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The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Technology (ITec), as well as an undergraduate certificate in Occupational Safety. Students majoring in ITec choose between two options: Manufacturing or Occupational Safety. The department also offers a minor in Industrial Technology.

Required ITec courses are taught under the course designator TSM (Technology Systems Management).

Successful ITec graduates gain knowledge, skills, and abilities in solving technical problems, understanding the design process, excelling in authentic leadership, being aware of a safety issues, having a quality orientation, effectively managing projects, and having a systems-thinking perspective. This translates to a holistic approach that uses science and engineering principles to focus on the way the constituent parts of a manufacturing system interrelate, how they work over time, and how they fit the context of larger systems. Graduates find careers within a variety of industries, businesses, and organizations in the fields of advanced manufacturing; robotics; automation and controls; electronics; lean manufacturing; quality management; safety management, loss prevention; or industrial hygiene.

Common job duties of ITec Manufacturing graduates include:

  • quality management
  • production supervision
  • product process design
  • facility planning and management

Common job duties of ITec Occupational Safety graduates include:

  • development, management, and evaluation of safety programs and systems
  • hazard identification and mitigation
  • loss prevention

The certificate in occupational safety is designed to meet the needs of the students who will find themselves in management roles with responsibilities that include safety. The certificate program prepares technically-oriented managers to meet their professional safety responsibilities.

For more information about the Industrial Technology degree:  http://www.abe.iastate.edu/undergraduate-students/industrial-technology/

For more information about the occupational safety certificate: http://www.abe.iastate.edu/home/certificate-in-occupational-safety/

Total Degree Requirement: 120 cr.

Only 65 cr. from a two-year institution may apply which may include up to 16 technical cr.; 9 P-NP cr. of free electives; 2.00 minimum GPA.

Communications Proficiency:

6 cr. of English composition with a C or better and 3 cr. of speech fundamentals with a C or better.

Communication/Library: 13 cr.
ENGL 150Critical Thinking and Communication3
ENGL 250Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition3
LIB 160Information Literacy1
One of the following:3
Business Communication
Proposal and Report Writing
Technical Communication
Survey of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communication
One of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Professional Communication
Presentation and Sales Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
Total Credits13
Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences: 25 cr.
STAT 104Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 145Applied Trigonometry3
MATH 151Calculus for Business and Social Sciences3
PHYS 111General Physics5
CHEM 163College Chemistry4
CHEM 163LLaboratory in College Chemistry1
BIOL 101Introductory Biology3
or BIOL 211 Principles of Biology I
Second Biology course requirement by Option:3
Manufacturing option
3 credits from approved College of Agriculture and Life Sciences list
Occupational Safety option
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
Total Credits25
Business, Humanities, Ethics, and Social Sciences: 18 cr.
ACCT 284Financial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
Ethics3
Occupational Safety
Humanities course from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences list3
International Perspectives course from University list3
U.S. Diversity course from University list3
Total Credits18
Technical Core: 30 cr.
TSM 110Introduction to Technology1
TSM 111Experiencing Technology1
TSM 115Solving Technology Problems3
TSM 116Introduction to Design in Technology3
TSM 201Preparing for Workplace Seminar1
TSM 210Fundamentals of Technology3
TSM 214Managing Technology Projects1
TSM 270Principles of Injury Prevention and Safety3
TSM 310Total Quality Improvement3
TSM 363Electric Power and Electronics for Agriculture and Industry4
TSM 397Internship in TechnologyR
TSM 399Work Experience in Technology2
TSM 415Applied Project Management in Technology2
TSM 416Technology Capstone3
Total Credits30
 No more than 4 cr. of TSM 397 may count toward graduation.
Manufacturing Option: 34 cr.
TSM 216Advanced Technical Graphics, Interpretation, and CAD2
A B E 271, A B E 272, or A B E 2731
TSM 240Introduction to Manufacturing Processes for Metals3
TSM 241Introduction to Manufacturing Processes for Plastics2
TSM 337Fluid Power Systems Technology3
TSM 340Advanced Automated Manufacturing Processes3
TSM 440Cellular Lean Manufacturing Systems3
TSM 443Statics and Strength of Materials for Technology3
TSM 444Facility Planning3
TSM 465Automation Systems3
8 credits of free electives8
Total Credits34
Occupational Safety Option: 34 cr.
TSM 240Introduction to Manufacturing Processes for Metals3
TSM 371Occupational Safety Management2
TSM 372Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety and Health2
TSM 376Fire Protection and Prevention3
TSM 470Industrial Hygiene: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Hazards3
TSM 471Safety Laboratory1
TSM 477Risk Analysis and Management3
H S 105First Aid and Emergency Care2
PSYCH 250Psychology of the Workplace3
12 credits of free electives12
Total Credits34

