Computer Science & IT Graduate Courses

Click on any course title below to read its description. Courses offered in the upcoming semester include a schedule, and are indicated by a label to the right of the title. To view courses offered at North Campus–Chelmsford, select a semester below:

MET CS 503 Windows .NET Application Programming with C#

In-depth exploration of the C# programming language and Visual Studio .NET for development, debugging, and deployment of applications. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 504 Green Information Technology

This course empowers students to reduce the energy use, waste, and other environmental impacts of IT systems while reducing life cycle costs, thereby improving competitive advantage. Students learn how to measure computer power usage, minimize power usage, procure sustainable hardware, design green data centers, recycle computer equipment, configure computers to minimize power, use virtualization to reduce the number of servers, and other green technologies. Students also learn how to make green IT an integral part of organizational culture and planning, to foster long-term sustainable information technology. The course is executed through a combination of lectures, guest lectures, field trips, assignments, labs, case studies, and a term project.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 520 Information Structures
Fall ‘14

This course covers the concepts of object-oriented approach to software design and development using the Java programming language. It includes a detailed discussion of programming concepts starting with the fundamentals of data types, control structures methods, classes, applets, arrays and strings, and proceeding to advanced topics such as inheritance and polymorphism, interfaces, creating user interfaces, exceptions, and streams. Upon completion of this course the students will be able to apply software engineering criteria to design and implement Java applications that are secure, robust, and scalable.

MET CS 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology; recommended to students with no programming background. Or Instructor's Consent.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Braude FLR 267 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Braude FLR 267 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Kalathur ARR
MET CS 532 Computer Graphics
Fall ‘14

This course is primarily the study of design of graphic algorithms. At the end of the course you can expect to be able to write programs to model, transform and display 3-dimensional objects on a 2-dimensional display. The course starts with a brief survey of graphics devices and graphics software. 2-d primitives such as lines and curves in 2-d space are studied and a number of algorithms to draw them on a rectangular surface are introduced, followed by a study of polygons, scan conversion and other fill methods. Attributes of the primitives are studied as well as filtering and aliasing. Geometric transformations in 2 dimensions are introduced in homogeneous coordinates, followed by the viewing pipeline, which includes clipping of lines, polygons and text. Hierarchical graphics modeling is briefly studied. The graphics user interface is introduced and various input functions and interaction modes are examined. 3-d graphics is introduced through object representations through polygonal methods, spline techniques, and octrees. This is followed by 3-d transformations and the 3-d viewing pipeline. The course ends with a study of algorithms to detect the visible surfaces of a 3-d object in both the object space and the image space. Laboratory Course  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Vasilkoski FLR 264 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 534 Quantitative Methods for Information Systems

The first part of this course lays down the mathematical foundation for the study of Probability Theory and Statistics. Combinatorial mathematics, functions, linear systems of equations, differentiation and integration fundamentals are covered. The second part of the course concentrates on the study of discrete and continuous distributions, linear regression and correlation.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 535 Computer Networks
Fall ‘14

Overview of data communication and computer networks, including network hardware and software, as well as reference models, example networks, data communication services and network standardization. The OSI and the Internet (TCP/IP) network models are discussed. The course covers each network layer in details, starting from the Physical layer to towards the Application layer, and includes an overview of network security topics. Other topics covered include encoding digital and analog signals, transmission media, protocols. circuit, packet, message, switching techniques, internetworking devices, topologies. LANs/WANs, Ethernet, IP, TCP, UDP, and Web applications. Labs on network analysis.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Day PRB 148 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 546 Quantitative Methods for Information Systems
Fall ‘14

The goal of this course is to provide Computer Information Systems students with the mathematical fundamentals required for successful quantitative analysis of problems in the field of business computing. The first part of the course introduces the mathematical prerequisites for understanding probability and statistics. Topics include combinatorial mathematics, functions, and the fundamentals of differentiation and integration. The second part of the course concentrates on the study of elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions. 4 cr  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Gorlin FLR 109 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Gorlin FLR 109 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Milton ARR
BCL IND Parrott U 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
MET CS 561 Financial Informatics

