2022-23 Academic Catalog

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business (AETB)

Department Head: Dr. J. Alex Thomasson
Office: 150 J. Charles Lee Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building

The curriculum in Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business (AETB) is designed to provide students the academic and technical background on the operation and management of current and emerging agricultural production systems, technologies, and businesses. Students gain real-world experience by participating in community-based immersive learning projects or field studies. AETB graduates can find rewarding careers in a variety of agricultural, environmental, and industrial businesses. Technologists focus on managing, operating, and troubleshooting technology systems (rather than engineering design) by applying their knowledge of technology and business applications. This hands-on curriculum teaches students to manage equipment and machinery, biological processes, computers, computer simulations, and other technologies to create and maintain current and new production systems. A Bachelor of Science degree is offered by the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Students may pursue one of four concentrations within AETB:

  1. Precision Agriculture (PRAG)
  2. Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)
  3. Enterprise Management (EMGT)
  4. Surveying and Geomatics (SGEO)
     

The concentrations are achieved by completing 36-38 hours of restricted and free electives. PRAG, NREM, and SGEO concentrations provide students a pathway to complete the requirements of the Geospatial and Remote Sensing Minor.

Students are required to earn a "C" or better in all AETB major core courses. Students who plan to attend a community college before transferring to Mississippi State University are strongly encouraged to contact the AETB Undergraduate Coordinator regarding their proposed community college schedule and transfer requirements. A maximum of 12 transfer hours of technical credit from a community college can be applied toward degree requirements. Concentration descriptions and employment opportunities are discussed below. 

Internships or co-op experiences are highly encouraged and help students translate their classroom and laboratory experiences into the reality of the business setting.

The primary emphases of the Natural Resource & Environmental Management (NREM) concentration are on resource conservation, best management practices, and environmental impacts of human activities on urban and agricultural landscapes. 

The Precision Agriculture (PRAG) concentration provides students the background and technical skills in current and emerging technologies in decision-based agricultural planning and implementation. Technologies include communication networks, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Artificial Intelligence (AI), sensors, robotics, and other advanced machinery and often draws on the principles of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Enterprise Management (EMGT) concentration is designed to provide the students the academic and technical training to apply engineering technology in an agricultural enterprise setting. 

The Surveying & Geomatics (SGEO) concentration provides the students the knowledge and training in property/boundary survey, topographic and construction survey, and control survey. This concentration is designed to provide the necessary prerequisites to begin a three-step process (academic training, supervised surveying experience, testing) to become a registered land surveyor.

Degree Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1104 Expanded English Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1323Trigonometry3
MA 1613Calculus for Business and Life Sciences I3
or MA 1713 Calculus I
Science
PH 1113
PH 1123
General Physics I
and General Physics II 1
6
or PH 2213
PH 2223
Physics I
and Physics II
Humanities
Select from General Education courses6
Fine Arts
Select from General Education courses3
Social Science
AEC 2713Introduction to Food and Resource Economics3
Select from General Education courses3
AETB Major Core
ABE 1073Technology Design I. 13
ABE 1863Engineering Technology in Agriculture3
ABE 2873Land Surveying 13
ABE 3513The Global Positional System and Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture and Engineering 13
ABE 4263Soil and Water Management3
ABE 4383Building Construction3
ABE 4473Electrical Applications for Agriculture3
ABE 4961Seminar1
AETB Science Courses
CH 1043
CH 1053
CH 1051
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry II
and Experimental Chemistry
7-8
or CH 1213
CH 1211
CH 1223
CH 1221
Chemistry I
and Investigations in Chemistry I
and Chemistry II
and Investigations in Chemistry II
AETB Statistics Requirement 26
BQA 2113Business Statistical Methods I3
or MA 2113 Introduction to Statistics
or ST 2113 Introduction to Statistics
AETB Business Courses
ACC 2013Principles of Financial Accounting 13
ACC 2023Principles of Managerial Accounting 13
AEC 3133Introductory Agribusiness Management3
BL 2413The Legal Environment of Business 13
MGT 3513Introduction to Human Resource Management3
AETB Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
AETB Writing Requirement
AELC 3203Professional Writing in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences3
Concentration Courses -- see specific lists for courses30-32
Total hours122-124

