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Geospatial Technology Focus

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 2203 - Strength of Materials

The study of the mechanics of deformable bodies in compression, tension, bending, and torsion. Including axial stress and strain, thermal stress and strain, statically indeterminant systems, torsional stress and strain, power transmission in shafts, bending stresses in beams, beam deflections, combined stresses, and elastic buckling in columns.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: ENGR 2001 and MATH 2460 with grades of C or higher

Hours:
4



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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 is a foundation course in terminology, concepts and applications of spatial databases. Course emphasizes spatial database design using various modeling techniques; database implementation and database optimization. Students will design, implement and utilize a transactional, multiuser spatial database.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: GISC 4011K and GISC 3200K

Hours:
3



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GISC 4500K - Application Development

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

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: GISC 3200K

Hours:
3



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GISC 4530K - Geospatial Web Application Development

This course introduces the student to web application development. It is geared toward hands-on practical knowledge of developing a dynamic database backed geospatial web application. Web application design and implementation strategies will be covered along with the fundamentals of HTML and CSS. This course assumes a strong background in Python programming and familiarity with a multiuser, transactional database management system.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: GISC 4022K and GISC 4500K

Hours:
3



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GISC 4360K - Digital Image Processing

This applied course introduces modern techniques in digital image processing, including the enhancement and quantification of remotely sensed imagery. Emphasis is placed upon the processing of data gathered by airborne and satellite sensors, with applications in geology, forestry, water quality, and land use management. Exercises will be based on watershed scale environmental assessments in the North Georgia region.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: GISC 4350K, MATH 1113, and MATH 2400 or MATH 1401

Hours:
3



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GISC 4480 - Geospatial Modeling

This course covers advance geospatial modeling for solving real world problems. Instruction will focus on the concept of data modeling using the statistical multivariate approach and artificial neural networks to develop relationships between geospatial data and real world environmental phenomena. Students will learn how to develop geospatial models in ArcGIS to solve complex environmental problems. Other concepts include geospatial data management, understanding data relationships, methods of trend exploration, data visualization and structure analysis through data mining.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MATH 1113, MATH 1401 or MATH 2400, and GISC 4470K

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



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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 1502 - Science, Engineering and Technology in Society

This course will provide an integrated approach to the ethical, historical, philosophical, political, and socioeconomic aspects of engineering, science and technology. This course seeks to help students better understand the world in which they live and the broader implications of science, engineering and technology in society. Additionally, students will survey possible societal implications of future technological advances in engineering and science.

Hours:
2



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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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*Or other approved elective

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