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ABE 20100 - Thermodynamics In Biological Systems I
Credit Hours: 4.00. Thermodynamic principles associated with biological systems and processing of biological materials. Emphasis on the first law of thermodynamics. Fundamentals of steady-state mass and energy balances for reacting and non-reacting processes including multiple unit operations emphasizing living systems and bioprocessing. Applications of the first law conservation of energy to biological systems, energy conversion systems, and the environmental impacts of energy production. Development of engineering problem solving skills via MathCad and MatLab software. Laboratory emphasizes combining technical engineering skills with professional skill development through computer and laboratory exercises including two extensive projects that result in a biological product design. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Analyze problems and use a systematic approach to problem solving in the engineering of biological systems. 2. Develop mass balances for systems with and without biochemical reactions for in vivo and in vitro biological systems. 3. Characterize the properties of solids, liquids, and gases common to biological systems. 4. Estimate gas/vapor properties using gas laws. 5. Understanding the relationships between pressure, partial pressure, and humidity. 6. Apply the basic thermodynamic concepts to quantify phase and chemical equilibrium parameters for food and biological systems. 7. Use models to predict the physical behavior of materials at equilibrium in multi-component, multi-phase systems. 8. Use computational software to solve problems in biological systems. 9. Students will be able to apply science and math skills to develop a new product and the processes required to transform the input materials into the final product. 10. Students will be able to apply engineering fundamentals and analytical skills, specifically mass and energy balances and thermodynamics, to product and process development projects. 11. Students will be able to communicate technical information, oral and written. 12. Students will develop leadership and teamwork skills through personal awareness and reflection, and team experiences. 13. Students will develop an innovative and a strong work ethic through new product development. 14. Students will have increased awareness of ethical responsibility through evaluating case studies and classroom discussion. 15. Students will be more curious and persistent learners through self-directed team projects.


ABE 20200 - Thermodynamics In Biological Systems II
Credit Hours: 3.00. Thermodynamic principles and their applications to biochemical and biological systems with emphasis on the second law of thermodynamics and use of molecular interpretations of energies and entropies. Concept of entropy balances and process efficiency. Free energy and chemical equilibrium. Equilibrium between phases, colligative properties, binding of ligands and formation of biological membrances. Molecular motion and transport properties and their application in biochemical analytical methods. Development of physical chemical problem solving skills using MathCad and MatLab software. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 20500 - Computations For Engineering Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Development of engineering problem solving and design skills. Use of Excel, Matlab, and MathCad for problem solving, data analysis, numerical modeling, and statistics. Introduction to elementary statics, dynamics, materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and energy topics. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 21000 - Thermodynamics Principles Of Engineering And Biological Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of thermodynamic principles to the design and operation of biological and engineering systems. The focus is on mass and energy balances for non-reacting processes and on the second law of thermodynamics. These principles are applied to biological and agricultural engineering systems. Specific topics include refrigeration systems, power cycles, energy conversion systems, and environmental impacts of energy production. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 2. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economics, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. 3. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. 4. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 5. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. 6. A knowledge of contemporary issues. 7. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


ABE 28100 - Professional Internship
Credit Hours: 0.00. Supervised professional experience in agricultural and biological engineering. Program conducted under the direction of an engineering faculty member and with the cooperation of an employer. Student submits a summary report. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Internship, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 29000 - Sophomore Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. Current agricultural and biological engineering issues will be discussed by students, staff, and guest speakers. Career planning, employment opportunities, professionalism, ethics, and improvement of communication skills will be emphasized. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Presentation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 29199 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op I
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Contributes toward the student’s development in the College of Agriculture outcomes related to professional preparation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 2. Contribute to program outcomes related to understanding of the engineering profession and practice, basic engineering principles, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to understand and practice ethical responsibility in personal and professional life.


ABE 29299 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op II
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Contributes toward the student’s development in the College of Agriculture outcomes related to professional preparation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 2. Contribute to program outcomes related to understanding of the engineering profession and practice, basic engineering principles, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to understand and practice ethical responsibility in personal and professional life.


