BSEN100
Introduction to Biological Engineering and Agricultural EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 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.

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

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSEN112
Computer-Aided Problem-SolvingCrosslisted with AGEN 112

Prerequisites: MATH 106 or parallel.

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
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:2

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BSEN130
Computer-Aided DesignCrosslisted with CIVE 130

Description: Use of computer-aided design software to communicate engineering ideas. Specifications, dimensioning, tolerancing, 2- and 3-D model development, topographic mapping, and process layout with environmental, bioprocess, and biomedical emphases.

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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BSEN206
Engineering EconomicsCrosslisted with CONE 206

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Introduction to methods of economic comparisons of engineering alternatives: time value of money, depreciation, taxes, concepts of accounting, activity-based costing, ethical principles, civics and stewardship, and their importance to society.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 343

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

BSEN212A
Computational Tools & Modeling for Agricultural & Biological Systems Eng: MATLABCrosslisted with AGEN 212A

Prerequisites: AGEN/BSEN 112

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
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSEN212B
Computational Tools & Modeling for Ag & Biological Sys Engr: Control SystemsCrosslisted with AGEN 212B

Prerequisites: AGEN/BSEN 112

Y

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 350

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

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSEN212E
Computational Tools & Modeling for Agricultural & Biological Systems Eng: LabVIEWCrosslisted with AGEN 212E

Prerequisites: AGEN/BSEN 112

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 350

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSEN225
Engineering Properties of Biological MaterialsCrosslisted with AGEN 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; BSEN 416, BSEN 816; BSEN 446, BSEN 846, AGEN 446, AGEN 846

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN244
Thermodynamics of Living Systems

Prerequisites: CHEM 110 or 114; MATH 107; PHYS 211; LIFE 120 or parallel

Description: Introduction to the laws of thermodynamics and their application to biological and environmental systems. Zeroth, first, second, and third laws; open and closed systems; enthalpy and specific heat; and Gibb's free energy and chemical potential for biological and environmental systems. Applications to biochemical potentials, water potential, absorption, osmosis, radiation, membranes, surface tension, and fugacity. Thermodynamic cycles as they apply to living systems.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 344, BSEN 344

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN260
Instrumentation I for Agricultural and Biological Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 260

Prerequisites: MATH 221 or parallel

Description: Developing concepts in instrumentation relevant to agricultural and biological systems. Fundamental concepts of charge, current, voltage, impedance, power, and circuit analysis within the context of biological engineering. Introduction to sensors and their applications. Data collection using modern acquisition hardware and software. Electrical safety and effects of electricity on the human body.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN303
Principles of Process EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 303

Prerequisites: MATH 221

Y

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

ACE:

BSEN311
Biomedical Signal and System Analysis

Prerequisites: MATH 221; and BSEN 212A or equivalent

Description: Mathematical modeling of biophysical systems. Continuous and discrete signals. Signal representation, system classification, impulse response, convolution, Fourier analysis, transfer functions, difference-equation approximations of differential equations. Basic filtering concepts.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN317
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Prerequisites: PHYS 211; MATH 221 or parallel; and LIFE 120 or BIOS 101

Description: Research areas and applications related to biomedical engineering including bioelectricity, biosensors, biomechanics, cardiovascular mechanics, tissue engineering, biotechnology, and medical imaging. Identifying engineering methods used to develop biomedical technologies and communicating technical knowledge to a wide variety of audiences.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN324
Mechanics of Materials for Agricultural and Biological Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 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.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 424, AGEN 824; AGEN 443

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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BSEN325
Power Systems DesignCrosslisted with AGEN 325

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

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

ACE:

BSEN326
Introduction to Environmental EngineeringCrosslisted with CIVE 326

Prerequisites: CHEM 109 or 110 or 111 or 113, and MATH 221.

Description: Introduction to principles of environmental engineering including water quality, atmospheric quality, pollution prevention, and solid and hazardous wastes engineering. Design of water, air, and waste management systems.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN326H
Honors: Introduction to Environmental EngineeringCrosslisted with CIVE 326H

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation: CHEM 109 or 110 or 111 or 113, MATH 221

Description: Introduction to principles of environmental engineering including water quality, atmospheric quality, pollution prevention, and solid and hazardous wastes engineering. Design of water, air, and waste management systems.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 327, CIVE 327; BSEN 455, BSEN 855, CIVE 455, CIVE 855; CIVE 431, CIVE 831

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN327
Environmental Engineering LaboratoryCrosslisted with CIVE 327

Prerequisites: CIVE/BSEN 326 or parallel

Y

Description: Environmental engineering experiments, demonstrations, field trips, and projects. Experiments include the measurement and determination of environmental quality parameters such as solids, dissolved oxygen, biochemical and chemical oxygen demand, and alkalinity.

