AGEN100
Introduction to Biological Engineering and Agricultural EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 100

Description: Description of careers in biomedical, environmental, water resources, food and bioproducts, and agricultural engineering. The human, economic and environmental impacts of engineering in society. Communication, design, teamwork, and the role of ethics and professionalism in engineering work.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 112, BSEN 112

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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AGEN112
Computer-Aided Problem-SolvingCrosslisted with BSEN 112

Prerequisites: BSEN 100/AGEN 100 and high school physics, or permission

Description: Problem solving techniques and procedures through the use of Excel, MATLAB, and graphical methods. Emphasis on problem/solution communications with topics and problems from agricultural engineering and biological systems engineering.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 212A, AGEN 212A; BSEN 212B, AGEN 212B; BSEN 212E, AGEN 212E

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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AGEN212A
Computational Tools & Modeling for Agricultural & Biological Systems Eng: MATLABCrosslisted with BSEN 212A

Prerequisites: AGEN or BSEN 112/112H; or permission

Description: Introduction to tools needed to develop computation-intense solutions for a wide variety of problems relevant to agricultural and biological systems engineering. Advanced problem solving techniques are illustrated using examples of scripts.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 311; MECH 350

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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AGEN212B
Computational Tools & Modeling for Ag & Biological Sys Engr: Control SystemsCrosslisted with BSEN 212B

Prerequisites: AGEN or BSEN 112/112H; ELEC 211 or ELEC 213 or PHYS 212, or parallel; or permission

This is a 5-week mini-course in which the lab time entails a combination of a 2nd lecture and followup laboratory applications.

Description: Introduction to microcontroller based embedded systems for agricultural and biological applications. Fundamental principles of microcontrollers and embedded systems through binary and hexadecimal number systems, digital logic, programming in integrated development environment, and microcontroller perifpherals. Common agricultural and biological microcontroller input and output devices.

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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AGEN212E
Computational Tools & Modeling for Agricultural & Biological Systems Eng: LabVIEWCrosslisted with BSEN 212E

Prerequisites: AGEN or BSEN 112/112H; or permission

Description: Introduction to tools needed to develop computation-intense solutions for a wide variety of problems relevant to agricultural and biological systems engineering. Advanced problem solving techniques are illustrated using examples of scripts, simulation methods, graphical programming, and their combination.

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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AGEN225
Engineering Properties of Biological MaterialsCrosslisted with BSEN 225

Prerequisites: MATH 106

Description: Physical properties important to the design of harvesting, storage, and processing systems for agricultural crops; principles and techniques for measurement of properties including frictional effects, particle size, strength, moisture content, specific heat, and thermal conductivity.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 324, BSEN 324

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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AGEN303
Principles of Process EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 303

Prerequisites: MATH 221 or permission.

Description: Introduction to performance parameters and characteristics of pumps, fans, presses, and solids handling, size reduction, separation and agitation equipment. Application of the various technologies studied with analysis of example 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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AGEN324
Mechanics of Materials for Agricultural and Biological Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 324

Prerequisites: AGEN/BSEN 225, MECH 223

Description: Development of the concepts of stress and strain relevant to agricultural and biological systems. Stress analysis of axial, torsional, and bending stresses, combined loading analysis, deflection evaluation, static and dynamic failure theory. Practical applications in agricultural and biological systems will be discussed.

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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AGEN325
Power Systems DesignCrosslisted with BSEN 325

Prerequisites: PHYS 212 or ELEC 211, and MECH/CIVE 310 or CHME 332 or parallel or permission.

Description: Fundamentals of Power systems for machines. Introduction to fluid power (hydraulics, pneumatics), pumps, motors, cylinders, control devices and system design. Selection of electric motors as power sources, operating characteristics and circuits. Selection of internal combustion engines as power sources.

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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AGEN344
Biological and Environmental Transport ProcessesCrosslisted with BSEN 344

Prerequisites: BSEN 244 or MECH 200; MATH 221; MECH/CIVE 310 or CHME 332 or parallel; or permission

Description: Introduction to concurrent transport of energy and mass in biological and environmental processes. Modes of heat transfer, steady and non-steady state heat conduction, convective heat transfer, radiative heat transfer, and heat transfer with phase change. Equilibrium, kinetics, and modes of mass transfer, diffusion, dispersion, and convective mass transfer. Soil freezing and thawing, energy and mass balances of crops, diffusivities of membranes, photosynthesis, human and animal energy balances, and respiration.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 470, BSEN 470

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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AGEN350
Soil and Water Resources EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 350

Prerequisites: MATH 221 and parallel: MECH/CIVE 310 or CHME 332.

Description: Introduction to soil and water resources and the engineering processes used to analyze watersheds. Soil water relations, evapotranspiration, precipitation, runoff, erosion, flow in natural waterways and through reservoirs, wetland and groundwater hydrology, and water quality. Geographic information system utilized to develop maps and analyze watershed characteristics. A selected watershed is investigated.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 957, BSEN 957, CIVE 957, GEOL 957

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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AGEN395
Internship in Agricultural and Biological Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 395

Prerequisites: Permission

Completion of internship approval form is required. The internship proposal is subject to approval by the Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

Description: Practical experience, directed learning, and career exploration and development in a selected business, industry, agency, or educational institution. Activities must include a significant engineering component.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

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AGEN424
Machine Design in Agricultural EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 824

Prerequisites: Senior standing and MECH 325.

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

Credit Hours:3

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AGEN431
Site-specific Crop ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 431, MSYM 431

Prerequisites: Senior standing; AGRO/SOIL 153;AGRO 204; or permission.

Description: Principles and concepts of site-specific management. Evaluation of geographic information systems for crop production practices. Practical experience with hardware and software necessary for successful application of information affecting crop management.

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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AGEN441
Animal Waste ManagementCrosslisted with AGEN 841, 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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AGEN443
Design of Light-Frame Structures

Prerequisites: MECH 325

Description: Engineering design for strength, economy, function and safety of light-frame structures; emphasis on wood, concrete, and steel elements; design project required.

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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AGEN446
Unit Operations of Biological ProcessingCrosslisted with BSEN 446, BSEN 846, 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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AGEN453
Irrigation and Drainage Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 853, 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.

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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AGEN460
Instrumentation and ControlsCrosslisted with AGEN 860, 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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AGEN470
Design I in Agricultural and Biological Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 470

Prerequisites: BSEN or MECH 130 and AGEN or BSEN 344; Prereq or Parallel: AGEN or BSEN 460 and at least two courses from primary emphasis area; or permission

Description: Definition, scope, analysis, and synthesis of a comprehensive design problem within the areas of emphasis in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Identification of a client's engineering problem to solve, and development of objectives and anticipated results.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 480, BSEN 480

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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AGEN480
Design II in Agricultural and Biological Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 480

Prerequisites: BSEN/AGEN 470

Description: Definition, scope, analysis, and synthesis of a comprehensive engineering problem in an engineering area of emphasis within the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Design activity using the team approach to develop a solution.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AGEN492
Special Topics in Agricultural EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 892

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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AGEN496
Independent StudyCrosslisted with BSEN 496

Prerequisites: Permission

Topics vary.

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

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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AGEN499H
Honors ThesisCrosslisted with BSEN 499H

Prerequisites: Senior or junior standing, admission to the University Honors Program.

Description: Independent project which meets the requirements of the University Honors Program, conducted under the guidance of a faculty member in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. The project should contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Written thesis and formal presentation required.

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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