Agricultural Engineering Technology (AG ET)
110 Introduction to Agricultural Engineering (3) Survey of basic engineering principles and terms. Engineering applications in agriculture. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Prereq: Students must have satisfied entrance requirements in mathematics.
210 Internal Combustion Engines (3) Design features and performance characteristics of internal combustion engines for agricultural applications. Survey of factors affecting performance of spark ignition and compression ignition engines. Operation, adjustment and repair of single cylinder spark ignition engines emphasized in laboratory. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Coreq: Math 140.
220 Surveying and Soil and Water Engineering (3) Fundamentals of surveying to include measurements of angles and distances, leveling, topographic surveys, and mapping. Application of surveying information to soil and water engineering. Integration of engineering hydrologic and agronomic information in planning facilities for soil and water conservation. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Coreq: Math 140.
301-302 Special Problems (1, 1) Independent study project in the areas of soil and water, power and machinery, structures, or electric power and processing. Emphasis on application of engineering principles for solution of a problem or design of a project of special interest to the student. Preparation of a written project outline and report of results required. Taught only by arrangement prior to registration.
310 Food Engineering Technology (3) Selected principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics pertaining to food processing operations; application of engineering principles to processing methods involving drying, evaporation, fluid handling, heating, cooling, and materials handling. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Prereq: Math 140 and Phys 211 or instructor's approval.
350 Agricultural Power and Machinery Management (3) Functional analysis of agricultural machines and power units. Selection of machines. Machinery system performance. Approaches and procedures for making machinery management decisions. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Prereq: Math 210.
370 Agricultural Mechanics Shop (3) Organizing and planning agricultural shops. Tools, equipment and fabrication methodologies for wood, metals, and other common materials. One one-hour lecture and two two-hour labs.
401-402 (601-602) Research Participation (3, 3) Selection, analysis, solution, and report of a problem in soil and water, power and machinery structures, or electric power and processing with emphasis on the scientific methods of inquiry. Preparation of project outline and presentation of written and oral reports required. Taught only by arrangement prior to registration. Prereq: Senior standing minimum GPA of 2.75.
450 (650) Agricultural Structures (3) Functional planning of agricultural structures and utilities. Materials of construction and construction methods. Environmental control. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Prereq: Math 210.
460 (660) Waste Management Technology (3) Systems for utilization or disposal of waste. Waste characteristics and treatment methods. Pollution control. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab. Prereq: Math 160 and Biol 120.
482 (682) Precision Technologies for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (3) Principles and applications of technologies supporting farming and natural resource data management and planning. Topics include internet information access, positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, yield monitoring and mapping, variable rate technologies, data sampling, automated guidance, GIS, data layering, and software packages for management. Three one hour lectures. Prereq: Comp Sci 201 or consent of instructor.