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Technology Systems Management (TSM)200 |300 |400 |Graduate Courses |
(Administered by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering)
Rameshwar Kanwar, Chair of Department
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers work for the bachelor of science degree with majors in agricultural systems technology and industrial technology, (see College of Agriculture, Curricula).
Missions: The mission of the Agricultural Systems Technology program is to prepare women and men for careers that integrate and apply agricultural and biosystems engineering technology to manage human and natural resource systems for producing, processing, and marketing food and other biological products worldwide.
The mission of the Industrial Technology is to prepare women and men for careers that integrate and apply industrial technology to lead and manage human, manufacturing, and safety systems.
Objectives: At two to five years after undergraduate graduation, through the professional practice in technology, graduates should:
1. Have demonstrated competence in methods of analysis involving use of mathematics, fundamental physical and biological sciences, technology, and computation needed for the professional practice in the field of agricultural systems technology or industrial technology.
2. Have developed skills necessary to contribute to the design process; including the abilities to think creatively, to formulate problem statements, to communicate effectively, to synthesize information, and to evaluate and implement problem solutions.
3. Be capable of addressing issues of ethics, safety, professionalism, cultural diversity, globalization, environmental impact, and social and economic impact in professional practice.
4. Have demonstrated continuous professional and technical growth, with practical experience, so as to be licensed in their field or achieve that level of expertise, as applicable.
5. Have demonstrated the ability to:
a. be a successful leader of multi-disciplinary teams.
Outcomes: At the time of graduation, students of the Agricultural Systems Technology or Industrial Technology programs should have:
a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, technology, and applied sciences;
Graduates have developed and demonstrated workplace competencies, and have completed a professional internship. They are able to communicate effectively, have problem-solving skills and awareness of global, economic, environmental and societal issues.
Agricultural Systems Technology graduates have the ability to apply science and technology to problems related to agriculture; they manage complex agricultural systems for sustainability. They find careers within a variety of agriculturally-related industries, businesses, and organizations, including: agricultural machinery, environment, government, farm builders, grain, feed, seed, fertilizer, chemical, food, biorenewable resources, and production agriculture.
Industrial Technology graduates understand commonly-used manufacturing processes, lean manufacturing principles, continuous improvement, quality management, safety, regulatory issues affecting manufacturing, and the properties of manufacturing materials. They find careers within a variety of industries, businesses, and organizations focusing in manufacturing (e.g., quality control, production supervision, and process and facility planning) or occupational safety (e.g., development, management, and evaluation of safety programs and systems; and hazard identification and mitigation).
Minors: The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers a minor in agricultural systems technology which may be earned by completing a minimum of 18 credits of technology systems management courses, which includes TSM 115 and 210, plus an additional 12 credits from a departmentally approved list.
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering also offers a minor in industrial technology which may be earned by completing a minimum of 18 credits of technology systems management courses, which includes TSM 115 and 210, plus an additional 12 credits from a departmentally approved list.
For the undergraduate curriculum in agricultural systems technology leading to the degree of bachelor of science or for the undergraduate curriculum in industrial technology leading to the degree of bachelor of science, see College of Agriculture, Curricula.
The department also offers an undergraduate curriculum and courses in agricultural engineering, see College of Engineering, Curricula.
The department offers work for the degrees master of science, and doctor of philosophy with a major in industrial and agricultural technology. It cooperates in the interdepartmental programs in professional agriculture, sustainable agriculture, environmental sciences, biorenewable resources and technology, and human computer interaction.
The master's program prepares advanced practicing professionals for industrial and/or agricultural technology positions in industry, business, and public service; it also provides a sound foundation for further graduate study. The doctoral program prepares exemplary industrial and/or agricultural technology professionals for learning, discovery, engagement, and leadership roles in education, industry, business, and public service organizations.
The department also offers work for the degrees master of science, master of engineering, and doctor of philosophy with a major in agricultural engineering. See College of Engineering, Curricula.
Courses open for nonmajor graduate credit: 370, 408, 409, 424, 426, and 433.
Visit our departmental website at www.abe.iastate.edu.
Courses primarily for undergraduate students
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, transition to academic life.
