EBS Coursework

EBS 001Foundations of Biological Systems Engineering (4)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Open only to students in Biological Systems Engineering. Introduction to engineering and the engineering design process with examples drawn from the field of biological systems engineering. Introduction to computer-aided design and mechanical fabrication of designs. Students work on a quarter-long group design project. GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2009 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 075Properties of Materials in Biological Systems (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002A; PHY 009C (can be concurrent). Properties of typical biological materials; composition and structure with emphasis on the effects of physical and biochemical properties on design of engineered systems; interactions of biological materials with typical engineering materials. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 090CResearch Group Conference in Biological Systems Engineering (1)
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing in Biological Systems Engineering or Food Engineering. Research group conference. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 092Internship in Biological Systems Engineering (1-5)
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing; project approval prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in biological systems engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 098Directed Group Study (1-5)
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Group study of selected topics; restricted to lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 099Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-5)
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 103Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals (4)
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PHY 009B. Fluid mechanics axioms, fluid statics, kinematics, velocity fields for one-dimensional incompressible flow and boundary layers, turbulent flow time averaging, potential flow, dimensional analysis, and macroscopic balances to solve a range of practical problems. (Same course as HYD 103N.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 114Principles of Field Machinery Design (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 102; ENG 104. Traction and stability of vehicles with wheels or tracks. Operating principles of field machines and basic mechanisms used in their design. GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 115Forest Engineering (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104. Applications of engineering principles to problems in forestry including those in forest regeneration, harvesting, residue utilization, and transportation. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 120Power Systems Design (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 017; ENG 102; ENG 103; ENG 105. Design and performance of power devices and systems including combustion engines, electric generators and motors, fluid power systems, fuels, and emerging technologies. Selection of units for power matching and optimum performance. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 125Heat Transfer in Biological Systems (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 075; ENG 105; BIS 002A; BIS 002B; BIS 002C. Fundamentals of heat transfer with application to biological systems. Steady and transient heat transfer. Analysis and simulation of heat conduction, convection and radiation. Heat transfer operations. GE credit: OL, QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 127Mass Transfer and Kinetics in Biological Systems (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 125. Fundamentals of mass transfer and kinetics in biological systems. Molecular diffusion and convection. Thermodynamics and bioenergetics. Biological and chemical rate equations. Heterogeneous kinetics. Batch and continuous reaction processes. Mass transfer operations. GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2009 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 128Biomechanics and Ergonomics (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 100; ENG 102. Limited enrollment. Anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical bases of physical ergonomics. Human motor capabilities, body mechanics, kinematics and anthropometry. Use of bioinstrumentation, industrial surveillance techniques and the NIOSH lifting guide. Cumulative trauma disorders. Static and dynamic biomechanical modeling. Emphasis on low back, shoulder and hand/wrist biomechanics. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 130Modeling of Dynamic Processes in Biological Systems (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 075; (ENG 006 or ECS 030); MAT 022B C- or better. Techniques for modeling processes through mass and energy balance, rate equations, and equations of state. Computer problem solution of models. Example models include package design, evaporation, respiration heating, thermal processing of foods, and plant growth. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 135Bioenvironmental Engineering (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 125; EBS 130. Biological responses to environmental conditions. Principles and engineering design of environmental control systems. Overview of environmental pollution problems and legal restrictions for biological systems, introduction of environmental quality assessment techniques, and environmental pollution control technologies. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 144Groundwater Hydrology (4)
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016B or MAT 021A; HYD 103 or ENG 103 recommended. Fundamentals of groundwater flow and contaminant hydrology. Occurrence, distribution, and movement of groundwater. Well-flow systems. Aquifer tests. Well construction operation and maintenance. Groundwater exploration and quality assessment. Agricultural threats to groundwater quality: fertilizers, pesticides, and salts. (Same course as HYD 144.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 145Irrigation and Drainage Systems (4)
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 103 or HYD 103N. Engineering and scientific principles applied to the design of surface, sprinkle and micro irrigation systems and drainage systems within economic, biological, and environmental constraints. Interaction between irrigation and drainage. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 147Runoff, Erosion and Water Quality Management (3)
Lecture/Lab—3 hour(s); Fieldwork. Prerequisite(s): (PHY 007B or PHY 009B); (MAT 016C or MAT 017C or MAT 021C); (ECI 142 or HYD 141 or ESM 100); or equivalent. Practical hydrology and runoff water quality management from disturbed watersheds. Development of hillslope and soils restoration concepts and practice, modeling and application. (Same course as HYD 147.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 161Kinetics and Bioreactor Design (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 127. Provide the basic principles of reactor design for bioprocess applications. This course emphasizes the following topics: 1) kinetics and reactor engineering principles; 2) bio-reaction kinetics; and 3) bioreactor design. GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2012 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 165Bioinstrumentation and Control (4)
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 100. Instrumentation and control for biological production systems. Measurement system concepts, instrumentation and transducers for sensing physical and biological parameters, data acquisition and control. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 170AEngineering Design and Professional Responsibilities (3)
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 001; ENG 102; ENG 104. Engineering design including professional responsibilities. Emphasis on project selection, data sources, specifications, human factors, biological materials, safety systems, and professionalism. Detailed design proposals will be developed for courses 170B and 170BL. GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1998 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 170BEngineering Projects: Design (2)
Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 170A; EBS 170BL (can be concurrent); EBS 170BL required concurrently. Individual or group projects involving the design of devices, structures, or systems to solve specific engineering problems in biological systems. Project for study is jointly selected by student and instructor. GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2006 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 170BLEngineering Projects: Design Laboratory (1)
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 170B (can be concurrent); EBS 170B required concurrently. Individual or group projects involving the design of devices, structures, or systems to solve specific engineering problems in biological systems. GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2006 Spring Quarter.

