Agricultural Engineering Technology (AGET)

110 Introduction to Agricultural Engineering (3 - Spring) 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 - Fall) 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 - Fall) 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 - Fall & Summer, Spring & Summer) 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 - Fall) 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 - Fall) 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 - Fall & Summer, Spring & Summer) 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 - Spring) 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 - Spring) 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: CSCI 201 or consent of instructor.

701 Research or Internship in Agricultural Engineering Technology (5 - Fall, Spring, Summer) This will be either: 1) a major research project related to agricultural engineering, resulting in a comprehensive research report; or 2) a supervised work experience in agricultural engineering for a minimum of three months, resulting in weekly reports, a final comprehensive report, and a report from the immediate supervisor.

710 Safety and Ergonomic Sciences in Agriculture (3 - Spring) Designing, fitting, adjusting equipment and tools to suit individuals so that agricultural tasks can be done safely, efficiently, productively, and without discomfort, pain, injury, and disability; includes comfort and well-being.

781 Agricultural Operations Management Seminar (1 - Summer) Fundamentals of operations management; mathematical programming, decision theory, stochastic processes, and their applications in agriculture; emphasis on problem formulation, solution strategies, and computer software packages. Topics include agricultural production, strategy, production planning, master scheduling, inventory control, forecasting, material requirements planning, just-in-time systems, quality management, and agricultural technologies.

782 Advanced Precision Technologies for Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (3 - Fall) 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.

784 Agricultural Systems Science (3 - Fall) Analysis and optimization of systems for agricultural production and processes; simulations by mathematical models of discrete and continuous biological and biochemical systems, single server queuing, mathematical programming, and search techniques for agricultural processes.

785 Decision and Information Systems in Agriculture (3 - Spring) Computerized decision systems for agriculture, expert systems, decision support systems simulations, subjective probability and utility theory, and types of applications in agriculture. Impact of technology on the agricultural organization including topics of problem agricultural organization and complexity, database management, operation systems, data communication, and privacy.

 



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