This course presents financial algorithms used in applications of computer science in financial decision analysis, risk management, data mining and market analysis, and other modern business processes. The course covers theoretical background on probabilistic methods used for financial decision making and their application in number of fields such as financial modeling, venture capital decision making, operational risk measurement and investment science. Number of financial applications and algorithms are being presented for portfolio risk analysis, modeling real options, venture capital decision making, etc. The course concludes with algorithms for financial risk assessment and presents the security concepts and challenges of financial information systems.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 563 Software Development with C++ Programming for Mathematical Finance

In-depth discussion of object oriented programming with C++ for mathematical finance. Topics include: built-in-types, control structure, classes, constructors, destructors, function overloading, operator functions, friend functions, inheritance, polymorphism with dynamic binding. Case study: finite differences solutions for the basic models of financial derivatives; design and development of modular, scalable, maintainable software for modeling financial derivatives. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 565 Advanced Java Programming
Fall ‘14

Comprehensive coverage of object-oriented programming with cooperating classes. Implementation of polymorphism with inheritance and interfaces and in Java library containers. Programming with exceptions, stream input/output and graphical AWT and Swing components. Threads, sockets, datagrams and database connectivity are also covered in this course. Laboratory course.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
W3 IND Hadavi W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 566 Analysis of Algorithms
Fall ‘14

Discusses basic methods for designing and analyzing efficient algorithms emphasizing methods used in practice. Topics include sorting, searching, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, advanced data structures, graph algorithms (shortest path, spanning trees, tree traversals), matrix operations, string matching, NP completeness.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Lee SMG 316 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 567 Enterprise Systems
Fall ‘14

The course introduces the technical and business fundamentals of enterprise systems, enterprise system architecture, the design of enterprise systems, and the complex process of implementing enterprise systems. This course offers methodologies and hands-on techniques for a successful implementation of enterprise systems in organizations. In the first part of this course, participants will configure an SAP ERP system to support the main business processes for a fictitious company. In the second part of the course, students will review and discuss literature pertinent to the implementation and management of enterprise systems. This course enables students identify both high-level technical implementation requirements, and organizational/employee resistors to information systems implementation. Through a variety of technological and Human Resources/Organizational Development technologies, we provide a comprehensive understanding of the technical and behavioral do's and don'ts of Managing Enterprise System implementation.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Pearson FLR ARR M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 570 Biomedical Sciences and Health IT
Fall ‘14

This course is designed for IT professionals, and those training to be IT professionals, who are preparing for careers in healthcare-related IT (Health Informatics). This course provides a high-level introduction into basic concepts of biomedicine and familiarizes students with the structure and organization of American healthcare system and the roles played by IT in that system. The course introduces medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, disease processes, diagnostic modalities, and treatments associated with common disease processes. IT case studies demonstrate the key roles of health informatics and how IT tools and resources help medical professionals integrate multiple sources of information to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. [4 cr.]   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND El-Jouni FLR ARR W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Brusic ARR
MET CS 575 Operating Systems
Fall ‘14

Overview of operating system characteristics, design objectives, and structures. Topics include concurrent processes, coordination of asynchronous events, file systems, resource sharing, memory management, security, scheduling and deadlock problems.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Zhang MCS B25 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
W2 IND Nourai T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 579 Database Management
Fall ‘14

This course provides a theoretical yet modern presentation of database topics ranging from Data and Object Modeling, relational algebra and normalization to advanced topics such as how to develop Web-based database applications. Other topics covered - relational data model, SQL and manipulating relational data; applications programming for relational databases; physical characteristics of databases; achieving performance and reliability with database systems; object-oriented database systems.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Lee MCS B31 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 580 Health Informatics
Fall ‘14

This course presents the technological fundamentals and integrated clinical applications of modern Biomedical IT. The first part of the course covers the technological fundamentals and the scientific concepts behind modern medical technologies, such as digital radiography, CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound imaging, etc. It also presents various medical data and patient records, and focuses on various techniques for processing medical images. This part also covers medical computer networks and systems and data security and protection. The second part of the course focuses on actual medical applications that are used in health care and biomedical research.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Zhang ARR
MET CS 581 Electronic Health Records
Fall ‘14