 

EBS 170CEngineering Projects: Design Evaluation (1)
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 170B; EBS 170CL (can be concurrent); EBS 170CL required concurrently. Individual or group projects involving the fabrication, assembly and testing of components, devices, structures, or systems designed to solve specific engineering problems in biological systems. Project for study previously selected by student and instructor in course 170B. GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 170CLEngineering Projects: Design Evaluation (2)
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 170C (can be concurrent); EBS 170C required concurrently. Individual or group projects involving the fabrication, assembly and testing of components, devices, structures, or systems designed to solve specific engineering problems in biological systems. GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 175Rheology of Biological Materials (3)
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EBS 103 or ENG 103. Fluid and solid rheology, viscoelastic behavior of foods and other biological materials, and application of rheological properties to food and biological systems (i.e., pipeline design, extrusion, mixing, coating). GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 189ASpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Agricultural Engineering (1-5)
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Agricultural Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 189BSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Aquacultural Engineering (1-5)
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Aquacultural Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 189CSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Biomedical Engineering (1-5)
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Biomedical Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 189DSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Biotechnical Engineering (1-5)
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Biotechnical Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 189ESpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Ecological Systems Engineering (1-5)
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Ecological Systems Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 189FSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Food Engineering (1-5)
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Food Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 189GSpecial Topics in Biological Systems Engineering; Forest Engineering (1-5)
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Engineering. Special topics in Forest Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: SE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.

 

EBS 190CResearch Group Conference in Biological Systems Engineering (1)
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Biological Systems Engineering of Food Engineering. Research group conference. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 192Internship in Biological Systems Engineering (1-5)
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in biological systems engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 197TTutoring in Biological Systems Engineering (1-5)
Tutorial—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Tutoring individual students, leading small voluntary discussion groups, or assisting the instructor in laboratories affiliated with one of the department's regular courses. May be repeated for credit topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 198Directed Group Study (1-5)
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.

 

EBS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.