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Curriculum Guide

 

Course Descriptions https://ssbprod-ncat.uncecs.edu/pls/NCATPROD/bwckctlg.p_disp_dyn_ctlg)

Class Schedule (https://ssbprod-ncat.uncecs.edu/pls/NCATPROD/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched)

 

Degree Requirements

Total credit hours: 66 (post B.S.), 42 (post M.S.)

·         Core courses (9 credits): AST 830 (Foundations of Scientific Research), AST 831 (Math and Computational Modeling), MATH 721 (Multivariate Statistical Analysis)

·         Seminar (6 credits post B.S., 3 credits post M.S.): Take AST 992 (Doctoral Seminar) six times in six semesters

·         Dissertation (15 credits): AST 997 (Doctoral Dissertation)

·         Pass qualifying exam, preliminary exam, and dissertation defense

·         In consultation with advisor, take 18 credit hours (15 post M.S.) within one of the following concentrations:

 

o Applied Chemistry

o   Applied Physics

o   Atmospheric, Environmental and Energy Science

o   Bioscience

o   Data Science and Analytics

o   Information Technology and Technology Management

o   General – no specified concentration

 

·         In consultation with advisor, take 18 credit hours (post B.S.) of additional courses relevant to research area

 

Dissertation Research

A student may not register for dissertation credits before passing the Qualifying Examination. No more than 15 dissertation credits are counted toward the total credit hours requirement for the degree.

 

Qualifying Examination

The Qualifying Examination is given to assess the student’s competence in a broad range of relevant subject areas. Only students with unconditional status and in good academic standing may take the Qualifying Examination. No student is permitted to take the Qualifying Examination more than twice. A student not recommended for re-examination or who fails the exam on a second attempt may be dismissed from the doctoral program.

 

Preliminary Oral Examination

The Preliminary Oral Examination is conducted by the student's dissertation committee and is a defense of the student’s dissertation proposal. Passing this exam satisfies requirements for Ph.D. Candidacy. Failure on the examination may result in dismissal from the doctoral program. The student's Dissertation Committee may permit one re-examination. At least one full semester must elapse before the re-examination. Failure on the second attempt will result in dismissal from the doctoral program.

 

Admission to Candidacy

Student will be admitted to candidacy upon successful completion of the Qualifying Exam and the Preliminary Oral Exam.

 

Final Oral Examination

The Final Oral Examination is conducted by the student's dissertation committee. This examination is the final dissertation defense presentation that is scheduled after a dissertation is completed. The examination may be held no earlier than one semester (or four months) after admission to candidacy. Failure on the examination may result in dismissal from the doctoral program. The student's Dissertation Committee may permit one re-examination. At least one full semester must elapse before the re-examination. Failure on the second attempt will result in dismissal from the doctoral program.

 

Submission of Dissertation

Upon passing the Ph.D. Final Oral Examination, the Ph.D. student must have the dissertation approved by each member of the student's Dissertation Committee. The approved dissertation must be submitted to The Graduate College by the deadline given in the academic calendar and must conform to the Graduate College’s guidelines for theses and dissertations.

 

Concentration Courses

For each program concentration, students will typically take courses that are included in the following lists with additional courses possible with approval of research adviser and program director:

 

Applied Chemistry

AST        812         Environmental Chemistry

BMEN   711         Biomaterials and Biocompatibility

CHEM    611         Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM    621         Intermediate Organic Chemistry

CHEM    624         Qualitative Organic Chemistry

CHEM    631         Electroanalytical Chemistry

CHEM    641         Instrumentation of the Modern Sciences

CHEM    642         Techniques in X-ray Crystallography

CHEM    643         Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

CHEM    651         General Biochemistry

CHEM    652         General Biochemistry Lab

CHEM    673         Introduction to Computational Chemistry

CHEM    674         Computational Methods/Protein Modeling Drug Design

CHEM    716         Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM    722         Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHEM    732         Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHEM    743         Chemical Thermodynamics

CHEM    811         Physical Methods for Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM    812         Inorganic Chemical Kinetics and Mechanisms

