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Fall 2007 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2007; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term.  The course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.  Class with alternative External Link delivery modes (Web based, cable TV, correspondence, etc) are noted in the Schedule at the section level.  The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact department about offerings).  For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE )  Department Info

ABE 120 -- Microcomputing Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Using features in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software so business, volunteer, and personal work can be completed professionally and accurately with ease. Typical structure: Interactive course taught in computer laboratory.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Typical structure:  1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory.
Identical to:  AGTM 120, FCSC 120, N SC 120, PL S 120.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 193 -- Internship  (1-3 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 199 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 205 -- Engineering Analytic Computer Skills  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to Excel, Visual Basic in Excel, Access, and Matlab with an emphasis on flow charts, graphing, regression, if-then, do loops, statistics, functions and subroutines, and copying to and reporting results in Word; applications include biological energy, growth, and CO2 models.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  College of Engineering Majors Only.
Typical structure:  6 hours laboratory, 1 hour lecture.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 284 -- Biosystems Thermal Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  This course provides an integrated introduction to basic thermal engineering topics. A structured problem-solving approach emphasizes the interrelated roles of Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat and Mass Transfer relevant to real-world engineering analyses.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 129, PHYS141.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 296A -- Seminar in Biosystems Engineering  (1 unit)
Description:  This Seminar will focus on employment in biosystems engineering and engineering professionalism. Topics will include internship opportunities and engineering ethics. Presentations and discussion will provide communication opportunities.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 299 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 299H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 320 -- Introduction to Computer Aided Design  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to computer aided design concepts and techniques. Two and three-dimensional drawing presentation, methods of graphical communications, data analysis, design synthesis and production methods.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Prerequisite(s):  computer literacy (Windows).
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Typical structure:  1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory.
Identical to:  ENGR 320.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 393 -- Internship  (1-6 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 397A -- Teaching Workshop  (3-4 units)
Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 10 units of credit.
Identical to:  SWES 397A; SWES is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 399 -- Independent Study  (1-4 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 399H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 411 -- Physiology for Biomedical Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental concepts and principles in physiology relevant to the field of bioengineering and including a survey of materials necessary for an understanding of physiological principles.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  BME 411; BME is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 423 -- Biosystems Analysis and Design  (3 units)
Description:  Application of systems analysis to biologically related problems; computer modeling and use of simulations, optimization methods, decision support systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  familiarity with statistics.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering design, 2 units engineering science.
May be convened with:  ABE 523.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 426 -- Soil and Water Conservation Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Methods for estimating runoff from croplands, Universal Soil Loss Equation, design of terraces, waterways, small earth dams, erosion control structures.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ABE 406 or C E 218 or A ME 331.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Identical to:  C E 426, WS M 426.
May be convened with:  ABE 526.
Usually offered:  Spring, Summer.

