]
Program Coordinator, Decision Science and Systems Engineering
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Program Coordinator, Software Engineering
Faculty
Teaching Area
Albright, Robert R., II
(860) 548-5481
[email protected]
Strategy, Organization, and Marketing
Annigeri, Balkrishna
[email protected]
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Araujo, Robert
[email protected]
Marketing, Global Business and Environment, Industrial Ecology
Ardito, Marilyn
Organizational Behavior
Arnheiter, Edward D.
(860) 548-7833
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Operations Management
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[email protected]
Bak, Michael
[email protected]
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Bialecki, Dennis M.
[email protected]
Project Management, Operations Management, R&D Management
Bortoff, Scott A.
[email protected]
Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Bose, Sudha
[email protected]
Materials Engineering
Brown, Kenneth W.
[email protected]
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Brown, Roger H.
(860) 548-2462
[email protected]
Computer Science, Information Technology, and Computer Systems Engineering
Case, Mark B.
[email protected]
Decision Sciences
Chandler, Lisa
(860) 548-5453
Business Strategy
Clarke, David L.
(860) 565-9395
[email protected]
Computer Science, Software Engineering
Courtney, Patrick
Statistics, Design of Experiments
Dennis, Anthony J.
[email protected]
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
DiModugno, Louis
Service Management
Donachie, Matthew J.
[email protected]
Materials Engineering
Downe, Edward
Finance
Eberbach, Eugene
(860) 548-5332
[email protected]
Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Gingerella, Louis W.,
Jr.
(860) 548-7803
[email protected]
Accounting, Finance, and Financial Management
Gutierrez-Miravete,
Ernesto
(860) 548 2464
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
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(860) 548-2464
[email protected]
Harris, Dale
Accounting, Finance
Hartley, Timothy J.
[email protected]
Computer and Information Sciences
Healy, Timothy
Marketing Research, Statistics
Hine, Paul
(860) 548-5350
[email protected]
Lean Six Sigma I and II
Hoole, Jeevan
(860) 548-5356
[email protected]
Electrical, Power and Mechanical Engineering
Kelly, Leonard
(860) 548-7821
[email protected]
Decision and Information Sciences and Operations
Kerr, James M.
Strategy, Global Business
Kline, Gary L.
[email protected]
Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Information Technology
Kousen, Ken
(860) 508-1865
[email protected]
Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Information Technology
Lagasse, Paul
Quantitative Methods
Lamy, Raymond
Accounting
Lemcoff, Norberto
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Luddy, Grace B.
[email protected]
Global Business
Madison, James
[email protected]
Computer and Information Sciences
Maleyeff, John
(860) 548-7870
[email protected]
Decision Science, Operations Management
Marcin, John J.
[email protected]
Materials Engineering
Mastrianna, William F.,
Jr.
[email protected]
Decision Science, Organizational Behavior
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Mesiya, Mohammed
Farooque
(860) 548-5300
[email protected]
Electrical Engineering, Communications, Electrical Power
Mutchler, John
Business Law, Technological Innovation
O'Donovan, Edward G.
[email protected]
Marketing, Project Management
Olynyk, John P.
Project Management
Peteros, Randall G.
(860) 548-5403
[email protected]
Finance, Taxation, Business Law
Peters, Lael
(860) 548-2438
[email protected]
Organizational Behavior and Information Technology
Peterson, Eric
Strategy, Leadership
Petti, Joseph
Quality Management
Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Quinn, Joseph W.
[email protected]
Rainey, David L.
(860) 548-7830
[email protected]
Technology, Innovation, and Business Policy
Resecartis, Paul
Lean Management
Roy, Roland
Business Strategy, International
Russell, Susan A.
[email protected]
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Sanderson, Susan
International Operations, Innovation
Scholte, Eelco
Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Shemenski, Robert
Lean Management
Slimon, Scot
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Sparzo, Gregory M.
[email protected]
Marketing, New Business Ventures
Staroselsky, Alexander
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Stevens, Michael E.
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering; Information Systems
[email protected]
Stodder, James P.
(860) 548-7860
[email protected] i d
Economics and Finance
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[email protected]
Swarr, Thomas
Innovation, Ethics, Sustainability
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Tew, David E.
[email protected]
Torrani, Robert
Quality Management
Triscari, Thomas
Project Management, International
Venkateswaran, Venkat
(860) 548-2458
[email protected]
Decision Science and Systems Engineering
Vidakovic, Steven
International Operations
Wagner, Timothy C.
