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Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering B.B.A.E.

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2006. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 128
  • Required credits within the major: 30
  • Degree: Bachelor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engr
The mission of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is to conduct research and educate people to solve engineering problems in agricultural and biological environments. Educational objectives for the program are to produce graduates with the following: ? A broad fundamental engineering background including mathematics, physical science, biological science, engineering science, and computational skills needed for their future practice of biosystems and agricultural engineering. ? The skills necessary to carry out an effective design process including the ability to think creatively, work cooperatively, formulate problems, synthesize information, develop and evaluate alternatives, implement solutions, and communicate effectively at all stages of the process. ? The ability to address issues of ethics, safety, professionalism, and social and economic impacts in engineering practice and design. ? Specific abilities to pursue careers that integrate engineering and biology to design efficient, economical systems to produce and deliver high quality, safe food to consumers; to design sustainable systems that protect the environment, humans, plants, and animals; and to design safe and efficient machines, processes, and practices for biological systems. ? Opportunities to develop in-depth background in one of the following areas of emphasis: Bioprocessing and Food, Environment, or Machinery Systems.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 10 courses before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Mathematics
MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II (4.0 cr)
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Biological and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1009H - Honors: General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1021 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1031H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1022 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1032H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Statics and Dynamics
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· AEM 2021 - Statics and Dynamics (4.0 cr)
· take the following course pair.
· AEM 2011 - Statics (3.0 cr)
AEM 2012 - Dynamics (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students 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 or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Major Courses
BBE 1011 {Inactive} (1.0 cr)
BBE 2113 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
BBE 3013 - Engineering Principles of Molecular and Cellular Processes (3.0 cr)
BBE 3023 - Ecological Engineering Principles (3.0 cr)
BBE 4013 - Transport in Biological Processes II (3.0 cr)
BBE 4023W - Process Control and Instrumentation [WI] (3.0 cr)
BBE 4114W {Inactive} [WI] (4.0 cr)
BBE 5212 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
EE 3005 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (4.0 cr)
ME 3331 - Thermal Sciences I (3.0 cr)
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing [WI] (4.0 cr)
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
Electives
Students who wish to have a concentration within their elective coursework must take at least two courses belonging to the same designated emphasis. The designated emphases and the courses which comprise them are as follows: Bioprocessing and Food (BAE 4713, 4723); Environment (BAE 4523, 4533, 5513); and Machinery Systems (BAE 4313, 4323).
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· BBE 4313 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4323 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4523 - Ecological Engineering Design (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4533 - Sustainable Waste Management Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 4723 - Food Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5513 - Watershed Engineering (3.0 cr)
Technical Electives
Complete 8 credits of engineering electives, 6 credits of biology electives, and at least 3 credits of technical electives (computer science or 3 additional credits of engineering or biology electives). Any of the emphases (sub-plans) may be completed as part of the requirement. See an adviser for a list of courses that fulfill electives or visit www.bae.umn.edu/teaching/ugrad/electives.html.
Technical Elective
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Bioprocessing and Food
Processing of agricultural and biological materials yields many important products, from foods to pharmaceuticals. In this emphasis, students are prepared for careers in the design and development of systems for processing, storing, and distributing food and agricultural products; processes to recover and purify products such as proteins produced through biotechnology; processes to make products such as biodegradable plastics from biological materials; new food products as a member of a team of food scientists and marketing specialists; and systems to ensure food safety and quality.
With completion of an additional 3 credits, this subplan fulfills the Technical Electives requirement.
Engineering Electives
Any non-required BAE course not used as a BAE elective.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHEN 5754 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CHEN 5759 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· EE 5821 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· IE 5531 - Engineering Optimization I (4.0 cr)
· IE 5541 - Project Management (4.0 cr)
· MATS 3011 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (3.0 cr)
· ME 5381 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
Biology Electives
See an adviser for other options.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 4111 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 4121 - Food Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· VBS 2022 - General Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory (5.0 cr)
EIP
This option provides students with a hands-on work experience after the freshman year of the degree program. Students can take up to two semesters of intern work with one or more employers. An example may be two summers and one semester. This may be adjusted to suit individual needs. Students have an opportunity to assist in design work and apply their knowledge to practical problem solving. The experience helps students choose a career and select electives for the degree.