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

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSEN344
Biological and Environmental Transport ProcessesCrosslisted with AGEN 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: BSEN 446, BSEN 846, AGEN 446, AGEN 846

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN350
Soil and Water Resources EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 350

Prerequisites: MATH 221; and parallel: MECH 310 or 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; BSEN 455, BSEN 855, CIVE 455, CIVE 855

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN355
Introduction to Ecological Engineering

Prerequisites: CHEM 110 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 114; and MATH 104 or MATH 106.

Y

Description: Introduction to principles of ecological engineering including ecosystems ecology, river restoration, constructed wetlands, green infrastructure stormwater management, and environmental restoration. Ecological design of water and land protection practices. Includes introduction to water pollution and contaminant fate and remediation.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 455, BSEN 855, CIVE 455, CIVE 855

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN395
Internship in Agricultural and Biological Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 395

Prerequisites: Permission

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

ACE:

BSEN414
Medical Imaging SystemsCrosslisted with BSEN 814

Prerequisites: BSEN 311 or ECEN 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

ACE:

BSEN416
Introduction to BiomaterialsCrosslisted with BSEN 816

Prerequisites: BSEN/AGEN 225 or MECH 325; BIOC 321 or BIOC 431

Y

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

ACE:

BSEN418
Tissue EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 818

Prerequisites: BSEN 416/816 or equivalent

Y

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

ACE:

BSEN422
Pollution Prevention: Principles and PracticesCrosslisted with BSEN 822, 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

ACE:

BSEN425
Process Design in Water Supply and Wastewater TreatmentCrosslisted with CIVE 425

Prerequisites: CIVE/BSEN 326 and CIVE/MECH 310.

Description: Design of unit operations and processes associated with drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN441
Animal Waste ManagementCrosslisted with AGEN 441, AGEN 841, 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

ACE:

BSEN444
Biomass and Bioenergy EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 844

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

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

ACE:

BSEN446
Unit Operations of Biological ProcessingCrosslisted with BSEN 846, AGEN 446, AGEN 846

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 935

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN453
Irrigation and Drainage Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 453, AGEN 853, BSEN 853

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

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

ACE:

BSEN455
Nonpoint Source Pollution Control EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 855, CIVE 455, CIVE 855

Prerequisites: BSEN 326/CIVE 326 or BSEN 355; AGEN/BSEN 350 or CIVE 352 as prerequisite or parallel.

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
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN458
Groundwater EngineeringCrosslisted with BSEN 858, CIVE 458, CIVE 858

Prerequisites: CIVE 352 or AGEN 350 or BSEN 350.

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

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 955, AGRO 955, CIVE 955, GEOL 985

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

BSEN460
Instrumentation and ControlsCrosslisted with AGEN 460, AGEN 860, BSEN 860

Prerequisites: ELEC 211 or ELEC 215

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

ACE:

BSEN468
WetlandsCrosslisted with BIOS 458, NRES 468, NRES 868, WATS 468, BSEN 868

Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences; BIOS 220; CHEM 109 and 110.

Y

Description: Physical, chemical and biological processes that occur in wetlands; the hydrology and soils of wetland systems; organisms occurring in wetlands and their ecology wetland creation, delineation, management and ecotoxicology.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

BSEN470
Design I in Agricultural and Biological Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 470

Prerequisites: Professional admission into AGEN or BSEN; and 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
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

BSEN479
HydroclimatologyCrosslisted with NRES 479, METR 479, WATS 479, NRES 879, METR 879, BSEN 879

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

Y

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

ACE:

BSEN480
Design II in Agricultural and Biological Systems EngineeringCrosslisted with AGEN 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

BSEN492
Special TopicsCrosslisted with BSEN 892

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

ACE:

BSEN496
Independent StudyCrosslisted with AGEN 496

Prerequisites: Permission

Y

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

ACE:

BSEN499H
Honors ThesisCrosslisted with AGEN 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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