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Sustainable Systems Management B.S.

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 84 to 91
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
Businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations are making decisions with sustainability in mind with increasing frequency. They recognize that to ensure positive environmental, economic, and social outcomes, they must prepare comprehensive, long-term plans and employ informed, proficient individuals to carry them out. To accomplish these tasks, these public and private entities rely upon the expertise of employees and consultants who possess both a broad understanding of sustainability and an in-depth familiarity with the particular sector in which they operate. The sustainable systems management major prepares students to enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, assess, implement, and manage systems to advance the goals of sustainability. Key features of this inherently interdisciplinary major include its skills-based and content-based integrated core courses, its emphasis on the development of strong analytical and quantitative skill sets, and its broad requirement of foundation courses in mathematics, science, business, economics, history, and policy. Students choose to specialize in one of four tracks: (1) corporate sustainability systems, (2) sustainable products business management, (3) building science and technology, or (4) energy systems.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
All major requirements must be taken A-F (unless only offered S-N), and students must earn a grade of at least C- or better.
Core and Foundation Courses
SSM 1004 - Sustainable Systems Management Orientation (1.0 cr)
MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 3102 - Uncertainty and Decision Analysis (3.0 cr)
or ESPM 3012 - Statistical Methods for Environmental Scientists and Managers [MATH] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
ESPM 3241W - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
HSCI 3244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment [HIS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 5244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment (3.0 cr)
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ESPM 3261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management [SOCS, ENV] (4.0 cr)
ESPM 3603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
SSM 4506W - Sustainable Systems Management Capstone [WI] (3.0 cr)
SSM 2003 - Systems Thinking: Development and Applications in Sustainability (3.0 cr)
or ESPM 2021 - Environmental Sciences: Integrated Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
SSM 4407W - Sustainable Manufacturing Principles and Practices [WI] (3.0 cr)
SSM 4504W - Sustainable Products Systems Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
ESPM 3607 - Natural Resources Consumption and Sustainability [GP] (3.0 cr)
ESPM 3601 - Sustainable Housing--Community, Environment, and Technology [TS] (3.0 cr)
or HSG 3482 - Sustainable Housing: Community, Environment, and Technology [TS] (3.0 cr)
Experiential Learning
SSM 4504W fulfills this requirement
Interdisciplinary Learning
ESPM 2021, SSM 4407W fulfills this requirement
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the Major
Students are required to take one upper-division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· SSM 4407W - Sustainable Manufacturing Principles and Practices [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SSM 4504W - Sustainable Products Systems Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SSM 4506W - Sustainable Systems Management Capstone [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3241W - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Sustainable Products Business Management
The sustainable products business management sub-plan combines science, engineering, technology, and business coursework with cutting-edge research related to sustainable product development, business management, and their applications. This specialization prepares students to enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, assess, implement, and manage business systems to advance the goals of sustainable products and technologies, and bring them closer to consumers.
Additional Foundation Courses
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
Sustainable Products Business Mgmt Specialization Courses
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
BBE 1002 - Biorenewable Resources [TS] (3.0 cr)
BBE 2201 - Renewable Energy and the Environment [TS] (3.0 cr)
SSM 3503 - Marketing of Bio-based Products (4.0 cr)
BBE 4302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts (3.0 cr)
ESPM 3605 - Recycling: Extending Raw Materials [TS] (3.0 cr)
Building Science and Technology
The building science and technology sub-plan is designed to investigate and enrich the important relationships between people, their homes, and the environment. From a solid scientific and engineering base, this interdisciplinary specialization builds critical thinking skills and helps students explore the opportunities that can enhance the performance of houses and building systems.
