Dec 06, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ETSC 523 - Development of Emerging Technologies

Study of technological advances in materials, manufacturing, electronics, and instrumentation, with an emphasis on innovative design, development of new products and services, and strategic management of intellectual property.  Formerly IET 523, students may not receive credit for both.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Locate, interpret, and synthesize information about emerging technologies in various disciplines.
  • Describe how technology evolves and discuss the various patterns of technology adoption and diffusion.
  • Describe the various mechanisms by which new technologies evolve, to differentiate between incremental and radical changes, and to apply these principles on demand, generating innovative ideas driven by need and/or by opportunity.
  • Describe how to identify customer needs and how to satisfy those needs by the development of an appropriate set of product or service features, by correct positioning in the market, and by employing appropriate pricing strategies.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of developing various emerging technologies within the context of addressing the needs of individuals, organizations, and societies.
  • Devise an appropriate organizational strategy for the management of technology and the development of products and services.
  • Apply rational decision making to select from among potential technology development projects.
  • Map out organizational structures that facilitate the accomplishment of strategies for innovating and developing emerging technologies.
  • Identify appropriate means for protecting intellectual property and maintaining competitive advantages.

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