BSEN814
Medical Imaging SystemsCrosslisted with BSEN 414

Prerequisites: BSEN 311 or ELEC 304.

Description: Underlying physics, instrumentation, and signal analysis of biomedical and biological imaging modalities. MRI, X-ray, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and the human visual system. Energy-tissue interactions. Resolution, point spread function, contrast, diffraction, comparisons. Information content in images for biological systems.

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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BSEN815
Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Prerequisites: Familiarity with linear systems theory (e.g. BSEN 311 or ELEC 304) and MATLAB programming preferred; however, these topics are reviewed for clinicians and bio science students wishing to take the class

Description: Introduction to the physics, techniques, and biomedical applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in basic sciences and the clinic. Fundamentals of nuclear magnetic resonance physics, Fourier transforms, MRI hardware, and MRI principles including signal generation, detection and spatial localization techniques. Applications of MRI including tissue relaxometry and diffusion weighted imaging applications to diseases, traumatic brain injury, and cancer.

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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BSEN816
Introduction to BiomaterialsCrosslisted with BSEN 416

Prerequisites: BSEN/AGEN 225; BIOC 321 or BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.

BSEN 416/816 requires the evaluation of current primary literature in the field.

Description: Introduction to all types of bio-materials, metals, ceramics, polymers, and natural materials. Characterization of biomaterials, mechanical and physical properties, cell-biomaterials interactions, degradation, and host reaction to biomaterials. FDA testing and applications of biomaterials, implants, tissue engineering scaffolds, artificial organs, drug delivery, and adhesives.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 418, BSEN 818

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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BSEN818
Tissue EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 418

Prerequisites: BSEN 416/816 or equivalent

BSEN 418/818 uses case studies to demonstrate clinical implementation of engineered tissues.

Description: Introduction to engineering biological substitutes that can restore, maintain or improve organ function in therapy of diseases. Engineering methods and principles to design tissues and organs, cell and tissue biology, tissue growth and development, biomaterial scaffolds, growth factor and drug delivery, scaffold-cell interactions, and bioreactors.

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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BSEN822
Pollution Prevention: Principles and PracticesCrosslisted with BSEN 422, CIVE 422, CIVE 822

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Introduction to pollution prevention (P2) and waste minimization methods. Practical applications to small businesses and industries. Legislative and historical development of P2 systems analysis, waste estimation, P2 methods, P2 economics, and sources of P2 information.

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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BSEN841
Animal Waste ManagementCrosslisted with AGEN 441, AGEN 841, BSEN 441

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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BSEN844
Biomass and Bioenergy EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 444

Prerequisites: Senior/graduate standing in engineering; BIOC 321 or 431; or permission.

Description: Engineering processes for biomass conversion and bioenergy production. Topics include biomass chemistry, conversion reactions, current and emerging bioenergy technologies, feedstock logistics, life cycle assessment. Analysis of primary research literature required for graduate credit.

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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BSEN846
Unit Operations of Biological ProcessingCrosslisted with BSEN 446, AGEN 446, AGEN 846

Prerequisites: AGEN 225 or BSEN 225 and CHEM 332 or equivalent.

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

Credit Hours:3

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BSEN853
Irrigation and Drainage Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 453, AGEN 853, BSEN 453

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.

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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BSEN855
Nonpoint Source Pollution Control EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 455, CIVE 455, CIVE 855

Prerequisites: BSEN 326 or CIVE 326; BSEN 350 or AGEN 350 or CIVE 352.

Description: Identification, characterization, and assessment of nonpoint source pollutants; transport mechanisms and remediation technologies; design methodologies and case studies.

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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BSEN858
Groundwater EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 458, CIVE 458, CIVE 858

Prerequisites: CIVE 352 or AGEN 350 or BSEN 350 or equivalent.

Description: Application of engineering principles to the movement of groundwater. Analysis and design of wells, well fields, and artificial recharge. Analysis of pollutant movement.

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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BSEN860
Instrumentation and ControlsCrosslisted with AGEN 460, AGEN 860, BSEN 460

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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BSEN879
HydroclimatologyCrosslisted with NRES 479, METR 479, WATS 479, BSEN 479, NRES 879, METR 879

Prerequisites: NRES 208 or METR 100 or METR/NRES 370.

Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.

Description: Interaction between earth's climate and the hydrologic cycle. Energy and water fluxes at the land-atmosphere interface. Atmospheric moisture transport, precipitation, evaporation, snowmelt, and runoff. Impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrologic cycle.

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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BSEN889
Seminar ICrosslisted with AGEN 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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BSEN892
Special TopicsCrosslisted with BSEN 492

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Subject matter in emerging areas of Biological Systems 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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BSEN896
Special ProblemsCrosslisted with AGEN 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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BSEN898
InternshipCrosslisted with AGEN 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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BSEN899
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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BSEN912
Advanced Ultrasound Imaging

Prerequisites: BSEN 311 or ELEC 304 Engineering design and analysis of medical ultrasound applications

Description: Beamforming, diffraction, wave space, scattering, imaging. Interactions of mechanical energy and tissue. Linear and phased arrays. Doppler estimation of blood flow velocity. Tumor and cyst characterization. Other modern research topics in medical ultrasound.

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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BSEN935
Analysis of Engineering Properties of Biological Materials

Prerequisites: BSEN 846 or equivalent

Description: Current and relevant mechanical, rheological, thermal, electrical, and optical properties as related to the engineering of processing, storage, handling, and utilization systems for biological materials are selected for analysis.

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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BSEN941
Agricultural Waste ManagementCrosslisted with AGEN 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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BSEN943
Bioenvironmental Engineering

Prerequisites: MATH 821

Description: An engineer analysis of livestock, their environment and the interaction between the two; mathematical models, heat transfer, energy balances, environmental measurements, physiological measurements, calorimetry.

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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BSEN951
Advanced Mathematical Modeling in Biological Engineering

Description: Advanced mathematical modeling techniques and applications. Specific topics from current literature and vary depending on research interests.

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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BSEN954
Turbulent Transfer in the Atmospheric Surface LayerCrosslisted with NRES 954

Prerequisites: MATH 821; MECH 310 or NRES 808 or BIOS 857; or equivalent or permission

Offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years.

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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BSEN957
Modeling Vadose Zone HydrologyCrosslisted with AGEN 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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BSEN989
Seminar IICrosslisted with AGEN 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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BSEN998
Advanced TopicsCrosslisted with AGEN 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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BSEN999
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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