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Minor in Technical Systems Management


Students who minor in TSM will be able to:

  • Demonstrate recognition of and competency using common fabrication tools and equipment.

  • Understand and practice safety precautions on the job site.


Depending on the elective courses the students select, they will also be prepared to:

  • Recognize the differences in electrical services and be able to repair basic electrical issues.

  • Comprehend working mechanics of machines, engines, hydraulics, and power transmissions.

  • Understand the relationship between food physical/chemical properties and the processes used to process food.

  • Understand and apply land surveying principles and techniques.

  • Understand occupational safety and health regulations.

  • Relate the chemistry of beer to the production practices used, and troubleshoot off flavors.


Students who minor in TSM  are required to take:

TSM 101: Introduction to Technical Systems Management (1 credit, FA semester)
TSM 252: Fabrication and Construction for Technical Systems (3 credits, SP semester)


Students would also be required to take a minimum of 11 hours from the following list:

TSM 203: Basic Principles of Surveying (3 credits, FA semester)
TSM 220: Engines and Power Units (3 credits, SP semester)
TSM 340: Principles of Food Engineering (4 credits, FA semester)
TSM 341: Beer Science and Technology (3 credits, SP semester)
TSM 370: Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health (3 credits, SP semester)
TSM 461G: Biometeorology (3 credits, SP semester)