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  1. 1. ERDC Graduate Institute Fall 2012 Brochure of CoursesFor Additional Information Contact Cynthia Montalbano, 601-634-4279 Or Dr. Albert Bush, 601-634-3549Calendar: Fall Semester 201227 July Final date to apply for first-time enrollment at Ole Miss.Ongoing MSU Registration for Fall 2012 term.16-17 August 2012 MSU: Final registration and payment of tuition and fees.20 August 2012 Semester begins for MSU.20 August 2012 Semester begins for Ole Miss.24 August 2012 Last day to drop a class from MSU without a grade.27 August 2012 Semester begins for TAMU.31 August 2012 Last day to add or drop a class from TAMU.31 August 2012 Last day to register or add classes from Ole Miss1 October 2012 Last day to withdraw from Ole Miss2 November 2012 Last day to officially withdraw from TAMU.15 November 2012 Last day to withdraw from MSU.30 November 2012 Classes end for Ole Miss.3-7 December 2012 Exams for Ole Miss4 December 2012 Classes end for MSU.4 December 2012 Classes end for TAMU.7,10-13 December 2012 Exams for MSU.7,10-13 December 2012 Exams for TAMU.RegistrationRegistration for all MSU, TAMU and Ole Miss students will be held on-line. All students mustfurnish a copy of their on-line registration form to the Graduate Institute, and Corps employeesmust furnish a copy of their approved purchase request (SF 182) to the GraduateInstitute. All “classified” MSU students must obtain a RAC (Registration Access Code) fromtheir advisor before registering for class. “Unclassified” students should contact Rita Burrell at662-325-5923 or email her at (Please have your 9 digit MSU IDnumber, course number and course name before you contact Rita Burrell and be sure youhave met your pre-requisites.) You are encouraged to register by August 2, 2012 toensure classes will make.Registration for Ole Miss will require a “one-time” application fee of $40.00. GRE is notrequired for “non degree” seeking applicants. It is highly recommended for “degree” seekingapplicants, however, it can be waived. 1
  2. 2. Tuition and FeesMSU - $1494.00/3 semester hours, except as noted for MBA classes. Thesis/Dissertation Research hours: $348.00 per semester hour.TAMU - Check Online See enclosure 1Ole Miss – $1047.00 (for residents) $2710.50 (for non-residents) (Tuition can be paid by VISA)Withdrawals and RefundsRequests to withdraw from a course must be submitted in writing to the Director, GraduateInstitute. (Forms are available on MSU Internet.) Refunds, if applicable, will be by theuniversity according to its policy. (Please see dates above regarding deadlines for withdrawal.)TextbooksBooks can be purchased by the student through the colleges’ bookstores or any retail source.MSU books can be purchased online at: 2
  3. 3. Courses: Fall Semester 2012 Mississippi State UniversityCivil EngineeringCE 6523.501 Open Channel Hydraulics (3). Instr. Dr. J. Martin, MSU Continuity, energy and momentum principles in open channel flow; flow resistance; uniform and non-uniform flow; channel controls and transitions; unsteady flow routing.MWF, 8:00-8:50a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCCE 6563.501 Sedimentation Engineering (3). Instr. Dr. McAnally, MSUProcesses by which cohesive and non-cohesive sediments are transported in overland flow and inrivers, reservoirs, estuaries and coastlines. Deposition and erosion rates. Design criteria.TR, 12:30-1:45p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCCE 6843.501 Environmental Engineering Chemistry (3). Instr. Dr. Gude, MSUIntroduction to advanced theoretical concepts in sanitary engineering analysis with specialemphasis on inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.TR, 9:30-10:14a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCCE 6990.501 Special Topic in CE-Freight Transportation Systems Analysis (3). Instr. Dr. Li,MSUCourse topics will include: intro to freight transportation (FT) systems, FT improvements andeconomy, different modes of FT, inter-modal FT, intelligent FT systems, cost components in FTsystems, roles of public agencies v.s. those of private parties, one-to-one distribution problem,routing problems, inventory problems, facility location problems, manufacture system design,optimization approaches and solution tools, system reliability and sustainability.MWF, 11:00-11:50a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCCE 8573.501 Hydro-Environmental Analysis (3). Instr. Dr. Martin, MSUEnvironmental engineering aspects of physical/chemical/ biological processes impactingconventional and toxic materials in surface waters. Characteristics of rivers/streams, lakes andestuaries related to environmental quality.MWF, 1:00-1:50p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCCE 8683.501 FEA in Structural Engineering (3). Instr. Dr. P. Gullett, MSUEnergy and elasticity principles. Development of planar three-dimensional and curved elements.Applications to plates and shells. Use of computer programs.TR, 2:00-3:15p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDC 3