ABE 447 -- Sensors and Controls  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of electric circuits. Selection, interfacing and calibration of digital and analog sensors to measure physical variables for manipulation with microprocessors. Development of logic and process control circuits
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Prerequisite(s):  basic familiarity with computers.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
May be convened with:  ABE 547.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 455 -- Soil and Water Resources Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to soil and water relationships, irrigation systems, irrigation water supply, and irrigation management; basic designs.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  C E 218 or A ME 331.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering design, 2 units engineering science.
Identical to:  C E 455.
May be convened with:  ABE 555.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 456 -- Irrigation Systems Design  (3 units)
Description:  Design and operation of surface, sprinkler, and trickle irrigation systems based on economic and environmental criteria.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  C E 218.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science, 2 units engineering design.
Identical to:  C E 456.
May be convened with:  ABE 556.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 457 -- Soil and Water Resources Engineering Laboratory  (1 unit)
Description:  Data acquisition and analysis pertinent to design and evaluation of irrigation systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, ABE 455.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science.
May be convened with:  ABE 557.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 458 -- Agricultural Drainage and Effluent Treatment  (3 units)
Description:  Water quality and system design for agricultural drainage and waste-water systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  C E 218 or A ME 331.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Identical to:  C E 458.
May be convened with:  ABE 558.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 459 -- Design of Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Dispersal Systems  (3 units)
Description:  This course will cover issues and concepts relating to the design of domestic and small commercial onsite wastewater treatment and recycling systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  ABE 559.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 467 -- Advanced Watershed Hydrology  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced topics in watershed hydrology; rainfall-runoff, infiltration, overland flow routing, sediment modeling, statistical analysis and research methods in hydrology.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  WS M 460.
Identical to:  WS M 467; WS M is home department.
May be convened with:  ABE 567.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 475A -- Physiology of Plant Production under Controlled Environment  (3 units)
Description:  Controlled environment agriculture is the most effective technique to maximize crop yield and to produce high quality products with limited amounts of resources and minimal impact to the environment. Students will learn the major environmental factors affecting plant growth and development under controlled environment and will understand interactions between plants and their microenvironments. Lectures cover critical controlled environment issues and practices of plant production in greenhouse, plant production factory, tissue culture vessels and postharvest storage, with an introduction to the current research status in these areas.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  PL S 360.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  PL S 475A; PL S is home department.
May be convened with:  ABE 575A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 481A -- Engineering of Biological Processes  (3 units)
Description:  To learn to apply to the design of biological systems principles of engineering, science and mathematics, including, but not limited to statistics, kinetics, sensors and bioreactor design and scale up. To explore and be familiar with the principal areas of biological engineering such as food process engineering, tissue engineering, and other large-scale fermentation processes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 254 and MCB 182 OR MIC 205A or CHEE 450 or instructor approval.
Identical to:  CHEE 481A; CHEE is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 481B -- Bioprocess Engineering Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Application of engineering fundamentals, such as heat and mass transport, thermodynamics, kinetics, and the process of design to the fields of biotechnology, fermentation, food processing and bioseparation. 2ES. 1ED.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 254.
Identical to:  BME 481B, CHEE 481B.
May be convened with:  ABE 581B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 482 -- Simulation of Biological Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental differential equations of plant systems are solved using analog computer methodology. Analysis of soil temperature and moisture, mulched systems, plant growth, and greenhouse environments are simulated using dynamic digital programs, CSMP and ACSL. Parameters of radiation, heat, and moisture transfer , CO2 and unique soil properties are utilized to provide realistic simulation of cyclic conditions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  knowledge of computer programming.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Identical to:  CHEE 482.
May be convened with:  ABE 582.
Usually offered:  Summer.

