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Biological Systems Engineering

100 |200 |300 |400 |Graduate Courses |500 |

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Administered by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Rameshwar Kanwar, Chair of Department
Distinguished Professor: Brown
Distinguished Professor (Emeritus): H. Johnson
University Professor: Bern
University Professor (Emeritus): Baker
Professors: Chen, Downing, Glanville, Harmon, Hoff, Hurburgh, L. Johnson, Kanwar, Misra, Schwab, Van Leeuwen, Xin
Professors (Emeritus): Beer, Bekkum, Buchele, Bundy, Hazen, Hoerner, Keeney, Lovely, Maney, Mangold, Marley, Melvin, Miller, Pedersen, Riley, R. Smith
Professor (Collaborator): Laflen
Associate Professors: Anex, Bhandari, Birrell, Brumm, Burns, Freeman, Koziel, Mickelson, Raman, Steward, Tim
Associate Professor (Emeritus): Anderson, Greiner, Lorimor
Associate Professor (Collaborators): Han
Assistant Professors: Darr, Grewell, Helmers, Kaleita-Forbes, Keren, Kim, Soupir, Tang, Yu
Assistant Professor (Emeritus): Boyd, Bradshaw
Assistant Professors (Adjunct): Inyang, Shahan, Tong
Assistant Professors (Collaborators): Dunn, Malone
Lecturer: Snell

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

BSE 110. Experiencing Biological Systems Engineering. (0-2) Cr. 1. S.Laboratory-based, team-oriented experiences in a spectrum of topics common to the practice of biological systems engineering. Report writing, co-ops, internships, careers, registration planning.

BSE 201. Entrepreneurship and Internship Seminar. (Cross-listed with TSM, A E). (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.Prereq: Sophomore classification in AE, AST, BSE, or I Tec. 8 week course. Overview of the entrepreneurial process and its importance in the economy and the engineering/ technical workplace. Preparation for internship experiences. Relationship of workplace competencies to entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and internships; portfolios.

BSE 216. Fundamentals of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. (Cross-listed with A E). (2-2) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: A E 110, Engr 160, credit or enrollment in Math 166. Application of mathematics and engineering sciences to mass and energy balances in agricultural and biological systems. Emphasis is on solving engineering problems in the areas of heat and mass transfer, air and water vapor systems; animal production systems, grain systems; food systems, hydrologic systems, and bioprocessing.

BSE 301. Leadership and Ethics Seminar. (Cross-listed with A E, TSM). (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.Prereq: 201. 8 week course. Leadership and ethics experiences through case studies and seminar presentations by practitioners. Relationship of workplace competencies to leadership and ethics; portfolios.

BSE 316. Applied Numerical Methods for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. (Cross-listed with A E). (2-2) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: Engr 160, Math 266. Computer aided solution of agricultural engineering problems by use of numerical techniques and mathematical models. Systems analysis and optimization applicable to agricultural and biological systems.

BSE 380. Principles of Biological Systems Engineering. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 216, Ch E 357 or ME 436. Unit-operation analysis of biological systems, through the study of mass, energy, and information transport in bioresource production and conversion systems. Quantification and modeling of biomass production, ecological interactions, and bioreactor operations.

BSE 401. Professionalism Seminar. (Cross-listed with A E, TSM). (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.Prereq: 301. 8 week course. 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.

BSE 411. Bioprocessing and Bioproducts. (Dual-listed with 511). (Cross-listed with A E, BioE, C E). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: A E 216 or equivalent, Math 160 or 165, one of Chem 167 or higher, Biol 173 or 211 or higher or BRT 501, senior or graduate classification. Sustainability, cleaner production. Taxonomy, kinetics, metabolism, aerobic and anaerobic fermentation. Biofuels, bioenergy and coproducts. Mass/energy balances, process integration, pretreatment, separation. Membrane reactors, bioelectrolysis, microbial fuel cells, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, mutagenesis.

BSE 415. Agricultural Engineering Design I. (Cross-listed with A E). (1-2) Cr. 2. F.S.Prereq: A E 271 or 272, E M 324. Identification of current design problems in agricultural engineering. Development of alternate solutions using creativity and engineering analysis and synthesis techniques. Nonmajor graduate credit.

BSE 416. Agricultural Engineering Design II. (Cross-listed with A E). (1-2) Cr. 2. F.S.Prereq: 415. Selection of promising solutions to design problems identified in 415 for development by design teams. Presentation of designs through oral and written reports and prototypes. Nonmajor graduate credit.

BSE 480. Engineering Analysis of Biological Systems. (Dual-listed with 580). (Cross-listed with EnSci). (2-2) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 216; Math 266; Biol 211 or 212; M E 330. Systems-level engineering analysis of biological systems. Economic and life-cycle analysis of bioresource production and conversion systems. Global energy and resource issues and the role of biologically derived materials in addressing these issues.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

BSE 511. Bioprocessing and Bioproducts. (Dual-listed with 411). (Cross-listed with A E, BRT, C E). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: A E 216 or equivalent, Math 160 or 165, one of Chem 167 or higher, Biol 173 or 211 or higher or BRT 501, senior or graduate classification. Sustainability, cleaner production. Taxonomy, kinetics, metabolism, aerobic and anaerobic fermentation. Biofuels, bioenergy and coproducts. Mass/energy balances, process integration, pretreatment, separation. Membrane reactors, bioelectrolysis, microbial fuel cells, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, mutagenesis.

BSE 580. Engineering Analysis of Biological Systems. (Dual-listed with 480). (Cross-listed with EnSci). (2-2) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 216; Math 266; Biol 211 or 212; M E 330. Systems-level engineering analysis of biological systems. Economic and life-cycle analysis of bioresource production and conversion systems. Global energy and resource issues and the role of biologically derived materials in addressing these issues. Students enrolled in A E 580 will be required to answer additional exam questions and report on two journal articles.