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Biological Engineering (B E)

B E 001S Growing Your Future--First-Year Seminar (1) First-year seminar to introduce students to the breadth of the agricultural and biological engineering profession, including bioprocessing, machinery, and natural resources.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: first-year status  

B E 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B E 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B E 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B E 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

B E 301 Mathematical Modeling of Biological and Physical Systems (3) Modeling tools, quantification of processes, linear and non-linear systems of equations, numerical methods, matrix operations, applied to biological and physical systems.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATH 251  

B E 302 Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Systems (4) Engineering applications of the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer to natural and engineered biological systems.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: MATH 231, MATH 251, B E 301, M E 300 . Prerequisite or concurrent:C E 360 orM E 320   Concurrent: C E 360 or M E 320

B E 303 Structural Systems in Agriculture (3) Engineering analysis and design of structural systems in agriculture; topics: loads, connectors, analysis and design of structural members and systems.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: E MCH 210 orE MCH 213  

B E 304 Engineering Properties of Food and Biological Materials (3) Composition, structure, and properties relationships. Measurement of mechanical thermal, chemical and biological properties, their variability, and use in engineering calculations.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: E MCH 210 orE MCH 213 . Prerequisite or concurrent:B E 301;MATH 251;C E 360 orM E 320  

B E 305 Agricultural Measurements and Control Systems (3) Principles of measurements, instruments, controls, and data acquisition systems, with emphasis on agricultural applications.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: PHYS 212  

B E 306 Machines for Agricultural and Biological Processing (3) Application of machine systems to agricultural production and biological processing machinery. Functional design and analysis of equipment.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: E MCH 212;E MCH 210 orE MCH 213  

B E 307 Principles of Soil and Water Engineering (3) Utilization and engineering of soil-water resources; including rainfall- runoff, soil-water movement, erosion/sediment transport and flow processes.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: C E 360 orM E 320   Concurrent: C E 360 or M E 320

B E 308 Engineering Elements of Biochemistry and Microbiology (3) Introduction to basic biochemistry and microbiology as well as industrial and environmental applications.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: CHEM 110  

B E 391 (GWS) (A S M 391) Contextual Integration of Communication Skills for the Technical Workplace (2) To develop corporate communication skills in technically focused students in a contextual manner.
Effective: Fall 2008 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: Junior level standing in B E or A S M  

B E 391 (GWS) (BRS 391) Contextual Integration of Communication Skills for the Technical Workplace (2) To develop corporate communication skills in technically focused students in a contextual manner.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Junior level standing in B E or BRS  

B E 392 (GWS) (A S M 392) Contextual Integration of Leadership Skills for the Technical Workplace (2) To develop corporate leadership skills in technically focused students in a contextual manner.
Effective: Fall 2008 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: B E 391 junior level standing in B E or A S M  

B E 392 (GWS) (BRS 392) Contextual Integration of Leadership Skills for the Technical Workplace (2) To develop corporate leadership skills in technically focused students in a contextual manner.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: B E 391 junior level standing in B E or BRS  

B E 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

B E 460 Biological Engineering Design I (1) Part one of a two course sequence; culminating design experience with projects in agricultural, food and biological processing, and natural resource engineering.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: B E 301;B E 391 ; 7th semester standing  

B E 461 Design of Fluid Power Systems (3) Hydraulic systems, hydrostatic transmissions, electro-hydraulic systems in application to agricultural production and processing systems.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: B E 306 orM E 360;C E 360 orM E 320  

B E 462 Design of Wood Structures (3) Structural properties of wood; design of wood structural elements; design of wood structural systems; design of post-frame buildings.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: B E 303, A E 308 orC E 340  

B E 464 Bioenergy Systems Engineering (3) Fundamental theories and applied technologies for production and conversion of biomass into energy and co-products. Students may take only one course from B E 464 and A B E 884 for credit.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: EME 301 orM E 201 orM E 300 orCH E 220 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:B E 308 orCH E 340 orC E 479  

B E 465 Food and Biological Process Engineering (3) Reactor design, kinetics, fluid flow, thermal processes, and other topics applied to the design of systems for the food and biological process industry.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: B E 302  

B E 466W Biological Engineering Design II (3) Part two of a two course sequence; culminating design experience with projects in agricultural, food and biological processing, and natural resource engineering.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: B E 460  

B E 467 Design of Stormwater and Erosion Control Facilities (3) Design of best management practices for stormwater management, erosion and sediment control as applied to the agriculture-urban interface.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: B E 307 orC E 461  

B E 468 Microbiological Engineering (3) Application of basic engineering principles and designs in biochemical and biological processes.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: B E 308 or bothMICRB 201 andB M B 211   Concurrent: B E 302

B E 477 Land-Based Waste Disposal (3) Analysis, design, and management of land-based systems for recycling and disposal of municipal, industrial, and agricultural wastes.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: B E 307 orC E 370 orA S M 327  

B E 487 Watershed Modeling for Water Quality Design (3) Application of common watershed models used to investigate design alternatives for flow and quality effects.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: B E 307 orC E 461  

B E 494 Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B E 494H Senior Honors Thesis (1-6) Senior honors thesis.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: junior or senior status in the University Scholar's program  

B E 495 Agricultural Engineering Internship (1-6) Independent study and supervised cooperative education experience related to the student's career objective.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B E 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B E 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B E 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

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