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ASM 10400 - Introduction To Agricultural Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic principles of selection and operation of agricultural production equipment, including farm tractors and machines and crop-processing equipment. Planning considerations for crop storage and animal production systems and devices for water conservation and erosion control.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

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


ASM 10500 - Computing Technology With Applications
Credit Hours: 3.00. Computers will be used to solve problems (logistics, economic, agri-science) related to agricultural technology and businesses. Spreadsheets for problem solving and data analysis is the focus, with advanced features employed to improve functionality and capability of decision aids. Use of office software for written communication and visual aids will also be covered. Some applications of cloud platforms and specialty applications for communication and computations in team/group environments will be used. Interoperability and compatibility of files and platforms will be part of the experience.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate ability to use email software effectively including contact and distribution lists, attachments, folders, and archives. 2. Demonstrate ability to set up spreadsheet solutions to complex problems in a logical format allowing others to fully understand your solution. 3. Be a power user of spreadsheet software and demonstrate ability to use the following features: named cells, goal seek, solver, data tables, charting, look-up tables, conditional formatting, forms, statistical analysis, data filtering, saving as web page, import data, macros, and many intrinsic functions. 4. Demonstrate ability to write a technical report with proper use of headings, logical flow of content, good grammar, and clear presentation of data in tables and charts. 5. Be a wise user of word processing software and demonstrate ability to use the following features: ruler, tabs, named fields, page setup, hyperlinks, equation editor, track changes, objects insertion, and saving as web page. 6. Demonstrate ability to deliver a clear and logically organized brief presentation or instructional software demonstration. 7. Be a well-informed and skilled user of presentation software and demonstrate ability to use the following features: animation, hyperlinks, embedding images and video, shapes, notes, and drawing. 8. Have experience running other software to build your confidence with new applications. Examples: virtual meeting software, downloaded simulation software, machinery management software. 9. Have experience with mobile computing technologies to stretch your vision of potential uses.


ASM 20100 - Construction And Maintenance
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamental principles in the selection and use of tools for the construction and maintenance of agricultural and related facilities, equipment, and machines. Areas covered include small engines, concrete and masonry, wood, plumbing, electricity, and metal.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division

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


ASM 21100 - Technical Graphic Communications
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to graphic communication methods using traditional techniques and emphasizing modern computer-based techniques. Topics covered include: free-hand sketching, lettering, and dimensioning; selection of data presentation methods; and plan interpretation and cost calculations. A majority of assignments will include use of commercially available computer-aided drawing packages.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division

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


ASM 21600 - Introduction To Surveying
Credit Hours: 1.00. Introduction to plane surveying, including instruction and practice in the use of surveying instruments. Basic overview of distance/angle measurement, leveling, direction, traversing, and mapping. Each weekly topic includes practical application and field exercises as applied to landscape architecture and forestry.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate appropriate listening, speaking, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills needed to interact and communicate effectively. 2. Function on multidisciplinary teams. 3. Use economics principles, scientific technologies, techniques, and skills necessary to manage agricultural systems.


ASM 22100 - Career Opportunities Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. An introductory course to acquaint students with career and employment opportunities in the field of agricultural systems management. Guest speakers are invited to share their experiences and philosophies with the students. Special emphasis is given to improving communication skills.
1.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

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


ASM 22200 - Crop Production Equipment
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of machine performance, capacity, machinery components, and operation. Study of tractors, trucks, utility vehicles, and combines. Equipment topics include chemical application, tillage tools, planters and seeders, hay and forage harvesters, electronic monitors and controllers. Computer-based analysis of equipment sizing and systems selection.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

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


ASM 23600 - Environmental Systems Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Analysis of environmental systems with special emphasis on non-urban and agribusiness needs. Technological and sociological solutions to environmental problems. Computer-based tools are used to analyze global environmental issues, chemical use and management, waste disposal and management, water and air quality, soil and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, regulatory and policy issues.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop a general awareness of the interactions between agricultural systems and the environment. 2. Increase familiarity with major environmental issues related to agriculture. 3. Increase awareness of contemporary and future trends and the potential effects on the environment, agriculture, and society. 4. Understand the need to use a systems approach rather than focusing on one component to use technologies in an environmentally responsible manner. 5. Broaden/enhance problem solving skills, written skills, and oral communication skills.