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are application systems that automate the activities of healthcare clinicians including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and healthcare administrative staff. Use of EHRs is increasing rapidly due to the systems' benefits and federal government programs to deploy EHRs. This increased use of EHRs has many challenges including complex data, high security requirements, integration to multiple application systems, a distributed user base, and broad impact on how these users work. Prerequisite: CS 570 Biomedical Sciences and Health IT or comparable knowledge of Health Sciences and Fundamentals of IT.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Levinger FLR ARR M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Levinger FLR ARR M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 593 Special Topics

Prereq: consent of the instructor.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 599 Biometrics

In this course we will study the fundamental and design applications of various biometric systems based on fingerprints, voice, face, hand geometry, palm print, iris, retina, and other modalities. Multimodal biometric systems that use two or more of the above characteristics will be discussed. Biometric system performance and issues related to the security and privacy aspects of these systems will also be addressed. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 601 Web Application Development
Fall ‘14

This course focuses on building core competencies in web design and development. It begins with a complete immersion into HTML essentially XHTML and Dynamic HTML (DHTML). Students are exposed to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), as well as Dynamic CSS. The fundamentals of JavaScript language including object-oriented JavaScript is covered comprehensively. AJAX with XML and JSON are covered, as they are the primary means to transfer data from client and server. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Sheehan STH B22 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Heda CGS 525 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Bishop ARR
MET CS 605 Human-Computer Interface Design with VB.NET

Provides an introduction to human-computer interface design and evaluation, with an emphasis on graphical user interfaces for software products. Covers design principles and theory, web usability, and selected basic research in the areas of human factors and human cognition, hands-on application of learned principles using VB.NET. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 625 Business Data Communication and Networks
Fall ‘14

This course presents the foundations of data communications and takes a bottom-up approach to computer networks. The course concludes with an overview of basic network security and management concepts. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Arena FLR 109 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Arena FLR 109 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Mansur ARR
BCL IND Donham S 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
MET CS 632 Information Technology Project Management
Fall ‘14

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the principles, processes, and practices of software project management. Students learn techniques for planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling software projects. There is substantial focus on software cost estimation and software risk management. Students will obtain practical project management skills and competencies related to the definition of a software project, establishment of project communications, managing project changes, and managing distributed software teams and projects.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Campbell FLR 266 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Campbell FLR 266 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 633 Distributed Software Development and Management
Fall ‘14

This course prepares students to justify, lead, participate in, and maintain geographically distributed development (GDD) projects. Students study the technical and business implications of GDD. They also work in geographically dispersed teams to produce documented applications. No programming background is required. Prerequisites: MET CS 520 or MET CS 601 and MET CS 682. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Elentukh FLR 266 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Elentukh FLR 266 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Elentukh ARR
MET CS 634 Agile Software Development

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the principles, processes, and practices of agile software development. Students learn techniques for initiating, planning and executing on software development projects using agile methodologies. Students will obtain practical knowledge of agile development frameworks and be able to distinguish between agile and traditional project management methodologies.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 635 Network Design and Implementation

Computer Networks continue to grow and diversify at unprecedented rate. Much of that diversification is in how the media are utilized. One can not truly understand networking, analyze alternatives or design good networks without a solid founding in how the media are utilized. This course will explore current and expected media technologies with the intent of understanding what they offer and the trade-offs they present. The course will cover both wireline (Ethernet, DOCSIS, MPLS, ATM) and wireless (802.11, Wi-Max, Zigbee, Bluetooth, etc). The course will analyze the technologies to consider their error characteristics, support for quality of service, congestion control, and security, and their manageability.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 651 Web Development with .NET
Fall ‘14

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to building web applications and web services using the Microsoft .NET (Version 3.5) development platform. The key technologies covered include the C# programming language (Version 3.0), the ASP.NET (Version 3.5) system for developing web applications and web services using C#, and ADO.NET and LINQ (Language INtegrated Query) for data access. In addition to the above topics, we will also cover Windows Communication Framework (WCF) and Windows Presentation Framework (WPF). All programming will be based on Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 available through BU's MSDNAA. A copy of the software will be provided to the students.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Konstantopou SMG 210 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 662 Computer Language Theory
Fall ‘14

Theory of finite automata and regular expressions and properties of regular sets. Context-free grammars, context-free languages, and pushdown automata. Turing machines, undecidability problems, and the Chomsky hierarchy. Introduction to computational complexity theory and the study of NP-complete problems.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Temkin CGS 515 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 664 Artificial Intelligence
Fall ‘14

