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Geospatial Technology Concentration

Geographic information science (GIS), remote sensing, and global navigation satellite systems are used in wide-ranging applications such as environmental management, engineering, planning, transport/logistics, public utilities, business, public health and social sciences.

Directed Electives (Select at least 15 credit hours)

ENGR 2001 - Statics

The study of forces and moments on structures, frames, and machine parts including the equilibrium of force systems in two and three dimensions, centroids, moments of inertia, friction, and shear and moment diagrams are studied.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: PHYS 2211, PHYS 2211L, and MATH 2460 with grades of C or higher, or permission of instructor

Hours:
3



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ENGR 3200 - Engineering Dynamics

The study of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies that includes the dynamics of particles, work and kinetic energy, impulse and momentum, rigid body motions, moving coordinate systems and relative motion, and basic mechanical vibrations.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: ENGR 2001 with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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ENGR 3301K - Thermodynamics

The definitions, concepts and laws of thermodynamics will be covered from an Engineering emphasis. Applications to ideal and real gases, vapor and gas power systems and heat pump systems. Equations of state, phase equilibrium, and phase transitions. The course will introduce students to real world energy systems and develop analysis techniques for these systems. A systematic problem solving process will be emphasized.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MATH 2470, MATH 3000, PHYS 2211, and PHYS 2211L

Hours:
3



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ENGR 3340K - Fluid Mechanics

As a first course of fluid behavior, it analyzes the forces and energies generated by fluids at rest and in motion. Topics include fluid statics, control-volume analysis, the Navier-Stokes equations, similitude, viscous, inviscid and turbulent flows, boundary layers and open channel flows etc.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MATH 2470, MATH 3000, and ENGR 2001

Hours:
4



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GISC 4022K - Spatial Database Design

This course addresses advanced geospatial data management and analysis techniques. Topics include web services, relational databases and nonrelational data structures. The theory, acquisition, evaluation and manipulation of existing data sources are also presented. GISC 3200K is recommended as a prerequisite.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: GISC 4011K

Hours:
3



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GISC 4500K - Application Development

This course focuses on developing software for Geospatial Science and Technology. Exercises are based on real-world scenarios with an emphasis on building working applications and related documentation. Topics covered include Graphical User Interfaces, testing and objected oriented software design. Students are expected to be proficient in a programming language and have significant domain knowledge in Geospatial Science and Technology.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: GISC 3200K

Hours:
3



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GISC 4530K - Geospatial Web Application Development

This course introduces students to web based geospatial applications including mobile and interactive services. Web application design and implementation strategies, the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, community engagement strategies and development of applications using commercial and open source geospatial web platforms are presented. GISC 3200K is recommended as a prerequisite.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: GISC 2011 and GISC 2011L, or GISC 2021K

Hours:
3



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GISC 4360K - Digital Image Processing

The course introduces the concepts, methods, data structures and algorithms of digital image processing. Emphasis is placed on the processing of geospatial data gathered by ground based, airborne and satellite sensors.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: GISC 2021K, GISC 2337K, and GISC 3200K

Hours:
3



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GISC 4490 - Advanced Image Processing

This course covers advanced image processing techniques and their application to solving real world environmental problems. Algorithms examined include noise modeling, filtering, geometric transformations, wavelets and multi-resolution processing, boundary extraction, region filling, thinning, thickening, pruning, region growing, self-organizing map and fuzzy c-means clustering. This course will also include LIDAR, RADAR, Sensor Fusion, sub-pixel classification and Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA). Students will also learn hands on techniques for spectral signature measurement and their application to classification techniques.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: GISC 4360K

Hours:
3



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MATH 1450 - Calculus I

An introduction to differential calculus. Topics include limits, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, applications of derivatives, antidifferentiation, simple differential equations, the area under a curve, the fundamental theorem of calculus, and differentiation and integration of exponential and logarithmic functions.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Old SAT Math score of 640 or higher, New SAT Math score of 660 or higher, ACT Math score of 26 or higher, or MATH 1113 with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
4



Notes:
Course equivalent to MATH 1501.

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MATH 2460 - Calculus II

A continuation of Calculus I. Topics include application of definite integrals, derivatives and integrals with inverse trigonometric functions, indeterminant forms and I'Hospital's rule, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, and infinite sequences and series.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MATH 1450 or MATH 1501 with a grade of C or higher, or approval of the department head

Hours:
4



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MATH 3650 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

An introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra. Topics include finite-dimensional vector spaces, bases, linear transformations and matrices.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MATH 2460 with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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SCTS 2200 - Introduction to Space Studies

This course will provide an overview of the history and major policy, scientific and technical issues related to space.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MATH 1111

Hours:
3



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