Technology Development Course Work

The Technology Development specialization focuses on the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems that support information management. The coursework is designed to provide an understanding of the technical, design, and managerial issues which arise during the creation and implementation of information systems. This track prepares students for positions such as: systems analyst, senior developer, and chief technology officer (CTO). The following coursework is required to complete the Technology Development specialization: 

       Four Core courses* (12 credits)

  • INFM 600 Information Environments
  • INFM 603 Information Technology and Organizational Context
  • INFM 605 Users and Use Context
  • INFM 612 Management of Information Programs and Services

       Two Advanced Technology course (6 credits)

  • INFM 700 Information Architecture
  • INFM 747 Web Enabled Databases
  • INFM 743 Development of Internet Applications
  • INFM 750 From Data to Insights
  • INST 733 Database Design
  • INST 734 Information Retrieval Systems
  • INST 735 Computational Linguistics I
  • INST 736 Computational Linguistics II
  • INST 737 Digging Into Data
  • INST 767 Big Data Infrastructure
  • Other courses from Computer Science (CMSC) with permission

       Two Project courses (6 credits)

  • INFM 736 Information Management Experience
  • INFM 737 Information Management Capstone Experience

       One specialization required courses (6 credits)

  • INFM 700 Information Architecture

       One course in Technology Design and Application (3 credits)

  • INFM 757 Organizational and Business Process Modeling
  • INST 603 Systems Analysis and Design
  • INST 733 Database Design

       Two elective courses (6 credits) (Note: Any advanced technology or technology design course not taken to fulfill the previously described requirements may be taken as an elective)

  • INFM 743 Development of Internet Applications
  • INFM 747 Web-enabled Database
  • INFM 750 From Data to Insights
  • INST 611 Privacy and Security in a Networked World
  • INST 631 Fundamentals of HCI
  • INST 716 Information, Technology, and Society
  • INST 714 Social Computing Technologies and Applications
  • INST 702 Advanced Usability Testing
  • INST 734 Information Retrieval Systems
  • INST 735 Computational Linguistic I
  • INST 736 Computational Linguistic II
  • INST 737 Digging into Data
  • INST 767 Big Data Infrastructure
  • Other LBSC, INFM and INST courses
  • Technology courses from other university departments

Further Electives are under development.