ABE 30100 - Modeling And Computational Tools In Biological Engineering
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to principles of analysis, setup, and modeling of biological systems using fundamental principles of engineering. Development of algebraic and differential models of steady state and transient processes involving material and energy balances, elementary thermodynamic, transport, and kinetic reaction principles, and economics in biological engineering systems. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 30300 - Applications Of Physical Chemistry To Biological Processes
Credit Hours: 3.00. Physical chemical principles associated with transport of mass, momentum and energy in bioprocesses. Principles for measuring physical chemical properties, a description of predictive equations for their evaluation and the role of these principles in the design and optimization of bioprocesses. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 30400 - Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3.00. Laboratory course focused on bioprocessing topics such as fluid flow, mixing, rheology, hydrolysis, and fermentation of biomaterials. Students will participate in design of experiments, system set up, data collection, statistical data analysis, and presentation of results. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand and analyze the flow behavior in biological systems. 2. Understand and analyze enzymatic reasons in biological systems. 3. Understand and analyze fermentation processes. 4. Understand and analyze mixing and heat transfer in biological systems. 5. Collect and analyze rheological properties. 6. Design and safely execute experiments in a process laboratory. 7. Collection and statistical analysis of experimental data. 8. Present the results of analysis in the form of written report and oral presentation.


ABE 30500 - Physical Properties Of Biological Materials
Credit Hours: 3.00. Physical properties of agricultural crops and food products and their relationship to harvesting, storage, and processing. Physical properties covered include: density, shape, moisture content, water potential, water activity, friction and flow or particulate solids, terminal velocity, thermal properties, interaction with electromagnetic radiation, and viscoelastic behavior of solids. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 30700 - Momentum Transfer In Food And Biological Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fluid statics, Newton’s law of viscosity, shell momentum balances, equations of continuity and motion, one dimensional flow problems, flow through porous media, velocity distributions with more than one independent variable, two dimensional flow through a channel, stream function, velocity potential, dimensional analysis, boundary layer, turbulent flow, Reynolds stress, form and skin friction, application of macroscopic momentum and mechanical energy balances to engineering problems. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Know the principles of fluid statics. 2. Know the principles of dimensional analysis. 3. Know the characteristics and analysis of the flow of food and biological fluids. 4. Gain an understanding of the principles of turbulent flow. 5. Know how to apply macroscopic mass and momentum balances to flow problems in food and biological systems.


ABE 30800 - Heat And Mass Transfer In Food And Biological Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of transport of energy and mass. Mechanisms of heat transfer, heat conduction, heat convection and heat radiation. Development of applications using macroscopic and microscopic balances of energy. Application of thermal energy balances and Fourier’s Law to describe steady state and transient conduction applications including heat generation. Effect of the geometry on these processes. Basic principles of design of heat transfer equipment and its operation. Application of species mass balances and Fick’s Law to steady state and transient diffusion problems. Effect of geometry on these processes. Analogies between transport of momentum, heat and mass applications to the solution of practical problems in the Food Process and Biological Engineering fields. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. 4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. 5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 6. Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. 7. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. 8. A knowledge of contemporary issues. 9. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


ABE 31000 - Thermodynamics Of Food And Biological Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic concepts of thermodynamic energy and entropy functions applied to food and biological systems. Equations of state, phase rule, non-ideality, fugacity, activity models, vapor-liquid equilibria, colligative properties, osmotic pressure, ionic solutions, active transport, ATP cycle, characterization of macromolecules, chemical reaction equilibria. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 31400 - Design Of Electronic Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamental aspects of circuits, microprocessors, transducers, sensors, instrumentation, and data acquisition are presented, with particular emphasis on electronic systems used in agricultural, biological, and food applications. Laboratory exercises used to apply the course material to constructing and testing circuits, microprocessor controlled systems, and the data collection and monitoring of systems. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. 4. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 5. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. 6. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


ABE 32000 - Solid Modeling, Simulation, And Analysis
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to parametric, feature-based solid modeling; dimensioned 2D and 3D engineering drawings; tolerancing; mechanical dynamic simulation; kinematic models, analysis and simulation of simple linkages and complex systems; mechanism design and evaluation; visualization and animation of results; interfacing of computer aided engineering software. Projects involving industrial parts and assemblies will be discussed and assigned. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 32500 - Soil And Water Resource Engineering
Credit Hours: 4.00. Interrelationships of the plant-water-air-soil system; hydrologic processes; protection of surface and ground water quality; GIS targeting of soil and water protection measures; and design of subsurface and overland drainage systems, irrigation systems, and soil erosion control practices. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. An understanding of the agricultural and biological engineering profession and practice. 2. The ability to understand and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 3. An understanding of, and the ability to, identify, formulate, model and solve problems for engineering systems. 4. The ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired goal subject to constraints.