Study of the ideas and techniques that enable computers to behave intelligently. Search, constraint propagations, and reasoning. Knowledge representation, natural language, learning, question answering, inference, visual perception, and/or problem solving. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Berry CAS 218 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 665 Software Design and Patterns
Fall ‘14

Software design principles, the object-oriented paradigm, unified modeling language; creational, structural, and behavioral design patterns; OO analysis and design; implementation of semester project. Laboratory course.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Lu PSY B41 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 667 Enterprise Java

The course begins with an overview of advanced Java concepts like databases, networking, and remote method invocation (RMI). The J2EE architecture is explored starting with the presentation layer which includes the servlets and Java Server Pages (JSP). The Struts application framework is presented as a case study. Hibernate and Spring framework will be covered extensively. The business layer is covered using the enterprise java beans (EJB 2.1 and EJB 3.0). Advanced concepts like Java Messaging Service and Java Server Faces will be briefly covered.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 669 Database Design and Implementation for Business
Fall ‘14

Students learn the latest relational and object-relational tools and techniques for persistent data and object modeling and management. Students gain extensive hands-on experience using Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server as they learn the Structured Query Language (SQL) and design and implement databases. Students design and implement a database system as a term project. class. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Maiewski FLR 109 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Maiewski FLR 109 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Mansur ARR
MET CS 671 Systems Programming Using UNIX

Teaches students how to develop complex applications based on the UNIX/POSIX standard. Topics include UNIX standardization and implementation, shell programming, system calls, library function, process control and relationships, signals, file and terminal input/output, and interprocess communication. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 673 Software Engineering
Fall ‘14

Techniques for the construction of reliable, efficient, and cost-effective software. Requirement analysis, software design, programming methodologies, testing procedures, software development tools, and management issues. Students plan, design, implement, and test a system in a group project. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Zhang GCB 209 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 674 Database Security
Fall ‘14

The course provides a strong foundation in database security and auditing. This course utilizes Oracle scenarios and step-by-step examples. The following topics are covered: security, profiles, password policies, privileges and roles, Virtual Private Databases, and auditing. The course also covers advanced topics such as SQL injection, database management security issues such as securing the DBMS, enforcing access controls, and related issues.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Wolfe FLR 264 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Wolfe FLR 264 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Carroll ARR
MET CS 682 Information Systems Analysis and Design
Fall ‘14

Object-oriented methods of information systems analysis and design for organizations with data- processing needs. System feasibility; requirements analysis; database utilization; Unified Modeling Language; software system architecture, design, and implementation, management; project control; and systems-level testing.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Guadagno CAS 214 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Braude ARR
MET CS 683 Mobile Application Development
Fall ‘14

This course will be divided into two parts. The first part, two thirds of the course, covers the principles and problems associated with mobile device applications, using as examples Google Android, iPhone, and other platforms such as Nokia. The last third is an in depth coverage of the open source Android development platform. Issues covered will include Mobile Hardware and Cell Networks, Architectures, Operating Systems, Languages, Development Environments and Simulators, User Interfaces, Location-based Services, Storing and Retrieving Data. Students will accomplish the following. (1) Learn the unique set of problems and challenges in developing mobile applications compared with desktop applications; (2) Learn the platform, tools, technology and process for developing mobile applications using Google Android and the Apple iPhone platforms as the main examples; (3) Write applications for the platforms covered, simulate them, and test them on the mobile hardware where possible; and (4) Work collaboratively with fellow students on their projects.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Czik MCS B23 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 684 IT Security Policies and Procedures
Fall ‘14

This course enables IT professional leaders to identify emerging security risks and implement highly secure networks to support organizational goals. Discussion of methodologies for identifying, quantifying, mitigating and controlling risks. Students implement a comprehensive IT risk management plans (RMP) that identify alternate sites for processing mission-critical applications, and techniques to recover infrastructure, systems, networks, data and user access. The course also discusses related topics such as: disaster recovery, handling information security; protection of property, personnel and facilities; protection of sensitive and classified information, privacy issues, and criminal terrorist and hostile activities.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Burgoyne MCS B21 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Burgoyne ARR
MET CS 685 Network Design and Management
Fall ‘14