Additional Foundation Courses
MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Building Science and Technology Specialization Courses
BBE 1002 - Biorenewable Resources [TS] (3.0 cr)
BBE 2001 - Mechanics and Structural Design (4.0 cr)
BBE 4302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts (3.0 cr)
SSM 4414 - Advanced Residential Building Science (4.0 cr)
SSM 4416 - Building Testing and Diagnostics (2.0 cr)
SSM 4418 - Advanced Building Science: Applications (3.0 cr)
CEGE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials [WI] (3.0 cr)
CMGT 3011 - Construction Plan Reading (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling (3.0 cr)
SSM 4413 - Systems Approach to Residential Construction (4.0 cr)
or HSG 4413 - A Systems Approach to Residential Construction (4.0 cr)
Corporate Sustainability Systems
The corporate sustainability systems sub-plan specialization prepares students to enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, assess, implement, and manage systems to advance the goals of sustainability within a business, industrial, corporate, and non-profit organization context.
Additional Foundation Courses
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
Corporate Sustainability Systems Specialization Courses
APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics [ENV, WI] (3.0 cr)
CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering [ENV] (3.0 cr)
ESPM 3602 - Regulations and Corporate Environmental Management (3.0 cr)
ESPM 3604 - Environmental Management Systems and Strategy (3.0 cr)
ESPM 3605 - Recycling: Extending Raw Materials [TS] (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting (3.0 cr)
or ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
Energy Systems
The energy systems sub-plan specialization combines science, engineering, technology, and systems thinking coursework with cutting-edge research related to sustainable energy systems and their applications. This specialization prepares students to enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, assess, implement, and manage energy systems to advance the goals of sustainability.
Additional Foundation Courses
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Energy Systems Specialization Courses
APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics [ENV, WI] (3.0 cr)
BBE 2201 - Renewable Energy and the Environment [TS] (3.0 cr)
BBE 3033 - Material and Energy Balances in Biological Systems (3.0 cr)
BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies [TS] (3.0 cr)
ESPM 3602 - Regulations and Corporate Environmental Management (3.0 cr)
ESPM 3605 - Recycling: Extending Raw Materials [TS] (3.0 cr)
BBE 3043 - Biological and Environmental Thermodynamics (3.0 cr)
or ME 3331 - Thermodynamics (3.0 cr)
 
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SSM 1004 - Sustainable Systems Management Orientation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students will receive an introduction to the Sustainable Systems Management Major. They will learn about internships in the field and about career paths that they may follow. There will also be presentations and assignments on preparing resumes and finding jobs in this area. Graduates and professionals in the related fields of sustainable systems will present for the class. Combining course work and field trips, this class will provide students with the opportunity to meet their fellow students and to form a cohort of students with similar interests and career aspirations. prereq: None
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is an introductory course in statistics whose primary objectives are to teach students the theory of elementary probability theory and an introduction to the elements of statistical inference, including testing, estimation, and confidence statements. prereq: Math 1272
CEGE 3102 - Uncertainty and Decision Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Stochastic models, their usefulness in reasoning about uncertainty in civil, environmental, and geo-engineering. Techniques for identifying, fitting, and validating models using data samples. Testing hypotheses about, and bounding uncertainty attached to, engineering parameters. Applications to civil, environmental, and geo-engineering. prereq: MATH 1372 or equiv
ESPM 3012 - Statistical Methods for Environmental Scientists and Managers (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00258 - AnSc 3011/ESPM 3012/Stat 3011/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to statistical principles, foundations, and methods for examining data and drawing conclusions. Regression modeling of relationships in environmental and natural resource science and management problems. prereq: Two yrs of high school math
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Atomic theory, periodic properties of elements. Thermochemistry, reaction stoichiometry. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure/bonding. Organic chemistry and polymers. energy sources, environmental issues related to energy use. Prereq-Grade of at least C- in [1011 or 1015] or [passing placement exam, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065]; intended for science or engineering majors; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065; registration for 1065 must precede registration for 1061
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1061
BIOL 1001 - Introductory Biology: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01640
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Biological diversity from genetic variation to diversity of species/ecosystems. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological processes governing biological diversity. Genetic, evolutionary, and ecological perspectives on issues concerning human diversity, human population growth, health, agriculture, and conservation. Lab.