ABE 33000 - Design Of Machine Components
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to design; stress analysis; deformation and stiffness considerations; static and fatigue strength design; design of components of the food processing, farm and off-highway machines, and mechanical systems. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 33600 - All Terrain Vehicle Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. A structured approach to the design process, including innovation, analysis, evaluation, documentation, and presentation. Design areas typically focus on machinery and vehicles related to agricultural applications. During the first two weeks, the students will define their design problem, statement of work, approach, and timeline. Their final report will summarize the design process and the steps used to solve the proposed problem. All students will give a brief presentation of their design during the last weekly lab meeting. Typically offered Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: After successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Define, execute, document, and present a design project related to machine systems engineering. Set design goals and specifications. Define project criteria, constraints, budget, and timeline. Perform a design study that includes weighing alternatives and recommending a design. Generate layout drawings. Estimate the project cost. Present and defend their design to faculty, industrial representatives, and their peers.


ABE 37000 - Biological/Microbial Kinetics And Reaction Engineering
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of the rates of chemical/biochemical reaction and catalysis in agricultural, food, and biological systems with applications to engineering process design. Applications include microbial growth, enzyme catalysis, fermentation and reactor design. Introductory enzymatic and microbial reaction concepts will be taught and incorporated into reactor design. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 38199 - Professional Practice Coop I
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Permission of department required. Professional Practice students only. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Contributes toward the student’s development in the College of Agriculture outcomes related to professional preparation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 2. Contribute to program outcomes related to understanding of the engineering profession and practice, basic engineering principles, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to understand and practice ethical responsibility in personal and professional life.


ABE 38299 - Professional Practice Co-Op II
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Contributes toward the student’s development in the College of Agriculture outcomes related to professional preparation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 2. Contribute to program outcomes related to understanding of the engineering profession and practice, basic engineering principles, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to understand and practice ethical responsibility in personal and professional life.


ABE 38399 - Professional Practice Co-Op III
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Contributes toward the student’s development in the College of Agriculture outcomes related to professional preparation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 2. Contribute to program outcomes related to understanding of the engineering profession and practice, basic engineering principles, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to understand and practice ethical responsibility in personal and professional life.


ABE 39399 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op III
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Contributes toward the student’s development in the College of Agriculture outcomes related to professional preparation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 2. Contribute to program outcomes related to understanding of the engineering profession and practice, basic engineering principles, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to understand and practice ethical responsibility in personal and professional life.


ABE 39499 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op IV
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Contributes toward the student’s development in the College of Agriculture outcomes related to professional preparation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 2. Contribute to program outcomes related to understanding of the engineering profession and practice, basic engineering principles, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to understand and practice ethical responsibility in personal and professional life.


ABE 39599 - Professional Practice Extensive Co-Op V
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Contributes toward the student’s development in the College of Agriculture outcomes related to professional preparation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 2. Contribute to program outcomes related to understanding of the engineering profession and practice, basic engineering principles, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to understand and practice ethical responsibility in personal and professional life.


ABE 39699 - Professional Practice Internship
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional practice with qualified employers within industry, government, or small business. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Full-Time Privileges, Internship, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Objectives: 1. Contributes toward the student’s development in the College of Agriculture outcomes related to professional preparation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 2. Contribute to program outcomes related to understanding of the engineering profession and practice, basic engineering principles, knowledge of contemporary issues, and ability to understand and practice ethical responsibility in personal and professional life.


