Biological Engineering (BE)


BE 1250 [Not Offered] Introduction to Engineering Methods (2 credits)
F 6 hrs. lab. Fundamentals of engineering design; presentation of an engineering design; graphical expression of engineering design using computer-aided drafting.
BE 1251 INTRO ENGR METHODS (2.0 credits)
BE 1252 [Not Offered] Biology in Engineering (2 credits)
S Prereq.: credit or registration in BIOL 1201. 1 hr. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Effect of variability and constraints of biological systems on engineering problem solving and design; engineering units; engineering report writing; oral report presentation; laboratory demonstration of biological engineering analysis.


BE 2307 [Not Offered] Elements of Landscape Construction (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: MATH 1015 or 1022. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Theory and use of tape, level, transit, plane table, and compass; principles of area and volume calculations, land slope, drainage grades, legal land descriptions, and topographic mapping.
BE 2350 [Not Offered] Experimental Methods for Engineers (3 credits)
S Prereq.: BE 2352. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Introduction to experimental methods, technical report writing, and instrumentation for engineering applications; measurement of temperature, pressure, flow, strain, and vibration in biological products; microprocessor data loggers and computer data acquisition systems.
BE 2352 Quantitative Biology in Engineering (3 credits)
F Prereq.: BE 1252. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Characterization of biological phenomena in engineering design; relationships among parameters using linear and nonlinear statistical expressions; case studies of engineering design solutions.


BE 3190 [Not Offered] PROF BIOL ENGINEERS (1.0 credits)
BE 3249 [Not Offered] Engineering Practice I (3 credits)
Su only Prereq.: consent of instructor. Pass-fail grading. A minimum of six weeks full-time employment in an industry participating in the summer program. Selected engineering problems in an industrial environment.
BE 3250 [Not Offered] Engineering Practice II (3 credits)
Su only Prereq.: consent of instructor. Pass-fail grading. A minimum of six weeks full-time employment in an industry participating in the summer program. Selected engineering problems in an industrial environment.
BE 3290 [Not Offered] Professionalism for Biological Engineers (2 credits)
Prereq.: Grad of �C� or better in CE 2450. Ethical standards, technical communication, goal setting, professionalism and professional organizations, safety and risk, team dynamics, and proposal preparation.
BE 3320 Mechanical Design for Biological Engineering (3 credits)
Prereq.: CE 3400; credit or registration in CE 2460 or ME 3133. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Term project in mechanical design. Philosophy of mechanical design for biological engineering; materials for construction; frame design; power transmission.
BE 3340 [Not Offered] Process Design in Biological Engineering (3 credits)
S Prereq.: EE 2950, CE 2200, and credit or registration in ME 3333. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Design applications in biological engineering using the engineering sciences of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; electrical machines and controls.
BE 3371 [Not Offered] Irrigation Fundamentals and Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of instructor. For majors in agriculture, design, and natural sciences. Cannot be used to fulfill College of Engineering requirements. Turf, landscaping, and other horticultural applications of irrigation; design of irrigation systems from water source to application and uptake by plants; covers typical irrigation application techniques from sprinkler to micro; friction loss in system components; irrigation scheduling; and auditing/troubleshooting irrigation system performance.
BE 3381 [Not Offered] Nonpoint Source Pollution Engineering (3 credits)
Prereq.: BE 2352 and EVEG 3110. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Water quality criteria and regulations for the agricultural community; production, treatment, and disposal of agricultural and food processing wastes; management of agricultural nutrients; nonpoint source pollution; bi-product utilization; land application; wetland restoration; stream sampling and analysis; re-aeration studies and modeling.
BE 3400 [Not Offered] Environmental Engineer ing II (3 credits)
F,S Prereq.: CHEM 2060 (2261), EVEG 2000. See EVEG 3400.
BE 3989 Special Projects in Biological Engineering (1-4 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Library research, experimental and/or theoretical investigation, and written report in form of engineering report.


