GBSE Coursework

EBS 200Research Methods in Biological Systems Engineering (2)
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Planning, execution and reporting of research projects. Literature review techniques and proposal preparation. Record keeping and patents. Uncertainty analysis in experiments and computations. Graphic analysis. Oral and written presentation of research results, manuscript preparation, submission and review.
EBS 205Continuum Mechanics of Natural Systems (4)
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021D; MAT 022B; PHY 009B. Continuum mechanics of static and dynamic air, water, earth and biological systems using hydraulic, heat and electrical conductivity; diffusivity; dispersion; strain; stress; deformation gradient; velocity gradient; stretch and spin tensors. (Same course as HYD 205.)
EBS 215Soil-Machine Relations in Tillage and Traction (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 114. Mechanics of interactions between agricultural soils and tillage and traction devices; determination of relevant physical properties of soil; analyses of stress and strains in soil due to machine-applied loads; experimental and analytical methods for synthesizing characteristics of overall systems.
EBS 216Energy Systems (4)
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 105; or equivalent. Theory and application of energy systems. Systems analysis, energy conversion technologies, environmental considerations, economics and system optimization. (Same course as EGG 200.)
EBS 218Solar Thermal Engineering (4)
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Course in heat transfer. Analysis and design of solar energy collection systems. Sun-earth geometry and estimation of solar radiation. Steady-state and dynamic models of solar collectors. Modeling of thermal energy storage devices. Computer simulation.
EBS 220Pilot Plant Operations in Aquacultural Engineering (3)
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECI 243A, ECI 243B) or (ABT 161, ABT 163). Topics in water treatment as they apply to aquaculture operations. Laboratory study of unit operations in aquaculture.
EBS 228Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Epidemiology and etiology of occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) with focus on low back and upper extremities disorders; anatomical and biomechanical functions of lower back and upper extremities; MSDs risk factors assessment and control; research opportunities related to MSDs.
EBS 231Mass Transfer in Food and Biological Systems (3)
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Application of mass transfer principles to food and biological systems. Study of mass transfer affecting food quality and shelf life. Analysis of mass transfer in polymer films used for coating and packaging foods and controlling release of biologically active compounds.
EBS 233Analysis of Processing Operations: Drying and Evaporation (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Course in food or process engineering, familiarity with FORTRAN. Diffusion theory in drying of solids. Analysis of fixed-bed and continuous-flow dryers. Steady-state and dynamic models to predict performance evaporators: multiple effects, mechanical and thermal recompression, control systems.
EBS 235Advanced Analysis of Unit Operations in Food and Biological Engineering (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 132. Analysis and design of food processing operations. Steady state and dynamic heat and mass transfer models for operations involving phase change such as freezing and frying. Separation processes including membrane applications in food and fermentation systems.
EBS 237Thermal Process Design (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Course in heat transfer. Heat transfer and biological basis for design of heat sterilization of foods and other biological materials in containers or in bulk.
EBS 239Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Biological Systems (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Theory and applications of magnetic resonance imaging to biological systems. Classical Bloch model of magnetic resonance. Applications to be studied are drying of fruits, flow of food suspensions, diffusion of moisture, and structure of foods.
EBS 240Infiltration and Drainage (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SSC 107; ENG 103. Aspects of multi-phase flow in soils and their application to infiltration and immiscible displacement problems. Gas phase transport and entrapment during infiltration, and oil-water-gas displacement will be considered.
EBS 241Sprinkle and Trickle Irrigation Systems (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 145; HYD 115. Computerized design of sprinkle and trickle irrigation systems. Consideration of emitter mechanics, distribution functions and water yield functions.
EBS 242Hydraulics of Surface Irrigation (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 145; HYD 115. Mathematical models of surfaceirrigation systems for prediction of the ultimate disposition of water flowing onto a field. Quantity of runoff and distribution of infiltrated water over field length as a function of slope, roughness, infiltration and inflow rates.
EBS 243Water Resource Planning and Management (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HYD 141; Or equivalent. Applications of deterministic and stochastic mathematical programming techniques to water resource planning, analysis, design, and management. Water allocation, capacity expansion, and reservoir operation. Conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater. Water quality management. Irrigation planning and operation models. (Same course as HYD 243.)
EBS 245Waste Management for Biological Production Systems (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Characterization of solid and liquid wastes from animal, crop, and food production systems. Study of methods and system design for handling, treatment, and disposal/utilization of these materials.
EBS 260Analog Instrumentation (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100. Instrument characteristics: generalized instrument models, calibration, and frequency response. Signal conditioning: operational amplifier circuits, filtering, and noise. Transducers: motion, force, pressure, flow, temperature, and photoelectric.
EBS 262Computer Interfacing and Control (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100; EBS 165. Procedural and object-oriented programming in C++, analog and digital signal conversion, data acquisition and computer control.
EBS 265Design and Analysis of Engineering Experiments (5)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 100; ASE 120; or an introductory course in statistics. Simple linear, multiple, and polynomial regression, correlation, residuals, model selection, one-way ANOVA, fixed and random effect models, sample size, multiple comparisons, randomized block, repeated measures, and Latin square designs, factorial experiments, nested design and subsampling, split-plot design, statistical software packages.
EBS 267Renewable Bioprocessing (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 160; (BIS 101 or MIC 102). Applications of biotechnology and bioprocess engineering toward the use of agricultural and renewable feedstocks for the production of biochemicals. Design and modeling of microbial- and plant-based production systems including associated fermentation, extraction, and purification processes.
EBS 268Polysaccharides Surface Interactions (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in science or engineering. Study of fundamental surface science theories as applied to physical and chemical interactions of carbohydrates and polysaccharides. (Same course as ECH 268.)
EBS 270Modeling and Analysis of Biological and Physical Systems (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Familiarity with a programming language. Mathematical modeling of biological systems: model development; analytical and numerical solutions. Case studies from various specializations within Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
EBS 275Physical Properties of Biological Materials (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Selected topics on physical properties, such as mechanical, optical, rheological, and aerodynamic properties, as related to the design of harvesting, handling, sorting, and processing equipment. Techniques for measuring and recording physical properties of biological materials.
EBS 289ASelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Animal Systems Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Animal Systems Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289BSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Aquacultural Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Aquacultural Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289CSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Biological Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Biological Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289DSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Energy Systems (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Energy Systems. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289ESelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Environmental Quality (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topic in Environmental Quality. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289FSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Food Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Food Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289GSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Forest Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Forest Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289HSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Irrigation and Drainage (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Irrigation and Drainage. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289ISelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Plant Production and Harvest (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Plant Production and Harvest. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289JSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Postharvest Engineering (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Postharvest Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 289KSelected Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Sensors and Actuators (1-5)
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special topics in Sensors and Actuators. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.
EBS 290Seminar (1)
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Weekly seminars on recent advances and selected topics in biological systems engineering. Course theme will change from quarter to quarter. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)
EBS 290CGraduate Research Conference (1)
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Research problems, progress and techniques in biological systems engineering. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)
EBS 298Group Study (1-5)
Variable. (S/U grading only.)
EBS 299Research (1-12)
Variable. (S/U grading only.)
EBS 390Supervised Teaching in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (1-3)
Laboratory—3 hour(s); Tutorial—3-9 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Tutoring and teaching students in undergraduate courses offered in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Weekly conferences with instructor; evaluation of teaching. Preparing for and conducting demonstrations, laboratories and discussions. Preparing and grading exams. May be repeated up to 6 Unit(s). (S/U grading only.)