This course covers computer networks management including configuration, fault, performance, as well as security management. Particular focus and emphasis is given to security management. Problem solving techniques and network management tools are discussed and practiced during extensive laboratory sessions. Topics include LAN and WAN network management, fault detection, configuration, security, performance, accounting management. Strong focus on problem-solving techniques and network management tools based on SNMP, detailed discussion of multi-user computer systems security techniques, basics of cryptography, authentication techniques, and Kerberos, Secure operating systems. Software protection. Electronic mail. Web Security, IPsec, e-commerce: payment protocols, electronic cash. Risk assessment.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Soulhi FLR 109 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 689 Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
Fall ‘14

This course provides students with the technical skills required to plan, implement, and maintain a data warehouse using a DBMS such as Oracle Warehouse Builder. It describes basic data warehousing concepts. Key topics: Design a data warehousing system; implement a database designed with a star schema, gather data from primary data sources, transform data, and load data in to a DBMS. Students will create a cube using OLAP and analyze cube data using client applications. Upon successful completion, students will be familiar with the typical data warehouse components and architecture, and have an understanding of the practical uses of data warehousing.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Seltser FLR 267 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 690 Network Security
Fall ‘14

This course will cover advanced network security issues and solutions. The main focus on the first part of the course will be on Security basics, i.e. security services, access controls, vulnerabilities, threats and risk, network architectures and attacks. In the second part of the course, particular focus and emphasis will be given to network security capabilities and mechanisms (Access Control on wire-line and wireless networks), IPsec, Firewalls, Deep Packet Inspection and Transport security. The final portion of the course will address Network Application security (Email, Ad-hoc, XML/SAML and Services Oriented Architecture security. As part of our course review we will explore a number of Network Use Cases. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Skorupka SMG 326 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Skorupka SMG 326 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 693 Digital Forensics and Investigations
Fall ‘14

Provides a comprehensive understanding of digital forensics and investigation tools and techniques. Laboratory and hands-on assignments either in solo or in teams. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
EL IND Arena FLR 266 S 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
OL IND Navarro ARR
MET CS 695 Enterprise Information Security
Fall ‘14

The course provides an in-depth presentation of security issues in computer systems, networks, and applications. Formal security models are presented and illustrated on operating system security aspects, more specifically memory protection, access control and authentication, file system security, backup and recovery management, intrusion and virus protection mechanisms. Application level security focuses on language level security and various security policies; conventional and public keys encryption, authentication, message digest and digital signatures. Internet and intranet topics include security in IP, routers, proxy servers, and firewalls, application-level gateways, Web servers, file and mail servers. Discussion of remote access issues, such as dial-up servers, modems, VPN gateways and clients.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Jacobs FLR 264 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Jacobs FLR 264 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 699 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
Fall ‘14

Data mining and investigation is a key goal behind any data warehouse effort. The course provides an introduction to concepts behind data mining, text mining, and web mining. Algorithms will be tested on data sets using the Weka Data mining software and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Business Intelligence Development Studio). 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Lee FLR 267 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Lee FLR 267 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 701 Rich Internet Application Development
Fall ‘14

The Rich Internet Application (RIA) Development course concentrates primarily on building rich client web applications in the browser for desktop and mobile devices. The course is divided into various modules covering in depth the following technologies: HTML5, jQuery UI & Mobile, and AngularJS. Along with the fundamentals underlying these technologies, several applications will be showcased as case studies. Students work with these technologies starting with simple applications and then examining real world complex applications. At the end of this course, students would have mastered the latest and widely used RIA methodologies.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Kalathur FLR 267 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Kalathur FLR 267 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 703 Network Forensics
Fall ‘14

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of network forensic analysis principles. Within the context of forensics security, network infrastructures, topologies, and protocols are introduced. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
EL IND Jacobs FLR 266 S 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MET CS 713 Advanced Digital Forensics

This course provides an introduction to the advanced digital forensic topic relating to malicious software (malware), which represents an increasing information security threat to computer systems and networks. Students will review software engineering design fundamentals and reverse engineering techniques utilized to conduct static and dynamic forensic analysis on computer systems and networks. Students will learn about the importance of forensic principles, legal considerations, digital evidence controls, and documentation of forensic procedures. This course will incorporate demonstrations and laboratory exercises to reinforce practical applications of course instruction and will require an independent research paper related to the course topic.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 732 Advanced Game Graphics

