December 6, 2001



Members Present: Bidstrup-Allen (ChE), Fisk (PSYCH), Green (MATH), Hertel (NRE), Jagoda (AE), Klein (for Bostrom PUBP), McDowell (ME), McIver (REG), Parsons (MGT), Sanders (MSE), Schwartz (Student)


Visitors: Alexander (BIOL), Kilroy (Grad Studies)



1.      A motion was made to approve the minutes of November 1, 2001 as amended. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.


2.      A petition to allow an undergraduate student to take a graduate level course with less than a 2.7 GPA was discussed. A motion was made to approve the petition. The motion was seconded and defeated.


3.      The Department of Health and Performance Science presented the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. After discussion concerning who would offer the degree, a motion was made to table the request so the department could to revise the request to clarify which school would be granting the degree. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.


4.      The SCHOOL OF BIOLOGY requested the approval of the following courses. A motion was made to approve the courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.


New course

BIOL/CHEM/CEE 6756 Discovery of Signaling Molecules 3-0-3

BIOL 6620 Aquatic Chemical Ecology 3-0-3

BIOL 6621 Aquatic Chemical Ecology Laboratory 0-3-1

BIOL 6623 Experiments in Aquatic Chemical Signaling 2-12-6

BIOL 6180 Biological Applications of Environmental Fluid Mechanics 0-3-1

BIOL 8005 Signals in the Sea Seminar 2-0-2

BIOL 8106 Tools of Science 2-0-2


5.      The DUPREE COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT requested that MGT 6788, Legal Issues in Biomedical Engineering, be changed to MGT 6790, Legal Issues in Technology Transfer. This course is crossed listed with ECE, CHE, ME and BMED. A motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.




MGT/ECE/BMED/CHE/ME 6790 Legal Issues in Technology Transfer 3-0-3




MGT/ECE/BMED/CHE/ME 6788 Legal Issues in Biomedical Engineering.



7.      A request was made to accept a student in the Masters in International Logistics program. After much discussion, a motion was made to deny the request. The motion was seconded and approved.


8.      The College of Engineering requested the approval of a Certificate in Information Technology for Engineered Systems. A motion was made to approve. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.


9.      The committee reviewed 21 petitions, all were approved unless noted:


1-to process late grade change (denied)

2-to receive hours of transfer credit/course credit

1-to waive 7-year rule

2-to register Spring 2002 after withdrawing Fall 2001

10-to withdraw past deadline

1-to waive residency requirement

1-to graduate without 3.0 gpa

1-to register for MATH 7334 and MATH 8813 without 2.7 gpa (denied)

3-to accept credit for 9000 course for 7000 course







M. Jo McIver





Certificate in IT for Engineered Systems


IT Council, July 9, 2001


The Certificate

We imagine a future in which geographically distributed engineers collaboratively develop, build, and test solutions to design-manufacture problems encountered in the product realization process. In this context, we want to provide an educational foundation to support the realization of industrial products for a global marketplace through distributed design and manufacture. Accordingly, the Certificate is constructed around four themes, namely, Integrated Product Realization, Global Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Integration and Human Centered Technologies for Information Transfer. Additional themes could be developed and added in the future.


Integrated Product Realization (IPR) focuses on explicit recognition of life cycle linkages between marketing, engineering design, manufacturing, and information technology during product development for global markets.


Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) focuses on linking product realization and supply chain management by considering opportunities for enhancing agility and efficiency of the global value chain.


Enterprise Integration (EI) focuses on the creation and management of information infrastructure that enables the integrated and distributed effort in the product realization process in a global environment.


Human Centered Technologies for Information Transfer (HCTIT) focuses on modeling, design and measurement of human-integrated systems, including individual IT applications, IT organizations and IT systems. Emphasis is placed on linking cognitive function to the principles and practices of human-centered design.


Certificate Structure

Successful completion of the IT for Engineered Systems Certificate entails a student taking:


        two courses from a list that frames the Information Technology content, and

        two courses from a list that frames the Information Technology application.


No more than two courses of the four courses can be from a single discipline or be from a single academic unit.



The Certificate will be administered the Director of the Manufacturing Education Program, Manufacturing Research Center. An oversight committee (IT for Engineered Systems) chaired by the Director of the Manufacturing Education Program with members appointed by the Dean of Engineering will be responsible for keeping the certificate requirements up to date.


Courses that Frame the IT Content

Students are required to take any two courses from the following table to satisfy the IT requirement of the certificate.




6300: Software Development Process


6750: Human-Computer Interaction


6754: Engineering Data Management

6754: Engineering Data Management


Courses that Frame the IT Application

Students are required to take two courses from within one of the Theme areas described below. Additional restrictions (noted) may apply within a Theme area.


Theme 1 - Application: Integrated System Realization

The two courses must be taken from within one column.



Flight Vehicles

Chemical Process Control

Construction Planning



Engineering Design




Advanced Process Control


Construction Project Planning


Structure-Property Relationships in Materials


Designing Open Engineering Systems


Space Launch and Vehicle Design


Dynamics Behavior of Process Systems



Environmentally Conscious Design and Construction


Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Techniques in Materials Science


Manufacturing Systems


Fixed Wing Aircraft Design I





Product Planning


Fixed Wing Aircraft Design II





Theme 2 - Application: Global Supply Chain Management


ME6102: Designing Open Engineering Systems

ISyE6203: Global Supply Chain Management

MGT6506: Electronic Commerce


Theme 3 - Application: Enterprise Integration


ME6102: Designing Open Engineering Systems

MGT6506: Electronic Commerce


Theme 4 - Application: Human Centered Technologies for Information Transfer


ISyE6215: Models of Human-Machine Systems

ISyE6223: Understanding and Supporting Human Decision Making

ISyE6231: Design of Human-Integrated Systems

ISyE6234: Measurement of Human-Integrated Systems


Points of Contact

Jim Craig, AE

Robert Fulton, ME

Julie A. Jacko, IsyE

Farrokh Mistree, ME