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Curriculum in Agricultural Engineering

Administered by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

With options in agricultural and environmental systems engineering, food and biosystems engineering, and power and machinery engineering. Administered jointly by the College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering. Leading to the degree bachelor of science from the College of Engineering. Total credits required: 127.5. See also Basic Program and Cooperative Programs.

Sophomore Year
Cr. Fall
3 Computer Application and Systems Modeling—A E 203*
3 Statics of Engineering—E M 274*
5 Classical Physics II
5 Option Requirements 2
16
Cr. Spring
1 Entrepreneurship and Internship Seminar—A E 201
3 Fundamentals of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering—A E 216*
3 Mechanics of Materials—E M 324*
1 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory—E M 327*
3 Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition—Engl 250
3 Elementary Differential Equations—Math 266*
3 Engineering Statistics—Stat 305
17
Junior Year
Cr. Fall
4 Electric Power and Electronics—A E 363
3 Thermodynamics —M E 330
8 Option Requirements 2
15
Cr. Spring
1 Leadership and Ethics Seminar—A E 301
9 Option Requirements 2
3 SSH elective1
3 Communications requirement3
16
Senior Year
Cr. Fall
1 Professional Seminar—A E 401
3 Instrumentation—A E 404
2 Agricultural Engineering Design I— A E 415*
3 SSH elective1
7 Option Requirements 2
16
Cr. Spring
2 Agricultural Engineering Design II— A E 416*
3 SSH elective1
11 Option Requirements 2
16

Communication Proficiency

The department requires a grade of C or better in Engl 150 and 250 (or 250H) and a grade of C or better in the course taken to meet the communication requirement.

1Social sciences and humanities (SSH) electives are to be chosen from the department-approved list. The courses chosen must meet departmental requirements.

2After the freshman year, each student elects one of the options and takes courses listed for the selected option. The elective courses must be selected from the department-approved list.

3One course must be taken from Sp Cm 212, Engl 309, Engl 314, or Ag Eds 311.

*Core professional curriculum. A student must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in this group of courses in order to graduate.

Options

Agricultural and Environmental Systems Engineering—A E 271 or 272, 340 or 478 or 480, 431, 472; Biol 211; E M 378; C E 332, 372; 3 credits in biological and natural resource science from department-approved list; and 14 credits from department-approved electives list.

Food and Biosystems Engineering—A E 469, 480; Biol 212; Micro 302, 302L; Ch E 356, 357; M E 330; Chem 231, 231L; Math 268; 10 credits in biological science electives from department approved list; and 6 credits from department approved electives list.

Power and Machinery Engineering—A E 271 or 272, 340, 342, 413; select one course from A E 431, 472, 480; Agron 154; Biol 211; E M 345, 378; Mat E 272; M E 324, 325; 6 credits from department-approved electives list.