TSM 111. Experiencing Technology. (0-2) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: AST or 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 112. Orientation to Learning and Productive Team Membership. (Cross-listed with Aer E, FS HN, Hort, NREM). (2-0) Cr. 2. F. Introduction to developing intentional learners and worthy team members. Learning as the foundation of human enterprise; intellectual curiosity; ethics as a personal responsibility; everyday leadership; effective team and community interactions including team learning and the effects on individuals; and growth through understanding self, demonstrating ownership of own learning, and internalizing commitment to helping others. Intentional mental processing as a means of enhancing learning. Interconnectedness of the individual, the community, and the world.
TSM 115. Solving Technology Problems. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Math 140 or higher (can be taken concurrently). Unit conversations, unit factor method, SI units, significant digits, graphing and curve fitting. Solutions of technology problems using Excel. Presentation of technical information using Word and PowerPoint.
TSM 116. Introduction to Design in Technology. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. 2D projections and 3D representations of objects, national and international standards for documentation, manufacturing processes, design projects, and teamwork. Free-hand sketching techniques and parametric solid modeling will be covered.
TSM 201. Entrepreneurship and Internship Seminar. (Cross-listed with A E). (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: Sophomore classification in AE, AST, or I Tec. Exposure to the importance of entrepreneurship through seminar presentations by entrepreneurs, development of a business plan, case studies on economic impacts of entrepreneurship, and strategic strengths of Iowa. Preparation for internship experience. Relationship of workplace competencies to entrepreneurship and internships; portfolios.
TSM 208. Ethical Issues in Agriculture. (2-0) Cr. 1. F.S.SS. Discussion of ethical theory and its application to issues facing agriculture. Case studies deal with topics, such as biotechnology business practices, animal welfare, environmental impacts, public policy, sources of food, sustainable agriculture, and world hunger.
TSM 210. Fundamentals of Technology. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Credit or enrollment in 115, Math 140 or higher. Introduction to problem solving related to fundamental agricultural and/or industrial technology systems. Basic laws of energy, force, and mass applied to technology systems such as: mechanical power transmission; equipment calibration; environmental and natural resources; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; electrical circuits. Using the time value of money to make economic decisions.
TSM 216. Advanced Technical Graphics, Interpretation, and CAD. (2-2) 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 Dimensioning and Tolerancing, 3D models, welding symbols, advanced visualization, design modeling of parts and assemblies, feature based design. Use of AutoCAD and parametric modeling software.
TSM 240. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes. (1-4) Cr. 3. F. A study of selected materials and related processes used in manufacturing. Lecture and laboratory activities focus on materials, properties, and processes. This includes plastics and metals.
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 272. Introduction to Occupational Safety. (2-0) Cr. 2. F. Introduction to occupational safety and health administration and management. Focus on development and management of safety programs and obtaining employee involvement in occupational safety programs.
TSM 276. Fire Protection and Prevention. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. 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. Leadership and Ethics Seminar. (Cross-listed with A E). (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: 201. Leadership and ethics experiences through case studies and seminar presentations by practitioners. Relationship of workplace competencies to leadership and ethics; portfolios.
TSM 310. Total Quality Improvement. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Stat 101 or 104, junior classification. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of TQM - Deming style of management, statistical studies to understand the behavior of products, processes, or services, and how to define and document processes and customer focus. Introduction to continuous improvement tools and methods - DMAIC, SPC, and Design of experiments; emphasis on team work and problem solving skills.
TSM 322. Preservation of Grain Quality. (2-3) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Math 140 or higher. Principles and management for grain quality preservation. Grain drying and storage. Fans and airflow through grain. 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. S. Prereq: Math 140 or 160. Introduction to engineering and conservation principles applied to the planning of erosion control systems, water control structures, water quality management, and drainage and irrigation systems.
TSM 327. Animal Production Systems. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 210. Response of animals to the environment. Environmental systems for animal production. Ventilation, water, feed handling, air pollution, odor and waste management systems. Planning confinement acilities 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 agricultural machinery.
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 TSM 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 Technology. (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 210. Fundamental fluid power principles. Fluid properties. Function and performance of components such as pumps, valves, actuators, hydrostatic transmission and continuously variable transmissions. Basic analysis of fluid power systems. Introduction to electrohydraulics.
