Agricultural and Biological Engineering
The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering offers a four-year degree program in Agricultural and Biological Engineering through the College of Engineering that is described below.
The Department also offers a five-year dual degree program through both the College of Engineering and the College of ACES. Students who successfully complete this five-year academic program receive the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering degree from the College of Engineering as well as the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree with a major in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the College of ACES. The requirements can be found here. Both degree programs are joint between the College of Engineering and the College of ACES with students beginning as new freshmen in the College of ACES.
For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural and biological engineering is the application of mathematics, physical and biological science, and engineering to agriculture, food systems, energy, natural resources, the environment, and related biological systems. This ABET-accredited program has special emphasis on environmental protection and the biological interface of plants, animals, soils, and microorganisms with the design and performance of environments, machines, mechanisms, processes, and structures.
The agricultural and biological engineering program requires one of two concentrations: Agricultural Engineering and Biological Engineering.
|Orientation and Professional Development|
|These courses introduce the opportunities and resources that your college, department, and curriculum can offer you as you work to achieve your career goals. They also provide the skills to work effectively and successfully in the engineering profession.|
|ABE 100||Intro Agric & Biological Engrg 1||1|
|ENG 100||Engineering Orientation 1||0|
|Foundational Mathematics and Science|
|These courses stress the basic mathematical and scientific principles upon which the engineering discipline is based.|
|CHEM 102||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry Lab I||1|
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry Lab II||1|
|MATH 221||Calculus I 2||4|
|MATH 225||Introductory Matrix Theory||2|
|MATH 231||Calculus II||3|
|MATH 241||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 285||Intro Differential Equations||3|
|PHYS 211||University Physics: Mechanics||4|
|PHYS 212||University Physics: Elec & Mag||4|
|PHYS 213||Univ Physics: Thermal Physics||2|
|Agricultural and Biological Engineering Technical Core|
|ABE 141||ABE Principles: Biological||2|
|ABE 223||ABE Principles: Machine Syst||2|
|ABE 224||ABE Principles: Soil & Water||2|
|ABE 225||ABE Principles: Bioenvironment||2|
|ABE 226||ABE Principles: Bioprocessing||2|
|ABE 430||Project Management||2|
|ABE 469||Industry-Linked Design Project||4|
|CS 101||Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci||3|
|ECE 205||Elec & Electronic Circuits||3|
|SE 101||Engineering Graphics & Design||3|
|TAM 211||Statics 3||2-3|
|or TAM 210||Introduction to Statics|
|TAM 212||Introductory Dynamics||3|
|Students will select one concentration:||14|
Agricultural Engineering Concentration
Biological Engineering Concentration
|Technical electives and biological and natural science electives for the selected concentration||21|
|The Liberal education courses develop students' understanding of human culture and society, build skills of inquiry and critical thinking, and lay a foundation for civic engagement and lifelong learning. 4|
|ECON 103||Macroeconomic Principles 5||3|
|Electives from the campus General Education social & behavioral sciences list.||3|
|Electives from the campus General Education humanities & the arts list.||6|
|Electives either from a list approved by the college, or from the campus General Education lists for social & behavioral sciences or humanities & the arts.||6|
|Students must also complete the campus cultural studies requirement by completing (i) one western/comparative culture(s) course and (ii) one non-western/U.S. minority culture(s) course from the General Education cultural studies lists. Most students select liberal education courses that simultaneously satisfy these cultural studies requirements. Courses from the western and non-western lists that fall into free electives or other categories may also be used satisfy the cultural studies requirements.|
|These courses teach fundamentals of expository writing.|
|RHET 105||Writing and Research||4|
|Advanced Composition 6|
|These unrestricted electives, subject to certain exceptions as noted at the College of Engineering advising Web site, give the student the opportunity to explore any intellectual area of unique interest. This freedom plays a critical role in helping students to define research specialties or to complete minors. 7|
|Free electives. Additional unrestricted course work, subject to certain exceptions as noted at the College of Engineering advising Web site, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree. 7||6|
External transfer students take ENG 300 instead.
The extra hour of credit for this course may be used to help meet free elective requirements.
Satisfied by completing ABE 469 in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Technical Core.