ASM 24500 - Materials Handling And Processing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of materials handling and processing. Physical properties and characteristics of food, fiber, and feed materials as related to harvesting, handling, processing, and storage. Processing of agricultural materials including drying, preservation, size reduction (e.g. grinding, crushing, shredding), mixing and blending, refrigeration, extrusion, and pelleting. Conveying and transport systems with consideration of their effects on damage and quality. The course elements are tied together by a treatment of scheduling and coordination of biologically based systems, which involve production, handling, quality control, and processing.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

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


ASM 29100 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Designed for specialized topic areas for which there is no specific course, but have enough student interest to justify formalized teaching of an undergraduate-level course. The course may be repeated by a student as long as the topic being taught is not repeated. The special topic that is offered will be indicated on the student's record. Permission of instructor is required.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Lower 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


ASM 29199 - Cooperative Experience I
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in agricultural systems management. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

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

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ASM 29299 - Cooperative Experience II
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in agricultural systems management. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

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

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ASM 33300 - Facilities Planning And Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of facility (system) planning and management involving buildings, equipment, and materials handling and flow. Student teams select a case firm (problem) with instructor approval. Principles learned week by week are applied to the development of an overall plan for the complex, over the course of the semester. Case examples can include firms handling supplies, seeds, grains, feeds, chemicals, wastes, and farm produce, as well as farming operations producing grain, forage, and/or livestock products. Students will learn to use AutoCAD to develop drawings, without prior computer drafting experience.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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


ASM 34500 - Power Units And Power Trains
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to power generation and transfer in mechanical and fluid power systems. Internal combustion engines, fuels, and cycles are introduced. Clutches, mechanical transmissions, automatic transmissions, hydrostatic transmissions, and final drives are discussed. Principles of hydraulics, fluids, cylinders, pumps, motors, valves, hoses, filters, reservoirs, and accumulators are studied.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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


ASM 35000 - Safety In Agriculture
Credit Hours: 1.00. An overview of the agricultural safety movement in the United States with consideration given to the specific human environmental and technological factors influencing farm-related accidents. Special emphasis is given to reduction of unnecessary risks in agricultural production. Course meets during weeks 1-8.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

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


ASM 39000 - Agricultural Systems Management Co-Op
Credit Hours: 0.00. Supervised professional experiences in agricultural systems management. Programs must be preplanned and conducted under the direction of the departmental coordinator with the cooperation of an employer. Students must submit a summary report. Consent of the departmental cooperative professional program coordinator required. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, 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


ASM 39399 - Cooperative Experience III
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in agricultural systems management. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

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

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ASM 39499 - Extensive Cooperative Experience IV
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in agricultural systems management. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

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

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ASM 39599 - Extensive Cooperative Experience V
Credit Hours: 0.00. Professional experience in agricultural systems management. Program coordinated by school with cooperation of participating employers. Students submit summary report and company evaluation. Professional Practice students only. Permission of department required.
0.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

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

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply knowledge to identifying and solving problems in the professional context. 2. Advance skills related to professional preparation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. 3. Increase understanding of the profession and practice, basic industry principles, and principles and practice of ethical responsibility in professional work.


ASM 40000 - Agricultural Systems Management Study Abroad
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. Utilized to record credits earned through participation in Purdue study abroad programs with cooperating foreign universities.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

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 8 credits


ASM 42000 - Electric Power And Controls
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals and application of electric power for agricultural facilities; safe wiring principles; operation and performance characteristics of electric motors; applications of control systems that include monitors, sensors, relays, and programmable logic controllers.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Know Ohm's Law and electrical energy and power relationships. 2. Operate a multimeter to evaluate and troubleshoot circuit. 3. Select motors for given applications. 4. Plan efficient electrical distribution systems. 5. Evaluate alternative energy sources and electrical devices. 6. Understand basics of circuits programmed using PLC ladder logic. 7. Determine lamp fixtures to meet various lighting needs.


ASM 42100 - Senior Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. Professional attitudes and ethics, resume preparation and interview procedures, business correspondence, meetings, and career planning.
1.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Dept Credit, Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Have shown you can provide and receive constructive criticism. 2. Have a respectable resume and cover letter. 3. Apply differing theories and views regarding ethics and be able to identify applications of them. 4. Distinguish between good and poor meeting structure and involvement. 5. Understand principles of developing a long term career plan. 6. Have demonstrated good oral communication skills. 7. Have demonstrated high quality written communication ability. 8. Understand the importance of remaining current and have practice at doing so. 9. Be ready to graduate as a professional (of course you must meet other curricular requirements).