  4. 4. CE 8990.501 Special Topic in CE-Theoretical Soil Mechanics (3). Instr. Dr. J. Peters, ERDCModern interpretation of soil behavior for engineering applications. Extrapolation of actualconditions from standard testing results.MW, 3:30-4:45p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCCE8990.503 Special Topic in CE-Blast Effects (3). Instr. Dr. S. Woodson, ERDCFundamental blast phenomena. Loads on structures and effects on occupants. Concepts for thedesign and analysis of structural elements and buildings subjected to blast.MW, 2:00-3:15p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCComputer Science and EngineeringCSE 6413.501 Computer Graphics (3). Instr. Dr. Zhang, MSUGraphics hardware; algorithms,graphics primitives, windowing and clipping ,transformations,3D graphics, shading,hidden surfaces; standards.TR, 3:30-4:45p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCCSE 8990.504 Security in the Cloud (3). Instr. Dr. D. Dampier, MSUCloud computing is a relatively new phenomenon that provides for distributed computing anddata storage capabilities. Instead of buying large servers to store data and being saddles with thecost of building and maintaining those systems, users can now purchase those servers from athird party with the ability to expand or contract those needs as necessary. Course will look atcurrent research results in clud secrutiy in order to identify opportunities for continued researchin this field.MW, 3:30-4:45p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCElectrical and Computer EngineeringECE 6413. Digital Signal Processing. (3). Instr. Dr. D. Anderson, MSUDiscrete time signals, Z-Transform, Discrete Fouier Transform, digital filter design includingIIR, FIR, and FFT systhesis. MW, 2:00-3:15p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDC.ECE 6713. Computer Architecture. (3). Instr. Dr. S. Abdelwahed, MSU.Detailed design and implementation of a stored-program digital computer system. Designs forthe CPU, I/O subsystems, and memory organizations. ALU design and computer arithmetic.TR, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDC 4
  5. 5. ECE 8990.502. Special Topic in ECE-Computation Intell (3). Instr. Dr. D. Anderson, MSUComputational Intelligence for decision-making under uncertainty (signal/image processingemphasis).MWF, 9:00-9:30a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCECE 8990.504 Special Topic in ECE-Neural Networks (3). Instr. Dr. Q Du, MSUCourse will cover introduction about neural networks (typical architectures, training algorithms,activation functions), simple neural networks for pattern classification, pattern association,neural networks based on competition, adaptive resonance theory, backpropagation neuralnetworks.TR, 2:00-3:15 p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCGeosciencesGG 8990.501. Special Topic in GG-Advanced Engineering Geology. (3). Instr. Dr. J. May, MSUCourse will focus on the definitions, methods and applications of engineering geology to varioustypes of engineering projects. Course will address the economy of engineering projects throughtheir life cycle from conception through design, construction, operation and maintenance.Emphasis will be placed on geologic conceptualizations needed to assist engineers in developingprojects.MW, 12:30-1:45p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCGR 6303. 501. Principles of GIS. (2). Instr. Dr. J. Rodgers , MSUTwo hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Spatial analysis and topological relationships ofgeographic data using Geographic Information Systems, with emphasis on GIS theory.MSU InternetGR 6923.501. Severe Weather. (3). Instr. Dr. M. Brown, MSUDescriptive study of severe and unusual weather across the earth. Explanation of variations insevere weather in both spatial and temporal scales.MSU InternetGR 6943.501. Tropical Meteorology. (3). Instr. Dr. J. Dyer, MSUTopics include the dynamics and circulation of the tropical atmosphere, characteristics oftropical cyclones, and forecasting methodologies for tropical weather.MSU InternetGR 8813. Advanc Hazard & Disaster (3). Instr. Dr. K. Sherman-Morris, MSUAdvanced study of the processes, distribution and impacts of hazards and disasters.MSU Internet 5