Industrial Technology, B.S. - manufacturing option

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 1101TSM 1111 
TSM 1163TSM 1153 
ENGL 1503MATH 1513 
LIB 1601PHYS 1115 
MATH 1453ECON 1013 
CHEM 1634  
CHEM 163L1  
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 2011TSM 2162 
TSM 2103TSM 2412 
TSM 2141A B E 271, A B E 272, or A B E 2731 
TSM 2403STAT 1043 
TSM 2703BIOL 101 or BIOL 2113 
ENGL 2503International Perspective - See list*3 
 SP CM 212, COMST 214, or AGEDS 3113 
 14 17
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
TSM 3403TSM 3103TSM 3970
TSM 3634TSM 3373 
ACCT 2843TSM 370 (Ethics requirement)3 
US Diversity - See list*3Humanities - See list*3 
ENGL 302, ENGL 309, ENGL 314, or AGEDS 3273Life Science - See list3 
 16 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 3992TSM 4163 
TSM 4152TSM 4433 
TSM 4403TSM 4653 
TSM 4443Elective4 
Elective4  
 14 13
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See list - Speak with an academic adviser for options for each list.

Industrial Technology, B.S. - occupational safety option

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 1101TSM 1111 
TSM 1163TSM 1153 
ENGL 1503MATH 1513 
LIB 1601PHYS 1115 
MATH 1453ECON 1013 
CHEM 1634  
CHEM 163L1  
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 2011TSM 2403 
TSM 2141TSM 3712 
TSM 2103STAT 1043 
TSM 2703BIOL 1553 
H S 1052SP CM 212, COMST 214, or AGEDS 3113 
ENGL 2503  
BIOL 101 or BIOL 2113  
 16 14
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
TSM 3634TSM 3103TSM 3970
TSM 376#3TSM 3703 
PSYCH 2503ACCT 2843 
TSM 477#3International Perspecitve*3 
ENGL 302, ENGL 309, ENGL 314, or AGEDS 3273Electives3 
 16 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 372**2TSM 4163 
TSM 3992US Diversity*3 
TSM 4152Humanities*3 
TSM 470##3Elective3 
TSM 471##1  
Elective6  
 16 12
*

See list - Speak with an academic adviser for options for each list. 

* *

TSM 372 - odd years, Fall only (Fall 2013, Fall 2015, etc.)    

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TSM 376 - even years, Fall only (Fall 2014, Fall 2016, etc.)

TSM 477 - even years, Fall only (Fall 2014, Fall 2016, etc.)

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TSM 470 - even years, Spring only (Spring 2014, Spring 2016, etc.)

TSM 471 - even years, Spring only (Spring 2014, Spring 2016, etc.)

Minor - Industrial Technology

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers a minor in industrial technology which may be earned by completing a minimum of 18 credits of technology systems management courses, which includes:

TSM 115Solving Technology Problems3
TSM 210Fundamentals of Technology3
9 credits from:9
Advanced Technical Graphics, Interpretation, and CAD
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes for Metals
Principles of Injury Prevention and Safety
Total Quality Improvement
Fluid Power Systems Technology
Advanced Automated Manufacturing Processes
Electric Power and Electronics for Agriculture and Industry
Occupational Safety
Occupational Safety Management
Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety and Health
Cellular Lean Manufacturing Systems
Statics and Strength of Materials for Technology
Facility Planning
Automation Systems
Industrial Hygiene: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Hazards
Safety Laboratory
Risk Analysis and Management
• At least six (6) credits of 300-level or higher TSM classes (from the courses listed above)
• At least nine (9) credits that are not used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement.
Total Credits15

For the undergraduate curriculum in agricultural systems technology leading to the degree of bachelor of science or for the undergraduate curriculum in industrial technology leading to the degree of bachelor of science.

The department also offers an undergraduate curricula and courses in agricultural engineering, biological systems engineering.

Certificate in occupational safety

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers a undergraduate certificate in occupational safety which may be earned by completing a minimum of 20 credits of technology systems management courses, which includes:

TSM 270Principles of Injury Prevention and Safety3
TSM 370Occupational Safety3
TSM 371Occupational Safety Management2
TSM 372Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety and Health2
TSM 470Industrial Hygiene: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Hazards3
6 credits from a departmentally approved list6
TSM 493DWorkshop in Technology: Occupational Safety (Note: This course needs to be the last course taken toward completion of the Occupational Safety Certificate)1-4

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Courses

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.

(Cross-listed with CON E, FS HN, HORT, NREM). (2-0) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: NREM 112
Focus on team and community. Application of fundamentals of human learning; evidence of development as a responsible learner; intentional mental processing as a habit of mind; planning and facilitating learning opportunities for others; responsibility of the individual to the community and the world; leading from within; holding self and others accountable for growth and development as learners and leaders.

(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 metals manufacturing. Lecture and laboratory activities focus on materials, properties, and processes.

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


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

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


Basic foundations of injury causation and prevention from a personal perspective in home, motor vehicle, public environment, and a management perspective within the work environment. 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: CHEM 163 or higher; 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. Simulation of hydraulic systems with software. Course includes lab using fluid power trainers.

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: TSM 210, 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. F.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. F.

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. F.


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.

(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: Junior standing.
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 AutoCAD-based facility design and  production flow analysis, activity relationship analysis, lighting analysis, time studies, materials handling, supporting services design, and optimal facility location 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. S.

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. S.

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. F.

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: Junior standing.
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. F.

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.

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.