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Biological Systems Engineering (BSYSE) Courses

512 Research and Teaching Methods 3 (2-3) Graduate research with an emphasis on biological systems engineering and college instruction. Typically offered Spring.

530 Machine Vision for Biological Systems 3 Image analysis techniques as applied to machine vision applications integrated into autonomous equipment used in specialty crops. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

532 Electrohydraulic Systems Control 3 Fluid power transmission, E/H control, control systems and controller design. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

541 Instrumentation and Measurements 3 (2-3) Basic engineering concepts involving instrumentation including measurement systems, sensors, data acquisition, signal processing, and analysis. Typically offered Spring.

550 Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 3 Land, water and air conservation emphasizing on soil and water engineering concepts, state of science solution techniques, and engineering design. Typically offered Fall.

551 Advanced Biological Systems Engineering Topics V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Directed group study of selected advanced topics in biological systems engineering. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

552 Advanced Biological Systems Engineering Topics V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Directed group study of selected advanced topics in biological systems engineering. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

554 Aquatic System Restoration 3 Study of natural, damaged and constructed ecosystems with emphasis on water quality protection and restoration of lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 585, BSYSE 554, ENVR SCI 585). Required preparation must include CHEM 345; MBIOS 101. Required preparation must include CHEM 345; MBIOS 101.

555 Natural Treatment Systems 3 Principles and design procedures of natural systems for wastewater treatment for agricultural and non-agricultural applications. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 555, BSYSE 555). Typically offered Fall and Spring.

556 Surface Hydrologic Processes and Modeling 3 (2-3) Fundamental hydrologic processes, governing equations and solution methods, GIS techniques commonly used in hydrology, class project on modeling surface hydrology. Typically offered Fall.

557 Nutrient Cycling and Transport 3 Cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus at global and watershed scales; modeling of transportation and transport in agricultural systems Typically offered Fall.

558 Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport 4 (3-3) Physics of flow and contaminant transport in saturated porous media including governing equations, well hydraulics and computer modeling. Typically offered Fall.

560 Aquatic Chemistry 3 Chemical principles as applied to natural environmental system, water supply and pollution and control engineering. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 583, BSYSE 560). Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

564 Agricultural Waste and Air Quality Management 3 Detailed analyses of agricultural wastes and their potential adverse impacts on the environment; current management systems; reuse and recycle. Typically offered Spring.

581 Advanced Physical Properties of Foods 3 Analysis, modeling, and experimental procedures to measure food physical properties for use in food processing system design. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

582 Food Process Engineering I 3 Design of food processing systems; design and simulation of sterilization and pasteurization processes in foods. Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

583 Food Process Engineering II 3 Design of food separation unit operations including concentration, dehydration, and membrane processes. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

584 Thermal and Nonthermal Processing of Foods 3 Food preservation methods based on application of thermal and nonthermal processes. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

585 Food Packaging 3 Properties of packaging materials, manufacturing of packages, shelf-life testing and food packaging interaction. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

593 Renewable Energy Technologies 3 Thermochemical biorefinery technologies for biofuels and bioproducts; facility operations, analysis, and design of integrated processes for biofuel and bioproduct production Typically offered Fall.

594 Design and Analysis of Biomass Conversion Processes and Systems 3 Analysis of bioprocessing and biotreatment processes including energenetics, stoichiometry, species competition, process infiltration, product separation and optimization. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

595 Biosystems Engineering for Fuel and Chemicals 3 Design and optimization of biological systems for industrial functions, modeling and simulation of cell processes, bioreactors and system integration. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

596 Biomass Thermo-Chemical Conversion 3 Biomass chemistry, analytical thermo-chemistry, torrefaction, pyrolysis, gasification and combustion; characterization and uses of themochemcial products. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

597 Biomass Biological Process Engineering 3 Technical issues in the biological process engineering field, commercial application and evaluation of new technologies in resource, environment and economic contexts. Typically offered Spring.

598 Graduate Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. Required of all graduate students in biological systems engineering. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

700 Master’s Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master’s research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

702 Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master’s degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

Nov 30, 2015 (CM)

Washington State University