Natural Resource & Environmental Management (NREM) Concentration

Required Concentration Courses
ADS 1113
ADS 1121
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
or BIO 1134 Biology I
PSS 1313Plant Science3
or BIO 1023 Plants and Humans
GR 4303Principles of GIS3
PSS 3303Soils3
PSS 3301Soils Laboratory1
NREM Restricted Electives - choose 9 hours from the following:
ABE 1083Technology Design II (NREM Restricted Electives - choose 9 hours from the following:)3
ABE 4313Biological Treatment of Nonpoint Source Pollutants3
ABE 4803Biosystems Simulation3
GG 3613Water Resources3
GR 3113Conservation of Natural Resources3
PSS 4333Soil Conservation and Land Use3
PSS 4373Geospatial Agronomic Management3
NREM Electives - choose 15 hours from the following:
ABE 4483Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies3
ABE 4800Undergraduate Research in Ag & Bio Engineering13
AEC 3233Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy3
AEC 4223Applied Quantitative Analysis in Agricultural Economics3
AEC 4233Environmental Economics3
AEC 4243Natural Resource Economics3
BIO 2503Environmental Quality3
BL 4263Environmental Law3
FO 4483Forest Soils3
GG 3133Introduction to Environmental Geology3
GG 4613Physical Hydrogeology3
GR 2313Maps and Remote Sensing3
GR 4313Advanced GIS3
GR 4333Remote Sensing of the Physical Environment3
NREC 3213Environmental Measurements3
NREC 4313Spatial Technologies in Natural Resources Management3
NREC 4353Natural Resource Law3
NREC 4463Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management3
PSS 4383Agriculture Remote Sensing I3
PSS 4393Agriculture Remote Sensing II3
PSS 4483Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies3
PSS 4733Ag. Flight Technologies I3
PSS 4743Ag. Flight Technologies II3

Precision Agriculture (PRAG) Concentration

Required Concentration Courses
ADS 1113
ADS 1121
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
or BIO 1134 Biology I
PSS 1313Plant Science3
or BIO 1023 Plants and Humans
GR 4303Principles of GIS3
PSS 3303Soils3
PSS 3301Soils Laboratory1
PRAG Restricted Electives - choose 9 hours from the following:
ABE 1083Technology Design II (PRAG Restricted Electives - choose 9 hours from the following:)3
ABE 2173Principles of Agricultural and Off-Road Machines3
ABE 2543Precision Agriculture I3
or PSS 2543 Precision Agriculture I
ABE 4163Agricultural and Off-Road Machinery Management3
or PSS 4373 Geospatial Agronomic Management
PRAG Electives - choose 15 hours from the following:
ABE 4483Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies3
ABE 4543Precision Agriculture II3
or PSS 4543 Precision Agriculture II
ABE 4800Undergraduate Research in Ag & Bio Engineering13
AEC 4413Public Problems of Agriculture3
FO 4453Remote Sensing Applications3
GR 2313Maps and Remote Sensing3
GR 3303Survey of Geospatial Technologies3
GR 4313Advanced GIS3
GR 4323Cartographic Sciences3
GR 4333Remote Sensing of the Physical Environment3
GR 4343Advanced Remote Sensing in Geosciences3
NREC 4313Spatial Technologies in Natural Resources Management3
PSS 3133Introduction to Weed Science3
PSS 4103Forage and Pasture Crops3
PSS 4123Grain Crops3
PSS 4133Fiber and Oilseed Crops3
PSS 4383Agriculture Remote Sensing I3
PSS 4393Agriculture Remote Sensing II3
PSS 4483Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies3
PSS 4733Ag. Flight Technologies I3
PSS 4743Ag. Flight Technologies II3
PSS 4813Herbicide Technology3

