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2009-2011 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Agricultural Engineering

Administered by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

Leading to the degree bachelor of science.

Total credits required: 127.5 cr. See also Basic Program and Special Programs.

International Perspectives: 3 cr.*
U.S. Diversity: 3 cr.*

Communication Proficiency/Library requirement: Engl 150 and Engl 250 with a minimum grade of C; Lib 160. (See Basic Program for credits.) Complete one course from AgEds 311, Engl 309, Engl 314 or Sp Cm 212 with a minimum grade of C.

Social Sciences and Humanities: 12 cr.**
Complete 3 cr. from international perspectives and 3 cr. from U.S. diversity university-
approved list. Complete additional 6 cr. Social Sciences and Humanities courses.

Basic Program: 26.5 cr.****
Complete with 2.00 GPA including transfer courses: Chem 167 or Chem 177, 4 cr.; Engl 150, 3 cr. and Engl 250, 3 cr. (see above for grade requirements); Engr 101, R cr.; Engr 160, 3 cr.***; Lib 160, 0.5 cr.; Math 165, 4 cr. and Math 166, 4 cr.; and Phys 221, 5 cr. (See Basic Program rule.)

Math and Physical Science: 9 cr.
Chem 167L, 1 cr. or Chem 177L, 1 cr.; Phys 222, 5 cr.; and Stat 305, 3 cr.

Ag Engineering Core: 24 cr.****
A E 216, 3 cr.; A E 316, 3 cr.; A E 363, 4 cr.; A E 415, 2 cr.; A E 416, 2 cr.; E M 274, 3 cr.; E M 324, 3 cr.; E M 327, 1 cr.; Math 266, 3 cr.

Other Remaining Courses: 16 cr.
A E 110, 1 cr.; A E 201, 1 cr.; A E 301, 1 cr.;
A E 401, 1 cr.; A E 404, 3 cr.; Engr 170, 3 cr.;
M E 330, 3 cr. Complete one course (3 cr.) from AgEds 311, Engl 309, Engl 314 or Sp Cm 212 with a minimum grade of C.

Select remaining courses from one of the following options:

Agricultural and Environmental Systems Engineering Option: 40 cr.
A E 271, 1 cr. or A E 272, 1 cr.; A E 431, 3 cr.;
A E 431, 3 cr.; A E 472, 3 cr.; Biol 211, 3 cr.;
C E 332, 3 cr.; C E 372, 4 cr.; E M 378, 3 cr. Complete one course (3 cr.) from A E 340, A E 478, or BSE 480. Complete 3 cr. from Biological and Natural Resource Sciences list.**

Power and Machinery Engineering Option: 40 cr.
A E 271, 1 cr. or A E 272, 1 cr.; A E 340, 3 cr.; A E 342, 3 cr.; A E 413, 3 cr.; Agron 154, 3 cr.; Biol 211, 3 cr.; E M 345, 3 cr.; E M 378, 3 cr.;
M E 324, 4 cr.; M E 325, 3 cr.; Mat E 272, 2 cr. Complete one course (3 cr.) from A E 431, A E 469, A E 472 or 478, or A E 480. Complete six credits of electives.**

Co-op/Internships (Optional)
* These university requirements will add to the minimum credits of the program unless the university-approved courses are also approved by the department to meet other course requirements within the degree program.
U.S. diversity and international perspectives courses may not be taken Pass/Not Pass.
** Choose from department approved list.
*** See Basic Program for Professional Engineering Curricula for accepted substitutions for curriculum designated courses in the Basic Program.
**** 2.00 required including transfer courses.