  6. 6. Industrial EngineeringIE 6113 Human Factors Engineering (?). Instr. Dr. K Reeves, MSUHuman capabilities and limitations affecting communications and responses in man-machinesystems. Emphasis on physiological and psychological fundamentals. (2 hours lecture/3 hourslab)TR, 12:30-1:45p.m., Bldg 3072, ERDCIE 6333 Production Control System 1 (3). Instr. Dr. J. Usher, MSUPrinciples, analysis, and design of production and inventory planning and control. Demand forforecasting, aggregated planning, inventory management, production scheduling and controlsystems.MWF, 8:00-8:50a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCIE 6553 Engineering Law & Ethics (3). Instr. Dr. R. Green, MSUThe engineer with relations to the law, the public and the ethics of this profession. Will includecontracts, patents, copyrights, sales agreements and engineering specifications.TR, 11:00-12:15 p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCIE 6653 Industrial Quality Control I (3). Instr. Dr. L. Dalton, MSUThe theory and application of statistical quality control: statistical process control and statisticalacceptance sampling.TR, 8:00-9:15a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCIE 6773 Systems Simulation I (3). Instr. Dr. A. Greenwood, MSUThe principles of simulating stochastic systems with an emphasis on the statistics of simulationand the use of discreet-even simulation languages.TR, 12:30-1:45p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCIE 8353 Manufacturing Systems Modeling (3). Instr. Dr. J. Usher, MSUA study of models used to describe and analyze manufacturing systems. Development of modelsusing queuing networks, mathematical programming, simulation, and other techniques.MWF, 10:00-10:50a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCIE 8583. Enterprise Sys Eng (3). Instr. Dr. A. Greenwood, MSUFocuses on the design and improvement of an enterprise through the use of engineering tools andmethods, based on the systems perspective of industrial engineering.TR, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDC 6
  7. 7. IE 8753 Network Flows & Dynamic Prog (3). Instr. Dr. S. Eksioglu, MSUApplications of network optimization problems and simplex algorithm;and dynamicprogramming to industrial/ management problems. Study of serial/non-serial multistagedeterministric and stochastic systems. Principles of optimality.MWF, 1:00-1:50p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCIE 8990.501 Occupational Physiology (3). Instr. Dr. K. Reeves, MSUThis course is designed to provide an understanding of the physiological characteristics andresponses of humans as they relate to the work environment. Discussions of applied techniquesfor performing physiological evaluations will be presented and discussed for thedevelopment/assessment of working conditions.TR, 11:00-12:15p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCMathematicsMA 8203. Appl Math I. (3). Instr. Dr. S. Yarahmadian, MSUPrinciples of applied mathematics including topics from perturbation theory, calculus ofvariations, and partial differential equations. Emphasis of applications from heat transfer,mechanics, fluids.Delivery method and time TBAMechanical EngineeringME 6123. Failure of Engineering Materials (3). Instr. Dr. T. Stone, MSU.The failure of constituent materials using real-world case studies is the focus. Experimental andanalytical techniques for failure analysis and prevention are covered.(Same as CE 4323/6323).MWF, 12:00-12:50p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDC.ME6133 Mechanical Metallurgy (3). Instr. Dr. J. Schneider, MSUThe mechanical and metallurgical fundamentals of metals are discussed. Mechanicalfundamentals cover the stress and strain relationships and metallurgical fundamentals cover themicrostructure.TR, 11:00-12:15P.M., Bldg. 3072, ERDCME 8990.501 Special Topic in ME-Radiative Heat Transfer (3). Instr. Dr. S. Felicelli, MSUCourse will cover fundamentals of thermal radiation and radiative properties, radiative exchangebetween gray/diffuse surfaces, partially-specular gray surfaces and non-ideal surfaces. Exactsolution for one-dimensional gray media, approximate solution methods for one-dimensionalmedia, the method of spherical harmonics (Pn-Approximation) and discrete ordinances (Sn-Approximation).TR, 8:00-9:15a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDC 7
