Introduction to the agricultural and biosystems engineering profession with emphasis on engineering problem solving.
Ease new student transition to NDSU.
Application and use of software for engineering design, analysis, and graphical communication.
Quantitative analysis of processing systems for food, biofuels and bioproducts using principles of mass and energy balances, fluid flow, steam properties and heat and mass transfer. Includes 3 hour lab. Prerequisites are ABEN 255 or CSCI 114, MATH 146 or 165, and PHYS 211 or ME 221.
Electrical distribution/services, electrical control units, solid state and digital electronics, electromagnetic sensors, and sensing techniques with applications to food, agricultural and biological systems. 2 lectures and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite is PHYS 252.
Numerical modeling using finite element and other numerical techniques. Engineering applications include modeling of stress/strain and heat/mass transfer in physical, natural resource and biological systems such as grain and food products. Prerequisites are MATH 266 and ME 223.
Energy and mass transport principles applied to biological and environmental systems. Prerequisites are Math 266 and CE 309, or ME 352.
Application of biological, biochemical, and engineering fundamentals for industrial bioprocessing. Topics include bioprocessing kinetics (enzymes, cell growth, substrate utilization, and product formation); bioenergetics; bioreactor selection and scale-up; and product recovery. Prerequisites are MATH 166 and ABEN 263; or permission of instructor.
Study of psychrometrics, heat and mass transfer, and physiological requirements for livestock and bioproducts. Design of environmental modifications, livestock wastes and control systems. Prerequisites are CE309 (or equivalent) and ME 350, Thermodynamics (or equivalent).
Topics to be addressed include: benefits and limitations of biobased energy development; resource potential; biomass production, harvest, storage, and transportation issues; and conversion technologies.
Analysis and design of processing equipment and plants for food and other bio-based products. Emphasis is on application of fluid flow, thermodynamics, and heat and mass transfer principles. Prerequisite is junior standing.
Engineering principles and design of systems for soil and water resource management and environmental protection. 3 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites is CE 309.
Theory, analysis, and testing of internal combustion engines, traction, power trains, hydraulic systems, vehicle dynamics, stability, and ergonomics in tractor design. Electrical power units including motors. Alternative energy systems. 2 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite is ME 350.
Principles of design, development, and testing of agricultural machines and machine systems. Applications of computer aided design and FMEA. Prerequisite is ME 223.
Fluid power is being used in widely different areas such as transportation, machine tools, ship control, agricultural equipment, space technology, aircraft, mining and many more. In recent years, the academic world has tried to keep up with the increasing demand for specialists in hydraulic and pneumatic systems by offering new courses, or even a fluid power option. However, properly trained people are still at a premium in this area, and many fluid power manufacturers undertook to educate their own and their customers’ staff. Prerequisites are at least third-year standing, ME 221, ME 222, and ME 352, or CE 309 or equivalent.
Application of instrumentation and sensor concepts to measurement and control of environmental, biological, and mechanical parameters. Includes sensor principles, signal conditioning, data collection, and data analysis methods. 2 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite is PHYS 252.
Capstone learning experience-involving principles of design, project management, and evaluation. Student teams define a capstone project in their area of interest. 2 lecture laboratory. Prerequisite is senior standing.
Design Project II is a continuation of Design Project I. Successful completion of your project is the key goal. This includes developing your project into a prototype, plans and specifications, and any other materials to complete your project. Your major items are to develop your final oral presentation and written reports. Other items are a poster presentation at the Agricultural Technology Expo, the progress reports, and your cooperator's evaluation and team participation of your work. Prerequisite is senior standing.
Awareness of the availability and services of NDSU.
Philosophical basis for ethical decisions, guidance for ethical decision making in engineering practice, ethics of social responsibility, professionalism, case studies, and codes of conduct for engineers.