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525 - Biol 1009/Biol 1009H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: high school chemistry
ESPM 3241W - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3241W/5241
Typically offered: Every Spring
Political processes in management of the environment. How disagreements are addressed by different stakeholders, private-sector interests, government agencies, institutions, communities, and nonprofit organizations.
HSCI 3244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment (HIS, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00421 - HSci 3244/5244
Typically offered: Every Fall
We examine environmental ideas, sustainability, conservation history; critique of the human impact on nature; empire and power in the Anthropocene; how the science of ecology has developed; and modern environmental movements around the globe. Case studies include repatriation of endangered species; ecology and evolutionary theory; ecology of disease; and climate change.
HSCI 5244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00421 - HSci 3244/5244
Typically offered: Every Fall
We examine environmental ideas, sustainability, conservation history; critique of the human impact on nature; empire and power in the Anthropocene; how the science of ecology has developed; and modern environmental movements around the globe. Case studies include repatriation of endangered species; ecology and evolutionary theory; ecology of disease; and climate change.
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
ESPM 3261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management (SOCS, ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00362 - ESPM 3261/ESPM 5261
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Microeconomic principles, their application to natural resource management problems. Tools to address market failure, project analysis. Economic/financial considerations. Benefit/cost analysis. Valuation/assessment methods for property/market/non-market benefits. Planning/management problems. Managing renewable natural resources. Case studies. prereq: MATH 1031 or MATH 1051 or MATH 1142 or MATH 1155 or MATH 1271 or ESPM 3012 or STAT 3011 or Soc 3811 or equiv
ESPM 3603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01075
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/issues relating to inventory, subsequent analysis of production systems. Production system from holistic point of view, using term commonly used in industrial ecology: "metabolic system."
SSM 4506W - Sustainable Systems Management Capstone (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides students with an opportunity to conduct solutions-driven research in sustainable systems management. Students will work in groups on real-world problems that will require them to integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed in their previous coursework and internship experiences. Project topics will be solicited annually from industrial, corporate, governmental, and other external partners. All projects will require that students take an interdisciplinary systems thinking approach. Strong analytical and communicative skills will be emphasized and developed through iterative assignments. The course will be run by faculty teaching in the Sustainable Systems Management major. prereq: ESPM 3603 concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Major seniors within two semesters of graduation.
SSM 2003 - Systems Thinking: Development and Applications in Sustainability
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will provide introduction to basic systems thinking fundamentals: defining a systems perspective about any situation or problem, solving problems with that perspective, describing and modeling problems, and designing and improving upon system solutions.
ESPM 2021 - Environmental Sciences: Integrated Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Simulations of environmental problem. Student teams develop strategy for kinds of data needed, analyzing data, and integrating findings. International perspectives on environmental problems/solutions. prereq: 1011, ESPM major
SSM 4407W - Sustainable Manufacturing Principles and Practices (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01238
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this course students will learn about ways in which companies are embracing sustainability in their strategy and operations to increase growth and global competitiveness, including manufacturing processes for major sustainable products and biobased products. This includes processes and approaches for environmental mitigation and "green" manufacturing, reduce industrial waste and emissions, environmental footprint, and associated costs through more efficient manufacturing practices and incorporate bio-based product formulation. Students will acquire a working knowledge of management policies, tools and techniques to improve operational and environmental performance. prereq: Junior/Senior Status, Introductory Chemistry or instr consent
SSM 4504W - Sustainable Products Systems Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02277
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts of new-product development and product management, their application to biobased products. prereq: Jr or Sr or instr consent
ESPM 3607 - Natural Resources Consumption and Sustainability (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Current world trends for industrial raw materials; environmental/other tradeoffs related to options for satisfying demand/needs; global and systemic thinking; provides a framework for beginning a process of thinking critically about complex environmental problems/potential solutions in a diverse global economy.
ESPM 3601 - Sustainable Housing--Community, Environment, and Technology (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00708
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How sustainable housing practices build community. How community growth has impacted the environment and how natural events impact our communities. Science and technology required to build high performance houses.
