IT - Information Technology

IT 510 Computing Hardware and Software Systems

Comprehensive overview of hardware and software system concepts that are fundamental to contemporary information technology. Topics include: computer architecture, operating systems, networks, data management systems and applications.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Both Semesters

IT 514 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of "B-" in IT 510 and IT 512 or concurrent enrollment or permission of the instructor. Current issues in the use of information technology (IT) and the exploration of trends challenging to IT professionals. The primary purpose of this course is to teach students how to approach, investigate, consider, analyze, use and apply information technology in order to address specific information-based needs.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Either Semester

IT 515 Object Oriented Methods

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of "B-" in IT 514. A detailed exploration of several object-oriented (OO) methods including OO analysis and design, OO programming languages, distributed and client-server computing and OO databases. The course will draw distinctions between traditional data analysis and structured programming techniques and OO approaches.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Spring Semester

ITMG 516 Introduction to Data Analytics and Business Data Mining

Prerequisites: IT 512 for IT and MGMT 566 for MIT and MBA. This course examines techniques for discovering patterns in data. Topics will cover various data mining algorithms and statistical techniques, such as correlation analysis, text mining, decision trees, clustering, and association rules. The course will use data mining and analytical software to build on traditional statistical concepts. Project management techniques unique to exploratory projects will be used throughout the course. In addition to teaching students to organize, manipulate, and convert data into meaningful information for managerial decision-making, the course prepares them to effectively communicate such information with different stakeholders. In addition, students are expected to have competency in statistics.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Both Semesters

IT 518 Systems Engineering and Integration

Prerequisite: IT 514 or permission of the instructor. Review of procedures, tools and standards in systems engineering and integration. This course provides a detailed examination of the systematic application of proven procedures, tools and standards to information-oriented problems for the purpose of defining, designing, managing and implementing effective information technology solutions.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Fall Semester

IT 521 Information Assurance and Risk Assessment

Prerequisite: CSIT 555 or permission of the instructor. Concepts of information assurance and security risk assessment. Protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and their delivery systems. Topics include security assessment definitions and nomenclature, approaches for risk assessment, high assurance system design and techniques for quantitative and qualitative risk analysis.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Spring and/or Summer Semester

ITMG 524 Advanced Data Analytics with R

Prerequisites: IT 518 or Permission of Instructor The Advanced Data Analytics with R course introduces advanced concepts and techniques to discovering patterns in data and business data, identifying variables with the most predictive power, and developng and assessing predictive models using R. The course combines sstatistics, theoretical knowledge of various data mining techniques, and applied data analytics. Students implement these techniques in R and use their understanding of the theoretical knowledge to interpret and analyze results produced in R.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Spring Semester

ITMG 527 Management Issues in Information Systems

Prerequisite: IT 514 for CS/IT majors or MGMT 566 for MBA majors, or permission of the instructor. An examination and critical assessment of real-life management issues surrounding information systems in application environments. These issues involve the management of information, project management and information resources and systems within the organization.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Fall Semester

IT 530 Applied Database Systems

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of "B-" in IT 510, IT 512 and IT 514 or permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have completed CS 530. Overview of data management concepts. The course will explore the enterprise perspective of managing data needs of an organization. Topics include data integrity, database models, and integration of databases, security, and database administration issues. The student will be introduced to query processing within a database environment.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Both Semesters

CSIT 532 Computer Forensics

Prerequisites: IT 518 or CS 524 or permission of the instructor. Theory and practice behind the analysis of computing and networking equipment to determine if systems and networks have been used for illegal, unauthorized or unusual activities.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Both Semesters

ITMG 533 Managing Technical Project Teams

Prerequisite: ITMG 527. This course investigates the process of managing a computer-related project. It includes scheduling techniques and automated tools such as scheduling packages. Focus will be on the team environment conducive to successful project completion.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Spring Semester

CSIT 534 Network and Internet Security

Prerequisites: CSIT 555 or permission of the instructor. Examination of the pervasive security threats related to the Internet, data communications and networking. Real-time or near real-time capture of information and the systematic tracking of transmissions. Topics include network-borne threats, detection, prevention and analysis; authentication; malicious software and firewalls.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Fall Semester

IT 535 Security Policies, Ethics and Law

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate School. Security issues from a managerial, legal and ethical standpoint. Current legal obligations and limitations; linkage of security policy and practices with managerial operations and decision making. Topics include: security law, security policy making & implementation, policy practices & Acceptable Use Policies, and Litigation Avoidance.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Summer Semester

