Graduate Course Descriptions

 

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From the UA course catalog: http://catalog.arizona.edu/

 

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Prerequisites/ Enrollment Requirements

ABE GRADUATE CLASSES

ABE 501, Research Methods in Biosystems Engineering – Course will guide students in the selection and statement of a graduate research project and the development of a research proposal, introduce proper research methods such as record keeping and intellectual property considerations, discuss ethical research methods and review written and oral methods for presentation of research. Was listed as ABE 601 until Fall 2015.

 

 

 

All ABE graduate students must take this course.

ABE 505/506,* Modeling of Mass and Energy Flow in Soils – see SWES 505.

 

 

ABE 513, Applied Biostatistics – Introductory and advanced statistical methods and their applications in ecology. Focuses on how research design dictates choice of statistical models; explores principles and pitfalls of hypothesis testing.

 

 

 

 

ABE 516A, Statistical Bioinformatics and Genomic Analysis – see MCB 516A.

 

 

ABE 522,* Open-Channel Flow – see CE 522.

 

NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME

ABE 523,* Biosystems Analysis and Design – Application of systems analysis to biologically-related problems; computer modeling and use of simulations, optimization methods, decision support systems.  May be co-convened with ABE 423. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

Familiarity with statistics

ABE 526,* Watershed Engineering – Design of waterways, erosion control structures and small dams. Methods for frequency analysis and synthetic time distribution of rainfall. Methods for estimating infiltration and runoff from small watersheds, flow routing and storm water management. Estimating erosion using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation. May be co-convened with ABE 426. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

CE 218 or AME 331

ABE 527,* Computer Applications in Hydraulics – see CE 527.

 

 

ABE 528,* Control of Erosion Processes – Focuses on the types of soil erosion, factors affecting it, and how to estimate erosion rates. Also, the student will learn how to design erosion control practices. May be co-convened with ABE 428. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

MATH 124 or MATH 125

ABE 547,* Sensors and Controls – Principles of electric circuits for basic bioprocess control including selecting, interfacing, and calibrating digital and analog sensors (optical electrochemical and piezoelectric biosensors) to measure physical variables. May be co-convened with ABE 447. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

CHEM 151 or (CHEM 103A and CHEM 103B) or (CHEM 105A and CHEM 105B) or MSE 110

ABE 552,* Globalization, Sustainability, and Innovation Aimed at engineering and science students, the objective of the course is to foster among them global intelligence (or global smarts), defined as an inclusive and cross-disciplinary working knowledge of how the globe operates today. May be co-convened with ABE 452. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.  Available also as study abroad and student exchange credits.

 

 

 

 

ABE 555,* Soil and Water Resources Engineering – Introduction to soil and water relationships, irrigation systems, irrigation water supply, irrigation management, and basic designs. May be co-convened with ABE 455. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

CE 218 or AME 331

ABE 556,* Irrigation Systems Design – Design and operation of surface, sprinkler, and trickle irrigation systems based on economic and environmental criteria. May be co-convened with ABE 456. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

Odd yrs

 

 

 

CE 218

ABE 558,* Soils, Wetlands, and Wastewater Reuse – Water quality and system design for agricultural drainage and wastewater and recharge systems. This course also covers environmental permitting, including NEPA and ACOE 404 permits. May be co-convened with ABE 458. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

Even yrs

 

 

 

CE 218 or AME 331

ABE 559,* Design of Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Dispersal Systems – Covers issues and concepts relating to the design of domestic and small commercial onsite wastewater treatment and recycling systems. This course is typically offered every even spring semester. May be co-convened with ABE 459. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

Even yrs

 

 

 

 

ABE 567,* Advanced Watershed Hydrology – see WSM 567.

ABE 575A,* Physiology of Plant Production under Controlled Environment – see PLS 575A.