This is the second class in the four-course Certificate in Multimedia and Video Game Engineering. It assumes an understanding of computer graphics. The course is an update and re-orientation of MET CS 732, an existing course that has not been offered for at least five years. The first half of this course applies the basics of computer graphics covered in CS 532. It extends these by exploring lighting, texture, and rendering algorithms. The second half explores geometrical techniques for 3D representation and their application to intersection and collision.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 733 Real-Time Multimedia Simulation

This class examines core game engine techniques that form the basis for most modern computer games. Students will implement two games of their own, one built from scratch and the other using the OGRE 3D Rendering Engine. Topics covered include Windows & DirectX Programming, Game Engine Architectures, User Input, Sound, an introduction to 3D Games Architectures, Animation, Path Planning & Movement Control, Performance Optimization, and Networked Multiplayer Games.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 734 Artificial Intelligence for Video Games

The course explains the basic role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in game play. It covers languages and scripting that enable AI. AI is used in planning the paths of game-owned assets. The course shows how AI moves the story and its characters forward. The second half of the course shows how game programs can learn responses and generate plans and movements based on players? actions. These ideas are applied to traditional video games, action games, strategy games, role-playing games, and other genres.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 751 Web Services

Architecture of Web Services; review of XML Shemas; SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol); WSDL (Web Services Description Language); UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration); Web Services in .NET; Sun and Apache tools; Company-specific Web Service API?s; Java API?s for XML Messaging; Java Application Servers; review of Security, transactions, and business process languages (e.g. BPEL) among Web Services.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 755 Cloud Computing

Cloud computing leverages the World Wide Web to fulfill computing needs. It packages applications, computing power, and storage as a metered service similar to a utility. This model is designed to supplant the traditional mechanism of desktop computing in many cases. This course will cover the origin, theory, enabling technology, and hands-on labs for key concepts in cloud computing. Students will: (1) Learn the unique set of problems and challenges in developing cloud computing applications; (2) Learn the platform, tools, technology and processes for developing cloud computing applications using Hadoop as the main example; and (3) Propose, develop, and run applications for the platforms covered.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 767 Fuzzy, Expert, Genetic, and Neural Systems

Theories and methods for automating the solution of problems with inexact specifications, input, models, or output (e.g., text checkers, help desks). Expert systems, fuzzy methods, neural net architectures, and genetic algorithms are examined and compared. Algorithms and a term project are implemented using shells and C++ or Java. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 773 Software Quality Management

Theory and practice of quality assurance and testing for each step of the software development cycle. Verification vs. validation. Test case design techniques, test coverage criteria, and tools for static and dynamic analysis. Standards. Test-driven development. QA for maintenance and legacy applications. Experimental approaches. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 775 Advanced Networking
Fall ‘14

In-depth coverage of the architecture, interfaces, protocols, and technologies of high-speed broadband networks. Topics include broadband wide-area network (WAN) technologies such as gigabit routers with IP switching, MPLS, ATM and Frame Relay; broadband LAN technologies: Fast Ethernet and Ethernet Switching, Gigabit Ethernet, and FDDI; broadband access technologies: DSL and Cable modems, as well as discussion of network performance, congestion control and traffic management, provision of different levels of quality of service (QoS),resource reservation, unicast and multicast routing, and multimedia compression and security in broadband networks. Students are required to complete a research project in one of the advanced Internet technologies. Labs on network performance analysis.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Day MCS B23 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 779 Advanced Database Management
Fall ‘14

This course covers advanced aspects of database management systems including advanced normalization and denormalization, query optimization, object-oriented and object-relational databases, data warehousing, data mining, distributed databases, XML, XSL, and databases for web applications. There is extensive coverage of SQL and database instance tuning. Students learn about the advanced object-relational features in DBMS such as Oracle, including navigational query, BLOBs, abstract data types, and methods. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Schudy ARR
MET CS 780 Database Administration

This course prepares students to perform the day-to-day administration of a database system. While most of the examples in this course are based on Oracle database administration, the course also covers the differences in administering Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL and examples. The course covers administration on Windows, Linux and Unix platforms. 4 credits.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 781 Advanced Health Informatics

