Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Sign In

Office of the University Registrar

  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    College of Engineering
    ABE 2012C Introduction to Biological Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2311.
    The process of design is introduced along with approaches to solving engineering problems, manipulations and presentations of engineering data and applied engineering concepts. (WR)
    ABE 2062 Biology for Engineers
    Credits: 3.
    Principles and engineering applications of biology. Principles and applications of biochemistry, genetics, microbial systems, animal systems, ecological systems and global systems. (B) (WR)
    ABE 3000C Applications in Biological Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010 or equivalent.
    An overview of the research and applications of biological engineering, such as bioprocessing, biotechnology, transport processes, biosensors, bioremediation, biological materials and biomedicine.
    ABE 3063L Biological Engineering Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Prereq: general biology, general chemistry and differential equations or the equivalent.
    Quantitative laboratory studies of activities of biological systems, including microbial, plant and animal systems.
    ABE 3212C Land and Water Resources Engineering
    Credits: 4; Prereq: ENV 3040C and MAP 2302; Coreq: CWR 3201 or EGN 3353C.
    Introduces hydrology, flow through porous media, flood routing, grade control structures and erosion control.
    Back to Top
    ABE 3612C Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Systems
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EML 3007; Coreq: ENV 3040C or CGN 3421 or ESI 4567C.
    Transport phenomena, steady and unsteady-state heat conduction, radiation, free and forced convection, mass transfer, psychometrics and thermodynamics of biological processes.
    ABE 3652C Physical and Rheological Properties of Biological Materials
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2045, MAC 2313 and PHY 2048.
    Theory and use of physical and rheological properties of biological materials in agricultural engineering applications.
    ABE 4000 Nonpoint Source Pollution Modeling
    Credits: 2; Coreq: ABE 3212C.
    Concepts, principles and application of modeling and monitoring for assessment and management of nonpoint source pollution. Design and implementation of monitoring systems. Concepts of modeling agroecosystems and land use impacts on hydrologic/water quality response of upland catchments. Model selection, calibration, validation and application for comparative analysis. Screening models using geographic information systems. Case studies in current watershed management issues with a focus on agricultural waste and nutrient management using existing field and watershed models.
    ABE 4033 Fundamentals and Applications of Biosensors
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAP 2302, BSC 2010 and CHM 2200.
    Provides a broad introduction to the field of biosensors, as well as an in-depth and quantitative view of biosensor design and performance analysis. Fundamental application of biosensor theory will be demonstrated, including: recognition, transduction, signal acquisition, and post processing/data analysis.
    ABE 4034 Remote Sensing in Engineering: Science, Sensors and Applications
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAP 2302 or the equivalent.
    To develop an understanding of remote sensing theory, systems and applications using information obtained from the visible/near infrared, thermal infrared and microwave regions of the EM spectrum.
    Back to Top
    ABE 4042C Biological Engineering Design 1
    Credits: 2.
    Design of engineered agricultural and biological systems and devices. Problem definition analysis, synthesis, project management, economic, environmental and social impacts. Individual and team projects.
    ABE 4043C Biological Engineering Design 2
    Credits: 2; Prereq: senior standing (4EG), ABE 4042C and two courses in area of specialization.
    Senior capstone design project.
    ABE 4171 Power and Machines for Biological Systems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EGM 3520 and EML 3007.
    Design and specification of power and machine elements applied to agricultural, biological and land and water resources or food engineering; fundamentals of power units, design of machine elements and power transmission.
    ABE 4231C Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    Credits: 4; Prereq: ABE 3212C.
    Irrigation and drainage systems design, including pump sizing and specification, water distribution systems, plant water requirement, drainage systems and flood control.
    ABE 4303C Structural and Environmental Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ABE 2012C and ABE 3612C.
    Design and analysis of structures and environmental modification systems used in agricultural production.
    Back to Top
    ABE 4413C Post-Harvest Operations Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ABE 3612C.
    Engineering principles and practices of post-harvest operations for the maintenance of quality of agricultural products. Design of systems and facilities.
    ABE 4660 Applied Microbial Biotechnology
    Credits: 3.
    Principles of microbial biotechnology with emphasis on applications of microorganisms for industrial processes; e.g., energy, environmental, food, pharmaceutical and chemical.
    ABE 4662 Quantification of Biological Processes
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ABE 2062 or BSC 2010, EGN 3353 or CWR 3201, and ABE 3612C.
    Quantitative description and analysis of biological processes pertaining to microbes, plants, animals and ecosystems. Biological transport phenomena, bioenergetics, enzyme kinetics, metabolism, bioregulation, circulatory and muscle systems, agroecosystems. Analytical and experimental laboratory for development of quantitative skills.
    ABE 4812 Food and Bioprocess Engineering Unit Operations
    Credits: 4; Prereq: ABE 3612C, CWR 3201 or EGN 3353C.
    Analysis of thermal freezing, evaporation, dehydration, contact equilibrium and mechanical separation processes as governed by the reaction kinetics and rheology of processed foods.
    ABE 4905 Individual Study in Biological Engineering
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated up to 12 credits; Prereq: recommendation of department chair.
    Selected problems of projects in the student's major field of engineering study.
    Back to Top
    ABE 4912 Integrated Product and Processing Design 1 in Biological Engineering
    Credits: 3.
    The first part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes on time and within budget.
    ABE 4913 Integrated Product and Process Design 2 in Biological Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ABE 4912.
    The second part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes on time and within budget.
    ABE 4931 Professional Issues in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    Credits: 1.
    Current developments in agricultural and biological engineering, principles of agricultural and biological engineering practice and professional standards and ethics.
    ABE 4932 Special Topics
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated up to 10 credits; Prereq: instructor permission.
    Variable subjects provide content for the study of agricultural engineering topics not offered in other courses.
    ABE 4949 Co-op Work Experience
    Credits: 1; Prereq: EG classification.
    One-term industrial employment, including extra work according to a pre-approved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervision as set forth in the College of Engineering regulations. (S-U)
    Back to Top
descriptions: agricultural-and-biological-engineering