CHEM    818         Introduction to Soft Matter

CHEM    823         Integrative Medicinal Chemistry

CHEM    827         Organic Structural Spectroscopy

CHEM    833         Biosensors and Bioanalytical Technologies

CHEM    841         Advanced Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation

CHEM    856         Protein Structure and Function

CHEM    885         Special Topics

ECEN     701         Electronic Ceramics

NANO   701         Simulation Modeling Methods in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

NANO   702         Fundamentals of Nanoengineering Physical Principles

NANO   703         Fundamentals of Nanoengineering Chemical and Biochemical Principles

NANO   704         Fundamentals of Nanomaterials

NANO   705         Nano Safety

NANO   711         Introduction to Nanoprocessing

NANO   721         Nanobioelectronics

NANO   731         Introduction to Nanomodeling and Applications

NANO   811         Polymeric Materials Engineering

NANO   812         Process Modeling in Composites

NANO   821         Advanced Nanosystems

NANO   851         Computational Nano Modeling Lab

NANO   852         Nanoelectronics Laboratory

NANO   853         Nano-Bio Electronics Lab

NANO   854         Nanomaterials Laboratory

NAN       601         Nanochemistry

NAN       615         Intro Spectroscopy Methods in Nanoscience

NAN       630         Advances in Nano-biosensors

NAN       705         Macromolecular and Supramolecular Chemistry Nanoscience

NAN       730         Nanoscale Reactions

NAN       771         Computational Quantum Nanochemistry

 

Applied Physics

PHYS      600         Classical Mechanics

PHYS      605         Mathematical Methods

PHYS      615         Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS      620         Quantum Mechanics I

PHYS      630         Statistical Mechanics

PHYS      715         Advanced Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS      720         Quantum Mechanics II

PHYS      730         Optical Properties of Matter

PHYS      737         Physics of Solids

PHYS      738         Nuclear Physics

PHYS      745         Computational Physics

PHYS      746         Methods in Radiation Detection and Measurement

PHYS      843        Experimental Methods

PHYS      850        Quantitative Analysis in Biophysics

PHYS      885         Special Topics

NAN       603         Nanophysics

 

Atmospheric, Environmental and Energy Science

AST        812         Environmental Chemistry

AST        813         Sustainable Energy Systems

AST        814         Life Cycle Analysis

AST        821         Environmental Energy Econometrics I

AST        841         Biomaterials Characterization

AST        842         Biomass Thermal Conversion Processes

AST        843         Biomass Biological Conversion Processes

AST        844         Environmental and Policy Studies of Biomass Use

AST        850         Physical Meteorology

AST        851         Dynamic Meteorology

AST        852         Climatology

AST        853         Numerical Weather Prediction

AST        854         Advanced Synoptic Weather Analysis

AST        855         Principles of Air Quality

AST        856         Atmospheric Aerosols

AST        857         Advanced Remote Sensing

AST        858         Tropical Meteorology

AST        859         Advanced Mesoscale Analysis

AST        885         Special Topics

CM         704         Special Topics in Renewable Energy Technology

CM         679         Environmental Issues in Construction Management

EPT         687         Electrical Power Generation using Nuclear Technology

NANO   761         Introduction to Nano Energy

NANO   861         Advanced Nano Energy Systems

 