ABE 43500 - Hydraulic Control Systems For Mobile Equipment
Credit Hours: 3.00. Design of basic fluid power components and systems. Includes power steering, hydrostatic and hydromechanical transmission, electrohydraulic servovalves, servomechanism, and manually controlled systems. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 44000 - Cell And Molecular Design Principles
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines the design principles underlying the organizations and dynamics of biological networks with an emphasis on genetic/molecular circuits. Topics include the structure and tuning of network motifs and relationship to performance parameters such as robustness to internal noise, temporal response, noise filtering, bi-stability, pattern generation and temporal programs. Examples are presented from the study of natural systems and the design of new synthetic systems. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand, describe, and calculate quantitative features of biological networks. 2. Create simple, mechanistic models of gene expression. 3. Identify different types of networks motifs in biological networks. 4. Describe when particular motifs would be useful for specific types of biological functions. 5. Ananlyze the dynamics and steady state behavior of simple transcriptional motifs or gene circuits. 6. Tune the parameters of a genetic circuit to design a particular behavior such as a temporal program, an asymmetric, or a bistable switch. 7. Design and characterize a transcriptional motif or genetic to result in a particular function, behavior of feature such as robustness, noise filtering, or patterning. 8. Understand the importance of and describe the basic requirements for generating oscillations in cells.


ABE 45000 - Finite Element Method In Design And Optimization
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals of the finite element method as it is used in modeling, analysis, and design of thermal/fluid and mechanical systems; one- and two-dimensional elements; boundary value problems, heat transfer and fluid flow problems; structural and solid mechanics problems involving beam, truss, plate and shell elements; computer-aided design and optimization of machine components, structural elements and thermal/fluid system. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 45700 - Transport Operations In Food And Biological Engineering I
Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of momentum and heat transfer to biological and food process engineering. Viscosity, non-Newtonian fluids, experimental methods of rheological characterization of food and biological systems; viscoelasticity; design equations for pipe flow, pumps, mixing, emulsification, extrusion, sheeting, heat exchanges, aseptic processing, sterilization, freezing, and evaporation. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Gain and understand the principles, design and analysis of biological and food process engineering operations. 2. Know the characteristics and analysis of the flow of biological fluids. 3. Gain an understanding of the principles, design and analysis of thermal processing operations. 4. Gain an understanding of the principles and analysis of freezing.


ABE 46000 - Sensors And Process Control
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamental aspects of transducers, biosensors, instrumentation, and computer control are presented, with particular emphasis on sensors and controls used in agricultural, biological, and food applications. Laboratory and pilot plant scale computer controlled equipment is used to examine response of process variables, sensor calibration, control system modeling, and controller selection and tuning. Prereq: differential equations and a course in either heat transfer or fluid mechanics. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 48400 - Project Planning And Management
Credit Hours: 1.00. Review of topics relevant to project planning and execution in industry, including technical communication, budgeting, team management, intellectual property rights, contracts and timelines. Students will select a Capstone project and assemble a project proposal within a team environment. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Synthesize a project plan and proposal, including developing a budget and timeline. 2. Communicate technical content to technical content to technical and non-technical audiences in a concise and informative manner. 3. Enhance communication skills by presenting project proposal (written and oral) in a formal setting.


ABE 48500 - Agricultural Engineering Project Management And Design
Credit Hours: 4.00. Review of information relative to project planning and execution in industry, including budgeting, intellectual property rights, contract and timelines. Machine or system environmental design projects, team or individual, related to contemporary or potential problems in agricultural engineering. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Design an environmental and natural resources system or a machine system. 2. Write a comprehensive design report and/or project report for various target audiences. 3. Model/prototype and test projects in multidisciplinary teams which include government, and industry engineers and marketing personnel supporting the specific projects. 4. Enhance communication skills by presenting project progress and final reports (written and oral) in a formal setting. 5. Experience engineering practice with professionalism and ethical responsibility.


ABE 48600 - Agricultural Engineering Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Review of topics relevant to project planning and execution in industry, including technical communication, budgeting, team management, intellectual property rights, contracts and timelines. Students will select a Capstone project and assemble a project proposal within a team environment. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Design an environmental and natural resources system or a machine system. 2. Write a comprehensive design report and/or project reports for various target audiences. 3. Model/prototype and test projects in multidisciplinary teams with consultation available to students from government and industry engineers and marketing personnel. 4. Enhance communication skills by presenting project progress and final reports (written and oral) in a formal setting. 5. Experience engineering or project management practice with profesionalism and ethical responsibility.


