Begin Date: Fall Semester 2001
End Date: Summer Session 2005
University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (AG M)
PROFESSOR DENNIS BUCKMASTER, Program Coordinator
The Agricultural Mechanization Technology minor covers the mechanical, structural, natural resource, processing, and electronic technologies applied in agriculture systems. Students who graduate with this minor will have a solid understanding of how physical sciences and biological principles apply to real world problems in food and fiber industries. With industry teams often formed purposefully with many disciplines represented, this background of applied engineering basics and the focus on quantitative analysis has proven helpful to past graduates.
Integration of the applied technologies is addressed using a systems approach in each required course. Technologies addressed by courses in this minor include combustion engines, electric motors, mechanical and hydraulic power transmission systems, mobile equipment functions and operations, sensor and control systems, building structures, ventilation, drying, irrigation, drainage, food processing. The minor is targeted to students who will use these technologies or manage others who are responsible for systems utilizing these technologies. Most courses required for the minor are taught by engineering faculty, and nearly every course has a laboratory period.
Admission to the minor requires introductory calculus (MATH 110 or higher) and introductory physics (PHYS 250 or higher). Students in the Agricultural Systems Management major cannot receive the AG M minor.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits
ADDITIONAL COURSES: (18 credits)
Students must select from the following to account for 18 or more credits: A S M 221(3), A S M 320(3), A S M 327(3), A S M 422(3), A S M 424(3), A S M 425(3), A S M 428(3), A S M 429(3), A S M 457(3). A total of 3 credits in A S M 496(3) and A S M 497(3) may also be used.
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2001