Bioscience

ANSC     771         Bioinformatics Genome Analysis

ANSC     782         Cellular Pathobiology

AST        843         Biomass Biological Conversion Processes

BIOL       615         Principles of Virology

BIOL       630         Molecular Genetics

BIOL       640         Introduction to Bioinformatics and Genomic Research

BIOL       651         Principles and Practice of Immunology

BIOL       700         Environmental Biology

BIOL       703         Experimental Methods Biology

BIOL       704         Cell and Molecular Biology

BIOL       720         Environmental Influences

BIOL       749         Recent Advances in Cell Biology

BIOL       762         Molecular Pathogenesis of Cancer

BIOL       830         Advanced Techniques in Integrative Biosciences

BIOL       831         Cellular and Molecular Biology of Disease

BIOL       832         Microbial Pathogenesis

BIOL       833         Recent Advances in Immunology

BIOL       834         General Physiology I

BIOL       835         General Physiology II

BIOL       855         Advances in Systems Biology

BIOL       885         Special Topics

BMEN   713         Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

NAN       602         Nanobiology

NAN       620         Immunology Nanoscience

NAN       625         Molecular Biology in Nanosciences

NAN       626         Introduction to Stem Cell Biology and Ethics

NAN       745         Nanoimaging

NAN       750         Nanomedicine

STAT      824         Biostatistics Health Analytics

 

Data Science and Analytics

COMP   751         Data Analytics Tools and Techniques

COMP   765         Data Mining

CST         764         Advanced Big Data Analytics

MATH   612         Advanced Linear Algebra

MATH   623         Probability Theory and Applications

MATH   624         Theory and Methods of Statistics

MATH   665         Principles of Optimizations

MATH   675         Graph Theory

MATH   690         Scientific Programming for Mathematical Scientists

MATH   706         Categorical Data Analysis

STAT      707         Introduction to Data Science

STAT      708         Linear Models for Data Science

MATH   709         Discrete and Combinatorial Math for Data Science

STAT      710         Statistical and Deep Learning

STAT      711         Stat Comp & Algorithm Analysis

MATH   712         Numerical Linear Algebra

STAT      719         Statistical Computing and Algorithm Design & Analysis

MATH   721         Multivariate Statistical Analysis

MATH   723         Advanced Topics Stochastic Modeling

MATH   733         Advanced Probability and Stochastic Processes

MATH   782         Statistical Data Analytics and Visualization

STAT      808         Advanced Regression Methods for Data Science

STAT      823         Time Series Analysis Business Analytics

STAT      824         Biostatistics Health Analytics

MATH   885         Special Topics

NAN 605               Mathematical Methods

 

Information Technology and Technology Management

AET        710         Manufacturing Materials 

AET        720         Industrial Economics

AET        721         Industrial Operational Management

AET        735         Manufacturing Organization and Management

AET        745         Managing New Product Development

AET        755         Production Management and Control

AET        760         Advanced CNC Machines

AET        770         Managing Total Quality Systems

AET        772         Strategic Concepts in Quality

AET        780         Reliability Testing and Analysis

AET        810         Project Management Essentials

AET        820         Managing R&D Process

AET        830         Internet of Things Technology

AET        840         Industrial Fire Protection

AET        885         Special Topics

CM         700         Ethical & Professional Issues in Construction Management

CM         705         Human Resource Development in Construction Management

CM         708         Construction Cost Estimating & Project Controls

CM         710         Advanced Construction Practices & Organization

CM         715         Productivity & Methods Improvement in Construction Management

CM         720         Construction Contracts Administration

CM         750         Research Methods in Construction

CM         764         Risk Management in Construction

CM         780         Emerging Trends in CM of International Projects

CM         785         Construction Economics

CM         786         Construction Trends & Analysis

CST         700         Project Management for IT Professionals

CST         702         Statistical Methods

CST         714         Reconfigurable Computing

CST         717         Health Informatics System Architecture

CST         725         Wide Area Networks

CST         729         Data Warehousing

CST         731         Knowledge Discovery Systems

CST         735         Telecom Management Issues

CST         745         Network Services for the Enterprise

CST         750         Computer System Security

CST         752         Advanced Computer Forensics

CST         755         Enterprise Management Systems

CST         760         Intermediate Enterprise Systems

CST         764         Advanced Big Data Analytics

CST         765         Advanced Enterprise System Operation

CST         770         Survey of Virtualization Technology

CST         885         Special Topics

LAND     682         Sustainable Development and Construction

COMP   727         Secure Software Engineering

COMP   823         Secure Social Computing

CSE         703         Data Structure Software Principles & Programming

CSE         806         Computational System Theory

ECEN     885         Advanced Robotic Systems

INEN      833         Supply Chain System Engineering

INEN      861         Nano Micro and Bio Manufacturing

LAND     683         Planning and Development of Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing

LAND     705         Sustainable Planned Communication

LAND     781         Risk Management in Construction

MSTM   701         Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

MSTM   702         Enterprise Resource Plan Systems

MSTM   703         Statistics and Probability in Technology Management

MSTM   704         Research Methods for Technology Management

MSTM   705         Advanced Applied Statistics and Probability

MSTM   779         Statistical Research in Technology Management

TECH      708         Impacts of Technology

 

General

Geomatics

GEOM   612         Applied Geospatial Methods of Analysis

GEOM   620         Advanced Computer Applications in Geomatics

GEOM   640         Applied Adjustment Computation

GEOM   650         Land Information Systems and Management

GEOM   660         Applied Geodetic Measurements

GEOM   670         Advanced Boundary Research

GEOM   710         Geospatial Techniques and Analysis

GEOM   720         Advanced Imaging

GEOM   831         Advanced Geospatial Analysis

GEOM   845         Methodologies of Applied Remote Sensing

GEOM   885         Special Topics

Environmental Health and Safety

EHS        600         Environmental and Occupational Toxicology

EHS        613         Industrial Hygiene Ventilation

EHS        704         Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

EHS        708         Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Management

EHS        711         Current Issues in Environmental and Occupational  Health

EHS        885         Special Topics

STAT      824         Biostatistics Health Analytics

 

6)      Change the concentration courses on https://www.ncat.edu/cost/departments/ast/index.html to the following:

Course Descriptions https://ssbprod-ncat.uncecs.edu/pls/NCATPROD/bwckctlg.p_disp_dyn_ctlg)

Class Schedule (https://ssbprod-ncat.uncecs.edu/pls/NCATPROD/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched)

 

Applied Chemistry

AST        812         Environmental Chemistry

BMEN   711         Biomaterials and Biocompatibility

CHEM    611         Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM    621         Intermediate Organic Chemistry

CHEM    624         Qualitative Organic Chemistry

CHEM    631         Electroanalytical Chemistry

CHEM    641         Instrumentation of the Modern Sciences

CHEM    642         Techniques in X-ray Crystallography

CHEM    643         Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

CHEM    651         General Biochemistry

CHEM    652         General Biochemistry Lab

CHEM    673         Introduction to Computational Chemistry

CHEM    674         Computational Methods/Protein Modeling Drug Design

CHEM    716         Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM    722         Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHEM    732         Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHEM    743         Chemical Thermodynamics

CHEM    811         Physical Methods for Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM    812         Inorganic Chemical Kinetics and Mechanisms

CHEM    818         Introduction to Soft Matter

CHEM    823         Integrative Medicinal Chemistry

CHEM    827         Organic Structural Spectroscopy

CHEM    833         Biosensors and Bioanalytical Technologies

CHEM    841         Advanced Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation

CHEM    856         Protein Structure and Function

CHEM    885         Special Topics

ECEN     701         Electronic Ceramics

NANO   701         Simulation Modeling Methods in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

NANO   702         Fundamentals of Nanoengineering Physical Principles

NANO   703         Fundamentals of Nanoengineering Chemical and Biochemical Principles

NANO   704         Fundamentals of Nanomaterials

NANO   705         Nano Safety

NANO   711         Introduction to Nanoprocessing

NANO   721         Nanobioelectronics

NANO   731         Introduction to Nanomodeling and Applications

NANO   811         Polymeric Materials Engineering

NANO   812         Process Modeling in Composites

NANO   821         Advanced Nanosystems

NANO   851         Computational Nano Modeling Lab

NANO   852         Nanoelectronics Laboratory

NANO   853         Nano-Bio Electronics Lab

NANO   854         Nanomaterials Laboratory

NAN       601         Nanochemistry

NAN       615         Intro Spectroscopy Methods in Nanoscience

NAN       630         Advances in Nano-biosensors

NAN       705         Macromolecular and Supramolecular Chemistry Nanoscience

NAN       730         Nanoscale Reactions

NAN       771         Computational Quantum Nanochemistry

 