During the academic portion of the intern program students are expected to take a normal load of 11-13 credits. Graduation may be delayed because of the intern experience. It is important to plan ahead, since biosystems and agricultural engineering classes are usually offered only once per year, and in some cases in alternating years. Students registering for BAE 4900 must first submit a proposed plan of study with the intern coordinator.
Internship
A total of 4 BAE 4900 intern Experience credits may be taken and applied toward the degree program as general engineering electives, but not as BAE electives.
BBE 4900 - Intern Reports (2.0 cr)
Environment
The world is faced with important environmental and natural resource issues affecting soil, water, and air. In this emphasis, students are prepared for careers in the design or development of systems to control runoff and flooding in agricultural and small urban watersheds; systems to manage water (drainage or irrigation) to enhance crop production; practices to improve water quality and control soil erosion; plans and practices to restore wetlands; systems to store, treat, and use livestock or food processing wastes; and processes for bioremediation of polluted areas.
With completion of an additional 3 credits, this Sub-plan fulfills the Technical Electives requirement.
Engineering Electives
See an adviser for other options.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CE 3202 - Surveying and Mapping (2.0 cr)
· CE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I (3.0 cr)
· CE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CE 3501 - Environmental Engineering [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· CE 4301 - Soil Mechanics II (3.0 cr)
· CE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· CE 4501 - Hydrologic Design (4.0 cr)
· CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (3.0 cr)
· CE 4511 - Hydraulic Structures (3.0 cr)
· CE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics (4.0 cr)
Biology Electives
See an adviser for other options.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 3007W - Plant, Algal, and Fungal Diversity and Adaptation [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3407 - Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 3001 - Ecology and Society [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5601 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3612W - Soil and Environmental Biology [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOIL 3416 - Plant Nutrients in the Environment (3.0 cr)
Honors
This is an honors sub-plan.
For cum laude, students must complete a thesis and one honors experience and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50. To graduate magna cum laude, students must complete a thesis and two honors experiences and have a cumulative GPA of 3.66. For summa cum laude, students must complete a thesis and three honors experiences and have a cumulative GPA of 3.75. Consult an academic adviser for a list of possible honors experiences.
Machinery Systems
Machines are important components of systems for production and processing of food and other biological materials. In this emphasis, students are prepared for careers in the design and development of machines for agricultural, horticultural, and landscape industries; machines and systems that incorporate operator safety, health, and comfort; machines for food processing and handling; automated systems for identification, sorting, or grading; agricultural and other off-road vehicles to improve performance and minimize adverse impact to the soil; and systems for precision agriculture that use technologies such as global positioning systems and geographical information systems
With completion of an additional 3 credits, this sub-plan fulfills the Technical Electives requirement.
Engineering Electives
See an adviser for other options.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MATS 2001 - Introduction to the Science of Engineering Materials (3.0 cr)
· ME 3221 - Design and Manufacturing I: Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes (4.0 cr)
· ME 3222 - Design and Manufacturing II (4.0 cr)
· ME 3281 - System Dynamics and Control (4.0 cr)
· ME 5243 - Advanced Mechanism Design (4.0 cr)
· ME 5247 - Stress Analysis, Sensing, and Transducers (4.0 cr)
· ME 5248 - Vibration Engineering (4.0 cr)
Biology Electives
See an adviser for other options.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AGRO 4005 - Applied Crop Physiology and Development [WI] (4.0 cr)
· AGRO 4605 - Strategies for Agricultural Production and Management (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 2022 - General Botany (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 3007W - Plant, Algal, and Fungal Diversity and Adaptation [WI] (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3407 - Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 3001 - Ecology and Society [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3612W - Soil and Environmental Biology [WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOIL 3416 - Plant Nutrients in the Environment (3.0 cr)
 
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MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
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]
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differentiation of single-variable functions, basics of integration of single-variable functions. Applications: max-min, related rates, area, curve-sketching. Use of calculator, cooperative learning. prereq: CSE or pre-bioprod concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in biosys engn (PRE), background in [precalculus, geometry, visualization of functions/graphs], instr consent; familiarity with graphing calculators recommended
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-