ABE 49000 - Professional Practice In Agricultural And Biological Engineering
Credit Hours: 1.00. Career areas in agricultural engineering; job opportunities and graduate study; professional attitudes and ethics; contracts and specifications; patents. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Presentation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 49500 - Select Topics In Agricultural And Biologicl Engineering
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Credit and hours to be arranged. Special topics and projects of contemporary importance or of special interest that are outside the scope of the standard agricultural and biological engineering curriculum. The specific topic that is offered will be indicated on the student's record. A written report and oral presentation of final results are required. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits


ABE 49800 - Undergraduate Research In Agricultural And Biological Engineering
Arrange Hours and Credit. Credit and hours to be arranged. Individual research projects for students with the approval of their advisors. Requires prior approval of, and arrangement with, a faculty research advisor. A written report and public oral presentation of final results are required. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


ABE 49900 - Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Credit and hours to be arranged. Individualized research on agricultural and biological engineering problems. Arrange with program coordinator before registering. A written report and public oral presentation of final results are required. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


ABE 50100 - Welding Engineering
Credit Hours: 3.00. Design of weldments and modeling of heat transfer and residual stresses of the welding processes. Finite element theory of nonlinear properties for the many processes including laser, submerged arc, manual, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), plasma, and electron beam. Metallurgy topics include continuous cooling transformation curves in optimizing engineered joint strength, including cutting and welding. Offered in alternate years. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 52200 - Ecohydrology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Ecohydrology links hydrological and ecological processes at various spatiotemporal scales and is considered to be one of the most exciting frontiers of the future. Hydrological processes in individual ecosystems and the role of water in linking the myriad components of the landscape will be explored in this three-credit course. Interactions between hydrological and biological processes and factors that regulate and shape these interactions will be covered. The ecohydrology principles covered will include integration of water and biota at the catchment scale, nutrient transport and cycling, modeling ecohydrologic processes, and quantification of ecosystem services. Recommended: a prior course in hydrology. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand emerging area of ecohydrology related to different ecosystems including linkages among biological and physical processes at river basin scale. 2. Quantify ecosystem services from various land use activities. 3. Understand nutrient processes in various ecosystems. 4. Apply ecohydrologic models in developing sustainable ecosystems plans. 5. Critically analyze recent scientific literature related to ecohydrology and watershed management.


ABE 52500 - Irrigation Management And Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Irrigation management and design, including water resources planning, soil moisture movement and utilization, irrigation scheduling, system selection and operation, pumping plant characteristics and efficiency, hydraulic network analysis, system evaluation, and environmental efficiency. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 52700 - Computer Models In Environmental And Natural Resources Engineering
Credit Hours: 3.00. Offers students in environmental and natural resources engineering programs an understanding of the hydrological processes and related design skills. Principles of soil erosion by water; drainage of agricultural lands; surface runoff; flood and reservoir routing; hydrodynamic and water quality in pipe network; nonpoint source pollution; and transport phenomenon are studied. Current computer models utilized in industry for decision support are applied using case studies to further enhance the understanding of the hydrological processes. Limitations and advantages of the models are discussed. Offered in alternate years. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 52900 - Nonpoint Source Pollution Engineering
Credit Hours: 3.00. Engineering principles involved in assessment and management of nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Effect of NPS pollution on ecosystem integrity. Use of GIS/mathematical models to quantify extent of pollution. Design/implementation of best management practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution and improve water quality. Discussion of total maximum daily load (TMDL) principles and processes. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand sources and nature of NPS pollution originating from agricultural and urban land use. 2. Link nature of diffuse pollution with physical, chemical and biological integrity of ecosystems and water usage. 3. Quantify amount of diffuse pollution from a watershed using state-of-the-art methods and models. 4. Design best management practices to minimize nonpoint source pollution from agricultural and urban land use. 5. Understand TMDL issues, and processes involved in developing TMDL plans. 6. Understand basic monitoring and modeling principles. 7. Apply engineering principles in developing pollution prevention plan.


