Technology Systems Management (TSM)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: AST or I Tec majors only or permission of instructor
Team-oriented introduction to agricultural systems technology and industrial technology. Internships, careers, competencies, academic success strategies, transition to academic life.

(0-2) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: AST or I Tec majors only or permission of instructor
Laboratory-based, team-oriented experiences in a spectrum of topics common to the practice of technology. Internships, competencies, industry visits.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in MATH 140 or higher
Solving technology problems and presenting solutions through data analysis and technical report writing. Problem solving cycle, unit conversion, unit factor method, SI units, significant digits, graphing, curve fitting and computer programming. Use of modern hardware and software tools for applied data-driven problem solving.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.


Use of parametric solid modeling software to create three dimensional solid models and document parts and assemblies. Includes national and international standards for documentation, design projects, and teamwork. Rapid prototyping design creation, 3D printing, assemblies, rendering, and detailing technical drawings.

(Cross-listed with A B E). (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Prereq: Sophomore classification in AE, AST, BSE, or I TEC
8 week course. Professionalism in the context of the engineering/technical workplace. Development and demonstration of key workplace competencies: teamwork, initiative, communication, and engineering/technical knowledge. Resumes; Cover Letters; Behavioral Based Interviewing; Industry Speakers; Preparation for internships experiences.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: TSM 115 or equivalent; and MATH 140 or higher
Introduction to problem solving related to fundamental agricultural and/or industrial technology systems and mathematical tools needed for data analysis. Basic laws of energy, force, and mass applied to technology systems such as: mechanical power transmission; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; electrical circuits. Introduction to engineering economics: using the time value of money to make economic decisions.

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: TSM 201 or A B E 201; and sophomore classification in A E, AST, BSE, or ITEC.
8 week course. Introduction to project management principles. Use of project management in technology-based projects for academic, industry, and personal use.

(1-2) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: TSM 116
Advanced computer-aided-design topics incorporating 3D design and documentation used in manufacturing settings. Topics include: geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, weldments, sheet metal parts, advanced visualization, feature based design of parts and assemblies.

(1-4) Cr. 3. F.S.


A study of selected materials and related processes used in manufacturing. Lecture and laboratory activities focus on materials, properties, and processes. This includes plastics and metals.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Basic foundations of injury causation and prevention in home, motor vehicle, public, and work environments. Offered online only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: STAT 101 or STAT 104, junior classification
Introduction to the fundamental concepts of TQM - Deming style of management, statistical studies to understand the behavior of products, processes, or services, and how to define and document processes and customer focus. Introduction to continuous improvement tools and methods - emphasis on team work and problem solving skills.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: MATH 140 or higher
Principles and management for grain quality preservation. Quality measurement. Drying and storage. Fans and airflow through grain. Handling methods.

(0-3) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in TSM 322
Hands-on experiences in the principles and management for grain quality preservation. Quality measurement. Drying and storage. Fans and airflow through grain. Handling methods. System planning. Industry tour.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: MATH 140 or MATH 151
Introduction to engineering and conservation principles applied to the planning of erosion control systems, water control structures, water quality management, and drainage and irrigation systems.

(Cross-listed with A B E). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: ECON 101; CHEM 163 or higher; and MATH 140 or higher
Converting biorenewable resources into bioenergy and biobased products. Biorenewable concepts as they relate to drivers of change, feedstock production, processes, products, co-products, economics, and transportation/logistics.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: TSM 210
Confined animal feeding operations. Environmental controls for animal production. Response of animals to the environment. Heat and moisture balance in animal housing. Ventilation, water, feed handling, air pollution, odor and waste management systems.

(2-3) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: MATH 145 or MATH 151; and TSM 210
Selection, sizing, and operational principles of tractors and machinery systems. Cost analysis and computer techniques applied to planning and management of agricultural machine systems. Principles, operation, and application of agricultural machinery.

(3-3) Cr. 4. F.

Prereq: TSM 210, MATH 145
Theory and construction of tractor engines, mechanical power trains and hydraulic systems. Introduction to traction, chassis mechanics, and hydraulic power.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: TSM 210
Fundamental fluid power principles. Fluid properties. Function and performance of components such as pumps, valves, actuators, hydrostatic transmission. Analysis of fluid power circuits and systems. Introduction to electrohydraulics. Course includes lab using fluid power trainers.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: TSM 216, TSM 240, MATH 151
NC programming operations for CNC mills and lathes. Transfer of parts descriptions into detailed process plans, tool selection, and NC codes. Computer assisted CAD/CAM NC programming for 2D/3D machining and machining of student programmed NC code in lab.

(3-3) Cr. 4. F.

