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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 202 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society Studies 
  • EST 304 Communication for Engineers and Scientists 
  • EST 305 Applications Software for Information Management 
  • EST 326 Management for Engineers 
  • EST 327 Marketing for Engineers 
  • 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 (Three from the following list)

  • EST 200 Cultural Technologies and Society
  • EST 204 Modern Digital Tech Infrastructure 
  • EST 205 Introduction to Technological Design 
  • EST 207 Interaction Design 
  • EST 208 Virtual Distance Foundations: Collaborating Across Boundaries in the Digital Age
  • EST 240 Visual Rhetoric and Information Technology
  • EST 306 Cloud Computing Applications
  • EST 310 Design of Computer Games (Spring) 
  • EST 323 Human Computer Interaction 
  • EST 325 Technology in the Workplace
  • EST 330 Natural Disasters: Societal Impacts and Technological Solutions
  • 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 Sustainable Development (ICT4D) - a hybrid specialization with Computer Science and Information Systems Technologies (CS/IS/ICT)

The CS/IS/ICT for Sustainable Development hybrid specialization consists of two (2) Computer Science courses (primarily CSE 101 and CSE 114) and the following five (5) ICT4D courses:

Courses required for the CS/IS/ICT for Sustainable Development specialization:

  • EST 230 ICT for Sustainable Development (Previously EST 389 -Topics - "Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D), (Offered every semester) Prerequisite for the following four (4) courses:
  • EST 320 Communication Technology Systems (Previously EST 389 -Topics - Shaping Digital Networks), (Spring)
  • EST 364 How to Build a Startup (Previously EST 499 -Topics - The Digital Entrepreneur), (Fall 2016)
  • EST 371 Data Science Management (Previously EST 389 -Topics -Data Science and the Digital Disruption, taught in Spring 2016)
  • EST 372 The Mobile Revolution in Development (Previously EST 499 -Topics – The Mobile Revolution in Development, taught in Spring 2016)

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.