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Technology Systems Managment
(Administered by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering)
Note: Technology Systems Management was created when Agricultural Systems Technology and Industrial Technology merged 7/1/04. The following represents changes to the catalog after it was published in March 2005.
Rameshwar Kanwar, Chair of Department
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers the bachelor of science degree with a major in agricultural systems technology (see College of Agriculture, Curricula).
1) To produce graduates competent in the application of mathematics, agricultural and biological science, engineering, technology, and business management needed in their careers in managing agricultural and natural resource systems.
2) To produce graduates prepared for successful careers,life-long learning, and continuous personal and professional growth.
3) To produce graduates capable of addressing issues of ethics, safety, professionalism, cultural diversity, globalization, environmental impact, and social and economic impact in their careers.
4) To produce graduates with the skills necessary to analyze and manage technology systems, including abilities necessary to think creatively, solve problems, communicate effectively, and evaluate and implement problem solutions.
5) To produce graduates who can work collaboratively and who have people skills needed for a productive and satisfying life.
Graduates have the ability to apply science and technology to problems related to agriculture and manage complex agricultural systems for sustainability. They are able to communicate effectively, have problem-solving skills and awareness of environmental issues.
Graduates have developed team building skills and computer proficiency. Graduates find careers with agricultural machinery industries; environmental organizations; governmental agencies; farm builders; grain, feed, seed, fertilizer, and chemical companies; or in production agriculture.
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers a minor in agricultural systems technology which may be earned by completing a minimum of 15 credits of agricultural systems technology courses, which includes AST 115, AST 210 and at least two credits in 400-level courses.
For undergraduate curriculum in agricultural systems technology leading to the degree of bachelor of science, see College of Agriculture, Curricula.
Visit our departmental website at www.abe.iastate.edu
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers courses for nonmajor graduate credit in agricultural systems technology for students taking major work in other departments, and cooperates in the interdepartmental programs in professional agriculture, sustainable agriculture, environmental sciences, and biorenewable resources and technology. A minor in agricultural systems technology is offered.
Courses open for nonmajor graduate credit: 425, 433, 435, 460, 475, 476, 490, 493, 496.
Courses primarily for undergraduate students
TSM 111. Experiencing Technology. (0-2) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: AST and I Tec majors only or permission of instructor. Laboratory-based, team oriented experiences in a spectrum of topics common to the practice of technology. Report writing, internships, competencies, electronic portfolios, industry visits.
TSM 110. Introduction to Technology. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: AST and I Tec majors only or permission of instructor. Team-oriented introduction to agricultural systems technology and industrial technology. Report writing, internships, careers, competencies, academic success strategies, industry visits.
TSM 112X. Orientation to Learning and Productive Team Membership. (Same as NREM112X, Aer E 112X, Hort 112X, FSHN 112x). Cr. 1. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Jungst, Thompson. Introduction to developing responsible learners and worthy team members and the foundations of leadership and learning. Learning as the foundation of human enterprise; everyday leadership; effective team and community interactions; intellectual curiosity; ethics as a personal responsibility; and choosing to grow by understanding self, demonstrating ownership of own learning, and internalizing commitment to helping others.
TSM 115. Solving Technology Problems. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Math 140 or 160 (can be taken concurrently). Solving technology problems and presenting solutions through technical reports. Graphing and curve-fitting. Use of SI units. Significant digits. Solutions of technology problems using Excel. Presentation of technical information using Word and PowerPoint.
TSM 116. Introduction to Design in Technology. (1-4) Cr. 3. F.S. 2D projections and 3D representations of objects, national and international standards for documentation, manufacturing processes, design for manufacturability, design projects and teamwork. Free-hand sketching techniques and solid modeling using contemporary CAD tools will be covered.
TSM 201. Sophomore Seminar in Technology. (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification in AST or I Tec. Ethics, competencies, portfolios, professionalism, career and leadership development.
TSM 210. Fundamentals of Technology. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 115, Math 140 or 160. Introduction to problem solving related to fundamental agricultural and industrial technology systems such as: power and machinery, environmental and natural resources, structures and animal environment, and electrical circuits. Basic energy and force laws, definitions, and units.
TSM 216. Advanced Technical Graphics, Interpretation, and CAD. (1-4) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 116. Advanced design systems incorporating 2D and 3D design and productivity tools for use in manufacturing settings. Topics include: Geometric Tolerancing, 3D models, welding symbols, gears/cams, advanced visualization, solid modeling, feature based design, assemblies. Use of AutoCAD and ProEngineer software.
TSM 270. Principles of Injury Prevention. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Basic foundations of injury causation and prevention in home, motor vehicle, public, and work environments.
TSM 273. Introduction to Occupational Safety. (2-0) Cr. 2. Introduction to occupational safety and health administration and management. Includes accident investigation and response.