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. Use of calculators, cooperative learning. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [1371 or equiv], CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: first-order linear, separable; second-order linear with constant coefficients; linear systems with constant coefficients. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes Theorems. prereq: [1272 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes theorems. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525
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; 1 term college chemistry recommended
BIOL 1009H - Honors: General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525 - Biol 1009/Biol 1009H
Typically offered: Every Spring
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, honors; one term of college chemistry recommended
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078 - Phys 1101W/1201W/1301W/1401V/1
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 1401V - Honors Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078 - Phys 1201W/Phys1301W/Phys1401V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, calculus-level general physics. Emphasizes use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles. Structure of matter, with applications to mechanical systems. prereq: honors student and permission of University Honors Program
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phys 1202W/1302W/1402V
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
PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079 - Phys 1202W/1302W/1402V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles, fields. Structure of matter, with applications to electro-magnetic phenomena. prereq: 1401V, honors student or permission of University Honors Program
AEM 2021 - Statics and Dynamics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Force/moment vectors, resultants. Principles of statics and free-body diagrams. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Properties of areas, second moments. Internal forces in beams. Laws of friction. Principles of particle dynamics. Mechanical systems and rigid-body dynamics. Kinematics/dynamics of plane systems. Energy/momentum of 2-D bodies/systems. prereq: Phys 1301W, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2374 or equiv], CSE
AEM 2011 - Statics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Force/moment vectors, resultants. Principles of statics and free-body diagrams. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Distributed loads. Internal forces in beams. Properties of areas, second moments. Laws of friction. prereq: PHYS 1301W, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2374 or equiv], CSE
AEM 2012 - Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Kinematics/kinetics of particles. Newton's laws. Energy/momentum methods. Systems of particles. Kinematics/kinetics of planar motions of rigid bodies. Plane motion of rigid bodies. Mechanical vibrations. prereq: 2011, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE student
BBE 3013 - Engineering Principles of Molecular and Cellular Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01737 - BAE 3013/BBE 3013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied engineering principles in biological processes. Classification of microbes of industrial importance. Parameters for cellular control. Modeling of cell growth/metabolism, enzymatic catalysis, bioreactor design, product recovery operations design. Case studies. prereq: BIOL 1009, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1062 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1066 or equiv], [MATH 1372 or equiv], [BIOC 2011 or CHEM 2301], or instr consent
BBE 3023 - Ecological Engineering Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Physical, thermal, texture, strength, moisture properties of soil. Saturated/unsaturated moisture movement. Quantitative descriptions of mass/energy flux/storage in ecosystems. Distribution of vegetation in landscapes. Engineering/management impacts on soil-water-plant systems. prereq: BIOL 1009, [3012 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3012] or instr consent
BBE 4013 - Transport in Biological Processes II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of thermodynamics, fluid flow, and heat/mass transfer to design problems. Biological processes/materials at cell, organism, and system level. Agricultural, environmental, food, and bioprocess applications. Solution of equations involving computer programming assignments. prereq: 3012, 3033, 3043, [upper div CSE or instr consent]
BBE 4023W - Process Control and Instrumentation (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01321 - BBE 4023/BBE 5023
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Measurement of motion, force, pressure, flow, temperature, size, shape, color, texture, rheology, moisture, water mobility, fat, and pH. Linking physical and biological control systems. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Uniaxial loading/deformation. Stress/strain at point, Mohr's circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures. prereq: [2011 or 2021 or [BMEN 3011, BMEN major]], [Math 2374 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE
CE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fluid statics/dynamics. Kinematics of fluid flow, equations of motion, pressure-velocity relationships, viscous effects, boundary layers. Momentum/energy equations. Lift/drag. Flow in pipes and pipe systems. Hydraulic machinery. Fluid measurements. prereq: [AEM 2012 or AEM 3031], Math 2373, [CSE or ForP major]
EE 3005 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamentals of analog electronics, digital electronics, and power systems. Circuit analysis, electronic devices and applications, digital circuits, microprocessor systems, operational amplifiers, transistor amplifiers, frequency response, magnetically coupled circuits, transformers, steady state power analysis. prereq: Math 2243, Phys 1302; not for EE majors