Prereq: TSM 210
Basic electricity. Electrical safety, wiring, 3-phase service, controls, and motors for agricultural and industrial applications. Planning building lighting and electrical systems. Electronics to sense, monitor, and control mechanical processes.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: TSM 270, junior standing
Identifies safety and health risks in industrial work environments. Focus on how managers and supervisors meet their responsibilities for providing a safe workplace for their employees. Includes the identification and remediation of workplace hazards.

(2-0) Cr. 2. S.


Introduction to occupational safety and health administration and management. Focus on development and management of safety programs and obtaining employee involvement in occupational safety programs.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: TSM 371
A review of the common legal issues facing safety practitioners in the workplace. Includes OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations; workers' compensation, as well as common liability issues.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.


An overview of the current problems and technology in the fields of fire protection and fire prevention, with emphasis on industrial needs, focusing on the individual with industrial safety responsibilities.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. 1-4. F.S.SS.


Offered as demand warrants. Web-based instruction.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: At least 45 credits of coursework, AST or I Tec major, and approval of internship coordinator
A supervised work experience in an approved learning setting with application to technology practices and principles. Reporting during work experience and self and employer evaluation required. Minimum GPA requirement.

Cr. 2. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: TSM 397 in the preceding semester and approval of internship coordinator
Written reports and reflection on work experience. A maximum of 4 credits of TSM 399 maybe be used toward the total credits required for graduation.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification
Use of the Theory of Constraints as a way of approaching problem solving, win-win negotiation, project planning and effective delegation in the context of engineering/business systems. Team projects aimed at improving design outcomes.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification
Focus on functions that determine the effectiveness of an entire organization. Generic Theory of Constraints solutions to production, distribution, and project management are compared to traditional solutions. Strategy for improvements discovered using simulations.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: Senior classification with less than 32 credits remaining; TSM 214; and credit or enrollment for credit in TSM 310.
Implementation of project management principles using case studies and teamwork; problem definition in a technology context; development of charter for technology capstone project.

(1-4) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: TSM 415 in previous semester
Application of project management tools to a technology capstone project; development and evaluation of potential project solutions using tools from the technology curriculum; problem resolution emphasizing communication, critical analysis, and planning techniques; presentation of project through oral presentation and written reports with input from client, faculty, and other stakeholders.

(Dual-listed with TSM 533). (2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: MATH 140 or higher
Geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS). Hardware systems for precision farming emphasized. Autosteering and automatic implement control systems. Collection and management of yield data. Sampling strategies for precision farming. Introduction to building fertilizer prescriptions and recommendations. Economic benefits of precision farming systems.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: TSM 310
Introduction to lean tools and techniques that reduce costs and improve business performance: JIT, VSM, SMED, Kaizen, Standard Work, Cycle Time Reduction, Takt Time, A3, etc. Emphasis on lean thinking and competency development through application: simulations, case studies, industry guests and mentors, teamwork and industry-related lean projects.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: PHYS 111; and MATH 145 or MATH 151
Application of standard analytic and computer based techniques of solving problems related to force and moments. The properties of materials and how to select appropriate materials for a particular design is reviewed.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: TSM 216; TSM 240; and STAT 101 or STAT 104
Fundamental principles and practices in designing, evaluating, and organizing new or existing facilities. Emphasis on CAD-based facility design, production flow analysis, activity relationship analysis, materials handling, office layout, supporting services design, and facility cost analysis.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: TSM 363
Theory and applications of automation systems. Emphasizes features, capabilities, design and programming skills of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based industrial control systems. Introduction to industrial robots and sensors.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: MATH 151 or higher
A qualitative and quantitative introduction to health effects of chemical, biological, and physical hazards in a workplace.

(0-2) Cr. 1. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment for credit in TSM 470
Introduction to equipment, methods, and strategies to measure, evaluate, control, and research hazards and risk in the workplaces.

(Dual-listed with TSM 577). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: MATH 151; and STAT 101 or STAT 104
Risk analysis and management focuses on developing a risk oriented pattern of thinking that is appropriate for today's complex world. The tools that will be gained in this course will be helpful in recognizing, understanding, and analyzing hazards and risks in modern complex systems.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract and approval by department
A maximum of 4 credits of TSM 490 may be used toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract and approval by department
A maximum of 4 credits of TSM 490 may be used toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract and approval by department
A maximum of 4 credits of TSM 490 may be used toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract and approval by department
A maximum of 4 credits of TSM 490 may be used toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract and approval by department
A maximum of 4 credits of TSM 490 may be used toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.

Prereq: Junior or senior classification, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract and approval by department
A maximum of 4 credits of TSM 490 may be used toward the total credits required for graduation.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.


Offered as demand warrants.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.


Offered as demand warrants.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.


Offered as demand warrants.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.


Offered as demand warrants.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable.