BE 4290 Senior Engineering Design and Professionalism (2 credits)
F Prereq.: BE 3290. Students work in teams to develop a detailed design to address a technical problem that the team chose in BE 3290. Activities include developing measurable design objectives and a product design specification, creating multiple design solutions, evaluating design solutions, and communicating a detailed design.
BE 4292 [Not Offered] Senior Engineering Design Laboratory (2 credits)
S Prereq.: BE 4290. 6 hrs. lab. Engineering principles used to complete the project set forth in the design outline submitted in BE 4290; design project completion.
BE 4303 Engineering Properties of Biological Materials (3 credits)
V Prereq.: MATH 2065 and credit or registration in CE 3400. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Engineering properties, including rheology, friction, mechanical damage, texture, and thermal, optical, and electrical properties.
BE 4305 ENGR ENTREPRENEUR I (3.0 credits)
BE 4306 [Not Offered] ENGR ENTREPRENEUR II (3.0 credits)
BE 4323 [Not Offered] Biomechanics for Engineers (3 credits)
V Prereq.: CE 2450. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Also offered as IE 4465. Mechanical behavior of the human musculoskeletal system and component tissue when physical work is performed; engineering mechanics applied to the activities; fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; workplace design.
BE 4332 Molecular Methods in Biological Engineering (3 credits)
V Prereq.: BIOL 2083, BE 2350, and credit or registration in BE 4303. Fundamentals of the theory and applications of quantitative molecular techniques used in biological engineering research and design.
BE 4335 [Not Offered] TISSUE ENGINEERING (3.0 credits)
BE 4340 [Not Offered] Food and Bioprocess Engineering (3 credits)
V Prereq.: BE 2352; credit or registration in BE 3340. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Design and analysis of systems for processing biological materials, with emphasis on food; topics include biotechnology, fluid flow, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena in food and bioprocessing; unit operations, including freezing, extraction, drying, and aseptic processing.
BE 4341 Biological Reactor Systems Design (3 credits)
S Prereq.: BIOL 2051 and BE 4352. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Microbial and biochemical principles used in design of biological reactors for biotransformation; metabolic output and cellular production; design of batch and continuous flow reactors utilizing microbial kinetic models; attached and suspended growth systems and eucaryotic and procaryotic cells.
BE 4342 [Not Offered] Sugar Process Engineering (3 credits)
Prereq.: EE 2950, CE 2200 or ME 3834 or CHE 3101, ME 2334 or 3333 or CHE 3172. Processes used in the manufacture of raw and refined sugar; application of scientific and engineering principles to unit operations of evaporation, crystallization, extraction, solids handling and drying, centrifuging, clarification, and steam and power generation.
BE 4347 [Not Offered] Sugar Factory Design (3 credits)
Prereq.: credit or registration in BE 4342. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. P and I diagrams for sugar processes and instrumentation/control strategies; detailed process design of heat transfer equipment, fluid flow systems including non-Newtonian flow, prime mover requirements, steam and power use, and reticulation, materials handling systems, utility systems, and materials of construction.
BE 4352 [Not Offered] Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering (3 credits)
F Prereq.: BE 2352, BIOL 2051; credit or registration in CE 2200 and ME 3333. Introduction to biological kinetics; time-temperature substrata-dependent growth and death of biological organisms; heat and mass transfer in engineering design and analysis; principles of material and energy balances in reactor design.
BE 4360 [Not Offered] Mobile Fluid Power Control (3 credits)
Prereq.: ME 3834 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Theory and design of hydraulic systems and basic components; power steering, hydrostatic transmissions, electrohydraulic servovalves, manual and automatic control applications.
BE 4362 [Not Offered] Agricultural Precision Systems (3 credits)
2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Principles and applications of geospatial technologies supporting precision agriculture/farming and planning for natural resource data management.
BE 4380 [Not Offered] Aquacultural Engineering (3 credits)
F Prereq.: senior standing. Engineering principles applied to aquacultural systems; water chemistry; fluid mechanics; aquacultural pumping plants; fish pond design; recirculating aquacultural systems; water filtration; disinfection; aeration and degassing.
BE 4383 Natural Resource Engineering (3 credits)
F Prereq.: CE 2200. Engineering analysis and design of natural resource control systems, including open channels, vegetated waterways, terraces, water control structures, spillways, reservoirs, flood control, surface water quality, and wetlands.
BE 4989 Independent Study in Biological Engineering (1-4 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: senior standing. Written engineering report required. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Biological engineering practice; library research, experimental and/or theoretical investigation.


BE 7301 [Not Offered] Similitude in Biological Engineering Research (3 credits)
V Prereq.: graduate standing. Determination of pertinent quantities in a research project, Buckingham p theorem, theory and systematic calculation of dimensionless numbers, similarity and distortion in model studies, research project design, and prediction equations.
BE 7304 [Not Offered] Advanced Natural Resource Engineering (3 credits)
V Prereq.: BE 4383. Advanced topics in statistical hydrology, flow theory, evapotranspiration, transport of pollutants, drainage, irrigation, erosion, sediment transport, and sedimentation applied to rural fields and watersheds.
BE 7306 [Not Offered] Agricultural Systems Engineering (3 credits)
V Prereq.: BE 4292 or equivalent. Applications of systems approaches to engineering problems in agriculture; queuing theory; modeling and simulation; linear programming; decision support systems and expert systems.
BE 7340 [Not Offered] Advanced Food Engineering and Biotechnology (3 credits)
V Prereq.: BE 4340. Design and modeling of food and bioprocessing systems; application of advanced thermodynamic principles and transport phenomena with emphasis on numerical techniques in the design, analysis, and modeling of food systems; focus on current research topics in food engineering and food biotechnology.
BE 7350 [Not Offered] Advanced Instrumentation and Control for Biological Systems (3 credits)
V Prereq.: BE 2350 and MATH 2065. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Theory of measurement and feedback integrated with applied design work with biological systems; focus areas include: aquaculture, precision farming, environmental applications, bioprocess, and biomedical measurement and control concepts.
BE 7352 [Not Offered] Advanced Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering (3 credits)
V Prereq.: BE 4352. Transient heat and mass transfer in biological materials and systems; mathematics describing active and passive cellular transport; emphasis on numerical solution techniques for heat and mass flow in nonideal, heterogenous systems, including kinetic and thermodynamic considerations.
BE 7361 [Not Offered] Biological Reactor Systems for Agricultural Waste Treatment (3 credits)
V Prereq.: BE 4341. Design of biological reactor systems for treatment of agricultural wastes; utilizing and developing kinetic models for suspended and attached-growth cultures; characterization of agricultural wastes and wastewaters; consideration of nutrient recovery, pathogen survival, odor reduction, and by-product recovery goals.
BE 7381 [Not Offered] Advanced Aquacultural Engineering (3 credits)
V Prereq.: BE 4380. Advanced topics in aquacultural aeration, oxygenation, disinfection of aquacultural systems, and aquacultural wastewater characterization; integration with traditional agricultural production.
BE 7500 [Not Offered] Seminar (1 credits)
Prereq.: graduate standing in engineering. Only 1 sem. hr. of credit will be allowed toward the degree. Pass-fail grading.
BE 7909 Advanced Topics in Biological Engineering (1-4 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. One or more phases of advanced biological engineering practice.
BE 7910 [Not Offered] FOOD NANOTECH (3.0 credits)


BE 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
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