Summary of Courses for BE

Angela Singleton, Bengtson, Richard L., Hall, Steven G.

1250 Introduction to Engineering Methods (2 credits) Fall 6 hrs lab. Fundamentals of engineering design; presentation of an engineering design; graphical expression of engineering design using computer-aided drafting.

1252 Biology in Engineering (2) Spring
Prereq.: credit or registration in BIOL 1201. 1 hour lecture; 3 hrs lab. Effect of variability and constraints of biological systems on engineering problem solving and design; engineering units; engineering report writing; oral report presentation; laboratory demonstration of biological engineering analysis.

2307 Elements of Landscape Construction (3) Fall, Spring Prereq.:
MATH 1022. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Theory and use of tape, level, transit, plane table, and compass; principles of area and volume calculations, land slope, drainage grades, legal land descriptions, and topographic mapping.

2350 Experimental Methods for Engineers (3) Spring Prereq.:
 credit or registration in EE 2950 or PHYS 2102. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Introduction to experimental methods, technical report writing, and instrumentation for engineering applications; measurement of temperature, pressure, flow, strain, and vibration in biological products; microprocessor data loggers and computer data acquisition systems.

2352 Quantitative Biology in Engineering (3) Fall Prereq.: BE 1252. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Characterization of biological phenomena in engineering design; relationships among parameters using linear and nonlinear statistical expressions; case studies of engineering design solutions.

3249 Engineering Practice I (3) Summer Prereq.: consent of instructor. Pass-fail grading. A minimum of six weeks full-time employment in an industry participating in the summer program. Selected engineering problems in an industrial environment

3250 Engineering Practice II (3) Summer Prereq.: consent of instructor. Pass-fail grading. A minimum of six weeks of full-time employment in an industry participating in the summer program. Selected engineering problems in an industrial environment.

3290 Professionalism for Biological Engineers (1) Fall
Prereq.: grade of "C" or better in CE 2450. Ethical standards, technical communication, goal setting, professionalism and professional organizations, safety and risk, team dynamics and proposal preparation. 

3320 Mechanical Design for Biological Engineering (3) Fall Prereq.: CE 3400; credit or registration in CE 2460 or ME 3133. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Term project in mechanical design. Philosophy of mechanical design for biological engineering; materials for construction; frame design; power transmission.

3340 Process Design in Biological Engineering (3) Spring Prereq.: MATH 2065. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Applications of engineering and science concepts to design unit operations and processes relevant to biological engineering.

3371 Irrigation Fundamentals and Management (2) Prereq.: consent of instructor. For majors in agriculture, design, and natural sciences. Cannot be used to fulfill College of Engineering requirements. Turf, landscaping, and other horticultural applications of irrigation; design of irrigation systems from water source to application and uptake by plants; covers typical irrigation application techniques from sprinkler to micro; friction loss in system components; irrigation scheduling; and auditing/troubleshooting irrigation system performance.

3381 Nonpoint Source Pollution Engineering (3) Spring Prereq.: BE 2352 and EVEG 3110. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Water quality criteria and regulations for the agricultural community; production, treatment, and disposal of agricultural and food processing wastes; management of agricultural nutrients; nonpoint source pollution; byproduct utilization; and application; wetland restoration; stream sampling and analysis; re-aeration studies and modeling.

3989 Special Projects in Biological Engineering (1-4) F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs of credit. Library research, experimental and/or theoretical investigation, and written report in form of engineering report.

4290 Senior Engineering Design and Professionalism (2) Fall Prereq.: BE 3290. Students work in teams to develop a detailed design to address a technical problem that the team chose in BE 3290. Activities include developing measurable design objectives and a product design specification, creating multiple design solutions, evaluating design solutions and communicating a detailed design.

4292 Senior Engineering Design Laboratory (2) Spring Prereq.: BE 4290. 6 hrs lab. Engineering principles used to complete the project set forth in the design outline submitted in BE 4290; design project completion.

4303 Engineering Properties of Biological Materials (3) Fall Prereq.: MATH 2065 and credit or registration in CE 3400. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs. lab Engineering properties, including rheology, friction, mechanical damage, texture, and thermal, optical, and electrical properties.

4323 Biomechanics for Engineers (3) Spring Prereq.: CE 2450. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Also offered as IE 4465.  Mechanical behavior of the human musculoskeletal system and component tissue when physical work is performed; engineering mechanics applied to the activities; fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; workplace design.

4332 Molecular Methods in Biological Engineering (3) Fall Prereq.: BIOL 2083, BE 2350, and credit or registration in BE 4303. Fundamentals of the theory and applications of quantitative molecular techniques used in biological engineering research and design.

4335 Tissue Engineering (3) Spring Prereq.: BE 4303, BIOL 1202, BIOL 2083, and CHEM 2261. Will familiarize engineers with tissue engineering concepts and current practice.  Topics covered include: embryology, stem cell biology, cell signaling, nutrition, cryobiology, biomaterials, synthesis/characterization, biocompatibility and scaffold design.

4336 Biocompatibility & Surface Modification of Materials (3)  Prereq.: BE 4303.  Biocompatibility of materials; biomaterials and their biomedical applications; and surface modification technology.  A design project will be included.