Enterprise Management (EMGT) Concentration

Required Concentration Courses
ADS 1113
ADS 1121
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
or BIO 1134 Biology I
PSS 1313Plant Science3
or BIO 1023 Plants and Humans
GR 4303Principles of GIS3
PSS 3303Soils3
PSS 3301Soils Laboratory1
EMGT Restricted Courses - choose 9 hours from the following: 2
ABE 1083Technology Design II (EMGT Restricted Courses - choose 9 hours from the following:)3
ABE 2173Principles of Agricultural and Off-Road Machines3
ABE 4163Agricultural and Off-Road Machinery Management3
AEC 3113Introduction to Quantitative Economics3
EC 2113Principles of Macroeconomics3
MGT 3323Entrepreneurship3
EMGT Electives - Choose 15 hours from the following;
ABE 4483Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies3
ABE 4800Undergraduate Research in Ag & Bio Engineering13
ADS 4323Beef Cattle Science3
AEC 2223Introduction to Sustainability Economics3
AEC 3233Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy3
AEC 4113Agribusiness Firm Management3
AEC 4213Ag Finance I3
AEC 4343Advanced Farm Management3
AEC 4413Public Problems of Agriculture3
AEC 4623Global Marketing of Agricultural Product3
BL 4243Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship3
MGT 3113Principles of Management3
MGT 3823Socially Responsible Leadership3
PO 4334Broiler Production4
PSS 4103Forage and Pasture Crops3
PSS 4123Grain Crops3
PSS 4133Fiber and Oilseed Crops3

Surveying & Geomatics (SGEO) Concentration

Required Concentration Courses
MA 1313College Algebra3
CE 2213Surveying 13
CE 4233Control Surveys3
CE 4243Land Surveys 13
GR 4303Principles of GIS3
SGEO Restricted Elective
ABE 1083Technology Design II3
or EG 1143 Graphic Communication
SGEO Electives - choose 18 hours from the following: 2
ABE 4483Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies (SGEO Electives - choose 18 hours from the following:)3
ABE 4800Undergraduate Research in Ag & Bio Engineering13
BL 4243Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship3
BL 4333Real Estate Law 13
FO 4453Remote Sensing Applications3
GR 2313Maps and Remote Sensing3
GR 3303Survey of Geospatial Technologies3
GR 4313Advanced GIS3
GR 4323Cartographic Sciences3
GR 4333Remote Sensing of the Physical Environment3
GR 4363Geographic Information Systems Programming3
MGT 3323Entrepreneurship3
NREC 4463Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management3
PSS 4383Agriculture Remote Sensing I3
PSS 4393Agriculture Remote Sensing II3
PSS 4483Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies3
PSS 4733Ag. Flight Technologies I3
PSS 4743Ag. Flight Technologies II3
REF 3333Principles of Real Estate3

Courses

ABE 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First year seminars explore a diverse array of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

ABE 1073 Technology Design I.: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: For AETB majors or Consent of Instructor). One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. Introduction to design process and parametric solid modeling. Standards for materials, processes and parametric solid modeling. Standards for materials, processes, and documentation. Experimental learning of manufacturing processes within precision measurement, joining, machining, forming

ABE 1083 Technology Design II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ABE 1073 or Consent of Instructor). One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. Teams work on design prototypes to meet real-world constraints (manufacturability, economics, safety). Intermediate parametric solid modeling. Emphasis on project planning, scheduling, oral/written communication

ABE 1863 Engineering Technology in Agriculture: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introductory course emphasizing use of fundamentals for solving problems related to soil and water management, electrical power and control, agricultural machinery, and environmental control

ABE 1911 Engineering in the Life Sciences: 1 hour.