ME 3331 - Thermal Sciences I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01494
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Properties, equations of state, processes, cycles for reversible/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 1021, Phys 1301, CSE student
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication in professional settings, gathering research, analyzing audience, assessing/practicing multiple genres. Draft, test, revise present findings in oral presentation. prereq: [Jr or sr or instr consent], [1301 or 1401 or equiv]
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Elementary probability, probability distributions. Sampling, elements of statistical inference. Regression. prereq: Math 1272
BBE 4523 - Ecological Engineering Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01673 - BBE 4523/BBE 5523
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of ecological engineering to design of remediation systems. Artificial ecosystems, ecosystem/wetland restoration, constructed wetlands. Biological engineering for slope stability. Waste treatment. Restoring ecological service of watersheds. prereq: [CHEM 1022 or [CHEM 1062, CHEM 1066], 3012, upper div CSE] or instr consent
BBE 4533 - Sustainable Waste Management Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Sources/characteristics of agricultural wastes. Livestock, food processing, domestic wastes. Physical, biological, chemical, rheological, microbiological properties. Effects on environment. Collection, storage, treatment (aerobic/anaerobic), use/disposal. Land application. prereq: 3023, upper div CSE
BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01674 - BBE 4713/BBE 5713/ChEn 5751
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Material/energy balances. Homogeneous reactions of bioprocess engineering/biological systems. Fermentation engineering, reactor design. Filtration, centrifugation, separation, absorption, extraction, chromatography. Biorefining. Conversion of biomass. prereq: [3033, [4013 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4013], upper div CSE] or instr consent
BBE 4723 - Food Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01675 - BBE 4723/BBE 5723
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Material/energy balance, fluid dynamics, heat/mass transfer in refrigeration, freezing, psychometrics, dehydration, evaporation, non-thermal processing, and separation. Development control for production of food products. prereq: [[4013 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4013], upper div CSE] or instr consent
BBE 5513 - Watershed Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of engineering principles to managing surface runoff from agricultural, range, and urban watersheds. Design of facilities and selection of land use practices for controlling surface runoff to mitigate problems of flooding and degradation of surface-water quality. prereq: 3023, upper div CSE
IE 5531 - Engineering Optimization I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Linear programming, simplex method, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, interior point methods, integer programming, branch/bound/dynamic programming. Emphasizes applications in production/logistics, including resource allocation, transportation, facility location, networks/flows, scheduling, production planning. prereq: Upper div or grad student or CNR
IE 5541 - Project Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01916 - IE 4541/IE 5541
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to engineering project management. Analytical methods of selecting, organizing, budgeting, scheduling, and controlling projects, including risk management, team leadership, and program management. prereq: Upper div or grad student
MATS 3011 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Builds progressively from electrons to atoms to bonding to crystal structures. Defects, X-ray diffraction, phase diagrams. Microstructure as basis for understanding mechanical/electrical properties. Metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, composites. prereq: CHEM 1061, CHEM 1065, [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372], PHYS 1302, CSE student
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467 - BioC 3021/BioC 6021
Prerequisites: [2331 or CHEM 2301, [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003]] or #
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism/regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemical equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemical basis of genetic information flow. prereq: [2331 or CHEM 2301, [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003]] or instr consent
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Organic compounds, constitutions, configurations, conformations, reactions. Molecular structure. Chemical reactivity/properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: C- or better in 1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H or equiv or B or better in 1071H/1075H, 1072H/1076H
FSCN 4121 - Food Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Microorganisms involved in food-borne disease, food fermentations, and food spoilage. Methods for their control/detection. Food microbiology. Foodborne pathogens. Microbial food spoilage. Control of microorganisms in food. prereq: BIOC 3021, [2021 or VBS 2032 or MICB 3301]
VBS 2022 - General Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V
Fundamental principles of microbiology. Bacterial metabolism, growth, genetics. Biology of viruses/fungi. Control of microorganisms. Host-microbe interactions. Microorganisms/disease. Applied microbiology. Lecture. prereq: One semester each of college chemistry, biology
VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V
