Computer Science, Applied Information Technology Concentration - Graduate (M.S.) - 2015 University Catalog


COMPUTER SCIENCE w/ CONC:Appl Info Tech

Complete 33 semester hours - 53 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. CORE KNOWLEDGE

    Complete 0 semester hours - 19 semester hours from the following as required by advisor:

    CSIT 501 Computer Science Foundations I (4 hours lecture) 4
    CSIT 502 Comptuer Science Foundations II (4 hours lecture) 4
    CSIT 503 Computer Science Foundations III (4 hours lecture) 4
    CSIT 504 Computer Science Foundations IV (4 hours lecture) 4
    MATH 503 Mathematics for Computer Science III (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 5 courses for 15 semester hours:

    CSIT 535 Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 537 Web Development (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 540 Computer Networks (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 555 Database Systems (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 560 Network Security (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. REQUIRED INDUSTRY-RELATED COURSES

    1. Complete for 3 semester hours.

      CMST 582 Techniques of Communication (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

      LAWS 545 Cyberlaw (3 hours lecture) 3
      LAWS 547 Intellectual Property: Copyright, Licensing, and Advertising (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

      CSIT 610 Information Technology Project Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      CSIT 616 Software Process Management (3 hours lecture) 3
  4. ELECTIVES

    Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours from the following:

    CSIT 515 Software Engineering (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 531 Robotics (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 545 Computer Architecture (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 547 Operating Systems (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 551 Mobile Computing (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 571 Computer Algorithms and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 574 Image Processing (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 595 Topics in Computer Science (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 610 Information Technology Project Management (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 615 Advanced Topics in Software Engineering (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 616 Software Process Management (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 635 Advanced Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 655 Advanced Database Systems (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 656 Scientific Databases (3 hours lecture) 3
    CSIT 691 Independent Study: Computer Science 3
    CSIT 695 Readings in Computer Science (1-4 hours seminar) 1-4
  5. CULMINATING EXPERIENCE

    Complete for 3 semester hours.

    CSIT 690 Industry Internship in Information Technology Management (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

CMST582: Techniques of Communication (3 hours lecture)

Techniques and ethics in the production of informative and persuasive messages for public consumption. Open to all graduate students. Course may be repeated once for a total of 6 semester hours. Previous course SPCM 582 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

CSIT501: Computer Science Foundations I (4 hours lecture)

An introduction to programming using a structured high level language, design of algorithms, character strings, recursion, data structures, numerical computing. May not be used for credit by Mathematics or Computer Science majors. Previous course CMPT 505 effective through Spring 2015. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate coordinator's permission.

CSIT502: Comptuer Science Foundations II (4 hours lecture)

A continuation of CSIT 501. Introduction to assembly language, addressing techniques, subroutine linkage, input/output and macros. Introduction to computer organization including memory, logic design and computer architecture. May not be used for credit by Mathematics and Computer Science majors. Previous course CMPT 506 effective through Spring 2015. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 501 and permission of graduate coordinator.

CSIT503: Computer Science Foundations III (4 hours lecture)

A continuation of CSIT 501. Design and analysis of data structures, pointers, linked representations, linear lists, trees, storage systems and structures, database design. Previous course CMPT 507 effective through Spring 2015. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 501 and CSIT 504 and permission of graduate coordinator.

CSIT504: Computer Science Foundations IV (4 hours lecture)

Sets, relations, functions, graphs, trees, propositional calculus, induction and recursion, applications to computer science. May not be used for credit by Mathematics or Computer Science majors. Previous course MATH 501 effective through Spring 2015. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate program coordinator's permission.

CSIT515: Software Engineering (3 hours lecture)

Principles and methods for the analysis, design, implementation, testing, and verification of software systems. Topics include requirements analysis, domain analysis, implementation, testing, verification, and software management. Previous course CMPT 594 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT531: Robotics (3 hours lecture)

Fundamental principles in robotics from the aspect of algorithms and computation. Includes fundamentals in robotic technology (inverse kinematics, actuation, sensing, manipulation, control, and motion planning), algorithms for robot communication and sensing, and current directions in robotics applications. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT535: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) (3 hours lecture)

Course content will include: science-based theories, models, and studies; and user interface design and development. Graphical user interfaces for desktop, web, and mobile devices. Assess usability by quantitative and qualitative methods. Conduct task analyses, usability tests, expert reviews, and continuing assessments of working products by interviews, surveys, and logging. Apply design processes and guidelines to develop professional quality user interfaces. Build low-fidelity paper mockups, and a high-fidelity prototype using contemporary tools and programming environments. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT537: Web Development (3 hours lecture)

This course will discuss issues related to web tools, enterprise web services, and web design. It exams the current state of the arts web development technologies and tools that are used in developing web sites and web services. Previous course CSIT 570 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 501 or equivalent and departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT540: Computer Networks (3 hours lecture)

Physical and logical aspects of data communications: analog-digital, broadband-baseband, TDM-FDM, protocols, modulation techniques, hardware for communication. Previous course CMPT 596 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 545 and departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT545: Computer Architecture (3 hours lecture)

Basic computer organization and design, digital functions, data representation, microprogramming, CPU organization, the assembler language, and addressing techniques. Required of majors. Previous course CMPT 580 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT547: Operating Systems (3 hours lecture)

