Engineering Technology & Management for Agricultural Systems: Digital & Precision Agriculture, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Engineering Technology & Management for Agricultural Systems: Digital & Precision Agriculture concentration


department website: https://abe.illinois.edu/undergraduate/

department faculty: https://abe.illinois.edu/directory/faculty
 

overview of college admissions & requirements: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

college website: https://aces.illinois.edu/


Students in the Digital & Precision Agriculture concentration learn the application of technology in agriculture and the larger system of production agriculture, including machinery, agronomy, and business management. Students will gain an understanding of 1) the application of advanced technology used in agriculture with an emphasis on geospatial information systems and machinery technology; 2) the functional workings and management of agricultural machinery; 3) crop and soil science and their interactions with advanced technologies; 4) numerical and scientific processes to drive agricultural management decisions; and 5) business operations and management with a focus on the agricultural industry. Graduates of the Digital & Precision Agriculture concentration are prepared for careers in industry with both small and large companies, agricultural retailers and service providers, production farming operations, government and environmental agencies, or for entrance into graduate or professional school.


for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Engineering Technology & Management for Agricultural Systems, Digital & Precision Agriculture concentration


Prescribed Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
Select one of the following:6-7
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent (see college Composition I requirement))
Oral & Written Comm I
and Oral & Written Comm II
Advanced Composition3-4
Select from the list below
Communicating Agriculture
Ethical Dilemmas of Business
Principles Bus Comm
Principles Tech Comm
Ethics and Engineering
Environmental Writing
Humanity in the Food Web
Leadership Communications
Env and Plant Ecosystems
Plants, Pathogens, and People
Cultural Studies9
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culture, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists.
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
MATH 234Calculus for Business I (or equivalent)4
Quantitative Reasoning II3 or 4
Select one of the following:
Applied Statistical Methods and Data Analytics I
Intro to Applied Statistics
Economic Statistics I
Data Science Discovery
Natural Sciences and Technology
CHEM 102
CHEM 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
4
PHYS 101College Physics: Mech & Heat5
Select one of the following:4-5
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
OR
College Physics: E&M & Modern
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus approved list.6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ACE 100Introduction to Applied Microeconomics3-4
or ECON 102 Microeconomic Principles
Social and behavioral sciences. Select from campus approved list. 3 or 4
ACES Prescribed
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES2
ETMA Required
CS 105Intro Computing: Non-Tech3
ETMA 100Technical Systems in Agr3
ETMA 339Optimization in Engineering Technology and Management3
ETMA 421Industrial and Agricultural Safety-Injury Prevention3
or ETMA 422 Industrial and Agricultural Occupational Illness Prevention
ETMA 430Project Management2
ETMA 439Capstone Experience4
Business electives6
A total of 6 hours from the Business Electives list which do not satisfy any other requirements.
ACCY 200Fundamentals of Accounting3
ACCY 201Accounting and Accountancy I3
ACCY 202Accounting and Accountancy II3
ACCY 211Understanding Financial Statements3
ACCY 212Understanding Accounting for Business Decisions3
ACE 210Environmental Economics3
ACE 240Personal Financial Planning3
ACE 310Natural Resource Economics3
ACE 345Finan Decision Indiv Sm Bus3
ACE 346Tax Policy and Finan Planning3
ACE 432Advanced Farm Management3 or 4
ACE 435Global Agribusiness Management3
AGCM 270Ag Sales and Persuasive Communication3
BADM 300The Legal Environment of Bus3
BADM 310Mgmt and Organizational Beh3
BADM 311Leading Individuals and Teams3
BADM 312Designing and Managing Orgs3
BADM 313Strategic Human Resource Management3
BADM 314Leading Negotiations3
BADM 320Principles of Marketing3
BADM 322Marketing Research3
BADM 323Marketing Communications3
BADM 326Pricing Strategy3
FIN 221Corporate Finance3
FIN 230Introduction to Insurance3
LER 290Introduction to Employment Law3
LEAD 140Harnessing Your Interpersonal Intelligence2
LEAD 260Foundations of Leadership3
LEAD 340Leadership Ethics & Society: Addressing Contemporary Challenges3
LEAD 380Leadership in Groups and Teams3
LEAD 440Interpersonal Intelligence for Professional Success2
SE 361Emotional Intelligence Skills3
SE 400Engineering Law3 or 4
TE 230Design Thinking/Need-Finding3
TE 250From Idea to Enterprise2
TE 333Creativity, Innovation, Vision4
TE 360Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship1
TE 450Startups: Incorporation, Funding, Contracts, & Intellectual Property3
Introductory Related Courses
Select 2 courses from the list for your concentration.6-8
ETMA Electives
A total of 20 hours from the list for your concentration with a minimum of 11 hours at the advanced level.20
Concentration Electives
Select 18 hours from the list for your concentration, which do not satisfy any other requirements, with a minimum of 12 hours at the advanced level.18
Total Hours126
ETMAS majors will need 40 hours of upper-level courses (300- and 400-level) to satisfy the campus minimum requirement of 40 hours of advanced coursework.

Concentration Requirements

Introductory Related Courses
Introduction to Crop Sciences
Introductory Soils
ETMA Electives
Required
Agricultural Machinery and Technology
Off-Road Equipment Management
Fluid Power Systems
Elec Computer Ctrl Sys
Engine and Tractor Power
Precision Agric Technology
Select an additional 4 hours from the below list for a total of 20 hours with a minimum of 11 hours at the advanced level
Basics of CAD
Basics of Project Management
Metallurgy & Welding Processes
Wiring, Motors and Control Sys
Undergrad Research or Thesis
Land and Water Mgt Systems
Grain Drying & Storage Systems
UG Honors Research or Thesis
Managing Industrial and Agricultural Safety Risks
Grain Bioprocessing Coproducts
Independent Study
Concentration Electives
Select 18 hours from the list below with a minimum of 12 hours at the advanced level.
One of:
Environmental Economics
Agricultural Marketing
Food and Agribusiness Mgt
Farm Management
Commodity Price Analysis
Commodity Futures and Options
Advanced Farm Management
Global Agribusiness Management
One set of:
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Spatial Problem Solving
OR
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Techniques of Remote Sensing
OR
GIS in Natural Resource Mgmt
and Adv GIS for Nat Res Planning
One of:
Soil Nutrient Cycling
Pedology
Soil and Water Conservation
Environmental Microbiology
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
One of:
Introduction to Plant Protection
Applied Entomology
One of:
Integrated Pest Management
Principles of Crop Production
Crop Growth and Management
Weed Mgt in Agronomic Crops
Mgmt of Field Crop Insects