TSM 340. Advanced Automated Manufacturing Processes. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 216, 240. NC programming operations for CNC mills and lathes. Transfer of parts descriptions into detailed process plans, tool selection, and NC codes. Computer assisted CAD/CAM NC programming for 2 D machining. Applying advanced CAE technology to check process feasibility, determine optimal process conditions, and evaluation of part.
TSM 363. Electric Power and Electronics for Agriculture and Industry. (3-3) Cr. 4. F. Prereq: 210, Physics 112. Basic electricity. Electrical safety, wiring, 3-phase service, controls, and motors for agricultural and industrial applications. Planning building electrical systems. Electronics to sense, monitor, and control mechanical processes: semiconductors, digital logic circuts; speed, pressure, position, temperature, and moisture sensors. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 370. Occupational Safety. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 270, junior standing. Identifies safety and health risks in industrial work environments. Focus on how managers and supervisors meet their responsibilities for providing a safe workplace for their employees. Includes the identification and remediation of workplace hazards. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 372. Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety and Health. (2-0) Cr. 2. F. Legal implications of legislation as it applies to health and safety in the workplace. Includes OSHA regulations, worker's compensation, and workplace liability.
TSM 397. Internship in Technology. Cr. R. F.S.SS. Prereq: At least 45 credits of coursework, in AST or I Tec major, and approval of internship coordinator. A supervised work experience in an approved learning setting with application to technology practices and principles. Reporting during work experience and self and employer evaluation required. Minimum GPA requirement.
TSM 399. Work Experience in Technology. Cr. 2. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: 397 and approval of instructor. Written reports and reflection on work experience. A maximum of 4 credits of TSM 399 maybe be used toward the total credits required for graduation.
TSM 401. Professionalism Seminar. (Cross-listed with A E). (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: 301. Examination of professionalism in the context of engineering and technology. Time, project and personnel management. Communications and professional portfolios. Professional licensure. Transition to professional careers.
TSM 408. Interdisciplinary Problem Solving. (Cross-listed with I E, E E). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: Junior or senior classification. Use of the Theory of Constraints as a way of approaching problem solving, win-win negotiation, project planning and effective delegation in the context of engineering/business systems. Team projects aimed at improving design outcomes. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 409. Interdisciplinary Systems Effectiveness. (Cross-listed with I E, E E). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.SS. Prereq: Junior or senior classification. Focus on functions that determine the effectiveness of an entire organization. Generic Theory of Constraints solutions to production, distribution, and project management are compared to traditional solutions. Strategy for improvements discovered using simulations. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 415. Technology Capstone I. (1-2) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: senior classification. Team development, communications, and responsibilities. Identification of current technological problems in agriculture and industrial systems. Development of alternate solutions using creativity, critical analysis, and planning techniques.
TSM 416. Technology Capstone II. (1-2) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: 415. Selection of promising potential solutions to technology problems identified in 415 for development and analysis by student teams. Presentation of project through oral presentations, written reports, and working prototypes.
TSM 424. Impacts of Agriculture on Water Quality. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Math 140 or 160, one of the following: 324, Agron 154. Water use and water quality standards; characteristics of surface and groundwater resources; types of agricultural water pollutants and their impacts on water quality; how agricultural pollutants move and enter water resources; management practices to reduce ag pollutant movement and protect water resources. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 426. Technology Applications in Bioprocessing. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 210, Biol 109, Chem 163. An application-oriented examination of modern bioprocessing systems including ethanol fermentation, biological wastewater treatment, and food processing, emphasizing the fundamental principles governing these systems and the role of technologists in successful operation of these systems. Exposure to basic reactor theory, enzyme kinetics, microbial growth models. Field trips and lab experiences. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 433. Precision Farming Systems Advanced Concepts and Applications. (3-0) Cr. 3. 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. Building input recommendations. Systems for precision agriculture, equipment, software usess, legal and social issues, and production economics. Advanced concepts and the future of precision agricutlure. Only one of TSM 333 and 433 may count toward graduation. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 440. Cellular Lean Manufacturing Systems. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 310, 340. Reviews principles and concepts required for cellular manufacturing system design to meet customer demand in production, quality, on-time delivery, and continuously reducing manufacturing cost. Emphasis on applying lean manufacturing principles, simulation techniques, and Kaizen methodologies with hands-on projects.