HSG 3482 - Sustainable Housing: Community, Environment, and Technology (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00708
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Effects of people and their homes on the environment. Energy/resource efficiency, environmental responsibility, occupant health. Affordability issues. Design, construction, renovation, retrofitting, landscaping. Options for lighting, weatherization, water use, emissions, waste reduction, recycling, air quality, hazardous materials, and housing growth.
SSM 4407W - Sustainable Manufacturing Principles and Practices (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01238
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this course students will learn about ways in which companies are embracing sustainability in their strategy and operations to increase growth and global competitiveness, including manufacturing processes for major sustainable products and biobased products. This includes processes and approaches for environmental mitigation and "green" manufacturing, reduce industrial waste and emissions, environmental footprint, and associated costs through more efficient manufacturing practices and incorporate bio-based product formulation. Students will acquire a working knowledge of management policies, tools and techniques to improve operational and environmental performance. prereq: Junior/Senior Status, Introductory Chemistry or instr consent
SSM 4504W - Sustainable Products Systems Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02277
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts of new-product development and product management, their application to biobased products. prereq: Jr or Sr or instr consent
SSM 4506W - Sustainable Systems Management Capstone (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides students with an opportunity to conduct solutions-driven research in sustainable systems management. Students will work in groups on real-world problems that will require them to integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed in their previous coursework and internship experiences. Project topics will be solicited annually from industrial, corporate, governmental, and other external partners. All projects will require that students take an interdisciplinary systems thinking approach. Strong analytical and communicative skills will be emphasized and developed through iterative assignments. The course will be run by faculty teaching in the Sustainable Systems Management major. prereq: ESPM 3603 concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Major seniors within two semesters of graduation.
ESPM 3241W - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3241W/5241
Typically offered: Every Spring
Political processes in management of the environment. How disagreements are addressed by different stakeholders, private-sector interests, government agencies, institutions, communities, and nonprofit organizations.
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Chemical kinetics. Radioactive decay. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions. Acids/bases. Solubility. Second law of thermodynamics. Electrochemistry/corrosion. Descriptive chemistry of elements. Coordination chemistry. Biochemistry. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 1061 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1066; registration for 1066 must precede registration for 1062
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1062
PHYS 1101W - Introductory College Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of physics in the context of everyday world. Use of kinematics/dynamics principles and quantitative/qualitative problem solving techniques to understand natural phenomena. Lecture, recitation, lab. prereq: High school algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry; primarily for students interested in technical areas
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00323 - ApEc 1102ApEc 1102H/Econ 1102
Typically offered: Every Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: ACCT 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101
BBE 1002 - Biorenewable Resources (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental/social impacts of materials used to make a product. Biorenewable resources, using wood and agriculture-based biomass. Environmental, technological, social, and economic implications of the use of these resources.
BBE 2201 - Renewable Energy and the Environment (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Tired of high energy bills? Should you be investing in solar energy? Are you wondering what the connection is between climate and energy? What is wrong with our current energy system? What really is "renewable energy"? Can algae really be used for fuel? These and so many more topics are part of the discussion in this course. Throughout the semester we will cover various elements of renewable energy such as the technologies, relevant policies, and the social, environmental, and economic effects of using renewable and non-renewable sources. This course is completely online. Please check out the course website for more information and to find out what students have to say about it. bbe2201.cfans.umn.edu
SSM 3503 - Marketing of Bio-based Products
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02337 - SSM 3503/SSM 5503
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intro to marketing function as it relates to current/emerging bio-based products industries (building materials, paper, fuels, etc.). Product positioning, pricing, promotion, and channel management within strategic planning and environmental marketing management.
BBE 4302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00808
Typically offered: Every Spring
Organisms of importance to bio-based products. Deterioration, control, bioprocesses for benefit. prereq: 1002 or instr consent
ESPM 3605 - Recycling: Extending Raw Materials (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01077
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic principles of recycling and its role in raw materials utilization, energy, and the environment. Recycling processes for commonly recycled materials, products, and their properties and environmental implications of recycling.