CSIT 537 Applied Encryption and Cryptology

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of B- in CSIT 555 or permission of the instructor. Introduction to cryptology, the science of making and breaking secret codes. Topics include encryption, cryptanalysis, public and secret key encryption, block ciphers and digital signatures. Classic and modern cryptography and encryption concepts will be introduced as tools and safeguards to be applied, implemented and evaluated in real-world scenarios.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Spring Semester (Even Years)

CSIT 540 Human-Computer Interaction

Prerequisite: CS 504 (MS in CS students) or IT 514 (MS in CIS students) or permission of the instructor. The role of human factors and psychology in usability; interaction and interface design issues; command languages, menus, error messages and response time physical interaction, I/O devices and interaction style and techniques; the design process and user models; interface evaluation; integration of user interfaces with software engineering.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Spring Semester (Odd Years)

IT 548 Telecommunications and Networking

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of B- in IT 514 or permission of the instructor. Data communications, computer networks and open systems. In-depth review of basic terminology and concepts in telecommunication protocols, transmission techniques, network architecture alternatives, internetworking, circuit and packet switching and telecommunication solutions.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Both Semesters

CSIT 555 Information Systems Security

Prerequisites: CS 530 or IT 530 and either IT 548 or CS 553, or permission of the instructor. Technical, operational and managerial issues of computer systems. Threats to computer security including schemes for breaking security, and techniques for detecting and preventing security violations. Emphasis will be on instituting safeguards, examining types of security systems and applying the appropriate level of security for perceived risks.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Spring Semester

CSIT 575 Independent Study

Reading and/or research in a selected field. An approved title for the independent study must be submitted with the registration forms. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to a degree program.

Credits

1.0 - 3.0

Offered

Either Semester

IT 575 Independent Study

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. The study of selected topics in information technology accomplished through readings, problem assignments and projects.

Credits

1.0 - 3.0

Offered

Either Semester

ITMG 575 Independent Study

Reading and/or research in a selected field. An approved title for the independent study must be submitted with the registration forms. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to a degree program.

Credits

1.0 - 3.0

Offered

Either Semester

IT 580 Master's Thesis Preparation

Supervision of the master’s thesis. Required of all degree candidates who select the thesis option.

Credits

6.0

Offered

Either Semester

IT 581 Elements of Web Development

Prerequisite: IT 512 or permission of the instructor.  Concepts and techniques associated with creating websites using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Emphasis on well-formed markup following current Web standards. Topics include design concepts, structure, navigation, frameworks, graphics using the canvas object. 



Credits

3.0

Offered

Spring Semester (Odd Years)

IT 582 User Experience Design

Prerequisites: IT 581 or permission of instructor Concepts and techniques of user experience design with emphasis on application to Web Development. Usability and accessibility principles, user analysis, interaction design, information architecture, prototyping and testing, implementation tools and strategies.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Summer Semester

IT 585 Master's Field Work Project

Supervision of the master’s field work project. Required of all degree candidates who select the field work project option.

Credits

6.0

Offered

Either Semester

CSIT 597 Curricular Practical Training in CS/IT

Pre-Requisites: Completion of 18 credits and permission of the instructor. This course is designed to provide computer science and information technology professionals with a working knowledge and practical application of the topics covered in CS, IT and MIT courses. The students will apply current research and accepted practices of CS and IT field in a variety of professional settings and will perform work supervised by both a professional advisor and a Hood advisor. Based on the description for the external position, students will craft an appropriate research/professional plan, in consultation with his/her Hood advisor. This course will help students synthesize previous concepts and training as they transition to the role of a professional. This 3-credit course counts as an elective toward degree completion.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Either Semester

ITMG 597 Curricular Practical Training in MIT/IT

Pre-requisite: Completion of 18 credits and permission of the instructor. This course is designed to provide computer science and information technology professionals with a working knowledge and practical application of the topics covered in IT and MIT courses. The students will apply current research and accepted practices of MIT/IT field in a variety of professional settings and will perform work supervised by both a professional advisor and a Hood advisor. Based on the description for the external position, students will craft an appropriate research/professional plan, in consultation with his/her Hood advisor. This course will help students synthesize previous concepts and training as they transition to the role of a professional. This 3-credit course counts as an elective toward degree completion.

Credits

3.0

Offered

Either Semester

IT 599 Special Topics

A special topics course may be offered either within a single department or on an interdepartmental basis. The content and methods of such courses depend upon the interests of the faculty and students.

Credits

1.0 - 6.0

Offered

As Needed