Bacterial metabolism, growth/genetics, biology of viruses/fungi. Control of microorganisms. Host-microbe interactions, microorganisms/disease, applied microbiology. prereq: One semester each of college chemistry, biology
BBE 4900 - Intern Reports
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Reports on intern work assignments reviewed by faculty/industry advisers. prereq: [CSE or CFANS] student in BBE, instr consent
CE 3202 - Surveying and Mapping
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V5V
Theory of precision measurements of distance, elevation, angle, and direction of points/lines above, on, or beneath earth's surface. Establishing such points/lines. Elements of coordinate systems, datum planes, and maps. prereq: MATH 1271, MATH 1272], [CSE or Construction Mgmt]
CE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Index properties and soil classification. Effective stress. Permeability and seepage. Elasticity theory. One-dimensional compression and consolidation; settlements. Compaction; cut and fill problems. prereq: CSE, AEM 3031
CE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Concepts of behavior mechanisms for civil engineering materials such as concrete, metals, asphalt, plastics, and wood. Standard specifications for material properties. Techniques for testing. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [AEM 3031 or BBE 3001], IT
CE 3501 - Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to environmental engineering. Quantitative approach to environmental problems. Scientific background for understanding roles of engineers and scientists. prereq: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
CE 4301 - Soil Mechanics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00484 - CE 4301/GeoE 4301
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Traction and stress. Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion. Experiments on soil strength. Earth pressure theories, rigid/flexible retaining walls. Stability of slopes. Bearing capacity of foundations. prereq: [[3301 or GEOE 3301], upper div CSE] or instr consent
CE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00614 - CE 4351/GeoE 4351
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V
Shallow confined, unconfined, and sem-confined flows. Flow in two coupled aquifers separated by leaky layers. Transient flow. Flow toward wells. Streamlines/pathlines in two/three dimensions. Contaminant transport. Elementary computer modeling. prereq: [3502, [upper div CSE or grad student]] or instr consent
CE 4501 - Hydrologic Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Hydrologic cycle: precipitation, evaporation, infiltration runoff. Flood routing through rivers and reservoirs. Statistical analysis of hydrologic data and estimation of design flows. Open channel flow, flow through conduits. Detention basin design, hydraulic structure sizing, estimation of risk of flooding. prereq: 3502
CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Theory of chemical, physical, and biological processes in treating water and wastewater. Sequencing of processes. Design of treatment facilities. Impact on society. prereq: 3501 or CHEN 2001
CE 4511 - Hydraulic Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
Hydraulic design procedures for culverts, dams, spillways, outlet works, and river control works. Drop structures, water intakes, bridge crossings. Offered alt yrs. prereq: 4501
CE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Theories of flow in open channels, including gradually varied and rapidly varied flows, steady and unsteady flows. Computational methods for unsteady open channel flows, applications to flood routing. Introduction to moveable bed mechanics. prereq: CSE or grad, 3502 or instr consent
BIOL 3007W - Plant, Algal, and Fungal Diversity and Adaptation (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Evolution/diversity of plants. Their adaptations for survival in varied environments. Includes lab. prereq: One semester college biology, CHEM 1021
BIOL 3407 - Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00005 - Biol 3407/3807/5407/EEB 3001
Typically offered: 9V
Principles of population growth/interactions and ecosystem function applied to ecological issues. Regulation of human populations, dynamics/impacts of disease, invasions by exotic organisms, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity. Lab. prereq: [One semester college biology], [MATH 1142 or MATH 1271 or MATH 1281 or equiv]
EEB 3001 - Ecology and Society (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Basic concepts in ecology. Organization, development, function of ecosystem. Population growth/regulation. Human effect on ecosystems. prereq: [Jr or sr] recommended; biological sciences students may not apply cr toward major
EEB 5601 - Limnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Advanced introduction to description/analysis of interaction of physical, chemical, and biological factors that control functioning of life in lakes and other freshwater aquatic environments. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 3612W - Soil and Environmental Biology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Properties of microorganisms that impact soil fertility, structure, and quality. Nutrient requirements of microbes and plants, and mineral transformations in biogeochemical cycling. Symbiotic plant/microbe associations and their role in sustainable agricultural production. Biodegradation of pollutants and bioremediation approaches. prereq: Biol 1009 or equiv, Chem 1021 or equiv; 2125 recommended
SOIL 3416 - Plant Nutrients in the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2125
Typically offered: 9V3V
Fundamental concepts in soil fertility and plant nutrition. Discuss dynamics of mineral elements in soil, plants, and the environment. Evaluation, interpretation, and correction of plant nutrient problems.