(Open to freshmen and sophomores or first-semester transfer students only). One hour lecture. Introduction to agricultural and biological engineering; survey of the engineering profession; elementary analysis of biological systems; creative engineering and design and synthesis

ABE 1921 Introduction to Engineering Design: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: ABE 1911). Two hours laboratory. Introduction to the process of engineering design, including project management, prototype assembly, engineering graphics, technical writing and oral presentation

ABE 2173 Principles of Agricultural and Off-Road Machines: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Operational principles and construction of agricultural and off-road vehicles. Engine, electrical, and fluid power systems. Mechanical power transmission, traction performance, and human factors

ABE 2543 Precision Agriculture I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and MA 1313). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. This introductory course highlights site-specific crop management techniques. Topics include: Best Management Practices, economic and physical farm production models, and measurement of variability (same as PSS 2543)

ABE 2873 Land Surveying: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: MA 1323 or equivalent). Two hours lecture . Three hours laboratory. Fundamentals of measurements and traverse computations. Public land surveys. Surveying practice in traverse and topographic surveys

ABE 2990 Special Topics in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

ABE 3303 Transport in Biological Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PH 2233 and CS 1213 or CS 1233 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Principles of steady state and unsteady state energy and mass transfer as applied to biological systems

ABE 3413 Bioinstrumentation I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PH 2223 or equivalent). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Applied circuit analysis, electrodes and transducers, stress and strain, temperature measurements, human physiology, digital and programmable instrumentation

ABE 3513 The Global Positional System and Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture and Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: MA 1313 and MA 1323, or equivalent). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Basic theory and hands-on application of global positioning system (GPS) technology/hardware, and geographic information systems (GIS) software, for precise positioning in agriculture and engineering

ABE 3700 Internship in Gin Management and Technology: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Minimum of junior standing or permission of instructor). Credits to be arranged. Work experience in approved cotton gins for Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business majors with an emphasis in Gin Management and Technology

ABE 3773 Current Topics in Biomedical Engineering: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course offers an introduction to Biomedical Engineering for sophomore and junior level Biological and Biomedical Engineering students. This course will introduce students to current areas of research to advance the field of Biomedical Engineering. The course will also cover ethics related to Biomedical Engineering

ABE 3813 Biophysical Properties of Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: PH 2213). Two hours lecture . Two hours laboratory. Physical properties of biological products and materials. Primary emphasis on measurement and evaluation of dimensional, mechanical, rheological, transport, thermal, electrical, and optical properties

ABE 4000 Directed Individual Study in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

ABE 4163 Agricultural and Off-Road Machinery Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ABE 2173 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Selection, sizing and operation machine systems using cost analysis and systems techniques. Emphasis on agricultural machines used in farming; tillage, planting, harvesting, and conveying agricultural materials

ABE 4263 Soil and Water Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ABE 2873 or Consent of Instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Introduction to soil and water management principles; elementary hydrology, erosion control, irrigation, best management practices, and water quality

ABE 4313 Biological Treatment of Nonpoint Source Pollutants: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Fundamental principles and design of biologically based treatment systems used to remove pollutants and protect receiving waters from agricultural and urban/suburban storm water runoff

ABE 4323 Physiological Systems in Biomedical Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BIO 1504 or equivalent; EM 3313 or equivalent; ABE 3813; ABE 4803 or equivalent). Three hours lecture. Mathematical description and modeling of the behavior of physiological systems significant to biomedical engineers

ABE 4383 Building Construction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EG 1143, junior standing.) Three hours lecture. An introduction to building terms, construction materials, structural components, construction methods, and mechanical systems pertaining to residential and commercial structures

ABE 4423 Bioinstrumentation II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ABE 3413 or graduate standing). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Theory; application of automated measuring and control systems in biological sciences. Includes design/use of transducer interfaces; electronic signal conditioning; data logging; microprocessor based systems

ABE 4443 Spectroscopic Sensing in Biosystems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior or graduate standing or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A comprehensive introduction to spectroscopic techniques and analysis in biosystems. Discuss the electromagnetic spectrum and its interaction with matter, UV-Vis-IR spectroscopy, other spectroscopic techniques, Agricultural and Biomedical applications of spectroscopy, and spectroscopic data analysis