Design and implementation of operating systems, multiprogramming, multiprocessor, device management, scheduling, virtual memory, case studies. Previous course CMPT 584 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMPT 581 and departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT551: Mobile Computing (3 hours lecture)

Course content will include an introduction into mobile device programming including environment basics, application basics, creating user interfaces, how to deal with data, how to accommodate different devices, basic widgets and more advanced user interface parts for multimedia and maps, and app publication. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT555: Database Systems (3 hours lecture)

Secondary storage devises. Data transfer. Primary and secondary access methods. Sequential and random access methods. File design. File organizations and corresponding processing. File maintenance. Sorting large files. Databases concepts. Required of majors. Previous course CMPT 586 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT560: Network Security (3 hours lecture)

An overview of the fundamental problems of intra and inter network security, followed by an in-depth analysis of the current solutions including encryption, authentication, web application security, internet architectures. Testing, analyze current security solutions, based on the three fundamental concepts: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. Previous course CSIT 520 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 504 and CSIT 501 or equivalent; and departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT571: Computer Algorithms and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Algorithms: definition, design and analysis; sorting and searching techniques and introductory dynamic programming studied as algorithms with complexity theory and optimization techniques applied. Required of majors. Previous course CMPT 583 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT574: Image Processing (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an introductory and comprehensive treatment of pixel and image processing with applications to fine arts, face recognition, etc. Topics include sampling and quantization, convolution, equalization, filtering, image segmentation, image operations, morphological image processing. Previous course CMPT 574 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 545 and departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT595: Topics in Computer Science (3 hours lecture)

Recent developments in the field. Topics such as Monte Carlo methods, graphics, expert systems, security, networks and special areas of applications. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits as long as the topic is different. Previous course CMPT 585 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 545 and departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT610: Information Technology Project Management (3 hours lecture)

IT Project Management is a course designed to teach students the basic principles of project management as applied to the Information Technology field. The outcome of the course will provide the foundation for developing technology-based project plans, management and experience in project management. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT615: Advanced Topics in Software Engineering (3 hours lecture)

This course examines (i) planned and systematic patterns of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product conforms to established requirements, and (ii) a set of activities designed to evaluate the process by which high-quality complex software products are developed. Previous course CMPT 694 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 515 or departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT616: Software Process Management (3 hours lecture)

Software process management studies processes and concepts for planning and monitoring all software life-cycle phases. Topics include management models and structures, project planning including scheduling, effort estimation and risk management, project personnel and organization, project control (monitoring, measurement, correction and performance standards), software configuration management, and process description languages and tools. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT635: Advanced Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) (3 hours lecture)

This course will include an overview of the field of human-computer interaction, and- in a user-centered fashion - members of the class will choose and explore deeply a subfield of HCI (e.g. Technologies for Children, Technologies for Families, Augmented Reality). Students will critically assess, present, and improve upon recent research that is published in the most prestigious HCI conferences and journals. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIT 535 or departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT655: Advanced Database Systems (3 hours lecture)

To develop in-depth understanding of data base concepts and issues. The major emphasis of the course is on the conceptual (logical) organization, retrieval, and manipulation of data. Required of majors. Previous course CMPT 592 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CSIS 555 and departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT656: Scientific Databases (3 hours lecture)

The course aims to give students the tools and concepts they will need to work with scientific databases in an in-depth manner. It also aims to introduce student to advanced, state-of-the-art concepts as well as give the students the chance to explore scientific database issues within their fields of interest while still in their early stages of study. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT690: Industry Internship in Information Technology Management (3 hours lecture)

This course will serve as the culminating experience for students enrolled in the Masters of Computer Science/ Applied Information Technology Concentration. Students will work with industry partners and faculty to analyze significant problems and work on significant projects in Information Technology, developing solutions towards these problems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT691: Independent Study: Computer Science

Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, offering the opportunity to pursue topics in computer science which may be outside the scope of regular curricular offerings or may be an extension of an existing course or courses. Approval must be obtained from the graduate coordinator or and faculty advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous course CMPT 690 effective through Spring 2015. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

CSIT695: Readings in Computer Science (1-4 hours seminar)

Guided study of selected topics in major field of interest. Previous course CMPT 695 effective through Spring 2015. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CMPT 581 and CSIT 555 and CSIT 571 and departmental approval for students with Deferred or Conditional status.

LAWS545: Cyberlaw (3 hours lecture)

To acquaint students with procedural and substantive principles of Internet technology and legal principles which are at the nexus of modern legal practice. To become versed in the theory and practice of intellectual property, criminal law, jurisdictional issues and choice of law relating to commerce, law enforcement, and legal procedure. To teach students to analyze and synthesize legal principles which are at the core of changing World Wide Web technology. 3 sh.

LAWS547: Intellectual Property: Copyright, Licensing, and Advertising (3 hours lecture)

To acquaint students with procedural and substantive principles of Intellectual Property Law as it is developed and is practiced in the entertainment field. The course will chart the development of intellectual property in American law from its constitutional roots through the early 21st century. Special attention will be given to analysis of issues in entertainment law involving copyright, licensing, and advertising. 3 sh.

MATH503: Mathematics for Computer Science III (3 hours lecture)

Differential and integral calculus, infinite series, applications to computer science. May not be used for credit by Mathematics and Computer Science majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Graduate program coordinator's permission.