  8. 8. ME 8990.502 Special Topic in ME-Advanced Inelasticity (3). Instr. Dr. D. Bammann, MSUIntroduction and overview of internal state variable theory. Topics covered will be: kinematicsand thermodynamics, recrystallization (phase transformation plasticity, application to welding(heat treatment), bifurcation theory, generalized continuum theory, micropolar/micromorphic,relationship to crystal defects, comparison with dislocation dynamic theories, strain gradienttheories, length scale experiments and generalized continuum mixture theory.MWF, 10:00-10:50a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCME 8990.504 Special Topic in ME-Integrated Computational Materials (3). Instr. Dr. M.Horstemeyer, MSUCourse will cover plasticity, damage/fracture and fatigue in the context of designing metallicstructures from the view of multiple length scales. Experimental techniques for modelexploration, model calibration and model validation as well as failure prevention in the contextof a diverse set of actual case studies will also be covered.MWF, 11:00-11:50a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCAerospace EngineeringASE 6433 Fundamental Numerical Grid Gen (3). Instr. Dr. D. Thompson, MSUGrid Generation strategies; effects of grid quality on discetization errors; structured andunstructured grid generation algorithms; solution adaptive grid generation; surface gridgeneration.MWF, 9:00-9:50a.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCASE8313 Adv Computational Aerodynamics I (3). Instr. Dr. J. Janus, MSUDerivation of complete equations for compressible fluid flow; unsteady one-dimensional flows;method of characteristics; flow about two-dimensional, and axis-symmetric shapes; integralmethods.TR, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCASE 8413. Computer Fluid Dyn I (3). Instr. Dr. J. Janus, MSUReview of relevant numerical analysis; one dimensional methods; compressible inviscidmethods, Euler Equation methods, inviscid-viscous interaction methods; current literature.TR, 2:00-3:15p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDCEngineering Mechanics ClassesEM 8113. Theory of Continuous Media (3). Instr. Dr. T. Lacy, MSUAn introduction to the general theory of continuous media and its application to the theories ofelasticity and fluid mechanics.TR, 12:30-1:45p.m., Bldg. 3072, ERDC 8
  9. 9. BusinessBIS 8213.503 Advanced System Analysis and Design (3). Instr. Dr. M. Warkentin, MSUAnalysis/ design of computer-based information systems using structured methodologies andtools. Emphasis on problem definition, requirements analysis, system design, projectmanagement, vendor relations, and quality assurance.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1641.00BIS 8613.503 MIS Administration (3). Instr. Dr. K. Marett, MSUAnalysis/ design of computer-based information systems using structured methodologies andtools. Emphasis on problem definition, requirements analysis, system design, projectmanagement, vendor relations, and quality assurance.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1641.00BL 6333.503 Real Estate Law (3). Instr. Dr. G. Liddell, MSUThe legal principles applicable to real estate, including types of ownership and interests,mortgages, restrictions, and regulations.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1641.00BQA 8233.503. Quant Analysis & Business Research (3). Instr. Dr. R. Taylor, MSU.Investigation of the managerial decisions and statistical techniques used for conducting businessresearch, collection and analysis of data, and presentation results.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1,641.00BQA 8443.503 Stat Analy Bus Dec (3). Instr. Dr. J. Sullivan, MSUReview of descriptive statistics, parametric inference procedures, analysis of variance,regression, nonparametric methods; business problem formulation for computer analysis usingstatistical packages.MSU Internet. Tuition: $1641.00EC 8103.503 Economics for Managers (3). Instr. Dr. J. Rezek, MSUPrimarily for masters level candidates. Exposition of the fundamental theoretical and analyticaltools of economics used by business managers engaged in decision making.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1,641.00FIN 8113.503. Corporate Finance (3). Instr. Dr. K. Roskelley, MSUAn examination of the interaction between financial accounting, cash flow estimation, capitalbudgeting, risk and return, capital structure, and working capital management.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1,641.00 9