ABE 4463 Introduction to Imaging in Biological Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing in an engineering discipline, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Comprehensive introduction to imaging modalities and image processing and analysis methods in biosystems contexts. Imaging applications in precision agriculture, plant phenotyping, postharvest food inspection, and biomedical diagnosis

ABE 4473 Electrical Applications for Agriculture: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Fundamental electricity, wiring, and control of agricultural operations. Includes use of computer tools, instruments, safety, and hardware

ABE 4483 Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing, or consent or instructor). Three hours lecture. Electromagnetic interactions, passive sensors, multispectral and hyperspectral optical sensors, active sensors, imaging radar, SAR Lidar, digital image processing, natural resource applications. (Same as ECE 4423/6423 and PSS 4483/6483)

ABE 4523 Biomedical Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: One of the following: ABE 3813, CHE 3413, or ME 3403). Three hours lecture. Emphasis is on applications, composition, testing, and biocompatibility of biomedical materials used in implant devices. This course may be used for honors credit

ABE 4533 Rehabilitation Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing in College of Engineering). Three hours lecture. An introduction to rehabilitation engineering emphasizing applications of technology in prosthetics, orthotics, mobility, and sensory augmentation. This course may be used for honors credit

ABE 4543 Precision Agriculture II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: PSS/ABE 2543 and Junior Standing). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Site-specific management techniques are examined. Continuous decision-making processes of farm production are integrated using a whole-system, geospatial approach. (Same as PSS 4543/6543)

ABE 4613 Biomechanics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EM 2413 and EM 2433). Three hours lecture. Force, motion, and deformation analysis of organisms and biological structures. Mechanical modeling techniques unique to biological materials

ABE 4624 Experimental Methods in Materials Research: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites:CHE 3413 or ABE 3813 or ME 3403 or permission of instructors).Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. An introduction to research methodologies commonly used in the evaluation of treatments, and mechanical testing. ( Same as CHE 4624/6624 and ME 4624/6624)

ABE 4723 Tissue Engineering and Regeneration: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:ABE 3813) . Three hours lecture. A comprehensive course covering the fundamental concepts, multidisciplinary approaches, and clinical applications of tissue engineering/regeneration

ABE 4800 Undergraduate Research in Ag & Bio Engineering: 13 hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide a student with the opportunity to participate in research and/or creative project beyond the traditional undergraduate experience, while allowing the university to track undergraduate participation in these activities. Hours, credits and deliverables to be arranged

ABE 4803 Biosystems Simulation: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Spring semester. Application of engineering analysis, modeling and simulation to biological systems

ABE 4813 Principles of Engineering Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: senior standing in engineering) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. First semester of the senior capstone design sequence. Students learn the fundamentals of the design process, select a design project, and complete a preliminary design

ABE 4833 Practices of Engineering Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ABE 4813). One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Second semester of the senior design sequence. Students continue learning about engineering design as they complete, construct, and test the design began in ABE 4813

ABE 4843 Sustainable Communities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory and practices that minimize resource use and pollutant production in the human landscape (same as LA 4843/6843)

ABE 4911 Engineering Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). One hour lecture. Discussion of current engineering developments, professional developments, ethics and their relation to agriculture and the life sciences

ABE 4961 Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). One hour lecture. Review of current literature dealing with the technical problems in the agricultural industry

ABE 4990 Special Topics in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

ABE 6163 Machinery Management for Agro-Ecosystems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ABE 2173 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Selection, sizing and operation machine systems using cost analysis and systems techniques. Emphasis on agricultural machines used in farming; tillage, planting, harvesting, and conveying agricultural materials

ABE 6263 Soil and Water Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ABE 2873 or Consent of Instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Introduction to soil and water management principles; elementary hydrology, erosion control, irrigation, best management practices, and water quality

ABE 6383 Building Construction: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EG 1143, junior standing.) Three hours lecture. An introduction to building terms, construction materials, structural components, construction methods, and mechanical systems pertaining to residential and commercial structures

