ABEN 644 - Transport Processes - 3.00 credits: Energy and mass transport principles applied to biological and environmental systems. Prereq: MATH 266 and CE 309 or ME 352. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 444.}

ABEN 650 - Bioprocess Engineering - 3 credits: 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. Prereq: ABEN 263 and MATH 166. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 450.}

ABEN 652 - Bioenvironmental Systems Design - 3.00 credits: Study of psychrometrics, heat and mass transfer, and physiological requirements for livestock and bioproducts. Design of environmental modifications, livestock wastes and control systems. 3 lectures. Prereq: CE 309 or ME 350. F {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 452.}

ABEN 656 - Biobased Energy - 3.00 credits: Topics to be addressed include: benefits and limitations of biobased energy development; resource potential; biomass production, harvest, storage, and transportation issues; and conversion technologies (e.g. combustion, pyrolysis, gasification, starch and cellulosic ethanol production; biodiesel production; and anaerobic digestion). Prereq: Junior standing in science or engineering. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 456.}

ABEN 658 - Process Engineering for Food, Biofuels and Bioproducts  - 3.00 credits: Analysis and design of processing systems to preserve, purify and/or transform biological materials and products, especially through refrigeration, freezing, sterilization, aseptic processing, dehydration, extraction, distillation and chemical reaction. F {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 458.}

ABEN 664 - Resource Conservation and Irrigation Engineering - 4.00 credits: Engineering principles and design of systems for soil and water resource management and environmental protection. 3 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory. Prereq: CE 309. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 464.}

ABEN 673 - Agricultural Power - 3.00 credits: 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. Prereq: ME 350. F {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 473 .}

ABEN 678 - Machinery Analysis & Design - 3.00 credits: Principles of design, development, and testing of agricultural machines and machine systems. Applications of computer aided design and FMEA. Prereq: ME 223. S {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 478 .}

ABEN 679 - Fluid Power Systems Design - 3.00 credits: Fluid dynamics principles and fluid properties are applied to the study of function, performance, and design of system components and system for power transmission and control purposes. Prereq: ME 352. Cross-listed with ABEN. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 479 .}

ABEN 682 - Instrumentation & Measurements - 3.00 credits: 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. S {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 482.}

ABEN 684 - Drainage and Wetland Engineering - 3.00 credits: Drainage and wetland engineering principles, design, and water quality for agricultural and natural resources applications. Topics include soil, water, and plant relationships, water movement in soils, water quality (nitrogen and salinity), surface drainage, subsurface drainage and its modeling, and wetlands. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ABEN 484.}

ABEN 747 - Numerical Modeling of Environmental and Biological Systems - 3.00 credits: Numerical methods of systems analysis will be taught through real-world case studies. Topics covered include simplification and mathematical description of real systems; the finite-difference methods for solving differential equations; and parameter estimation sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty analysis methods.

ABEN 758 - Applied Computer Imaging and Sensing for Biosystems  - 3.00 credits: Sensors and non-destructive sensing principles (e.g., computer vision, spectroscopy, imaging, fiber optic sensing) for bioproduction and processing applications. Data/signal acquisition, signal conditioning/analysis techniques, signal interpretation, and pattern recognition using statistical, neural networks, and fuzzy logic techniques.

ABEN 763 - Theory of Drying Biological Products - 3.00 credits: Theory used to describe the drying processes of biological products. 3 lectures. F

ABEN 765 - Small Watershed Hydrology and Modeling - 3.00 credits: Study and representation of hydrologic processes on small watersheds. Application of hydrologic models for surface flow, subsurface flow, nutrient and sediment transport, and water quality. Prereq: ABEN 464/664. F

ABEN 783 - Advanced Structures and Environmental Systems - 3.00 credits: Detailed analysis of building components and advanced design problems relating to agricultural and environmental systems. 3 lectures. Prereq: ABEN 383. S

ASM 654 - Principles and Application of Precision Agriculture - 3.00 credits: Principles and application of precision agriculture including yield monitoring systems, variable rate technology, GIS, GPS, sensors, auto guidance, data acquisition and management, mapping and equipment management. 2 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see ASM 454.}

ASM 675 - Management of Agricultural Systems - 2.00 credits: Capstone learning experience involving team solution to problems in agricultural systems management. Oral and written communications are emphasized. 2 lectures.

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