TSM 276. Fire Protection and Prevention. (3-0) Cr 3. An overview of the current problems and technology in the fields of fire protection and fire prevention, with emphasis on industrial needs, focusing on the individual with industrial safety responsibilities.
TSM 301. Junior Seminar in Technology. (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Junior classification in AST or I Tec. Ethics, competencies, portfolios, professionalism, career and leadership development.
TSM 310. Total Quality Improvement. (3-0) Cr. 3.S. Prereq: Stat 101or 104, junior classification. Application of the Deming methodology to establish a defect prevention system for any type of work activity. Focus on customer; participative management through teamwork; emphasis on continuous improvement; application of SPC methods using problem-solving models.
TSM 322. Preservation of Grain Quality. (2-3) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Math 140 or 160. Principles and management for grain quality preservation. Grain drying and grain storage. Psychrometrics. Fan and airflow. Grain handling methods and system planning. Grain quality measurement and end-use value analysis.
TSM 324. Soil and Water Conservation Management. (2-3) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Math 140 or 160. Introduction to engineering principles applied to the planning of erosion control systems, water control structures, water quality management, drainage and irrigation systems, and farm water resource development. Agricultural surveying for field area measurement and mapping.
TSM 327. Animal Production Systems. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 210. Response of animals to the thermal environment. Environmental systems for animal production. Water, feed handling and waste management systems. Planning confinement facilities for swine, poultry, beef and dairy production systems.
TSM 330. Agricultural Machinery and Power Management. (2-3) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 210, Math 142 or 160. Selection, sizing, and operational principles of tractors and machinery systems. Cost analysis and computer techniques applied to planning and management of agricultural machine systems. Principles, operation, and application of power sources.
TSM 333. Precision Farming Systems. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Math 140 or 160, junior or senior classification. Geographic information systems and global positioning systems. Sampling strategies for precision farming. Building prescriptions and recommendations. Systems for precision farming, equipment, software uses, legal and social issues, and economics. Only one of 333 and 433 may count toward graduation.
TSM 335. Tractor Power. (3-3) Cr. 4. F. Prereq: 210, Math 142. Theory and construction of tractor engines, mechanical power trains and hydraulic systems. Introduction to traction, chassis mechanics, and hydraulic power.
TSM 337. Fluid Power Systems . (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 210. Fundamental hydraulic principles. Hydraulic fluid properties. Function and performance of pumps, valves, actuators, lines, and accessories. Introduction to electrohydraulics.
TSM 370. Occupational Safety. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 270, junior standing. Identifies safety and health risks in industrial work environments, particularly to workers in manufacturing industries. Includes the prevention of workplace exposures, and the safe use of equipment for materials handling and production operations. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 372X. Religion and Agricultural Sustainability. (Same as Relig 372X). Cr. 3. Kanway and Sanford. Religious and ethical dimensions of sustainable agricultural practices; comparative examination of specific agricultural issues focusing in indigenous religions and religions of
TSM 373. Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety and Health. (3-0) Cr. 3. Legal implications of legislation as it applies to health and safety in the workplace.
TSM 397. Internship in Technology. Cr. R. F.S.SS. Prereq: Sophomore classification in AST or I Tec and approval of internship coordinator. A supervised work experience in an approved learning setting with application to technology practices and principles. Employer evaluation required. Minimum GPA requirements.
TSM 399. Work Experience in
TSM 401. Senior Seminar in Technology. (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Senior classification in AST or I Tec. Ethics, competencies, portfolios, professionalism, career and leadership development.
TSM 408. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving. (Same as I E 408, E E 408.) See Industrial Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 409. Interdisciplinary Systems Effectiveness. (Same as I E 409, E E 409.) See Industrial Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 424. Impacts of Agriculture on Water Quality. (2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: Math 140 or 160, one of the following: 324, Agron 154. Relationship between agriculture and water quality; chemical use; erosion and conservation tillage; water quality monitoring techniques; animal waste and water quality; nonpoint source pollution; management systems to reduce chemical leaching to groundwater. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 433.Precision Farming Systems‑ Advanced Concepts and Applications. (3-0) Cr. 3. Off campus, S. Prereq: Math 140 or equivalent, admission to Master of Agriculture program. Technologies for precision resource management. Geospatial information technologies for precision agriculture (geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing systems). Sensing and sampling strategies in precision agriculture. Data mining and visualization. Building input recommendations. Systems for precision agriculture, equipment, software uses, legal and social issues, and production economics. Advanced concepts and the future of precision agriculture. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 440. Computer Automated Manufacturing Systems. (2-2) Cr. 3. Prereq: 340. Reviews principles and concepts required for implementation of automated production techniques and for design of manufacturing systems. Includes sensors and sensing systems, numerical control, robotics, CAD/CAM, simulation, manufacturing economics. Emphasis on computer technology as “tools” to improve production and control needs.