ABE 483 -- Controlled Environment Systems  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the technical aspects of greenhouse design, environmental control, hydroponic crop production, plant nutrient delivery systems, intensive field production systems, and post-harvest handling and storage of crops.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.
Identical to:  PL S 483.
May be convened with:  ABE 583.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 484 -- Advanced Biosystems Transport Phenomena  (3 units)
Description:  This course introduces transport phenomena applied to biological systems for students of engineering and science. The subjects of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer will be discussed in conjunction with agricultural, biological, biomedical, and environmental engineering fields. Specific topics include governing equations and boundary conditions, heat and mass transfer in living systems, greenhouse effects, steady and unsteady transport mechanisms, heat and mass transfer with phase changes, and numerical methods.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ABE 284; C E 218 or A ME 331 or equivalent.
May be convened with:  ABE 584.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 486 -- Biomaterial-Tissue Interactions  (3 units)
Description:  Biomaterials and their applications; protein-surface and blood-biomaterial interactions, inflammation, wound healing, biocompatibility, implants, and tissue engineering.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103A, CHEM 103B.
May be convened with:  ABE 586.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 488 -- Micro and Nano Transducer Physics and Design  (3 units)
Description:  Principles, design, and performance of micro and nano transducers. Designing MEMS to be produced with both foundry and nonfoundry processes. Applications of unique properties of micro and nano transducers for biological and engineering problems. Associated signal processing requirements for these applications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ECE 207 or ABE 447; A ME 250. Recommended: ABE/AME 489/589.
Identical to:  A ME 488; A ME is home department.
May be convened with:  ABE 588.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 489 -- Engineering Properties and Micro/Nano Technologies for Biological Systems  (3 units)
Description:  This course tackles the structures and physical properties including mechanical, thermodynamic, electrical, etc. of biological materials including human, animal, plant and food materials that are necessary in the engineering analysis, evaluation, synthesis and design of biological systems. It then combines this knowledge with the techniques for the design, assembly and manufacturing of conventional microelectromechanical systems (MEMs) and nanodevices and applies them to biological systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  C E 215, A ME 331.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.
Identical to:  A ME 489.
May be convened with:  ABE 589.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 493 -- Internship  (3-6 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 496A -- Seminar in Engineering Careers and Professionalism  (1 unit)
Description:  The seminar will focus on employment in agricultural and biosystems engineering and engineering professionalism. Topics will include how to find a job (finding opportunities, writing resumes, interviewing), continuing education (professional societies, schools, self-learning) and engineering ethics. Presentations and discussion will provide communication opportunities. Study groups will provide preparation for the EIT exam.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Credit for:  .5 unit engineering science, .5 unit engineering design.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 497C -- Greenhouse Pest Management: Methods and Practice  (3 units)
Description:  Pest Management skills development in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) teaching/research greenhouses, with hands-on assignments, and group discussion covering pest management principles, methods, and current practice.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Identical to:  ENTO 497C; ENTO is home department.
May be convened with:  ABE 597C.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 498A -- Senior Capstone: Biosystems Engineering Design I  (3 units)
Description:  A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ABE 320, 6 units of ABE 400-level courses.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 498B -- Senior Capstone: Biosystems Engineering Design II  (3 units)
Description:  A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  ABE 498A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 498H -- Honors Thesis  (3 units)
Description:  An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 499 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 499H -- Honors Independent Study  (3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 523 -- Biosystems Analysis and Design  (3 units)
Description:  Application of systems analysis to biologically related problems; computer modeling and use of simulations, optimization methods, decision support systems. Graduate-level requirements include a simulation project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
May be convened with:  ABE 423.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 526 -- Soil and Water Conservation Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Methods for estimating runoff from croplands, Universal Soil Loss Equation, design of terraces, waterways, small earth dams, erosion control structures. Graduate-level requirements include a special project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering science, 1.5 units engineering design.
Identical to:  C E 526, WS M 526.
May be convened with:  ABE 426.
Usually offered:  Spring, Summer.