ASM 42200 - Advanced Machine Technology For Agricultural Crop Production
Credit Hours: 3.00. The course examines technologies and techniques associated with modern farming practices often referred to in general as precision agriculture. It is structured to center around expert presentations from industry, academia, and farming practice, with a focus on technologies and appropriate application of such technologies in crop production systems in the Eastern Cornbelt. Consent of instructor required.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify and analyze technologies associated with precision agriculture. 2. Explain the appropriate use of the aforementioned technologies. 3. Compare technological alternatives in various crop production scenarios.


ASM 44100 - Methods Of Teaching Agricultural Mechanics
Credit Hours: 1.00. Emphasis on facilities, shop layout, organization, course planning, and demonstrations. Course meets during weeks 1-6. For students seeking certification as teachers of agriculture.
1.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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


ASM 44400 - Design And Advanced Manufacturing Processes For Internal Combustion Engines
Credit Hours: 3.00.  This course introduces the manufacture and assembly of machined piece parts into a functional assembly. The creation of a prototype internal combustion engine will be utilized as the base project for the course, and students will create and test the parts and final assembly. Students will be given a background on the process flow of modern manufacturing by general metal machining processes, manual machine tool operation, digital machine tool programming, numerical machine tool operation, the measurement of critical machining output variables, and the assembly of piece parts into subassemblies and final products. Course participants will work as a team to develop their production parts, final presentation, and final report.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1.  Identify the sequence of machining operations for the construction of engine components. 2.  Download specific instructions to numerically controlled machines to execute manufacturing instructions for specific parts. 3.  Perform specific operations on traditional machine tools to create specific engine parts. 4.  Understand how to measure critical dimensions in manufactured parts. 5.  Understand the concepts of component assembly to create a functional device. 6.  Know the critical functionalities of an assembled product and be able to test its performance. 7.  Understand the safety concerns of machine shops and how to mitigate danger to personnel and equipment. 8.  Spread workloads between colleagues, assist one another in self-learning, and collaborate to meet collective course objectives. 9.  Understand the concepts of professionalism, ethical responsibility, and integrity when applied to technical projects. 10.  Enhance written and oral communication skills through the production of a comprehensive final report and summary technical presentation.


ASM 49000 - Special Problems
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Assignment by consent of instructor in the field of selected study. Laboratory, field, and library studies and reports on special problems related to agricultural systems management not covered in regular coursework. A written report and oral presentation of final results is required. Permission of instructor required.
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 Eng Program

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


ASM 49100 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Designed for specialized topic areas for which there is no specific course, but have enough student interest to justify formalized teaching of an undergraduate-level course. The course may be repeated by a student as long as the topic being taught is not repeated. The specific topic that is offered will be indicated on the student's record. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

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 4 credits


ASM 49400 - 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.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Dept Credit, Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify agricultural systems problems, locate relevant information, develop and analyze possible alternatives, and formulate and implement solutions. 2. Recognize and define agricultural systems problems and the impact of their proposed technological solutions in an international and societal context. 3. Demonstrate appropriate listening, speaking, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills needed to interact and communicate effectively. 4. Function with, and contribute effectively to, multi-disciplinary teams. 5. Understand professional and ethical responsibilities and put them into practice.


ASM 49500 - Agricultural Systems Management Capstone Project
Credit Hours: 3.00. Students implement, test, refine, present, and deliver the capstone project solution proposed in ASM 49400. Team based projects are completed during the semester and documented with a written report, poster presentation, and oral presentations. Projects encompass a broad range of topics within agricultural systems management.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand and apply the basic principles of mathematics, science, technology, management, and economics to agricultural systems. 2. Identify agricultural systems problems, locate relevant information, develop and analyze possible alternatives, and formulate and implement solutions. 3. Use economic principles, scientific technologies, techniques, and skills necessary to manage agricultural systems. 4. Recognize and define agricultural systems problems and the impact of their proposed technological solutions in an international and societal context. 5. Understand and participate in performance evaluations, collect, analyze and interpret data, and communicate the results. 6 Demonstrate appropriate listening, speaking, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills needed to interact and communicate effectively. 7. Function with, and contribute effectively to, multi-disciplinary teams. 8. Understand professional and ethical responsibilities and put them into practice.