TSM 444. Facility Planning. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 214 and 240; Stat 101 or 104. Principles and practices in designing, evaluating, and organizing existing facilities or creating new facilities. Includes flow analysis, layout development, material handling, and office design. Field trip.
TSM 465. Automation Systems. (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 363. Theory and applications of automation systems technology. Emphasizes features, capabilities, programming and evaluation of sensors, programmable logic controllers, and robots.
TSM 470. Industrial Hygiene: Chemical and Biological Hazards. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 273; Chem 163, 163L. A consideration of health related problems found in the industrial setting with emphasis on toxic chemicals, ventilation, and noise.
TSM 471. Industrial Hygiene: Physical Hazards. (2 -2) Cr. 3. Prereq: 470. The use and calibration of instruments designed to measure the quality and quantity of contaminants in the work environment.
TSM 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1 to 4. Prereq: Junior or senior classification, permission of instructor. A maximum of 4 credits of 490 may be used toward the total credits required for graduation. Nonmajor graduate credit.
A. Animal Environment/Air Quality
TSM 491. Seed Science Internship Experience. (Same as Agron 491, Hort 491.) Cr. 1-2. May be repeated once. F.S.SS. Prereq: Agron 338, advanced approval and participation of employer and instructor. A professional work experience and creative project for seed science secondary majors. The project requires prior approval and participation of the employer and instructor. The student must submit a written report.
TSM 493. Workshop in Technology. Cr. 1 to 4. Offered as demand warrants. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Nonmajor graduate credit.
A. Environment and Structures
TSM 516. Parametric and Feature-Based Design and Manufacturing. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Covers fundamental and advanced feature-based CAD concepts. Topics include geometric modeling, feature concepts, applications of features in design and manufacturing, and feature recognition. Pro/Engineering software is used as the design and modeling tool. Hands-on design projects are major components of this course.
TSM 540. Advanced Design and Manufacturing. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. An integrated study of entrepreneurship, the development of new products, organization of production, production control, and business planning in contemporary manufacturing settings. Topics include market analysis, design, prototyping, quality functional deployment in process and product design, benchmarking, Kaizen, cost estimation, marketing strategies, documentation for productivity and quality strategies.
TSM 541. Comprehensive Modern Manufacturing Systems. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. The study, design, and implementation of PULL manufacturing systems and their integration with functions of the production system for the manufacture of superior quality, low cost products. Topics include cellular manufacturing system, group technology, cost estimation/justification, dynamic cost control, JIT manufacturing, integrated quality, inventory control, automation, and CAD/CAM.
TSM 545. Manufacturability of Plastics. (2-2) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Overview of current business environment and issues related to design for manufacturability of plastic products. Provide understanding of available materials and processes in manufacturing plastic parts. Utilize injection molding for an in-depth study of five elements for making successful plastic products; consumer input, part design, mold design, material selection, and manufacturing process. Computer-aided engineering exercises and laboratory practices included.
TSM 575. Safety and Public Health Issues in Modern Society. (2-0) Cr. 2. Exploration and analysis of current safety and public health issues impacting society. The focus will be on topics that impact individuals in work, public, and home environments.
TSM 590. Special Topics in Industrial Education and Technology. Cr. 1 to 4. Prereq: Graduate classification in industrial technology.
A. Animal Environment/Air Quality
TSM 593. Workshop in Industrial Technology. Cr. 1 to 3 each enrollment. Prereq: Graduate classification.
TSM 597. Internship in Technology. (arr.) Cr. 1 to 4 each enrollment. Prereq: permission of instructor. Emphasis on full experience in Industrial Technology or Agricultural Systems Technology, Training and Development, and Technical Education as it relates to administration-supervision, special needs, curriculum-instruction, and evaluation-research.
TSM 599. Creative Component. Cr. 1 to 3. A discipline-related problem to be identified and completed under the direction of the program adviser. Three credits required for all nonthesis master’s degree students.
TSM 601. Seminar. Cr. 1 each enrollment. Process of selecting, developing and writing a research proposal. Forum for dealing with professional and academic needs and issues.
TSM 652. Program and Learner Evaluation. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Stat 401 or equivalent. Techniques for evaluating learners, facilities, programs, and staff utilizing theories for developing measurement instruments. Outcomes assessment is emphasized.
TSM 655. Academic Leadership in Technology. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. A definition of the faculty role in the development of technology as a discipline, including strategies for dealing with programs, personnel, and constituencies are presented. Leadership skills involving team formation, team operation, and conflict resolution are addressed.
TSM 657. Curriculum Development in Industrial Technology. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Basic concepts, trends, practices, and factors influencing curriculum development, techniques, organization and procedures. Emphasis will be given to program/course of study and training plan development.
TSM 699. Research. Cr. arr.
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