ABE 547 -- Sensors and Controls  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of electric circuits. Selection, interfacing and calibration of digital and analog sensors to measure physical variables for manipulation with microprocessors. Development of logic and process control circuits Graduate-level requirements include a special project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering design, 2 units engineering science.
May be convened with:  ABE 447.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 555 -- Soil and Water Resources Engineering  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to soil and water relationships, irrigation systems, irrigation water supply, and irrigation management; basic designs. Graduate-level requirements include a special project on a current irrigation topic.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Identical to:  C E 555.
May be convened with:  ABE 455.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 556 -- Irrigation Systems Design  (3 units)
Description:  Design and operation of surface, sprinkler, and trickle irrigation systems based on economic and environmental criteria. Graduate-level requirements include a special project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M. Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Credit for:  2 units engineering design, 1 unit engineering science.
Identical to:  C E 556.
May be convened with:  ABE 456.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 557 -- Soil and Water Resources Engineering Laboratory  (1 unit)
Description:  Data acquisition and analysis pertinent to design and evaluation of irrigation systems. Graduate-level requirements include a special report.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  1 unit engineering science.
May be convened with:  ABE 457.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 558 -- Agricultural Drainage and Effluent Treatment  (3 units)
Description:  Water quality and system design for agricultural drainage and waste-water systems. Graduate-level requirements include a special project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M. Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
Credit for:  1.5 units engineering design, 1.5 units engineering science.
Identical to:  C E 558.
May be convened with:  ABE 458.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 559 -- Design of Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Dispersal Systems  (3 units)
Description:  This course will cover issues and concepts relating to the design of domestic and small commercial onsite wastewater treatment and recycling systems. Graduate-level requirements include an additional design project in order to receive graduate credit.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  Special fee may apply for web delivered sections. See the M.Eng Website (http://www.oneflexibledegree.com) for details.
May be convened with:  ABE 459.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 567 -- Advanced Watershed Hydrology  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced topics in watershed hydrology; rainfall-runoff, infiltration, overland flow routing, sediment modeling, statistical analysis and research methods in hydrology. Graduate students will be required to do additional exercises.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  WS M 567; WS M is home department.
May be convened with:  ABE 467.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 575A -- Physiology of Plant Production under Controlled Environment  (3 units)
Description:  Controlled environment agriculture is the most effective technique to maximize crop yield and to produce high quality products with limited amounts of resources and minimal impact to the environment. Students will learn the major environmental factors affecting plant growth and development under controlled environment and will understand interactions between plants and their microenvironments. Lectures cover critical controlled environment issues and practices of plant production in greenhouse, plant production factory, tissue culture vessels and postharvest storage, with an introduction to the current research status in these areas. Graduate requirements include a research paper: Graduate students are expected to write a research paper on a specific topic within plant physiology under controlled environment. The paper should be a critical review of the current literature on the topic chosen.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  PL S 575A; PL S is home department.
May be convened with:  ABE 475A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 579 -- Applied Instrumentation for Controlled Environment Agriculture  (3 units)
Description:  Students will learn principles, methods, and techniques related to the measurement and control of environmental factors affecting plant growth under controlled environment. Students will learn application of instrumentation and design a simple controlled environment/measurement system for plant production.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 110, MATH 113, PHYS 102.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.
Identical to:  PL S 579; PL S is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 581A -- Engineering of Biological Processes  (3 units)
Description:  To learn to apply to the design of biological systems principles of engineering, science and mathematics, including, but not limited to statistics, kinetics, sensors and bioreactor design and scale up. To explore and be familiar with the principal areas of biological engineering such as food process engineering, tissue engineering, and other large-scale fermentation processes. Graduate-level requirement includes an oral presentation and belonging to the Journal Club.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  CHEE 581A; CHEE is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 581B -- Bioprocess Engineering Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Application of engineering fundamentals, such as heat and mass transport, thermodynamics, kinetics, and the process of design to the fields of biotechnology, fermentation, food processing and bioseparation. 2ES. 1ED. Graduate-level requirements include two additional design projects, homework problems requiring a greater degree of mathematics, and exams containing questions which evaluate a higher level of thought processes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  BME 581B, CHEE 581B.
May be convened with:  ABE 481B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 582 -- Simulation of Biological Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental differential equations of plant systems are solved using analog computer methodology. Analysis of soil temperature and moisture, mulched systems, plant growth, and greenhouse environments are simulated using dynamic digital programs, CSMP and ACSL. Parameters of radiation, heat, and moisture transfer , CO2 and unique soil properties are utilized to provide realistic simulation of cyclic conditions. Graduate-level requirements include a special project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Credit for:  2 units engineering science, 1 unit engineering design.
Identical to:  CHEE 582, BME 582.
May be convened with:  ABE 482.
Usually offered:  Summer.