ABE 6423 Bioinstrumentation II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ABE 3413 or graduate standing). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Theory; application of automated measuring and control systems in biological sciences. Includes design/use of transducer interfaces; electronic signal conditioning; data logging; microprocessor based systems

ABE 6443 Spectroscopic Sensing in Biosystems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior or graduate standing or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A comprehensive introduction to spectroscopic techniques and analysis in biosystems. Discuss the electromagnetic spectrum and its interaction with matter, UV-Vis-IR spectroscopy, other spectroscopic techniques, Agricultural and Biomedical applications of spectroscopy, and spectroscopic data analysis

ABE 6463 Introduction to Imaging in Biological Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing in an engineering discipline, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Comprehensive introduction to imaging modalities and image processing and analysis methods in biosystems contexts. Imaging applications in precision agriculture, plant phenotyping, postharvest food inspection, and biomedical diagnosis

ABE 6473 Electrical Applications for Agriculture: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Fundamental electricity, wiring, and control of agricultural operations. Includes use of computer tools, instruments, safety, and hardware

ABE 6483 Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing, or consent or instructor). Three hours lecture. Electromagnetic interactions, passive sensors, multispectral and hyperspectral optical sensors, active sensors, imaging radar, SAR Lidar, digital image processing, natural resource applications. (Same as ECE 4423/6423 and PSS 4483/6483)

ABE 6523 Biomedical Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: One of the following: ABE 3813, CHE 3413, or ME 3403). Three hours lecture. Emphasis is on applications, composition, testing, and biocompatibility of biomedical materials used in implant devices. This course may be used for honors credit

ABE 6543 Precision Agriculture II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: PSS/ABE 2543 and Junior Standing). Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Site-specific management techniques are examined. Continuous decision-making processes of farm production are integrated using a whole-system, geospatial approach. (Same as PSS 4543/6543)

ABE 6613 Biomechanics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EM 2413 and EM 2433). Three hours lecture. Force, motion, and deformation analysis of organisms and biological structures. Mechanical modeling techniques unique to biological materials

ABE 6624 Experimental Methods in Materials Research: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites:CHE 3413 or ABE 3813 or ME 3403 or permission of instructors).Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. An introduction to research methodologies commonly used in the evaluation of treatments, and mechanical testing. ( Same as CHE 4624/6624 and ME 4624/6624)

ABE 6723 Tissue Engineering and Regeneration: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:ABE 3813) . Three hours lecture. A comprehensive course covering the fundamental concepts, multidisciplinary approaches, and clinical applications of tissue engineering/regeneration

ABE 6803 Biosystems Simulation: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Spring semester. Application of engineering analysis, modeling and simulation to biological systems

ABE 6843 Sustainable Communities: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory and practices that minimize resource use and pollutant production in the human landscape (same as LA 4843/6843)

ABE 6990 Special Topics in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

ABE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

ABE 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

ABE 8511 Journal Reviews in Biomedical Engineering: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Current journal articles relevant to Biomedical Engineering topics are read and reviewed

ABE 8621 Methods of Biomedical Engineering Research: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. No prerequisites. Introduction to biomedical engineering research including literature review, experimental design, laboratory practices, presentation, and ethics

ABE 8723 Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Fundamental concepts, experimental and theoretical approaches of biomechanics and their applications in modern biomedical engineering (e.g. mechanotransduction,tissue engineering/regeneration, surgical intervention)

ABE 8801 Clinical Experience for Biomedical Engineering: 1 hour.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the Biomedical Program and permission of the instructor. Three hours experiential learning. This course will provide graduate students with exposure, understanding, and insight into the clinical environment and/or treatment modalities of clinical (human and/or animal) patients

ABE 8911 Agricultural and Biological Engineering Seminar I: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Discussion of research needs, review of literature, and development of research work plans

ABE 8921 Agricultural and Biological Engineering Seminar II: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Discussion of research needs, review of literature, and development of research work plans

ABE 8990 Special Topics in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

ABE 9000 Dissertation Research/ Dissertation in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged