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SUNY Korea offers the BS degree from Stony Brook University in Technological Systems Management (Sometimes called "Technology Management"). TSM prepares graduates to lead digital initiatives and manage major projects that help organizations adjust and innovate in fast-paced global environments of technological change and disruption.

The degree requires the completion of the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) with at least 120 credit hours of passing work and least 39 credits of upper division work (numbered 300 and higher). Completion of the major requires approximately 79 credits. The information below reflects the SBU degree with some variations specific to SUNY Korea.

Click the course codes because each individual course below is linked to the SBU Bulletin, and the official explanation of the course including required prerequisites.

  1. Mathematics
    1. AMS 151 Applied Calculus
    2. AMS 161 Applied Calculus II
    3. OR the following alternate calculus course sequences may be substituted
  2. Natural Sciences

3. Technological Systems Management

Required Courses (11 in total) New Required Courses - Starting in Spring 2018. 

  • EST 194 Decision-Making
  • EST 202 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society Studies 
  • EST 304 Communication for Engineers and Scientists 
  • EST 331 Engineering Ethics (formerly EST 331: Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property)
  • EST 391 Technology Assessment 
  • EST 392 Engineering and Managerial Economics 
  • EST 393 Project Management 
  • EST 440 Interdisciplinary Research Methods 
  • EST 441 Interdisciplinary Senior Project 

Electives (One from each category)

One Skills-information Course:

  • EST 240 Visual Rhetoric and Information Technology
  • EST 291 Energy, Environment and People
  • EST 305 Applications Software for Information Management
  • EST 325 Technology in the Workplace
  • EST 326 Management for Engineers
  • EST 364 Entrepreneurship - How to Build a Startup
  • EST 339 Benevolent Computing

One Design Course:

  • EST 205 Introduction to Tech Design
  • EST 207 Interaction Design
  • EST 209 Introduction to Italian Design: Theory and Practice
  • EST 310 Design of Computer Games
  • EST 323 Human-Computer Interaction

Electives (3 from the following list)

  • EST 203 Technology in the City
  • EST 204 Modern Digital Tech Infrastructure 
  • EST 205 Introduction to Technological Design 
  • EST 207 Interaction Design 
  • EST 240 Visual Rhetoric and Information Technology
  • EST 280 Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering
  • EST 291 Energy, Environment & People
  • EST 304 Communication for Engineers and Scientists
  • EST 310 Design of Computer Games
  • EST 320 Communication Technology Systems
  • EST 323 Human Computer Interaction 
  • EST 325 Technology in the Workplace
  • EST 327 Marketing for Engineers
  • EST 339 Benevolent Computing
  • EST 364 How to Build a Startup
  • EST 488 Internship in Technology and Society
  • EST 475 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum or
  • EST 499 Research in Technology and Society
  • Note: Students who have been accepted for the Accelerated BS/MS degree program in TSM can take EST 581 and EST 582 as undergraduate electives and can apply them towards both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

4. Study in Related Areas - Specialization (7)

Each TSM student is required to have a specialization. A specialization is a cluster of seven related courses, totaling at least 21 credits, with at least three courses, totaling at least nine credits, at the 300 or 400 levels.

Currently, students have the option of three (3) specializations:

1) Applied Math and Statistics (AMS)

2 ) Computer Science (CS)

3) Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) 

ICT4D is a department defined specialization for the Technological Systems Management (TSM) major. (Starting in Fall 2019) 

Digital Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are helping to revolutionize human lives, and as part of this process, they have changed development patterns in countries and regions around the world. This specialization is intended to expose students to necessary concepts and skills to participate in ICT4D. Students will learn about technical aspects of ICTs as well as international development, culture, and sustainability.

Required courses (9 credits):

  • EST 230 Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Development
  • CSE 114 Introduction to Objective-Oriented Programming
  • EST 205 Introduction to Technological Design

Four more courses (12 credits), with at least one from each of the below categories

(At least three must be 300 or above level courses)

  • Important DTS courses relating to ICT
  • EST 320 Communication Technology Systems
  • EST 371 Data Science management
  • EST 372 The Mobile Revolution in Development
  • Hardware-Networks
  • ESG 281 Engineering Introduction to the Solid State
  • ESE 123 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ESE 231 Introduction to Semi-conductor Devices
  • ESE 271 Electrical Circuit Analysis I
  • ESE 305 Deterministic Signals and Systems
  • ESE 372 Electronics
  • EST 323-CSE 323-ISE 323* Human-Computer Interaction
  • CSE 334 Introduction to Multi-Media Systems
  • CSE 373 Analysis of Algorithms
  • ISE 218 Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • ISE 316 Introduction to Networking
  • MEC 220 Practical Electronics for Mechanical Engineers
  • Design
  • CSE 390 Special Topics in Computer Science Benevolent Computing
  • EHM 391 Nature & Nurture for Sustainable Health: Humans, Livestock & Vectors in the Turkana Basin
  • EHM 392 Water Security and Sustainable Development in the Turkana Basin
  • EST 207 Interaction Design
  • EST 209 Introduction to Italian Design: Theory and Practice
  • EST 240 Visual Rhetoric and Information Technology
  • EST 310 Design of Computer Games
  • MEC 101 Freshman Design Innovation
  • SUS 308 Economic Development

Students are encouraged to take additional coursework in the three categories in place of one to three departmental electives.

5. Upper-division Writing Requirement

All degree candidates must demonstrate skill in written English at a level acceptable for Technological Systems Management majors. To satisfy this requirement, a TSM major must submit a paper written for an upper-division EST course for review. Students whose writing does not meet the required standard are referred for remedial help. The requirement may also be met by earning a grade of C or higher in a writing-intensive course approved by the department or, if the student has a double major, by satisfying the upper-division writing requirement in the other major.

6. Policy on taking online classes. 

7. Requirements for the Minor in Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship (ETE)

Courses needed

All TSM students should seriously consider obtaining the Minor in ETE.