This course introduces polymer chemistry through polymers found in nature. It is designed as a unique introduction to the subject, which connects natural and synthetic polymers by exploring the chemistry of natural polymers from plants, animals and humans and self-assembled macromolecular structures. Chapters cover the basic concepts of polymer chemistry. Prereq: Chem 2310.
An introduction to energy flow and transformations within and for biological systems that include the human environment and the production and processing of plants, animals and micro-organisms the student will encounter in the food, agricultural and biological engineering program. Prereq: Soph standing in Engineering. Not open to students with credit for 325.
An exploration of the science and technologies used for energy production from bio-based materials, including agricultural biomass and solid waste sources. Prereq: 3130 or equiv.
Analysis of analog and digital electronic components and circuits. Analysis and design of measurement systems; data acquisition, signal conditioning, error and noise control, sensors and transducers used in food, agricultural and biological systems. Prereq: 3150 or equiv, or Grad standing in Engineering. Not open to students with credit for 605.
Methodology of design in a team environment; practice in the design and communication of a specific system within the student's area of specialization. Continuation of Capstone Design I. Prereq: 4900. Not open to students with credit for 725.
Engineering design approach in a team environment; practice in the design and communication of a specific system within the student's area of specialization. Must be taken during last full academic year in FABEng. Prereq: 3150. Not open to students with credit for 725.
Study of motive and stationary power needs in agriculture, mechanics of traction, characteristics and selection of power sources, power transmission, principles and design of hydraulic systems. Prereq: 2110. Not open to students with credit for 565.
An integration of biology, biochemistry and engineering fundamentals for engineering applications in fermentation microbiology and biotechnology, and for analysis of natural biological systems. Prereq: 2110, and 2120, or 3120. Not open to students with credit for 625.
Modeling of mechanical, fluid, thermal, electrical, and bio-systems. Analytical, computer simulation and experimental solution methods. 1st and 2nd order systems, frequency response. Electric power distribution, electric motor selection and control. Prereq: Physics 1251 (132), and Math 2174 (415), 2177 (415), 2415 (415), or 2255 (255). Not open to students with credit for 425.
Professional development related to food, agricultural, biological and ecological engineering; business communication skills for professional advancement; engineering ethics; health and safety; and the engineer's responsibilities to society. Prereq: 3rd year standing in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Not open to students with credit for 695.