ABE 583 -- Controlled Environment Systems  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to the technical aspects of greenhouse design, environmental control, hydroponic crop production, plant nutrient delivery systems, intensive field production systems, and post-harvest handling and storage of crops. Graduate-level requirements include submission of a comprehensive report related to a specific greenhouse design project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.
Identical to:  PL S 583.
May be convened with:  ABE 483.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 584 -- Advanced Biosystems Transport Phenomena  (3 units)
Description:  This course introduces transport phenomena applied to biological systems for students of engineering and science. The subjects of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer will be discussed in conjunction with agricultural, biological, biomedical, and environmental engineering fields. Specific topics include governing equations and boundary conditions, heat and mass transfer in living systems, greenhouse effects, steady and unsteady transport mechanisms, heat and mass transfer with phase changes, and numerical methods. Graduate-level requirements include separate numerical methods project and more extensive homework and exams.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  ABE 484.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 586 -- Biomaterial-Tissue Interactions  (3 units)
Description:  Biomaterials and their applications; protein-surface and blood-biomaterial interactions, inflammation, wound healing, biocompatibility, implants, and tissue engineering. Graduate-level requiements include: Three(3) journal club presentations and peer reviews for all presentations. Term paper requires extensive theoretical background and should be formatted to a grant proposal to external funding agencies such as NSF or NIH.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  ABE 486.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 588 -- Micro and Nano Transducer Physics and Design  (3 units)
Description:  Principles, design, and performance of micro and nano transducers. Designing MEMS to be produced with both foundry and nonfoundry processes. Applications of unique properties of micro and nano transducers for biological and engineering problems. Associated signal processing requirements for these applications. Graduate-level requirements include review and presentation on one of the following topics: AFM, Confocal Microscopy, FTIR, NSOM, Multi-photon Microscopy, SEM, SICM, STM, TEM, Ultrasound, and XPS. Undergraduate students can choose to design and analyze a MEMS device as term project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Recommended: ABE/AME 589.
Identical to:  A ME 588; A ME is home department.
May be convened with:  ABE 488.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 589 -- Engineering Properties and Micro/Nano Technologies for Biological Systems  (3 units)
Description:  This course tackles the structures and physical properties including mechanical, thermodynamic, electrical, etc. of biological materials including human, animal, plant and food materials that are necessary in the engineering analysis, evaluation, synthesis and design of biological systems. It then combines this knowledge with the techniques for the design, assembly and manufacturing of conventional microelectromechanical systems (MEMs) and nanodevices and applies them to biological systems. Each student will be required to submit two design reports (25%/Graduate final grade;15% Undergraduate final grade), one focusing on engineering material properties and another focusing on micro/nanotechnology as applied to biological systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.
Identical to:  A ME 589.
May be convened with:  ABE 489.
Usually offered:  Fall.

ABE 593 -- Internship  (1-6 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 597C -- Greenhouse Pest Management: Methods and Practice  (3 units)
Description:  Pest Management skills development in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) teaching/research greenhouses, with hands-on assignments, and group discussion covering pest management principles, methods, and current practice. Graduate-level requirements include a 20-page research paper on some aspect of greenhouse pest management.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  ENTO 597C; ENTO is home department.
May be convened with:  ABE 497C.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 599 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 601 -- Research Methods in Biosystems Engineering  (2 units)
Description:  To assist graduate students in planning and executing a research project, preparing a thesis or dissertation, and reporting research results in journal publications. Specifically, the course will guide students in the selection and statement of a graduate research project and the development of a research proposal, introduce proper research methods such as record keeping and intellectual property considerations, discuss ethical research methods and review written and oral methods for presentation of research.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 605 -- Soil-Water Dynamics  (3 units)
Description:  Water flow in soils; closely related problems of solute, pollutant, and heat transfer; emphasis on current concepts and research.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 254.
Identical to:  SWES 605; SWES is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ABE 693 -- Internship  (1-6 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 696A -- Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering  (1 unit)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 699 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 900 -- Research  (1-16 units)
Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 908 -- Case Studies  (1-5 units)
Description:  Individual study of a particular case, or report thereof.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 909 -- Master's Report  (1-8 units)
Description:  Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

ABE 910 -- Thesis  (1-16 units)
Description:  Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 920 -- Dissertation  (1-9 units)
Description:  Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

ABE 930 -- Supplementary Registration  (1-9 units)
Description:  For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.
Grading:  a Grade of K is awarded for this course except for the final term.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

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