Technology Systems Management

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Undergraduate Study

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers work for the bachelor of science degree with majors in agricultural systems technology and industrial technology.

Missions

The mission of the Agricultural Systems Technology program is to prepare women and men for careers that integrate and apply agricultural and biosystems engineering technology to manage human and natural resource systems for producing, processing, and marketing food and other biological products worldwide.

The mission of the Industrial Technology is to prepare women and men for careers that integrate and apply industrial technology to lead and manage human, manufacturing, and safety systems.

Objectives

At two to five years after undergraduate graduation, through the professional practice in technology, graduates should:

1. Have demonstrated competence in methods of analysis involving use of mathematics, fundamental physical and biological sciences, technology, and computation needed for the professional practice in the field of agricultural systems technology or industrial technology.

2. Have developed skills necessary to contribute to the design process; including the abilities to think creatively, to formulate problem statements, to communicate effectively, to synthesize information, and to evaluate and implement problem solutions.

3. Be capable of addressing issues of ethics, safety, professionalism, cultural diversity, globalization, environmental impact, and social and economic impact in professional practice.

4. Have demonstrated continuous professional and technical growth, with practical experience, so as to be licensed in their field or achieve that level of expertise, as applicable.

5. Have demonstrated the ability to:

a. be a successful leader of multi-disciplinary teams.

b. efficiently manage multiple simultaneous projects.

c. work collaboratively.

d. implement multi-disciplinary systems-based solutions.

e. to apply innovative solutions to problems through the use of new methods or technologies.

f. contribute to the business success of their employer, and

g. build community.

Outcomes

At the time of graduation, students of the Agricultural Systems Technology or Industrial Technology programs should have:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, technology, and applied sciences;

b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

c) an ability to formulate or design a system, process or program to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;

f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

g) an ability to communicate effectively;

h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;

i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;

j) a knowledge of contemporary issues; and

k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.

Graduates have developed and demonstrated workplace competencies, and have completed a professional internship. They are able to communicate effectively, have problem-solving skills and awareness of global, economic, environmental and societal issues.

Agricultural Systems Technology graduates have the ability to apply science and technology to problems related to agriculture; they manage complex agricultural systems for sustainability. They find careers within a variety of agriculturally-related industries, businesses, and organizations, including: agricultural machinery, environment, government, farm builders, grain, feed, seed, fertilizer, chemical, food, biorenewable resources, and production agriculture.

Industrial Technology graduates understand commonly-used manufacturing processes, lean manufacturing principles, continuous improvement, quality management, safety, regulatory issues affecting manufacturing, and the properties of manufacturing materials. They find careers within a variety of industries, businesses, and organizations focusing in manufacturing (e.g., quality control, production supervision, and process and facility planning) or occupational safety (e.g., development, management, and evaluation of safety programs and systems; and hazard identification and mitigation).

Agricultural Systems Technology, B.S. - Agricultural and biosystems management option

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 1101TSM 1111 
TSM 1163TSM 1153 
CHEM 1634ECON 1013 
CHEM 163L1MATH 1513 
ENGL 1503PHYS 1115 
LIB 1601  
MATH 1453  
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 2011TSM 3222 
TSM 2103TSM 322L1 
TSM 2141BIOL 101 or BIOL 2113 
TSM 2703ECON 2303 
ACCT 2843STAT 1043 
ENGL 2503SP CM 212, COMST 214, or AGEDS 3113 
 14 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
TSM 3253TSM 3103TSM 3970
TSM 3273TSM 3243 
TSM 3634TSM 3303 
ENGL 302, ENGL 309, ENGL 314, or AGEDS 3273TSM 370 (Ethics requirement)3 
US Diversity - See list*3Life Science - See list3 
 16 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 3992TSM 4163 
TSM 4333International Perspecitve - See list*3 
TSM 4152Elective6 
Humanities - See list*3  
Elective7  
 17 12
*

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

Agricultural Systems Technology, B.S. - machine systems option

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 1101TSM 1111 
TSM 1163TSM 1153 
CHEM 1634MATH 1513 
CHEM 163L1PHYS 1115 
ENGL 1503US Diversity - See list*3 
LIB 1601  
MATH 1453  
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 2011TSM 2141 
TSM 2103TSM 2162 
TSM 2703A B E 271, A B E 272, or A B E 2731 
ACCT 2843TSM 2403 
ECON 1013BIOL 101 or BIOL 2113 
ENGL 2503STAT 1043 
 SP CM 212, COMST 214, or AGEDS 3113 
 16 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
TSM 3354TSM 3103TSM 3970
TSM 3634TSM 3303 
TSM 4333TSM 3373 
ENGL 302, ENGL 309, ENGL 314, or AGEDS 3273Humanites - See list3 
 Life Science - See list3 
 14 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
TSM 3992TSM 370 (Ethics requirement)3 
TSM 4152TSM 4163 
Elective9TSM 4433 
International Perspective - See list*3TSM 4653 
 16 12
*

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

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 2103A B E 271, A B E 272, or A B E 2731 
TSM 2141STAT 1043 
TSM 2403BIOL 101 or BIOL 2113 
TSM 2703International Perspective - See list*3 
ENGL 2503SP CM 212, COMST 214, or AGEDS 3113 
 14 15
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 
Elective6  
 16 13
*

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 2141 
TSM 2103TSM 2403 
TSM 2703TSM 3712 
H S 1052STAT 1043 
ENGL 2503BIOL 1553 
BIOL 101 or BIOL 2113SP CM 212, COMST 214, or AGEDS 3113 
 15 15
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. 

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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.)

Graduate Study

The department offers work for the degrees master of science, and doctor of philosophy with a major in industrial and agricultural technology. It cooperates in the interdepartmental programs in professional agriculture, sustainable agriculture, environmental sciences, biorenewable resources and technology, and human computer interaction.

The master’s program prepares advanced practicing professionals for industrial and/or agricultural technology positions in industry, business, and public service; it also provides a sound foundation for further graduate study. The doctoral program prepares exemplary industrial and/or agricultural technology professionals for learning, discovery, engagement, and leadership roles in education, industry, business, and public service organizations.

The department also offers work for the degrees master of science, master of engineering, and doctor of philosophy with a major in agricultural engineering. See College of Engineering, Curricula.

Visit our departmental website at www.abe.iastate.edu

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 Prevention3
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.

(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.