ASM 49600 - Project Planning And Capstone Project
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Topics relevant to project planning and execution in industry, including technical communication, budgeting, team management, intellectual property, and timelines. Students will develop a project proposal to address contemporary issues in agricultural systems management and complete that plan related to contemporary issues in agricultural systems management. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

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 12 credits

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify strategic project objectives and key tasks associated with specific objective completion. 2. Design an environmental and natural resources system or a machine system to solve a specific need. 3. Plan the timeline and details of an intermediate term project. 4. Provide informal progress updates to mentors and instructors regarding project progress. 5. Interface with and seek guidance from project sponsors. 6. Model, prototype, and test project designs within a team environment. 7. Learn how to accomplish specific tactical goals for a project within a larger operational environment (i.e. University Machine Shop & Business Office; Corporate Sponsor's Organization). 8. Understand the compromises and load sharing necessary for effective team harmony. 9. Understand the concepts of professionalism, ethical responsibility, and integrity when applied to technical projects. 10. Enhance written communication skills through the production of a comprehensive final report. 11. Enhance oral communication skills through the production of a summary technical presentation. 12. Learn how to respond to questions and criticism. 13. Understand the concepts of deadline, closure, and delivery.


ASM 49800 - Directed Experience In Teaching Mechanized Agriculture
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. This course is designed primarily for students majoring in agricultural education, extension education, agricultural systems management, and agricultural engineering. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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


ASM 49900 - Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Thesis Research. Admission to honors program. Permission of instructor required.
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 Eng Program

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


ASM 51000 - Agrosecurity-Emergency Management For Agricultural Production Operations
Credit Hours: 3.00. Prepares individuals for management and loss control positions in agricultural production, agribusiness operations, and emergency management agencies. Addresses prevention, preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery from disasters such as fires, explosions, entrapments, tornadoes, floods, winter storms, earthquakes, vandalism, chemical releases, and bio-terrorism. Students complete a community service learning activity, in which they assist a farm or agribusiness manager in developing formal emergency preparedness plans.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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


ASM 51100 - Foundations In Homeland Security Studies
Credit Hours: 3.00. An interdisciplinary course addressing prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery from catastrophic events that threaten private and public sector resources and infrastructures. Course contents will include: characteristics of security; personal/corporate perspectives; identification of assets; assessing cost/benefits of protecting assets; risk assessment and risk management; crisis decision making; emergency management resources and response infrastructures; best practices in emergency management and risk and crisis communication; business continuity; and the importance of a collaborative response. Case studies include the 9-11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. External experts will present and career opportunities will be discussed.
3.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand principles and interdisciplinary issues within Homeland Security. 2. Apply information and information systems to homeland security issues. 3. Apply phases of emergency management to business in difference areas. 4. As an individual and part of a group, perform risk assessment and apply to various fields. 5. Prepare professional homeland security communications in students various home field of study.


ASM 51200 - Managing Resources and Applications for Homeland Security
Credit Hours: 3.00. An interdisciplinary course providing examples and practice in applying and managing the resources, including technologies, used in the private and public sectors for homeland security programs. Course contents will include: terrorism; corporate security; biosecurity; health care preparedness; personal/community preparedness; risk transfer; and information security and privacy. Additional content includes discussion of local, state, and federal preparedness programs issues in the public/private sectors that are designed to ensure survival during a continuum of emergency events, and continued practice in using collaborative application of team building skills. Permission of instructor required.
3.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply business continuity and redundancy in information systems to disasters and emergencies. 2. Apply examples and practice in homeland security. 3. Understand resource process to solve homeland security problems. 4. Interact with subject matter experts and apply homeland security principles.


ASM 53000 - Power And Machinery Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Management and selection of farm machines and power units with emphasis on cost analysis and evaluation of new machines and practices.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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


ASM 54000 - Geographic Information System Application
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals of GIS analysis applied to environmental, agricultural, and engineering-related problems. Topics include data sources, spatial analysis; projections; creating data and metadata, and conceptualizing and solving spatial problems using GIS.
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 Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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


ASM 55000 - Grain Drying And Storage
Credit Hours: 3.00. Crop drying and storage principles including equilibrium moisture, psychrometrics, and drying rates. Modern drying and conditioning techniques including dryeration, in-bin counterflow drying, and combination drying. Estimating fixed and variable drying costs, aeration of stored grain, and maintenance of grain quality.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

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


ASM 59000 - Special Problems
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Assignment by consent of the instructor in the field of selected study. Laboratory, field, and library studies and reports on special problems related to agricultural systems management not covered in regular coursework. Permission of instructor required.
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 Eng Program

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


ASM 59100 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Primarily designed for specialized topic areas in agricultural systems management 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.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

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


ASM 69800 - Research MS Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program


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

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

ASM 69900 - ASM Research PhD Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of Instructor required.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

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

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program


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 Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate the ability to identify and conduct original research and scholarship in their area of study within the Agricultural Systems Management program.


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