Applied Physics

PHYS      600         Classical Mechanics

PHYS      605         Mathematical Methods

PHYS      615         Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS      620         Quantum Mechanics I

PHYS      630         Statistical Mechanics

PHYS      715         Advanced Electromagnetic Theory

PHYS      720         Quantum Mechanics II

PHYS      730         Optical Properties of Matter

PHYS      737         Physics of Solids

PHYS      738         Nuclear Physics

PHYS      745         Computational Physics

PHYS      746         Methods in Radiation Detection and Measurement

PHYS      843        Experimental Methods

PHYS      850        Quantitative Analysis in Biophysics

PHYS      885         Special Topics

NAN       603         Nanophysics

 

Atmospheric, Environmental and Energy Science

AST        812         Environmental Chemistry

AST        813         Sustainable Energy Systems

AST        814         Life Cycle Analysis

AST        821         Environmental Energy Econometrics I

AST        841         Biomaterials Characterization

AST        842         Biomass Thermal Conversion Processes

AST        843         Biomass Biological Conversion Processes

AST        844         Environmental and Policy Studies of Biomass Use

AST        850         Physical Meteorology

AST        851         Dynamic Meteorology

AST        852         Climatology

AST        853         Numerical Weather Prediction

AST        854         Advanced Synoptic Weather Analysis

AST        855         Principles of Air Quality

AST        856         Atmospheric Aerosols

AST        857         Advanced Remote Sensing

AST        858         Tropical Meteorology

AST        859         Advanced Mesoscale Analysis

AST        885         Special Topics

CM         704         Special Topics in Renewable Energy Technology

CM         679         Environmental Issues in Construction Management

EPT         687         Electrical Power Generation using Nuclear Technology

NANO   761         Introduction to Nano Energy

NANO   861         Advanced Nano Energy Systems

 

Bioscience

ANSC     771         Bioinformatics Genome Analysis

ANSC     782         Cellular Pathobiology

AST        843         Biomass Biological Conversion Processes

BIOL       615         Principles of Virology

BIOL       630         Molecular Genetics

BIOL       640         Introduction to Bioinformatics and Genomic Research

BIOL       651         Principles and Practice of Immunology

BIOL       700         Environmental Biology

BIOL       703         Experimental Methods Biology

BIOL       704         Cell and Molecular Biology

BIOL       720         Environmental Influences

BIOL       749         Recent Advances in Cell Biology

BIOL       762         Molecular Pathogenesis of Cancer

BIOL       830         Advanced Techniques in Integrative Biosciences

BIOL       831         Cellular and Molecular Biology of Disease

BIOL       832         Microbial Pathogenesis

BIOL       833         Recent Advances in Immunology

BIOL       834         General Physiology I

BIOL       835         General Physiology II

BIOL       855         Advances in Systems Biology

BIOL       885         Special Topics

BMEN   713         Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

NAN       602         Nanobiology

NAN       620         Immunology Nanoscience

NAN       625         Molecular Biology in Nanosciences

NAN       626         Introduction to Stem Cell Biology and Ethics

NAN       745         Nanoimaging

NAN       750         Nanomedicine

STAT      824         Biostatistics Health Analytics

 

Data Science and Analytics

COMP   751         Data Analytics Tools and Techniques

COMP   765         Data Mining

CST         764         Advanced Big Data Analytics

MATH   612         Advanced Linear Algebra

MATH   623         Probability Theory and Applications

MATH   624         Theory and Methods of Statistics

MATH   665         Principles of Optimizations

MATH   675         Graph Theory

MATH   690         Scientific Programming for Mathematical Scientists

MATH   706         Categorical Data Analysis

STAT      707         Introduction to Data Science

STAT      708         Linear Models for Data Science

MATH   709         Discrete and Combinatorial Math for Data Science

STAT      710         Statistical and Deep Learning

STAT      711         Stat Comp & Algorithm Analysis

MATH   712         Numerical Linear Algebra

STAT      719         Statistical Computing and Algorithm Design & Analysis

MATH   721         Multivariate Statistical Analysis

MATH   723         Advanced Topics Stochastic Modeling

MATH   733         Advanced Probability and Stochastic Processes

MATH   782         Statistical Data Analytics and Visualization

STAT      808         Advanced Regression Methods for Data Science

STAT      823         Time Series Analysis Business Analytics

STAT      824         Biostatistics Health Analytics

MATH   885         Special Topics

NAN 605               Mathematical Methods

 