  10. 10. MGT 8123.503. Strategic Business Consulting (3). Instr. Dr. B. Spencer, MSUA study of strategic management covering environmental analysis, competition between firms,competitive advantage, and strategy implementation culminating in a consulting project with aparticipating organization.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1,641.00 First Term - 20 August - 11 October 2012ACC 8112.513 Financial St. & Mgt. Accounting (2). Instr. Dr. N. Addy, MSU.Analysis of financial statements and internal accounting reports to help management makedecisions.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1,094.00ACC 8112.513 Mgt. Info. Tech. and Systems (2). Instr. Dr. G. Templeton, MSU.Course includes the description, acquisition or development and use of systems from a local andglobal perspective. Technology-enabled concepts are used for student assignments.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1,094.00BIS 8112.513 Mgt Info Tech & Sys (2). Instr. Dr. G. Templeton, MSUCourse includes the description, acquisition or development and use of systems from a local andglobal perspective. Technology-enabled concepts are used for student assignments.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1,094.00MGT 8112.513Leadership Skills (2). Instr. Dr. E. Marett, MSUSurvey of major behavioral skills used by managers to help them understand and influencebehavior in an organizational setting.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1,094.00 Second Term - 15 October - 13 December 2012MGT 8111.523 Human Resource Issues (1). Instr. Dr. E. Marett, MSUSurvey of nature and influences of human resource management in organizations. Case studiesare used to apply and reinforce theory.MSU Internet. TUITION: $547.00MKT 8153.523 Strategic Marketing Management (3). Instr. Dr. J. Collier, MSU.Market strategic analysis, research and planning necessary to effectively match marketingstrategies with changing macro, micro and organizational environments.MSU Internet. TUITION: $1,641.00 10
  11. 11. Ole MissENGR 691 Micromechanics (3). Instr. Dr. A. Al-Ostaz, OLE MISThis course will introduce graduate students to different methods for evaluating mechanics ofmaterials. Microscopic analysis of cellular solids, poly-crystals and composite materials.Homogenization techniques for finding effective properties of inhomogeneous materials.Day/Time TBDENGR 699 Nanomechanics (3). Instr. Dr. H. Alketab, OLE MISSThis course will introduce graduate students multiscale mechanics of materials. Applicationsinclude, but not limited to, concrete, asphalt, soil, geological materials, polymeric composites,metal matrix composites, nanomaterials and nanocomposites.Day/Time TBD Texas A&M UniversityOCEN 685. Problems. (1-6). Research for thesis or dissertation.OCEN 691. Research. (1-6). Research for thesis or dissertation. 11
  12. 12. Enclosure (1)Due to restrictions on VISA cards and VISA checks, the following procedure will be used to payfor training.Student submits a SF 182 training form for approval. (For ERDC employees, the vendor code ofWD84P should be used)Student registers online for course.Student prints Invoice from Banner and gives to Training Coordinator.Training Coordinator or Budget Technician completes a training PR&C in CEFMS.Training Coordinator or Budget Technician Completes a receiving report in CEFMS.Training Coordinator or Budget Technician scans SF 182 and Invoice and emails to:CEFC-U4 Invoices (ERDC)CEFC-B4 Invoices (District)CEFC-BO Invoices (Division) if you have anyone attending from hereCC: Sonja Beavers []CC: Montalbano, Cynthia M ERDC-SSE-MS ContractorEveryone should know but just in case they don’t, only 1 invoice per e-mail can be sent toMillington at a time. Be sure to title the attachment as the obligation #.For Division and District, address is below and tied to the Vendor Code above for the "U4"Address payment should be sent is:Account Services &Sponsored Student OfficeOffice of the Controller and TreasurerPO Box 5328Mississippi State, MS 39762 12