MSYM812
Hydraulic Power Systems

Prerequisites: MSYM 245 and 312

Description: Theory and application of fluids under controlled pressure to perform work in mobile and industrial applications. Operation of components and functional planning of circuits with emphasis on troubleshooting and 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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MSYM816
Sensors and Control Systems for Agri-Industries

Prerequisites: MSYM 245

Description: Application of sensors for measurement of process control variables and implementation of microcomputer-based measurement and control systems. Basic electrical and electronic instrumentation plus control of electrically, penumatically and/or hydraulically powered 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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MSYM832
Mechanized Agricultural Systems

Prerequisites: Permission

Offered odd-numbered calendar years.

Description: Advanced concepts of equipment used in agriculture. Site specific management (precision agriculture). Hardware development and information technologies applied to generic agricultural production.

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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MSYM833
Equipment and Tractor TestingCrosslisted with MSYM 433

Prerequisites: MSYM 232; and STAT 218 or STAT/MATH 380 or MECH 321

Offered spring semester in even-numbered calendar years.

Description: Principles and procedures involved in testing agricultural equipment and tractors. Actual test planned, scheduled, conducted and reported. Test may be based upon procedures used at the Nebraska Tractor Testing Laboratory or involve other equipment being used for research in the department.

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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MSYM852
Irrigation Systems ManagementCrosslisted with MSYM 452, WATS 452, AGRO 452

Prerequisites: MSYM 109 or PHYS 141 or PHYS 151 or PHYS 211

AGRO/SOIL 153 recommended.

Description: Irrigation management and the selection, evaluation, and improvement of irrigation systems. Includes soil-water measurement, crop water use, irrigation scheduling, irrigation efficiency, measurement of water flow, irrigation systems, groundwater and wells, pumping systems, applying chemicals with irrigation systems, and environmental and water resource considerations.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 854, MSYM 854; AGEN 955, AGRO 955, CIVE 955, GEOL 985; MSYM 855

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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MSYM854
Irrigation Laboratory and Field CourseCrosslisted with AGEN 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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MSYM855
Advanced Irrigation Management

Prerequisites: MSYM 852 or equivalent

AGRO 861 recommended

Description: Theory and practice in on-farm irrigation management including irrigation response functions and irrigation uniformity concepts; field evaluation of surface and sprinkler irrigation systems; estimation of evapotranspiration and irrigation scheduling; water quality problems and salinity control.

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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MSYM862
Equipment SystemsCrosslisted with MSYM 462

Prerequisites: Senior standing in MYSM.

Capstone course.

Description: Team-based activities to evaluate equipment systems, make technical and economic recommendations, develop professional written and oral reports. Topics include equipment system performance and management, project scheduling and planning, cost estimation, reliability analysis, and risk assessment.

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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MSYM865
Food Engineering Unit OperationsCrosslisted with FDST 465, FDST 865, MSYM 465

Prerequisites: FDST/MSYM 363.

Description: Unit operations and their applications to food processing.

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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MSYM869
Bio-Atmospheric InstrumentationCrosslisted with AGRO 469, GEOG 469, HORT 407, METR 469, MSYM 469, NRES 469, AGRO 869, GEOG 869, HORT 807, METR 869, NRES 869

Prerequisites: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.

Description: Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.

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

Credit Hours:3

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Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Capstone course.

Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

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MSYM892
Special Topics in Mechanized Systems ManagementCrosslisted with MSYM 492

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Subject matter in emerging areas of Mechanized Systems Management 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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MSYM896
Principles and Problems in Mechanized AgricultureCrosslisted with MSYM 496

Prerequisites: 15 hours in MSYM or closely related area.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under the supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

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MSYM897
Masters ProjectCrosslisted with AGEN 897, BSEN 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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MSYM898
Special Projects in Management of Mechanized Systems

Prerequisites: 15 hours in mechanized systems management or closely related area

Description: Individual project specifically designed for a student to pursue or explore a special topic under the guidance and evaluation of a faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

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MSYM899
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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