Information Technology and Technology Management

AET        710         Manufacturing Materials 

AET        720         Industrial Economics

AET        721         Industrial Operational Management

AET        735         Manufacturing Organization and Management

AET        745         Managing New Product Development

AET        755         Production Management and Control

AET        760         Advanced CNC Machines

AET        770         Managing Total Quality Systems

AET        772         Strategic Concepts in Quality

AET        780         Reliability Testing and Analysis

AET        810         Project Management Essentials

AET        820         Managing R&D Process

AET        830         Internet of Things Technology

AET        840         Industrial Fire Protection

AET        885         Special Topics

CM         700         Ethical & Professional Issues in Construction Management

CM         705         Human Resource Development in Construction Management

CM         708         Construction Cost Estimating & Project Controls

CM         710         Advanced Construction Practices & Organization

CM         715         Productivity & Methods Improvement in Construction Management

CM         720         Construction Contracts Administration

CM         750         Research Methods in Construction

CM         764         Risk Management in Construction

CM         780         Emerging Trends in CM of International Projects

CM         785         Construction Economics

CM         786         Construction Trends & Analysis

CST         700         Project Management for IT Professionals

CST         702         Statistical Methods

CST         714         Reconfigurable Computing

CST         717         Health Informatics System Architecture

CST         725         Wide Area Networks

CST         729         Data Warehousing

CST         731         Knowledge Discovery Systems

CST         735         Telecom Management Issues

CST         745         Network Services for the Enterprise

CST         750         Computer System Security

CST         752         Advanced Computer Forensics

CST         755         Enterprise Management Systems

CST         760         Intermediate Enterprise Systems

CST         764         Advanced Big Data Analytics

CST         765         Advanced Enterprise System Operation

CST         770         Survey of Virtualization Technology

CST         885         Special Topics

LAND     682         Sustainable Development and Construction

COMP   727         Secure Software Engineering

COMP   823         Secure Social Computing

CSE         703         Data Structure Software Principles & Programming

CSE         806         Computational System Theory

ECEN     885         Advanced Robotic Systems

INEN      833         Supply Chain System Engineering

INEN      861         Nano Micro and Bio Manufacturing

LAND     683         Planning and Development of Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing

LAND     705         Sustainable Planned Communication

LAND     781         Risk Management in Construction

MSTM   701         Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

MSTM   702         Enterprise Resource Plan Systems

MSTM   703         Statistics and Probability in Technology Management

MSTM   704         Research Methods for Technology Management

MSTM   705         Advanced Applied Statistics and Probability

MSTM   779         Statistical Research in Technology Management

TECH      708         Impacts of Technology

 

General

Geomatics

GEOM   612         Applied Geospatial Methods of Analysis

GEOM   620         Advanced Computer Applications in Geomatics

GEOM   640         Applied Adjustment Computation

GEOM   650         Land Information Systems and Management

GEOM   660         Applied Geodetic Measurements

GEOM   670         Advanced Boundary Research

GEOM   710         Geospatial Techniques and Analysis

GEOM   720         Advanced Imaging

GEOM   831         Advanced Geospatial Analysis

GEOM   845         Methodologies of Applied Remote Sensing

GEOM   885         Special Topics

Environmental Health and Safety

EHS        600         Environmental and Occupational Toxicology

EHS        613         Industrial Hygiene Ventilation

EHS        704         Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

EHS        708         Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Management

EHS        711         Current Issues in Environmental and Occupational  Health

EHS        885         Special Topics

STAT      824         Biostatistics Health Analytics