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, fields, structure of matter. Applications to electromagnetic phenomena. prereq: 1301W, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572
BBE 1002 - Biorenewable Resources (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental/social impacts of materials used to make a product. Biorenewable resources, using wood and agriculture-based biomass. Environmental, technological, social, and economic implications of the use of these resources.
BBE 2001 - Mechanics and Structural Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental treatment of statics, dynamics, and principles of structural design. Techniques for individual components, including trusses, beams, and columns. Using conventional lumber products, engineered wood products, and steel. Lab. prereq: [MATH 1372 or equiv], [PHYS 1301W or equiv]
BBE 4302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00808
Typically offered: Every Spring
Organisms of importance to bio-based products. Deterioration, control, bioprocesses for benefit. prereq: 1002 or instr consent
SSM 4414 - Advanced Residential Building Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00829
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, advanced applications for residential buildings. Focuses on heat/mass transfer. prereq: 2001
SSM 4416 - Building Testing and Diagnostics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01711
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical basis for performance testing. Diagnostics applications for residential structures. Existing structures, retrofit/remedial applications. Digital differential pressure gauges, blower doors, airflow hoods/grids, duct pressure testing, infrared thermography. Hands-on equipment use, problem solving. prereq: 4413
SSM 4418 - Advanced Building Science: Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02276
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
A capstone applications course, where students will learn how to apply key building science principles (from SSM 4414/5414: Advanced Building Science: Fundamentals) to common building enclosure and mechanical system problems. Students will be guided to develop both qualitative and quantitative solutions for many common energy, moisture, and indoor air quality problems facing contemporary buildings. prereq: SSM 4414 or SSM 5414
CEGE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts and modeling of behavior mechanisms for civil engineering materials such as concrete, masonry, metals, asphalt, plastics, and wood. Standard specifications for material properties. Techniques for testing. prereq: AEM 3031
CMGT 3011 - Construction Plan Reading
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Intro to construction plan reading and construction documents (using architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical drawings and project manual). Read, understand, and interpret commercial construction plans and project manuals, including notes, symbols, and plan layout.
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Project planning, scheduling, and control. Considering/understanding alternatives. Industry techniques. Introduction to critical path method. Using commercial software on personal computers. Updating/analyzing project schedules. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
SSM 4413 - Systems Approach to Residential Construction
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01733
Typically offered: Every Spring
Dynamic/interrelated issues of energy, moisture control, indoor air quality in residential bldgs. Design, construction, and operational aspects for energy efficient, durable structure/healthy living environment. Interaction between moisture and wood products within building system. prereq: Upper div or instr consent
HSG 4413 - A Systems Approach to Residential Construction
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01733
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Dynamic/interrelated issues of energy, moisture control, indoor air quality in residential buidlings. Emphasizes design, construction, and operational aspects to provide an energy efficient, durable structure, and healthy living environment. Interaction between moisture and wood products within building system. prereq: Upper div or instr consent
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Chemical kinetics. Radioactive decay. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions. Acids/bases. Solubility. Second law of thermodynamics. Electrochemistry/corrosion. Descriptive chemistry of elements. Coordination chemistry. Biochemistry. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 1061 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1066; registration for 1066 must precede registration for 1062
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1062
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, fields, structure of matter. Applications to electromagnetic phenomena. prereq: 1301W, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00323 - ApEc 1102ApEc 1102H/Econ 1102
Typically offered: Every Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts of resource use. Financial/economic feasibility. External effects, market failures. Resource use, environmental problems. Measuring impacts of resource development. Economics of alternative resource programs, environmental strategies. prereq: 1101 or ECON 1101 or 1101H or ECON 1101H
CEGE 3501 - Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to environmental engineering. Quantitative approach to environmental problems. Scientific background for understanding roles of engineers and scientists. prereq: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
ESPM 3602 - Regulations and Corporate Environmental Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01081
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts/issues relating to industrial ecology and industry as they are influenced by current standards/regulations at local, state, and national levels. prereq: APEC 1101 or ECON 1101 or 3261W
ESPM 3604 - Environmental Management Systems and Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01076 - ESPM 3604/ESPM 5604
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environmental problems such as climate change, ozone depletion, and loss of biodiversity.
