Major in Technological Systems Management (TSM)

This BS degree from Stony Brook University requires the completion of at least 120 credit hours of passing work. Completion of the major requires approximately 79 credits. The information below reflects the SBU degree with some variations specific to SUNY Korea.

  1. Mathematics
    1. AMS 151 Applied Calculus
    2. AMS 161 Applied Calculus II
    3. OR the following alternate calculus course sequences may be substituted
      • MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127 OR
      • MAT 131, MAT 132, OR
      • MAT 141, MAT 142, OR
      • MAT 171.
  2. Natural Sciences
    • PHY 131, PHY 132, PHY 134, Classical Physics I, II, and labs
    • Note: The following alternate physics course sequences may be substituted
      1. PHY 131-133 and 132-134
      2. PHY 121-123 and 122-124
      3. PHY 125, 126, 127
      4. PHY 141 and 142
    • One of the follow sequences can also be substituted:
      1. BIO 201 (The Living World) and BIO 204 (Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems)
      2. CHE 131, 132, 133 (General Chemistry I, II and lab) OR CHE 141,142,143 General Chemistry I, II Honors and lab
      3. GEO 102, 112 (The Earth/Physical Geology Lab) AND one of the following:
        • GEO 304 (Energy, Mineral Resources, and the Environment) OR
        • GEO 311 (Geoscience and Global Concerns)
      4. BIO 201 (Principles of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems) AND one of the following:
        • GEO 101 (Environmental Geology)
        • MAR 104 (Oceanography)
        • EST 102 (Weather and Climate)
        • ENS 101 (Prospects for Planet Earth)

3. Study in Related Areas - Specialization (7)

Students in TSM currently have the option of two (2) specializations. Computer Science and CS/IS/ICT for Sustainable Development (“ICT” or “ICT4D” for short). 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.

For the Computer Science specialization, please see their website:

Note: EST 310 Design of Computer Games and EST 323: Human-Computer Interaction are cross-listed courses with Computer Science. They can be used as part of the Computer Science specialization. However, if they are used for the Computer Science specialization, they cannot be used a TSM elective.

ICT for Sustainable Development is a hybrid specialization consisting of two (2) Computer Science courses and the following five (5) ICT4D courses:

Courses required for the ICT specialization:

  • EST 230 ICT for Sustainable Development (Previously EST 389 -Topics - ICT for Sustainable Development) Prerequisite for the following four (4) courses:
  • EST 320 Communication Technology Systems (Previously EST 389 -Topics - Shaping Digital Networks)
  • EST 364 How to Build a Startup (Previously EST 499 -Topics - The Digital Entrepreneur)
  • EST 371 Data Science Management (Previously EST 389 -Topics -Data Science and the Digital Disruption)
  • EST 372 The Mobile Revolution in Development (Previously EST 499 -Topics – The Mobile Revolution in Development)

In the future, students will also be able to choose Mechanical Engineering and Applied Math and Statistics as specializations.

4. Technological Systems Management

Required Courses (11 in total)

  • EST 192 Introduction to Modern Engineering (not required if specialization is in ENG) 
  • EST 194 Patterns of Problem Solving (not required if specialization is in ENG) 
  • EST 202 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society Studies 
  • EST 305 Applications Software for Information Management 
  • EST 326 Management for Engineers 
  • EST 327 Marketing for Engineers 
  • EST 391 Technology Assessment 
  • EST 392 Engineering and Managerial Economics 
  • EST 393 Project Management 
  • EST 440 Interdisciplinary Research Methods 
  • EST 441 Interdisciplinary Senior Project 
    Note: (If 192 and 194 are waived then you must take 304 and 320)

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 304 Communication for Engineers and Scientists 
  • EST 306 Cloud Computing Applications
  • EST 310 Design of Computer Games 
  • EST 323 Human Computer Interaction 
  • EST 325 Technology in the Workplace
  • EST 330 Natural Disasters: Societal Impacts and Technological Solutions
  • EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property 
  • EST 488 Internship in Technology and Society
  • EST 475 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum or EST 499 Research in Technology and Society
  • Other 300/400 level couses in the area of specialization are allowed upon the approval of the TSM advisor

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

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