2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Applied Digital Automation, Minor

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Associate Dean:

Ryan O. Williams, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Practice

College of Professional Studies, rywillia@syr.edu

Program Director:

Steve Wallace, Professor of Practice

College of Professional Studies, swalla02@syr.edu

Program Questions, contact the College of Professional Studies at 315-443-9378, or email parttime@syr.edu

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This program will provide students with an overview of the fundamental concepts in applied digital automation. The program will explore the convergence of digital technologies with traditional automation processes and highlight the impact of this transformation on industry. The program covers the foundations of digital automation including: applications and dashboards; predictive analytics; process automation; sensor and IIOT data management; and generative AI. 

This minor requires completion of 18 credits, with 12 credits at the 300-level or above.

To Declare a College of Professional Studies Minor

  1. Check with your home school or college to make sure you have room in your program for the required 18 credits of coursework and that you are in good academic standing.
  2. Map out the minor with your academic advisor to ensure you have room within your schedule to complete these 18 credits prior to your anticipated graduation date.
  3. Complete the Declaration of Minor form and return it via email to profstudiesminors@syr.edu
  4. The minor coordinator will sign and return the form to you.
  5. Take the signed form to your home school or college for processing. 

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and describe the conceptual and practical significance of digital automation processes, tools, and techniques.

2. Demonstrate the understanding and application of key technologies used in Digital Automation 

3. Analyze the application of these technologies in various industrial scenarios and define their impact on productivity, efficiency, and innovation.

4. Analyze future trends in digital automation to assess and evaluate the potential implications on industry and society.

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