Biorenewable Systems Analysis and Management (3) Theory of systems thinking; optimization and quantitative techniques for analysis of agricultural production and other biorenewable systems.
BRS 429W Biorenewable Systems and Analysis and Management (3)
BRS 429W is a capstone course for the BioRenewable Systems major. The course covers systems analysis and optimization techniques including an introduction to systems theory, qualitative and quantitative analysis, linear programming, waiting line models, PERT/CPM, minimal spanning tree, calculus methods, simulation modeling for decision making, inventory, and energy audits. All topics are presented in the form of case studies that require the students to solve problems in realistic production and processing scenarios. The course also provides a writing-intensive structure. The course targets BRS students in their last semester because it integrates knowledge and experiences acquired in prior BRS, business, and agricultural science courses.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.