Agricultural and Biological Engineering, B.S.

Biological Engineering Concentration

The schedule that follows is illustrative, showing the typical sequence in which courses would be taken by a student with no college course credit already earned and who intends to graduate in four years. Each individual's case may vary, but the position of required named courses is generally indicative of the order in which they should be taken.

Suggested Sequence 

First Year
First SemesterHours
ABE 100Intro Agric Biological Engrg1
ENG 100Engineering Orientation0
CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I1
SE 101 or RHET 1051Engineering Graphics Design3-4
MATH 2212Calculus I4
Liberal education elective3,43
 Semester Hours15-16
Second Semester
ABE 141ABE Principles: Biological2
CHEM 104General Chemistry II3
CHEM 105General Chemistry Lab II1
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
MATH 231Calculus II3
RHET 105 or SE 1011Writing and Research4-3
 Semester Hours17-16
Second Year
First Semester
ABE 223ABE Principles: Machine Syst2
ABE 224ABE Principles: Soil Water2
CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg Sci3
MATH 241Calculus III4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec Mag4
TAM 210 or 2115Introduction to Statics2-3
 Semester Hours17-18
Second Semester
ABE 225ABE Principles: Bioenvironment2
ABE 226ABE Principles: Bioprocessing2
MATH 225Introductory Matrix Theory2
MATH 285Intro Differential Equations3
CHEM 2328Elementary Organic Chemistry I3-4
PHYS 213Univ Physics: Thermal Physics2
TAM 212Introductory Dynamics3
 Semester Hours17-18
Third Year
First Semester
ABE 341Transport Processes in ABE3
ECE 205Electrical and Electronic Circuits3
MCB 150Molec Cellular Basis of Life4
Agricultural and biological engineering technical elective73
Liberal education elective3,43
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
ECON 103, 102, or ACE 1003Macroeconomic Principles3
CHBE 321Thermodynamics4
Agricultural and biological engineering techincal elective73
Biological and natural sciences elective63
Liberal education elective3,43
 Semester Hours16
Fourth Year
First Semester
ABE 430Project Management2
Agricultural and biological engineering techincal elective73
Other technical elective73
Liberal education elective3,43
Free elective3
 Semester Hours14
Second Semester
ABE 4694Industry-Linked Design Project4
Biological and natural sciences elective63
Other technical elective73
Liberal education elective3,43
Free elective3-1
 Semester Hours16-14
 Total Hours: 128