TSM 443. Statics and Strength of Materials for Technology. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: AE 271 or 272; Phys 111. Application of standard analytic and computer based techniques of solving problems related to force and moments. The properties of materials and how to select appropriate materials for a particular design is reviewed.
TSM 444. Facility Planning. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 216 and 240; Stat 101 or 104. Principles and practices in designing, evaluating, and organizing existing facilities or creating new facilities. Emphasis on AutoCAD-based new facility design project - product design, production flow analysis, activity relationship analysis, layout deployment, materials handling, office and other service requirement design, and the necessary cost analysis for the new facility.
TSM 445. Polymer and Composite Processing. (2-2) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 240 or equivalent. Design and production of plastic parts including thermoplastics and thermoset/composites. A study of plastic properties and their relationships to processing parameters and control techniques. Applying advanced CAE technology to check process feasibility, determine optimal process conditions, evaluate part and mold designs, and estimate the cost of plastic injection processes.
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: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Hazards. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 273; Chem 163, 163L; Math 160 or higher. A qualitative and quantitative introduction to health effects of chemical, biological, and physical hazards in a workplace.
TSM 471. Safety Laboratory. (0-2) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: 470 (can be taken concurrently). Introduction to equipment, methods, and strategies to measure, evaluate, control, and research hazards and risk in the workplaces.
TSM 477. System Safety Analysis. (Dual-listed with 577). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 470, Math 160, Stat 101 or 104. System safety focuses on developing a safety oriented pattern of thinking that is appropriate for today's complex systems. The tools that will be gained in this course will be helpful in recognizing, understanding, and analyzing hazards and risks in modern complex systems.
TSM 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. Prereq: Junior or senior classification, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract. A maximum of 4 credits of TSM 490 may be used toward the total credits required for graduation. Nonmajor graduate credit.
TSM 491. Seed Science Internship Experience. (Cross-listed with Agron, Hort). Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. 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. 1-4. Repeatable. Offered as demand warrants. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students
TSM 540. Advanced Design and Manufacturing. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Application of six sigma philosophy to advance product design and process control. Application of value steam mapping to the existing manufacturing system to develop future continuous improvement plans. Application of Taguchi Parameter design methodologies for optimizing the performance of manufacturing processes. Application of Taguchi Tolerance Design methodologies for product design.
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 lean manufacturing system design, cost estimation/justification, JIT manufacturing, integrated quality and process 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 577. System Safety Analysis. (Dual-listed with 477). (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 470, Math 160, Stat 101 or 104. System safety focuses on developing a safety oriented pattern of thinking that is appropriate for today's complex systems. The tools that will be gained in this course will be helpful in recognizing, understanding, and analyzing hazards and risks in modern complex systems.
TSM 590. Special Topics in Technology. Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. Prereq: Graduate classification in industrial and agricultural technology, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract..
TSM 593. Workshop in Technology. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. Prereq: Graduate classification and permission of instructor.
TSM 598. Technical Paper for Master's Degree. (Cross-listed with A E). Cr. 1. F.S.SS. A technical paper draft based on M.S. thesis or creative component is required of all master's students. This paper must be in a form that satisfies the requirements of some specific journal. Satisfactory-fail only.
TSM 599. Creative Component. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. 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.
Courses for graduate students
TSM 601. Graduate Seminar. (Cross-listed with A E). (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Discussion of research problems, methods, procedures, and reports.
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 and Engineering. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor. A definition of the faculty role in technology and engineering disciplines, 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 Technology and Engineering. (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 and course development.
TSM 694. Teaching Practicum. (Cross-listed with A E). Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Graduate classification and permission of instructor. Graduate student experience in the agricultural and biosystems engineering departmental teaching program.
TSM 697. Internship in Technology. Cr. R. Prereq: permission of department chair, graduate classification. One semester and one summer maximum per academic year professional work period. Satisfactory-fail only.
TSM 698. Technical Paper for a Doctoral Degree. (Cross-listed with A E). Cr. 1. F.S.SS. A technical paper draft based on dissertation is required of all Ph.D. students. This paper must be in a form that satisfies the requirements of some specific journal. Satisfactory-fail only.
TSM 699. Research. Cr. arr.