AGEN824
Machine Design in Agricultural EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 424

Prerequisites: Senior standing; AGEN 324; and MECH 130

Description: Design of machine elements. Definition, analysis, and solution of a design problem in agricultural engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN841
Animal Waste ManagementCrosslisted with AGEN 441, BSEN 441, BSEN 841

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Characterization of wastes from animal production. Specification and design of collection, transport, storage, treatment, and land application systems. Air and water pollution, regulatory and management aspects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN846
Unit Operations of Biological ProcessingCrosslisted with BSEN 446, BSEN 846, AGEN 446

Prerequisites: AGEN/BSEN 225; and AGEN/BSEN 344

Description: Application of heat, mass, and moment transport in analysis and design of unit operations for biological and agricultural materials. Evaporation, drying, distillation, extraction, leaching, thermal processing, membrane separation, centrifugation, and filtration.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN853
Irrigation and Drainage Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 453, BSEN 453, BSEN 853

Prerequisites: CIVE 310 or MECH 310; AGEN 344 or BSEN 344; or permission.

Description: Analytical and design consideration of evapotranspiration, soil moisture, and water movement as related to irrigation and drainage systems; analysis and design of components of irrigation and drainage systems including water supplies, pumping plants, sprinkler systems, and center pivots.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 854, MSYM 854

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN854
Irrigation Laboratory and Field CourseCrosslisted with MSYM 854

Prerequisites: AGEN 453/853, or MSYM 452/852

Offered during the summer pre-session in even calendar years.

Description: A laboratory and field course which emphasizes irrigation water supply and distribution systems. Laboratory topics include performance of surface, sprinkler, and drip irrigation systems; pipeline hydraulics; flow in streams, canals, and irrigation pipelines; irrigation pumping systems; irrigation well hydraulics; and soil water properties. The field trip includes visits to irrigation water supply and hydroelectric power projects; water resources agencies; irrigation field research sites; and manufacturers and installers of agricultural irrigation systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD
Offered:SUMMER

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN860
Instrumentation and ControlsCrosslisted with AGEN 460, BSEN 460, BSEN 860

Prerequisites: ELEC 211 or ELEC 215; or permission.

Description: Analysis and design of instrumentation and controls for agricultural and biological production, management and processing. Theory of basic sensors and transducers, analog and digital electrical control circuits, and the interfacing of computers with instruments and controls. Emphasis on signal analysis and interpretation for improving system performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN889
Seminar ICrosslisted with BSEN 889

Description: Introduction into departmental and campus resources, professionalism, preparation and delivery of presentations, technical writing, and additional topics as arranged by enrolled students.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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AGEN892
Special Topics in Agricultural EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 492

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Subject matter in emerging areas of Agricultural Engineering not covered in other courses within the curriculum. Topics, activities, and delivery methods vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

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AGEN896
Special ProblemsCrosslisted with BSEN 896

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Investigation and written report on engineering problems not covered in sufficient depth through existing courses. Topic varies by semester.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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AGEN897
Masters ProjectCrosslisted with BSEN 897, MSYM 897

Prerequisites: Admission to M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering or M.S. in Mechanized Systems Management, and permission of major advisor

Intended for students who are pursuing an Option II or III master's degree in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, or Mechanized Systems Management.

Description: Conception, design, development, and completion of a project that requires data collection, synthesis, analysis of results, and the development of a final written report that will be defended in the final oral examination.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

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AGEN898
InternshipCrosslisted with BSEN 898

Prerequisites: Permission

Students required to write an internship report of their creative accomplishments after completion of the internship. Students may spend up to nine months at the cooperating partner¿s workplace.

Description: Solution of engineering or management problems through a non-academic experience within the private sector or a government agency. The experience entails all or some of the following: research, design, analysis, and testing on an engineering problem. A plan, which documents how the individual will demonstrate creativity during the internship must be approved prior to the internship.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

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AGEN899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

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AGEN923
Advanced Design in Agricultural Engineering

Prerequisites: Agricultural engineering or permission

Description: The use of theories of failure, fatigue, stress concentrations, shock and impact analysis in the design of machine members. Laboratory work includes an in-depth study of the testing and analysis of machine components.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN941
Agricultural Waste ManagementCrosslisted with BSEN 941

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Aerobic, anaerobic, and physical-chemical treatment, energy recovery and protein synthesis processes for high-strength organic materials; agricultural applications including composting, ammonia stripping, nitrification, denitrification, and land disposal of organic and chemically treated materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN953
Advanced Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering

Prerequisites: AGEN 853, MATH 821 or permission

Description: Advanced analytical considerations of environmental aspects of soil-plant systems; movement of water in soils; water movement through plants; and irrigation and drainage systems for controlling water in the soil-plant environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN954
Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds

Prerequisites: AGEN 854 and CIVE 822

Description: Mathematical modeling of the runoff process for small rural and urban watersheds. Appraisal of techniques for estimating runoff volume and peak discharges for ungaged watersheds; hydrograph synthesis; composite hydrographs; and frequency relationships of rainfall and runoff.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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AGEN955
Solute Movement in SoilsCrosslisted with AGRO 955, CIVE 955, GEOL 985

Prerequisites: MATH 208; AGRO 861 or GEOL 888 or MSYM 852 or CIVE 858

Description: Examination of the theory and experimental evidence available to characterize the movement of chemicals in soil. Both saturated and unsaturated flow conditions examined. Initial presentation of basic theoretical concepts. Remainder of class a discussion of the literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN957
Modeling Vadose Zone HydrologyCrosslisted with BSEN 957, CIVE 957, GEOL 957

Prerequisites: MATH 221/821 or equivalent. AGEN/BSEN 350 or NRES 453/853 or equivalent.

Typically offered spring semester in even years.

Description: Principles and modeling of fluid flow and solute transport in the vadose zone. Topics include hydraulic properties of variably saturated media, application of Darcy's Law in variably saturated media, hydrologic and transport processes in the vadose zone, and solution of steady and unsteady flow problems using numerical techniques including finite element methods. Contemporary vadose zone models will be applied to engineering flow and transport problems. Review and synthesis of classic and contemporary research literature on vadose zone hydrology will be embedded in the course.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN989
Seminar IICrosslisted with BSEN 989

Description: Developing a graduate program, orientation to research, grant and research proposal preparation, experimental design and analysis, manuscript preparation and review, preparations and delivery of technical presentations, and research management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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AGEN998
Advanced TopicsCrosslisted with BSEN 998

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Individual study in advanced engineering topics that are not covered in regular course work or thesis. Topic varies by term.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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AGEN999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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