Offered as demand warrants.

(Cross-listed with A B E). Cr. 1-2. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Preparation for, or follow-up of, study abroad experience (496). For preparation, course focuses on understanding the tour destination through readings, discussions, and research on topics such as the regional industries, climate, crops, culture, economics, food, geography, government, history, natural resources, and public policies. For follow-up, course focuses on presentations by students, report writing, and reflection. Students enrolled in this course intend to register for 496 the following term or have had taken 496 the previous term.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with A B E). Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Tour and study at international sites relevant to disciplines of industrial technology, biological systems engineering, agricultural systems technology, and agricultural engineering. Location and duration of tours will vary. Trip expenses paid by students. Pre-trip preparation and/or post-trip reflection and reports arranged through 495.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(Dual-listed with TSM 433). (2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: MATH 140 or higher
Geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS). Hardware systems for precision farming emphasized. Autosteering and automatic implement control systems. Collection and management of yield data. Sampling strategies for precision farming. Introduction to building fertilizer prescriptions and recommendations. Economic benefits of precision farming systems.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Application of six sigma philosophy to advance product design and process control. Application of value steam mapping to the existing manufacturing system to develop future continuous improvement plans. Application of Taguchi Parameter design methodologies for optimizing the performance of manufacturing processes. Application of Taguchi Tolerance Design methodologies for product design.

(2-0) Cr. 2. Repeatable, maximum of 2 times.


Exploration and analysis of current safety and public health issues impacting society. The focus will be on topics that impact individuals in work, public, and home environments.

(Dual-listed with TSM 477). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: MATH 151; and STAT 101 or STAT 104
Risk analysis and management focuses on developing a risk oriented pattern of thinking that is appropriate for today's complex world. The tools that will be gained in this course will be helpful in recognizing, understanding, and analyzing hazards and risks in modern complex systems.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits.

Prereq: Graduate classification in industrial and agricultural technology, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract approved by major professor

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits.

Prereq: Graduate classification in industrial and agricultural technology, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract approved by major professor

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits.

Prereq: Graduate classification in industrial and agricultural technology, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract approved by major professor

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits.

Prereq: Graduate classification in industrial and agricultural technology, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract approved by major professor

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits.

Prereq: Graduate classification in industrial and agricultural technology, permission of instructor, and completion of an independent study contract approved by major professor

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Permission of instructor

(Cross-listed with A B E). Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


A technical paper draft based on the M.S. thesis or creative component is required of all master's students. This paper must be in a form that satisfies the requirements of some specific journal and be ready for submission. A technical presentation based on M.S. thesis or creative component is required of all master's students. This presentation must be in a form that satisfies the normal presentation requirements of a professional society. The presentation itself (oral or poster) may be made at a professional society meeting or at any international, regional, state, or university conference/event as long as the presentation content and form conforms to normal expectations. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.


A discipline-related problem to be identified and completed under the direction of the program adviser. Three credits required for all nonthesis master's degree students.

Courses for graduate students:

(Cross-listed with A B E). (1-0) Cr. 1. F.


Keys to starting a good MS thesis or PhD dissertation project. Learning how to begin formulating research questions. Review of literature, research hypotheses, objectives, methods, making figures and tables, and discussing results. Discussion of appropriate outlets including peer-reviewed journals, patents and intellectual property rights, responsible conduct, plagiarism, authorship, and reproducible research. Using peer review, conducting a peer review, and responding to feedback. Other topics may include on-campus library resources, data management, and time management.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: STAT 401 or equivalent
Techniques for evaluating learners, facilities, programs, and staff utilizing theories for developing measurement instruments. Outcomes assessment is emphasized.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
A definition of the faculty role in technology and engineering disciplines, including strategies for dealing with programs, personnel, and constituencies are presented. Leadership skills involving team formation, team operation, and conflict resolution are addressed.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Basic concepts, trends, practices, and factors influencing curriculum development, techniques, organization and procedures. Emphasis will be given to course development using the backward design process.

(Cross-listed with A B E). Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Graduate classification and permission of instructor
Graduate student experience in the agricultural and biosystems engineering departmental teaching program.

Cr. R.

Prereq: permission of major professor and approval by department chair, graduate classification
One semester and one summer maximum per academic year professional work period. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with A B E). Cr. 1. F.S.SS.


A technical paper draft based on the dissertation is required of all Ph.D. students. This paper must be in a form that satisfies the requirements of some specific journal and be ready for submission. A technical presentation based on the dissertation is required of all Ph.D. students. This presentation must be in a form that satisfies the normal presentation requirements of a professional society. The presentation itself (oral or poster) may be made at a professional society meeting or at any international, regional, state, or university conference/event as long as the presentation content and form conforms to normal expectations. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.