Technical Systems Management (TSM)

TSM Class Schedule

Courses

TSM 100   Technical Systems in Agr   credit: 3 Hours.

Examples, problems, discussions, and laboratory exercises pointing to present and potential engineering applications in agriculture; emphasis on power and machinery, soil and water control, electricity, and structures.

TSM 130   Basics of CAD   credit: 1 Hour.

Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing and Design (CAD). Application of two and three dimensional CAD tools in construction systems for creating project plans, structures and building floor plans with fixtures and layers representing electrical and plumbing configurations. Self-paced learning through on-line tutorials with instructor guidance. Prerequisite: TSM 100.

TSM 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Open seminar or experimental course on a topic in technical systems management. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

TSM 232   Materials and Construction Sys   credit: 3 Hours.

Selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power tools; shop safety; selection of building and roofing materials; concrete masonry construction; and site preparation. Includes laboratory. Priority is given to technical systems management majors.

TSM 233   Metallurgy & Welding Process   credit: 3 Hours.

Selecting and using metal-arc, inert-gas, submerged arc, oxyacetylene welding and plasma cutting processes for construction and maintenance. Includes laboratory. Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule.

TSM 234   Wiring, Motors and Control Sys   credit: 3 Hours.

Selecting and using wiring materials, electric motors and controls in lighting, heating, ventilation, and materials handling problems. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: TSM 100.

TSM 262   Off-Road Equipment Management   credit: 3 Hours.

Performance, costs, application, selection, and replacement of off-road machinery and field implements; analysis of mechanized field operations. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: TSM 100.

TSM 293   Off-Campus Internship   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Supervised off-campus experience in a field directly pertaining to technical systems management. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and consent of instructor.

TSM 295   Undergrad Research or Thesis   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Individual research, special problems, thesis, development and/or design work under the supervision of an appropriate member of the faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above at the time the activity is arranged, and consent of instructor.

TSM 311   Humanity in the Food Web   credit: 3 Hours.

The human food web is the complex network of technologies, environments, people, and social institutions that produces, processes, and distributes the world's food supply. Students will study the food webs of the past, present, and future and will explore various human roles, including their own, in the global technology-environment-society-food system. Course topics include domestication, mechanization, urbanization, the green revolution, biotechnology, food safety, the environment, and appropriate technologies for developing countries. Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Advanced Composition
Humanities - Hist & Phil

TSM 352   Land and Water Mgt Systems   credit: 3 Hours.

Principles of planning, implementing and utilizing land and water practices for Illinois land uses, especially agriculture. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: Completion of Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

TSM 363   Fluid Power Systems   credit: 2 Hours.

Emphasizes basic principles of fluid power systems related to off-road vehicles. Topics include fundamentals of fluid power systems, principles of key fluid power components, and maintenance of fluid power systems. Credit is not given for both TSM 363 and ABE 223.

TSM 371   Residential Housing Design   credit: 3 Hours.

Principles and practices in residential housing; space planning, house types, structures, materials, utilities, environmental control, energy conservation, remodeling, and economic influences. Includes laboratory.

TSM 372   Environ Control & HVAC Systems   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems for building environment control. Topics include: psychrometrics, basic calculation of heating and cooling loads, human comfort and ventilation requirements, typical HVAC and control systems.

TSM 381   Grain Drying & Storage Systems   credit: 3 Hours.

Grain drying fundamentals, air-moisture relationships, grain drying systems for efficient energy use, fans, grain-handling devices and systems, planning of grain handling systems, grain standards, moisture measurement, grain storage, fungi and insect problems, aeration, processing and milling of corn and soybeans. Includes laboratory.

TSM 396   UG Honors Research or Thesis   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Individual research, special problems, thesis, development and/or design work under the direction of the Honors advisor. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing, admission to the ACES Honors Program, and consent of instructor.

TSM 421   Ag Safety-Injury Prevention   credit: 3 Hours.

Issues associated with agricultural injuries and their prevention. Areas include: agricultural injury situation; injury causation; injury intervention strategies and their applications to agricultural issues; and, specific safety issues in the areas of farm machinery, grain and forage systems, animals, materials handling, electricity, fire safety, special populations, and emergency preparedness. Course Information:3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

TSM 422   Ag Health-Illnesses Prevention   credit: 3 Hours.