MATS 2001 - Introduction to the Science of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Structure-property relationships of engineering materials. Atomic structure and bonding. Crystal structures. Imperfections in solids. Strength of materials, strengthening mechanisms. Phase transformations. Heat treatment/control of micro-structures. Materials selection/design. Integrating properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. prereq: CHEM 1061, CHEM 1065, [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372], PHYS 1301W, CSE student
ME 3221 - Design and Manufacturing I: Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Material behavior/failure in design/manufacturing. Models for material removal, bulk deformation, sheet metal forming, and consolidation processes. Characterization of process capabilities/parts. prereq: 2011, AEM 3031, MatS 2001, ME upper div
ME 3222 - Design and Manufacturing II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Selection of standard mechanical components such as bearings, gears, and fasteners. Analysis/synthesis of motion in machines. Displacement, velocity, and acceleration of mechanisms. Machine design project: Apply lecture topics to develop new machines that fulfill customer specifications. prereq: [3221 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3221], [CSci 1113 or equiv], ME upper div
ME 3281 - System Dynamics and Control
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Dynamics of mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid, and hybrid systems. System response using Laplace transform and numerical integration. Fourier transform and convolution. Transfer functions and frequency response. Introduction to classical control. prereq: AEM 2021, [Math 2243 or Math 2373], ME upper div
ME 5243 - Advanced Mechanism Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 5T
Analytical methods of kinematic, dynamic, and kinetoelastodynamic analysis and synthesis of mechanisms. Computerized design for function, path, and motion generation based on Burmeister theory. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3222 or equiv, basic kinematics and dynamics of machines; knowledge of CAD packages such as Pro-E recommended
ME 5247 - Stress Analysis, Sensing, and Transducers
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3V
Electrical resistance strain gage theory and technology. Gage characteristics, selection, and use. Bridge circuits and temperature and stray strain compensation. Signal conditioning. Data analysis. Photoelasticity techniques. Interpretation of fringe patterns. Sensor principles and performance. Transducer design and characterization. prereq: AEM 3031, MatS 2001
ME 5248 - Vibration Engineering
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 5T
Apply vibration theory to design; optimize isolators, detuning mechanisms, viscoelastic suspensions and structures. Use modal analysis methods to describe free vibration of complex systems, relating to both theoretical and test procedures. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3281
AGRO 4005 - Applied Crop Physiology and Development (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Applications of plant physiology processes of water relations, photosynthesis, mineral uptake/function, transpiration, translocation, and their relationships to plant growth/development from seed germination to maturation and dry down for harvest. Emphasizes inquiry, field problems, and group activity. Lecture, laboratory. prereq: [Chem 1011 or Chem 1021 or equiv], 8 cr in [biol or plant science]
AGRO 4605 - Strategies for Agricultural Production and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Information/tools necessary to make informed land management decisions in ever-evolving economic, policy, climate environments. Evaluate hows, whats, whys of crop management by solving real-world problems that agricultural professionals face. State-of-the-art production/management practices for major agricultural crops in Minnesota. Lectures feature agricultural professionals/experts. Lab component provides hands-on experience with modern equipment/data interpretation. prereq: 1101 or equivalent, [CHEM1015/17 or equivalent], SOIL1125 or equivalent], [jr or sr or grad student or instr consent]
BIOL 2022 - General Botany
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 2022/2822
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Principles of plant biology. Organization, function, growth/development, and reproductive biology of plants and plant-like organisms. Lab. prereq: One semester of college biology
BIOL 3007W - Plant, Algal, and Fungal Diversity and Adaptation (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Evolution/diversity of plants. Their adaptations for survival in varied environments. Includes lab. prereq: One semester college biology, CHEM 1021
BIOL 3407 - Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00005 - Biol 3407/3807/5407/EEB 3001
Typically offered: 9V
Principles of population growth/interactions and ecosystem function applied to ecological issues. Regulation of human populations, dynamics/impacts of disease, invasions by exotic organisms, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity. Lab. prereq: [One semester college biology], [MATH 1142 or MATH 1271 or MATH 1281 or equiv]
EEB 3001 - Ecology and Society (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Basic concepts in ecology. Organization, development, function of ecosystem. Population growth/regulation. Human effect on ecosystems. prereq: [Jr or sr] recommended; biological sciences students may not apply cr toward major
ESPM 3612W - Soil and Environmental Biology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Properties of microorganisms that impact soil fertility, structure, and quality. Nutrient requirements of microbes and plants, and mineral transformations in biogeochemical cycling. Symbiotic plant/microbe associations and their role in sustainable agricultural production. Biodegradation of pollutants and bioremediation approaches. prereq: Biol 1009 or equiv, Chem 1021 or equiv; 2125 recommended
SOIL 3416 - Plant Nutrients in the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2125
Typically offered: 9V3V
Fundamental concepts in soil fertility and plant nutrition. Discuss dynamics of mineral elements in soil, plants, and the environment. Evaluation, interpretation, and correction of plant nutrient problems.