4340 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (3) Fall Prereq.: BE 2352; credit or registration in BE 3340. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Design and analysis of systems for processing biological materials, with emphasis on food; topics include biotechnology, fluid flow, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena in food and bioprocessing; unit operations, including freezing, extraction, drying, and aseptic processing.

4341 Biological Reactor Systems Design (3) Fall Prereq.: BIOL 2051 and BE 4352. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Microbial and biochemical principles used in design of biological reactors for biotransformation; metabolic output and cellular production; design of batch and continuous flow reactors utilizing microbial kinetic models; attached and suspended growth systems and eucaryotic and procaryotic cells.

4342 Sugar Process Engineering (3) Prereq.: EE 2950, CE 2200 or ME 3834 or CHE 3101, ME 2334 or 3333 or CHE 3172. Processes used in the manufacture of raw and refined sugar; application of scientific and engineering principles to unit operations of evaporation, crystallization, extraction, solids handling and drying, centrifuging, clarification, and steam and power generation.

4347 Sugar Factory Design (3) Prereq.: credit or registration on BE 4342. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab.  P and I diagrams for sugar processes and instrumentation/control strategies; detailed process design of heat transfer equipment, fluid flow systems including non-Newtonian flow, prime mover requirements, steam and power use, and reticulation, materials handling systems, utility systems, and materials of construction.

4352 Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering (3) Spring Prereq.: BE 2352, BIOL 2051; credit or registration in CE 2200 and ME 3333. Mass balances with consideration of chemical and biological reaction kinetics; energy balance and principles of conduction, convection, and radiation including 3-D diffusion, transient heat transfer and convection analysis; energy transfer in engineering design and analysis; principle of mass transfer.

4360 Mobile Fluid Power Control (3) Spring Prereq.: ME 3834 or equivalent. 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Theory and design of hydraulic systems and basic components; power steering, hydrostatic transmissions, electrohydraulic servovalves, manual and automatic control applications.

4362 Agricultural Precision Systems (3) 2 hrs lecture; 3 hrs lab. Principles and applications of geospatial technologies supporting precision agriculture/farming and planning for natural resource data management.

4380 Aquacultural Engineering (3) Prereq.: senior standing. Engineering principles applied to aquacultural systems; water chemistry; fluid mechanics; aquacultural pumping plants; fish pond design; recirculating aquacultural systems; water filtration; disinfection; aeration and degassing.

4383 Natural Resource Engineering (3) Fall Prereq.: CE 2200. Engineering analysis and design of natural resource control systems, including open channels, vegetated waterways, terraces, water control structures, spillways, reservoirs, flood control, surface water quality, and wetlands.

4989 Independent Study in Biological Engineering (1-4) F,S,Su Prereq.: senior standing. Written engineering report required. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Biological engineering practice; library research, experimental and/or theoretical investigation.

7304 Advanced Natural Resource Engineering (3)  Prereq.: BE 4383. Advanced topics in statistical hydrology, flow theory, evapotranspiration, transport of pollutants, drainage, irrigation, erosion, sediment transport, and sedimentation applied to rural fields and watersheds.

7306 Agricultural Systems Engineering (3)  Prereq.: BE 4292 or equivalent. Applications of systems approaches to engineering problems in agriculture; queuing theory; modeling and simulation; linear programming; decision support systems and expert systems.

7340 Advanced Food Engineering and Biotechnology (3)  Prereq.: BE 4340. Design and modeling of food and bioprocessing systems; application of advanced thermodynamic principles and transport phenomena with emphasis on numerical techniques in the design, analysis, and modeling of food systems; focus on current research topics in food engineering and food biotechnology.

7350 Advanced Instrumentation and Control for Biological Systems (3)  Prereq.: BE 2350 and MATH 2065. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Theory of measurement and feedback integrated with applied design work with biological systems; focus areas include: aquaculture, precision farming, environmental applications, bioprocess, and biomedical measurement and control concepts.

7352 Advanced Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering (3)  Prereq.: BE 4352. Transient heat and mass transfer in biological materials and systems; mathematics describing active and passive cellular transport; emphasis on numerical solution techniques for heat and mass flow in nonideal, heterogenous systems, including kinetic and thermodynamic considerations.

7361 Biological Reactor Systems for Agricultural Waste Treatment (3)  Prereq.: BE 4341. Design of biological reactor systems for treatment of agricultural wastes; utilizing and developing kinetic models for suspended and attached growth cultures; characterization of agricultural wastes and wastewaters; consideration of nutrient recovery, pathogen survival, odor reduction, and byproduct recovery goals.

7381 Advanced Aquacultural Engineering (3)  Prereq.: BE 4380. Advanced topics in aquacultural aeration, oxygenation, disinfection of aquacultural systems, and aquacultural wastewater characterization; integration with traditional agricultural production.

7500 Seminar (1) Prereq.: graduate standing in engineering. Only 1 sem. hr. of credit will be allowed toward the degree. Pass-fail grading.

7909 Advanced Topics in Biological Engineering (1-4) F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. One or more phases of advanced biological engineering practice.

 7910 Special Topics in Biological Engineering (3) May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit when topics vary. . One or more phasesof advanced biological engineering practice.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) ā€œSā€/ā€œUā€ grading.

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