[email protected]
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Webster, Steven
Statistics, Quality Management
Weiss, Derek
Marketing
Younessi, Houman
(860) 548-7880
[email protected]
Information Systems, Computer Science, Software and Systems Engineering, Financial
Engineering
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Administration, Board of Trustees
Members
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Charles F. Carletta, J.D., Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Virginia C. Gregg, M.S., Vice President for Finance, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Robert E. Palazzo, Ph.D., Provost, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Curtis N. Powell, M.S., Vice President Human Resources, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Corporate Officers
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Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
John A. Minasian, Ph.D., Vice President and Dean, Rensselaer Hartford Campus
Charles F. Carletta, J.D., Secretary
Lorraine Kammerer, Assistant Secretary
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Administration, Hartford Campus
Office of the Vice President and Dean
Vice President and Dean, John A. Minasian, Ph.D.
Operations Manager, Lorraine Kammerer
Administrative Assistant, Anita Sladyk
Data Analyst, Eric Patenaude, B.A.
Office of Student Services
Manager, Student Services, Natalie A. Sutera, M.S.
Conference Facility Coordinator, Deneice Jordan
Operations Assistant, Linda Johnson
Receptionist, Rosalind Dawson
Receptionist, Barbara Grady
Receptionist, Ann Montgomery
Receptionist, Traymeshia Story
The Cole Library
Director, Mary S. Dixey, MLS
Acquisitions/ILL Librarian, Carol Flynn, LTA
Instructional Services Librarian, Linda M. Knaack, MLS
Consortium Cataloger, Part-time, Gale Brancato, MLS
Distributed Education and Multimedia
Director, Brian J. Clement, M.B.A.
Multimedia Producer, Paul Sartini, M.S.
Multimedia Producer/Operations Coordinator, Karen Silva, B.A.
Enrollment Management
Director, Enrollment Management and Marketing, Kristin E. Galligan, M.S.
Senior Program Manager, Clarence Byers, B.S.
Senior Program Manager, Gregory Sparzo, M.S.
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Senior Program Manager, Christa A. Sterling, M.B.A.
Program Manager, Jonathan Judd
Program Manager, Robert F. Sheftel, M.S.
Program Administrator, Elaine Papanic
Executive and Professional Development
Director, Elliot B. Field, B.S.
Program Administrator, Carole Charles, B.S.
Program Specialist, Susan Kramer
Financial Aid Office
Senior Student Services and Financial Aid Administrator, John F. Gonyea
Financial Services
Accounts Receivable Specialist, Lynn Vitale, B.A.
Payroll/Benefits Coordinator, Patricia O'Brien, B.S.
Southeastern Connecticut Site
Associate Technical Coordinator, Shameka Owens-Hayward, A.S.
Production Assistant, Geoffrey Owens
Production Assistant, Tunnesia Owens
Production Assistant, Kelli Lacey
Marketing
Director of Marketing and Business Development, Elliot B. Field, B.S.
Program Manager, Michael Bozzi, B.A.
Program Manager, Donald F. Pendagast III, B.S.
Office of Student Services
Student Services and Financial Aid Administrator, John F. Gonyea
Office of Communications
Communications Manager, Thomas J. Bittel, B.A.
Communications Coordinator, Robin M. Micket, M.A.
Office of the Registrar
Registrar, Doris M. Matsikas
Assistant Registrar, Angela Buonannata
Student Services Specialist, Jackie Piscitelli
Supervisor, Student Accounts (Accounts Receivable), Audrey C. Cardillo, A.S.
Operations and Facilities
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Manager, Paul J. Murphy, M.B.A.
Technical and Information Services
Director, Brian J. Clement, M.B.A.
Administrative Systems Coordinator, Richard Silva, B.A.
Director, Network Information Systems, Gary Trail, M.S.
Engineer, Lloyd Omphroy
Programmer Analyst/Administrative Systems, Doria DiNino, M.B.A.
Senior Analyst/PC System Administrator, Adam Hechler
System Administrator, Brian Hartlieb, M.S.
Academic Department and Programs
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, Houman Younessi, Ph.D.
Administrative Specialist, Florence Josephs
Business Analyst, Stephen J. Bergeron, B.S.
Lally School of Management and Technology
Area Coordinator, John Maleyeff, Ph.D.
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