Overview of occupational illnesses and diseases in the agricultural industry and its practicies. Hazards within agricultural production are examined and potential hazards to non-farm populations and those interacting with production personnel are explored. Agricultural industry practices are summarized and potential human health effects of specific practices identified. Specific preventative measures are outlined to reduce exposures and remediate exposure symptoms. Interaction with health/medical professionals is on-going during the semester to familiarize students with medical procedures pertinent to agricultural occupational medicine. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

TSM 425   Managing Ag Safety Risk   credit: 3 Hours.

Management aspects of farm and agriculturally related business safety and health. Topics include: orientation to farm and agricultural related business safety and health issues, legal and ethical responsibilities, liability issues, injury/illness incident investigation, agricultural safety and health resources, how to approach and organize a safety and health management plan, and safety and health worker education and training. Case study approach to devise a safety and health management plan for an existing farm or agricultural related business. Team work to emulate development of safety management programs in general industry. Student exposure through class discussion exercises to recent agricultural safety and health research studies conducted in North America and Europe. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in TSM 421 or TSM 422, or consent of instructor.

TSM 435   Elec Computer Ctrl Sys   credit: 3 Hours.

Microcomputer and electrical control applications; electrical fundamentals; solid-state devices; relays; biosensors; motor types and characteristics; three-phase power; logic devices; analog/digital convertors; and interfacing for agricultural control applications. Includes laboratory. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

TSM 438   Renewable Energy Applications   credit: 3 Hours.

Renewable energy sources and applications, including solar, geothermal, wind, and biomass. Environmental consequences of energy conversion including how renewable energy can reduce air pollution and global climate change. Economics of alternative energy systems. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both TSM 438 and ABE 436. Prerequisite: Junior, senior, or graduate standing required.

TSM 464   Engine and Tractor Power   credit: 3 Hours.

Construction, performance and maintenance of internal combustion engines, power trains, and hydraulic systems for off-road equipment; methods and equipment for performance testing; and weight transfer and traction. Includes laboratory. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both TSM 464 and ABE 466.

TSM 465   Chemical Applications Systems   credit: 3 Hours.

Hydraulic principles; liquid application systems including pumps, controls, and spray nozzles; granular application systems; safe storage, handling, and disposal of pesticides and fertilizers; federal and state legal requirements. Includes laboratory. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

TSM 467   Precision Agric Technology   credit: 3 Hours.

Practices and equipment used in precision agriculture. Global positioning systems; geographic information systems; mapping; grid sampling of soil fertility and physical properties; yield monitoring; remote sensing; variable-rate technologies. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

TSM 486   Grain Bioprocessing Coproducts   credit: 3 Hours.

Bioprocessing of cereals and oilseeds by milling, fermentation and extraction processes in the production of a wide variety of coproducts used in animal foods. Includes the effects of the process variables and bioprocess on coproduct quality and the post-processing of coproducts. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

TSM 496   Independent Study   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Individual research, special problems, thesis, development and/or design work under the supervision of a faculty member. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

TSM 499   Seminar   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Group discussion or an experimental course on a special topic in technical systems management. 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. 1 to 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

TSM 501   Graduate Research I   credit: 1 Hour.

First of a two-course sequence (with TSM 502) for graduate students in Technical Systems Management. Prepares students to perform successfully in a research environment and to develop skills in teaching. Topics to be covered include research methodology, teaching methods, lecture preparation and delivery, critical review of scientific articles, peer review and publishing, mentoring and peer relationships, time management, and intellectual property.

TSM 502   Graduate Research II   credit: 1 Hour.

Second of a two-course sequence (with TSM 501) for graduate students in Technical Systems Management. Prepares students to perform successfully in a research environment and to develop skills in teaching. Topics to be covered include research methodology, teaching methods, lecture preparation and delivery, critical review of scientific articles, peer review and publishing, mentoring and peer relationships, time management, and intellectual property.

TSM 594   Graduate Seminar   credit: 0 Hours.

Presentations of thesis research by graduate students; other presentations on teaching or current research issues related to technical systems management. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of six times.

TSM 596   Independent Study   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Individual investigations or studies of any phases of technical systems management selected by the student and approved by the advisor and the faculty member who will supervise the study. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

TSM 598   Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Group discussion or an experimental course on a special topic in technical systems management. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 8 hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: As specified for each topic offering; see Class Schedule or departmental course information.

TSM 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 16 Hours.

Individual research in the various areas of technical systems management under the supervision of faculty members. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in separate terms.