ABE 53100 - Instrumentation And Data Acquisition
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course educates students in the use, selection, and design of instrumentation and data acquisition for agricultural, food, environmental, and biological systems. Emphasis is on measurement of position (GPS), force, pressure, power, torque, flow, and temperature along with environmental sensors. Labs focus on building and using measurement systems and programming PC computers for data acquisition and analysis. Prior knowledge of electrical circuitry is desirable. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: Successful completion of the course will enable the students to: 1. Understand the principles of operation and limitations of common measuring instruments. 2. Model instruments and their operating conditions to use the instruments correctly. 3. Design and use signal conditioning devices. 4. Program computers to automate the acquisition and processing of data. 5. Design systems for the acquisition, analysis, and communication of data. 6. Gain awareness of economical and societal aspects of instrumentation systems and communication of data.


ABE 54500 - Design Of Off-Highway Vehicles
Credit Hours: 3.00. Problems associated with the design of off-highway vehicles, with special emphasis on farm and industrial tractors and self-propelled machines; engines; power trains; traction; vehicle control systems; human factors; testing and evaluation of performance. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ABE 55500 - Biological And Food Processing Unit Operations
Credit Hours: 4.00. Analysis and design of operations, such as sterilization, freezing, dehydration, fermentation, and separation processes. Integration of pilot plant results into the design and scale-up process systems. Emphasis on how the properties of biological materials influence the quality of the processed product. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 55600 - Biological And Food Process Design
Credit Hours: 4.00. The course will focus on the synthesis, creation, evaluation and optimization of a preliminary process design to convert basic biological materials into a finished product. Concepts of materials and energy balances, thermodynamics, kinetics, transport phenomena of biological systems will be used to design processes to minimize energy and environmental impacts, and evaluate economic factors while maintaining product quality. Group projects, written and oral reports. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 55700 - Transport Operations In Food And Biological Systems II
Credit Hours: 3.00. Course includes analysis and design of operations, such as dehydration, fermentation, and separation processes. Development of experimental designs, integration of pilot plant results into the design , operation and scale-up process systems. Emphasis on how the properties of biological materials influence the quality of the processed product. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Ability for self-learning and preparation for lifelong learning. 2. Capacity to apply principles learned to the development of typical industrial processes. 3. Develop and conduct an experimental design to identify impact of process variables to improve product quality. 4. Ability to communicate technical information effectively. 5. Improved computer skills. 6. Ability to work in teams. 7. Ability to meet deadlines. 8. Ability to evaluate ethical, global, and societal contemporary issues.


ABE 55800 - Process Design For Food And Biological Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will focus on the design, synthesis, creation, evaluation, and optimization of processes to convert basic biological materials into a finished product. Concepts of materials and energy balances, thermodynamics, kinetics, transport phenomena of biological systems will be used to design processes to minimize energy and environmental impacts, and evaluate economic factors while maintaining product quality. Course will include group projects, oral and written reports. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of Bio and Food Separation Processes. 2. Evaluate the economic aspects of product costs. 3. Develop and conduct an experimental design to identify impact of process variables to improve product quality. 4. Develop processes to minimize environmental and energy impact. 5. Develop an understanding of optimization (zero discharge/minimum energy). 6. Develop a business plan. 7. Communicate technological information. 8. Improve computer skills to operate and schedule processes (superPro Designer/Batches). 9. Work in teams to design a biological/food process. 10. Review technical and patent literature


ABE 56000 - Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications
Credit Hours: 3.00. (BME 52100) An introduction to the field of biosensors and an in-depth and quantitative view of device design and performance analysis. An overview of the current state of the art to enable continuation into advanced biosensor work and design. Topics emphasize biomedical, bioprocessing, environmental, food safety, and biosecurity applications. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette


ABE 58000 - Process Engineering Of Renewal Resources
Credit Hours: 3.00. Physical and chemical structure of biomass. Reaction kinetics of hydrolysis of hemicellulose and cellulose to fermentable sugars. Fundamentals of ethanol production by fermentation. Separation of fermentation products into pure components. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ABE 59000 - Special Problems
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Assignment by consent of the instructor in the selected field of study. Laboratory, field, and library studies and reports on special problems related to agricultural and biological engineering not covered in regular coursework. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ABE 59100 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 4.00. Primarily designed for students (two or more) desiring credit from subject areas for which no specific course, workshop, or individual study plan is offered. Area of study will deal with topics that have enough student interest to justify the formalized teaching of a specialized topic. The course may be repeated by a student as long as the topic being taught is not repeated. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ABE 62700 - Colloidal Phenomena In Bioprocessing
Credit Hours: 3.00. The structure, stability, and rheology of biological dispersions, emulsions, and foams are explained in terms of the principles of electrostatics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. Additional topics include colloidal phenomena in downstream bioprocessing, as well as colloidal aspects of some food systems. Prerequisite: Thermodynamics and physical chemistry. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ABE 65100 - Environmental Informatics
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will educate students in the use, manipulation and analysis of environmental data by introducing them to scripting languages. (e.g. c-shell, python), data types (e.g. ASCII, binary, NetCDF), databases (e.g. XML, DBF) and data visualization software (e.g. GMT, ArcMap) as well as techniques for checking data quality, working with missing data, and handling large diverse sources of time series and spatial data. Students will manipulate, check and insert data from a variety of sources, use that data as input to distributed hydrologic model, analyze model output and learn methods for properly documenting their data use (creation of metadata) and long-term archival storage of those data. Skills learned should be applicable to most computer operating systems, but the majority of work for this class will be done within the Unix/Linux environment. Students taking this course should have experience with one or more programming languages, including but not limited to C, Fortran, Perl, Python, java, Basic, or two writing scripts or macros within programs such as MatLab, S-Plus, R, SAS. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate and test hypotheses, conduct experiments and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate the ability to write and speak with effectiveness while considering audience and purpose. 4. Demonstrae the ability to work effectively as part of a problem-solving team. 5. Demonstrate skills necessary for lifelong learning. 6. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 7. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 8. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. 9. An ability to communicate effectively. 10. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. 11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

ABE 68000 - Bioseparations And Bioprocess Engineering:Principles, Practice And Economics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Engineering fundamentals of separations and purification of biological molecules. Case studies and examples illustrate principles and practice of centrifugation, precipitation, crystallization, filtration, membrane separations, chromatography, and affinity separation of recombinant proteins and other biomolecules. Process scale-up and economics of biotechnology products and processes are mentioned in the context of their impact on purification development. Prerequisites: ABE 58000. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

ABE 69100 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Primarily designed for advanced specialized topic areas in agricultural and biological engineering for which there is no specific course, workshop, or individual study plan, but having enough student interest to justify the formalized teaching of a course. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ABE 69400 - Graduate Research Training
Credit Hours: 0.00. Strategies for success in graduate study are taught. Students will learn how to write a graduate research proposal, effectively plan for degree milestones, and learn about benefits of participating in professional societies. Students will also complete required training for graduate student researchers, including responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and an equal access/equal opportunity briefing. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Know and be able to use key resources for success in graduate study 2. Complete required training for graduate student researchers (e.g., laboratory safety, responsible conduct of research). 3. Identify critical milestones for graduate study, and be aware of resources for understanding and fulfilling requirements (e.g., graduate manual, current student website.) 4. Develop a personalized plan for success in and beyond their graduate program.

ABE 69600 - Graduate Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. Best practices for effectively presenting scientific research are taught and practiced. Students will also present a twenty-minute seminar of original research results, as well as provide and receive constructive criticism on presentation form and content for improved future presentations. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits

Learning Objectives: 1. Enhance ability of ABE graduate students in presenting graduate research. 2. Improve ability of ABE graduate students to think critically about research and presentation skills of others. 3. Increase student’s ability to critique his or her own work.

ABE 69700 - Doctoral Professional Development
Credit Hours: 1.00. Discussion of research problems, methods, procedure, and reports. Discussion and practice to improve written and oral communication. Professional development activites. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Improve your ability to write, read and review scientific documents 2. Improve your skills in preparing and presenting scientific presentations 3. Become more familiar with Responsible Conduct of Research 4. Broaden your knowledge by attending and/or planning research seminars and presentations by peers 5. Become familiar with professional development opportunities

ABE 69800 - Research MS Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

ABE 69900 - Research PhD Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


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