 

 

ABE 579,*  Applied Instrumentation for Controlled Environment Agriculture – Principles, methods, and techniques related to the measurement and control of environmental factors affecting plant growth and  climate under controlled environments. Course provides hands-on learning and covers application of autonomous data acquisition, sensors, instrumentation with student design projects  to measure and control environments in a controlled environment system. May be co-convened with ABE 479. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

 

MATH 113 and PHYS 102

ABE 580, Introduction to Systems Biology – see MCB 580.

 

 

ABE 581A,* - see CHEE 581A.

 

 

ABE 581B,* Cell and Tissue Engineering – Development of biological engineering methods including applied genetics, metabolic regulation, and bioreactors employed in industrial processes for manufacture of pharmaceuticals and in the design of tissue engineered devices to replace normal physiological function. May be co-convened with ABE 481B. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

MATH 254

ABE 582,* Integrated Engineered Solutions in the Food-Water-Energy Nexus – Integrated engineered solutions in the Food-Water-Energy Nexus are transformational integrated designs -- drivers of change -- that are necessary to make feeding an increased global population this century possible, environmentally sustainable, and cost-effective. May be co-convened with ABE E 482. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

 

ABE 583,* Controlled Environment Systems – Introduction to the technical aspects of greenhouse design, environmental control, hydroponic crop production, plant nutrient delivery systems, intensive field production systems, and post-harvest handling and storage of crops. May be co-convened with ABE 483. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

 

ABE 586,* Biomaterial-Tissue Interactions – Biomaterials and their applications; protein-surface and blood-biomaterial interactions, inflammation, wound healing, biocompatibility, implants, and tissue engineering. May be co-convened with ABE 486. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

CHEM 103A and CHEM 103B

ABE 587,* Metagenomics: From Genes to Ecosystems – Focuses on the science of metagenomics towards understanding (1) questions that metagenomics can address, (2) possible approaches for metagenomic sequencing and analysis, and (3) how genes, pathways, and environmental context are translated into ecosystem-level knowledge using traditional lectures and hands-on experience with programming, bioinformatics tools, and metagenomic analysis. May be co-convened with ABE 487. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

MCB 416, ABE 201, MIC 205 are recommended

ABE 588, Micro and Nano Transducer Physics and Design – see AME 588.

 

 

ABE 589A, Fabrication Techniques for Micro and Nano Devices – see AME 589A.

 

 

ABE 589B,* Bio Micro/Nanotechnology Applications – Applies modern micro/nano devices or systems including lab-on-a-chip, DNA/protein array, drug carriers and other therapeutic systems, to neuroscience applications and food/agricultural systems. May be co-convened with ABE 489B. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

CHEM 152 or MSE 110; Basic familiarity with cells, proteins, and DNA

ABE 593, Internship – Students can take 1-6 units of specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

 

ABE 597C,* Greenhouse Pest Management: Methods and Practice – see ENTO 597C.

 

 

ABE 599, Independent Study – Qualified students can take 1-4 units to work on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

 

ABE 601,* Research Methods in Biosystems Engineering – see ABE 501.

 

 

ABE 605,* Modeling of Mass and Energy Flow in Soils – see SWES 505

 

 

ABE 613, Applied Biostatistics – see ABE 513.

 

 

ABE 622, Sedimentation Engineering – see CE 622.

 

NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME

ABE 688, Statistical Consulting – see STAT 688.

 

 

 

 

 

ABE 693, Internship – Students can take 1-6 units of specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

 

ABE 696A, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering – The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

 

 

 

ABE 699, Independent Study – Qualified students can take 1-5 units to work on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

 

ABE 900, Research – Graduate students can take 1-16 units of individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation.

 

ABE 908, Case Studies – Graduate students can take 1-5 units of individual study of a particular case or report.

 

ABE 909, Master’s Report – Candidates seeking their Master’s degree can take 1-8 units of individual study, special project, or formal report submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.

 

ABE 910, Thesis – Candidates seeking their Master’s degree can take 1-16 units to conduct their research for the master's thesis.

