Programs

Diplomas are conferred by Stony Brook University, New York.

3 Degrees, 1 Minor,
1 Accelerated Program

The Departments of Technology and Society (DTS) at SUNY Korea and Stony Brook University form a unique interdisciplinary collaboration that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Technological Systems Management and a Ph.D. in Technology, Policy and Innovation. All diplomas are conferred by Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) in New York.

SUNY Korea's Department of Technology and Society offers the following programs:

     - Ph.D. in Technology, Policy, and Innovation (TPI).

     - M.S. in Technological Systems Management with concentrations in Global Technology Management and in Digital Technologies in Disaster Risk Reduction.

     - B.S. in Technological Systems Management (TSM) with specializations in Computer Science or ICT for Development or Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

     - Five-Year Accelerated B.S./M.S. program that allows you to obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in Technological Systems Management in 5 years.

In today's labor market, specific employment opportunities are brightest for those who have a working knowledge and understanding of technology. Graduates are competent in information and communication technologies, as epitomized by the Internet and mobile apps ecosystems, and how these relate to a broad range of specific industries and technologies. These include energy production and electrical grids, the online game industry, and driverless mobility to name just a few.

Our students have access to resources on two continents and with an excitingly diverse student body from around the world. Our undergraduate plan of study includes the opportunity to live near Incheon's airport in the "smart city" of Songdo as well as one year of study at Stony Brook University in New York. Our Ph.D. students also spend time in both Korea and New York.

Outline of our offerings: 

[1] An undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree (B.S. degree)  from  Stony Brook University in Technological Systems Management (abbreviated "TSM," sometimes called "Technology Management"). The TSM degree prepares graduates to lead digital initiatives and manage major projects that help organizations adjust and innovate in fast-paced global environments of technological change and disruption. Students choose from three additional specializations: 

     1. ICT for Sustainable Development (ICT4SD; pioneered at DTS, SUNY Korea)
      2. Computer Science (CSE)
      3. Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS)

[2] An Engineering and Technology Entrepreneurship Minor (ETE Minor) exposes students of engineering and other disciplines to the entrepreneurial skills relevant to technology and engineering.

[3] A Master's of Science degree (M.S. degree) in Technological Systems Management, with two specialization options: 

      1. Global Technology Management. This is a highly focused program that prepares students for a variety of positions related directly to managing the technical operations and process systems of global organizations. The goal of the program is to introduce students to modern technologies with an emphasis on teaching students how to use technology to conduct business, and how to apply emerging technologies to improve operations. It emphasizes learning analytical, diagnostic, and quantitative skills. It draws on courses in Engineering Management and Technology Systems Management from Stony Brook University. 

      2. Disaster Risk Reduction. (Pioneered at DTS, SUNY Korea). This focus area centers on next generation networks and related digital technologies that can impact disaster risk reduction (DRR). They include, among others, next generation (currently LTE) public safety networks, satellites, robotics, the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality. As understood in this focus area, disaster risk reduction follows the Sendai Framework, adopted at a United Nations world conference in 2015. Among its innovations, the framework shifts the focus from disaster loss to disaster risk, and from disaster management to disaster risk management and risk mitigation of vulnerabilities before disasters. It also broadens the scope of the management expertise to include slow-onset, man-made, and bio-hazard disasters.  

[4] There is an option for an Accelerated B.S./M.S. Program that allows students to get both their Bachelors of Science degrees and their Master's of Science degrees in 5 years by allowing approved undergraduate students to take 2 graduate courses in their senior year.

[5] Ph.D./Doctorate degree with several specialization topics. Students in the Ph.D. program will work in one or more of three areas: 

1. Energy and environmental systems
2. Educational technologies and education in engineering and applied sciences
3. Technology management, ICT for Sustainable development, Engineering Entrepreneurship, and Science and Technology Policy.

For details, see the information in the main menu above for pages describing each of these five programs.