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Graduate school Test Drive: Sample the first half of an evening graduate class

Engineering Programs

To attend a Test Drive, please contact Denita Wright Watson at drw115@psu.edu or 610-648-3243.

Upcoming Test Drives

Tuesday, November 24th
5:45pm - 7:30pm

SYSEN 505 Technical Project Management. Organization, scheduling, resourcing, and optimization. as well as the role of the computer in project management. Course topics include Management by Objectives, PMI Model, Project Planning, Organizing, Directing, and Controlling. PLEASE NOTE: Students may take either SWENG 505 Software Project Management or SYSEN 505 Technical Project Management.
(This course is found in our MSIS, MEM, MSE, and MEng curricula)

Monday, November 30th
5:45pm- 7:30pm

SYSEN 555 Invention and Creative Design. This course explores specific issues surrounding engineering design and invention as problem solving processes. In addition to basic knowledge about the patent process, students will study the different practices and problem solving styles of successful inventors, scientists, and engineers. The relationship between the problem solving style of an inventor/designer and the cognitive style nature of his/her products will also be explored. Other selected topics will include the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), breaking patents, and social aspects of invention. NOTE: Taking SYSEN 550 prior to SYSEN 555 is recommended but not required currently.
(This course is found in our MSIS, MEM, and MEng curricula)

Monday, November 30th
5:45pm- 7:30pm

IN SC 525 Applied Data Mining. Functional overviews of the various algorithms used in data mining are presented. The limitations, advantages, and disadvantages of competing methods are discussed. Students use contemporary data mining software to explore the methodology and conduct a data mining project.
(This course is found in our MSIS, MSE, and Data Analytic Grad Cert curricula)

Wednesday, December 2nd
5:45pm- 7:30pm

INFSY 563 Network Security. (previously offered as IN SC 497 – Fundamentals of Information Science). Contemporary security issues; security management processes, architecture and models; risk analysis and management; security planning, analysis and safeguards; security policies development and administration; contingency planning, incidence handling and response; and security standards and certification processes.
(This course is found in our MSIS, MSE, and Cyber Security Grad Cert curricula)

Management Programs

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Contact Ed Weckerly for more more information:  ejw17@psu.edu or 610-648-3248.

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