 

ABE 920, Dissertation – Candidates seeking their Doctoral degree can take 1-9 units to conduct their research for the doctoral dissertation.

 

AME 588,* Micro and Nano Transducer Physics and Design – Principles, design, and performance of micro and nano transducers and applications of unique properties of micro and nano transducers for biological and engineering problems.  May be co-convened with AME 488. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

AME 250 and (ECE 207 or ABE 447); AME/ABE 589 Recommended

AME 589A,* Fabrication Techniques for Micro and Nano Devices – Techniques for the design, fabrication, and testing of traditional microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanodevices.  May be co-convened with AME 489A. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

ECE 207 or ABE 447;  Completion of Laboratory Chemical Safety Course

CE 522,* Open-Channel Flow­ – Differential equations governing unsteady flow in open channels. Simple surface waves in subcritical and supercritical flows. Introduction of kinematic, diffusion, and dynamic wave methods. Applications to reservoir routing, dam break flow, and overland flow. May be co-convened with CE 422 and 622. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

CE 323 or consent of instructor – NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME

CE 527,* Computer Applications in Hydraulics – Computer modeling of surface water hydrology, flood plain hydraulics and water distribution systems. Theoretical basis. Application and design studies. May be co-convened with CE 427. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

CE 323 or consent of instructor

CHEE 581A,* Engineering of Biological Processes – Applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (including statistics, kinetics, sensors, bioreactor design, and scale up) to explore and be familiar with the principal areas of biological engineering such as food process engineering, tissue engineering, and other large-scale fermentation processes. May be co-convened with CHEE 481A. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

MATH 254 and MCB 182 or MIC 205A or CHEE 450 or instructor consent.

ENTO 597C,* Greenhouse Pest Management: Methods and Practice – Pest management skills development in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) teaching/research greenhouses, with hands-on assignments, and group discussion covering pest management principles, methods, and current practice. May be co-convened with ENTO 497C. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

PLS 217

MCB 516A, Statistical Bioinformatics and Genomic Analysis – Introduces statistical methods and algorithms for analysis of high-throughput experiments in molecular biology using analysis of gene expression microarrays as a leading example using hands-on experience with data analysis, critical review of literature, and communication of the results.

 

 

 

Basic statistical knowledge and programming experience

MCB 580,* Introduction to Systems Biology – Course explores the structure and function of these circuits through discussion of the relevant literature and by building and testing mathematical models of simple/toy circuits. Emphasis will be placed on key concepts such as hysteresis, ultrasensitivity, adaptation, robustness, and noise propagation. May be convened with MCB 480. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

 

PLS 575A,* Physiology of Plant Production under Controlled Environment – Critical controlled environment issues and practices of plant production in greenhouse, plant production factory, tissue culture vessels and post-harvest storage, with an introduction to the current research status in these areas.  May be co-convened with PLS 475A. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

Introductory plant physiology course

MATH 688, Statistical Consulting – The goal of this course is to teach statistics students to be effective statistical consultants. This is an advanced course in the selection and use of tools and statistical methods to analyze and interpret scientific, business and medical studies. This course will provide students with the ability to effectively and accurately acquire and convey information in verbal and written presentations.

 

 

 

STAT/MATH 571A; STAT/MATH 571B, or equivalent; Working knowledge of Stata, SAS, SPSS, or R (or equivalent). Preferred: Probability & Math Statistics sequence (STAT/MATH 564/566).

SWES 505, Modeling of Mass and Energy Flow in Soils – Water flow in soils; closely related problems of solute, pollutant, and heat transfer; emphasis on current concepts and research. May be co-convened with SWES 605.

 

 

 

MATH 254

WSM 567,* Advanced Watershed Hydrology – Advanced topics in watershed hydrology; rainfall-runoff, infiltration, overland flow routing, sediment modeling, statistical analysis, and research methods in hydrology. May be co-convened with WSM 467. For graduate credit, additional work will be required.

 

 

 

WSM 460