Course Description

This course will teach students how to evaluate the impact of continually advancing technologies on the communications market and the global economy. Different business models employed by the various industry segments will be studied to gain insight into the interplay between business models and advances in technology. Finally, the course will analyze the impact of global competitive pressures and both national and international regulatory bodies on technology choices.

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret the impact of economic considerations on engineering decisions.
  • Analyze the impact of regional politics on engineering designs.
  • Apply ethical factors involved in making engineering decisions.
  • Analyze alternative business models for engineering applications.

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