This course presents the details of information processing in hospitals, hospital information systems (HIS), and more broadly health information systems. It presents the architecture, design, and user requirements of information systems in health care environment. It focuses on Information Technology aspects of Health Informatics specifically addressing the design, development, operation, and management of HIS. The first part of this course covers the introductory concepts including information processing needs, and information management in health care environment. The second part covers detailed description of HIS including hospital process modeling, architecture, quality assessment, and applicable tools. The final part of the course covers management of HIS and related issues and extension of this topic to other health care organizations. The course will have a term project providing students a hands-on experience in design and research of HIS. Prerequisite: CS 580 Health Informatics.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 782 IT Strategy and Management
Fall ‘14

This course provides an overview of contemporary I.T. management. It explains the relevant issues of effectively managing information services. The course highlights areas of greatest current and potential application of I.T. to business needs and reviews electronic business, enterprise business systems, and decision support systems.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Arakelian FLR 266 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Arakelian FLR 266 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Braude ARR
MET CS 783 Enterprise Architecture
Fall ‘14

This course builds upon the strong technical foundation of our MSCIS and MSCS curricula, by providing students with the CIO-level management perspective and skills of enterprise architecture, in the context of the technologies that implement those architectures. The course provides students with the understanding and skills needed to define and implement successful enterprise architectures that provide real value to organizations, such as substantially reducing IT costs while improving performance, agility and alignment of information technology to business goals. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Nizzari CAS B14 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Nizzari CAS B14 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 789 Cryptography
Fall ‘14

The course covers the main concepts and principles of cryptography with the main emphasis put on public key cryptography. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Temkin CGS 515 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 795 Directed Study

Prereq: Consent of advisor. Requires prior approval of student-initiated proposal. Independent study on special projects under faculty guidance.   [ Var cr. ]

MET CS 796 Directed Study

Prereq: consent of the instructor. Requires prior approval of student-initiated proposal. Independent study on special projects under faculty guidance. variable cr  [ Var cr. ]

MET CS 799 Advanced Cryptography

This course builds on the material covered in CS 789 Cryptography. It begins with the coverage of commutative rings, finite fields, rings of polynomials, and finding of the greatest common divisor in the ring of polynomials. Irreducible polynomials are discussed. Field extensions and fields Fᴩ [x]/P are thoroughly covered. The main emphasis is put on elliptic curves over Fᴩ and F₂ and the ElGamal cipher on elliptic curves is presented. Block ciphers DES and double and triple DES are introduced. AES and WHIRLPOOL block ciphers and modes of operation are covered. The course continues with the introduction of message integrity and message authentication. In the last part of the course cryptographic hash functions SHA-512 and WHIRLPOOL as well as various digital signatures are introduced. Finally, entity authentication and key management issues are discussed.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 810 Master's Thesis in Computer Science

This thesis must be completed within 12 months. Students majoring in Computer Science may elect a thesis option. This option is available to Master of Science in Computer Science candidates who have completed at least seven courses toward their degree and have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Students are responsible for finding a thesis advisor and a principal reader within the department. The advisor must be a full-time faculty member; the principal reader may be part-time faculty member with a doctorate. Permission must be obtained by the department. 4cr.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 811 Master's Thesis in Computer Science

This thesis must be completed within 12 months. Students majoring in Computer Science may elect a thesis option. This option is available to Master of Science in Computer Science candidates who have completed at least seven courses toward their degree and have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Students are responsible for finding a thesis advisor and a principal reader within the department. The advisor must be a full-time faculty member; the principal reader may be part-time faculty member with a doctorate. Permission must be obtained by the department. 4cr.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 894 Special Topics

Contemporary software engineering takes several distinct and rapidly changing forms. First, Agile methods are based on the need for flexibility while applications are being built. Agile methods constitute a radical departure from pre-existing methods: They rely on newly developed technologies such as test-driven development, XUnit, and refactoring. A second form is the emergence of open-source development. This course teaches the architectural and operational implications of open source development and explores its relationship with agile methods. The course will also discuss aspect-oriented programming, the decomposition of applications into onshore and offshore components, design for security, and formal methods. Laboratory course.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 895 Special Topics

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