ESPM 3605 - Recycling: Extending Raw Materials (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01077
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic principles of recycling and its role in raw materials utilization, energy, and the environment. Recycling processes for commonly recycled materials, products, and their properties and environmental implications of recycling.
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial accounting. Theory, concepts, principles, procedures. Preparation/understanding of the four financial statements.
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Chemical kinetics. Radioactive decay. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions. Acids/bases. Solubility. Second law of thermodynamics. Electrochemistry/corrosion. Descriptive chemistry of elements. Coordination chemistry. Biochemistry. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 1061 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1066; registration for 1066 must precede registration for 1062
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1062
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, fields, structure of matter. Applications to electromagnetic phenomena. prereq: 1301W, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572
APEC 3611W - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts of resource use. Financial/economic feasibility. External effects, market failures. Resource use, environmental problems. Measuring impacts of resource development. Economics of alternative resource programs, environmental strategies. prereq: 1101 or ECON 1101 or 1101H or ECON 1101H
BBE 2201 - Renewable Energy and the Environment (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Tired of high energy bills? Should you be investing in solar energy? Are you wondering what the connection is between climate and energy? What is wrong with our current energy system? What really is "renewable energy"? Can algae really be used for fuel? These and so many more topics are part of the discussion in this course. Throughout the semester we will cover various elements of renewable energy such as the technologies, relevant policies, and the social, environmental, and economic effects of using renewable and non-renewable sources. This course is completely online. Please check out the course website for more information and to find out what students have to say about it. bbe2201.cfans.umn.edu
BBE 3033 - Material and Energy Balances in Biological Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [CHEM 1062 or equiv], [CHEM 1066, or equiv], [MATH 1372 or equiv], [PHYS 1302W or equiv]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic principles of materials and energy balances, their applications in biological systems. prereq: [CHEM 1062 or equiv], [CHEM 1066, or equiv], [MATH 1372 or equiv], [PHYS 1302W or equiv]
BBE 4733 - Renewable Energy Technologies (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01676 - BBE 4733/BBE 5733/ChEn 5551
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Energy security. Environmental, economic, societal impacts. Current/emerging technologies for production/use, characteristics of renewable energy, key methods for efficient production. Current/probable future. Impact on sustainable development. prereq: Junior or senior
ESPM 3602 - Regulations and Corporate Environmental Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01081
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts/issues relating to industrial ecology and industry as they are influenced by current standards/regulations at local, state, and national levels. prereq: APEC 1101 or ECON 1101 or 3261W
ESPM 3605 - Recycling: Extending Raw Materials (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01077
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic principles of recycling and its role in raw materials utilization, energy, and the environment. Recycling processes for commonly recycled materials, products, and their properties and environmental implications of recycling.
BBE 3043 - Biological and Environmental Thermodynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: BIOL 1009, [CHEM 1061 or equiv], [CHEM 1065, or equiv], [MATH 1372 or equiv], [PHYS 1302 or equiv]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Laws of thermodynamics for energy, environmental and biological sciences. First/second laws of thermodynamics in representing phase change, biochemical reactions, metabolic cycles, and photosynthesis. prereq: BIOL 1009, [CHEM 1061 or equiv], [CHEM 1065, or equiv], [MATH 1372 or equiv], [PHYS 1302 or equiv]
ME 3331 - Thermodynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01494 - ME 3321/ME 3331
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Properties, equations of state, processes, cycles for reversible and irreversible thermodynamic systems. Modes of energy transfer. Equations for conservation of mass, energy, entropy balances. Application of thermodynamic principles to modern engineering systems. prereq: Chem 1061, Chem 1065, Phys 1301